Tara Sprickerhoff

Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                After 10 years on city council, and three years as a Cariboo Regional District director, Sue Zacharias is retiring from elected public service. She is proud of the work she and her colleagues have accomplished in helping shape Williams Lake during that time.

Williams Lake city councillor eyes future after politics

Sue Zacharias looks at other ways she can give back

Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                After 10 years on city council, and three years as a Cariboo Regional District director, Sue Zacharias is retiring from elected public service. She is proud of the work she and her colleagues have accomplished in helping shape Williams Lake during that time.
Moms hold their babies tightly, preparing to pose for a one-year-later snapshot of their babies, all born during the wildfires of 2017. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

2017 fire babies pose for photo one year later

23 babies and their moms gathered for a photo shoot at the Williams Lake Fire Department

Moms hold their babies tightly, preparing to pose for a one-year-later snapshot of their babies, all born during the wildfires of 2017. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

An unlikely encounter in the rural community of Likely, near Williams Lake

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son
William Newberry, Marlie Russell, and Kasey Stirling are this year’s summer students at the Scout Island Nature Centre. They are leading programs aimed at teaching more about nature to youth. Tara Sprickerhoff photos

Scout Island summer students have fun teaching outdoors in the city

Kasey Stirling, Marlie Russell and William Newberry teach and learn on the job

William Newberry, Marlie Russell, and Kasey Stirling are this year’s summer students at the Scout Island Nature Centre. They are leading programs aimed at teaching more about nature to youth. Tara Sprickerhoff photos
The Hodgson House, located where the Hodgson Place Mall is currently, was reportedly a guest house for many in the Chilcotin when they came to town. Seen in front is one of the massive timber frames Hogson’s company trucked out to Hanceville using two vehicles. Photos courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

Three generations of Highway 20 drivers

Perhaps no one has as many stories as the Hodgsons

The Hodgson House, located where the Hodgson Place Mall is currently, was reportedly a guest house for many in the Chilcotin when they came to town. Seen in front is one of the massive timber frames Hogson’s company trucked out to Hanceville using two vehicles. Photos courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin
Tara Sprickerhoff, as seen in the Daybreak Rotary Parade, where she drove her Grandpa’s 1928 Ford Model A in the parade with the Williams Lake Studio Theatre, where she has been seen onstage and offstage over the past year.

Tribune reporter leaving for Ottawa

My parents sometimes joke about having boomerang children.

Tara Sprickerhoff, as seen in the Daybreak Rotary Parade, where she drove her Grandpa’s 1928 Ford Model A in the parade with the Williams Lake Studio Theatre, where she has been seen onstage and offstage over the past year.
Wooden Horsemen play at the 2015 Arts on the Fly Festival. The group will be returning for this year’s event. James Still photo.

Horsefly Arts on the Fly is back July 13 and 14

“Horsefly is just such a special place for me always,” says organizer Brandon Hoffman, when he talks about what makes Arts on the Fly so unique.

Wooden Horsemen play at the 2015 Arts on the Fly Festival. The group will be returning for this year’s event. James Still photo.
Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society support grants awarded

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society support grants awarded

Youth Fiddle Society, ArtWalk, Cedar City Museum among recipients

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society support grants awarded
A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, are receiving veterinary care in Kelowna, Penticton and Quesnel after being seized from a property near Williams Lake. Photo submitted

Williams Lake man charged with two counts of animal cruelty after 46 dogs seized

Terry Baker could face a fine of $10,000, up to five years in jail or a lifetime ban on owning animals

A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, are receiving veterinary care in Kelowna, Penticton and Quesnel after being seized from a property near Williams Lake. Photo submitted
Lake City Secondary Governor General’s Academic Medal awarded to Ahmad Jalil

Lake City Secondary Governor General’s Academic Medal awarded to Ahmad Jalil

Award given to the student graduating with the highest grade point average

Lake City Secondary Governor General’s Academic Medal awarded to Ahmad Jalil
Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade results announced

Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade results announced

Winners in six categories for parade

Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade results announced
New principal of Likely Elementary appointed

New principal of Likely Elementary appointed

Vice-principals of Peter Skene Ogden named

New principal of Likely Elementary appointed
Performances in the Park begin Thursday in Williams Lake

Performances in the Park begin Thursday in Williams Lake

Miss White Spider and One Below to grace Gwen Pharis Ringwood Stage

Performances in the Park begin Thursday in Williams Lake
Tough Enough to Wear Pink at the Williams Lake Stampede

Tough Enough to Wear Pink at the Williams Lake Stampede

Cancer patients honoured with funds raised through ticket sales

Tough Enough to Wear Pink at the Williams Lake Stampede
PHOTO GALLERY: Canada Day in Williams Lake

PHOTO GALLERY: Canada Day in Williams Lake

Many braved the rain to check out Canada Day in Williams Lake

PHOTO GALLERY: Canada Day in Williams Lake
Bernice Prior was crowned the Williams Lake Stampede Association’s first ever Stampede Queen in 1933, back when the contest was decided based on the amount of tickets sold. Photo submitted

75 years of Stampede Queen history

While the contest has changed over the years, it was only ever cancelled two times

Bernice Prior was crowned the Williams Lake Stampede Association’s first ever Stampede Queen in 1933, back when the contest was decided based on the amount of tickets sold. Photo submitted
Tl’etinqox student wins provincial poster award

Tl’etinqox student wins provincial poster award

One of six winners in Traditional Knowledge and Medicine-themed artwork contest

Tl’etinqox student wins provincial poster award
What’s on and where in Williams Lake during Stampede Weekend

What’s on and where in Williams Lake during Stampede Weekend

Boot stomping tunes and fun festive entertainment

What’s on and where in Williams Lake during Stampede Weekend
Canada Day festivities in Boitanio Park July 1

Canada Day festivities in Boitanio Park July 1

Activities run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Canada Day festivities in Boitanio Park July 1
Don’t miss Casual Country in your copy of the June 27 Williams Lake Tribune

Don’t miss Casual Country in this week’s Williams Lake Tribune

Tales of local history and 50 years of Casual Country

Don’t miss Casual Country in your copy of the June 27 Williams Lake Tribune