Tara Sprickerhoff

A vehicle fire stopped traffic on Second Avenue on Williams Lake, across from the School District 27 board office. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Vehicle fire sends plume of smoke into the air in Williams Lake

Dune buggy catches fire after a loud “bang”

A vehicle fire stopped traffic on Second Avenue on Williams Lake, across from the School District 27 board office. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
Oliver Berger photos                                The woodshop class at Lake City Secondary headed to the transfer station in Williams Lake to scavenge wood for a found art project. Their pieces are now on display at a storefront in Williams Lake.

Trash art project sees students reclaim wood from dump

Artwork and projects on display in Second Avenue storefront

Oliver Berger photos                                The woodshop class at Lake City Secondary headed to the transfer station in Williams Lake to scavenge wood for a found art project. Their pieces are now on display at a storefront in Williams Lake.
Canada Safeway manager Marnie Millership and staff donate $4,417 in gift cards to Tamara Robinson for the Salvation Army Food Bank. The money was raised during an in-store Give the Gift of Food holiday fundraising campain held in December and was the highest amount raised by stores in the district.

Safeway donates $4,417 in giftcards to Salvation Army

Highest amount raised by stores in the district

Canada Safeway manager Marnie Millership and staff donate $4,417 in gift cards to Tamara Robinson for the Salvation Army Food Bank. The money was raised during an in-store Give the Gift of Food holiday fundraising campain held in December and was the highest amount raised by stores in the district.
Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Jacinda Mack speaks in the Gibraltar room Thursday at the launch of her Stand for Water project and tour.

Stand for Water calls for better mining regulation and practices

Jacinda Mack hopes others will be inspired to take action

Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Jacinda Mack speaks in the Gibraltar room Thursday at the launch of her Stand for Water project and tour.
Williams Lake Farmers’ Market manager Jane Bowser poses while performing her duties at the farmers’ market’s new location next to Kiwanis Park on Friday, May 18.

Farmers market sees successful start to season

More vendors expected as veggies and fruit start to ripen

Williams Lake Farmers’ Market manager Jane Bowser poses while performing her duties at the farmers’ market’s new location next to Kiwanis Park on Friday, May 18.
Mary Forbes, the brain behind the Williams Lake Bicycle Festival, and Lucia Laplante-Rojas lead the way out of Boitanio Park in the Kids Bike Parade. The group would wind their way through town to the Potato House where Williams Lake Bicycle Festivities continue.

Gallery: Kid’s Bike Parade

Williams Lake bicycle festival carries into the weekend

Mary Forbes, the brain behind the Williams Lake Bicycle Festival, and Lucia Laplante-Rojas lead the way out of Boitanio Park in the Kids Bike Parade. The group would wind their way through town to the Potato House where Williams Lake Bicycle Festivities continue.
Winter and Lawna McLaughlin pedal into the yard at the Potato House during the first event of the first annual Bicycle Festival.

Bicycle Festival pedals into Williams Lake

Plenty of activities - for bicyclers and non-bicyclers - through weekend

Winter and Lawna McLaughlin pedal into the yard at the Potato House during the first event of the first annual Bicycle Festival.
The CT scanner at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital is one of many pieces of equipment the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust has helped to purchase. Their latest fundraiser will be a BBQ and Barn Dance to be held Aug. 25.

Hospital Trust to host BBQ and barn dance at Jacobson Ranch

Western themed fundraiser for Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust

The CT scanner at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital is one of many pieces of equipment the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust has helped to purchase. Their latest fundraiser will be a BBQ and Barn Dance to be held Aug. 25.
Braden McCullum - dressed as batman - is successfully dunked by a student as one of the activities at Canada Day in May at the secondary school.

Gallery: Lake City Secondary students make a splash

Dunk tank - and other activities - a hit at Canada Day in May

Braden McCullum - dressed as batman - is successfully dunked by a student as one of the activities at Canada Day in May at the secondary school.
The Horsefly River is one of four rivers in the Cariboo the CRD is warning may flood this weekend. Angie Mindus photo

Warm weather could mean flooding along some Cariboo rivers

CRD urges residents along Horsefly, Fraser, Quesnel and Cottonwood rivers to prepare for flooding

The Horsefly River is one of four rivers in the Cariboo the CRD is warning may flood this weekend. Angie Mindus photo
Both Category 2 and Category 3 fires will be banned in the Cariboo Fire Centre as of May 23. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
Both Category 2 and Category 3 fires will be banned in the Cariboo Fire Centre as of May 23. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Graduating medical student Helen Bibby enjoys a cup of tea with proud grandmother Kay Bibby between shifts at the local hospital emergency ward. They enjoyed reminiscing over their many family memories and celebrations held in Williams Lake. Helen, who spent much time in Williams Lake growing up, was happy to work in Williams Lake, finishing up her training and education.

Generations reminisce over tea

Graduating medical student Helen Bibby enjoys a cup of tea with proud grandmother Kay Bibby

Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Graduating medical student Helen Bibby enjoys a cup of tea with proud grandmother Kay Bibby between shifts at the local hospital emergency ward. They enjoyed reminiscing over their many family memories and celebrations held in Williams Lake. Helen, who spent much time in Williams Lake growing up, was happy to work in Williams Lake, finishing up her training and education.
Michal Smialowski (centre) demonstrates how the network of radio transmitters maintained by the Cariboo Chilcotin Amateur Radio Society can connect him with a friend in the 108, while rotary members Scott Tucker (left) and Bill Carruthers listen in.

Cariboo Chilcotin Amateur Radio Society to upgrade equipment thanks to Rotary grant

Money to go towards upgrading radio repeaters on Vedan Mountain, Mount Timothy and Puntzi Mountain

Michal Smialowski (centre) demonstrates how the network of radio transmitters maintained by the Cariboo Chilcotin Amateur Radio Society can connect him with a friend in the 108, while rotary members Scott Tucker (left) and Bill Carruthers listen in.
Becky Parker was finding it a bit chilly at the Stampede Association’s Wildfire Relief event this morning so she purchased a Cariboo Strong fundraising hoodie to keep warm. Gaeil Farrar photo

AFTERBURN: How can I help?

Creating connections and embracing community post wildfire

Becky Parker was finding it a bit chilly at the Stampede Association’s Wildfire Relief event this morning so she purchased a Cariboo Strong fundraising hoodie to keep warm. Gaeil Farrar photo
Artist Valerie Arntzen’s “Ceremonial Blankets” exhibit is showing for the month of May upstairs at the Station House Gallery. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Religious iconography inspiration for Station House Gallery exhibit

Valerie Arntzen’s “Ceremonial Blankets” showcased in upstairs gallery until end of May

Artist Valerie Arntzen’s “Ceremonial Blankets” exhibit is showing for the month of May upstairs at the Station House Gallery. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
CIFAC member Isaac Williams moves up and over a ramp with a 55 pound bag on his back, simulating a hose bag during the WFX-FIT test held by the Cariboo Fire Centre in the TRU gym, April 30. Tara Sprickerhoff photos.

Cariboo fire crews prove fitness, preparedness for season

Firefighters must pass exhausting fitness test ahead of 2018 fire season

CIFAC member Isaac Williams moves up and over a ramp with a 55 pound bag on his back, simulating a hose bag during the WFX-FIT test held by the Cariboo Fire Centre in the TRU gym, April 30. Tara Sprickerhoff photos.
Tara Sprickerhoff photos                                Artist Betty Kovacic poses in front of three of the pieces on display in her May main gallery show, “Connections.” The show focuses on a theme of interconnectivity, and the three paintings Kovacic is standing next to in this image each showcase a different element: earth, air and water.

Interwoven connections theme of Station House May show

Silhouettes, geometric shapes, letters, words and numbers are interwovenin the main gallery

Tara Sprickerhoff photos                                Artist Betty Kovacic poses in front of three of the pieces on display in her May main gallery show, “Connections.” The show focuses on a theme of interconnectivity, and the three paintings Kovacic is standing next to in this image each showcase a different element: earth, air and water.
Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Students from the Grade 11-12 Art Class at Lake City Secondary School are among four classes that have their artwork on display at Lake City Secondary’s WL campus until the end of the week.

Lake City students display artwork

Work will be displayed at the Gecko Tree for the month of May

Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Students from the Grade 11-12 Art Class at Lake City Secondary School are among four classes that have their artwork on display at Lake City Secondary’s WL campus until the end of the week.
WATCH: Drumming and dancing in Boitanio Park

WATCH: Drumming and dancing in Boitanio Park

The Vancouver-based Legacy 150 group travelled through Williams Lake Friday morning

WATCH: Drumming and dancing in Boitanio Park
Hike for Hospice this Sunday

Hike for Hospice this Sunday

Everyone invited to come support the Williams Lake Hospice Society

Hike for Hospice this Sunday