Tara Sprickerhoff

Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Students from Nesika Elementary School’s drama club, Neen Suapa (from left), Avah Akeson, Corrinn Ewasiuk, Maggie Stowell, Julia Zirnhelt and Makenna Boucher, rehearse ahead of their public performances May 8 and 10 of the play, The Jungle Book. For more, see A15.

Nesika performs ‘Jungle Book’ next week

Community invited to performances Tuesday and Thursday

Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Students from Nesika Elementary School’s drama club, Neen Suapa (from left), Avah Akeson, Corrinn Ewasiuk, Maggie Stowell, Julia Zirnhelt and Makenna Boucher, rehearse ahead of their public performances May 8 and 10 of the play, The Jungle Book. For more, see A15.
Cassius Ford entertains the audience with his performance of When I Go Outside, by DiChiera. Ford was awarded the Junior A Scholarship in the vocal choral division of the Cariboo Festival, and will be attending provincials.

GALLERY: Honours Concert showcases local talent

Honours Concert caps off successful Cariboo Festival

Cassius Ford entertains the audience with his performance of When I Go Outside, by DiChiera. Ford was awarded the Junior A Scholarship in the vocal choral division of the Cariboo Festival, and will be attending provincials.
Photo courtesy of Talk in Tough Tmes                                Stress and trauma can impact people for a long time. This handy graph, produced by Talk in Tough Times, a new British Columbia initiative developed to support those impacted by the record wildfires and floods of 2017, showcases the different stages that many in the community may go through post wildfire.

AFTERBURN: How are you doing after the wildfires?

Part 1: Anxiety and stress post wildfires

Photo courtesy of Talk in Tough Tmes                                Stress and trauma can impact people for a long time. This handy graph, produced by Talk in Tough Times, a new British Columbia initiative developed to support those impacted by the record wildfires and floods of 2017, showcases the different stages that many in the community may go through post wildfire.
Dancing and Drumming at Boitanio Park tomorrow

Dancing and Drumming at Boitanio Park tomorrow

The Legacy 150 Celebration Society will be performing a traditional Dragon Dance

Dancing and Drumming at Boitanio Park tomorrow
The McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department extinguised a fire yesterday that escaped from a burn pile on Forglen Road (Vicky Ortiz/Facebook)

Burn pile escapes and starts fire near McLeese Lake

Volunteer fire department asks residents to please stop burning

The McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department extinguised a fire yesterday that escaped from a burn pile on Forglen Road (Vicky Ortiz/Facebook)
B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 46 animals seized

B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 46 animals seized

Animals seized from a property north of Williams Lake descibed as “distressed”

B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 46 animals seized
The usually bright-blue Chilcotin River turns grey during the spring melt season.

CRD monitoring Chilcotin River for future flooding

Potential for high stream flows in coming week

The usually bright-blue Chilcotin River turns grey during the spring melt season.
Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Julian Ratz plays Jason, but also the character Tyrone, the puppet, in the Williams Lake Studio Theatre’s latest play, Hand to God. While the play includes puppets, it is not appropriate for children, the theatre warns.

Behind the scenes: Playing a teen and a puppet in adult comedy, ‘Hand to God’

Julian Ratz explains how he’s worked with his puppet, Tyrone, in the studio theatre’s latest production

Tara Sprickerhoff photo                                Julian Ratz plays Jason, but also the character Tyrone, the puppet, in the Williams Lake Studio Theatre’s latest play, Hand to God. While the play includes puppets, it is not appropriate for children, the theatre warns.
Watch: Learn more about quilts, quilting and even antique quilts at the In Stitches Quilt Show
Watch: Learn more about quilts, quilting and even antique quilts at the In Stitches Quilt Show
Certain residents on Hawks Creek have been warned to prepare for higher water flows as the Xatsull first nation conducts controlled water releases to keep water levels from overflowing.

Controlled water releases on Rose Lake dam as Hawks Creek swells

Officials are monitoring Hawks creek, but no flooding currently

Certain residents on Hawks Creek have been warned to prepare for higher water flows as the Xatsull first nation conducts controlled water releases to keep water levels from overflowing.
Borland Creek, pictured here, is one of the rivers in the area experiencing high streem flows. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Roads re-open after flooding causes wash-outs through province

Flood watch upgraded to areas including Nazko River, Bonaparte River and areas near lakecity

Borland Creek, pictured here, is one of the rivers in the area experiencing high streem flows. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
Cindy Chappell (right) holds the a Coach bag that she won in the highest bidding auction last Friday evening. The bag was donated by Karen Gertzen (left), a Williams Lake realtor. Kathy McLean photo.

Handbags for Hope raises more than $9,000 for anti-violence programs

Money raised from event goes towards violence-prevention programs for women

Cindy Chappell (right) holds the a Coach bag that she won in the highest bidding auction last Friday evening. The bag was donated by Karen Gertzen (left), a Williams Lake realtor. Kathy McLean photo.
Karel van de Wijngaard is being remembered for his commitment to his children and his work with local farmers and producers. (Tara Sprickerhoff photo)

Karel van de Wijngaard remembered for commitment to community, children

Family mourns loss of 66-year old local man died in a vehicle crash Sunday

Karel van de Wijngaard is being remembered for his commitment to his children and his work with local farmers and producers. (Tara Sprickerhoff photo)
Gallery: Lakecity falcons rugby action through weekend

Gallery: Lakecity falcons rugby action through weekend

Girls team takes on Vanderhoof Friday, while boys play Prince Rupert and Terrace through the weekend

Gallery: Lakecity falcons rugby action through weekend
BC Youth Week celebrates youth with series of fun events in Williams Lake

BC Youth Week celebrates youth with series of fun events in Williams Lake

Canadian gold metal Olympic athlete Brigette Lacquette will lead presentation Thursday

BC Youth Week celebrates youth with series of fun events in Williams Lake
Day of Mourning ceremony Saturday

Day of Mourning ceremony Saturday

Day honours those who have died at work

Day of Mourning ceremony Saturday
Cariboo Chilcotin Film Fest organizer Krista Liebe (left) poses with filmmaker Trevor Mack, whose films will be featured in this year’s Cariboo Chilcotin Film Fest and Mack’s former teacher Tim Hurley, during Mack’s presentation ahead of the film fest to the Columneetza campus of Lake City Secondary. Submitted photo.

Cariboo Chilcotin Film Fest May 3-4

Third annual festival showcases wide variety of Cariboo Chilcotin talent

Cariboo Chilcotin Film Fest organizer Krista Liebe (left) poses with filmmaker Trevor Mack, whose films will be featured in this year’s Cariboo Chilcotin Film Fest and Mack’s former teacher Tim Hurley, during Mack’s presentation ahead of the film fest to the Columneetza campus of Lake City Secondary. Submitted photo.
Warm weather and breezy conditions set to persist into the weekend have caused the BC Fire Service to urge caution if you are doing any outdoor burning.

BC Wildfire Service urges caution due to warm, breezy conditions

Dry conditions persist throughout the region

Warm weather and breezy conditions set to persist into the weekend have caused the BC Fire Service to urge caution if you are doing any outdoor burning.
Greg Sabatino photos                                Cadets stand in front of a crowd of parents and friends wearing the track suits and uniforms the troop did most of their activities in throughout the week. Cadets learned basics of RCMP training, from physical training, to law and criminal offenses, to trying out a variety of scenarios through the five-day training.
Greg Sabatino photos                                Cadets stand in front of a crowd of parents and friends wearing the track suits and uniforms the troop did most of their activities in throughout the week. Cadets learned basics of RCMP training, from physical training, to law and criminal offenses, to trying out a variety of scenarios through the five-day training.
Morgan Langford (left) and Sophie Reissner, both Grade 7 students, design beaded crafts after a full day at Beauty from the Inside Out.

Beauty from the Inside Out boosts up girls

Yearly program aims to empower Grade 7 girls to make healthy choices

Morgan Langford (left) and Sophie Reissner, both Grade 7 students, design beaded crafts after a full day at Beauty from the Inside Out.