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Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Photo submitted)

A new beginning

Thank you for choosing me as your MLA

  • Jan 26, 2021
Many members of the Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club, not all of which are pictured here, volunteered their time to make the Bull Mountain family fun day happen during the 2019/20 season. (Patrick Davies photo - WIlliams Lake Tribune)

FOREST INK: Recreation information for Williams Lake and surrounding areas: part two

Community groups have been developing the Cariboo as a world leader in outdoor recreation

  • Jan 24, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Great to see gov’t collaboration to curtail COVID-19

The city is urging residents to keep the recommended COVID precautions

  • Jan 24, 2021
Tribune columnist Jim Hilton captured this photo of the forest floor during a hike in the Helmken Falls area at Wells Gray Provinicial Park. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: Forests and its connection to human health, part one

Urbanization and modern lifestyle have diminished possibilities for human contact with nature

  • Jan 17, 2021
Tribune columnist Jim Hilton captured this photo of the forest floor during a hike in the Helmken Falls area at Wells Gray Provinicial Park. (Jim Hilton photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Wagon visit to Lhoosk’uz (Kluskus): part four

We had arrived at this remote Southern Carrier Nation village after dark…

  • Jan 16, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
The Doxtator family is happy to have their cat home after a case of mistaken identify. (Photo submitted)

LETTER: Thanks to RCMP, neighbours our beloved cat Louise was brought home

She was taken from outside our home in Williams Lake

  • Jan 15, 2021
The Doxtator family is happy to have their cat home after a case of mistaken identify. (Photo submitted)
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Likely community's abandoned dog
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton has been studying the habits of blue grouse in Douglas fir forests around his home in the Cariboo. (Photo by Lonnie Archibald)

FOREST INK: A closer look at our blue grouse family

It turns out blue grouse have an interesting relationship with forestry practices

  • Jan 10, 2021
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton has been studying the habits of blue grouse in Douglas fir forests around his home in the Cariboo. (Photo by Lonnie Archibald)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

COLUMNS: Wagon road to Kluskus (Lhoosk’uz): part three

Travelling by horse and wagon is measured in days, not miles, writes columnist David Zirnhelt

  • Jan 10, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Visit to Kluskus (Lhoosk’us):Part 2

As dark descended on this five-horse outfit, we found a place to camp

  • Jan 3, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
Lorne Doerkson is the MLA for the Cariboo Chilcotin. (File photo)

OPINION: A year of challenges

Cariboo Chilcotin MLA reflects on 2020

  • Jan 1, 2021
Lorne Doerkson is the MLA for the Cariboo Chilcotin. (File photo)
Holding his dog Charlie in one hand and hand sanitizer in the other, Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb urged residents to be “sensible” in March 2020 at the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Angie Mindus photo)
Holding his dog Charlie in one hand and hand sanitizer in the other, Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb urged residents to be “sensible” in March 2020 at the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Angie Mindus photo)
CRD chair Margo Wagner (Photo submitted)

OPINION: Cariboo Chilcotin withstood the storm that was 2020, still standing tall: CRD Chair

I see excellent reasons to look forward with anticipation and backwards with pride

  • Jan 1, 2021
CRD chair Margo Wagner (Photo submitted)
MP for Cariboo-Prince George Todd Doherty. File photo

OPINION: Canada’s best days are yet to come

There is light at the end of this dark tunnel

  • Jan 1, 2021
MP for Cariboo-Prince George Todd Doherty. File photo
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Let’s say goodbye to 2020

Happy New Year to all, and may your dreams come true

  • Jan 1, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Make the best of this different, holiday season

This year, I wish you all as merry a Christmas as you can manage

  • Dec 26, 2020
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
A forwarder is used for thinning and spacing work at the Williams Lake Community Forest. (Photo submitted)

FOREST INK: Leave the best and take the rest

The idea is to remove some of the competition of the understory species to improve growth

  • Dec 26, 2020
A forwarder is used for thinning and spacing work at the Williams Lake Community Forest. (Photo submitted)

RANCH MUSINGS: Kluskus (Lhoosk’us) or bust: a working holiday

The population at the time of this story was just over 100. As a band it now has a population of 242

  • Dec 26, 2020
Merry Christmas everyone from the <em>Williams Lake Tribune</em> editorial team. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Editorial: Have a safe, calm Christmas

Greetings from the editorial team at the Tribune

Merry Christmas everyone from the <em>Williams Lake Tribune</em> editorial team. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Stockyards - Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune

RANCH MUSINGS: The co-op, and its importance to ranching in the B.C. Interior

The challenges are in the form of declining cattle numbers in B.C.

  • Dec 20, 2020
The Williams Lake Stockyards - Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune
The view from Butler Mountain looking into West Branch valley. (Photo submitted)
The view from Butler Mountain looking into West Branch valley. (Photo submitted)