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The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake staff are hosting the third annual event. (Photo submitted)

Backwoods Try-Athlon at Gavin Lake set for Sept. 10

The event is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake

  • Aug 6, 2022
A wonderful private concert led by well-known performer LeRae Haynes and her talented band of singers and instrumentalists was given in honour of Peg McKinlay’s 98th birthday. (Photo submitted)
A wonderful private concert led by well-known performer LeRae Haynes and her talented band of singers and instrumentalists was given in honour of Peg McKinlay’s 98th birthday. (Photo submitted)
Residents and staff at Age Care (formerly Cariboo Place) in Williams Lake enjoy a visit from Rayell Peterson and her family and their horse. The visit was intended to keep the residents connected to their past rural lifestyles. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Age Care residents in Williams Lake enjoy special visitors

Rayell Peterson and family dropped in with a horse for seniors to connect with recently

Residents and staff at Age Care (formerly Cariboo Place) in Williams Lake enjoy a visit from Rayell Peterson and her family and their horse. The visit was intended to keep the residents connected to their past rural lifestyles. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
It’s going to be very busy in the coming days at the Williams Lake Stockyards, where the 64th Annual Williams Lake 4-H Show and Sale is set to kick off Aug. 4. Pictured above, 4-H members take part in the inaugural Cariboo Classic Junior Steer and Heifer Show June3-5. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
It’s going to be very busy in the coming days at the Williams Lake Stockyards, where the 64th Annual Williams Lake 4-H Show and Sale is set to kick off Aug. 4. Pictured above, 4-H members take part in the inaugural Cariboo Classic Junior Steer and Heifer Show June3-5. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ricky Seelhof and her husband Chad run Woodjam Ranch in Horsefly, B.C. where they moved to in 2005. They were both originally born and raised in Saskatchewan. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Home on the ranch

Ricky Seelhof lives and works with her family at Woodjam Ranch in Horsefly, B.C.

Ricky Seelhof and her husband Chad run Woodjam Ranch in Horsefly, B.C. where they moved to in 2005. They were both originally born and raised in Saskatchewan. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Former world figure skating champ Victor Kraatz back coaching in B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Skater spent 3 years in Finland teaching hockey players about power and efficiency

Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Annie Gordon of Big Lake Ranch. (Liz Twan photo)

PHOTO GALLERY: Little Britches Rodeo ropes in fun at Williams Lake Stampede Grounds

Young competitors from across the region shared tested their skills

  • Aug 1, 2022
Annie Gordon of Big Lake Ranch. (Liz Twan photo)
Cariboo Initial Fire Attack crew leader Kassidy Herrick shows Mattias, a student at Alexis Creek Elementary/Junior Secondary School, some of the ways a GPS is used in forest firefighting during a navigation and communications exercise. (Photo submitted)

Alexis Creek junior high school students get schooled on forest firefighting

Cariboo Fire Centre staff show students in Alexis Creek some of the basics to pique their interest

  • Aug 1, 2022
Cariboo Initial Fire Attack crew leader Kassidy Herrick shows Mattias, a student at Alexis Creek Elementary/Junior Secondary School, some of the ways a GPS is used in forest firefighting during a navigation and communications exercise. (Photo submitted)
Jessica and Nathanael Hoeft are the Williams Lake Salvation Army’s new lieutenants. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

New Williams Lake Salvation Army lieutenants settling in

Originally from Winnipeg, Jessica and Nathanael Hoeft recently completed officer training

Jessica and Nathanael Hoeft are the Williams Lake Salvation Army’s new lieutenants. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dr. Jacques Neuhoff is now practicing family medicine out of the Atwood Clinic in Williams Lake as well as working as an anaesthetist at the hospital. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake has a new doctor in the house

Dr. Neuhoff is now working part time at the Atwood Clinic and part time at the hospital

Dr. Jacques Neuhoff is now practicing family medicine out of the Atwood Clinic in Williams Lake as well as working as an anaesthetist at the hospital. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Michael Wijma, from left, Kalan Vath, Tobias Baumann, Tom Schoen, Rhys Vath, Caleb Engle, Charlie Gash and Olen Grady were all smiles after some trail work and trail riding at Soda Creek on July 25. (Dena Baumann photo)

Young Cariboo mountain bikers clear trails then clear a road gap

Five teens were out lending a hand on local biking trails and then enjoying them

Michael Wijma, from left, Kalan Vath, Tobias Baumann, Tom Schoen, Rhys Vath, Caleb Engle, Charlie Gash and Olen Grady were all smiles after some trail work and trail riding at Soda Creek on July 25. (Dena Baumann photo)
In previous years, the Boys and Girls Club Street Party included fun photo cutouts and much more. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake’s Boys and Girls Club Street Party is back for 2022

Group seeks volunteers and vendors for the Aug. 31 event

In previous years, the Boys and Girls Club Street Party included fun photo cutouts and much more. (Photo submitted)
A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)

PODCAST: 3 dead, 2 wounded – a look at the 5 hours that shook the Langley community

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporters discuss the chain of events, what is known about the shooter and whether the homeless were targeted.

A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)
Young basketball players were putting skills to work after doing morning drills at an impromptu basketball camp in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Impromptu basketball camp in Williams Lake builds team skills on and off court

Coach starts out coaching two young players and finishes with two dozen

Young basketball players were putting skills to work after doing morning drills at an impromptu basketball camp in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tyler Baba grew up in Williams Lake and returned to land his ideal job, instructing welding courses at Thompson Rivers University. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Tyler Baba comes full circle

The skilled welder returned to his hometown and took up the torch of his instructor

Tyler Baba grew up in Williams Lake and returned to land his ideal job, instructing welding courses at Thompson Rivers University. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Fire Department Christmas in July Food Drive was a great success. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Fire Department Christmas in July food drive delivers

Firefighters collected food Tuesday, July 26 in parts of the city

The Williams Lake Fire Department Christmas in July Food Drive was a great success. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)