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The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is seeking interest from the community to join as members in supporting the history of Williams Lake. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Museum seeks to expand membership

Davana MAHON Special to the Tribune/Advisor The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin…

  • Oct 26, 2020
Midori (left) and Ed Kozuki, with their daughter, Janis. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Ed and Midori Kozuki release book: Raising Janis

“There’s more than one way to see the world,” Ed said.

Tamara Bush has been appointed to the Williams Lake Accessibility Advisory Committee. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tamara Bush appointed to Williams Lake Accessibility Advisory Committee

Bush will represent the Old Age Pensioners Organization on the committee

Nancy Giesbrecht, (from left) Linda Boisvert and Lorie Wilson prepare lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 in Williams Lake. Since Sept. 24, the legion has been serving a free lunch on Wednesdays to seniors in need. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Legion feeding less fortunate with weekly luncheons in Williams Lake

Volunteers make a meal to serve every Wednesday at the legion

Nancy Giesbrecht, (from left) Linda Boisvert and Lorie Wilson prepare lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 in Williams Lake. Since Sept. 24, the legion has been serving a free lunch on Wednesdays to seniors in need. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Local hunters pose with 198 pounds of goose meat after a 12-day trip to Chilanko Forks. Ken Rife accounted for nine of the 21 birds shot. Left to right: Sid Pigeon, Rife, Bill Margetts, Claude Huston, Geoff Place and Gary Hutchinson. (Williams Lake Tribune archives Nov. 2, 1960)

From our Archives: Gone Geese

A photograph from the 1960 edition of the Williams Lake Tribune

  • Oct 24, 2020
Local hunters pose with 198 pounds of goose meat after a 12-day trip to Chilanko Forks. Ken Rife accounted for nine of the 21 birds shot. Left to right: Sid Pigeon, Rife, Bill Margetts, Claude Huston, Geoff Place and Gary Hutchinson. (Williams Lake Tribune archives Nov. 2, 1960)
On Friday, Oct. 16, Vivian and Dan Simmons, left, creators of the Save the Cow Moose Sign Project resulting in a new mural, posed for a photograph with some of the funders who made the mural possible including Joe O’Neill and Joanne Cooke, West Fraser Truckers Association, Dariene Andros, Williams Lake and District Credit Union, Mayor Walt Cobb, City of Williams Lake, Kane Fraser, artists Dwayne Davis and Steven Davis-Gosling and City Coun. Scott Nelson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
On Friday, Oct. 16, Vivian and Dan Simmons, left, creators of the Save the Cow Moose Sign Project resulting in a new mural, posed for a photograph with some of the funders who made the mural possible including Joe O’Neill and Joanne Cooke, West Fraser Truckers Association, Dariene Andros, Williams Lake and District Credit Union, Mayor Walt Cobb, City of Williams Lake, Kane Fraser, artists Dwayne Davis and Steven Davis-Gosling and City Coun. Scott Nelson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Deana Conde Garza, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District, has been gathering items, such as an old wheelchair from her uncle’s farm in Alberta, for the club’s upcoming Haunted Hospital event. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake creating Haunted Hospital for Halloween fundraiser

Family pods of six or less can register online to attend, event goes Oct. 29 and Oct. 30

Deana Conde Garza, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District, has been gathering items, such as an old wheelchair from her uncle’s farm in Alberta, for the club’s upcoming Haunted Hospital event. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Downtown Williams Lake BIA executive director invites everyone to participate in the “Haunted Hunt” one of the events taking place for Halloween. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Smaller events planned for Halloween in Williams Lake’s downtown

Haunted scavenger hunt, colouring contest, business dress up contests part of the fare

Downtown Williams Lake BIA executive director invites everyone to participate in the “Haunted Hunt” one of the events taking place for Halloween. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The best photo of the Fraser River Footbridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s footbridge set for scarlet spotlight

The Fraser River Footbridge will be bathed in red light to mark World Polio Day Oct. 23 and 24

The best photo of the Fraser River Footbridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Long-time Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society board member Thomas Schoen said the board is in need of some members. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society in need of board members

Long-time CCACS board member Thomas Schoen said board members will mentor anyone that’s interested

Long-time Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society board member Thomas Schoen said the board is in need of some members. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Erin Getson, left, and Kathy Shetler were out putting up posters Thursday for the upcoming Maranatha Christian School Outdoor Market taking place Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1278 Lakeview Crescent. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Update: Maranatha Christian School market will be in the gym Oct. 24

The market will have approximately 30 vendors, admission is free

Erin Getson, left, and Kathy Shetler were out putting up posters Thursday for the upcoming Maranatha Christian School Outdoor Market taking place Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1278 Lakeview Crescent. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Guitar Sellar’s owner Brian Sawyer holds up a creatively addressed letter he received recently at his music store in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Guitar Sellar’s owner Brian Sawyer holds up a creatively addressed letter he received recently at his music store in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
With his young family back in Indian, Kawalpreet Singh said he connects with his wife and daughter on Facetime about 10 times a day. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Young priest joins Williams Lake’s oldest Sikh temple

Community support builds Gura Nanak Sikh Temple and Gurdwara Western Singh Sabha

With his young family back in Indian, Kawalpreet Singh said he connects with his wife and daughter on Facetime about 10 times a day. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
Raija Paul launched a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House on her tenth birthday.
Raija Paul launched a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House on her tenth birthday.
Mark Hamm has lived and worked in the Cariboo since 1982 when he took a summer job, which turned into a permanent position with the BC Forest Service, and said he loves the area, the people and volunteering in the community. (Greg Sabatino photo)

OUR HOMETOWN: Mark Hamm making a difference in the community

“It was really tough on the people working at the fire centre through all of that,” Hamm said

Mark Hamm has lived and worked in the Cariboo since 1982 when he took a summer job, which turned into a permanent position with the BC Forest Service, and said he loves the area, the people and volunteering in the community. (Greg Sabatino photo)

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department trained in swift water rescue

Volunteers of HVFD are very proud of their training and equipment

  • Oct 10, 2020

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: Big Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Members of the Big Lake Volunteer Fire Department:

  • Oct 10, 2020

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: Lac La Hache Volutneer Fire Department staying at the top of its game

“We are getting a new engine this coming spring and a few other things are happening,” Murphy said.

  • Oct 10, 2020
The Miocene Volunteer Fire Department is led by Chief Jason Ward, and has approximately 15 active members.  “Our major achievement over the past year is we have been able to acquire almost $40,000 in equipment to build our own structure protection trailer,” Ward said.  The society was also able to purchase a structure protection unit (SPU) trailer for storage and transport of the equipment if, and when, it is required.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: Miocene Volunteer Fire Department purchases new structure protection trailer

The society was also able to purchase an structure protection unit (SPU) trailer

  • Oct 10, 2020
The Miocene Volunteer Fire Department is led by Chief Jason Ward, and has approximately 15 active members.  “Our major achievement over the past year is we have been able to acquire almost $40,000 in equipment to build our own structure protection trailer,” Ward said.  The society was also able to purchase a structure protection unit (SPU) trailer for storage and transport of the equipment if, and when, it is required.