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Freya Cockwill, 4, Lyra Cockwill, 6, and Haylee Sigurdson, 9, had some fun designing and painting face masks during the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy’s Family Fest in January of 2020 in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Watch for Tribune Reach-A-Reader edition Jan. 21

Read the Tribune newspaper on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 to learn more about CCPL and literacy

  • Jan 16, 2021
The Williams Lake Wanderers head out for a winter trek off Anderson Road Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Smart 55: Williams Lake Wanderers inspired to explore

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays the group recreates together

(Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Murder at the Chilco Ranch

On Sept. 10, 1930, Cosens Spencer asked his foreman and his bookkeeper to accompany him to Deer Park

  • Jan 10, 2021
(Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin)
Adalina Evie Tutte was born at Cariboo Memorial Hospital on Jan. 1 at 5:58 a.m. to parents Laird and Hilary. (Photo submitted)

Friends and family rally to support Williams Lake New Year’s baby

The family is at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver

Adalina Evie Tutte was born at Cariboo Memorial Hospital on Jan. 1 at 5:58 a.m. to parents Laird and Hilary. (Photo submitted)
Salvation Army Corps Captains Tatiana and Sergii Kachanov arrived in Williams Lake on Aug. 13, replacing Lieutenants Dawn and Geoff Butt who are now stationed in Prince Rupert. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Salvation Army Corps Captains Tatiana and Sergii Kachanov arrived in Williams Lake on Aug. 13, replacing Lieutenants Dawn and Geoff Butt who are now stationed in Prince Rupert. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Likely community's abandoned dog
25th Annual Memory Tree Celebration in Williams Lake
Williams Lake recreation complex mural
Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Second long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan community

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Oliver’s Sunnybank Retirement Home

Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)
An Anna’s Hummingbird was recorded during the 53rd annual Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count at a home on Gibbon’s Street. (Leo Rankin photo)

Cariboo bird lovers rewarded with a few surprises during 53rd annual Christmas bird count

Two new birds were recorded on the count for the first time

  • Dec 31, 2020
An Anna’s Hummingbird was recorded during the 53rd annual Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count at a home on Gibbon’s Street. (Leo Rankin photo)
Volunteers were the heart and soul of the Christmas Dinner Out the Door Dec. 12. The event, put on by the Seniors Activity Centre and the Old Age Pensioners Organization, saw 200 meals served in a drive-thru style. (Photos submitted)

Williams Lake seniors in long-term care treated to Christmas dinner, gifts by volunteers

The Seniors Activity Centre and Old Age Pensioners Organization teamed up to help out

Volunteers were the heart and soul of the Christmas Dinner Out the Door Dec. 12. The event, put on by the Seniors Activity Centre and the Old Age Pensioners Organization, saw 200 meals served in a drive-thru style. (Photos submitted)
Canadian Armed Forces Métis veteran Terry Payette said he was moved to tears to receive a handmade Christmas card in the mail, made by a student in the Fraser Valley as a show of appreciation for his years of service to the country. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Canadian Armed Forces Métis veteran Terry Payette said he was moved to tears to receive a handmade Christmas card in the mail, made by a student in the Fraser Valley as a show of appreciation for his years of service to the country. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Re/Max Williams Lake Realty donated $7,175 this holiday season to the Cariboo Memorial Hospital Foundation (CMHF). Pictured are Pauline Smith (from left) and Court Smith who presented the cheque to Joy Hennig, Tammy Tugnum and Rick Nelson of the CMHF. Contributing realtors included Lynda Colgate, Dana Lynn Favel, George Best, Ryan Best, Geordie Moore, Lauren Moore, Marian Gibb, Kevin Brown, Pauline Smith and Court Smith. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake residents open their hearts, wallets for Cariboo Memorial Hospital Foundation

So far, the gala has raised $92,721 through an online silent auction and donations

Re/Max Williams Lake Realty donated $7,175 this holiday season to the Cariboo Memorial Hospital Foundation (CMHF). Pictured are Pauline Smith (from left) and Court Smith who presented the cheque to Joy Hennig, Tammy Tugnum and Rick Nelson of the CMHF. Contributing realtors included Lynda Colgate, Dana Lynn Favel, George Best, Ryan Best, Geordie Moore, Lauren Moore, Marian Gibb, Kevin Brown, Pauline Smith and Court Smith. (Photo submitted)
Cory Herle (right) of Ranchland Honda hands the keys to a loaded 2010 Ford Fusion SEL to Lisa Anderson. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Cory Herle (right) of Ranchland Honda hands the keys to a loaded 2010 Ford Fusion SEL to Lisa Anderson. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Horsefly Women’s Institute. (Ivan Hardwick photo)

Horsefly Women’s Institute continues to support local community

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at the Horsefly Community Hall at 10 a.m.

  • Dec 28, 2020
The Horsefly Women’s Institute. (Ivan Hardwick photo)
The artwork for the 2021 mail run was drawn by Sonja Maas, a German student who spent last winter in the Cariboo on a ranch where sled dogs are trained. (Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run)

Neither rain, sleet or COVID-19 will stop dogs from delivering the mail

Quesnel’s 29th annual Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run will go forward, albeit with changes expected

The artwork for the 2021 mail run was drawn by Sonja Maas, a German student who spent last winter in the Cariboo on a ranch where sled dogs are trained. (Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run)
Musician Jesse LeBourdais,40, has penned his first novel and said his setting is inspired by growing up in Horsefly. (Photo submitted)

Horsefly musician Jesse LeBourdais pens first fantasy novel

Originally from Horsefly, LeBourdais, 40, lives in Vancouver where he wrote Firelight.

Musician Jesse LeBourdais,40, has penned his first novel and said his setting is inspired by growing up in Horsefly. (Photo submitted)
It took five children seven hours go build this impressive snow fort on Eleventh Avenue. From left to right are builders Mark Nakada, David Redford, Diane Nakada, Jennifer Williams and Gillian Robbie. According to Mark and David somebody tried to kick down the fort but all they got was a sore toe because ‘it’s all ice.” (Wendy Holm photo, Williams Lake Tribune Archives, circa December 1983).

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Snow day

It took five children seven hours go build this impressive snow fort on Eleventh Avenue

It took five children seven hours go build this impressive snow fort on Eleventh Avenue. From left to right are builders Mark Nakada, David Redford, Diane Nakada, Jennifer Williams and Gillian Robbie. According to Mark and David somebody tried to kick down the fort but all they got was a sore toe because ‘it’s all ice.” (Wendy Holm photo, Williams Lake Tribune Archives, circa December 1983).
Taya Solomon, 9, and Damian Inglis, 12, participate in a the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre’s Horsin’ Around Program. (Photo submitted)

CDC Horsin’ Around program flourishes during COVID-19

Through online activities, and a Facebook page more activities took place

Taya Solomon, 9, and Damian Inglis, 12, participate in a the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre’s Horsin’ Around Program. (Photo submitted)
Elena Brodland holds up a sampling of the Philippine cuisine she prepared for an order. For the Christmas seasons she created a special menu. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

SEASON’S GREETINGS: Philippine cuisine on the menu at Christmas time

About two months ago she launched La Lulon Bahay Philippine and Asian Cuisine

Elena Brodland holds up a sampling of the Philippine cuisine she prepared for an order. For the Christmas seasons she created a special menu. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cabbage rolls by the dozens. (Ron Moleschi photo)

Beloved Ukrainian foods a Christmas tradition for Williams Lake family

Cabbage and perogies by the dozens at the hands of the Molsechis

Cabbage rolls by the dozens. (Ron Moleschi photo)
Journey Carlson-Campbell is the first place winner of the Tribune’s Spirit of Christmas writing contest in the 13 to 19 age category with her story Tawny’s Spirit of Christmas. (Photo submitted)

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: Tawny’s Spirit of Christmas

Journey Carlson-Campbell was selected as the winner of the writing contest’s 13 and over category

  • Dec 25, 2020
Journey Carlson-Campbell is the first place winner of the Tribune’s Spirit of Christmas writing contest in the 13 to 19 age category with her story Tawny’s Spirit of Christmas. (Photo submitted)