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Author Willie Sellars and illustrator Kevin Easthope will do a book signing Saturday, Sept. 18 in the alley beside The Open Book. (Caitlin Press image)

Hockey with Dad author Willie Sellars, illustrator Kevin Easthope doing book signing

They will be in the alley beside The Open Book on Saturday, Sept. 18

  • Sep 17, 2021
Retired RCMP Staff Sgt. Bob McIntosh enjoys spending his free time volunteering in the community, particularly as chairperson with community policing’s Citizens on Patrol. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Bob McIntosh puts community at forefront

“I just really enjoyed getting out and talking to people, and finding out what’s happening.”

  • Sep 16, 2021
Retired RCMP Staff Sgt. Bob McIntosh enjoys spending his free time volunteering in the community, particularly as chairperson with community policing’s Citizens on Patrol. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Connie Thompson of Williams Lake is the winner of the 87th annual PNE Home Draw. (Photo submitted)

‘I’m still on cloud nine,’ said Williams Lake winner of 87th Annual PNE prize home

Connie Thompson said she has been purchasing tickets for the draw for a few years

Connie Thompson of Williams Lake is the winner of the 87th annual PNE Home Draw. (Photo submitted)
While interpretive programming inside Barkerville Historic Town and Park will be shut down due to COVID-19, the park will be open for visitors to go on self-guided tours. (Barkerville submitted photo - Darren Hull)

Barkerville Historic Town and Park ends programming for season due to COVID-19

Cases have been detected in the nearby community of Wells, prompting the closure

While interpretive programming inside Barkerville Historic Town and Park will be shut down due to COVID-19, the park will be open for visitors to go on self-guided tours. (Barkerville submitted photo - Darren Hull)
Cariboo Elks Lodge president Randy Schellenberg said the club has sold the Elks Hall to a local construction contractor. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Elks Hall sold, closing in Williams Lake

Club will continue, just without a hall

Cariboo Elks Lodge president Randy Schellenberg said the club has sold the Elks Hall to a local construction contractor. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Greg Messner touches down in his 1929 Alliance Argo biplane at the 108 Airport Sept. 2. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Rare biplane touches down in 108 Mile

This venerable plane is the only of its kind still in the skies

Greg Messner touches down in his 1929 Alliance Argo biplane at the 108 Airport Sept. 2. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Ricky is one of several pets surrendered to Lakeland Veterinary Clinic in need of care this year and is now thriving with a new owner. (Submitted photo)

Funds raised for surrendered pets

Lakeland Veterinary Clinic has raised $2,000 for animals in need

Ricky is one of several pets surrendered to Lakeland Veterinary Clinic in need of care this year and is now thriving with a new owner. (Submitted photo)
Mayor Walt Cobb stands with youth who created a mural for the Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin. The mural was unveiled on Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Youth-led Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin mural unveiled in Williams Lake

Cariboo Art Beat’s Tiffany Jorgenson mentored the youth over the 15-day project

Mayor Walt Cobb stands with youth who created a mural for the Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin. The mural was unveiled on Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kenny martin might have the full use of only one of his arms but he doesn’t let that stop him from being a top-notch baker. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Baking a ‘special challenge’

Loss of arm no barrier for farmers market vendor

Kenny martin might have the full use of only one of his arms but he doesn’t let that stop him from being a top-notch baker. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Mary-Jo Hilyer, president of the board of directors of the Meals on Wheels Society, and Sharon Taphorn, Meals on Wheels co-ordinator, load prepared meals on a cart to be distributed to residents in the community. (Patrick Davies photos - Black Press Media)

Williams Lake Meals on Wheels hopes to keep on rolling

Meals on Wheels services roughly 50 clients a month in the community

Mary-Jo Hilyer, president of the board of directors of the Meals on Wheels Society, and Sharon Taphorn, Meals on Wheels co-ordinator, load prepared meals on a cart to be distributed to residents in the community. (Patrick Davies photos - Black Press Media)
Williams Creek: ‘The Canyon’ near the spot where the Dietz discovery claim was staked. (Taken from the Cariboo Story by FW Lindsay)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Dutch Bill’s luck

Bill Dietz was a man who was not afraid to take a chance

  • Sep 4, 2021
Williams Creek: ‘The Canyon’ near the spot where the Dietz discovery claim was staked. (Taken from the Cariboo Story by FW Lindsay)
Cariboo GM sales and leasing’s Marilee Vickers (from left), HUB International’s Krista Gerrior and Roger Gysel, Cariboo GM sales manager Doug Peters and Cariboo GM sales and leasing’s Rick Baerg (right) present the keys to a 2021 Chevrolet Spark to this year’s lucky Dry Grad Car Raffle winner Margarette Benner of 150 Mile House. Benner said she bought six tickets, but never expected to win, and added she just wanted to support this year’s graduating class. The giveaway of a Chevrolet Spark has been an ongoing partnership between the Williams Lake Dry Grad Committee, Cariboo GM and HUB International for the past five years. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Dry grad car winner accepts keys from Cariboo GM

Benner said she bought six tickets, but never expected to win

Cariboo GM sales and leasing’s Marilee Vickers (from left), HUB International’s Krista Gerrior and Roger Gysel, Cariboo GM sales manager Doug Peters and Cariboo GM sales and leasing’s Rick Baerg (right) present the keys to a 2021 Chevrolet Spark to this year’s lucky Dry Grad Car Raffle winner Margarette Benner of 150 Mile House. Benner said she bought six tickets, but never expected to win, and added she just wanted to support this year’s graduating class. The giveaway of a Chevrolet Spark has been an ongoing partnership between the Williams Lake Dry Grad Committee, Cariboo GM and HUB International for the past five years. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Donna Barnett has been volunteering for almost as long as she’s lived in the South Cariboo and said that type of community engagement is important. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Community spirit: Volunteers backbone of communities

Donna Barnett involved in community organizations for 30 years

Donna Barnett has been volunteering for almost as long as she’s lived in the South Cariboo and said that type of community engagement is important. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Bill Hyde has penned four science fiction books. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Riding the rails to writing science fiction tales

Bill Hyde has enjoyed writing since retiring in 2004

Bill Hyde has penned four science fiction books. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake campus and the city of Williams Lake are partnering on a building project at the fire hall which has carpentry students building a structure to house the city’s first fire truck. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Old 1947 fire truck to get new home thanks to city of Williams Lake, TRU carpentry project

A new structure is being built along side the existing fire hall on South Lakeside Drive

Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake campus and the city of Williams Lake are partnering on a building project at the fire hall which has carpentry students building a structure to house the city’s first fire truck. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Potato House Society summer staff Mackenzie Magnowski, left, Kaylee Billyboy and Emma Nichols. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Potato House’s summer staff embarks on giving historical walking tours

It was a great opportunity for the staffers to learn more local history

Potato House Society summer staff Mackenzie Magnowski, left, Kaylee Billyboy and Emma Nichols. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A water fight between local youth and Williams Lake RCMP officers is always the highlight of the BGC Williams Lake Club’s annual Family Street Party and Open House, cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo submitted)
A water fight between local youth and Williams Lake RCMP officers will be one of the featured free activities put on during the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s annual Family Street Party and Open House. (Photo submitted)
A water fight between local youth and Williams Lake RCMP officers is always the highlight of the BGC Williams Lake Club’s annual Family Street Party and Open House, cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo submitted)
A water fight between local youth and Williams Lake RCMP officers will be one of the featured free activities put on during the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s annual Family Street Party and Open House. (Photo submitted)