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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake’s Robert Webster, who helps operate the organization’s Parking Lot Clothing Drive, and Angela Kadar, executive director, collect clothing at BBBSWL’s new, permanent cargo trailer location at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds infield. BBBSWL will be at the infield parking lot from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday until the fall collecting soft goods including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, outerwear, boots, shoes, hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, bags, bedding, towels and jewellery. Kadar thanked the Williams Lake Stampede Association for being so accommodating and for allowing them to use the space to park the trailer. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake Parking Lot Clothing Drive gets new, permanent location

BBBSWL will be at the Stampede infield parking lot from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday

The Williams Lake Stampede Association will crown a new queen, and potentially a princess, during the Williams Lake Stampede Royalty coronation on Saturday, June 26. Vying for the title are Miss Williams Lake Lions Kennady Dyck (from left), Miss Peterson Contracting Ltd. Karena Sokolan and Miss MH King Excavating Bayley Cail. (Photos submitted)

New Williams Lake Stampede Queen to be crowned June 26

“It was jump in right away all the way,” Wessels said of getting the program up and running

Williams Lake Walk for ALS volunteers Chris Seibert, Leo Rankin and Connie Rankin work a table Friday, June 11 during the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. The group encourages everyone to participate in the upcoming Virtual Walk to End ALS in Williams Lake on Saturday, June 19. They will be walking starting at 11 a.m. at Boitanio Park. Visit www.walktoendals.ca and search for Williams Lake walk to make a donation. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Volunteers prepare to host 2021 Virtual Walk to End ALS in Williams Lake Saturday June 19

A small event will take place in Boitanio Park

  • Jun 16, 2021
Williams Lake Walk for ALS volunteers Chris Seibert, Leo Rankin and Connie Rankin work a table Friday, June 11 during the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. The group encourages everyone to participate in the upcoming Virtual Walk to End ALS in Williams Lake on Saturday, June 19. They will be walking starting at 11 a.m. at Boitanio Park. Visit www.walktoendals.ca and search for Williams Lake walk to make a donation. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Salvation Army food bank co-ordinator Tari Davidge, left, and Tamara Robinson, director of family services and community outreach, display a sample kit for the “After the Bell” program that will provide healthy food for children. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Salvation Army food bank co-ordinator Tari Davidge, left, and Tamara Robinson, director of family services and community outreach, display a sample kit for the “After the Bell” program that will provide healthy food for children. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
2021 Williams Lake Dry Grad Reverse Parade Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Angie Mindus photos - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Graduates line Western Avenue for 2021 Williams Lake Dry Grad Reverse Parade

Community members waited in line in their vehicles to congratulate grads

2021 Williams Lake Dry Grad Reverse Parade Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Angie Mindus photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
Graduate Belle Riding is congratulated by Lake City Secondary School learning support teacher Gail Gardner as she makes her way across the stage to receive her diploma. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

2021 Lake City Secondary School grads take centre stage at Williams Lake campus ceremonies

Ceremonies took place over two days, with COVID-19 restrictions in place for second year in a row

Graduate Belle Riding is congratulated by Lake City Secondary School learning support teacher Gail Gardner as she makes her way across the stage to receive her diploma. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Paradise Cinemas is ready to welcome back movie viewers once the province gives movie theatres the go-ahead. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Paradise Cinemas is ready to welcome back movie viewers once the province gives movie theatres the go-ahead. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Tourism Discovery Centre (Photo submitted)

Bike wash station now available at Tourism Discovery Centre

The project was a long-time goal of the Williams Lake Cycling Club

  • Jun 11, 2021
The Williams Lake Tourism Discovery Centre (Photo submitted)
Little Chiefs Primary School students help plant 215 marigolds at Williams Lake First Nations Sugar Cane community on Wednesday, June 9. (Shawna Philbrick photo)
Little Chiefs Primary School students help plant 215 marigolds at Williams Lake First Nations Sugar Cane community on Wednesday, June 9. (Shawna Philbrick photo)
A patio fire pit custom-made from an oak barrel with a cedar top table is the first prize in the Horsefly Volunteer Department’s summer raffle. (Photo submitted)

Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department holding summer raffle

Proceeds will go toward fire department equipment

A patio fire pit custom-made from an oak barrel with a cedar top table is the first prize in the Horsefly Volunteer Department’s summer raffle. (Photo submitted)
Dan Hutchings (right), 35, who is awaiting a kidney transplant and currently undergoing dialysis, walked 15.2 kilometres this past Sunday, June 6, along with fiancé Chelsey Auger and her cousin, Jazlyn Termul, as part of this year’s annual Williams Lake Kidney Walk. The event took place virtually as participants got out on their own devices to walk , and raise funds, for the Kidney Foundation of B.C. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Kidney Walk participants raise thousands

Hutchings took part in the walk alongside his fiancé Chelsey Auger and her cousin, Jazlyn Termul

Dan Hutchings (right), 35, who is awaiting a kidney transplant and currently undergoing dialysis, walked 15.2 kilometres this past Sunday, June 6, along with fiancé Chelsey Auger and her cousin, Jazlyn Termul, as part of this year’s annual Williams Lake Kidney Walk. The event took place virtually as participants got out on their own devices to walk , and raise funds, for the Kidney Foundation of B.C. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Elaine Colgate said she is thrilled to be taking over as Mile 108 Elementary's new principal this fall. (Submitted photo)

‘Energetic’ new principal excited for role at Mile 108 Elementary

Elaine Colgate returning to Cariboo after 10 years in the Lower Mainland

Elaine Colgate said she is thrilled to be taking over as Mile 108 Elementary's new principal this fall. (Submitted photo)
The Williams Lake 2021 Reverse Dry Grad Parade will enter from Midnight Drive, with the parade taking place on Western Avenue heading toward Carson Drive. (Image submitted)

Community invited to congratulate graduates in 2021 Reverse Dry Grad Parade

“Right now it’s looking like it will be overcast, but no rain.”

The Williams Lake 2021 Reverse Dry Grad Parade will enter from Midnight Drive, with the parade taking place on Western Avenue heading toward Carson Drive. (Image submitted)
Cataline elementary Kindergarten student Harper Bertoli, 6, completes her Identity Day project — a walk-a-thon to support and raise funds for her sister, 11-year-old Lucie, who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia for the second time — as classmates, teachers and support staff follow along behind, cheering her on. Harper completed three laps of the school with her walker, and has been collecting pledges, totalling close to $3,000. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Community showing ‘More Love for Lucie’ in 11 year old’s second bout with leukemia

“She’s just been really grown up about the whole thing, even comforting me when I’m upset.”

Cataline elementary Kindergarten student Harper Bertoli, 6, completes her Identity Day project — a walk-a-thon to support and raise funds for her sister, 11-year-old Lucie, who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia for the second time — as classmates, teachers and support staff follow along behind, cheering her on. Harper completed three laps of the school with her walker, and has been collecting pledges, totalling close to $3,000. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Phyllis Webstad, founder of Orange Shirt Day. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Truth and reconciliation champion

Phyllis Webstad continues to help the country understand the residential school legacy

Phyllis Webstad, founder of Orange Shirt Day. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Harvest Fair president Tammy Tugnum accepts a COVID hardship grant in the amount of $2,500 from the city presented by Mayor Walt Cobb. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Williams Lake Harvest Fair cancelled for 2021

It normally takes nine months to plan the event, said fair president Tammy Tugnum

Williams Lake Harvest Fair president Tammy Tugnum accepts a COVID hardship grant in the amount of $2,500 from the city presented by Mayor Walt Cobb. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Judy Boehm at the Lac La Hache Thrift Store, which has been busy during the pandemic as a place for people to shop and socialize. (Kelly Sinoski photo- 100 Mile Free Press)

OAPO, Community Club in Lac La Hache prepare to reopen

Lifting of restrictions will provide people with more places to socialize

Judy Boehm at the Lac La Hache Thrift Store, which has been busy during the pandemic as a place for people to shop and socialize. (Kelly Sinoski photo- 100 Mile Free Press)
Soda Creek in 1867 with the Colonial Hotel (foreground) and the Exchange Hotel next door. (BC Archives collection)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The town of Soda Creek

By the spring of 1862, the Cariboo Gold Rush was in full swing

  • Jun 6, 2021
Soda Creek in 1867 with the Colonial Hotel (foreground) and the Exchange Hotel next door. (BC Archives collection)
Dave Wright, a former RCMP officer for 25 years, has owned the West Chilcotin Trading Ltd. in Tatla Lake for 28 years. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Smart 55: Drawn by the beauty of the Tata Lake area

As a young RCMP officer in the 1960s Dave Wright fell in love with the West Chilcotin

Dave Wright, a former RCMP officer for 25 years, has owned the West Chilcotin Trading Ltd. in Tatla Lake for 28 years. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)