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Fred Rose has his photo taken at 150 Mile House in 1897. (B.C. Provincial Archives photos)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The Rose house at 150 Mile House

A look into the history of Frederick Rose

  • Nov 5, 2022
Fred Rose has his photo taken at 150 Mile House in 1897. (B.C. Provincial Archives photos)
Dr. Harsh Hundal, from left, an emergency room physician, Natasha Yaworski, a registered nurse, and Todd Onsorge critical care manager, show off the laryngoscope the Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Society purchased for emergency critical care. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Society grants some hospital staff wishes through equipment purchase

Society able to purchase needed equipment for hospital thanks to gift shop sales and donations

Dr. Harsh Hundal, from left, an emergency room physician, Natasha Yaworski, a registered nurse, and Todd Onsorge critical care manager, show off the laryngoscope the Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Society purchased for emergency critical care. (Photo submitted)
Volunteer Rodger Hamilton shovels snow off the pathways at Scout Island last winter. The program Better at Home is looking for volunteers willing to help seniors this winter with snow removal in Williams Lake and area. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Seniors in need of snow shovelling angels this winter in Williams Lake

Better At Home is coordinating the program

  • Nov 5, 2022
Volunteer Rodger Hamilton shovels snow off the pathways at Scout Island last winter. The program Better at Home is looking for volunteers willing to help seniors this winter with snow removal in Williams Lake and area. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Judy Ventry, the St. Joseph’s Mission outreach support worker is inviting residential school survivors and their families to a workshop at Williams Lake First Nation Nov. 14-18, 2022. (Kiera Elise Photography photo)

Williams Lake First Nation to host community empowerment workshop for adults and youth

Week-long event aimed at breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma

Judy Ventry, the St. Joseph’s Mission outreach support worker is inviting residential school survivors and their families to a workshop at Williams Lake First Nation Nov. 14-18, 2022. (Kiera Elise Photography photo)
The final touches are being put on the decorations for one of the biggest formal events in Williams Lake The Cariboo Memorial Foundation annual gala fundraiser on Nov. 5, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Stage is being set for Cariboo Memorial Foundation gala fundraiser

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will take place on Nov. 5 at the Sacred Heart School Hall in Williams Lake

The final touches are being put on the decorations for one of the biggest formal events in Williams Lake The Cariboo Memorial Foundation annual gala fundraiser on Nov. 5, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jack Green busts a move with Layla Green and Ivy Halverson at the Halloween family dance held in the Gibraltar Room Saturday night. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Halloween Festival, dance a frightful delight in Williams Lake

The first-ever Halloween Festival was embraced by residents in and around Williams…

Jack Green busts a move with Layla Green and Ivy Halverson at the Halloween family dance held in the Gibraltar Room Saturday night. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Local Daybreak Rotary Club volunteers, Ingolf Sandberg (from left), Janet Sandberg, Marie Sharpe Elementary principal Kelly Glen (principal, Ken O’Brien and Joanna Saunders deliver Starfish packs every Thursday. (Missing from the photo is Leo Rankin). Photo submitted

Starfish program helps feed needy students, families at home

Making a difference through school connections

  • Nov 3, 2022
Local Daybreak Rotary Club volunteers, Ingolf Sandberg (from left), Janet Sandberg, Marie Sharpe Elementary principal Kelly Glen (principal, Ken O’Brien and Joanna Saunders deliver Starfish packs every Thursday. (Missing from the photo is Leo Rankin). Photo submitted
Mountaineer Cameron Self and this eagle, otherwise known as Paolo Roland Self, were spotted out on the streets of Williams Lake during the Downtown Williams Lake Trick ‘r Treat event. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Downtown Williams Lake Trick ‘r Treat event attracts a crowd

Large numbers of trick-or-treaters were walking between businesses downtown for candy and prizes

Mountaineer Cameron Self and this eagle, otherwise known as Paolo Roland Self, were spotted out on the streets of Williams Lake during the Downtown Williams Lake Trick ‘r Treat event. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jakob Schwab, left and Terry Lyons rehearse for November’s play Buying the Moose. (WLSTS photo)

Williams Lake Studio Theatre comedy opens Nov. 9

Buying the Moose features relationship-based humour for everyone

Jakob Schwab, left and Terry Lyons rehearse for November’s play Buying the Moose. (WLSTS photo)
Tim Hurley is a teacher in Williams Lake and heads up the Columneetza Volleyball Club and has taken students in the club to Hawaii to gain skills and experience. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Williams Lake teacher still a big kid at heart

Tim Hurley loves working with people and found his niche in teaching and coaching

Tim Hurley is a teacher in Williams Lake and heads up the Columneetza Volleyball Club and has taken students in the club to Hawaii to gain skills and experience. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
There’s a new face at the station -Station House Gallery that is. Diane Toop, outgoing executive director for the Station House Gallery Society, is training up her replacement, Davanna Stafford. The pair were in the gift shop going over some details on Nov. 1, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Station House Gallery in Williams Lake welcomes new face

Davanna Stafford will be stepping into the role of executive director

There’s a new face at the station -Station House Gallery that is. Diane Toop, outgoing executive director for the Station House Gallery Society, is training up her replacement, Davanna Stafford. The pair were in the gift shop going over some details on Nov. 1, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)

Spiritual journey marks a return to land and tradition for Chilcotin’s Xeni Gwet’in

Members of Xeni Gwet’in hike across the Coast Mountains to reclaim historic trade route

Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)
The 43rd annual Halloween Fireworks included a bonfire. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Halloween bonfire, fireworks display a big hit with community

The 43rd annual event included a 13-minute fireworks show

The 43rd annual Halloween Fireworks included a bonfire. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Community Forest is a local recreational resource and an economic one as well. Hiking, biking and rock climbing take place within the community forest, as well as rangeland for cattle and logging, with some of the proceeds going back into the community. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Community Forest now accepting grant applications

Local groups can now apply for some of the $65,000 of funding available

  • Oct 31, 2022
The Williams Lake Community Forest is a local recreational resource and an economic one as well. Hiking, biking and rock climbing take place within the community forest, as well as rangeland for cattle and logging, with some of the proceeds going back into the community. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The after-school hours can be difficult for the thousands of kids younger than age 12 who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need. Photo courtesy United Way

United Way BC helps families thrive through after-school programming

Imagine you’re 6 years old. Grade one! You love your teacher and…

  • Oct 31, 2022
The after-school hours can be difficult for the thousands of kids younger than age 12 who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need. Photo courtesy United Way
Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)

Smithers teen goes as 150 Mile House C+ Rodeos bull fighter for Halloween

Bull fighter Cody Call, 24, made a lasting impression on Hans Best, 18, last August

Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
Likely residents Deanna MacBurney, left, Beverly Fox and Eleanor Cooper share of love for writing.	(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)
Likely residents Deanna MacBurney, left, Beverly Fox and Eleanor Cooper share of love for writing.	(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)
Handmade leather and beadwork by local artisans are showcased in the lounge room of the lodge. (Ruth Lloyd - Casual Country 2022)

Nemiah Lodge represents a return, forward momentum for First Nation

New venture to combine culture with economic opportunity for Xeni Gwet’in

Handmade leather and beadwork by local artisans are showcased in the lounge room of the lodge. (Ruth Lloyd - Casual Country 2022)