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The city of Williams Lake is planning to improve on last year’s fireworks display at the Stampede Grounds on Oct. 31. The show is scheduled to start at 7:45 p.m. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake promises bigger fireworks for Halloween

After a scaled-back version for 2021, city said it is ramping up for 43rd Halloween fireworks

  • Oct 28, 2022
The city of Williams Lake is planning to improve on last year’s fireworks display at the Stampede Grounds on Oct. 31. The show is scheduled to start at 7:45 p.m. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Brian Garland (left) and staff of Cariboo Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd proudly present the keys to a 2022 Chevrolet Spark to Ron Whittingham, owner of RL7 Mechanical Ltd. (Kathy McLean photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Dry Grad, Cariboo GM raffle off brand new car

The raffle was a dry grad fundraiser

  • Oct 28, 2022
Brian Garland (left) and staff of Cariboo Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd proudly present the keys to a 2022 Chevrolet Spark to Ron Whittingham, owner of RL7 Mechanical Ltd. (Kathy McLean photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tyee Lake Volunteer Fire Department members (left to right standing) Rick Rhodes, Lorrie Rhodes, Tony Clark, Cheryl Lawrence, Derek Beaulieu and Chris Lawrence, kneeling Larry Straza, Fire Chief Rick Jelley and Graham Smith. Missing are Dale Gray, Mike Foote and Robin Storoschuk outside the fire hall which also serves as a community hall. (Photo submitted)

Tyee Lake fire hall becoming great community asset chief says

The volunteer fire department hall also doubles as community hall

Tyee Lake Volunteer Fire Department members (left to right standing) Rick Rhodes, Lorrie Rhodes, Tony Clark, Cheryl Lawrence, Derek Beaulieu and Chris Lawrence, kneeling Larry Straza, Fire Chief Rick Jelley and Graham Smith. Missing are Dale Gray, Mike Foote and Robin Storoschuk outside the fire hall which also serves as a community hall. (Photo submitted)
Banchi Hanuse, on left, Season 6: Episode 5 and 6 of Moosemeat & Marmalade director, stands with Art Napoleon, producer and host of the show, during filming in Bella Coola, Nuxalkulmc. (Olivia Vanderwal, photo).

Moosemeat & Marmalade episodes filmed in Bella Coola showing on APTN

The docuseries filmed two episodes in Nuxalkulmc last year, both directed by Banchi Hanuse

Banchi Hanuse, on left, Season 6: Episode 5 and 6 of Moosemeat & Marmalade director, stands with Art Napoleon, producer and host of the show, during filming in Bella Coola, Nuxalkulmc. (Olivia Vanderwal, photo).
BGC Club independent living youth worker Derek Godin has been busy preparing the Haunted House which will be open this Friday and Saturday at the BGC Club at 17 Fourth Ave. South. Godin is looking for volunteers to stand in as scary figures both nights. Anyone interested can call him at 250-305-4231. Friday, Oct. 28 is the family-friendly show from 6 to 8 p.m. while Saturday, Oct. 29 is full-on scary show from 6 to 9 p.m. Entrance to the Haunted House is by food bank donation. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

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  • Oct 27, 2022
BGC Club independent living youth worker Derek Godin has been busy preparing the Haunted House which will be open this Friday and Saturday at the BGC Club at 17 Fourth Ave. South. Godin is looking for volunteers to stand in as scary figures both nights. Anyone interested can call him at 250-305-4231. Friday, Oct. 28 is the family-friendly show from 6 to 8 p.m. while Saturday, Oct. 29 is full-on scary show from 6 to 9 p.m. Entrance to the Haunted House is by food bank donation. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Karen Gertzen is an active volunteer for the Williams Lake Stampeders Hockey team and can be seen at home games selling tickets. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Longtime hockey mom keeps going with Williams Lake Stampeders

Karen Gertzen has been volunteering with the senior men’s hockey team over 20 years

Karen Gertzen is an active volunteer for the Williams Lake Stampeders Hockey team and can be seen at home games selling tickets. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Daniel Philpotts (far left) and Landon Chamberlin (far right, back) of Speedy Auto Glass present a cheque for $1,000 to representatives of Hough Memorial Cancer Fund Society Mary Telfer, Meghan Deabrandt, Mylo Conabree and Lynn Roberts recently. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Speedy Auto Glass in Williams Lake donates to support Hough Memorial

Hough Memorial Cancer Fund Society helps purchase equipment for the hospital

Daniel Philpotts (far left) and Landon Chamberlin (far right, back) of Speedy Auto Glass present a cheque for $1,000 to representatives of Hough Memorial Cancer Fund Society Mary Telfer, Meghan Deabrandt, Mylo Conabree and Lynn Roberts recently. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

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Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
Non profits hosting multi-day events can apply for the November 2022 intake for applications for grant funding from the city of Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake opens up November intake for event grants

Local non profits looking to host multi-day events can apply for small grants

  • Oct 25, 2022
Non profits hosting multi-day events can apply for the November 2022 intake for applications for grant funding from the city of Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Outgoing Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb accepts a poppy from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 first vice-president Gord Keener Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Royal Canadian Legion Annual Poppy Campaign gets underway Oct. 28

The campaign runs until Remembrance Day, Friday, Nov. 11

Outgoing Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb accepts a poppy from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 first vice-president Gord Keener Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Retired nurse Jean Bishopp received flowers when she attended the 60th anniversary of Cariboo Memorial Hospital where she worked for many years. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)

CASUAL COUNTRY: Jean Bishopp enjoyed her nursing career

She spent many years working at Cariboo Memorial Hospital

Retired nurse Jean Bishopp received flowers when she attended the 60th anniversary of Cariboo Memorial Hospital where she worked for many years. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)

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Bat-friendly landscaping can help bats at Halloween

  • Oct 22, 2022
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)
The Critical Mass group ride on Oct. 14 made a stop at city hall in Williams Lake. . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Critical Mass bike ride tops off two Go By Bike Weeks in Williams Lake

Events included giving out free bikes, ‘bike bus’ pilot at Cataline, Seniors on Wheels and more

The Critical Mass group ride on Oct. 14 made a stop at city hall in Williams Lake. . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
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WHAT’S UP?: Here are some upcoming events in Williams Lake Oct. 21-23

Pumpkin patch at the old Poplar Glade site

  • Oct 21, 2022
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Halloween Festival co-ordinator Jazmyn Lyons, centre, received a donation from Karen Sepkowski, left, and Kim Sepkowski that will be used for a guess the weight of the pumpkin contest during the festival on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Large pumpkin donated for Williams Lake Halloween Fest guessing game

Organizers Jazmyn Lyons says tickets for the dance are on sale now

Halloween Festival co-ordinator Jazmyn Lyons, centre, received a donation from Karen Sepkowski, left, and Kim Sepkowski that will be used for a guess the weight of the pumpkin contest during the festival on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Beavers will be collecting donations for the local food bank Saturday from 1 - 4 p.m. (Photo Submitted)

Williams Lake Beavers need your help to stock local food bank

They are collecting donations Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Save-On-Foods

The Williams Lake Beavers will be collecting donations for the local food bank Saturday from 1 - 4 p.m. (Photo Submitted)
Participants look for pumpkins during the Williams Lake Harvest Run Saturday, Oct. 15. (Angie Mindus photos - Williams Lake Tribune)

Annual Williams Lake Harvest Run fun for all

The city of Williams Lake hosted the event

Participants look for pumpkins during the Williams Lake Harvest Run Saturday, Oct. 15. (Angie Mindus photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department members Karolynn Everett, left back row, Chief Paul McCarthy and John Sonntag, Jim Klassen, front left, JJ Bast and Jackie Davy. Missing: Sharleen Bast, Connor Bailey, Ed Marshall, Frank Staub, Boyd Mader, Brian Geston, Rob Everett, Mike Helmer, Jason Davis, Tyler Jorgenson and Andrew Nairn. (Corrie Lindroos Photo)

150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department plan annual Halloween activities

An update from your local department

  • Oct 20, 2022
150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department members Karolynn Everett, left back row, Chief Paul McCarthy and John Sonntag, Jim Klassen, front left, JJ Bast and Jackie Davy. Missing: Sharleen Bast, Connor Bailey, Ed Marshall, Frank Staub, Boyd Mader, Brian Geston, Rob Everett, Mike Helmer, Jason Davis, Tyler Jorgenson and Andrew Nairn. (Corrie Lindroos Photo)