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Chloe Friesen and Jaidyn Lange share a laugh as they take to the skies for the first time together. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Youth soar high above the South Cariboo

Clear and sunny skies for the 10th annual Junior Aviator Day

Chloe Friesen and Jaidyn Lange share a laugh as they take to the skies for the first time together. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Trevor Schick has been with the Williams Lake Fire Department since 2005 where he is presently assistant fire chief dedicated to attending fire calls, training and maintenance. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Small business owner, community volunteer

Trevor Schick has always worked in small businesses and volunteered for the fire department since 2005

Trevor Schick has been with the Williams Lake Fire Department since 2005 where he is presently assistant fire chief dedicated to attending fire calls, training and maintenance. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography

Orca pod crashes Quadra Island wedding

‘That’s a pretty good good way to start your marriage off’ — wedding videographer

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography
Eva Navrot and Peggy Christianson at the Seniors Advocate office in Williams Lake hold up parking placards for people with mobility limitations. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Seniors Advocate working with SPARC BC to distribute parking placards

The Seniors Advocate office is located at the Seniors Activity Centre

Eva Navrot and Peggy Christianson at the Seniors Advocate office in Williams Lake hold up parking placards for people with mobility limitations. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The CT scanner at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital is one of many pieces of equipment the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust has helped to purchase. (File photo)

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is theme for 2022 Cariboo Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala

“No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise,“ wrote Lewis Carroll,…

The CT scanner at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital is one of many pieces of equipment the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust has helped to purchase. (File photo)
Volunteers and students practice some bike skills at Cataline Elementary School before heading out on their return ride home from school Friday as part of Williams Lake’s first ever “bike bus” for Go By Bike Weeks. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cataline students pilot first ‘bike bus’ in Williams Lake

Group ride to school helps students experience riding bikes to school

Volunteers and students practice some bike skills at Cataline Elementary School before heading out on their return ride home from school Friday as part of Williams Lake’s first ever “bike bus” for Go By Bike Weeks. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Vanessa Robinson, left, talks about the forest structure during a small sidestep into the Douglas fir forest looking at Cariboo wildflowers for an Cariboo Chilcotin Elder College workshop on May 28, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CASUAL COUNTRY: Walking through Cariboo wildflowers

Elder College offered a walk in the woods with a wildflower enthusiast

Vanessa Robinson, left, talks about the forest structure during a small sidestep into the Douglas fir forest looking at Cariboo wildflowers for an Cariboo Chilcotin Elder College workshop on May 28, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Independent living communities like Williams Lake Seniors Village are designed for seniors who are fully independent but would like to live in a social environment with avenues for connection and engagement during their retirement years.Photo courtesy Retirement Concepts

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  • Oct 17, 2022
Independent living communities like Williams Lake Seniors Village are designed for seniors who are fully independent but would like to live in a social environment with avenues for connection and engagement during their retirement years.Photo courtesy Retirement Concepts
Artists Don Gesinger, left, and Pharis Romero stand next to the collaborative work which formed the basis for their show Architectural Beadwork and Paperwork which is on display now until Oct. 22 at Alexander Clothing. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Architectural beadwork and paperwork art show in Williams Lake

Show on display at Alexander Clothing on Sutton Road until Oct. 22

Artists Don Gesinger, left, and Pharis Romero stand next to the collaborative work which formed the basis for their show Architectural Beadwork and Paperwork which is on display now until Oct. 22 at Alexander Clothing. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Salvation Army Thrift Store worker John Davey and store manager Helene Hartley are urging the public to drop off donations during business hours. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Salvation Army Thrift Store worker John Davey and store manager Helene Hartley are urging the public to drop off donations during business hours. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Big Lake Fire and Rescue members have learned helicopter landing zone management due to more air ambulances arriving in the area. (Photo submitted)
Big Lake Fire and Rescue members have learned helicopter landing zone management due to more air ambulances arriving in the area. (Photo submitted)
The Lac La Hache Volunteer Fire Department trains hard to be ready to help the community. The team consists of about 20 firefighters along with training officer Moe Pare (front from left), fire chief Terry Murphy and deputy fire chief Don Aaltonen. (Photo submitted)
The Lac La Hache Volunteer Fire Department trains hard to be ready to help the community. The team consists of about 20 firefighters along with training officer Moe Pare (front from left), fire chief Terry Murphy and deputy fire chief Don Aaltonen. (Photo submitted)
Foreign temporary workers employed at Alkali Lake Ranch and Gang Ranch along with their managers attended a party to welcome them at Cariboo Community Church on the Labour Day weekend. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CASUAL COUNTRY: Temporary foreign ranch workers enjoy Williams Lake get-together

Several ranches in the Cariboo Chilcotin have workers from Mexico

Foreign temporary workers employed at Alkali Lake Ranch and Gang Ranch along with their managers attended a party to welcome them at Cariboo Community Church on the Labour Day weekend. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Pharis and Jason Romero have converted an old barn into a recording and performing space which is presently hosting 3,000 heads of garlic harvested on their property in Horsefly, B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Casual Country: Jason and Pharis Romero enjoy life in Horsefly

The Canadian music duo have a small river running by the property

Pharis and Jason Romero have converted an old barn into a recording and performing space which is presently hosting 3,000 heads of garlic harvested on their property in Horsefly, B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A free workshop on Oct. 20 will offer community members a chance to learn from leading psychologists in supporting youth and reducing risk factors for problem behaviour. (Image provided by Communities that Care)

It takes a village… free Cariboo workshop aims to build relationships

Community-wide professional development session in support of youth and families

A free workshop on Oct. 20 will offer community members a chance to learn from leading psychologists in supporting youth and reducing risk factors for problem behaviour. (Image provided by Communities that Care)
Cariboo Regional District deputy chief administration officer Alice Johnston is chief election officer for the local government election. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Alice Johnston is chief election officer for the Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Alice Johnston leads a busy, balanced life

In 1997 she started working at the Cariboo Regional District

Cariboo Regional District deputy chief administration officer Alice Johnston is chief election officer for the local government election. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Alice Johnston is chief election officer for the Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

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  • Oct 12, 2022
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Dena Baumann, from left, Pharis Romero, Cole Patenaude, Shannon O’Donovan and Tanja Iwan, were in front of an audience for the first Audio Affairs session by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake on Oct. 6. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dena Baumann, from left, Pharis Romero, Cole Patenaude, Shannon O’Donovan and Tanja Iwan, were in front of an audience for the first Audio Affairs session by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake on Oct. 6. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)