Editorials

B.C.’s chief medical officer Bonnie Henry announced changes to rules for worship services on March 25, including permission for some indoor services with limited numbers. (Photo submitted)

EDITORIAL: Get out your Sunday best

Worship gathering restrictions have been eased up a bit in B.C.

Celebrate women in leadership, March 8, International Women’s Day 2021 (Unsplash)

EDITORIAL: International Women’s Day 2021 shines spotlight on achievements, ongoing inequities

COVID-19 increased gender-based violence, economic stress, the burden of care giving for women

Have you read any good books lately? (File Photo)

Editorial: Literacy matters

This week marks the Williams Lake Tribune’s annual edition of Reach a…

Have you read any good books lately? (File Photo)
Tilly Knowles and Tina Derksen exchange a hug at the precautious station provided during a parking lot coffee house hosted by the Old Age Pensioners Organization and the Seniors Activity Centre in the summer of 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo/Williams Lake Tribune)

EDITORIAL: 2020 showed the best and worst in humanity

A wide range of responses and emotions could be seen over the past 12 months

  • Jan 1, 2021
Tilly Knowles and Tina Derksen exchange a hug at the precautious station provided during a parking lot coffee house hosted by the Old Age Pensioners Organization and the Seniors Activity Centre in the summer of 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo/Williams Lake Tribune)
A homeless person spent a few nights camping in a city parking lot in October, which becomes a greater concern as winter arrives. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

EDITORIAL: Let’s help out where we can

Winter is a rough time of year for the homeless

A homeless person spent a few nights camping in a city parking lot in October, which becomes a greater concern as winter arrives. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, many homes including this one on Moon Avenue, are decorated for Halloween 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

EDITORIAL: Trick or treat

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. Wait. Are they physically distancing?…

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, many homes including this one on Moon Avenue, are decorated for Halloween 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The views are beautiful in the Springhouse area along Dog Creek Road this fall. (Angie Mindus photo)

EDITORIAL: Giving thanks

We have a lot to be thankful for

The views are beautiful in the Springhouse area along Dog Creek Road this fall. (Angie Mindus photo)
Smithers Interior News Editorial

Garbage in, garbage out

An appalling lack of respect forced the hospital auxiliary to suspend donations to its thrift store

  • Oct 8, 2020
Smithers Interior News Editorial
Foresters-in-training from China and Ghana, Chengdong Fang and Kingsley Kyere-Donkor enjoy the view after taking the opportunity to hike Cameron Ridge east of Williams Lake recently with mentor forester, Nathan Davis. National Forest Week is Sept. 20 to the 26 and everyone is encouraged to get out and enjoy our local forests. (Nathan Davis photo)

EDITORIAL: Forests are there for everyone to enjoy

This week marks National Forest Week in Canada

Foresters-in-training from China and Ghana, Chengdong Fang and Kingsley Kyere-Donkor enjoy the view after taking the opportunity to hike Cameron Ridge east of Williams Lake recently with mentor forester, Nathan Davis. National Forest Week is Sept. 20 to the 26 and everyone is encouraged to get out and enjoy our local forests. (Nathan Davis photo)
People wear face masks as they wait to enter a COVID-19 testing clinic in Montreal, Monday, September 7, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Editorial: Living with COVID-19

It is important to continue to follow safety guidelines

  • Sep 13, 2020
People wear face masks as they wait to enter a COVID-19 testing clinic in Montreal, Monday, September 7, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
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LETTER: My experience in Williams Lake restores my faith in humanity

Dan Caruso of DMC Transmission Ltd. rescued me

  • Sep 2, 2020
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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

EDITORIAL: Coronavirus limits the right medicine

Opening up the economy a risk with cases overall still not under control

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP
Mayor Walt Cobb, left, Williams Lake Willy and Paul French, Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce director, kick off Stampede Spirit in Williams Lake, Monday, June 22. While the Stampede is cancelled due to COVID-19 the community is still encouraged to display Stampede spirit until July 3. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - WIlliams Lake Tribune)

Editorial: Quiet weekend ahead

Normally we’d be gearing up for several events in Williams Lake

  • Jun 25, 2020
Mayor Walt Cobb, left, Williams Lake Willy and Paul French, Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce director, kick off Stampede Spirit in Williams Lake, Monday, June 22. While the Stampede is cancelled due to COVID-19 the community is still encouraged to display Stampede spirit until July 3. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - WIlliams Lake Tribune)
The Canadian flag at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 in Williams Lake flies at half mast, as seen Tuesday, morning to honour the victim of Sunday’s tragic Canadian Air Force Snowbird crash in Kamloops that claimed the life of pilot Capt. Jennifer Casey of Nova Scotia shortly after takeoff. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Editorial: Tragic loss

The death of Captain Jennifer Casey of CFS Snowbirds has been mourned across the country

  • May 23, 2020
The Canadian flag at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 in Williams Lake flies at half mast, as seen Tuesday, morning to honour the victim of Sunday’s tragic Canadian Air Force Snowbird crash in Kamloops that claimed the life of pilot Capt. Jennifer Casey of Nova Scotia shortly after takeoff. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Darren Anderson of Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement and Daina Jameson of Dawson Road Maintenance control access to a temporary road created for residents of Borland Valley last week who were impacted by flooding. The main access has been restored. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Editorial: Ebb and Flow

Our region came together during the 2017 wildfires, and we have again now for floods

  • Apr 30, 2020
Darren Anderson of Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement and Daina Jameson of Dawson Road Maintenance control access to a temporary road created for residents of Borland Valley last week who were impacted by flooding. The main access has been restored. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A worker at Cariboo Place takes a well-deserved break. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A worker at Cariboo Place takes a well-deserved break. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Place residents look out Friday afternoon as family members come by to say hello as COVID-19 precautions prohibit visitors in long-term care homes. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

EDITORIAL: No time for April fools

As we adjust, cope, our community responds in different ways

Cariboo Place residents look out Friday afternoon as family members come by to say hello as COVID-19 precautions prohibit visitors in long-term care homes. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Hand washing (Shutterstock)

EDITORIAL: The new normal

As COVID-19 cancellations ramp up, we must all come together to make them worth it

Hand washing (Shutterstock)
March 8, 2020 is International Women’s Day - a day for women from all different backgrounds and cultures to band together to fight for gender parity and women’s rights. (Pixabay photo)

#BecauseOfYou: Tell us who inspires you on International Women’s Day

The world has come along way with equal rights, but there is still more work to be done

March 8, 2020 is International Women’s Day - a day for women from all different backgrounds and cultures to band together to fight for gender parity and women’s rights. (Pixabay photo)