Editorials

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EDITORIAL: The new normal

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

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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)
The Clear Cool Water sign along Mackenzie Avenue is poking fun at the annual problem of potholes. Manager Cathy Rosner said she saw the saying online and thought it was appropriate because it’s all everyone is talking about. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

EDITORIAL: Pothole season is upon us

City crews have and will be working on them around Williams Lake

The Clear Cool Water sign along Mackenzie Avenue is poking fun at the annual problem of potholes. Manager Cathy Rosner said she saw the saying online and thought it was appropriate because it’s all everyone is talking about. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
With a spike in theft from vehicles in the first month of 2020, the RCMP are reminding us not to leave valuables in our vehicles.

EDITORIAL: Vigilance required

“Will it be safe?” is the question plaguing us these days whenever we leave our vehicles unattended

With a spike in theft from vehicles in the first month of 2020, the RCMP are reminding us not to leave valuables in our vehicles.
Peewee Female Timberwolves defenceman Emma Koster goes for the puck during a double-header with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on the weekend at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex where Koster potted her first goal of the season. The team is off to Wickfest this weekend, a female hockey festival hosted by former Team Canada star Hayley Wickenheiser. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

EDITORIAL: Game on

Williams Lake is a hardcore hockey town. There is no doubt about…

  • Jan 30, 2020
Peewee Female Timberwolves defenceman Emma Koster goes for the puck during a double-header with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on the weekend at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex where Koster potted her first goal of the season. The team is off to Wickfest this weekend, a female hockey festival hosted by former Team Canada star Hayley Wickenheiser. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Editorial: Have your say on changes to assisted dying law

Editorial: Have your say on changes to assisted dying law

In June of 2016 Canadians gained the right to physician assisted death — but there were caveats

  • Jan 27, 2020
Editorial: Have your say on changes to assisted dying law
EDITORIAL: Embrace literacy

EDITORIAL: Embrace literacy

Family Literacy Week is from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2

  • Jan 23, 2020
EDITORIAL: Embrace literacy
The flags outside Williams Lake City Hall were lowered to half-mast on Friday, Jan. 10 in honour of the 63 Canadians who lost their lives in the Ukrainian Airlines tragedy in Iran. The flags will remain at half-mast until Friday, Jan. 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo-Williams Lake Tribune)

EDITORIAL: Canadians pay ultimate price

All 176 souls aboard the commercial flight were killed

  • Jan 10, 2020
The flags outside Williams Lake City Hall were lowered to half-mast on Friday, Jan. 10 in honour of the 63 Canadians who lost their lives in the Ukrainian Airlines tragedy in Iran. The flags will remain at half-mast until Friday, Jan. 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo-Williams Lake Tribune)
EDITORIAL: Envisioning 2020

EDITORIAL: Envisioning 2020

With a new year upon us it’s tempting to find ways to…

EDITORIAL: Envisioning 2020
With winter underway and the Christmas season seeing many people travelling to visit family and friends ICBC is reminding drivers to use caution. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Editorial: Drive carefully this winter

ICBC offers some holiday season tips

With winter underway and the Christmas season seeing many people travelling to visit family and friends ICBC is reminding drivers to use caution. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view from the top of Fox Mountain is spectacular in all seasons, including here when the sun was going down on Sunday, Dec. 15. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

EDITORIAL: Enjoying our winter

With winter underway some of us have been enjoying the opportunity to…

The view from the top of Fox Mountain is spectacular in all seasons, including here when the sun was going down on Sunday, Dec. 15. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
In this week’s editorial the Tribune imagines what the implications would for a town where its residents chose to only shop local at Christmas time. (Black press file photo)

EDITORIAL: A community Christmas story

Imagining a town where people shop locally

  • Dec 14, 2019
In this week’s editorial the Tribune imagines what the implications would for a town where its residents chose to only shop local at Christmas time. (Black press file photo)
Cariboo Friendship Society case manager Shane Boxeur, special programs supervisor, Tamara Garreau, shelter co-ordinator, Dustin Westerman, and security co-ordinator, Grahame Lees, have seen an increase in the number of people accessing the shelter as winter unfolds in the Williams Lake area. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Editorial: Cold weather increases numbers at Cariboo Friendship Centre shelter

We need proactive work to continue to be funded to address deep and complex issues in the community

Cariboo Friendship Society case manager Shane Boxeur, special programs supervisor, Tamara Garreau, shelter co-ordinator, Dustin Westerman, and security co-ordinator, Grahame Lees, have seen an increase in the number of people accessing the shelter as winter unfolds in the Williams Lake area. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort hosted a soft opening Friday, with plans to keep the kitchen and lodge open daily until the hill opens to skiers and snowboarders. (Angie Mindus photo)

EDITORIAL: Let it snow

Congratulations are in order for the new, private owners of Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort

Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort hosted a soft opening Friday, with plans to keep the kitchen and lodge open daily until the hill opens to skiers and snowboarders. (Angie Mindus photo)
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Editorial: November a time to spread some warmth

Do you have warm clothes you can spare for those in need?

  • Nov 2, 2019
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

The more things change, the more they stay the same following federal election

The way people voted this year shows how diverse our opinions on politics really are

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb embrace local logging contractors at the Rally to Vancouver protest Wednesday. Dozens of residents from the Cariboo took part in the truck rally to bring attention to the struggles and job loss of forestry workers in the region. (Scott Nelson photo)

Editorial: Road warriors

Let’s keep up the support up for our friends and neighbours, our struggling families

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb embrace local logging contractors at the Rally to Vancouver protest Wednesday. Dozens of residents from the Cariboo took part in the truck rally to bring attention to the struggles and job loss of forestry workers in the region. (Scott Nelson photo)
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EDITORIAL: Vaping, what are you willing to risk?

Health Canada is advising those who vape to watch for a cough, shortness of breath and chest pain

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The Williams Lake Harvest Fair is set to take place Sept. 7 and 8 at the Stampede Grounds and inside the curling rink. Angie Mindus photo

EDITORIAL: Williams Lake Harvest Fair rolls out welcome mat

It will be a fun, busy weekend

  • Sep 6, 2019
The Williams Lake Harvest Fair is set to take place Sept. 7 and 8 at the Stampede Grounds and inside the curling rink. Angie Mindus photo
A body is recovered from the Fraser River near the Sheep Creek Bridge Wednesday, Aug. 28. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

EDITORIAL: Judicial reform needed

Families and communities deserve more than a revolving door

  • Sep 4, 2019
A body is recovered from the Fraser River near the Sheep Creek Bridge Wednesday, Aug. 28. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo