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Cariboo-made face masks honour missing and murdered Indigenous women
Cariboo-made face masks honour missing and murdered Indigenous women
The Wellness Room’s Rebekah Smiley (from left), Paul Couturier, Jessie Lens, Steph Huska and owner Shelly Paquette are excited to begin offering yoga classes Sept. 8 at their studio on First Avenue South in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
The Wellness Room’s Rebekah Smiley (from left), Paul Couturier, Jessie Lens, Steph Huska and owner Shelly Paquette are excited to begin offering yoga classes Sept. 8 at their studio on First Avenue South in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
In its latest column, the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce announces new members and eyes end of September to resume monthly meetings.

Williams Lake Chamber eyes end of September to resume member meetings

If unable to meet in person, the ZOOM platform could be a possibility

  • Sep 3, 2020
In its latest column, the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce announces new members and eyes end of September to resume monthly meetings.
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Corn is ripe for the picking at Soda Creek. (Soda Creek Sweet Corn photo)

Start your engines: Soda Creek corn ready to be picked

Soda Creek Sweet Corn is located north of Williams Lake

Corn is ripe for the picking at Soda Creek. (Soda Creek Sweet Corn photo)
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb presents the Nothern Development Initiative Trust Housing Incentive Program cheque to 3Gen Construction co-owner Tyler Boucher Wednesday in front of a new, four-unit townhouse at the Hamel Road complex in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake benefits from Housing Incentive Program

Three of the homes have already been sold, Boucher said, while the fourth has an offer pending

  • Aug 26, 2020
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb presents the Nothern Development Initiative Trust Housing Incentive Program cheque to 3Gen Construction co-owner Tyler Boucher Wednesday in front of a new, four-unit townhouse at the Hamel Road complex in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Hailey Johnson, 12, left and Molly Brown, 10, have been handing forms for a business portrait project scavenger hunt, new downtown maps and Art Walk 2020 guidebooks for Downtown Williams Lake BIA. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Downtown Williams Lake scavenger hunt underway

Artists will also be at various locations, doing caricatures

Hailey Johnson, 12, left and Molly Brown, 10, have been handing forms for a business portrait project scavenger hunt, new downtown maps and Art Walk 2020 guidebooks for Downtown Williams Lake BIA. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Fox Mountain Brewing Co. owner Dave Reedman stirs the mash Thursday morning working to prepare fresh beer for this Saturday’s grand opening at its Donald Road location inside the old Greyhound station in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Official grand opening on tap for Fox Mountain Brewing Co. Saturday, Aug. 8

Live, musical entertainment will kickoff around 5 p.m. Prizes, giveaways throughout day

Fox Mountain Brewing Co. owner Dave Reedman stirs the mash Thursday morning working to prepare fresh beer for this Saturday’s grand opening at its Donald Road location inside the old Greyhound station in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Tribune reporter Monica Lamb-Yorski and her husband Matt enjoy a moment to rest and take in the sights downtown recently. The Williams Lake Tribune encourages everyone this Saturday, July 25 to take part in The Big Spend, a national initiative aimed at supporting our small businesses by spending money locally. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Support local businesses Saturday, July 25 with The Big Spend Initiative

Across Canada people are encouraged to shop, help businesses impacted by COVID-19

Williams Lake Tribune reporter Monica Lamb-Yorski and her husband Matt enjoy a moment to rest and take in the sights downtown recently. The Williams Lake Tribune encourages everyone this Saturday, July 25 to take part in The Big Spend, a national initiative aimed at supporting our small businesses by spending money locally. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Nathan Thiessen of Gold Country Doughnuts can be found at the Quesnel and Williams Lake Farmers Markets this summer. (Angie Mindus photo)

Old family doughnut recipe secret to success for Williams Lake Farmers Market vendor

Nathan Thiessen of Alexandria owns Gold Country Doughnuts and More

Nathan Thiessen of Gold Country Doughnuts can be found at the Quesnel and Williams Lake Farmers Markets this summer. (Angie Mindus photo)
Ever since Sheri and Shane Marsh opened Fox Mountain Urban Upcycle quietly in December they have been busy and enjoying working with customers. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ever since Sheri and Shane Marsh opened Fox Mountain Urban Upcycle quietly in December they have been busy and enjoying working with customers. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Owner Wayne Peterson of Integra Tire and Auto Centre said the commercial truck shop will be moving into former Glendale Trading Ltd. store run by owner Elke and Karl Reiner for many years. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Integra Tire moving commercial shop to Glendale

Renovations of former grocery store underway

Owner Wayne Peterson of Integra Tire and Auto Centre said the commercial truck shop will be moving into former Glendale Trading Ltd. store run by owner Elke and Karl Reiner for many years. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Andrew Brown is the designer and entrepreneur behind the product and company known as Furr Dogz a fun way to both groom and clean your dog. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Williams Lake entrepreneur confident in success of portable pet cleaning station

Andrew Brown is the creator of Furr Dogz portable pet cleaning station

Andrew Brown is the designer and entrepreneur behind the product and company known as Furr Dogz a fun way to both groom and clean your dog. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
With COVID-19 measures in place, Pacific Coastal Airlines will increase number of flights to Williams Lake on July 26. (Pacific Coastal photo)
With COVID-19 measures in place, Pacific Coastal Airlines will increase number of flights to Williams Lake on July 26. (Pacific Coastal photo)
A developer is asking for rezoning to allow for a drive-thru restaurant on Broadway Avenue South where a Shell Station and Quiznos were located in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A developer is asking for rezoning to allow for a drive-thru restaurant on Broadway Avenue South where a Shell Station and Quiznos were located in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A fish viewer designed and manufactured in Williams Lake a decade ago continues to be sought after by fishery departments and universities all over North America. (Guy Scharf photo)

Williams Lake resident lends skills to create tool for fish researchers

John Bos, 82, of Bos Glassworks began making the Plexiglass fish viewers a decade ago

A fish viewer designed and manufactured in Williams Lake a decade ago continues to be sought after by fishery departments and universities all over North America. (Guy Scharf photo)
Elisna de Swardt (right) and her mom Elsabe Grobler have made some changes to the way they do business at Williams Lake Drycleaners and Laundromat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake laundromat owner adjusts to COVID-19

Elisna de Swardt hopes changes they’ve made will be permanent

Elisna de Swardt (right) and her mom Elsabe Grobler have made some changes to the way they do business at Williams Lake Drycleaners and Laundromat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tom Wong purchased Caribou Ski Source for Sports in 1989 and has been supplying sporting goods to the community for more than 30 years. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Tom Wong rolls with the punches

Local sports organizations have benefited from Wong’s generosity as a backer of youth athletics

Tom Wong purchased Caribou Ski Source for Sports in 1989 and has been supplying sporting goods to the community for more than 30 years. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A new bed dryer and stacks are part of the upgrades to Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s plant in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)

Multi-million dollar upgrades completed to Pinnacle Renewable Energy in Williams Lake

The bed dryer can run at a lower temperature and remove more moisture

A new bed dryer and stacks are part of the upgrades to Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s plant in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
Vanessa Riplinger, Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce executive director, (left) with moderator Ryan Brink, was one of several speakers who updated the community at a tailgate talk held Thursday, June 11, at the TDC parking lot, organized by the Williams Lake Hiring Initiative. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake businesses fear lack of customers, employees: chamber president

Vanessa Riplinger says lack of employees already existed due to 2017 wildfires, now after COVID-19

Vanessa Riplinger, Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce executive director, (left) with moderator Ryan Brink, was one of several speakers who updated the community at a tailgate talk held Thursday, June 11, at the TDC parking lot, organized by the Williams Lake Hiring Initiative. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Toastmasters conducted its first virtual meeting on March 18 (Black Press File Photo)
Williams Lake Toastmasters conducted its first virtual meeting on March 18 (Black Press File Photo)