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Cariboo Festival Society president Robin Ford, left, and board member Chris Ford outside of Williams Lake Evangelical Free Church on Eleventh Avenue where a virtual version of the festival kicked off Monday, April 12. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune).

Cariboo Festival showcasing virtually in lakecity

Each performer was allowed one spectator and Angela Sommer accompanying them on piano

“These artworks combine the grittiness of our urban and port-side environment with the lightness of a playful and exploratory creative process,” note the artists in their artist statement about the show.	(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Station House Gallery’s latest exhibit features a port-themed collaboration

Valerie Arntzen and Lori Sokoluk created the pieces when they had adjacent studios in Vancouver

Don Alder was recently inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. (Photo submitted)

Don Alder inducted into BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

The guitarist writes and performs all his own music

Don Alder was recently inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. (Photo submitted)
Residents looking to break into the film production sector can learn entry-level skills through a new, free online training program available through the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association. (North Island College photo)

Lights, camera, action for free production assistant training course

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism offering free program

  • Feb 8, 2021
Residents looking to break into the film production sector can learn entry-level skills through a new, free online training program available through the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association. (North Island College photo)
Brent and Craig Lebeau of Lebeau Brothers Logging star in Mud Mountain Haulers on Discovery Canada. (Photo submitted)

Mud Mountain Haulers shine light on forest industry

New TV show, featuring Lebeau Brothers Logging and shot in the Cariboo, premieres tonight.

Brent and Craig Lebeau of Lebeau Brothers Logging star in Mud Mountain Haulers on Discovery Canada. (Photo submitted)
Jason and Pharis Romero’s new album <em>Bet on Love</em> has garnered them six nominations for the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards. (Patrick Davies photo-Williams Lake Tribune)

Pharis and Jason Romero’s new album up for six Canadian Folk Music Awards

Pharis and Romero live in Horesfly where they make music and banjos

Jason and Pharis Romero’s new album <em>Bet on Love</em> has garnered them six nominations for the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards. (Patrick Davies photo-Williams Lake Tribune)
Actors and directors of The Studio Theatre’s upcoming radio play version of A Christmas Carol rehearse over zoom. (Tara Sprickerhoff photo)
Actors and directors of The Studio Theatre’s upcoming radio play version of A Christmas Carol rehearse over zoom. (Tara Sprickerhoff photo)
Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune

Hip Hop 4 Hunger food drive benefits Salvation Army food bank

“I was really missing shows, so that was a big part of where this came from.”

Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune
Looking up the Fraser River to Crows Bar. (Rick Blacklaws photo)

Reverence for the Fraser River flows in new coffee table book

Carol and Rick Blacklaws committed themselves to the river on their 10th wedding anniversary

Looking up the Fraser River to Crows Bar. (Rick Blacklaws photo)
Rich N Beka are thrilled about their first recently released album. (photo by Nolan Guichon Photography)
Rich N Beka are thrilled about their first recently released album. (photo by Nolan Guichon Photography)
Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)

Julie Fowler of Wells wins provincial Distinguished Service Award

The award arrived in the mail as Fowler wrapped up her job with Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells

Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)
Staff at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex are hosting a Halloween Pool Movie Night at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool. (Image submitted)

Complex invites families, teens, to enjoy Halloween Pool Movie Night Oct. 31

The Addams Family (2019) and Jaws (1975) will be screened at the pool

Staff at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex are hosting a Halloween Pool Movie Night at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool. (Image submitted)
Tanis Armstrong as Henrietta Leavitt during the Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society’s production of Silent Sky in 2019, along with Tara Sprickerhoff (not pictured), have adapted A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for a radio play the society hopes to broadcast in December 2020. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Studio Theatre holding auditions for A Christmas Carol radio play

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, a radio play seemed like the next best thing

Tanis Armstrong as Henrietta Leavitt during the Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society’s production of Silent Sky in 2019, along with Tara Sprickerhoff (not pictured), have adapted A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for a radio play the society hopes to broadcast in December 2020. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Found Poems, oil on canvas, is one of the pieces in an exhibit of works by Prince George artist Corey Hardeman at the Station House Gallery in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Found poems: Station House Gallery October exhibit shines

The exhibit features fresh works from Prince George artist Corey Hardeman

Found Poems, oil on canvas, is one of the pieces in an exhibit of works by Prince George artist Corey Hardeman at the Station House Gallery in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Alston Theatre and the old Oliver Theatre was bustling with activity during the Stampede Parade in 1958. The Alston Theatre (left) and the Oliver Theatre (right) were situated between Syd and Dilly Western’s house and yard. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2020: From humble beginnings

Williams Lake’s movie theatres have rich history

  • Oct 11, 2020
The Alston Theatre and the old Oliver Theatre was bustling with activity during the Stampede Parade in 1958. The Alston Theatre (left) and the Oliver Theatre (right) were situated between Syd and Dilly Western’s house and yard. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin)
Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Culture Days showcases diversity of talent in Quesnel

The Quesnel Downtown Art Walk kicked off Sept. 26

Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A solid gold statue of an eagle encrusted with diamonds that Kevin Peters designed and made that was stolen in 2016. (Photo submitted)

World-class carver prefers the simple life

His work can be found in galleries around the world, but Kevin Peters prefers the quiet life.

A solid gold statue of an eagle encrusted with diamonds that Kevin Peters designed and made that was stolen in 2016. (Photo submitted)
Helen Kormendy of Ashcroft purchased a limited edition print from the Station House Gallery Middleman show in Williams Lake when she stopped in en route for work. The show officially runs from Sept. 12 to 26. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Station House Gallery Middleman show underway

‘The diversity is amazing:’ gallery’s executive director

Helen Kormendy of Ashcroft purchased a limited edition print from the Station House Gallery Middleman show in Williams Lake when she stopped in en route for work. The show officially runs from Sept. 12 to 26. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Film Club is putting the brakes on its season until the 50-person gathering limit is lifted. (Photo submitted)

Film club on hold until gathering cap raised

On May 6, the BC Government announced that attendance caps of 50 people will remain in effect

  • Aug 31, 2020
The Williams Lake Film Club is putting the brakes on its season until the 50-person gathering limit is lifted. (Photo submitted)