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Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox chief, Chief Joe Alphonse is one of 16 recipients of the Order of British Columbia. (Photo submitted)

Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse awarded B.C.’s highest order

Alphonse comes from a long line of hereditary leaders

Lifelong trapper Paul Blackwell details his life story in his memoir, the Mad Trapper of Greeny Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Mad Trapper shares memoir of life in the Cariboo

Paul Blackwell earned nickname due to fierce advocacy for nature, animals

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

The Bella Coola Music Festival will kick off Saturday morning, July 17. (Michael Wigle file photo)

‘We are making it work in any way that we can’: Bella Coola Music Festival kicks off Saturday

Highway access to the valley has been cut off due to wildfires, but reopened Thursday with pilot car

The Bella Coola Music Festival will kick off Saturday morning, July 17. (Michael Wigle file photo)
The Thompson Brothers (left to right Cy, Jude and Teo) and Brandon Hoffman are filmed at Pharis and Jason Romeros’ new barn in Horsefly for Performances in the Park 2021. (Venta Rutkauskas photo)

Performances in the Park announces lineup for YouTube concert series

The first concert will kick off Thursday, July 9 with Jason and Pharis Romero

The Thompson Brothers (left to right Cy, Jude and Teo) and Brandon Hoffman are filmed at Pharis and Jason Romeros’ new barn in Horsefly for Performances in the Park 2021. (Venta Rutkauskas photo)
The 2021 Bella Coola Music Festival is set for July 17 and 18. (Michael Wigle file photo)
The 2021 Bella Coola Music Festival is set for July 17 and 18. (Michael Wigle file photo)
From Aug. 5 through Aug. 8, Williams Lake Studio Theatre will be presenting “Garden Shorts,” a series of three short plays in an outdoor setting on Fox Mountain. (Brad Lawryk photo)

Williams Lake Studio Theatre plans outdoor theatre event for August

Three short plays will be performed at the Alex Fraser Research Forest property on Fox Mountain

From Aug. 5 through Aug. 8, Williams Lake Studio Theatre will be presenting “Garden Shorts,” a series of three short plays in an outdoor setting on Fox Mountain. (Brad Lawryk photo)
Mackey Pierce stands with two of the four paintings she has in the Cariboo Art Society exhibit at the Station House Gallery. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Art Society member exhibit June show at Station House Gallery

Title ‘This and That’, the show reflects the art of 11 members

Mackey Pierce stands with two of the four paintings she has in the Cariboo Art Society exhibit at the Station House Gallery. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Marion McKinnon Crook has penned a new novel where she revisits her first years as a public health nurse in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
Marion McKinnon Crook has penned a new novel where she revisits her first years as a public health nurse in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Pharis and Jason Romero received a JUNO June 4, 2021 for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for their latest album Bet on Love. (Laureen Carruthers photo)

Horsefly folk duo Pharis and Jason Romero take home another JUNO

The couple’s latest record Bet on Love took home Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Pharis and Jason Romero received a JUNO June 4, 2021 for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for their latest album Bet on Love. (Laureen Carruthers photo)
Aubrey Jackson of Williams Lake made it as far as the boot camp to participate in History Channel’s Alone series. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Aubrey Jackson of Williams Lake made it as far as the boot camp to participate in History Channel’s Alone series. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Downtown Williams Lake BIA has a new events co-ordinator, Leslie Mahar, whose first task is to organize Art Walk 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Downtown Williams Lake BIA has a new events co-ordinator, Leslie Mahar, whose first task is to organize Art Walk 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Shannon Zirnhelt, from left, her son Lockie, 3, Ella Kruus, 13, and Julia Zirnhelt, 13, co-founders of Third Planet Crusade are featured in a music video set to air on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

WATCH: Cariboo-made music video launched in time for Earth Day 2021

Singer songwriter Shannon Zirnhelt worked with Third Planet Crusade on the project

Shannon Zirnhelt, from left, her son Lockie, 3, Ella Kruus, 13, and Julia Zirnhelt, 13, co-founders of Third Planet Crusade are featured in a music video set to air on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jason and Pharis Romero’s latest album <em>Bet on Love</em> garnered three Canadian Folk Music Awards. Here Patrick Metzger, bass, from left, Jason, Pharis and Marc Jenkins perform at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly. Both Metzger and Jenkins performed on the album, as well as John Reischman on mandolin. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Romeros’ latest album garners three Canadian Folk Music Awards

Recorded in Horsefly, Bet on Love was released in May 2020

Jason and Pharis Romero’s latest album <em>Bet on Love</em> garnered three Canadian Folk Music Awards. Here Patrick Metzger, bass, from left, Jason, Pharis and Marc Jenkins perform at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly. Both Metzger and Jenkins performed on the album, as well as John Reischman on mandolin. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
William Belleau, right, poses with actor Anthony Hopkins during the filming of Blackway in Vernon, B.C. in 2016. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc’s William Belleau cast in Martin Scorsese film

Latest role adds to list including The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Blackway, The Killing and Frontier

William Belleau, right, poses with actor Anthony Hopkins during the filming of Blackway in Vernon, B.C. in 2016. (Photo submitted)
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

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).
“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

“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)
A painting of Alkali Lake Ranch by Gladys Wheatley on loan from Doug and Marie Mervyn is one of the many pieces featured in On Our Walls, the March show at the Station House Gallery. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A painting of Alkali Lake Ranch by Gladys Wheatley on loan from Doug and Marie Mervyn is one of the many pieces featured in On Our Walls, the March show at the Station House Gallery. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)