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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

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.”

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)
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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)
Former Williams Lake magician Clinton W. Gray and Penn & Teller: Fool Us host Alyson Hannigan on stage in Las Vegas in March, during the taping of the show. The episode featuring Gray will air on The CW Network on Monday, Aug. 17. (SCOTT EVERETT WHITE/THE CW photography)

Former lakecity magician gets chance to fool Penn & Teller

Clinton W. Gray will appear on The CW Network TV show Penn & Teller: Fools Us on Aug. 17

  • Aug 13, 2020
Former Williams Lake magician Clinton W. Gray and Penn & Teller: Fool Us host Alyson Hannigan on stage in Las Vegas in March, during the taping of the show. The episode featuring Gray will air on The CW Network on Monday, Aug. 17. (SCOTT EVERETT WHITE/THE CW photography)
Downtown Williams Lake BIA summer student, Aly Davey, left, Jasmine Alexander, events co-ordinator, Brent Dafoe, marketing co-ordinator, and executive director Jordan Davis invite everyone to take in the Downtown Williams Lake Art Walk 2020, which goes from Friday, Aug. 7 to Friday, Sept. 4. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Downtown Williams Lake Art Walk 2020 opens Aug. 7

This year’s event features 27 businesses and 28 artists

Downtown Williams Lake BIA summer student, Aly Davey, left, Jasmine Alexander, events co-ordinator, Brent Dafoe, marketing co-ordinator, and executive director Jordan Davis invite everyone to take in the Downtown Williams Lake Art Walk 2020, which goes from Friday, Aug. 7 to Friday, Sept. 4. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Lyle Bats project featuring Brent Morton (left) and Brandon Hoffman perform at the Onward Ranch barn while Rick Magnell (right) films the Performances in the Park concert for a video production series. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert series is not taking place in Boitanio Park, but four concerts are being filmed in the Cariboo with small audiences in attendance. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Performances in the Park ‘Listen Live’ sessions premiere in August

Four concerts featuring local artists will be available on Youtube

The Lyle Bats project featuring Brent Morton (left) and Brandon Hoffman perform at the Onward Ranch barn while Rick Magnell (right) films the Performances in the Park concert for a video production series. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert series is not taking place in Boitanio Park, but four concerts are being filmed in the Cariboo with small audiences in attendance. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Stampede Grounds were sold out each night for Fresh Air Cinemas and Fortis BC’s movie nights in the lakecity July 12-13. (Sidney, Fresh Air Cinemas photo)

Fresh Air Cinemas stops in Williams Lake, Quesnel, a box office smash

Funds raised go towards local, non-profit organizations

The Williams Lake Stampede Grounds were sold out each night for Fresh Air Cinemas and Fortis BC’s movie nights in the lakecity July 12-13. (Sidney, Fresh Air Cinemas photo)
The Doris Munger and Old Fort Traditional Dancers from Lake Babine First Nation normally attend the Williams Lake Stampede and enter the Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade each year. They will be paying tribute to the Stampede on Saturday, July 4 in their home community. (Photo submitted)

Doris Munger and Old Fort Traditional Dancers plan tribute to Williams Lake Stampede

The Babine First Nation group has been attending the Stampede, parade since 2003

The Doris Munger and Old Fort Traditional Dancers from Lake Babine First Nation normally attend the Williams Lake Stampede and enter the Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade each year. They will be paying tribute to the Stampede on Saturday, July 4 in their home community. (Photo submitted)
Sandi Sillito takes her turn on an excavator while constructing a makeshift drive-in theatre near the site of the Interlakes Farmers Market. (Submitted photo)

Interlakes builds drive-in movie theatre

‘It looks like it could be a golf course now, really, it’s beautiful’

Sandi Sillito takes her turn on an excavator while constructing a makeshift drive-in theatre near the site of the Interlakes Farmers Market. (Submitted photo)