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An RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Two people arrested following fight in Lac La Hache: RCMP

Man allegedly sprayed two victims with bear spray.

An RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Emergency crews respond to a structural fire on Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Quesnel on Friday, April 16. (Photo submitted)
Emergency crews respond to a structural fire on Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Quesnel on Friday, April 16. (Photo submitted)
The Mercedes was stopped on the Quesnel River Bridge after RCMP deployed spike belts. The driver and passenger were arrested. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Mercedes was stopped on the Quesnel River Bridge after RCMP deployed spike belts. The driver and passenger were arrested. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Prescribed burns are planned for the area around the Stampede Grounds and Boitanio Park starting as early as Tuesday, April 20. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Prescribed burns are planned for the area around the Stampede Grounds and Boitanio Park starting as early as Tuesday, April 20. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Road rager fails breathalyzer on busy B.C. highway in vehicle he shouldn’t be driving

Saanich police say man was operating vehicle without required ignition lock

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
The owner of the Slumber Lodge Motel in Williams Lake is proposing to build two four-unit housing complexes on the lot and provided this conceptual drawing.

Williams Lake Slumber Lodge zoning given third reading

It will now go to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for approval

The owner of the Slumber Lodge Motel in Williams Lake is proposing to build two four-unit housing complexes on the lot and provided this conceptual drawing.
(BC Wildfire Services map)
(BC Wildfire Services map)
The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)

B.C. River Forecast Centre issues high streamflow advisory for Cariboo region

Public advised to stay clear of fast-flowing rivers, unstable riverbanks

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)
Public health services nurse Rochelle Lamont, team leader, prepares a Pfizer vaccine at the COVID-19 community clinic at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus Tuesday, April 13. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.
Public health services nurse Rochelle Lamont, team leader, prepares a Pfizer vaccine at the COVID-19 community clinic at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus Tuesday, April 13. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.
Residential school survivor Charlene Belleau has served on various organizations on all levels including provincially and nationally. She currently chairs the First Nations Health Council. (Photo submitted)

Our Hometown: Culturally connected

Health of Indigenous peoples a life-long priority for Charlene Belleau

Residential school survivor Charlene Belleau has served on various organizations on all levels including provincially and nationally. She currently chairs the First Nations Health Council. (Photo submitted)
A grass fire west of Williams Lake, seen here Tuesday, is considered to be being held by members of the BC Wildfire Service. (Photo submitted)
A grass fire west of Williams Lake, seen here Tuesday, is considered to be being held by members of the BC Wildfire Service. (Photo submitted)
School District 27 announced a case of COVID-19 at Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
School District 27 announced a case of COVID-19 at Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
A grass fire sparked by embers from a fire pit quickly spread to the home of Cliff and Lydia Trudeau. (Barb Trudeau photo)
A grass fire sparked by embers from a fire pit quickly spread to the home of Cliff and Lydia Trudeau. (Barb Trudeau photo)
An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

105 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

Just over 8,000 new vaccine doses administered in the region for a total of 158,000 to date

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
Photo collage of loved ones lost to substance use and overdose. (Photo courtesy Moms Stop The Harm)

B.C. and Victoria’s overdose deaths still rising five years after public health emergency declared

Moms Stop the Harm calls on B.C. to provide safe supply in response to deadly illicit drug use

Photo collage of loved ones lost to substance use and overdose. (Photo courtesy Moms Stop The Harm)
The public is being asked to use caution when doing backyard burning in the Cariboo Fire Centre. (File photo)

Caution urged with outdoor burning says Cariboo Fire Centre

Anyone conducting burning must ensure adequate resources are on hand to stop fire from spreading

  • Apr 14, 2021
The public is being asked to use caution when doing backyard burning in the Cariboo Fire Centre. (File photo)
Janda Group Holdings Inc. has finalized its design for its residential unit project on the second floor of the Boitanio Mall in Williams Lake. (Janda Group Holdings Inc. image)

Boitanio Mall housing development revised design accepted by Williams Lake city council

Janda Group Holdings Inc. is planning for 82 residential units at the site

Janda Group Holdings Inc. has finalized its design for its residential unit project on the second floor of the Boitanio Mall in Williams Lake. (Janda Group Holdings Inc. image)