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CH-149 Cormorant helicopters may be part of night training exercises in the Chilcotin this month. (Canadian Armed Forces photo)

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron to hold night training in the Chilcotin

The public may see flares and search and rescue technicians parachuting to the ground

Snow is in the forecast for Williams Lake Friday, Oct. 23, which has already been falling in areas of the Chilcotin as seen here at Nimpo Lake. (Harriet Hird photo)

Ice, snow, chilly temperatures in forecast for Williams Lake area

Temperatures will dip down to -11C on Friday evening

Part of the committee’s business plan is to give the “school,” officially known as the Wells-Barkerville Culture and Recreation Centre, a new name. (District of Wells)

Wells school renovation gets funding boost from mining company

Barkerville Gold Mines has put half a million dollars into the project to renovate the closed school

A car was sent off Highway 97 and down 50 feet after a collision south of Quesnel Tuesday, Oct. 22 around 8 a.m. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Car sent down 50-foot ledge in crash south of Quesnel

At least one person was sent to hospital in the two-vehicle collision

A car was sent off Highway 97 and down 50 feet after a collision south of Quesnel Tuesday, Oct. 22 around 8 a.m. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A controlled burn being conducted by the Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department. (Heather Mereniuk - Submitted)

Smoke from pile burns may be visible near Puntzi Mountain Airport

The burns may result in visible smoke at the location, about 50 kilometres west of Alexis Creek

A controlled burn being conducted by the Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department. (Heather Mereniuk - Submitted)
100 Mile Conservation officer Joel Kline gingerly holds an injured but very much alive bald eagle after extracting him from a motorist’s minivan. (Photo submitted)

Motorist pulls into B.C. RCMP detachment after roadkill eagle comes back to life in minivan

The driver believed the bird to be dead and not unconscious as it turned out to be

100 Mile Conservation officer Joel Kline gingerly holds an injured but very much alive bald eagle after extracting him from a motorist’s minivan. (Photo submitted)
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Williams Lake lake weed harvester
Sisters in Spirit vigil held in Williams Lake
MMIWG honoured in Williams Lake with Sisters in Spirit vigil
Construction continues on new Williams Lake First Nation administration building
Friends and family were able to recently join Ike (Isidore) Kalelest in celebrating his 80th birthday. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

OUR HOMETOWN: Family key for Kalelest

It was all smiles for Ike (Isidore) Kalelest who celebrated his 80th…

Friends and family were able to recently join Ike (Isidore) Kalelest in celebrating his 80th birthday. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
School District 27 Supt. Chris van der Mark. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

COVID-19 takes bite out of SD27 enrolment

Fewer students at schools, but homeschooling up

School District 27 Supt. Chris van der Mark. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Prince George RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find 29-year-old Colin Michaud Durrand. He has a history of violence and is considered to pose an increased risk to public safety, according to police, who advise the public not to confront Durrand if he is located. (Photo Submitted by RCMP)

Prince George RCMP ask for help locating violent ‘priority offender’ with ties to Quesnel

RCMP says Colin Michaud Durrand, 29, recently lived in Quesnel but may frequent Hixon, Prince George

The Prince George RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find 29-year-old Colin Michaud Durrand. He has a history of violence and is considered to pose an increased risk to public safety, according to police, who advise the public not to confront Durrand if he is located. (Photo Submitted by RCMP)
Julia Flinton hopes to have majority of the Williams Lake First Nation 4-H club funded through sponsorships and grants. She has currently launched an online 50/50 fundraiser. (Julia Flinton Facebook photo)

Williams Lake First Nation launches 4-H club

New youth development program to provide valuable life skills

Julia Flinton hopes to have majority of the Williams Lake First Nation 4-H club funded through sponsorships and grants. She has currently launched an online 50/50 fundraiser. (Julia Flinton Facebook photo)
Williams Lake RCMP Const. Kevin Wiebe (right) and Joan Flaspohler, Assistant Chief Williams Lake Fire Department at the scene where a Honda Pilot rolled across Midnight Drive Wednesday, Oct. 21. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake RCMP Const. Kevin Wiebe (right) and Joan Flaspohler, Assistant Chief Williams Lake Fire Department at the scene where a Honda Pilot rolled across Midnight Drive Wednesday, Oct. 21. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Court Smith, president of the Williams Lake Stampede Association stands where the association is planning to expand its campground behind the curling rink in a former ball diamond. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.

Williams Lake Stampede Association aiming to expand campground

City council approved a plan to add 40 camping sites in a former ball diamond

Court Smith, president of the Williams Lake Stampede Association stands where the association is planning to expand its campground behind the curling rink in a former ball diamond. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.
Representatives from Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association appeared as a delegation at the city council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20 asking for the no spectator policy to be rescinded. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Update: Williams Lake city council rescinds no-spectator policy for hockey

WLMHA, city staff and council will meet Thursday to iron out details

Representatives from Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association appeared as a delegation at the city council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20 asking for the no spectator policy to be rescinded. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
B.C. Conservative Leader Trevor Bolin and Cariboo North candidate Kyle Townsend were practising proper physical distancing during a campaign stop in Quesnel on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Bolin first party leader to visit Quesnel

The B.C. Conservative Pary’s leader made the stop to support Kyle Townsend

B.C. Conservative Leader Trevor Bolin and Cariboo North candidate Kyle Townsend were practising proper physical distancing during a campaign stop in Quesnel on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)

Wreckage of decades-old plane crash discovered on mountain near Harrison Lake

A team of Sts’ailes Community School students helped discover the twisted metal embedded in a glacier

UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)
A 34-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound in Williams Lake Monday, Oct 19, 2020. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake man treated for gunshot wound after accidental shooting: RCMP

Police are reminding residents to ensure firearms are not loaded when handling them

A 34-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound in Williams Lake Monday, Oct 19, 2020. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake area patients without a family physician or nurse practitioner will be able to access doctor’s appointments through a new virtual clinic beginning Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake area patients without a family physician or nurse practitioner will be able to access doctor’s appointments through a new virtual clinic beginning Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The slide area on Dog Creek Road continues to be very close to the road. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Slide debris continues to move toward Dog Creek Road

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is responsible for maintaining the area

The slide area on Dog Creek Road continues to be very close to the road. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Interior Health records 21 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

Thirty-six cases remain active; two people are in the hospital, one of whom is in intensive care

A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Williams Lake city crews tried out the new lake weed harvester from Scout Island Monday, Oct. 19. It cannot be used to harvest weeds until the City receives a permit from the Ministry of Environment. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Lake weed harvester ready for use in Williams Lake

Freshly painted green and yellow, the equipment cannot harvest weeds until the City gets a permit

Williams Lake city crews tried out the new lake weed harvester from Scout Island Monday, Oct. 19. It cannot be used to harvest weeds until the City receives a permit from the Ministry of Environment. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)