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Thunder Mountain Speedway is in need of an asphalt repair for a spot on the track and the club is hoping the city of Williams Lake will help. (Photo submitted)

City supports Thunder Mountain Speedway’s request to help to patch local race track

An asphalt patch about three inches thick, four feet by four feet is needed

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Meadow Lake wildfire (C41471) approximately one kilometre south of Meadow Lake and 25 kilometres west of Hwy. 97. (Courtesy BC Wildfire/Twitter)

UPDATE: Meadow Lake Wildfire holding at 20 hectares in size

The fire was sparked by lightning and discovered Monday morning

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Meadow Lake wildfire (C41471) approximately one kilometre south of Meadow Lake and 25 kilometres west of Hwy. 97. (Courtesy BC Wildfire/Twitter)
Access to Chilko-Newton Road south of Henry’s Crossing in the Chilcotin will be closed to the public during salmon spawning season from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2022. (TNG map)
A grizzly bear feeds on salmon to prepare for winter hibernation in the Chilcotin last fall. Once again, the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship and Ministry of Forests have closed the Chilko-Newton Road to mitigate risks of human-bear contact during the salmon spawning season. (Monika Petersen file photo)

Road closure in Chilcotin set for Sept. 1 to reduce risk to humans, grizzly bears

Tŝilhqot’in Nation and B.C. are jointly restricting access to Chilko-Newton Road

Access to Chilko-Newton Road south of Henry’s Crossing in the Chilcotin will be closed to the public during salmon spawning season from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2022. (TNG map)
A grizzly bear feeds on salmon to prepare for winter hibernation in the Chilcotin last fall. Once again, the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship and Ministry of Forests have closed the Chilko-Newton Road to mitigate risks of human-bear contact during the salmon spawning season. (Monika Petersen file photo)
Plans are in the works to have a second charging station at the Williams Lake City Hall parking lot. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Plans are in the works to have a second charging station at the Williams Lake City Hall parking lot. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Boffa, Stump 1st degree murder trial for death of Williams Lake-area man moved to Kamloops

The trial will start August 29 - three-and-a-half years after the death of Jamie Sellars Baldwin near Deep Creek

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, from left, Mayor Walt Cobb and Billie Sheridan of Williams Lake Pride Society all spoke briefly to the crowd before the Pride flag was raised in Williams Lake at city hall to mark the official beginning of Pride in the Puddle. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Pride in the Puddle kicks of in Williams Lake with official flag raising

A Rainbow Pride flag raised at city hall Aug. 15 marks the beginning of Pride in the Puddle

Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, from left, Mayor Walt Cobb and Billie Sheridan of Williams Lake Pride Society all spoke briefly to the crowd before the Pride flag was raised in Williams Lake at city hall to mark the official beginning of Pride in the Puddle. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Williams Lake crime severity index drops from 5th to 9th place

CSI for violent crimes decreased 23 percent municipal, but in rural area increased 20 per cent

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An event in Likely will allow residents to drop off small appliances and power tools locally on Aug. 20. (Image submitted)

Likely small appliance and power tools recycling event Aug. 20

Opportunity to drop off power tools and appliances for recycling in Likely

An event in Likely will allow residents to drop off small appliances and power tools locally on Aug. 20. (Image submitted)
Derek Dixon arrived in Quesnel on Thursday, Aug. 11, after cycling from Kamloops to help raise money for the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund, which supports canine cancer research. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Kamloops man cycles to Quesnel to take a bite out of dog cancer

Derek Dixon has so far raised over $3,000 for the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund

Derek Dixon arrived in Quesnel on Thursday, Aug. 11, after cycling from Kamloops to help raise money for the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund, which supports canine cancer research. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Miles Quigley has been reported missing by his family after failing to return home from Kamloops yesterday. (Photo submitted)

Kamloops RCMP looking for missing Sheridan Lake man

RCMP are seeking public assistance in finding Miles Quigley who failed to return home yesterday

Miles Quigley has been reported missing by his family after failing to return home from Kamloops yesterday. (Photo submitted)
View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service

Mt. Evans fire near Kimberley being monitored by helicopters and air tankers

Terrain is not safe for ground crews says BC Wildfire Service

View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service
Participants gather together for a group photo during the inaugural Williams Lake Pride in the Puddle in 2019. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Williams Lake to raise the rainbow flag and declare first official Pride Week

City will fly first-ever official Pride flag and proclaim official support for LGBTQ2S+

Participants gather together for a group photo during the inaugural Williams Lake Pride in the Puddle in 2019. (Photo submitted)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rosswood fire has moved away from structures

Skimmer aircraft used today to establish perimeter

The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Al Boyce resigned from the Deka Lake & District Fire Hall after 26 years. (Photo submitted)

Deka Lake volunteer fire chief quits

Al Boyce has resigned amidst the ongoing dispute over the Deka Lake Fire Hall

Al Boyce resigned from the Deka Lake & District Fire Hall after 26 years. (Photo submitted)
The city’s annual paving rehabilitation program is in full swing as seen here Wednesday, Aug. 10 on First Avenue North. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city’s annual paving rehabilitation program is in full swing as seen here Wednesday, Aug. 10 on First Avenue North. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Some Keremeos Creek fire evacuation orders and alerts rescinded

Evacuations lifted for over 40 properties along Hwy 3A corridor

This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)
West Fraser has amended its B.C. operating plan, resulting in the elimination of one shift at Fraser Lake Sawmill, Williams Lake Lumber, and Quesnel Plywood. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo — Williams Lake Tribune)
West Fraser has amended its B.C. operating plan, resulting in the elimination of one shift at Fraser Lake Sawmill, Williams Lake Lumber, and Quesnel Plywood. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo — Williams Lake Tribune)