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Quesnel Search and Rescue shared a screenshot of the alleged thief to their Twitter page. (Quesnel Search and Rescue Twitter)

Quesnel Search and Rescue calling on public’s help to catch theives

The items were stolen from their support vehicle during the evening of July 28

Photo of a successful planned ignition occurred on the Young Lake wildfire on July 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Planned ignitions on Flat Lake fire’s north flank successful: BC Wildfire Service

Aerial ignitions planned for Young Lake fire Friday if conditions favourable

A fire on Beaver Lake Road was extinguished Wednesday, July 28. (Ian Hicks Facebook photo)

Awareness, fast response leads to extinguishment of lightning-caused fire north of Williams Lake

“I just love the small wins,” says McLeese Lake volunteer firefighter

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
A city worker waters hanging baskets early Thursday, July 29 in Williams Lake as temperatures are forecasted to reach as high as 33C on Saturday. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Williams Lake

Highs of 32C are in the forecast for Friday, 33C for Saturday and 31C Sunday

A city worker waters hanging baskets early Thursday, July 29 in Williams Lake as temperatures are forecasted to reach as high as 33C on Saturday. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
6 Mile Lake south of Clinton was the scene of a fatal collision on July 25 involving a stolen pickup truck. (Photo credit: Locations Hub)

Clinton RCMP probe fatal collision involving stolen truck at 6 Mile Lake

A woman died at the scene, and BC Coroners Service is also investigating

6 Mile Lake south of Clinton was the scene of a fatal collision on July 25 involving a stolen pickup truck. (Photo credit: Locations Hub)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry will be providing an update on COVID-19 in the Interior Health region on Wednesday, July 28. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

BREAKING: Mask mandate returns to Central Okanagan, COVID-19 outbreak declared

The Interior Health region leads recent provincial COVID-19 case counts

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry will be providing an update on COVID-19 in the Interior Health region on Wednesday, July 28. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The Every Child Matters lamppost flags have been installed along Oliver Street in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Every Child Matters lamppost flags installed in Williams Lake

The project is led by the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

The Every Child Matters lamppost flags have been installed along Oliver Street in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Interior Health issues warning as temperatures climb

Temperatures are projected to hover around the mid-30s throughout the week

A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)

Staff shortages, substantiated concerns being addressed at Joseph Creek Care Village: agencies

Golden Life Management, Interior Health and Ministry of Health all issue statements

Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)
The Williams Lake Fire Department will have the addition of a scheduled initial attack team while the fire danger remains high in the area. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Initial attack team scheduled for Williams Lake Fire Department while fire danger is high

“Main goal of this project is to respond quickly to wildfire and interface incidents,” said fire chief

The Williams Lake Fire Department will have the addition of a scheduled initial attack team while the fire danger remains high in the area. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area has been rescinded and downgraded to an alert. (Cariboo Regional District image)

Evacuation order replaced by alert for Big Stick Lake fire in the Chilcotin

An evacuation alert for Anahim Lake area was rescinded Monday

The evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area has been rescinded and downgraded to an alert. (Cariboo Regional District image)
Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake campus accepting applications for Construction Craft Worker Level one program being offered tuition-free. (Photo submitted)
Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake campus accepting applications for Construction Craft Worker Level one program being offered tuition-free. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake RCMP responded to an ATV rollover Sunday, July 25 in the Dairy Fields. (File image)
Williams Lake RCMP responded to an ATV rollover Sunday, July 25 in the Dairy Fields. (File image)
Williams Lake RCMP were called to a collision Saturday, July 24, involving a cyclist and a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 97. (File image)

Cyclist injured in collision with vehicle in Williams Lake

The female cyclist was taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital with severe injuries

Williams Lake RCMP were called to a collision Saturday, July 24, involving a cyclist and a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 97. (File image)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars (centre left) and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (centre right) participated in a smudging ceremony on Tuesday, July 13 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Scott Nelson photo)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars (centre left) and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (centre right) participated in a smudging ceremony on Tuesday, July 13 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Scott Nelson photo)
Members of the local Muslim community Dr. Rafi Sahibzada, (from left) Rehan Siddiqui and Imran Khan have asked the city to help them find a place in Williams Lake. (Beth Veenkamp photo)

Williams Lake Muslims hoping for a place to gather

Representatives appealed to the city for help to find a location

Members of the local Muslim community Dr. Rafi Sahibzada, (from left) Rehan Siddiqui and Imran Khan have asked the city to help them find a place in Williams Lake. (Beth Veenkamp photo)
Williams Lake Trail Riders Association Arena is getting a new roof. (Angie Mindus photo)

Williams Lake Trail Riders getting new roofs over arena, stable stalls

“It really is a gem in the city,” said association treasurer Barb Stuart

Williams Lake Trail Riders Association Arena is getting a new roof. (Angie Mindus photo)
Crows could be seen running through water spray from a lawn sprinkler in downtown Vanderhoof during a heat wave in June. The ‘dangerous long duration heat wave’ continued into the beginning of July and resulted in wildfires and hundreds of deaths across B.C. (Linda Scott photo)

Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society’s bike brigade to gauge outdoor water use this summer

The purpose of the effort is to educate city of Williams Lake residents on their outdoor water use

  • Jul 24, 2021
Crows could be seen running through water spray from a lawn sprinkler in downtown Vanderhoof during a heat wave in June. The ‘dangerous long duration heat wave’ continued into the beginning of July and resulted in wildfires and hundreds of deaths across B.C. (Linda Scott photo)
City of Williams Lake summer staff Tianna Brenner, left, and Morgan Worthington work on the flower gardens Tuesday morning, July 20. (Angie Mindus photo)

City of Williams Lake staff keep flowers looking bright and beautiful downtown

Tianna Brenner and Morgan Worthington are university students working for the summer

City of Williams Lake summer staff Tianna Brenner, left, and Morgan Worthington work on the flower gardens Tuesday morning, July 20. (Angie Mindus photo)