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Members of the Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department practise self-rescue during Ice Rescue Technician Certificate training on the weekend of Feb. 13 and 14. (Linda Bartsch photo)

Horsefly Volunteer Fire Dept. members take to icy waters to hone ice rescue skills

Training was identified as a priority due to high recreational use in the area and past close calls

  • Feb 20, 2021
Members of the Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department practise self-rescue during Ice Rescue Technician Certificate training on the weekend of Feb. 13 and 14. (Linda Bartsch photo)
Anne Burrill

Poverty reduction strategy formed in Williams Lake

Housing continues to be a critical issue locally

Anne Burrill
A list of capital requests from Interior Health was approved by the Cariboo Chilcotin Hospital Regional District board. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Interior Health confirmed Friday, Jan. 15, there are now six staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Capital wish-list approved by Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District

The boiler and chiller plant retrofit project at Cariboo Memorial Hospital is already underway

A list of capital requests from Interior Health was approved by the Cariboo Chilcotin Hospital Regional District board. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Interior Health confirmed Friday, Jan. 15, there are now six staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Moose can been seen from the air during a Conservation Officer Service enhanced enforcement air patrol in 2018 west of Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

First Nations want to be involved in aerial moose counts: NStQ

“If the LEH tags are based off these numbers then we need the information.”

Moose can been seen from the air during a Conservation Officer Service enhanced enforcement air patrol in 2018 west of Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Regional District is asking for public input on its 2021 budget. (Angie Mindus photo)

Cariboo Regional District seeks input on 2021 draft budget

CRD’s budget is increasing from $50.1 million to $54.3 million in 2021

  • Feb 19, 2021
The Cariboo Regional District is asking for public input on its 2021 budget. (Angie Mindus photo)
Since Jan. 1, a total of 417 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

3 more cases of COVID-19 linked to Cariboo-Chilcotin cluster

Since Jan. 1, a total of 417 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the region

Since Jan. 1, a total of 417 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city of Williams Lake is launching an online survey about the release of prolific and repeat offenders and the need for a review into the judicial and sentencing system. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake launches online survey on release of prolific offenders, stronger sentencing

Mayor Walt Cobb said the survey will be forwarded to all municipalities, regional districts

The city of Williams Lake is launching an online survey about the release of prolific and repeat offenders and the need for a review into the judicial and sentencing system. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Quesnel RCMP arrested a Quesnel man after two hardware stores spotted attempted robberies. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel man arrested after armed robbery

The man is alleged to have used a knife and threatened to kill a hardware store worker

Quesnel RCMP arrested a Quesnel man after two hardware stores spotted attempted robberies. (Observer file photo)
The 100 Mile RCMP are looking for two possibly Caucasian males in a grey 2000’s Ford F250 or F350 with no tailgate, a white front fender and a lift kit. (Photo submitted)

100 Mile RCMP looking for two suspects in truck theft

The green 2005 Chevrolet Silverado was stolen from the West Fraser Mill’s work yard

The 100 Mile RCMP are looking for two possibly Caucasian males in a grey 2000’s Ford F250 or F350 with no tailgate, a white front fender and a lift kit. (Photo submitted)
"We’re largely back on track," said principal for Naghtaneqed Elementary Junior Secondary School, Tony Speers. The school in Nemiah Valley reopened earlier this week after a community lockdown due to COVID-19. (Gaeil Farrar photo)
"We’re largely back on track," said principal for Naghtaneqed Elementary Junior Secondary School, Tony Speers. The school in Nemiah Valley reopened earlier this week after a community lockdown due to COVID-19. (Gaeil Farrar photo)
Surgical services are being expanded at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Surgical services expanding at Cariboo Memorial Hospital

Day surgeries will be performed for five areas of surgical services

Surgical services are being expanded at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
The city has crews clearing a rink and some walking paths on Williams Lake Thursday, Feb. 18. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Rink, walking paths being cleared on Williams Lake

Mayor Walt Cobb hopes it will be give residents another outdoor venue to enjoy

The city has crews clearing a rink and some walking paths on Williams Lake Thursday, Feb. 18. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Despite the best efforts of the cold and ice, Bridge Creek is still flowing through Centennial Park. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Despite the best efforts of the cold and ice, Bridge Creek is still flowing through Centennial Park. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Toronto Public Health nurse Lalaine Agarin makes preparations at Toronto’s mass vaccination clinic, Jan. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

47 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

Twenty-seven people are hospitalized with the virus, 11 of whom are in intensive care

Toronto Public Health nurse Lalaine Agarin makes preparations at Toronto’s mass vaccination clinic, Jan. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Cariboo Regional District has forwarded an application from a rancher wanting to excavate gravel on private property to the Agricultural Land Commission with no recommendation. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD struggles with rancher’s gravel pit application, UNDRIP concerns raised

Williams Lake First Nation raises objections about the application

The Cariboo Regional District has forwarded an application from a rancher wanting to excavate gravel on private property to the Agricultural Land Commission with no recommendation. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)

Head-on collision south of Quesnel claims one life, sends another to hospital

An SUV carrying four passengers lost control after passing on Highway 97, police say

A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)
Highway 97 is closed south of Quesnel. (Google Maps Drive BC)

Highway 97 closed near Kersley due to “vehicle incident” — Drive BC

The incident is five km north from the location of a fatal collision on Feb. 2

Highway 97 is closed south of Quesnel. (Google Maps Drive BC)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake. (Black Press files)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Cariboo Memorial Hospital

An outbreak is declared over when two incubation periods, or 28 days, have passed

  • Feb 17, 2021
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake. (Black Press files)
Williams Lake RCMP Insp. Jeff Pelley provided his January 2021 police commission report during the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16. (RCMP logo)

Some crime rates decreasing so far in 2021, Williams Lake RCMP Insp. reports

Property offences were 115 in January 2021, down from 175 in January 2020

Williams Lake RCMP Insp. Jeff Pelley provided his January 2021 police commission report during the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16. (RCMP logo)
(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD supports call for public inquiry into release of prolific offenders

Williams Lake city council have called for a review of the judicial system

(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)