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On Feb. 4, Williams Lake RCMP seized cocaine and cash during the execution of a search warrant in the 1100 block of Second Avenue North. (File image)
On Feb. 4, Williams Lake RCMP seized cocaine and cash during the execution of a search warrant in the 1100 block of Second Avenue North. (File image)
Shiromali Krishnaraj arrives from India and receives a mandatory COVID-19 test at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Shiromali Krishnaraj arrives from India and receives a mandatory COVID-19 test at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Interior Health reported two new positive COVID-19 cases for the Cariboo Chilcotin health region. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Interior Health reported two new positive COVID-19 cases for the Cariboo Chilcotin health region. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Williams Lake RCMP are no longer searching for Nikolas Shull. (RCMP handout photo)

Update: Williams Lake RCMP no longer searching for Nikolas Shull

Police had asked for the public’s assistance locating him on Feb. 15

Williams Lake RCMP are no longer searching for Nikolas Shull. (RCMP handout photo)
Housing has been one of three factors impacting controlling the spread of COVID-19, said Tl’azt’en Nation councilor Leslie Aslin. “What I’d like to see happen is to get these proper homes built on reserve and not just thrown up for once and say there you go. (Leslie Aslin photo)

On-reserve housing conditions challenge First Nations’ fight against COVID-19

People really need to learn and not be quick to judge First Nations reserves: First Nation councillor

Housing has been one of three factors impacting controlling the spread of COVID-19, said Tl’azt’en Nation councilor Leslie Aslin. “What I’d like to see happen is to get these proper homes built on reserve and not just thrown up for once and say there you go. (Leslie Aslin photo)
Williams Lake is receiving $750,000 from the provincial government’s provincial emergency preparedness funding for flood mitigation work in the river valley. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake nets $750,000 from province for river valley flood mitigation

The provincial government announced the funding going to four B.C. communities

Williams Lake is receiving $750,000 from the provincial government’s provincial emergency preparedness funding for flood mitigation work in the river valley. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A petition is circulating to keep convicted murder David Ennis from getting parole. Ennis murdered the Johnson and Bentley families in Wells Gray Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)

Petition circulates to keep convicted killer in Johnson-Bentley murders behind bars

David Ennis, formerly David Shearing, is up for parole in July.

A petition is circulating to keep convicted murder David Ennis from getting parole. Ennis murdered the Johnson and Bentley families in Wells Gray Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)
The Canadian Cancer Society office located inside the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre closed its doors last month after being notified the CCS would be moving to regional offices located across Canada. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Move to close Williams Lake community office part of broader change for Canadian Cancer Society

“Like a lot of other organizations we are leveraging digital technologies.”

The Canadian Cancer Society office located inside the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre closed its doors last month after being notified the CCS would be moving to regional offices located across Canada. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Quesnel RCMP capped off a busy week by seizing drugs, cash and a handgun after being called to a domestic dispute on Friday, Feb. 12. (Quesnel RCMP)
The Quesnel RCMP capped off a busy week by seizing drugs, cash and a handgun after being called to a domestic dispute on Friday, Feb. 12. (Quesnel RCMP)
Canoeing will be part of IRSSS’s Indigenous youth justice program coordinated by Suzette Amaya. (Pixabay photo)
Canoeing will be part of IRSSS’s Indigenous youth justice program coordinated by Suzette Amaya. (Pixabay photo)
Lo's Florists owner Tammy French (from left) and her staff Cecile James and Tena Middleton are surrounding in flowers as they prepared for Valentine's Day. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune) (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Flowers offer hope, comfort during pandemic; says Williams Lake flower shop owner

Tammy French notes her store is on track to have one of their busiest years yet

Lo's Florists owner Tammy French (from left) and her staff Cecile James and Tena Middleton are surrounding in flowers as they prepared for Valentine's Day. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune) (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Hamilton Hotel in Williams Lake confirmed Friday, Feb. 12, it is not being used as an emergency shelter. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘We are not an emergency shelter’: Williams Lake Hamilton Hotel owners

The Cariboo Friendship Society continues to operate its emergency shelter program

The Hamilton Hotel in Williams Lake confirmed Friday, Feb. 12, it is not being used as an emergency shelter. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The district of Wells is tracking a potential lead contamination of their water supply. (File Photo)

Possible lead contamination in drinking water at Wells; says district CAO

The district is working with Northern Health to confirm their suspicions

The district of Wells is tracking a potential lead contamination of their water supply. (File Photo)
A large illuminated heart was installed on the roof of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital May 1, 2020. (VJH Foundation photo)

Valentine’s marks one-year since COVID-19 reached Interior Health

A person at a West Kelowna long-term care home has died due to the virus

A large illuminated heart was installed on the roof of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital May 1, 2020. (VJH Foundation photo)
Interior Health’s update Friday, Feb. 12, confirmed 11 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

11 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Cariboo Chilcotin health region

Interior Health said 355 people have recovered from the virus since Jan.1, 2021

Interior Health’s update Friday, Feb. 12, confirmed 11 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Michelle Obre’s photo of a lynx at the Mount Timothy Ski Hill area captured the Peoples Choice Award in an annual BC SPCA contest. Michelle Obre file photo

Lynx euthanized after found consuming domestic cat in 100 Mile House

Conservation office says lynx had killed multiple cats on Birch Avenue.

Michelle Obre’s photo of a lynx at the Mount Timothy Ski Hill area captured the Peoples Choice Award in an annual BC SPCA contest. Michelle Obre file photo
Residents use pandemic face masks to keep warm from the extreme cold weather in Williams Lake Thursday morning, Feb. 11. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Another bone-chilling day for Cariboo Chilcotin residents, more cold weather records broken

Williams Lake, Tatlayoko Lake and Puntzi Mountain see records broken Thursday, Feb. 11

Residents use pandemic face masks to keep warm from the extreme cold weather in Williams Lake Thursday morning, Feb. 11. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
One man has been arrested and charged with arson following a house fire on Anderson Road. The fire completely destroyed the home. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel man charged with arson, theft in relation to house fire on Anderson Drive

Bobby Schilling, a 39-year-old Quesnel resident, was arrested Wednesday, Feb 10

One man has been arrested and charged with arson following a house fire on Anderson Road. The fire completely destroyed the home. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel RCMP crime reduction unit and general duty members conducted a traffic stop and arrested a man and woman in possession of one kilogram of methamphetamine. (Black Press file photo)

Quesnel RCMP seize shipment of meth destined for Quesnel streets, make two arrests

The week-long investigation uncovered the shipment coming from the Lower Mainland

The Quesnel RCMP crime reduction unit and general duty members conducted a traffic stop and arrested a man and woman in possession of one kilogram of methamphetamine. (Black Press file photo)
Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen, 100 Mile RCMP

Deep snow prevents suspects from stealing ATVs in Bridge Lake

100 Mile House RCMP attended to 91 calls for service from Feb. 3-9.

Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen, 100 Mile RCMP