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108 Supermarket closes Friday, Feb. 5 after an employee tests positive for COVID-19. The store expects to reopen on Saturday, Feb. 6 after deep cleaning.

108 Supermarket closed Friday after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Store expects to reopen Saturday, Feb. 6 after deep cleaning.

108 Supermarket closes Friday, Feb. 5 after an employee tests positive for COVID-19. The store expects to reopen on Saturday, Feb. 6 after deep cleaning.
Mount Polley Mining Corporation is appealing a $9,000 administrative penalty issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding it water discharge plans. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)

Mount Polley Mine Corporation appealing $9,000 non-compliance penalty from government

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy issued the penalty on Dec. 8, 2020

Mount Polley Mining Corporation is appealing a $9,000 administrative penalty issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding it water discharge plans. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)
Interior Health Authority in its Friday, Feb. 5 update said 16 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 since, bringing the total number to 391 since Jan. 1, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Chilcotin health region sees 16 more positive COVID-19 cases

Interior Health says 313 people have recovered since Jan. 1

Interior Health Authority in its Friday, Feb. 5 update said 16 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 since, bringing the total number to 391 since Jan. 1, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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BC Hydro is reporting power had been restored to customers in the Cariboo (BC Hydro image)
BC Hydro is reporting power had been restored to customers in the Cariboo (BC Hydro image)
Friday morning, Feb. 5 saw clear blue skies at higher elevations around Williams Lake while the city was shrouded in fog. (Angie Mindus photo)
Friday morning, Feb. 5 saw clear blue skies at higher elevations around Williams Lake while the city was shrouded in fog. (Angie Mindus photo)
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb presents a cheque in the amount of $7,500 to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 president David Brideau Thursday, Feb. 4. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake supports legion with $7,500 COVID-relief funding

“It will go toward basic utilities and give us breathing room for the unknown.”

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb presents a cheque in the amount of $7,500 to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 president David Brideau Thursday, Feb. 4. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Greg and Hana Hein with their children Torin and newborn Jack are settling in after Jack was born in their SUV en route to the hospital in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)

Baby born in SUV just minutes from Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake

Hana Hein was told to expect that her second baby might arrive quickly

Greg and Hana Hein with their children Torin and newborn Jack are settling in after Jack was born in their SUV en route to the hospital in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (left) presents a cheque for $25,000 to Seniors Activity Centre manager Glenda Winger and president Bob Mcnair Thursday. The funds will help the non-profit with incoming bills, maintenance and outdoor beautification of the centre. (Angie Mindus photo)

City of Williams Lake supports seniors centre with COVID-19 restart grant

Mayor Walt Cobb presented a cheque for $25,000 to the Seniors Activity Centre

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (left) presents a cheque for $25,000 to Seniors Activity Centre manager Glenda Winger and president Bob Mcnair Thursday. The funds will help the non-profit with incoming bills, maintenance and outdoor beautification of the centre. (Angie Mindus photo)
(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Pheasant Drive fuel treatment to begin in Williams Lake

The objective is to tie this treatment area into previous projects

  • Feb 4, 2021
(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
City of Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (right) presents a cheque for $7,500 to Williams Lake Stampede Association president Court Smith from the city’s portion of the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant for local governments. The $7,500 was part of a $15,000 grant split equally between the WLSA and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
City of Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (right) presents a cheque for $7,500 to Williams Lake Stampede Association president Court Smith from the city’s portion of the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant for local governments. The $7,500 was part of a $15,000 grant split equally between the WLSA and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Have questions for the school district? Tune in to the virtual downtown Thursday at 5 p.m. (Angie Mindus file photo)
Have questions for the school district? Tune in to the virtual downtown Thursday at 5 p.m. (Angie Mindus file photo)
More snow is in the forecast for Thursday, according to Environment Canada. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
More snow is in the forecast for Thursday, according to Environment Canada. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
The Nuxalk Nation held its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Jan. 19. (Bella Coola Valley-Nuxalk Nation Coordinated Information Bulletin Facebook photo)
The Nuxalk Nation held its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Jan. 19. (Bella Coola Valley-Nuxalk Nation Coordinated Information Bulletin Facebook photo)
Prince Rupert man Chris Mark 31, lost his life in a fatal vehicle collision just outside of Quesnel on Feb. 3, his partner of 15-years Rebecca Sandy told The Northern View. (Photo supplied)

Prince Rupert man in Highway 97 fatal collision identified

Chris Mark 31, Prince Rupert father of two died in a vehicle collision outside of Quesnel

Prince Rupert man Chris Mark 31, lost his life in a fatal vehicle collision just outside of Quesnel on Feb. 3, his partner of 15-years Rebecca Sandy told The Northern View. (Photo supplied)
A Williams Lake area man will return to court on Feb. 10, facing numerous charges, including possession of two water pumps stolen from the Tyee Lake Fire Dept. in October 2020. (RCMP logo)

Williams Lake area man facing numerous charges slated to appear in court Feb. 10

Michael Sheldon Johnson, 37, was arrested Jan. 28 on seven outstanding warrants

A Williams Lake area man will return to court on Feb. 10, facing numerous charges, including possession of two water pumps stolen from the Tyee Lake Fire Dept. in October 2020. (RCMP logo)
Thompson Rivers University has received funding to offer its health care assistant program for employees of residential care facilities. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)

Thompson Rivers University to deliver health care assistant program on the job

Government funding will provide 110 seats divided between Williams Lake and Kamloops

Thompson Rivers University has received funding to offer its health care assistant program for employees of residential care facilities. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)
Only one case on COVID-19 remains active in relation to the outbreak at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

37 more COVID-19 cases linked to community cluster in Williams Lake, Cariboo Chilcotin area

Only one case remains active from the outbreak at Cariboo Memorial Hospital

  • Feb 2, 2021
Only one case on COVID-19 remains active in relation to the outbreak at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Atlantic Power has been provided $200,000 in funding by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC to help local First Nation companies deliver fibre to the bio-mass plant. (FESBC photo)
Atlantic Power has been provided $200,000 in funding by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC to help local First Nation companies deliver fibre to the bio-mass plant. (FESBC photo)
The red pin shows the location of what Drive BC is calling a vehicle incident” (Google Maps)

One person dead after head-on collision on Highway 97 in Kersley

Quesnel RCMP say two SUVs, one towing a trailer, collided on Highway 97

The red pin shows the location of what Drive BC is calling a vehicle incident” (Google Maps)
A woman wears a face mask and shield to curb the spread of COVID-19 while walking in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, January 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No indications of community spread after COVID-19 variant detected in Interior: IH

Individual in Interior Health contracted the coronavirus variant while travelling

A woman wears a face mask and shield to curb the spread of COVID-19 while walking in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, January 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck