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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)
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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
The Cariboo Regional District is hoping the province will develop a policy that removes legal risks for local governments that provide funding to independent fire departments. (Photo submitted)

CRD calls for elimination of liability in funding independent fire services

The board approved a draft resolution for consideration by the NCLGA

The Cariboo Regional District is hoping the province will develop a policy that removes legal risks for local governments that provide funding to independent fire departments. (Photo submitted)
Chief Joe Alphonse said Thursday, Feb. 11 his community is relieved have no cases of COVID-19 currently. (Tl’etinqox First Nations screen shots)

‘We are happy’: Tl’etinqox First Nation to lift COVID-19 lockdown with no active cases

The community west of Williams Lake lost one elder to COVID-19, and one other is on life support

Chief Joe Alphonse said Thursday, Feb. 11 his community is relieved have no cases of COVID-19 currently. (Tl’etinqox First Nations screen shots)
Buses are running in the Williams Lake area Feb. 11. Angie Mindus photo)
Buses are running in the Williams Lake area Feb. 11. Angie Mindus photo)
Brilliant blues skies and freezing cold temperatures greeted Williams Lake residents Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
Brilliant blues skies and freezing cold temperatures greeted Williams Lake residents Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
Nalaine Morin is receiving the 2021 Skookum Jim Award. The award is one of up to seven categories acknowledging exceptional contributors to mineral exploration and the mining industry by the Prospectors and Developers Association Association of Canada (PDAC). (Photo submitted)

Smithers consultant wins 2021 Skookum Jim Award

Nalaine Morin, principle at ArrowBlade Consulting, recognized for contributions to mining industry

Nalaine Morin is receiving the 2021 Skookum Jim Award. The award is one of up to seven categories acknowledging exceptional contributors to mineral exploration and the mining industry by the Prospectors and Developers Association Association of Canada (PDAC). (Photo submitted)
Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Two deaths, 46 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

Vernon and Kamloops deaths reported, with additional outbreaks in these communities

Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Williams Lake city council has given early budget approval in the amount of $1,383,000 for the Lakeview Avenue rebuild project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake city council has given early budget approval in the amount of $1,383,000 for the Lakeview Avenue rebuild project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Buses in Williams Lake have been operating this week while the region is under an extreme cold warning. (Angie Mindus photo)
Buses in Williams Lake have been operating this week while the region is under an extreme cold warning. (Angie Mindus photo)
Williams Lake city council is calling for a public inquiry into the release of prolific offenders charged with serious offences. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake city council is calling for a public inquiry into the release of prolific offenders charged with serious offences. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake’s deputy fire chief Rob Warnock is the city’s new director of municipal services. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Rob Warnock is Williams Lake’s new director of municipal services

The assistant fire chief replaces Gary Muraca who is now the city’s chief administrative officer

Williams Lake’s deputy fire chief Rob Warnock is the city’s new director of municipal services. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Police were called to the 100 block of Carson Avenue during the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Observer file photo)

Man stabbed in downtown Quesnel, RCMP make arrest at scene

The man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

Police were called to the 100 block of Carson Avenue during the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Observer file photo)
Interior Health’s Tuesday update indicated 10 more positive COVID-19 cases for the Cariboo Chilcotin region. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

IH reports 10 new COVID-19 cases in Cariboo Chilcotin region

Since Jan. 1, 401 people have tested positive, 339 have recovered

Interior Health’s Tuesday update indicated 10 more positive COVID-19 cases for the Cariboo Chilcotin region. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose photo)
Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose photo)
Anthony Billyboy and Ted Sam manage a checkpoint at Taseko Lake Road west of Williams Lake on May 16, 2020. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Anthony Billyboy and Ted Sam manage a checkpoint at Taseko Lake Road west of Williams Lake on May 16, 2020. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Fire has completely destroyed the structure. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: West Quesnel home completely destroyed by fire

The Fire is on Anderson Drive, traffic is stopped in both directions

Fire has completely destroyed the structure. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
City crews are enclosing the picnic shelter at Boitanio Park Monday, Feb. 8, to provide a daytime heated shelter for vulnerable people. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake picnic shelter to be tarped, heated for daytime warming area during cold snap

‘We anticipate it will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for two weeks,’: said city CAO

City crews are enclosing the picnic shelter at Boitanio Park Monday, Feb. 8, to provide a daytime heated shelter for vulnerable people. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)