Paul St. Pierre’s series Cariboo Country will be screened by CHET TV out of the Peace Region starting Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.
Peace FM Radio Chetwynd 94.5 general manager Leo Sabulsky told the Tribune the streets of Williams Lake are featured in the first episode.
“We will be showing a different episode every night,” he said, noting St. Pierre’s family gave CHET TV the exclusive rights to broadcast the series, which originally aired in the 1960s.
“Everything was in analogue or VHS so we cleaned it all up with the help of a friend and for the next year we are the only station in the world that has the exclusive rights,” Sabulsky said. “It is exciting news to everyone who remembers Paul.”
Sabulsky first met St. Pierre when he was the member of parliament for the Coast Chilcotin riding.
While working in the Williams Lake area as a summer student for the Ministry of Agriculture in 1972 and 1973, Sabulsky said he assisted with 4H.
One time his vehicle broke down about 50 kilometres from Williams Lake on the road to Bella Coola.
“It took about three days to get home because people picked me up and invited me home for supper and to stay overnight,” he recalled.
People in Williams Lake can watch the St. Pierre series by tuning into Bell or Telus Channel 655, he said.
“I’m really proud. The series brings back a lot of memories,” he added.