With Mayor Walt Cobb recovering from a heart attack, Coun. Craig Smith, who was scheduled as acting mayor already for the month of April in the mayor rotation schedule, will be covering the mayor’s duties. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Williams Lake councillor to be acting mayor while Walt Cobb recovers from heart attack

Coun. Craig Smith will be in the mayor’s office beginning April 12

While Williams Lake’s mayor recovers from surgery for a heart attack, one of the six city councillors will be stepping in as acting mayor.

Read more: Williams Lake mayor suffers heart attack, recovering in hospital

Coun. Craig Smith, who was already scheduled to be acting mayor for the month of April, will be doing the mayor’s job beginning Friday, April 12.

This is Smith’s second consecutive term on council.

On Thursday, April 11, the city’s corporate engagement officer, Guillermo Angel, put out a press release noting that Mayor Walt Cobb had suffered a heart attack.

Angel noted that Cobb had presented himself to Cariboo Memorial Hospital early Wednesday and was transferred to Kelowna General Hospital for surgery, which was successful.

“It’s the same information as last evening,” Angel told the Tribune Friday morning. “We are only hearing good news out of Kelowna.”

Angel said he was sure in Cobb’s “get ‘er done” fashion he will want to be back to work as soon as possible, however, everyone at City Hall wants the mayor to take ample time to recover as needed.

Readers were swift to offer Cobb messages of a speedy recovery on the Tribune’s Facebook page once the news was posted Thursday, including an encouragement from one reader who told Cobb to take time to get better as “health comes first.”



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

BREAKING: West Fraser announces indefinite closure of Chasm

The third shift for the 100 Mile House location will also be eliminated

Enviro Club prepares for Wells Grey Provincial Park adventure

Recently students were out on Williams Lake brushing up on their canoe skills

Ranch Musings: Rebuilding ranching culture and learning to let go

Weekly column from local rancher David Zirnhelt

Williams Lake principal honoured with Governor General’s Medal

Shirley Giroux graduated from UNBC with her PhD in Health Sciences

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Most Read