A new year awaits

And you just never know what’s going to happen

As we present our final edition of the Tribune for the year we are highlighting some of the stories that unfolded in 2018.

It’s always a good exercise to go through each paper and remember the stories we delved into and the community brought to our attention.

From Rogers Hometown Hockey kicking of the new year in January to wondering whether or not we’d have a white Christmas, it’s been a year of recuperating and rebuilding after the 2017 wildfires.

As a nation and a community we mourned the victims of the Humboldt Broncos crash, who reminded us of the preciousness of life.

We’ve seen our landscape change locally over the year with the harvesting of burned timber and efforts made by industry, government and First Nations to plan for the future of our forests.

While the fires weren’t as close to Williams Lake as they were in 2017, the summer of 2018 was literally up in smoke as another bad season of wildfires impacted our province.

It sure made us appreciate the sunshine when it returned in the fall and caused us to wonder just what we were in for when snow fell, albeit briefly, in September.

Williams Lake is buzzing with construction in the downtown core.

New business, housing, and health care development, along with the rebuild of Tolko’s Lakeview Sawmill are all keeping trades busy in the lakecity, especially with the mild weather we are experiencing.

The other story that impacts us both on a local level and nationally as has to do with smoke — that being cannabis.

There are half a dozen applications for legal retail shops in the lakecity.

Who would have thought?

That’s why it’s always exciting to look at the start of a new year, because you just never know what’s going to happen.

— Williams Lake Tribune


Do you have a comment about this story? email:
editor@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Fall Leaves: A Riot of Colour an educational autumn celebration

The next Nature Kids event is tentatively being scheduled for the end of October, or early November

RANCH MUSINGS: Permaculture in Canada and its commercial viability

Climate change and the economic difficulties in agriculture may be spurring this new interest

Residents invited to help Cariboo GM carve 200 pumpkin Jack’O’Lanterns

“Why not make a mess in our showroom rather than your kitchen?”

Annual Diamond Dinner raises over $18,000

Dozens of lakecity donors enjoyed an evening of camaraderie, good food and friendly bidding wars

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read