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View of the Fraser River at Soda Creek.

Haphazard History: Simon Fraser’s Son

Barry Sale Special to the Tribune/Weekend Advisor Most of us have heard…

  • May 1, 2018
Zoe, an 11-old-month Boxer, enjoys a walk at Scout Island this week with her owner Chad Matthies. Just a reminder that all dogs are supposed to be on a leash to protect migrating birds and deer. Angie Mindus photo

A walk in the park

Angie MINDUS Staff Writer

Paige Mueller photo                                New owner MJ Vigeant (left) is looking forward to taking over from previous owner Sylvia Rashbrook and continuing the All-Ways Travel legacy of making dreams come true.

All-Ways Travel making dreams come true

New owners MJ and Dennis Vigeant want to continue legacy of serving the community

Paige Mueller comes to the Tribune with a background in video journalism and a desire to learn more about newspaper reporting.

New reporter joins the Williams Lake Tribune

Paige Mueller is the newest reporter for the Williams Lake Tribune.

  • Oct 20, 2017
Paige Mueller comes to the Tribune with a background in video journalism and a desire to learn more about newspaper reporting.
Trevor Seibert completes the first lap in the Formula Atlantic Halifax in 1993. He ended up winning the race. Photo submitted

Trevor Seibert on track for success

As a professional race car driver, Trevor Seibert enjoys life at a quicker speed than most people.

Trevor Seibert completes the first lap in the Formula Atlantic Halifax in 1993. He ended up winning the race. Photo submitted
Dry Grad 2017 decorating committee chair Heather Berkelaar (left) and Joyce Berkelaar along with, Heather’s mom Lorene Walsh (not pictured), see their efforts come to fruition Wednesday evening as volunteers help them transform the small arena using the theme Neon Black Light chosen by the grads who will attend the celebration Saturday evening. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

PHOTO: Dry Grad decorations

Monica LAMB-YORSKI Staff Writer

Dry Grad 2017 decorating committee chair Heather Berkelaar (left) and Joyce Berkelaar along with, Heather’s mom Lorene Walsh (not pictured), see their efforts come to fruition Wednesday evening as volunteers help them transform the small arena using the theme Neon Black Light chosen by the grads who will attend the celebration Saturday evening. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
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Snowfall warning Chilcotin
TRU WIlliams Lake nursing program adapts to COVID-19
LCSS robotics students unveil Helios Vulturem
Climate Strike in Williams Lake Nov. 6
Gaeil Farrar photos                                Artist instructor Al-Lisa McKay of Miss White Spider Arts draws a colourful baby dragon during the chalk art workshop held in Spirit Square last Saturday. About 30 people signed up for the workshop. She invites people to sign up for the second free workshop that is coming up this Saturday, June 10 leading up to the Chalk Art Festival that will take place during the 4-Directions Festival July 1.

Chalk Art Festival entry deadline coming up June 20

Chalk art workshops prepare participants for Chalk Art Festival coming up July 1

Gaeil Farrar photos                                Artist instructor Al-Lisa McKay of Miss White Spider Arts draws a colourful baby dragon during the chalk art workshop held in Spirit Square last Saturday. About 30 people signed up for the workshop. She invites people to sign up for the second free workshop that is coming up this Saturday, June 10 leading up to the Chalk Art Festival that will take place during the 4-Directions Festival July 1.
VIDEO: Lakers Car Club cruise in Williams Lake

VIDEO: Lakers Car Club cruise in Williams Lake

The Lakers Car Club of Williams Lake left on its cruise through…

VIDEO: Lakers Car Club cruise in Williams Lake
A photograph submitted by a reader on Wednesday complaining about the condition of the sitting area outside Cariboo Memorial Hospital prompted the area to be cleaned up as shown by this photo taken Thursday. When asked about the condition of the area Interior Health responded that patients at Cariboo Memorial Hospital are there because they are not well. They sometimes become ill outside of patient rooms, including outdoors. As housekeeping becomes aware of this, they will attend to the area. Interior Health said it appreciates when residents bring these kinds of things to its attention. “Given the climate, our hospital grounds do sometimes become weathered and need sprucing up,” said Tracy Watson, communications consultant with Interior Health. “In fact, this bench area is on Plant Services’ list for repainting this spring. We have just been waiting for the weather to warm up, and when it does we will be painting.” Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
A photograph submitted by a reader on Wednesday complaining about the condition of the sitting area outside Cariboo Memorial Hospital prompted the area to be cleaned up as shown by this photo taken Thursday. When asked about the condition of the area Interior Health responded that patients at Cariboo Memorial Hospital are there because they are not well. They sometimes become ill outside of patient rooms, including outdoors. As housekeeping becomes aware of this, they will attend to the area. Interior Health said it appreciates when residents bring these kinds of things to its attention. “Given the climate, our hospital grounds do sometimes become weathered and need sprucing up,” said Tracy Watson, communications consultant with Interior Health. “In fact, this bench area is on Plant Services’ list for repainting this spring. We have just been waiting for the weather to warm up, and when it does we will be painting.” Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Earth Day on a tandem bike

Kodi Lewis and his six-year-old daughter Story Lewis were out riding Saturday in Williams Lake.

Other side of the sign.

New signs up at Lake City Secondary’s Columneetza campus

The latest signage at Lake City Secondary's Columneetza campus.

Other side of the sign.
Musical morning

Musical morning

Musicians LeRae Haynes, Bernadette Ducharme and Becky Haselhan perform during the Williams Lake Christian Womens Club’s monthly breakfast.

  • Apr 13, 2017
Musical morning
Williams Lake is seeing snow flurries this morning

VIDEO: Snow flurries in Williams Lake

The rain has turned to snow in Williams Lake this first Friday in April.

Williams Lake is seeing snow flurries this morning
Brothers Gilbert (left) and Antonie Harry.

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees: Gilbert and Antoine Harry

Antoine Harry was born in Alkali Lake on Jan. 16, 1927.

  • Apr 6, 2017
Brothers Gilbert (left) and Antonie Harry.
BC Cowboy Hall of Fame Working Cowboy/Horseman inductee Bronc Twan.

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee: William Robert Twan “Bronc”: Working Cowboy/Horseman

Bronc was born Oct. 14, 1951, in Williams Lake to Bill and Margaret Twan and was raised on the Alkali Lake Ranch.

  • Apr 6, 2017
BC Cowboy Hall of Fame Working Cowboy/Horseman inductee Bronc Twan.
Biker boys

Biker boys

Oliver Bobrowski, 4, (left) and his brother Louis, 2, spent hours at the Boitanio Bike Park Wednesday, riding with great ease and skill.

  • Apr 6, 2017
Biker boys
Charlize Louie (from left)

WLIB gets into ranching business

Acquiring the 150 Mile Ranch has been a win-win situation for the Williams Lake Indian Band, said Chief Ann Louie.

Charlize Louie (from left)
Wade McNolty

CATTLE COUNTRY: Stockyards seeing busy year

So far 2017 has been a good season for the BC Livestock Association, says Wade McNolty, yard manager at the Williams Lake Stockyards.

Wade McNolty
Don Richardson of Richardson Ranch provided this historical image of the Williams Lake Stockyards on the lake for the cover of the 80th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale catalogue.

CATTLE COUNTRY: 80th Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale

Decades of western heritage will be on display and celebrated at the 80th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale.

Don Richardson of Richardson Ranch provided this historical image of the Williams Lake Stockyards on the lake for the cover of the 80th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale catalogue.
CATTLE COUNTRY: A look at the old stockyards

CATTLE COUNTRY: A look at the old stockyards

A view of the Williams Lake Stockyards in the 1940s when it was situated on the shores of Williams Lake.

  • Apr 6, 2017
CATTLE COUNTRY: A look at the old stockyards