Our Town

When hitting the highways and byways this winter

Time change can wreak havoc on drivers

And that isn't the only reason accidents on B.C. roads spike right after the clocks fall back.

When hitting the highways and byways this winter
CURIOUS CRITTER: Sea otters are not a common site in the area; but all B.C. residents

Public asked to help name rescued otters

The Vancouver Aquarium has taken charge of two rescued otter pups, who are enjoying their new home but need names.

CURIOUS CRITTER: Sea otters are not a common site in the area; but all B.C. residents
Wilbur Saunders cleans the ditch and roadway along Highway 20 Sunday afternoon. Saunders has been taking it upon himself to clean up local roadways for years to keep in shape and also because he doesn’t like to look at the trash tossed out by motorists. In the springtime Saunders picked up more than 50 bags of garage from along Highway 20

Cleaning up the town with dedication

It's not uncommon to see Wilbur Saunders out cleaning up the roadside on any given day in Williams Lake.

  • Nov 4, 2016
Wilbur Saunders cleans the ditch and roadway along Highway 20 Sunday afternoon. Saunders has been taking it upon himself to clean up local roadways for years to keep in shape and also because he doesn’t like to look at the trash tossed out by motorists. In the springtime Saunders picked up more than 50 bags of garage from along Highway 20
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Jesse LeBourdais reads from debut novel
Cariboo Friendship Society expands shelter to Longhouse
Likely community's abandoned dog
The 150 Mile House Store and Freight Wagon in 1921.

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Louis Crosina and the 153 Mile House Store

Recently, the 153 Mile Store was in the news. I have been in that store on several occasions.

The 150 Mile House Store and Freight Wagon in 1921.
Sharlene MacMurchy packs up some tasty Halloween treats during Saturday's craft sale at the Elks Hall on First Avenue.

Craft sale at Elks Hall

Craft sale season is beginning with one at the Elks Hall Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Elks Hall.

  • Oct 29, 2016
Sharlene MacMurchy packs up some tasty Halloween treats during Saturday's craft sale at the Elks Hall on First Avenue.
Today's witty intellect prodder brought to you by Lake City Secondary School in Williams Lake.

Witticism free for the taking

A sign at a local high school in Williams Lake is good for its truth and its witticism.

Today's witty intellect prodder brought to you by Lake City Secondary School in Williams Lake.
Camp cook making kids happy

Camp cook making kids happy

Camp cook Carol Tillotson has been making many children happy with her delicious home-cooked meals.

  • Oct 27, 2016
Camp cook making kids happy
The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.

Raid on call centre in India puts brakes on CRA tax scam

Experts are wondering if the scheme is permanently stopped, or if it will resume again when the heat dies down.

The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.
Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.
Signs of autumn

Signs of autumn

Surrounded by a carpet of fall colours, this year’s Farmers Market wrapped up in Boitanio Park last Friday.

  • Oct 13, 2016
Signs of autumn
Pink sky at night

Pink sky at night

A beautiful and romantic summertime sunset was captured at Felker Lake on Aug. 19, 2016.

  • Oct 6, 2016
Pink sky at night
Enjoying the sunshine fishing

Enjoying the sunshine fishing

Ron Burg enjoys the beautiful fall weather this week while testing his luck fishing at Dugan Lake Wednesday morning.

  • Sep 29, 2016
Enjoying the sunshine fishing
Gone fishing

Gone fishing

Clayton Boyce is all smiles as he fishes off the docks at Dugan Lake Wednesday morning.

  • Sep 29, 2016
Gone fishing
With temperatures dipping to freezing the elements are producing some beautiful scenes as seen here Wednesday morning on Williams Lake for the commuter's eye.

Mystical scene

Williams Lake emerges through the fog Wednesday morning, making for a spectacular display of nature.

With temperatures dipping to freezing the elements are producing some beautiful scenes as seen here Wednesday morning on Williams Lake for the commuter's eye.
Garrett Sachman enjoys fishing off one of the area's newest Cariboo Regional District docks

Saturday solitude

An autumn day in the Cariboo offers so much to enjoy, including casting a rod off a small dock just north of Williams Lake.

Garrett Sachman enjoys fishing off one of the area's newest Cariboo Regional District docks
David Jeff enjoys a warm cup of soup and some sunshine in Boitanio Park with the company of Levi Johnson.

Soup and sunshine a welcome addition to the park

Friends share each other's company on a bench at Boitanio Park Sunday

  • Sep 19, 2016
David Jeff enjoys a warm cup of soup and some sunshine in Boitanio Park with the company of Levi Johnson.
Having a ball

Having a ball

Jade Meldrum (left) and Samantha Evans work out at a dry land training station last week.

  • Sep 6, 2016
Having a ball
This graphic shows how quickly pyramid schemes become unsustainable.

Classic ‘gifting circle’ pyramid scheme is back

Participants are asked to put up $5,000, with the promise of a $40,000 return - but while it's pitched as philanthropy, it's illegal.

This graphic shows how quickly pyramid schemes become unsustainable.
The mountain race sculpture created by carver Ken Sheen is looking refreshed with repairs and a new paint job. The sculpture graces the entrance to Oliver Street at the intersection of Highways 97 and 20 and is one of several Stampede theme sculptures Sheen made for the City of Williams Lake.

Looking all new

The mountain racer sculpture has been repaired and refurbished with a new paint job.

  • Aug 25, 2016
The mountain race sculpture created by carver Ken Sheen is looking refreshed with repairs and a new paint job. The sculpture graces the entrance to Oliver Street at the intersection of Highways 97 and 20 and is one of several Stampede theme sculptures Sheen made for the City of Williams Lake.
Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.

Gold Country geocaching event a time to explore

The fourth annual event, on the Labour Day weekend, has a night cache, a Munzee walk, and the chance to win one of 30 limited edition coins.

Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.