Cariboo

Classic cars lined the perimeter of the big field at Beaver Creek Campground in July 2017 as the Canadian Coasters Car Club stopped in Trail as part of its cross-Canada tour to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday. (John Boivin photo)

Classic car owners to stop in Barkerville, invite residents to stop by and ‘kick a few tires’

Classic and vintage vehicles from across Canada will be in the area

 

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’S CORNER: NDP action needed to address rising crime

Communities have experienced rising rates of random assaults, vandalism and other disturbing crimes

  • Aug 7, 2022

 

Bert Groenenberg is an avid cyclist who enjoys riding his bike for freedom and fitness. Groenenberg appreciated the bicycle-themed sculpture in downtown Rossland on a road trip. (Photo submitted)

COLUMN: Reach with your right for cyclist safety

Reaching with the right is meant to keep cyclists and people exiting parked vehicles safe

  • Aug 6, 2022

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake staff are hosting the third annual event. (Photo submitted)

Backwoods Try-Athlon at Gavin Lake set for Sept. 10

The event is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake

  • Aug 6, 2022
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake staff are hosting the third annual event. (Photo submitted)
Residents and staff at Age Care (formerly Cariboo Place) in Williams Lake enjoy a visit from Rayell Peterson and her family and their horse. The visit was intended to keep the residents connected to their past rural lifestyles. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Age Care residents in Williams Lake enjoy special visitors

Rayell Peterson and family dropped in with a horse for seniors to connect with recently

Residents and staff at Age Care (formerly Cariboo Place) in Williams Lake enjoy a visit from Rayell Peterson and her family and their horse. The visit was intended to keep the residents connected to their past rural lifestyles. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
It’s going to be very busy in the coming days at the Williams Lake Stockyards, where the 64th Annual Williams Lake 4-H Show and Sale is set to kick off Aug. 4. Pictured above, 4-H members take part in the inaugural Cariboo Classic Junior Steer and Heifer Show June3-5. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
It’s going to be very busy in the coming days at the Williams Lake Stockyards, where the 64th Annual Williams Lake 4-H Show and Sale is set to kick off Aug. 4. Pictured above, 4-H members take part in the inaugural Cariboo Classic Junior Steer and Heifer Show June3-5. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sign of the Gold Rush Trail in Cariboo.

Visiting the Cariboo this summer? Check out these scenes and attractions

These trails, museums, and attractions are there to make sure your visit to Cariboo is fun, exciting

Sign of the Gold Rush Trail in Cariboo.
Doug Johnson wets down the rodeo grounds before the events get underway. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTO GALLERY: Esk’et Rodeo Action

Just before noon on a hot dusty July Saturday, cattle calls and…

Doug Johnson wets down the rodeo grounds before the events get underway. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Svetlana, her two sons, Nathan and Daniel and their dog before they started hiking. (Doug Zdanivsky photo)

Tips from Quesnel Search and Rescue and rescued family on hike preparedness

Broken ankle after falling through a staircase leads to rescue extraction from overnight hike

Svetlana, her two sons, Nathan and Daniel and their dog before they started hiking. (Doug Zdanivsky photo)
Annie Gordon of Big Lake Ranch. (Liz Twan photo)

PHOTO GALLERY: Little Britches Rodeo ropes in fun at Williams Lake Stampede Grounds

Young competitors from across the region shared tested their skills

  • Aug 1, 2022
Annie Gordon of Big Lake Ranch. (Liz Twan photo)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: Health care crisis deepens

A closed ER means rural B.C. residents may have to travel 100s of kilometres

  • Jul 31, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
Cyclists and motorists are both equally-entitled road users, and both can benefit from sharing. More cyclists means less traffic and parking competition, and less wear and tear on the roadways, but can mean a bit of an adjustment in driving. (Clip art image)

COLUMN: Watching out for getting doored on Cariboo Roads

Another hazard for cyclists is parked car doors, but drivers can help by giving space

  • Jul 31, 2022
Cyclists and motorists are both equally-entitled road users, and both can benefit from sharing. More cyclists means less traffic and parking competition, and less wear and tear on the roadways, but can mean a bit of an adjustment in driving. (Clip art image)
Erin Hitchcock is an air aware educator for Scout Island Nature Centre. (Tribune file photo)

COLUMN: Choose electric over gas mowers and yard work

Gas-powered mowers also create noise issues in communities

  • Jul 31, 2022
Erin Hitchcock is an air aware educator for Scout Island Nature Centre. (Tribune file photo)
Cheryl Chapman and Mike Retasket are the leaders of Barkerville’s full-time Indigenous Interpretation program. (James Douglas photo)

Barkerville to celebrate Indigenous culture on BC Day, Aug. 1

Dakelh and Secw├ępemc flags will be raised at the site

Cheryl Chapman and Mike Retasket are the leaders of Barkerville’s full-time Indigenous Interpretation program. (James Douglas photo)
Drivers are being advised to give themselves time, plan ahead, check for road construction and watch for other vulnerable road users on B.C. Day long weekend, a time when accident rates are usually higher than normal. (File photo)

Don’t be a statistic: ICBC, province urge travellers to drive safe over B.C. Day long weekend

B.C. Day long weekend can be one of the most dangerous as road trippers head out

  • Jul 29, 2022
Drivers are being advised to give themselves time, plan ahead, check for road construction and watch for other vulnerable road users on B.C. Day long weekend, a time when accident rates are usually higher than normal. (File photo)
Macy the kitten is recovering from an amputation of her leg at the Williams Lake SPCA after she was found injured alongside the highway. (SPCA photo)

BC SPCA seeks help for amputee kitten in Williams Lake

Macy the kitten is recovering after she was found along highway with shattered femur

  • Jul 28, 2022
Macy the kitten is recovering from an amputation of her leg at the Williams Lake SPCA after she was found injured alongside the highway. (SPCA photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

COLUMN: Ranch Musings

To Hay or not to hay, that is the question

  • Jul 24, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Renee Seelhof, of Williams Lake, competed in the Junior Girls Poles event at the Little Britches Rodeo in Clinton back in 2020. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

Williams Lake Little Britches Rodeo at Stampede Grounds this weekend

Events to start at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with young competitors from across the province

Renee Seelhof, of Williams Lake, competed in the Junior Girls Poles event at the Little Britches Rodeo in Clinton back in 2020. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
Williams Lake RCMP and North District Emergency Response Team officers respond to the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue on Sunday, July 10. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Indigenous leaders demand public inquiry into fatal police incident in Williams Lake

WLFN chief, UBCIC grand chief will speak at press conference Tuesday, July 19

Williams Lake RCMP and North District Emergency Response Team officers respond to the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue on Sunday, July 10. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Explore local Indigenous history and culture at the award-winning Xatśūll Heritage Village, north of Williams Lake. Arkitek Creative photo

Ready for a roadtrip? It’s time to explore the Cariboo!

Whether you have a few days or a few weeks, B.C.’s Cariboo…

Explore local Indigenous history and culture at the award-winning Xatśūll Heritage Village, north of Williams Lake. Arkitek Creative photo