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Local youth will be creating a mural on the north-facing wall of the future home of the Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin at 51 Fourth Ave. South with some mentorship from Tiffany Jorgensen of Cariboo Art Beat (eighth from left standing). (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Youth-led mural planned for exterior of Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin building

The project is open to all youth in the Cariboo Chilcotin

 

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA COLUMN: Agriculture Land Reserve rules relaxed

The agriculture minister backed down from imposing severe restrictions against farmers

  • Jul 25, 2021

 

The BC Wildfire Service is requesting the public not donate food and supplies to firefighters at the Northeast Complex at 100 Mile House. (Black Press Media photo)

Cariboo Fire Centre not seeking supplies for firefighters: BCWS

Online requests for supplies are unsolicited

 

The Big Stick Lake Area fire crossed Highway 20 Tuesday, July 13. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo Fire Centre gives latest details on wildfire situation

There are nine wildfires of note within the region

  • Jul 20, 2021
The Big Stick Lake Area fire crossed Highway 20 Tuesday, July 13. (Photo submitted)
Wildfire crews battle the Flat Lake fire. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reduced to single lane alternating traffic

Flat Lake fire advanced to highway overnight, crews working to secure 83 Mile area

Wildfire crews battle the Flat Lake fire. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
Owner/operator of Puddle Produce Farm Brianna van de Wijngaard sells produce Friday, July 16 at the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

High heat hinders Cariboo veggie-growers

Local farmers are battling heat and smoke amid a hot, dry summer

Owner/operator of Puddle Produce Farm Brianna van de Wijngaard sells produce Friday, July 16 at the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranch Musings: Drought and the perilous bounty

Anyone running over fields can see where the soil containing adequate organic matter greens up

  • Jul 18, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
The Emergency Support Services centre in 100 Mile House is open at PSO daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Evacuee supports, vouchers available in 100 Mile

MLA Lorne Doerkson clarifies support procedure following ‘misunderstanding’

The Emergency Support Services centre in 100 Mile House is open at PSO daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A airtanker returns to Kamloops from the Cariboo Chilcotin region earlier this month. (Jason Foster photo)

Cariboo Fire Centre urges public to exercise extreme caution due to dry conditions

Historic heatwave in June has raised fire dangers to critical levels

A airtanker returns to Kamloops from the Cariboo Chilcotin region earlier this month. (Jason Foster photo)
Jaxen Carson of 150 Mile House will compete at the upcoming Canadian High School Rodeo Finals in August after finishing first in cutting at the provincials in Quesnel this past June. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Cariboo cowboy off to Canadian finals

Jaxen Carson finished first in cutting the the provincial high school rodeo finals in Quesnel

Jaxen Carson of 150 Mile House will compete at the upcoming Canadian High School Rodeo Finals in August after finishing first in cutting at the provincials in Quesnel this past June. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Highway 97 at 83 Mile has been closed Wednesday, July 14 due to a forest fire. (DriveBC map)
Highway 97 at 83 Mile has been closed Wednesday, July 14 due to a forest fire. (DriveBC map)
First responders took part in a procession for Fire Chief Stan McCarthy July 10. (Todd Doherty, MP, image)

150 Mile Fire Chief Stan McCarthy remembered at touching memorial

McCarthy served on his local fire department for more than 40 years

First responders took part in a procession for Fire Chief Stan McCarthy July 10. (Todd Doherty, MP, image)
BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to two new fires in the Chimney Lake area. (BC Wildfire Service map)
BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to two new fires in the Chimney Lake area. (BC Wildfire Service map)
The McKinley Lake wildfire as seen July 6. (Inger Visser photo)
The McKinley Lake wildfire as seen July 6. (Inger Visser photo)
A special air quality statement is in effect for Cariboo North and Cariboo South, including Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake (pictured). (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for Cariboo North, Cariboo South

The special air quality statement includes Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House

A special air quality statement is in effect for Cariboo North and Cariboo South, including Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake (pictured). (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Joan Boates (from left), Ken Hopkins, Denny Reid, Bob Leckie, Williams Lake Mayor Herb Gardner and Gil McCall celebrate the official opening of CKWL in 1964. (Public domain photo)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The early days of Cariboo Radio

In his monthly history column, Barry Sale examines the region’s radio history

  • Jul 3, 2021
Joan Boates (from left), Ken Hopkins, Denny Reid, Bob Leckie, Williams Lake Mayor Herb Gardner and Gil McCall celebrate the official opening of CKWL in 1964. (Public domain photo)
Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)

Lightning, heat ignite wildfire season in B.C.; 119 blazes burning

Lightning sparked several fires in Kamloops Thursday evening

Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)
Aerial view of Mckay Creek wildfire taken on June 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service handout)

78 wildfires burning in the province. Here’s what we know

Destruction caused by wildfire in Lytton still unknown

Aerial view of Mckay Creek wildfire taken on June 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service handout)
Roger Harris of Bella Coola displays where his allegiance lays as the Montreal Canadiens prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals June 28, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
Roger Harris of Bella Coola displays where his allegiance lays as the Montreal Canadiens prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals June 28, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League open to Cariboo expansion talks

It’s time to revisit the potential for a Kootenay International Junior Hockey…

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League