Chilcotin

The recent flooding that hit Vancouver Island has prompted Town of Qualicum Beach to look at its climate change policy and management. (PQB News file photo)

DOWN TO EARTH: Realities of climate change seeping in

More and more people have started to tell me they are experiencing climate anxiety

  • Dec 4, 2021

 

Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox Nits’il?in (Chief) Joe Alphonse. (Photo submitted)

TNG disappointed WLFN only wants Sécwepemc language on welcome sign

The sign is for a provincial government building in Williams Lake

 

Liam Daud of Tatla Lake recently had a book published by the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2021: Liam grows nasturtiums

Liam Daud, 10, of Tatla Lake is a published author

 

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’s CORNER: Lots to be thankful for

I’d urge you to find a way to give just a little more to your favourite charity

  • Oct 14, 2021
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
Nathan Davis photo

Through the reader’s lens: Fall in the Chilcotin

Thanks to Nathan Davus for sharing this image

Nathan Davis photo
In the Cariboo Chilcotin, cattle drives are an integral part of the fall season. (Racquel Russell photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Through the reader’s lens: Fall round-up time

Thanks to Racquel Russell for sharing this great shot

  • Oct 4, 2021
In the Cariboo Chilcotin, cattle drives are an integral part of the fall season. (Racquel Russell photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Roxanne Bambrick, left, and Lloyd Como took home the hardware at the 50th Annual B.C. Forest Service Trap Shoot. Bambrick was the female top gun with 15 out of 25 and Como was male top gun with 20 out of 25. (Photo submitted)

50th annual B.C. forest service trap shoot a success

The event was held at the Alexis Creek Chilcotin Rod and Gun Club Range

  • Oct 3, 2021
Roxanne Bambrick, left, and Lloyd Como took home the hardware at the 50th Annual B.C. Forest Service Trap Shoot. Bambrick was the female top gun with 15 out of 25 and Como was male top gun with 20 out of 25. (Photo submitted)
The ministry of forests will be burning woody debris piles in the West Chilcotin between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Ministry of forests planning woody debris pile burning in West Chilcotin wildfire areas

Residents can expect to see smoke in the Anahim Lake, Nimpo Lake and Tatla Lake areas

The ministry of forests will be burning woody debris piles in the West Chilcotin between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Bernie Baptiste, from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located. (Facebook photo)

Update: Mushroom picker located in West Chilcotin

Bernie Baptiste went mushroom picking in the Anahim Lake area Sunday, Sept. 26

Bernie Baptiste, from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located. (Facebook photo)
Rochelle Lamont prepares the COVID-19 vaccine when the community clinic opened in Williams Lake on April 12, 2021 at Thompson Rivers University. That clinic has since closed and vaccines are now available at the public health unit. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Rochelle Lamont prepares the COVID-19 vaccine when the community clinic opened in Williams Lake on April 12, 2021 at Thompson Rivers University. That clinic has since closed and vaccines are now available at the public health unit. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Steve Smith’s image of two sibling adolescent grizzly bears playfighting in the Chilko River in the B.C. Interior earned him best of show at the prestigious Lion’s Gate Celebration of Nature club competition for 2020-21. (Photo by Steve Smith)

Chilko-Newton Road closed as of Sept. 1 to protect people, bears

Closure of road will be monitored, enforced under BC Wildlife Act

Steve Smith’s image of two sibling adolescent grizzly bears playfighting in the Chilko River in the B.C. Interior earned him best of show at the prestigious Lion’s Gate Celebration of Nature club competition for 2020-21. (Photo by Steve Smith)
Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox chief, Chief Joe Alphonse is one of 16 recipients of the Order of British Columbia. (Photo submitted)

Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse awarded B.C.’s highest order

Alphonse comes from a long line of hereditary leaders

Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox chief, Chief Joe Alphonse is one of 16 recipients of the Order of British Columbia. (Photo submitted)
The Big Stick fire west of Tatla Lake left its mark on the area, as seen by Ulkatcho First Nation leadership surveying the damage. (Denise Cahoose video image)

VIDEO: Fire and ash greet travellers, Highway 20 reopens between Tatla and Anahim Lake

The fire also destroyed valuable pine mushrooms in the area

The Big Stick fire west of Tatla Lake left its mark on the area, as seen by Ulkatcho First Nation leadership surveying the damage. (Denise Cahoose video image)
Anahim Lake west of Williams Lake is on evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)

Ulkatcho First Nation at Anahim Lake praying for rain

Fire danger extreme as nearby fires challenge firefighters and close highways

Anahim Lake west of Williams Lake is on evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)
The communities of Anahim Lake and Ulkatcho First Nation are located about 300 kms west of Williams Lake. (Graham West photo)

Military helicopter en route to Ulkatcho First Nation to transport some residents out

Access to the community has been cut off due to wildfires in the Chilcotin

The communities of Anahim Lake and Ulkatcho First Nation are located about 300 kms west of Williams Lake. (Graham West photo)
The Big Stick fire prompted the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday afternoon, July 13. (Graham West photo)

Update: Highway 20 near Kleena Kleene reopened with pilot car through Big Stick fire burn

Access between Anahim Lake and the Bella Coola Valley remains closed Thursday

The Big Stick fire prompted the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday afternoon, July 13. (Graham West photo)
The Hotnarko Creek fire west of Williams Lake has grown to 950 hectares. Residents in the Anahim Lake area were placed under an evacuation alert Monday, July 12. (BCWS map)

Hotnarko Creek wildfire prompts evacuation alert for Anahim Lake area

The Cariboo Regional District issued the alert Monday July 12

The Hotnarko Creek fire west of Williams Lake has grown to 950 hectares. Residents in the Anahim Lake area were placed under an evacuation alert Monday, July 12. (BCWS map)
A wildfire north of Big Stick Lake is burning approximately five kilometres away from the home of Amy Stromsten and her partner Dustin Trainer. An evacuation alert was issued for the area west of Williams Lake Saturday, July 3. (Amy Stromsten image)
A wildfire north of Big Stick Lake is burning approximately five kilometres away from the home of Amy Stromsten and her partner Dustin Trainer. An evacuation alert was issued for the area west of Williams Lake Saturday, July 3. (Amy Stromsten image)
The Chilcotin River continues to rise as a flood warning has been issued for several waterways in the Chilcotin. (Photo submitted)

Flood warning issued for Chilcotin-area rivers

The Chilko, Chilcotin, Taseko rivers and Big Creek are all rising

The Chilcotin River continues to rise as a flood warning has been issued for several waterways in the Chilcotin. (Photo submitted)
The Chilcotin River seen here at Bull Canyon Provincial Park at the end of May is currently one of three rivers in the Chilcotin under Flood Watch issued the BC River Forecast Centre. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Taseko, Chilcotin, Chilko rivers under flood watch

Hot temperatures leading to rapid snow melt

The Chilcotin River seen here at Bull Canyon Provincial Park at the end of May is currently one of three rivers in the Chilcotin under Flood Watch issued the BC River Forecast Centre. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)