Chilcotin

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RCMP’s role investigated after man suffers serious injuries following crash near Nimpo Lake

Thought to have left the scene, the injured driver wasn’t found until the next day

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Residents living in a remote area of the West Chilcotin spent six days digging out after receiving 90 cm of snow in 18 hours on Friday, Nov. 27. (Jennifer Toland photo)

‘We got over three feet of snow in 18 hours’: remoteWest Chilcotin lodge owner

Jennifer Toland said neighbours told her it’s the biggest snow fall since the 70s

Residents living in a remote area of the West Chilcotin spent six days digging out after receiving 90 cm of snow in 18 hours on Friday, Nov. 27. (Jennifer Toland photo)
There is a snowfall warning for the northern sections of the Chilcotin beginning Thursday evening. (Black Press Media files)
There is a snowfall warning for the northern sections of the Chilcotin beginning Thursday evening. (Black Press Media files)
The Becher House, two years before it burned down in 1915. (Public domain photo)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The Becher House’s rise and fall in popularity

Around 1888, he left the Company and made his way to Soda Creek, where he took on a job freighting

  • Nov 8, 2020
The Becher House, two years before it burned down in 1915. (Public domain photo)
CH-149 Cormorant helicopters may be part of night training exercises in the Chilcotin this month. (Canadian Armed Forces photo)

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron to hold night training in the Chilcotin

The public may see flares and search and rescue technicians parachuting to the ground

CH-149 Cormorant helicopters may be part of night training exercises in the Chilcotin this month. (Canadian Armed Forces photo)
Videos featuring B.C. Election candidates in the Cariboo-Chilcotin riding are available on the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Youtube channel. (File image)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Cariboo-Chilcotin candidates Q&A, part two

This week we asked each candidate four questions

  • Oct 17, 2020
Videos featuring B.C. Election candidates in the Cariboo-Chilcotin riding are available on the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Youtube channel. (File image)
Arson fire claims historic log church at Konni Lake in the Nemiah Valley

Arson fire claims historic log church at Konni Lake in the Nemiah Valley

Xeni Gwet’in chief surprised, disappointed by the loss

Arson fire claims historic log church at Konni Lake in the Nemiah Valley
“Randy Hiebert was found today thanks to the search and rescue and community members who helped along with TGO and TNG staff,” Brent Lulua wrote Wednesday, Oct. 7 on Facebook. (Brent N. Lulua Facebook photo)

Stampede mountain racer helps find missing Chilcotin man

Darren Sulin is being nicknamed the man tracker after safely locating Randolph Hiebert

“Randy Hiebert was found today thanks to the search and rescue and community members who helped along with TGO and TNG staff,” Brent Lulua wrote Wednesday, Oct. 7 on Facebook. (Brent N. Lulua Facebook photo)
An Elders complex is nearing completion in Tl’etinqox (Anaham). Launched before the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was delayed once the disease was declared a global health crisis. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

A first in the Chilcotin: Tl’etinqox builds six-unit Elders complex

“It’s exciting,” says Chief Joe Alphonse

An Elders complex is nearing completion in Tl’etinqox (Anaham). Launched before the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was delayed once the disease was declared a global health crisis. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Loretta Jeff Combs and Peyal Laceese with their daughter Nildziyenhiyah stand in front of their pit house which they hope to be able to move into next spring. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

A pit house for a Tsilhqot’in family

Family reconnects with traditional ways of life west of Williams Lake

Loretta Jeff Combs and Peyal Laceese with their daughter Nildziyenhiyah stand in front of their pit house which they hope to be able to move into next spring. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Solomon was elected Sept. 9. (Facebook photo)
Solomon was elected Sept. 9. (Facebook photo)
The Tsilhqot’in National Government utilized its Facebook page to a host a virtual gathering this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (TNG photo)

Tsilhqot’in utilize social media after annual Nation Gathering called off due to COVID-19

Online gathering attracts crowd; participants share favourite photos

The Tsilhqot’in National Government utilized its Facebook page to a host a virtual gathering this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (TNG photo)
The purchase of Leading Edge Wood Products in Horsefly was finalized by Yunesit’in First Nation earlier this month. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

First Nation-made wood products aiding on-reserve economic development

Yunesit’in recently finalized the purchase of Leading Edge Wood Products in Horsefly

The purchase of Leading Edge Wood Products in Horsefly was finalized by Yunesit’in First Nation earlier this month. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
1,700 square kilometres of land within the caretaker area of Xeni Gwet’in was recognized for the first time in Canadian history as Aboriginal title land by the Supreme Court of Canada on June 26, 2014. (B.C. Government file)

Province, Tsilhqot’in Nation dispute allegations of ‘secrecy’ in ongoing title land discussions

Both parties say they are committed to engaging with residents and stakeholders

1,700 square kilometres of land within the caretaker area of Xeni Gwet’in was recognized for the first time in Canadian history as Aboriginal title land by the Supreme Court of Canada on June 26, 2014. (B.C. Government file)
Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross not seeking re-election

Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross not seeking re-election

Yunesit’in First Nation will have a new leader come Sept. 9

Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross not seeking re-election
Nimpo Lake General Store owner Richard Simon learned there were a small number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Nimpo Lake area Tuesday, but said as he has not been contacted directly by Vancouver Health Authority he is assuming his store was not exposed. (Photo submitted)

West Chilcotin getting busier with tourists, notices store owner

Restrict COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines in place

Nimpo Lake General Store owner Richard Simon learned there were a small number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Nimpo Lake area Tuesday, but said as he has not been contacted directly by Vancouver Health Authority he is assuming his store was not exposed. (Photo submitted)
Tl’etinqox First Nation Chief Joe Alphonse, seen here in July 2017 as wildfires approached his community,recently underwent open heart surgery, and said while his recovery has been off to a good start prayers and good energy are still needed and appreciated. (Angie Mindus - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Tl’etinqox chief and TNG tribal chair recovering after ‘life-altering’ open heart surgery

Chief Joe Alphonse broke his silence on his health situation Thursday, July 30

Tl’etinqox First Nation Chief Joe Alphonse, seen here in July 2017 as wildfires approached his community,recently underwent open heart surgery, and said while his recovery has been off to a good start prayers and good energy are still needed and appreciated. (Angie Mindus - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
B.C. health authorities continue to urge people in all communities to take precautions against COVID-19 exposure. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Cases of COVID-19 identified in West Chilcotin

A small number of cases in Nimpo Lake area

B.C. health authorities continue to urge people in all communities to take precautions against COVID-19 exposure. (Image courtesy the CDC)
A wild horse blends in with the fall colours along the Meldrum Creek Road in the Chilcotin on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Michael White photo)
A wild horse blends in with the fall colours along the Meldrum Creek Road in the Chilcotin on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Michael White photo)
Chilcotin River Trading is anticipated to open early 2021. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

B.C. First Nation breaks ground on $4.5 million gas bar in the Chilcotin

Chilcotin River Trading at Tl’etinqox will feature a grocery store, café and more

Chilcotin River Trading is anticipated to open early 2021. (Rebecca Dyok photo)