Chilcotin

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)
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)
Two Northern saw-whet owls captured and banded at the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory owl banding program growing

There will also be Motus tower installed in the valley

Two Northern saw-whet owls captured and banded at the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory in 2019. (Photo submitted)
Alone participants were based on Tŝilhqox Biny (Chilko Lake) in the traditional territory of the Tŝilhqot’in (Chilcotin) Nation and Xeni Gwet’in Indigenous peoples. (Chief Jimmy Lulua photo)

Chilko Lake setting for new season of popular survival series Alone

Tourism Association aims to turn international viewers into local visitors

  • Jun 4, 2021
Alone participants were based on Tŝilhqox Biny (Chilko Lake) in the traditional territory of the Tŝilhqot’in (Chilcotin) Nation and Xeni Gwet’in Indigenous peoples. (Chief Jimmy Lulua photo)
Tl’etinqox community members gather for a ceremony in memory of the 215 children buried at the former site of the Kamloops Residential School. (Facebook photo)
Tl’etinqox community members gather for a ceremony in memory of the 215 children buried at the former site of the Kamloops Residential School. (Facebook photo)
A build up of lint in a clothes dryer is believed to have caused a house fire in Alexis Creek Sunday evening, April 4, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Clothing dryer suspected cause of Alexis Creek home fire, owner wants to warn others

Neil Miller is thankful he still has his horses, community support and his life

A build up of lint in a clothes dryer is believed to have caused a house fire in Alexis Creek Sunday evening, April 4, 2021. (Photo submitted)
A grass fire west of Williams Lake, seen here Tuesday, is considered to be being held by members of the BC Wildfire Service. (Photo submitted)
A grass fire west of Williams Lake, seen here Tuesday, is considered to be being held by members of the BC Wildfire Service. (Photo submitted)
Fire destroyed a home in Alexis Creek Sunday evening, April 4, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Fire destroys home at Alexis Creek Easter Sunday

The fire started at approximately 8:45 p.m. say witnesses

Fire destroyed a home in Alexis Creek Sunday evening, April 4, 2021. (Photo submitted)
(Rosalie Montgomery photos)
(Rosalie Montgomery photos)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Several arrested after woman allegedly chased by men with firearms at Anaham Meadow

Williams Lake Police Dog Services and Prince George Emergency Response Team were called to assist

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
A small collection of buildings along the Chilco River is all that remains of the Pothole Ranch, once a thriving little Chilcotin homestead at Farwell Canyon. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Take a walk back in time at Farwell Canyon

These are what remain of the Pothole Ranch, once a thriving little Chilcotin homestead

  • Dec 12, 2020
A small collection of buildings along the Chilco River is all that remains of the Pothole Ranch, once a thriving little Chilcotin homestead at Farwell Canyon. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
“It’s been a really great project to do and a really great community to do it in,” said Jared Sales with Celtic and Eldorado Construction. (Raena Jack photo)

Outdoor skating rink arrives in time for Christmas at Tsideldel

Ice flooded on new multi-purpose rink earlier this week

“It’s been a really great project to do and a really great community to do it in,” said Jared Sales with Celtic and Eldorado Construction. (Raena Jack photo)
(File photo)

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

(File photo)
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)