Chilcotin

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)
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.

Rivers, Ranches and Ranges: From Historic Sites to Wilderness Adventure

Experience some of BC’s history this summer

  • Jul 6, 2020
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.
Voices From Here was produced with a participant-centred approach in partnership with a team of Indigenous filmmakers and illustrators including Jonathan Elliott, Kaayla Whachell, Madison Thomas and Natasha Donovan. (Historica Canada image)

Tsilhqot’in chief featured in Historica Canada series Voices From Here

Russell Myers Ross calls it a life long process in trying to develop understanding of governance

Voices From Here was produced with a participant-centred approach in partnership with a team of Indigenous filmmakers and illustrators including Jonathan Elliott, Kaayla Whachell, Madison Thomas and Natasha Donovan. (Historica Canada image)
Cool, wet weather has some hayfields in the Chilcotin underwater. (Photo submitted)
Cool, wet weather has some hayfields in the Chilcotin underwater. (Photo submitted)
Xeni Gwet’in Chief Jimmy Lulua said the community has been working on a clean energy plan for the past 20 years. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Clean energy project to improve living standards at Xeni Gwet’in First Nation

Diesel use for electricity generation will be reduced by approximately 50,000 litres per year

Xeni Gwet’in Chief Jimmy Lulua said the community has been working on a clean energy plan for the past 20 years. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
There are 3,455 panels over 16 sections with 216 panels in each section for the 1.25 megawatt solar farm.

B.C. First Nation-owned solar farm connected to the grid

Construction was completed by the Tsilhqot’in Nation last year

There are 3,455 panels over 16 sections with 216 panels in each section for the 1.25 megawatt solar farm.
Chief Jimmy Lulua says Xeni Gwet’in is ready to establish the Declared Title Area as a world-class showcase of Indigenous governance. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Chief Jimmy Lulua says Xeni Gwet’in is ready to establish the Declared Title Area as a world-class showcase of Indigenous governance. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Marv Machura has a released the music video ‘War in the Chilcotin’. (YouTube image)

New music video sheds light on Chilcotin War of 1864

The neo-folk song and video has been released by Marv Machura

Marv Machura has a released the music video ‘War in the Chilcotin’. (YouTube image)
An Anahim Lake man is facing multiple charges following an incident on Feb. 1st. (File photo)

Anahim Lake RCMP: ‘This type of crime is not normally seen in our small, tight-knit community’

Maverick West facing attempted murder charge in connection with Anahim Lake incident

An Anahim Lake man is facing multiple charges following an incident on Feb. 1st. (File photo)