Christmas holiday

This photo shows Charles Graves dressed as Santa Claus in Austin, Texas on on Sept. 3, 2022. Graves is a rare Deaf Santa in his first year donning the red suit as a professional. (Michael J. Samaripa via AP)

Santa’s back in town with inflation, inclusion on his mind

Santa booker HireSanta.com has logged a 30% increase in demand this year

 

Jessie Simpson was left with life-altering injuries after being attacked with a metal baseball bat on June 19, 2016. (Sue Simpson/Facebook photo)

Kamloops attack victim eagerly awaiting annual Christmas cards

Cards have come from as far as England to wish Jessie a Merry Christmas

  • Nov 10, 2022

 

People pass a large Christmas tree as they go shopping on Christmas Eve at a mall in Ottawa on Dec. 24, 2020. A new report from Deloitte Canada says holiday spending in Canada is expected to drop this year as inflation shrinks consumer buying power and economic uncertainty looms over household finances. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

VIDEO: Holiday spending expected to slump amid inflation

Canadian households forecast to spend an average of $1,520 this year

 

The Penguin Express is back in action, this time on Dog Creek Road where David and Stephanie Stevenson have taken on the project at 1526 Dog Creek Road with all donations going toward the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre until Jan. 1, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

WATCH: Williams Lake couple put Penguin Express back on track with Christmas lights display

Wanting to see a local favourite tradition carry on, a Williams Lake…

The Penguin Express is back in action, this time on Dog Creek Road where David and Stephanie Stevenson have taken on the project at 1526 Dog Creek Road with all donations going toward the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre until Jan. 1, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
With more people planning to visit this holiday season, BC Hydro advises being mindful about energy consumption. Pictured here, Christmas lights on Fraser Highway in Langley City. (Black Press file)

With more people planning Christmas gatherings, mind energy use, says BC Hydro

COVID-19 health order saw a drop in energy usage Christmas evening in 2020, Hydro says

With more people planning to visit this holiday season, BC Hydro advises being mindful about energy consumption. Pictured here, Christmas lights on Fraser Highway in Langley City. (Black Press file)
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
According to a Research Co. survey, 36 per cent of B.C. residents are willing to fly to another province, or territory, this holiday season. (Black Press file)

Are you planning to travel this holiday season? 56% of British Columbians say no

800 B.C. adults surveyed in Research Co. survey

According to a Research Co. survey, 36 per cent of B.C. residents are willing to fly to another province, or territory, this holiday season. (Black Press file)
Elena Brodland holds up a sampling of the Philippine cuisine she prepared for an order. For the Christmas seasons she created a special menu. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

SEASON’S GREETINGS: Philippine cuisine on the menu at Christmas time

About two months ago she launched La Lulon Bahay Philippine and Asian Cuisine

Elena Brodland holds up a sampling of the Philippine cuisine she prepared for an order. For the Christmas seasons she created a special menu. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.

Do you remember Sparkle the Christmas Light?

Creator of popular 80s/90s light discusses item’s origin, wants to see it revived

Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.
Caren Pritchard (left) and Maureen Margetts have been busy for the past several years making sure seniors in Williams Lake who may not have family or friends around for the holidays, still receive a gift. (Greg Sabatino photo)

Santa’s elves making Christmases brighter for seniors

“All this one man wanted was an extra-large Batman suit,” Margetts chuckled

Caren Pritchard (left) and Maureen Margetts have been busy for the past several years making sure seniors in Williams Lake who may not have family or friends around for the holidays, still receive a gift. (Greg Sabatino photo)
Jamayca Whalen crafts a new Christmas wreath at the Earth Friendly Holiday Event on Saturday. (Patrick Davies- WIlliams Lake Tribune)

DOWN TO EARTH: A different kind of Christmas

Let’s gather for the annual Earth Friendly holiday event online

  • Dec 19, 2020
Jamayca Whalen crafts a new Christmas wreath at the Earth Friendly Holiday Event on Saturday. (Patrick Davies- WIlliams Lake Tribune)
Christmas light display, no date. Stock photo

British Columbians urged to prevent fires involving holiday decorations

Office of the Fire Commissioner has reported 113 Christmas-related fires in B.C. in the past decade

Christmas light display, no date. Stock photo
Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune

VIDEO: 25th Annual Memory Tree Celebration

The Williams Lake Hospice Society would like to welcome the community to…

Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune