Christmas

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Give your Christmas tree back to the wild by leaving it outside: nature conservancy

The trees can be a great benefit to local wildlife

  • Dec 29, 2020

 

Cabbage rolls by the dozens. (Ron Moleschi photo)

Beloved Ukrainian foods a Christmas tradition for Williams Lake family

Cabbage and perogies by the dozens at the hands of the Molsechis

 

Journey Carlson-Campbell is the first place winner of the Tribune’s Spirit of Christmas writing contest in the 13 to 19 age category with her story Tawny’s Spirit of Christmas. (Photo submitted)

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: Tawny’s Spirit of Christmas

Journey Carlson-Campbell was selected as the winner of the writing contest’s 13 and over category

  • Dec 25, 2020

 

Mrs. Theresa Herrling’s Mountview Elementary School kindergarten class of 2020/2021 participated in the Tribune’s Touch of Class this year. See pages 10, 11, 14 and 18. (Photo submitted)

SEASON’S GREETINGS: A Touch of Class with Mountview elementary

Christmas is always a favourite time of the year for the staff and students at Mountview elementary

Mrs. Theresa Herrling’s Mountview Elementary School kindergarten class of 2020/2021 participated in the Tribune’s Touch of Class this year. See pages 10, 11, 14 and 18. (Photo submitted)
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Rudi Durfeld, Graham Pritchard, Eric Johnson, Jim Smylie and Paul Carnes, circa 2000, get ready for a night of carolling as part of the Pritchard family’s annual Christmas carolling potluck. (Photo submitted)

Pritchard family, Rustlers, put annual Christmas carolling on hold

Silent Night will take on a different meaning this Christmas for the…

Rudi Durfeld, Graham Pritchard, Eric Johnson, Jim Smylie and Paul Carnes, circa 2000, get ready for a night of carolling as part of the Pritchard family’s annual Christmas carolling potluck. (Photo submitted)
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.
Tl’etinqox member Rosaline Harry loves seeing the smiles on children’s faces during the holidays. This is the fourth year she is volunteering to collect Christmas shoeboxes and gift bags for on and off-reserve children and youth. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Gifts from the heart: Tl’etinqox volunteer spreads Christmas cheer

Rosaline Harry delivers holiday shoeboxes purchased by community sponsors

Tl’etinqox member Rosaline Harry loves seeing the smiles on children’s faces during the holidays. This is the fourth year she is volunteering to collect Christmas shoeboxes and gift bags for on and off-reserve children and youth. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
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Where’s Santa? NORAD is tracking the jolly old man around the globe this Christmas

As with all things, the Santa tracker will look a little different this year

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The Edmilao family, including Apollo and his younger brother, Francis, moved to Canada in the 1970s. (Edmilao family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Code Name: Big Red – B.C. soldier with NORAD helps Santa get around the globe safely

The annual NORAD Tracks Santa program features a soldier who grew up in Langley

The Edmilao family, including Apollo and his younger brother, Francis, moved to Canada in the 1970s. (Edmilao family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam chats with Santa Claus on Zoom in December 2020. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Santa Claus cleared for arrival in Canada

The jolly old fellow is an essential worker

Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam chats with Santa Claus on Zoom in December 2020. (Twitter)
Cataline students Elsie Scott, Avaline Ostrom and Daxton Sauna-Czerniak drop off presents at the Child Development Centre in Williams Lake earlier this month. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cataline students embrace 12 days of Christmas giving

Once word got out of the class’s initiative, other classes at the school jumped on board to pitch in

Cataline students Elsie Scott, Avaline Ostrom and Daxton Sauna-Czerniak drop off presents at the Child Development Centre in Williams Lake earlier this month. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Santa flying with BC EHS to visit hospitals around B.C. on Dec. 22, 2020. (BC EHS/Twitter)

Nothing stops Santa from bringing joy to sick children – even with pandemic protocols

Santa sent gifts to Victoria General, Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

  • Dec 22, 2020
Santa flying with BC EHS to visit hospitals around B.C. on Dec. 22, 2020. (BC EHS/Twitter)
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In this photo provided by the California Highway Patrol, a man dressed as Santa Claus who was flying on a powered parachute on his way to deliver candy canes to children is seen stuck on power lines in Rio Linda, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The man was rescued uninjured. The incident happened shortly after the man took off near a school in Rio Linda and then hit and became suspended in power lines, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman told KCRA-TV. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

Man dressed as Santa rescued from power lines in California

Video from the rescue shows the aircraft dangling overhead as Santa sat fastened to the pilot seat

In this photo provided by the California Highway Patrol, a man dressed as Santa Claus who was flying on a powered parachute on his way to deliver candy canes to children is seen stuck on power lines in Rio Linda, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The man was rescued uninjured. The incident happened shortly after the man took off near a school in Rio Linda and then hit and became suspended in power lines, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman told KCRA-TV. (California Highway Patrol via AP)
Const. Martin Richard with Dog Creek elder Joyce Sampson. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake RCMP give gifts to Indigenous elders

Approximately 140 gifts wrapped and delivered by Indigenous Policing Services

Const. Martin Richard with Dog Creek elder Joyce Sampson. (Photo submitted)
In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Jupiter and Saturn align in our skies tonight, to form the Great Conjunction

Stargazers typically gather in groups at observatories or with backyard telescopes for such events

  • Dec 21, 2020
In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
Jaclyn Mountain says her mother, Cindy Mountain, seen in an undated handout photo, would be thrilled to see her Port Coquitlam, B.C., home decked out in Christmas lights for the first time in15 years. Cindy Mountain, of ‘Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, B.C., died of COVID-19 in April at age 59. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Mountain Family, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

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Jaclyn Mountain says her mother, Cindy Mountain, seen in an undated handout photo, would be thrilled to see her Port Coquitlam, B.C., home decked out in Christmas lights for the first time in15 years. Cindy Mountain, of ‘Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, B.C., died of COVID-19 in April at age 59. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Mountain Family, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
After Alanna Wadhwani, seen here with son Nathan, was deluged with orders for her ‘dog poo’ 2020 Christmas ornament, she set up what she described as a factory in her West Maple Maple Ridge home (Special to The News)
After Alanna Wadhwani, seen here with son Nathan, was deluged with orders for her ‘dog poo’ 2020 Christmas ornament, she set up what she described as a factory in her West Maple Maple Ridge home (Special to The News)
New Westminster resident is looking to sell hand-made ornaments for the holiday season

B.C. woman creates unique baked bean holiday ornament

Buy local this holiday season - with a baked bean ornament

New Westminster resident is looking to sell hand-made ornaments for the holiday season