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Ivan Bonnell is seeking re-election on Williams Lake city council. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Ivan Bonnell seeks re-election to Williams Lake city council

The former mayor, councillor wants to continue with work council has been doing

 

Williams Lake city councillor Ivan Bonnell. (City of Williams Lake photo)

Williams Lake city councillor remains stable in Kelowna General ICU

Ivan Bonnell’s family thanks community, responders, hospital staff

 

Williams Lake city councillor Craig Smith is a Canadian Ranger with the Chilcotin Patrol seen here riding on Potato Mountain in the Tatlayoko Valley this fall. (Photo submitted)

Craig Smith hopes for third consecutive term on city council

Craig Smith is seeking a third consecutive term on city council. “I…

Williams Lake city councillor Craig Smith is a Canadian Ranger with the Chilcotin Patrol seen here riding on Potato Mountain in the Tatlayoko Valley this fall. (Photo submitted)
The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: 46-storey campus housing tower gets green light in Kelowna

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)
Williams Lake city councillor Scott Nelson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake city councillor Scott Nelson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
One of the recreational bridges sitting in the Williams Lake River Valley still to be removed after flood damage led the city to install bridges with the capacity for heavy equipment and full-sized vehicles. (City of Williams Lake image)

Williams Lake city council awards contract for bridge removal from river valley

Remaining river valley recreational trail bridges damaged in floods to be removed

One of the recreational bridges sitting in the Williams Lake River Valley still to be removed after flood damage led the city to install bridges with the capacity for heavy equipment and full-sized vehicles. (City of Williams Lake image)
Former, long-time city councillor Surinderpal Rathor announced Wednesday, June 1, he is running for mayor and said he is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Surinderpal Rathor running for mayor of Williams Lake in 2022 election

Rathor, 68, was a city councillor for 21 consecutive years

Former, long-time city councillor Surinderpal Rathor announced Wednesday, June 1, he is running for mayor and said he is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jazmyn Lyons loves comic books and pulp culture and co-owning The Realm of Toys with her mom Joan Douillard is a lot of fun, she says. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: A big kid at heart

Jazmyn Lyons co-owns a toy store in Williams Lake

Jazmyn Lyons loves comic books and pulp culture and co-owning The Realm of Toys with her mom Joan Douillard is a lot of fun, she says. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Angry spectators threw their masks on the ground after being asked to wear them during a Quesnel city council meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Angry spectators heckle Quesnel mayor and council at meeting

Bob Simpson stopped the meeting, and ejected the gallery before continuing

Angry spectators threw their masks on the ground after being asked to wear them during a Quesnel city council meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

B.C.’s capital bucking up for legal challenge of Quebec’s religious symbols ban

Victoria among number of Canadian cities commiting cash, encourage other B.C. cities to do the same

People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Williams Lake city council decided at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 17, that it will continue to also have its COW meetings live streamed and held in council chambers. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake will continue to livestream committee of the whole meetings

COVID-19 restrictions saw the meetings livestreamed while the public could not attend in person

Williams Lake city council decided at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 17, that it will continue to also have its COW meetings live streamed and held in council chambers. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Loraine Brisebois, sales clerk at Mason & Daly General Merchants at Barkerville Historic Town & Park welcomes visitors. 2020 was the second season at Barkerville for Brisebois who is from Quesnel. Barkerville limited the site to 200 visitors per day during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is encouraging visitors to wear masks.(Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Barkerville trust says historical town is underfunded by $600K

The trust asked Quesnel city council to support their bid to the province for increased funding

Loraine Brisebois, sales clerk at Mason & Daly General Merchants at Barkerville Historic Town & Park welcomes visitors. 2020 was the second season at Barkerville for Brisebois who is from Quesnel. Barkerville limited the site to 200 visitors per day during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is encouraging visitors to wear masks.(Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Williams Lake Insp. Jeff Pelley provided a crime report during the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8. (File photo)

Property crime offences on the increase in Williams Lake

RCMP Insp. Jeff Pelley 1880 property crime calls for service in 2020 so far

Williams Lake Insp. Jeff Pelley provided a crime report during the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8. (File photo)
Due to provincial health guidelines city council meetings will not be available for the public to attend in person, the city announced Monday, Dec. 7. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake city council meetings closed to public, available through livestream

City will continue to live stream its regular council meetings on YouTube

Due to provincial health guidelines city council meetings will not be available for the public to attend in person, the city announced Monday, Dec. 7. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Downtown Williams Lake whale mural goes ahead without blessing of city council

Downtown Williams Lake whale mural goes ahead without blessing of city council

Williams Lake First Nation steps up to fund City’s portion of the cost

Downtown Williams Lake whale mural goes ahead without blessing of city council
City council deferred Downtown Williams Lake’s request to approve and fund a new mural downtown. (DWLBIA image)
City council deferred Downtown Williams Lake’s request to approve and fund a new mural downtown. (DWLBIA image)
Williams Lake mayor and council received 2019 audited financial statements and report during Tuesday’s regular meeting. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake continues to chip away at debt load

In five years the total owing has been reduced from $14.1 million to $9.3 million

Williams Lake mayor and council received 2019 audited financial statements and report during Tuesday’s regular meeting. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
South Lakeside water and sewer parcel tax is on the agenda for the Williams Lake City Council meeting Tuesday, July 14. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City overcharged South Lakeside residents on water and sewer tax, says Judy Albin

City staff are seeking direction from city council on how to proceed at Tuesday meeting

South Lakeside water and sewer parcel tax is on the agenda for the Williams Lake City Council meeting Tuesday, July 14. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)