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The city of Williams Lake is eyeing bylaw changes to encourage residential density within city limits. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams LakeTribune)

City of Williams Lake eyes housing incentives, including carriage homes

Staff is working on potential bylaw changes to encourage residential density

 

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

 

The city of Williams Lake declared a state of local emergency Thursday, June 2, in response to increased water load at a historic beaver dam high above Juniper Street off of South Lakeside Drive. (Ministry of Forests photo)

Williams Lake EOC still monitoring increased water levels at historic beaver dam

As of Friday, June 3, the water level has been reduced by approximately six inches

 

The city of Williams Lake has launched a survey seeking public feedback toward a waterfront enhancement project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake eyes South Lakeside for waterfront project, seeks public input

Boat launch, floating dock could be amenities at a waterfront plaza, historic beach site

The city of Williams Lake has launched a survey seeking public feedback toward a waterfront enhancement project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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 to run 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)
The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake’s west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)

Williams Lake lifts percautionary boil water advisory for its west side residents

The advisory was issued Thursday, April 21 and rescinded April 28

  • Apr 28, 2022
The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake’s west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)
Williams Lake city council approved a request to move the stop sign at Terra Ridge to Wotzke Drive. (City of Williams Lake photo)

Resident request to move stop sign approved by Williams Lake city council

‘It’s very difficult to stop on the hill in the winter’: Terra Ridge resident Arnie Zimmeran

Williams Lake city council approved a request to move the stop sign at Terra Ridge to Wotzke Drive. (City of Williams Lake photo)
Williams Lake city council meeting Tuesday, April 26, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake residential tax rate reduced by 10 per cent for 2022

City council wanted the rate lowered due to increased property assessments

Williams Lake city council meeting Tuesday, April 26, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake City Council is working to determine tax rates for city residents. (City of Williams Lake photo)

City council tries to reconcile tax rate with higher property assessments

Staff and council will determine what to set the mill rate at

Williams Lake City Council is working to determine tax rates for city residents. (City of Williams Lake photo)
BC Hydro will be replacing its streetlights in Williams Lake with energy-efficient LEDs. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

BC Hydro to replace streetlights in Williams Lake with LEDs

The new lights will use 50 per cent less energy

BC Hydro will be replacing its streetlights in Williams Lake with energy-efficient LEDs. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
City council has asked staff to see if the pavement marking budget can be cut to $100,000. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake city council hopes to cut costs on pavement marking

The proposed contract amount for 2022 is $20,000 higher than was budgeted

City council has asked staff to see if the pavement marking budget can be cut to $100,000. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge community safety officer charged with assault

Assaulting peace officer, possession of weapon among charges laid

The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)
Williams Lake city council. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake city council. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city of Williams Lake will stop livestreaming its committee of the whole meetings in the new year. (City of Williams Lake website image)

City of Williams Lake will no longer livestream committee of the whole meetings in 2022

Council agreed unanimously to the decision at its regular meeting Dec. 7

The city of Williams Lake will stop livestreaming its committee of the whole meetings in the new year. (City of Williams Lake website image)
The city of Williams Lake will be disbursing the rest of its COVID-19 restart grant funds through business license fee reductions, hardship grants and the creation of permanent pickleball courts. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake offering 50 per cent discount on 2022 business license fees

Leftover COVID-19 restart grant funds will cover the fee reduction

The city of Williams Lake will be disbursing the rest of its COVID-19 restart grant funds through business license fee reductions, hardship grants and the creation of permanent pickleball courts. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Fire Department will be doing a drive for the food bank, Tuesday, Dec. 7 and accepting donations at the fire hall on Wednesday, Dec. 8. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake firefighters doing food bank drive

Fire department members will be out Tuesday, Dec. 7 in some neighbourhoods

  • Dec 6, 2021
The Williams Lake Fire Department will be doing a drive for the food bank, Tuesday, Dec. 7 and accepting donations at the fire hall on Wednesday, Dec. 8. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake city council gave first three readings to a business license amendment bylaw to lower the fee from $2,500 to $320 which is what liquor outlets pay. The bylaw will go before council for final adoption on Dec. 21, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake aims to lower cannabis retail business license fees for 2022

A cannabis shop owner requested the license fee be the same as liquor outlets

Williams Lake city council gave first three readings to a business license amendment bylaw to lower the fee from $2,500 to $320 which is what liquor outlets pay. The bylaw will go before council for final adoption on Dec. 21, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Morgan Witte, 48, was intubated and on a ventilator in hospital for two weeks because of COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

‘It almost killed me not having the shot,’ says Cariboo trucker, COVID-19 survivor

Morgan Witte, 48, spent more than three weeks in the hospital, much of it on a ventilator

Morgan Witte, 48, was intubated and on a ventilator in hospital for two weeks because of COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake city council has appointed Coun. Ivan Bonnell to serve at as the city’s director on the Cariboo Regional District. Coun. Jason Ryll was reappointed as the alternate director. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake city councillor Ivan Bonnell appointed city’s director on Cariboo Regional District board

Bonnell replaces Mayor Walt Cobb who removed himself from the CRD board two weeks ago

Williams Lake city council has appointed Coun. Ivan Bonnell to serve at as the city’s director on the Cariboo Regional District. Coun. Jason Ryll was reappointed as the alternate director. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)