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In previous years, the Boys and Girls Club Street Party included fun photo cutouts and much more. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake’s Boys and Girls Club Street Party is back for 2022

Group seeks volunteers and vendors for the Aug. 31 event

 

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

 

Nicole Roberts, LeeAnn Crosina and Al Wilson attended the Williams Lake Stampede volunteer appreciation dinner. The trio are involved with the Wild West Riders Drill Team and selling 50/50 tickets during the rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘This is what it takes to put on an event like this’: Williams Lake Stampede thanks volunteers

The Williams Lake Stampede Association hosted an appreciation dinner

 

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

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Ultimate Arty, also known as Willie Dye, has fond memories of the Williams Lake Stampede parade and was determined not to let the tradition end. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Arty takes reins on Stampede parade

Connection and affection for Stampede weekend through the years

Ultimate Arty, also known as Willie Dye, has fond memories of the Williams Lake Stampede parade and was determined not to let the tradition end. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital clinical operations managers Savanna Brown, left, Todd Onsorge, director clinical operations Derek Keller, clinical operations manager Erin Nohr, Rotarian Dave Dickson and clinical operations manager Lisa Ryll ready to serve pizza during a staff appreciation lunch held Tuesday, May 3. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTO: Rotary Club of Williams Lake provides CMH staff lunch

“They do an amazing job in our community.”

Cariboo Memorial Hospital clinical operations managers Savanna Brown, left, Todd Onsorge, director clinical operations Derek Keller, clinical operations manager Erin Nohr, Rotarian Dave Dickson and clinical operations manager Lisa Ryll ready to serve pizza during a staff appreciation lunch held Tuesday, May 3. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
Raelyn Howarth, 9, mans her lemonade booth outside Realm of Toys Sunday afternoon with a little help from Joan Douillard. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Downtown Easter festival in Williams Lake a big hit

The event was hosted by Jazmyn Lyons and Joan Doulliard of Realm of Toys

Raelyn Howarth, 9, mans her lemonade booth outside Realm of Toys Sunday afternoon with a little help from Joan Douillard. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Realm of Toys owner Jazmyn Lyons holds up some fundraising bunnies that will go toward the Easter Festival she and her mom are hosting in downtown Williams Lake on Sunday, April 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Easter Festival to be back, bigger and better than ever in Williams Lake

Jazmyn Lyons of The Realm of Toys is the organizer

The Realm of Toys owner Jazmyn Lyons holds up some fundraising bunnies that will go toward the Easter Festival she and her mom are hosting in downtown Williams Lake on Sunday, April 17. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tanya Thomas is happy to be in Williams Lake and is looking forward to all of the Cariboo traditions she has yet to experience. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Williams Lake resident Tanya Thomas loves the small town life

She moved from a city of 20 million people, but she enjoys being right where she is

Tanya Thomas is happy to be in Williams Lake and is looking forward to all of the Cariboo traditions she has yet to experience. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)

Robots and AI being used to help combat COVID-19 loneliness at UFV

Findings will be shared with government, industry, and community partners to enhance wellness

UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)
Gwynneth Nelson enjoys making new creations out of jewelry she is given or finds. She was one of the vendors a the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Country Christmas Family Moments Market and Event held Saturday, Dec. 18. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Creative fun found in repurposing jewelry

Inheriting box of costume jewelry inspired Gwynneth Nelson to create her own

Gwynneth Nelson enjoys making new creations out of jewelry she is given or finds. She was one of the vendors a the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Country Christmas Family Moments Market and Event held Saturday, Dec. 18. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
Catherine Crewe of Fernie with the card that she and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending back and forth to each other since 1964. Pictured here in 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

60 years of good wishes: Two long-time Kootenay penpals keep a Christmas tradition alive

Catherine Crewe of Fernie, and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending the same card back and forth to each other since they were both five years old

Catherine Crewe of Fernie with the card that she and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending back and forth to each other since 1964. Pictured here in 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
Marnie Millership (left) and Cathy Poole helped organized a Thanksgiving food drive outside of FreshCo on Friday, Oct. 8. All donations went to supporting the Williams Lake Salvation Army. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Thanksgiving food drive supports Williams Lake Salvation Army

FreshCo and Cariboo GM teamed up to hold a food drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8

Marnie Millership (left) and Cathy Poole helped organized a Thanksgiving food drive outside of FreshCo on Friday, Oct. 8. All donations went to supporting the Williams Lake Salvation Army. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Vanderhoof goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)