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Langley Secondary senior girls basketball coach Sheldon Guy speaks to a crowd at Earl Marriott Secondary Tuesday (Dec. 5) before an exhibition game about his experience with suddenly losing his sight, and how to pivot and adapt to the challenges life may bring. (Contributed photo)

Blind B.C. basketball coach gives inspirational talk before exhibition game

‘It’s OK to not be OK,’ Langley coach Sheldon Guy tells Earl Mariott audience

 

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

 

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

 

Williams Lake Blue Fins Rebecca Elefson (from left), Rowan Smith, Braedi Hamar and Morgan Langford came home from high school provincials representing Lake City Falcons with three bronze medals in the relays (400 Free, 200 Medley and 200 Free relays). Morgan added an individual silver in the 100 Backstroke. The competitors finished 11th place overall with only four girls at the competition.(Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Blue Fins find success in P.G. and provincials

Twenty-one swimmers attended the Prince George meet and many saw personal best times

  • Nov 28, 2022
Williams Lake Blue Fins Rebecca Elefson (from left), Rowan Smith, Braedi Hamar and Morgan Langford came home from high school provincials representing Lake City Falcons with three bronze medals in the relays (400 Free, 200 Medley and 200 Free relays). Morgan added an individual silver in the 100 Backstroke. The competitors finished 11th place overall with only four girls at the competition.(Photo submitted)
Holly Frost, 15, will be making her pro wrestling debut in Williams Lake on Friday, Nov. 25 at the longhouse. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Taking a stance: Williams Lake teen finds strength in pro wrestling, sees end of cyberbullying

Holly Frost, 15, will make her debut Friday, Nov. 25 in Williams Lake

Holly Frost, 15, will be making her pro wrestling debut in Williams Lake on Friday, Nov. 25 at the longhouse. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Amandah Cullum, program coordinator for the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society is excited to show off some of the many pairs of skates the organization has had donated and is offering to families and those in need of a pair of skates. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society Skates for All program sees continued success

People in need of skates can get a pair thanks to the donation of hundreds of used pairs from the community

Amandah Cullum, program coordinator for the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society is excited to show off some of the many pairs of skates the organization has had donated and is offering to families and those in need of a pair of skates. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Junior curlers warm up on the ice before getting down to it at the Williams Lake Curling Club in November. (Amber Camille photo)

Junior Curling building back in Williams Lake after pandemic

Sport offers one more option for young people to stay active

Junior curlers warm up on the ice before getting down to it at the Williams Lake Curling Club in November. (Amber Camille photo)
The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Rivalry renewed in B.C. as Canada falls to USA in women’s hockey action

The Rivalry Series continues in Kamloops on Thursday

The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)
Cole Patenaude and the Screech Owls entertained disc golfers at Fox Mountain Brewing as part of the Huckfest festivities on Oct. 30, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Disc Golf Club hosts Halloween Huckfest on Boitanio Park Course

Event drew around 50 golfers to brave strong winds

Cole Patenaude and the Screech Owls entertained disc golfers at Fox Mountain Brewing as part of the Huckfest festivities on Oct. 30, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Alexandria Quint is the new coach of the Williams Lake Bullet speed skating team for 2022-23. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

New coach for Williams Lake Bullet Speed Skaters

Alexandria Quint relocated from Port Hardy to Williams Lake

Alexandria Quint is the new coach of the Williams Lake Bullet speed skating team for 2022-23. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jacinta D’Andrea lines up for a throw on the first hole of the Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course on Oct. 13. D’Andrea was enjoying a round with her son and a few friends at the opening of the new course. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake)

Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course now open in downtown Williams Lake

New course is the fourth in the area, offering an accessible recreation opportunity for all ages

Jacinta D’Andrea lines up for a throw on the first hole of the Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course on Oct. 13. D’Andrea was enjoying a round with her son and a few friends at the opening of the new course. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake)
Brothers Haiden Sanders, from left, Ethan Starchief and Braxton Meechance all hold up their team vests. Haiden races and helps handle while the other two help handle and care for the horses. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Teenage bareback riders doing it for the fun, at demonstration races in Williams Lake

Bareback horse racing comes to Williams Lake as part of Truth and Reconciliation events Sept. 30

Brothers Haiden Sanders, from left, Ethan Starchief and Braxton Meechance all hold up their team vests. Haiden races and helps handle while the other two help handle and care for the horses. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Harvest Walk, Run and Bike is held annually to encourage residents to remain active and healthy all year long. (City of Williams Lake photo)

Harvest Run in Williams Lake on Oct. 15

Seventh annual event will take place on election day

  • Sep 29, 2022
The Harvest Walk, Run and Bike is held annually to encourage residents to remain active and healthy all year long. (City of Williams Lake photo)
Lada Kralova runs through the finish line of a B.C. Orienteering Championships with map in hand. (Wolf Depner photo - Black Press Media)

Bull Mountain orienteering event Sept. 11 in Williams Lake

Come out and compete or learn orienteering

  • Sep 7, 2022
Lada Kralova runs through the finish line of a B.C. Orienteering Championships with map in hand. (Wolf Depner photo - Black Press Media)
Dylan Dick of Ole School runs for home in a game against the Broke Millionaires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dylan Dick of Ole School runs for home in a game against the Broke Millionaires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Windbreaker takes out some would-be robbers with one of his six-shooters as part of a scene called “No Girl No Money.” (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Wyoming Will the fastest shooter in the Cariboo

Chilcotin Range Riders hosted 7th annual Cowboy Action Shoot

Windbreaker takes out some would-be robbers with one of his six-shooters as part of a scene called “No Girl No Money.” (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Conley Pinette will join his dad, Parnell, and younger brother Lucas, next month as a member of Team Canada at the PanAm Waterski Championships in Santiago, Chile. (David Crowder photo)
Parnell Pinette (from left) and his sons, Lucas and Conley, pose for a photo while in Santiago, Chile at the PanAm Waterski Championships. (Photo submited)

2022 Water Ski Provincials Aug. 20-21 at Cariboo’s Chimney Lake

Pinette family to help host the event as water skiers from across B.C. converge

Conley Pinette will join his dad, Parnell, and younger brother Lucas, next month as a member of Team Canada at the PanAm Waterski Championships in Santiago, Chile. (David Crowder photo)
Parnell Pinette (from left) and his sons, Lucas and Conley, pose for a photo while in Santiago, Chile at the PanAm Waterski Championships. (Photo submited)
Cowboy action shooter Fud (known as George Chignell of Williams Lake when he’s not in character) empties a round toward a group of targets attempting to rob his stagecoach. The story line was all part of the fun of the Cowboy Action Shoot which took place at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association’s gun range last weekend. Angie Mindus photo

Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association to host 7th annual Cowboy Action Shoot

Saturday, Aug. 13, events will get underway at 9 a.m. for live action shooting

Cowboy action shooter Fud (known as George Chignell of Williams Lake when he’s not in character) empties a round toward a group of targets attempting to rob his stagecoach. The story line was all part of the fun of the Cowboy Action Shoot which took place at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association’s gun range last weekend. Angie Mindus photo
The city has awarded the contract to create an 18-hole disc golf course in Boitanio Park. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city has awarded the contract to create an 18-hole disc golf course in Boitanio Park. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Eleven Blue Fins swimmers travelled to the Swim BC Divisional Championships in Kelowna in late June. (Amanda Nemeth photo)

Williams Lake Blue Fins make a splash at championships

Swim team topped some podiums and broke into many top-10s

  • Jul 13, 2022
Eleven Blue Fins swimmers travelled to the Swim BC Divisional Championships in Kelowna in late June. (Amanda Nemeth photo)