Williams Lake

Williams Lake Lions Club members will be hosting a battery recycling drive on Earth Day, April 22 at the corner of Oliver Street and Third Avenue from 2 to 5 p.m. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Lions Club hosting recycle battery event on Earth Day

Keeping heavy metals out of landfills reason enough to think differently about recycling batteries

  • Apr 17, 2021

 

Williams Lake resident Richard Norman (front) is thankful for the recent addition of a motorized grocery cart at Save-On-Foods allowing him and other low-mobility residents to more freely get around the store. Pictured from Save-On-Foods are store manager Mark Moyes (back from left) and assistant store managers Harrison Rose and Matt Sidor. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Resident thankful for another low-mobility shopping option in lakecity

Save-On-Foods adds motorized grocery cart for shoppers’ use

 

Cariboo Festival Society president Robin Ford, left, and board member Chris Ford outside of Williams Lake Evangelical Free Church on Eleventh Avenue where a virtual version of the festival kicked off Monday, April 12. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune).

Cariboo Festival showcasing virtually in lakecity

Each performer was allowed one spectator and Angela Sommer accompanying them on piano

 

Amanda Elkins enjoys some fresh air and sunshine at the beach at Scout Island this week with her children Veronica Vawter, 2, (from left) and son Connor Vawter, 4. The family lives in Williams Lake and are expecting their third child, a girl, in just a few weeks. (Angie Mindus photo)
Amanda Elkins enjoys some fresh air and sunshine at the beach at Scout Island this week with her children Veronica Vawter, 2, (from left) and son Connor Vawter, 4. The family lives in Williams Lake and are expecting their third child, a girl, in just a few weeks. (Angie Mindus photo)
The city of Williams Lake has been doing routine maintenance to one of its wells at Scout Island as seen here earlier this week. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city of Williams Lake has been doing routine maintenance to one of its wells at Scout Island as seen here earlier this week. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Emergency crews respond to a structural fire on Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Quesnel on Friday, April 16. (Photo submitted)

Update: Famous Cariboo carver Ken Sheen’s wood shop destroyed by fire

The shop was located between Williams Lake and Quesnel

Emergency crews respond to a structural fire on Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Quesnel on Friday, April 16. (Photo submitted)
Mike Dutour can’t wait to get the golf season underway following the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club’s announcement it would be opening its front nine this Friday, April 16. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club open for 2021 season

Tee times will begin daily starting Friday, April 16 at 9 a.m.

Mike Dutour can’t wait to get the golf season underway following the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club’s announcement it would be opening its front nine this Friday, April 16. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Prescribed burns are planned for the area around the Stampede Grounds and Boitanio Park starting as early as Tuesday, April 20. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Prescribed burns are planned for the area around the Stampede Grounds and Boitanio Park starting as early as Tuesday, April 20. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The owner of the Slumber Lodge Motel in Williams Lake is proposing to build two four-unit housing complexes on the lot and provided this conceptual drawing.

Williams Lake Slumber Lodge zoning given third reading

It will now go to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for approval

The owner of the Slumber Lodge Motel in Williams Lake is proposing to build two four-unit housing complexes on the lot and provided this conceptual drawing.
The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)

B.C. River Forecast Centre issues high streamflow advisory for Cariboo region

Public advised to stay clear of fast-flowing rivers, unstable riverbanks

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)
Public health services nurse Rochelle Lamont, team leader, prepares a Pfizer vaccine at the COVID-19 community clinic at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus Tuesday, April 13. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.

Williams Lake clinic administering up to 400 COVID-19 vaccines daily

The clinic opened in the TRU gym on Monday, April 12

Public health services nurse Rochelle Lamont, team leader, prepares a Pfizer vaccine at the COVID-19 community clinic at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus Tuesday, April 13. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.
The public is being asked to use caution when doing backyard burning in the Cariboo Fire Centre. (File photo)

Caution urged with outdoor burning says Cariboo Fire Centre

Anyone conducting burning must ensure adequate resources are on hand to stop fire from spreading

  • Apr 14, 2021
The public is being asked to use caution when doing backyard burning in the Cariboo Fire Centre. (File photo)
Janda Group Holdings Inc. has finalized its design for its residential unit project on the second floor of the Boitanio Mall in Williams Lake. (Janda Group Holdings Inc. image)

Boitanio Mall housing development revised design accepted by Williams Lake city council

Janda Group Holdings Inc. is planning for 82 residential units at the site

Janda Group Holdings Inc. has finalized its design for its residential unit project on the second floor of the Boitanio Mall in Williams Lake. (Janda Group Holdings Inc. image)
A host of daffodils emerged over the weekend outside the Finning Canada building at 450 Mackenzie Ave. South — a sure sign of spring. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A host of daffodils emerged over the weekend outside the Finning Canada building at 450 Mackenzie Ave. South — a sure sign of spring. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A black bear tries to get at a bird feeder at a home near Williams Lake. (Laura Ulrich photo)

Managing bear attractants a top priority in B.C. for 2021: Conservation Officer Service

Garbage, fruit trees, bird feeders, compost and livestock are common attractants for bears

A black bear tries to get at a bird feeder at a home near Williams Lake. (Laura Ulrich photo)
An aerial view of the Williams Lake Stockyards taken during a flyover in 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale in its 84th year

This year’s sale will be online and in person

An aerial view of the Williams Lake Stockyards taken during a flyover in 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)

COVID, BSE, water access and private land rights: B.C. Cattlemen’s general manager weighs in

Kevin Boon said positive aspect of pandemic is more people interested in where their food comes from

B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)
Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Williams Lake Cycling Club president Shawn Lewis (from left), Jeremy Stoward of New Path Forestry, WLCC Boitanio Bike Park director Andrew Hutchinson accept a cheque from Williams Lake and District Credit Union investment specialist Abigail King. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Cycling Club gets bike park donation to bolster upgrades, maintenance

Plans are to complete three rideable lines each year, he added

Williams Lake Cycling Club president Shawn Lewis (from left), Jeremy Stoward of New Path Forestry, WLCC Boitanio Bike Park director Andrew Hutchinson accept a cheque from Williams Lake and District Credit Union investment specialist Abigail King. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake city councillor Sheila Boehm wants to see allied health providers such as chiropractors or physiotherapists have access to medical records. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Allied health providers need access to medical records: Williams Lake city councillor

Sheila Boehm has penned a resolution for consideration at the upcoming NCLGA convention

Williams Lake city councillor Sheila Boehm wants to see allied health providers such as chiropractors or physiotherapists have access to medical records. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)