Angie Mindus

The Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 July 13. (Graham West photo)

Update: Highway 20 reopened between Bella Coola Valley and Anahim Lake

The closure occurred Monday evening July 19 due to the Hotnarko Creek fire

The Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 July 13. (Graham West photo)
A airtanker returns to Kamloops from the Cariboo Chilcotin region earlier this month. (Jason Foster photo)

Cariboo Fire Centre urges public to exercise extreme caution due to dry conditions

Historic heatwave in June has raised fire dangers to critical levels

A airtanker returns to Kamloops from the Cariboo Chilcotin region earlier this month. (Jason Foster photo)
The Bella Coola Music Festival will kick off Saturday morning, July 17. (Michael Wigle file photo)

‘We are making it work in any way that we can’: Bella Coola Music Festival kicks off Saturday

Highway access to the valley has been cut off due to wildfires, but reopened Thursday with pilot car

The Bella Coola Music Festival will kick off Saturday morning, July 17. (Michael Wigle file photo)
Ulkatcho First Nation evacuated members Roland, Diane and Kayden Paul get ready to board a bus to Prince George Wednesday evening. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Evacuees from 100 Mile area, Ulkatcho First Nation seek shelter, services in Williams Lake

The ESS Centre is located at Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus on Carson Drive

Ulkatcho First Nation evacuated members Roland, Diane and Kayden Paul get ready to board a bus to Prince George Wednesday evening. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Big Stick fire west of Tatla Lake left its mark on the area, as seen by Ulkatcho First Nation leadership surveying the damage. (Denise Cahoose video image)

VIDEO: Fire and ash greet travellers, Highway 20 reopens between Tatla and Anahim Lake

The fire also destroyed valuable pine mushrooms in the area

The Big Stick fire west of Tatla Lake left its mark on the area, as seen by Ulkatcho First Nation leadership surveying the damage. (Denise Cahoose video image)
The Big Stick Lake fire and Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13 and 14. Image taken July 13. (Charlene Elkins photo)

Strong winds continue to fuel Big Stick Lake fire in Chilcotin

The Big Stick Lake fire is estimated to be 4,000 hectares

The Big Stick Lake fire and Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13 and 14. Image taken July 13. (Charlene Elkins photo)
The communities of Anahim Lake and Ulkatcho First Nation are located about 300 kms west of Williams Lake. (Graham West photo)

Military helicopter en route to Ulkatcho First Nation to transport some residents out

Access to the community has been cut off due to wildfires in the Chilcotin

The communities of Anahim Lake and Ulkatcho First Nation are located about 300 kms west of Williams Lake. (Graham West photo)
The Big Stick fire prompted the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday afternoon, July 13. (Graham West photo)

Update: Highway 20 near Kleena Kleene reopened with pilot car through Big Stick fire burn

Access between Anahim Lake and the Bella Coola Valley remains closed Thursday

The Big Stick fire prompted the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday afternoon, July 13. (Graham West photo)
The Hotnarko Creek fire west of Williams Lake has grown to 950 hectares. Residents in the Anahim Lake area were placed under an evacuation alert Monday, July 12. (BCWS map)

Hotnarko Creek wildfire prompts evacuation alert for Anahim Lake area

The Cariboo Regional District issued the alert Monday July 12

The Hotnarko Creek fire west of Williams Lake has grown to 950 hectares. Residents in the Anahim Lake area were placed under an evacuation alert Monday, July 12. (BCWS map)
Cariboo residents can expect smokey skies and hot temperatures this week, July 12 to 15. (Anna Fait photo)

Cariboo heads into ‘less aggressive’ heat wave, smoky skies to kick off work week

Williams Lake and 100 Mile House under heat warning, special air quality statement

Cariboo residents can expect smokey skies and hot temperatures this week, July 12 to 15. (Anna Fait photo)
Tamara Siwallace (from left), Jade Mack, Tristan Andy, Gary Bolton, Albert Edgar and Jarome White are the 2020/2021 graduates of Acwsalcta School in Bella Coola. (Cathy Robson photo)
Tamara Siwallace (from left), Jade Mack, Tristan Andy, Gary Bolton, Albert Edgar and Jarome White are the 2020/2021 graduates of Acwsalcta School in Bella Coola. (Cathy Robson photo)
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School families and staff celebrated graduates in June. (Angie Mindus photo)
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School families and staff celebrated graduates in June. (Angie Mindus photo)
This photo looking toward the McKinley Lake fire east of Horsefly was taken from the Black Creek Road at about 3:30 p.m. June 30. (Vikki Elzinga photo)

McKinley Lake, Churn Creek and Big Stick fires keep crews busy

Fire near McKinley Lake has grown to 1,200 hectares

This photo looking toward the McKinley Lake fire east of Horsefly was taken from the Black Creek Road at about 3:30 p.m. June 30. (Vikki Elzinga photo)
Roger Harris of Bella Coola displays where his allegiance lays as the Montreal Canadiens prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals June 28, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
Roger Harris of Bella Coola displays where his allegiance lays as the Montreal Canadiens prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals June 28, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
The<em> Northern Sea Wolf</em> arrived in Bella Coola June 19. Michael Wigle photo

Summer ferry service to Bella Coola to start June 19

“We are optimistic for a good tourist season.”

The<em> Northern Sea Wolf</em> arrived in Bella Coola June 19. Michael Wigle photo
The 2021 Bella Coola Music Festival is set for July 17 and 18. (Michael Wigle file photo)
The 2021 Bella Coola Music Festival is set for July 17 and 18. (Michael Wigle file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Cariboo. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Cariboo. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Police watchdog clears 100 Mile RCMP of wrongdoing after man dies in Williams Lake shelter

The man had been in custody at 100 Mile RCMP detachment prior to being taken to Williams Lake

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The Northern Sea Wolf is set to arrive in Bella Coola June 19 and BCVT remains cautiously optimistic for a more “normal” 2021 season (Michael Wigle photo)

Summer ferry service to Bella Coola to start June 19

“We are optimistic for a good tourist season.”

The Northern Sea Wolf is set to arrive in Bella Coola June 19 and BCVT remains cautiously optimistic for a more “normal” 2021 season (Michael Wigle photo)
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Child, man injured after gunshots exchanged during police chase near Merritt: RCMP

The child was in the vehicle alleged to be fleeing from police after stolen property investigation

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