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Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Paralyzed B.C. cowboy set to ride again thanks to custom saddle

Cunin soon started hanging around back at the rodeo arena helping out

Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Cariboo’s Strongest tests athletes’ mettle

Cariboo’s Strongest tests athletes’ mettle

Twenty men and three women took part

Cariboo’s Strongest tests athletes’ mettle
The Rainbow Range in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. (Nan Currie photo)

Hiker found after reported missing for several days in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

The man was discovered by searchers via helicopter where he was transported to a medical facility

The Rainbow Range in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. (Nan Currie photo)
Nuxalk youth looking to give back to community after post-secondary education

Nuxalk youth looking to give back to community after post-secondary education

Mecham knew a career in forestry was something he wanted to pursue at the age of 16

Nuxalk youth looking to give back to community after post-secondary education
A family surveys Watch Lake, near 70 Mile in the South Cariboo. (Chris Wheeler photo)

New Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Resiliency Network formed to support survival of tourism

“We began right at the beginning knowing that this was anything any of us had gone through before.”

A family surveys Watch Lake, near 70 Mile in the South Cariboo. (Chris Wheeler photo)
Williams Lake’s Trey Felker looks up at Anahim Lake’s Carey Price during a visit to the team’s practice facility in Montreal earlier this spring. Felker was afforded the trip after being selected as one of three winners of the Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation’s Shooting for the Stars program. (Marï Photographe)

First Nations NHL goaltender Carey Price lends voice to anti-racism movement

Price has joined a growing group of professional athletes speaking out publicly against racism

Williams Lake’s Trey Felker looks up at Anahim Lake’s Carey Price during a visit to the team’s practice facility in Montreal earlier this spring. Felker was afforded the trip after being selected as one of three winners of the Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation’s Shooting for the Stars program. (Marï Photographe)
The Theatre Royal is one of several locations being offered for micro-wedding ceremonies this summer in Barkerville. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

The Theatre Royal is one of several locations being offered for micro-wedding ceremonies this summer in Barkerville. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A top down view of the fish ladder constructed to help fish into the Whooshh Passage Portal. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend roughly 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

A top down view of the fish ladder constructed to help fish into the Whooshh Passage Portal. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)
Thompson Rivers University cancels face-to-face classes this week

Thompson Rivers University cancels face-to-face classes this week

“These are unprecedented times at TRU, and for our society,” Fairbairn said

Thompson Rivers University cancels face-to-face classes this week
Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)

First BCRA-sanctioned rodeo cancelled due to COVID-19

President Kelly Walls said it is with heavy hearts that the WLIRA has made the decision

Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)
Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)

BC Hockey cancels all provincial championships due to COVID-19 outbreak

In B.C., provincial hockey championships were slated to begin this Sunday, March 15

Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
VIDEO: New ownership group excited for season, and beyond, at Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort

VIDEO: New ownership group excited for season, and beyond, at Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort

“The response from the local communities was terrific.”

VIDEO: New ownership group excited for season, and beyond, at Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort
Faith Liberty Unger, 19, was killed in a crash along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake early Saturday morning. Here Faith is pictured attending her high school graduation in Prince George in June of 2018. (Photos submitted)

Second young woman dies after rollover crash near Williams Lake

‘Someone’s going to get her heart, which is awesome, because she has the best heart in the world’

Faith Liberty Unger, 19, was killed in a crash along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake early Saturday morning. Here Faith is pictured attending her high school graduation in Prince George in June of 2018. (Photos submitted)
Flowers mark the scene where 17-year-old Autumn Weir was killed, on Highway 20 near Williams Lake, on Oct. 19, 2019. (Greg Sabatino/Williams Lake Tribune)

Alcohol a possible factor in crash that killed 17-year-old girl near Williams Lake

A pickup truck left the road and rolled over on Highway 20 on the weekend

Flowers mark the scene where 17-year-old Autumn Weir was killed, on Highway 20 near Williams Lake, on Oct. 19, 2019. (Greg Sabatino/Williams Lake Tribune)
Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort received its first dusting of snow last week as its new owners prepare for this season’s reopening. (Photo submitted)

Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort preparing for 2019/20 reopening

“We’ll be opening for skiers and boarders as soon as there is enough base to operate.”

Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort received its first dusting of snow last week as its new owners prepare for this season’s reopening. (Photo submitted)
Delay more determined than ever after strongman nationals

Delay more determined than ever after strongman nationals

He said every single lift was a personal record for him at the event

Delay more determined than ever after strongman nationals
Greg Sabatino photo                                Tyson Delay hoists a stone over his shoulder this past July when Williams Lake played host to the Cariboo’s Strongest Man competition at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot.

Delay to take on Canada’s strongest men Oct. 5

“I’ll definitely make them work a little bit.”

Greg Sabatino photo                                Tyson Delay hoists a stone over his shoulder this past July when Williams Lake played host to the Cariboo’s Strongest Man competition at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot.
RCMP investigating woman killed at Toosey Saturday evening

RCMP investigating woman killed at Toosey Saturday evening

Williams Lake RCMP and the North District Major Crime Unit are investigating a homicide

RCMP investigating woman killed at Toosey Saturday evening
Bella Coola’s Isaac Mack in bull riding. Mack finished second overall.

Bella Coola’s Isaac Mack takes second place in bull riding at 29th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo

Mack continues to enjoy a strong season heading into the summer rodeo circuit

Bella Coola’s Isaac Mack in bull riding. Mack finished second overall.