Monica Lamb-Yorski

Youth and chaperones from Tsideldel First Nation participated in a bike ride along Puntzi Lake Road to the lake on Wednesday, July 21. (Photo submitted)

Tsideldel youth ride to Puntzi Lake, learn about residential school legacy

The destination was Bendziny Wellness Resort, formerly Kokanee Bay Fishing Resort

Youth and chaperones from Tsideldel First Nation participated in a bike ride along Puntzi Lake Road to the lake on Wednesday, July 21. (Photo submitted)
Photo of a successful planned ignition occurred on the Young Lake wildfire on July 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Planned ignitions on Flat Lake fire’s north flank successful: BC Wildfire Service

Aerial ignitions planned for Young Lake fire Friday if conditions favourable

Photo of a successful planned ignition occurred on the Young Lake wildfire on July 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A heat warning has been issued for the Central Coast inland areas with temperatures anticipated to reach 28C to 31C over the next few days. This the B.C. Web Cam image of Hagensborg as seen Thursday, July 29. (B.C. Highway Web Cam image)

Heat warning issued for Central Coast inland areas, including Bella Coola

A building ridge of high pressure will lead to rising temperatures through this weekend

A heat warning has been issued for the Central Coast inland areas with temperatures anticipated to reach 28C to 31C over the next few days. This the B.C. Web Cam image of Hagensborg as seen Thursday, July 29. (B.C. Highway Web Cam image)
Xeni Gwet’in First Nation community members Jim Lulua Sr., from left, Dinah Lulua, Delia William and Ubill Lulua (right) with Jim Dooley, Arctic Arrow Power foreman. (Shannon Woods photo)

Xeni Gwet’in First Nation celebrates solar electrical expansion for community

A ground breaking ceremony was held June 24, 2021

Xeni Gwet’in First Nation community members Jim Lulua Sr., from left, Dinah Lulua, Delia William and Ubill Lulua (right) with Jim Dooley, Arctic Arrow Power foreman. (Shannon Woods photo)
St. Joseph’s Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)

WLFN establishes email to share information regarding former St. Joseph’s Mission investigation

Archival research and review of oral histories underway, ground analysis expected to begin in August

St. Joseph’s Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
The Chilcotin River continues to rise as a flood warning has been issued for several waterways in the Chilcotin. (Photo submitted)

Flood warning issued for Chilcotin-area rivers

The Chilko, Chilcotin, Taseko rivers and Big Creek are all rising

The Chilcotin River continues to rise as a flood warning has been issued for several waterways in the Chilcotin. (Photo submitted)
Ulkatcho First Nation re-elected Lynda Price for chief on June 22, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Re-elected Ulkatcho Chief Lynda Price eyes bright future for her community

Chief and council were elected on June 22, 2021

Ulkatcho First Nation re-elected Lynda Price for chief on June 22, 2021. (Photo submitted)
Two Northern saw-whet owls captured and banded at the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory owl banding program growing

There will also be Motus tower installed in the valley

Two Northern saw-whet owls captured and banded at the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory in 2019. (Photo submitted)
Sam Schooner is Chief of the Nuxalk Nation. (Photo submitted)

‘We need jobs,’ says newly-elected Nuxalk Chief Samuel Schooner

Schooner was elected as chief on May 26, 2021 after serving as a councillor for more than a decade

Sam Schooner is Chief of the Nuxalk Nation. (Photo submitted)
Lynda Price, seen here in June at the SD27 First Nations Role Model ceremony in Williams Lake, was reelected as chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lynda Price, seen here in June at the SD27 First Nations Role Models ceremony in Williams Lake, was reelected as Chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lynda Price, seen here in June at the SD27 First Nations Role Model ceremony in Williams Lake, was reelected as chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lynda Price, seen here in June at the SD27 First Nations Role Models ceremony in Williams Lake, was reelected as Chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Category 3 fire ban will go into effect across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre beginning noon on Monday, June 21. (Pixaby photo)

Category 3 fire ban extends across entire Cariboo Fire Centre June 21

Campfires are still permitted, but no larger than half a metre high by half a metre wide

A Category 3 fire ban will go into effect across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre beginning noon on Monday, June 21. (Pixaby photo)
St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake First Nation planning ground analysis of land near former residential school

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake campus students Ethan Reid, from left, Brenden Higgins, Ty Oviatt, Kaleb Alphonse, Nathan Kendrick and Landon Brink with RCMP officers Const. Nicoll and Const. Stancec. (Photo submitted)

RCMP thank 6 teens for helping prevent forest fire in Williams Lake

The students came across fire in a wooded area and used the water they had to try and extinguish the flames

Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake campus students Ethan Reid, from left, Brenden Higgins, Ty Oviatt, Kaleb Alphonse, Nathan Kendrick and Landon Brink with RCMP officers Const. Nicoll and Const. Stancec. (Photo submitted)
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. ( THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins)

B.C. trucker organizing convoy to site of former Kamloops residential school

‘These families need closure, their voices need to be heard, we need to show support,”: Mike Otto

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. ( THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins)
Hunlen Falls on the right front of the photo empties into Lonesome Lake on the left. Ric Careless photo

Donations fuel successful Lonesome Lake purchase by BC Parks Foundation

It took only four weeks for the donations to come in

Hunlen Falls on the right front of the photo empties into Lonesome Lake on the left. Ric Careless photo
Bella Coola Valley. (Scott Carrier photo)

Nuxalk Nation closes recreation, sports fisheries at Bella Coola due to COVID-19 concerns

Nobody is supposed to be travelling, said marine use manager Peter Siwallace

Bella Coola Valley. (Scott Carrier photo)
Shearwater is located in the Great Bear Rainforest on the West Coast of B.C. (Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association photo)

Heiltsuk Nation buys historic Shearwater Resort and Marina

Chief Marilyn Slett said Heiltsuk Nation has always valued its relationship with the company

Shearwater is located in the Great Bear Rainforest on the West Coast of B.C. (Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association photo)
Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 90 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Spring freshet impacting 90-plus road sites in Cariboo Chilcotin region

Ten road sites closed, 60 roads impacted

Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 90 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
Hunlen Falls empties into Lonesome Lake on the left. (Ric Careless photo)

Donations fuel successful Lonesome Lake purchase by BC Parks Foundation

It took only four weeks for the donations to come in

Hunlen Falls empties into Lonesome Lake on the left. (Ric Careless photo)
Shannon Zirnhelt, from left, her son Lockie, 3, Ella Kruus, 13, and Julia Zirnhelt, 13, co-founders of Third Planet Crusade are featured in a music video set to air on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C.-made music video launched in time for Earth Day 2021

Singer songwriter Shannon Zirnhelt worked with Third Planet Crusade on the project in the Cariboo

Shannon Zirnhelt, from left, her son Lockie, 3, Ella Kruus, 13, and Julia Zirnhelt, 13, co-founders of Third Planet Crusade are featured in a music video set to air on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)