Monica Lamb-Yorski

Bella Coola RCMP are asking residents in the valley to respect local road closures for their own safety Saturday morning, Nov. 28 as emergency crews clean up from a powerful winter storm. (RCMP Const. Rossi photo)
Bella Coola RCMP are asking residents in the valley to respect local road closures for their own safety Saturday morning, Nov. 28 as emergency crews clean up from a powerful winter storm. (RCMP Const. Rossi photo)
Bella Coola RCMP are alerting residents that the road between 4 Mile subdivision and downtown will be closed until at least tomorrow. (File image)

Winter storm closes 4 Mile to downtown road in Bella Coola

Police it will remain closed until Saturday, at least

Bella Coola RCMP are alerting residents that the road between 4 Mile subdivision and downtown will be closed until at least tomorrow. (File image)
More than 60 cm of snow has fallen at Ulkatcho First Nation since a snowfall warning went into effect Thursday, Nov. 26. (Ruby Squinas photo)

VIDEO: More than 60 cm of snowfall in Chilcotin since Thursday, Nov. 26

Graham West of Ulkatcho First Nation captures the scene on video

More than 60 cm of snow has fallen at Ulkatcho First Nation since a snowfall warning went into effect Thursday, Nov. 26. (Ruby Squinas photo)
The Bella Coola area also received a large dump of snow as seen here Friday, Nov. 27, but by the afternoon it had started to rain there. (submitted photo)

Update: More than 900 Bella Coola customers without power, expected to last overnight

Highway 20 remains closed between Anahim Lake and Bella Coola Friday, Nov. 27

The Bella Coola area also received a large dump of snow as seen here Friday, Nov. 27, but by the afternoon it had started to rain there. (submitted photo)
Telus customers in the Bella Coola and Chilcotin has service restored by 4 a.m. Nov. 18. (Telus image)

Update: Telus service restored Nov. 18 in Chilcotin, Bella Coola areas

A third party working in the area accidentally severed a fibre line

Telus customers in the Bella Coola and Chilcotin has service restored by 4 a.m. Nov. 18. (Telus image)
One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash south of Williams Lake on Highway 97 Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Photo submitted)

Highway 97 crash south of Williams Lake claims one life

Road conditions at the time were slippery and covered with slush: RCMP

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash south of Williams Lake on Highway 97 Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Photo submitted)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
DriveBC webcam shot of Highway 20 near Anahim Lake Friday, Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m. shows snow-covered roads. A travel advisory is in effect. (DriveBC webcam image)

Travel advisory in effect for Highway 20 from Williams Lake west to Firvale

Winter driving conditions continue to have an impact

DriveBC webcam shot of Highway 20 near Anahim Lake Friday, Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m. shows snow-covered roads. A travel advisory is in effect. (DriveBC webcam image)
The El Tapiato Restaurant and an adjacent suite burned to the ground Saturday, Oct. 10 in Alexis Creek. (Blair Wood photo)
The El Tapiato Restaurant and an adjacent suite burned to the ground Saturday, Oct. 10 in Alexis Creek. (Blair Wood photo)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Interior Health has re-issued a drug alert warning of continued overdose activity in Williams Lake and area, following up to an alert issued on July 10. (Interior Health Authority file)

IH issues second drug alert for increased overdoses in Williams Lake area

Paramedics responded to 11 overdose calls so far in July, 10 in June, five in May

Interior Health has re-issued a drug alert warning of continued overdose activity in Williams Lake and area, following up to an alert issued on July 10. (Interior Health Authority file)
Gord Sterritt with the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance enumerating chinook in the Upper Fraser River region of Tete Jeune Cache with Mt. Robson in the background. (Shane Kalyn photo, property of the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance)

Interior hatchery resurrected to incubate chinook fry caught at Big Bar Slide

Adult chinook to transferred to Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre initially

Gord Sterritt with the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance enumerating chinook in the Upper Fraser River region of Tete Jeune Cache with Mt. Robson in the background. (Shane Kalyn photo, property of the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance)
B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, said in a news released Friday, July 3, she is pleased the province is joining with the federal government to fund 24 community infrastructure projects in Northern B.C. (B.C. government)

Community infrastructure funding announced for 24 Northern B.C. projects

Recipients include municipalities, First Nations and not-for-profits

B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, said in a news released Friday, July 3, she is pleased the province is joining with the federal government to fund 24 community infrastructure projects in Northern B.C. (B.C. government)
Brad Bednarz holds an injured calf he and his dad Wyatt rescued from a bear attack north of Williams Lake. (Gail Bednarz photo)

Williams Lake father, son rescue calf from bear attack by throwing rocks, tools

Wyatt Bednarz said at first they thought it was a bear and cub, until they got closer

Brad Bednarz holds an injured calf he and his dad Wyatt rescued from a bear attack north of Williams Lake. (Gail Bednarz photo)
This spotted bat, native to western North America can be found nesting in cliffs above Williams Lake and Bull Canyon in the Chilcotin. It is a hibernating insect-eating bat that may be at risk as the disease white-nose syndrome moves westward. (Paul Cryan, U.S. Geological Survey photo)

B.C. bats do not carry COVID-19: Community program expert

Support bats by participating in the B.C. annual bat count

This spotted bat, native to western North America can be found nesting in cliffs above Williams Lake and Bull Canyon in the Chilcotin. It is a hibernating insect-eating bat that may be at risk as the disease white-nose syndrome moves westward. (Paul Cryan, U.S. Geological Survey photo)
The first disciplinary hearing for engineers in relation to the Mount Polley Mine August 2014 tailings breach begins on Monday, June 15. Here is view looking toward Hazeltine Creek on Sept. 2, 2019. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

First of three disciplinary hearings for Mount Polley Mine breach begins June 15

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia said hearings will be held via Zoom

The first disciplinary hearing for engineers in relation to the Mount Polley Mine August 2014 tailings breach begins on Monday, June 15. Here is view looking toward Hazeltine Creek on Sept. 2, 2019. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Six of the 12 orphaned puppies being cared for by the BCSPCA Williams Lake Branch after they were discovered on a rural property west of Williams Lake. (BCSPCA photo)

12 orphaned puppies rescued from rural property west of Williams Lake

Dubbed the ‘A-Team’ the four-week-old puppies need special formula, vaccines, veterinary treatment

Six of the 12 orphaned puppies being cared for by the BCSPCA Williams Lake Branch after they were discovered on a rural property west of Williams Lake. (BCSPCA photo)
VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area

Thanks to Wayne Peterson, the Tribune is providing an aerial view

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area
Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)

Cariboo ranchers don hip waders to work in flooded fields

Water levels are historical for the 127 year-old ranch

Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)
As tree planting gets underway in B.C., especially in areas impacted by wildfires in 2017 and 2018, several new measures are being implemented due to COVID-19 precautions. This photo was taken in a previous planting season. (Paige Mueller photo)

B.C. tree planting season ramping up with COVID-19 measures in place

Every year about 5,000 tree planters from B.C. and other areas travel to the province

As tree planting gets underway in B.C., especially in areas impacted by wildfires in 2017 and 2018, several new measures are being implemented due to COVID-19 precautions. This photo was taken in a previous planting season. (Paige Mueller photo)