Monica Lamb-Yorski

On Monday Dec. 16, the Attorney General announced a new Indigenous Court in Williams Lake. In October 2019 several local elders took training in Indigenous Court orientation at the Pioneer Complex in Williams Lake. Photo submitted

‘It’s been a long time coming’: Samantha Dick on Indigenous Court in lakecity

The Indigenous Court will be officially opened in April 2020 in Williams Lake

On Monday Dec. 16, the Attorney General announced a new Indigenous Court in Williams Lake. In October 2019 several local elders took training in Indigenous Court orientation at the Pioneer Complex in Williams Lake. Photo submitted
Conservation officers safely released and relocated a cougar in the Williams Lake area Monday evening after it was caught in a trap unintentionally. (BC CO Service photo)

Unintentionally trapped cougar safely released near Williams Lake

Conservation officers tranquilized and transported it a short distance before watching it walk away

Conservation officers safely released and relocated a cougar in the Williams Lake area Monday evening after it was caught in a trap unintentionally. (BC CO Service photo)
Cariboo Regional District Chair Area H director Margo Wagner (left) and vice-chair Area C director John Massier participate in a teleconference presented by members of the ministry of forests Caribou Recovery Program Team during the regular board meeting Friday, Oct. 25. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Wolf cull being eyed for threatened Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou herd west of Williams Lake

The number of animals has gone from 700 in 2018 down to 385

Cariboo Regional District Chair Area H director Margo Wagner (left) and vice-chair Area C director John Massier participate in a teleconference presented by members of the ministry of forests Caribou Recovery Program Team during the regular board meeting Friday, Oct. 25. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
The substation, fabricated by Prime Engineering from Victoria, at the new solar farm also contains a weather station.

VIDEO: Tsilhqot’in Nation celebrates new solar farm west of Williams Lake

Tsilhqot’in Solar Farm is 100 per cent owned and operated by the nation

The substation, fabricated by Prime Engineering from Victoria, at the new solar farm also contains a weather station.
Bryan Rice, of Texas, with the electric cello that was recently returned to him after it was stolen on Aug. 23, 2019 while he and his wife staying in a Williams Lake motel. Photo submitted

Electric cello, stolen from vehicle in Williams Lake, returned to U.S. owner

Rita Rice of Texas said she and her husband had given up hope of ever seeing it again

Bryan Rice, of Texas, with the electric cello that was recently returned to him after it was stolen on Aug. 23, 2019 while he and his wife staying in a Williams Lake motel. Photo submitted
Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Chester Mortensen recently asked mural artist Dwayne Davis to add his late wife Sheila to the mural she commissioned for his 75th birthday. The mural is located at 113 Yorston Street at the family business.

Williams Lake man gets late wife’s image added into family business mural

Chester Mortensen lost his wife Sheila to breast cancer in March

Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Chester Mortensen recently asked mural artist Dwayne Davis to add his late wife Sheila to the mural she commissioned for his 75th birthday. The mural is located at 113 Yorston Street at the family business.
Gilbert, Drynock charged with first degree murder of Branton Regner

Gilbert, Drynock charged with first degree murder of Branton Regner

The accused also face two counts of attempted murder in connection with Rudy Johnson Bridge incident

Gilbert, Drynock charged with first degree murder of Branton Regner
The BCSPCA has confirmed that 35 adult dogs seized from Terry Baker north of Williams Lake in 2018 were eventually euthanized because they did not respond to behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans and their surroundings. Photo submitted

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized, BC SPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

The BCSPCA has confirmed that 35 adult dogs seized from Terry Baker north of Williams Lake in 2018 were eventually euthanized because they did not respond to behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans and their surroundings. Photo submitted
A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, were seized from a property near Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, were seized from a property near Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
Anahim Lake RCMP confirme a missing mushroom picker in the Anahim Lake area was located Monday morning. File image

UPDATE: Missing mushroom picker located in Anahim Lake area

The mushroom picker was from Ulkatcho First Nation

Anahim Lake RCMP confirme a missing mushroom picker in the Anahim Lake area was located Monday morning. File image
A former treasurer pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 against the Special Olympics Society in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
A former treasurer pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 against the Special Olympics Society in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
A BC Supreme Court decision Friday, Sept. 6 has halted an exploratory drilling program from proceeding in the vicinity of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake), 185 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake pending the outcome of another court case filed by the Tsilhqot’in Nation on infringement of Aboriginal rights. Loretta Williams photo

B.C. First Nation granted injunction to stop Taseko exploratory drilling

Tsilhqot’in Nation’s court case on Aboriginal rights infringement needs to be decided first

A BC Supreme Court decision Friday, Sept. 6 has halted an exploratory drilling program from proceeding in the vicinity of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake), 185 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake pending the outcome of another court case filed by the Tsilhqot’in Nation on infringement of Aboriginal rights. Loretta Williams photo
Jayson Gilbert was arrested Saturday, Aug. 10 and has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of kidnapping in relation to the incident at the Rudy Johnson Bridge the day before. Facebook photo

Williams Lake court matter adjourned pending identification of body found in river

Accused Jayson Gilbert is currently charged with two counts attempted murder, kidnapping

Jayson Gilbert was arrested Saturday, Aug. 10 and has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of kidnapping in relation to the incident at the Rudy Johnson Bridge the day before. Facebook photo
Members of the RCMP and Conservation Officer Service at the banks of the Fraser River near the Sheep Creek Bridge Wednesday where a body was recovered. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

RCMP continue to investigate Wednesday’s body recovery from Fraser River

The body was discovered by a fisherman and reported to the RCMP

Members of the RCMP and Conservation Officer Service at the banks of the Fraser River near the Sheep Creek Bridge Wednesday where a body was recovered. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Members of the RCMP and Conservation Officer Service at the banks of the Fraser River near the Sheep Creek Bridge Wednesday where a body was recovered. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

RCMP continue to investigate Wednesday’s body recovery from Fraser River

The body was discovered by a fisherman and reported to the RCMP

Members of the RCMP and Conservation Officer Service at the banks of the Fraser River near the Sheep Creek Bridge Wednesday where a body was recovered. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Photo submitted                                Jeff Alexander of Williams Lake has been identified as the man missing near Bella Bella after his fishing guide boat began to take on water and capsized on Friday, Aug. 25.

‘Jeff was doing what he loved’: Williams Lake man presumed drowned in Bella Bella boat accident

Five people on board were rescued, the captain has not been seen since

Photo submitted                                Jeff Alexander of Williams Lake has been identified as the man missing near Bella Bella after his fishing guide boat began to take on water and capsized on Friday, Aug. 25.
Shaiyena Currie (right) with her son Tristan, newborn daughter Octavia, sister Chelsea Currie, (left), and her mom, Shannon Dickson at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Pregnant woman camps in tent ahead of out-of-town delivery in Williams Lake

Costs for maternity patients to travel and stay outside the valley are not covered

Shaiyena Currie (right) with her son Tristan, newborn daughter Octavia, sister Chelsea Currie, (left), and her mom, Shannon Dickson at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
A Williams Lake man has been identified as the person missing near Bella Bella after a boat capsized Friday, Aug. 23. File image

Williams Lake man identified as missing person off Bella Bella coast

Jeff Alexander is a well-loved father, grandfather, forester and hockey coach in Williams Lake

A Williams Lake man has been identified as the person missing near Bella Bella after a boat capsized Friday, Aug. 23. File image
Shaiyena Currie (right) with her son Tristan, newborn daughter Octavia, sister Chelsea Currie, (left), and her mom, Shannon Dickson at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Bella Coola woman stays in tent waiting to deliver baby in Williams Lake

Costs for maternity patients to travel and stay outside the valley are not covered

Shaiyena Currie (right) with her son Tristan, newborn daughter Octavia, sister Chelsea Currie, (left), and her mom, Shannon Dickson at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Kathy and Jim Jantz of Oregon are hoping someone will help them locate their boat which was stolen from Williams Lake early Wednesday, Aug. 21. Photo submitted

Oregon couple’s stolen truck located at Deep Creek, boat still missing

Jim and Kathy Jantz are thankful for the help they have received so far in Williams Lake

Kathy and Jim Jantz of Oregon are hoping someone will help them locate their boat which was stolen from Williams Lake early Wednesday, Aug. 21. Photo submitted