Monica Lamb-Yorski

Kathy and Jim Jantz of Oregon are hoping someone will help them locate their truck, trailer, boat and personal belongings which were stolen from Williams Lake early Wednesday. Photo submitted

U.S. couple ‘devastated’ truck and boat stolen in Williams Lake overnight

Family from Oregon appealing for assistance to help find stolen items

Kathy and Jim Jantz of Oregon are hoping someone will help them locate their truck, trailer, boat and personal belongings which were stolen from Williams Lake early Wednesday. Photo submitted
Links probable between homicide, missing persons investigation in Williams Lake

Links probable between homicide, missing persons investigation in Williams Lake

Rich ‘Savage’ Duncan the victim of Aug. 6 homicide

Links probable between homicide, missing persons investigation in Williams Lake
Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross, Tsilhqotin National Government tribal vice-chair (left) and Tsilhqot’in Nation Youth Cultural Ambassador Peyal Laceese during a peaceful protest held on Canada Day along Highway 20 and Farwell Canyon Road that prevented Taseko Mines Ltd. contractors from hauling heavy equipment in. This week in BC Supreme Court, a judge heard injunctions from both Taseko and the TNG regarding a drilling permit Taseko has for its proposed New Prosperity Mine project. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Judge hearing injunctions from Taseko and Tsilhqot’in Nation reserves judgment for September

Injunctions centred on Taseko’s permit to do exploratory drilling for its proposed New Prosperity Mine 185 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake

Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross, Tsilhqotin National Government tribal vice-chair (left) and Tsilhqot’in Nation Youth Cultural Ambassador Peyal Laceese during a peaceful protest held on Canada Day along Highway 20 and Farwell Canyon Road that prevented Taseko Mines Ltd. contractors from hauling heavy equipment in. This week in BC Supreme Court, a judge heard injunctions from both Taseko and the TNG regarding a drilling permit Taseko has for its proposed New Prosperity Mine project. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Anvil Mountain Ranch.

VIDEO: Roads remain washed out due to flooding in the Cariboo

The Chilcotin River south of Big Creek and its tributaries remain on flood watch

Anvil Mountain Ranch.
VIDEO: Big Creek area access road washed out due to flooding

VIDEO: Big Creek area access road washed out due to flooding

Rancher says his access is cut off since the creek peaked on the weekend

VIDEO: Big Creek area access road washed out due to flooding
Vesna Dumstrey-Soos was the victim of murder in 100 Mile House on Jan. 3, 2016. Her former partner pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder in B.C. Supreme Court. Facebook photo

B.C. father haunted by ‘nightmares’ of daughter’s violent murder in 100 Mile House

Supreme Court Justice hears submissions for sentencing in Michael Martel case

Vesna Dumstrey-Soos was the victim of murder in 100 Mile House on Jan. 3, 2016. Her former partner pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder in B.C. Supreme Court. Facebook photo
Tsilhqot’in Chiefs Roy Stump, ?Esdilagh, from left, Joe Alphonse, Tl’etinqox and TNG tribal chair and Cecil Grinder at a peaceful protest held Tuesday, July 3, at the entrance to the Farwell Canyon Road at Highway 20, 57 km west of Williams Lake. The Tsilhqot’in Nation set up the camp the evening before to prevent Taseko Mines Ltd. from hauling equipment to Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area to begin exploratory drilling for its proposed New Prosperity Mine project. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Taseko Mines pursues court injunction against B.C. First Nation for exploratory drilling

Tsilhqot’in Nation held a peaceful protest and stopped Taseko contractors from hauling equipment west of Williams Lake

Tsilhqot’in Chiefs Roy Stump, ?Esdilagh, from left, Joe Alphonse, Tl’etinqox and TNG tribal chair and Cecil Grinder at a peaceful protest held Tuesday, July 3, at the entrance to the Farwell Canyon Road at Highway 20, 57 km west of Williams Lake. The Tsilhqot’in Nation set up the camp the evening before to prevent Taseko Mines Ltd. from hauling equipment to Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area to begin exploratory drilling for its proposed New Prosperity Mine project. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Chief Joe Alphonse, Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair, left, speaks with Finn Conradsen, Taseko Mines Ltd. New Prosperity Mine project manager Tuesday morning at the junction of Highway 20 and Farwell Canyon Road, 57 kilometres west of Williams Lake. The Tsilhqot’in set up a peaceful protest camp at the site Monday evening and are denying Taseko contractors access to haul heavy equipment in for exploratory drilling at the proposed New Prosperity Mine site, 185 km southwest of Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. First Nation stops Taseko Mines drilling

Tsilhqot’in Nation near Williams Lake opposes the New Prosperity gold and copper mine project

Chief Joe Alphonse, Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair, left, speaks with Finn Conradsen, Taseko Mines Ltd. New Prosperity Mine project manager Tuesday morning at the junction of Highway 20 and Farwell Canyon Road, 57 kilometres west of Williams Lake. The Tsilhqot’in set up a peaceful protest camp at the site Monday evening and are denying Taseko contractors access to haul heavy equipment in for exploratory drilling at the proposed New Prosperity Mine site, 185 km southwest of Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
The Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling on Taseko Mines Ltd. not to follow through with plans for exploratory drilling at the Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area for its proposed New Prosperity Mine, scheduled to begin around July 2, 2019. File image

Tsilhqot’in Nation urges Taseko Mines to stop drilling plans before conflict grows

Nation said Teztan Biny area is of ‘profound cultural and spiritual importance’

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling on Taseko Mines Ltd. not to follow through with plans for exploratory drilling at the Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area for its proposed New Prosperity Mine, scheduled to begin around July 2, 2019. File image
The Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling on Taseko Mines Ltd. not to follow through with plans for exploratory drilling at the Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area for its proposed New Prosperity Mine, scheduled to begin around July 2, 2019. File image

Tsilhqot’in Nation urges Taseko Mines to stop drilling plans before conflict grows

Nation said Teztan Biny area is of ‘profound cultural and spiritual importance’

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling on Taseko Mines Ltd. not to follow through with plans for exploratory drilling at the Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area for its proposed New Prosperity Mine, scheduled to begin around July 2, 2019. File image
Lynda Price is Ulkatcho (Anahim) First Nation’s new chief after winning a regular band election held Saturday, June 22. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Lynda Price elected chief of Ulkatcho (Anahim) First Nation

Price served as chief from 2005-2009

Lynda Price is Ulkatcho (Anahim) First Nation’s new chief after winning a regular band election held Saturday, June 22. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Incoming Ulkatcho First Nation Chief Lynda Price (fourth from left) presents outgoing chief Betty Cahoose (second from right) with a gift thanking her for serving as chief the last four years. Joining them are councillors Allan Louie, left, Laurie Vaughan, Mabelene Leon, and Nelson William, Stella West (left front) and outgoing councillor Tyler Sill.

Lynda Price elected chief of Ulkatcho (Anahim) First Nation

Price served as chief from 2005-2009

Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Incoming Ulkatcho First Nation Chief Lynda Price (fourth from left) presents outgoing chief Betty Cahoose (second from right) with a gift thanking her for serving as chief the last four years. Joining them are councillors Allan Louie, left, Laurie Vaughan, Mabelene Leon, and Nelson William, Stella West (left front) and outgoing councillor Tyler Sill.
Birth siblings Donna Smith of Abbotsford (left) and Clayton Myers of Williams Lake met each other about 10 years ago. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

VIDEO: After 73 years, siblings separated by adoption reunite in B.C

Donna Smith of Abbotsford and Clayton Myers of Williams Lake are glad they met each other

Birth siblings Donna Smith of Abbotsford (left) and Clayton Myers of Williams Lake met each other about 10 years ago. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom

B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom

RCMP have released no new information since the June 8, 2019 homicide

B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom
Lara Beckett is the new president of the North Central Local Government Association after being acclaimed Thursday at the NCLGA convention in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Lara Beckett new NCLGA president

Beckett moves up from first vice-president

Lara Beckett is the new president of the North Central Local Government Association after being acclaimed Thursday at the NCLGA convention in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Martin Wolbers and his dog, Papillon, were chased and charged by a black bear last week at Westwick Ranch where Wolbers has been a ranch hand for 20 years. Bears are starting to come out of hibernation now with the warmer weather, longer days and grass starting to green up. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Man, dog charged by black bear while repairing fence at B.C. Interior ranch

Martin Wolbers says he’s lucky they got away with his Pyrenees Papillon

Martin Wolbers and his dog, Papillon, were chased and charged by a black bear last week at Westwick Ranch where Wolbers has been a ranch hand for 20 years. Bears are starting to come out of hibernation now with the warmer weather, longer days and grass starting to green up. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Northern Development Initiative Trust announced three new funding programs Wednesday aimed at supporting local governments the creation of new, market-based housing units across Northern B.C. File image

NDIT announces new housing programs for Northern B.C.

The programs will help local governments create new, market-based housing units

Northern Development Initiative Trust announced three new funding programs Wednesday aimed at supporting local governments the creation of new, market-based housing units across Northern B.C. File image
How to tackle grasshoppers and other agricultural pests will the focus of an upcoming free workshop for Ag producers hosted by the Invasive Species Council of BC in Williams Lake.

Invasive Species Council to host agricultural pests workshop in Williams Lake

The one-day workshop is free and open to all ag producers on Tuesday, April 16

How to tackle grasshoppers and other agricultural pests will the focus of an upcoming free workshop for Ag producers hosted by the Invasive Species Council of BC in Williams Lake.
The B.C. Court of Appeal granted an injunction Monday, April 1 to stop exploratory drilling near Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) for Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed New Prosperity Mine. The Tsilhqot’in National Government said it is cautiously optimistic. File image

B.C.’s top court halts Taseko’s exploratory drilling, again

An injunction is granted while Supreme Court decides whether to hear Tsilhqot’in National Government appeal

The B.C. Court of Appeal granted an injunction Monday, April 1 to stop exploratory drilling near Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) for Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed New Prosperity Mine. The Tsilhqot’in National Government said it is cautiously optimistic. File image
Residential school survivor and founder of Orange Shirt Day Phyllis Webstad and Cariboo Regional Area F director Joan Sorley in Ottawa this week to witness the vote passing in the House Of Commons to make National Truth and Reconciliation Day a statutory holiday. Photo submitted

Bill passes to make Sept. 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation statutory holiday

Residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad and CRD Area F director Joan Sorley were in Ottawa for the vote

Residential school survivor and founder of Orange Shirt Day Phyllis Webstad and Cariboo Regional Area F director Joan Sorley in Ottawa this week to witness the vote passing in the House Of Commons to make National Truth and Reconciliation Day a statutory holiday. Photo submitted