Monica Lamb-Yorski

Wildlife Protection Coalition is calling out Chilcotin Guns for being part of a “wolf-whacking” competition. Angie Mindus photo

Wildlife activists blast Williams Lake business for supporting ‘wolf-whacking’ contest

Chilcotin Guns spokesperson says contest launched to support ranchers’ predation problems

Wildlife Protection Coalition is calling out Chilcotin Guns for being part of a “wolf-whacking” competition. Angie Mindus photo
Woman gives birth on B.C. highway with help of teen daughter

Woman gives birth on B.C. highway with help of teen daughter

Meldrum Creek woman delivers in the passenger seat

Woman gives birth on B.C. highway with help of teen daughter
Women are being advised to travel to Kamloops to deliver due to a maternity nurse shortage at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake. Angie Mindus photo

‘Critical’ nursing shortage at B.C. hospital has pregnant women travelling hours to give birth

Interior Health said the closure at Cariboo Memorial Hospital is temporary

Women are being advised to travel to Kamloops to deliver due to a maternity nurse shortage at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake. Angie Mindus photo
A totem pole carved for Tl’etinqox to give as a gift to the City of Williams Lake will not be going into Boitanio Park after all. Here the pole was presented in 2016 during the 40th Annual Elders Gathering held in Williams Lake. LeRae Haynes photo file photo

Totem pole gift no longer destined for Boitanio Park

The gift is being withdrawn because the Williams Lake Indian Band does not want it in the park, Chief Joe Alphonse said

A totem pole carved for Tl’etinqox to give as a gift to the City of Williams Lake will not be going into Boitanio Park after all. Here the pole was presented in 2016 during the 40th Annual Elders Gathering held in Williams Lake. LeRae Haynes photo file photo
Meldrum Creek residents Bailey Stowell, 13, (left) and her mom, Liz Verges, cuddle up with baby Tijmen who was born in the front seat of a car while travelling down the Sheep Creek Hill en route to the hospital in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Baby makes surprise arrival in car on Sheep Creek Hill

Meldrum Creek woman delivers in the passenger seat

Meldrum Creek residents Bailey Stowell, 13, (left) and her mom, Liz Verges, cuddle up with baby Tijmen who was born in the front seat of a car while travelling down the Sheep Creek Hill en route to the hospital in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Pictured above is the art piece Esk’etemc Prayers, an acrylic on canvas by artist Jacinta Sampson depicting her home community of Esk’etemc where a welcoming home ceremony will take place this weekend.

Sixties Scoop survivors welcomed home by B.C. Indigenous community

Esk’etemc Chief Fred Robbins says they are expected 300 to 400 people

Pictured above is the art piece Esk’etemc Prayers, an acrylic on canvas by artist Jacinta Sampson depicting her home community of Esk’etemc where a welcoming home ceremony will take place this weekend.
Greg Sabatino photo                                Brian Owen and his dog, Jake, are comfortable at the Lakeside Hotel currently while they wait for the pickup truck he’s been living in for the past five months to receive some necessary repairs. Owen said he’s thankful for the support he’s received from the community after a concerned resident made a Facebook post about his well being as temperatures hovered around -30C this week.

VIDEO: Homeless man grateful for warmth of Cariboo

Up until last Saturday evening Brian Owen had been living in his pickup truck in city limits.

Greg Sabatino photo                                Brian Owen and his dog, Jake, are comfortable at the Lakeside Hotel currently while they wait for the pickup truck he’s been living in for the past five months to receive some necessary repairs. Owen said he’s thankful for the support he’s received from the community after a concerned resident made a Facebook post about his well being as temperatures hovered around -30C this week.
Greg Sabatino photo                                Brian Owen and his dog, Jake, are comfortable at the Lakeside Hotel currently while they wait for the pickup truck he’s been living in for the past five months to receive some necessary repairs. Owen said he’s thankful for the support he’s received from the community after a concerned resident made a Facebook post about his well being as temperatures hovered around -30C this week.

‘I wasn’t expecting so much’: Community steps into help B.C. man living in his truck

In the cold depths of winter, Brian Owen and his dog have been living in his pickup truck in Williams Lake

Greg Sabatino photo                                Brian Owen and his dog, Jake, are comfortable at the Lakeside Hotel currently while they wait for the pickup truck he’s been living in for the past five months to receive some necessary repairs. Owen said he’s thankful for the support he’s received from the community after a concerned resident made a Facebook post about his well being as temperatures hovered around -30C this week.
Cariboo Chilcotin filmmakers Vanessa and Robert Moberg are embarking on an adventure of a lifetime, calling a 34-foot sailboat home as they sail the B.C. coast, beginning in April, to document their experiences and the people they meet along the way.

Cariboo Chilcotin award-winning filmmakers setting sail on new adventure

Robert and Vanessa Moberg plan to document their experiences and the people they meet along the way

Cariboo Chilcotin filmmakers Vanessa and Robert Moberg are embarking on an adventure of a lifetime, calling a 34-foot sailboat home as they sail the B.C. coast, beginning in April, to document their experiences and the people they meet along the way.
BC Ferries deckhands Travis Young (left) and Todd Nickless sit on the back an ice-coverd semi-truck aboard the Nimpkish en route from Bella Bella to Bella Coola on Saturday evening. Photo submitted

Extreme weather covers BC Ferries’ Nimpkish in sheet of ice as it sails

Frozen vessel thawing in the Bella Coola harbour

BC Ferries deckhands Travis Young (left) and Todd Nickless sit on the back an ice-coverd semi-truck aboard the Nimpkish en route from Bella Bella to Bella Coola on Saturday evening. Photo submitted
Williams Lake’s Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars lost their home and belongings as a result of a fire at Deep Creek Monday night. (Photo submitted)

Pregnant Cariboo firefighter tries to save own house from blaze

Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars both worked on the 2017 wildfires

Williams Lake’s Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars lost their home and belongings as a result of a fire at Deep Creek Monday night. (Photo submitted)
Anahim Lake RCMP were called to the scene Friday, Jan. 5 at 10:25 p.m. of a fatal snowmobile crash. File image

B.C. First Nation community mourns after two killed in snowmobile crash

Snowmobile collides with parked logging truck in Ulkatcho First Nation residential area

Anahim Lake RCMP were called to the scene Friday, Jan. 5 at 10:25 p.m. of a fatal snowmobile crash. File image
MLA Donna Barnett and Mayor Walt Cobb among voices calling on the provincial government to be more transparent regarding the caribou recovery agreement. File photo

Caribou recovery agreement being developed behind closed doors; say Cariboo Chilcotin politicians

Minister of Forests stresses no final decisions will be made without engagement

MLA Donna Barnett and Mayor Walt Cobb among voices calling on the provincial government to be more transparent regarding the caribou recovery agreement. File photo
Chilcotin-area family nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon is off to Africa Friday to assist with the Ebola crisis. Here she is in December 2014 when she worked at the Ebola Treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photo submitted

B.C. nurse practitioner heading to Africa to help combat Ebola crisis

Family nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon is returning to Africa after four years to once again assist amid Ebola crisis

Chilcotin-area family nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon is off to Africa Friday to assist with the Ebola crisis. Here she is in December 2014 when she worked at the Ebola Treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photo submitted
Motorists and Riske Creek residents west of Williams Lake helped a log truck driver out of his truck after the vehicle crashed with a load of logs Tuesday afternoon on Highway 20. Racquel Russell photo

Loggers pull door off wreckage to get to Cariboo crash victim

“It’s an absolute miracle the man’s alive.”

Motorists and Riske Creek residents west of Williams Lake helped a log truck driver out of his truck after the vehicle crashed with a load of logs Tuesday afternoon on Highway 20. Racquel Russell photo
Unionized workers are on strike this morning at the Tolko Lakeview division in Williams Lake, impacting about 50 unionized workers and another 50 contractors. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Workers at BC Interior mill strike as negotiations resume in Kelowna

Picket lines went up at 4 a.m Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Tolko Lakeview Division in Williams Lake

Unionized workers are on strike this morning at the Tolko Lakeview division in Williams Lake, impacting about 50 unionized workers and another 50 contractors. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Logging beetle-killed wood bad for small, at risk fisher: B.C. forest board

Logging beetle-killed wood bad for small, at risk fisher: B.C. forest board

FPB chair Kevin Kriese said a special investigation was launched after two trappers filed a complaint

Logging beetle-killed wood bad for small, at risk fisher: B.C. forest board
Joan Scheffler (right) with her sons Kalvin (left), daughter-in-law Judy, son Tim, and sister-in-law Ruth Yarema.

VIDEO: Volunteers gift new home to B.C. wildfire victim

Mennonite Disaster Services spent four months building a home, and are building three more in the region

Joan Scheffler (right) with her sons Kalvin (left), daughter-in-law Judy, son Tim, and sister-in-law Ruth Yarema.
A moose management agreement was signed Friday with the B.C. government and the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG). As a result, the TNG will not attempt to ban the limited-entry hunt for moose this fall. File image

B.C. Interior First Nation government and province sign moose co-management agreement

The Tsihqo’tin National Government will not attempt to ban the limited-entry moose hunt in 2018, Chief Joe Alphonse confirmed

A moose management agreement was signed Friday with the B.C. government and the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG). As a result, the TNG will not attempt to ban the limited-entry hunt for moose this fall. File image
Cattle guards are being put back in the Raven Lake Road off Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. Earlier this week the Tsilhqot’in National Government deactivated some forestry roads in the region in an attempt to stop moose hunting. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Pulled cattle guards going back in place despite B.C. Interior First Nations moose hunt protest

Forests minister Donaldson and TNG Chief Alphonse discuss situation, agree on path forward, ministry says

Cattle guards are being put back in the Raven Lake Road off Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. Earlier this week the Tsilhqot’in National Government deactivated some forestry roads in the region in an attempt to stop moose hunting. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo