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The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2022: In search of gravel as gold in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Gravel bikes and gear ratios were key to short bike tour survival

The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)
Riding the loaded train was one of the fun activities at the Bella Coola Fall Fair. (Photo submitted)

69th Annual Bella Coola Fall Fair a fantastic event

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to its success

  • Sep 23, 2022
Riding the loaded train was one of the fun activities at the Bella Coola Fall Fair. (Photo submitted)
The Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agriculture Society will be hosting its AGM Thursday, Sept. 29. (Black Press Media photo)

Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agriculture Society AGM Sept. 29

The Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agriculture Society will host its annual general…

  • Sep 23, 2022
The Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agriculture Society will be hosting its AGM Thursday, Sept. 29. (Black Press Media photo)
Viacheslav, 33, and his wife, Oleksandra, 32, arrived in the South Cariboo with their two young daughters earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Melissa Hermiston)

Family flees Ukraine to start new life in South Cariboo

Kozakov family are settling into life in 100 Mile House

  • Sep 23, 2022
Viacheslav, 33, and his wife, Oleksandra, 32, arrived in the South Cariboo with their two young daughters earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Melissa Hermiston)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Twelve-year-old Owen Nowlin from Horsefly, was searching for the final answers to complete his passport at the festival. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Horsefly Salmon Festival celebrates and educates alongside returning salmon

Event draws crowd to the shores of the river as salmon return to spawn

Twelve-year-old Owen Nowlin from Horsefly, was searching for the final answers to complete his passport at the festival. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The new B.C. liquor distribution branch on 72 Street in Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)

BCGEU tentative three-year agreement reached

Seven months of failed bargaining and a two-week strike needed to reach this point

The new B.C. liquor distribution branch on 72 Street in Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
Austin Tate, from right, and Ayrilee McCoubrey of the Marie Sharpe Parent Advisory Council, Aven McCoubrey, starting Kindergarten next week, and Keelan McCoubrey, starting Grade three next week at Marie Sharpe, stand beside the freshly painted crosswalk at Third and Cameron in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Downtown Williams Lake brightened up with Indigenous-themed crosswalk

The crosswalk was an initiative by the Marie Sharpe PAC and designed by a local WLFN artist

Austin Tate, from right, and Ayrilee McCoubrey of the Marie Sharpe Parent Advisory Council, Aven McCoubrey, starting Kindergarten next week, and Keelan McCoubrey, starting Grade three next week at Marie Sharpe, stand beside the freshly painted crosswalk at Third and Cameron in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sarah Jane Scouten performed on a Saturday evening on the main stage at a previous Arts on the Fly in Horsefly, B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sarah Jane Scouten performs Saturday evening on the main stage at Arts on the Fly in Horsefly, B.C. in 2019. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photos)

Arts on the Fly cancelled, to try again next year

Organizers cite lack of camping as contributing to low ticket pre-sales

Sarah Jane Scouten performed on a Saturday evening on the main stage at a previous Arts on the Fly in Horsefly, B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sarah Jane Scouten performs Saturday evening on the main stage at Arts on the Fly in Horsefly, B.C. in 2019. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photos)
An ambulance sits outside of the Port Clements Medical Centre. Representatives from Haida Gwaii met with the Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, to discuss concerns around paramedic shortages on Aug. 3. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
An ambulance sits outside of the Port Clements Medical Centre. Representatives from Haida Gwaii met with the Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, to discuss concerns around paramedic shortages on Aug. 3. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. (S. Surowy photo - Sea-Sky Community Bat Program).

Watch for bats moving about as young start to fly

Bats may show up in unusual places this time of year, some things to know

  • Aug 21, 2022
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. (S. Surowy photo - Sea-Sky Community Bat Program).
The last Arts on the Fly festival was in 2019 and took place earlier in the summer. A September date will include a slightly different format but lots of great acts. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Horsefly’s Arts on the Fly 2022 lineup revealed

Music festival releases lineup for Sept. event includes Juno award-winning Pharis and Jason Romero

The last Arts on the Fly festival was in 2019 and took place earlier in the summer. A September date will include a slightly different format but lots of great acts. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Haida Gwaii School District receives $58,000 to support food security. Some schools in the district have gardens, including this one outside of Gudangaay Tlaats’ gaa Naay Secondary School in Masset B.C. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Two North Coast communities benefit from $58,000 to support food security

Food security is ‘top of mind’ in Bella Coola and Haida Gwaii communities, MLA Jennifer Rice said

Haida Gwaii School District receives $58,000 to support food security. Some schools in the district have gardens, including this one outside of Gudangaay Tlaats’ gaa Naay Secondary School in Masset B.C. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
Bella Coola RCMP responded to a 52-year-old woman in cardiac distress on July 23 when no paramedics were available. RCMP then transported her body to the morgue in the back of a police vehicle. (Photo: Angie Mindus)
Bella Coola RCMP responded to a 52-year-old woman in cardiac distress on July 23 when no paramedics were available. RCMP then transported her body to the morgue in the back of a police vehicle. (Photo: Angie Mindus)
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)