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Stan Fraser is walking from Bella Coola to Winnipeg for mental health awareness and to help raise funds for family in small centres to travel and stay near patients in treatment for mental illness. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Walk and Talk for Mental Health to go from Bella Coola to Winnipeg

Stan Fraser has been sober more than 35 years and now he wants to speak out and try to help others

Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.

Chilliwack man loses years of contacts after Facebook hack

Geoff Edwards had his account suspended and cannot find a way to get it back

Lloyd Myers of Yunesit’in First Nation lost his baby Eileen Myers when she was 11 months old. She was one of 12 children who died in a hospital fire at Tl’etinqox First Nation on May 22, 1958. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tl’etinqox First Nation ceremony honours 1958 hospital fire victims

Families of the victims attended from Tl’etinqox, Tsideldel and Yunesit’in

Lloyd Myers of Yunesit’in First Nation lost his baby Eileen Myers when she was 11 months old. She was one of 12 children who died in a hospital fire at Tl’etinqox First Nation on May 22, 1958. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen in April from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. The truck has since been returned but the tools critical for saving lives are still missing. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen in April from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. The truck has since been returned but the tools critical for saving lives are still missing. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city of Williams Lake installed the new Cow Boss statue above the Stampede Grounds Tuesday, June 15. Pictured above are; Coun. Ivan Bonnell (from left), Mark Blezard and Jacob Steyl of Atlantic Power, Coun. Marnie Brenner, Mayor Walt Cobb, carver Ken Sheen and Coun. Scott Nelson. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city of Williams Lake installed the new Cow Boss statue above the Stampede Grounds Tuesday, June 15. Pictured above are; Coun. Ivan Bonnell (from left), Mark Blezard and Jacob Steyl of Atlantic Power, Coun. Marnie Brenner, Mayor Walt Cobb, carver Ken Sheen and Coun. Scott Nelson. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bat counts begin in Cariboo region this month

The BC Bat Count Program helps monitor the population of a key species at risk

  • Jun 11, 2022
Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Robert Lawson of the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary uses the radio while piloting the coast guard vessel recently provided for the operations out of Bella Bella. (Colleen Smith photo)

Heiltsuk First Nation to be featured in Ocean Warriors TV series espisode

Chief Slett hopes show conveys the close connection of the Heiltsuk to coastal waters

Robert Lawson of the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary uses the radio while piloting the coast guard vessel recently provided for the operations out of Bella Bella. (Colleen Smith photo)
A flood watch has been issued for the Cariboo Mountains, Quesnel River and Horsefly River and tributaries. (Anna Fait photo)

Cariboo Mountains, Horsefly and Quesnel rivers upgraded to flood watch

Yanks Peak is at record snow pack for this time of year

A flood watch has been issued for the Cariboo Mountains, Quesnel River and Horsefly River and tributaries. (Anna Fait photo)
Parts of the works by artist Heather Mason which will be in her solo show in the Art House gallery in Hagensborg on display from June 3-19, 2022. (Heather Mason poster image).

Bella Coola Valley Arts Council calls for submissions

Grant funding for community art projects ready to be allocated

Parts of the works by artist Heather Mason which will be in her solo show in the Art House gallery in Hagensborg on display from June 3-19, 2022. (Heather Mason poster image).
People take part in a march in Mission, B.C., Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a handout photo. Indigenous leaders have called a meeting with RCMP in Chilliwack, B.C., to discuss how police intend to proceed after a pickup truck driver allegedly hit four members of a memorial march on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Robert Jago
People take part in a march in Mission, B.C., Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a handout photo. Indigenous leaders have called a meeting with RCMP in Chilliwack, B.C., to discuss how police intend to proceed after a pickup truck driver allegedly hit four members of a memorial march on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Robert Jago
A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)

High streamflow advisory for Cariboo Mountains and North Thompson

B.C. River Forecast Centre advises it could be one, two or more weeks before rivers peak

A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)
Following a night of heavy rains Sunday, June 5, the Fraser River is much higher than usual Monday morning seen here from the Sheep Creek Bridge west of Williams Lake. A rock that is usually exposed is now underwater which is very rare, said one resident. (Photo submitted - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Fraser River high following night of rain in Cariboo Chilcotin

About 12 mm of rain fell in Williams Lake Sunday night

Following a night of heavy rains Sunday, June 5, the Fraser River is much higher than usual Monday morning seen here from the Sheep Creek Bridge west of Williams Lake. A rock that is usually exposed is now underwater which is very rare, said one resident. (Photo submitted - Williams Lake Tribune)
A map showing the area included in the flood watch issued on June 5, 2022. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)

Flood watch for Dean River issued, could surpass 10-year flows

As rain continues to fall, high streamflow advisory upgraded

A map showing the area included in the flood watch issued on June 5, 2022. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)
The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for B.C.’s Interior. (River Forecast Centre map)

High streamflow advisory issued for Cariboo plateau, Thompson region

Melting snowpack and forecast for rain prompts BC River Forecast Centre to issue advisory

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for B.C.’s Interior. (River Forecast Centre map)
Angel Emile. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing 19-year-old woman located safe and sound

Williams Lake RCMP had requested the public’s assistance in locating her

Angel Emile. (RCMP handout)
WildSafeBC is sharing the results of a survey it did with locals about bears in the Bella Coola Valley. (WildSafe BC photo)

70 % of residents don’t report bears to COS in Bella Coola: Survey

WildSafeBC had 188 respondents to human-bear interaction assessment

  • May 30, 2022
WildSafeBC is sharing the results of a survey it did with locals about bears in the Bella Coola Valley. (WildSafe BC photo)
The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)
The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)
Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)

Northwest BC conservation officer chases down armed robbery suspect

Ron Leblanc says it was ‘just like out of a movie; as he’s running, the cash is falling out of his pocket’

Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)
Highway 20 was closed Sunday, May 22, between Red Stone and Chezacut Road due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC incident)
Highway 20 was closed Sunday, May 22, between Red Stone and Chezacut Road due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC incident)