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Dan Jack photo First responders prepare to transport an apparent overdose victim in downtown Parksville Saturday morning, April 22, 2017.
Dan Jack photo First responders prepare to transport an apparent overdose victim in downtown Parksville Saturday morning, April 22, 2017.
Community outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed on Haida Gwaii

Community outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed on Haida Gwaii

Contact tracing has confirmed a total of 13 cases, according to Northern Health

Community outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed on Haida Gwaii
Williams Lake RCMP were called to the scene of a fatal ATV accident Friday, July 24 in the Big Lake area. (Black Press Media files)

ATV crash claims life of Cariboo man out checking fences in Big Lake area

Police were called at 1:43 a.m. Friday, July 24 after family finds crash scene

Williams Lake RCMP were called to the scene of a fatal ATV accident Friday, July 24 in the Big Lake area. (Black Press Media files)
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B.C. readies plans for mass vaccination clinics
VIDEO: Man arrested after allegedly punching Burnaby Canadian Tire staff over mask rule
Nuxalk continue to pursue hydropower project at Nooklikonnik Creek

Nuxalk continue to pursue hydropower project at Nooklikonnik Creek

Since last fall the team has been steadily pushing ahead with the project

Nuxalk continue to pursue hydropower project at Nooklikonnik Creek
Self-reported B.C. fish farm data showed 14 farms with violating levels of lice
Self-reported B.C. fish farm data showed 14 farms with violating levels of lice
Tourism may proceed in the Valley under strict conditions and only for B.C. residents (Scott Carrier photo)

Bella Coola tourism to re-open with strict COVID-19 guidelines

Visitors are limited to B.C. residents, they must wear a mask in public and avoid community members

Tourism may proceed in the Valley under strict conditions and only for B.C. residents (Scott Carrier photo)
Chilcotin River Trading is anticipated to open early 2021. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

B.C. First Nation breaks ground on $4.5 million gas bar in the Chilcotin

Chilcotin River Trading at Tl’etinqox will feature a grocery store, café and more

Chilcotin River Trading is anticipated to open early 2021. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Wildfires this season have so far been successfully contained to a small size due to the actions of response crews and high level of snow melt, freshet and periodic rain (B.C. government photo)
Wildfires this season have so far been successfully contained to a small size due to the actions of response crews and high level of snow melt, freshet and periodic rain (B.C. government photo)
Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
These masks by artist Noel Scott Pootlass were stolen recently from Bella Coola Wild Craft and Gallery. (Facebook photo)
These masks by artist Noel Scott Pootlass were stolen recently from Bella Coola Wild Craft and Gallery. (Facebook photo)
Storm clouds moved into the Cariboo region Tuesday night, setting the area up for a thorough soaking all day and night Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. (David Fait photo)

Cariboo waterways swell as special weather statement, rain continues Thursday July 2

Quesnel River at Likely and Quesnel Lake seeing 20 to 50 year events

Storm clouds moved into the Cariboo region Tuesday night, setting the area up for a thorough soaking all day and night Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. (David Fait photo)
B.C. entered Phase 3 of its restart plan on June 24, 2020 allowing people to take part in ‘smart, safe, and respectful’ travel within the province. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. reopening travel not sitting well with several First Nations

A number of safety conditions have yet to be met Indigenous leaders maintain

B.C. entered Phase 3 of its restart plan on June 24, 2020 allowing people to take part in ‘smart, safe, and respectful’ travel within the province. (B.C. government photo)
Williams Lake First Nation is the new name of the former Williams Lake Indian Band located in B.C.’s southern interior. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

New name for First Nations community near Williams Lake

Formerly known as the Williams Lake Indian Band, the name change was unveiled Monday

Williams Lake First Nation is the new name of the former Williams Lake Indian Band located in B.C.’s southern interior. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
A family surveys Watch Lake, near 70 Mile in the South Cariboo. (Chris Wheeler photo)

New Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Resiliency Network formed to support survival of tourism

“We began right at the beginning knowing that this was anything any of us had gone through before.”

A family surveys Watch Lake, near 70 Mile in the South Cariboo. (Chris Wheeler photo)
Chief Joe Alphonse, pictured outside the Tletinqox’in band office during the 2017 wildfires, has fought his own battles with awareness surrounding Indigenous issues within the RCMP. Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune file photo
Chief Joe Alphonse, pictured outside the Tletinqox’in band office during the 2017 wildfires, has fought his own battles with awareness surrounding Indigenous issues within the RCMP. Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune file photo
BC SPCA member seen in an undated photo. (BC SPCA photo)

BC SPCA investigating after miniature horse found mutilated in Quesnel

Anyone with information is asked to call the BC SPCA Call Centre

BC SPCA member seen in an undated photo. (BC SPCA photo)
Of the 400 limited entry hunts for antlerless moose anticipated to be authorized by the B.C. Government for the 2020 hunting season, 322 will be in critical mountain caribou habitat. (Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation photo)

B.C. government eyes antlerless moose harvest increase in bid to save caribou

Antlerless moose hunts reduce predation for threatened mountain caribou, says ministry

Of the 400 limited entry hunts for antlerless moose anticipated to be authorized by the B.C. Government for the 2020 hunting season, 322 will be in critical mountain caribou habitat. (Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation photo)
Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Northern Health Connections bus becomes available to seniors and people with mobility issues. (File photo)

Northern Health bus service resumes standard passenger eligibility

Patients with non-essential medical appointments can ride starting June 1

Northern Health Connections bus becomes available to seniors and people with mobility issues. (File photo)
Because Canada does not have a national broadband strategy, telecommunications companies require every community to submit a business case. The First Nations Technology Council would like to see all First Nations communities connected to technology.(Angie Mindus file photo)

COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities

Many don’t have access required to utilize online platforms, says First Nations Technology Council

Because Canada does not have a national broadband strategy, telecommunications companies require every community to submit a business case. The First Nations Technology Council would like to see all First Nations communities connected to technology.(Angie Mindus file photo)