Cariboo

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)

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue chief makes plea for return of stolen life-saving tools

“Help us get our equipment back, let us save lives.”

 

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

 

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)
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)
William Parker’s home at Big Lake near 150 Mile circa 1900. (Photo courtesy B.C. Provincial Archives)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: William Parker and the Big Lake Ranch

Parker’s 1927 gravesite a Big Lake landmark

  • Jun 5, 2022
William Parker’s home at Big Lake near 150 Mile circa 1900. (Photo courtesy B.C. Provincial Archives)
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)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital Director Derek Keller responded to questions from mayor and some councillors during a committee of the whole meeting on May 17, 2022. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake hospital director reassures mayor and council about staffing at CMH

Councillors questioned director about concerns raised regarding Cariboo Memorial Hospital

Cariboo Memorial Hospital Director Derek Keller responded to questions from mayor and some councillors during a committee of the whole meeting on May 17, 2022. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
The B.C. Government has received reports of suspected avian flu in pelicans across the Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo — 100 Mile Free Press)

Sick pelicans reported across the Cariboo

Pelican at Alkali Lake tests positive for avian flu

The B.C. Government has received reports of suspected avian flu in pelicans across the Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo — 100 Mile Free Press)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘Lives are at stake’: TNG calls for independent investigation into Cariboo Memorial Hospital

‘We need more information on what is being done to fix the problems,” said Chief Joe Alphonse

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)

PHOTOS: Indigenous Cariboo horse roundup a time-honoured tradition

Horses returned from winter range in Esk’etemc thanks to leadership of Bill Chelsea

Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)
Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)

VIDEO: Juno-award winning folk duo showcase B.C. history in new song

Video filmed in historic 153 Mile Store was the ‘perfect place’

Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)
Sage Birchwater (photo submitted)

Birchwater launches new book of stories on Cariboo Chilcotin

Talking to the Story Keepers will be discussed at Station House Gallery, Thursday, May 19, 5:30 p.m.

  • May 9, 2022
Sage Birchwater (photo submitted)
The Gold Escort at Barkerville in 1863. (BC Provincial Archives photo)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY PODCAST: The Gold Escort

When gold was sent from the Cariboo to San Francisco to be refined, the secret was out

  • May 7, 2022
The Gold Escort at Barkerville in 1863. (BC Provincial Archives photo)
Officials are warning about several wild birds found dead - including bald eagles - that have tested positive for avian flu. (Black Press Media file photo)

Avian flu confirmed in bald eagle found near 100 Mile House

Wild birds across B.C. testing positive for H5N1 virus

Officials are warning about several wild birds found dead - including bald eagles - that have tested positive for avian flu. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Justice minister visits First Nation leaders in Cariboo Chilcotin

“It was important to visit the site,” Lametti said after touring St. Joseph’s Mission site

Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake has lost one of its senior surgeons. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Longtime Williams Lake surgeon resigns over Interior Health admin changes

Dr. Dan Brosseuk has lived and worked in Williams Lake for the past 27 years

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake has lost one of its senior surgeons. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Highway 97 is closed in both directions near Lac La Hache Friday, April 1 due to a motor vehicle incident. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reopens following motor vehicle incident near Lac La Hache

The incident occurred about 25 kilomtres south of 150 Mile House

Highway 97 is closed in both directions near Lac La Hache Friday, April 1 due to a motor vehicle incident. (Photo submitted)
This photograph of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola, B.C., is a version of the one taken by Chilcotin photographer Jesaja Class and featured in National Geographic. (Jesaja Class photo - Tweedsmuir Park Lodge)

Chilcotin photographer’s Great Bear Rainforest images featured in National Geographic

Jesaja Class, 24, gets noticed for his work with Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

This photograph of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola, B.C., is a version of the one taken by Chilcotin photographer Jesaja Class and featured in National Geographic. (Jesaja Class photo - Tweedsmuir Park Lodge)