Chilcotin

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

 

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

 

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

 

Highway 20 was closed Sunday, May 22, between Red Stone and Chezacut Road due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC incident)

UPDATE: Highway 20 re-opens 41 km west of Alexis Creek

No detour was available for several hours

Highway 20 was closed Sunday, May 22, between Red Stone and Chezacut Road due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC incident)
Williams Lake courthouse. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tŝilhqot’in National Government, city want input on B.C.’s prolific offender investigation

Last week the province announced the appointment of two experts

  • May 17, 2022
Williams Lake courthouse. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
An air tanker and crew works to contain a wildfire in the Nemiah Valley despite strong winds. (Chief Jimmy Lulua photo)

Crews douse wildfire near homes at Xeni Gwet’in First Nation

Chief Jimmy Lulua says work will continue Tuesday morning

An air tanker and crew works to contain a wildfire in the Nemiah Valley despite strong winds. (Chief Jimmy Lulua 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)
The Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) is seeking to better protect Indigenous heritage sites throughout its territory. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tŝilhqot’in chiefs lean on government to better protect Indigenous heritage sites

“These sensitive issues require time and care to address properly.”

The Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) is seeking to better protect Indigenous heritage sites throughout its territory. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
Williams Lake courthouse. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tsideldel man gets 6.5 years in jail for shooting death of stepfather

Kyle Gilpin has already spent 765 days in jail, which will give him three years, 2 months credit

Williams Lake courthouse. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo / Williams Lake Tribune
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo / Williams Lake Tribune
A sacred fire was held Sunday, Feb. 27 in Williams Lake to honour the lives of people who recently lost their lives. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A sacred fire was held Sunday, Feb. 27 in Williams Lake to honour the lives of people who recently lost their lives. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Drones were used to drop seed vessels in November 2021 in an area burned during the 2017 wildfires in the Chilcotin Plateau. (Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation photo)

First Nations use drone-seeding trial project to reforest wildfire ravaged areas west of Williams Lake

Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation has seeded 52 hectares burned in the White Lake wildfire

Drones were used to drop seed vessels in November 2021 in an area burned during the 2017 wildfires in the Chilcotin Plateau. (Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation photo)
A Northern Saw-whet Owl with radio tag on its back (Sachi Dell photo)

Radio Tracking Northern Saw-whet Owls in BC

In 2021, the TLBO initiated a second pilot project to extend its Saw-whet Owl banding season

  • Feb 7, 2022
A Northern Saw-whet Owl with radio tag on its back (Sachi Dell photo)
Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox chief, Chief Joe Alphonse attended a Tl’etinqox-lead ceremony at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission June 18, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tsilhqot’in Nation continues residential school healing journey

Chief Joe Alphonse describes the investigation as the tip of the iceberg

Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox chief, Chief Joe Alphonse attended a Tl’etinqox-lead ceremony at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission June 18, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high in new History series set in B.C.’s Peace Country

Jessica James brings small town charm to television project, Lost Car Rescue

Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)
The cast of a new reality show Lost Car Rescue on History, premiering on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. will feature local pilot Jessica James (front right). (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high on History channel

Jessica James is from Nimpo Lake

The cast of a new reality show Lost Car Rescue on History, premiering on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. will feature local pilot Jessica James (front right). (Jeff Topham photo)
Highway 20 between the Puntzi Lake turnoff and Nimpo Lake in May 2021 featured a stop light due to repair damage done by frost heaves over the winter. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Highway 20 between the Puntzi Lake turnoff and Nimpo Lake in May 2021 featured a stop light due to repair damage done by frost heaves over the winter. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Bernie Baptiste, from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located. (Facebook photo)

Update: Mushroom picker located in West Chilcotin

Bernie Baptiste went mushroom picking in the Anahim Lake area Sunday, Sept. 26

Bernie Baptiste, from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located. (Facebook photo)