Erin Hitchcock

David Reedman, a member of the Central Cariboo Recreation Advisory Committee, stands by the dog park in Boitanio Park last Thursday. Reedman says he is disappointed by how the project was approved by city council.

Dog park result irks rec committee member

A member of the Central Cariboo Recreation Advisory Committee is unimpressed with the dog park in Williams Lake.

David Reedman, a member of the Central Cariboo Recreation Advisory Committee, stands by the dog park in Boitanio Park last Thursday. Reedman says he is disappointed by how the project was approved by city council.

RCMP respond to statistics ranking Williams Lake’s crime rate at number 6

Staff Sgt. Ken Brissard of the WIlliams Lake RCMP has weighed in on the latest crime severity index statistics.

Assistant chief Rob Warnock of the Williams Lake Fire Department, left, Capt. Randy Kadonaga and volunteer York Clarkson, both from the Salvation Army, load up bags and boxes of nonperishable food items collected during the Christmas and July fundraiser to be delivered to the food bank from the fire hall.

Christmas in July for Williams Lake Salvation Army

The Williams Lake community offered its support to the Food Bank by donating through the Christmas in July fundraiser.

Assistant chief Rob Warnock of the Williams Lake Fire Department, left, Capt. Randy Kadonaga and volunteer York Clarkson, both from the Salvation Army, load up bags and boxes of nonperishable food items collected during the Christmas and July fundraiser to be delivered to the food bank from the fire hall.
Chase Lamont, 6, is currently at B.C. Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with a type of liver cancer last month. His cousin is fundraising to help the family with travel and medical expenses.

Six-year-old boy fighting liver cancer

Six-year-old Chase Lamont is in B.C. Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with an aggressive and fast-growing type of liver cancer.

Chase Lamont, 6, is currently at B.C. Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with a type of liver cancer last month. His cousin is fundraising to help the family with travel and medical expenses.

WL firefighters sent to Fort Nelson

A team of firefighters from the Williams Lake Fire Department were deployed to Fort Nelson over the weekend.

Williams Lake has sixth highest crime rate in Canada

Williams Lake's crime rate continues to be high in the country — and shows its still the highest in B.C.

Lakecity DFO future uncertain

It’s not yet known what will become of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans office in Williams Lake.

Cariboo ranchers Sharon Huffman (left), Duncan Barnett, and David Zirnhelt were among dozens of local ranchers attending a workshop on finishing beef in a natural way on grass held recently at Thompson Rivers University with instructor Jim Lintott from the Manitoba Grass Fed Beef organization.

Local ranchers work to remain competitive in global markets

Local cattlemen are trying to find ways to stay competitive in North American and international markets, which is no easy feat.

Cariboo ranchers Sharon Huffman (left), Duncan Barnett, and David Zirnhelt were among dozens of local ranchers attending a workshop on finishing beef in a natural way on grass held recently at Thompson Rivers University with instructor Jim Lintott from the Manitoba Grass Fed Beef organization.

New Prosperity open houses to run Monday

Two public open houses on the New Prosperity mine will take place on Monday at the Gibraltar Room.

Wilderness Committee lawyer files defence papers following Taseko civil claim notice

The Wilderness Committee’s lawyer has filed defence papers with the Supreme Court of British Columbia today.

Tax program volunteers assist those on low-income

Volunteers with the Community Volunteer Income Tax program are ready to help low-income people file their taxes for free.

Caitlin Day photo Firefighters attend the Williams Inn fire late Friday night. Crews from Williams Lake, 150 Mile House, and Wildwood fought the blaze and were at the scene for more than six hours.

Williams Inn fire still under investigation

The Williams Lake Fire Department is still investigating the fire that destroyed one of the buildings at the Williams Inn Friday night.

Caitlin Day photo Firefighters attend the Williams Inn fire late Friday night. Crews from Williams Lake, 150 Mile House, and Wildwood fought the blaze and were at the scene for more than six hours.

Another bomb threat in Williams Lake

The Williams Lake RCMP were called to 7-Eleven on Proctor Street at about 7 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports of a bomb threat.

Labour minister visits the lakecity

The minister of labour, citizens’ services and open government stopped in Williams Lake Monday.

Fire at power plant

The Williams Lake Fire Department received a report of a fire at the Williams Lake Power Plant at about 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Glen Holling, realtor at RE/MAX (left), and Dave Dickson are both with the Williams Lake Rotary Club and Operation Red Nose. Here, they are shown recently standing by RE/MAX’s upside-down Christmas tree. New Year’s Eve is the last night Operation Red Nose will run this season.

Operation Red Nose wraps up Dec. 31

Dave Dickson and Glen Holling are two out of many people in Williams Lake volunteering their time for Operation Red Nose.

Glen Holling, realtor at RE/MAX (left), and Dave Dickson are both with the Williams Lake Rotary Club and Operation Red Nose. Here, they are shown recently standing by RE/MAX’s upside-down Christmas tree. New Year’s Eve is the last night Operation Red Nose will run this season.

Zellers staying

There are no plans to close Zellers in Williams Lake.

Martina Jeff says she took this photo of her 17-year-old daughter Jamie Haller the morning after Jeff and her daughter claim she was assaulted by an RCMP officer earlier this month. Photo copyright Martina Jeff.

RCMP officer accused of assaulting teen

A Williams Lake teenager says she was punched in the face several times by an RCMP officer while she was handcuffed in the back of a police car.

Martina Jeff says she took this photo of her 17-year-old daughter Jamie Haller the morning after Jeff and her daughter claim she was assaulted by an RCMP officer earlier this month. Photo copyright Martina Jeff.
Photo submitted Police secure the scene at Nimpo Lake where a Williams Lake resident was shot and killed in a police-involved shooting early Saturday morning. The incident appears to have taken place at or near the Nimpo Lake post office and coffee shop on Highway 20. Both the post office and coffee shop would have been closed at the time of the incident.

WL resident dies in police-involved shooting

Police are releasing little information about a police-involved shooting in the Nimpo Lake area that has left a Williams Lake resident dead.

Photo submitted Police secure the scene at Nimpo Lake where a Williams Lake resident was shot and killed in a police-involved shooting early Saturday morning. The incident appears to have taken place at or near the Nimpo Lake post office and coffee shop on Highway 20. Both the post office and coffee shop would have been closed at the time of the incident.

Billyboy verdict expected in November

A judge’s decision on whether Jonathan Billyboy was the suspect driving a stolen vehicle erratically in the city last fall won’t be known until mid-November.

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