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Day of Mourning ceremony in Williams Lake April 28
128 BC workers lost their lives last year due to workplace injury and illness, three of them in the Cariboo region.
Nine months into his job at a sawmill, 21 year old Mark Johnson was trapped in heavy machinery and nearly died.
“I was cleaning scraps of wood from a conveyor belt under the wood chipper when my left arm w [ ... ]READ MORE
Quesnel RCMP arrest wanted fugitive from Alberta
Two more wanted fugitives have been transported out of the province with assistance from BC's Fugitive Return Program (BCFRP). These returns represent the 66th and 67th individuals returned out of province through this program.
Ryan Allan Danchuk was wanted by the Edmonton Police Service for Assault and was wanted in two o [ ... ]READ MORE
BREAKING NEWS: Case against City Councillor Surinder Rathor dropped
“What a great relief,” said Surinder Rathor this morning, as he confirmed that charges of Obstruction of Justice levelled against him in September of 2013 have been dropped.
“This morning my lawyer told me Crown has decided prosecution shall not proceed,” Surinder explained, adding there is no official word at this [ ... ]READ MORE
Bull breaks free in downtown 100 Mile House
100 Mile RCMP responded to 87 complaints and calls for service, and local highways were busy over the long weekend with 12 driving complaints.
On April 15th, officers from the 100 Mile House unit of Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 97 south of 100 Mile House. A vehicle was obs [ ... ]READ MORE
Pick-up pilfered while stuck in mud
Williams Lake RCMP members responded to approximately 100 calls for service over the long weekend.
On April 20, at approximately 11:00am, Williams Lake RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter at a residence on 3rd Avenue. The home owner discovered the residence had been broken into and a 55" television, Acer com [ ... ]READ MORE
McDonald’s Bicycle Rodeo teaches safe riding
Bicycle Safety will be the theme for the McDonald’s Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, May 3rd from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Canadian Tire parking lot.
This year the McDonald’s Bicycle Rodeo committee is teaming up with the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society who in partnership with Red Shred’s Bike and Board Shed is off [ ... ]READ MORE
North Cariboo house numbering campaign
Emergency Services throughout Quesnel and the North Cariboo region have partnered to raise public awareness through the 'House Numbering Campaign'.
The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness about the importance of house numbering and ensuring that residential street addresses are visible from the road.
'We can’t he [ ... ]READ MORE
Wolf management plan released
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations today released the Province's wolf management plan.
The plan fully recognizes that the fundamental goal of wolf management in British Columbia, as with all other provincial game species, is to maintain self-sustaining populations throughout the species' range [ ... ]READ MORE
Excitement and commitment to agriculture shown by Horsefly 4-H club
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and 4-H Canada are pleased to announce the national winners for the 'Shout-Out for Ag!' video competition.
Clubs from across Canada were asked to create a short video illustrating key topics, such as how 4-H has affected their lives, or what they envision for the future of agriculture. 4-H members [ ... ]READ MORE
Police in 100 Mile House investigating recent break and enters
100 Mile House RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public in relation to two break and enters which occurred overnight on April 7th.
The two businesses are located next to each other on Industrial Road in 100 Mile House and both occurrences were reported to police the morning of April 8th.READ MORE
Pilot program to support youth
A $100,000 pilot project will be delivered in northern BC communities to help youth thrive during a period of community transition was announced today.
The program will encourage youth living in communities currently experiencing a period of economic transition to be physically active and to express themselves creatively s [ ... ]READ MORE
Alcohol believed to be a factor in crash
On April 14 at approximately 10:00pm, a resident of Riske Creek called to report his 2007 Dodge pick-up truck had been taken from his residence without his consent and the vehicle was heading toward Williams Lake.
Williams Lake Traffic Services located the heavily damaged vehicle on its roof in the ditch on Highway 20 near [ ... ]READ MORE
TRU Health Centre receives $20K donation
The Thompson Rivers University Gala was a roaring success largely impart to one donation in particular. The Robert L Conconi Foundation donated $20,000 towards the TRU Health Centre.
The Health Centre has been actively operating since October 2013 and is open to the public along with TRU students and staff. Lead by Nurse P [ ... ]READ MORE
ICBC optional insurance customers may receive refunds
As part of the move to a new computer system for our insurance business, ICBC identified less than five per cent of our optional insurance customers have an incorrect description assigned to their vehicle which impacts what they pay for their optional insurance.
Based on analysis to date, ICBC estimates on average 1.8 per [ ... ]READ MORE
Foul play not suspected in sudden death in Williams Lake
No foul play is suspected in the sudden death of a male who was discovered on path outside early Sunday morning in Williams Lake over the weekend.
At about 10:00am on Sunday, police were called to a fenced area between the First Baptist Church on Carson Drive and the Coast Fraser Inn on Donald Road, for a report of a decea [ ... ]READ MORE