• A Cariboo Moment
    A Cariboo Moment

    The Tourism Discovery Centre in Williams Lake.

  • A Cariboo Moment
    A Cariboo Moment

    Another beautiful Cariboo sunset.

  • A Cariboo Moment
    A Cariboo Moment

    Gibraltar Mine in McLeese Lake, BC.

  • A Chilcotin Moment
    A Chilcotin Moment

    The top of Eagle Mountain in the Chilcotin region.  Photo submitted anonymously.

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Day of Mourning ceremony in Williams Lake April 28
Apr/25/2014Day 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 [ ... ]

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Quesnel RCMP arrest wanted fugitive from Alberta
Apr/24/2014Quesnel 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 [ ... ]

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School District No. 27 pledges to minimize disruption during teacher job action
Apr/23/2014School District No. 27  pledges to minimize disruption during teacher job action

School District No. 27 has been served 72 hour strike notice by the union representing teachers (BCTF).  Phase One of teacher job action came into effect today. Teachers will be in classrooms to welcome your child and teach. "We want to assure you we have planned for the safety of your child," states Mark Thiessen Sup [ ... ]

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BREAKING NEWS: Case against City Councillor Surinder Rathor dropped
Apr/23/2014BREAKING 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 [ ... ]

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Bull breaks free in downtown 100 Mile House
Apr/23/2014Bull 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 [ ... ]

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Pick-up pilfered while stuck in mud
Apr/23/2014Pick-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 [ ... ]

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McDonald’s Bicycle Rodeo teaches safe riding
Apr/18/2014McDonald’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 [ ... ]

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North Cariboo house numbering campaign
Apr/18/2014 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 [ ... ]

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Wolf management plan released
Apr/17/2014Wolf 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 [ ... ]

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Cariboo-Chilcotin skywatchers capture lunar eclipse
Apr/16/2014

If you missed the lunar eclipse on Monday night, you'll ant to check out the photo gallery our readers filled up just minutes after, and in some cases while, watching the event. This stunning photo was taken by Bella Johnson, from her vantage point in the Chilcotin region near Williams Lake.

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Excitement and commitment to agriculture shown by Horsefly 4-H club
Apr/16/2014Excitement 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  [ ... ]

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Police in 100 Mile House investigating recent break and enters
Apr/16/2014Police 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.

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Pilot program to support youth
Apr/15/2014

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 [ ... ]

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Alcohol believed to be a factor in crash
Apr/15/2014Alcohol 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 [ ... ]

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TRU Health Centre receives $20K donation
Apr/15/2014TRU 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 [ ... ]

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ICBC optional insurance customers may receive refunds
Apr/14/2014ICBC 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  [ ... ]

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Foul play not suspected in sudden death in Williams Lake
Apr/14/2014Foul 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 [ ... ]

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Timber Kings camera crew on site for fire near Pioneer's yard
Apr/14/2014Timber Kings camera crew on site for fire near Pioneer's yard

On Sunday, April 13, the grass fire on Sugar Cane Reserve came uncomfortably close to the Pioneer Log Homes yard on Highway 97, just south of Williams Lake.  

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