On July 20th at 10:50pm, the Williams Lake RCMP responded to a call that a 21 year old male had been assaulted.
The male was walking near the 200 block of Donald Road in Williams Lake BC when he was confronted by three individuals.
One male, wearing a bandana over his face, brandished bear spray and attempted to spray him. The wind carried the spray away allowing him the opportunity to run into a nearby store to call the RCMP.
RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire which resulted in the total loss of the Esdilagh First Nation Band Office located in Alexandria.
Shortly after 1:30am on Saturday, July 19th, Quesnel RCMP received a report of a commercial alarm at the Esdilagh First Nation Band Office situated on the Esdilagh (Alexandria) First Nation Reserve in Alexandria, BC.
If you are looking for a rocking, dancing, singing-along good time this is your night to come out and take part in the July 24 'Performances in the Park', which features two main acts.
The first one is Perfect Match who play cross-over country / pop/ light rock with lively originals. This is a crowd favorite versatile dance band – easy on the ear and good for the heart. Cindy Lightfoot and LeRae Haynes are the 'Perfect Match' dance band, playing music characterized by rich vocal harmonies, rollicking piano riffs and lively original tunes.
The Ministry of Environment has ended the Smoke Advisory for Williams Lake and surrounding areas.
The change in weather over the past days has reduced the amount of smoke being carried from wildfires to communities in the area. The forecast is for continued cooler and moist weather.
Despite the damp weather in the region, at 3:00pm today, the Ministry of Environment extended Smoke Advisory for Williams Lake and surrounding areas because of forest fire smoke that is affecting the area. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change.
At about 7:00am today, the Williams Lake RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from the 700 block of 11th Avenue North.
The vehicle, a 1991 green Honda Civic, had been taken some time over night from the owners residence. Just before 10:00am, the vehicle was located on Bond Lake Road. It had been set on fire and was completely destroyed.
The Williams Lake RCMP are requesting anyone with information on this matter to call the detachment at 250-392-6211 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222 8477.
If you reside in an area that is experiencing wildfires with a potential for evacuation alerts or orders, there are some things you can do to prepare that will make this stressful time a little easier to manage.
The most important thing to remember is to stay calm, listen to your local public officials, and if possible, access online social media channels like Twitter or your local government website for information updates.
"The Quesnel RCMP would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Billy Barker Days weekend," says Constable Krista Vrolyk of the Quesnel RCMP. "We will be stepping up efforts once again to ensure public safety during this year's Billy Barker Days weekend."
Increased police presence in the form of foot and bike patrols as well as traffic check-stops will be used to ensure that everyone enjoys this family oriented community event. Additional police resources from Quesnel and its neighbouring detachment areas will be targeting liquor related offences including open liquor in public, impaired driving and public intoxication. There will be zero tolerance for liquor related offences.
Emma Jarvis and her miniature horse 'Cutey Pie' were a hit as they strolled the sidewalks in downtown Williams Lake on Thursday evening.
"I usually exercise him at the arena," explained Emma. "But sometimes we both just like a change of scenery."
(Photo: Wilford Robbins, Shauna Philbrick, Kloe Robbins, Keane Philbrick and Geraldine Bob stopped to visit with Emma and Cutey Pie.)
This past weekend Taseko hosted the first of two Texas-Scramble style golf tournaments for employees and their family members, contractors and various suppliers of Gibraltar Mine.
A very long list of sponsors donated prizes ranging from helicopter rides to frying pans, one for each of the 99 players that hit the links that day. Special awards, random draws and a hilarious round of mine trivia ensured that almost everyone left with at least one prize. Troy Forcier won the prize for men's longest drive of the day, Manager of Community and Aboriginal Affairs at Taseko Mines Christy Smith nabbed it for the women, while the Manager of both Mine Operations and Mine Maintenance and Gibraltar Kelly Parker won the 'Man Up' award – a neon pink t-shirt.