Angie Mindus

Highway 5 is closed Jan. 19. (DriveBC map)
Highway 5 is closed Jan. 19. (DriveBC map)
A vehicle incident has impacted traffic on Highway 5 near Kamloops Jan. 18. (DriveBC map)

Highway 5 reopens to single vehicle alternating traffic near Kamloops

The highway was closed for about four hours following a vehicle incident

A vehicle incident has impacted traffic on Highway 5 near Kamloops Jan. 18. (DriveBC map)
Some South Cariboo homeowners are facing higher-than-anticipated increases in their assessments. (File photo)

Single family homes in Clearwater, Barriere increase in assessed value

The latest BC Assessment figures are out for July 1, 2022

Some South Cariboo homeowners are facing higher-than-anticipated increases in their assessments. (File photo)
Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory Jan. 14. (Environment Canada map)

Fog advisory in effect, near zero visibility expected throughout much of B.C.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations

Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory Jan. 14. (Environment Canada map)
Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory Jan. 14. (Environment Canada map)

Fog advisory in effect, near zero visibility expected throughout much of B.C.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations

Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory Jan. 14. (Environment Canada map)
Lashway Merritt, 29 of Williams Lake. (RCMP handout)

Mounties urge public to stay away from man amid spike in gang activity in Williams Lake

Friends, family, associates and public warned to stay away from Lashway Merritt

Lashway Merritt, 29 of Williams Lake. (RCMP handout)
Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Facebook photo)
Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14. Chief John French says family will be gathering at the Willow Inn in Quesnel on Thursday, Jan. 20 for grief and letting the spirit go smudge ceremony. (Facebook photo)

Preliminary inquiry into murder of Carmelita Abraham set for April in Quesnel

Joseph Simpson is accused of murder in the death of Abraham

Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Facebook photo)
Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14. Chief John French says family will be gathering at the Willow Inn in Quesnel on Thursday, Jan. 20 for grief and letting the spirit go smudge ceremony. (Facebook photo)
RCMP confirmed Ashley Pruden was found. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing woman found: Williams Lake RCMP

Ashley Pruden, reported missing Jan. 10, was located safe and sound

RCMP confirmed Ashley Pruden was found. (RCMP handout)
Gord Cochran, formerly of Williams Lake, holds the trophy after Team Canada brings home gold at the World Juniors. Cochran served as one of two equipment managers for the team. (Photo submitted)
Gord Cochran, formerly of Williams Lake, holds the trophy after Team Canada brings home gold at the World Juniors. Cochran served as one of two equipment managers for the team. (Photo submitted)
A 74-year-old man was seriously injured while trying to control traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30 when motorists were attempting to pull someone out of the ditch. (Baldev Singh photo)

Good Samaritan seriously injured helping highway motorist between Williams Lake, Quesnel

The 74-year-old was attempting to control traffic when he was hit

A 74-year-old man was seriously injured while trying to control traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30 when motorists were attempting to pull someone out of the ditch. (Baldev Singh photo)
A log truck catches fire Monday, Jan. 2 on Highway 97. (Maigan Rochon photo)
A log truck catches fire Monday, Jan. 2 on Highway 97. (Maigan Rochon photo)
Max William captured a pictured of his thermometer at Chilanko Forks, in the Chilcotin Dec. 19 at 4 a.m. (Max William photo)

Temperatures plunge in Chilcotin, -47C at Puntzi Mountain

Buses cancelled in 100 Mile House

Max William captured a pictured of his thermometer at Chilanko Forks, in the Chilcotin Dec. 19 at 4 a.m. (Max William photo)
An extreme cold warning has been issued for the Cariboo Chilcotin, including the city of Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
An extreme cold warning has been issued for the Cariboo Chilcotin, including the city of Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cold weather is on the way for northern B.C. this weekend. (Black Press image)

Extreme cold headed to northern B.C.

The overnight temperature in the Chilcotin is expected to reach -38C by Tuesday

Cold weather is on the way for northern B.C. this weekend. (Black Press image)
Carey Price is an avid hunter. (Photo by Carey Price, Facebook)

Carey Price takes a stand against federal firearms bill

“I am not a criminal or a threat to society.”

Carey Price is an avid hunter. (Photo by Carey Price, Facebook)
Jennifer Toland of Eliguk Lake Lodge in the Chilcotin captured the cold perfectly in this photo taken during a similar cold snap in years past, like the cold weather the region is experiencing Dec. 1 2022, where Puntzi Mountain in the coldest spot in B.C. (Jennifer Toland photo)

Extreme cold warning issued for Chilcotin as temperatures plunge to nearly -40C

Temperatures in the Cariboo Chilcotin will remain well below average for the next week

Jennifer Toland of Eliguk Lake Lodge in the Chilcotin captured the cold perfectly in this photo taken during a similar cold snap in years past, like the cold weather the region is experiencing Dec. 1 2022, where Puntzi Mountain in the coldest spot in B.C. (Jennifer Toland photo)
A multi-vehicle collision has closed Highway 5 Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30. (DriveBC map)

UPDATE: Highway 5 reopens after multi-vehicle collision between Clearwater and Barriere

The road was closed in both directions, noted DriveBC

A multi-vehicle collision has closed Highway 5 Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30. (DriveBC map)
A vehicle incident between Russell Street and Hanson Road has the southbound lane closed Wednesday morning, Nov. 30. (DriveBC image)

UPDATE: Highway 5 south reopened between Barriere and Louis Creek

A motor vehicle incident had closed the southbound lane

A vehicle incident between Russell Street and Hanson Road has the southbound lane closed Wednesday morning, Nov. 30. (DriveBC image)
The federal government will open a passport office in Prince George in the spring of 2023. (Black press photo)

Northern B.C. getting a passport office spring 2023

The office will be in Prince George

The federal government will open a passport office in Prince George in the spring of 2023. (Black press photo)
Highway 20, seen here near Anahim Lake Friday, Nov. 25, has re-opened. (DriveBC webcam photo)
Highway 20, seen here near Anahim Lake Friday, Nov. 25, has re-opened. (DriveBC webcam photo)