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Quesnel Lake is a major tributary of the Fraser River and one of the deepest fjord lakes in the world, and a fishing destination lake for many. (Angie Mindus file photo)

Mount Polley Mine effluent permit extended for discharge into Quesnel Lake

The mine is the site of the tailings dam breach in August of 2014

Quesnel Lake is a major tributary of the Fraser River and one of the deepest fjord lakes in the world, and a fishing destination lake for many. (Angie Mindus file photo)
Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. (Mercy Snow photo)
Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria. (Mercy Snow photo)

Totem pole returning to Bella Coola, Nuxalk territory, after decades in Victoria museum

The plan is to load the pole onto a truck on Feb. 13 in Victoria

Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. (Mercy Snow photo)
Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria. (Mercy Snow photo)
On the road to Nemiah Valley, west of Williams Lake, a log gateway marks the entrance to Tsilhqot’in Title Lands. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tsilhqot’in National Government calls for halt on mining exploration west of Williams Lake

Chiefs demand consultation prior to further exploration in Scum Lake area

On the road to Nemiah Valley, west of Williams Lake, a log gateway marks the entrance to Tsilhqot’in Title Lands. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
APTN was filming some of the work carving a totem pole by members of the Nuxalk First Nation in protest of mining exploration work going on near Bella Coola. (Snuxyaltwa photo)

Nuxalk carve totem poles for mountaintop installation around Bella Coola to oppose mining

Totem poles would symbolize Nuxalk opposition to mining within territory, said hereditary chief

APTN was filming some of the work carving a totem pole by members of the Nuxalk First Nation in protest of mining exploration work going on near Bella Coola. (Snuxyaltwa photo)
Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo senior tracks his shrinking environmental impact for over a decade

Stuart Westie started monitoring physical activity for health, then pivoted to environmental reasons

Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ebus will be taking over the route through Williams Lake to run an inter-city service between Prince George and Kamloops. (Contributed)

Inter-city bus route Kamloops to Prince George to be taken over by Ebus

Adventure Charters announced Dec. 21 they would no longer be offering the service

Ebus will be taking over the route through Williams Lake to run an inter-city service between Prince George and Kamloops. (Contributed)
RCMP badge (file photo)
RCMP badge (file photo)
A rescued moose calf. 
(Photo courtesy of Sue Burton)

Big or small, this Cariboo Chilcotin animal rescuer tries to save them all

Saving Cariboo Chilcotin wildlife is what Sue Burton does

A rescued moose calf. 
(Photo courtesy of Sue Burton)
Brayden Methot in the drivers position of his specially-adapted van, which he can drive from his power chair using hand controls, despite a C4 spinal cord injury. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Williams Lake man driving first-of-its-kind adaptive van in Canada

Brayden Methot excited to enter back into the work force as he paves history

Brayden Methot in the drivers position of his specially-adapted van, which he can drive from his power chair using hand controls, despite a C4 spinal cord injury. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
Protesters were lining the street in front of the Williams Lake Courthouse on Dec. 8, 2022, protesting the treatment of survivors of sexual violence. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Teens demand more support for survivors of sexual violence at Williams Lake protest

Students are protesting outside the Williams Lake Courthouse

Protesters were lining the street in front of the Williams Lake Courthouse on Dec. 8, 2022, protesting the treatment of survivors of sexual violence. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc actor living his dream working in film and television

William Belleau is taking it all in as he continues to land roles in big projects

Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)
Driving into the remote Xeni Gwet’in community in Nemiah Valley, the views include fencelines, forests and mountains on the horizon. (Jimmy Lulua photo)

Power, water finally reaches all homes of Xeni Gwe’tin First Nation in Chilcotin

For many, power and water were luxuries they had never had in their homes

Driving into the remote Xeni Gwet’in community in Nemiah Valley, the views include fencelines, forests and mountains on the horizon. (Jimmy Lulua photo)
Jordan Williams laid in a hospital bed on life support for many days before his family made the difficult decision to remove the tubes keeping him alive after using drugs reportedly containing fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of Stormy Narcisse)

Family shares grief after man, 30, dies from toxic drug poisoning on Williams Lake streets

‘Something needs to be done’ -mother of man, who died this month after using toxic drugs

Jordan Williams laid in a hospital bed on life support for many days before his family made the difficult decision to remove the tubes keeping him alive after using drugs reportedly containing fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of Stormy Narcisse)
BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo paramedics on front lines of escalating toxic drug poisoning epidemic

Drug poisoning rates in the Cariboo have been going up steeply since 2016

BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Former Williams Lake resident, Captain Shawn Tyerman, of the Royal Canadian Air Force touches down with a CC130 Hercules aircraft into the Williams Lake Regional Airport on Nov. 10, 2022 for a brief reunion with some friends. Read the story of Tyerman’s lifelong journey to realizing his aviation dreams on Page 9. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Pilot touches down CC-130 Hercules in Williams Lake after long journey to aviation

Flight a return to where his interest in aviation began, when his father flew firefighting airplanes

Former Williams Lake resident, Captain Shawn Tyerman, of the Royal Canadian Air Force touches down with a CC130 Hercules aircraft into the Williams Lake Regional Airport on Nov. 10, 2022 for a brief reunion with some friends. Read the story of Tyerman’s lifelong journey to realizing his aviation dreams on Page 9. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sierra Chi?ela William, right, sits with her grandmother Eileen William, after receiving her sash as a finalist for Miss Canada Petite Global. (Roger William photo)

Tsilhqot’in woman hoping to bring Miss Canada Globe Petite title to Xeni Gwet’in

Sierra Chi?ela William competes for pageant title in Toronto

Sierra Chi?ela William, right, sits with her grandmother Eileen William, after receiving her sash as a finalist for Miss Canada Petite Global. (Roger William photo)
Dr. Chris Shepherd, right, with his daughters Raven, left, and Robyn, at the Scout Island Nature Centre on Oct. 20, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo-based researcher working to address global illegal wildlife trade

Dr. Chris Shepherd is based in Big Lake after decades in Malaysia and Indonesia

Dr. Chris Shepherd, right, with his daughters Raven, left, and Robyn, at the Scout Island Nature Centre on Oct. 20, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)

Spiritual journey marks a return to land and tradition for Chilcotin’s Xeni Gwet’in

Members of Xeni Gwet’in hike across the Coast Mountains to reclaim historic trade route

Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)
Banchi Hanuse, on left, Season 6: Episode 5 and 6 of Moosemeat & Marmalade director, stands with Art Napoleon, producer and host of the show, during filming in Bella Coola, Nuxalkulmc. (Olivia Vanderwal, photo).

Moosemeat & Marmalade episodes filmed in Bella Coola showing on APTN

The docuseries filmed two episodes in Nuxalkulmc last year, both directed by Banchi Hanuse

Banchi Hanuse, on left, Season 6: Episode 5 and 6 of Moosemeat & Marmalade director, stands with Art Napoleon, producer and host of the show, during filming in Bella Coola, Nuxalkulmc. (Olivia Vanderwal, photo).
Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)

Meant to bee? A Cariboo landowner finds honey bee colony on property

Tara Larocque found a wild honey bee colony in a dead snag on her property, or did they find her?

Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)
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