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Overview of the village of Wells. (Image by Friends of Responsible Economic Development in Wells)

Wells contingent opposes mine layout plan

Group from Wells suggests different position for mining structures

George Lampreau, Kúkpi7 of Simpcw First Nation is leading the way establishing strong North Thompson partnerships with the mayors of Barriere, Clearwater, Valemount and McBride - working together for the good of all. A MOU will be signed between all of the partners in the upcoming First Nations Leaders convention in Vancouver in November, 2023. (File photo)

Simpcw First Nation chief looks to partner with valley mayors

George Lampreau, Kúkpi7 of Simpcw First Nation, is building partnerships in North Thompson Valley

A sandhill crane spends time in a field during a Cariboo summer. (Jamie Crego)

Cariboo Chilcotin a summer breeding ground for sandhill cranes

Sandhill cranes are an ancient species, susceptible to human impacts, yet resilient

  • Oct 2, 2023
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)

TNG reasserts mining policy for mineral exploration in Chilcotin

TNG said it aims to provide certainty, protect environment, for mining in Tŝilhqot’in territory

  • Oct 2, 2023
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)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Drones can be useful in fighting wildfires

Drone technology can be used to find wildfire hot spots and some search and rescue work

  • Oct 1, 2023
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (File photo)
Exhibition hall at the 2023 North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere. (NTFF photo)

North Thompson Fall Fair exhibitors winners’ list for 2023

The North Thompson Fall Fair Exhibitor winners list: 1. Best Bale of…

  • Sep 15, 2023
Exhibition hall at the 2023 North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere. (NTFF photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Where is the future of ranching?

One way of advancing lower cost of production is by shortening the winter feeding season

  • Oct 1, 2023
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Rider down during the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Sept 2-4 but that didnt stop this rider from getting back on his horsepower! (Photo by: Lisa-Marie Morgan)

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo lawnmower races a bit hit with crowds

Lawnmower racing is becoming a popular sport in fairs throughout B.C. and…

  • Sep 15, 2023
Rider down during the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Sept 2-4 but that didnt stop this rider from getting back on his horsepower! (Photo by: Lisa-Marie Morgan)
Adorable Bee, Shylo Ryde, takes a ride on horseback during the Family Parade for the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo on Labour Day weekend, Sept. 2-4 (Photo by: Marguerite Dodds)

Family Day parade was buzzy bee extravaganza on labour day in Barriere

Participants of the North Thompson Fall Fair Rodeo Association (NNTFRA) Family Day…

  • Sep 17, 2023
Adorable Bee, Shylo Ryde, takes a ride on horseback during the Family Parade for the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo on Labour Day weekend, Sept. 2-4 (Photo by: Marguerite Dodds)
Leslie Stirling (left) and Debbie Rainer in their fascinators during Chinook Cove Golf’s Ladies’ Night AGM. (Photo by: Chinook Cove Golf Ladies’ Night)

Friends, fun, frivolity at Chinook Cove Golf Ladies’ Night AGM

By Leslie Stirling Fanfare, frivolity, foolishness, friends and fun: these were the…

Leslie Stirling (left) and Debbie Rainer in their fascinators during Chinook Cove Golf’s Ladies’ Night AGM. (Photo by: Chinook Cove Golf Ladies’ Night)
Terry Fox during his Marathon of Hope run in 1980. (Canadian Press photo)

Terry Fox Run for cancer research on September 17

TORONTO, ON, August 31, 2023 – On September 17, 2023, thousands of…

Terry Fox during his Marathon of Hope run in 1980. (Canadian Press photo)
Barriere archway log sign installation on August 31, 2023 (Photo by: Lisa Parker)

Barriere Sign installed on August 31, 2023

On August 31, 2023 the long awaited installation of the Barriere archway…

Barriere archway log sign installation on August 31, 2023 (Photo by: Lisa Parker)
L-R: Olivia Fountain and Warwick Osborne with Angora rabbit friend (Photo by: Yellowhead 4 H)

Yellowhead 4H Clubs’ year of hard work paid off at the Fall Fair

The moment we’ve all been waiting for finally arrived! The North Thompson…

  • Sep 15, 2023
L-R: Olivia Fountain and Warwick Osborne with Angora rabbit friend (Photo by: Yellowhead 4 H)
(Barriere Fire Rescue Logo)

From Fun to Fear on highway 5 again – time for good news from government

In the past year along Highway 5 from Kamloops north to the…

(Barriere Fire Rescue Logo)
Searchers are combing the backcountry through the B.C. Interior in search of 66-year-old David Young of Prince George, missing more than a week. (Submitted photo)
Searchers are combing the backcountry through the B.C. Interior in search of 66-year-old David Young of Prince George, missing more than a week. (Submitted photo)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars meets with Canucks players and staff Saturday, Sept. 30 ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo Submitted)

‘Dream come true’: Williams Lake First Nation chief to dance at Canucks game

Chief Willie Sellars and William Lulua part of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ceremonies

Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars meets with Canucks players and staff Saturday, Sept. 30 ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo Submitted)
Four homes in Terra Ridge overlooking Williams Lake have had their occupancy permit revoked in September, 2023 as land slippage continues to impact the property. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake declares state of local emergency as precaution due to land slippage

Evacuation order issued for 4 Terra Ridge units, remaining 76 homes placed on alert

Four homes in Terra Ridge overlooking Williams Lake have had their occupancy permit revoked in September, 2023 as land slippage continues to impact the property. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Silver Creek Elementary School (SCEC) will be hosting the Project Heart Canoe — a canoe of student created artwork that honours residential school survivors and expresses a message of healing. (Project Heart Canoe)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the history of Canada’s residential schools?

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Sept. 30, is a sombre time for reflection

In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Silver Creek Elementary School (SCEC) will be hosting the Project Heart Canoe — a canoe of student created artwork that honours residential school survivors and expresses a message of healing. (Project Heart Canoe)
A smoke column from the Gatcho Lake Fire towers over the Eliguk Lake Lodge on Aug. 16, one day before an evacuation order was issued for the area for the second time this fire season. (Jennifer Tolland photo - Eliguk Lake Lodge)

Wildfire alerts downgraded west of Quesnel

Fires still burning, but danger is subsiding (for now)

A smoke column from the Gatcho Lake Fire towers over the Eliguk Lake Lodge on Aug. 16, one day before an evacuation order was issued for the area for the second time this fire season. (Jennifer Tolland photo - Eliguk Lake Lodge)
Mount Robson during Simpcw First Nations, first Simpcw Days over the weekend of Sept. 14 - 17, 2023. (Simpcw Days FB photo)

Simpcw Days weekend – a ‘Living Simpcwly’ weekend Sept. 14 – 17

The event took place at Mt. Robson

  • Sep 27, 2023
Mount Robson during Simpcw First Nations, first Simpcw Days over the weekend of Sept. 14 - 17, 2023. (Simpcw Days FB photo)