Monica Lamb-Yorski

A former treasurer pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 against the Special Olympics Society in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
A former treasurer pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 against the Special Olympics Society in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
As of Sept. 11, Tracy Calogheros (Liberal) (left back row), Mackenzie Kerr (Green), Todd Doherty (Conservatives), Jing Lan Yang (People’s Party of Canada) (left front) and Heather Sapergia (NDP) have indicated their intentions to run in the Cariboo Prince George riding in the upcoming federal election. Photo submitted

Five candidates confirmed so far in Cariboo-Prince George

The closing date for candidates to register is Sept. 30, 2019, election date is Oct. 21

As of Sept. 11, Tracy Calogheros (Liberal) (left back row), Mackenzie Kerr (Green), Todd Doherty (Conservatives), Jing Lan Yang (People’s Party of Canada) (left front) and Heather Sapergia (NDP) have indicated their intentions to run in the Cariboo Prince George riding in the upcoming federal election. Photo submitted
A BC Supreme Court decision Friday, Sept. 6 has halted an exploratory drilling program from proceeding in the vicinity of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake), 185 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake pending the outcome of another court case filed by the Tsilhqot’in Nation on infringement of Aboriginal rights. Loretta Williams photo

B.C. First Nation granted injunction to stop Taseko exploratory drilling

Tsilhqot’in Nation’s court case on Aboriginal rights infringement needs to be decided first

A BC Supreme Court decision Friday, Sept. 6 has halted an exploratory drilling program from proceeding in the vicinity of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake), 185 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake pending the outcome of another court case filed by the Tsilhqot’in Nation on infringement of Aboriginal rights. Loretta Williams photo
Jayson Gilbert was arrested Saturday, Aug. 10 and has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of kidnapping in relation to the incident at the Rudy Johnson Bridge the day before. Facebook photo

Williams Lake court matter adjourned pending identification of body found in river

Accused Jayson Gilbert is currently charged with two counts attempted murder, kidnapping

Jayson Gilbert was arrested Saturday, Aug. 10 and has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of kidnapping in relation to the incident at the Rudy Johnson Bridge the day before. Facebook photo
Members of the RCMP and Conservation Officer Service at the banks of the Fraser River near the Sheep Creek Bridge Wednesday where a body was recovered. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

RCMP continue to investigate Wednesday’s body recovery from Fraser River

The body was discovered by a fisherman and reported to the RCMP

Members of the RCMP and Conservation Officer Service at the banks of the Fraser River near the Sheep Creek Bridge Wednesday where a body was recovered. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Jeff Alexander of Williams Lake has been identified as the man missing near Bella Bella after his fishing guide boat began to take on water and capsized, Friday Aug. 25. Photo submitted

‘Jeff was doing what he loved’: B.C. man presumed drowned in Bella Bella boat accident

Five people on board were rescued, the captain has not been seen since

Jeff Alexander of Williams Lake has been identified as the man missing near Bella Bella after his fishing guide boat began to take on water and capsized, Friday Aug. 25. Photo submitted
Shaiyena Currie (right) with her son Tristan, newborn daughter Octavia, sister Chelsea Currie, (left), and her mom, Shannon Dickson at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Pregnant woman camps in tent ahead of out-of-town delivery in Williams Lake

Costs for maternity patients to travel and stay outside the valley are not covered

Shaiyena Currie (right) with her son Tristan, newborn daughter Octavia, sister Chelsea Currie, (left), and her mom, Shannon Dickson at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Kathy and Jim Jantz of Oregon are hoping someone will help them locate their boat which was stolen from Williams Lake early Wednesday, Aug. 21. Photo submitted

Oregon couple’s stolen truck located at Deep Creek, boat still missing

Jim and Kathy Jantz are thankful for the help they have received so far in Williams Lake

Kathy and Jim Jantz of Oregon are hoping someone will help them locate their boat which was stolen from Williams Lake early Wednesday, Aug. 21. Photo submitted
Kathy and Jim Jantz of Oregon are hoping someone will help them locate their truck, trailer, boat and personal belongings which were stolen from Williams Lake early Wednesday. Photo submitted

U.S. couple ‘devastated’ truck and boat stolen in Williams Lake overnight

Family from Oregon appealing for assistance to help find stolen items

Kathy and Jim Jantz of Oregon are hoping someone will help them locate their truck, trailer, boat and personal belongings which were stolen from Williams Lake early Wednesday. Photo submitted
Richard Irvine James Duncan, Jr., also known as ‘Savage’ to friends and families, was the victim of a shooting in Williams Lake Aug. 6. (Photo submitted)

RCMP probe link between homicide, missing persons case in Williams Lake

Rich ‘Savage’ Duncan the victim of Aug. 6 homicide in Williams Lake

Richard Irvine James Duncan, Jr., also known as ‘Savage’ to friends and families, was the victim of a shooting in Williams Lake Aug. 6. (Photo submitted)
Anvil Mountain Ranch.

VIDEO: Roads remain washed out due to flooding in the Cariboo

The Chilcotin River south of Big Creek and its tributaries remain on flood watch

Anvil Mountain Ranch.
VIDEO: Big Creek area access road washed out due to flooding

VIDEO: Big Creek area access road washed out due to flooding

Rancher says his access is cut off since the creek peaked on the weekend

VIDEO: Big Creek area access road washed out due to flooding
Vesna Dumstrey-Soos was the victim of murder in 100 Mile House on Jan. 3, 2016. Her former partner pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder in B.C. Supreme Court. Facebook photo

B.C. father haunted by ‘nightmares’ of daughter’s violent murder in 100 Mile House

Supreme Court Justice hears submissions for sentencing in Michael Martel case

Vesna Dumstrey-Soos was the victim of murder in 100 Mile House on Jan. 3, 2016. Her former partner pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder in B.C. Supreme Court. Facebook photo
Tsilhqot’in Chiefs Roy Stump, ?Esdilagh, from left, Joe Alphonse, Tl’etinqox and TNG tribal chair and Cecil Grinder at a peaceful protest held Tuesday, July 3, at the entrance to the Farwell Canyon Road at Highway 20, 57 km west of Williams Lake. The Tsilhqot’in Nation set up the camp the evening before to prevent Taseko Mines Ltd. from hauling equipment to Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area to begin exploratory drilling for its proposed New Prosperity Mine project. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Taseko Mines pursues court injunction against B.C. First Nation for exploratory drilling

Tsilhqot’in Nation held a peaceful protest and stopped Taseko contractors from hauling equipment west of Williams Lake

Tsilhqot’in Chiefs Roy Stump, ?Esdilagh, from left, Joe Alphonse, Tl’etinqox and TNG tribal chair and Cecil Grinder at a peaceful protest held Tuesday, July 3, at the entrance to the Farwell Canyon Road at Highway 20, 57 km west of Williams Lake. The Tsilhqot’in Nation set up the camp the evening before to prevent Taseko Mines Ltd. from hauling equipment to Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area to begin exploratory drilling for its proposed New Prosperity Mine project. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Chief Joe Alphonse, Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair, left, speaks with Finn Conradsen, Taseko Mines Ltd. New Prosperity Mine project manager Tuesday morning at the junction of Highway 20 and Farwell Canyon Road, 57 kilometres west of Williams Lake. The Tsilhqot’in set up a peaceful protest camp at the site Monday evening and are denying Taseko contractors access to haul heavy equipment in for exploratory drilling at the proposed New Prosperity Mine site, 185 km southwest of Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. First Nation stops Taseko Mines drilling

Tsilhqot’in Nation near Williams Lake opposes the New Prosperity gold and copper mine project

Chief Joe Alphonse, Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair, left, speaks with Finn Conradsen, Taseko Mines Ltd. New Prosperity Mine project manager Tuesday morning at the junction of Highway 20 and Farwell Canyon Road, 57 kilometres west of Williams Lake. The Tsilhqot’in set up a peaceful protest camp at the site Monday evening and are denying Taseko contractors access to haul heavy equipment in for exploratory drilling at the proposed New Prosperity Mine site, 185 km southwest of Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Mother of NHLer Carey Price elected chief of B.C. First Nation

Mother of NHLer Carey Price elected chief of B.C. First Nation

Lynda Price previously served as chief of Ulkatcho First Nation from 2005-2009

Mother of NHLer Carey Price elected chief of B.C. First Nation
The Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling on Taseko Mines Ltd. not to follow through with plans for exploratory drilling at the Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area for its proposed New Prosperity Mine, scheduled to begin around July 2, 2019. File image

Tsilhqot’in Nation urges Taseko Mines to stop drilling plans before conflict grows

Nation said Teztan Biny area is of ‘profound cultural and spiritual importance’

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling on Taseko Mines Ltd. not to follow through with plans for exploratory drilling at the Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area for its proposed New Prosperity Mine, scheduled to begin around July 2, 2019. File image
Birth siblings Donna Smith of Abbotsford (left) and Clayton Myers of Williams Lake met each other about 10 years ago. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

VIDEO: After 73 years, siblings separated by adoption reunite in B.C

Donna Smith of Abbotsford and Clayton Myers of Williams Lake are glad they met each other

Birth siblings Donna Smith of Abbotsford (left) and Clayton Myers of Williams Lake met each other about 10 years ago. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom

B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom

RCMP have released no new information since the June 8, 2019 homicide

B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom
Lara Beckett is the new president of the North Central Local Government Association after being acclaimed Thursday at the NCLGA convention in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Lara Beckett new NCLGA president

Beckett moves up from first vice-president

Lara Beckett is the new president of the North Central Local Government Association after being acclaimed Thursday at the NCLGA convention in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo