Monica Lamb-Yorski

Tuesday night’s extreme cold ‘bottomed out the mercury’ at -50C or more in remote Chilcotin

Tuesday night’s extreme cold ‘bottomed out the mercury’ at -50C or more in remote Chilcotin

‘It was the coldest anyone can remember’ says off-the-grid homesteaders

Tuesday night’s extreme cold ‘bottomed out the mercury’ at -50C or more in remote Chilcotin
Still North Design Co. store manager Heather Judd, left, sales associate Mandee Beaulieu and owner and founder, Courtney Vreeman, and her dog, Benny, are keeping very busy at the Williams Lake store after launching a T-shirt and wildlife print fundraiser for fire-ravaged Australia. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo businesswoman and staff combine talents to help fire-stricken Australia

Courtney Vreeman has designed ‘Australia Strong’ T-shirt, Mandee Beaulieu created wildlife prints

Still North Design Co. store manager Heather Judd, left, sales associate Mandee Beaulieu and owner and founder, Courtney Vreeman, and her dog, Benny, are keeping very busy at the Williams Lake store after launching a T-shirt and wildlife print fundraiser for fire-ravaged Australia. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo-Prince George Federal Conservative MP Todd Doherty (Photo submitted)

MP Doherty ‘devastated’ after 63 Canadians killed in Ukrainian International Airlines crash in Iran

The crash happened overnight just after the plane took off, killing all 176 passengers on board

Cariboo-Prince George Federal Conservative MP Todd Doherty (Photo submitted)
Some in Williams Lake get Jan. 2 off for city’s Wrestling Day

Some in Williams Lake get Jan. 2 off for city’s Wrestling Day

The uniqe public municipal holiday dates back eight decades

Some in Williams Lake get Jan. 2 off for city’s Wrestling Day
Terry Tate has been contracted to help set up the province’s Foresty Worker Supports Program in place to help workers impacted by the downturn in the B.C. Interior forest industry. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Supports program available for displaced Interior forestry workers

Offices being set up in 100 Mile House, Clearwater, Mackenzie, Fort St. James and Fort St. John

Terry Tate has been contracted to help set up the province’s Foresty Worker Supports Program in place to help workers impacted by the downturn in the B.C. Interior forest industry. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Bryan Rice, of Texas, with the electric cello that was recently returned to him after it was stolen on Aug. 23, 2019 while he and his wife staying in a Williams Lake motel. Photo submitted

Electric cello, stolen from vehicle in Williams Lake, returned to U.S. owner

Rita Rice of Texas said she and her husband had given up hope of ever seeing it again

Bryan Rice, of Texas, with the electric cello that was recently returned to him after it was stolen on Aug. 23, 2019 while he and his wife staying in a Williams Lake motel. Photo submitted
Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Chester Mortensen recently asked mural artist Dwayne Davis to add his late wife Sheila to the mural she commissioned for his 75th birthday. The mural is located at 113 Yorston Street at the family business.

Williams Lake man gets late wife’s image added into family business mural

Chester Mortensen lost his wife Sheila to breast cancer in March

Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Chester Mortensen recently asked mural artist Dwayne Davis to add his late wife Sheila to the mural she commissioned for his 75th birthday. The mural is located at 113 Yorston Street at the family business.
While disappointed in Trudeau’s ‘brownface’ incidents, Cariboo Prince George Liberal Candidate hopes Canadians will accept the Prime Minister’s apology. Tracy Calogheros
While disappointed in Trudeau’s ‘brownface’ incidents, Cariboo Prince George Liberal Candidate hopes Canadians will accept the Prime Minister’s apology. Tracy Calogheros
Michael Drynock (left) and Jayson Gilbert have been charged with first degree murder in the death of Branton Regner. (RCMP handout/Facebook photos)

Murder charges laid after body pulled from Fraser River ID’ed as missing man

Accused also face one count each of attempted murder in connection with Rudy Johnson Bridge incident

Michael Drynock (left) and Jayson Gilbert have been charged with first degree murder in the death of Branton Regner. (RCMP handout/Facebook photos)
The BCSPCA has confirmed that 35 adult dogs seized from Terry Baker north of Williams Lake in 2018 were eventually euthanized because they did not respond to behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans and their surroundings. Photo submitted

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized, BC SPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

The BCSPCA has confirmed that 35 adult dogs seized from Terry Baker north of Williams Lake in 2018 were eventually euthanized because they did not respond to behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans and their surroundings. Photo submitted
A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, were seized from a property near Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, were seized from a property near Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
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