Monica Lamb-Yorski

BC Ferries deckhands Travis Young (left) and Todd Nickless sit on the back an ice-covered semi-truck aboard the Nimpkish en route from Bella Bella to Bella Coola on Saturday evening. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Sheet of ice covers BC Ferries boat during stormy weekend sail

Frozen vessel thawing in the Bella Coola harbour

BC Ferries deckhands Travis Young (left) and Todd Nickless sit on the back an ice-covered semi-truck aboard the Nimpkish en route from Bella Bella to Bella Coola on Saturday evening. (Photo submitted)
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 in Williams Lake Monday. Facebook photo

Cariboo man pleads guilty to second degree murder in death of former girlfriend

Michael Martel admits to violent attack on Vesna Dumpstrey-Soos in 100 Mile House

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 in Williams Lake Monday. Facebook photo
Williams Lake’s Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars lost their home and belongings as a result of a fire at Deep Creek Monday night. (Photo submitted)

Pregnant B.C. firefighter tries to save own house that caught fire

Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars both worked on the 2017 wildfires

Williams Lake’s Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars lost their home and belongings as a result of a fire at Deep Creek Monday night. (Photo submitted)
Anahim Lake RCMP were called to the scene Friday, Jan. 5 at 10:25 p.m. of a fatal snowmobile crash. File image

B.C. First Nation community mourns after two killed in snowmobile crash

Snowmobile collides with parked logging truck in Ulkatcho First Nation residential area

Anahim Lake RCMP were called to the scene Friday, Jan. 5 at 10:25 p.m. of a fatal snowmobile crash. File image
Passport services are now being offered at 300 Service Canada locations, including in Williams Lake, Quesnel, Vanderhoof and Prince Rupert. Angie Mindus photo

Passport services expanded to 300 locations across Canada

At Service Canada outlets officers can review applications, validate supporting documents, collect fees and forward applications

Passport services are now being offered at 300 Service Canada locations, including in Williams Lake, Quesnel, Vanderhoof and Prince Rupert. Angie Mindus photo
Chilcotin-area family nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon is off to Africa Friday to assist with the Ebola crisis. Here she is in December 2014 when she worked at the Ebola Treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photo submitted

B.C. nurse practitioner heading to Africa to help combat Ebola crisis

Family nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon is returning to Africa after four years to once again assist amid Ebola crisis

Chilcotin-area family nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon is off to Africa Friday to assist with the Ebola crisis. Here she is in December 2014 when she worked at the Ebola Treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photo submitted
USW 1-2017 vice-president Paul French said the union has pulled back job action for now. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Union pulls back on job action at Interior and northern mills

Legal strikes will discontinue for now as union is optimistic, vice president says

USW 1-2017 vice-president Paul French said the union has pulled back job action for now. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Unionized workers are on strike this morning at the Tolko Lakeview division in Williams Lake, impacting about 50 unionized workers and another 50 contractors. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Workers at BC Interior mill strike as negotiations resume in Kelowna

Picket lines went up at 4 a.m Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Tolko Lakeview Division in Williams Lake

Unionized workers are on strike this morning at the Tolko Lakeview division in Williams Lake, impacting about 50 unionized workers and another 50 contractors. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Logging beetle-killed wood bad for small, at risk fisher: B.C. forest board

Logging beetle-killed wood bad for small, at risk fisher: B.C. forest board

FPB chair Kevin Kriese said a special investigation was launched after two trappers filed a complaint

Logging beetle-killed wood bad for small, at risk fisher: B.C. forest board
Containers of unwanted and old pesticides and livestock/equine medications will be accepted a collection program by Cleanfarms in 10 B.C. Interior communities beginning Monday, Oct. 15. Photo submitted

Cleanfarms collecting unwanted agricultural pesticides and livestock medications at no charge

Collecton sites will be set up at 10 B.C. Interior communities including Williams Lake, Quesnel and Vanderhoof

Containers of unwanted and old pesticides and livestock/equine medications will be accepted a collection program by Cleanfarms in 10 B.C. Interior communities beginning Monday, Oct. 15. Photo submitted
Joan Scheffler (right) with her sons Kalvin (left), daughter-in-law Judy, son Tim, and sister-in-law Ruth Yarema.

VIDEO: Volunteers gift new home to B.C. wildfire victim

Mennonite Disaster Services spent four months building a home, and are building three more in the region

Joan Scheffler (right) with her sons Kalvin (left), daughter-in-law Judy, son Tim, and sister-in-law Ruth Yarema.
A moose management agreement was signed Friday with the B.C. government and the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG). As a result, the TNG will not attempt to ban the limited-entry hunt for moose this fall. File image

B.C. Interior First Nation government and province sign moose co-management agreement

The Tsihqo’tin National Government will not attempt to ban the limited-entry moose hunt in 2018, Chief Joe Alphonse confirmed

A moose management agreement was signed Friday with the B.C. government and the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG). As a result, the TNG will not attempt to ban the limited-entry hunt for moose this fall. File image
Photo submitted                                Chief Joe Alphonse, TNG tribal chairman, stands in front of a sign where the Tsilhqot’in have deactivated the Raven Lake Road off of Highway 20 in an attempt to stop the moose hunt this fall.

First Nations block roads to stop the moose hunt in B.C.’s Interior

Chief Joe Alphonse confirmed Thursday they’ve deactivated the Raven Lake Road and the Mackin Creek Road just before the Island Lake turnoff

Photo submitted                                Chief Joe Alphonse, TNG tribal chairman, stands in front of a sign where the Tsilhqot’in have deactivated the Raven Lake Road off of Highway 20 in an attempt to stop the moose hunt this fall.
The BC Court of Appeal has granted an injunction against Taseko Mines Ltd.’s exploratory drilling permit at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) for its proposed New Prosperity Mine Project in B.C.’s Interior. Photo submitted

Court of appeal grants injunction on Taseko’s exploratory drilling in B.C. Interior

The decision provides temporary protection and relief, said Chief Joe Alphonse

The BC Court of Appeal has granted an injunction against Taseko Mines Ltd.’s exploratory drilling permit at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) for its proposed New Prosperity Mine Project in B.C.’s Interior. Photo submitted
B.C. First Nations woman walking to stop the violence

B.C. First Nations woman walking to stop the violence

Marilyn Charleyboy from Tsideldel (Alexis Creek) First Nation is walking to raise awareness about violence in First Nations communities.

B.C. First Nations woman walking to stop the violence
The BC Wildlife Federation is asking the province to enforce the law in response to last week’s announced LEH moose hunting ban by First Nations in B.C.’s Interior. (Black Press file photo)

BC Wildlife Federation opposes First Nations LEH moose hunting ban

The B.C. Wildlife Federation is calling on the provincial government to step up and enforce the law

The BC Wildlife Federation is asking the province to enforce the law in response to last week’s announced LEH moose hunting ban by First Nations in B.C.’s Interior. (Black Press file photo)
Some B.C. First Nations ban limited-entry moose hunt

Some B.C. First Nations ban limited-entry moose hunt

Citing struggling moose populations and the unprecedented 2017 wildfires, First Nations are extending a moratorium on 2018 moose hunt

Some B.C. First Nations ban limited-entry moose hunt
Former Xeni Gwet’in chief Roger William (left) and his defence lawyer David Rosenberg left the Williams Lake Provincial Courthouse Tuesday happy with the judge’s acquittal of William in a charge of sexual interference. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

VIDEO: Former B.C. First Nations chief acquitted of sexual interference

Former Xeni Gwet’in chief Roger William said he’s relieved to have his name cleared

Former Xeni Gwet’in chief Roger William (left) and his defence lawyer David Rosenberg left the Williams Lake Provincial Courthouse Tuesday happy with the judge’s acquittal of William in a charge of sexual interference. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
A Williams Lake woman faces charges in connection with alleged fraud at the Special Olympics Society. File image

Ex-treasurer with B.C. Special Olympics Society charged with fraud

The charges are connected to alleged fraud by former treasurer of Special Olympics Society

A Williams Lake woman faces charges in connection with alleged fraud at the Special Olympics Society. File image
A lightning strike taken looking southeast of Quesnel near Quesnel Forks during the lightning storm on July 17, 2018. Shea Kadar photo

UPDATED: Lightning sparks new fires in Cariboo, Prince George Fire Centres

There are seven new fires in the Cariboo, as well as one between Hixon and Prince George

A lightning strike taken looking southeast of Quesnel near Quesnel Forks during the lightning storm on July 17, 2018. Shea Kadar photo