Angie Mindus

The Hanceville and Plateau fires in the Chilcotin encompassed approximately 761,000 hectares of land, which was 63 per cent of the total area impacted in British Columbia. Angie Mindus photo

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

The Hanceville and Plateau fires in the Chilcotin encompassed approximately 761,000 hectares of land, which was 63 per cent of the total area impacted in British Columbia. Angie Mindus photo
A washout closed access to the Rudy Johnson Bridge west of Williams Lake Friday morning. (Tsilhot’in National Government/Facebook)

VIDEO: Mudslide blocks road to bridge near Williams Lake

A mass of mud and debris swept down likely because of heavy rains and hail earlier in the week

A washout closed access to the Rudy Johnson Bridge west of Williams Lake Friday morning. (Tsilhot’in National Government/Facebook)
Faye Knox captured this quintessentially Canada setting of a moose walking down the street in Horsefly recently. Faye Knox photo

PHOTO: Moose on the loose in northern B.C.

Horsefly residents enjoy up close and personal time with friendly moose

Faye Knox captured this quintessentially Canada setting of a moose walking down the street in Horsefly recently. Faye Knox photo
Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot
UPDATE: Missing girl, 12, from Williams Lake found safe

UPDATE: Missing girl, 12, from Williams Lake found safe

Child was last seen in the early morning hours on Pigeon Road

UPDATE: Missing girl, 12, from Williams Lake found safe
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Carey Price breaks Canadiens’ goalie record with 315 wins

Habs netminder surpasses Jacques Plante’s record for most wins

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
The Wildlife Protection Coalition is calling out Chilcotin Guns and other groups for being part of a “wolf-whacking” competition. (Angie Mindus/Black Press Media)

Wildlife activists slam B.C. business, clubs for ‘wolf-whacking’ contests

Chilcotin Guns, Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club and West Kootenay Outdoorsmen Club under fire

The Wildlife Protection Coalition is calling out Chilcotin Guns and other groups for being part of a “wolf-whacking” competition. (Angie Mindus/Black Press Media)
Habs netminder Carey Price gives a big hug to a young fan whose mom’s dying wish was to see her son have his dreams come true and meet his idol. (Image courtesy of Facebook)

VIDEO: NHL goaltender Carey Price comforts young fan who lost mom to cancer

She died before she could make son’s dream come true to meet Price

Habs netminder Carey Price gives a big hug to a young fan whose mom’s dying wish was to see her son have his dreams come true and meet his idol. (Image courtesy of Facebook)
Vince Leroux at his motel room in Williams Lake early Thursday morning waiting to meet one of his rescuers, Williams Lake logger Ryan Tugnum, who discovered the trucker’s abandoned trailers on the remote Barkerville-Likely road. Angie Mindus photo

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Vince Leroux at his motel room in Williams Lake early Thursday morning waiting to meet one of his rescuers, Williams Lake logger Ryan Tugnum, who discovered the trucker’s abandoned trailers on the remote Barkerville-Likely road. Angie Mindus photo
Drivers of off-road vehicles and snowmobiles who venture into sensitive habitats in B.C.’s backcountry will face increased fines. Photo submitted

Off-road vehicles caught in sensitive B.C. wildlife habitats to net $575 fine

Areas include all BC Parks and southern mountain caribou habitats

Drivers of off-road vehicles and snowmobiles who venture into sensitive habitats in B.C.’s backcountry will face increased fines. Photo submitted
Trudeau exonerates hanged war chiefs of 1864 on B.C. Tsilhqot’in title lands

Trudeau exonerates hanged war chiefs of 1864 on B.C. Tsilhqot’in title lands

Prime minister rides horseback with Chief Joe Alphonse, TNG Chairman, to Xeni Gwet’in meeting place

Trudeau exonerates hanged war chiefs of 1864 on B.C. Tsilhqot’in title lands
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a tour of Williams Lake in a Chinook helicopter during the summer of 2017. (Angie Mindus photos)

Justin Trudeau to visit B.C., exonerate First Nations war chiefs who were hanged

The Prime Minister is expected to personally exonerate the chiefs in a visit near Williams Lake

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a tour of Williams Lake in a Chinook helicopter during the summer of 2017. (Angie Mindus photos)
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
This bear cub was placed in a customized bear crate for transfer back to Smithers after being rescued in Williams Lake. Angie Mindus photo

VIDEO: Injured B.C. bear cub rescued Thanksgiving weekend

Conservation officer and bear expert urge residents to better manage attractants

This bear cub was placed in a customized bear crate for transfer back to Smithers after being rescued in Williams Lake. Angie Mindus photo
Emergency crews were called to the scene of a motor vehicle incident north of Williams Lake involving three vehicles Monday afternoon. Traffic was detoured while the highway was closed for several hours. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Father, 9-year-old son killed in crash along B.C. highway

RCMP say family of five was hit head-on by a pickup truck north of Williams Lake

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a motor vehicle incident north of Williams Lake involving three vehicles Monday afternoon. Traffic was detoured while the highway was closed for several hours. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Firefighter Darren Anderson with his family, his wife Michelle and three daughters. Photo courtesy of GoFundMe

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Firefighter Darren Anderson with his family, his wife Michelle and three daughters. Photo courtesy of GoFundMe
Guillermo Angel photo                                A storm swept over the city Monday evening where lightning caused several small wildfires to break out in the region.

VIDEO: Emergency crews respond to lightning-caused fires in Cariboo

Video shows lightning storm that swept over Williams Lake Monday evening

Guillermo Angel photo                                A storm swept over the city Monday evening where lightning caused several small wildfires to break out in the region.
The Smoky Skies Bulletin issued July 24 includes a map of the areas impacted by wildfire smoke in B.C.

Smoke from as far away as Siberia affecting B.C. skies

South Thompson, Central and South Okanagan, East Columbia and all of the north included in smoky skies bulletin

The Smoky Skies Bulletin issued July 24 includes a map of the areas impacted by wildfire smoke in B.C.
Mount Polley Mining Corp. has to pay lost wages to 26 employees they laid off early this year due to financial losses they said were beyond their control because of the 2014 tailings pond breach. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo.

B.C. mining company, involved in 2014 spill, ordered to pay lost wages

Mount Polley Mining Company must pay wages to 26 employees who were laid off without proper notice

Mount Polley Mining Corp. has to pay lost wages to 26 employees they laid off early this year due to financial losses they said were beyond their control because of the 2014 tailings pond breach. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo.
It is common practice for many B.C. ranchers to graze their cattle on range land during the summer months in both open pastures as well as range consisting of thick forests accessed by logging roads, like that of Big Lake area rancher Daniel Hamblin. Two of Hamblin’s cows were shot and killed last month. Police are investigating. Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo

B.C. rancher concerned after 2 of his cows shot near logging roads

Warning: story contains disturbing content

It is common practice for many B.C. ranchers to graze their cattle on range land during the summer months in both open pastures as well as range consisting of thick forests accessed by logging roads, like that of Big Lake area rancher Daniel Hamblin. Two of Hamblin’s cows were shot and killed last month. Police are investigating. Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo