Williams Lake, BC news and events as they happen
- RCMP report quiet weekend in Williams Lake
- Skateboard thief arrested and released
- Remembering, recovering, reconciling: SJM Residential School
- Bear spray used in downtown robbery this afternoon
- Be safe as you travel this long weekend
- Friday farmers market returns to Boitanio Park
- City to respond to wrongful dismissal claims by 'former' CAO
- Family hoping for safe return of dog involved in yesterday's tragic crash
- Highway 20 claims another life
- Cariboo-Chilcotin Liberals celebrate victory
- Serious crash slows traffic on Highway 20 this afternoon
- StrongStart petting zoo wildly popular with kids and parents
- Maratha Christian School hosts annual carnival
- WLFD had a busy afternoon
Schools, fire stations and community halls, were bustling with voters in the region on Tuesday.
While results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections BC, it seems pretty clear that Donna Barnett was able to maintain a second term as MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.
Barnett secured a solid lead early, with a 72 vote margin over Wyse, a trend which continued until all 137 ballot boxes had been reported. At the end of the day, Barnett sidelined Wyse with 2,699 votes.
Williams Lake RCMP are still on scene of a very serious crash that happened at approximately 12:00pm this afternoon on Highway 20approximately 17 kms west of Williams Lake.
The Highway was closed at that location for some time during the initial assessment and investigation. Flagging personnel did an excellent job of controlling traffic, and the road was opened to single lane alternating traffic at last report.
BC Ambulance Service and the Central Cariboo Search and Rescue highway rescue team were also on scene.
Twenty two recipients will receive entrance scholarships and awards towards post-secondary education at Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake.
Two scholarships of $5,000 and twenty awards of $2,000 will be given out to local students during secondary school graduations.
Enormous smiles were plentiful at the petting zoo the Williams Lake StrongStart centres hosted in Kiwanis Park on Friday, May 11.
Sheep, a horse, a bunny and a white ferret were available courtesy of the Micocene / Rose Lake 4H Club. There were snacks, water and books available for the children as well as a colouring station. Kids entertained each other and parents with creative hand-puppet acts in the ‘theatres’ set up.
Families enjoyed a few hours of wonderful entertainment at Maranatha Christian School’s annual slideshow3/051013_maranatha_carnival on Thursday evening.
Entertainment included carnival games like donkey ball, a ring toss, cake walks and the always-popular fish pond. Refreshments were available including hot dogs, chili dogs, chili and a bun, cookies, and drinks.
The Williams Lake Fire Department had a busy afternoon with virtually back-to-back calls. The first one was a small fuel spill on Johnson Street near the intersection of 6th Avenue North.
A pick-up with two large storage fuel tanks on the back had parked on a steep hill and some of the fuel leaked out. Members of the fire department cleaned up the scene quickly and traffic was inconvenienced for only a short time. The Williams Lake RCMP were also on scene. It is not known if a violation was issued for this incident.
The Boys and Girls Club ‘Sprockids’ program is an ongoing after school event for young people to learn the skills of mountain biking in a graduated fashion. It is a fun way to develop a taste for cycling through cycling games and activities that are facilitated by a competent rider.
The experience helps youth develop a strong sense of self-esteem by discovering and building on the potential within themselves.
The BC RCMP supports the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day, Saturday, May 11th and is extending it's support by accepting prescriptions for a full week till May 17, to ensuring these drugs are disposed of safely.
If you wish to drop off prescription drugs on Saturday, May 11th or Sunday May 12th, please ensure you use the phone outside the detachment in order to turn over your prescription drugs to a police officer.
At their most recent meeting, Williams Lake City Council received a report outlining the new public communication steps to be taken on the place brand initiative.
Alan Madrigga, Manager of Economic Development, explained that the resolution from last month was to communicate to the public about the place branding rationale and overall process plus some of the results. “We propose utilizing the existing project website and utilizing local media to drive people to that website,” said Madrigga. “We’re going to shoot for that to take place during the last week of this month.”
“In terms of the financial aspect – there did not seem to be any appetite for additional costs, and to a large extent, much of the project is complete,” Madrigga continued. “So, the branding company has agreed to or offered to work with us to gather additional input and look at some new slogan ideas, and those kinds of things at no cost. So, in terms of budgeting, I guess the only City financial issues will be just staff time.”
The Cariboo Memorial Complex is offering a new program: Skateboarding 101 for kids ages 6-12 years starting on Sunday, May 26 and running for four weeks.
Carly Richardson, the instructor for this course, started longboarding in high school; she saw some older guys doing it and thought it looked fun. It was more appealing than regular skateboarding, and after the first try she was hooked.
- Tagged fish in BC lakes will net licensed anglers a $100 reward
- Quesnel RCMP concerned with an increase in impaired drivers
- Changes to False Alarm Bylaw in Williams Lake
- TRU's Applied Business Technology students host 18th annual open house
- City responds to bomb threat hoax
- Three wildfires burning west of Williams Lake today
- BC Mining Week celebration in Williams Lake
- First annual Nicholas Paul Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament well attended
- WLFD blasts truck fire downtown this morning
- First annual Alexis Creek Run/Walk fun for the whole family
- Momument unveiling at Nenqayni Wellness Centre
- Attempted theft of vehicles overnight
- Fish Lake and the trout population will be protected
- Williams Lake Fire Department controlled burn in Boitanio Park
- CCSAR's online auction closes at midnight tonight