Angie Mindus

New hospital a go for Williams Lake, says B.C. Health Minister

New hospital a go for Williams Lake, says B.C. Health Minister

B.C. Government announces it is moving ahead with Cariboo Memorial Hospital project

New hospital a go for Williams Lake, says B.C. Health Minister
This young cougar kitten was rescued near Williams Lake after spending almost a month surviving on its own. The young animal is staying with and being cared for by Conservation Officer Ron LeBlanc, who said being able to work with wild animals is the best part of his job. Angie Mindus photo

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

This young cougar kitten was rescued near Williams Lake after spending almost a month surviving on its own. The young animal is staying with and being cared for by Conservation Officer Ron LeBlanc, who said being able to work with wild animals is the best part of his job. Angie Mindus photo
Suspected poachers charged west of Williams Lake

Suspected poachers charged west of Williams Lake

Conservation Officer Service working with local First Nations to protect wildlife resources

Suspected poachers charged west of Williams Lake
For the second year in a row, this bull moose has made himself at home with a herd of cows in Firvale in the Bella Coola Valley. Is it a coincidence he turns up right around the opening of hunting season? Michael Wigle photo

Young bull moose makes himself at home among the cows

Cattle don’t seem to mind the unusual visitor to the Bella Coola valley

For the second year in a row, this bull moose has made himself at home with a herd of cows in Firvale in the Bella Coola Valley. Is it a coincidence he turns up right around the opening of hunting season? Michael Wigle photo
The July 7 firestorm threatened the rural community of 150 Mile House. (Angie Mindus photo)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Williams Lake

PM and other dignitaries to pay a visit to Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, fire fighters and staff at Cariboo Fire Centre Monday, July 31

The July 7 firestorm threatened the rural community of 150 Mile House. (Angie Mindus photo)
A fire guard flanks the Spokin Lake fire, seen here looking east.

Aerial view shows widespread devastation around Williams Lake

Images taken over Wildwood, Spokin and White Lake fire (east) areas Friday (July 28) afternoon

A fire guard flanks the Spokin Lake fire, seen here looking east.
Officials lifted the evacuation order for the city of Williams Lake and many rural areas Thursday, July 27. Several neighbourhoods within the Cariboo Regional District remain under an evacuation order due to threat of wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)

Officials caution Williams Lake evacuees to consider risks before returning home

Evacuation order lifted for city of Williams Lake and some rural areas

Officials lifted the evacuation order for the city of Williams Lake and many rural areas Thursday, July 27. Several neighbourhoods within the Cariboo Regional District remain under an evacuation order due to threat of wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)
BREAKING: Evacuation order lifted for Williams Lake

BREAKING: Evacuation order lifted for Williams Lake

City, CRD and WLIB make joint announcement at Kiwanis Park

BREAKING: Evacuation order lifted for Williams Lake
Preparations are in the works for Williams Lake and area residents to return to the city, including a Resiliency Centre in Boitanio Mall which will offer many services including Red Cross and insurance needs. (Angie Mindus photos)

Resiliency Centre readies for evacuees

Red Cross, Service Canada, Insurance Bureau of Canada all part of “one-stop care” in Boitanio Mall

Preparations are in the works for Williams Lake and area residents to return to the city, including a Resiliency Centre in Boitanio Mall which will offer many services including Red Cross and insurance needs. (Angie Mindus photos)
Volunteer fire fighters from across the province are working hard to prepare for wildfires in the event hot weather and wind brings them closer to the city. Here, fire crews fill water bladders and soak areas of the West Fraser log yard Monday afternoon. (Angie Mindus photo)

Suppression efforts continue on White Lake fire

Crews work to secure the West Fraser log yard, neighbouring Atlantic Power Corp.

Volunteer fire fighters from across the province are working hard to prepare for wildfires in the event hot weather and wind brings them closer to the city. Here, fire crews fill water bladders and soak areas of the West Fraser log yard Monday afternoon. (Angie Mindus photo)
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are in Williams Lake currently to assist the RCMP as the city remains under an evacuation order. (Angie Mindus photo)

Williams Lake hopes to reopen city soon, says mayor

RCMP and Canadian Armed Forces keep city secure

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are in Williams Lake currently to assist the RCMP as the city remains under an evacuation order. (Angie Mindus photo)
It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long

It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long

Emergency personnel are getting some short-term relief as rain falls in Williams Lake

It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long
Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo

Riske Creek ranchers go it alone in fight against dangerous wildfire

Hanceville-Riske Creek fire crests ridge at Farwell Canyon Road

Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo
Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community

Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community

Redstone Gas Bar remains open to service Chilcotin

Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community
White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

Streets of Williams Lake mostly empty

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now
RCMP officers man the checkpoint at Fox Mountain Road. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)

UPDATE: Wildfire looter nabbed for $65,000 haul

Thousands in stolen property recovered by police near Williams Lake

RCMP officers man the checkpoint at Fox Mountain Road. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
RCMP officers man the checkpoint at Fox Mountain Road. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)

UPDATE: Wildfire looter nabbed for $65,000 haul

Thousands in stolen property recovered by police near Williams Lake

RCMP officers man the checkpoint at Fox Mountain Road. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
Travellers had to drive through a forest fire at Riske Creek Saturday to get back to Williams Lake, which was also surrounded by wildfires. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Thousands evacuate Williams Lake by school bus

Multiple fires are raging out of control in the Cariboo

Travellers had to drive through a forest fire at Riske Creek Saturday to get back to Williams Lake, which was also surrounded by wildfires. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
Chief Joe Alphonse working on the logistics of running a band office within an evacuated area.

VIDEO: Anaham residents find strength in fighting fires

Members rally to help themselves and the broader Chilcotin community

Chief Joe Alphonse working on the logistics of running a band office within an evacuated area.
Utility arborists work in a section of burned out forest near 150 Mile House Monday, where fire crews have made good progress keeping fires away from residential areas. Angie Mindus photo

VIDEO: BC wildfire service “optimistic” about 150 mile fire

Crews also make progress on fire west of Williams Lake

Utility arborists work in a section of burned out forest near 150 Mile House Monday, where fire crews have made good progress keeping fires away from residential areas. Angie Mindus photo