Monica Lamb-Yorski

Top court sides with Williams Lake Indian Band in traditional land dispute

Top court sides with Williams Lake Indian Band in traditional land dispute

Supreme Court of Canada judge that Canada failed to protect land dating back to 1858

Top court sides with Williams Lake Indian Band in traditional land dispute
The BC Prosecution Service has directed a stay of proceedings in a private prosecution against the Mount Polley Mine dam failure. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Prosecution service halts private case against Mount Polley dam failure

Former chief surprised her private prosecution has been stayed

The BC Prosecution Service has directed a stay of proceedings in a private prosecution against the Mount Polley Mine dam failure. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
The world’s fastest log car created in Williams Lake by Pioneer Log Homes raised $350,000 for veterans groups at Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, AZ Friday. Barrett-Jackson Co. photo

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

The world’s fastest log car created in Williams Lake by Pioneer Log Homes raised $350,000 for veterans groups at Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, AZ Friday. Barrett-Jackson Co. photo
Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. founder and owner Bryan Reid Sr. waves to the crowd from the Cedar Rocket during the Williams Lake Stampede Parade held July 1, 2017. The log car will sold to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona later this month. Angie Mindus photo

BC Company donates world’s fastest log car to sell for veterans

The world’s fastest log car will be go to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona later this month.

Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. founder and owner Bryan Reid Sr. waves to the crowd from the Cedar Rocket during the Williams Lake Stampede Parade held July 1, 2017. The log car will sold to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona later this month. Angie Mindus photo
B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community

B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community

Emergency crews responded to a mobile home fire early Tuesday on the Williams Lake Indian Band’s Sugar Cane Reserve

B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community
Mount Polley Mining Corporation plans to lay off about 78 employees by the end of 2018 to pay for work it still has to complete because of the Aug. 2014 tailings breach. Photo submitted

Staged layoffs at Mount Polley in 2018 will impact 78 jobs

Mount Polley Mine is beginning staged lay-offs to pay for projects it must complete because of the 2014 breach.

Mount Polley Mining Corporation plans to lay off about 78 employees by the end of 2018 to pay for work it still has to complete because of the Aug. 2014 tailings breach. Photo submitted
Crystal Rain Harry (left) and Bella Alphonse train with Rob Hopkins from Tagish, Yukon for the new Tsilhqot’in Community Radio station, set to launch officially on Friday, Dec. 15. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. Interior First Nation create a community radio station

The Tsilhqot’in National Government is developing a radio station to promote language revitalization and create unity

Crystal Rain Harry (left) and Bella Alphonse train with Rob Hopkins from Tagish, Yukon for the new Tsilhqot’in Community Radio station, set to launch officially on Friday, Dec. 15. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse Canada go through the rubble this summer from a home burned by wildfire in the Cariboo region. Photo submitted

Samaritan’s Purse heading back to assist Cariboo wildfire victims

Organization plans to work alongside people who have experienced loss

Volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse Canada go through the rubble this summer from a home burned by wildfire in the Cariboo region. Photo submitted
Federal court dismisses Taseko’s judicial reviews

Federal court dismisses Taseko’s judicial reviews

Two judicial reviews filed against the Minister of Environment, the Attorney General of Canada and the TNG have been dismissed

Federal court dismisses Taseko’s judicial reviews
David Michael Jeff, 67, is still missing after he evacuated from Williams Lake on Saturday, July 15. Angie Mindus photo

Hope fades in finding vulnerable B.C. wildfire evacuee

A 67-year-old Williams Lake man has not been seen or heard from in four months since evacuating to Kamloops

David Michael Jeff, 67, is still missing after he evacuated from Williams Lake on Saturday, July 15. Angie Mindus photo
Williams Lake grandfather stops bank robbery in progress

Williams Lake grandfather stops bank robbery in progress

Stopping a bank robbery was “the right thing to do.”

Williams Lake grandfather stops bank robbery in progress
Once again, smoke rises out of the sawmill structure at Tolko’s Lakeview division in Williams Lake Saturday.

Stubborn fire still flaring up at Williams Lake sawmill

Firefighters work 25 hours straight to contain initial blaze

Once again, smoke rises out of the sawmill structure at Tolko’s Lakeview division in Williams Lake Saturday.
With temperatures hovering at -12C Friday morning in Williams Lake, crews have spent a long night fighting a fire at Tolko’s Lakeview sawmill. Monica Lamb-Yorsk photo

Crews continue to fight fire at Williams Lake sawmill

Fire crews have been on the scene since Thursday evening fighting a fire at Tolko’s Lakeview sawmill in Williams Lake.

With temperatures hovering at -12C Friday morning in Williams Lake, crews have spent a long night fighting a fire at Tolko’s Lakeview sawmill. Monica Lamb-Yorsk photo
The Ministry of Forests announced Friday it is putting vehicle restrictions in place for areas impacted by the Elephant Hill, Chilcotin Plateau and Hanceville-Riske Creek fires to protect wildlife. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Vehicle restrictions in place to protect big game in wildfire areas

Ministry implements vehicle restrictions in areas impacted by fires to protect wildlife

The Ministry of Forests announced Friday it is putting vehicle restrictions in place for areas impacted by the Elephant Hill, Chilcotin Plateau and Hanceville-Riske Creek fires to protect wildlife. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Phyllis Webstad, the woman who inspired Orange Shirt Day is being joined by members of the B.C. Government Thursday to highlight the inter-generational impact of residential schools

B.C. Legislature shines spotlight on Orange Shirt Day

Government members are joining Phyllis Webstad at the B.C. Legislature Thursday to raise awareness about the residential school legacy and her Orange Shirt Day message that “every child matters.”

Phyllis Webstad, the woman who inspired Orange Shirt Day is being joined by members of the B.C. Government Thursday to highlight the inter-generational impact of residential schools
150 Mile mom starts fire baby group

150 Mile mom starts fire baby group

Inspired by her own evacuation story new-mom Amy Emery decided to start a Summer 2017 Fire Babies Facebook Group.

150 Mile mom starts fire baby group
Photo submitted. Three cedar logs bearing signatures of wildfire emergency personnel will go on permanent display in Williams Lake, said Bryan Reid Sr. of Pioneer Log Homes who came up with the idea.

Signatured Pioneer logs to become permanent 2017 wildfire legacy

Three logs donated by Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. have been signed by hundreds of emergency personnel who helped during the wildfires in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

Photo submitted. Three cedar logs bearing signatures of wildfire emergency personnel will go on permanent display in Williams Lake, said Bryan Reid Sr. of Pioneer Log Homes who came up with the idea.
UPDATE: B.C. First Nations chief denies sexual interference against a minor charges

UPDATE: B.C. First Nations chief denies sexual interference against a minor charges

Elected Chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation Roger William made first court appearance Wednesday

UPDATE: B.C. First Nations chief denies sexual interference against a minor charges
Harvey Petal photo. The Tautri Complex fire as depicted here by Anaham rancher Harvey Petal joined up with the Chezacut wildfire at the lower section during the weekend.

Chezacut and Tautri Complex wildfires join at south end

During the weekend’s high winds the Chezacut and Tautri Complex wildfires joined together at the lower section, said fire information officer Colette Frauchon Monday.

Harvey Petal photo. The Tautri Complex fire as depicted here by Anaham rancher Harvey Petal joined up with the Chezacut wildfire at the lower section during the weekend.
Photo submitted. Air craft at the Williams Lake Airport seen Wednesday that is being used to fight wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre.

Rain welcomed in Cariboo wildfire fight

Rain is falling in some of the areas in the Cariboo Fire Centre and it is hoped they will help dampen fire growth.

Photo submitted. Air craft at the Williams Lake Airport seen Wednesday that is being used to fight wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre.