Ruth Lloyd

The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2022: In search of gravel as gold in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Gravel bikes and gear ratios were key to short bike tour survival

The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)
Signs showing trail closures are up around Bond Lake as work continues in preparation for a controlled burn planned for September and October. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Controlled burn near Williams Lake to start soon

Smoke from the burn will be visible from Williams Lake and surrounding area

Signs showing trail closures are up around Bond Lake as work continues in preparation for a controlled burn planned for September and October. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Twelve-year-old Owen Nowlin from Horsefly, was searching for the final answers to complete his passport at the festival. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Horsefly Salmon Festival celebrates and educates alongside returning salmon

Event draws crowd to the shores of the river as salmon return to spawn

Twelve-year-old Owen Nowlin from Horsefly, was searching for the final answers to complete his passport at the festival. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Some items stolen from a CCSAR rescue truck in April have been recovered. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue recovers stolen items from truck heist in share shed

Halogen lights left at the Wildwood share shed were returned to CCSAR, four monthes after they were stolen from a rescue truck

Some items stolen from a CCSAR rescue truck in April have been recovered. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Windbreaker takes out some would-be robbers with one of his six-shooters as part of a scene called “No Girl No Money.” (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Wyoming Will the fastest shooter in the Cariboo

Chilcotin Range Riders hosted 7th annual Cowboy Action Shoot

Windbreaker takes out some would-be robbers with one of his six-shooters as part of a scene called “No Girl No Money.” (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Calls to the Interior Crisis Line have increased by 25 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Interior Crisis Line Network are experiencing high volumes of calls relating to COVID-19 concerns. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Crisis line training sessions starting in September for Cariboo area

Skills and experience have helped many volunteers in both personal and professional lives

Calls to the Interior Crisis Line have increased by 25 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Interior Crisis Line Network are experiencing high volumes of calls relating to COVID-19 concerns. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
Jonathan Visscher of 100 Mile House high-fives Chief Hank Adam, elder Clara Camille and Dora Demers, who was the economic development officer for SXFN when the trail project began, before heading up Stairway to Heaven. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Black Press Media)

Trail opening spiritually and economically important moment for southern Cariboo First Nation

Stswecem’c Xget’tem First Nation celebrated mountain bike trail development at Jesmond Mountain

Jonathan Visscher of 100 Mile House high-fives Chief Hank Adam, elder Clara Camille and Dora Demers, who was the economic development officer for SXFN when the trail project began, before heading up Stairway to Heaven. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Black Press Media)
Sockeye salmon have returned to Williams Lake, a rare sight for the lakecity. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Sockeye salmon return to Williams Lake

A rare return of the salmon has been visible from the pedestrian bridge near Scout Island

Sockeye salmon have returned to Williams Lake, a rare sight for the lakecity. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Austin Tate, from right, and Ayrilee McCoubrey of the Marie Sharpe Parent Advisory Council, Aven McCoubrey, starting Kindergarten next week, and Keelan McCoubrey, starting Grade three next week at Marie Sharpe, stand beside the freshly painted crosswalk at Third and Cameron in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Downtown Williams Lake brightened up with Indigenous-themed crosswalk

The crosswalk was an initiative by the Marie Sharpe PAC and designed by a local WLFN artist

Austin Tate, from right, and Ayrilee McCoubrey of the Marie Sharpe Parent Advisory Council, Aven McCoubrey, starting Kindergarten next week, and Keelan McCoubrey, starting Grade three next week at Marie Sharpe, stand beside the freshly painted crosswalk at Third and Cameron in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sarah Jane Scouten performed on a Saturday evening on the main stage at a previous Arts on the Fly in Horsefly, B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sarah Jane Scouten performs Saturday evening on the main stage at Arts on the Fly in Horsefly, B.C. in 2019. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photos)

Arts on the Fly cancelled, to try again next year

Organizers cite lack of camping as contributing to low ticket pre-sales

Sarah Jane Scouten performed on a Saturday evening on the main stage at a previous Arts on the Fly in Horsefly, B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sarah Jane Scouten performs Saturday evening on the main stage at Arts on the Fly in Horsefly, B.C. in 2019. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photos)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital director Derek Keller provides an update on the hospital redevelopment project during a 60th anniversary celebration of the present hospital held Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Memorial Hospital upgrade delayed, spring 2023 new target

Concerns as budget deadlines loom over possible rising construction costs

Cariboo Memorial Hospital director Derek Keller provides an update on the hospital redevelopment project during a 60th anniversary celebration of the present hospital held Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Charlotte Mortimer, from left, vice president Williams Lake Pride Society (WLPS), Billie Sheridan, secretary for WLPS, Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, Mayor Walt Cobb and Sonny Dyck, WLPS president, all stand under the newly raised Pride flag in front of city hall. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Pride in the Puddle kicks off first official Pride week for Cariboo town

Rainbow Pride flag raised at city hall Aug. 15 marking the beginning of Pride week in Williams Lake

Charlotte Mortimer, from left, vice president Williams Lake Pride Society (WLPS), Billie Sheridan, secretary for WLPS, Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, Mayor Walt Cobb and Sonny Dyck, WLPS president, all stand under the newly raised Pride flag in front of city hall. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The last Arts on the Fly festival was in 2019 and took place earlier in the summer. A September date will include a slightly different format but lots of great acts. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Horsefly’s Arts on the Fly 2022 lineup revealed

Music festival releases lineup for Sept. event includes Juno award-winning Pharis and Jason Romero

The last Arts on the Fly festival was in 2019 and took place earlier in the summer. A September date will include a slightly different format but lots of great acts. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
ERT members from Prince George bring in a drone to assess the scene inside a building in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tense moments as heavily armed RCMP remove 3 armed robbery suspects in Williams Lake

Williams Lake RCMP had assistance from the PG RCMP Emergency Response Team

ERT members from Prince George bring in a drone to assess the scene inside a building in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital Director Derek Keller responded to questions from mayor and some councillors during a committee of the whole meeting on May 17, 2022. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake hospital director reassures mayor and council about staffing at CMH

Councillors questioned director about concerns raised regarding Cariboo Memorial Hospital

  • May 26, 2022
Cariboo Memorial Hospital Director Derek Keller responded to questions from mayor and some councillors during a committee of the whole meeting on May 17, 2022. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Jacinta D’Andrea is inviting everyone to participate in Go By Bike Week, May 30 to June 5. She said it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community’s air quality, get some exercise and just have fun. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Park the car and use active transportation instead May 30 to June 5

Spring Go By Bike Week encourages active transportation, raises awareness of need for infrastructure

Jacinta D’Andrea is inviting everyone to participate in Go By Bike Week, May 30 to June 5. She said it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community’s air quality, get some exercise and just have fun. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘Lives are at stake’: TNG calls for independent investigation into Cariboo Memorial Hospital

‘We need more information on what is being done to fix the problems,” said Chief Joe Alphonse

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)

PHOTOS: Indigenous Cariboo horse roundup a time-honoured tradition

Horses returned from winter range in Esk’etemc thanks to leadership of Bill Chelsea

Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)
Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)

VIDEO: Juno-award winning folk duo showcase B.C. history in new song

Video filmed in historic 153 Mile Store was the ‘perfect place’

Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)
A rare American badger with young kits is living on a lot in a Cariboo neighbourhood. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Endangered badger raising family of 3 in developing Cariboo neighbourhood

Rare sighting for the area delights residents as young begin to emerge from the den

A rare American badger with young kits is living on a lot in a Cariboo neighbourhood. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)