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Northern residents are being urged to get their flu shots. There’s an emphasis on children under the age of five. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Top doctor urges northerners to get their flu shots

Northerners shy of flu shots compared to rest of B.C.

A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a car crash in 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Highway 97 traffic stops lead to money seizures near Williams Lake, 100 Mile House

Mounties say $10,000 and $15,000 seized through proceeds of crime

Members of 100 Mile House Fire Rescue attended a vehicle fire just south of the community on Highway 97 Monday afternoon. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

UPDATE: No injuries in vehicle fire on Highway 97

UPDATE: The only occupant of a vehicle that caught fire along Highway…

  • Dec 5, 2022
Carey Price is an avid hunter. (Photo by Carey Price, Facebook)

Carey Price takes a stand against federal firearms bill

“I am not a criminal or a threat to society.”

Carey Price is an avid hunter. (Photo by Carey Price, Facebook)
Member of the Clearwater Fire Department attend a fire Saturday, Dec. 3. (Zephram Tino photo - Clearwater Times)
Member of the Clearwater Fire Department attend a fire Saturday, Dec. 3. (Zephram Tino photo - Clearwater Times)
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RCMP attend crash after truck side-swiped on Highway 5

Police report for Nov. 22 to Nov. 27

  • Dec 2, 2022
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A file photo from 2020 when the Clearwater RCMP held its first Cram the Cruiser event. Since then the event has been a success in the community. ( file photo)

Clearwater RCMP gear up for annual Cram the Cruiser

Donations will go towards Clearwater’s food bank

A file photo from 2020 when the Clearwater RCMP held its first Cram the Cruiser event. Since then the event has been a success in the community. ( file photo)
Jennifer Toland of Eliguk Lake Lodge in the Chilcotin captured the cold perfectly in this photo taken during a similar cold snap in years past, like the cold weather the region is experiencing Dec. 1 2022, where Puntzi Mountain in the coldest spot in B.C. (Jennifer Toland photo)

Extreme cold warning issued for Chilcotin as temperatures plunge to nearly -40C

Temperatures in the Cariboo Chilcotin will remain well below average for the next week

Jennifer Toland of Eliguk Lake Lodge in the Chilcotin captured the cold perfectly in this photo taken during a similar cold snap in years past, like the cold weather the region is experiencing Dec. 1 2022, where Puntzi Mountain in the coldest spot in B.C. (Jennifer Toland photo)
A multi-vehicle collision has closed Highway 5 Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30. (DriveBC map)
A multi-vehicle collision has closed Highway 5 Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30. (DriveBC map)
A vehicle incident between Russell Street and Hanson Road has the southbound lane closed Wednesday morning, Nov. 30. (DriveBC image)

UPDATE: Highway 5 south reopened between Barriere and Louis Creek

A motor vehicle incident had closed the southbound lane

A vehicle incident between Russell Street and Hanson Road has the southbound lane closed Wednesday morning, Nov. 30. (DriveBC image)
Lead singer Peter Bodin of Peter & The Wolves Trio belts out a tune at a Clearwater Ski Hill fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 26. (Image courtesy of Camille, Earth & Bloom Photography)

Having fun for the sake of the Clearwater Ski Hill

Several ‘FUNdraising’ events are taking place

  • Nov 29, 2022
Lead singer Peter Bodin of Peter & The Wolves Trio belts out a tune at a Clearwater Ski Hill fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 26. (Image courtesy of Camille, Earth & Bloom Photography)
Jordan Williams laid in a hospital bed on life support for many days before his family made the difficult decision to remove the tubes keeping him alive after using drugs reportedly containing fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of Stormy Narcisse)

Family shares grief after man, 30, dies from toxic drug poisoning on Williams Lake streets

‘Something needs to be done’ -mother of man, who died this month after using toxic drugs

Jordan Williams laid in a hospital bed on life support for many days before his family made the difficult decision to remove the tubes keeping him alive after using drugs reportedly containing fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of Stormy Narcisse)
A snowfall warning has been issued Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the Cariboo, Chilcotin and North Thompson regions. Snow has begun falling lightly in Williams Lake Tuesday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Snowfall warning issued for Cariboo, Chilcotin, North Thompson regions

Up to 10 cm of snow could fall beginning Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning

A snowfall warning has been issued Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the Cariboo, Chilcotin and North Thompson regions. Snow has begun falling lightly in Williams Lake Tuesday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The federal government will open a passport office in Prince George in the spring of 2023. (Black press photo)
The federal government will open a passport office in Prince George in the spring of 2023. (Black press photo)
Highway 20, seen here near Anahim Lake Friday, Nov. 25, has re-opened. (DriveBC webcam photo)
Highway 20, seen here near Anahim Lake Friday, Nov. 25, has re-opened. (DriveBC webcam photo)
A person is injected with their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in August 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
A person is injected with their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in August 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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School shooting threat in Williams Lake deemed a prank

The image circulating on social media showed two rifles on a floor with a threatening message

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An injured mule deer buck was located and euthanized in Quesnel on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)

Deer wandering with arrow in side euthanized in Quesnel

The animal was located by the Conservation Officer Service and the RCMP

An injured mule deer buck was located and euthanized in Quesnel on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)
Nits’ilʔin (Chief) Joe Alphonse received his Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of Victoria Nov. 10 for his leadership over many years which compelled respect for Indigenous law, title and jurisdiction in Canada. (Photo submitted)

Tŝilhqot’in Chief Joe Alphonse receives Honorary Doctor of Laws from UVic

Alphonse is widely known for his role in Indigenous leadership

Nits’ilʔin (Chief) Joe Alphonse received his Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of Victoria Nov. 10 for his leadership over many years which compelled respect for Indigenous law, title and jurisdiction in Canada. (Photo submitted)
BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo paramedics on front lines of escalating toxic drug poisoning epidemic

Drug poisoning rates in the Cariboo have been going up steeply since 2016

BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)