On Friday, May 24, Williams Lake RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle that had just been stolen from a yard on Soda Creek Road. A witness was able to follow the stolen vehicle to where police located and tried to stop the car and suspects.
The vehicle, a Volkswagen Jetta, fled from police. After a very brief chase, police called off the pursuit because the Volkswagen was travelling at unsafe speeds. Police lost sight of the vehicle, but found it abandoned in an alley a short time later. Two suspects fled on foot.
On Wednesday, May 22, police received a ‘911’ call from a tree planter in a remote location on the west side of the Fraser River between Williams Lake and Quesnel.
The caller said he was injured and bleeding as the result of being chased by an animal. The caller, whose first language was not English, indicated that he could not find his way back to his co-workers and was lost.
At approximately 7:30pm on Tuesday, May 28, Got News Network Inc. received a news tip that there was something unusual floating in the water in the south end of Williams Lake. Our photographers arrived a few minutes after receiving the tip, and using a zoom lens, discovered the prow of a small boat sticking out above the water level about 120 feet off shore from the boat launch at Scout Island. The rest of the boat was completely submerged.
RCMP arrived a few minutes after being alerted, and flagged a family on the water over to the boat launch area. The driver of that boat approached the sunken vessel, tied a rope to it, righted it and towed it to shore when another bystander towed it up on to the shore with his SUV.
Thieves stole a 1996 dark green Dodge pick-up from a residence on Moon Avenue at approximately 3:30 this morning.
The Williams Lake RCMP were able to locate the suspect(s) but, the culprits abandoned the truck in an alley, lit the interior on fire and made off on foot before they could be apprehended.
(Photos: A Dodge pick-up with a small boat on top of it burns in the alley behind Inferno Automotive at 113 Yorston Avenue in downtown Williams Lake Tuesday morning.)
Just after 9:00pm tonight, Williams Lake emergency services responded to a serious head-on collision in the 4000 block of Mackenzie Avenue.
A passerby who arrived within minutes of the collision said there was a heavily damaged pick-up in the middle of a lane on MacKenzie Avenue surrounded by vehicle parts. The driver of the truck was starting to make a phone call, while the passenger got out and ran towards the other vehicle. The second vehicle, a car, had left MacKenzie Avenue, travelled down a 40-50 foot bank and came to rest near the railroad tracks closer to Frizzi Road.
Police and fire are still at the scene of an earlier three-vehicle collision on 5th Avenue North at the bottom of Carson Drive.
One person has been taken from the scene by ambulance.
The intersection is blocked. If you are able to avoid this area for the next short while, it is advisable.
The on-again, off-again rain on Saturday didn’t dampen race fans excitement for the first race of the season at Thunder Mountain Speedway.
Approximately 600 people attended to watch or participate in some heart-pounding action as finely tuned cars in the local Bone Stock Mini, Pro Stock, and Street Stock classes jostled for the checkered flag.
When the ASA OK Tire Sportsman cars hit the track, it was a different kind of thunder spectators were experiencing. Ground pounding, heart thumping, powerful ponies corralled under shiny hoods and hot tires. The ASA OK Tire Sportsman drivers put on a great show, completing 65 of their 100 lap main event before the race was called when the skies opened up and made the track surface too slippery to be safe.
BCAA encourages road users to raise concerns and help pave the way to safer roads
Whether they commute on four or two wheels, or on foot, BC road users have less than a week to vote in the British Columbia Automobile Association's (BCAA) 'Worst Roads' survey. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are invited to nominate or vote for a road in BC which they feel is the 'worst' when it comes to road safety, congestion or potholes and deteriorating pavement. Votes can be cast online at bcaa.com/worstroads until May 27, 2013.
Since the start of the survey on April 29, over 1,300 votes have been cast.
Following a meeting on May 16, 2013 in Williams lake with Tsilhqot’in Nation leadership, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo announces the National AFN Executive will apply to intervene in the Supreme Court of Canada appeal hearing of the Tsilhqot’in Nation Aboriginal title recognition case, stating that recognition is the starting point to achieve reconciliation and is urgently required to advance certainty and economic opportunity.
“This case is an important opportunity to take concrete steps forward toward reconciliation in this country,” said AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo. “Respect and recognition is the basis of opportunity and successful partnerships required to build a stronger sustainable future for First Nations and all Canadians.”
On May 16th at approximately 2:30pm, the Williams Lake RCMP were dispatched to Red Shreds Bike and Board located at 95 1st Avenue South. A robbery had just occurred where the suspect had entered and discharged bear spray inside the store before taking a $300 skate board and then running off.
A couple of customers, as well as the owner of the store, were affected by the bear spray and required minor medical assistance.
- Bear spray used in downtown robbery this afternoon
- Be safe as you travel this long weekend
- 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
- Serious crash slows traffic on Highway 20 this afternoon
- WLFD had a busy afternoon
- Williams Lake RCMP participate in prescription drug drop program
- 'Republic of Life' goes under the knife
- Quesnel RCMP concerned with an increase in impaired drivers