Williams Lake, BC news and events as they happen
- RCMP report quiet weekend in Williams Lake
- Skateboard thief arrested and released
- Remembering, recovering, reconciling: SJM Residential School
- Bear spray used in downtown robbery this afternoon
- Be safe as you travel this long weekend
- Friday farmers market returns to Boitanio Park
- 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
- Cariboo-Chilcotin Liberals celebrate victory
- Serious crash slows traffic on Highway 20 this afternoon
- StrongStart petting zoo wildly popular with kids and parents
- Maratha Christian School hosts annual carnival
- WLFD had a busy afternoon
The Boys and Girls Club âSprockidsâ program is an ongoing after school event for young people to learn the skills of mountain biking in a graduated fashion. It is a fun way to develop a taste for cycling through cycling games and activities that are facilitated by a competent rider.
The experience helps youth develop a strong sense of self-esteem by discovering and building on the potential within themselves.
The BC RCMP supports the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day, Saturday, May 11th and is extending it's support by accepting prescriptions for a full week till May 17, to ensuring these drugs are disposed of safely.
If you wish to drop off prescription drugs on Saturday, May 11th or Sunday May 12th, please ensure you use the phone outside the detachment in order to turn over your prescription drugs to a police officer.
At their most recent meeting, Williams Lake City Council received a report outlining the new public communication steps to be taken on the place brand initiative.
Alan Madrigga, Manager of Economic Development, explained that the resolution from last month was to communicate to the public about the place branding rationale and overall process plus some of the results. âWe propose utilizing the existing project website and utilizing local media to drive people to that website,â said Madrigga. âWeâre going to shoot for that to take place during the last week of this month.â
âIn terms of the financial aspect â there did not seem to be any appetite for additional costs, and to a large extent, much of the project is complete,â Madrigga continued. âSo, the branding company has agreed to or offered to work with us to gather additional input and look at some new slogan ideas, and those kinds of things at no cost. So, in terms of budgeting, I guess the only City financial issues will be just staff time.â
The Cariboo Memorial Complex is offering a new program: Skateboarding 101 for kids ages 6-12 years starting on Sunday, May 26 and running for four weeks.Â
Carly Richardson, the instructor for this course, started longboarding in high school; she saw some older guys doing it and thought it looked fun. Â It was more appealing than regular skateboarding, and after the first try she was hooked.
Anglers throughout British Columbia will be reeling in more than just their favourite fish this summer. Coinciding with its 10th anniversary, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is launching a new province-wide research project that requires the help of anglers - in return for rewards totalling more than $15,000.
Beginning this month and continuing through fall 2013, the FFSBC is marking approximately 300 of its catchable size, hatchery-raised rainbow trout with individually numbered neon-pink tags bearing a toll-free number. The trout will be released into 40 fishing lakes around the province. Anglers who catch one of these tagged fish are asked to remove the tag and call the toll-free number. Provided they have a current BC fishing licence and any required stamps, the FFSBC will send the first 150 'tag reporters' a $100 reward. Subsequent tag reporters will receive gift certificates of various values for fishing supplies.
Along with the nice weather, the Quesnel RCMP have noticed an alarming increase in the numbers of people who are driving while impaired.
In the last 25 days, members of the Quesnel RCMP and the Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services - Quesnel have processed 18 impaired drivers.
Ten of these were processed via the 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP), one was processed criminally, one received a 24 hour prohibition for drugs and six received 3 day immediate roadside prohibitions for alcohol.
Mayor and Council are considering amendments to Willams Lake's current False Alarm Bylaw, to improve its overall effectiveness.
The primary change to the false alarm bylaw is to remove an exemption from a fee in cases where the alarm has been cancelled prior to the RCMP or Williams Lake Fire Department arrival and within ďŹve minutes from the time of dispatch to the RCMP patrol unit or the Fire Department.
All false alarms, whether cancelled immediately or not, will be assessed a fee. Within the ďŹrst five minutes after an alarm, a response has already been initiated and expenses have already been incurred.
Becky Grosso and Bobbie Robson greeted invited guests at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake campus, as the Applied Business Technology (ABT) Program hosted their 18th annual open house.
The open house is an opportunity for employers to come and see the work the students have done and what they are capable of doing in the workplace. Each student's portfolio and resumes were available at the portfolio table for potential employers to take with them and look over at their leisure.
On the morning of April 25, the City of Williams Lake contacted 9-1-1 due to a bomb threat hoax at the Public Works Yard on 2nd Avenue. A bomb look-alike was discovered at about 8:00am. Police and emergency services attended. There were no injuries.
Although this was a hoax, the City takes threats to employee and public safety very seriously. As it would in any similar serious incident, the City acted appropriately by calling 9-1-1 and evacuating the site.
The City appreciates the prompt response from emergency services, and thanks the public for their patience during this incident.
The fire danger rating west of the Fraser River has increased to moderate with certain areas at high due to the warm, dry weather.
Yesterday, the smoke was sitting low in the valley near Sheep Creek Bridge caused by three wildfires currently burning west of Williams Lake.
- BC Mining Week celebration in Williams Lake
- First annual Nicholas Paul Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament well attended
- WLFD blasts truck fire downtown this morning
- First annual Alexis Creek Run/Walk fun for the whole family
- Momument unveiling at Nenqayni Wellness Centre
- Attempted theft of vehicles overnight
- Fish Lake and the trout population will be protected
- Williams Lake Fire Department controlled burn in Boitanio Park
- CCSAR's online auction closes at midnight tonight
- Gentles back in court to face seven Criminal Code charges
- Spike belt used to stop suspected drunk driver
- Children lucky to escape injury after setting dumpster fire
- Fire training exercises taking place today
- 3064 Army Cadets camp out under the stars
- Bike Park improvements increase hang time