Greg Sabatino

Spectators will not be allowed in arenas across B.C. due to COVID-19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Spectators no longer allowed at B.C. indoor sporting facilities

The decision comes after Dr. Bonnie Henry issued caution to sports teams earlier this week

Spectators will not be allowed in arenas across B.C. due to COVID-19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Paralyzed B.C. cowboy set to ride again thanks to custom saddle

Cunin soon started hanging around back at the rodeo arena helping out

Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Williams Lake’s Trey Felker looks up at Anahim Lake’s Carey Price during a visit to the team’s practice facility in Montreal earlier this spring. Felker was afforded the trip after being selected as one of three winners of the Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation’s Shooting for the Stars program. (Marï Photographe)

First Nations NHL goaltender Carey Price lends voice to anti-racism movement

Price has joined a growing group of professional athletes speaking out publicly against racism

Williams Lake’s Trey Felker looks up at Anahim Lake’s Carey Price during a visit to the team’s practice facility in Montreal earlier this spring. Felker was afforded the trip after being selected as one of three winners of the Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation’s Shooting for the Stars program. (Marï Photographe)
The Theatre Royal is one of several locations being offered for micro-wedding ceremonies this summer in Barkerville. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

The Theatre Royal is one of several locations being offered for micro-wedding ceremonies this summer in Barkerville. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A top down view of the fish ladder constructed to help fish into the Whooshh Passage Portal. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend about 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

A top down view of the fish ladder constructed to help fish into the Whooshh Passage Portal. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)
Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)

First BCRA-sanctioned rodeo cancelled due to COVID-19

President Kelly Walls said it is with heavy hearts that the WLIRA has made the decision

Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)
Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)

BC Hockey cancels all provincial championships due to COVID-19 outbreak

In B.C., provincial hockey championships were slated to begin this Sunday, March 15

Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Faith Liberty Unger, 19, was killed in a crash along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake early Saturday morning. Here Faith is pictured attending her high school graduation in Prince George in June of 2018. (Photos submitted)

Second young woman dies after rollover crash near Williams Lake

‘Someone’s going to get her heart, which is awesome, because she has the best heart in the world’

Faith Liberty Unger, 19, was killed in a crash along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake early Saturday morning. Here Faith is pictured attending her high school graduation in Prince George in June of 2018. (Photos submitted)
Flowers mark the scene where 17-year-old Autumn Weir was killed, on Highway 20 near Williams Lake, on Oct. 19, 2019. (Greg Sabatino/Williams Lake Tribune)

Alcohol a possible factor in crash that killed 17-year-old girl near Williams Lake

A pickup truck left the road and rolled over on Highway 20 on the weekend

Flowers mark the scene where 17-year-old Autumn Weir was killed, on Highway 20 near Williams Lake, on Oct. 19, 2019. (Greg Sabatino/Williams Lake Tribune)
Wild Cowgirls Race organizer Monica Sellars (from left), Ellis Cattle Co.’s Alexi Kondylas, Wild Cowgirls Race winner Wendy Stad of Chilliwack, and Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society president Janice Sapp, present Stad her first-place saddle from Ellis Cattle Co.

VIDEO: Chilliwack’s Wendy Stad brings home Wild Cowgirls Race championship

The annual Wild Cowgirls Race at the Williams Lake Stampede has its first out-of-town champion.

Wild Cowgirls Race organizer Monica Sellars (from left), Ellis Cattle Co.’s Alexi Kondylas, Wild Cowgirls Race winner Wendy Stad of Chilliwack, and Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society president Janice Sapp, present Stad her first-place saddle from Ellis Cattle Co.
Woman killed, man arrested near Williams Lake: RCMP

Woman killed, man arrested near Williams Lake: RCMP

Williams Lake RCMP and the North District Major Crime Unit are investigating a homicide

Woman killed, man arrested near Williams Lake: RCMP
Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare
Greg Sabatino photo                                Brian Owen and his dog, Jake, are comfortable at the Lakeside Hotel currently while they wait for the pickup truck he’s been living in for the past five months to receive some necessary repairs. Owen said he’s thankful for the support he’s received from the community after a concerned resident made a Facebook post about his well being as temperatures hovered around -30C this week.

‘I wasn’t expecting so much’: Community steps into help B.C. man living in his truck

In the cold depths of winter, Brian Owen and his dog have been living in his pickup truck in Williams Lake

Greg Sabatino photo                                Brian Owen and his dog, Jake, are comfortable at the Lakeside Hotel currently while they wait for the pickup truck he’s been living in for the past five months to receive some necessary repairs. Owen said he’s thankful for the support he’s received from the community after a concerned resident made a Facebook post about his well being as temperatures hovered around -30C this week.
Williams Lake’s Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars lost their home and belongings as a result of a fire at Deep Creek Monday night. (Photo submitted)

Pregnant B.C. firefighter tries to save own house that caught fire

Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars both worked on the 2017 wildfires

Williams Lake’s Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars lost their home and belongings as a result of a fire at Deep Creek Monday night. (Photo submitted)
Ty Pozzobon (Black Press file photo)
Ty Pozzobon (Black Press file photo)
Kayla Bendickson barrel races on Curly at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. Candice Camille photo

Sightless barrel racing horse Curly amazes owners

Curly has a special place in the hearts of her owners

Kayla Bendickson barrel races on Curly at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. Candice Camille photo
PHOTOS: Flood damage extensive in B.C. Interior

PHOTOS: Flood damage extensive in B.C. Interior

Images from the flooding in Nazko near Quesnel

PHOTOS: Flood damage extensive in B.C. Interior
Willie Sellars goes for a ride on C+ Rodeos’ Ellis’s Holy Roller inside the bucking chutes as Carey Price looks on from the fence. (Angie Mindus photo)

Montreal Habs goalie Carey Price stops by B.C. hometown for rodeo

Famous goaltender tries to blend in with the crowd at first BCRA-santioned event of the season

Willie Sellars goes for a ride on C+ Rodeos’ Ellis’s Holy Roller inside the bucking chutes as Carey Price looks on from the fence. (Angie Mindus photo)
Jen French runs in the Williams Lake River Valley Sunday in preparations for two big races she’s training to take part in — a 70-kilometre ultra marathon in Manning Park on Aug. 10, then the famous New York Marathon on Nov. 4. (Greg Sabatino photo)

B.C. woman wins lottery spot in New York City marathon

Williams Lake’s Jen French was one of 120,000 people in the running for a marathon spot

Jen French runs in the Williams Lake River Valley Sunday in preparations for two big races she’s training to take part in — a 70-kilometre ultra marathon in Manning Park on Aug. 10, then the famous New York Marathon on Nov. 4. (Greg Sabatino photo)