Angie Mindus

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a motor vehicle incident north of Williams Lake involving three vehicles Monday afternoon. Traffic was detoured while the highway was closed for several hours. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Father, 9-year-old son killed in crash along B.C. highway

RCMP say family of five was hit head-on by a pickup truck north of Williams Lake

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a motor vehicle incident north of Williams Lake involving three vehicles Monday afternoon. Traffic was detoured while the highway was closed for several hours. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Firefighter Darren Anderson with his family, his wife Michelle and three daughters. Photo courtesy of GoFundMe

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Firefighter Darren Anderson with his family, his wife Michelle and three daughters. Photo courtesy of GoFundMe
Guillermo Angel photo                                A storm swept over the city Monday evening where lightning caused several small wildfires to break out in the region.

VIDEO: Emergency crews respond to lightning-caused fires in Cariboo

Video shows lightning storm that swept over Williams Lake Monday evening

Guillermo Angel photo                                A storm swept over the city Monday evening where lightning caused several small wildfires to break out in the region.
The Smoky Skies Bulletin issued July 24 includes a map of the areas impacted by wildfire smoke in B.C.

Smoke from as far away as Siberia affecting B.C. skies

South Thompson, Central and South Okanagan, East Columbia and all of the north included in smoky skies bulletin

The Smoky Skies Bulletin issued July 24 includes a map of the areas impacted by wildfire smoke in B.C.
Mount Polley Mining Corp. has to pay lost wages to 26 employees they laid off early this year due to financial losses they said were beyond their control because of the 2014 tailings pond breach. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo.

B.C. mining company, involved in 2014 spill, ordered to pay lost wages

Mount Polley Mining Company must pay wages to 26 employees who were laid off without proper notice

Mount Polley Mining Corp. has to pay lost wages to 26 employees they laid off early this year due to financial losses they said were beyond their control because of the 2014 tailings pond breach. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo.
It is common practice for many B.C. ranchers to graze their cattle on range land during the summer months in both open pastures as well as range consisting of thick forests accessed by logging roads, like that of Big Lake area rancher Daniel Hamblin. Two of Hamblin’s cows were shot and killed last month. Police are investigating. Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo

B.C. rancher concerned after 2 of his cows shot near logging roads

Warning: story contains disturbing content

It is common practice for many B.C. ranchers to graze their cattle on range land during the summer months in both open pastures as well as range consisting of thick forests accessed by logging roads, like that of Big Lake area rancher Daniel Hamblin. Two of Hamblin’s cows were shot and killed last month. Police are investigating. Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo
B.C. man drives to hospital following grizzly attack

B.C. man drives to hospital following grizzly attack

The Bella Coola man surprised a sow grizzly bear that had been feeding on a cherry tree

B.C. man drives to hospital following grizzly attack
Six months later, rescued Cariboo cougar cub doing “fantastic”

Six months later, rescued Cariboo cougar cub doing “fantastic”

Rocket finds a friend, Rosie, at the Greater Vancouver Zoo

Six months later, rescued Cariboo cougar cub doing “fantastic”
Conservation officer Jared Connatty helps release a badger caught in a wolf trap west of Williams Lake Monday. Photo submitted

BC conservation officers release badger from wolf trap

Badger recovering after being caught in trap near Williams Lake

Conservation officer Jared Connatty helps release a badger caught in a wolf trap west of Williams Lake Monday. Photo submitted
A dandy feast for an uncommon B.C. family

A dandy feast for an uncommon B.C. family

A mother black bear and her four cubs feed on some fresh food in the Cariboo

A dandy feast for an uncommon B.C. family
Hours-long police pursuit ends in arrests of two suspects in B.C. Interior

Hours-long police pursuit ends in arrests of two suspects in B.C. Interior

Suspects lead police on chase through Cariboo with RCMP helicopter in hot pursuit

Hours-long police pursuit ends in arrests of two suspects in B.C. Interior
An aerial view over the Nazko area April 28 shows the widespread flooding. (Cariboo Regional District photos)

RCMP offer to airlift people trapped by flooding in Cariboo

Local state of emergency declared for Nazko Valley

An aerial view over the Nazko area April 28 shows the widespread flooding. (Cariboo Regional District photos)
B.C. Interior’s fall moose hunt limits under review as population dips

B.C. Interior’s fall moose hunt limits under review as population dips

Study confirms struggling moose population dips below minimum targets

B.C. Interior’s fall moose hunt limits under review as population dips
Calves, like this newborn, are the top priority of ranchers at this time of year, as ranches head into calving season.

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Calves, like this newborn, are the top priority of ranchers at this time of year, as ranches head into calving season.
Lila Casey, sister to wildfire evacuee David Jeff, is in Williams Lake this week to help arrange and attend his Celebration of Life. Angie Mindus photo

Family of B.C. wildfire victim wants better emergency preparedness for vulnerable people

Williams Lake’s David Jeff “fell through the cracks”

Lila Casey, sister to wildfire evacuee David Jeff, is in Williams Lake this week to help arrange and attend his Celebration of Life. Angie Mindus photo
Charlene Freeman was one of the volunteers who turned out to help make dog beds.

Truckload of homemade dog beds headed to BC SPCA shelters

Organizer hopes to collect more donations en route to Kelowna Monday for seized dogs

Charlene Freeman was one of the volunteers who turned out to help make dog beds.
The cougar kitten rescued by the Conservation Officer Service in Williams Lake and sent to the Greater Vancouver Zoo is receiving the care in needs after being without its mother for a month in the wild. Photos courtesy of the Greater Vancouver Zoo

Cougar kitten gets new lease on life at Greater Vancouver Zoo

Cub survived for a month on his own on the outskirts of Williams Lake

The cougar kitten rescued by the Conservation Officer Service in Williams Lake and sent to the Greater Vancouver Zoo is receiving the care in needs after being without its mother for a month in the wild. Photos courtesy of the Greater Vancouver Zoo
A winter storm warning is in effect for the B.C. Interior that is predicted to bring between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow to the area beginning Tuesday afternoon. Sunday’s snowfall in Williams Lake, pictured above, break a 1960 record for daily snowfall at 18.2 centimetres. Angie Mindus photo

Winter storm warning issued for the B.C. Interior and North

Upwards of 50 centimetres of snow could fall over the next two days

A winter storm warning is in effect for the B.C. Interior that is predicted to bring between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow to the area beginning Tuesday afternoon. Sunday’s snowfall in Williams Lake, pictured above, break a 1960 record for daily snowfall at 18.2 centimetres. Angie Mindus photo
This young cougar kitten was rescued near Williams Lake after spending almost a month surviving on its own. The young animal is staying with and being cared for by Conservation Officer Ron LeBlanc, who said being able to work with wild animals is the best part of his job. Angie Mindus photo

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

This young cougar kitten was rescued near Williams Lake after spending almost a month surviving on its own. The young animal is staying with and being cared for by Conservation Officer Ron LeBlanc, who said being able to work with wild animals is the best part of his job. Angie Mindus photo
For the second year in a row, this bull moose has made himself at home with a herd of cows in Firvale in the Bella Coola Valley. Is it a coincidence he turns up right around the opening of hunting season? Michael Wigle photo

Young bull moose makes himself at home among the cows

Cattle don’t seem to mind the unusual visitor to the Bella Coola valley

For the second year in a row, this bull moose has made himself at home with a herd of cows in Firvale in the Bella Coola Valley. Is it a coincidence he turns up right around the opening of hunting season? Michael Wigle photo