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Wildfire burning near Lac la Hache

The BC Wildfire Service is tackling a wildfire in the Cariboo. Officials say the fire, discovered Friday June 23 approximately 40 km southwest of Lac La Hache, is estimated at 8 hectares in size and listed out of control as of Friday evening. The fire is burning approximately 5 kilometres away from Esketem’c First Nation Nation.  The BC Wildfire Service ... Read More »

Good Samaritans help prevent major wildfire

Williams Lake RCMP say good samaritans made the difference it what could have been a major fire Thursday. A vehicle crash on the Chimney Valley Road sparked a grass fire that quickly spread due to the dry conditions. Mounties say that the people who came upon the scene were quick to help out police, BC Wildfire crews and the local ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP arrest wanted man

Williams Lake RCMP arrested a local man wanted for weapons and other offences Thursday night. Mounties received a tip that 21 year-old Lane Don Cooper was staying at a home in the 2nd Avenue North area. Members of the Cariboo Crime Reduction Unit and other officers took Cooper into custody. Police describe Cooper as a prolific offender.  He was wanted ... Read More »

Still no trace of missing cyclist

It’s been over a week since anyone has heard from Sean David Kuntz and so far no trace of the missing man has been found. The 45-year-old was cycling from Smithers to Vancouver Island when texted his mother June 13th to say he was between Quesnel and Williams Lake.  That was the last time they communicated. His Cousin Tim Pearson ... Read More »

Stewart man dies cross-border crash

A B.C. man is dead after a single vehicle crash in the Alaska border town of Hyder. Alaska State Troopers say 40-year-old Garland Stevens of Stewart was killed when his Chevy truck left the road and tumbled down a 400 foot embankment Tuesday. Crews found the truck partially submerged in the Salmon River. State Troopers say that RCMP confirmed Stevens ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP probe tent trailer theft

Terrace RCMP are asking for help as they investigate a trailer theft. Police say someone driving an SUV stole a tent trailer from a Queensway Drive home in Thornhill on the morning of June 13th. The tent trailer was found damaged on Kitselas Road the next day.   Security footage from the homeowner shows an SUV pulling the trailer away. ... Read More »

Cariboo prepping for increased wildfire activity

The Cariboo Fire Centre is asking the public to report any smoke or fires. Officials are preparing for a bump up in wildfire activity with lightning and hot, dry weather in the forecast. Crews have responded to 41 fires since April with 34 of them caused by humans. Lightning sparked the rest of the blazes, including three in the just ... Read More »

Quesnel formally recognizes Lhtako Dene

The City of Quesnel and the Lhtako Dene Nation have started down the road toward reconciliation. Quesnel council held an open session Tuesday night to formally recognize that the City of Quesnel is on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dene and to enter into a formal protocol agreement. Mayor Bob Simpson says the process began two years ago with ... Read More »

Charges laid in connection with Williams Lake drug bust

A Williams Lake man is now facing a raft of charges after RCMP searched home in the community late last month. Mounties say Davey Ronald Auger is charged with five drug charges, two of which are directly related to fentanyl. Police say they discovered the deadly synthetic opiate along with heroin, cocaine, meth, and cannabis during a search of the ... Read More »

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Cariboo

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for both the north and south Cariboo, including Williams Lake and Quesnel. Forecasters say conditions are ripe for rough weather to develop today as a cold front makes its way through the central interior. The storms may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail, and lightning.   Read More »