Tara Sprickerhoff

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

An unlikely encounter in the rural community of Likely, near Williams Lake

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son
A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, are receiving veterinary care in Kelowna, Penticton and Quesnel after being seized from a property near Williams Lake. Photo submitted

B.C. man charged with two counts of animal cruelty after 46 dogs seized

SPCA invesigation concludes after dogs seized from a rural property north of Williams Lake

A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, are receiving veterinary care in Kelowna, Penticton and Quesnel after being seized from a property near Williams Lake. Photo submitted
50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

Similar conditions seen at the beginning of 2017 wildfire season

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province
B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 100 animals seized

B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 100 animals seized

Animals seized from a property north of Williams Lake described as “distressed”

B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 100 animals seized
Motorists are seeing slushy roads with slippery sections south of 100 Mile House on Highway 97. Mel Mitchell photo

B.C. road crews brace for winter storm

Southern Interior mountain passes to see upwards of 30 cm of snow overnight

Motorists are seeing slushy roads with slippery sections south of 100 Mile House on Highway 97. Mel Mitchell photo
Tsilhqo’tin Nation Chiefs Russell Myers Ross (from left), Roy Stump, Tribal Chair Joe Alphonse, Otis Guichon Sr., Francis Laceese and Jimmy Lulua on the steps of the Parliament in Ottawa Monday. Loretta Williams photo

Prime Minister Trudeau formally exonerates Tsilhqot’in war chiefs

Under sunny skies six Tsilhqot’in chiefs anticipate an historical move on the part of the federal government

Tsilhqo’tin Nation Chiefs Russell Myers Ross (from left), Roy Stump, Tribal Chair Joe Alphonse, Otis Guichon Sr., Francis Laceese and Jimmy Lulua on the steps of the Parliament in Ottawa Monday. Loretta Williams photo
Health Canada raids B.C. store for illegal products

Health Canada raids B.C. store for illegal products

Owners say they practice alternate preventative medicine

Health Canada raids B.C. store for illegal products
Dexter greats Diane Walters in the Tim Hortons parking lot shortly after arriving back home in Williams Lake. Dexter escaped while the family was evacuated due to wildfires seven months ago. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Evacuated cat finds his way home seven months after B.C. wildfires

‘He just decided he was going on a holiday — an extended holiday’

Dexter greats Diane Walters in the Tim Hortons parking lot shortly after arriving back home in Williams Lake. Dexter escaped while the family was evacuated due to wildfires seven months ago. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
Police and firefighters survey the scene Tuesday morning following a house fire on the Sugar Cane Reserve. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Two B.C. First Nation communities mourning loss of teen in reserve house fire

Williams Lake First Nation chief releases statement on death of teen

Police and firefighters survey the scene Tuesday morning following a house fire on the Sugar Cane Reserve. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community

B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community

Emergency crews responded to a mobile home fire early Tuesday on the Williams Lake Indian Band’s Sugar Cane Reserve

B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community
Volunteers from Forest Grove load a truck full of food bound for Lac la Hache in the midst of this summer’s wildfires. Martina Dopf photo.

Above and Beyond awards program announced for everyday heroes of wildfire and floods

Nominations open for British Columbians until January.

Volunteers from Forest Grove load a truck full of food bound for Lac la Hache in the midst of this summer’s wildfires. Martina Dopf photo.
Off-road vehicle ban to be lifted Wednesday

Off-road vehicle ban to be lifted Wednesday

Area restrictions remain in effect around larger fires

Off-road vehicle ban to be lifted Wednesday
Rancher Ron Eden looks back towards flames while he and Gus Horn spend time behind the firelines looking for cattle. Both stayed behind in the Elephant Hill evacuation zone. Gus Horn photo.

In The Black: Rancher helps find cattle in Elephant Hill fire

‘There is nothing that won’t burn’

Rancher Ron Eden looks back towards flames while he and Gus Horn spend time behind the firelines looking for cattle. Both stayed behind in the Elephant Hill evacuation zone. Gus Horn photo.
Squirrel causes grass fire in 100 Mile House

Squirrel causes grass fire in 100 Mile House

The fire grew to several meters, stretching across a front and toward a house

Squirrel causes grass fire in 100 Mile House
Sophie (left) and Tad, two Maremma sheepdogs, stayed behind in the wildfire evacuation zone to look after their herd of sheep. Lynn Landry photo.

Dogs stick with sheep through wildfire

“If only they could talk”

Sophie (left) and Tad, two Maremma sheepdogs, stayed behind in the wildfire evacuation zone to look after their herd of sheep. Lynn Landry photo.
100 Mile House, July 22. Tara Sprickerhoff photos.

Evacuation order lifted for 100 Mile House and South Cariboo

The evacuation orders in the area have been downgraded to alerts

100 Mile House, July 22. Tara Sprickerhoff photos.
Jil Freeman, who has organized food banks throughout the South Cariboo, holds up a sign with messages from residents of Fort McMurray who have banded together to ship food to those in need. Now local governments are co-ordinating with Fort McMurray officials to bring residents home. Submitted photo.

UNDER EVACUATION: 100 Mile seeks advice from Fort McMurray

100 Mile House prepares its re-entry plan as the closest to return in Cariboo

Jil Freeman, who has organized food banks throughout the South Cariboo, holds up a sign with messages from residents of Fort McMurray who have banded together to ship food to those in need. Now local governments are co-ordinating with Fort McMurray officials to bring residents home. Submitted photo.
The remains of a home owned by Pauline Weigelt in the 108 Mile Ranch. Used with permission of the owner. Al Richmond photo.

CRD announces 41 homes lost to date in the Cariboo

Number likely to rise

The remains of a home owned by Pauline Weigelt in the 108 Mile Ranch. Used with permission of the owner. Al Richmond photo.
A smokey view of Canim Lake earlier this week. Martina Dopf photo.

CRD and 100 Mile begin evaluating safe return for evacuated residents

Evaluation of infrastructure and safety comes first

A smokey view of Canim Lake earlier this week. Martina Dopf photo.
“Stubborn farmers” working behind fire lines to protect homes, animals

“Stubborn farmers” working behind fire lines to protect homes, animals

“We’re going to keep fighting until we cant no more”

“Stubborn farmers” working behind fire lines to protect homes, animals