Angie Mindus

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
The July 7 firestorm threatened the rural community of 150 Mile House. (Angie Mindus photo)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Williams Lake

PM and other dignitaries to pay a visit to Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, fire fighters and staff at Cariboo Fire Centre Monday, July 31

The July 7 firestorm threatened the rural community of 150 Mile House. (Angie Mindus photo)
Officials lifted the evacuation order for the city of Williams Lake and many rural areas Thursday, July 27. Several neighbourhoods within the Cariboo Regional District remain under an evacuation order due to threat of wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)

Officials caution Williams Lake evacuees to consider risks before returning home

Evacuation order lifted for city of Williams Lake and some rural areas

Officials lifted the evacuation order for the city of Williams Lake and many rural areas Thursday, July 27. Several neighbourhoods within the Cariboo Regional District remain under an evacuation order due to threat of wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)
Williams Lakers finally allowed home after wildfire

Williams Lakers finally allowed home after wildfire

Residents return nearly two weeks after blaze prompted evacuation order

Williams Lakers finally allowed home after wildfire
Williams Lake Resiliency Centre readies for evacuees

Williams Lake Resiliency Centre readies for evacuees

Red Cross, Service Canada, Insurance Bureau of Canada all part of “one-stop care” in Boitanio Mall

Williams Lake Resiliency Centre readies for evacuees
Williams Lake hopes to reopen city soon, says mayor

Williams Lake hopes to reopen city soon, says mayor

RCMP and Canadian Armed Forces keep city secure

Williams Lake hopes to reopen city soon, says mayor
It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long

It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long

Emergency personnel are getting some short-term relief as rain falls in Williams Lake

It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long
Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo

Riske Creek ranchers go it alone in fight against dangerous wildfire

Hanceville-Riske Creek fire crests ridge at Farwell Canyon Road

Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo
Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community

Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community

Redstone Gas Bar remains open to service Chilcotin

Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community
White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

Streets of Williams Lake mostly empty

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now
Travellers had to drive through a forest fire at Riske Creek Saturday to get back to Williams Lake, which was also surrounded by wildfires. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Thousands evacuate Williams Lake by school bus

Multiple fires are raging out of control in the Cariboo

Travellers had to drive through a forest fire at Riske Creek Saturday to get back to Williams Lake, which was also surrounded by wildfires. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
Chief Joe Alphonse working on the logistics of running a band office within an evacuated area.

VIDEO: Anaham residents find strength in fighting fires

Members rally to help themselves and the broader Chilcotin community

Chief Joe Alphonse working on the logistics of running a band office within an evacuated area.
Utility arborists work in a section of burned out forest near 150 Mile House Monday, where fire crews have made good progress keeping fires away from residential areas. Angie Mindus photo

VIDEO: BC wildfire service “optimistic” about 150 mile fire

Crews also make progress on fire west of Williams Lake

Utility arborists work in a section of burned out forest near 150 Mile House Monday, where fire crews have made good progress keeping fires away from residential areas. Angie Mindus photo
Anaham residents Cecil Grinder and Clayton Stump load up their vehicle with food and emergency supplies in Williams Lake Sunday evening with plans to take it back to community members in the evacuation zone in the Chilcotin.

‘We have to try and save our homes’: Tl’etinqox First Nation

The members are gathering at the Anaham Band office to serve food and water as they wait it out

Anaham residents Cecil Grinder and Clayton Stump load up their vehicle with food and emergency supplies in Williams Lake Sunday evening with plans to take it back to community members in the evacuation zone in the Chilcotin.