1. Media Release - CoWL Stampede Incident

    City thankful for efforts of Stampede Association, RCMP, following Sunday rodeo incident

    The City of Williams Lake commends the efforts of the Williams Lake Stampede Association board of directors, its announcer and volunteers, medics and the Williams Lake RCMP for a quick and effective response. Read on...
  2. Media Release - Canada Day

    City Teaming Up With Williams Lake Farmers' Market to Host Canada Day Celebrations

    The City of Williams Lake is thrilled to help kick off Stampede weekend and celebrate the nation’s 155th birthday in the lakecity with a celebration and the return of its annual in-person Canada Day festivities. Read on...
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    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - June 21

    The City of Williams Lake Council Highlights from the June 21, 2022 Regular Meeting. Read on...
  4. media release cleaning up storm

    City Crews Cleaning Up After Storm Activity

    City of Williams Lake crews have been hard at work responding to the rapid accumulation of rain and hail from last night’s storm. Sweepers and loaders are currently cleaning and scraping affected roadways... Read on...
  5. Council Highlights - June 7 - Page 1

    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - June 7

    The pageantry of the Williams Lake Stampede Weekend was on full display during the Tuesday, June 7 City of Williams Lake Regular Council Meeting in the form of a presentation from a pair of vivid characters. Read on...
  6. Media Release - EOC Dam

    Water Levels at Historic Beaver Dam Site off South Lakeside Significantly Reduced

    The City of Williams Lake continues to see positive improvements in its efforts to reduce water levels at the site of a historic beaver dam high above Juniper Street off South Lakeside Drive. Read on...
  7. Media Release - Monitoring

    Emergency Operations Centre Continues to Monitor Increased Water Levels

    On June 2, 2022, the City of Williams Lake activated its Emergency Operations Centre at Level 1 (low risk) in response to an identified increased water load at a historic beaver dam site high above Juniper Street off South Lakeside Drive. Read on...
  8. Media Release - EOC Activation

    Emergency Operations Centre Activated in Response to Increased Water Levels

    The City of Williams Lake has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Level 1 in response to an identified increased water load at a historic beaver dam site. Read on...
  9. Media Release -Waterfront Enhancement Project

    City Seeking Public Feedback on Waterfront Enhancement Project

    The City of Williams Lake has launched a public survey seeking the community’s input as it works on conceptualizing a Waterfront Enhancement Plan for Williams Lake. Read on...
  10. Media Release - River Valley

    Williams Lake River Valley Targeted for Spring 2023 Reopening

    The City would like to remind the public that the Williams Lake River Valley remains closed from the Comer Street access to the Fraser River as repair and remediation work continues in the area following unprecedented flooding in the spring of 2020. Read on...
  11. Media Release - 50th Anniversary

    Williams Lake Stampede Song Reissued to Commemorate 50th Anniversary

    Not every small town can claim to have its very own song, but Williams Lake now has an updated version of its 50-plus-year-old tune in honour of the World Famous Williams Lake Stampede. Read on...
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    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - May 24

    RCMP crime report, prolific offenders, National Indigenous Peoples Day Parade and Stampede all topics of discussion during the Tuesday, May 24 Regular Council Meeting. Read on...
  13. Media Release - Participaction

    Celebrate ParticipACTION with “Community Better Challenge” June 1-30

    The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex and City of Williams Lake are encouraging residents to get active this June as we compete in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. Read on...
  14. Media Release -Mud Puddle

    Mud Puddle Trail Run Set to Blaze New Path in Williams Lake

    The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex is blazing trail this spring hosting a brand new cross-country run for the entire family in Williams Lake on Saturday, May 28. Read on...
  15. Media Release - LGAW and PWW

    City Celebrates Local Government Awareness Week and Public Works Week

    The City of Williams Lake will be celebrating both ‘Local Government Awareness Week’ and ‘Public Works Week’ from May 15-21, 2022. Read on...
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    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - May 10

    Council awarded a contract for bridge retrieval and removal in the Williams Lake River Valley to Quality Excavating for a cost of $51,500. Read on...
  17. Media Release - Bike Rodeo

    Annual Bike Rodeo Ready to Ride on Sunday, May 15

    The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex is excited to announce that the Bike Rodeo is back in motion for 2022! Read on...
  18. Media Release -Event Hosting 2022 May

    City Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Event Hosting Grant

    The City of Williams Lake is now accepting applications for its May intake of a semiannual Event Hosting Grant. Read on...
  19. Media Release -Emergency Preparedness Week

    City Celebrates Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7

    The City of Williams Lake is celebrating Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7, and encourages residents to participate. Read on...
  20. Council Highlights - April 26 - Page 1

    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - April 26

    The City of Williams Lake's 2021 Financial Statements and independent Auditor's Report showed positive signs for the municipality. Read on...
  21. Media Release - Boil Water Lifted

    Boil Water Advisory for Golf Course, Westridge, and Hodgson Road Lifted

    The City of Williams Lake, in conjunction with Interior Health, is lifting a precautionary boil water advisory for Zone 2 of the City’s west side water distribution system. Read on...
  22. Media Release - Financial Plan Bylaw (1)

    Council Approves Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw

    City of Williams Lake Council approved the 2022-2026 Financial Plan Bylaw at its Regular Meeting Tuesday, April 26. Read on...
  23. Media Release - Golden Buckle Hunt (1)

    Golden Buckle Hunt Returns for Second Year

    The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex’s wildly popular Golden Buckle Hunt is coming back for a second installment this May. Read on...
  24. Media Release - Boil Water Advisory

    Boil Water Advisory Issued for Golf Course, Westridge and Hodgson Road

    The City of Williams Lake, in conjunction with Interior Health, is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory for the golf course, Westridge and Hodgson Road areas. Read on...
  25. Media Release - Poplar Glade Site

    City Plans Bid to Redevelop Property at Former Poplar Glade Site

    The City of Williams Lake is excited to announce its plans to bid on the vacant former Poplar Glade property on Eleventh Avenue, following School District 27’s request for offers earlier this month. Read on...
  26. Media Release - Street Lights

    BC Hydro Set to Begin Switch to Energy-Efficient Street Lights in Williams Lake

    The City of Williams Lake would like to inform residents of an upcoming street light replacement project being undertaken by BC Hydro in the community from April 19 to May 31. Read on...
  27. Media Release - Strong Winds

    Strong winds forecasted across Cariboo Fire Centre

    Strong winds are continuing to sweep across the Cariboo Fire Centre today (Friday, April 8) and the BC Wildfire Service is urging members of the public and industry personnel to exercise extreme caution. Read on...
  28. Media Release - Prescribed Burn Follow (1)

    Prescribed Burn a Success

    A prescribed burn held in Williams Lake on Wednesday, April 6 between Country Club Boulevard and Westridge to help reduce the threat of wildfire to the community was a success. Read on...
  29. Council Highlights - April 5 - Page 1

    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - April 5

    Council awarded the 2022 pavement marking contract to Andesite Holdings DBA Yellowhead Pavement Marking Inc. for the price of $139,921.24. Read on...
  30. Media Release - Prescribed BUrn

    Prescribed Burn Scheduled to Begin This Week

    To help reduce the threat of wildfire, the City of Williams Lake, in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service, will commence spring burning activities this week within City limits, weather permitting. Read on...
  31. Media Release - Water Main Hodgson (1)

    Water Main Installation Work to Start Early April at Hodgson Road

    The City of Williams Lake will commence water main upgrade work early next week on Hodgson Road in the vicinity of Terra Ridge and Wotzke Drive. Read on...
  32. Media Release - Trudeau Visit to WLFN

    City's Thoughts with First Nations during Prime Minister's Visit

    With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visiting Williams Lake First Nation today to discuss the first phase of results from the St. Joseph’s Mission investigation, the City of Williams Lake’s thoughts continue to be with our Indigenous neighbours. Read on...
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    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - March 22

    Lakers Car Club member Wayne Potter provided a presentation to Council highlighting the return of the club's annual Spring Roundup following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
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    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - March 8

    Dust off your boots and grab your cowboy hats. The Williams Lake Stampede will return in 2022, said Williams Lake Stampede Association President Court Smith during Tuesday's City Council Meeting. Read on...
  35. Media Release - Business Facade

    Applications Now Open for 2022 Business Façade Improvement Program

    Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) has approved the City of Williams Lake's application for a $20,000 Business Façade Improvement Program grant for another year. Read on...
  36. Media Release - FireSmartOpen House

    City to Host FireSmart Information Open House on March 3

    The City of Williams Lake invites residents to an Open House on upcoming planned activities to reduce the threat of potential forest fires. It will be held this Thursday, March 3 from 4 pm to 8 pm in the Gibraltar Room. Read on...
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    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - February 22

    Williams Lake Association for Community Living representatives Stefan Hoelzler and Tammy Fisher attended the Tuesday, February 22 Council Meeting to accept an Accessibility Award of Merit. Read on...
  38. Media Release - Fireworks Postponed (1)

    Family Day Events a 'Go' - Fireworks Postponed

    Due to unforeseen circumstances and icy conditions at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds, the City has made the decision to cancel its Family Day fireworks. Read on...
  39. Council Highlights - Media Release - Feb 8

    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - February 8

    The Scout Island Nature House received the City of Williams Lake Accessibility Award of Merit during the Regular Council meeting held Tuesday night, February 8. Read on...
  40. Media Release - Family Day Festivities

    Family Day Weekend Celebrations to run over two days in Williams Lake

    This Family Day weekend, residents are invited to take part in exciting activities including the first ever ‘Bring the Fam Rail Jam’ in Williams Lake. Read on...
  41. Media Release - Paid On-Call Firefighter

    City Seeks to Increase Paid On-Call Firefighter Membership

    The City of Williams Lake Fire Department is currently accepting applications for paid on-call firefighters to help provide a critical service to residents. Read on...
  42. Jan 25 - Page 1

    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - January 25

    Following a presentation from concerned Northern BC resident Darcy Repen regarding ICBC's historical and continuing rate disparity Read on...
  43. Media Release - IH - Booster Program

    Interior Health Expanding Clinic Availability for Booster Program

    Interior Health is expanding COVID-19 immunization clinic capacity throughout the region to make it easier for more people to get their booster dose as soon as they are eligible Read on...
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    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - January 11

    The City of Williams Lake's 2022 Family Day Celebration is receiving a bit of a boost. Read on...
  45. 220105-CoWL-HousingIncentiveProgram

    Housing Incentive Program Cheque Presented to Local Developer

    A local developer will be receiving a reimbursement for building costs associated with a new multi-family development in Williams Lake. Read on...
  46. Media Release - Williams Lake Endowment Fund Donation

    City of Williams Lake Receives Substantial Donation to the Williams Lake Endowment Fund

    The celebratory bell at the Prince George Community Foundation rang last week on behalf of the City of Williams Lake, as a $50,000 donation from an anonymous lake city resident was received. Read on...
  47. Media Release CMRC

    Updated Restrictions at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex

    As per the new order from the Provincial Health Officer, the City has updated restrictions at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex (CMRC). Read on...
  48. Media Release - Evacuation Order Rescinded (1)

    Evacuation Order Lifted for Remaining Green Acres Mobile Home Park Properties

    The City of Williams Lake has lifted an evacuation order for residents living in two properties at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Williams Lake as of 2 pm today, December 14, 2021 Read on...
  49. COVID Hardship Grant Applications Open - 2021-22-web

    City Accepting Applications for COVID Hardship Grants

    The City of Williams Lake is offering 20 grants in the amount of $1,250 each for non-profit community organizations that have experienced hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
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    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - December 7

    Council unanimously supported a decision to reallocate remainingfunds from the COVID Safe Restart Grant for the following uses: Read on...
  51. Media Release - Fire Department Food Drive

    Fire Department Collecting Donations for Food Bank on December 7, 2021

    As the holiday season approaches, the Williams Lake Fire Department is once again conducting a food drive to collect non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army Food Bank Read on...
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    City Hall and Complex accepting food drive donations starting December 1, 2021

    Following the success of last year’s food drive, the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex has joined forces with other City of Williams Lake staff to help spread some holiday cheer in the form of food donations for those in need this season Read on...
  53. Council Highlights - November 23 Page 1

    City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - November 23

    Council proclaimed December 1 to 10, 2021 as the 'Purple Ribbon Campaign' in the City of Williams Lake following a presentation from Women's Contact Society Executive Director Irene Willsie. Read on...
  54. CovidSurvey

    COVID Pandemic Impact Survey Launched by Social Planning Council and City of Williams Lake

    The survey is online, completely anonymous and does not collect any identifying information. It is available online on both the City’s and Social Planning Council’s websites. Read on...
  55. CoWL - Media Release

    Mayor Walt Cobb Issues Statement on Continued Role as Mayor

    Mayor Walt Cobb has shared the following statement: Read on...
  56. City Implements Mandatory Vaccines

    City of Williams Lake Implements Mandatory Vaccine Policy

    Effective January 14, 2022, all City of Williams Lake employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must provide proof of vaccination Read on...
  57. Position - Media Release

    Council Responds to WLFN's Request for Clarification of its Position on Residential Schools

    At its Regular meeting on November 2, 2021, City of Williams Lake Council responded to correspondence from Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars critical of a recent social media post shared by Mayor Walt Cobb. Read on...
  58. Event Hosting - Media Release

    City Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Event Hosting Grant

    The City of Williams Lake is now accepting applications for its November intake of a semiannual Event Hosting Grant Read on...
  59. Media Release - Expand Lake Harvester Permit

    City Urges Province to Expand Lake Harvester Permit

    On October 18, 2021, the aquatic vegetation harvester was put into action by City of Williams Lake’s certified operators in Williams Lake Read on...
  60. Media Release - Evacuation Order Issued

    Evacuation Order issued for Some Residents of Green Acres Trailer Park

    On September 28, 2021, the City of Williams Lake activated its Emergency Operations Centre at Level 2 in response to land slippage in the vicinity of Frizzi Road and North Mackenzie Avenue North. Read on...
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