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Posted on: May 16, 2022

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

Media Release -Mud Puddle

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.

Located on the Fox Mountain Trail Network with a starting point at the Mason Road parking...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

City Celebrates Local Government Awareness Week and Public Works Week

Media Release - LGAW and PWW

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

Local governments contribute to many aspects of our daily lives, including waste and ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - May 10

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River Valley bridge retrieval and removal contract awarded to Quality Excavating

Council awarded a contract for bridge retrieval and removal in the Williams Lake River Valley to Quality Excavating for a cost of $51,500. The City's share of the cos...

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City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - May 10 News Flash
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Annual Bike Rodeo Ready to Ride on Sunday, May 15

Media Release - Bike Rodeo

The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex is excited to announce that the Bike Rodeo is back in motion for 2022!

While the COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on the popular bike safety event in 2020, then deflated its tires slightly in 2021 with a scaled down ...

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Bike Rodeo Ready to Ride on Sunday, May 15 News Flash
Posted on: May 4, 2022

City Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Event Hosting Grant

Media Release -Event Hosting 2022 May

The City of Williams Lake is now accepting applications for its May intake of a semiannual Event Hosting Grant.

The Event Hosting Grant was introduced in 2011 to provide stimulus and seed money to assist local non-profit organizations to bid, host, develop...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

City Celebrates Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7

Media Release -Emergency Preparedness Week

The City of Williams Lake is celebrating Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7, and encourages residents to participate.  

Each day throughout the week, the City will be sharing vital interactive tips and procedures on Facebook, Twitter and the City...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - April 26

Council Highlights - April 26 - Page 1

Annual financial audit yields positive results

The City of Williams Lake's 2021 Financial Statements and independent Auditor's Report showed positive signs for the municipality. 

During a presentation to Council, the independent a...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

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

Media Release - Boil Water 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.

The boil water advisory was originally issued on April 21, 2022 and affec...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Council Approves Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw

Media Release - Financial Plan Bylaw (1)

City of Williams Lake Council approved the 2022-2026 Financial Plan Bylaw at its Regular Meeting Tuesday, April 26 outlining operating expenses, proposed funding sources and anticipated revenues for capital and operational programs over the next five year...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Golden Buckle Hunt Returns for Second Year

Media Release - Golden Buckle Hunt (1)

The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex’s wildly popular Golden Buckle Hunt is coming back for a second installment this May.

The Golden Buckle Hunt was created in 2021 with a goal to encourage residents to get outdoors exploring the region&r...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

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

Media Release - Boil Water Advisory

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.

Affected areas include the entire Westridge and golf course subdivisions, properties on Ho...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

City Plans Bid to Redevelop Property at Former Poplar Glade Site

Media Release - 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.

If successful, the City’s focus is on...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

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

Media Release - Street Lights

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.

The project will see the replacement of all BC Hydro high pressure sodium (HPS) ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Strong winds forecasted across Cariboo Fire Centre

Media Release - Strong Winds

Courtesy of the BC Wildfire Service:

WILLIAMS LAKE - Strong winds are forecasted to sweep across the Cariboo Fire Centre today and the BC Wildfire Service is urging members of the public and industry personnel to exercise extreme caution when conducting an...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Prescribed Burn a Success

Media Release - Prescribed Burn Follow (1)

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.

The City of Williams Lake would like to express its appreciation for a safe and...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - April 5

Council Highlights - April 5 - Page 1

Council awards contract for pavement marking

Council awarded the 2022 pavementmarking contract to Andesite Holdings DBA Yellowhead PavementMarking Inc. for the price of $139,921.24.

The cost came in nearly $20,000 over the $120,000 in the proposed budget fo...

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City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - April 5 News Flash
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Prescribed Burn Scheduled to Begin This Week

Media Release - Prescribed BUrn

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.

The prescribed burn area is located between Country Clu...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Water Main Installation Work to Start Early April at Hodgson Road

Media Release - Water Main Hodgson (1)

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.

The project is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete.

“Periods of street closures, detours, del...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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

Media Release - Trudeau Visit to WLFN

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller 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&rsq...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - March 22

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Lakers Car Club gearing up for return of Spring Roundup

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.

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - March 8

March 8 - page 1

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.

"COVID was tough on all of us, so we'...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Applications Now Open for 2022 Business Façade Improvement Program

Media Release - Business Facade

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. 

The funds will be delivered through a local Business F...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

City to Host FireSmart Information Open House on March 3

Media Release - FireSmartOpen House

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

In the early spring of 2022, fuel red...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - February 22

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Accessibility Award of Merit issued to WL Association for Community Living

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...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Family Day Events a 'Go' - Fireworks Postponed

Media Release - Fireworks Postponed (1)

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 scheduled for the evening of Monday, February 21. The fireworks will be rescheduled for another dat...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - February 8

Council Highlights - Media Release - Feb 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.

Mayor Walt Cobb and Council commended the work of Scout Island Nature Centre volunteers, whose ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

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

Media Release - Family Day Festivities

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 on Sunday, February 20, followed on Monday with snow-themed activities in Kiwanis Par...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

City Seeks to Increase Paid On-Call Firefighter Membership

Media Release - Paid On-Call Firefighter

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

Fire Chief Erick Peterson encourages anyone who is motivated, physically fit and over the age of 19...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - January 25

Jan 25 - Page 1

Council to advocate on ICBC rate disparity

Following a presentation from concerned Northern BC resident Darcy Repen regarding ICBC's historical and continuing rate disparity for basic insurance policy holders in B.C.'s non-urban ICBC rate...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Interior Health Expanding Clinic Availability for Booster Program

Media Release - IH - Booster Program

Courtesy of Interior Health:

IH WIDE – 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.

This month, larger immunizati...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - January 11

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Council endorses expanded Family Day celebrations planned for Williams Lake

The City of Williams Lake's 2022 Family Day Celebration is receiving a bit of a boost. 

During its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 11, Council approved up to $...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Housing Incentive Program Cheque Presented to Local Developer

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A local developer will be receiving a reimbursement for building costs associated with a new multi-family development in Williams Lake.

The Housing Incentive Program, launched by Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) in 2019, is aimed at creating de...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

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

Media Release - Williams Lake Endowment Fund Donation

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. 

The City established the Williams Lake Endowment Fund t...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Updated Restrictions at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex

Media Release CMRC

Here is a summary of the current restrictions for December 22, 2021 at Midnight to January 18, 2022: 

  • • No sport tournaments from December 20, 2021 to January 31, 2022 
  • • Proof of Vaccination must be scanned to ensure authenticity;&nbs...
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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Evacuation Order Lifted for Remaining Green Acres Mobile Home Park Properties

Media Release - Evacuation Order Rescinded (1)

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. The evacuation alert issued for the Park has also been rescinded, as ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

City Accepting Applications for COVID Hardship Grants

COVID Hardship Grant Applications Open - 2021-22-web

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. To be considered, non-profit organizations must be located within or d...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - December 7

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COUNCIL REALLOCATES COVID SAFE RESTART GRANT FUNDS

Council unanimously supported a decision to reallocate remaining funds from the COVID Safe Restart Grant for the following uses:

  • To provide 50% Business License Fee Relief in 2022 (estimated at $80,000).&am...
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Posted on: December 3, 2021

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

Media Release - Fire Department Food Drive

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.

From 6 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, December 7th, WLFD members will go door to door i...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

City Hall and Complex accepting food drive donations starting December 1, 2021

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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.

As th...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - November 23

Council Highlights - November 23 Page 1

COUNCIL PROCLAIMS PURPLE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

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 Willsi...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

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

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The Social Planning Council of Williams Lake and Area and the Community Well-being and Safety Plan Initiative sponsored by the City of Williams Lake have partnered to gather input on the impacts of the pandemic on citizens of Williams Lake and the surroun...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Mayor Walt Cobb Issues Statement on Continued Role as Mayor

CoWL - Media Release

Following City of Williams Lake Council’s response at its Regular Meeting of November 2, 2021 to correspondence from Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars critical of a social media post shared by Mayor Walt Cobb titled ‘Resi...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

City of Williams Lake Implements Mandatory Vaccine Policy

City Implements Mandatory Vaccines

Effective January 14, 2022, all City of Williams Lake employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must provide proof of vaccination, unless they have an approved accommodation under the provisions of the Human Rights Code of BC. To ensure a sa...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

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

Position - Media Release

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 on Friday, October 29 titled ‘Resid...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

City Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Event Hosting Grant

Event Hosting - Media Release

The City of Williams Lake is now accepting applications for its November intake of a semiannual Event Hosting Grant.

The Event Hosting Grant was introduced in 2011 to provide stimulus and seed money to assist local, non-profit organizations to bid, host, d...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

City Urges Province to Expand Lake Harvester Permit

Media Release - 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, accompanied by a professional biologist to monitor for the western painted turtle and other aquatic life. ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Evacuation Order issued for Some Residents of Green Acres Trailer Park

Media Release - Evacuation Order Issued

(PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 29, 2021)

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. The slide exposed a section of sani...

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