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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

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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Media Release - Evacuation Order Rescinded (1)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 14, 2021

Rink Two at Complex to Transform into Cariboo Winterland

Cariboo Winterland Schedule

For two weeks, rink two at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex will be transformed into a Cariboo Winterland.

From Sunday, December 19 to Saturday, January 2, all public skating including Family, Everyone Welcome and Parent and Tot on Ice will take pla...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

City Accepting Applications for COVID Hardship Grants

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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

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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

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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 27, 2021

Dog Creek Road Maintenance Works to be Undertaken on October 28th

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The City of Williams Lake will be undertaking maintenance works on Dog Creek Road as of 8 am Thursday morning. A contractor will be on site with an excavator, along with City crews and trucks.

Rob Warnock, Director of Municipal Services, said crews will be...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Tesla Superchargers Now Open at Prosperity Ridge in Williams Lake

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Following more than five months of construction, eight new Tesla Supercharger stalls are now open at the Prosperity Ridge Shopping Centre in Williams Lake.

The Supercharger station has been installed near the centre of the parking lot, with amenities withi...

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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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Posted on: October 19, 2021

City of Williams Lake Hires New Director of Community Services

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The City of Williams Lake is pleased to announce the hiring of Stacey Miranda as the City’s Director of Community Services.

Stacey brings with her over 20 years of senior management experience with recreation facilities, along with a broad knowle...

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