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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 17, 2021

City of Williams Lake and Prince George Community Foundation Establish $100,000 Endowment Fund

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City of Williams Lake and Prince George Community Foundation Establish $100,000 Endowment Fund

The City of Williams Lake is pleased to announce the establishment of an Endowment Fund to provide additional grant funding from the municipality to the communit...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Returning Live to Williams Lake

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The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming back, live, to Williams Lake on Wednesday, December 1.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of...

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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 8, 2021

Air Quality Monitors Installed at Strategic City Locations

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Williams Lake City Hall is one of 10 strategic locations selected to host new air monitoring stations in the community.

The project is being undertaken by Scout Island Nature Centre with the support of the Ministry of Environment, along with Pinnacle Pelle...

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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

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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

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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 23, 2021

Evacuation Order Partially Lifted at Green Acres Mobile Home Park

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Evacuation Order Partially Lifted at Green Acres Mobile Home Park

 

The City of Williams Lake has partially lifted an evacuation order for residents living in four properties at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Williams Lake as of noon today, Oc...

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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

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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 20, 2021

City of Williams Lake Council Highlights - October 19

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UPDATE ON SUCCESS OF PARADISE CINEMAS COVID-19 DROP-IN CLINICS

Williams Lake resident Massimo Calabrese provided Council with an update on Interior Health Authority's drop-in vaccination clinics being held at Paradise Cinemas.

Along with noting the...

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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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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Residents Embrace Fall Season with 6th Annual Harvest Walk, Run and Bike

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Upwards of 80 residents of all ages walked, ran and rode through Williams Lake on Sunday, October 17, 2021 for the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex’s Sixth Annual Harvest Walk, Run and Bike event.

Some tested their endurance and running speed ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Sign up for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System

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Sign up for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System

With only 25 percent of the region’s population registered for emergency notifications, the local governments within the Cariboo region have announced May 17-21, 2021, as a sign-up w...

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