Council accepting applications for Accessibility Advisory Committee

The City of Williams Lake is currently accepting applications for positions on the Accessibility Advisory Committee.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee’s mission is to remove physical and social barriers so that persons with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community life. Members are appointed for a one year term.


Applications must include name, address, home and work telephone numbers, together with an outline of the reasons for your interest in serving on the committee. A Striking Committee of Council will consider all applications.

The application deadline is March 2, 2018. To submit your application, or for more information about advisory committees, contact Cindy Bouchard, Director of Legislative Services, at 250-392-1773 or

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Accessibility Award of Merit Nominations Open

The City of Williams Lake believes that public awareness about physical and attitudinal barriers will help improve the quality of life for all disabled persons, giving them the opportunity to participate in all aspects of community life.

The mission of the City of Williams Lake Accessibility Advisory Committee is to remove physical and social barriers that impede the full participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects ...

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Thanks to Councillor Sue Zacharias for this video of the Williams Lake Community Band!
July 22nd- Message from Mayor Cobb
July 23rd Message from Mayor Cobb

Snow Removal around Fire Hydrants

The Williams Lake Fire Department is asking all homeowners not to deposit excess snow around fire hydrants.

City crews are currently in the process of clearing around hydrants in the industrial and downtown areas.


If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact Deputy Fire Chief Rob Warnock at (250) 392-1778 or

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GARBAGE/RECYCLING COLLECTION REMINDER - Please note that collection for the week of February 12th will be moved ahead one day due to the Family Day holiday. For example, if your collection day is usually Tuesday, pick up will be Wednesday. Thank you!

City crews are hard at work finishing the cleanup of the downtown core. Snow removal will be commencing tonight, and residential areas will be addressed once the downtown has been completed. Crews will be working through the weekend. The public can assist by parking off the street so plows can access the entire roadway. A reminder to please put recycling/garbage carts out at 7 am on the collection day, and remove the same day. Stay safe everyone!

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A video update from Mayor Cobb!

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An update with Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb from his home overlooking the Stampede Grounds

Residential Snow Removal

The City of Williams Lake is asking for the public’s assistance during this time of heavy snow fall by not parking vehicles along the side of the roads during snow clearing operations, so that plows can access the entire roadway. Vehicles impeding snow removal may be subjected to towing.

As garbage and recycling carts also impede snow removal, do not put your cart out on the curb the night before. Please place your cart on the curb by 7:00 am on your... collection day and pull away from the curb after collection.

There will be snow removal crews working throughout the weekend. We thank residents for their patience and understanding as we continue to address the large volume of snow.

For more information, contact:
Matt Sutherland, Streets Foreman
(250) 392-1784

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GARBAGE/RECYCLING COLLECTION - Please note that collection for the week of February 12th will be moved ahead one day due to the Family Day holiday. For example, if your collection day is usually Tuesday, pick up will be Wednesday. Thank you!

City Snow Removal

With the large amount of recent snowfall, the City’s road crews have been working hard to address snow removal. All equipment is running full-time, and by Monday evening crews will address laneways, roads, parking lots, and sidewalks.

With 20-25 cm of snow expected to fall through Thursday, crews will continue to prioritize snow removal. Parking lanes in front of businesses will be addressed on Thursday, with ongoing snow blowing scheduled to begin on Thursd...ay night.

The City asks for the public’s patience as we continue to address the large volume of snow. Please expect some delays in residential snow removal.

For more information, contact:
Matt Sutherland, Streets Foreman
(250) 392-1784

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Fire Fighters Wanted

The City of Williams Lake Fire Department is currently accepting applications for paid on-call fire fighters. If you are motivated, physically fit and over the age of 19, you may have a future in fire fighting! Applicants must live within the Williams Lake Fire Protection District.

An information session will be held at the Williams Lake Fire Hall, located at 230 Hodgson Road on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7 pm, where selection criteria will be reviewe...d and application forms will be available.

For more information, contact the Fire Department at 250-392-4321 or visit the City of Williams Lake website at to view or download the information booklet, which may answer some questions prior to attending the information session.

Applications close on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

For more information, contact:
Des Webster, Fire Chief

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City Launches Interactive Budget Consultation Tool

The City of Williams Lake is currently preparing its 2018 budget and 2018-2022 Financial Plan, and encourages residents to provide their feedback by using a new, interactive online budgeting simulator.

This year, in addition to seeking feedback at Council meetings, the City has expanded its public engagement platform by launching this interactive tool. Residents can see how their property tax dollars are planned to be spent ...and provide valuable input on how they would like to see funds allocated to services and programs in our community.

The interactive online budget simulator can be found on the City’s website at

Any questions related to the City’s budget can be directed to the Finance Department at 250-392-2311.

For more information, contact:
Vitali Kozubenko, Chief Financial Officer

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The City of Williams Lake invites you to use this interactive budget simulator to help us understand your priorities and provide feedback on various municipal services.

While you're enjoying the Hometown Hockey Festivities this weekend, come on down to the City of Williams Lake's Outdoor Community Rink at Kiwanis Park by the Complex!

Outdoor skating rink scheduled to open Friday, Dec. 29 in preparation for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Nothing quite says hometown hockey like an outdoor skating rink.

Sidewalk Snow Removal

As our snowy winter weather persists, the City of Williams Lake Bylaw Department wishes to remind all residents that City policy requires that snow be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall. Not clearing sidewalks may result in a $100 fine. Residents are encouraged to ensure that sidewalks adjacent to their property are kept free of ice and snow accumulations, and to offer assistance to any neighbours that may be in need.

For more informati...on, contact:

Brendan Foote, Senior Bylaw Officer
(250) 392-4321

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"If you are a referee, or a young peewee girl bound on making it to the Olympics, come and tell me because I will want to know," said Ron MacLean, referring to ...when he will be in Williams Lake on Sunday.
Listen to a telephone interview with Ron MacLean, by Tribune reporter Monica Lamb Yorski and Editor Angie Mindus, audible on computer.

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Ron MacLean will make his first-ever visit to Williams Lake this Sunday when he and Tara Slone cohost the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour.
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Time to lace up those skates and hit the ice as Rogers Hometown Hockey comes to Williams Lake this weekend!

Check out all the fun festivities taking place at O...liver St and 3rd Ave starting at noon on January 5th, 6th and 7th. Join broadcast hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Stone to help kick off the viewing party for the Vancouver Canucks and Canadiens de Montréal game on Sunday. There's also a meet-and-greet opportunity with NHL alum Kirk McLean.

Don't miss out on the free hockey-themed weekend, which will feature games, prize giveaways, fun activities, and live local entertainment for the whole family!

Love Williams Lake #nhl #hometownhockey

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Join us Friday, January 5th for the the Rogers Hometown Hockey Pep Rally including the Hockey Circus Show with Paz. This free event will take place at 10:30am in the Gibraltar Room. Please come out and kick off this awesome Rogers Hometown Hockey Weekend.

The Hockey Circus Show is the ultimate hockey tribute show. Three periods of family friendly comedic hockey circus action in one "arena" rocking performance....