Coralee Oakes

Column: Mount Polley update

Ongoing testing at Quesnel Lake continue to show that water quality continues to meet provincial and federal drinking water guidelines.

Rebuilding together

It has been just over a week since the incident at the Mount Polley Mine site.

Celebrate B.C. Day at Cottonwood House

Summer is just flying by as we are fast approaching the August long weekend, B.C. Day.

Become an organ donor

Modern medicine is advancing so rapidly curing diseases and making strides to find cures for cancer and diabetes.

Discover B.C. parks

May long weekend is traditionally the kickoff to summer. Warmer weather, longer days and lots of sunshine are in our sights until September.

Celebrating 85 years

The snow didn’t keep hundreds of proud Williams Lake residents from coming out to celebrate the city's birthday.

Positive legislation moving forward

We are now more than halfway through the current Legislative session.

Community building

We are very lucky in the Cariboo to have so many wonderful community organizations that serve the people of our region.

Promise made, promise kept

Last week our government tabled our second consecutive balanced budget to the people of British Columbia.

A fresh start

The past few weeks have been busy. Being available to hear your voice is my first priority.

Resources our future

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 11th Annual Premiers BC Natural Resources Forum hosted by my colleague MLA Mike Morris.

Cariboo Family Day staycation

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, the kids are back at school, and things are finally getting back to a normal pace.

Rallying for our future

I was pleased to see business and industry leaders rally behind the New Prosperity Mine last week in Vancouver.

Remember road safety this winter

Winter has arrived and the changing weather can make driving a little more hazardous, so this is a great time to think about road safety.

Giving the gift of Christmas

Christmas holidays can be a stressful time. For those on a fixed income or working part-time, it may be difficult to get by.

Celebrate small business in Williams Lake this week

This week, from Oct. 20 to 26, is National Small Business Week across Canada, coinciding with Small Business Month here in B.C.

Celebrate the fruits of our farmers’ labour

This week, from Sept. 8-16, is the fourth annual Farmers Appreciation Week, which is being celebrated at farmers’ markets across B.C.

Join us for seniors open house

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, I’ll be holding a special open house for seniors, together with MP Dick Harris, at my new constituency office.

The northern opportunity

Last week, I had the chance to tour northwestern B.C. in my role as Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Art Walk brings out artistic side of WL

This Friday the Williams Lake Art Walk begins and it's a great opportunity to get to know some amazing artists.