Williams Lake Tribune welcomes new reporter / photographer to its newsroom – Williams Lake Tribune
Growing up in Williams Lake, fate brought Ruth Lloyd back to her hometown and landed her in the famous newsroom of the Williams Lake Grandstand.
“I look forward to sharing the stories of the diverse people and places of the Cariboo Chilcotin,” said Lloyd. “And get back to community journalism.”
Having worked and lived in beautiful Fort St. James for ten years, where she was a reporter / photographer / editor for the local community newspaper The Caledonian Courier for nearly four of them, it moved south just as the COVID-19 pandemic was setting in.
Lloyd said that after a year of working with the amazing Cane Archeology team, she decided it was time to resume her journalism training and returned to writing and photography.
She trained at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary to earn a journalism degree.
While at SAIT, she worked as a journalist and then as a scene editor for the student newspaper Emery Weal.
Prior to moving to Fort St. James, Lloyd spent 10 years at the Cariboo Fire Center, including eight years as an initial attack firefighter, and enjoyed traveling to remote areas of the region.
A well-traveled adventurer, Lloyd has spent time biking, hiking, trying to climb rocks and surf waves in various parts of the world, but the Cariboo-Chilcotin has always held a place in his heart. She and her partner enjoy mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and rock climbing in the area. Lloyd said she “tries to play hockey, even though I got there late in life, and I love the opportunity to try to improve my limited skills.”
Much of their free time is spent working in and around their home and meeting the needs and wants of their two furry babies, a rescue dog and an elderly three-legged cat.