Carole Rooney

CRD to celebrate 50th anniversary of incorporation

CRD to celebrate 50th anniversary of incorporation

This summer marks the formation of the regional district back in July 1968

CRD to celebrate 50th anniversary of incorporation
Leah Kramer, left, and Shelly Durand prepared to display a poster at the Country Pedlar on Jan. 15 to held promote the Interlakes Outhouse Races and Ice Sculpture competition happening on Feb. 11. She has since moved on to organize other Interlakes events, the races were originally Durand’s brainchild, who says she wouldn’t have been able to do it without her two helpful staff members, Kramer, and Dee Sullivan (not shown). Carole Rooney photo.

Behind some of the Interlakes events added in recent years

From Outhouse races to Music at the Lakes

Leah Kramer, left, and Shelly Durand prepared to display a poster at the Country Pedlar on Jan. 15 to held promote the Interlakes Outhouse Races and Ice Sculpture competition happening on Feb. 11. She has since moved on to organize other Interlakes events, the races were originally Durand’s brainchild, who says she wouldn’t have been able to do it without her two helpful staff members, Kramer, and Dee Sullivan (not shown). Carole Rooney photo.
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett encourages folks needing wildfire recovery help, whether you are frustrated with forms and delays or you have yet to apply, to come to her constituency office for help and advocacy efforts on your behalf. Carole Rooney photo.

MLA offers assistance in wildfire recovery

Donna Barnett encourages community to stop by her office for help

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett encourages folks needing wildfire recovery help, whether you are frustrated with forms and delays or you have yet to apply, to come to her constituency office for help and advocacy efforts on your behalf. Carole Rooney photo.
Do you support the provincial government’s proposal to cut hunting mule deer bucks to one per year in this and many other BC Interior regions?
Do you support the provincial government’s proposal to cut hunting mule deer bucks to one per year in this and many other BC Interior regions?
South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce executive director Shelly Morton, left, joined District of 100 Mile House economic development and planning director Joanne Doddridge in organizing the second annual business walk on Nov. 29, 2017, for which the summary report has now been released. Carole Rooney photo.

Business Walk summary surprises mayor

Mitch Campsall points to positivity, shopping locally to maintain community

South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce executive director Shelly Morton, left, joined District of 100 Mile House economic development and planning director Joanne Doddridge in organizing the second annual business walk on Nov. 29, 2017, for which the summary report has now been released. Carole Rooney photo.
100 Mile House Food Bank office manager Jennifer Tanner, left, and volunteer Bernice Williams display just one of many freezers full of perishables now donated, from meat, poultry and fish to vegetables, on Jan. 15. This is also thanks to Tanner starting up a food recovery program under new legislation allowing it, as well as some funding. Carole Rooney photo.

Foodbank fed 504 people with a total of 13,806 pounds over holidays

‘It was a great success thanks to the community’

100 Mile House Food Bank office manager Jennifer Tanner, left, and volunteer Bernice Williams display just one of many freezers full of perishables now donated, from meat, poultry and fish to vegetables, on Jan. 15. This is also thanks to Tanner starting up a food recovery program under new legislation allowing it, as well as some funding. Carole Rooney photo.
A mule deer buck near Nolan Lake in 2012. Carole Rooney photo.

Reductions proposed to mule deer hunt

Comment now if you have concerns as the deadline is Jan. 19

A mule deer buck near Nolan Lake in 2012. Carole Rooney photo.
Maureen Pinkney invites Cariboo crafters from woodcarvers or quilters to soap makers or painters, and everyone in between, to her indoor, year-round market opening Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. as of Jan. 18 on Birch Ave. at Second Street. Carole Rooney photo.

Crafter’s Market opens in downtown 100 Mile House

Indoor, year-round spaces available for locally-made products

Maureen Pinkney invites Cariboo crafters from woodcarvers or quilters to soap makers or painters, and everyone in between, to her indoor, year-round market opening Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. as of Jan. 18 on Birch Ave. at Second Street. Carole Rooney photo.
The Showcase Gallery is displaying oil and acrylic paintings by local artist Neil Pinkett throughout January. Pinkett’s piece depicting gulls, seen displayed second from right, is a rare exception to his usual scenes of landscapes and water and it takes a bit of a sharp eye to see the second gull in the image. Carole Rooney photo.

Showcasing moods and mediums

Local artist Neil Pinkett offers a muted-colour view of the world

The Showcase Gallery is displaying oil and acrylic paintings by local artist Neil Pinkett throughout January. Pinkett’s piece depicting gulls, seen displayed second from right, is a rare exception to his usual scenes of landscapes and water and it takes a bit of a sharp eye to see the second gull in the image. Carole Rooney photo.
South Cariboo business ambassador Alisha Piccolo wants operations from agriculture to retail and from home-based to non-profits to contact her for help in recovering from the 2017 wildfires, whether or not they think they will qualify for assistance. Carole Rooney photo.

Business boost funding is available – just apply

‘You snooze, you lose’ when it comes to not asking for help

South Cariboo business ambassador Alisha Piccolo wants operations from agriculture to retail and from home-based to non-profits to contact her for help in recovering from the 2017 wildfires, whether or not they think they will qualify for assistance. Carole Rooney photo.
Are you satisfied with what you may have witnessed in the application process for wildfire recovery supports?

Are you satisfied with what you may have witnessed in the application process for wildfire recovery supports?

100 Mile Free Press took to the streets to ask community members what they think

Are you satisfied with what you may have witnessed in the application process for wildfire recovery supports?
Cariboo-Chilcotin BC Liberal MLA Donna Barnett has been given until Jan. 29, by the NDP provincial government, to find a new operator for the mobile abattoir, pictured behind her, that was recently closed at Findlay Meats on Horse Lake Road. Carole Rooney photo.

Abattoir is on the block

Mobile slaughterhouse needs operator by Jan. 29 or it goes back to government

Cariboo-Chilcotin BC Liberal MLA Donna Barnett has been given until Jan. 29, by the NDP provincial government, to find a new operator for the mobile abattoir, pictured behind her, that was recently closed at Findlay Meats on Horse Lake Road. Carole Rooney photo.
Freezing rain both falling and frozen on cars, windshields and the roads is what Watch Lake and area residents woke up to this morning (Jan. 5). Many areas in the South Cariboo are seeing the same conditions today, leaving many highways and roads with very slick conditions. Carole Rooney photo.

Freezing rain hits 100 Mile highways, roadways

Motorists urged to take extreme caution or avoid driving if you can

Freezing rain both falling and frozen on cars, windshields and the roads is what Watch Lake and area residents woke up to this morning (Jan. 5). Many areas in the South Cariboo are seeing the same conditions today, leaving many highways and roads with very slick conditions. Carole Rooney photo.
Do you think anyone in your family will be awake to roll in the 2018 New Year at midnight on Dec. 31?

Do you think anyone in your family will be awake to roll in the 2018 New Year at midnight on Dec. 31?

100 Mile Free Press took to the streets to ask community members what they think

Do you think anyone in your family will be awake to roll in the 2018 New Year at midnight on Dec. 31?
Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School students enjoying their turkey dinner. Submitted photo.

Turkey lunch gobbled up at PSO

SPARCS students raise hundreds in cash and other donations for the food bank

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School students enjoying their turkey dinner. Submitted photo.
Dances at the Forest Grove Legion are also open to children until 10 p.m., and they do enjoy getting out on the dance floor just as much as their parents do. Everyone is welcome to check out the New Years Eve dance for a $15 admission with appies, favours and the live music of Mark Allen from 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31/17 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1/18. Submitted photo.

Celebrate the Cariboo New Year in style

Parties to ring in 2018 held in Interlakes and Forest Grove communities

Dances at the Forest Grove Legion are also open to children until 10 p.m., and they do enjoy getting out on the dance floor just as much as their parents do. Everyone is welcome to check out the New Years Eve dance for a $15 admission with appies, favours and the live music of Mark Allen from 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31/17 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1/18. Submitted photo.
Interior Roads: Brine salt spray a proactive approach

Interior Roads: Brine salt spray a proactive approach

Interior Roads using same sodium base for dissolving into liquid

Interior Roads: Brine salt spray a proactive approach
Horse Lake Elementary School student in Marie Matwick’s Kindergarten and Leslie Dickson’s Grade 1 classes wave their arms in illustration as they sing a Christmas song to the residents at Carefree Manor, during their turn among the 75 students from their school who entertained the elderly with their gift of music in a community tour on Dec. 15. Carole Rooney photo.

Group of 75 students entertain seniors

Horse Lake students bring gift of music to the elderly of the community

Horse Lake Elementary School student in Marie Matwick’s Kindergarten and Leslie Dickson’s Grade 1 classes wave their arms in illustration as they sing a Christmas song to the residents at Carefree Manor, during their turn among the 75 students from their school who entertained the elderly with their gift of music in a community tour on Dec. 15. Carole Rooney photo.
Attemdees listen to AFSSC co-ordinator Lea Smirfitt present the results of the society’s local housing report from its review and surveys in May 2017. Carole Rooney photo.

BC Seniors advocate report reflects housing needs

Seniors society in South Cariboo agrees local rental needs will increase down the road

Attemdees listen to AFSSC co-ordinator Lea Smirfitt present the results of the society’s local housing report from its review and surveys in May 2017. Carole Rooney photo.
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Horse Lake Road closed for MVI

Horse Lake Road is currently closed in both directions near Toomey and…

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