Fiona Grisswell

Isabella Bailey with a sample of her magnets and fishing lure ornaments. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

A gift that will make any fly fisherperson smile

Isabella Bailey’s fishing lure ornaments the perfect stocking stuffer for any anglers in your life

Isabella Bailey with a sample of her magnets and fishing lure ornaments. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Motorists who are in excess of the posted speed limit are warned to reduce their speed. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Lack of awareness of speed changes causes close calls

Fiona Grisswell’s column to the Free Press

Motorists who are in excess of the posted speed limit are warned to reduce their speed. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The hall was packed with vendors and shoppers on Sunday for the 108 Mile Ranch Community Christmas Market. Some vendors even set up shop outside the front doors. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Christmas markets at the 108 Mile Ranch

The 108 Mile Community Hall saw close to 40 vendors cram both floors

The hall was packed with vendors and shoppers on Sunday for the 108 Mile Ranch Community Christmas Market. Some vendors even set up shop outside the front doors. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
1st place 2021: This home at 4745 Kitwanga Dr. came out on top in last year’s Christmas light contest in the 108 Mile Ranch. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

108 Mile Ranch lights up next week

On Monday, Dec. 5 the 108 Mile Ranch is hosting its Christmas light contest

1st place 2021: This home at 4745 Kitwanga Dr. came out on top in last year’s Christmas light contest in the 108 Mile Ranch. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Santa will be in town on Saturday morning for breakfast with the children of 100 Mile House. (Black Press file photo)

Breakfast with Santa on this Saturday

Come to breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Creekside Seniors Centre

Santa will be in town on Saturday morning for breakfast with the children of 100 Mile House. (Black Press file photo)
Ulli Vogler got festive ahead of the 2021 annual Outdoor Christmas Market at the 108 Heritage Site last year. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Sixth annual 108 Mile Heritage Site Christmas Market set to be a fun time

Christmas shopping, food, live entertainment and some history thrown in makes for a great family day

Ulli Vogler got festive ahead of the 2021 annual Outdoor Christmas Market at the 108 Heritage Site last year. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Building society president Molly Robinson (L) and Rotary’s Phil Roux show off the new home of the activity centre. (Photo Paul Luft)

ARCHIVES: Full steam ahead on seniors centre

From the Free Press archives

Building society president Molly Robinson (L) and Rotary’s Phil Roux show off the new home of the activity centre. (Photo Paul Luft)
From left to right: Amanda Harvey, Cat Armitage, Jeannie Owen, Lori Spencer and Kristen Mozel. (Katie Wakefield photo)

Learning to rope a goal for four South Cariboo women

Ranch riding competitions gaining in popularity in Canada

From left to right: Amanda Harvey, Cat Armitage, Jeannie Owen, Lori Spencer and Kristen Mozel. (Katie Wakefield photo)
Members of the 100 Mile Nordics at Sundays (Nov. 20) Ski Swap. From back left: Maryanne Capnerhurst, Barb Matfin, Kristi Iverson, Gary Carlson, Mike Matfin and Kathleen Rottluff. Front from left: Amanda Patterson, Brent Ehlers, Colleen Ellens and Tanya Parchomchuk.

100 Mile Nordics wishing for snow

All the club needs is volunteers and snow and the club will be set for the season

Members of the 100 Mile Nordics at Sundays (Nov. 20) Ski Swap. From back left: Maryanne Capnerhurst, Barb Matfin, Kristi Iverson, Gary Carlson, Mike Matfin and Kathleen Rottluff. Front from left: Amanda Patterson, Brent Ehlers, Colleen Ellens and Tanya Parchomchuk.
Ralph Fossum, the chair of the Age Friendly Society of the South Cariboo, addresses a full house at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Thursday, Oct. 25 2018. (File photo).

Age Friendly Society of the South Cariboo seeks volunteers

The society is made up of seniors who give their time to help seniors live full and healthy lives

Ralph Fossum, the chair of the Age Friendly Society of the South Cariboo, addresses a full house at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Thursday, Oct. 25 2018. (File photo).
Trudy Folk throws a curling rock during a mixed bonspiel last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

First bonspiel of the year attracts dozens of curlers

The 100 Mile Curling Club is planning three more bonspiels later this year

Trudy Folk throws a curling rock during a mixed bonspiel last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Greg Crompton watches as Don Kinasewich sucessfully intercepts a pickleball with his paddle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Pickleball a fun way to stay fit

Pickleball is a sport that really keeps you moving and is good for mobility

Greg Crompton watches as Don Kinasewich sucessfully intercepts a pickleball with his paddle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Jane Duncan (L) and Karen Broughton stand in front of their Tai Chi class at the Creekside Seniors Center. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Tai Chi is particularly beneficial for older people and those with limited mobility

Tai Chi is a blend of slow deliberate movements designed to flow from one form to the next

Jane Duncan (L) and Karen Broughton stand in front of their Tai Chi class at the Creekside Seniors Center. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile Nordic Ski Society president Chris Keam standing in front of the new PistenBully 100 trail groomer. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

New PistenBully 100 snow groomer welcome addition to 100 Mile Nordics

Nordic club claims to offer the best winter recreation in town

100 Mile Nordic Ski Society president Chris Keam standing in front of the new PistenBully 100 trail groomer. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, spoke at a press conference Nov. 14 regarding the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP). The aim of the program is to “support projects that promote economic diversification, resilience, clean-growth opportunities and infrastructure development.”
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Province to recession proof communites

A $33-million program has been started to preemptively deal with the impacts of a recession

Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, spoke at a press conference Nov. 14 regarding the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP). The aim of the program is to “support projects that promote economic diversification, resilience, clean-growth opportunities and infrastructure development.”
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Conservation officer Darcy MacPhee wanted to find the hunter who killed and left this grizzly near Mt. Timothy. (Jonathan Green photo - from the Free Press archives)

ARCHIVES: CO looks for whoever killed a grizzly bear

From the Free Press archives

Conservation officer Darcy MacPhee wanted to find the hunter who killed and left this grizzly near Mt. Timothy. (Jonathan Green photo - from the Free Press archives)
Lorette Penn is a well-known face at Wranglers games. She has been a volunteer with the organization since they came to 100 Mile House. (Photo submitted)

Lorette Penn enjoys giving back to her community

From the 100 Mile House Wranglers to the Lions Club, Penn is a longtime volunteer

Lorette Penn is a well-known face at Wranglers games. She has been a volunteer with the organization since they came to 100 Mile House. (Photo submitted)
Kovacs with a destroyed Egyptian (Russian) rocket launcher in the Mitla Pass, towards the Israeli side of the Buffer Zone (Photo submitted)

Peacekeeping veteran remembers time in Sinai Desert

Ernie Kovacs remembers those who did not come home on Remembrance Day

Kovacs with a destroyed Egyptian (Russian) rocket launcher in the Mitla Pass, towards the Israeli side of the Buffer Zone (Photo submitted)
The poppy remains an enduring symbol of remembrance of those who laid down their lives in defence of the freedoms and life we live today. (Black Press File Photo)

Poppy remains an ever-changing symbol of respect and remembrance

Poppies scanned with smartphones remember those who laid down their lives in war

The poppy remains an enduring symbol of remembrance of those who laid down their lives in defence of the freedoms and life we live today. (Black Press File Photo)