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Pam Ritchie moved from Squamish to the South Cariboo to be closer to her grandchildren Zoe, Ila and Axel. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: Family affair: Seniors flock to South Cariboo

100 Mile House continues to be a hot destination for retirees

Pam Ritchie moved from Squamish to the South Cariboo to be closer to her grandchildren Zoe, Ila and Axel. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Maggie Pugh and Marianne Lawrence find the Heritage Market is a great place to hang out and visit. (Kelly SInoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: 108 Heritage Market great place to visit, sell wares

The market, which runs every Saturday during the summer, has continued to grow over the years

Maggie Pugh and Marianne Lawrence find the Heritage Market is a great place to hang out and visit. (Kelly SInoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).
Enid ‘Dimps’ Horn jokes that she is one of the oldtimers left in the Lone Butte-Watch Lake area. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: Dimps Horn is one of Lone Butte’s last ‘oldtimers’

At 73, she’s still an active community member

Enid ‘Dimps’ Horn jokes that she is one of the oldtimers left in the Lone Butte-Watch Lake area. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).
Mavis Upton, manager of Club Cannabis, has seen an increasing number of seniors coming in for CBD oil. She also uses it herself to treat the pain from her arthritis. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: CBD oil gaining in popularity among seniors

Before she goes to bed, Mavis Upson always takes a drop of CBD oil under her tongue

Mavis Upton, manager of Club Cannabis, has seen an increasing number of seniors coming in for CBD oil. She also uses it herself to treat the pain from her arthritis. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.

Evacuation order in Canim Lake South -Mahood Lake downgraded to alert

CRD rescinds order for 482 parcels in the area

The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.
The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.

CRD rescinds portion of evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North

Order downgraded to alert for 664 parcels, covering 17,686 hectares

The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.
The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).

UPDATE: Aerial ignitions called off at Young Lake fire: BCWS

Wildfire southeast of 70 Mile now listed at 4,000 hectares

The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).

‘Moderate’ fire activity for Flat Lake Friday

Latest community bulletin from BC Wildfire Service includes Flat Lake, Canim Lake

Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).
The Flat Lake fire damaged a distribution line Wednesday, July 21, near 83 Mile Road. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

BC Hydro to repair distribution line affected by Flat Lake fire

The line, near 83 Mile Road, affected 77 properties

The Flat Lake fire damaged a distribution line Wednesday, July 21, near 83 Mile Road. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
Chilco Choate has returned to Clinton after 60 years as a guide outfitter at Gaspard Lake (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

PRIME TIME: Chilco Choate loved the freedom of the bush

He was born Edward Choate, but everybody knows him as Chilco

Chilco Choate has returned to Clinton after 60 years as a guide outfitter at Gaspard Lake (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
The Flat Lake fire is highly visible from Highway 97 at 70 Mile House. (Scott Nelson photo)
The Flat Lake fire is highly visible from Highway 97 at 70 Mile House. (Scott Nelson photo)
Mindy Buchanan, left, gives two thumbs up as a handful of 100 Mile Cruzers Car Club members made a passing visit to Carefree Manor. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: Cruzers hit the road for charity

The 100 Mile House Cruzers Car Club is back on tour - of local seniors’ homes

Mindy Buchanan, left, gives two thumbs up as a handful of 100 Mile Cruzers Car Club members made a passing visit to Carefree Manor. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Ulli Vogler sells veggies and healthy preserves and treats at the Heritage Market. (Kelly Sinoski - 100 Mile Free Press)

PRIME TIME: Ulli Vogler living off the land in Lac La Hache

The first thing she packed during the 2017 wildfires was her flower and vegetable seeds

Ulli Vogler sells veggies and healthy preserves and treats at the Heritage Market. (Kelly Sinoski - 100 Mile Free Press)
A helicopter collects water at Canim Lake July 8. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Update: Crews establish blackline around 90 per cent of Chasm fire

Crews continue to patrol and extinguish hot spots

A helicopter collects water at Canim Lake July 8. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Over 100 properties are under an evacuation order due to the Young Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)

Update: Aerial ignition planned for northwest flank of Young Lake fire if conditions allow

BC Wildfire said it wants to take advantage of cooler temperates and low fire activity

Over 100 properties are under an evacuation order due to the Young Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)
Smoke from the Flat Lake wildfire. (Brittany McCausland photo - submitted).

70 Mile on alert as wildfires continue to burn

General store to remain open as long as possible to serve community, firefighters

Smoke from the Flat Lake wildfire. (Brittany McCausland photo - submitted).
Forty-seven fires are burning in Cariboo Fire Region. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Forty-seven fires are burning in Cariboo Fire Region. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Highway 97 is closed in both directions July 22 due to the Flat Lake wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Highway 97 closed in both directions from Big Bar Road to 94 Mile: DriveBC

Detour available via Highway 24 at Little Fort

Highway 97 is closed in both directions July 22 due to the Flat Lake wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).

Young Lake wildfire grows to 1,400 hectares

Assessment to determine if more properties should be evacuated

The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).