Lauren Keller

Lauren Keller, student reporter for the 100 Mile Free Press. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Speaking out about sexual violence

Reporter recounts her experience talking about sexual violence

Lauren Keller, student reporter for the 100 Mile Free Press. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Coastal Fire Centre on Vancouver Island. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Update: Wildfire near north-east Lonely Lake now out

There were eight initial attack personnel and a helicopter en route to the site

The Coastal Fire Centre on Vancouver Island. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Classic cars lined the perimeter of the big field at Beaver Creek Campground in July 2017 as the Canadian Coasters Car Club stopped in Trail as part of its cross-Canada tour to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday. (John Boivin photo)

Vintage cars coasting into town

The Canadian Coasters cruising into 100 Mile House this Friday

Classic cars lined the perimeter of the big field at Beaver Creek Campground in July 2017 as the Canadian Coasters Car Club stopped in Trail as part of its cross-Canada tour to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday. (John Boivin photo)
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A wildland firefighter from Alberta Whitecourt unit crew has been working with BC Wildfire Service personnel and have successfully helped secured the containment lines on the northeast corner of the Weasel Creek wildfire (N11062) in the East Kootenays. (BC Wildfire Service)

Eleven wildfires still active in the Cariboo Zone

Seven wildfires remain Out of Control

A wildland firefighter from Alberta Whitecourt unit crew has been working with BC Wildfire Service personnel and have successfully helped secured the containment lines on the northeast corner of the Weasel Creek wildfire (N11062) in the East Kootenays. (BC Wildfire Service)
Cosmo Groeneveld enjoys a popsicle on a hot day at the Kids on Wheels event at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

A ‘wheelie’ good time at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre

Popsicles and wheelie toys were a hit at the Kids on Wheels event. Put on by the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, the event took place in their parking lot last week.

Cosmo Groeneveld enjoys a popsicle on a hot day at the Kids on Wheels event at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Patsy Granberg stands next to her acrylic painting, Freya, in the Cariboo by Night show. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Nights in the Cariboo featured in new show

The Cariboo Artists’ Guild celebrated an exploration of different colours and light for their newest show, “Cariboo by Night.”

Patsy Granberg stands next to her acrylic painting, Freya, in the Cariboo by Night show. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
On Birch Avenue a sudden shower started early Friday afternoon. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada earlier today for the Cariboo. (Lauren Keller photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Cariboo region

The alert was issued earlier today by Environment and Climate Change Canada

On Birch Avenue a sudden shower started early Friday afternoon. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada earlier today for the Cariboo. (Lauren Keller photo)
A memorial for Dr. Michael Mthandazo has been set up by the 100 Mile House Soccer Fields' Clubhouse. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Memorial for former Cariboo doctor erected at 100 Mile House soccer fields

Mthandazo worked as a doctor in 100 Mile House before moving to Vernon. He had a passion for soccer and attended Thursday drop-in games in the 100 Mile House community.

A memorial for Dr. Michael Mthandazo has been set up by the 100 Mile House Soccer Fields' Clubhouse. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Left sitting, Janet Roux, Gloria Corno, Carol Ohland, Lorraine McCaffrey, Pauline Weigelt and Donna Schuler were some of the first residents to live in 108 Mile Ranch. Missing Wendy Foster.

Cariboo Calling: 108 Mile Ranch ‘magical’ in the early days

To Gloria Corno, 108 Mile Ranch was a fairyland.

Left sitting, Janet Roux, Gloria Corno, Carol Ohland, Lorraine McCaffrey, Pauline Weigelt and Donna Schuler were some of the first residents to live in 108 Mile Ranch. Missing Wendy Foster.
Ian Richardson of Rocky Ridge Farm participated in the Garlic Festival earlier this month at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market after the South Cariboo Garlic Festival was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)

Garlic festival returns to the South Cariboo

Large crowds are expected for the South Cariboo Garlic Festival this weekend.

Ian Richardson of Rocky Ridge Farm participated in the Garlic Festival earlier this month at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market after the South Cariboo Garlic Festival was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)
Fire crews, including this wildland firefighter in the Southeast Fire Centre, are working hard fighting fires throughout the South Cariboo and the province. (BC Wildfire Service)

One fire remains out of control in 100 Mile zone

Fire near Canoe Lake now classified as Under Control

Fire crews, including this wildland firefighter in the Southeast Fire Centre, are working hard fighting fires throughout the South Cariboo and the province. (BC Wildfire Service)
A wildfire near Canoe Lake, C41588, is estimated to be three and a half hectares in size and is considered under control. (BC Wildfire Service)

Monday night rainfall helps dampen fires

BC Wildfire Service responding to nine wildfires near 100 Mile House

A wildfire near Canoe Lake, C41588, is estimated to be three and a half hectares in size and is considered under control. (BC Wildfire Service)
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Thieves siphon 13,000 litres of diesel from School District 27 100 Mile works yard

Police called to 100 Mile House School District 27 yard last Monday

(File photo)
Becky Citra's new book, "Rachel Bird," was published last May. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Author shares story set close to her home

Becky Citra loves writing about the Cariboo

Becky Citra's new book, "Rachel Bird," was published last May. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Donna White loves helping the people in her community. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Lions Club ‘never about one person’

Donna White loves to lend a helping hand to those in her community of 108 Mile Ranch

Donna White loves helping the people in her community. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Preparing your child for their first experience of school is an important step in relieving their anxiety. (Photo courtesy Aline Ponce/Pixabay)

Making the first day of daycare easier

With September nearing, many children are preparing to begin daycare. Stephanie Lueke and Nikki Molnar from Our Place Preschool Child Care Center shared ways to make adjusting to daycare easier

Preparing your child for their first experience of school is an important step in relieving their anxiety. (Photo courtesy Aline Ponce/Pixabay)
A mother deer cleans her fawn’s coat with her tongue while walking through a 100 Mile House neighbourhood. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Conservation officer asks for mindfulness toward deer

Deer signal aggressive behaviour by laying their ears back and lowering their head

A mother deer cleans her fawn’s coat with her tongue while walking through a 100 Mile House neighbourhood. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Arlo Rich, 10, has been juggling since he was seven years old. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Juggling a passion for Arlo Rich

Ten-year-old teaches class at Centennial Park

Arlo Rich, 10, has been juggling since he was seven years old. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
108 Lions Club administrator Donna White. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

108 Mile Citizen of the Year sought

Nominations are being accepted for the annual award

108 Lions Club administrator Donna White. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)