Melissa Smalley

A COVID-19 test kit.

Two South Cariboo classes self-isolating following COVID exposure

COVID case rate climbing in 100 Mile House area

A COVID-19 test kit.
Fire crews from 100 Mile House, Forest Grove and 108 Mile Ranch worked to battle a structure fire in Gateway Thursday afternoon. (100 Mile House Fire Rescue - Submitted photo)

Fire safety starts with early prevention

Fire Prevention Week in full swing across the province from Oct. 3-9

Fire crews from 100 Mile House, Forest Grove and 108 Mile Ranch worked to battle a structure fire in Gateway Thursday afternoon. (100 Mile House Fire Rescue - Submitted photo)
Several pieces of equipment have been stolen from the Interlakes playground. (File photo)

Cameras to go up at Interlakes playground

Several thefts of equipment have occurred at the popular site

Several pieces of equipment have been stolen from the Interlakes playground. (File photo)
Cecilia de Groot, of Paper Cranes for Hope, and her son Thayus McSorely, were on hand at the Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre Sept. 30, selling handmade cranes to raise funds for the centre. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Orange Shirt story highlighted in South Cariboo

Several events held to mark first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Cecilia de Groot, of Paper Cranes for Hope, and her son Thayus McSorely, were on hand at the Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre Sept. 30, selling handmade cranes to raise funds for the centre. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The District of 100 Mile House office. (File photo)

District seeks to attract workers to region

Digital relocation guide completed

The District of 100 Mile House office. (File photo)
The Cariboo Gardens Apartment at 550 Cedar Ave. recently sold for $3.29 million. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press photo)

100 Mile apartment building sells for $3.29 million

Sale was $1 million over assessment

The Cariboo Gardens Apartment at 550 Cedar Ave. recently sold for $3.29 million. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press photo)
It's important to secure garbage and other bear attractants at this time of year. (file photo)

Bear make the rounds in Clinton

Lock up garbage and other attractants

It's important to secure garbage and other bear attractants at this time of year. (file photo)
Mal Wood poses with the 'sheriff' at the 108 Heritage Site jail, which he was instrumental in building last year.

Community Spirit: Lending a hand second nature for volunteer

He moved to the South Cariboo six years ago, but Mal Wood is already making a differnce

Mal Wood poses with the 'sheriff' at the 108 Heritage Site jail, which he was instrumental in building last year.
Congestion has long been an issue for the 100 Mile House Tim Horton’s drive-thru. New owner Donna Lecompte said plans are being drawn up to twin the current drive-thru with construction set to begin after Thanksgiving. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Tim Hortons to twin drive-thru

Cars backed up to Highway 97 in current single-lane drive-thru

Congestion has long been an issue for the 100 Mile House Tim Horton’s drive-thru. New owner Donna Lecompte said plans are being drawn up to twin the current drive-thru with construction set to begin after Thanksgiving. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Road construction sign, low angle view

Gas crews working in 108

Work is expected to go into November

Road construction sign, low angle view
Phyllis Webstad’s book, The Orange Shirt Story, illustrated by Brock Nicol, tells the story of her experiences of attending residential school, and the story of how an orange shirt she wore, purchased by her grandmother, was taken away from her.

The Orange Shirt Story comes to Storywalk

The Storywalk can be found by Parkside Art Gallery

Phyllis Webstad’s book, The Orange Shirt Story, illustrated by Brock Nicol, tells the story of her experiences of attending residential school, and the story of how an orange shirt she wore, purchased by her grandmother, was taken away from her.
Healthcare workers at Fischer Place prepare to load patient wheelchairs as the site is evacuated as a “proactive measure” ahead of increasing wildfire activity on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Yoka Brondjik photo - submitted).

Wing closed at Fischer Place due to lack of staffing

Ongoing staffing crisis at 100 Mile District General Hospital a contributing factor

Healthcare workers at Fischer Place prepare to load patient wheelchairs as the site is evacuated as a “proactive measure” ahead of increasing wildfire activity on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Yoka Brondjik photo - submitted).
A dragonfly lands momentarily on a warm summer day in 100 Mile House. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hot weather, wildfire smoke impacts insect behaviour

Bugs can be both positively and negatively impacted by wildfires

A dragonfly lands momentarily on a warm summer day in 100 Mile House. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Some of the damage done by the South Canim Lake fire this past summer. (Submitted photo)

Summer wildfires not as destructive as in 2017

A total of 129,591 hectares was burnt in the Cariboo Fire Centre this year

Some of the damage done by the South Canim Lake fire this past summer. (Submitted photo)
Nicole Pennock waters some flowers outside of the District of 100 Mile House’s office. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

District applies for tourism funding

A total of $40,000 has been applied for to support local tourism opportunities

Nicole Pennock waters some flowers outside of the District of 100 Mile House’s office. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A COVID-19 test kit. (Photo submitted)

100 Mile House COVID cases on the rise

Roughly two positive cases a day are currently being reported

A COVID-19 test kit. (Photo submitted)
Ganesa Wiens and Janet Mckenzie, of Lee’s Custom Floors, suggest people give themselves plenty of lead time when doing renovations. (Sabrina Ede photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Plan ahead for home renovations

Some local contractors are booked until 2022

Ganesa Wiens and Janet Mckenzie, of Lee’s Custom Floors, suggest people give themselves plenty of lead time when doing renovations. (Sabrina Ede photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Tips from public lead to arrest of suspect

RCMP issued plea for assistance in search for local man

100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A series of videos welcoming new students to Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School is currently available on the school’s YouTube channel. (Photo submitted)

PSO offers new virtual welcome

New students can now watch videos online to introduce them to high school

A series of videos welcoming new students to Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School is currently available on the school’s YouTube channel. (Photo submitted)
Kari, a 12-year-old Belted Galloway, produced triplets Wednesday, April 27. Mother and babies are doing fine. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

SPCA pilot program riles ranchers

Questions have been raised about how SPCA surprise inspections would work for ranches

Kari, a 12-year-old Belted Galloway, produced triplets Wednesday, April 27. Mother and babies are doing fine. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).