Patrick Davies

The Horse Lake Road Bridge Replacement will cost $3,148,000, $1,748,000 of which has been provided by the provincial government. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Horse Lake Road Bridge to be replaced within next two years

Permits and additional funding are still being secured

The Horse Lake Road Bridge Replacement will cost $3,148,000, $1,748,000 of which has been provided by the provincial government. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Anthony Keeping was shocked recently to discover a few hundred discarded library books at the South Cariboo Landfill. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Discarded library books being ground up for fuel

The practice began this year to deal with an excess of discarded books

Anthony Keeping was shocked recently to discover a few hundred discarded library books at the South Cariboo Landfill. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Erik De Vries is settling into his new role as director for the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)

New CRD Area L director settling into role

Eric De Vries said he ran to promote economic development

Erik De Vries is settling into his new role as director for the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)
Around a dozen members of Tsq’escen First Nation attended an equine therapy clinic at Halfway Ranch. (Jennifer Bolster photo)

White Feather Family Centre raises awareness on addiction

Last week was National Addiction Awareness Week

Around a dozen members of Tsq’escen First Nation attended an equine therapy clinic at Halfway Ranch. (Jennifer Bolster photo)
Mount Timothy is gearing up to open with snow carpeting the mountain. (Launna Groves photo)

Mount Timothy set to open in time for Christmas

If snow continues to fall the resort will be open on Dec. 16

Mount Timothy is gearing up to open with snow carpeting the mountain. (Launna Groves photo)
Neil VanderHorst stars as the Emperor in the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society’s new pantomime, the Emperor’s New Clothes. The play premiered at Martin Exeter Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

A storybook performance comes to 100 Mile House

The Emperor’s New Clothes is on now at Martin Exeter Hall

Neil VanderHorst stars as the Emperor in the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society’s new pantomime, the Emperor’s New Clothes. The play premiered at Martin Exeter Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
Alamaz Durand organized and emceed the Greater Purpose Benefit Concert at Hillside Community Church on Nov. 19. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hillside Community Church hosts benefit concert

Close to a thousand dollars were raised to support local Ukrainian families

Alamaz Durand organized and emceed the Greater Purpose Benefit Concert at Hillside Community Church on Nov. 19. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The PSO Eagles and Barriere Cougars clash below the Cougars’ net in 100 Mile House last week. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PSO Eagles wins first basketball game of season

100 Mile House faced teams from Williams Lake, Quesnel and Barriere Friday and Saturday

The PSO Eagles and Barriere Cougars clash below the Cougars’ net in 100 Mile House last week. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile House’s Tyson Dean won gold at the Youth Bowl Canada Provincial Singles Championship in Kelowna. (Photo submitted)

100 Mile bowler claims gold at Youth Bowl Canada Provincials

Tyson Dean started bowling as a way to spend time with his grandparents

100 Mile House’s Tyson Dean won gold at the Youth Bowl Canada Provincial Singles Championship in Kelowna. (Photo submitted)
100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society volunteer Judy Weir and executive director Tracy Haddow were registering people for this year’s Memory Tree Celebration at the 100 Mile Community Hall last Friday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hospice Memory Tree registration open

The 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society

100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society volunteer Judy Weir and executive director Tracy Haddow were registering people for this year’s Memory Tree Celebration at the 100 Mile Community Hall last Friday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A black bear, similar to the one pictured here, has been seen hanging around 100 Mile House. (Black Press file photo)

100 Mile’s problem bear now in hibernation

No bear sightings have been reported for weeks now

A black bear, similar to the one pictured here, has been seen hanging around 100 Mile House. (Black Press file photo)
Dan Jackson was named the108 Mile Ranch citizen of the year last month for his extensive volunteer career. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Longtime volunteer named 108 Mile Citizen of the Year

Dan Jackson said he’s always found a way to get involved in his community

Dan Jackson was named the108 Mile Ranch citizen of the year last month for his extensive volunteer career. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Members of the 100 Mile Hosue RCMP take part in the 2022 100 Mile House Santa Claus Parade. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PHOTOS: Cold didn’t hold back parade participants

The 2022 Santa Claus Parade attracted hundreds into 100 Mile House

Members of the 100 Mile Hosue RCMP take part in the 2022 100 Mile House Santa Claus Parade. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile House Wrangler Owen Johnson collides with North Okanagan Knight Luke Rishaug during a game at the South Cariboo Rec Centre Friday night. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile House Wranglers raise $3,000 to help fight cancer

Wranglers lose 4-0 against North Okanagan Knights

100 Mile House Wrangler Owen Johnson collides with North Okanagan Knight Luke Rishaug during a game at the South Cariboo Rec Centre Friday night. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Mandy Findlay, front left, Frank Urbschat, Brenda Hutton and Roy Kelly, of Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty, and Robyn Halls (front right), of Red Apple, with the toys and food donations they collected as part of Royal LePage’s Christmas Helper event in 2021. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Royal LePage accepting donations for gift drive

Toys, food and toiletries are needed this year

Mandy Findlay, front left, Frank Urbschat, Brenda Hutton and Roy Kelly, of Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty, and Robyn Halls (front right), of Red Apple, with the toys and food donations they collected as part of Royal LePage’s Christmas Helper event in 2021. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Santa Claus leads a crowd of children and parents to the South Cariboo Rec Centre for a meet and greet last Friday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Santa sighted in 100 Mile House

Santa Claus took time to find out what South Cariboo children want for Christmas

Santa Claus leads a crowd of children and parents to the South Cariboo Rec Centre for a meet and greet last Friday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Clinton Memorial Hall was given a wild west makeover for this year’s Clinton For Kids Dinner and Auction. (Photo submitted)

Clinton auction raises $40,000 for local students

The Clinton For Kids Dinner and Auction returned in style last Saturday

The Clinton Memorial Hall was given a wild west makeover for this year’s Clinton For Kids Dinner and Auction. (Photo submitted)
The Sinister Sisters, otherwise known as Marcy Vickers and Kristen Tofsrud, attended the 2022 Winter Arts and Craft Fair. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Arts and Craft Fair attracts scores of local shoppers

All funds raised went to three $500 scholarships for PSO students

The Sinister Sisters, otherwise known as Marcy Vickers and Kristen Tofsrud, attended the 2022 Winter Arts and Craft Fair. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
FILE - The login/sign up screen for a Twitter account is seen on a laptop computer Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Musk is offering to buy Twitter, Thursday, April 14, 2022. He says the social media platform he has criticized for not living up to free speech principles needs to be transformed as a private company. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Can you place a monetary value on free speech?

Patrick Davies’ column to the Free Press

FILE - The login/sign up screen for a Twitter account is seen on a laptop computer Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Musk is offering to buy Twitter, Thursday, April 14, 2022. He says the social media platform he has criticized for not living up to free speech principles needs to be transformed as a private company. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Jim Hartwick is the new organizer of the 108 Community Association’s Game Club. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Game Club back on at the 108 Mile Ranch

Adults looking to play board games of all kinds are welcome

Jim Hartwick is the new organizer of the 108 Community Association’s Game Club. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)