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Cathy McLeod (File Photo)

McLeod disappointed with first federal budget in two years

The 2021 Federal Budget released Monday, April 19 is “disappointing and politically opportunistic,”

Cathy McLeod (File Photo)
A two-hectare fire is burning between Canim Lake and Hawkins Lake. (Photo submitted).

Homeowners urged to be cautious with outdoor burning

Multiple fires, tinder-dry conditions good reminders to be vigilant.

A two-hectare fire is burning between Canim Lake and Hawkins Lake. (Photo submitted).
A firefighter works to contain a grass fire burning by Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Firefighters battle multiple small fires on Canim-Hendrix Road

Crews are working to extinguish the blazes.

A firefighter works to contain a grass fire burning by Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A two-hectare fire is burning between Canim Lake and Hawkins Lake. (Photo submitted).

Updated: Five-hectare fire near Hawkins Lake under control

Crews continue to patrol the site today.

A two-hectare fire is burning between Canim Lake and Hawkins Lake. (Photo submitted).
Patrick Davies is a reporter for 100 Mile Free Press. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Finding balance in midst of pandemic

Life is all about finding balance. Every day I’m balancing how much…

Patrick Davies is a reporter for 100 Mile Free Press. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
An ostrich strides from its barn at the Ostrich BnB in Lone Butte. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Ostriches help put B&B on the map

Gerbi and Marco Beukeboom found ostriches were a big attraction when they opened their bed and breakfast.

An ostrich strides from its barn at the Ostrich BnB in Lone Butte. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Krysta Stewart holds Tucker Hamilton’s hand as she guides him down a climbing platform belonging to her goats including Dexter the goat. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Socially distant walk planned for Autism Awareness

The fourth annual Autism Awareness Day walk will go ahead this year but with a new twist.

Krysta Stewart holds Tucker Hamilton’s hand as she guides him down a climbing platform belonging to her goats including Dexter the goat. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Neil Pinkett poses with his new exhibit in the Showcase Gallery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Artist brings colour, vibrancy to Showcase Gallery

Neil Pinkett hopes to brighten people’s day with his exhibit.

Neil Pinkett poses with his new exhibit in the Showcase Gallery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The District of 100 Mile House office. (File photo)

Out-of-town shopping affects local businesses

100 Mile House businesses lose $37,000 per month as shoppers go outside community: survey

The District of 100 Mile House office. (File photo)
An orphaned bear cub that was put down near 100 Mile House Elementary in Oct. 2018. (File photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Bears already seen waking from hibernation in the South Cariboo

Conservation officers are asking the community to secure possible attractants and food sources

An orphaned bear cub that was put down near 100 Mile House Elementary in Oct. 2018. (File photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Amy Newmann spent much of summer ground-truthing the old Cariboo Waggon Road and the winter writing a guidebook about it. (Richard Wright photo)

Cariboo Waggon Road mapped out

Charting the Cariboo Waggon Road and creating a guidebook was a work of passion for Amy Newman.

Amy Newmann spent much of summer ground-truthing the old Cariboo Waggon Road and the winter writing a guidebook about it. (Richard Wright photo)
Brittany McCausland and her son Cody at Our Place Pre-School & Childcare Center. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile daycare struggles to attract staff

Attracting and keeping Early Childhood Educators (ECE) getting tougher.

Brittany McCausland and her son Cody at Our Place Pre-School & Childcare Center. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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An RCMP cruiser flashes its light as it speeds up Highway 97. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Officers suffer minor injuries after a fight with a prohibited driver

The 44-year-old man resisted arrest and shoved an officer to the ground

An RCMP cruiser flashes its light as it speeds up Highway 97. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Abstract Aspens by Monika Paterson.

Photography exhibits all Shades of Nature

Parkside Gallery features local art

Abstract Aspens by Monika Paterson.
Peter Jarvis waters some newly planted plants destined for the community garden. (Photo submitted)

100 Mile Community Garden in need of volunteers

The South Cariboo Sustainability Society could use a few extra green thumbs.

Peter Jarvis waters some newly planted plants destined for the community garden. (Photo submitted)
Lee Hansen, general manager of the 108 Golf Resort, is anticipating another strong year ahead. (Kelly Sinoski photo-100 Mile Free Press).

Season tees off at 108 Golf Resort

Front Nine expected to open this weekend, or by Monday

Lee Hansen, general manager of the 108 Golf Resort, is anticipating another strong year ahead. (Kelly Sinoski photo-100 Mile Free Press).
Keith Jackson is the owner of Jackson’s Social Club and Brewhouse, which offers patio dining. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Restrictions bite into restaurant profits

Customers help by supporting takeout, patio dining

Keith Jackson is the owner of Jackson’s Social Club and Brewhouse, which offers patio dining. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Bugle Boy by Bobbie Crane went for $1,000. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Artists bring home the gold in Wranglers’ silent bid auction

Auction nets $5,100 for the hockey club’s upcoming season.

Bugle Boy by Bobbie Crane went for $1,000. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Michael Donald Hirshfield with the airplane he designed and built at the Cariboo Regional District Airport. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

108 Mile pilot, 88, still reaching for new heights

For 70 years, Michael Donald Hirshfield has soared above the clouds.

Michael Donald Hirshfield with the airplane he designed and built at the Cariboo Regional District Airport. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)