Raven Nyman

Celebrating the country lifestyle with depictions of wildlife and the traditional blue-collar family, Alexandra Verboom’s first feature is on display at the Showcase Gallery until Nov. 1. Raven Nyman photo.

Capturing everyday life: Verboom brings loose realism to the Showcase Gallery

‘I love that our Cariboo life is real people with real jobs… blue collar, hard-working people’

Celebrating the country lifestyle with depictions of wildlife and the traditional blue-collar family, Alexandra Verboom’s first feature is on display at the Showcase Gallery until Nov. 1. Raven Nyman photo.
Blaine Trombley, 100 Mile Elementary: “In my classroom, I have a book where it shows people making turkeys out of oatmeal, paper, and potatoes. You have to glue it together, like a craft.” Raven Nyman photos.

How will you cook a turkey this Thanksgiving?

Blaine Trombley 100 Mile Elementary “In my classroom, I have a book…

Blaine Trombley, 100 Mile Elementary: “In my classroom, I have a book where it shows people making turkeys out of oatmeal, paper, and potatoes. You have to glue it together, like a craft.” Raven Nyman photos.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, food bank secretary and treasurer Lyndamae McNabb (far right) joined local Tim Horton’s owner Steve MacPhail (left) to celebrate the success of this year’s Smile Cookie campaign, which raised a grand total of $5,222 for the food bank. Raven Nyman photo.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, food bank secretary and treasurer Lyndamae McNabb (far right) joined local Tim Horton’s owner Steve MacPhail (left) to celebrate the success of this year’s Smile Cookie campaign, which raised a grand total of $5,222 for the food bank. Raven Nyman photo.
A witness saw a truck strike a teenage male riding a bicycle near the Pizza Man restaurant at 378 Cariboo Highway on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 10. Millar Hill photo.
A witness saw a truck strike a teenage male riding a bicycle near the Pizza Man restaurant at 378 Cariboo Highway on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 10. Millar Hill photo.
Showcasing senior citizens, Primetime will feature Stories For and About Life After 55

Showcasing senior citizens, Primetime will feature Stories For and About Life After 55

This special, seniors’ edition of the Free Press will be available on newsstands this October

Showcasing senior citizens, Primetime will feature Stories For and About Life After 55
The local Big Brothers Big Sisters program may have changed its office location, but programming will remain the same as mentoring coordinator Kira Thomas steps away from her role to prepare for the arrival of her first child, welcoming Marilia Vieira into the position. Raven Nyman photo.

Big Brothers Big Sisters find new home at Raven Youth Activity Centre

‘Nothing is changing in terms of programming’

The local Big Brothers Big Sisters program may have changed its office location, but programming will remain the same as mentoring coordinator Kira Thomas steps away from her role to prepare for the arrival of her first child, welcoming Marilia Vieira into the position. Raven Nyman photo.
More than five months after the Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch Society announced that the site was in a state of uncertainty, the future of one of B.C.’s most popular heritage destinations remains unclear. File photo.

Future remains unclear for Historic Hat Creek Ranch

Proposed one-year extension to site management agreement creates instability

More than five months after the Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch Society announced that the site was in a state of uncertainty, the future of one of B.C.’s most popular heritage destinations remains unclear. File photo.
More than five months after the Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch Society (FHHCRS) announced that the site was in a state of uncertainty, the future of one of B.C.’s most popular heritage destinations remains unclear. File photo.

Future remains unclear for Historic Hat Creek Ranch

More than five months after the Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch…

More than five months after the Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch Society (FHHCRS) announced that the site was in a state of uncertainty, the future of one of B.C.’s most popular heritage destinations remains unclear. File photo.
Georgia Mackenzie attended the South Cariboo Summer Festival this August where she got to participate in some practice shooting with the Bighorn Archery Club. Raven Nyman photo.

Bighorn Archery club holds first indoor practice of the fall

‘It gives people the opportunity to keep busy and keep in practice throughout the winter months’

Georgia Mackenzie attended the South Cariboo Summer Festival this August where she got to participate in some practice shooting with the Bighorn Archery Club. Raven Nyman photo.
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb embrace local logging contractors at the Rally to Vancouver protest Wednesday. Dozens of residents from the Cariboo took part in the truck rally to bring attention to the struggles and job loss of forestry workers in the region. Scott Nelson photo.

MLA reports on UBCM, logging truck rally, and Rural Dividend Program

“It was interesting to see how much people appreciate the forest industry…”

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb embrace local logging contractors at the Rally to Vancouver protest Wednesday. Dozens of residents from the Cariboo took part in the truck rally to bring attention to the struggles and job loss of forestry workers in the region. Scott Nelson photo.
B.C. ranch to offer refuge for veterans, first responders with mental illness

B.C. ranch to offer refuge for veterans, first responders with mental illness

Facility in Ashcroft will hold ceremonial launch Oct. 5 and start offering services next year

B.C. ranch to offer refuge for veterans, first responders with mental illness
On Sept. 18 the Kingdom Youth group gathered for the third time since their summer break to enjoy another evening of community together, competing in physical word-searches and tongue twister games, too. Raven Nyman photo.

Kingdom Youth group focuses on kids and community

CCLF holds a youth group on Wednesdays for children from Grade 8 to 12

On Sept. 18 the Kingdom Youth group gathered for the third time since their summer break to enjoy another evening of community together, competing in physical word-searches and tongue twister games, too. Raven Nyman photo.
Safeway’s store manager Daniel Broddy was pleased to present the Food Bank Society with a full skid of Oasis juice boxes as well as two shopping carts full of $5 food hampers on Thursday, alongside a handful of his staff members and the society’s executive director, Bob Hicks. Raven Nyman photo.

Safeway donates non-perishables to help ease food bank shortages

Safeway donated a skid full of juice boxes and two carts of hampers to the Food Bank Society

Safeway’s store manager Daniel Broddy was pleased to present the Food Bank Society with a full skid of Oasis juice boxes as well as two shopping carts full of $5 food hampers on Thursday, alongside a handful of his staff members and the society’s executive director, Bob Hicks. Raven Nyman photo.
The Watch Lake and District Women’s Institute celebrated its 80th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Ruth Kachur photo.

Watch Lake and District Women’s Institute celebrates 80th anniversary

‘It was well-attended and everybody was quite happy’

The Watch Lake and District Women’s Institute celebrated its 80th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Ruth Kachur photo.
Stephen Bishop took a moment to say ‘hello’ to a group of Muscovy ducks that were part of the Poultry Swap held at his property, the New Cal Rabbit Farm on Sunday, Sept. 15. Raven Nyman photo.

South Cariboo poultry swap hopes to become an annual event

The Cariboo Central Interior Poultry Producers Association held its first Poultry Swap on Sept. 15

Stephen Bishop took a moment to say ‘hello’ to a group of Muscovy ducks that were part of the Poultry Swap held at his property, the New Cal Rabbit Farm on Sunday, Sept. 15. Raven Nyman photo.
Tristan and Jennifer Feissli brought the whole family out on Sunday to participate in the Terry Fox Run for the first time together outside of the school-run event that takes place annually. Raven Nyman photo.

Over $3,500 raised during Terry Fox Run in 100 Mile House

88 people participated in the Terry fox Run this year

Tristan and Jennifer Feissli brought the whole family out on Sunday to participate in the Terry Fox Run for the first time together outside of the school-run event that takes place annually. Raven Nyman photo.
Three local schools see registration numbers drop for 2019-2020 school year

Three local schools see registration numbers drop for 2019-2020 school year

Despite some local schools experiencing a registration drop, others saw their student body increase

Three local schools see registration numbers drop for 2019-2020 school year
Laurie D’Arcy began labelling her discovery as a time capsule because of the nature of its contents and the specific reference to the year 2002. Raven Nyman photos.

Treasure in Lone Butte: woman discovers time capsule while metal-detecting

A White Rock woman is eager to complete a South Cariboo treasure hunt from 2002

Laurie D’Arcy began labelling her discovery as a time capsule because of the nature of its contents and the specific reference to the year 2002. Raven Nyman photos.
Local resident Laurence Chatham spent some time discussing his artistic interests with pencil artist Bryan Austerberry during the Studio 2 Studio tour. Raven Nyman photo.

Studio 2 Studio showcases South Cariboo art, raising funds for a worthy cause

70 people embarked on the self-guided art tour in support of the South Cariboo Health Foundation

Local resident Laurence Chatham spent some time discussing his artistic interests with pencil artist Bryan Austerberry during the Studio 2 Studio tour. Raven Nyman photo.
Philip Konrad is the man behind the South Cariboo’s SuperWalk, which he began alongside his wife Barb four years ago. On Saturday, they completed the SuperWalk hand in hand. Raven Nyman photo.

Walking together for a cause: Parkinson SuperWalk sets record participation

More than 50 people attended the walk this year and raised over $2,000 for the cause

Philip Konrad is the man behind the South Cariboo’s SuperWalk, which he began alongside his wife Barb four years ago. On Saturday, they completed the SuperWalk hand in hand. Raven Nyman photo.