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Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

In the old days, they did what had to be done

Marianne Van Osch’s weekly column

Summer Lisoway displays her sunflower, which she had started from seed early in the spring. (George Lee photo - submitted).

HANSEN: Changes coming to Lac La Hache

Lee Hanse’s weekly column the 100 Mile Free Press

  • Oct 14, 2021
Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area E director Sally Watson, left, with TNRD Capital Projects and Facilities manager Ian Dalgleish and 70 Mile House Community Club chairman Ken Huber posed for the handing over of the keys ceremony when phase 1 of the community hall upgrades neared completion. (Ken Alexander photo- submitted).

Community Club seeks to fundraise for Phase 2

Ken Alexander 70 Mile column

  • Oct 5, 2021
Patrick Davies is a reporter for 100 Mile Free Press. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Election shows clear mandate

Following last week’s election, I can’t help but wonder why we held it

Patrick Davies is a reporter for 100 Mile Free Press. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Bears are prepping for winter in the Cariboo

Marianne Van Osch

  • Oct 1, 2021
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

Forest Ink: Handy reference book for improved lifestyles

Jim Hilton’s weekly column

  • Sep 27, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Deka Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Al Boyce (right) shakes hands with Al Anderson, company representative of Fort Garry Fire Trucks, on delivery of the new fire truck. (Diana Forster photo - submitted).
Deka Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Al Boyce (right) shakes hands with Al Anderson, company representative of Fort Garry Fire Trucks, on delivery of the new fire truck. (Diana Forster photo - submitted).
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Here we go into the Alpine

David Zirnhelt describes the joy he feels when getting into an alpine area of the Cariboo

  • Sep 20, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Small businesses deserve support

Those who disagree with provincial mandate shouldn’t take it out on business

Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Front row from left: Pat Graham, Sue Palmer, Kathy Traynor and Deb Hughes. Back row: Bob Palmer, left, Bob Bell, Roger Graham, Doug Hughes and Jeff Traynor. Missing: Brian Wagner and John Sullivan.
Front row from left: Pat Graham, Sue Palmer, Kathy Traynor and Deb Hughes. Back row: Bob Palmer, left, Bob Bell, Roger Graham, Doug Hughes and Jeff Traynor. Missing: Brian Wagner and John Sullivan.
MLA Lorne Doerkson pulls winning ticket for 50/50 fundraiser draw at Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. (Barb Hansen photo -submitted).

Wildfires and pandemic double whammy

Barbra Habsen’s weekly column

  • Sep 14, 2021
MLA Lorne Doerkson pulls winning ticket for 50/50 fundraiser draw at Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. (Barb Hansen photo -submitted).
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod (from left) shares with Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson and Donna Barnett as they grill some hamburgers to raise money for the 100 Mile Wranglers. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

B.C. sharing ideas on rebuilding

MLA Lorne Doerkson’s weekly column

  • Sep 13, 2021
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod (from left) shares with Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson and Donna Barnett as they grill some hamburgers to raise money for the 100 Mile Wranglers. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Some of the 26 beautiful preemie quilts made by the Log Cabin Quilters last season, and donated to Royal Inland Hospital’s Preemie Ward (Celeste Faessler photo - submitted).

Log Cabin Quilters to meet next week

Diana Forster Interlakes column

  • Sep 5, 2021
Some of the 26 beautiful preemie quilts made by the Log Cabin Quilters last season, and donated to Royal Inland Hospital’s Preemie Ward (Celeste Faessler photo - submitted).
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

Cariboo spirit continues to thrive

MLA Lorne Doerkson column

  • Aug 29, 2021
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)