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South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Steve Baker checks the blood pressure of Captain Art Groves in the rehabilitation tent during a recent core Playbook rehabilitation refresher course. (Ken Alexander photo - submitted).

South Green Lake firefighters get rehab refresher

South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (SGLVFD) members turned out in force for course.

  • Apr 18, 2021
Marianne Van Osch

Country singer found heaven in the Cariboo

Marianne Van Osch guest column.

  • Apr 17, 2021
Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Small-town spirit bright despite pandemic

This town never ceases to amaze me. It seems like whenever someone…

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

Peg legs and prosthesis don’t stop Caribooers

Marianne Van Osch column

  • Apr 3, 2021
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Lorne Doerksen is MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin (Photo submitted)
Lorne Doerksen is MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin (Photo submitted)
Lauren Keller, a Peter Skene Ogden student, is doing her Capstone project with the Free Press. (Photo submitted).

Change is exciting, but stressful, for PSO grad

Lauren Keller’s Student Life column

  • Mar 27, 2021
Lauren Keller, a Peter Skene Ogden student, is doing her Capstone project with the Free Press. (Photo submitted).
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Ice fishing rite of passage for new Caribooers

Ice fishing has its own dress code, which is anything goes.

  • Mar 18, 2021
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Let’s talk about Dr. Seuss

Books and history help us to prevent the same mistakes

Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

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

  • Mar 1, 2021
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
MLA Cariboo-Chilcotin Lorne Doerksen. (Photo submitted)
MLA Cariboo-Chilcotin Lorne Doerksen. (Photo submitted)
Dan Baxter, interim CEO and director of Policy at the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the BC Chamber Network
Dan Baxter, interim CEO and director of Policy at the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the BC Chamber Network
Sunset as viewed from LLH Elementary School photo (Photo submitted).

Barbara Hansen column: Bring out the ‘woolies’

News from Lac La Hache.

  • Feb 15, 2021
Sunset as viewed from LLH Elementary School photo (Photo submitted).
Lorne Doerkson is MLA in the Cariboo Chilcotin riding.

MLA Report: Time to act against prolific offenders

Last week crime in our communities made headlines once again when a…

  • Feb 12, 2021
Lorne Doerkson is MLA in the Cariboo Chilcotin riding.
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
An excavator operation started clearing an egress route on Access #12 from Green Lake South Road so area residents would have an evacuation route during an emergency incident. The new road will carry on to Jim Lake Nolan Creek trail, where evacuees can turn left to head to Watch Lake Road or turn right to go to North Bonaparte Road. (Ken Alexander photo - submitted)

Work starts on emergency route in South Green Lake

Ken Alexander: News from South Green Lake

  • Feb 7, 2021
An excavator operation started clearing an egress route on Access #12 from Green Lake South Road so area residents would have an evacuation route during an emergency incident. The new road will carry on to Jim Lake Nolan Creek trail, where evacuees can turn left to head to Watch Lake Road or turn right to go to North Bonaparte Road. (Ken Alexander photo - submitted)
Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Forget social media, write a letter to the editor

The other day I found a cache of old newspapers and photos…

Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
The South Cariboo Health Foundation’s annual Starry Nights fundraiser runs until Sunday, Jan. 31. Participants are welcome to drive-by and see the lights at 100 Mile District General Hospital or make a donation towards two new “deluxe” palliative care rooms in the hospital’s acute care ward. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

Community digs deep

The annual Starry Nights campaign wrapped up this week with a record-setting $80,000 in donations.

  • Jan 30, 2021
The South Cariboo Health Foundation’s annual Starry Nights fundraiser runs until Sunday, Jan. 31. Participants are welcome to drive-by and see the lights at 100 Mile District General Hospital or make a donation towards two new “deluxe” palliative care rooms in the hospital’s acute care ward. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
A selection of the books that grace my physical shelves. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Reading and literacy can change lives

If there’s one thing that’s defined the course of my life more than anything it’s reading.

A selection of the books that grace my physical shelves. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)