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The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2022: In search of gravel as gold in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Gravel bikes and gear ratios were key to short bike tour survival

The trailers on Kia Zack’s property at Little Pressy Lake. (Photo submitted)

Petition protests Pressy Lake violation letters

Residents are calling on the TNRD to change course regarding the use of RVs

Ball carrier Dave Lamb of the Dunamos can’t break loose from the Log People’s Shawn Nelson during Sunday’s flag action. (100 Mile Free Press - September 26, 1990)
Ball carrier Dave Lamb of the Dunamos can’t break loose from the Log People’s Shawn Nelson during Sunday’s flag action. (100 Mile Free Press - September 26, 1990)
Cadets practicing basic footwork. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cadets a great way to experience new things and have fun

Watching his older sister’s adventures in cadets inspired Jordan Harper to follow in her footsteps

Cadets practicing basic footwork. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The South Tyrolean Yodel Duo performs at the 108 Mile Ranch Oktoberfest on Oct. 5, 2019. (Free Press file photo)

Oktoberfest back on for Oct. 1 in 108 Mile Ranch

Tickets are still available for this year’s event

The South Tyrolean Yodel Duo performs at the 108 Mile Ranch Oktoberfest on Oct. 5, 2019. (Free Press file photo)
Eva, age 10, and her four-year-old sister Everley Hearn of Ladner helped Ladies Auxiliary president Kerrie LeGrand draw for the prizes. Diana Forster photo)

Deka Lake: Bake sale a successful fundraiser

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

Eva, age 10, and her four-year-old sister Everley Hearn of Ladner helped Ladies Auxiliary president Kerrie LeGrand draw for the prizes. Diana Forster photo)
The Northern Seed Cleaning Tour is coming to the Interior and Northern B.C. next week. (FamrFolk/CityFolk photo)

Northern Seed Tour coming to the Cariboo

Stops include 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel

The Northern Seed Cleaning Tour is coming to the Interior and Northern B.C. next week. (FamrFolk/CityFolk photo)
Caitline Currie is the new principal for Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

New principal feels at home in 100 Mile

Caitlin Currie has taken over from Geoff Butcher at Peter Skene Oogden Secondary School

Caitline Currie is the new principal for Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Viacheslav, 33, and his wife, Oleksandra, 32, arrived in the South Cariboo with their two young daughters earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Melissa Hermiston)

Family flees Ukraine to start new life in South Cariboo

Kozakov family are settling into life in 100 Mile House

  • Sep 23, 2022
Viacheslav, 33, and his wife, Oleksandra, 32, arrived in the South Cariboo with their two young daughters earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Melissa Hermiston)
Landen Warburton laughs as he cleans the window of a car with Emily Smith at the first annual Neil Hodge Memorial Car Wash in Forest Grove. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Forest Grove fire department honours Neil Hodge

The department held a car wash in his memory last Saturday

Landen Warburton laughs as he cleans the window of a car with Emily Smith at the first annual Neil Hodge Memorial Car Wash in Forest Grove. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
2887 Rocky Mountain Rangers Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corp and the 100 Mile House Canadian Ranger Patrol took place in the ceremony to commemorate the late monarch. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PHOTOS: 100 Mile House remembers Queen Elizabeth II

The residents of 100 Mile House paid their respects to the memory of Queen Elizabeth II

2887 Rocky Mountain Rangers Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corp and the 100 Mile House Canadian Ranger Patrol took place in the ceremony to commemorate the late monarch. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
My mom. (File submitted)

CARIBOO TALES: Stirring up seasonal memories of my mom

Fiona Grisswell’s column to the Free Press

My mom. (File submitted)
<em>Brotherhood</em> recounts the 1926 canoe capsizing on Balsam Lake in Ontario that claimed the lives of 11 youths. (Brotherhood press kit/media handout)

Film on 1926 canoeing tragedy screening at South Cariboo Theatre in 100 Mile

Brotherhood will be showing Sept. 16 - 22

  • Sep 16, 2022
<em>Brotherhood</em> recounts the 1926 canoe capsizing on Balsam Lake in Ontario that claimed the lives of 11 youths. (Brotherhood press kit/media handout)
Twelve-year-old Owen Nowlin from Horsefly, was searching for the final answers to complete his passport at the festival. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Horsefly Salmon Festival celebrates and educates alongside returning salmon

Event draws crowd to the shores of the river as salmon return to spawn

Twelve-year-old Owen Nowlin from Horsefly, was searching for the final answers to complete his passport at the festival. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Stanley Daniels is a member of the Tsq’escenemc (Canim Lake Band). (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Calling: Tsq’escen’emc on its way to self-governance

Cariboo Calling: In the old days, the Tsq’escen’emc First Nation (Canim Lake) roamed across the Cariboo

  • Aug 27, 2022
Stanley Daniels is a member of the Tsq’escenemc (Canim Lake Band). (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Wheels, including wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles, were as popular as sneakers with Terry Fox Run participants (Jessica Whiteside photo).

ARCHIVES: Terry Fox run raises $650 in 1997

From the Free Press archives

  • Sep 19, 2022
Wheels, including wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles, were as popular as sneakers with Terry Fox Run participants (Jessica Whiteside photo).
Former nurse Gail Maglis is the newest member of the 100 Mile District General Hospital Auxiliary. (Photo submitted)

Gail Maglis newest member hospital auxiliary

When Gail Maglis and her husband moved to Ruth Lake she wanted to give back to her new community

Former nurse Gail Maglis is the newest member of the 100 Mile District General Hospital Auxiliary. (Photo submitted)
Alistar Crowley, a Champayne d'Argent buck. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

A patchwork hutch of rabbits at South Cariboo farm

Lac La Hache farmer names her rabbits after celebrities

Alistar Crowley, a Champayne d'Argent buck. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press).