Community

Drivers are reminded to slow down around horses and riders in rural areas.

Hold your horses and share the rural roads

B.C. Government reminds motorists to watch out for horses

100 Mile RCMP Corporal Jeremy Roberts checks out a pen made by South Cariboo Farmers Market vendor Beau Mont. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Season launch for South Cariboo Farmers’ Market

Eleven vendors showed up for the first market of the year

Johan Raes, owner of Helmcken Finest Homemade Belgian Chocolates, returned to the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market last week to sell his beloved chocolates. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Chocolatier offers sweet deal at farmers’ market

Johan Raes learned the secrets of chocolate making in his homeland of Belgium

Rainer and Ingrid Meyer with their dog Cheyenne. Photo Submitted

Local community asked to lend a helping paw

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides returns to 100 Mile House this month

Rainer and Ingrid Meyer with their dog Cheyenne. Photo Submitted
Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye presents her workshop on virtual book clubs at the Decoda Literacy Conference in Richmond May 6. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo online book club ‘unique’

Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye shares secrets to success at provincial conference

Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye presents her workshop on virtual book clubs at the Decoda Literacy Conference in Richmond May 6. (Submitted photo)
Patrick Davies was awarded gold for his spot news photo in the 2022 Ma Murray awards.

Free Press scoops two golds at Ma Murray newspaper awards

Paper also takes home a silver and two bronzes in annual BCYCNA awards

  • May 17, 2022
Patrick Davies was awarded gold for his spot news photo in the 2022 Ma Murray awards.
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Free Press Archives
Free Press Archives
100 Mile House area librarian Shelby Powell is happy to be reintroducing in-person programming to the Cariboo Regional District Library this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

In-person programming back at library

Storytime is on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

100 Mile House area librarian Shelby Powell is happy to be reintroducing in-person programming to the Cariboo Regional District Library this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Lisa De Paoli, who sits on the board of the South Cariboo Community Enhancement Foundation, has started a local campaign to make quilts for residential school survivors. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Quilts for Survivors ‘made with love’

Volunteer said secret to giving back is doing something you love

Lisa De Paoli, who sits on the board of the South Cariboo Community Enhancement Foundation, has started a local campaign to make quilts for residential school survivors. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The typewriter used to produce the first newspaper in 100 Mile House is preserved at the 108 Mile Heritage site. In 1960, former Vancouver Sun reporter Carol Shaw moved from Vancouver to 100 Mile House and realized the community needed a newspaper. In 1965, the 100 Mile Herald, run by Shaw, and the South Cariboo Advertiser, owned by Steve Smele, was purchased by Herald House Publications Ltd. The new paper carried the masthead of the 100 Mile News Herald and in 1967 became the 100 Mile Free Press. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

Who dunnit murder mystery in 108 Mile Ranch

The public is invited to solve the mystery in June

The typewriter used to produce the first newspaper in 100 Mile House is preserved at the 108 Mile Heritage site. In 1960, former Vancouver Sun reporter Carol Shaw moved from Vancouver to 100 Mile House and realized the community needed a newspaper. In 1965, the 100 Mile Herald, run by Shaw, and the South Cariboo Advertiser, owned by Steve Smele, was purchased by Herald House Publications Ltd. The new paper carried the masthead of the 100 Mile News Herald and in 1967 became the 100 Mile Free Press. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
Samara Mitchell, left, Olivia Gobin and Carter Hain collect soft plastics at 100 Mile Elementary. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile students learn value of recycling

It can be a gross job at times but someone’s got to do it

Samara Mitchell, left, Olivia Gobin and Carter Hain collect soft plastics at 100 Mile Elementary. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Emily Tinney smiles happily as she operates a backhoe in 100 Mile House. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘Playing in a sandbox’

Emily Tinney shares her Heavy Metal Rocks experience

Emily Tinney smiles happily as she operates a backhoe in 100 Mile House. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
George Noth skins a fox for a crowd of onlookers at the BC Trappers Association last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Feet first: skinning an animal starts at the bottom

George Noth explains how to case skin a fox

George Noth skins a fox for a crowd of onlookers at the BC Trappers Association last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Flowers in 100 Mile House. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘Paint the town red’ for Communities in Bloom

All residents of the South Cariboo can participate

Flowers in 100 Mile House. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Brayden Boyce operates a mini excavator at Heavy Metal Rocks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Brayden Boyce operates a mini excavator at Heavy Metal Rocks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Trades lessons for the future

A dozen students learn the ropes at Heavy Metal Rocks

Brayden Boyce operates a mini excavator at Heavy Metal Rocks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Brayden Boyce operates a mini excavator at Heavy Metal Rocks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
kate Neufeld closes her eyes as she plays Salut d’Amour on the violin. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Festival competitors wow crowds

Dozens of awards were given out at first showcase in two years

kate Neufeld closes her eyes as she plays Salut d’Amour on the violin. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A mixture of milk and water is poured on the flagpole before hoisting the flat during the Vaisakhi celebration at the 100 Mile Gurdwara Sahib Saturday. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi in 100 Mile

Dozens show up for weekend celebration at Gurdwara Sahib

A mixture of milk and water is poured on the flagpole before hoisting the flat during the Vaisakhi celebration at the 100 Mile Gurdwara Sahib Saturday. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)