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Comet Catalina (green glow at centre) burning brightly in the night sky. Hopefully comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will shine as bright. (Photo credit: Gary Boyle)

Rare comet visible now in South Cariboo skies

This celestial event happens only once every 50,000 years

First Nations artist, Daniel Raphael creates art that is rich in colour and seems to jump off the canvas. Some of his work can be seen at the Stemete7uw'i Friendship Centre, #4, 330 Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo artist finds spiritual healing through painting

Daniel Raphael is a residential school survivor who seeks to help others

The new Watch Lake-Green Lake Community Association web page. (Photo submitted)

New webpage for Watch Lake-Green Lake community

Gisele Poliseno’s column to the Free Press

  • Jan 26, 2023
The new Watch Lake-Green Lake Community Association web page. (Photo submitted)
Several sledders enjoyed a stop at the sturdy wooden Flying U Ranch train shelter. In the old days, ranch guests would be taken to the hotel by horse or wagon, which carried the luggage as well as guests who didn’t want to ride. (Ken Alexander photo - submitted)

Green Lake Snowmobile Club rides underway

Ken Alexander’s column to the Free Press

  • Feb 1, 2023
Several sledders enjoyed a stop at the sturdy wooden Flying U Ranch train shelter. In the old days, ranch guests would be taken to the hotel by horse or wagon, which carried the luggage as well as guests who didn’t want to ride. (Ken Alexander photo - submitted)
In 2013 SD27 announced its decision to close 100 Mile Secondary School and Buffalo Creek Elementary. (100 Mile Free Press historical photo)
In 2013 SD27 announced its decision to close 100 Mile Secondary School and Buffalo Creek Elementary. (100 Mile Free Press historical photo)
Donya Vike

Explore literacy by playing with a story

The Free Press celebrates Family Literacy Week 2023

  • Jan 31, 2023
Donya Vike
CCPL staff and English Language Learners enjoy a snack during one of their language instruction classes.

Learning a new language ‘beyond the second’

The Free Press celebrates Family Literacy Week 2023

  • Jan 30, 2023
CCPL staff and English Language Learners enjoy a snack during one of their language instruction classes.
Musician Norman Foote performs a song written by the students of Mile 108 Elementary’s Grade 3-4 class. Foote visited several schools in the South Cariboo last week to teach students how to write music. See story, photos A9. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

South Cariboo students get lesson in music-making

Norman Foote came to the South Cariboo to help children write songs

Musician Norman Foote performs a song written by the students of Mile 108 Elementary’s Grade 3-4 class. Foote visited several schools in the South Cariboo last week to teach students how to write music. See story, photos A9. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Graphic novels are a great way to boost reading skills by using storyboards to accompany text.

Reading comes in many forms

By Shelby Byer Do you ever find yourself having to choose between…

  • Jan 29, 2023
Graphic novels are a great way to boost reading skills by using storyboards to accompany text.
Chantel Thrasher is successfully completing her high school equivalency courses with the help of volunteer tutors at CCPL.

Collaborative approach helps adult learners

The Free Press celebrates Family Literacy Week 2023

  • Jan 28, 2023
Chantel Thrasher is successfully completing her high school equivalency courses with the help of volunteer tutors at CCPL.
Linden Unruh (left) listens to Cariboo Bladed Combat instructor Tristan Feissli on where to attack his opponent, Alex Ryhal, with his sword. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Bladed Combat strikes local interest

A dozen members of the South Cariboo came out for the inaugural meeting

Linden Unruh (left) listens to Cariboo Bladed Combat instructor Tristan Feissli on where to attack his opponent, Alex Ryhal, with his sword. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Kids entering kindergarten in the fall could benefit from a Lego-based literacy program running in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake.

The great build up to kindergarten

The Free Press celebrates Family Literacy Week 2023

  • Jan 26, 2023
Kids entering kindergarten in the fall could benefit from a Lego-based literacy program running in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake.
From the Free Press Archives
From the Free Press Archives
Corliss Kerr made sure her dog Luna was suitably dressed for her first Polar Bear Walk through Mountain Spruce Community Park. (Diana Forster photo submitted).
Corliss Kerr made sure her dog Luna was suitably dressed for her first Polar Bear Walk through Mountain Spruce Community Park. (Diana Forster photo submitted).

Huge turnout for Polar Bear Walk

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

  • Jan 22, 2023
Corliss Kerr made sure her dog Luna was suitably dressed for her first Polar Bear Walk through Mountain Spruce Community Park. (Diana Forster photo submitted).
Corliss Kerr made sure her dog Luna was suitably dressed for her first Polar Bear Walk through Mountain Spruce Community Park. (Diana Forster photo submitted).
A deer pokes its head from the snow while foraging. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

COs urge public to report injured wildlife

If COs are unavailable the RCMP are another option

A deer pokes its head from the snow while foraging. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Margot Shaw is one of four conductors for 100 Mile House’s Eclectica Choir. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Eclectica Choir looking for members

New season begins on Wednesday, Jan. 26

Margot Shaw is one of four conductors for 100 Mile House’s Eclectica Choir. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Brodie Braatan with his second place fish at the Fourth Annual Fishing Highway 24 Ice Derby in 2019. (File photo.)

Sheridan Lake gearing up for annual ice fishing derby

The Highway 24 Ice Fishing Derby is on Feb. 4

Brodie Braatan with his second place fish at the Fourth Annual Fishing Highway 24 Ice Derby in 2019. (File photo.)
Muscles flexing Micha Kozier pulls his way up Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s bouldering wall. Kozier said he enjoys bouldering because of the physically stimulating nature of the activity. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Climbing to new heights at PSO

New climbing club provides students a place to work out and socialize

Muscles flexing Micha Kozier pulls his way up Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s bouldering wall. Kozier said he enjoys bouldering because of the physically stimulating nature of the activity. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Murray Casey doesn’t have his own office at the Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre, preferring instead to work in the common space everyone uses. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Friendship Centre open to everyone

Murray Casey enjoys helping his home community on a daily basis

Murray Casey doesn’t have his own office at the Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre, preferring instead to work in the common space everyone uses. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)