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More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)

Pandemic sparked puppy boom in B.C., but no spike in pet returns: BC SPCA

More people are looking to adopt pets due to pandemic, SPCA

Warren Carlson is one of the 100 Mile Free Press’ newspaper carriers who makes over 175 deliveries a week to 100 Mile residents and homes. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Carrier excited to deliver the news

Warren Carlson delivers up to 175 newspapers a week

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association secretary-treasurer Mike Retasket (left), 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall, Canim Lake Band Elder Irene Charley, New Pathways to Gold Society Indigenous co-chair Cheryl Chapman and High Bar First Nations Chief Roy Fletcher ceremonially cut an inner tube as they open a bike repair station installed in 100 Mile House as part of the Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Bike repair station opens in 100 Mile

This new asset is part of the ongoing Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project

Richard Wright, Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project lead, holds the remains of a narrow wagon wheel circa 1920, found on the Stanley-Barkerville section of the Cariboo Waggon Road. (Submitted photo)

Barkerville Gold Mine donates $50,000 to historic road restoration

Funds will go toward 15-kilometre stretch of the road between Stanley and Barkerville

Richard Wright, Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project lead, holds the remains of a narrow wagon wheel circa 1920, found on the Stanley-Barkerville section of the Cariboo Waggon Road. (Submitted photo)
Watch Lake-Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department. (File photo).

FIREFIGHT 2021: Crew worked ‘day and night’ over summer

Watch Lake-North Green Lake Fire Department reflects on summer

Watch Lake-Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department. (File photo).
Members of the Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department pose with a new boat and water pumps bought with grant money from the Red Cross. (Photo submitted)

FIREFIGHT 2021: Greeny Lake on standby

Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department reflects on summer

Members of the Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department pose with a new boat and water pumps bought with grant money from the Red Cross. (Photo submitted)
100 Mile Fire Rescue is on track to have another record-breaking year responding to a wide range of calls from fire to medicals. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile Fire Rescue is on track to have another record-breaking year responding to a wide range of calls from fire to medicals. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department. (Kelly SInoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

FIREFIGHT 2021: Deka Lake wildfire brought out community spirit

Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department reflects on summer

Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department. (Kelly SInoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
The Clinton Fire Department is seeking more volunteer members.
The Clinton Fire Department is seeking more volunteer members.
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Al Richmond is being recognized for his volunteer work in the 108 Mile community. (Kelly Sinoski - 100 Mile Free Press).

Al Richmond honoured for work in 108 Mile Ranch

Richmond given 108 Community Lifetime Service and Achievement Award

Al Richmond is being recognized for his volunteer work in the 108 Mile community. (Kelly Sinoski - 100 Mile Free Press).
Shay Pearson has been named a finalist for the Premier’s Innovation and Excellence award. (Submitted photo)

PSO grad up for provincial excellence award

Shay Pearson a finalist for the Premier’s Innovation and Excellence award

Shay Pearson has been named a finalist for the Premier’s Innovation and Excellence award. (Submitted photo)
Liz Jones finds volunteering rewarding. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Volunteering, helping others ‘rewarding’

Liz Jones has been a community volunteer since she was a teenager

Liz Jones finds volunteering rewarding. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile and District Arts Council directors Melissa Hermiston and Tammie Ozanne are planning on hosting the council’s annual Winter Arts and Craft Fair (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Winter Arts and Craft Fair going digital

100 Mile District Arts Council unable to host the event due to lack of volunteers

100 Mile and District Arts Council directors Melissa Hermiston and Tammie Ozanne are planning on hosting the council’s annual Winter Arts and Craft Fair (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Ulli Vogler picks out some fresh produce for Nicole Arnold at the last Heritage Market at the 108 Heritage Site for 2021. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Heritage Market vendors wrap up ‘good year’

Planning is underway for the 108 Heritage Christmas Market

Ulli Vogler picks out some fresh produce for Nicole Arnold at the last Heritage Market at the 108 Heritage Site for 2021. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Paige Methrst (left) hoists a backpack into the trees with the help of Jenna Gilbert and Piper Nielsen. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Girl Guides happy to be meeting in person

Guides meeting outdoors with masks to keep COVID-19 safe

Paige Methrst (left) hoists a backpack into the trees with the help of Jenna Gilbert and Piper Nielsen. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Elke Baechmann (left) goes for a ride on scooters with Kallie Hall, Rylee Langford and Oden Hall. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Kindergym returns to Community Hall

After a multi-month absence, Kindergym is back at the 100 Mile Community…

Elke Baechmann (left) goes for a ride on scooters with Kallie Hall, Rylee Langford and Oden Hall. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Santa Claus visited 100 Mile House children last year at daycares and grocery stores due to the 100 Mile House Santa Claus Parade being cancelled. This year, however, he plans to return for the 2021 parade. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Santa Claus Parade planning on the march

Organizers are moving ahead to plan the event for Nov. 19

Santa Claus visited 100 Mile House children last year at daycares and grocery stores due to the 100 Mile House Santa Claus Parade being cancelled. This year, however, he plans to return for the 2021 parade. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Montana Forster adds more canned foods to his truckload, during Deka’s 2020 Food Drive donations for Interlakes Christmas Giftboxes. (Diana Forster photo - submitted).

Donations welcomed for Christmas gift boxes

Diana Forster Interlakes column

  • Oct 12, 2021
Montana Forster adds more canned foods to his truckload, during Deka’s 2020 Food Drive donations for Interlakes Christmas Giftboxes. (Diana Forster photo - submitted).
David Liang of People Power Society for Healthy Communities was down to his last box of carrots at the final South Cariboo Farmer’s Market of 2021. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
David Liang of People Power Society for Healthy Communities was down to his last box of carrots at the final South Cariboo Farmer’s Market of 2021. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)