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Free Press extends Christmas Writing Contest deadline to Dec. 12

The community is invited to submit short stories for a chance to win $100 Chamber Bucks

Northern residents are being urged to get their flu shots. There’s an emphasis on children under the age of five. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Top doctor urges northerners to get their flu shots

Northerners shy of flu shots compared to rest of B.C.

Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc actor living his dream working in film and television

William Belleau is taking it all in as he continues to land roles in big projects

The intersection of Highway 97 and First Street in 100 Mile House. (BC Highway Patrol photo)

Tickets issued for distracted driving in 100 Mile House

There were 15 tickets given out during a two-day intersection enforcement operation

The intersection of Highway 97 and First Street in 100 Mile House. (BC Highway Patrol photo)
A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a car crash in 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Highway 97 traffic stops lead to money seizures near Williams Lake, 100 Mile House

Mounties say $10,000 and $15,000 seized through proceeds of crime

A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a car crash in 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Members of 100 Mile House Fire Rescue attended a vehicle fire just south of the community on Highway 97 Monday afternoon. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

UPDATE: No injuries in vehicle fire on Highway 97

UPDATE: The only occupant of a vehicle that caught fire along Highway…

  • Dec 5, 2022
Members of 100 Mile House Fire Rescue attended a vehicle fire just south of the community on Highway 97 Monday afternoon. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Luke McKean beams as he gets his photo taken with Santa Claus. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Santa makes early visit to Creekside

Eighteen families braved the cold to come out for breakfast with Santa

Luke McKean beams as he gets his photo taken with Santa Claus. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
An example of one of the hamper’s of food the 100 Mile Food Food Bank Society distributes twice a month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Food banks preparing for surge of demand

Donations of food and money are needed this holiday season

An example of one of the hamper’s of food the 100 Mile Food Food Bank Society distributes twice a month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (File photo)

More common sense needed on cull pile use

Jim Hilton’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 5, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (File photo)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

Reflecting on fall at the legislature

MLA Lorne Doerkson’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 5, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
Isabella Bailey with a sample of her magnets and fishing lure ornaments. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

A gift that will make any fly fisherperson smile

Isabella Bailey’s fishing lure ornaments the perfect stocking stuffer for any anglers in your life

Isabella Bailey with a sample of her magnets and fishing lure ornaments. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Motorists who are in excess of the posted speed limit are warned to reduce their speed. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Lack of awareness of speed changes causes close calls

Fiona Grisswell’s column to the Free Press

Motorists who are in excess of the posted speed limit are warned to reduce their speed. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Carey Price is an avid hunter. (Photo by Carey Price, Facebook)

Carey Price takes a stand against federal firearms bill

“I am not a criminal or a threat to society.”

Carey Price is an avid hunter. (Photo by Carey Price, Facebook)
The Horse Lake Road Bridge Replacement will cost $3,148,000, $1,748,000 of which has been provided by the provincial government. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Horse Lake Road Bridge to be replaced within next two years

Permits and additional funding are still being secured

The Horse Lake Road Bridge Replacement will cost $3,148,000, $1,748,000 of which has been provided by the provincial government. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The hall was packed with vendors and shoppers on Sunday for the 108 Mile Ranch Community Christmas Market. Some vendors even set up shop outside the front doors. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Christmas markets at the 108 Mile Ranch

The 108 Mile Community Hall saw close to 40 vendors cram both floors

The hall was packed with vendors and shoppers on Sunday for the 108 Mile Ranch Community Christmas Market. Some vendors even set up shop outside the front doors. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Sabrina Boulay of Legendary Cactus Ceramics with her beautiful pottery, which includes an array of unusual coffee mugs. (Diana Forster photo)

Interlakes Christmas Craft Fair a success

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 3, 2022
Sabrina Boulay of Legendary Cactus Ceramics with her beautiful pottery, which includes an array of unusual coffee mugs. (Diana Forster photo)
1st place 2021: This home at 4745 Kitwanga Dr. came out on top in last year’s Christmas light contest in the 108 Mile Ranch. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

108 Mile Ranch lights up next week

On Monday, Dec. 5 the 108 Mile Ranch is hosting its Christmas light contest

1st place 2021: This home at 4745 Kitwanga Dr. came out on top in last year’s Christmas light contest in the 108 Mile Ranch. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Anthony Keeping was shocked recently to discover a few hundred discarded library books at the South Cariboo Landfill. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Discarded library books being ground up for fuel

The practice began this year to deal with an excess of discarded books

Anthony Keeping was shocked recently to discover a few hundred discarded library books at the South Cariboo Landfill. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Erik De Vries is settling into his new role as director for the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)

New CRD Area L director settling into role

Eric De Vries said he ran to promote economic development

Erik De Vries is settling into his new role as director for the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)
Around a dozen members of Tsq’escen First Nation attended an equine therapy clinic at Halfway Ranch. (Jennifer Bolster photo)

White Feather Family Centre raises awareness on addiction

Last week was National Addiction Awareness Week

Around a dozen members of Tsq’escen First Nation attended an equine therapy clinic at Halfway Ranch. (Jennifer Bolster photo)