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BC Wildfire Service crew member Josh Hutchinson participated in a controlled burn above the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds on Tuesday, April 20 that was conducted in concert with the Williams Lake Fire Department. It was a good weather day for the burn, as on Wednesday, April 21, the BCWS is urging caution, with strong winds in the forecast Wednesday and Thursday for the region. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Fire Centre urges caution against outdoor burning due to strong winds forecast

Public, industry asked to consider postponing burning until calmer weather

  • Apr 21, 2021
Cathy McLeod (File Photo)

McLeod disappointed with first federal budget in two years

The 2021 Federal Budget released Monday, April 19 is “disappointing and politically opportunistic,”

A two-hectare fire is burning between Canim Lake and Hawkins Lake. (Photo submitted).

Homeowners urged to be cautious with outdoor burning

Multiple fires, tinder-dry conditions good reminders to be vigilant.

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)

New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)
A firefighter works to contain a grass fire burning by Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A firefighter works to contain a grass fire burning by Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A two-hectare fire is burning between Canim Lake and Hawkins Lake. (Photo submitted).
A two-hectare fire is burning between Canim Lake and Hawkins Lake. (Photo submitted).
A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Road rager fails breathalyzer on busy B.C. highway in vehicle he shouldn’t be driving

Saanich police say man was operating vehicle without required ignition lock

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
An ostrich strides from its barn at the Ostrich BnB in Lone Butte. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Ostriches help put B&B on the map

Gerbi and Marco Beukeboom found ostriches were a big attraction when they opened their bed and breakfast.

An ostrich strides from its barn at the Ostrich BnB in Lone Butte. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Krysta Stewart holds Tucker Hamilton’s hand as she guides him down a climbing platform belonging to her goats including Dexter the goat. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Socially distant walk planned for Autism Awareness

The fourth annual Autism Awareness Day walk will go ahead this year but with a new twist.

Krysta Stewart holds Tucker Hamilton’s hand as she guides him down a climbing platform belonging to her goats including Dexter the goat. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)

B.C. River Forecast Centre issues high streamflow advisory for Cariboo region

Public advised to stay clear of fast-flowing rivers, unstable riverbanks

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)
An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

105 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

Just over 8,000 new vaccine doses administered in the region for a total of 158,000 to date

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
The District of 100 Mile House office. (File photo)

Out-of-town shopping affects local businesses

100 Mile House businesses lose $37,000 per month as shoppers go outside community: survey

The District of 100 Mile House office. (File photo)
The public is being asked to use caution when doing backyard burning in the Cariboo Fire Centre. (File photo)

Caution urged with outdoor burning says Cariboo Fire Centre

Anyone conducting burning must ensure adequate resources are on hand to stop fire from spreading

  • Apr 14, 2021
The public is being asked to use caution when doing backyard burning in the Cariboo Fire Centre. (File photo)
An orphaned bear cub that was put down near 100 Mile House Elementary in Oct. 2018. (File photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Bears already seen waking from hibernation in the South Cariboo

Conservation officers are asking the community to secure possible attractants and food sources

An orphaned bear cub that was put down near 100 Mile House Elementary in Oct. 2018. (File photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Yunesit'in Government in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn seven kilometres west of the community and 25 kilometres south of Alexis Creek on the south side of the Chilcotin River. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Prescribed burning planned to reduce wildfire risk near Yunesit’in

Burning may begin as early as April 13 in partnership with BC Wildfire Service

The Yunesit'in Government in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn seven kilometres west of the community and 25 kilometres south of Alexis Creek on the south side of the Chilcotin River. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)

COVID, BSE, water access and private land rights: B.C. Cattlemen’s general manager weighs in

Kevin Boon said positive aspect of pandemic is more people interested in where their food comes from

B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)
Amy Newmann spent much of summer ground-truthing the old Cariboo Waggon Road and the winter writing a guidebook about it. (Richard Wright photo)

Cariboo Waggon Road mapped out

Charting the Cariboo Waggon Road and creating a guidebook was a work of passion for Amy Newman.

Amy Newmann spent much of summer ground-truthing the old Cariboo Waggon Road and the winter writing a guidebook about it. (Richard Wright photo)
School District board members discuss business at a regular board meeting prior to the pandemic. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Ministry of Education gives special shout out to School District 27 at start of Education Week

District board and administration recognized for creating outdoor learning spaces

School District board members discuss business at a regular board meeting prior to the pandemic. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
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An RCMP cruiser flashes its light as it speeds up Highway 97. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Officers suffer minor injuries after a fight with a prohibited driver

The 44-year-old man resisted arrest and shoved an officer to the ground

An RCMP cruiser flashes its light as it speeds up Highway 97. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)