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Chris Nickless, president of the South Cariboo Health Foundation, and Brenda Devine are happy with another successful Starry Nights campaign. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Another record year for Starry Nights campaign

The community raised $50,000, well exceeding the goal of $30,000

Flags are flying at half-mast outside Williams Lake city hall including a Sécwépemc flag in acknowledgement of the announcement by Williams Lake First Nation Tuesday, Jan. 25 regarding 93 possible human burials at the former site of St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake flags flying at half-mast in honour of St. Joseph’s Mission findings

Mayor Walt Cobb said city’s thoughts are with affected families, communities

Sheila Butler was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident near Hendrix Lake in the South Cariboo Saturday, Jan. 22. Friends and family are fundraising for her and her family while she recovers in hospital. (Photo submitted)

Friends, family fundraise for Williams Lake area woman injured in snowmobiling accident

‘Sheila Butler has a long recovery ahead of her’: said organizer of online auction

Williams Lake First Nation will reveal the preliminary results of the geophysical investigation of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School site on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

WLFN chief prepares for former residential school investigation announcement

Chiefs meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 25, followed by afternoon media conference

Williams Lake First Nation will reveal the preliminary results of the geophysical investigation of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School site on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Kelowna student partnered up with Mosaic Books for a book drive, which will see materials distributed to inmates in the province. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)

Bookmark competition underway

The 100 Mile PAC is giving $20 books to each class

A Kelowna student partnered up with Mosaic Books for a book drive, which will see materials distributed to inmates in the province. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)
Protesters hold signs and wave at passing vehicles during a rally in 100 Mile House Sunday, in support of convoy of truckers headed to Ottawa. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hundreds rally in 100 Mile to support trucker convoy

Truck drivers travelling to Ottawa to protest COVID-19 mandates

Protesters hold signs and wave at passing vehicles during a rally in 100 Mile House Sunday, in support of convoy of truckers headed to Ottawa. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
North Shore Rescue members prepare to transfer an injured snowmobiler after landing at Williams Lake Airport. (North Shore Rescue photo)

Emergency crews team up for mountain rescue near Hendrix Lake

North Shore, South Cariboo search and rescue airlift injured snowmobiler

North Shore Rescue members prepare to transfer an injured snowmobiler after landing at Williams Lake Airport. (North Shore Rescue photo)
Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Video screen shot)

Well water rights top priority for MLA in 2022

Lorbe Doerkson has a long list of issues to attend to

Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Video screen shot)
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo.

Caputo looks forward to busy year

The freshman MP tackles child pornography with first private members bill

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo.
Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

‘Significant’ increase expected for region-wide services

Assessment value increase sees rise in property taxes

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
Peggy Archibald (left) and her friend Sally Alston are thrilled to have sorted out Archibald’s tax trouble. (Photo submitted)

Perseverance pays off for South Cariboo property owner in tax arrears

Peggy Archibald was told her valuable property at Bridge Lake went back to Crown

Peggy Archibald (left) and her friend Sally Alston are thrilled to have sorted out Archibald’s tax trouble. (Photo submitted)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)

RCMP investigate reports of shots fired in Buffalo Creek

Several shots and a loud threat were made just after midnight on Tuesday

Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Two of 100 Mile sculptor Vance Theoret’s soapstone carvings were stolen in Kelowna this weekend. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile sculptor’s work among art stolen in Kelowna

Thieves made off with $70,000 worth of art Saturday morning

Two of 100 Mile sculptor Vance Theoret’s soapstone carvings were stolen in Kelowna this weekend. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
The BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating the illegal harvesting of a cow and calf moose near Horsefly. (Dan Simmons photo)

B.C. COS investigating illegal cow, calf moose hunt east of Williams Lake

Citizens reported seeing suspects skinning, quartering the moose near Horsefly

The BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating the illegal harvesting of a cow and calf moose near Horsefly. (Dan Simmons photo)
Environment Canada says walkways could become dangerously icy. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Flash freeze warning issued for Cariboo region

Environment Canada says residents should expect icy and slippery surfaces

Environment Canada says walkways could become dangerously icy. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)

RCMP to welcome new recruit

100 Mile House RCMP will be focusing on drug offences in 2022

Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)