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To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

Homeless man lying on bench. File photo

Hidden homelessness on the rise in district

Homelessness remains an issue for 100 Mile House

This is an image of Lori Rushton in the red jacket she is believed to have gone missing in. (Photo submitted)

Update: Williams Lake search for missing senior continues for the second night

Lori Rushton disappeared from her home on Evergreen Street on South Lakeside Thursday afternoon

Tyrell Giroux was arrested by Williams Lake RCMP on Sunday, Oct. 25. (Facebook video screenshot)
Tyrell Giroux was arrested by Williams Lake RCMP on Sunday, Oct. 25. (Facebook video screenshot)
The wheel that smashed through the Jones’ family’s dining room window. Doris Jones photo - submitted).

Speed to be reviewed after tire smashes into 70 Mile home

Ministry of Transportation to review if 100 km/h remains appropriate

The wheel that smashed through the Jones’ family’s dining room window. Doris Jones photo - submitted).
A COVID-19 test kit.
A COVID-19 test kit.
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)
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)
100 Mile RCMP Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen was the Cops for Cancer Tour de North 2021 lead driver. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Tour de North raises $134,000

Funds go to pediatric cancer research and Camp Goodtimes

100 Mile RCMP Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen was the Cops for Cancer Tour de North 2021 lead driver. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Search and Rescue groups warning against use of What3Words app

UK-based app uses three words, instead of longitude and latitude, to locate someone

Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
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Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).

Clinton Museum seeks to record oral history

Community members sought to share their stories

Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).
Dan Dobson checks on one of his 12 beehives last week. With winter on the way Dobson said he’s currently feeding his bees as much as possible in preparation for their long sleep. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Interest in beekeeping on the rise

To Dan Dobson, the bees are like his family

Dan Dobson checks on one of his 12 beehives last week. With winter on the way Dobson said he’s currently feeding his bees as much as possible in preparation for their long sleep. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cattle walk through wildfire smoke during the 2018 fire season, the worst on record in the province. Ranchers are once again being offered a variety of supports after the third-worst wildfire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

New fund helps farmers, ranchers and apiarists impacted by wildfires

Up to $20 million available to help with extraordinary expenses incurred during this year’s fires

Cattle walk through wildfire smoke during the 2018 fire season, the worst on record in the province. Ranchers are once again being offered a variety of supports after the third-worst wildfire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

Solar panels considered for South Cariboo Rec Centre

Feasibility study underway on solar panels

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
Several schools within School District 27 have already had potential COVID-19 exposure events. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

4 Williams Lake, 2 100 Mile House schools reported as having COVID-19 exposures

Interior Health lists all ‘potential exposure events’ occurring in schools

Several schools within School District 27 have already had potential COVID-19 exposure events. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Alan Watrich and Mal Wood were recognized for their volunteer work as the 2019 and 2020 South Cariboo Citizens of the Year respectively. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Two Citizens of the Year honoured

Alan Watrich and Mal Wood selected out of 10 stellar volunteers

Alan Watrich and Mal Wood were recognized for their volunteer work as the 2019 and 2020 South Cariboo Citizens of the Year respectively. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Hateful graffiti was sprayed near a Quesnel Sikh Temple(Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Racist graffiti targets Quesnel Sikh Temple

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains depictions of hate-speech some people may find offensive

Hateful graffiti was sprayed near a Quesnel Sikh Temple(Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)

Protests renewed along CGL pipeline near Houston

Two people have been arrested; protesters continue to block construction work

A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)
Students and teachers of 100 Mile Elementary School respond to Mike Retasket’s call during their Orange Shirt Day Celebration. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile students honour residential school survivors

School held its Orange Shirt Day celebration on Sept. 29

Students and teachers of 100 Mile Elementary School respond to Mike Retasket’s call during their Orange Shirt Day Celebration. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)