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This photo from 2014 shows the staff at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre busy filling baskets for local families in need as part of their Touch of Christmas program. (Submitted photo)

Hamper demand on the rise this Christmas season

The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre is seeing an increase of need for support in the community

A controlled burn in 100 Mile House last winter. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Ministry of Forests burning woody debris in South Cariboo

Burning to be conducted at sites of wildfires near Canim Lake, Flat Lake and Chasm

Brayden Methot in the drivers position of his specially-adapted van, which he can drive from his power chair using hand controls, despite a C4 spinal cord injury. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Williams Lake man driving first-of-its-kind adaptive van in Canada

Brayden Methot excited to enter back into the work force as he paves history

Protesters were lining the street in front of the Williams Lake Courthouse on Dec. 8, 2022, protesting the treatment of survivors of sexual violence. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Teens demand more support for survivors of sexual violence at Williams Lake protest

Students are protesting outside the Williams Lake Courthouse

Protesters were lining the street in front of the Williams Lake Courthouse on Dec. 8, 2022, protesting the treatment of survivors of sexual violence. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
(Mike Biden photo)

Oh Deer! Penticton firefighters make frigid rescue

Firefighters saved a deer stuck in the ice on Okanagan Lake

(Mike Biden photo)
WorkSafeBC issued a fine to Northern Health. (Image file.)

Northern Health hit with $355K fine for failing to do adequate safety reports

WorkSafeBC found ‘repeated violations’ following violence against a long-term care worker

WorkSafeBC issued a fine to Northern Health. (Image file.)
Members of the 100 Mile House Curling Club play a game during league play earlier this season. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Curling season postponed till new year

The 100 Mile Curling Club is replacing the ice due to it being to heavy

Members of the 100 Mile House Curling Club play a game during league play earlier this season. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Carl Schooner was last heard from on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 when he left Bella Coola, headed to Williams Lake. (RCMP submitted photo)

RCMP seek assistance in locating missing Bella Coola man

Carl Schooner was last heard from while travelling between Williams Lake and Bella Coola

Carl Schooner was last heard from on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 when he left Bella Coola, headed to Williams Lake. (RCMP submitted photo)
Fountain pen lying on sheet of paper.

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

Fountain pen lying on sheet of paper.
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.

Northern residents are being urged to get their flu shots. There’s an emphasis on children under the age of five. (Marisca Bakker photo)
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)
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)
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)
Mike Franklin, manager of the Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin stands in front of the welcoming new facility for youth in the region. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin opens its doors to young people

Facility aims to address mental health, addictions and other issues impacting youth in region

  • Dec 5, 2022
Mike Franklin, manager of the Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin stands in front of the welcoming new facility for youth in the region. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
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)