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A handful of the many ducks the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce is hiding at businesses in 100 Mile House. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Do you feel lucky, duck?

Chamber of Commerce hides dozens of rubber ducks, offering ‘reward’ in Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt.

Mavis Upton, manager of Club Cannabis, has seen an increasing number of seniors coming in for CBD oil. She also uses it herself to treat the pain from her arthritis. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: CBD oil gaining in popularity among seniors

Before she goes to bed, Mavis Upson always takes a drop of CBD oil under her tongue

(Patrick Davies photo - 100 MIle Free Press)

PRIME TIME: Maggie Benzing calls it a night at Seawood Bed and Breakfast

Benzing, 56, and her husband Thomas Eberling have sold their 11.5-acre property

Marian Marinescu, left, and Stuart Spencer, of FP innovations with one of three chippers used in a trial at the UBC Research Forest property on Fox Mountain.

Wood chipper trials underway at UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest

FP Innovations has been working with three different models

Marian Marinescu, left, and Stuart Spencer, of FP innovations with one of three chippers used in a trial at the UBC Research Forest property on Fox Mountain.
Ernest Justinen adjusts some of his solar panels on his acreage off Bradley Creek Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Living off-grid in the South Cariboo

Couple finds ‘paradise’ off Bradley Creek Road

Ernest Justinen adjusts some of his solar panels on his acreage off Bradley Creek Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Melanie Allen, left, from Quesnel, purchases 10 chickens from Jane Schattenkirk, a wildfire evacuee from Lone Butte, southeast of 100 Mile House. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Melanie Allen, left, from Quesnel, purchases 10 chickens from Jane Schattenkirk, a wildfire evacuee from Lone Butte, southeast of 100 Mile House. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Landen Berube pets Loin, a pig he’s raised for the Highland 4-H Club. (Photo submitted)
Landen Berube pets Loin, a pig he’s raised for the Highland 4-H Club. (Photo submitted)
Angel Smith and Amber Christopher are volunteering their time to make home-cooked delicious meals for firefighters fighting the fires in the Canim Lake area. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Canim Lake sisters help feed firefighters

Amber Christopher and Angel Smith serve up home-cooked meals

Angel Smith and Amber Christopher are volunteering their time to make home-cooked delicious meals for firefighters fighting the fires in the Canim Lake area. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Mindy Buchanan, left, gives two thumbs up as a handful of 100 Mile Cruzers Car Club members made a passing visit to Carefree Manor. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: Cruzers hit the road for charity

The 100 Mile House Cruzers Car Club is back on tour - of local seniors’ homes

Mindy Buchanan, left, gives two thumbs up as a handful of 100 Mile Cruzers Car Club members made a passing visit to Carefree Manor. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
A structure protection unit from the Williams Lake Fire Department has been deployed to assist the BC Wildfire Service at the Young Lake wildfire. (Photo submitted)
A structure protection unit from the Williams Lake Fire Department has been deployed to assist the BC Wildfire Service at the Young Lake wildfire. (Photo submitted)
A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. Fires are still burning inside the Bowron Lake Provincial Park. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Purdy Lake wildfire west of Quesnel no longer growing: BCWS

Heavy rain appears to have slowed down the largest wildfire burning in the Quesnel Fire Zone

A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. Fires are still burning inside the Bowron Lake Provincial Park. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The BC Wildfire Service is requesting the public not donate food and supplies to firefighters at the Northeast Complex at 100 Mile House. (Black Press Media photo)
The BC Wildfire Service is requesting the public not donate food and supplies to firefighters at the Northeast Complex at 100 Mile House. (Black Press Media photo)
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Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars is pretty stoked about the pre-sales of his newest children’s book - Hockey with Dad - slated to be released in September 2021. (Caitlin Press image)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars is pretty stoked about the pre-sales of his newest children’s book - Hockey with Dad - slated to be released in September 2021. (Caitlin Press image)
Lory Rochon, of Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for LIteracy, runs several programs to help seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PRIME TIME: Navigating the digital highway

Some older adults are having a hard time keeping up with the shift to digital platforms

Lory Rochon, of Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for LIteracy, runs several programs to help seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Former Canim Lake Band chief Mike Archie has long been an active member of his community dedicated to preserving his culture and language for future generations. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PRIME TIME: Mike Archie remains committed to promoting the Shuswap people

The former chief remains an active member of his local and regional community

Former Canim Lake Band chief Mike Archie has long been an active member of his community dedicated to preserving his culture and language for future generations. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Big Stick Lake Area fire crossed Highway 20 Tuesday, July 13. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo Fire Centre gives latest details on wildfire situation

There are nine wildfires of note within the region

  • Jul 20, 2021
The Big Stick Lake Area fire crossed Highway 20 Tuesday, July 13. (Photo submitted)
The Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 July 13. (Graham West photo)

Update: Highway 20 reopened between Bella Coola Valley and Anahim Lake

The closure occurred Monday evening July 19 due to the Hotnarko Creek fire

The Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 July 13. (Graham West photo)
Four administrative changes are in the works for School District 27, effective Aug. 1, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Four administrative changes announced for SD 27

The new appointments go into effect Aug. 1, 2021

  • Jul 19, 2021
Four administrative changes are in the works for School District 27, effective Aug. 1, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
St. Joseph’s Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)

WLFN establishes email to share information regarding former St. Joseph’s Mission investigation

Archival research and review of oral histories underway, ground analysis expected to begin in August

St. Joseph’s Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)