From the archives of the 100 Mile Free Press

32 Years Ago (1987): Assaults causing bodily harm were on the rise in 100 Mile, according to 1986 crime statistics released by the local RCMP detachment. Stagg Sgt. Bill Bailey said there were 112 assaults in 1986 and only 85 the previous year (figures exclude sexual assault). There were also 79 common assaults (slaps in the face, being pushed), up from 60 in 1985. But investigations into damage done against property were down from 203 in 1985 to 172 in 1986. “We live in a violent society I guess,” said Bailey.

26 Years Ago (1993): Work on establishing a year-round trail system in the 100 Mile to 108 Mile area was expected to begin in the summer. Such a trail system would be the first of its kind in North America, according to the plan’s proponents. Volunteers with the 100 Mile and District Trails Foundation worked more than three years to bring together the ambitious deal for the multi-use trail system in the area. The system would gradually be brought up to international standards as part of a regional system.

19 Years Ago (2000): The Cariboo Chilcotin School District has to find cuts to make up a $600,000 to $900,000 budget deficit in the then current school year. The trusteees were looking at everything from cutting bus service to laying off teachers and more. “The board has some decisions to make,” District treasurer Don Woytowich said. “Every program and every aspect of the district is being looked at. He said 8,180 students were expected for the year, but only 8,107 showed up.

14 Years Ago (2005): The Snowcross was cancelled in 100 Mile and throughout B.C. because race organizers were unable to find any insurers. The event would normally fall under the racing division of the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation (BCSF). The 100 Mile Snowmobile Club secretary-treasurer, Maureen Pinkney said the BCSF folded for the year due to complications and because BCSF-sanctioned races were insured under them organizers had to seek insurance on their own.

7 Years Ago (2011): A new support group for men was starting up in the South Cariboo. Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre program director Lloyd Garner said the program was for all men who wanted help exploring issues affecting their enjoyment of life, including self-esteem, addictions, violence, abuse and anger, relationships and parenting. “It’s men supporting men through the challenges of life, gaining insight and wisdom for a better, healthier tomorrow.”

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