From the Free Press Archives

29 YEARS AGO (1990): Friends and family were reeling over the senseless death of Interlakes resident Jim Thomas, 37, who was killed in Chile when a bomb hidden in a baseball bat exploded during a game of softball. Thomas, who planned on spending several months in Chile on business, was walking to the plate during a game between a Canadian-U.S. embassy team and the University of Chile when the bomb went off. Two Canadian diplomats in the stands suffered minor injuries.

19 YEARS AGO (2000): The president of the Council of Forest Industries had visited 100 Mile House during a tour to spotlight the troubling industry with a bright future. Provinces such as Newfoundland were experiencing growth in their forest sector but according to Ron McDonald that was not happening in British Columbia. McDonald suggested the province to move back to a results code like other jurisdictions. He said it would streamline the process and cut down the red tape.

15 YEARS AGO (2004): 100 Mile House was the subject of a federally funded study on homelessness. The Quesnel-based New Focus Society (NFS) received funding through the Federal National Homeless Initiative program to compile a study on homelessness in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Quesnel. The study focused on speaking to the homeless in the area, assessing their needs and what could be done to help. The report would be accessible for 100 Mile to help determine the future needs.

14 YEARS AGO (2005): The kick-off to the Northern B.C. Winter Games was a triumph for the community and the games planning staff. Between 400 and 500 people came out to witness the torch lighting and take part in the festivities according to Valinda Boyd, the director of ceremonies and special events. From start to finish the event ran for 35 minutes that included speeches and a torch run. “It wasn’t just a small group, the whole community came out and participated,” said Boyd.

8 YEARS AGO (2011): British Columbia First Nations and the provincial government have reached an agreement for a new governance structure for a landmark First Nation Health Authority, the first of its kind in Canada. The transfer of responsibility and funding for health care will streamline administration, encourage the integration of the federally and provincially-funded health services and allow decisions to be made closer to home. The transfer was tentatively planned to take place by 2013.


newsroom@100milefreepress.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Figure skating club looks back on busy 2019

The 100 Mile and District Figure Skating Club got off to a… Continue reading

Who or what would you like to see on the new $5 bill?

Vanessa Shearer 100 Mile House “Not quite sure, someone who has done… Continue reading

100 Mile House Blind Curling Team will not compete this season

Due to travel and vacations, the team has decided not play

Athlete in Focus: Aidan Morrison of the 100 Mile House Wranglers

Aidan Morrison has freed himself from the pressure of playing Junior A… Continue reading

After cashing in on QB gambles, Chiefs and 49ers to clash in Super Bowl

KC beats Tennessee, San Francisco dispatches Green Bay to reach NFL title game

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Victoria family focuses on ‘letting go, enjoying time together’ after dad gets dementia

Walter Strauss has developed an interest in music and now takes line dancing classes

B.C. forest industry grasps for hope amid seven-month strike, shutdowns, changes

Some experts say this could be worse for forestry than the 2008 financial crisis

Northern B.C. RCMP investigating alleged sexual assault in downtown Smithers

One person was transported by ambulance to hospital following RCMP investigation at Sedaz

UBC, Iranian-Canadian community create memorial scholarship in honour of victims

The Jan. 8 crash killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians

Disrespectful that Horgan won’t meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

Na’moks said he was frustrated Horgan didn’t meet with the chiefs

Most Read