100 Mile House

Maggie Pugh and Marianne Lawrence find the Heritage Market is a great place to hang out and visit. (Kelly SInoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: 108 Heritage Market great place to visit, sell wares

The market, which runs every Saturday during the summer, has continued to grow over the years

 

Along with a “sprinkler trailer,” North Vancouver, Saanich and Interlakes fire departments were among 16 fire halls gratefully welcomed during Deka Lake/Judson Rd’s recent wildfire. (Montana Forster photo - submitted).

Welcome Wagon rolls through Deka Lake

Diana Forster: Deka Lake column

  • Jul 25, 2021

 

Enid ‘Dimps’ Horn jokes that she is one of the oldtimers left in the Lone Butte-Watch Lake area. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: Dimps Horn is one of Lone Butte’s last ‘oldtimers’

At 73, she’s still an active community member

 

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.

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)
Loleeta Pollen Hofley has taken up painting rocks and spreading them around the community to brighten people’s days. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Artist hides painted rocks in 100 Mile to ‘bring light’ and smiles

Loleeta Pollen Hofley hopes to brighten someone’s day in these devastating times

Loleeta Pollen Hofley has taken up painting rocks and spreading them around the community to brighten people’s days. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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

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).
The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.

Evacuation order in Canim Lake South -Mahood Lake downgraded to alert

CRD rescinds order for 482 parcels in the area

The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.
The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.

CRD rescinds portion of evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North

Order downgraded to alert for 664 parcels, covering 17,686 hectares

The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.
The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).

UPDATE: Aerial ignitions called off at Young Lake fire: BCWS

Wildfire southeast of 70 Mile now listed at 4,000 hectares

The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).

‘Moderate’ fire activity for Flat Lake Friday

Latest community bulletin from BC Wildfire Service includes Flat Lake, Canim Lake

Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).
(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

(Patrick Davies photo - 100 MIle Free Press)
Melissa Smalley

In trying times, community is everything

It’s an all too familiar feeling for many of us in the…

Melissa Smalley
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)
Jesse Mahoney and Lynda Mahoney loves riding their E-Bikes on a near-daily basis, often around their home in 108 Mile Ranch. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PRIME TIME: Hitting the road: E-bikes all the rage

South Cariboo seniors are getting into electric motor powered bikes

Jesse Mahoney and Lynda Mahoney loves riding their E-Bikes on a near-daily basis, often around their home in 108 Mile Ranch. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A Structural Protection Unit is in Canim Lake to assess the number of structures that may be at risk from the wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

Cariboo Fire Centre update: 43 fires still burning

Fire danger ranging in Chilcotin, Central, and 100 Mile Zones remain high to extreme

  • Jul 23, 2021
A Structural Protection Unit is in Canim Lake to assess the number of structures that may be at risk from the wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).
100 Mile Archives

20 YEARS AGO: Birch Avenue businesses host racing pigeon

From the Archives of the Free Press

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The Flat Lake fire damaged a distribution line Wednesday, July 21, near 83 Mile Road. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

BC Hydro to repair distribution line affected by Flat Lake fire

The line, near 83 Mile Road, affected 77 properties

The Flat Lake fire damaged a distribution line Wednesday, July 21, near 83 Mile Road. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
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)
Chilco Choate has returned to Clinton after 60 years as a guide outfitter at Gaspard Lake (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

PRIME TIME: Chilco Choate loved the freedom of the bush

He was born Edward Choate, but everybody knows him as Chilco

Chilco Choate has returned to Clinton after 60 years as a guide outfitter at Gaspard Lake (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)