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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

 

Ed Baden stretches his legs as he skies on the 100 Mile Nordics’ Newly groomed trails last Saturday. The Nordics’ season officially kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 10. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Nordics make tracks this weekend

The 100 Mile Nordics are open for the season starting this Saturday

 

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Financial bad news and yet there is hope

David Zirnhelt’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 8, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Donna White, front right, president of the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association, and Laura Oliffe, view part of a light display on Annaham Crescent Monday as part of the community’s annual lights competition. The display took top spot in the competition. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

108 Mile Ranch celebrates Christmas light-up

There’s plenty of beautiful light displays to see this year

  • Dec 8, 2022
Donna White, front right, president of the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association, and Laura Oliffe, view part of a light display on Annaham Crescent Monday as part of the community’s annual lights competition. The display took top spot in the competition. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Plays like the Emperor’s New Clothes happen thanks to people like stage manager Melissa Hemirston and producer Kathy Wolczuk. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Behind the scenes on the Emperor’s New Clothes

The crew of a production is just as integral as the cast

Plays like the Emperor’s New Clothes happen thanks to people like stage manager Melissa Hemirston and producer Kathy Wolczuk. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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)
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.
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)
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)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (File photo)

More common sense needed on cull pile use

Jim Hilton’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 5, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (File photo)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

Reflecting on fall at the legislature

MLA Lorne Doerkson’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 5, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
The colourful buildings of historic Wells are a delight, no matter the season! Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo

In B.C’s Cariboo, let Mother Nature be your guide this winter

Around virtually every corner, visitors to British Columbia’s Cariboo are rewarded with…

  • Dec 5, 2022
The colourful buildings of historic Wells are a delight, no matter the season! Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo
Isabella Bailey with a sample of her magnets and fishing lure ornaments. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

A gift that will make any fly fisherperson smile

Isabella Bailey’s fishing lure ornaments the perfect stocking stuffer for any anglers in your life

Isabella Bailey with a sample of her magnets and fishing lure ornaments. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Motorists who are in excess of the posted speed limit are warned to reduce their speed. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Lack of awareness of speed changes causes close calls

Fiona Grisswell’s column to the Free Press

Motorists who are in excess of the posted speed limit are warned to reduce their speed. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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)
The hall was packed with vendors and shoppers on Sunday for the 108 Mile Ranch Community Christmas Market. Some vendors even set up shop outside the front doors. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Christmas markets at the 108 Mile Ranch

The 108 Mile Community Hall saw close to 40 vendors cram both floors

The hall was packed with vendors and shoppers on Sunday for the 108 Mile Ranch Community Christmas Market. Some vendors even set up shop outside the front doors. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Sabrina Boulay of Legendary Cactus Ceramics with her beautiful pottery, which includes an array of unusual coffee mugs. (Diana Forster photo)

Interlakes Christmas Craft Fair a success

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 3, 2022
Sabrina Boulay of Legendary Cactus Ceramics with her beautiful pottery, which includes an array of unusual coffee mugs. (Diana Forster photo)
1st place 2021: This home at 4745 Kitwanga Dr. came out on top in last year’s Christmas light contest in the 108 Mile Ranch. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

108 Mile Ranch lights up next week

On Monday, Dec. 5 the 108 Mile Ranch is hosting its Christmas light contest

1st place 2021: This home at 4745 Kitwanga Dr. came out on top in last year’s Christmas light contest in the 108 Mile Ranch. (Kelly Sinoski 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)