100 Mile House

A map from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows the snowpack levels throughout the province as of May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Colder than usual spring temperatures increase flood risks

Above-average snowpacks in many regions could lead to flooding if weather heats up fast

A map from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows the snowpack levels throughout the province as of May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: B.C. River Forecast Centre)
New bingo sign at Lac La Hache Community Hall. (Barbara Hansen photo)

Thrift store, ice cream shop open in Lac La Hache

Barbara Hansen’s column to the Free Press

  • May 16, 2022
New bingo sign at Lac La Hache Community Hall. (Barbara Hansen photo)
Lisa De Paoli, who sits on the board of the South Cariboo Community Enhancement Foundation, has started a local campaign to make quilts for residential school survivors. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Quilts for Survivors ‘made with love’

Volunteer said secret to giving back is doing something you love

Lisa De Paoli, who sits on the board of the South Cariboo Community Enhancement Foundation, has started a local campaign to make quilts for residential school survivors. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Wonderland Bridge near Quesnel. The Quesnel area offers more than 100 trails to explore – everything from technical singletrack to pump tracks. Bonnie Grenon photo

Singletrack or cross-country, your 2-wheel Cariboo adventure starts here

With hundreds of trails to explore, discover this must-visit mountain bike destination

  • May 16, 2022
Wonderland Bridge near Quesnel. The Quesnel area offers more than 100 trails to explore – everything from technical singletrack to pump tracks. Bonnie Grenon photo
100 Mile Lions player David Aguinillo misses kicking the ball as 108 Mile Ranch Lions player Zander Merkel put some pressure on him during a game Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Soccer “as it should be” in 100 Mile House

Regular soccer season with no COVID-19 restrictions kicked off last week

100 Mile Lions player David Aguinillo misses kicking the ball as 108 Mile Ranch Lions player Zander Merkel put some pressure on him during a game Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The typewriter used to produce the first newspaper in 100 Mile House is preserved at the 108 Mile Heritage site. In 1960, former Vancouver Sun reporter Carol Shaw moved from Vancouver to 100 Mile House and realized the community needed a newspaper. In 1965, the 100 Mile Herald, run by Shaw, and the South Cariboo Advertiser, owned by Steve Smele, was purchased by Herald House Publications Ltd. The new paper carried the masthead of the 100 Mile News Herald and in 1967 became the 100 Mile Free Press. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

Who dunnit murder mystery in 108 Mile Ranch

The public is invited to solve the mystery in June

The typewriter used to produce the first newspaper in 100 Mile House is preserved at the 108 Mile Heritage site. In 1960, former Vancouver Sun reporter Carol Shaw moved from Vancouver to 100 Mile House and realized the community needed a newspaper. In 1965, the 100 Mile Herald, run by Shaw, and the South Cariboo Advertiser, owned by Steve Smele, was purchased by Herald House Publications Ltd. The new paper carried the masthead of the 100 Mile News Herald and in 1967 became the 100 Mile Free Press. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
Samara Mitchell, left, Olivia Gobin and Carter Hain collect soft plastics at 100 Mile Elementary. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile students learn value of recycling

It can be a gross job at times but someone’s got to do it

Samara Mitchell, left, Olivia Gobin and Carter Hain collect soft plastics at 100 Mile Elementary. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Lauren Keller is excited to be spending her summer working for the 100 Mile Free Press as our new summer student reporter. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Home again, home again, jiggety jig

Lauren Keller’s column to the Free Press

Lauren Keller is excited to be spending her summer working for the 100 Mile Free Press as our new summer student reporter. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Emily Tinney smiles happily as she operates a backhoe in 100 Mile House. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘Playing in a sandbox’

Emily Tinney shares her Heavy Metal Rocks experience

Emily Tinney smiles happily as she operates a backhoe in 100 Mile House. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
George Noth skins a fox for a crowd of onlookers at the BC Trappers Association last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Feet first: skinning an animal starts at the bottom

George Noth explains how to case skin a fox

George Noth skins a fox for a crowd of onlookers at the BC Trappers Association last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Flowers in 100 Mile House. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘Paint the town red’ for Communities in Bloom

All residents of the South Cariboo can participate

Flowers in 100 Mile House. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen will leaving 100 Mile for the Elk Valley in June. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

100 Mile staff sergeant heading to Elk Valley

The fires of 2017 remain a career highlight for Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen

Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen will leaving 100 Mile for the Elk Valley in June. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Brayden Boyce operates a mini excavator at Heavy Metal Rocks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Brayden Boyce operates a mini excavator at Heavy Metal Rocks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Trades lessons for the future

A dozen students learn the ropes at Heavy Metal Rocks

Brayden Boyce operates a mini excavator at Heavy Metal Rocks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Brayden Boyce operates a mini excavator at Heavy Metal Rocks. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
kate Neufeld closes her eyes as she plays Salut d’Amour on the violin. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Festival competitors wow crowds

Dozens of awards were given out at first showcase in two years

kate Neufeld closes her eyes as she plays Salut d’Amour on the violin. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A 100 Mile player makes a header in soccer action. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo - Black Press Media).

Eagles clinch victory at weekend tourney

100 Mile House lost only one game during the tournament

A 100 Mile player makes a header in soccer action. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo - Black Press Media).
A stuffed teddy bear and a poppy left in a graveyard at 99 Mile last year. (Rachel Thomas photo)

Mother concerned about District of 100 Mile cemetery restrictions

Bylaw limiting items being left on graves needs exceptions: Cindy Parent

A stuffed teddy bear and a poppy left in a graveyard at 99 Mile last year. (Rachel Thomas photo)
A mixture of milk and water is poured on the flagpole before hoisting the flat during the Vaisakhi celebration at the 100 Mile Gurdwara Sahib Saturday. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi in 100 Mile

Dozens show up for weekend celebration at Gurdwara Sahib

A mixture of milk and water is poured on the flagpole before hoisting the flat during the Vaisakhi celebration at the 100 Mile Gurdwara Sahib Saturday. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

RCMP investigating Centennial Park assault caught on camera

The suspect in the case is known to the RCMP and encouraged to come in to the detachment

Jackson and Bentley Lipsett both purchased their own furs at the BC Trappers Association Convention on Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Public finds furs, fun at B.C. Trappers Convention

The event held in 100 Mile House last Saturday was the first in 75 years open to the general public

Jackson and Bentley Lipsett both purchased their own furs at the BC Trappers Association Convention on Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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