100 Mile House

Christopher Billy and Wendell Smitheram are doing their best to stay positive after losing their van and most of their worldly possessions in a fire on Monday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘It was home’: Men homeless after fire destroys van

Woman arrested for allegedly lighting the van on fire in 100 Mile House

Christopher Billy and Wendell Smitheram are doing their best to stay positive after losing their van and most of their worldly possessions in a fire on Monday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Hoss Fremlin, left, and his mom Jolene, participated in the Cariboo Country Carriage Club Poker Ride & Drive at Huber Ranch and Equestrian Centre in 70 Mile House on April 24. Hoss, 6, was the youngest rider in the event. (Submitted photo).

Big summer ahead for 70 Mile House

Ken Alexander’s column to the Free Press

  • May 5, 2022
Hoss Fremlin, left, and his mom Jolene, participated in the Cariboo Country Carriage Club Poker Ride & Drive at Huber Ranch and Equestrian Centre in 70 Mile House on April 24. Hoss, 6, was the youngest rider in the event. (Submitted photo).
100 Mile House Food Bank Society president Danny Williams, center, prepares to cut the ribbon to celebrate the foodbank purchasing its own facility. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile Food Bank buys building

The purchase comes after extensive upgrades by the society

100 Mile House Food Bank Society president Danny Williams, center, prepares to cut the ribbon to celebrate the foodbank purchasing its own facility. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A muskrat enjoys the sunshine on Sepa Lake Monday evening. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Public invited to trappers’ convention open house

Trappers running numerous educational activities throughout Saturday

A muskrat enjoys the sunshine on Sepa Lake Monday evening. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
PSO Eagles senior captain Emily Machado grapples with LCSS Falcons’ player Taryn Hincshe during the 100 Mile House Girls Rugby Jamboree. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PSO Eagles host jamboree

100 Mile House faced off against teams from Williams Lake and Vanderhoof

PSO Eagles senior captain Emily Machado grapples with LCSS Falcons’ player Taryn Hincshe during the 100 Mile House Girls Rugby Jamboree. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo).

Deka Lake fire hall off-limits to community

The Cariboo Regional District abandons plans to investigate dual-use options

Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo).
Open burning ban

Category 3 burning ban in effect for 100 Mile Forest District

The ban comes into effect Wednesday, May 4

  • May 3, 2022
Open burning ban
100 Mile Fire Rescue members work to fully extinguish a van intentionally lit on fire near the South Cariboo Visitor’s Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Woman arrested in connection with van fire near South Cariboo Visitor Centre

The van belonged to an Anahim Lake man, who lost ‘all his worldly possessions’ in the fire

100 Mile Fire Rescue members work to fully extinguish a van intentionally lit on fire near the South Cariboo Visitor’s Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
In 1992, a beaver dam burst, flooding the railway tracks near Lac La Hache and causing the engine and five cars to derail. No one was hurt in the incident. (100 Mile Free Press Historical photo)
In 1992, a beaver dam burst, flooding the railway tracks near Lac La Hache and causing the engine and five cars to derail. No one was hurt in the incident. (100 Mile Free Press Historical photo)
Trish Chung, Demian Pettman and Kerry Tunnacliffe took some time out Friday to sing together outside the Parkside Art Gallery. The women hope to bring more people together for a monthly sing-a-long. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Trio celebrates Earth Day with song

The women gathered outside Parkside Gallery and sang together

Trish Chung, Demian Pettman and Kerry Tunnacliffe took some time out Friday to sing together outside the Parkside Art Gallery. The women hope to bring more people together for a monthly sing-a-long. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Ingrid Meyer has been an integral part of the 108 Mile community for years now in her capacity as a volunteer and now chair of the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

108 Mile Ranch hosts community fair

Several different groups are coming together to run the event

Ingrid Meyer has been an integral part of the 108 Mile community for years now in her capacity as a volunteer and now chair of the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Louise Scott volunteers for Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy’s English language programs. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘It takes a village’: volunteer gives back

Louise Scott a key volunteer for the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy

Louise Scott volunteers for Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy’s English language programs. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Huncity Mountain Bike Club has been working hard to develop new trail systems around the South Cariboo. (Submitted photo)

Bike trail master plan hindered by ALC rules

Huncity now needs to apply for permission from the Agricultural Land Commission for future projects

The Huncity Mountain Bike Club has been working hard to develop new trail systems around the South Cariboo. (Submitted photo)
Artwork by Jadyn Monical. (Submitted photo)

Students use art to tackle racism

The fourth annual Raven Youth Art Show kicked off this week

Artwork by Jadyn Monical. (Submitted photo)
100 Mile Horsepower Ranch co-owner Leanna Davies has torn up the rack in her big block chevy truck, Thunderstruck. This year she’s debuting a new mega-truck named Hell On Wheels. (Les Puchala Photography and Tara Clicks Muddy Pics photo)

Mud racing returns to 100 Mile House

100 Mile Horsepower Ranch hosting a race in July and September

100 Mile Horsepower Ranch co-owner Leanna Davies has torn up the rack in her big block chevy truck, Thunderstruck. This year she’s debuting a new mega-truck named Hell On Wheels. (Les Puchala Photography and Tara Clicks Muddy Pics photo)
Students and teachers of Lac La Hache Elementary School are happy to have a new Buddy Bench in the school playground, donated by Peter Arnold (in red, at back). (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Buddy benches offer safe space at schools

Lac La Hache Elementary is the most recent SD27 school to receive one

Students and teachers of Lac La Hache Elementary School are happy to have a new Buddy Bench in the school playground, donated by Peter Arnold (in red, at back). (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Jacob Plewes (left) and Ella Shimmin happily shove burdock into a bag held open by Ava Gould on Earth Day. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Students clear ‘evil place’ of burdock

On Earth Day Mile 108 Elementary students learned about invasive species

Jacob Plewes (left) and Ella Shimmin happily shove burdock into a bag held open by Ava Gould on Earth Day. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cody Call jumps in front of a bull to protect his friend Logan Parent after he was bucked while bull riding. (Lauren Carruthers photo)

Memorial bull ride to honour Logan Parent

The 100 Mile House event is slated for June to raise awareness about concussions, mental health

Cody Call jumps in front of a bull to protect his friend Logan Parent after he was bucked while bull riding. (Lauren Carruthers photo)
Big Rock Ranch’s stall was a popular stop for those looking for fresh local produce at the South Cariboo Farmers Market last year. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Farmers Market back at rec centre

Board of south South Cariboo Farmers’ Market had difficulty finding a location

Big Rock Ranch’s stall was a popular stop for those looking for fresh local produce at the South Cariboo Farmers Market last year. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Arsenault family including Torstein (left), Greyson, Courtney and Rowan all had a blast at the Blue Sky’s Autism Awareness and Acceptance Event. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Raising autism awareness in 100 Mile House

Dozens show up for Blue Sky’s Autism Services’ Autism Awareness and Appreciation event

The Arsenault family including Torstein (left), Greyson, Courtney and Rowan all had a blast at the Blue Sky’s Autism Awareness and Acceptance Event. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)