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The Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School Girls Senior Rugby Team brought home silver from Zones in Vanderhoof this weekend while the Junior Rugby Team took home bronze. (Photo submitted)

PSO senior girls rugby team heading to provincials

Team secures playoff berth after taking silver at Zones in Vanderhoof

The Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School Girls Senior Rugby Team brought home silver from Zones in Vanderhoof this weekend while the Junior Rugby Team took home bronze. (Photo submitted)
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Ember the fox is FireSmart Canada’s new mascot. (Submitted)

Upcoming open house for South Green Lake

Ken Alexander’s column to the Free Press

  • May 17, 2022
Ember the fox is FireSmart Canada’s new mascot. (Submitted)
Patrick Davies was awarded gold for his spot news photo in the 2022 Ma Murray awards.

Free Press scoops two golds at Ma Murray newspaper awards

Paper also takes home a silver and two bronzes in annual BCYCNA awards

  • May 17, 2022
Patrick Davies was awarded gold for his spot news photo in the 2022 Ma Murray awards.
100 Mile provincial court. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Trial adjourned in ATV assault

Accused not fit to stand trial at this time: defence

100 Mile provincial court. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
100 Mile House area librarian Shelby Powell is happy to be reintroducing in-person programming to the Cariboo Regional District Library this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

In-person programming back at library

Storytime is on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

100 Mile House area librarian Shelby Powell is happy to be reintroducing in-person programming to the Cariboo Regional District Library this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Members of South Cariboo Search & Rescue prepare to train in ice rescue techniques on Sulphurous Lake, April 30. (Diana Forster photo).

New ice rescue certified members for SAR

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

  • May 16, 2022
Members of South Cariboo Search & Rescue prepare to train in ice rescue techniques on Sulphurous Lake, April 30. (Diana Forster photo).
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)