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Alan Watrich and Mal Wood were recognized for their volunteer work as the 2019 and 2020 South Cariboo Citizens of the Year respectively. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Two Citizens of the Year honoured

Alan Watrich and Mal Wood selected out of 10 stellar volunteers

 

Orange Shirt Day founders Joan Sorley and Phyllis Webstad took part in a vigil on Canada Day in Williams Lake at Herb Gardner Park. Their work inspired the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Angie Mindus file photo)

‘In awe’: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation huge for Orange Shirt Day founders

Phyllis Webstad and Joan Sorley started the movement leading to national holiday in 2013

 

After several years of remediation work on Hazeltine Creek to repair the damage from the breach at Mount Polley Mine, sockey salmon are showing up in the creek. (Gabriel Holmes photo)

Sockeye salmon spawning in Hazeltine Creek near Mount Polley Mine

104 adult sockeye salmon were observed in the newly remediated portion of the creek

 

Cameron Bird spends hours in his Lac La Hache studio creating paintings that sell for thousands of dollars across Canada. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

From packhorse guide to professional painter: Cariboo scenes inspire artist

Cameron Bird had to make the difficult choice of riding the range…

Cameron Bird spends hours in his Lac La Hache studio creating paintings that sell for thousands of dollars across Canada. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The 100 Mile House in 1868. (Courtesy of Library, RBSC. Uno Langman family collection of BC photographs/Wagon Road North)

More tales from Wagon Road North: The Saga of the Cariboo Gold Rush

Revised edition provides vivid picture of life on the goldrush trail

The 100 Mile House in 1868. (Courtesy of Library, RBSC. Uno Langman family collection of BC photographs/Wagon Road North)
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

Cariboo spirit continues to thrive

MLA Lorne Doerkson column

  • Aug 29, 2021
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
Alex Mackenzie will be coming to 100 Mile House this Friday. (Photo submitted)

Jackson’s hosts laugh and a brew

Prince George comedian Alex Mackenzie ready to rock the house

Alex Mackenzie will be coming to 100 Mile House this Friday. (Photo submitted)
Horsefly 4-H Club member Riata Seelhof enters the ring to sell her Grand Champion steer, with the help of district 4-H president Ross Stafford, at the 63rd Annual Williams Lake and District 4-H Show and Sale Monday night at the Williams Lake Stockyards. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)(Angie Mindus photo)

63rd annual Williams Lake and District 4-H Show and Sale a resounding success

More than $500,000 and 150 projects exchanged hands at Monday night sale

Horsefly 4-H Club member Riata Seelhof enters the ring to sell her Grand Champion steer, with the help of district 4-H president Ross Stafford, at the 63rd Annual Williams Lake and District 4-H Show and Sale Monday night at the Williams Lake Stockyards. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)(Angie Mindus photo)
Pam Ritchie moved from Squamish to the South Cariboo to be closer to her grandchildren Zoe, Ila and Axel. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

PRIME TIME: Family affair: Seniors flock to South Cariboo

100 Mile House continues to be a hot destination for retirees

Pam Ritchie moved from Squamish to the South Cariboo to be closer to her grandchildren Zoe, Ila and Axel. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
The BC Wildfire Service is requesting the public not donate food and supplies to firefighters at the Northeast Complex at 100 Mile House. (Black Press Media photo)

Cariboo Fire Centre not seeking supplies for firefighters: BCWS

Online requests for supplies are unsolicited

The BC Wildfire Service is requesting the public not donate food and supplies to firefighters at the Northeast Complex at 100 Mile House. (Black Press Media photo)
The Big Stick Lake Area fire crossed Highway 20 Tuesday, July 13. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo Fire Centre gives latest details on wildfire situation

There are nine wildfires of note within the region

  • Jul 20, 2021
The Big Stick Lake Area fire crossed Highway 20 Tuesday, July 13. (Photo submitted)
Wildfire crews battle the Flat Lake fire. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reduced to single lane alternating traffic

Flat Lake fire advanced to highway overnight, crews working to secure 83 Mile area

Wildfire crews battle the Flat Lake fire. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
Owner/operator of Puddle Produce Farm Brianna van de Wijngaard sells produce Friday, July 16 at the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

High heat hinders Cariboo veggie-growers

Local farmers are battling heat and smoke amid a hot, dry summer

Owner/operator of Puddle Produce Farm Brianna van de Wijngaard sells produce Friday, July 16 at the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Emergency Support Services centre in 100 Mile House is open at PSO daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Evacuee supports, vouchers available in 100 Mile

MLA Lorne Doerkson clarifies support procedure following ‘misunderstanding’

The Emergency Support Services centre in 100 Mile House is open at PSO daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A airtanker returns to Kamloops from the Cariboo Chilcotin region earlier this month. (Jason Foster photo)

Cariboo Fire Centre urges public to exercise extreme caution due to dry conditions

Historic heatwave in June has raised fire dangers to critical levels

A airtanker returns to Kamloops from the Cariboo Chilcotin region earlier this month. (Jason Foster photo)
Highway 97 at 83 Mile has been closed Wednesday, July 14 due to a forest fire. (DriveBC map)
Highway 97 at 83 Mile has been closed Wednesday, July 14 due to a forest fire. (DriveBC map)
BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to two new fires in the Chimney Lake area. (BC Wildfire Service map)
BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to two new fires in the Chimney Lake area. (BC Wildfire Service map)
The McKinley Lake wildfire as seen July 6. (Inger Visser photo)
The McKinley Lake wildfire as seen July 6. (Inger Visser photo)
A special air quality statement is in effect for Cariboo North and Cariboo South, including Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake (pictured). (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for Cariboo North, Cariboo South

The special air quality statement includes Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House

A special air quality statement is in effect for Cariboo North and Cariboo South, including Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake (pictured). (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)

Lightning, heat ignite wildfire season in B.C.; 119 blazes burning

Lightning sparked several fires in Kamloops Thursday evening

Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)