Clinton

Dustin Bentall, musician and leatherworker, has chosen to make the town of Clinton his home due to a deeply felt connection to the community. (Stasia Garraway photo)

Clinton strikes a chord with Dustin Bentall

He was raised in the city, but musician Dustin Bentall has found his roots in Clinton.

Dustin Bentall, musician and leatherworker, has chosen to make the town of Clinton his home due to a deeply felt connection to the community. (Stasia Garraway photo)
Brenda McNeil, front left, Wendy Foster and Del Gunn, right, take a spin on the Nordic cross-country ski trails. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Skiing and scavenging: Family Day events this weekend

Events for Family Day in Clinton and 100 Mile House.

  • Feb 10, 2021
Brenda McNeil, front left, Wendy Foster and Del Gunn, right, take a spin on the Nordic cross-country ski trails. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Clinton’s supportive seniors’ housing facility is taking shape. The Clinton and District Assisted Living Society hopes to welcome new residents in September. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Seniors’ housing facility in Clinton shaping up

If all goes to plan, new residents could be moving in this fall.

Clinton’s supportive seniors’ housing facility is taking shape. The Clinton and District Assisted Living Society hopes to welcome new residents in September. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
(from l) Coun. Sandra Burrage; Coun. Kim McIlravey; Mayor Susan Swan; CAO Murray Daly; Coun. Christine Rivett at the Clinton council meeting, Jan. 27, 2021. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Clinton council approves borrowing $1.2 million for new public works building

Village does not need to get assent from voters before seeking to borrow full amount needed

(from l) Coun. Sandra Burrage; Coun. Kim McIlravey; Mayor Susan Swan; CAO Murray Daly; Coun. Christine Rivett at the Clinton council meeting, Jan. 27, 2021. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Area librarian Shelby Powell, of the Cariboo Regional District's 100 Mile House library, shows off the top picks this year. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

E-books capture new readers at Cariboo libraries

South Cariboo residents appear to be hitting the e-books, TV shows and movies at the local library.

Area librarian Shelby Powell, of the Cariboo Regional District's 100 Mile House library, shows off the top picks this year. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A spaced, pruned stand of Douglas fir in the foreground shows fuels are cleaned up off the ground. In the background is a denser untreated area high in fuels. (Photo submitted)

Wildfire risk reduction project in Big Bar Lake area nears completion

Crews have created a series of fuel breaks to help reduce intensity of approaching wildfires.

A spaced, pruned stand of Douglas fir in the foreground shows fuels are cleaned up off the ground. In the background is a denser untreated area high in fuels. (Photo submitted)
Robert Dale Stanton of Clinton was last heard from on Jan. 9, but has now been in touch with investigators. (Photo credit: RCMP)

Missing Clinton man has been in touch with investigators

Robert Dale Stanton was last heard from on Jan. 9 and had been reported as missing

Robert Dale Stanton of Clinton was last heard from on Jan. 9, but has now been in touch with investigators. (Photo credit: RCMP)
A power outage Thursday night left nearly 3,000 homes in Clinton and the 70 Mile areas in the dark. (Katie McCullough photo).

Updated: Clinton, 70 Mile left in the dark after vehicle crashes into transmission pole

BC Hydro still working to restore power to 330 homes in 70 Mile House

A power outage Thursday night left nearly 3,000 homes in Clinton and the 70 Mile areas in the dark. (Katie McCullough photo).
Wayne Marchant rests on a memorial bench in honour of his late wife Sharon at the Clinton dog park. He had been waiting seven years for the bench. (Photo submitted).

Clinton memorial bench honours ‘lover of animals’

Bench is one of two installed in village so far

Wayne Marchant rests on a memorial bench in honour of his late wife Sharon at the Clinton dog park. He had been waiting seven years for the bench. (Photo submitted).
100 Mile Conservation Officer Joel Kline and YEP student Jill Matlock found themselves wrangling four horses on Highway 97 on Feb. 17. The horses were travelling at a steady trot up the highway after escaping their corral. (Jill Matlock photo - submitted).

Conservation officers wrangle horses on Highway 97

Jill Matlock never expected to be herding four horses in a truck.

100 Mile Conservation Officer Joel Kline and YEP student Jill Matlock found themselves wrangling four horses on Highway 97 on Feb. 17. The horses were travelling at a steady trot up the highway after escaping their corral. (Jill Matlock photo - submitted).
Editorial

Happy New Year

A new year is dawning. As we look back to the year…

  • Dec 31, 2020
Editorial
TNRD director Sally Watson

Year-in-review: TNRD to work on connecting people in 2021

Message from TNRD director Sally Watson

  • Dec 31, 2020
TNRD director Sally Watson
Disney’s Little Mermaid at Martin Exeter Hall on Feb. 29. (Millar Hill - 100 Mile Free Press)
Disney’s Little Mermaid at Martin Exeter Hall on Feb. 29. (Millar Hill - 100 Mile Free Press)

Year-in-Review: Little Mermaid wows, cowboys lament

Entertainment stories from 2020

  • Dec 30, 2020
Disney’s Little Mermaid at Martin Exeter Hall on Feb. 29. (Millar Hill - 100 Mile Free Press)
Disney’s Little Mermaid at Martin Exeter Hall on Feb. 29. (Millar Hill - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Wranglers during their last home game against the Chase Heat. (Millar Hill - 100 Mile Free Press)

Wranglers skip season but other sports prevail

Year-in-Review: Sports

  • Dec 30, 2020
The Wranglers during their last home game against the Chase Heat. (Millar Hill - 100 Mile Free Press)
A member of 100 Mile Fire Rescue ensures the fire is out by giving the site a spray of water. Of the 25 members of the department, 17 fought the blaze throughout the night from Friday night to Saturday morning. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

COVID topped news, other events in 2020

Year-in-Review: news from 2020

  • Dec 29, 2020
A member of 100 Mile Fire Rescue ensures the fire is out by giving the site a spray of water. Of the 25 members of the department, 17 fought the blaze throughout the night from Friday night to Saturday morning. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Forest Grove Legion. Facebook photo.
Forest Grove Legion. Facebook photo.

Clinton, Forest Grove legions receive federal aid

The branches recently applied for financial assistance through Veterans Affairs Canada.

  • Dec 23, 2020
Forest Grove Legion. Facebook photo.
Forest Grove Legion. Facebook photo.
Denis Fluet, left, checks out the baked goods at Ruth Park’s stall at Clinton’s first outdoor Christmas market at Hunnies Mercantile on Dec. 13. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Christmas in the air in Clinton

Outdoor market draws the crowds

  • Dec 18, 2020
Denis Fluet, left, checks out the baked goods at Ruth Park’s stall at Clinton’s first outdoor Christmas market at Hunnies Mercantile on Dec. 13. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
From left (back): Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schatchal, Christine Williams and Const. Marika Masters helped to collect food and toys for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12 outside the Cariboo Lodge. Front: Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser. (Jackson Masters photo - submitted).

Clinton residents cram the cruiser

Event raises $4,370, more than 400 pounds of toys and 1,162 pounds of food.

  • Dec 16, 2020
From left (back): Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schatchal, Christine Williams and Const. Marika Masters helped to collect food and toys for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12 outside the Cariboo Lodge. Front: Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser. (Jackson Masters photo - submitted).
Free Press is accepting community Christmas stories.

100 Mile Free Press accepting Christmas story submissions

Send us your fiction or non-fiction stories, poems or memories for our Christmas edition.

Free Press is accepting community Christmas stories.
Free Press is accepting community Christmas stories.

100 Mile Free Press accepting Christmas story submissions

Send us your fiction or non-fiction stories, poems or memories for our Christmas edition.

Free Press is accepting community Christmas stories.