Local History

The Clinton Whispering Pines float at the Clinton May Ball parade. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Calling: Clinton Whispering Pines members want to go home

The Pelltíq’t te Secwépemc First Nations hopes its people can finally go home, to heal.

  • Sep 5, 2022

 

Granny Celestine Fletcher and her children- David, Boyce, Jean, Virginia, Irene and Happy. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo Calling: High Bar Nation bouncing back

Lenora Fletcher grew up without her First Nations status. She wasn’t the only one. When her grandpa died, her granny Celestine Fletcher inadvertently signed away the status for her entire family, including her own 10 children and their descendants.

  • Sep 4, 2022

 

Carl Archie drums on the shores of Green Lake to welcome participants in the Pulling Together Canoe journey last Wednesday, Aug. 20. Green Lake is very special to the Secwepemc people, (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Cariboo Calling: Green Lake significant to Secwépemc peoples

By Kelly Sinoski Every summer, the Secwépemc people would gather on Green…

  • Aug 31, 2022

 

Diane Cleveland has lived in the Interlakes area since the 1950s. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Calling: Diane Cleveland’s lifetime love affair with the Cariboo came by chance in 1946.

By Kelly Sinoski Diane Cleveland’s lifetime love affair with the Cariboo came…

  • Aug 29, 2022
Diane Cleveland has lived in the Interlakes area since the 1950s. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press)
Dick Minato has lived in 100 Mile since the early 1950s. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Calling: 100 Mile: Resort hub to booming mill town

100 Mile House was a bit on the rough side when Dick Minato moved to the area in 1951.

  • Aug 23, 2022
Dick Minato has lived in 100 Mile since the early 1950s. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.
The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)