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Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake that resulted in evacuation orders on July 1. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

CRD ‘unduly’ impacted by natural disasters

Recommendations have been made to hire three new staffers for the emergency management department

Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake that resulted in evacuation orders on July 1. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Man arrested in connection with assault, attempted truck theft

Suspect admits to trying to steal a quad the day before

100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
BC Wildfire Service responds to a wildfire in the South Cariboo. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Area restrictions rescinded for Succour Lake and Flat Lake wildfires

Public reminded to be cautious in areas as wildfire remains active

BC Wildfire Service responds to a wildfire in the South Cariboo. (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)
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Police recover stolen pickup, cargo trailer in Lac La Hache

Truck was stolen in Ashcroft while the cargo trailer was taken from Clinton

100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile RCMP Cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Single-vehicle incident claims life of Bridge Lake man

Police still investigating cause of the crash

100 Mile RCMP Cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
B.C. Wildfire used controlled ignitions to fight the Flat Lake Wildfire that created a large plume of smoke visible from Exeter Road in early August. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Flat Lake wildfire to be removed as ‘fire of note’

The designation is expected to be effective Tuesday, Aug. 31.

B.C. Wildfire used controlled ignitions to fight the Flat Lake Wildfire that created a large plume of smoke visible from Exeter Road in early August. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)

Hospital board questions Interior Health’ ‘proactive evacuations’

Fischer Place and Mill Site Lodge evacuated despite no alert or order in place

100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)
Rob Diether and Barbara Perrey were at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market to raise awareness for the Cariboo Regional District’s Resiliency Centre to provide support and services to those affected by wildfires this season. The CRD has had to scale back in-person visits after the province re-instituted COVID-19 protocols on Aug. 21. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Wildfires take toll across region

More people are struggling with the double whammy of wildfires and pandemic

Rob Diether and Barbara Perrey were at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market to raise awareness for the Cariboo Regional District’s Resiliency Centre to provide support and services to those affected by wildfires this season. The CRD has had to scale back in-person visits after the province re-instituted COVID-19 protocols on Aug. 21. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Interior Health is planning to repatriate care home residents who were evacuated from seven communities, including 100 Mile House. (File photo).

Interior Health starts ‘repatriation’ of long-term care residents

Some 826 people were relocated from seven communities

Interior Health is planning to repatriate care home residents who were evacuated from seven communities, including 100 Mile House. (File photo).
Photo of a Successful planned ignition occurred on the Young Lake wildfire on July 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Update: Young Lake fire under control: BC Wildfire

Seven of nine fires burning near 100 Mile House consider under control

Photo of a Successful planned ignition occurred on the Young Lake wildfire on July 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

ATV rider narrowly misses barbed wire strung on trail

Police say the wire was tied between two trees on quad trail in Bridge Lake

100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The planned ignition that took place at the northeast corner of Dog Creek Road and 1100 Road. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Seven of nine wildfires in South Cariboo ‘under control’

BC Wildfire Service says only two fires - Succour Lake and Flat Lake - remain out of control

The planned ignition that took place at the northeast corner of Dog Creek Road and 1100 Road. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Photo: BC Transit

Face coverings required on BC Transit buses

Policy applies to all communities in Interior Health

Photo: BC Transit
The Churn Creek Protected Area fire as seen Friday, Aug. 6. (James Harry photo)

Firefighters make headway in the Cariboo Fire Centre

Latest update from BC Wildfire Service

The Churn Creek Protected Area fire as seen Friday, Aug. 6. (James Harry photo)
Dr. Bruce Nicolson of Exeter Clinic is retiring this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

The doctor is out: 100 Mile House Dr. Nicolson retiring after 42 years

His clinic will be turned over to nurse practitioner Emily Warren

Dr. Bruce Nicolson of Exeter Clinic is retiring this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Controlled burns taking place at the Flat Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire photo)

BC Wildfire planning more ignitions for Flat Lake fire

Cooler temperatures expected through the weekend

Controlled burns taking place at the Flat Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire photo)
B.C. Wildfire is currently implementing the use of controlled ignitions to fight the Flat Lake Wildfire that created a large plume of smoke visible from Exeter Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
B.C. Wildfire is currently implementing the use of controlled ignitions to fight the Flat Lake Wildfire that created a large plume of smoke visible from Exeter Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Kona mountain bike stolen from the back of a truck in 100 Mile House Aug. 5. (100 Mile RCMP).

Mountain bike stolen from truck parked in 100 Mile House

Police say the Kona bike is valued at about $7,000

The Kona mountain bike stolen from the back of a truck in 100 Mile House Aug. 5. (100 Mile RCMP).
Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile RCMP investigate house fire, discover stolen items

Items, including portable sawmill, worth more than $100,000

Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)