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Regrowth on the Gustafsen Wildfire seen in August 2017. File photo.

$100,000 kicks off new wildfire recovery campaign

Campaign looks to “ReLeaf” fire affected areas

Regrowth on the Gustafsen Wildfire seen in August 2017. File photo.
Accommodation tax approved for Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Accommodation tax approved for Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Three per cent tax to be added on May 1

Accommodation tax approved for Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
Tourism in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast will get a boost beginning May 1 as a result of a three per cent tax on accommodations. (Greg Sabatino photo)

Accommodation tax approved for Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Three per cent tax to be added on May 1

Tourism in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast will get a boost beginning May 1 as a result of a three per cent tax on accommodations. (Greg Sabatino photo)
Dan Mowbray, a logging truck driver, standing in front of his truck. Max Winkelman photo.

Truckers talk road safety after fatal accident in Lac la Hache

Trucking safety from an industry perspective

Dan Mowbray, a logging truck driver, standing in front of his truck. Max Winkelman photo.
Realtors fear new ban on dual agency will hit rural B.C. hardest

Realtors fear new ban on dual agency will hit rural B.C. hardest

Beyond less choice for consumers, new rules mean Realtors are prone to conflicting sales

Realtors fear new ban on dual agency will hit rural B.C. hardest
The approximate outline of where logging will occur. CRD Map.

Fuel management logging to begin near 108 Mile Ranch

Average thinning of 40 per cent in the west side of Walker Valley

The approximate outline of where logging will occur. CRD Map.
UPDATED: Highway 97 reopens in both directions following fatal crash

UPDATED: Highway 97 reopens in both directions following fatal crash

Motor vehicle incident in morning results in fatality

UPDATED: Highway 97 reopens in both directions following fatal crash
In 2011, 100 Mile Lion Ron Graves, left, and 100 Mile Mayor Mitch Campsall, right, presented 35-year pins to Highway 24/Interlakes Lions Club charter members Don Charlton, centre left, and Al Bishop. Charlton remained a member until the club shut down. Diana Forster photo.

Lions Clubs dying out with aging population

“I think all organizations, all community service groups are at risk because of that same thing; the lack of young membership”

In 2011, 100 Mile Lion Ron Graves, left, and 100 Mile Mayor Mitch Campsall, right, presented 35-year pins to Highway 24/Interlakes Lions Club charter members Don Charlton, centre left, and Al Bishop. Charlton remained a member until the club shut down. Diana Forster photo.
Country Prime Meats President Peter Springmann (left) and Troy Guenther stand in front of one of the new lines which is still wrapped in plastic, waiting for more employees. Max Winkelman photos.

Local company struggling to find employees

May have to look at temporary foreign workers

Country Prime Meats President Peter Springmann (left) and Troy Guenther stand in front of one of the new lines which is still wrapped in plastic, waiting for more employees. Max Winkelman photos.
UPDATE: Highway 97 open to traffic near 103 Mile

UPDATE: Highway 97 open to traffic near 103 Mile

Motor vehicle incident, emergency services on site

UPDATE: Highway 97 open to traffic near 103 Mile
Update: One person injured and one person dead after early morning shooting

Update: One person injured and one person dead after early morning shooting

Injured person is in the 100 Mile Hospital

Update: One person injured and one person dead after early morning shooting
Harrison’s ears are burned but he’s recovering well and has already doubled in weight according to Andre.

Badly burned snowshoe hare survives Elephant Hill fire

The rabbit, named Harrison, suffered burns to 95 per cent of his body. ‘His fur was quite crispy.’

Harrison’s ears are burned but he’s recovering well and has already doubled in weight according to Andre.
Eric Morrow (left) and Alan Pryor from Agassiz in 100 Mile House today (Aug. 31). Max Winkelman photos.

Firefighters from around the province join fight in the South Cariboo

“We’re here to help as much we can.”

Eric Morrow (left) and Alan Pryor from Agassiz in 100 Mile House today (Aug. 31). Max Winkelman photos.
Smoke from the Elephant Hill wildfire seen from the butte in Lone Butte yesterday, Aug 30. Max Winkelman photo.

Aug 31: “Quieter day” on Elephant Hill fire

Still some growth towards Sheridan Lake

Smoke from the Elephant Hill wildfire seen from the butte in Lone Butte yesterday, Aug 30. Max Winkelman photo.
New evacuation order south of Highway 24

New evacuation order south of Highway 24

Highway 24 corridor, including Horse Lake, Deka Lake on alert

New evacuation order south of Highway 24
A bomber attacks a fire near Chimney Lake. Submitted photo.

Crews keep fire near Chimney Lake small

Possibility of lightning again today

A bomber attacks a fire near Chimney Lake. Submitted photo.
Aug. 13: Elephant Hill fire estimated at 149,914 hectares

Aug. 13: Elephant Hill fire estimated at 149,914 hectares

Fire got close to Green Lake, reached Young Lake

Aug. 13: Elephant Hill fire estimated at 149,914 hectares
See other maps further down the page.
See other maps further down the page.
Each horizontal line represents a plot established in the old Douglas-fir forests of the Knife Creek Block of the Alex Fraser Research Forest, just south of 150 Mile. The length of the line represents the age of the oldest trees in each plot, the oldest trees established between 1450 and 1750. Along each line, the black squares represent a fire scar embedded in the rings of at least two trees in the study area. They determined the exact year (and sometimes season) each fire burned by examining the tree rings with microscopes and very high-resolution images on computers. The grey rectangles represent periods when clusters of trees established, often in an open patch left by fire. These trees were mostly Douglas-fir. The top three plots (top) had fire scars and a wide range of tree ages; the bottom six plots included no fire scars but clusters of trees with similar ages – many of which likely established in a gap created by a fire. The middle plots include scars and cohorts showing mixed-severity fires through time – a signature of the dry forests of BC (that is poorly represented in much of our traditional even-aged forest management). Chart courtesy of UBC, Wesley Brooke and Lori Daniels.

Fires used to be much more common according to UBC research

Researchers found fire evidence averaging 15-year intervals in research forest but none after 1943

Each horizontal line represents a plot established in the old Douglas-fir forests of the Knife Creek Block of the Alex Fraser Research Forest, just south of 150 Mile. The length of the line represents the age of the oldest trees in each plot, the oldest trees established between 1450 and 1750. Along each line, the black squares represent a fire scar embedded in the rings of at least two trees in the study area. They determined the exact year (and sometimes season) each fire burned by examining the tree rings with microscopes and very high-resolution images on computers. The grey rectangles represent periods when clusters of trees established, often in an open patch left by fire. These trees were mostly Douglas-fir. The top three plots (top) had fire scars and a wide range of tree ages; the bottom six plots included no fire scars but clusters of trees with similar ages – many of which likely established in a gap created by a fire. The middle plots include scars and cohorts showing mixed-severity fires through time – a signature of the dry forests of BC (that is poorly represented in much of our traditional even-aged forest management). Chart courtesy of UBC, Wesley Brooke and Lori Daniels.
100 Mile House, June 22. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Reentry to start for 100 Mile and South Cariboo

Accouncement made at 2 p.m. today (July 22)

100 Mile House, June 22. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.