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Lifelong trapper Paul Blackwell details his life story in his memoir, the Mad Trapper of Greeny Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Mad Trapper shares memoir of life in the Cariboo

Paul Blackwell earned nickname due to fierce advocacy for nature, animals

Lifelong trapper Paul Blackwell details his life story in his memoir, the Mad Trapper of Greeny Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
AL Cooper is the Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club’s new president. Cooper said he was attracted to the club by its “mom and pop” feel and looks forward to continuing the improve the club. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club suspending operations temporarily

President Al Cooper said this move comes out of an overabundance of caution

AL Cooper is the Forest Grove Rod and Gun Club’s new president. Cooper said he was attracted to the club by its “mom and pop” feel and looks forward to continuing the improve the club. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Members of the Canim Lake Fire Brigade receive some pepperoni from Country Prime Meats’ Markus Springmann and Ulli Vogler. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Firefighters receive a tasty morning snack from Country Prime Meats

The company donated $10,000 worth of pepperoni sticks to the BC Wildfire teams

Members of the Canim Lake Fire Brigade receive some pepperoni from Country Prime Meats’ Markus Springmann and Ulli Vogler. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Evacuation order partially lifted for Watch Lake-Green Lake North Saturday, June 24.
Evacuation order partially lifted for Watch Lake-Green Lake North Saturday, June 24.
The evacuation alert issued for the Crooked Lake Area. (Photo submitted)

Three parcels of land on Crooked Lake under evacuation alert

This comes in response to the nearby McKinley Lake fire

The evacuation alert issued for the Crooked Lake Area. (Photo submitted)
The current map of evacuation alerts issued by the Cariboo Regional District near Canim Lake. (Photo submitted)

Two more evacuation alerts issued near Canim Lake

The alerts cover a combined 52,690 hectacres north and south of the lake

The current map of evacuation alerts issued by the Cariboo Regional District near Canim Lake. (Photo submitted)
Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)

RCMP detain dangerous driver in Lac La Hache

Officers are asking for more information on a black 1995 Honda Accord

Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)
Firefighters assess a fire over Watch Lake Road Wednesday evening. Another fire has been reported further north as of Friday evening. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Wildfires pop up north of Watch Lake and near Canim Lake General Store

BC Wildfire Services is currently constructing a fire guard around the Watch Lake Fire

Firefighters assess a fire over Watch Lake Road Wednesday evening. Another fire has been reported further north as of Friday evening. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Prince George’s Marlene Rossel and her coworker Lisa Postnikoff and Lisa’s grandson Ryan Jean, were told to leave Green Lake Provincial Park this morning, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Update: Campers at Sunset View, Boyd Bay and Noland Creek sites told to leave due to Cariboo wildfires

Campers at Arrowhead and Little Arrowhead urged be prepared to leave at moment’s notice

Prince George’s Marlene Rossel and her coworker Lisa Postnikoff and Lisa’s grandson Ryan Jean, were told to leave Green Lake Provincial Park this morning, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Update: Flat Lake Provincial Park closed to public due to evacuation alert in area

Canim Beach and Ruth Lake provincial parks also under evacuation alert

Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Mai Peterson and her husband Martin Peterson didn’t have time to grab much from their home in Deka Lake beyond bedding, some clothes and their cat. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Deka Lake fire grows to 200 hectares, evacuees hope homes are saved

Update: Firefighters continue to battle a blaze southwest of Deka Lake, which…

Mai Peterson and her husband Martin Peterson didn’t have time to grab much from their home in Deka Lake beyond bedding, some clothes and their cat. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Liz Jones, right, of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the evacuation reception area at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Deka Lake and Judson Road due to Cariboo wildfires

Sulphurous Lake has also been placed on evacuation alert

Liz Jones, right, of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the evacuation reception area at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Tyler Faulkner gets his second and final COVID-19 vaccine shot from Interior Health nurse Agnes De Chavez at the Northwest Vaxmobile on Tuesday, June 22. Faulkner said he saw the clinic online and figured the sooner he was immunized the better. The Vaxmobile is part of IH’s ongoing efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible born before 2009 and will be coming through 100 Mile House again in July.(Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Heatwave closes vaccination clinics early

Today Interior Health is closing its COVID-19 clinics at 4 p.m. today

Tyler Faulkner gets his second and final COVID-19 vaccine shot from Interior Health nurse Agnes De Chavez at the Northwest Vaxmobile on Tuesday, June 22. Faulkner said he saw the clinic online and figured the sooner he was immunized the better. The Vaxmobile is part of IH’s ongoing efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible born before 2009 and will be coming through 100 Mile House again in July.(Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile House RCMP are seeking to identify this man. (Photo submited)

100 Mile RCMP seeking man connected with 1999 Ford F350 theft

The truck was stolen from 100 Mile, recovered by Clinton RCMP and then stolen again from the impound

100 Mile House RCMP are seeking to identify this man. (Photo submited)
Jenna Harvey. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe

Jenna Harvey is in good health and spirits, police say

Jenna Harvey. (Photo submitted)
(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Lakecity Secondary School returns to semester system this fall

The quarterly system was in place this past year

(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The new homepage for SD27’s website. (Photo submitted)

SD27 upgrading its websites this summer

The process should be complete by September in time for the new school year

The new homepage for SD27’s website. (Photo submitted)
SD27 has seen a steady increase in funding over the last decade even as enrollment numbers have dropped. (Photo submitted)

SD27 ends year with surplus

Surplus a result of lower enrolment, less spending and fewer staff sick days

SD27 has seen a steady increase in funding over the last decade even as enrollment numbers have dropped. (Photo submitted)
Members of the Canim Lake Band and 100 Mile House community welcome a convoy of trucks passing through town on the way to the Kamloops Residental School. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

WATCH: Canim Lake Band drums up support for truck convoy

Well over two dozen members of the Tsq’escenemc people (Canim Lake Band) showed up

Members of the Canim Lake Band and 100 Mile House community welcome a convoy of trucks passing through town on the way to the Kamloops Residental School. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)
Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)