November Roses and Raspberries

Roses to the Animal Care Hospital of Williams Lake.

Roses to the Animal Care Hospital of Williams Lake.

Vets Doug Magnowski, Amy Jordan and her assistant, Carla.

Doug, though unwell himself, got up in the middle of a rainy night to aid a sick horse.

In the morning had a staff member call to see how Badger was doing.

When told things were not good sent help as he was dealing with another emergency.

Amy and Carla helped make a bad situation bearable. We are so lucky to have such professionals serving our community.

Thank you so much.

Dave and Debra Graf


A truckload of roses for Loren Buckle for the great get together on Sept. 27 — wonderful job and enjoyed by everyone.

Pauline Perry, family and friends


A huge bunch of Halloween roses to many who helped with the Miocene Community Halloween Party.

The construction crew — Bruce, Kevin and Stewart — and the assembly crew — Brenda, Carla and Eileen — plus Kelly in the hall.

Also thanks to the Miocene Fire Department for the hot chocolate and the camp fire. Also Megan for her assistance.

It was another great success. Thank you, again, and see you next year.

Joyce Randall


To the gentleman who helped me into emergency and parked my vehicle for me on Oct. 24, I send a huge bouquet of roses for your kindness.

You went out of your way to help me and I appreciate it. Glad that there are people like you still out there.

M. C. Peters

150 Mile House


I would like to acknowledge and thank all our volunteers at the senior activity centre from the bottom of my heart.

Every minute, hour or day you give makes the centre a wonderful place to be for seniors in our community.

We can’t do it without you!

Glenda Winger,



This is a note of heartfelt thanks to the 150 Mile Volunteer Fire Department who came to my rescue on Nov. 6 at my home and also to the ambulance people that had taken me to the hospital.

A bucket of roses to both!

They probably don’t know the end result to what the problem was; a three-centimetre hole in my stomach that poisoned my insides. An operation followed and I am on the mend no. Thanks!

Doug Cobb

150 Mile House

Just Posted

Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are seen being prepared on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Hundreds of children, ages 12 to 15, received the Pfizer vaccine at the DeKalb Pediatric Center, just days after it was approved for use within their age group. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
One death, 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

The death is connected to the outbreak at Spring Valley long-term care in Kelowna

(File photo)
Firearms investigation on Winger Road the result of increased gang activity: RCMP

When police attempted to stop a vehicle, it sped away

Shearwater is located in the Great Bear Rainforest on the West Coast of B.C. (Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association photo)
Heiltsuk Nation buys historic Shearwater Resort and Marina

Chief Marilyn Slett said Heiltsuk Nation has always valued its relationship with the company

Prince Rupert was one of the first B.C. communities targeted for mass vaccination after a steep rise in infections. Grey area marks community-wide vaccine distribution. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C. tracks big drop in COVID-19 infections after vaccination

Prince Rupert, Indigenous communities show improvement

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The bodies of Carlo and Erick Fryer were discovered by a local couple walking on a remote forest road in Naramata on May 10. (Submitted)
Kamloops brothers identified as pair found dead near Penticton

The bodies of Carlo and Erick Fryer were discovered by a local couple walking

Municipal governments around B.C. have emergency authority to conduct meetings online, use mail voting and spend reserve funds on operation expenses. (Penticton Western News)
Online council meetings, mail-in voting option to be extended in B.C.

Proposed law makes municipal COVID-19 exceptions permanent

A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
British Columbians aged 20+ can book for vaccine Saturday, those 18+ on Sunday

‘We are also actively working to to incorporate the ages 12 to 17 into our immunization program’

The AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)
2nd person in B.C. diagnosed with rare blood clotting after AstraZeneca vaccine

The man, in his 40s, is currently receiving care at a hospital in the Fraser Health region

Brian Peach rescues ducklings from a storm drain in Smithers May 12. (Lauren L’Orsa video screen shot)
VIDEO: Smithers neighbours rescue ducklings from storm drain

Momma and babies made it safely back to the creek that runs behind Turner Way

Signage for ICBC, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, is shown in Victoria, B.C., on February 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
$150 refunds issued to eligible customers following ICBC’s switch to ‘enhanced care’

Savings amassed from the insurance policy change will lead to one-time rebates for close to 4 million customers

Police investigate a fatal 2011 shooting in a strip mall across from Central City Shopping Centre, which was deemed a gang hit. The Mayor’s Gang Task Force zeroed in on ways to reduce gang involvement and activity. (File photo)
COVID-19 could be a cause in public nature of B.C. gang violence: expert

Martin Bouchard says the pandemic has changed people’s routines and they aren’t getting out of their homes often, which could play a role in the brazen nature of shootings

Most Read