100 Mile House

Smoke from the wildfire at the south end of Canim Lake Sunday, July 4. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Regional District, 100 Mile, join calls for B.C. State of Emergency

The resolutions come as firefighters battle more than 60 fires in the region

Smoke from the wildfire at the south end of Canim Lake Sunday, July 4. (Martina Dopf 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)
Police and private security will patrol areas on evacuation order around the South Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

UPDATE: More RCMP officers arrive in 100 Mile to bolster roving patrols

Officers will complete private firm hired by CRD to offer protection to evacuated properties

Police and private security will patrol areas on evacuation order around the South Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).
A helicopter collects water at Canim Lake July 8. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Ground crews perform night operations on Canim Lake fire

Wildfire now estimated at 1,651 hectares

A helicopter collects water at Canim Lake July 8. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
A fire near Flat Lake grew to 8,725 hectares Wednesday. (Elke Baechmann photo - submitted).

Firefighters continue to battle Flat Lake blaze

Growth continues to be primarily to the east, towards Highway 97

A fire near Flat Lake grew to 8,725 hectares Wednesday. (Elke Baechmann photo - submitted).
The TNRD has downgraded an evacuation order for properties around Bonaparte Lake. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Update: Residents around Bonaparte Lake can return home

56 properties still on evacuation order in Young Lake area

The TNRD has downgraded an evacuation order for properties around Bonaparte Lake. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

MOTI announces $4 million in road improvements throughout Cariboo

Areas around Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake will all see improvements

Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
Ross Donahue, manager of the South Cariboo Regional Airport, fuels up one of the helicopters used to fight wildfires in the region. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Airport kept busy during wildfires

More than 77,000 litres of fuel used between July 1-10

Ross Donahue, manager of the South Cariboo Regional Airport, fuels up one of the helicopters used to fight wildfires in the region. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
100 Mile District General Hospital is not being evacuated at this time. (File photo).

Update: Interior Health evacuates 40 long-term care residents due to wildfire

100 Mile District General Hospital is not being evacuated at this time

100 Mile District General Hospital is not being evacuated at this time. (File photo).
The evacuation alert currently in effect for 100 Mile House. (Photo submitted)

Evacuation Alert issued for 100 Mile House and Horse Lake/Sheridan Lake area

Move prompted by fires burning south of 100 Mile House

The evacuation alert currently in effect for 100 Mile House. (Photo submitted)
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)
Danessa Dunphy was reported missing. She has since been found safe and sound by the Oceanside RCMP. (100 Mile RCMP - submitted).

UPDATE: Missing woman found in Parksville area

Danessa Dunphy was found safe and sound

Danessa Dunphy was reported missing. She has since been found safe and sound by the Oceanside RCMP. (100 Mile RCMP - submitted).
Firefighters assess a fire over Watch Lake Road June 30. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Watch Lake landfill reopens

Cariboo Regional District grateful to firefighters

Firefighters assess a fire over Watch Lake Road June 30. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
An inquest is scheduled for Prince George law courts in August.

Public inquest to investigate death of man in BC Corrections vehicle

Alexander Charles Joseph died in 2018 while being transported from Prince George to Maple Ridge

An inquest is scheduled for Prince George law courts in August.
Firefighters drop retardant on a wildfire south of Canim Lake. (Robert Brunet photo - submitted).

Backcountry remains open, public urged to ‘act responsibly’

Firefighters continue to respond to 46 fires in 100 Mile Zone

Firefighters drop retardant on a wildfire south of Canim Lake. (Robert Brunet photo - submitted).
A fire near Flat Lake grew to 2,000 hectares overnight Wednesday. (Elke Baechmann photo - submitted).
A fire near Flat Lake grew to 2,000 hectares overnight Wednesday. (Elke Baechmann 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)
BC Wildfire Services incident commander Hugh Murdoch speaks to about 40 South Canim residents and business owners Friday. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Tough battle ahead for Canim Lake fire: officials

Residents and business owners meet for update of 1,250-hectare fire

BC Wildfire Services incident commander Hugh Murdoch speaks to about 40 South Canim residents and business owners Friday. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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)
Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Returning Deka Lake residents give firefighters standing ovation

Chief credits community with providing support

Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).