100 Mile House

Amy Tinson and her daughter Kendall, 4, left their horses at the site run by the 100 Mile and District Outriders, after being told they may have to leave their Lone Butte home because of wildfires. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Horses find temporary home as wildfires loom

Amy Tinson drops her horses at 100 Mile Agriplex after being told to be prepared to leave Lone Butte

Amy Tinson and her daughter Kendall, 4, left their horses at the site run by the 100 Mile and District Outriders, after being told they may have to leave their Lone Butte home because of wildfires. (Kelly Sinoski 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)
Wildfire smoke above Deka Lake. (Kelly Sinoski photo-100 Mile Free Press)

Emergency reception site in 100 Mile at capacity, new evacuees directed to Williams Lake

Cariboo Regional District issued advisory, following evacuation orders in Deka Lake and Judson Road

Wildfire smoke above Deka Lake. (Kelly Sinoski 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)
Smoke from a fire on Watch Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Firefighters kept busy in Cariboo-Chilcotin after 33 new fires in past 24 hours

Fires include 150-ha blaze at McKinley Creek and 10-ha blaze at end of Horse Lake Road

Smoke from a fire on Watch Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A bomber tackles a 200-hectare fire near Deka Lake. (Katy Mayrs photo - submitted).

Update: More resources coming to South Cariboo to aid local firefighters

Some 36 wildfires are burning across the region

A bomber tackles a 200-hectare fire near Deka Lake. (Katy Mayrs photo - submitted).
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)
Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

CRD wrestles with ‘connectivity problem’

The Board is considering the best way to provide ‘essential’ broadband coverage across the region

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
From left: Eddy Schlosser, Jasmine Francis, Erica Rintoul, Megan Francis and Tiffany Peterson (with her daughter) Abigail and little Serenity Francis, front. (Photo submitted)

Clinton girl, 7, raises close to $2,000 in bannock sales for Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Jasmine Francis, a member of the Skeetchestn Indian band, sold more than 400 bannock

From left: Eddy Schlosser, Jasmine Francis, Erica Rintoul, Megan Francis and Tiffany Peterson (with her daughter) Abigail and little Serenity Francis, front. (Photo submitted)
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)
An RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Police kept busy following overnight vehicle thefts, B&Es near 100 Mile House

One man is facing charges and three others suspects in relation to the thefts

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An RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Jenna Harvey. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe

Jenna Harvey is in good health and spirits, police say

Jenna Harvey. (Photo submitted)
A Category 3 fire ban will go into effect across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre beginning noon on Monday, June 21. (Pixaby photo)

Category 3 fire ban extends across entire Cariboo Fire Centre June 21

Campfires are still permitted, but no larger than half a metre high by half a metre wide

A Category 3 fire ban will go into effect across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre beginning noon on Monday, June 21. (Pixaby photo)
The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society invites residents in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel to participate in “Free Your Things” taking place over the Father’s Day weekend. (Mary Forbes photo)

Cariboo Conservation Society co-ordinating “Free Your Things” Father’s Day weekend

Residents can sign up if they have items they want to give away

The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society invites residents in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel to participate in “Free Your Things” taking place over the Father’s Day weekend. (Mary Forbes photo)
An RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Boat and trailer stolen in 2017 found in 100 Mile House

Police received complaint from potential buyer

An RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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)
Elaine Colgate said she is thrilled to be taking over as Mile 108 Elementary's new principal this fall. (Submitted photo)

‘Energetic’ new principal excited for role at Mile 108 Elementary

Elaine Colgate returning to Cariboo after 10 years in the Lower Mainland

Elaine Colgate said she is thrilled to be taking over as Mile 108 Elementary's new principal this fall. (Submitted photo)
Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen, with the 100 Mile House RCMP. (Melissa Smalley - 100 Mile Free Press)

Driver over-steers, hits the ditch, after sudden hail storm in Bridge Lake

Family airlifted to hospital in Kamloops for treatment

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