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Former B.C. teacher pleads guilty to assault, sexual interference of female youth

Vincent Collins will be sentenced at a later date

  • Jun 13, 2022
100 Mile provincial court.
Dozens of dead fish at Bridge Creek in Centennial Park last summer were attributed to higher than normal water temperatures. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Interior Health works with communities on heat alerts

A repeat of last summer’s heat zone is possible this summer

Dozens of dead fish at Bridge Creek in Centennial Park last summer were attributed to higher than normal water temperatures. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The public is asked to keep their eyes open for a brand new medical response truck stolen overnight from the Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department’s Hall 3. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Police ‘zooming in’ on suspect of stolen truck

No damages to vehicle but all the medical supplies are missing

The public is asked to keep their eyes open for a brand new medical response truck stolen overnight from the Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department’s Hall 3. (Facebook photo)
Karl Lundsbye, left, Claudia Ring and Rowan Hermiston finish a lap in the Peace March for Ukraine Sunday. Ring donated $800 to the youth’s fundraiser, which collected close to $7,000 for the Ukrainian Red Cross. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

100 Mile youth raise $8,000 in peace march for Ukraine

Community bolsters fundraising efforts for refugees

  • Mar 29, 2022
Karl Lundsbye, left, Claudia Ring and Rowan Hermiston finish a lap in the Peace March for Ukraine Sunday. Ring donated $800 to the youth’s fundraiser, which collected close to $7,000 for the Ukrainian Red Cross. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).
Dustin Bentall, left, Trixie Berkel and Bruce Ambler take a break while recording their first album for the Blue Wranglers. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Clinton’s Blue Wranglers cut their first record

The songs were recorded over a 10-day stretch this month

Dustin Bentall, left, Trixie Berkel and Bruce Ambler take a break while recording their first album for the Blue Wranglers. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
BC Hydro investigating coommunity-wide power outage in Clearwater. (BC Hydro)

Update: ‘Severe water restrictions’ in effect for Clearwater, following power outage

BC Hydro crews hope to make temporary repairs by late afternoon

BC Hydro investigating coommunity-wide power outage in Clearwater. (BC Hydro)
BC Hydro investigating coommunity-wide power outage in Clearwater. (BC Hydro)

Update: Power has been restored to Clearwater community

BC Hydro said service was up and running at 1:30 p.m.

BC Hydro investigating coommunity-wide power outage in Clearwater. (BC Hydro)
Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir speaks during a news conference ahead of a ceremony to honour residential school survivors and mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, in Kamloops, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Leaders of the First Nation say it would be “deeply meaningful” to welcome Pope Francis to their territory during an expected visit to Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir was acclaimed as chief of the Shuswap Nationa Tribal Council. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Casimir acclaimed as chief Shuswap National Tribal Council

Kukpi7 of Tk’emlups te Secwepemc succeeds Wayne Christian

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir speaks during a news conference ahead of a ceremony to honour residential school survivors and mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, in Kamloops, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Leaders of the First Nation say it would be “deeply meaningful” to welcome Pope Francis to their territory during an expected visit to Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir was acclaimed as chief of the Shuswap Nationa Tribal Council. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Crystal Head, of Vernon, was Interior Health’s first nurse prescriber. (Photo submitted)

Interior Health expands nurse prescriber program to tackle ‘toxic drug crisis’

IH nurse prescribers have written more than 450 prescriptions for Suboxone in past year

  • Mar 16, 2022
Crystal Head, of Vernon, was Interior Health’s first nurse prescriber. (Photo submitted)
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TNRD hits pause on vaccine policy

CAO said the decision comes as a result of changes to the status of the pandemic

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Valaurie Wettstein's horses, Jack and Jill, were found Saturday, Jan. 22 after disappearing on Dec. 18. (Photo submitted)

‘I’m relieved’: Horses missing near 108 Mile Ranch found safe

The two nine-year-old Fjord crosses back home in Bridge Lake

Valaurie Wettstein's horses, Jack and Jill, were found Saturday, Jan. 22 after disappearing on Dec. 18. (Photo submitted)
Jack and Jill mysteriously disappeared from the Flying Rooster Farm in December. (Photo submitted).

Few leads in horse disappearance near 108 Mile Ranch

Owner said she won’t stop searching until Jack and Jill are home

Jack and Jill mysteriously disappeared from the Flying Rooster Farm in December. (Photo submitted).
Valaurie Wettstein’s horses Jack went missing from the Flying Rooster Farm Sunday. (Photo submitted)

2 horses named Jack and Jill missing in northern B.C.; owner worries they were stolen

Owner worries Fjord-crosses may have been taken

Valaurie Wettstein’s horses Jack went missing from the Flying Rooster Farm Sunday. (Photo submitted)
Interior Health is planning whole community immunization clinics in rural and remote communities. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Interior Health planning COVID clinics in rural areas

Clinics are open to people 18 and older for boosters as well as children aged five to 11

Interior Health is planning whole community immunization clinics in rural and remote communities. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Keith Bleeker lights a pile of fuel at the 100 Mile District Community Forest Nov. 4. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

More burning needed to protect forests

Proper fuel mitigation will require a substantial investment from all levels of government

Keith Bleeker lights a pile of fuel at the 100 Mile District Community Forest Nov. 4. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The 100 Mile District General Hospital has taken two in-patients from Merritt. (File photo)

Merritt patients, long-term care residents transferred to 100 Mile, Williams Lake

Interior Health moved five in-patients and 45 long-term care residents to Cariboo Monday

The 100 Mile District General Hospital has taken two in-patients from Merritt. (File photo)
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More than 1,000 Interior Health workers unvaccinated

Employees had been placed on leave for two weeks but now face termination if they don’t comply

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Around 30 members of the public demonstrated by the side of Highway 97 Tuesday, including Mart Blazina, to stand in solidarity with healthcare workers saying no to mandatory vaccines. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

More than 1,000 Interior Health workers unvaccinated

Employees had been placed on leave for two weeks but now face termination if they don’t comply

Around 30 members of the public demonstrated by the side of Highway 97 Tuesday, including Mart Blazina, to stand in solidarity with healthcare workers saying no to mandatory vaccines. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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TNRD considers vaccine mandate for staff, volunteers

Directors question whether they would also be included in the proposed mandate

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Tealya Lane,2, was the grand prize winner for 0-5 age group at the Barriere Library's Summer Reading Club. (Photo submitted).

Children rewarded for reading

Certificates and medals were handed out to more than 60 participants at Barriere Library

Tealya Lane,2, was the grand prize winner for 0-5 age group at the Barriere Library's Summer Reading Club. (Photo submitted).