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Roland Fowler fondly scratches the necks of Cinch and Tack, a pair of border collies he and his partner Shelley Minato use on their ranch as stock dogs. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Working dogs still rule the range

Dog owners looking forward to competing at ‘Dogs With Jobs’ in Barriere

Roland Fowler fondly scratches the necks of Cinch and Tack, a pair of border collies he and his partner Shelley Minato use on their ranch as stock dogs. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Man arrested after armed confrontation in 108 Mile Ranch

Police confiscated several firearms in connection with the incident

  • May 26, 2022
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Chief Sheri Sellars of the Soda Creek Bank and Chief Helen Henderson of the Canim Lake Band attend the 2022 NStQ’s Citizen’s Assembly. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Secwepemc communities seek jurisdiction over children

Jurisdiction a key focus at the 2022 NStQ’s Citizen’s Assembly

  • May 26, 2022
Chief Sheri Sellars of the Soda Creek Bank and Chief Helen Henderson of the Canim Lake Band attend the 2022 NStQ’s Citizen’s Assembly. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Kenton Moore has moved back to his family farm to start Bone Hill Meadery in McLure, B.C.. (Photo submitted)

Bone Hill Meadery inspired by COVID-19 lockdown

Kenton Moore to continue family tradition in McLure, B.C.

Kenton Moore has moved back to his family farm to start Bone Hill Meadery in McLure, B.C.. (Photo submitted)
Johan Raes, owner of Helmcken Finest Homemade Belgian Chocolates, returned to the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market last week to sell his beloved chocolates. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Chocolatier offers sweet deal at farmers’ market

Johan Raes learned the secrets of chocolate making in his homeland of Belgium

Johan Raes, owner of Helmcken Finest Homemade Belgian Chocolates, returned to the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market last week to sell his beloved chocolates. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
En Canto - Hunter Bloomfield (Marabell - Mexican girl), Hannah Kershaw (Felix - dancing), Becky Bradley (Pepa - dancing) during the BSS grad fashion show. (Wanda Nystoruk)

Disney comes alive at grad fashion show

Barriere Secondary School students strut their stuff on stage

En Canto - Hunter Bloomfield (Marabell - Mexican girl), Hannah Kershaw (Felix - dancing), Becky Bradley (Pepa - dancing) during the BSS grad fashion show. (Wanda Nystoruk)
100 Mile Fire Rescue Members clean up the scene after putting out a fire that torched Wendell Smitheram’s van by the South Cariboo Visitor’s Centre on Monday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘Living out of a bag’: B.C. men homeless after van fire destroys worldly possessions

Woman arrested for allegedly lighting the van on fire in 100 Mile House

  • May 5, 2022
100 Mile Fire Rescue Members clean up the scene after putting out a fire that torched Wendell Smitheram’s van by the South Cariboo Visitor’s Centre on Monday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Jamie Iwaschuk rides his snowmobile in Blue River. (Zac Oh photo)

Ski-Doo funds Blue River Powder Packer Society caribou watch

The local organization received $5,000 from Ski-Doo P.A.S.S.

Jamie Iwaschuk rides his snowmobile in Blue River. (Zac Oh photo)
Two elderly residents of 212 Blackstock Road are facing eviction on April 1. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘They want my unit so now I’m out’: 100 Mile renters no exception to B.C.’s hot housing market

Lack of affordable housing and rental options a rising problem

  • Mar 31, 2022
Two elderly residents of 212 Blackstock Road are facing eviction on April 1. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Karl Lundsbye and Rowan Hermiston intend to lead the Peace Walk for Ukraine in 100 Mile House this Sunday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile youth hold Peace Walk for Ukraine

Effort led by two South Cariboo pre-teens has raised $800 for Ukrainian Red Cross

Karl Lundsbye and Rowan Hermiston intend to lead the Peace Walk for Ukraine in 100 Mile House this Sunday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Laurence Doyle, left, cradles his newly born son Liam in his arms beside his eldest son Landon Doyle and his wife Joy. Liam was born at 100 Mile District General Hospital in a “fast and furious” birth earlier this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Baby Liam enters world in ‘fast, furious’ birth

Liam Doyle was expected to be born in Williams Lake but couldn’t wait

Laurence Doyle, left, cradles his newly born son Liam in his arms beside his eldest son Landon Doyle and his wife Joy. Liam was born at 100 Mile District General Hospital in a “fast and furious” birth earlier this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

MP Caputo looking forward to new Conservative leadership

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP won’t say how he voted

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Ron Burfoot has worked with horses all his life including as a farrier for close to 40 years. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Horse agility trainer named world champ

He doesn’t consider himself a horse whisperer, but Ron Burfoot has always…

Ron Burfoot has worked with horses all his life including as a farrier for close to 40 years. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cameron Tyler, otherwise known as ninjamuffin99, worked together with friends from Newgrounds to design a demo for Friday Night Funkin. Now thanks to a Kickstarter that raised $2.2-million Taylor is now in the process of turning the demo into a full game.  (Photo submitted)

100 Mile House developer, 22, raises millions for Friday Night Funkin’ video game

Cameron Taylor now full-time video game developer and CEO of his own company

  • Feb 2, 2022
Cameron Tyler, otherwise known as ninjamuffin99, worked together with friends from Newgrounds to design a demo for Friday Night Funkin. Now thanks to a Kickstarter that raised $2.2-million Taylor is now in the process of turning the demo into a full game.  (Photo submitted)
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo.

Caputo looks forward to busy year

The freshman MP tackles child pornography with first private members bill

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo.
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
100 Mile House RCMP and members of the North District Major Crime Unit are investigating a homicide on Exeter Station Road on Wednesday, Oct. 20. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile House RCMP investigate late-night homicide, one person dead

Gunshots were reported shortly before officers found the victim

100 Mile House RCMP and members of the North District Major Crime Unit are investigating a homicide on Exeter Station Road on Wednesday, Oct. 20. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Violinist Glen Andrews performs live at the Barriere Farmers Market. (Photo submitted)

New growth at Barriere Farmers’ Market

Some 18 vendors participated this year

Violinist Glen Andrews performs live at the Barriere Farmers Market. (Photo submitted)
Dot Smith and Ted Smith proudly hold the banner for Barriere’s Terry Fox Run several years ago. Ted, who passed away in 2020, is being honoured with a memorial archway in Faedear Park which the banner will be hung every year from here on out. (Photo submitted)

Run, walk or wheel for Terry Fox

Special cedar archway set up in Fadear Park to remember volunteer Ted Smith.

Dot Smith and Ted Smith proudly hold the banner for Barriere’s Terry Fox Run several years ago. Ted, who passed away in 2020, is being honoured with a memorial archway in Faedear Park which the banner will be hung every year from here on out. (Photo submitted)
The old Firehouse Diner at 231 Birch Avenue is being used this year by Elections Canada to conduct the 2021 federal election. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Early voting is now open

There are other options available beyond going to the polls Sept. 20

The old Firehouse Diner at 231 Birch Avenue is being used this year by Elections Canada to conduct the 2021 federal election. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)