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The barn at the Onward Ranch can be seen from the main road. (Barry Sale photo)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Onward Ranch steeped in history

The ranch in the Cariboo has seen many owners over the decades

  • Jan 7, 2023
The barn at the Onward Ranch can be seen from the main road. (Barry Sale photo)
Work in progress concepts for the Ranger Reference Guide and the Cleric Reference Guide, written by John Brown and illustrated by Elisha Campbell. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile gamers create role-playing action board game

John Brown and Elisha Campbell have pooled their talents to design and develop the game

Work in progress concepts for the Ranger Reference Guide and the Cleric Reference Guide, written by John Brown and illustrated by Elisha Campbell. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Swimmers get ready to take the plunge New Year’s Day, 2023, along the shores of beautiful Tatlayoko Lake. Pictured are: Meshach Emke (from left), Kelly Emke and Gideon Emke, Peter Shaughnessy, Sandra McGirr, Sabina Harris, and Roy Paul. (Roma Shaughnessy photo)

Chilcotin swimmers take the plunge into Tatlayoko Lake to mark a new year

Seven hardy souls dipped into the frigid waters to kick off 2023

  • Jan 2, 2023
Swimmers get ready to take the plunge New Year’s Day, 2023, along the shores of beautiful Tatlayoko Lake. Pictured are: Meshach Emke (from left), Kelly Emke and Gideon Emke, Peter Shaughnessy, Sandra McGirr, Sabina Harris, and Roy Paul. (Roma Shaughnessy photo)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

QUIZ: How much do you know about the news of 2022?

A lot happened during the past 12 months

Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

One way to support the Earth this holiday season? Recycle old decorations

Product Care Recycling is urging British Columbians to take care of holiday waste responsibly

Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
A rescued moose calf. 
(Photo courtesy of Sue Burton)

Big or small, this Cariboo Chilcotin animal rescuer tries to save them all

Saving Cariboo Chilcotin wildlife is what Sue Burton does

A rescued moose calf. 
(Photo courtesy of Sue Burton)
Santa and Mrs. Claus take a well-deserved break after reading through all the Black Press Media papers in Greater Victoria to update the naught and nice list. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

10 questions with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Black Press Media staffers put together a line of questioning for the…

Santa and Mrs. Claus take a well-deserved break after reading through all the Black Press Media papers in Greater Victoria to update the naught and nice list. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A ruffed Grouse spotted on Dog Creek Road. (Liz Twan photo)

55th annual Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count

The Williams Lake Field Naturalists hosted their 55th annual Christmas bird count…

  • Dec 25, 2022
A ruffed Grouse spotted on Dog Creek Road. (Liz Twan photo)
Hettie Haynes (later Hettie Buck) takes a break from toboganning and snowshoeing while on a hill overlooking Brookfield Mall in Clearwater. After growing up in California, this was one of her first snowy winters. Photos submitted

Valley Voices: My first Christmas in Canada – Hettie Buck

A recollection of Christmas in Clearwater in 1971

  • Dec 25, 2022
Hettie Haynes (later Hettie Buck) takes a break from toboganning and snowshoeing while on a hill overlooking Brookfield Mall in Clearwater. After growing up in California, this was one of her first snowy winters. Photos submitted
Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Working 7 days a week with 2 kids, B.C. single mom surprised with car

Huber Bannister Chevrolet held its second annual Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23

Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

RCMP on the lookout for a … ‘troublesome cow’

‘Cow’ left footprints, not hoof prints, in Island city after ringing doorbell earlier this month

  • Dec 20, 2022
The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP
Public access to Lytton, B.C. is still controlled as seen here on Dec. 2, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Former Lytton residents settle in new communities, await town rebuild after fire

The response to the Lytton fire has been inadequate and opaque, says former resident

Public access to Lytton, B.C. is still controlled as seen here on Dec. 2, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot

VIDEO: Raven flies alongside Quadra Island couple travelling frigid Yukon highway

23 minute video with Raven garners over 5,000 views on Youtube

Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot
One of the Interlakes VFDs fire trucks which they received in 2019. (Diana Forster photo).

Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department first responder program suspended

The Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department may be forced to follow suit

One of the Interlakes VFDs fire trucks which they received in 2019. (Diana Forster photo).
A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

QUIZ: Are you ready for winter weather?

Winter begins later this month, but is already on the ground in many parts of the country

A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo

Unadoptable animals find home in B.C. with SAINTS

The nonprofit provides shelter and medical aid to 127 animals of different backgrounds in Mission

SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo
Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc actor living his dream working in film and television

William Belleau is taking it all in as he continues to land roles in big projects

Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
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