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The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch last year for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim file photo)

Barriere, Clearwater receives funding approval for floodplain mapping, flood mitigation work

The funds are intended for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation

  • Feb 3, 2023
Quesnel Lake is a major tributary of the Fraser River and one of the deepest fjord lakes in the world, and a fishing destination lake for many. (Angie Mindus file photo)

Mount Polley Mine effluent permit extended for discharge into Quesnel Lake

The mine is the site of the tailings dam breach in August of 2014

RCMP are seeking information about this suspect who robbed the Quesnel CIBC on Feb. 1 just before 5 p.m.(photo submitted)

Masked man robs CIBC bank in Quesnel

Police seek any information about suspect’s activities or identity

RCMP are seeking information about this suspect who robbed the Quesnel CIBC on Feb. 1 just before 5 p.m.(photo submitted)
Simpcw First Nation will hold another Health and Career Fair Feb. 8. (File photo - submitted by Ashley Fitger).
Simpcw First Nation will hold another Health and Career Fair Feb. 8. (File photo - submitted).

Simpcw First Nation to host Health and Career Fair

Local buisnesses, universities and health organizations are registered to attend

Simpcw First Nation will hold another Health and Career Fair Feb. 8. (File photo - submitted by Ashley Fitger).
Simpcw First Nation will hold another Health and Career Fair Feb. 8. (File photo - submitted).
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
Conrad Titus’s mother, Marlene Titus, said she is thankful to live in a community that organizes these kind of events. (Photo: Marlene Titus).

Barriere babies celebrate at birthday bash

The party is a chance for families to learn about out local services, organizer says

Conrad Titus’s mother, Marlene Titus, said she is thankful to live in a community that organizes these kind of events. (Photo: Marlene Titus).
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered by astronomers using the wide-field survey camera at the Zwicky Transient Facility this year in early March. Since then the new long-period comet has brightened This fine telescopic image from December 19 does show the comet's brighter greenish coma, short broad dust tail, and long faint ion tail stretching across a 2.5 degree wide field-of-view. (Image credit and copyright - Dan Bartlett)

Rare ‘big fuzzy green ball’ comet visible now in Cariboo skies

This celestial event happens only once every 50,000 years

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered by astronomers using the wide-field survey camera at the Zwicky Transient Facility this year in early March. Since then the new long-period comet has brightened This fine telescopic image from December 19 does show the comet's brighter greenish coma, short broad dust tail, and long faint ion tail stretching across a 2.5 degree wide field-of-view. (Image credit and copyright - Dan Bartlett)
Kelly Wilson, left, and Mariah Myers from Williams Lake First Nation go over some details about searching for missing Bella Coola man Carl SChooner Jr. with Nuxalk Guardian Watchmen members Charles Saunders, Clayton Walkus, Roger Harris, and Ernest Tallio, right, and Rod Cahoose of Williams Lake, second from left, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Williams Lake, . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kelly Wilson, left, and Mariah Myers from Williams Lake First Nation go over some details about searching for missing Bella Coola man Carl SChooner Jr. with Nuxalk Guardian Watchmen members Charles Saunders, Clayton Walkus, Roger Harris, and Ernest Tallio, right, and Rod Cahoose of Williams Lake, second from left, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Williams Lake, . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The 9th Annual Interlakes Outhouse Races will be held at the Iron Horse Pub on Feb 19. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a breakfast buffet and the races start at 11 a.m. (File photo)

Outhouse Races return to the Iron Horse Pub in Lone Butte

The ninth annual Fishing Highway 24 Outhouse Races are on Sunday, Feb. 19

The 9th Annual Interlakes Outhouse Races will be held at the Iron Horse Pub on Feb 19. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a breakfast buffet and the races start at 11 a.m. (File photo)
Canada Post is responding to snow conditions with a Red Alert in Quesnel, Yellow Alerts elsewhere. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)
Canada Post is responding to snow conditions with a Red Alert in Quesnel, Yellow Alerts elsewhere. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)
Jason and Pharis Romero of Horsefly, B.C. have been nominated for a JUNO for Traditional Album of the Year. (Patrick King photo)
Jason and Pharis Romero of Horsefly, B.C. have been nominated for a JUNO for Traditional Album of the Year. (Patrick King photo)
RCMP vehicle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Sheridan Lake woman charged with manslaughter in suspicious death

Merilee Hudson charged in connection with the incident, which occurred in August 2021

RCMP vehicle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A vehicle collision on Highway 97 about 23 kilometres south of Quesnel has traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30. Road conditions at the time were extremely icy. (Baldev Singh photo)
A vehicle collision on Highway 97 about 23 kilometres south of Quesnel has traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30. Road conditions at the time were extremely icy. (Baldev Singh photo)
First Nations artist, Daniel Raphael creates art that is rich in colour and seems to jump off the canvas. Some of his work can be seen at the Stemete7uw'i Friendship Centre, #4, 330 Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo artist finds spiritual healing through painting

Daniel Raphael is a residential school survivor who seeks to help others

First Nations artist, Daniel Raphael creates art that is rich in colour and seems to jump off the canvas. Some of his work can be seen at the Stemete7uw'i Friendship Centre, #4, 330 Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Teresa Wager and Nedeen Boon pose with the new sign for the 2023 South Cariboo Garlic Festival. They are the new organizers for the festival. (File submitted)

South Cariboo Garlic Festival set to be bigger and better

New organizers have taken over the annual event

Teresa Wager and Nedeen Boon pose with the new sign for the 2023 South Cariboo Garlic Festival. They are the new organizers for the festival. (File submitted)
Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. The museum is preparing the return of a pole belonging to the family of Snuxyaltwa. (Mercy Snow photo)
Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. The museum is preparing the return of a pole belonging to the family of Snuxyaltwa. (Mercy Snow photo)
One of the Interlakes VFDs fire trucks which they received in 2019. (Diana Forster photo).

CRD to assess Interlakes fire hall issues around training assessments

An independent assessor has been brought in to mediate the training dispute

One of the Interlakes VFDs fire trucks which they received in 2019. (Diana Forster photo).
Log trucks are unloaded in the Tolko log yard Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Environment Canada warns cold weather on the way for B.C.’s Interior

Temperatures will plummet by the weekend

  • Jan 26, 2023
Log trucks are unloaded in the Tolko log yard Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Canfor announced Jan. 25 it is closing its Houston sawmill but has a plan, if approved, to build a new one. (Black Press file photo)

MLA calls for strong response following Houston mill closure announcement

Support needed for workers, local government, says John Rustad

Canfor announced Jan. 25 it is closing its Houston sawmill but has a plan, if approved, to build a new one. (Black Press file photo)