Fiona Grisswell

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)
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).
Savannah Bissat plays goal for the U13 Rep team and the 100 Mile Royals girls’ team. (Photo submitted)

100 Mile goalie, 11, devoted to the game

Savannah Bissat has found a love for tending goal

Savannah Bissat plays goal for the U13 Rep team and the 100 Mile Royals girls’ team. (Photo submitted)
Some South Cariboo homeowners are facing higher-than-anticipated increases in their assessments. (File photo)

Single family homes in Clearwater, Barriere increase in assessed value

The latest BC Assessment figures are out for July 1, 2022

Some South Cariboo homeowners are facing higher-than-anticipated increases in their assessments. (File photo)
Free Press reporter Fiona Grisswell found it was harder to get back into cross-country skiing than she expected. But she can’t wait to get back out and conquer the 100 Mile Nordic trails at 99 Mile. (Kelly Sinoski photo- 100 Mile Free Press)

Falling in love with cross-country skiing in the South Cariboo

Free Press reporter Fiona Grisswell returns to skiing after four decades

Free Press reporter Fiona Grisswell found it was harder to get back into cross-country skiing than she expected. But she can’t wait to get back out and conquer the 100 Mile Nordic trails at 99 Mile. (Kelly Sinoski photo- 100 Mile Free Press)
Some South Cariboo homeowners are facing higher-than-anticipated increases in their assessments. (File photo)

100 Mile House, Clinton homeowners consider appealing high property assessments

Some assessments up significantly from last year in South Cariboo

Some South Cariboo homeowners are facing higher-than-anticipated increases in their assessments. (File photo)
Matt Pistell holds the owl that flew into his windshield when he heading home to 100 Mile House from hockey in Lac la Hache. (Photo credit Murray Zelt)

Owl named Lucky by rescuers on the mend after colliding with vehicle near 100 Mile House

Great Horned Owl recovering at Lower Mainland rehab centre

Matt Pistell holds the owl that flew into his windshield when he heading home to 100 Mile House from hockey in Lac la Hache. (Photo credit Murray Zelt)
Michael Busch lost his home in a fire on Monday Dec. 19 while trying to stay warm. (Photo submitted)

Fire destroys home in Lone Butte

GoFundMe set up to support Micheal Busch who lost everything in the fire

Michael Busch lost his home in a fire on Monday Dec. 19 while trying to stay warm. (Photo submitted)
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).
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the South Cariboo. (file photo)

Snowfall warning issued for South Cariboo

15 to 25 cm snow expected today through Monday

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the South Cariboo. (file photo)
A close-up view of one of the firearms showing a bullet in the chamber. (CO Joel Kline photo)

Lower Mainland man fined $2,500 for hunting out of season

Man charged under BC Wildlife Act and Firearms Act for hunting out of season this June

A close-up view of one of the firearms showing a bullet in the chamber. (CO Joel Kline photo)
Lone Butte Fire Department and 100 Mile House Fire Rescue responded to a fire in Lone Butte Wednesday afternoon. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Shop gutted in afternoon fire in Lone Butte

A fire gutted a shop in Lone Butte along Little Fort Highway…

Lone Butte Fire Department and 100 Mile House Fire Rescue responded to a fire in Lone Butte Wednesday afternoon. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A black bear helps itself to an unsecured bag of garbage. Reducing attractants can help limit human-bear encounters, dangerous to both parties. (Photo courtesy Wildsafe B.C.)
A black bear helps itself to an unsecured bag of garbage. Reducing attractants can help limit human-bear encounters, dangerous to both parties. (Photo courtesy Wildsafe B.C.)

Officers to euthanize injured bear living off garbage in 100 Mile House

Residents asked to manage attractants to protect wildlife

A black bear helps itself to an unsecured bag of garbage. Reducing attractants can help limit human-bear encounters, dangerous to both parties. (Photo courtesy Wildsafe B.C.)
A black bear helps itself to an unsecured bag of garbage. Reducing attractants can help limit human-bear encounters, dangerous to both parties. (Photo courtesy Wildsafe B.C.)
Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)

Target of 100-Mile bear attack recovering at home

Dog walker attacked by bear near Forest Grove

Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)
Fire crews battle structure fire near Lac la Hache. (David Jurek photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 near Lac La Hache open following structure fire

Highway 97 is closed both ways at Emerald Crescent as local fire departments fight the fire

Fire crews battle structure fire near Lac la Hache. (David Jurek photo)
Four new fires in the South Cariboo (File submitted)

Five new wildfires in the last 24 hours in South Cariboo

New files burning after a lighting storm Tuesday night

Four new fires in the South Cariboo (File submitted)
The new B.C. liquor distribution branch on 72 Street in Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)

BCGEU tentative three-year agreement reached

Seven months of failed bargaining and a two-week strike needed to reach this point

The new B.C. liquor distribution branch on 72 Street in Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)
Residents of the Green Lake area are questioning why they are no longer allowed to keep RVs and trailers on their property. (Photo submitted).

Pressy Lake and Green Lake residents in violation of TNRD bylaws

Resident questioning why bylaws are being enforced now

Residents of the Green Lake area are questioning why they are no longer allowed to keep RVs and trailers on their property. (Photo submitted).
RCMP vehicle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hwy. 97 crash takes three lives Sunday morning

Three people died early Sunday morning following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 near Chasm Road.

RCMP vehicle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Wade Balbirnie, head referee for 100 Mile Minor Hockey. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

There is a shortage of minor hockey officials across Canada

Wade Balbirnie, head referee for 100 Mile Minor Hockey, said everybody is struggling

Wade Balbirnie, head referee for 100 Mile Minor Hockey. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).