Max Winkelman

Dan Mowbray, a logging truck driver, standing in front of his truck. Max Winkelman photo.

Behind the wheel of a logging truck in 100 Mile House

Trucking safety from an industry perspective

Dan Mowbray, a logging truck driver, standing in front of his truck. Max Winkelman photo.
Realtors fear new ban on dual agency will hit rural B.C. hardest

Realtors fear new ban on dual agency will hit rural B.C. hardest

Beyond less choice for consumers, new rules mean Realtors are prone to conflicting sales

Realtors fear new ban on dual agency will hit rural B.C. hardest
In 2011, 100 Mile Lion Ron Graves, left, and 100 Mile Mayor Mitch Campsall, right, presented 35-year pins to Highway 24/Interlakes Lions Club charter members Don Charlton, centre left, and Al Bishop. Charlton remained a member until the club shut down. Diana Forster photo.

Lions Clubs dying out with aging population

“I think all organizations, all community service groups are at risk because of that same thing; the lack of young membership”

In 2011, 100 Mile Lion Ron Graves, left, and 100 Mile Mayor Mitch Campsall, right, presented 35-year pins to Highway 24/Interlakes Lions Club charter members Don Charlton, centre left, and Al Bishop. Charlton remained a member until the club shut down. Diana Forster photo.
Country Prime Meats President Peter Springmann (left) and Troy Guenther stand in front of one of the new lines which is still wrapped in plastic, waiting for more employees. Max Winkelman photos.

B.C. company struggling to find employees

The Cariboo company says it may have to look at temporary foreign workers

Country Prime Meats President Peter Springmann (left) and Troy Guenther stand in front of one of the new lines which is still wrapped in plastic, waiting for more employees. Max Winkelman photos.
Rural transport woes continue

Rural transport woes continue

Greyhound asks to chop nine routes, including Victoria to Vancouver, Prince Rupert to Prince George

Rural transport woes continue
Harrison’s ears are burned but he’s recovering well and has already doubled in weight according to Andre.

Badly burned snowshoe hare survives Elephant Hill fire

The rabbit, named Harrison, suffered burns to 95 per cent of his body. ‘His fur was quite crispy.’

Harrison’s ears are burned but he’s recovering well and has already doubled in weight according to Andre.
Smoke as seen near the Canim Lake Band. Submitted photo.

Band spent estimated $100,000 due to fires

“The spirit was really warm and a really high sense of community”

Smoke as seen near the Canim Lake Band. Submitted photo.
Smoke from the Elephant Hill fire billows up behind private residences located near the west end of Sheridan Lake on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 2. The fire came within 100 metres of a resort located further down the lake.

Sept. 2: Elephant Hill fire reaches Sheridan Lake

“The objective tomorrow [is] sprinklers, sprinklers, sprinklers”

Smoke from the Elephant Hill fire billows up behind private residences located near the west end of Sheridan Lake on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 2. The fire came within 100 metres of a resort located further down the lake.
Erris fire truck in 100 Mile House today (Aug. 31).

Firefighters from around B.C. help battle Elephant Hill wildfire

“We’re here to help as much we can.”

Erris fire truck in 100 Mile House today (Aug. 31).
Smoke from the Elephant Hill wildfire seen from the butte in Lone Butte yesterday, Aug 30. Max Winkelman photo.

Aug 31: “Quieter day” on Elephant Hill fire

Still some growth towards Sheridan Lake

Smoke from the Elephant Hill wildfire seen from the butte in Lone Butte yesterday, Aug 30. Max Winkelman photo.
100 Mile House, July 22. Tara Sprickerhoff photos.

Evacuation order lifted for 100 Mile House and South Cariboo

The evacuation orders in the area have been downgraded to alerts

100 Mile House, July 22. Tara Sprickerhoff photos.
The remains of a home owned by Pauline Weigelt in the 108 Mile Ranch. Used with permission of the owner. Al Richmond photo.

CRD announces 41 homes lost to date in the Cariboo

Number likely to rise

The remains of a home owned by Pauline Weigelt in the 108 Mile Ranch. Used with permission of the owner. Al Richmond photo.
UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents

UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents

“People are being really generous and that’s the difference”

UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents
The view from the driveway. The only thing that appears to remain is the 1st Stop Auto sign. Submitted photos

Family home burned to the ground

“It looked like a war zone there”

The view from the driveway. The only thing that appears to remain is the 1st Stop Auto sign. Submitted photos
UPDATE: Fire now estimated to be 1,500 hectares

UPDATE: Fire now estimated to be 1,500 hectares

Evacuation ordered for 103, 108, 105 Mile and the western part of Lac la Hache

UPDATE: Fire now estimated to be 1,500 hectares