Melissa Smalley

Officials are warning about several wild birds found dead - including bald eagles - that have tested positive for avian flu. (Black Press file photo)

Avian flu confirmed in bald eagle found in Lac la Hache

Several wild birds across the province tested positive for H5N1 virus

Officials are warning about several wild birds found dead - including bald eagles - that have tested positive for avian flu. (Black Press file photo)
Officials are warning about several wild birds found dead - including bald eagles - that have tested positive for avian flu. (Black Press Media file photo)

Avian flu confirmed in bald eagle found near 100 Mile House

Wild birds across B.C. testing positive for H5N1 virus

Officials are warning about several wild birds found dead - including bald eagles - that have tested positive for avian flu. (Black Press Media file photo)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip waved goodbye to the crowd at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. on Tuesday, October 8, 2002. (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam)

Nominations sought for platinum jubilee awards

MP Frank Caputo (Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo) is looking to award 70 residents with pins

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip waved goodbye to the crowd at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. on Tuesday, October 8, 2002. (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip waved goodbye to the crowd at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. on Tuesday, October 8, 2002. (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam)

Nominations sought for Platinum Jubilee Pin Awards

The awards are in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip waved goodbye to the crowd at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. on Tuesday, October 8, 2002. (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam)
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COLUMN: Online feuding sets a bad example

Melissa Smalley’s monthly column to the Free Press

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Pictured is a BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES/Special to The News)

Dramatic increase in overdose deaths in South Cariboo

100 Mile House’s health area saw a 200 percent increase last year

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Pictured is a BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES/Special to The News)
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Fraudulent ‘gifting circle’ investigated in 100 Mile House

RCMP say the scheme has affected a number of people in the community

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A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)

B.C. emergency crews team up, use helicopter to rescue woman from South Cariboo mountain

South Cariboo search and rescue enlists help from North Shore to airlift injured snowmobiler

A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.

South Cariboo resort owner’s discrimination appeal dismissed

Kin Wa Chan, owner of Spruce Hills Resort, will have to pay out $173,000 to seven former employees

Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.
RCMP are investigating a homicide in 70 Mile House. (File photo)

Man dead in Boxing Day homicide in B.C.’s South Cariboo; RCMP investigating

Major crimes unit investigating after 52-year-old man died on Boxing Day in 70 Mile House

RCMP are investigating a homicide in 70 Mile House. (File photo)
Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)

Born to be wild: Goat finds family with herd of deer

Greta the Goat sought freedom from the start

Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo winter teaches harsh lessons

Melissa Smalley column

Federal Green Party candidate for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, Iain Currie, said he decided to run again after realizing the urgency of the climate crisis is worse than ever. (File photo)

Green candidate returns to fray

Iain Currie compelled to run due to climate crisis

Federal Green Party candidate for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, Iain Currie, said he decided to run again after realizing the urgency of the climate crisis is worse than ever. (File photo)
A fire near Flat Lake grew to 8,725 hectares Wednesday. (Elke Baechmann photo - submitted).

Flat Lake fire grows to 8,725 hectares

More than 1,000 properties evacuated Wednesday, hundreds more on alert

A fire near Flat Lake grew to 8,725 hectares Wednesday. (Elke Baechmann photo - submitted).
The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)

Canim Lake fire grows to 700 ha; evacuation alert expands in Cariboo

Alert ‘precaution’ due to the predicted winds, thunderstorms

The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)
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Return to normal post-COVID not a race

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