Patrick Davies

David Stoddart School.

‘Power of the people”: Clinton school reverses decision to cut division

Reversal followed outcry from parents at David Stoddart School

David Stoddart School.
In addition to in-person voting, Ashcroft will be allowing residents to vote by mail in this year’s municipal election, taking place on Oct. 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft to accept mail-in ballots for 2022 municipal election

Residents will also have advance voting opprtunities before election day on Oct. 15

In addition to in-person voting, Ashcroft will be allowing residents to vote by mail in this year’s municipal election, taking place on Oct. 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Peter Van Genne drives his team with the help of his navigator Corben Van Genne at the Huber Farm last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Carriage racers compete in 70 Mile House

The 2022 BS and Drive attracted 18 contestants to 70 Mile House

Peter Van Genne drives his team with the help of his navigator Corben Van Genne at the Huber Farm last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Man arrested after armed confrontation in 108 Mile Ranch

Police confiscated several firearms in connection with the incident

  • May 26, 2022
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Chief Sheri Sellars of the Soda Creek Bank and Chief Helen Henderson of the Canim Lake Band attend the 2022 NStQ’s Citizen’s Assembly. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Secwepemc communities seek jurisdiction over children

Jurisdiction a key focus at the 2022 NStQ’s Citizen’s Assembly

  • May 26, 2022
Chief Sheri Sellars of the Soda Creek Bank and Chief Helen Henderson of the Canim Lake Band attend the 2022 NStQ’s Citizen’s Assembly. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Village of Ashcroft’s economic development and tourism coordinator Margaret Moreira was honoured that her ‘Experience Ashcroft’ Pocket Guide won a BC Economic Development Association Award. (Photo credit: Maike Mayden)

Experience Ashcroft guide wins economic development award

Pocket guide won top prize in its category at awards presentation in April

The Village of Ashcroft’s economic development and tourism coordinator Margaret Moreira was honoured that her ‘Experience Ashcroft’ Pocket Guide won a BC Economic Development Association Award. (Photo credit: Maike Mayden)
100 Mile Fire Rescue Members clean up the scene after putting out a fire that torched Wendell Smitheram’s van by the South Cariboo Visitor’s Centre on Monday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘Living out of a bag’: B.C. men homeless after van fire destroys worldly possessions

Woman arrested for allegedly lighting the van on fire in 100 Mile House

  • May 5, 2022
100 Mile Fire Rescue Members clean up the scene after putting out a fire that torched Wendell Smitheram’s van by the South Cariboo Visitor’s Centre on Monday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Two elderly residents of 212 Blackstock Road are facing eviction on April 1. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘They want my unit so now I’m out’: 100 Mile renters no exception to B.C.’s hot housing market

Lack of affordable housing and rental options a rising problem

  • Mar 31, 2022
Two elderly residents of 212 Blackstock Road are facing eviction on April 1. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Karl Lundsbye and Rowan Hermiston intend to lead the Peace Walk for Ukraine in 100 Mile House this Sunday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile youth hold Peace Walk for Ukraine

Effort led by two South Cariboo pre-teens has raised $800 for Ukrainian Red Cross

Karl Lundsbye and Rowan Hermiston intend to lead the Peace Walk for Ukraine in 100 Mile House this Sunday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A forklift operator moves a felled tree trunk near Clinton without any eye, ear, head or hand protection or a grapple securing the log to the forklift. (Photo submitted)

Clinton logging industry immortalized in book

Clinton Logging 1944-2019 is available to be checked out at the Clinton Museum

A forklift operator moves a felled tree trunk near Clinton without any eye, ear, head or hand protection or a grapple securing the log to the forklift. (Photo submitted)
Moira Kopanyas created the cover art for the Desert Sands’ book: Elephant Hill Wildfire: Community Stories from 2017.

Desert Sands students publish book on Elephant Hill wildfire

The book details local experiences from people throughout Cache Creek, Ashcroft and Clinton

Moira Kopanyas created the cover art for the Desert Sands’ book: Elephant Hill Wildfire: Community Stories from 2017.
Laurence Doyle, left, cradles his newly born son Liam in his arms beside his eldest son Landon Doyle and his wife Joy. Liam was born at 100 Mile District General Hospital in a “fast and furious” birth earlier this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Baby Liam enters world in ‘fast, furious’ birth

Liam Doyle was expected to be born in Williams Lake but couldn’t wait

Laurence Doyle, left, cradles his newly born son Liam in his arms beside his eldest son Landon Doyle and his wife Joy. Liam was born at 100 Mile District General Hospital in a “fast and furious” birth earlier this month. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Whispering Pines.

Whispering Pines elects new chief and council

Ed LeBourdais new chief of the Clinton band

Whispering Pines.
Marlee Painter, front, and other children play with a parachute purchased by Clinton Minor Sports last year. (Photo submitted)

Raising funds for Clinton Minor Sports

President Melissa Painter in the midst of forming a society

Marlee Painter, front, and other children play with a parachute purchased by Clinton Minor Sports last year. (Photo submitted)
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

MP Caputo looking forward to new Conservative leadership

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP won’t say how he voted

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cameron Tyler, otherwise known as ninjamuffin99, worked together with friends from Newgrounds to design a demo for Friday Night Funkin. Now thanks to a Kickstarter that raised $2.2-million Taylor is now in the process of turning the demo into a full game.  (Photo submitted)

100 Mile House developer, 22, raises millions for Friday Night Funkin’ video game

Cameron Taylor now full-time video game developer and CEO of his own company

  • Feb 2, 2022
Cameron Tyler, otherwise known as ninjamuffin99, worked together with friends from Newgrounds to design a demo for Friday Night Funkin. Now thanks to a Kickstarter that raised $2.2-million Taylor is now in the process of turning the demo into a full game.  (Photo submitted)
Ray Paulokangas' property near 70 Mile House. (Photo submitted)

Community rallies after 70 Mile resident loses home

A gofundme and a local community fundraiser has been started for Ray Paulokangas

Ray Paulokangas' property near 70 Mile House. (Photo submitted)
Blue Wranglers: Bruce Amber, back left, Dam Fremlin, Dustin Bentall and Trixie Berkel. Arlen Park, right. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Update: Clinton’s Blue Wranglers cancel Last Call Cabaret on NYE

Event was to include three sets from the country-bluegrass band

Blue Wranglers: Bruce Amber, back left, Dam Fremlin, Dustin Bentall and Trixie Berkel. Arlen Park, right. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
Madeleine Haynes. (Photo submitted)

Rental homes scarce in Clinton area

Lack of rentals becoming a full-on housing crisis

Madeleine Haynes. (Photo submitted)