Patrick Davies

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)
Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).

Clinton Museum ready to start recording oral history of the town

Seniors and Elders with stories to tell about Clinton are being asked to tell their tales

Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).
100 Mile House RCMP and members of the North District Major Crime Unit are investigating a homicide on Exeter Station Road on Wednesday, Oct. 20. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile House RCMP investigate late-night homicide, one person dead

Gunshots were reported shortly before officers found the victim

100 Mile House RCMP and members of the North District Major Crime Unit are investigating a homicide on Exeter Station Road on Wednesday, Oct. 20. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association secretary-treasurer Mike Retasket (left), 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall, Canim Lake Band Elder Irene Charley, New Pathways to Gold Society Indigenous co-chair Cheryl Chapman and High Bar First Nations Chief Roy Fletcher ceremonially cut an inner tube as they open a bike repair station installed in 100 Mile House as part of the Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Bike repair station opens in 100 Mile

This new asset is part of the ongoing Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association secretary-treasurer Mike Retasket (left), 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall, Canim Lake Band Elder Irene Charley, New Pathways to Gold Society Indigenous co-chair Cheryl Chapman and High Bar First Nations Chief Roy Fletcher ceremonially cut an inner tube as they open a bike repair station installed in 100 Mile House as part of the Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).

Clinton Museum seeks to record oral history

Community members sought to share their stories

Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).
An artist’s concept of the final look of Clinton’s new public works building. (Photo submitted)

Clinton new public works building to be open spring of 2021

Construction is on track to begin in October

An artist’s concept of the final look of Clinton’s new public works building. (Photo submitted)
RCMP shoulder flash. Stock photo.

Vehicles stolen from Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton recovered by RCMP

Some valuable possessions in one of the vehicles, including the ashes of the owner’s spouse, found

RCMP shoulder flash. Stock photo.
The old Firehouse Diner at 231 Birch Avenue is being used this year by Elections Canada to conduct the 2021 federal election. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Early voting is now open

There are other options available beyond going to the polls Sept. 20

The old Firehouse Diner at 231 Birch Avenue is being used this year by Elections Canada to conduct the 2021 federal election. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Blue Wranglers (from l) Dan Fremlin, Bruce Ambler, Dustin Bentall, and Trixie Berkel play at a benefit concert in Clinton. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)

Quartet of Clinton musicians stay happy by singing the blues

The Blue Wranglers love nothing more than picking and grinning together

The Blue Wranglers (from l) Dan Fremlin, Bruce Ambler, Dustin Bentall, and Trixie Berkel play at a benefit concert in Clinton. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)
Around two dozen Warrior Walkers and members of the Canim Lake Band marched through 100 Mile House down Highway 97 Thursday afternoon. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Warrior Walkers pass through 100 Mile House on way to Kamloops

Group walk to honour residential school survivors

Around two dozen Warrior Walkers and members of the Canim Lake Band marched through 100 Mile House down Highway 97 Thursday afternoon. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Danny Gorham and Josh St-Amour work on the new mountain biking trail that will end at the top of Jesmond Mountain. (Photo submitted)

Jesmond Mountain receiving new mountain biking trail

First Journey Trails has been contracted for the project

Danny Gorham and Josh St-Amour work on the new mountain biking trail that will end at the top of Jesmond Mountain. (Photo submitted)
‘Oh Baby, It’s a Wild World’ by Big Bar Lake’s Jill Philipchuk will be one of the paintings featured at the Clinton Art and Cultural Society Show and Sale the weekend of July 31. (Photo credit: Clinton Art and Cultural Society)

Art show and sale going ahead this weekend in Clinton

Show takes place July 31 and August 1 and features live music and more

‘Oh Baby, It’s a Wild World’ by Big Bar Lake’s Jill Philipchuk will be one of the paintings featured at the Clinton Art and Cultural Society Show and Sale the weekend of July 31. (Photo credit: Clinton Art and Cultural Society)
Dustin Bentall is hosting a doubleheader concert with his father Barney Bentall in Clinton this Friday. (Stasia Garraway photo)
Dustin Bentall is hosting a doubleheader concert with his father Barney Bentall in Clinton this Friday. (Stasia Garraway photo)

Clinton’s Blue Wranglers stage benefit concert for Lytton

Dustin Bentall and his father Barney are holding a double-header concert in Clinton this Friday

Dustin Bentall is hosting a doubleheader concert with his father Barney Bentall in Clinton this Friday. (Stasia Garraway photo)
Dustin Bentall is hosting a doubleheader concert with his father Barney Bentall in Clinton this Friday. (Stasia Garraway photo)
Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Update: Flat Lake Provincial Park closed to public due to evacuation alert in area

Canim Beach and Ruth Lake provincial parks also under evacuation alert

Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Liz Jones (right), of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for Deka Lake, Judson Road due to Cariboo wildfires

Up to 700 people expected at emergency support services centre at South Cariboo Rec Centre

Liz Jones (right), of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

WATCH: Kamloops bound convoy greeted by Canim Lake Band in 100 Mile House

More than two dozen members of the Tsq’escenemc people (Canim Lake Band) showed up

Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Village of Clinton office. Photo credit: Journal files

ATV users seek access to downtown Clinton streets

Users say access to village’s gas stations, restaurants and hotels would boost the economy

Village of Clinton office. Photo credit: Journal files
Bernice Weihs-Anderson and some of her reclaimed wood artwork at the Clinton Outdoor Market. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)

Endangered species focus of art display

Bernice Weihs-Anderson has found a new use for reclaimed wood

Bernice Weihs-Anderson and some of her reclaimed wood artwork at the Clinton Outdoor Market. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)
Amy Newman (pictured) spent much of summer 2020 ‘ground-truthing’ the old Cariboo Waggon Road and the winter writing a guidebook about it. (Photo credit: Richard Wright)

New guidebook charts the path of historic Cariboo Waggon Road

Amy Newman says that researching the Waggon Road was ‘like a treasure hunt’

Amy Newman (pictured) spent much of summer 2020 ‘ground-truthing’ the old Cariboo Waggon Road and the winter writing a guidebook about it. (Photo credit: Richard Wright)