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First Nations artist, Daniel Raphael creates art that is rich in colour and seems to jump off the canvas. Some of his work can be seen at the Stemete7uw'i Friendship Centre, #4, 330 Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo artist finds spiritual healing through painting

Daniel Raphael is a residential school survivor who seeks to help others

CP’s train station (with water tank!) and roundhouse at North Bend in 1885.

From Black Canyon to North Bend: The stories behind more CP station names

Part two includes a vanished station, a well-known spot on Highway 1, and a unique sign

Ashcroft’s Barnes Block (at centre), pictured in 1912, was starting to take shape in 1898 with the impending construction of Clements’ Drug Store (false-fronted white building with two windows), Cumming’s General Store (false-fronted white building with three windows on the corner of 4th Street across from the Ashcroft Hotel), and the <em>Journal</em> building (two-storey building behind the other two). (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1898, big changes are announced for Ashcroft’s Barnes Block

A new drug store, general store, and newspaper building are reported to be on the way

Time changes everything. (Photo credit: Jordan Benton/pexels)

We must take the time to care for ourselves and each other

Time changes everything, sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly

  • Jan 25, 2023
Time changes everything. (Photo credit: Jordan Benton/pexels)
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Sign in Ashcroft’s Drylands Arena. (Photo credit: Josh White)

Get ready for Guns and Hoses charity hockey match this weekend

Third annual event promises lots of fun, prizes, food, and more to benefit Honour Ranch

Sign in Ashcroft’s Drylands Arena. (Photo credit: Josh White)
A work by Mike Walker in the author’s collection shows a mile board sign on the CP line west of Ashcroft, looking east towards town. Mile board signs like this are a mile out from station name signs on the CP network. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Where and what is Benledi? The stories behind CP station names

The first of two articles exploring the origins of the CP station names from Kamloops to North Bend

A work by Mike Walker in the author’s collection shows a mile board sign on the CP line west of Ashcroft, looking east towards town. Mile board signs like this are a mile out from station name signs on the CP network. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A photograph taken some time between 1907 and 1916 shows Ashcroft’s 60,000 gallon reservoir (circled near top right with a road leading to it) on the hillside to the east of town, in about the same spot where a modern pump station now stands. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1973, Walhachin residents have concerns about CP blasting

Some cynicism is expressed as to why Walhachin seems to be CP’s only source in B.C. for rip-rap

A photograph taken some time between 1907 and 1916 shows Ashcroft’s 60,000 gallon reservoir (circled near top right with a road leading to it) on the hillside to the east of town, in about the same spot where a modern pump station now stands. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Leaving room for uncertainty means alternative possibilities when things take an unexpected turn. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)

Uncertainty is unpleasant, but we need to create room for it

Leaving room for uncertainty means alternative possibilities when things take an unexpected turn

  • Jan 17, 2023
Leaving room for uncertainty means alternative possibilities when things take an unexpected turn. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)
Heather Larmour (l) and Carol Flannery enjoy the morning sun as they walk around the 100 Mile Marsh. The duo enjoys meeting up three times a week to make the one-kilometre loop three times. (Photo credit: Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)

‘It’s too late, I’m too old’: Myths about exercise as an older adult

Busting some myths about aging and exercise reveals the truth about fitness for seniors

  • Jan 17, 2023
Heather Larmour (l) and Carol Flannery enjoy the morning sun as they walk around the 100 Mile Marsh. The duo enjoys meeting up three times a week to make the one-kilometre loop three times. (Photo credit: Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

QUIZ: How well do you know the royals?

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Barb Bachmeier has been a firefighter for many years. (Harold Bartel photo)

Female firefighters extinguishing stereotypes in the Cariboo

Barb Bachmeier got her start on the fire brigades in Barkerville and Wells in 1994

Barb Bachmeier has been a firefighter for many years. (Harold Bartel photo)
New Year’s resolutions go back a surprisingly long way, and have changed over time (although not as much as you might think).

Cheers to the start of a great new year and new opportunities

May the year ahead be filled with kindness, joy, love, and laughter

  • Jan 12, 2023
New Year’s resolutions go back a surprisingly long way, and have changed over time (although not as much as you might think).
Power station on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, date unknown. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1898, work starts on water and power plant for Ashcroft

Project hailed as excellent news: ‘Now look out for Ashcroft to grow’

Power station on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, date unknown. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo senior tracks his shrinking environmental impact for over a decade

Stuart Westie started monitoring physical activity for health, then pivoted to environmental reasons

Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Stand up against dementia stigma this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Jana Schulz of Cranbrook, B.C. – a registered social worker, working as…

  • Jan 9, 2023
First Link® Dementia Helpline can provide you with the support and answeres you need.
Student Ollie Martens works on a math problem at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake senior determined to graduate from high school at 77

Ollie Martens is taking courses at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake

Student Ollie Martens works on a math problem at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The barn at the Onward Ranch can be seen from the main road. (Barry Sale photo)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Onward Ranch steeped in history

The ranch in the Cariboo has seen many owners over the decades

  • Jan 7, 2023
The barn at the Onward Ranch can be seen from the main road. (Barry Sale photo)
Work in progress concepts for the Ranger Reference Guide and the Cleric Reference Guide, written by John Brown and illustrated by Elisha Campbell. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile gamers create role-playing action board game

John Brown and Elisha Campbell have pooled their talents to design and develop the game

Work in progress concepts for the Ranger Reference Guide and the Cleric Reference Guide, written by John Brown and illustrated by Elisha Campbell. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Volunteers with The Equality Project take a break from preparing Christmas Day lunch at the clubhouse on Stage Road in Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Equality Project spreading good tidings of great joy to all

Christmas Day lunch just one of many ways the organization serves those in need

  • Jan 4, 2023
Volunteers with The Equality Project take a break from preparing Christmas Day lunch at the clubhouse on Stage Road in Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Submitted)