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The power station on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, about two miles from the mouth of the river, date unknown. The photo is taken looking west; Highway 97C now runs above it to the left of the picture. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Golden Country: In 1898, Ashcroft is aglow with the promise of water and electricity

A new company proposes running water and electric power for the town

The power station on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, about two miles from the mouth of the river, date unknown. The photo is taken looking west; Highway 97C now runs above it to the left of the picture. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Power Pioneer Gloria Mertens (l) and Esther Lang of the Ashcroft and Area Community Resources Society. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Power Pioneer’s volunteer work helps Community Resources Society

Gloria Mertens, a BC Hydro Power Pioneer, designated the CRS as her charity of choice

Power Pioneer Gloria Mertens (l) and Esther Lang of the Ashcroft and Area Community Resources Society. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The popular Crazy Café — pictured here in 2019 — is returning to the Ashcroft HUB as one of nine summer camps taking place in July and August. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

HUB camps offer a summer of adventure, from dance to dinosaurs

Nine camps run throughout the summer, every week from July 6 to Aug. 27

The popular Crazy Café — pictured here in 2019 — is returning to the Ashcroft HUB as one of nine summer camps taking place in July and August. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Robin Fennell organized an impromptu Alzheimer’s Walk in Clinton on Sunday, May 30. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)

Unofficial Alzheimer’s Walk in Clinton raises funds, awareness

About 20 people took part in the informal walk organized by Robin Fennell

Robin Fennell organized an impromptu Alzheimer’s Walk in Clinton on Sunday, May 30. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)
Ian Richardson, of Rocky Ridge Farm, participated in the Garlic Festival earlier this month at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).

Organizers prepare for return of South Cariboo Garlic Festival

Festival is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 18-19

Ian Richardson, of Rocky Ridge Farm, participated in the Garlic Festival earlier this month at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.

Sweatin’ for Science group collectively travels the distance of one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon

Funds will make science fairs more accessible for those who might not otherwise be able to take part

  • May 31, 2021
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.
Dennis Huber with his pony Tiffany. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Carriage, poker races to get back on track

Dennis Huber’s first experience driving horses was as a 10-year-old logger on his family’s farm.

Dennis Huber with his pony Tiffany. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
She’s not yet a member of the Clinton Art and Cultural Society, but it can only be a matter of time before Harper Lawrence (pictured) joins. Over spring break this year, Harper took part in a painting tutorial in Clinton organized by Clinton Art and Cultural Society member Sandi Burrage. Painting the Easter Bunny was the subject of the tutorial, and Harper decided to do some extra practice by following a Bob Ross video on her own and creating her own landscape of happy little trees. (Photo credit: Sandi Burrage/Facebook)

Clinton Art and Cultural Society says the (art) show must go on

After cancelling last year’s show, the society is planning one for the August long weekend

She’s not yet a member of the Clinton Art and Cultural Society, but it can only be a matter of time before Harper Lawrence (pictured) joins. Over spring break this year, Harper took part in a painting tutorial in Clinton organized by Clinton Art and Cultural Society member Sandi Burrage. Painting the Easter Bunny was the subject of the tutorial, and Harper decided to do some extra practice by following a Bob Ross video on her own and creating her own landscape of happy little trees. (Photo credit: Sandi Burrage/Facebook)
Prospector sign on the Loon Lake Community Trail. (Photo credit: Karen Lea)

New Loon Lake community trail features a touch of whimsy

Gnomes, fairies, birds, a prospector and his mule, and more can be found along the trail

Prospector sign on the Loon Lake Community Trail. (Photo credit: Karen Lea)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
The Klowa Art Café in Lytton has benefited from the help of Community Futures. (Photo credit: Meghan Fandrich)

Community Futures helps Lytton business navigate some tough times

Owner of Klowa Art Café grateful for help in getting grants to assist her business

The Klowa Art Café in Lytton has benefited from the help of Community Futures. (Photo credit: Meghan Fandrich)
Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club do some serious clean-up along Government Street in Ashcroft on May 18. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Lions Club/Facebook)

Local Lions helping to support Easter Seals Camps fundraiser

Easter Seals Camps are a cause the Ashcroft and District Lions Club has supported for many years

Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club do some serious clean-up along Government Street in Ashcroft on May 18. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Lions Club/Facebook)
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 17, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Kelly Servinski, of the Tutti Hotel in Clinton, climbs above the river. (Photo credit: http://www.sterlinglorence.com/)

Gravel is the new gold: Cyclist bumps new biking trend

There’s gravel in them thar hills around Clinton

Kelly Servinski, of the Tutti Hotel in Clinton, climbs above the river. (Photo credit: http://www.sterlinglorence.com/)
James Chase (l) and Joan Henderson of The Equality Project in front of new refrigeration equipment the organization received last year. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)

Equality Project hopes to get growing with a community garden

Organization is also looking for volunteers to help out at its Stage Road clubhouse

James Chase (l) and Joan Henderson of The Equality Project in front of new refrigeration equipment the organization received last year. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)
Do you have a black, new model Lincoln town car like this one? It’s one of several vehicles wanted for a feature film shooting soon in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Your car could be a star in feaure film shooting in Kamloops

Production company looking for several vehicles for use in a film being shot soon in Kamloops

Do you have a black, new model Lincoln town car like this one? It’s one of several vehicles wanted for a feature film shooting soon in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)
‘Fun at Papa’s House’ by Jayme Hiller was one of the entries in the 2020 Loon Lake calendar photo contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

Loon Lake calendar photo contest back for a second year

Best pictures of the lake, its people, and its wildlife will feature in 2022 fundraising calendar

‘Fun at Papa’s House’ by Jayme Hiller was one of the entries in the 2020 Loon Lake calendar photo contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)
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)