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A row of burnt cars parked along Highway 1, just outside the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

MLA Tegart calling for government action for Lytton evacuees

Months after devastating fire, evacuees still unsure of housing plans

A row of burnt cars parked along Highway 1, just outside the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)
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).
Homeowners can work out from their home in zones to identify fire hazards and take steps to FireSmart their property. (Photo credit: BC FireSmart)

Now is the time to get started with FireSmarting properties

With fire season behind us, start preparing for next year with some simple steps

Homeowners can work out from their home in zones to identify fire hazards and take steps to FireSmart their property. (Photo credit: BC FireSmart)
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Murder-suicide behind 2 bodies found in Osoyoos: RCMP

One body was found in an abandoned vehicle and another in a home

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TNRD considers vaccine mandate for staff, volunteers

Directors question whether they would also be included in the proposed mandate

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Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack MLA Kelli Paddon reads powerful words from bullied 11-year-old in BC Legislature

“They said because I am black, I should go kill myself,” Eevah Macdonald wrote

Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)
Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, speaks about drug use during a speech in the legislature. (Government of British Columbia)

Greater Victoria MLA Adam Olsen reveals past drug use in an attempt to end stigma

MLA for Saanich North and the Islands talks about cocaine, other substance use in his 20s

Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, speaks about drug use during a speech in the legislature. (Government of British Columbia)
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)
Cache Creek fire chief Tom Moe (second from r) and other members of the fire department with new helmets that were purchased with funds donated by the Ashcroft Legion from its Poppy Fund. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Cache Creek fire department is appealing for new members

Department is down to 14 members, which is a concern for the fire chief

Cache Creek fire chief Tom Moe (second from r) and other members of the fire department with new helmets that were purchased with funds donated by the Ashcroft Legion from its Poppy Fund. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Ashcroft Art Club members take part in a workshop in fall 2019. (Photo credit: Ashcroft District Art Club)

Art opportunities, Halloween at the HUB, seniors’ drop-in coffee, and more

The weather may be cooling down, but lots of local activities are heating up for fall

Ashcroft Art Club members take part in a workshop in fall 2019. (Photo credit: Ashcroft District Art Club)
There will be a Remembrance Day service at the Ashcroft cenotaph on Nov. 11. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Legion planning breakfast, service for Remembrance Day

Legion also taking orders for Remembrance Day poppy lawn signs

There will be a Remembrance Day service at the Ashcroft cenotaph on Nov. 11. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Brian and Veronica Jones were at home in 70 Mile House when a wheel flew off the highway, smashing their dining room window and hurtling through the house. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)

Highway speed through 70 Mile to be reviewed after tire smashes into home

Ministry of Transportation to review 100 km/h limit to see if it remains appropriate

Brian and Veronica Jones were at home in 70 Mile House when a wheel flew off the highway, smashing their dining room window and hurtling through the house. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)
Proposed plan for a commercial cardlock in Cache Creek on the Trans-Canada Highway at Old Cariboo Highway near the Starhouse Restaurant. (Photo credit: Village of Cache Creek)

Cache Creek defers decision on commercial cardlock facility

Concerns were raised about access to the proposed facility, located on Highway 1 near the Starhouse

Proposed plan for a commercial cardlock in Cache Creek on the Trans-Canada Highway at Old Cariboo Highway near the Starhouse Restaurant. (Photo credit: Village of Cache Creek)
The Clinton Fire Department is seeking more volunteer members. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Village safety a priority for Clinton firefighters this summer

Clinton Volunteer Fire Department offered assistance fighting wildfires but stayed close to home

The Clinton Fire Department is seeking more volunteer members. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The town of Savona’s Ferry in its original location on the north side of Kamloops Lake in 1885. The hotel operated by James Uren and his wife Jane is the large white building at far left.

Ferry disasters, and a tragedy, prompt calls for a bridge at Savona

The shortcomings of a ferry become apparent, but government inaction leads to frustration

The town of Savona’s Ferry in its original location on the north side of Kamloops Lake in 1885. The hotel operated by James Uren and his wife Jane is the large white building at far left.
A <em>fledermaus</em> (German for ‘bat’) box, which is an easy do-it-yourself winter project that will help our bat population. (Photo credit: Analogicus/Pixabay)

Halloween is the perfect time to bust some myths about bats

Because of our cold winters, this is the time of year when bats disappear from B.C. neighbourhoods

A <em>fledermaus</em> (German for ‘bat’) box, which is an easy do-it-yourself winter project that will help our bat population. (Photo credit: Analogicus/Pixabay)
Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)

B.C. man accused of selling fake ownership in world-renowned Sooke Harbour House

Timothy Durkin faces B.C. Securities Commission in November

Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)
Fog advisory in effect for Highway 97. (DriveBC)

Fog advisory in effect for Highway 97

Drivers warned of limited visibility from Clinton to 100 Mile House

Fog advisory in effect for Highway 97. (DriveBC)
To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)