Max Winkelman

From the archives of the 100 Mile Free Press

36 Years Ago (1983): Prince Philip was given a bronze sculpture called "Pay Dirt," depicting a cutting horse in action, sculptured by Len Monical of 100 Mile House on his visit to Kamloops. The statue was a first casting of Monical's new creation and was the artist's copy. A limited edition of 15 was set to eventually be cast. The prince had previously persuaded a number of cutting horse owners to come to England under his sponsorship where they participated in 17 horse shows.

Indigenous Tourism BC and CCCTA team up

Indigenous Tourism BC and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a co-ordinated and collaborative approach "in promoting growth and increased awareness of Indigenous tourism in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region.

South Cariboo SAR manager optimistic despite absence of provincial funding announcement

'Many, many teams are under the gun for finances'

Barnett calls on landowners to write Agriculture Minister over proposed ALR changes

'If you're a private landowner owning agricultural land, you basically have lost your rights'

CRD warns residents to prepare for spring snowmelt

'It's important that residents take steps now to be prepared'

Ministry offers more of the same

This week, once again, the Agricultural Land Reserve is in the news. Obviously, agriculture is incredibly important, not only to the South Cariboo economy, but, in a larger sense, for sovereignty as well. In the Cariboo-Chilcotin / Lillooet region, there are more businesses in the agriculture, forest, fishing and hunting industry than any other industry, according to the 2019 State of the North Report (although that's not likely a surprise to anyone).

Winter is war

It seems winter is finally coming to an end. I have somewhat mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I quite enjoy winter. I generally like the cold. I like chopping wood (most days). I like that there's less traffic on the road. I like the absence of mosquitoes. I like the absence of wildfires.

Controlled burns planned north of Horse Lake

Work expected to start March 11

Man dead after reports of shooting in 100 Mile

Incident is being investigated as a homicide

Fire break work in South Cariboo

'We're trying to keep it shaded so it keeps the forest floor a little [moist]'

Red Cross provides $86,785 to Loon Lake VFD

Money will be used to replace items destroyed in Elephant Hill wildfire

100 Mile to be debt free by July, says mayor

'We're in good shape. Probably in better shape than pretty well most communities in B.C.'

Bath time danger

A weekly family column for the 100 Mile Free Press

CRD to replace 14 fire trucks before 2023

Replacements scheduled for Lone Butte, Forest Grove and Kersley VFDs

Loon Lake Road mom gives birth on side of Highway 97

"It did really help us knowing the ambulance was at least on its way"

A budget should be a budget, not a PR document

The weekly editorial for the 100 Mile Free Press

From the archives of the 100 Mile House Free Press

36 Years Ago (1983): Although the details hadn't been worked out yet, the board of School District #27 approved an Early French Immersion program for the 100 Mile area to begin in the fall. Federal funds were said to cover 50 per cent of the cost of initiation of either the program itself, new immersion grade levels or additional classrooms, as well as $70 per immersion student per year materials funding and grants for teacher aides and administration.

Get drawn in by nature at Parkside

"I always thought 'I want to weave' but I was never into fabrics"

Emergency services attend incident on Hwy 97

Incident occurred just north of the 108