Max Winkelman

Low-risk deliveries to resume at Cariboo Memorial Hospital on April 30

Cases with a higher risk of complications still directed out of the area

A dark omen

We have a bathroom attached to our bedroom and the door doesn't lock. That's not usually an issue because other than my wife and I nobody really uses it and when the door's closed the other one knows what that means. However, if my son is batman, closing a door is like turning on the bat signal.

240 businesses expected to be interviewed in third annual Bussiness Walk

Aim to identify common successes and obstacles faced by local businesses

A bit of appreciation for government

As the news, we often tend to focus on the negative. Most recently we've seen a lot of stories related to moms having to travel out of the area to give birth.

Some expecting Cariboo mothers told Kamloops hospital was full

'We recognize this was not ideal'

The worst birthday ever

A number of years ago, we moved back to the Cariboo so we'd be closer to family. Ironically, now that we're having our second child, we have to (temporarily) move away to actually have the baby.

Big Bar Ferry back in the water

When water is low or icy, an aerial tramway operates instead

Botched carbon tax execution

On April 1, B.C's carbon tax went up to $40 a tonne. According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, that brings the cost to 9.98 cents per litre of gasoline.

It’s the thought that counts?

Between the SNC Lavalin Scandal, the federal budget announcement and the subsequent grandstanding by political parties, the update on the financial support for journalists fell somewhat by the wayside.

The puddle jumper

This week as I was out on a walk, I was lucky to run into a fabled puddle jumper. These are my observations from that encounter (best read in David Attenborough's voice):

Highway travel advisories in place due to risk of mudslides

North Bonaparte Road closed due to flooding

Order of Merit for 100 Mile born and raised police officer

100 Mile House is home to a proud mom.

Province gives CRD $25,000 towards new Emergency Operations Centre

'The CRD is working towards constructing a new Emergency Operations Centre'

Second confirmed case of measles in 100 Mile House

Case is connected to earlier measles case

Addressing a nursing shortage

A frequent news topic in area newspapers in recent weeks and months have been staffing shortages on the healthcare front. The area at large has seen emergency room closures in Barriere and Ashcroft, a suspension of obstetric and prenatal care in the 100 Mile House area and, most recently, a temporary suspension of obstetric services in Williams Lake.

Farmers’ market needs more food vendors

'We really don't want to lose membership'

CRD to replace 14 fire trucks before 2023

Replacements scheduled for Lone Butte, Forest Grove and Kersley VFDs

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.