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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 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.
104 customers affected
'Many, many teams are under the gun for finances'
'If you're a private landowner owning agricultural land, you basically have lost your rights'
'It's important that residents take steps now to be prepared'
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).
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.
Work expected to start March 11
Incident is being investigated as a homicide
'We're trying to keep it shaded so it keeps the forest floor a little [moist]'
Money will be used to replace items destroyed in Elephant Hill wildfire
'We're in good shape. Probably in better shape than pretty well most communities in B.C.'
A weekly family column for the 100 Mile Free Press
Replacements scheduled for Lone Butte, Forest Grove and Kersley VFDs
"It did really help us knowing the ambulance was at least on its way"
The weekly editorial for the 100 Mile 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.
"I always thought 'I want to weave' but I was never into fabrics"
Incident occurred just north of the 108