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Bears are being spotted around the Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo residents urged to pick fruit to deter bears

WildSafeBC is reminding Cariboo residents to strip their fruit trees in order…

Bears are being spotted around the Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The 100 Mile House in 1868. (Courtesy of Library, RBSC. Uno Langman family collection of BC photographs/Wagon Road North)

More tales from Wagon Road North: The Saga of the Cariboo Gold Rush

Revised edition provides vivid picture of life on the goldrush trail

The 100 Mile House in 1868. (Courtesy of Library, RBSC. Uno Langman family collection of BC photographs/Wagon Road North)
100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)

Hospital board questions Interior Health’ ‘proactive evacuations’

Fischer Place and Mill Site Lodge evacuated despite no alert or order in place

100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)
Rob Diether and Barbara Perrey were at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market to raise awareness for the Cariboo Regional District’s Resiliency Centre to provide support and services to those affected by wildfires this season. The CRD has had to scale back in-person visits after the province re-instituted COVID-19 protocols on Aug. 21. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Wildfires take toll across region

More people are struggling with the double whammy of wildfires and pandemic

Rob Diether and Barbara Perrey were at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market to raise awareness for the Cariboo Regional District’s Resiliency Centre to provide support and services to those affected by wildfires this season. The CRD has had to scale back in-person visits after the province re-instituted COVID-19 protocols on Aug. 21. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Churn Creek Protected Area fire as seen Friday, Aug. 6. (James Harry photo)

Firefighters make headway in the Cariboo Fire Centre

Latest update from BC Wildfire Service

The Churn Creek Protected Area fire as seen Friday, Aug. 6. (James Harry photo)
Federal government announces funding for four broadband projects across region.

Feds announce funding for internet projects in rural B.C.

Funding granted for four projects in Cariboo and Thompson-Nicola regional districts

Federal government announces funding for four broadband projects across region.
The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been aiding BC Wildfire on the Flat Lake fire. (WLNGL photo -submitted).

On patrol: Local firefighters support BCWS

Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department helps to fight Flat Lake fire

The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been aiding BC Wildfire on the Flat Lake fire. (WLNGL photo -submitted).
Hand ignitions taking place on Big Stake wildfire. (BCWS photo)

Firefighters continue to battle 37 wildfires in Cariboo

Latest update for Cariboo Fire Centre

Hand ignitions taking place on Big Stake wildfire. (BCWS photo)
The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.

Evacuation order in Canim Lake South -Mahood Lake downgraded to alert

CRD rescinds order for 482 parcels in the area

The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.
The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.

CRD rescinds portion of evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North

Order downgraded to alert for 664 parcels, covering 17,686 hectares

The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.
The Flat Lake fire is highly visible from Highway 97 at 70 Mile House. (Scott Nelson photo)
The Flat Lake fire is highly visible from Highway 97 at 70 Mile House. (Scott Nelson photo)
A helicopter collects water at Canim Lake July 8. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Update: Crews establish blackline around 90 per cent of Chasm fire

Crews continue to patrol and extinguish hot spots

A helicopter collects water at Canim Lake July 8. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Over 100 properties are under an evacuation order due to the Young Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)

Update: Aerial ignition planned for northwest flank of Young Lake fire if conditions allow

BC Wildfire said it wants to take advantage of cooler temperates and low fire activity

Over 100 properties are under an evacuation order due to the Young Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)
Forty-seven fires are burning in Cariboo Fire Region. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Forty-seven fires are burning in Cariboo Fire Region. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
A 10,000-hectare blaze is burning near Flat Lake. (Elke Baechmann photo - submitted).

Flat Lake fire grows to 14,000 hectares in size

Cariboo Regional District issues evacuation alert to another 18 parcels

A 10,000-hectare blaze is burning near Flat Lake. (Elke Baechmann photo - submitted).
A list of capital requests from Interior Health was approved by the Cariboo Chilcotin Hospital Regional District board, including a shower room upgrade and condensing unit at the 100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)

Another 45 care home residents ‘proactively evacuated’ in 100 Mile

100 Mile District General Hospital remains open at this time

A list of capital requests from Interior Health was approved by the Cariboo Chilcotin Hospital Regional District board, including a shower room upgrade and condensing unit at the 100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)
Smoke from the wildfire at the south end of Canim Lake Sunday, July 4. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Regional District, 100 Mile, join calls for B.C. State of Emergency

The resolutions come as firefighters battle more than 60 fires in the region

Smoke from the wildfire at the south end of Canim Lake Sunday, July 4. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

More consultation sought on Rogers cell tower pitch at 141 Mile

CRD wants to reach more residents about proposal

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
Police and private security will patrol areas on evacuation order around the South Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

UPDATE: More RCMP officers arrive in 100 Mile to bolster roving patrols

Officers will complete private firm hired by CRD to offer protection to evacuated properties

Police and private security will patrol areas on evacuation order around the South Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).
A helicopter collects water at Canim Lake July 8. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Ground crews perform night operations on Canim Lake fire

Wildfire now estimated at 1,651 hectares

A helicopter collects water at Canim Lake July 8. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).