Melissa Smalley

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

‘Significant’ increase expected for region-wide services

Assessment value increase sees rise in property taxes

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
The Kersley Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire truck. (Cariboo Regional District - Facebook photo)

Majority of volunteer firefighters complying with CRD vaccine policy

CRD says 90 per cent of firefighters in compliance

The Kersley Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire truck. (Cariboo Regional District - Facebook photo)
Lone Butte Fire Department. (File photo).

CRD vaccine policy remains in effect

Board members voted not to defer policy following special meeting Wednesday

Lone Butte Fire Department. (File photo).
Some local firefighters are opposing a CRD vaccine mandate. (File photo).

Cariboo Regional District directors to hold special meeting on vaccine policy

Board will meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss recommendation to defer policy

Some local firefighters are opposing a CRD vaccine mandate. (File photo).
Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.

South Cariboo resort owner’s discrimination appeal dismissed

Kin Wa Chan, owner of Spruce Hills Resort, will have to pay out $173,000 to seven former employees

Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.
Interlakes Volunteer Firefighter Axel Hvidberg addresses a crowd of more than 50 people at the South Cariboo Theatre to discuss the CRD policy on vaccines. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Firefighters concerned about Cariboo Regional District vaccine mandate

Some volunteer firefighters speaking out about they call a “hasty” decision

Interlakes Volunteer Firefighter Axel Hvidberg addresses a crowd of more than 50 people at the South Cariboo Theatre to discuss the CRD policy on vaccines. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)

Born to be wild: Goat finds family with herd of deer

Greta the Goat sought freedom from the start

Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)
Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo Regional District endorses vaccine mandate for all staff, directors

Employees, directors and volunteers required to be fully vaccinated by mid-January

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

Region closer to merging economic development

Merger cited as means of working more efficiently

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

Dangerous dog bylaw explored

Cariboo Regional District looking at dealing with problem canines

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

CRD directors debate public use of fire halls

The public use of Cariboo Regional District fire halls in communities that…

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
The Forest Grove and District Community Centre. Doris Rufli photo.

Water system, community hall upgrades in CRD plan

The Cariboo Regional District is finalizing its 2022 business plans

The Forest Grove and District Community Centre. Doris Rufli photo.
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Rural police presence ‘unsatisfactory’: CRD directors

There are concerns that lack of policing could lead to incidents of vigilante justice

100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Richard Wright, Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project lead, holds the remains of a narrow wagon wheel circa 1920, found on the Stanley-Barkerville section of the Cariboo Waggon Road. (Submitted photo)

Barkerville Gold Mine donates $50,000 to historic road restoration

Funds will go toward 15-kilometre stretch of the road between Stanley and Barkerville

Richard Wright, Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project lead, holds the remains of a narrow wagon wheel circa 1920, found on the Stanley-Barkerville section of the Cariboo Waggon Road. (Submitted photo)
A helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire, west of Highway 97. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

Follow the plan and be prepared: officials

Top priority is to keep residents safe

A helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire, west of Highway 97. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
The view Sunday morning of the Canim Lake fire, now listed at 1,640 hectares. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Canim Lake fire now 1,640 ha, Succour Lake listed as fire of note

Hundreds of properties on evacuation alert due to growing wildfires

The view Sunday morning of the Canim Lake fire, now listed at 1,640 hectares. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)

Canim Lake fire grows to 700 ha; evacuation alert expands in Cariboo

Alert ‘precaution’ due to the predicted winds, thunderstorms

The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)
BC Wildfire Service is conducting a controlled burn at the wildfire near Deka Lake. (Montana Forster photo - submitted).

No state of emergency declaration for B.C.

Lorne Doerkson calls on province to make declaration following dozens of wildfires in the region

BC Wildfire Service is conducting a controlled burn at the wildfire near Deka Lake. (Montana Forster photo - submitted).
Theo Wiering of Canada’s Log People Inc. explains the process of building a log home at his 105 Mile workyard. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo construction soars amid high lumber prices

South Cariboo contractors as busy as ever catching up on “two years’ worth of demand”

Theo Wiering of Canada’s Log People Inc. explains the process of building a log home at his 105 Mile workyard. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Matias and Emily Swalwell, with their twin girls Ruth and Audrey, are struggling to buy a house in the region. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hot real estate market leaving young South Cariboo families in the cold

Properties in 100 Mile House area selling too fast for local buyers

Matias and Emily Swalwell, with their twin girls Ruth and Audrey, are struggling to buy a house in the region. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)