100 Mile House

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…

 

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

 

Cariboo Regional District board, regional hospital and committee of the whole meetings for September will be held at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Regional District to meet at Gibraltar Room Williams Lake in September

The meetings will not be livestreamed, but will be open to the public

 

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)
Garth Frizzell is a Prince George city councillor, and the Liberal candidate for the Federal election for Cariboo-Prince George. (Submitted Photo)

Cariboo-Prince George Liberal candidate visiting outlying communities

Garth Frizzell is a city councillor and past president of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities

Garth Frizzell is a Prince George city councillor, and the Liberal candidate for the Federal election for Cariboo-Prince George. (Submitted Photo)
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.
A Structural Protection Unit is in Canim Lake to assess the number of structures that may be at risk from the wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

Cariboo Fire Centre update: 43 fires still burning

Fire danger ranging in Chilcotin, Central, and 100 Mile Zones remain high to extreme

  • Jul 23, 2021
A Structural Protection Unit is in Canim Lake to assess the number of structures that may be at risk from the wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).
Melanie Allen, left, from Quesnel, purchases 10 chickens from Jane Schattenkirk, a wildfire evacuee from Lone Butte, southeast of 100 Mile House. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Melanie Allen, left, from Quesnel, purchases 10 chickens from Jane Schattenkirk, a wildfire evacuee from Lone Butte, southeast of 100 Mile House. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
The BC Wildfire Service is requesting the public not donate food and supplies to firefighters at the Northeast Complex at 100 Mile House. (Black Press Media photo)

Cariboo Fire Centre not seeking supplies for firefighters: BCWS

Online requests for supplies are unsolicited

The BC Wildfire Service is requesting the public not donate food and supplies to firefighters at the Northeast Complex at 100 Mile House. (Black Press Media photo)
Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).

Flat Lake fire grows due to significant wind: BCWS

Latest update from Northeast Fire Complex in 100 Mile House

  • Jul 22, 2021
Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).
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)
Smoke from the Flat Lake fire Sunday, July 18. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press),

Firefighters still battling 56 wildfires in Cariboo: Wildfire update

Twenty-eight of the fires are in the 100 Mile zone

  • Jul 18, 2021
Smoke from the Flat Lake fire Sunday, July 18. (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).
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)