Max Winkelman

Police watchdog investigating after 100 Mile man dies two days after being arrested

Police watchdog investigating after 100 Mile man dies two days after being arrested

The man had been released by RCMP on June 26 and taken to a shelter, where he was found dead the next day

Police watchdog investigating after 100 Mile man dies two days after being arrested
Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)

Kearl Lake workers from B.C. reminded to self-isolate due to COVID-19

15 laboratory-confirmed worker cases in B.C., 12 of which in Interior Health

Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)
The Elephant Hill wildfire ravaged the Interior of B.C. (Black Press files)

2017 Elephant Hill wildfire most likely caused by smoking materials

Investigation did not identify who started the fire

The Elephant Hill wildfire ravaged the Interior of B.C. (Black Press files)
A lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (THE CANADAIN PRESS)

BCLC re-introduces option to buy advanced tickets amid COVID-19 concerns

‘Suspending the option prompted players to leave their homes more frequently’

A lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (THE CANADAIN PRESS)
BCLC reminds people that players can purchase and check lottery tickets online. (BCLC logo)

Retail worker calls for an end to in-person lottery sales amidst COVID-19

‘They’re giving you the encouragement to go out daily and do your lottery’

BCLC reminds people that players can purchase and check lottery tickets online. (BCLC logo)
There will be a Category 2 and 3 fire ban in place as of Monday, April 16 in B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

There will be a Category 2 and 3 fire ban in place as of Monday, April 16 in B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)
A puppy in a cage wearing a cone. (BC SPCA photo)

BC SPCA launches matching campaign to help vulnerable animals after big donations

Two BC SPCA donors have offered up to $65,000 in matching donations

A puppy in a cage wearing a cone. (BC SPCA photo)
Former mill worker unhappy with B.C. forestry retirement bridging rules following imprecise language
Former mill worker unhappy with B.C. forestry retirement bridging rules following imprecise language
Off-duty RCMP officer helps catch Cache Creek car thief

Off-duty RCMP officer helps catch Cache Creek car thief

‘This is just one example of how we are always ready to respond to emergencies’

Off-duty RCMP officer helps catch Cache Creek car thief
A grey 1986 Mercedes 280GE SUV stolen from the Clinton area. (Submitted photo)

Rare vintage Mercedes stolen from tiny B.C. village

Public asked to keep a look out

A grey 1986 Mercedes 280GE SUV stolen from the Clinton area. (Submitted photo)
Earnest Barker (front left) with the two unidentified figures. (Submitted)

Couple wonders who’s in a Cariboo photo that’s been hanging in their home for years

Charles and Lynn Dick believe the image was taken at the 70 Mile Road House

Earnest Barker (front left) with the two unidentified figures. (Submitted)
The Wood Stove Exchange Program helps people replace old smoky woodstoves. (Stock photo)

District of Vanderhoof receives $8,000 for Wood Stove Exchange Program

The District of Vanderhoof received $8,000 as part of the 2019-2020 Wood…

The Wood Stove Exchange Program helps people replace old smoky woodstoves. (Stock photo)
AirRays Drone Services in contending in the Premier’s People’s Choice category. (Submitted photo)

Fort Fraser company in contention for Small Business BC award

Airrays Drone Service in Premier’s People’s Choice category

AirRays Drone Services in contending in the Premier’s People’s Choice category. (Submitted photo)
One example of the two new styles of menstrual dispensers. (Submitted)

School District 91 completes menstrual dispenser installation

After a brief, glitch, that prevented dispensers from being properly installed, free…

One example of the two new styles of menstrual dispensers. (Submitted)
Yellowhead Road and Bridge (Vanderhoof) Ltd. accepting the Award for Road and Bridge Maintenance at the 2019 B.C. Highways Contractor Awards. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Vanderhoof contractor wins B.C. Highways Contractor Award

Yellowhead Road and Bridge won Road and Bridge Maintenance award

Yellowhead Road and Bridge (Vanderhoof) Ltd. accepting the Award for Road and Bridge Maintenance at the 2019 B.C. Highways Contractor Awards. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Four teams will face off in Fort St. James. (Stock photo)

Winter Classic players to join Vanderhoof teams for practice

Major Midget League and Female Midget AAA League teams will be doing…

Four teams will face off in Fort St. James. (Stock photo)
This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows romaine lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. Canadian health officials are warning consumers to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., because of another food poisoning outbreak.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill, File

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows romaine lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. Canadian health officials are warning consumers to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., because of another food poisoning outbreak.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill, File
The funding was announced by Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in 100 Mile House on Dec. 2. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)

$50 million available for rural B.C. high-speed internet projects

Largest ever intake of the Connecting British Columbia program

The funding was announced by Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in 100 Mile House on Dec. 2. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)
Pictures of Olivia Fletcher’s truck. Submitted images.

Woman ‘horrified’ after being told to trek 200 kilometres home from Kamloops hospital

‘I can’t get from Kamloops back to 100 Mile House injured, confused… no shoes, no clothes whatsoever’

Pictures of Olivia Fletcher’s truck. Submitted images.
Kris Foster’s post along with Fischer Pelley’s message. Instagram photo.                                Kris Foster’s post along with Fischer Pelley’s message. Instagram photo.
Kris Foster’s post along with Fischer Pelley’s message. Instagram photo.                                Kris Foster’s post along with Fischer Pelley’s message. Instagram photo.