100 Mile House:
Handcrafted Log Home Capital of
100 Mile House population 1,885
Immigrants, 2006: 175
German – 30
Portuguese – 15
Finnish – 15
Tagalog – 10
Dutch – 10
Visible minority population – 30
School District #27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin)
100 Mile House Elementary
Location: 97 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House
Phone: (250) 395-2258
Fax: (250) 395-3621
Principal: Ms. Donna Rodger
Vice Principal: Ms. Yvonne Davis
100 Mile Elementary is a dual-track school from grades K – 7 that serves both English and French Immersion students. It has a population of approximately 300 students.
Dog Creek Elementary-Junior Secondary
Location: General Delivery, Dog Creek
Principal: Ms. Jane Hancock
Alexis Creek Elementary/Secondary
Location: 7651 Yells Street, Alexis Creek
Principal: Mr. Kevin McLennan
Horsefly Elementary-Junior Secondary
Location: 3045 Boswell Street, Horsefly
Principal: Mr. Calvin Dubray
Likely Elementary-Junior Secondary
Location: 6163 Keithley Creek Road, Likely
Principal: Ms. Sari Small
100 Mile House Junior Secondary
Location: 485 Cedar Avenue, 100 Mile House
Phone: (250) 395-2282
Fax: (250) 395-4685
Principal: Mr. Vic Brett
Vice Principal: Mr. Ty Lytton
Peter Skene Ogden Secondary
Location: 200-7th Street, 100 Mile House
Principal: Mr. Vic Brett
Vice Principal: Mr. Geoff Butcher
La Leche League Canada
Kamloops Group Meetings: the last Thursday or Friday of the month.
The meeting locations are held in private homes, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For information and meeting locations, please contact Lorna (group leader) at the above phone number and email address.
Youth Against Violence Line
This is a 24-hour help line. You do not have to tell them your name, and the information that you give them is confidential. You can report crimes and violence, and get help. Anyone can call for information about gangs, bullying or other problems. This service is available in 130 languages.
24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential
Continuing Education for Adults
The main campus of Thompson Rivers University is located in Kamloops in the centre of the Southern Interior of British Columbia. TRU’s region includes 100 Mile House. The 100 Mile House Training & Education Centre is a satellite extension centre run under the auspices of the main campus in Kamloops.
100 Mile House, a stop on the gold trail from Lillooet to the gold fields, was founded in 1865. Today, 100 Mile House is the centre of a trading area of approximately 22,000 people. Major nearby communities include:
the 108 Ranch development,
70 Mile House,
Sheridan Lake ,
Lac La Hache, and
the areas surrounding Horse Lake.
Courses and Registration:
P.O. Box 2109
485 S. Birch Avenue
100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
PAL supports up to 20 adults, from non-readers to Grade 12 level. They generally have challenges with the literacy skills that are needed for everyday life. Scheduling is arranged to suit the learner and the tutoring focuses on individual needs. Support is available for those with ESL challenges. All inquiries are confidential. PAL is run in partnership with Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Thompson Rivers University and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.
Adult Literacy Coordinator: Partner Assisted Learning (PAL), and ESL Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP)
Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL)
We suggest that you take a little time to experience the following website in order to learn more about intercultural Canada:
Start your interactive session with The Intercultural Coach!
In some countries, it is customary to give gifts or bribes to government officials in order to get a business license. This is not the way that we do things in Canada. Find out the proper procedures for dealing with institutions and learn how to ask for help or guidance.
INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS SUPPORT OFFICES
South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce
Address: #2-385 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House
Community Futures Development Corporation
Address: 266 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M1
Please see Community Futures under Kamloops.
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation – International Investment and Company Attraction
Contact: Michael Track, A/Executive Director – Investor Services
Address: 999 Canada Place, Suite 730, Vancouver BC V6C 3E1
Why Invest in 100 Mile House?
• Excellent highway infrastructure for truck transportation
Highway frontage – 100 Mile House is situated on Highway 97, and 3,500 vehicles per day (average), totaling 1.3 million vehicles per year!
• Proximity to major markets:
5 hours north of Vancouver
3.5 hours south of Prince George
o 2 hours northwest from Kamloops
Well-established local road network
CN Railway access is in the industrial area of town
• South Cariboo Regional Airport, located 8 kms from the town centre
Unique downtown aerodrome, near hotels, restaurants and shopping
Commercial service accessible in Williams Lake or Kamloops
• Handcrafted log home building industry cluster
• Guest ranch cluster
• Lakeshore resort area cluster
Service centre role:
• Commercial hub and service centre for the entire South Cariboo
• Serving a year-round population over 15,000; seasonal population doubles!
• Strong small business and industrial business service sector
• Strong forestry and agriculture expertise
• Diverse, entrepreneurial workforce
• Skilled tradespeople
• Abundance of professional services (doctors, dentists, legal, financial)
Recreation, Affordability, and Quality of Life:
• Unparalleled access to outdoor recreation adventures
• Affordable commercial, industrial, and residential real estate
• Small-town friendliness with innovative service sector expertise
Investment Sectors in 100 Mile House:
- Timber harvesting,
- lumber production, and
- oriented strand board (OSB) production
are the major forestry activities in 100 Mile House area. We have:
Ainsworth Lumber Company’s 100 Mile House Oriented Strand Board Plant,
2 West Fraser Mills including 100 Mile Lumber and Chasm Sawmill, plus
a Community Forest, and
numerous log home building companies and private woodlot operations.
• Forest employment estimates*
31% total forest sector jobs associated with harvesting & silviculture
45% with timber processing
24% indirect plus jobs generated by the forest sector
*Source: 100 Mile House TSA Public Discussion Paper, Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations, January 2013
There are 260 farms, half of which produce beef, followed by horses, forage, and a range of other crops. Farms in the South Cariboo are generally smaller than average, with nearly half of farms less than 73 hectares in size. (Source: Agriculture Enterprise Development Centre Feasibility Study: Stonefield Consulting, 2009)
100 Mile House enjoys a strong local food movement which includes:
• a popular Farmer’s Market
• a locally produced Farm Fresh Guide, and
• an Agriplex.
The South Cariboo Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre is an organization which is dedicated to “assist, encourage and promote local agricultural production and distribution.”
100 Mile House offers:
as well as summer attractions such as:
We are currently expanding our Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail System, which offers access to wilderness from 70 Mile House to Horsefly.
100 Mile House is the commercial and service hub for a year-round population of 15,000 residents, rising to nearly double that in the summer months. Services include:
• industrial support services supplying the forest, agriculture, and resource economies;
• commercial services for area residents, small and medium-sized businesses and local organizations;
• health services including a hospital, doctors, and dentists, and a full range of other health professionals; and
• recreation services for residents and tourists.
We service diverse communities:
108 Mile Ranch, Lac La Hache, Forest Grove, 70 Mile House, Lone Butte,
Bridge Lake, and Canim Lake.
The two largest mines include: Mount Polley Mine (Imperial Metals) and Gibralter Mine (Taseko). There are several other mining projects within a 1.5 hour radius of 100 Mile House.
Local deposits include:
- nickel, and
Most of this activity is in the early exploration stage, with some properties commencing a drilling program in 2013, and others continuing drilling exploration into a second decade.
Notable active projects include:
• Bonaparte Gold Property (WestKam Gold Corp);
• Lac La Hache Property (GWR Resources Inc.);
• Fox Property (Happy Creek Minerals);
• Harper Creek Project (Yellowhead Mining Inc.);
• Spanish Mountain Gold (Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd.);
• Moffat Property [part of the Tak-Milligan project] (Fjordland Exploration Inc.);
• Golden Loon Project (Planet Mining Exploration Ltd.);
• Boss Mountain Project (NMC Resource Corporation), and
• the New Prosperity Project (Taseko).
Are You Thinking of Investing in 100 Mile House?
Here are some resources:
Investment Readiness Profile
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Web Portal
Opportunities BC Website
Other Links & Resources:
South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce http://www.southcariboochamber.org
South Cariboo Visitor Information Centre http://southcaribootourism.ca
For all investment-related inquiries, please contact:
Joanne Doddridge, Planner
Phone: (250) 395-2434
Fax: (250) 395-3625
Mail: P. O. Box 340, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Small Business BC
Doing Business in BC
Business and Investing
Business and Community Incentives
Starting Your Business
Business Plans & Templates
Innovation Resource Centre
British Columbia immigration:
Canadian citizenship site: www.cic.gc.ca
Canadian citizenship information: www.mavis.ca
For References, please see the Kamloops Education section.
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