100 Mile House Resources

100 Mile House:

 

 

Handcrafted Log Home Capital of

 

North America

 

100Mile

 

 

100 Mile House population 1,885

Immigrants,  2006:  175

 

First languages:

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
donna.rodger@sd27.bc.ca

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
Phone: 250-440-5645
Fax: 250-440-5639

Principal: Ms. Jane Hancock
Contact: jane.hancock@sd27.bc.ca

 

 

Alexis Creek Elementary/Secondary

Location: 7651 Yells Street, Alexis Creek
Phone: 250-394-4346
Fax: 250-394-4490

Principal:  Mr. Kevin McLennan
Contact:  kevin.mclennan@sd27.bc.ca

 

 

Horsefly Elementary-Junior Secondary

Location: 3045 Boswell Street, Horsefly
Phone: 250-620-3438
Fax: 250-620-3468

Principal:  Mr. Calvin Dubray
Contact:  calvin.dubray@sd27.bc.ca

 

 

Likely Elementary-Junior Secondary

Location:  6163 Keithley Creek Road, Likely
Phone: 250-790-2320
Fax: 250-790-2315

Principal:  Ms. Sari Small
Contact: sari.small@sd27.bc.ca

 

 

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
Phone: 250-395-2461
Fax: 250-395-2649

Principal: Mr. Vic Brett

Vice Principal: Mr. Geoff Butcher

Contact:
vic.brett@sd27.bc.ca
http://peterskeneogden.ca

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La Leche League Canada

Phone: 250-573-5671

Kamloops, BC

Email: lll_kamloops@yahoo.ca

www.lllc.ca

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.

 

Phone: 1-800-680-4264;

Text: 604-836-6381

24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential

Email: info@youthagainstviolenceline.com

Website: www.youthagainstviolenceline.com

 

 

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,

Forest Grove,

Lone Butte,

Bridge Lake,

Deka Lake,

Sulphurous Lake,

Canim Lake,

70 Mile House,

Sheridan Lake ,

Lac La Hache, and

the areas surrounding Horse Lake.

Courses and Registration:

 

 

 

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 2109
485 S. Birch Avenue
100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

250.395.3115 (Telephone)
250.395.2894 (Fax)

 

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Centre Staff:

Robin Bercowski

Community Coordinator

rbercowski@tru.ca

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PAL Program

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)

Contact:  www.caribooliteracy.com

 

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Logo:  http://www.norquest.ca/home.aspx

 

Note:
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INTERNATIONAL  RESOURCES:

 

INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS SUPPORT OFFICES
South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce

Address: #2-385 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House
Phone:  250-395-6124
E-mail: manager@scariboochamber.org

 

Community Futures Development Corporation

E-Mail: karen@cfdccariboo.com
Address:  266 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M1
Phone:  250-392-3626

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
Phone:  604-775-2202
E-Mail: michael.track@gov.bc.ca

 

 

Why Invest in 100 Mile House?

 

Transportation advantages:

 

• 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

Air service

• 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

 

Cluster industries:

• 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

 

Skilled Workforce:

• 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:

 

Forestry:

  • 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

 

Agriculture:

 

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.”

 

Tourism:

 

100 Mile House offers:

 

  • cross-country skiing,

 

  • dog-sled racing, and

 

  • snowmobiling,

as well as summer attractions such as:

 

  • golf,

 

  • fishing,

 

  • ATVing,

 

  • horseback riding, and

 

  • mountain biking.

We are currently expanding our Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail System, which offers access to wilderness from 70 Mile House to Horsefly.

 

Service Centre:
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.

Mining:

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:

  • copper,
  • gold,
  • silver,
  • molybdenum,
  • tungsten,
  • nickel, and
  • cobalt.

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
Email: jdoddridge@dist100milehouse.bc.ca
Fax: (250) 395-3625
Mail: P. O. Box 340, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

 

 

Business Resources

 

Provincial:

Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Small Business BC
Doing Business in BC
Business and Investing
Business Incentives
Business and Community Incentives

 

Federal:

Starting Your Business
Business Plans & Templates
Trade Start
Industry Canada
Innovation Resource Centre
EI Programs

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British Columbia immigration:

www.britishcolumbiacanada.com/immigration

Canadian citizenship site:  www.cic.gc.ca

Canadian citizenship information:  www.mavis.ca

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For References, please see the Kamloops Education section.

 

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