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A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

 

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

 

Provincial health officials have asked British Columbians not to gather with anyone outside their household or look for loopholes in health orders. (Stock photo)

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: A COVID-19 Christmas

I won’t let COVID stop me from having a good Christmas!

  • Dec 25, 2020
Provincial health officials have asked British Columbians not to gather with anyone outside their household or look for loopholes in health orders. (Stock photo)
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.

Double-lung transplant saves father after lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

This holiday season Angel donations will help fund the most urgent health care needs

  • Dec 14, 2020
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.
Williams Lake Hospice Society volunteer Candace Collier (right) leads the Luminary Service at the Memory Tree Celebration at City Hall in a past event. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Modified 25th annual Memory Tree Celebration will go ahead in Williams Lake

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the celebration has been adapted in some ways

Williams Lake Hospice Society volunteer Candace Collier (right) leads the Luminary Service at the Memory Tree Celebration at City Hall in a past event. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dairy Queen in Williams Lake is participating in a campaign to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital with the sale of every ice cream cake. (DQ image)

DQ fundraising in Williams Lake for BC Children’s Hospital

Campaign goes until Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020

Dairy Queen in Williams Lake is participating in a campaign to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital with the sale of every ice cream cake. (DQ image)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
Lori Sellars is the executive director at Three Corners Health Society and said she enjoys all the perks living and working in the Cariboo offers. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Lori Sellars is the executive director at Three Corners Health Society and said she enjoys all the perks living and working in the Cariboo offers. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen
March 8, 2020 is International Women’s Day - a day for women from all different backgrounds and cultures to band together to fight for gender parity and women’s rights. (Pixabay photo)

#BecauseOfYou: Tell us who inspires you on International Women’s Day

The world has come along way with equal rights, but there is still more work to be done

March 8, 2020 is International Women’s Day - a day for women from all different backgrounds and cultures to band together to fight for gender parity and women’s rights. (Pixabay photo)
Midge Smith (right) dances with her husband Tom at her prom-themed birthday. Smith was born in a leap year on Feb. 29 and technically only has a real birthday once every four years. (Photo submitted)

Leap year birthday keeps Rose Lake couple hopping

Midge Smith, born in 1944, celebrates 19th birthday

Midge Smith (right) dances with her husband Tom at her prom-themed birthday. Smith was born in a leap year on Feb. 29 and technically only has a real birthday once every four years. (Photo submitted)
Tatla Lake area residents share generosity at Valentine’s Day fundraiser

Tatla Lake area residents share generosity at Valentine’s Day fundraiser

The money raised will go toward purchasing emergency medical equipment

Tatla Lake area residents share generosity at Valentine’s Day fundraiser
Glenn and Teresa Lambe with Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price. (Photo submitted)

Lambes thankful for dream trip to watch Carey Price and Montreal Canadiens

The couple won the trip in a WLMHA raffle, with hockey tickets donated by Caribou Ski and Carey Price

  • Feb 21, 2020
Glenn and Teresa Lambe with Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price. (Photo submitted)