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Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

 

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

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)
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
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)
Bruce Chalmers is the new reverend for Trinity Shared Ministry in Clearwater as well as the Church of St. Paul in Barriere. Pictured, Chalmers enjoys the sunny morning outside Trinity Shared Ministry on July 15. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

Clearwater and Barriere welcome new reverend

Reverend Bruce Chalmers will do double duty at Trinity Shared Ministry and the Church of St. Paul

Bruce Chalmers is the new reverend for Trinity Shared Ministry in Clearwater as well as the Church of St. Paul in Barriere. Pictured, Chalmers enjoys the sunny morning outside Trinity Shared Ministry on July 15. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
Interior Savings Credit Union in Clearwater. File photo

YCS receives support from Interior Savings’ relief fund

Money will go toward food programs and new technology to improve operations

Interior Savings Credit Union in Clearwater. File photo
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
Alysha Piva, manager for Yellowhead Community Service’s Home Share Provider program. Photo submitted

Yellowhead Community Services seeks Home Share providers

Providers in the program offer support to clients by helping build life skills and other activities

Alysha Piva, manager for Yellowhead Community Service’s Home Share Provider program. Photo submitted
Barb Pennell dresses as the Easter bunny and delivers treats to Vavenby children on April 12 while being escorted by the Vavenby Fire Department. This is just one of many acts of volunteering Pennell engages in throughout any given year. Photo submitted

Going above and beyond the call of duty

“She does it out of the goodness of her heart … she loves seeing the results.”

Barb Pennell dresses as the Easter bunny and delivers treats to Vavenby children on April 12 while being escorted by the Vavenby Fire Department. This is just one of many acts of volunteering Pennell engages in throughout any given year. Photo submitted
Johan Raes smiles while helping a customer at the South Cariboo Farmer’s Market on May 8. (Patrick Davies - 100 Mile Free Press)

Community rallies together after theft at Farmer’s Market

‘I wish it had never happened but I thank everybody for it so much’

Johan Raes smiles while helping a customer at the South Cariboo Farmer’s Market on May 8. (Patrick Davies - 100 Mile Free Press)
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
Editor, The Times

Editor, The Times

Clearwater Moosehide campaign committee thanks community

  • Mar 2, 2020
Editor, The Times
Jenna Wilson, supported child development consultant with Yellowhead Community Services, will be running a new program for families with children who have exceptionalities. The program offers supports for both parents and children and is free of charge. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

New group gives support to children with exceptionalities

Yellowhead Community Services encourages those with questions about child development to drop in

Jenna Wilson, supported child development consultant with Yellowhead Community Services, will be running a new program for families with children who have exceptionalities. The program offers supports for both parents and children and is free of charge. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)