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Santa trades in sleigh for helicopter to visit young Nanaimo patients

By on December 21, 2016

Three-month-old Jace Cahill goes face to face for the first time with Santa during his stay at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Santa made a surprise visit to the children’s ward Tuesday to spread a little holiday cheer to young patients

Courtenay senior knits mitts for children in need

By on December 21, 2016

Jean Henderson has knitted 50 pairs of children’s mitts for those in need. — image credit: PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK By  Erin Haluschak – Comox Valley Record Little hands in the Comox Valley will be a bit warmer, thanks to Jean

Festival of Trees helping sick children around Vancouver Island

By on December 13, 2016

Trees from last year’s Festival of Trees at the Bay Centre. This year, the event is celebrating 25 years in Victoria with the goal of raising $200,000 to support B.C. Children’s Hospital. — image credit: Victoria News file photo   by 

Celebrity Christmas Food and Toy drive in Langley benefits victims of abuse

By on December 13, 2016

Morgan van Linge (right) and Rachel Last (centre) of Langley were thrilled to meet Graham Wardle, star of the CBC television show Heartland, during last year’s celebrity food and toy drive, organized by Langley’s Andy Bhatti. This year’s event takes

All they want for Christmas

By on November 29, 2016

Chrystal McCarthy and her six-month-old son, Calin, wait to register at the Surrey Christmas Bureau on Nov. 22. McCarthy has been a client osince 2011 after her daughter Ariana, 5, was born. — image credit: Boaz Joseph photos / The Leader

Alphabet Heroes bring words to life

By on November 29, 2016

Isreal Hicks Jr. with the latest version of the Alphabet Heroes, characters designed to make words and reading exciting for children entering school. — image credit: Frank Bucholtz By Frank Bucholtz – Cloverdale Reporter Isreal Hicks Jr. had trouble learning when

Food forest coming to empty Chilliwack lot

By on October 27, 2016

The site of a new permaculture community garden to be planted Oct. 29 on Vedder Road near Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack. — image credit: Greg Laychak By  Paul J. Henderson – Chilliwack Times Another empty city lot will soon be a

Campbell River high school donate thousands of items to the food bank

By on October 21, 2016

Members of the student leadership team Haley Wingert, Emily McLean, Thea Karmazynski and Devan Leiman spearheaded the food drive.   By Braden Majic – Campbell River Mirror Students and staff at Carihi Secondary School surpassed their goal and brought in

Penticton women on a mission after kidney donation

By on September 27, 2016

  By  Dale Boyd – Penticton Western News Two Penticton women, Nancy Folkestad and Kellie Wesley, are on a mission. The two share a special bond that led to their YouTube series, Inspiring Women on a Mission. Wesley gave her