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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

Volunteers help knock out knotweed in Ucluelet

By on September 2, 2016

Shiva Charleson-Parlee and Sian Cornwell battled knotweed near Big Beach Park. By  Andrew Bailey – Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News Volunteers helped Big Beach Park’s native plant population escape annihilation this summer. The Central Westcoast Forest Society is working to obliterate the

#OneBagChallenge brings donations to Agassiz food bank

By on August 31, 2016

By  Vanessa Broadbent – Agassiz Observer It seems like there’s always another social media challenge to participate in, but it’s rare to see one that affects your local community. The #onebagchallenge does just that. It’s quite simple: “Somebody brings a

Superheroes band together for super kids in Langford

By on August 23, 2016

The wind didn’t put a stop to last Sunday’s Super Summer Kids Day at Westhills Stadium in Langford. The event, hosted by Superheroes of Victoria, paired with generous private donations, raised $3,500 in support of the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Langley university president pedals for Parkinson’s research

By on August 18, 2016

Trinity Western University president Bob Kuhn is captain of Team TWU which will take part in a fundraising bike ride Saturday, Aug. 20. — image credit: TWU Bob Kuhn is getting out from behind the desk of running Trinity Western University

Nelson college student wins scholarship for women in trades

By on August 4, 2016

By  Bill Metcalfe – Nelson Star When 19-year-old Emily Musa was presented with the inaugural $2,000 Bev LaPointe Memorial Scholarship for Women in Trades last week, many of her family members attended because they knew the struggles she’d gone through

Donations sought for Maple Ridge ‘hero’ mom

By on August 4, 2016

By  Troy Landreville – Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cancer patient (and hero mom) Lelania Chapman. A mother to three sons, Chapman made headlines – and was lauded by the community –

Penticton animal rescue group receives $20,000 for seniors-youth project

By on July 18, 2016

By  Staff Writer – Penticton Western News An animal rescue group in Penticton has been awarded more than $20,000 by the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. The AlleyCATS Alliance Society will use the funds to create a cat