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Skating at Nanaimo shopping mall to benefit child development centre

By on January 10, 2018

CHRIS BUSH Get ready to lace up for a skate at Woodgrove Centre. The shopping centre in north Nanaimo is converting its centre court into an indoor skating rink. The pop-up seven-metre-by-11-metre synthetic-ice rink arrives Feb. 5 and will run

Show women in need you care with the Campbell River Shoebox Project

By on November 21, 2017

By Jocelyn Doll Alison Skrepneck has high hopes for the Campbell River Shoebox Project this year – 340 shoeboxes for vulnerable women in Campbell River and the North Island. The idea is simple: decorate a shoebox, pack the shoebox full of gift

Langley retiree always gets his Mountie grave marker

By on September 7, 2017

Heather Colpitts Langley retiree Murray Macham recalls being a young RCMP officer stationed on the Prairies and being tasked by the brass to go to the local cemetery and clean the graves of RCMP members. “One a year we were

Helping hand for Langley’s beloved ‘Hot Dog Guy’

By on July 28, 2017

Matthew Claxton A simple encounter with Langley’s “hot dog guy” is one reason a local woman launched an online fundraiser to help him. Jodi Marsh ordered a dog from Miguel, owner of Gypsy Bite outside of the Langley Real Canadian

Award-winning author presents to child service workers in Prince Rupert

By on June 9, 2017

Acclaimed author Monique Gray Smith facilitated a workshop for child advocates, support workers and educators on Thursday, June 1, at the Crest in Prince Rupert. The Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children and Families workshop provided attendees with background information about

Kelowna students showcase their green thumbs

By on May 25, 2017

Carli Berry Seniors and students are coming together to celebrate spring in the best way possible: with gardening. Rutland Senior Secondary students gave Fernbrae Manor residents their own garden boxes, celebrating with seniors at a garden party. The RSS Rotary

Langley ‘matchmakers’ unite volunteers with tasks

By on April 25, 2017

Full steam ahead. Just hours after wrapping up the inaugural Langley Volunteers meet-and-greet Saturday, organizers are already focused on their next project – a massive recruitment drive. Now the major goal is to recruit volunteers and match them with the

Specialized chairs help out Langley’s tiniest patients

By on February 22, 2017

A pair of chairs at Langley Memorial Hospital cost $3,200. No, they’re not by leading furniture designers the likes of Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, or Marcel Breuer. But they are pretty special, said the hospital foundation’s Kate

Our Place chefs in Victoria rise to the challenge in fundraiser

By on February 11, 2017

 By Kendra Wong – Victoria News Serving dinner for 500 people may seen daunting to some, but for Erica Tiedemann, it’s a welcome challenge. Every Monday to Friday, the 27-year-old Victoria chef rolls up her sleeves in the Our Place