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Dozens ‘adopt’ grandparents for Christmas in Comox Valley

By on January 4, 2017

The Comox Valley community embraced Breanna Brosko’s Adopt A Grandparent initiative, and because of it, dozens of local seniors at two area nursing homes were smiling a little brighter this Christmas. Last month, Brosko erected a Christmas tree at the

Animal rescuers benefit from Langley girl’s kindness

By on December 30, 2016

What did Clare Reimer get for her 10th birthday? One bucket of specialized formula for newborn animals and 10,000 meal worms. The Grade 5 student from R.C. Garnett Demonstration Elementary decided –  for the fifth year running – to forgo

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

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

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

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