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Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Organizers, craft brewers and food vendors pour their hearts into Island festival

Sold-out crowd enjoys taste treats and camaraderie at Cowichan Craft Beer Food Festival

 

The Comox Valley Cyclepaths pedalled their way to $85,814 for Comox Valley Hospice Society dueing the Cycle of Life Tour for Island hospice care.

Comox Valley riders top the Island in Cycle of Life hospice fundraising

Cyclepaths pedal to $85,814 for Comox Valley Hospice

  • Aug 15, 2022

 

Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)

Neighbourhood block party helps B.C. residents heal after trauma of bank shootout

ER nurse who cared for 2 wounded officers, is married to ERT member, organized event

 

Which home will you choose? If you win the Grand Prize draw, you’ll choose one of eight options, including a $2.8-million home package.

Win the dream, live like a multi-millionaire!

Dream Lottery: Support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, get chance at $2.8 million+ grand prize

  • Aug 8, 2022
Which home will you choose? If you win the Grand Prize draw, you’ll choose one of eight options, including a $2.8-million home package.
Marchers proceed from the bottom of Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Hundreds gather for Island First Nation’s March For The Children

Occasion honours residential school survivors and those who never made it home

Marchers proceed from the bottom of Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jaime Garcia climbs out of his tub at the beach at Maffeo Sutton Park at the end of the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race on Sunday, July 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Bathtubbing is back as Nanaimo hosts another world championship race

Just six tubbers make it back to beach in rough conditions

Jaime Garcia climbs out of his tub at the beach at Maffeo Sutton Park at the end of the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race on Sunday, July 24. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Comox Valley Community Foundation approved a third special grant for the Building Connections for Valley Families project. Photo submitted

CVCF funds Building Connections for Valley familes project through spring

“The need for supports and connections for families is more critical now than ever.”

The Comox Valley Community Foundation approved a third special grant for the Building Connections for Valley Families project. Photo submitted
Beyond increasing capacity to six beds from four, the brand new Aitken Community Hospice is intentionally designed to meet both the care needs of patients and the accompanying needs of their loved ones, notes Jane Sterk, Executive Director, Comox Valley Hospice Society.

Comox Valley welcomes brand new community hospice

Purpose-built hospice brings greater resources for those needing palliative care and their families

  • Jul 18, 2022
Beyond increasing capacity to six beds from four, the brand new Aitken Community Hospice is intentionally designed to meet both the care needs of patients and the accompanying needs of their loved ones, notes Jane Sterk, Executive Director, Comox Valley Hospice Society.
Penny Chase and Judith Marriott are the newest board members for the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Photos supplied.

Comox Valley Community Foundation welcomes 2 new directors

Two new members were officially elected to the Comox Valley Community Foundation…

  • Jul 12, 2022
Penny Chase and Judith Marriott are the newest board members for the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Photos supplied.
Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ukrainian family settles into a new routine in Island community

Woman and her two children grateful for the kindness of Canadians

Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)

Farmer Doug in the right field for TV series, hoping his true love comes out of left field

Island resident will be looking for a soulmate in upcoming reality show

Doug Groenendijk is one of six Canadian farmers who will be looking for love on an upcoming CTV reality series. (CTV Farming For Love photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
Megan Radatzke, an eduction assistant at Ecole Poirier Elementary, says the addition of a sensory room has been well received by all of the students at the school. (Rick Stiebel- Sooke News Mirror)

Special Vancouver Island schoolroom helps kids escape anxiety

Sooke school has sensory room that ‘allows the brain to reboot’

Megan Radatzke, an eduction assistant at Ecole Poirier Elementary, says the addition of a sensory room has been well received by all of the students at the school. (Rick Stiebel- Sooke News Mirror)
Pictured in 2019: Odette (co-founder), Catherine Dextrase (organizer and co-founder), Sherry Moon (Cedar Brushing), Shannon Alfred (Cedar Brushing) and Tessa Mythos (artist). Photo supplied

Earthshine Events offers third biannual event in Comox Valley

Earthshine Events is excited to be offering its third biannual event after…

  • May 18, 2022
Pictured in 2019: Odette (co-founder), Catherine Dextrase (organizer and co-founder), Sherry Moon (Cedar Brushing), Shannon Alfred (Cedar Brushing) and Tessa Mythos (artist). Photo supplied
The d’Esterre Comox Seniors Centre Association is organizing their pancake breakfast, garage, bake, book, and craft sale for Mother’s Day Saturday May 7 from 9am to noon.

d’Esterre Senior Centre in Comox hosting pancake breakfast, book, craft and garage sale May 7

The d’Esterre Comox Seniors Centre Association is organizing their pancake breakfast, garage,…

  • May 4, 2022
The d’Esterre Comox Seniors Centre Association is organizing their pancake breakfast, garage, bake, book, and craft sale for Mother’s Day Saturday May 7 from 9am to noon.
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
The Comox Valley Social Planning Society’s annual general meeting is set for Tuesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Comox Valley Social Planning Society AGM upcoming

The Comox Valley Social Planning Society’s annual general meeting is set for…

  • Apr 27, 2022
The Comox Valley Social Planning Society’s annual general meeting is set for Tuesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE