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After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.

Double-lung transplant saves father after lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

This holiday season Angel donations will help fund the most urgent health care needs

  • Dec 14, 2020

 

The Quesnel Pick Ball Club received funding from the Quesnel Community Foundation. Donate now to the Foundation's annual campaign, or prepare your proposal for the 2021 Granting cycle.

‘Supporting the community that’s supporting us’

Last chance to donate to annual match campaign; 2021 Grant cycle now open

  • Dec 7, 2020

 

A beautiful scene at Dragon Lake, captured by Chelsey Bishop. The Quesnel Community Foundation has been funding scholarships, bursaries and grants that enrich the entire North Cariboo. (Photo: Chelsey Bishop)

From thousands to millions! Growing funds mean more benefits for Quesnel

High hopes for annual community funding drive, even in a challenging year

  • Oct 19, 2020

 

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
Tammy-Lee Hawkins has been a Big Sister to Shaleyna for five years through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel, and she says she gets more out of it than she ever expected. (Photo submitted)

Being a Big Sisters has a big impact – on both sides

Sept. 18 is National Big Brothers Big Sisters Day

Tammy-Lee Hawkins has been a Big Sister to Shaleyna for five years through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel, and she says she gets more out of it than she ever expected. (Photo submitted)
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
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A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Ten-year-old Ayden Perry is the Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week for the week of May 11. (Photo submitted)

Meet Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week Ayden Perry

Quesnel and District 4-H is highlighting its hard-working members each week

  • May 23, 2020
Ten-year-old Ayden Perry is the Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week for the week of May 11. (Photo submitted)
Representatives from the 12 community organizations that received a combined total of $80,400 in grant funding from the Quesnel Community Foundation pose for a photo during last year’s Grant Awards Night April 2, 2019. This year, the Quesnel Community Foundation is not able to hand out the grants during a formal evening due to COVID-19, but $68,500 has been given out to 14 community groups for 2020. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Quesnel Community Foundation hands out $68,500 in grants

Fourteen community organizations working in a wide variety of areas receive funding

Representatives from the 12 community organizations that received a combined total of $80,400 in grant funding from the Quesnel Community Foundation pose for a photo during last year’s Grant Awards Night April 2, 2019. This year, the Quesnel Community Foundation is not able to hand out the grants during a formal evening due to COVID-19, but $68,500 has been given out to 14 community groups for 2020. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Results from the Bouchie-Milburn Community Planning Team’s Facebook surveys and the Cariboo Regional District’s survey within the last two and a half years show some of the issues that will be discussed as part of moving the community plan forward over the next six months. (Courtesy of Bouchie-Milburn Community Planning Team)

Bouchie-Milburn Community Planning Team moving forward

The team is asking for the community’s input to identify priorities

Results from the Bouchie-Milburn Community Planning Team’s Facebook surveys and the Cariboo Regional District’s survey within the last two and a half years show some of the issues that will be discussed as part of moving the community plan forward over the next six months. (Courtesy of Bouchie-Milburn Community Planning Team)
Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen
Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)