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Participants canoe, kayak and paddle board in the 2nd Annual Dam Beaver Poker Paddle. Pictured canoeing L-R are August Dobson, Melanie Law, Amy Law and Arthur Dodson. Kayaking is Nora McMuldroch and on the paddle board is Zakk Bateman. (Carol Law photo)

Dam Beaver Poker Paddle a second annual fun event on Milburn Lake

Prizes and more given away by Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society

Participants canoe, kayak and paddle board in the 2nd Annual Dam Beaver Poker Paddle. Pictured canoeing L-R are August Dobson, Melanie Law, Amy Law and Arthur Dodson. Kayaking is Nora McMuldroch and on the paddle board is Zakk Bateman. (Carol Law photo)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Work is underway by the Buck Ridge Community Association on an arbour. (Rosie Hall Facebook photo)

Buck Ridge Community Association installing outdoor event space

Community volunteers and businesses help out to build the structure

Work is underway by the Buck Ridge Community Association on an arbour. (Rosie Hall Facebook photo)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Sisters and TARAPS volunteers Val Trombley (left) and Leslie Trombley could be spotted at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market Saturday, June 19 where they raised awareness of the program providing therapy and reading assistant dogs to Cariboo seniors and children, and also sell treats for pets and humans. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Therapy and Reading Assistance Pets looking forward to in-person visits in the Cariboo

TARAPS to raise awareness and funds at upcoming farmers’ markets in Quesnel

Sisters and TARAPS volunteers Val Trombley (left) and Leslie Trombley could be spotted at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market Saturday, June 19 where they raised awareness of the program providing therapy and reading assistant dogs to Cariboo seniors and children, and also sell treats for pets and humans. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Farm Credit Canada has announced a $100,000-donation to 4-H clubs across Canada, including right here in the Cariboo. (Black Press File photo)

Canada’s leading agriculture, food lender provides support to 4-H Clubs

Farm Credit Canada providing financial boost to 22 4-H Clubs in B.C.

Farm Credit Canada has announced a $100,000-donation to 4-H clubs across Canada, including right here in the Cariboo. (Black Press File photo)
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
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.
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
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.
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
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)
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