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Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.

Science Fair Foundation BC kicked off its biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science, May 1

The Science Fair Foundation BC has kicked off its biggest fundraiser Sweatin’…

  • May 2, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.
Kona was the grand prize winner of the 2022 Vancouver Island Dogs calendar. Photo suppled

Fundraiser for Operation Freedom Paws Canada giving dog owners the chance to showcase their pups

Vancouver Island Dogs Calendar Contest returns for a second year with great prizes up for grabs

Kona was the grand prize winner of the 2022 Vancouver Island Dogs calendar. Photo suppled
The de Havilland Beaver waits at 14th Ave. and Highway 19 Monday, April 25 to be set on a pedestal as part of a 10-year Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project to create a tribute to the city's aviation history. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island city installs tribute to floatplane industry

Beaver floatplane was the Workhorse of the North and a common sight in Island seaplane bases

  • Apr 26, 2022
The de Havilland Beaver waits at 14th Ave. and Highway 19 Monday, April 25 to be set on a pedestal as part of a 10-year Campbellton Neighbourhood Association project to create a tribute to the city's aviation history. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Volunteers and pet owners are seeing benefits from the ElderDog Canada non-profit dog care service program for seniors. (Submitted photo)
Volunteers and pet owners are seeing benefits from the ElderDog Canada non-profit dog care service program for seniors. (Submitted photo)
Viraat BK Thammanna, of Nanaimo Green Faith, was among volunteers that assisted in a cleanup event April 23 in Nanaimo. Along with Nanaimo Green Faith, Nanaimo area Rotary Clubs and others assisted in the trash pickup. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo groups continue to clean up, even after Earth Day

Nanaimo area clubs and volunteers hold trash pickup events Saturday

Viraat BK Thammanna, of Nanaimo Green Faith, was among volunteers that assisted in a cleanup event April 23 in Nanaimo. Along with Nanaimo Green Faith, Nanaimo area Rotary Clubs and others assisted in the trash pickup. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
A hockey-themed juggling performance was one of many spectacles at Rogers Hometown Hockey in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Hometown Hockey festival worth the wait for Vancouver Island community

Campbell River fans got to show their appreciation for the sport on sunny long weekend

A hockey-themed juggling performance was one of many spectacles at Rogers Hometown Hockey in Campbell River. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.

Sweatin’ for Science Fundraiser supports Youth Innovation Showcase

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is…

  • Apr 18, 2022
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.
Candy Porter is sharing her experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Victoria resident shares her story to create change for other people affected by dementia

When Candy Porter describes living with dementia, she exudes confidence, positivity and…

  • Apr 18, 2022
Candy Porter is sharing her experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Members of Nanaimo British Club at a Departure Bay Beach cleanup gathering on March 31. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo British Club cleans up prominent promenade and beach

With assistance of City of Nanaimo, long-time club gathers garbage at Departure Bay Beach

Members of Nanaimo British Club at a Departure Bay Beach cleanup gathering on March 31. (Submitted photo)
Alzheimer Society of B.C. will again accept in-person sessions, and continue online programming. Pictured here, the Minds in Motion program. (Submitted photo)

Alzheimer Society of B.C. in Nanaimo re-opens for in-person sessions

Online programming will continue for people experiencing dementia and caregivers, society says

Alzheimer Society of B.C. will again accept in-person sessions, and continue online programming. Pictured here, the Minds in Motion program. (Submitted photo)
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker tests the new playground equipment alongside youngsters at Nanoose Bay Elementary School on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Nanoose Bay Elementary School unveils new $165K accessible playground equipment

Upgrades part of B.C. government’s Playground Equipment Program

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker tests the new playground equipment alongside youngsters at Nanoose Bay Elementary School on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!

Lotto for a cause: Half for you, half for ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ across BC!

The Big BC Lotto helps connect youth with caring mentors across the province

  • Apr 11, 2022
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!
Spring is here, watch for baby animals out and about, reminds the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Spring is here, watch for baby animals out and about, reminds the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Thomas Wamiss will be walking from Port Hardy to Victoria starting June 18 to raise funds for cancer research. (Supplied photo)

North Islander to walk from Port Hardy to Victoria to raise funds for cancer research

Thomas Wamiss is aiming to create awareness and to help ‘battle this terrible disease’

Thomas Wamiss will be walking from Port Hardy to Victoria starting June 18 to raise funds for cancer research. (Supplied photo)
Representatives of Rogers Communications, the BC Search and Rescue Association and others gather around a mock cheque for $1 million, representing a donation to BCSAR from Rogers, on Wednesday at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Search and Rescue receives largest-ever single donation, $1 million from Rogers

Donation will fund search and rescue initiatives across the province, says BCSAR

Representatives of Rogers Communications, the BC Search and Rescue Association and others gather around a mock cheque for $1 million, representing a donation to BCSAR from Rogers, on Wednesday at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science help provide students with mentorship connections with industry experts who can provide tools and lab space as well as educational workshops.

Sweatin’ for Science helps reduce barriers to STEM education in BC and Yukon

This May, the Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science…

  • Apr 4, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science help provide students with mentorship connections with industry experts who can provide tools and lab space as well as educational workshops.
Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay student among those high on aviation possibilities

Greater Victoria School District helps kids fly with aviation and design program

Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)