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Coco Café in Cedar prepared, packaged and delivered doughnuts to the Nanaimo RCMP detachment recently. (Photos submitted)
Coco Café in Cedar prepared, packaged and delivered doughnuts to the Nanaimo RCMP detachment recently. (Photos submitted)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 17, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Global Village Nanaimo’s pop-up store in open from now until June 10 in Nanaimo North Town Centre. (Photo submitted)
Global Village Nanaimo’s pop-up store in open from now until June 10 in Nanaimo North Town Centre. (Photo submitted)
Ken Rutherford, left, and Rick Lord, organizers of the Nanaimo Model Railroad Show, receive honours from the National Model Railroad Association-Pacific Northwest Region for 40 years of dedication to the preservation and presentation of railroad history. (Photo courtesy Phyllis Rutherford)

Model railroaders honoured for dedication to rail, both life-sized and miniature

Longtime organizers of Nanaimo Model Railroad Show presented with heritage awards

  • May 12, 2021
Ken Rutherford, left, and Rick Lord, organizers of the Nanaimo Model Railroad Show, receive honours from the National Model Railroad Association-Pacific Northwest Region for 40 years of dedication to the preservation and presentation of railroad history. (Photo courtesy Phyllis Rutherford)
Youth 20/20 Can youth engagement worker Tanner MacCormack marvels at the amount of donations collected at a drive this past weekend benefiting youths experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Youth 20/20 Can youth engagement worker Tanner MacCormack marvels at the amount of donations collected at a drive this past weekend benefiting youths experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
People are asked to support the Walk for Alzheimer’s by setting a personal walking or fitness challenge throughout May, while fundraising to support Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo residents asked to ‘walk their own way’ for Alzheimer’s

Month-long self-paced fitness challenge supports Alzheimer Society of B.C.

People are asked to support the Walk for Alzheimer’s by setting a personal walking or fitness challenge throughout May, while fundraising to support Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services. (Stock photo)
The Science Fair Foundation BC has just announced semi-finalists for the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase competing for $5,000 in two age categories: 12 to 15 and 16 to 19. Now in its third year, the showcase had 71 projects submitted.

Youth Innovation Showcase announces 2021 semi-finalists

The Science Fair Foundation BC has just announced the semi-finalists for the…

  • May 10, 2021
The Science Fair Foundation BC has just announced semi-finalists for the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase competing for $5,000 in two age categories: 12 to 15 and 16 to 19. Now in its third year, the showcase had 71 projects submitted.
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 10, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 4, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Youth in the Outdoor Explorers program investigate the edge of Patti Gisbourne’s duck pond. (Sense of Place photo)

Outdoor program encourages youth south of Nanaimo to learn with nature

Patti Gisborne has over 15 years of experience providing childcare in the Ladysmith area

Youth in the Outdoor Explorers program investigate the edge of Patti Gisbourne’s duck pond. (Sense of Place photo)
Ann Marie Ebdrup, dealer principal at Steve Marshall Ford, left, presents $12,600 to the Haven Society, represented by Sarah Bramley, fund development manager. (Photo submitted)

Auto dealership’s donation helps protect women and children

Steve Marshall Ford presents $12,600 to Haven Society

Ann Marie Ebdrup, dealer principal at Steve Marshall Ford, left, presents $12,600 to the Haven Society, represented by Sarah Bramley, fund development manager. (Photo submitted)
An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video

Island family surprised to see otter visitor under car

The Stromquists did not expect to see the animal so far from water

An otter takes some shelter under a car in the Royston area. Screenshot, Kate and Sarah Stromquist video
Heidi Sinclair, executive director of Nanaimo Community Kitchens, left, accepts a $13,500 donation from 100-plus Women Who Care Mid Island, represented by Nahanni Ackroyd and Shannon Gorgichuk. (Photo submitted)

Caring women in Nanaimo give generously to community kitchen society

100-plus Women Who Care Mid Island donate $13,500 to Nanaimo Community Kitchens Society

Heidi Sinclair, executive director of Nanaimo Community Kitchens, left, accepts a $13,500 donation from 100-plus Women Who Care Mid Island, represented by Nahanni Ackroyd and Shannon Gorgichuk. (Photo submitted)
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
The Men’s Centre in Nanaimo, with help of volunteers and with the support of local businesses and other donors, was able to complete a renovation project at the Fitzwilliam Street office. (Photos submitted)

Renovations raise spirits at Nanaimo’s men’s centre

Non-profit organization thanks volunteers and donors

The Men’s Centre in Nanaimo, with help of volunteers and with the support of local businesses and other donors, was able to complete a renovation project at the Fitzwilliam Street office. (Photos submitted)
The Nanaimo Clippers are seeking assistance in raising money for Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. Texting NANKIDS to 41010 will see a $10 donation to the food bank. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo Clippers look to assist food bank with fundraising goal

People can text-to-donate to support Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank

The Nanaimo Clippers are seeking assistance in raising money for Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. Texting NANKIDS to 41010 will see a $10 donation to the food bank. (Submitted photo)
An Easter egg hunt was held at Maffeo Sutton Park on Sunday, April 4. (Photo submitted)

Kids find thousands of Easter eggs in socially distanced hunt in Nanaimo

Food Koma owner organized the event with help from other businesses and individuals

An Easter egg hunt was held at Maffeo Sutton Park on Sunday, April 4. (Photo submitted)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Imogene Lim, a Vancouver Island University anthropology professor, has received a Province of B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship. (Black Press file)

VIU anthropology professor receives B.C. Good Citizenship medal

Imogene Lim’s work includes advocacy for establishing Chinese heritage sites

Imogene Lim, a Vancouver Island University anthropology professor, has received a Province of B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship. (Black Press file)