Community

Burning complaints prompt regulation reminder from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department

NOVFD has responded to at least 10 burning complaints in since April 1

Rail foundation delivers donations to Island food banks

ICF shares $14,000 among seven food banks, including Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes

Nanaimo Foundation to distribute $167,000 in federal COVID-19 relief

Government works with agencies to help vulnerable people recover from the effects of the pandemic

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VIDEO: Car collectors come out in droves for drive through Fort Langley

A ‘spontaneous’ drive replaces annual May Day Parade, surprising village residents and shoppers alike

QUIZ: Exploring gardens

How much do you know about gardening and famous gardens?

Ladysmith’s first cannabis store now open to the public

Jerry’s Cannabis opened May 14, 2020 becoming the first licensed cannabis store in Ladysmith

Nanaimo’s hospital foundation kicks off $5-million campaign for new ICU

Foundation’s goal is to purchase all medical equipment to outfit new intensive care unit at NRGH

QUIZ: In honour of mothers

On Mother’s Day, see how much you know about the day and about some famous mothers

B.C. Grade 7 students create ‘We Are Canada’ video and web page

Abbotsford project features voices from across the nation defining what it means to be Canadian

  • May 7, 2020

Nanaimo Salvation Army sees 400 a day using meal program, needs donations

Dawne Anderson, fundraising and promo coordinator, says more clients being fed during pandemic

Island Health needs photos to memorialize nurses in action

Canada marks Nursing Week May 11 to 17 to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale

QUIZ: A tribute to The Beatles

How much do you know about the iconic band from the 1960s?

Rotary marks 100 years of difference-making in Nanaimo

April 25-May 3 is Nanaimo Rotary Centennial Week

100-year-old gravestones vandalized at Surrey Centre Cemetery

Headstones of local pioneers toppled in Cloverdale

B.C. salmon farmers donate 60,000 pounds of canned salmon to food banks

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) has created a salmon donation initiative…

  • Apr 28, 2020

Ladysmith cartoonist documents loggers’ lives through caricatures

Gordon Barney’s cartoons tell stories of lives inside logging camps along the west coast of the Island

Sooke Fine Art Show moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic

34th annual event hosted online in order to adhere to social distancing practices

  • Apr 27, 2020

QUIZ: A salute to health care workers

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medicine? Put your knowledge to the test.