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Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director, on land the non-profit is in the process of purchasing on East Wellington Road in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Loaves and Fishes food bank sets sights on land on East Wellington Road in Nanaimo

Nanaimo non-profit has outgrown Fry Street Warehouse

 

Nanaimo Foundation is taking the lead in stretching Random Acts of Kindness Day, Feb. 17, into a whole week, Feb. 14-20. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Random acts of kindness appreciated these days

Nanaimo Foundation leading the effort for Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 14-20

 

Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island woman helps create special messages of Christmas cheer for seniors

Hand-written letters designed to help lonely residents during holiday season

 

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Bad pipes, no money? Island company there to patch that leak

Saanich’s Rather Be Plumbing offering free service for those really in need ahead of Christmas

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Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity controversy prompts examination of group’s overseas footprint

WE said allocations from its international program ‘are deployed in several ways, often directly from Canada’

Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity registers as lobbyist, lays off staff, looking to sell real estate

WE Charity said its financial position has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Doug Hiltz, a director with the Wisteria Community Association, sorts recyclables Wednesday afternoon in the backyard at 155 Victoria Rd. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Stone Soup association ordered to stop its backyard recycling

Wisteria association uses money raised to support its charity that feeds people on Wesley Street

Doug Hiltz, a director with the Wisteria Community Association, sorts recyclables Wednesday afternoon in the backyard at 155 Victoria Rd. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ministers, top public servant to be grilled by committee on WE affair

The WE charity controversy has dogged the government since late June

Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(The Canadian Press)

Liberals turn over thousands of pages on WE decision, lawyers now vetting docs

Committee members are hoping the documents will shed light on the WE discussions

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(The Canadian Press)

Students ask Liberals to scrap grant program as Morneau to testify on WE deal

CFS is asking the Liberals to put all money budgeted for the program into an emergency benefit

(The Canadian Press)
The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Commons finance committee to begin probing WE Charity’s volunteering contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has admitted he should have recused himself from the decision

The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(The Canadian Press)

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

(The Canadian Press)
(The Canadian Press)

Ethics watchdog to examine Trudeau over WE Charity contract, since reversed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says public servants will administer the pandemic-related grants instead

(The Canadian Press)
Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 101-year-old B.C. veteran completes 101 laps, raises nearly $150,000 for charity

‘I knew I could do it and I’ve done it,’ centenarian says

John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: One in five non-profits in B.C. at risk of closing

A new report details how the pandemic has impacted the non-profit sector

The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)
Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank is seeking a facility with more room than its current warehouse on Fry Street. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes food bank wants to build a bigger warehouse

Food bank working toward facility specifically designed for its usage, says executive director

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank is seeking a facility with more room than its current warehouse on Fry Street. (News Bulletin file)
Member of Nanaimo’s Hope Lutheran Church women’s quilting group have crafted more than 1,000 quilts for humanitarian relief since the group was formed in 2010. Front row: Kathryn Karr, Erna Hansen, Diana Musgreave, Joan Nolting, Terry Owen, Pam McGuire. Back row: Susan Collette, Randi Turner, Uli Fritzsche, Kathleen Hilborn, Rosemary Appleby and Linda Harvey. Missing from photo: Carolyn Iles, Monique Burgoyne, Frieda Kalack, Wendy Van Oldenborgh, Judy Hyslop, Caroline Fehr.

Quilting a labour of love for Nanaimo women’s church group

Hope Lutheran women craft 1,000 quilts for humanitarian cause

Member of Nanaimo’s Hope Lutheran Church women’s quilting group have crafted more than 1,000 quilts for humanitarian relief since the group was formed in 2010. Front row: Kathryn Karr, Erna Hansen, Diana Musgreave, Joan Nolting, Terry Owen, Pam McGuire. Back row: Susan Collette, Randi Turner, Uli Fritzsche, Kathleen Hilborn, Rosemary Appleby and Linda Harvey. Missing from photo: Carolyn Iles, Monique Burgoyne, Frieda Kalack, Wendy Van Oldenborgh, Judy Hyslop, Caroline Fehr.
Feel the chill, warm your heart with Coldest Night of the Year walk

Feel the chill, warm your heart with Coldest Night of the Year walk

Island Crisis Care Society to host annual active fundraiser Feb. 22

  • Jan 27, 2020
Feel the chill, warm your heart with Coldest Night of the Year walk