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Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)

Vancouver Art Gallery soon free for those 18 and under thanks to $1M donation

Free admission to begin July 1 and last until gallery moves to new building in 2027

 

Pets receive basic care during Helping Paws clinic hours at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Photos by Courtenay Large)

Non-profit animal clinic in Nanaimo receives donation of 500 pet microchips

Helping Paws also provides health check-ups and flea prevention

 

Nanaimo Lions Club members Pam Taylor, left to right, Bob Rowledge, Dave Alderson, Al Brett, Ron Lily, Gaylord Markel, Larrie Taylor and Pierre Le Gal check out the play facilities at the Maffeo Sutton Park Playdock. The Lions members presented the city with a cheque for $26,000 on Thursday, May 19, to help build the second phase of the playground upgrades that include safe and accessible play features. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Lions Club puts cash in play for playground upgrades at Maffeo Sutton Park

Club presents $26,000 to city for second phase of playground upgrade

 

(News Bulletin photo)

$128 million raised for war-stricken people in Ukraine through Red Cross donations

Six million people are internally displaced, and three million have fled from Ukraine

(News Bulletin photo)
After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)

B.C. Chinese community raises over $50,000 for museum destroyed in Lytton fire

Museum owners still have to wait for town bylaw changes, archeological survey

After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)
Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gift of independence: Creston business donates vehicle to family in need

Kootenay Euro Shop has gifted a car to a mother of four

Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Representatives from the Nanaimo RCMP, VIU Mariners hockey team Kirby’s Source for Sports stand behind a pile of donated hockey gear that was sent to outfit children and youths in Kinngait, Nunavut. (News Bulletin file)

Donated hockey equipment from Nanaimo helps ensure ‘game on’ in Nunavut

RCMP, VIU Mariners hockey team, airlines and community members partner on initiative

Representatives from the Nanaimo RCMP, VIU Mariners hockey team Kirby’s Source for Sports stand behind a pile of donated hockey gear that was sent to outfit children and youths in Kinngait, Nunavut. (News Bulletin file)
Eddie Goncalves, from The Nowik Team mortgage brokers, hands a bike off to Adrienne Bennest, of Nanaimo Brain Injury Society, as part of a delivery of bikes to Nanaimo Youth Services Association on Thursday, March 10. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Youth Services Association clients go on a roll thanks to Bikes for Kids

Bicycle program donates 40 bikes to association office at Bastion Street in Nanaimo

Eddie Goncalves, from The Nowik Team mortgage brokers, hands a bike off to Adrienne Bennest, of Nanaimo Brain Injury Society, as part of a delivery of bikes to Nanaimo Youth Services Association on Thursday, March 10. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Rainbow Kitchen volunteer Bonnie prepares Dec. 8's meals. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Esquimalt food bank straining under unprecedented, pandemic-fueled ‘tidal wave’

Victoria’s Rainbow Kitchen is seeing new clients every day, including those who used to donate

Rainbow Kitchen volunteer Bonnie prepares Dec. 8's meals. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
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Victoria Foundation’s Community Recovery Program helps organizations get back on track financially after being impacted by the pandemic. (Pexels photo)

Victoria Foundation distributes $3.13 million to 142 organizations on south Island, Gulf Islands

Financial aid will support vulnerable groups affected by the pandemic

Victoria Foundation’s Community Recovery Program helps organizations get back on track financially after being impacted by the pandemic. (Pexels photo)
Well-known Oak Bay artist Marion Cumming created this image for neighbour and friend Robin June Hood. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Artist leaves century-old Oak Bay home to Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Respect a key to transitioning home to Indigenous group’s use

Well-known Oak Bay artist Marion Cumming created this image for neighbour and friend Robin June Hood. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
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)
Dawne Anderson, Salvation Army envoy in Nanaimo, says organizers for this Christmas Kettle Campaign are finding ways to cope with COVID-19 conditions during the organization’s biggest annual fundraiser. The charity will accept contributions online and with tap-equipped electronic transaction machines at kettle locations. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign carrying on in Nanaimo under COVID-19 conditions

COVID-19 will impact kettle drive operations, but the organization is finding work-arounds

Dawne Anderson, Salvation Army envoy in Nanaimo, says organizers for this Christmas Kettle Campaign are finding ways to cope with COVID-19 conditions during the organization’s biggest annual fundraiser. The charity will accept contributions online and with tap-equipped electronic transaction machines at kettle locations. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, accepts a $15,000 cheque from Shane Bennett, London Drugs’ manager for Vancouver Island and B.C. Interior. Also pictured Bill Robinson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district trustee. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Retired Netflix exec from Nanaimo donates to two area non-profit groups

Schools foundation and child development centre in Nanaimo to benefit with $15K each

Crystal Dennison, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation executive director, accepts a $15,000 cheque from Shane Bennett, London Drugs’ manager for Vancouver Island and B.C. Interior. Also pictured Bill Robinson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district trustee. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay stopped by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 hall in Nanaimo on July 26. (Submitted photo)

Military police motorcycle relay roars through Nanaimo

National fundraising ride visited Mt. Benson legion en route to Lantzville and Campbell River

The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay stopped by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 hall in Nanaimo on July 26. (Submitted photo)
Artist rendering of new $33-million intensive care unit to be constructed at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Nanaimo and DIstrict Hospital Foundation image)

Nanaimo hospital’s ICU project receives $100,000 donation

Coastland Wood Industries’ Shields Foundation supports hospital foundation campaign

Artist rendering of new $33-million intensive care unit to be constructed at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Nanaimo and DIstrict Hospital Foundation image)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
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