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Ben Baker died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 23, 2023. The family is fundraising for two memorial benches to make a monetary donation in Ben’s name to The Last Door in New Westminster. (Ben Baker’s Legacy/GoFundMe)

Benches in West Kelowna, Lower Mainland help keep man’s legacy alive

All additional donations will be donated to the treatment facility Ben stayed at

 

A massive overnight fire destroyed Bowser Automotive on Dec. 6, 2022. (Michael Briones photo)

Community steps up in wake of fire that razed Bowser’s only service station

Fundraiser scheduled after blaze destroyed Bowser Automotive in December

 

Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)

Vernon family devastated by death of teenage daughter, 2 days after surgery

Lumby student died suddenly from surgery complications

 

Michael Patrick, left, and David Gogo will be among the many Vancouver Island musicians featured in Patrick’s annual Christmas fundraiser Dec. 15 at the Queen’s in Nanaimo. (Submitted photos)

Christmas concert at the Queen’s raising money for Nanaimo’s Samaritan Place

Michael Patrick’s benefit Dec. 15 features seven musical groups

Michael Patrick, left, and David Gogo will be among the many Vancouver Island musicians featured in Patrick’s annual Christmas fundraiser Dec. 15 at the Queen’s in Nanaimo. (Submitted photos)
VIU microbiology and culinary arts students will bring their fermented seaweed creations before a panel of judges, Dragons’ Den style, in the Urchin Tank to have their products assessed for marketability Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU students in Nanaimo to pitch their seaweed products on Dragons’ Den-style show

‘Urchin Tank’ panel of judges will assess students’ projects

VIU microbiology and culinary arts students will bring their fermented seaweed creations before a panel of judges, Dragons’ Den style, in the Urchin Tank to have their products assessed for marketability Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Vancouver Island University photo)
B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)
Yvette Menard, left, with TheatreOne, Genevieve Johnson and Holly Bright with the Crimson Coast Dance Society, and Calvin Dyck with the Vancouver Island Symphony will perform in the Port Theatre’s fundraiser ‘Fall Connections’ on Nov. 16. (Submitted photos)

Theatre, dance, music combined for arts and culture fundraiser in Nanaimo

‘Fall Connections’ will see performances by TheatreOne, Crimson Coast Dance and V.I. Symphony

Yvette Menard, left, with TheatreOne, Genevieve Johnson and Holly Bright with the Crimson Coast Dance Society, and Calvin Dyck with the Vancouver Island Symphony will perform in the Port Theatre’s fundraiser ‘Fall Connections’ on Nov. 16. (Submitted photos)
Zinnia Oke smashes a pumpkin at The Great Nanaimo Pumpkin Toss fundraiser benefiting Nanaimo Child Development Centre on Nov. 5. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Scenes from The Great Pumpkin Toss, benefiting Nanaimo Child Development Centre

Halloween pumpkins disposed of in fun manner, near East Wellington fire hall

Zinnia Oke smashes a pumpkin at The Great Nanaimo Pumpkin Toss fundraiser benefiting Nanaimo Child Development Centre on Nov. 5. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
There will be a place for people to dispose of jack-o’-lanterns after Halloween, with the Great Pumpkin Toss in East Wellington on Saturday, Nov. 5. (News Bulletin file photo)

Pumpkin cannon ready to fire in Nanaimo the weekend after Halloween

Great Pumpkin Toss community event and fundraiser takes place Saturday, Nov. 5, in East Wellington

There will be a place for people to dispose of jack-o’-lanterns after Halloween, with the Great Pumpkin Toss in East Wellington on Saturday, Nov. 5. (News Bulletin file photo)
Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton hero’s dog ingests cocaine and meth while working outreach

Gord Portman’s dog Zippy is still in serious condition and needs help

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)
Document shredding for donations at Save-On-Foods Woodgrove Centre parking lot raised more than $3,300 for RCMP Victim Services on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Community shreds papers for good cause

Nanaimo Crime Stoppers fundraiser this past weekend supported RCMP Victim Services

Document shredding for donations at Save-On-Foods Woodgrove Centre parking lot raised more than $3,300 for RCMP Victim Services on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Having fun and raising money the bottom line of music trivia tournament

Alzheimer’s fundraiser a No. 1 hit with supporters from around the Island

The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bianca van der Stoel, Eden Gardens horticultural therapist, left, Shirley Intermela and Jacquelyn Armstrong at the dementia care facility’s Memory Lane. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo dementia care facility raising money for more trips down ‘Memory Lane’

Eden Gardens trying to raise $25,000 to pave loop trail through care centre’s grounds

Bianca van der Stoel, Eden Gardens horticultural therapist, left, Shirley Intermela and Jacquelyn Armstrong at the dementia care facility’s Memory Lane. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
This coming weekend’s Nanaimo Crime Stoppers document shredding fundraiser event proceeds will support Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Crime Stoppers putting on paper-shredding fundraiser

Donations for document shredding will be presented to RCMP Victim Services

This coming weekend’s Nanaimo Crime Stoppers document shredding fundraiser event proceeds will support Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services. (Photo submitted)
A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

BC Cancer launches $500M fundraising campaign as patient numbers projected to grow

Estimated 37,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with disease annually by 2030

A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)
Victoria-born professional skateboarder Robert Doucet Boyce, also known as Sluggo, was spotted at skateparks up and down Vancouver Island over the summer giving away free skateboards to aspiring youngsters. (Instagram photo)

Pro skater and tattoo artists give away skateboards and gear across Vancouver Island

Sluggo was spotted in Nanaimo on Sept. 11 at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park

Victoria-born professional skateboarder Robert Doucet Boyce, also known as Sluggo, was spotted at skateparks up and down Vancouver Island over the summer giving away free skateboards to aspiring youngsters. (Instagram photo)
A Terry Fox Run banner signed by Nanaimo participants at a past run-walk event at Bowen Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

Terry Fox Run will bring community together to combat cancer

Event happens Sept. 18 at Nanaimo’s Bowen Park

A Terry Fox Run banner signed by Nanaimo participants at a past run-walk event at Bowen Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Performer Jo Durée at the Shine 2018 event held at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. (Photo by Ernest von Rosen)

Fashion, entertainment and dance party in Nanaimo will support health and mental health

Shine will be held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Sept. 17

Performer Jo Durée at the Shine 2018 event held at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. (Photo by Ernest von Rosen)
Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)

Island family rocked by tragic losses of father and daughter within 2-week span

Woman loses husband and daughter to cancer within two weeks

Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)
Susan McLean, second from left, and her friends partaking in the Multiple Myeloma March in 2021. (Submitted photo)

Community members in Nanaimo will walk for awareness of rare blood cancer

Multiple Myeloma March takes place Sept. 5 at Maffeo Sutton Park

Susan McLean, second from left, and her friends partaking in the Multiple Myeloma March in 2021. (Submitted photo)
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