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Food Bank on the Edge volunteers celebrate another successful Christmas Hamper drive.

GIVING BACK COLUMN: Good tidings from Food Bank on the Edge

West Coasters reach holiday goal of raising over 100 Christmas hampers

Food Bank on the Edge volunteers celebrate another successful Christmas Hamper drive.
The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

RCMP on the lookout for a … ‘troublesome cow’

‘Cow’ left footprints, not hoof prints, in Island city after ringing doorbell earlier this month

  • Dec 20, 2022
The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP
CBT invites West Coasters to Give Local through online Giving Catalogue.

CBT relaunches Giving Catalogue

Donors are invited to give to the charity of their choice at this ‘one-stop-shop’ virtual hub

  • Dec 17, 2022
CBT invites West Coasters to Give Local through online Giving Catalogue.
Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot

VIDEO: Raven flies alongside Quadra Island couple travelling frigid Yukon highway

23 minute video with Raven garners over 5,000 views on Youtube

Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot
The Ucluelet Co-op’s Riz Gumpac recently received the BC Pharmacy Association’s 2022 New Practitioner Award for being a champion of health services in a small community. (Nora O’Malley photo)

West Coast pharmacist honoured with New Practitioner Award

Ucluelet Co-op pharmacy manager Riz Gumpac received the honour from the BC Pharmacy Association

The Ucluelet Co-op’s Riz Gumpac recently received the BC Pharmacy Association’s 2022 New Practitioner Award for being a champion of health services in a small community. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Shannon Bellamy and Tom Andrews of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society form their own arch with help from their shadowy friends at the site in Waterwheel Park where a new welcome arch will go up by next fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island community’s arch another means for bridging cultural divides

Illuminated permanent art piece will allow people to see the light

Shannon Bellamy and Tom Andrews of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society form their own arch with help from their shadowy friends at the site in Waterwheel Park where a new welcome arch will go up by next fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

QUIZ: Are you ready for winter weather?

Winter begins later this month, but is already on the ground in many parts of the country

A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Co-owner of Tofino’s Ouest Artisan Patisserie Jessyca Fulsom feeds partner Stephen Nason a mini gingerbread house on Dec. 2 in the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre. Ouest received about 26 entries to their gingerbread contest, which showcased edible replicas of town landmarks and buildings. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino gingerbread contest wows crowd

“I just thought it would be fun to do the town out of gingerbread”

Co-owner of Tofino’s Ouest Artisan Patisserie Jessyca Fulsom feeds partner Stephen Nason a mini gingerbread house on Dec. 2 in the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre. Ouest received about 26 entries to their gingerbread contest, which showcased edible replicas of town landmarks and buildings. (Nora O’Malley photo)
SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo

Unadoptable animals find home in B.C. with SAINTS

The nonprofit provides shelter and medical aid to 127 animals of different backgrounds in Mission

SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo
Young West Coast performers spent Saturday afternoon gleefully rehearsing for their two upcoming shows at the Ucluelet Community Centre as they get set for their first live performances in two years this weekend. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino-Ucluelet Glee Kids ready to rock weekend’s stage

Young West Coasters to host two live shows of How the Grinch Stole the Nightmare Before Christmas

Young West Coast performers spent Saturday afternoon gleefully rehearsing for their two upcoming shows at the Ucluelet Community Centre as they get set for their first live performances in two years this weekend. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Annie Corrigall and her family were joined by owners and staff of Georgia Straight Collision for the reveal party of Annie’s Help Fill A Dream dream vacation to Disney World. Photo by Terry Farrell

Help Fill A Dream sends Vancouver Island youngster and family to Disney World

Ten-year-old Annie Corrigall has been through a lot in her first decade.…

Annie Corrigall and her family were joined by owners and staff of Georgia Straight Collision for the reveal party of Annie’s Help Fill A Dream dream vacation to Disney World. Photo by Terry Farrell
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A celebration of life will be held for Ted Eeftink on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Ucluelet Community Hall. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Eeftink)

Ucluelet mourns loss of ‘kind and humble’ Ted Eeftink

“He was very humble and a truly gentle man in every sense of the word”

A celebration of life will be held for Ted Eeftink on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Ucluelet Community Hall. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Eeftink)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

  • Nov 21, 2022
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
North Island College students now have more options to the traditional bulletin board, as the college has a new arrangement with a service, Places4Students, that helps find more homes for students. Photo supplied

New housing service connects North Island College students and homeowners

North Island College wants to help connect students with places to live…

North Island College students now have more options to the traditional bulletin board, as the college has a new arrangement with a service, Places4Students, that helps find more homes for students. Photo supplied