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A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

 

(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

 

Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022

 

UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)

Robots and AI being used to help combat COVID-19 loneliness at UFV

Findings will be shared with government, industry, and community partners to enhance wellness

UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)
An outdoor rink has popped up at Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Photo submitted)
An outdoor rink has popped up at Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Photo submitted)
Marjorie Thomson at her home in Vanderhoof, B.C.. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Active Vanderhoof centenarian celebrating major milestone

Marjorie Thomson turns 100 on Jan. 18

Marjorie Thomson at her home in Vanderhoof, B.C.. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Catherine Crewe of Fernie with the card that she and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending back and forth to each other since 1964. Pictured here in 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

60 years of good wishes: Two long-time Kootenay penpals keep a Christmas tradition alive

Catherine Crewe of Fernie, and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending the same card back and forth to each other since they were both five years old

Catherine Crewe of Fernie with the card that she and Nancy Nester of Invermere have been sending back and forth to each other since 1964. Pictured here in 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Vanderhoof Tim Hortons owners Richard and Rashelle Martens with manager Morgan Macleod are excited to help support the St. John Hospital Auxiliary through this year’s annual Smile Cookie campaign. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Vanderhoof Tim Hortons owners Richard and Rashelle Martens with manager Morgan Macleod are excited to help support the St. John Hospital Auxiliary through this year’s annual Smile Cookie campaign. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive in Vanderhoof will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

BC Thanksgiving Food Drive to return to Vanderhoof

Non-perishable food donations to support NeighbourLink

This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive in Vanderhoof will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Students returned to College of New Caledonia’s campuses for a new semester Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)

New semester underway at College of New Caledonia campuses

Physical distancing, daily health checks amid greater face-to-face learning encouraged

Students returned to College of New Caledonia’s campuses for a new semester Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Vanderhoof goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
Tessa Duncan (left) was busy selling cotton candy at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds with her friends Matty Lantz and Emma Wiebe on Friday, August 20. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

A sweet venture in Vanderhoof for Fort St James youth

Cotton candy machine draws in support

Tessa Duncan (left) was busy selling cotton candy at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds with her friends Matty Lantz and Emma Wiebe on Friday, August 20. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
A cleanup of the Endako Community Hall was held Saturday, July 31. (Angie Struthers Maciejko Facebook photo)

Endako Community Hall spick and span after end of July community cleanup

Inside and outside tidied after nearly two years of inactivity

A cleanup of the Endako Community Hall was held Saturday, July 31. (Angie Struthers Maciejko Facebook photo)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
A Meals on Wheels driver loads several meals into her vehicle. (Lauren Collins photo)

Vanderhoof residents step up for Meals on Wheels

Community responds to Facebook ad seeking volunteers

A Meals on Wheels driver loads several meals into her vehicle. (Lauren Collins photo)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)