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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

 

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

 

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
(Photo Contributed by CBAL)

CBAL hosts online Internet Safety Series for parents

The free presentations address topics including social media safety and digital literacy

(Photo Contributed by CBAL)
Pictured is Charlie Willis, Christmas tree farmer with Kootenay Tree Farms. This will be the fourth year that Willis has donated cuts of Christmas trees to the Columbia Outdoor School fundraiser. (File photo)

Columbia Outdoor School hosts 4th annual Christmas tree fundraiser

Trees are sustainably grown and all proceeds will go towards youth programming

Pictured is Charlie Willis, Christmas tree farmer with Kootenay Tree Farms. This will be the fourth year that Willis has donated cuts of Christmas trees to the Columbia Outdoor School fundraiser. (File photo)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Van Horne Towing in Cranbrook recently donated this jeep to Ekklesia Millenium Society to help them with their food deliveries. The society fed 36,000 people in 2019. (Submitted file)

Cranbrook businesses come together to donate vehicle to Ekklesia Millennium Society

The Jeep will help the society to deliver meals to those in need throughout the community

Van Horne Towing in Cranbrook recently donated this jeep to Ekklesia Millenium Society to help them with their food deliveries. The society fed 36,000 people in 2019. (Submitted file)
Jessica Kazemi, Manager of the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market, is pictured at the entrance to the market on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Saturday marked the first market of the year in Cranbrook. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

WATCH: Cranbrook Farmer’s Market kicks off 2020 season

The first market of the year took place on Saturday, May 30.

Jessica Kazemi, Manager of the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market, is pictured at the entrance to the market on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Saturday marked the first market of the year in Cranbrook. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen
Home delivery and other help for those in need

Home delivery and other help for those in need

This business is adapting its services to help Cranbrook through challenging times

  • Mar 23, 2020
Home delivery and other help for those in need
The Bull River Inn hosted a fishing derby at the end of February, raising funds for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health. (Submitted file)

Bull River Inn fishing derby raises $1700 for EKFH

The funds will go towards the purchase of a new SPECT CT machine.

The Bull River Inn hosted a fishing derby at the end of February, raising funds for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health. (Submitted file)
Cranbrook Salvation Army modifying operations during COVID-19

Cranbrook Salvation Army modifying operations during COVID-19

The shelter is still in operation, while food has moved to a take-out only system.

Cranbrook Salvation Army modifying operations during COVID-19