Community

Alan Cooper, President of the Phoenix Foundation of Boundary Communities, said micro-grants have the biggest impact in small communities. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Phoenix Foundation partners with micro-grants program

The grants will fund small-scale community projects

 

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

 

Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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)
An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre. Photo: Community Futures Boundary

Grand Forks city council defers community centre decision for a year

Staff and council said Monday, Jan. 25, that the city should wait for a clearer understanding of city finances

An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre. Photo: Community Futures Boundary
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary reported to B.C’s housing ministry in November that local opposition has ‘impacted’ potential housing solutions in Grand Forks. File photo.

‘Loud voices of opposition’ hiding support for affordable housing solutions in Grand Forks, says RDKB report

The report said that ‘heightened anxiety, division, and polarity’ has ‘impacted’ chances to house vulnerable residents

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary reported to B.C’s housing ministry in November that local opposition has ‘impacted’ potential housing solutions in Grand Forks. File photo.
Grand Forks’ city council is considering a fee for service agreement with a community trail organization as part of city hall’s on-going budget process. Photo submitted

Grand Forks city council to consider trail society’s request in on-going budget process

The Grand Forks Community Trails Society is asking for a fee for service starting in 2021

Grand Forks’ city council is considering a fee for service agreement with a community trail organization as part of city hall’s on-going budget process. Photo submitted
Marlene Thomas (left) and grandson Seth, 11, stand atop the viewing platform at the end of their family’s cedar maze. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Candy cane maze open in rural Grand Forks

Socially-distanced revellers are welcome to try their luck at “Mar’s Maze”

Marlene Thomas (left) and grandson Seth, 11, stand atop the viewing platform at the end of their family’s cedar maze. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Board chair Dave Turner (left) and secretary Leigh Starchuk (right) of Community Futures Boundary hold up the board’s $8,000 check for holiday hamper programs across the Boundary Friday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Community Futures Boundary donates to hamper programs

Donations aim to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19

  • Dec 16, 2020
Board chair Dave Turner (left) and secretary Leigh Starchuk (right) of Community Futures Boundary hold up the board’s $8,000 check for holiday hamper programs across the Boundary Friday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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)
An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre (Community Futures Boundary report)

To build or not to build: Grand Forks community centre to go to city, district referendum

Plans to build a community centre have been in the works since 2018

An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre (Community Futures Boundary report)
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
Grand Forks choir singers met online to sing songs together earlier this year. (Grand Forks Gazette file photo)

Grand Forks Choral Society planning virtual Christmas concert

Registration is open now and the first rehearsal is schedule for Sept. 9.

Grand Forks choir singers met online to sing songs together earlier this year. (Grand Forks Gazette file photo)
Stephen Griffeth plays the piano which has been set up at Nanaimo Square in Penticton. Artists in the community will be decorating the piano in a local collaboration effort by The Long Gallery and Studios. It is projects like this that have inspired Nathan Vogel to bring forward his proposal for a street piano in Grand Forks.(John Arendt - Black Press)

Grand Forks to pilot musical street piano project in downtown core

A piano will be set up on the street for the public to play.

Stephen Griffeth plays the piano which has been set up at Nanaimo Square in Penticton. Artists in the community will be decorating the piano in a local collaboration effort by The Long Gallery and Studios. It is projects like this that have inspired Nathan Vogel to bring forward his proposal for a street piano in Grand Forks.(John Arendt - Black Press)
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
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)