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Transplants and blood donations helped Erica bounce back from a devastating diagnosis

  • Jan 9, 2023

 

This is the 26th year that Border Country Realty had collected coats for kids.
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Grand Forks Realtors play Santa for Christmas

Realtors and staff at Border Country Realty have already begun their 2022…

  • Dec 5, 2022

 

A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

BC Aviation Museum seeking donations for new floatplane exhibit

Donations will be used in a new exhibit dedicated to floatplanes during the 1950s

 

The second annual Operation Owatz event crossed the finish line, meeting its fundraising goal of $30,000. L-R: Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz event organizer; Sandra Owatz, Operation Owatz event organizer and wife of Dr. Todd Owatz; and Dr. Andrew Schumacher, General Surgeon and colleague and friend of Dr. Owatz; presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Operation Owatz hits $30K goal to benefit Kootenay Boundary patients

Movement challenge/fundraiser in memory of KBRH surgeon Dr. Todd Owatz

The second annual Operation Owatz event crossed the finish line, meeting its fundraising goal of $30,000. L-R: Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz event organizer; Sandra Owatz, Operation Owatz event organizer and wife of Dr. Todd Owatz; and Dr. Andrew Schumacher, General Surgeon and colleague and friend of Dr. Owatz; presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
“We encourage everyone to support Light-Up on December 2, and donate to our local healthcare sites to ensure your contributions improve patient care right here in the Kootenay Boundary,” says Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Diego PH/Unsplash

Light Up The Hospitals! Pledge Day returning live to Trail mall

Who’s ready for children fa la la’ing, fiddlers a fiddlin’, dancers a…

“We encourage everyone to support Light-Up on December 2, and donate to our local healthcare sites to ensure your contributions improve patient care right here in the Kootenay Boundary,” says Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Diego PH/Unsplash
Dr. Paul Raju and Nurse Emily LaRochelle helped acquire supplies at the Trail hospital to send to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photos: Submitted

Kootenay medical staff send aid to children’s hospital in Sri Lanka

Kootenay nurses were able to collect and transfer 80 endrotracheal tubes and 48 laryngeal masks

Dr. Paul Raju and Nurse Emily LaRochelle helped acquire supplies at the Trail hospital to send to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photos: Submitted
The stained glass window is in a room on the third floor of KBRH. Photo: KBRH Health Foundation

How a meaningful stained glass window in the Trail hospital came to be

The window was created by Gavin Holland in 2010, a stained glass artist based in Nelson.

The stained glass window is in a room on the third floor of KBRH. Photo: KBRH Health Foundation
Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)

Vancouver Art Gallery soon free for those 18 and under thanks to $1M donation

Free admission to begin July 1 and last until gallery moves to new building in 2027

Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)
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$128 million raised for war-stricken people in Ukraine through Red Cross donations

Six million people are internally displaced, and three million have fled from Ukraine

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After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)

B.C. Chinese community raises over $50,000 for museum destroyed in Lytton fire

Museum owners still have to wait for town bylaw changes, archeological survey

After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)
Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gift of independence: Creston business donates vehicle to family in need

Kootenay Euro Shop has gifted a car to a mother of four

Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Kids line up for Finely Kamigochi’s lemonade stand on Aug. 7. Photo courtesy of Cam Kamigochi

Adorable little girl raises money for Midway fire dept.

The department honoured five-year-old Finley Kamigochi at a special presentation this week

Kids line up for Finely Kamigochi’s lemonade stand on Aug. 7. Photo courtesy of Cam Kamigochi
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Roegen Lloyd, board member at the Greenwood Public Library, started a bottle-drive fundraiser for the library last spring. Pictured are bags of bottles and cans she sorted and returned herself. Photo: Roegen Lloyd

Greenwood Public Library fundraisers drying up amid pandemic, board member says

Roegen Lloyd said donations through the library’s bottle drive are waning amid the pandemic

Roegen Lloyd, board member at the Greenwood Public Library, started a bottle-drive fundraiser for the library last spring. Pictured are bags of bottles and cans she sorted and returned herself. Photo: Roegen Lloyd
A upside-down Christmas tree hangs from a 101’ ladder above Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s 2nd Street hall, where the department is chipping old trees by donation, Sunday, Jan. 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire department to chip Christmas trees by donation

Money raised will go toward the Grand Forks Fire/Rescue Association

A upside-down Christmas tree hangs from a 101’ ladder above Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s 2nd Street hall, where the department is chipping old trees by donation, Sunday, Jan. 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
From the left: Grand Forks Credit Union’s Tracy Noseworthy and Angie Hanlon present Boundary Community Food Bank President Mike Wakelin a $3,000 check Friday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks businesses donate thousands to food bank

Money will go toward next year’s food purchases

From the left: Grand Forks Credit Union’s Tracy Noseworthy and Angie Hanlon present Boundary Community Food Bank President Mike Wakelin a $3,000 check Friday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Community Christmas Hamper Program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy poses for a snap at the Gospel Chapel gym Wednesday, Dec. 16. Hardy has run the program for the past two years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

PHOTOS: The Community Christmas Hamper Program giveaway in pictures

Over 100 people who qualified picked up food hampers and toys at the Gospel Chapel Wednesday, Dec. 16

Community Christmas Hamper Program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy poses for a snap at the Gospel Chapel gym Wednesday, Dec. 16. Hardy has run the program for the past two years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Volunteer Teresa Banks puts a food hamper on the table at the Gospel Chapel’s gymnasium in the lead up to the Community Christmas Hamper Program’s kick off Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Christmas Hamper Program kicks off at Gospel Chapel

City businesses and private residents donated enough food for around 200 hampers

Volunteer Teresa Banks puts a food hamper on the table at the Gospel Chapel’s gymnasium in the lead up to the Community Christmas Hamper Program’s kick off Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
From the left: BC Ambulance Service’s Liam Mastre, Grand Forks RCMP Consts. Corey Phipps and Corey Flodell, paramedic Stephanie Clark. In back: Darcy Tiller. The first responders delivered more than 1,000 lbs. of groceries to the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP.

Grand Forks first-responders, union local come through for Boundary Food Bank

Huge quantities of food and cash donations have come just in time for the holidays

From the left: BC Ambulance Service’s Liam Mastre, Grand Forks RCMP Consts. Corey Phipps and Corey Flodell, paramedic Stephanie Clark. In back: Darcy Tiller. The first responders delivered more than 1,000 lbs. of groceries to the Boundary Food Bank Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP.
Donors are asked to contact program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy at 250-666-0451. File photo

Grand Forks’ Christmas hamper program collection donations until Nov. 30

The program has been helping those less fortunate in the community for the past 10 years

Donors are asked to contact program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy at 250-666-0451. File photo