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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)
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)
Jim Williscroft checks out the cars and talks to a fellow Cruzers member in the Coach House Square parking lot shortly before starting the parade. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile Cruzers entertained seniors with parade

‘They were really tickled to see us back’

Jim Williscroft checks out the cars and talks to a fellow Cruzers member in the Coach House Square parking lot shortly before starting the parade. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)
People watch Disney’s Aladdin from their cars on a temporary drive-in screen behind the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye photo)

Drive-in cinema raised $875 for South Cariboo CMHA

‘I’m actually impressed with that amount of money’

People watch Disney’s Aladdin from their cars on a temporary drive-in screen behind the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye photo)
Youth at a Fraser Basin Council Youth Program kick-off event in Vancouver for the first two pilot cohorts last August. (Submitted photo)

Youth invited to apply to climate change program

Deadline to apply is July 19

Youth at a Fraser Basin Council Youth Program kick-off event in Vancouver for the first two pilot cohorts last August. (Submitted photo)
Murray Casey, Elsie Urquhart and Rob Diether outside the Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)

Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre in need of help

‘At present we do not have the funds to operate for more than a couple of months’

Murray Casey, Elsie Urquhart and Rob Diether outside the Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)
David and Laura Laing of People Power, “sewing seeds for those in need,” managers of Interlakes Farmers’ Market. (Diana Forster photo)

Markets going on in the Interlakes area

Diana Forster’s regular correspondence for the Interlakes area

  • Jul 9, 2020
David and Laura Laing of People Power, “sewing seeds for those in need,” managers of Interlakes Farmers’ Market. (Diana Forster photo)
SMAC continues to serve area communities during pandemic

SMAC continues to serve area communities during pandemic

Ken Alexander’s regular correspondence for the 70 Mile area

  • Jul 9, 2020
SMAC continues to serve area communities during pandemic
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)
Helen Horn climbs the Lone Butte at 96 with help from friends and family

Helen Horn climbs the Lone Butte at 96 with help from friends and family

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

Helen Horn climbs the Lone Butte at 96 with help from friends and family
South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department members evaluated the new double-pond system during a recent practice. This will allow firefighters to have 4,000 gallons of water available upon arrival at the fire scene and give the tender a better turn-around time. (Peter McKie photo)

SGLVFD has increased water capabilities at fire scenes

Ken Alexander’s regular correspondence for the South Green Lake area

  • Jul 2, 2020
South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department members evaluated the new double-pond system during a recent practice. This will allow firefighters to have 4,000 gallons of water available upon arrival at the fire scene and give the tender a better turn-around time. (Peter McKie photo)
Capt. Dale Bachmier presents a 2887 Challenge Coin to MCpl. Elton Klassen during the ceremonial review in 2018. Klassen received a Legion Medal of Excellence this year. (File photo)

Cadets finish out the year with no ceremonial review but with awards still rewarded

‘We would like to see everybody have a happy and productive summer’

Capt. Dale Bachmier presents a 2887 Challenge Coin to MCpl. Elton Klassen during the ceremonial review in 2018. Klassen received a Legion Medal of Excellence this year. (File photo)
Despite some unpleasant weather on Tuesday, June 9, branch assistant Gina Gigliotti at the library in 100 Mile House had a big smile on her face with the library back to serving patrons. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)

Lending back at 100 Mile House library

Curbside pickup program implemented

Despite some unpleasant weather on Tuesday, June 9, branch assistant Gina Gigliotti at the library in 100 Mile House had a big smile on her face with the library back to serving patrons. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)
The steps at the South Cariboo Business Centre would be a great place for high visibility paint, says Lori Fry. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)
The steps at the South Cariboo Business Centre would be a great place for high visibility paint, says Lori Fry. (Max Winkelman - 100 Mile Free Press)