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The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre estimates that less than five per cent of mass-marketing fraud is ever reported.

Tips to avoid scams targeting Vancouver Island seniors

In most cases, fraudsters impersonate an individual, business or agency seniors recognize and trust

  • Jun 15, 2021
The return of Community Policing will be a welcome addition by residents. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Return of Community Policing in the works

Volunteers being sought and coordinators to be announced soon

A sea anemone in the Discovery Passage Aquarium on June 8, World Ocean Day.

VIDEO: Island aquarium spreads the word about World Ocean Day

Highlights importance of marine conservation and what people can do to help the ocean

Andrea Rosato-Taylor has been the publisher of the Ladysmith/Chemainus Chronicle since 2016. (Submitted photo)

Farewell, adieu, see you later but not goodbye

Publisher Andrea Rosato-Taylor retires after 36 years in newspaper

  • Jun 6, 2021
Andrea Rosato-Taylor has been the publisher of the Ladysmith/Chemainus Chronicle since 2016. (Submitted photo)
Flower basket outside the Willow Street Cafe. (Photo by Krystal Adams)

Passport program in support of local business extended to July 16

Beautification of town enhanced at the same time with hanging flower baskets

Flower basket outside the Willow Street Cafe. (Photo by Krystal Adams)
Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

WATCH: Kamloops bound convoy greeted by Canim Lake Band in 100 Mile House

More than two dozen members of the Tsq’escenemc people (Canim Lake Band) showed up

Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fundraiser to search more B.C. residential schools tops $100,000

Indigenous leaders hope to use radar technology to search for lost children on Vancouver Island

A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
The mural mosaic installed in the Chemainus library window. (Photo by Ellen Brandson)

Joyful Spring mural mosaic on display at the Chemainus Library

Chemainus Art Group’s collaborative piece features 32 artist squares

  • May 31, 2021
The mural mosaic installed in the Chemainus library window. (Photo by Ellen Brandson)
Magic touches by the group of Mona Empey, between Lauren and Geoff Haszard, adds to the beautiful colours of freshly-planted flowers at the Henry Road roundabout. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

Colourful flowers brighten the entrance into Chemainus

Volunteers hard at work for planting extravaganza

Magic touches by the group of Mona Empey, between Lauren and Geoff Haszard, adds to the beautiful colours of freshly-planted flowers at the Henry Road roundabout. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.

Sweatin’ for Science group collectively travels the distance of one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon

Funds will make science fairs more accessible for those who might not otherwise be able to take part

  • May 31, 2021
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.
New sidewalk along the Chemainus Road corridor is a familiar walking route for Jill Amy and Garry Bolger. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Retirement brings reflection of career highlights

Long foothold in recreational pursuits for Chemainus’ Amy

New sidewalk along the Chemainus Road corridor is a familiar walking route for Jill Amy and Garry Bolger. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Markets previously held in the Waterwheel Park parking lot will return, along with the Chemainus Public Market parking lot. (Photo courtesy Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce)

Wednesday Market returning to downtown Chemainus June 2

Easing of health orders allows popular outdoor event to commence

Markets previously held in the Waterwheel Park parking lot will return, along with the Chemainus Public Market parking lot. (Photo courtesy Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce)
Chemainus Communities In Bloom.

Burst of colour coming to town

Communities In Bloom members doing the big plant Friday and Saturday

  • May 27, 2021
Chemainus Communities In Bloom.
Greyson Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)

Fundraising for gaga ball pit gates easily surpasses goal

People get on board with young student’s idea to make them accessible

Greyson Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)
Alice Mills on her 100th birthday. (Photo by Bev Knight)

Alice Mills marks her 100th birthday

People offer their best wishes to longtime community member with drive-by event

Alice Mills on her 100th birthday. (Photo by Bev Knight)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)

Stefan statue from In Search of Snipes back in place

Ten long years of fundraising leads to replacement of bronze figure

Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)