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Port Hardy raised $16,000 for Tour de Rock this year. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride kicks off in the North Island

RCMP Cst. Kyle Dornan had half of his head shaved and was given a $16,000 cheque

Veronica Carroll, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, said there’s no better reason to indulge in a sweet treat with proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Smile cookie week helps families staying in Greater Victoria while receiving medical care

All proceeds from the sale of smile cookies at participating Tim Hortons to support Jeneece Place

Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unveiling tour showcases newest murals and sculptures since 2020

Everyone invited for walking tour to see and hear about latest additions

Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dale Jensen at the steps of the historic Westholme School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New coat of paint brightens historic Westholme School

Character of the old building rejuvenated for century celebration next year

Dale Jensen at the steps of the historic Westholme School. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)
Flag is flying at half staff at the Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre and many other locations in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Flag is flying at half staff at the Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre and many other locations in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan sent out a closure notice Sept. 12.
North Cowichan sent out a closure notice Sept. 12.
Alzheimer Society support group. (Photo submitted)

Cowichan volunteers sought to support people living with dementia and caregivers

Group facilitators compassionate people who play an integral role in a community of care

  • Sep 11, 2022
Alzheimer Society support group. (Photo submitted)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
Around the world in many, many days being spent in this van by Marianne and Chris Fisher. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Worldwide adventurers’ trip takes a dramatic turn

COVID lockdown keeps English couple in Turkey 18 months

Around the world in many, many days being spent in this van by Marianne and Chris Fisher. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The 12th Annual Vancouver Island Motorcycle Ride to Live is set to get underway, Sept. 11. (VI Westcoast Ride to Live Facebook photo)

12th-annual Ride to Live set to rev up on Vancouver Island

Westcoast Motorcycle event is a fundraiser for the Island Prostate Centre

The 12th Annual Vancouver Island Motorcycle Ride to Live is set to get underway, Sept. 11. (VI Westcoast Ride to Live Facebook photo)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
Ola Sage at the microphone during one of the CentreBelles’ performances. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Sage added spice to musical life in Chemainus

Much-loved keyboardist provided masterful direction and accompaniment to choirs

Ola Sage at the microphone during one of the CentreBelles’ performances. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Ladders require an extra measure of safety, Murphy stresses. (Photo by Dee Gallant)

All work and no play not in Murphy’s mindset

Chemainus husky marks Labour Day with a special message for everyone

Ladders require an extra measure of safety, Murphy stresses. (Photo by Dee Gallant)
Riders on the Oak Street roundabout heading toward 49th Parallel Grocery. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Mock Tour de Rock sets the stage for the real thing

Riders on the road again preparing for the Sept. 24 start

Riders on the Oak Street roundabout heading toward 49th Parallel Grocery. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
Leona Bourcier with her first two children’s books at Cedrick’s in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New children’s author overcomes challenges to pursue her passion

Bourcier’s own background the incentive for providing such an enriching experience

Leona Bourcier with her first two children’s books at Cedrick’s in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Stz’uminus canoe racing action last summer. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

Canoe races in Ladysmith set for Labour Day weekend

Stz’uminus seeking sponsor support for annual event

Stz’uminus canoe racing action last summer. (Photo by Duck Paterson)
Nuria Sanchez outside Vintiquity Antiques on Maple Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Business owner wonders why the locals don’t go to Old Town

Residents offer suggestions to direct attention to that section of town and bring in more people

Nuria Sanchez outside Vintiquity Antiques on Maple Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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