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Peatkau recieved gifts from Stz’uminus Community school students. She will join them on their trip to Hobiyee in February (Cole Schisler photo)

Orange Shirt Day inspires Victoria student to action

Grade 5 student, Haley Paetkau raises $2,556 for Stz’uminus Community School

Peatkau recieved gifts from Stz’uminus Community school students. She will join them on their trip to Hobiyee in February (Cole Schisler photo)
Ladymith elders still giddy for town’s annual for Festival of Lights

Ladymith elders still giddy for town’s annual for Festival of Lights

Vancouver Island’s most-celebrated Light Up event happens tonight in downtown Ladysmith

Ladymith elders still giddy for town’s annual for Festival of Lights
Geoff Cram’s Coast Salish inspired gingebread house (Cole Schisler photo)

Vancouver Island bakery cooks up Coast Salish inspired gingerbread house

Geoff Cram creates gingerbread displays every year, this time he wanted to do something Canadian

Geoff Cram’s Coast Salish inspired gingebread house (Cole Schisler photo)
Dr. John Potts, centre, and two other surgeons operate on a patient at the field hospital. (Samaritan’s Purse photo)

Vancouver Island doctor rushed to help Hurricane Dorian victims days after his retirement

Potts was asked by Samaritan’s Purse to help at a field hospital in Freeport

Dr. John Potts, centre, and two other surgeons operate on a patient at the field hospital. (Samaritan’s Purse photo)
Jagmeet Singh, Bob Chamberlin pledge to defend the coast (Cole Schisler photo)

Singh pledges $40 million coastal protection plan while in Ladysmith

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh announced the plan at a campaign stop in Ladysmith, B.C.

Jagmeet Singh, Bob Chamberlin pledge to defend the coast (Cole Schisler photo)
Members of the Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat team put down their paddles and picked up shovels to help with the sandbagging efforts in Grand Forks and Christina Lake. (Sam Ross photo)

September is Community Foundations Month in B.C.

Initiative aims to educate people about what community foundations do

Members of the Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat team put down their paddles and picked up shovels to help with the sandbagging efforts in Grand Forks and Christina Lake. (Sam Ross photo)
September is distracted driving and occupant restraint month. RCMP will be cracking down on distracted drivers (Black Press file photo)

What exactly counts as distracted driving in B.C.?

Police are cracking down on drivers who just can’t take their eyes off their phones

September is distracted driving and occupant restraint month. RCMP will be cracking down on distracted drivers (Black Press file photo)
Kylar Tennart poses with Diamond Isinger’s card at Rally on the Shores Nanaimo (Submitted photo)

Girl, 12, gets B.C. government to give Girl Guides same school credits as boys’ groups

Ladysmith Pathfinder Kylar Tennart advocated for changes to the B.C. external credit program

Kylar Tennart poses with Diamond Isinger’s card at Rally on the Shores Nanaimo (Submitted photo)
Pamela Anderson returns home to enjoy ‘peace and solitude’ of B.C.

Pamela Anderson returns home to enjoy ‘peace and solitude’ of B.C.

Star says “the best is yet to come” in exclusive Q&A from her Vancouver Island hometown

Pamela Anderson returns home to enjoy ‘peace and solitude’ of B.C.
Carson Carnegie dressed in David Stalker Excavations safety gear (Submitted photo)

Excavators help cute kid who copied their dig with his toys stay “safe at work”

Carson Carnegie wakes up at 7:00 am every morning to watch construction work on his street

Carson Carnegie dressed in David Stalker Excavations safety gear (Submitted photo)
All Trees Island Grown Cannabis Victoria locations were being shut down the province Thursday. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

UPDATE: Province cracks down on second Victoria Trees Cannabis location, all to close today

Employees terminated, cannabis seized at all locations of popular cannabis dispensary

All Trees Island Grown Cannabis Victoria locations were being shut down the province Thursday. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Sheila Malcolmson with the Ladysmith RCMP marine unit (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson tours Ladysmith waters as part of NDP marine debris consultation

The B.C. NDP recently announced a public consultation on how to tackle the issue of marine debris

Sheila Malcolmson with the Ladysmith RCMP marine unit (Submitted photo)
The Globe in Nanaimo has been a “cannabis friendly” establishment since 2015 when it opened as an illicit dispensary and compassion club. (John McKinley file photo)

Being a pot dealer is not what it used to be

Sunday Big Read: the business of selling marijuana in B.C. is a slow bureaucratic slog

The Globe in Nanaimo has been a “cannabis friendly” establishment since 2015 when it opened as an illicit dispensary and compassion club. (John McKinley file photo)
Along the E&N cover (Touchwood Editions)

New book from Island author details social history of the E&N railway

Along the E&N tells the story of 32 establishments from Esquimalt to Campbell River.

Along the E&N cover (Touchwood Editions)
Steve Sxwithul’txw and Sgt. Larry Martin of Rama Police force. (Lindsay Sarazin photo)

Penelakut filmmaker Steve Sxwithul’txw finds success in film and TV

Cop-turned-storyteller reaches back to his past for Tribal Police Files

Steve Sxwithul’txw and Sgt. Larry Martin of Rama Police force. (Lindsay Sarazin photo)
(Black press file photo)

Behind the pump: Multiple factors causing high gas prices in B.C.

This summer is shaping up to be a long and painful one at the gas pumps

(Black press file photo)