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Cedar Waxwing (Ken White photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jul 28, 2022
Cedar Waxwing (Ken White photo)
Bob Olsen, Pacific Inland Resources’ longest-serving employee (49 years) at the planer mill outfeed and trimmer, July 21, 2022. (Thom Barker photo)

Pacific Inland Resources Smithers mill celebrates 50th anniversary

West Fraser to hold party at Bovill Square August 5 plus mill tours

Bob Olsen, Pacific Inland Resources’ longest-serving employee (49 years) at the planer mill outfeed and trimmer, July 21, 2022. (Thom Barker photo)
The Salvation Army’s cooling station at Main Street and Aldous Avenue is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Facebook photo)

Sally Ann opens cooling station to help people beat the heat

Environment and Climate Change Canada predicts daytime highs of 29 - 34C through Sunday

The Salvation Army’s cooling station at Main Street and Aldous Avenue is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Facebook photo)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)

25 going on 18: Happy birthday to Kamloops man badly injured in 2016 assault

Jessie’s brain injury has him believing he is forever 18

  • Jul 26, 2022
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Jackie Lindsay in her workshop she recently renovated. (Marisca Bakker photo)

From small town crafter to instagram influencer

Jackie Lindsay is constructing a new creative outlet in creating online content

Jackie Lindsay in her workshop she recently renovated. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus). (Thomas Schoch photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jul 21, 2022
Banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus). (Thomas Schoch photo)
Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)

PODCAST: Victoria and Kelowna are Canada’s best small cities

TODAY IN B.C.: Mayors, Chamber CEOs talk amenities, housing, business and more

Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
Lory Rochon, of Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for LIteracy, runs several programs to help seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Lory Rochon, of Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for LIteracy, runs several programs to help seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Lory Rochon, of Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for LIteracy, runs several programs to help seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Lory Rochon, of Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for LIteracy, runs several programs to help seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Families enjoy the StoryWalk at Heritage Park in Smithers. StoryWalk has been relocated to Walnut Park School in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
Families enjoy the StoryWalk at Heritage Park in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
Families enjoy the StoryWalk at Heritage Park in Smithers. StoryWalk has been relocated to Walnut Park School in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
Families enjoy the StoryWalk at Heritage Park in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
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Rosamund Pojar

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On the Ropes - Tom Roper
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
(Flying Club/Facebook)

Houston airport hosts several airplanes for fly-in event

Event organized by Houston Flying Club to promote airport

(Flying Club/Facebook)
Crystal Trembelas (far left) helps the McDivitts accept the Wetzin’kwa funding for the Telkwa Seniors Housing Society. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $350K in annual grants

Profits from the community forest tenure go back to community

Crystal Trembelas (far left) helps the McDivitts accept the Wetzin’kwa funding for the Telkwa Seniors Housing Society. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Tatlow Falls on the Bulkley River are at the highest levels they have been in years for Tatlow Fest Paddling Festival July 8-10, according to organizers. (Deb Meissner photo)

Tatlow Fest 2022 hosts paddling and surfing competitors from around B.C.

Surfing, campfires, live music and “big water” make Tatlow Fest 2022 a big hit

Tatlow Falls on the Bulkley River are at the highest levels they have been in years for Tatlow Fest Paddling Festival July 8-10, according to organizers. (Deb Meissner photo)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)