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The Festival of Trees at Glacier Toyota from their 2018 event. This year the event is being held online and runs from Dec 1 through Dec 12 (File photo)

Smithers Festival of Trees approaches

As a virtual event this year, the festival runs from Dec. 1 through Dec. 12

 

Sarah and Katie Lo perform “Highland Fling” performed by during the recording of Smithers Multicultural Society arts event at the Old Church Nov.7. (Deb Meissner photo)
”Highland Fling” performed by Sarah and Katie Lo

Smithers first Multicultural Event

Smithers first Multicultural Event

 

Entrance to Central Mountain Air's Haunted Workplace  photo by Deb Meissner

Central Mountian Air hosts virtual Haunted Workplace tour

The CMA administrative offices are decked out with creepy decorations a la Stranger Things TV series

 

Katie O’Neill, second from right, and her family. (Thomas Camus photo)

O’Neill humbled by community fundraiser

Facebook auction helping Smithers resident Katie O’Neill

Katie O’Neill, second from right, and her family. (Thomas Camus photo)
Loraine Hartley, author, former Smithers resident. (Contributed photo)

Former Smithers resident authors first book

Loraine Hartley will be in Smithers Oct 10-20 signing copies of My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family

Loraine Hartley, author, former Smithers resident. (Contributed 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
Spice of Life

How is back to school going to actually work?

Brenda has questions, questions and more questions

  • Aug 26, 2020
Spice of Life
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)
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)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

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

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
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Family starting a garbage pick up challenge

Sharon Oevering and her kids are picking up litter to clean the community and hoping others join in

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Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen
The Bulkley Valley Kinsmen joined other Kin organizations across Canada for a flag raising and proclaimation ceremony on Feb. 20. Kin Canada is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary this year. (Marisca Bakker photo)

BV Kinsmen raise their flag

Kin Canada is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary this year.

The Bulkley Valley Kinsmen joined other Kin organizations across Canada for a flag raising and proclaimation ceremony on Feb. 20. Kin Canada is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary this year. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)