charity

Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)

B.C. nurse fights to bring ‘top notch’ supplies, neurosurgery facilities to West Africa

Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation trains surgeons, brings supplies where they’re needed most

 

Father and son

A Cycle of Giving: Tour de Rock rolls on

September is often viewed as a time of change and of starting…

  • Sep 20, 2021

 

Forward House sign and ladies

Addiction recovery program provides a place for everyone at the table

Forward House supports Parksville Qualicum Beach residents working through recovery

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)

75 years of returning lost keys, War Amps celebrate program

Started in 1946, the key tags have provided Canadians with piece of mind if they lose their keys

File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)
The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society's office on Bastion Street. (News Bulletin photo)

Grant will help Nanaimo Brain Injury Society to bolster programs

B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions directs $65,000

The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society's office on Bastion Street. (News Bulletin photo)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Feds looking into Muslim charities’ concerns: PM

Almost 100 Muslim organizations and civil society groups wrote to Trudeau this week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
An SOS client receives groceries dropped off by SOS Volunteers. The SOS Biz for Good initiative for small businesses local to District 69 is part of the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign, focused on supporting seniors, helping children thrive and reducing poverty in the area. (Submitted photo)

New charitable ‘Biz for Good’ program part of $1M SOS initiative

Project part of Project Rebuild Campaign in PQB region

An SOS client receives groceries dropped off by SOS Volunteers. The SOS Biz for Good initiative for small businesses local to District 69 is part of the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign, focused on supporting seniors, helping children thrive and reducing poverty in the area. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)

Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation donates $41,500 to 13 charities

‘We connect visionary donors with causes that truly matter’

The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)
People experiencing homelessness in Parksville Qualicum Beach remain without any full-time cold-weather shelters. (PQB News file photo)

As temperature drops, Parksville Qualicum Beach area remains without a cold-weather shelter

OHEART asks for co-operation from federal, provincial and municipal governments

People experiencing homelessness in Parksville Qualicum Beach remain without any full-time cold-weather shelters. (PQB News file photo)
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Bad pipes, no money? Island company there to patch that leak

Saanich’s Rather Be Plumbing offering free service for those really in need ahead of Christmas

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Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted photo)

Parksville woman helps create special messages of Christmas cheer for seniors

Hand-written letters designed to help lonely residents during holiday season

Parksville’s Christiana Conway, left, husband Chris Conway, right, and friend Elizabeth Doell write letters designed to bring Christmas cheer to senior residents at area care homes. (Submitted photo)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
The T-shirt both Caroline and Margarita will wear during their runs on Sunday, Nov. 1, to raise awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, and to raise funds for MADD. Caroline lost her father to a drunk driver in 2016 and wants to honour his memory. (Submitted photos)

Deep Bay mother and daughter plan highway run on Nov. 1 to raise funds for MADD

‘This organization has supported us immensely over the last four years’

The T-shirt both Caroline and Margarita will wear during their runs on Sunday, Nov. 1, to raise awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, and to raise funds for MADD. Caroline lost her father to a drunk driver in 2016 and wants to honour his memory. (Submitted photos)
An illustration was given to the Parksville’s Church of the Ascension by a person, in appreciation for allowing use of its shower facility. (Mike Favero/Submitted photo)

Parksville church makes showers available to the homeless

Pastor receives special illustration from one appreciative person

An illustration was given to the Parksville’s Church of the Ascension by a person, in appreciation for allowing use of its shower facility. (Mike Favero/Submitted photo)
Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond, left, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton right are prepared for a reinvented Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive in 2020. COVID-19 will not spoil the community’s annual day of giving and help for local families through the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. (Peter McCully photo)

Reinventing Parksville Qualicum Beach’s popular Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive

COVID-19 restrictions won’t spoil community’s annual morning of giving

Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond, left, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton right are prepared for a reinvented Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive in 2020. COVID-19 will not spoil the community’s annual day of giving and help for local families through the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program. (Peter McCully photo)
Greg Duerksen and his family. (gofundme photo)

Firefighter prepares for stem cell transplant

Friends rally to help raise funds for Duerksen family

Greg Duerksen and his family. (gofundme photo)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters will be at yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect cash donations. (File photo)
Parksville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters will be at yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect cash donations. (File photo)
Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity controversy prompts examination of group’s overseas footprint

WE said allocations from its international program ‘are deployed in several ways, often directly from Canada’

Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A donation from Leuco Construction Inc. will help SOS continue offering essential services to local residents, and help restart priority programs for children, youth and families this fall. Pictured: Leuco Director William Cottrell and his two children, Aubrie Jean and Landon, dropping off the $10,000 donation to SOS executive director Susanna Newton. (Photo submitted)
A donation from Leuco Construction Inc. will help SOS continue offering essential services to local residents, and help restart priority programs for children, youth and families this fall. Pictured: Leuco Director William Cottrell and his two children, Aubrie Jean and Landon, dropping off the $10,000 donation to SOS executive director Susanna Newton. (Photo submitted)