Community

The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)

2 Christmas craft fairs planned at Errington War Memorial Hall

Events set for Dec. 3 and Dec. 10

 

A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022

 

Viola Cyr, Catholic Women’s League treasurer (left) and right Carmen Tellier, president. (Submitted photo)

Fashion show raises more than $3,700 for Forward House in Parksville

Event chooses a recipient non-profit each year

 

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

PODCAST: Poilievre talks pipelines, LNG and more in one-on-one interview with Black Press Media

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporter Michael Bramadat-Willcock interviews Conservative Party of Canada leader

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: HAVAN offers sound homebuilding and renovation advice

TODAY IN BC: Consumer Resources with CEO Ron Rapp

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)
The A Cappella Plus choir will sing at the Tidal Room at the Bayside Resort in Parksville on Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. (Submitted photo)

A Cappella Plus choir to perform in Parksville Dec. 4

Concert starts at 2:30 p.m. at Bayside Resort

The A Cappella Plus choir will sing at the Tidal Room at the Bayside Resort in Parksville on Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)

All aboard! Christmas Express set ride again in Cowichan

Crafts, fire pits, indoor entertainment, miniature Christmas Village at the Forest Discovery Centre

The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
Matt Hexter, Save-On-Foods store manager, and Darcy Ginter, Quality Foods store manager, present a cheque to Karen Rohats, Forward House board chair in Parksville on Nov. 10. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Forward House in Parksville receives community donation

2 local grocery stores raised $5,236.50 from customer donations

Matt Hexter, Save-On-Foods store manager, and Darcy Ginter, Quality Foods store manager, present a cheque to Karen Rohats, Forward House board chair in Parksville on Nov. 10. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)

PODCAST: Real-time reno: Deficiency walkthrough

TODAY IN BC: Burdens take their final project walkthrough

Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)
The Silver Spur Riding Club Annual Toy Ride is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 20. (PQB News file photo)

Silver Spur Riding Club Annual Toy Ride set for Nov. 20

Event donations will go to SOS Christmas Program

The Silver Spur Riding Club Annual Toy Ride is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 20. (PQB News file photo)
Vince Cenerini with Jaws, one of his Halloween decoration themes. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Elaborate animatronic Halloween displays a tradition for Parksville neighbourhood

Vince Cenerini’s house has become famous for movie-themed Halloween

Vince Cenerini with Jaws, one of his Halloween decoration themes. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)

Penticton steps up for Lytton and saves village council’s inauguration ceremony

The village had supply challenges, putting its first council meeting since the fire of 2021 in doubt

Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)
The after-school hours can be difficult for the thousands of kids younger than age 12 who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need. Photo courtesy United Way

United Way BC helps families thrive through after-school programming

Imagine you’re 6 years old. Grade one! You love your teacher and…

  • Oct 31, 2022
The after-school hours can be difficult for the thousands of kids younger than age 12 who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need. Photo courtesy United Way
Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Following the Burden family through their real time renovation

TODAY IN BC: Electrical and plumbing work is completed for permitting

Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)
Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Things get real during the demo stage for homeowners

TODAY IN BC: Following the Burden family through their real time renovation

Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.