Community

Sooke Fine Art Show moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic

34th annual event hosted online in order to adhere to social distancing practices

  • Apr 27, 2020

QUIZ: A salute to health care workers

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medicine? Put your knowledge to the test.

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A Day in the Life of Port Alberni: Pandemic Edition
Port Alberni nurse surprised by retirement parade
What would you do if you missed out on $1-million dollars?
Canadian Tire replaces stolen toys for Salvation Army

B.C. man runs 100 miles on treadmill in garage to raise money for Search and Rescue

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins is spending the weekend running 100 miles uphill while collecting donations

PHOTOS: Nightly singalong raises spirits of Victoria neighbourhood

Residents line Chamberlain Street, sing together to build community while social distancing

Friends give Vancouver Island veteran a drive-by 99th birthday greeting

Jim Cooper of Courtenay is one of a couple of Second World War veterans in the community

Port Alberni RCMP saluting volunteers

April 19 to 25 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Ucluelet researcher scouring region for fish ears

Micah Quindazzi is asking West Coast fishers and ocean observers to lend him their ears.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Save-On-Foods offer delivery service for seniors

BCHL team to provide delivery service during COVID-19 pandemic

QUIZ: Meet the Simpsons

How much do you know about this iconic television family?

North Vancouver Island communities join in to ‘squash the curve’

Residents from Cumberland , Tahsis and Quadra Island are volunteering to grow winter squash on their lawns in a move towards sustainable food security

Pandemic means changes for door-to-door newspaper delivery

Black Press asks readers across B.C. to be patient as carriers are asked not to touch surfaces

We’re In This Together: Black Press Media puts callout for feel-good community stories

We want to tell uplifting stories you’ve seen in your community during the pandemic

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s action plan aims to activate seniors

Rural area initiative parallels City of Port Alberni undertaking

  • Apr 16, 2020

Zeballos doesn’t expect to feel the pinch of COVID-19 restrictions until tourist season

With a small population, seasonal businesses and a single medical clinic, the coastal village braces for an impact, if any

Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s moves to online format for 2020

Event was originally scheduled to be held May 3 in 22 locations across B.C.

  • Apr 14, 2020

Babies born during pandemic miss out on precious moments

One North Okanagan photographer gives away photography sessions to babies born during pandemic