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Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

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
Juvenile northern saw-whet owls. (Kathy and Sam from Beaverton, OR, USA/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Dec 1, 2022
Juvenile northern saw-whet owls. (Kathy and Sam from Beaverton, OR, USA/Wikimedia Commons)
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Dev poses in his hometown of Pune. After exploring sports management opportunities at home, he decided to come to Canada for work. (submitted photo)

In Our Valley: Dev Mohokar

Finding a home in Kitimat thanks to a sport he’s never played

Dev poses in his hometown of Pune. After exploring sports management opportunities at home, he decided to come to Canada for work. (submitted photo)
Long-term care resident of Acropolis Manor Rose Sawka, 92 in 2021 reaches out to her son Terry Sawka, on a daily visit through the window at the home during COVID-19.
Long-term care resident of Acropolis Manor Rose Sawka, 92 in 2021 reaches out to her son Terry Sawka, on a daily visit through the window at the home during COVID-19.
Northern saw-whet owls are very secretive and sound like a garbage truck backing up. (Matt MacGillivray/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Nov 24, 2022
Northern saw-whet owls are very secretive and sound like a garbage truck backing up. (Matt MacGillivray/Wikimedia Commons)
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)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

  • Nov 21, 2022
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
Dead humpback whale found in Naikoon National Park in Haida Gwaii marks the fourth dead humpback seen in B.C. waters in just over a month. (Photo: Chris Ashurst/Facebook)
Dead humpback whale found in Naikoon National Park in Haida Gwaii marks the fourth dead humpback seen in B.C. waters in just over a month. (Photo: Chris Ashurst/Facebook)
Ravens are curious, smart, playful and have been known to fly upside down and play tricks on people and other animals. (Stephen C. Dickson/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Nov 17, 2022
Ravens are curious, smart, playful and have been known to fly upside down and play tricks on people and other animals. (Stephen C. Dickson/Wikimedia Commons)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
In the first Remembrance Day service in three years without pandemic restrictions Kitimat came out to honour Canada’s fallen and those who still serve at the cenotaph on Nov. 11. (Sandra Capezzuto photo)

Lest we forget

Kitimat honours Canada’s fallen and those who still serve

In the first Remembrance Day service in three years without pandemic restrictions Kitimat came out to honour Canada’s fallen and those who still serve at the cenotaph on Nov. 11. (Sandra Capezzuto photo)
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
A spider’s sheet web glistens in the morning dew. (Ray Chipeniuk photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Nov 10, 2022
A spider’s sheet web glistens in the morning dew. (Ray Chipeniuk photo)
Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)

PODCAST.: B.C. chef Jade Berg gets creative on Disney’s ‘Chefs vs. Wild’

TODAY IN B.C.: Foraging in the woods on the Sunshine Coast to create a 5-star meal

Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)