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About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
The partially completed permanent bridge; and the temporary bridge across the Kitimat River to the townsite, in 1955. (Sylvia Anderson Collection - Kitimat Museum and Archives)

It’s Our Heritage: Walter Thorne

Spanning the River for 67 Years

The partially completed permanent bridge; and the temporary bridge across the Kitimat River to the townsite, in 1955. (Sylvia Anderson Collection - Kitimat Museum and Archives)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
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)
John Silvestre posing at his store, Beitz Computers & Office Supplies, for the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, ‘highlighting our members’ bio. (photo supplied)

In Our Valley: John Silvestre

Kitimat lifer turns work into a hobby

John Silvestre posing at his store, Beitz Computers & Office Supplies, for the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, ‘highlighting our members’ bio. (photo supplied)
Emily Gunn (left) and Michaela Gunn (right) outside of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, posing with the eagle on the welcome to Kitimat sign for their ‘meet out summer staff’ photo. (photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Emily Gunn and Michaela Tait

Two summer student workers ready to take on the world

Emily Gunn (left) and Michaela Gunn (right) outside of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, posing with the eagle on the welcome to Kitimat sign for their ‘meet out summer staff’ photo. (photo supplied)
John Jensen was a mentor for many with his blunt, plain talk, underpinned by humour and warmth - if he thought you were worth it. (photo supplied)

No Compromise, the memoirs of John Jensen

“We understood that the ruling class and the working class had very little in common.”

John Jensen was a mentor for many with his blunt, plain talk, underpinned by humour and warmth - if he thought you were worth it. (photo supplied)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The new Mountainview Lodge bus, known as the Freedom Wheeler, will give residents of the lodge a better opportunity to get out and about in the community and region. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Mountainview Lodge Mobility Project complete: the bus is here

The bus will allow residents to get out and about in the community and region.

The new Mountainview Lodge bus, known as the Freedom Wheeler, will give residents of the lodge a better opportunity to get out and about in the community and region. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Michael Vatcher, store manager of Save-On-Foods, arrived in Kitimat in June 2020 and has nothing but praises for his new hometown. (Photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Michael Vatcher

Embracing change and ready to be a fellow Kitimatian

Michael Vatcher, store manager of Save-On-Foods, arrived in Kitimat in June 2020 and has nothing but praises for his new hometown. (Photo supplied)
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
(Jacob Lubberts photo)

Tamitik Status of Women host Kitimat pride event for LGBTQ community

The event also hosted vendors from Kitimat children’s peace workers and Federal MP, Taylor Bachrach

(Jacob Lubberts photo)
April MacLeod (left) and Sue Thorne (right) checking out one of the four new Salamander Crossing signs that are scattered across the Kildala area. (Walter Thorne photo)

Guest Column – Sue Thorne

Have you seen the new signs in Kildala?

April MacLeod (left) and Sue Thorne (right) checking out one of the four new Salamander Crossing signs that are scattered across the Kildala area. (Walter Thorne photo)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Carol Dale in Ottawa, receiving her WISE Award, which is a wisdom, initiative, skills and experience award for 50 company owners over the age of 50. (Photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Carol Dale

Carol keeps the diva in her alive, not giving into retirement

Carol Dale in Ottawa, receiving her WISE Award, which is a wisdom, initiative, skills and experience award for 50 company owners over the age of 50. (Photo supplied)