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Calming the chaos with music

Calming the chaos with music

A father-son duo are bringing smiles in a tense time to evacuees in Prince George

150 Mile resident Norma Sure and dog, Nylah, are some of the many evacuees in Prince George. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

Finding the silver lining in an evacuation

The recent evacuations from 150 Mile House, have connected Norma Sure to her daughter and nephew

Weekly lake pulse check

Weekly lake pulse check

The weekly look at Lake Windermere

  • Jul 13, 2017

CastleRock Estates residents gather to better prepare for wildfires

CastleRock Estates residents gather to better prepare for wildfires

Weekly Pulse Check on Lake Windermere

Weekly Pulse Check on Lake Windermere

A look at the health of Lake Windermere, from the Lake Windermere Ambassadors

  • Jul 6, 2017
Weekly Pulse Check on Lake Windermere
Arshdeep Purba of Surrey took home the Miss BC crown on Sunday night. (Black Press photo)
Arshdeep Purba of Surrey took home the Miss BC crown on Sunday night. (Black Press photo)
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
Rahne Stanbury, with Hannah Kendler beside, from Windermere Elementary School, learn about frogs, insects, and other residents of the wetlands. Submitted photo

Columbia Valley students take their classrooms outdoors

Wildsight hosted a series of outdoor classroom experiences for area kids

  • Jul 5, 2017
Rahne Stanbury, with Hannah Kendler beside, from Windermere Elementary School, learn about frogs, insects, and other residents of the wetlands. Submitted photo
VIDEO: Langley woman finds nest of bunnies in her backyard

VIDEO: Langley woman finds nest of bunnies in her backyard

Rebecca McKenzie is asking people to check their lawns before mowing the grass

VIDEO: Langley woman finds nest of bunnies in her backyard
The Columbia Valley Métis Association hosted a mocassin making workshop Wednesday, June 14 in Canal Flats.                                Photo by                                Dean Midyette

Mocassin Workshop held in Canal Flats

Mocassin Workshop in Canal Flats through Columbia Valley Metis Association

  • Jun 29, 2017
The Columbia Valley Métis Association hosted a mocassin making workshop Wednesday, June 14 in Canal Flats.                                Photo by                                Dean Midyette
Guidelines on how to fly the Canadian flag

Guidelines on how to fly the Canadian flag

There are no rules or laws but “dos” and “don’ts” regarding the maple leaf

Guidelines on how to fly the Canadian flag
J.A. Laird held its first-ever Environmental Fair last week. Students investigated a range of topics, including Aidan Guest and Peyton Cooper who looked at potato vs. dirt-powered power.                                Photos by Lorene Keitch

J.A. Laird hosts its first ever environmental fair

Students study array of environmental issues in year-end fair

J.A. Laird held its first-ever Environmental Fair last week. Students investigated a range of topics, including Aidan Guest and Peyton Cooper who looked at potato vs. dirt-powered power.                                Photos by Lorene Keitch
New online directory for community services launches in B.C.

New online directory for community services launches in B.C.

The new website, bc211.ca, offers help on employment, mental health, housing and more

  • Jun 14, 2017
New online directory for community services launches in B.C.

Rocky Mountain School District-wide PAC reemerges

DPAC to be a unifying voice across three zones in School District 6

Sandhill Cranes spotted during one of the spring survey spots, taken in a field in Brisco.                                Photo by Rachel Darvill

800 More Birds counted in Spring survey

Wildsight’s Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey came off with great success and with lots of birds

  • Jun 1, 2017
Sandhill Cranes spotted during one of the spring survey spots, taken in a field in Brisco.                                Photo by Rachel Darvill
The Invermere Army Corps Cadets spend much of their time as a group volunteering, including with the Lions club recently where they helped load and set up for a biking event May 20th then helped to take it down May 21st.                                Submitted photo

Cadets invite community to year-end ceremony

Invermere’s Cadets demonstrate skills learned at ceremony June 10th

The Invermere Army Corps Cadets spend much of their time as a group volunteering, including with the Lions club recently where they helped load and set up for a biking event May 20th then helped to take it down May 21st.                                Submitted photo
(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)                                A duck has created a nest at the Langley Township works yard and staff are keeping a protective eye on her and her eggs.

Duck nests in Langley Township parking lot

Public works staff have cordoned off three parking spots around her nest.

(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)                                A duck has created a nest at the Langley Township works yard and staff are keeping a protective eye on her and her eggs.
Tour de Rock vlog episode 1: The Observatory Hill

Tour de Rock vlog episode 1: The Observatory Hill

Black Press media rider Arnold Lim, tests his hill biking four years after his last foray with the Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock.

Tour de Rock vlog episode 1: The Observatory Hill
Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota receives the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murray Awards.

Black Press papers shine at Ma Murrays

Papers from all around B.C. took home awards in almost every single category

Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota receives the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murray Awards.
Credit: Photograpy: Madison Paige of M&Him Photography

Are you the next Miss BC, Miss Teen BC or Mrs. BC?

Applications are now being accepted - find out more info here.

Credit: Photograpy: Madison Paige of M&Him Photography
Black Press papers take home 53 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Black Press papers take home 53 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Newspapers received awards in sports, news and feature writing and photography

Black Press papers take home 53 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards