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The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)

QUIZ: Crowds and solitude

As COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, here’s a quiz about crowded places and isolation

The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)
As of Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the Gwaii Trust Society had given out 27 grants totalling $410,160 from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Gwaii Trust increases COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to half a million dollars

Over 25 grants totalling more than $400,000 already given out for local COVID-19 response

As of Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the Gwaii Trust Society had given out 27 grants totalling $410,160 from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Goldie Swanson posted in the Haida Gwaii - Care Ninjas Facebook group that she had come home to find a surprise package of dried fish and seaweed. (Goldie Swanson/Haida Gwaii - Care Ninjas photo)

Haida Gwaii ‘ninjas’ combat COVID-19 blues with care packages

More than 700 residents have joined ‘Care Ninjas’ Facebook group since May 14

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Goldie Swanson posted in the Haida Gwaii - Care Ninjas Facebook group that she had come home to find a surprise package of dried fish and seaweed. (Goldie Swanson/Haida Gwaii - Care Ninjas photo)
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A non-May Day parade through Fort Langley on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Car collectors come out in droves for drive through Fort Langley

A ‘spontaneous’ drive replaces annual May Day Parade, surprising village residents and shoppers alike

A non-May Day parade through Fort Langley on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Nettie Harder and her daughter-in-law Heather Harder play their accordions in the Queen Charlotte park on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The duo have been playing their accordions in public when there is good weather to spread “good cheer around the neighbourhood.” Nettie also tries to play outside the Bethel Assembly church in Queen Charlotte at 7 p.m. daily, a time when many Canadians have been stepping out to make noise in appreciation of health-care workers.
Nettie Harder and her daughter-in-law Heather Harder play their accordions in the Queen Charlotte park on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The duo have been playing their accordions in public when there is good weather to spread “good cheer around the neighbourhood.” Nettie also tries to play outside the Bethel Assembly church in Queen Charlotte at 7 p.m. daily, a time when many Canadians have been stepping out to make noise in appreciation of health-care workers.
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QUIZ: Exploring gardens

How much do you know about gardening and famous gardens?

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Pastor Wes Harder and his wife Heather have been holding outdoor, drive-in services since Palm Sunday to respect social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pastor Wes Harder and his wife Heather have been holding outdoor, drive-in services since Palm Sunday to respect social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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QUIZ: In honour of mothers

On Mother’s Day, see how much you know about the day and about some famous mothers

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A Grade 7 class at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford has created a web page and video called We Are Canada.

B.C. Grade 7 students create ‘We Are Canada’ video and web page

Abbotsford project features voices from across the nation defining what it means to be Canadian

  • May 7, 2020
A Grade 7 class at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford has created a web page and video called We Are Canada.
The Port Clements Museum is collecting COVID-19 stories from Haida Gwaii residents. (Port Clements Facebook photo)

Port Clements Museum collecting COVID-19 stories from Haida Gwaii residents

Coordinator Joan Hein wants to archive stories about how pandemic has affected lives of locals

The Port Clements Museum is collecting COVID-19 stories from Haida Gwaii residents. (Port Clements Facebook photo)
Brianne Hamlyn, the animal care supervisor for the BC SPCA on Haida Gwaii, said in a release on April 30, 2020 that more volunteers are needed for kitten season. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC SPCA on Haida Gwaii puts call out for volunteers

Supervisor Brianne Hamlyn says need for help ‘greater than ever’ with kitten season approaching

Brianne Hamlyn, the animal care supervisor for the BC SPCA on Haida Gwaii, said in a release on April 30, 2020 that more volunteers are needed for kitten season. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Beatles had a profound influence on the music of the 1960s and beyond. The band’s last studio album, Let It Be, was released May 8, 1970. (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A tribute to The Beatles

How much do you know about the iconic band from the 1960s?

The Beatles had a profound influence on the music of the 1960s and beyond. The band’s last studio album, Let It Be, was released May 8, 1970. (Stock photo)
Katie and Stella Sinkins were announced the winners of the Hang Tight Haida Gwaii pandemic PSA contest under 15 category on April 24, 2020 for their Laura Clery-inspired video submission, which featured “quarantine workout” moves such as the “spray and pray.” (YouTube screengrab)

‘We should be proud’: Hang Tight Haida Gwaii pandemic PSA winners announced

Patrick Shannon says winners made videos that ‘could run anywhere in the country’

Katie and Stella Sinkins were announced the winners of the Hang Tight Haida Gwaii pandemic PSA contest under 15 category on April 24, 2020 for their Laura Clery-inspired video submission, which featured “quarantine workout” moves such as the “spray and pray.” (YouTube screengrab)
The Port Clements Fire Department surprised Logan Peerless with a parade on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for his 10th birthday. (Kyra Bennett Richardson/Submitted photo)
The Port Clements Fire Department surprised Logan Peerless with a parade on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for his 10th birthday. (Kyra Bennett Richardson/Submitted photo)
Michael Gibbs, president of the Surrey Historical Society, inspects vandalized grave markers in the Surrey Centre Cemetery April 27. Gibbs wondered if it might be time to install security cameras in the 139-year-old cemetery. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

100-year-old gravestones vandalized at Surrey Centre Cemetery

Headstones of local pioneers toppled in Cloverdale

Michael Gibbs, president of the Surrey Historical Society, inspects vandalized grave markers in the Surrey Centre Cemetery April 27. Gibbs wondered if it might be time to install security cameras in the 139-year-old cemetery. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A salute to health care workers

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

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)
Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)

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

Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)
‘She had the most amazing heart’: Haida carver raising money for mother’s memorial pole

‘She had the most amazing heart’: Haida carver raising money for mother’s memorial pole

Lyle Campbell and crew raising money for red cedar pole that will honour memory of Alice Campbell

‘She had the most amazing heart’: Haida carver raising money for mother’s memorial pole
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QUIZ: Meet the Simpsons

How much do you know about this iconic television family?

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During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Black Press newspaper carriers have been asked to not touch surfaces when delivering papers. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

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

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Black Press newspaper carriers have been asked to not touch surfaces when delivering papers. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)