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Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sandspit cycle studio donates Easter dinners to isolated seniors

Sandspit cycle studio donates Easter dinners to isolated seniors

Gale Force Indoor Cycle used Karma class proceeds to buy ‘all the fixings’ for 15 seniors

Sandspit cycle studio donates Easter dinners to isolated seniors
The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s has moved to an online event for 2020. (Black Press file photo)

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
The annual Walk for Alzheimer’s has moved to an online event for 2020. (Black Press file photo)
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Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
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A Vernon photographer gave away 20 newborn sessions to babies whose photography bookings have been disrupted by COVID-19. (Image Studios photo)

Babies born during pandemic miss out on precious moments

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

A Vernon photographer gave away 20 newborn sessions to babies whose photography bookings have been disrupted by COVID-19. (Image Studios photo)
VIDEO: Queen Charlotte clothier surprises Haida Gwaii families as the Easter Bunny
VIDEO: Queen Charlotte clothier surprises Haida Gwaii families as the Easter Bunny
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QUIZ: Put your knowledge of Easter to the test

Take this 15-question quiz to see how much you know about this holiday

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Banding together: Haida Gwaii nurse crafts headbands to save sore ears from mask straps

Banding together: Haida Gwaii nurse crafts headbands to save sore ears from mask straps

Kaila Radan making headbands with buttons to take pressure off ears of masked hospital staff

Banding together: Haida Gwaii nurse crafts headbands to save sore ears from mask straps
The Williamson family – dad Chad, mom Christine, Jennah (at back) and Mikayla – at Glow in Abbotsford in December. (Contributed photo)

Quarantined B.C. mom say pandemic has put special-needs families in ‘crisis mode’

Surrey’s Christine Williamson shares family’s challenges, strengths

The Williamson family – dad Chad, mom Christine, Jennah (at back) and Mikayla – at Glow in Abbotsford in December. (Contributed photo)
The Feed the People food bank operated out of the Islands Wellness Society in Queen Charlotte needs containers for a new freezer meal service they are providing in response to COVID-19. (Kathleen Franklin/Flickr photo)
The Feed the People food bank operated out of the Islands Wellness Society in Queen Charlotte needs containers for a new freezer meal service they are providing in response to COVID-19. (Kathleen Franklin/Flickr photo)
Ray of sunshine: Sandspit station forecasts clear skies all week

Ray of sunshine: Sandspit station forecasts clear skies all week

Meteorologist Bobby Sekhon says nice weather is ‘certainly a welcome change’

Ray of sunshine: Sandspit station forecasts clear skies all week
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QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

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City of Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum, seen at his home with his wife Sheila and their newborn son, Cedar, shared a message on social media about finding hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic

‘I realize there’s much more than fear and worry… there is hope, there is new life’: Jason Lum

City of Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum, seen at his home with his wife Sheila and their newborn son, Cedar, shared a message on social media about finding hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Haida Gwaii residents are joining the Hearts in the Window movement on social media to spread a sense of community while people are social distancing and self-isolating due to COVID-19. (Julia Breese/Facebook photo)
Haida Gwaii residents are joining the Hearts in the Window movement on social media to spread a sense of community while people are social distancing and self-isolating due to COVID-19. (Julia Breese/Facebook photo)
Peter Van Mil of Abbotsford posted a Facebook invite to his 35th birthday party and then hosted a virtual celebration with a Facebook Live video on Sunday night (March 22).

B.C. man holds virtual birthday party with 70 guests

Peter Van Mil of Abbotsford turns 35 and celebrates with Facebook Live video

Peter Van Mil of Abbotsford posted a Facebook invite to his 35th birthday party and then hosted a virtual celebration with a Facebook Live video on Sunday night (March 22).
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QUIZ: Are you ready for spring?

To mark the first day of spring, take this short 10-question quiz

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Knitters and crocheters at the Port Clements Library meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to work on some of the 50 rainbow blankets that will yarn-bomb Port Clements Canada Days next year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                All Haida Gwaii Libraries will be closed as of March 16 at 8 p.m. in precautionary measures against COVID-19. All programs are cancelled effective immediately. Seen here are knitters and crocheters at the Port Clements Library Nov. 11, 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii libraries to close

Returns are not required for six weeks

  • Mar 16, 2020
Knitters and crocheters at the Port Clements Library meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to work on some of the 50 rainbow blankets that will yarn-bomb Port Clements Canada Days next year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                All Haida Gwaii Libraries will be closed as of March 16 at 8 p.m. in precautionary measures against COVID-19. All programs are cancelled effective immediately. Seen here are knitters and crocheters at the Port Clements Library Nov. 11, 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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QUIZ: Are you feeling unlucky?

There are many superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th. See how well you know these traditions

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Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis

Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis

Check in on them, by phone or in person, to ensure their needs are being met

Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis
Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Meet one of B.C.’s instructors in CPR and first aid for dogs

Paramedic teaches Dogsafe Canine First Aid to pet owners and people who run dog businesses

Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Laura Lansink, Executive Director of Food Banks B.C.

80,000 reasons to support the food bank

Supporting your local food bank couldn’t be easier

Laura Lansink, Executive Director of Food Banks B.C.