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Members of the new Assisting Refugees in Cowichan volunteer group include, from left, Bonnie Louden, Jeff Leggat, Dan Olsen, Daniel Collins and Brenda Walker. (Submitted photo)

Group formed to aid LGBTQ2S+ refugees come to Cowichan; drag show fundraiser this month

The Assisting Refugees in Cowichan committee will hold a series of fundraisers, including drag show

 

The owner of these military medals and ribbons that were found in a bag near Cowichan River is bing sought. (Submitted photo)

Owner of military medals and ribbons found in Duncan sought

Bylaw officer found them in plastic bag by Cowichan River

The owner of these military medals and ribbons that were found in a bag near Cowichan River is bing sought. (Submitted photo)
Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Island retiree operates thrift store to keep his neighbourhood neighbourly

Deni’s Dynamite Deals donates thousands of dollars every month

Deni Bezeau, owner of Deni’s Dynamite Deals, set up his thrift store at the corner of Bruce Avenue and Seventh Street in Nanaimo to raise money for high school extracurricular programs and other organizations in need of cash. He now donates about $11,000 monthly. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s ‘cat control’ animal responsibility bylaw now official

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
Climb for Alzheimer’s fundraiser is back on local trails this September. (Photo submitted by Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Climb for Alzheimer’s in September

In many cases, these isolating conditions can contribute to cognitive decline

  • Sep 18, 2021
Climb for Alzheimer’s fundraiser is back on local trails this September. (Photo submitted by Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)

Little Island That Could opens expanded $2 million community centre

Rejuvenated Forbes Hall a shining beacon for Thetis Island — built largely without taxpayer’s dollars

  • Sep 16, 2021
Renovated and expanded Forbes Hall is a spectacular addition to the Thetis Island community. (Photo submitted)
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
An otter family during the pandemic. (Cim MacDonald photo)

New display at Duncan museum looks at wildlife during the pandemic

In the summer of 2020, scientists coined the term “anthropause”

  • Sep 6, 2021
An otter family during the pandemic. (Cim MacDonald photo)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
Clients and staff at the the Clements Centre Society's new Stanko-Casswell Place in south Cowichan cut the ribbon on the new facility on Aug. 20. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Clements Centre Society officially opens new facility in south Cowichan

Dozens attend ribbon cutting at Stanko-Casswell Place

Clients and staff at the the Clements Centre Society's new Stanko-Casswell Place in south Cowichan cut the ribbon on the new facility on Aug. 20. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Malahat Legion is presented with a cheque from the Bottle Depot Company in Victoria for their bottle and can collection efforts. (Submitted by Malahat Legion)

Guest column: Malahat Legion continues to thrive, support community through pandemic

We were able to work with the Young Seniors Activity Group to distribute more than 3,000 masks

  • Aug 22, 2021
The Malahat Legion is presented with a cheque from the Bottle Depot Company in Victoria for their bottle and can collection efforts. (Submitted by Malahat Legion)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. has two free webinars coming up to help people with tips to find the right care home for a senior. (Submitted by Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Do you know how to find the right long-term care home?

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. provides support for area residents through free weekly webinars

  • Aug 12, 2021
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. has two free webinars coming up to help people with tips to find the right care home for a senior. (Submitted by Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Victoria News and Monday Magazine are proud to announce the publication of Finding Hope: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence, produced with community partners the Victoria Foundation and Island Health.

Finding Hope: Publication aims to help break the cycle of domestic violence

The statistics are sobering: 60 per cent of British Columbia residents know…

  • Aug 9, 2021
Victoria News and Monday Magazine are proud to announce the publication of Finding Hope: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence, produced with community partners the Victoria Foundation and Island Health.
Two-year-old Charlie Snider of Brentwood Bay gazes out the window while riding on the train at the BC Forest Discovery Centre during Kids Day events on the 2021 BC Day long weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Families pack Duncan’s BC Forest Discovery Centre for Kids Days

Lots of activities to try during BC Day long weekend

Two-year-old Charlie Snider of Brentwood Bay gazes out the window while riding on the train at the BC Forest Discovery Centre during Kids Day events on the 2021 BC Day long weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)
Kevin Hossack of Team Good People adds to his pile as Jennifer Lawson and Bruce Cates look on during a clean-up of Japanese sargassum at Maple Bay on Sunday, July 25. Lawson organized the event to help prevent the spread of the invasive species in the bay. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Volunteers pull invasive seaweed from Maple Bay by wheelbarrow load

Japanese sargassum is very tall and aggressive

Kevin Hossack of Team Good People adds to his pile as Jennifer Lawson and Bruce Cates look on during a clean-up of Japanese sargassum at Maple Bay on Sunday, July 25. Lawson organized the event to help prevent the spread of the invasive species in the bay. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Graham Cannon is the first winner of the Barb de Groot grant, which has been presented for the first time this year. (Submitted)

First winner of de Groot grant in Cowichan is former student

Cannon is the lead instructor for a class of four boys

  • Jul 30, 2021
Graham Cannon is the first winner of the Barb de Groot grant, which has been presented for the first time this year. (Submitted)