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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)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)

8 years waiting for kidney transplant ends in success for Vancouver Island man

Surgery has active Ladysmith resident Puska back to his old self

Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Members of the Cowichan Life Cyclers Mary Hoff, Dana Lyngaard and David Pope are ready to take to their bikes to raise money for Cowichan Hospice on July 24 during the Cycle of Life Tour. (Submitted)

Cowichan Life Cyclers ready to ride for Hospice

There is no limit to the team size, so anyone can join Cowichan Life Cycler’s virtual team

  • Jul 12, 2021
Members of the Cowichan Life Cyclers Mary Hoff, Dana Lyngaard and David Pope are ready to take to their bikes to raise money for Cowichan Hospice on July 24 during the Cycle of Life Tour. (Submitted)
Artist Angela Carlson at the new mural she created. (Photo by Shannon Bellamy)

Fire department commemorative mural hangs in place in Chemainus

Final touch-ups made for Shawnigan Lake artist’s addition to the outdoor collection

Artist Angela Carlson at the new mural she created. (Photo by Shannon Bellamy)
Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)

Mid-Island festival offering music, comedy and support for residential school survivors

‘Orange Day in the Bay’ taking place on Canada Day in Snaw-Naw-As First Nation

Peter Hudson and Tyler Bob (from left) are the organizers of Orange Day in the Bay. (Photo submitted)
Bike Fest Series returns to Vancouver Island next week. Hosted by multiple award winning humanitarian engineer and top mountain biking coach Anita Naidu of  Whistler (pictured). Photo supplied

Bike Fest Series coming to Cumberland, Cowichan Valley

Bike Fest Series returns to Vancouver Island next week. Hosted by award-winning…

  • Jun 9, 2021
Bike Fest Series returns to Vancouver Island next week. Hosted by multiple award winning humanitarian engineer and top mountain biking coach Anita Naidu of  Whistler (pictured). Photo supplied
Chelsea Mackinnon is giving a webinar on June 9 that looks at the effects of music on the brain and dementia. (Submitted)

Music and dementia featured in June webinar

“Music and the brain: Key considerations for dementia” takes place on Wednesday, June 9

  • May 31, 2021
Chelsea Mackinnon is giving a webinar on June 9 that looks at the effects of music on the brain and dementia. (Submitted)
Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)

Snipe hunting brothers reunited in Chemainus (and it feels so good)

Ten long years of fundraising leads to replacement of bronze figure in signature downtown artpiece

Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)
Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)

Queen presents Vancouver Island doctor with award for global drowning prevention

Dr. Steve Beerman receives Royal Life Saving Society’s King Edward VII Cup at virtual ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)
Can you dig it? Crofton In Bloom volunteers certainly can. From left: Trayci Lepp, Tony Lamley, Bonnie Lamley, Mary Patient and Jane Grueber. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Community pride grows from volunteer group’s beautification efforts

All ages contribute to Crofton In Bloom’s objectives

Can you dig it? Crofton In Bloom volunteers certainly can. From left: Trayci Lepp, Tony Lamley, Bonnie Lamley, Mary Patient and Jane Grueber. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Greyson Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)

Fundraising for gaga ball pit gates easily surpasses goal

People get on board with young student’s idea to make them accessible

Greyson Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)
Garden Club volunteers with new gardening tools for use at Cairnsmore Place and Cowichan Hospice House. (Submitted)

Cairnsmore Garden Club looking for new members

With the addition of new garden territory around Cowichan Hospice House, new blood needed

  • Apr 28, 2021
Garden Club volunteers with new gardening tools for use at Cairnsmore Place and Cowichan Hospice House. (Submitted)
Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)

Art group members celebrate a joyful spring in Chemainus with surprise mosaic

Each of 33 squares pushed together into one mural

  • Apr 19, 2021
Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)