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Victoria real estate agent and motorcycle enthusiast Ron Neale.  Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives Interview with Ron Neale

Real estate agent has a passion for philanthropy, motorcycles and sports

  • Apr 21, 2021
Victoria real estate agent and motorcycle enthusiast Ron Neale.  Lia Crowe photography
A take-home naloxone kit contains three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus, and alcohol swabs. (Photo credit: Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Working together to combat opioid overdoses

In 2016 the opioid crisis was deemed a public health emergency, and action is still needed

  • Apr 21, 2021
A take-home naloxone kit contains three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus, and alcohol swabs. (Photo credit: Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
BC Wildfire Service file.

So far, fire season in Kamloops region about average

Unseasonably warm temperatures as of late are drying out ground fuel

  • Apr 20, 2021
BC Wildfire Service file.
(Photo by Mojpe/Pixabay)

Canadian kids extracting record amounts from Tooth Fairy

Our neighbours in the U.S. receive slightly less from Tooth Fairy visits

  • Apr 20, 2021
(Photo by Mojpe/Pixabay)
Local carpenter Tyler Bohn embarked on a quest to create the East Sooke Treehouse, after seeing people build similar structures on a Discovery Channel show. (East Sooke Treehouse Facebook photo)

PHOTOS: B.C. carpenter builds fort inspired by TV’s ‘Treehouse Masters’

The whimsical structure features a wooden walking path, a loft, kitchen – and is now listed on Airbnb

  • Apr 17, 2021
Local carpenter Tyler Bohn embarked on a quest to create the East Sooke Treehouse, after seeing people build similar structures on a Discovery Channel show. (East Sooke Treehouse Facebook photo)
Valen a student of Coldstream Elementary writes advice for adults amid a pandemic.

‘We can get rid of COVID together’: B.C. kids share heartwarming advice

Elementary students share their wisdom to adults in unprecedented times

  • Apr 17, 2021
Valen a student of Coldstream Elementary writes advice for adults amid a pandemic.
(Police handout/Kamloops RCMP)

B.C. man dies in custody awaiting trial for Valentine’s Day robbery, kidnapping spree

Robert James Rennie, who was on the Kamloops RCMP’s most wanted list, passed away at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Coquitlam

  • Apr 17, 2021
(Police handout/Kamloops RCMP)
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)
Ashcroft Communities in Bloom volunteers ready to get growing at the Heritage Park in May 2019. A work bee is being organized for April 18, and the daylily bed (pictured) will be one of the areas tackled. (Photo credit: David Gory)

Ashcroft CiB holding Heritage Park work bee on April 18

Community members invited to lend a hand and get the Heritage Park sparkling for the season

  • Apr 14, 2021
Ashcroft Communities in Bloom volunteers ready to get growing at the Heritage Park in May 2019. A work bee is being organized for April 18, and the daylily bed (pictured) will be one of the areas tackled. (Photo credit: David Gory)
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
A Toyota Supra shown at the recent SEMA360 virtual trade show could signal the arrival of an open-top model, but The Sleuth thinks it would not come with the exaggerated bodywork. PHOTO: TOYOTA

The Auto Sleuth: A Canoo lifestyle vehicle, an Apple car, an Ioniq 45 and more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Apr 11, 2021
A Toyota Supra shown at the recent SEMA360 virtual trade show could signal the arrival of an open-top model, but The Sleuth thinks it would not come with the exaggerated bodywork. PHOTO: TOYOTA
Marnie Naka . Photography by Darren Hull

Secrets and Lives Interview with Marnie Naka

Calgary transplant enjoys the Okanagan outdoor lifestyle on her mountain bike

  • Apr 9, 2021
Marnie Naka . Photography by Darren Hull

Marjorie Joan Wadge (nee Harris)

August 23, 1939 - April 9, 2021Marjorie Joan Wadge passed away peacefully…

  • Apr 9, 2021
For such a large and bulky vehicle, the Yukon’s design is tidy and elegant. The AT4 is the off-road member of the family with underbody skid plates and a two-speed transfer case. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS

2021 GMC Yukon: For king-size towing and hauling, Yukon rules the roost

For 2021, the GMC Yukon AT4 has been redesigned, top to bottom.

  • Apr 8, 2021
For such a large and bulky vehicle, the Yukon’s design is tidy and elegant. The AT4 is the off-road member of the family with underbody skid plates and a two-speed transfer case. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap will once again be taking place outside 210 Brink Street starting on april 17 and running through May 22. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Calling all gardeners: Ashcroft CiB plant swap coming soon

Plants can be dropped off or picked up between April 17 and May 22

  • Apr 7, 2021
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap will once again be taking place outside 210 Brink Street starting on april 17 and running through May 22. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Letters to the editor stock image

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about the Easter Scavenger Hunt and the Daffodil Campaign

  • Apr 7, 2021
Letters to the editor stock image
Anyone out walking on area trails at this time of year should beware of taking burdock hooks (pictured) for a ride, and transporting the invasive plant to fresh pastures. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Stop invasives in your tracks if you’re hitting the trail

Know when, where, and how to enjoy spring back country adventures without invasive plants

  • Apr 7, 2021
Anyone out walking on area trails at this time of year should beware of taking burdock hooks (pictured) for a ride, and transporting the invasive plant to fresh pastures. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
Seniors living in long-term care and assisted living can now see more family and friends at a time, including children, as restrictions around visits have been eased. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Victoria Report

Welcome news for seniors in long-term care

  • Apr 7, 2021
Seniors living in long-term care and assisted living can now see more family and friends at a time, including children, as restrictions around visits have been eased. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
BC Wildfire Service to conduct prescribed burn near Clinton. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)

Wildfire service to conduct prescribed burn near Clinton

The burn will occur sometime between April 8 and April 30.

  • Apr 7, 2021
BC Wildfire Service to conduct prescribed burn near Clinton. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
Chris Turyk, Marketing Director, stands outside the tasting room at Unsworth Vineyards. Don Denton photo

Secrets and Lives Interview with Chris Turyk

Marketing Director and Sommelier at Unsworth Vineyards talks wine and food

  • Apr 7, 2021
Chris Turyk, Marketing Director, stands outside the tasting room at Unsworth Vineyards. Don Denton photo