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South Surrey's Kelly Tarry and her family participate in the inaugural BC Stay-at-Home Campout on April 25. The event was so successful, a second one is planned for May 16. (Contributed photo)

B.C. families invited to ‘camp out’ at home in support of COVID-19 response fund

Third province-wide Stay-at-Home Campout planned as charitable fundraiser

  • Apr 28, 2021
South Surrey's Kelly Tarry and her family participate in the inaugural BC Stay-at-Home Campout on April 25. The event was so successful, a second one is planned for May 16. (Contributed photo)
(from l) Justin Lewis, Linda Lilac, and Mike Bell of Ashcroft Terminal, who had a great time greeting and serving guests at Soup’s On on April 9. (Photo credit: Martina Duncan)

Ashcroft Terminal volunteers serve up smiles to Soup’s On guests

The Terminal is a regular sponsor of the Soup’s On program, which runs every Friday in Ashcroft

  • Apr 28, 2021
(from l) Justin Lewis, Linda Lilac, and Mike Bell of Ashcroft Terminal, who had a great time greeting and serving guests at Soup’s On on April 9. (Photo credit: Martina Duncan)
Prizes for the Clinton Communities in Bloom society’s Seedy Sunday virtual prize draw. (Photo credit: Yvette May)

Clinton CiB virtual Seedy Sunday event hands out real prizes

Although the fundraising event was cancelled, people still donated,and some took home prizes

  • Apr 28, 2021
Prizes for the Clinton Communities in Bloom society’s Seedy Sunday virtual prize draw. (Photo credit: Yvette May)
New flower boxes outside the Clinton community garden were among the Clinton Communities in Bloom society’s 2020 activities. (Photo credit: Yvette May)

Do you have a great garden? Clinton CiB wants to hear from you

The CiB society has several community initiatives on the go this year, so get growing!

  • Apr 28, 2021
New flower boxes outside the Clinton community garden were among the Clinton Communities in Bloom society’s 2020 activities. (Photo credit: Yvette May)
Carpenter ant destruction found in studs due to rot. ‘Galleries’ are tunnels chewed out by worker ants to allow the Queen to lay eggs within and grow their nest. (Photo credit: Sonal Nagla)

Eliminate unwanted guests by keeping pests out of your home

There are a number of easy steps you can take to keep your home free from pests

  • Apr 28, 2021
Carpenter ant destruction found in studs due to rot. ‘Galleries’ are tunnels chewed out by worker ants to allow the Queen to lay eggs within and grow their nest. (Photo credit: Sonal Nagla)
Christine Beevis Trickett in a long-forgotten, much-loved sweater. (Photo credit: Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Finding hope for the planet in an old sweater

A chance rediscovery is a reminder to reflect on what we want our new normal to look like

  • Apr 28, 2021
Christine Beevis Trickett in a long-forgotten, much-loved sweater. (Photo credit: Nature Conservancy of Canada)
Bailey Williamson, winemaker, with wine barrels at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Don Denton photo

A Passion for Pinot

Sea to sky on the BC pinot noir trail

  • Apr 28, 2021
Bailey Williamson, winemaker, with wine barrels at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Don Denton photo
Artist Ira Hoffecker. Photograph by Lia Crowe

In Studio with Artist Ira Hoffecker

Exhibition captures painter’s incredible journey

  • Apr 27, 2021
Artist Ira Hoffecker. Photograph by Lia Crowe
As a competitor to Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and BMW, the CT-5 has to look both tough and sophisticated. The designers nailed this one. PHOTO: CADILLAC

Cadillac CT5-V: Performance, style and value

If there’s such a thing as a bargain luxury-performance sedan, this is it

  • Apr 26, 2021
As a competitor to Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and BMW, the CT-5 has to look both tough and sophisticated. The designers nailed this one. PHOTO: CADILLAC
According to the World Health Organization website, resistance in gonorrhea started after the introduction of antimicrobials – a class of drug that kills micro-organisms – in the beginning of the 20th century. And since then, resistance has been building. (Pixabay photo)

Worrisome cases of ‘super-gonorrhea’ reported throughout the world

Gonorrhea gains resistance to antibiotics, says World Health Organization

  • Apr 26, 2021
According to the World Health Organization website, resistance in gonorrhea started after the introduction of antimicrobials – a class of drug that kills micro-organisms – in the beginning of the 20th century. And since then, resistance has been building. (Pixabay photo)
Teresa Becher watches as beluga whales swim up the Kenai River on Saturday, April 24, 2021. She and her volunteer team monitor belugas in the Cook Inlet. (Photo by Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Teresa Becher watches as beluga whales swim up the Kenai River on Saturday, April 24, 2021. She and her volunteer team monitor belugas in the Cook Inlet. (Photo by Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Beluga time

Get out your binoculars: The whales are frolicking in the Kenai River

  • Apr 24, 2021
Teresa Becher watches as beluga whales swim up the Kenai River on Saturday, April 24, 2021. She and her volunteer team monitor belugas in the Cook Inlet. (Photo by Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Teresa Becher watches as beluga whales swim up the Kenai River on Saturday, April 24, 2021. She and her volunteer team monitor belugas in the Cook Inlet. (Photo by Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Kevin Jensen (L) and son TJ stand in front of a stack of tires inside their Big O Tires shop on Quadra Street .  Don Denton photography

Driving Success In Business

Big O Tires revs to record growth

  • Apr 23, 2021
Kevin Jensen (L) and son TJ stand in front of a stack of tires inside their Big O Tires shop on Quadra Street .  Don Denton photography

Hans Otto Brezina

June 3, 1936 - April 23, 2021It is with great sadness that…

  • Apr 23, 2021
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI
The new E-Tron GT uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi will likely cost less. PHOTO: AUDI
Victoria real estate agent and motorcycle enthusiast Ron Neal. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives Interview with Ron Neal

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

  • Apr 21, 2021
Victoria real estate agent and motorcycle enthusiast Ron Neal. 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.