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A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fundraiser to search more B.C. residential schools tops $100,000

Indigenous leaders hope to use radar technology to search for lost children on Vancouver Island

A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Construction crews began work on the Aberdeen building on Tuesday, June 1. The replica of the historic Aberdeen Hotel will undergo renovations that will include a concert stage on the west side of the building as well as an events storage shed. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Construction crews break ground for Agassiz’s Aberdeen building renos

The province-funded renos will include a concert stage and improvements to upstairs area

Construction crews began work on the Aberdeen building on Tuesday, June 1. The replica of the historic Aberdeen Hotel will undergo renovations that will include a concert stage on the west side of the building as well as an events storage shed. (Adam Louis/Observer)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
(Photo/Sylvia Sutton)

Community Camera for May 28, 2021

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Toilet paper waves in the breeze amid the aftermath of a TPing raid at AESS, courtesy of the graduating class in some good, clean fun. (Photos/Deanna Fortin Jones)

PHOTOS: Grads stick a fork in 2021 school year

Pranksters TP tall trees in front of AESS

Toilet paper waves in the breeze amid the aftermath of a TPing raid at AESS, courtesy of the graduating class in some good, clean fun. (Photos/Deanna Fortin Jones)
Chris Woods hoses down a vehicle at Southside Church during its ‘For This City’ event on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chris Woods hoses down a vehicle at Southside Church during its ‘For This City’ event on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Agassiz Community Garage Sale spans 18 sales with two multi-family events. (Contributed graphic)

Agassiz Community Garage sale on tap for June 5

More than a dozen stops to explore, plus a scavenger hunt

The Agassiz Community Garage Sale spans 18 sales with two multi-family events. (Contributed graphic)
Bob and Berla McLaughlin of Surrey, with scruffy little Sophie, took part in a small car rally that drove through the village of Fort Langley Monday, to mark Victoria Day and to replace the traditional May Day Parade that would have been in its 99th year – if not for COVID. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Rain dampens numbers, not spirit in ’unofficial parade’ through Fort Langley

99th annual May Day Parade wasn’t allowed, so a few dozen car lovers decided to take a ‘drive’

Bob and Berla McLaughlin of Surrey, with scruffy little Sophie, took part in a small car rally that drove through the village of Fort Langley Monday, to mark Victoria Day and to replace the traditional May Day Parade that would have been in its 99th year – if not for COVID. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis speaks to Kent Elementary students as part of CIVIX Rep Day. "The students asked fantastic questions about our democratic system and the life of a member of Parliament," the MP wrote. (Photo/Brad Vis)

MP Vis ‘visits’ Kent Elementary

The MP answered student questions during CIVX Rep Day

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis speaks to Kent Elementary students as part of CIVIX Rep Day. "The students asked fantastic questions about our democratic system and the life of a member of Parliament," the MP wrote. (Photo/Brad Vis)
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Community Camera: May 21, 2021

Leroy Burden’s great granddaughter shares a tender moment with a horse. Send…

(Leroy Burden)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
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Rod Peters receives accolades from Board of Education at retirement

Peters was the district’s Indigenous Education Coordinator

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AESS grads raise money for graduation fees during a sunny Sunday car wash. The community came together to support the class of 2021 and the grad committee was very thankful for donations. (Photos/Nicole Pope)

AESS 2021 grads scrub the suds away in Sunday car wash fundraiser

Community support helped fund graduation fees, grad committee said

AESS grads raise money for graduation fees during a sunny Sunday car wash. The community came together to support the class of 2021 and the grad committee was very thankful for donations. (Photos/Nicole Pope)
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Longtime Alzheimer Society of B.C. volunteer honoured for legacy of support for people living with dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 17, 2021
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.

Science Fair Fun Run Goes Virtual as Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC fundraiser will help make science fairs more accessible

  • May 17, 2021
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.
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Community Camera: May 14, 2021

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The Seattle Cossacks are a popular portion of the Hope Brigade Days parade. Some form of a community parade may still take place, say organizers. (Standard file photo)

Hope’s Brigade Days once again hit by pandemic concerns

Main event cancelled, but there is a glimmer of hope some events could happen

The Seattle Cossacks are a popular portion of the Hope Brigade Days parade. Some form of a community parade may still take place, say organizers. (Standard file photo)
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Looking back on a rural nursing career in Hope

After a career spent working at Fraser Canyon Hospital, Jo-Dee Chisholm retires

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