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The Victoria petting zoo welcomes its first two baby goats of the season – Jupiter and Solaris. (Beacon Hill Children’s Farm/Facebook)

Tragic birth in Victoria petting zoo leads to happy beginnings for 2 mama goats

Goat run returns to Beacon Hill Park as children’s farm welcomes spring babies

 

Job’s Daughters BC is holding its annual conference in Abbotsford on the weekend of March 17, and the public is invited to attend a pageant for Miss BC at Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Job’s Daughter B.C./Facebook)

Abbotsford set to host provincial Job’s Daughters conference and pageant

Public invited to learn more about youth organization by attending pageant

 

Kevin Smith is calling attention to a significant theft at his Highway Antique Barn business on the Trans-Canada Highway. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Thieves pillage B.C. business of $100,000 worth of gold and silver

Owner calls for more awareness, security measures to combat crime in Chemainus area

 

Anti-racism mural by the Raven-Tacuara collective on the old Auld Phillips building on Fletcher Street near Yale on Aug. 12, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Public forum for newcomers on finding sense of belonging in Chilliwack and beyond

Event March 16 will see panel of speakers discussing local services, people who offer welcome

Anti-racism mural by the Raven-Tacuara collective on the old Auld Phillips building on Fletcher Street near Yale on Aug. 12, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Entrepreneur Ken Keis will be presented with the 2022 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award during the 2023 4-H Canada Leadership Awards, to be held virtually with host Jon Montgomery (right) on Feb. 28. (Photo courtesy of Ken Keis)

Abbotsford entrepreneur Ken Keis to receive national 4-H award in online presentation

4-H Canada’s Leadership Awards show to be hosted by Canadian Olympian Jon Montgomery

Entrepreneur Ken Keis will be presented with the 2022 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award during the 2023 4-H Canada Leadership Awards, to be held virtually with host Jon Montgomery (right) on Feb. 28. (Photo courtesy of Ken Keis)
Taking place just in time for Family Day (Feb. 18), the Sunshine Snowfest promises to be “fun and engaging” for both adults and kids - and a great way for families to make memories together. (Terry Ananny/SVCRS)

Juno award musician Norman Foote performing at Sunshine Snowfest on Feb. 18

Hot chocolate forest and live entertainment promised for Saturday’s winter festival

Taking place just in time for Family Day (Feb. 18), the Sunshine Snowfest promises to be “fun and engaging” for both adults and kids - and a great way for families to make memories together. (Terry Ananny/SVCRS)
The volunteers who maintain Penticton’s outdoor rink on 107 Martin Street. Front row from left to right: Frank Gair, Mark Hammerquist, Cathy Terris, Chris Terris, John Buckley, Lance Zablotney, Patrick Meyer, Chris Araki. Back row from left to right: Gord Barnes, Dave Burgoyne. Missing from picture: Ralph Consolo, Kent Fiske, Lloyd Lindsay, and crew chief Cam Gunning. (Contributed)

Meet the volunteers who make the Okanagan’s newest outdoor rink a reality 7 days a week

‘All of them just want to do something that makes our community better to live in,’ said Gord Barnes

The volunteers who maintain Penticton’s outdoor rink on 107 Martin Street. Front row from left to right: Frank Gair, Mark Hammerquist, Cathy Terris, Chris Terris, John Buckley, Lance Zablotney, Patrick Meyer, Chris Araki. Back row from left to right: Gord Barnes, Dave Burgoyne. Missing from picture: Ralph Consolo, Kent Fiske, Lloyd Lindsay, and crew chief Cam Gunning. (Contributed)
Phil Hillier is joined by dad Chris in the digger at a Campbell River construction site for Phil’s third birthday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Campbell River construction workers help build the best birthday ever

Akers Property Solutions construction crew gives a young fan a party to remember

Phil Hillier is joined by dad Chris in the digger at a Campbell River construction site for Phil’s third birthday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)

Thieves snag $15K of wood from Hope helicopter logging site

Culprits would have needed major equipment to drag logs, says Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest

The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)
The Hope Station House is one of 10 finalists for the “Next Great Save” competition for saving historic sites. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Hope Station House one of 10 finalists in $50,000 ‘Next Great Save’ competition

Station House has the chance to win grand prize towards it’s rehabilitation and maintenance

The Hope Station House is one of 10 finalists for the “Next Great Save” competition for saving historic sites. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
Give three different ways in 2023 and know you're actively participating in saving lives.

Help Make All the Difference — give 3 in 2023!

Transplants and blood donations helped Erica bounce back from a devastating diagnosis

  • Jan 9, 2023
Give three different ways in 2023 and know you're actively participating in saving lives.
Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Working 7 days a week with 2 kids, B.C. single mom surprised with car

Huber Bannister Chevrolet held its second annual Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23

Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Two people are unharmed after their two-storey home, on Riverview Drive, caught on fire last Sunday (Dec. 18) morning. (Hope Fire Department/Facebook)

2 people unharmed after their home on Riverview Drive catches on fire last Sunday

No injuries reported as Hope Fire Department continue to investigate the cause of the fire

Two people are unharmed after their two-storey home, on Riverview Drive, caught on fire last Sunday (Dec. 18) morning. (Hope Fire Department/Facebook)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

PODCAST: Poilievre talks pipelines, LNG and more in one-on-one interview with Black Press Media

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporter Michael Bramadat-Willcock interviews Conservative Party of Canada leader

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: HAVAN offers sound homebuilding and renovation advice

TODAY IN BC: Consumer Resources with CEO Ron Rapp

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)