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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

 

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

 

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: HAVAN offers sound homebuilding and renovation advice

TODAY IN BC: Consumer Resources with CEO Ron Rapp

 

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.)
Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)

PODCAST: Real-time reno: Deficiency walkthrough

TODAY IN BC: Burdens take their final project walkthrough

Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)
The Mercado Latino Society holds regular events throughout the Fraser Valley, bringing together Latino merchants and businesses in one place, to help create community while supporting each other. (Mercado Latino Society Facebook)

Fraser Valley Latino community growing stronger with new society

Mercada Latino Society started in one woman’s driveway and now has 60 vendors

The Mercado Latino Society holds regular events throughout the Fraser Valley, bringing together Latino merchants and businesses in one place, to help create community while supporting each other. (Mercado Latino Society Facebook)
Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)

Penticton steps up for Lytton and saves village council’s inauguration ceremony

The village had supply challenges, putting its first council meeting since the fire of 2021 in doubt

Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)
The after-school hours can be difficult for younger kids who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need.

United Way BC helps families thrive through after-school programming

Imagine you’re six years old. Grade one! You love your teacher and…

  • Oct 31, 2022
The after-school hours can be difficult for younger kids who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need.
Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Following the Burden family through their real time renovation

TODAY IN BC: Electrical and plumbing work is completed for permitting

Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)
Sarah Demian from Chilliwack, currently studying at Langley’s Trinity Western University (TWU). Demian along with her friend Rea Klar will represent the Christian Reformed Church of North America at the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU student from Chilliwack off to Egypt for climate change conference

Sarah Demian and fellow student Rea Klar have been officiallly given the status of observers

Sarah Demian from Chilliwack, currently studying at Langley’s Trinity Western University (TWU). Demian along with her friend Rea Klar will represent the Christian Reformed Church of North America at the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Things get real during the demo stage for homeowners

TODAY IN BC: Following the Burden family through their real time renovation

Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
Jasper Lament, Nature Trust of B.C. CEO, with son Lucas. (Nature Trust of B.C. photo)

PODCAST.: The Nature Trust of BC has conserved more than 500 properties, 175,000 acres

TODAY IN B.C.: Jasper Lament, ‘Our mission is focused on conserving biodiversity’

Jasper Lament, Nature Trust of B.C. CEO, with son Lucas. (Nature Trust of B.C. photo)
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo

United Way BC funding goes a long way in boosting local food security

It’s Friday, payday, and you need groceries. You’ve worked out the budget…

  • Oct 10, 2022
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo
Eric Brunt poses with Second World War veteran Frank Krepps. (Photo courtesy of Melki Films)

PODCAST.: B.C. filmmaker documents stories of Canadian WWII veterans

TODAY IN B.C.: Average age of vets now 97, as Eric Brunt races against time

Eric Brunt poses with Second World War veteran Frank Krepps. (Photo courtesy of Melki Films)
In a scene from Rambo: First Blood, title character John Rambo holds a knife to the throat of Sheriff Will Teasle. This is the knife that inspired Dietmar Pohl, designed by legendary Arkansas knifesmith Johnny Lile. (Connect Media photo)

Filmed in Hope, Rambo: First Blood inspired German knife designer

Dietmar Pohl pursued a career in the knife industry after seeing the original movie in 1982

In a scene from Rambo: First Blood, title character John Rambo holds a knife to the throat of Sheriff Will Teasle. This is the knife that inspired Dietmar Pohl, designed by legendary Arkansas knifesmith Johnny Lile. (Connect Media photo)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation

TODAY IN B.C.: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’ debuts

The Burden Family. (HAVAN Photo)
Brian Dennehy (right) played the role of Sheriff Will Teasle, Rambo’s small-town nemesis in Rambo: First Blood. His daughter, Elizabeth Dennehy, is coming to Hope for the 40th anniversary celebration. (moviestillsdb.com)

Hope welcomes Elizabeth Dennehy for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration

Dennehy discusses her father, Brian Dennehy, who played Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood

Brian Dennehy (right) played the role of Sheriff Will Teasle, Rambo’s small-town nemesis in Rambo: First Blood. His daughter, Elizabeth Dennehy, is coming to Hope for the 40th anniversary celebration. (moviestillsdb.com)