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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)
Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)

Feds kick in $5.5 million to help B.C. mitigate economic effects of disasters

Funds given to Community Futures British Columbia to distribute to small business and non-profits

Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)
The 2020 community art show put on by the Chilliwack Museum was called Creative in Quarantine. Entries for the 2022 show are being accepted Sept. 6 to 17. (Chilliwack Museum and Archives/ Facebook)

Artwork from people of all ages wanted for community art show in Chilliwack

3rd annual Community Art Show returns to Chilliwack Museum; submissions being accepted Sept. 6-17

The 2020 community art show put on by the Chilliwack Museum was called Creative in Quarantine. Entries for the 2022 show are being accepted Sept. 6 to 17. (Chilliwack Museum and Archives/ Facebook)
A photo of Shana Ethier (left) appeared in The Chilliwack Times on Aug. 15, 1992. The Yarrow mother brought her daughter Sawyer to Yarrow Pioneer Park on Aug. 15, 2022 to recreate the photo. (Chilliwack Times file/ Shana Ethier photo)

PHOTO: Chilliwack mom tries to recreate her photo in the newspaper 30 years later with her daughter

Shana Ethier’s photo on a swing appeared in 1992 so she brought her daughter Sawyer to the same spot

A photo of Shana Ethier (left) appeared in The Chilliwack Times on Aug. 15, 1992. The Yarrow mother brought her daughter Sawyer to Yarrow Pioneer Park on Aug. 15, 2022 to recreate the photo. (Chilliwack Times file/ Shana Ethier photo)
Keygan Power graduates alongside his peers from Spectrum Community School in June 2022. (Courtesy Allison Power)

B.C. teen defeats brain bleed, cancer, works way back to graduate with his peers

Keygan Power overcomes two life-threatening ailments and a resulting partial paralysis

Keygan Power graduates alongside his peers from Spectrum Community School in June 2022. (Courtesy Allison Power)
Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)

Neighbourhood block party helps B.C. residents heal after trauma of bank shootout

ER nurse who cared for 2 wounded officers, is married to ERT member, organized event

Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)
Joe Pienaar was due to step into the role of Ruth and Naomi’s Mission executive director starting Aug. 8, 2022, but resigned before starting the job. (submitted photo)

New Ruth and Naomi’s exective director resigns due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

Joseph Pienaar was hired in late July and was expected to start Aug. 8

Joe Pienaar was due to step into the role of Ruth and Naomi’s Mission executive director starting Aug. 8, 2022, but resigned before starting the job. (submitted photo)
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
Two new multi-use play areas are now open in Chilliwack, including this one at Watson-Glen Park. (City of Chilliwack photo)

Multi-use play areas open in Chilliwack

The areas include paved surfaces and nets suitable for ball hockey, along with basketball hoops

Two new multi-use play areas are now open in Chilliwack, including this one at Watson-Glen Park. (City of Chilliwack photo)
Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Project AIM takes the shame out of menstruation, incontinence with deliveries across Lower Mainland

‘These products should be free, and until they are, we will be providing them’ says co-founder

Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Mike Csoka (middle), received the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award in 2017, and he has just been recognized posthumously with the Order of Chilliwack, given to citizens to recognize outstanding achievement or long-term contributions to the community. (UFV photo)

Bowls of Hope founder Mike Csoka recognized with Order of Chilliwack

Csoka, who passed away in 2021, is recognized for his long-term contributions to Chilliwack

Mike Csoka (middle), received the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award in 2017, and he has just been recognized posthumously with the Order of Chilliwack, given to citizens to recognize outstanding achievement or long-term contributions to the community. (UFV photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
John Rambo - or at least his wooden likeness – will welcome visitors to town when Hope celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s movie, which was filmed in Hope

John Rambo - or at least his wooden likeness – will welcome visitors to town when Hope celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood. (Photo/Adam Louis)