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Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook has all kinds of apple picking, juice pressing and tree pruning equipment available. Wildsight file.

Wildsight to host apple picking and pressing events in Kimberley and Cranbrook

The Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook apple capture program is back just as fruit begins…

Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook has all kinds of apple picking, juice pressing and tree pruning equipment available. Wildsight file.
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
Kimberley Horror Fest returns for its fifth year, this time back in-person with a reduced capacity, if restrictions continue to allow.

Kimberley Horror Fest plans for in-person event at Centre64 on Nov. 6

Organizers have many exciting plans for event’s fifth anniversary

Kimberley Horror Fest returns for its fifth year, this time back in-person with a reduced capacity, if restrictions continue to allow.
Pictured below are some of the ladies who meet at Sew Creative weekly and who have also given so selflessly of their time and resources to support Quilts of Valour. Photo submitted

Kimberley volunteers sew Quilts of Valour

Quilts of Valour began wrapping quilts around service members, both retired and…

Pictured below are some of the ladies who meet at Sew Creative weekly and who have also given so selflessly of their time and resources to support Quilts of Valour. Photo submitted
Rt’d Sgt Chris Mahoney, and current member of the Kimberley RCMP, received a Quilt of Valour last week. Photo submitted

Kimberley RCMP member and veteran receives Quilt of Valour

Another veteran has received a Quilt of Valour in Kimberley. “It was…

Rt’d Sgt Chris Mahoney, and current member of the Kimberley RCMP, received a Quilt of Valour last week. Photo submitted
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to Second World War Kootenay flying legend

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
First Saturday will return on September 4, 2021. Bulletin file

First Saturday returns on September 4, 2021

It feels like it’s been a long drought with not a lot…

First Saturday will return on September 4, 2021. Bulletin file
Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
Pictured is the Rotary Scholarship winner, Declan Armstrong, who received a scholarship cheque for $1500. Photo submitted

Kimberley Rotary donates funds raised through online bingo

The Rotary Club of Kimberley has been participating with other Kootenay Rotary…

Pictured is the Rotary Scholarship winner, Declan Armstrong, who received a scholarship cheque for $1500. Photo submitted
Kimberley Independent School students spent some time studying the watershed with Wildsight this past year. Wildsight file.

Kimberley students take a deep dive into watershed study

When Wildsight undertook to engage students in study of their watersheds, they…

Kimberley Independent School students spent some time studying the watershed with Wildsight this past year. Wildsight file.
Local artist fears two of her pieces were stolen from the gallery. Photo submitted.

Local artist fears two of her pieces stolen from gallery

Local artist Colleen Friesen is asking the people of Kimberley to be…

Local artist fears two of her pieces were stolen from the gallery. Photo submitted.
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The new gallery at Centre 64 in Kimberley entitled Celebrating the 75-year Creative Journey of Carol Gordon is open now until the end of July. Paul Rodgers photo.

Artist Carol Gordon shares gallery a lifetime in the making at Centre 64

A new gallery has opened at Centre 64 entitled “Celebrating the 75-year…

The new gallery at Centre 64 in Kimberley entitled Celebrating the 75-year Creative Journey of Carol Gordon is open now until the end of July. Paul Rodgers photo.