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Merritt at the Kelowna BC SPCA.
Merritt at the Kelowna BC SPCA.
Martyka Sutor, her partner Steven, son Arlo and newborn daughter Maia pose for a photo with firefighters from Surrey’s Hall 17. (Contributed photo)

‘There was no stopping her’: Firefighters deliver baby in B.C. couple’s home

‘It was a day we will never forget’ says South Surrey mother

Martyka Sutor, her partner Steven, son Arlo and newborn daughter Maia pose for a photo with firefighters from Surrey’s Hall 17. (Contributed photo)
Bear wearing a life jacket to get ready for a kayak ride (Kris Stewart)
Bear wearing a life jacket to get ready for a kayak ride (Kris Stewart)
Catherine getting ready for the next round of chemo, with her three kids for support. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)

B.C. family in need of support after mother’s stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis

Seek funds to cover treatment and care for their three autism-diagnosed kids

Catherine getting ready for the next round of chemo, with her three kids for support. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
The Rupert Rampage celebrates after a power play goal from Jacobo Santurbano late in the second period to make it 2-2 versus the Hazelton Wolverines, on Oct. 23. The Rampage won 5-2. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Millar Time: Camaraderie reigns – bring home the crown

Moments I hold close and keep in my memory chest are of…

The Rupert Rampage celebrates after a power play goal from Jacobo Santurbano late in the second period to make it 2-2 versus the Hazelton Wolverines, on Oct. 23. The Rampage won 5-2. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Steve Nicklen, one of the individuals who supports migrant farm workers, repairing bikes at his home in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Steve Nicklen, one of the individuals who supports migrant farm workers, repairing bikes at his home in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Sutter Rowse, 8, cuddles with Hazel, the cat, at the Williams Lake BCSPCA who he raised $850 toward the cost of her surgery. (Leslie Rowse photo)
Sutter Rowse, 8, cuddles with Hazel, the cat, at the Williams Lake BCSPCA who he raised $850 toward the cost of her surgery. (Leslie Rowse photo)
As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)

Sea of pink at B.C. pool a tribute to kindness, compassion during anti-bullying week

Swim BC offered pink swim caps to teams across the province for annual initiative

As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)
Black Press Media announce the promotion of Melissa Ash to publisher of The Northern View, on Jan. 31. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Black Press Media announce the promotion of Melissa Ash to publisher of The Northern View, on Jan. 31. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)

90-year-old B.C. firefighter has always been one to keep busy

Benny Hanson said his philosophy was ‘change jobs every four years’

Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)
Janet Song Cornett-Ching, May Thivu, Ut Duong and Vang Duong adorned traditional clothing to the Learn About Lunar New year event hosted at Hecate Strait Settelment Services, on Feb. 1. Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Janet Song Cornett-Ching, May Thivu, Ut Duong and Vang Duong adorned traditional clothing to the Learn About Lunar New year event hosted at Hecate Strait Settelment Services, on Feb. 1. Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)

QUIZ: Celebrating the joy of reading

Family Literacy Day in Canada is held each year on Jan. 27.

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)
Alex Hogendoorn, has been senior pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church for the past 15 years and likes to shepherd his flock with authenticity and being present in the moment. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Heart of our city: Alex Hogendoorn

Pastor walks with his community and leads with the spirit

Alex Hogendoorn, has been senior pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church for the past 15 years and likes to shepherd his flock with authenticity and being present in the moment. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)

Top animal videos from B.C.’s Vancouver Island in 2021

Look back at a year of adorable, breathtaking and unusual footage

Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)
(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah Leslie and Melanie Shenstone pose for a photo next to a family of snow people displayed at a home on 17th Avenue, near the intersection of 77th Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Can Can dancers trot out Christmas flash mobs

City residents with amazing Christmas displays were treated to the surprise dances

(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah Leslie and Melanie Shenstone pose for a photo next to a family of snow people displayed at a home on 17th Avenue, near the intersection of 77th Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Harry Young said, on Dec. 7, due to last year’s demand for the event, even more tickets have to be made available for the 29th annual derby. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Harry Young said, on Dec. 7, due to last year’s demand for the event, even more tickets have to be made available for the 29th annual derby. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)

Born to be wild: Goat finds family with herd of deer

Greta the Goat sought freedom from the start

Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)
The R.E.M. Lee Theatre in Terrace, pictured on Nov. 29, 2021, will be the sole venue for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Music Festival from April 21 to May 6. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Pacific Northwest Music Festival set to return in 2022

The festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The R.E.M. Lee Theatre in Terrace, pictured on Nov. 29, 2021, will be the sole venue for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Music Festival from April 21 to May 6. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)