Sarah O'Leary

Digital work on laptop (pixabay photo).

Digital marketing program rebooted, to help smaller businesses hone media skills

Businesses digitize materials creating a stronger online presence and revenue assisted by Alacrity.

Digital work on laptop (pixabay photo).
A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. The British Columbia government says monkeypox vaccine is being made available to eligible patients in most areas of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

81 cases of monkeypox confirmed in British Columbia

Infection concern remains low, says BC Centre for Disease Control

A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. The British Columbia government says monkeypox vaccine is being made available to eligible patients in most areas of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
An example of anti-racism posters. (BC Resilience Network graphic)

B.C. anti-racism training opens 20 spots for small-town applicants

Online applications for the program will be accepted until Aug. 11, 2022

An example of anti-racism posters. (BC Resilience Network graphic)
Kootenay B.C. campsite with campers and tent (Scouts Canada photo).

Haida Gwaii park makes list of national hidden gem campsites

Scouters cite lush rainforests, rich Haida culture and wildlife as the park’s appeal

Kootenay B.C. campsite with campers and tent (Scouts Canada photo).
(Black Press file photo)

B.C. government survey shows increase in cannabis use, legal purchases

Nearly 25,000 people share opinions on usage, habits

(Black Press file photo)
This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)

Murder hornets have gotten a name change; last spotted in B.C. in 2019

At the Washington border this invasive species poses a potential threat to B.C. ecosystems

This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)
Clockwise from top left, parents Sharon and Glenn Bulger, with son Zach holding a photo of his late brother Cameron. (Submitted photo)

Fitness fundraiser raises $11K for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Classes will gather donations to aid with pediatric palliative care

Clockwise from top left, parents Sharon and Glenn Bulger, with son Zach holding a photo of his late brother Cameron. (Submitted photo)
Frank Wall, from a scrapbook collected by his sister. (Anne Barton photo/Houston Today)

‘He never got to Vancouver’: 35 years later, mystery of missing Houston man remains

Relatives of Frank Wall seek closure after popular gunsmith disappeared without a trace

Frank Wall, from a scrapbook collected by his sister. (Anne Barton photo/Houston Today)
Infographic shared by Shawna Mahoney.

Cariboo group relaunches services for pregnant people with substance use disorders

HCPP is relaunching with Shawna Mahoney to help women with addiction and other pregnancy struggles

Infographic shared by Shawna Mahoney.
Legal cannabis products. (Thomas Kervin photo)

New cannabis shop set to open next to UBC’s Vancouver campus

Store will be the eighth in B.C. for Burb group

Legal cannabis products. (Thomas Kervin photo)
Squamish B.C. landscape (pixabay.com photo)

Visitors urged to love Sea-to-Sky region, but @dontloveittodeath

Awareness campaign aims to get residents thinking about litter, environment degradation and more

Squamish B.C. landscape (pixabay.com photo)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson, warning temperatures could rise to 32 degrees today. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)
(Courtesy of Pixabay)

British Columbians told to prepare as temperatures set to ramp up this weekend

Province issues heat-safety tips ahead of potential heat waves

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson, warning temperatures could rise to 32 degrees today. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)
(Courtesy of Pixabay)
Ukrainian flag colours, hands entwined graphic (pixabay photo).

United Way calls on B.C. residents to open their homes to displaced Ukrainians

Applying to be a host home for Ukrainians can provide refuge in a time of need, UWBC said

Ukrainian flag colours, hands entwined graphic (pixabay photo).
Team Canada makes their entrance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast for the opening ceremony (DetailsGroup photo).

61 B.C. athletes to represent Team Canada at 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham

2022 Commonwealth games have B.C. born athletes gearing up for competition

Team Canada makes their entrance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast for the opening ceremony (DetailsGroup photo).
Family divorce silouette (pixabay photo).

New UBC study finds men seek a variety of support avenues post breakup

Connecting with peers, doing research and professional help are some ways men heal from a break up

Family divorce silouette (pixabay photo).
A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)

‘Bear jams’ becoming increasingly common and more than some B.C. travellers can bear

TranBC shares strategies to avoid an unsafe ‘bear jam’ while travelling

A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)
Photo of Sonic and Mewtwo characters provided by Solitaire Bliss.

Is Mewtwo the most popular video game villain? Google search says yes

Most searched video game villains worldwide include Mewtwo in 1st and Mario villains in top five

Photo of Sonic and Mewtwo characters provided by Solitaire Bliss.
Autumn Lott at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Francesca Lott photo)

B.C. girl celebrates her 7th birthday atop Mt. Kilimanjaro with her mom

Autumn Lott becomes youngest Canadian to ever reach the mountain’s summit

Autumn Lott at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Francesca Lott photo)
Photo of Lytton River Festival main stage 2018, found on Facebook.

Lytton River Festival will bounce back from last year’s fire with 2 celebration days

Lytton River Festival will bounce back with not one but two celebration days after wildfire impacts

Photo of Lytton River Festival main stage 2018, found on Facebook.
A queen of the species bombus kirbiellus, Credit: Hanna Jackson.

Bumble bees are being harmed by temperature changes due to climate change: B.C. study

New study found bumble bee species are impacted by temperature changes due to climate change

A queen of the species bombus kirbiellus, Credit: Hanna Jackson.