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Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

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Moose hide tanning program in Houston

The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre hosted a moose tanning workshop with…

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Houston doctor receives award

Dr. Onuora Odoh from Houston is one of nine doctors to be…

M. Brown Contracting is putting on a haunted walk event with a food drive component for all the ghouls and goblins in Houston. (File photo/Houston Today)

Fright for life night in Houston

M. Brown Contracting putting on community event and food drive for halloween

M. Brown Contracting is putting on a haunted walk event with a food drive component for all the ghouls and goblins in Houston. (File photo/Houston Today)
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Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club work bee

A work bee was held at the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club…

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The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
Route 16 Classic toy run

Classic car toy drive in Topley

Spearheaded by two Topley Volunteer Fire Department members

Route 16 Classic toy run
Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Senior, 101, takes first flying lesson

It was a birthday present for ‘adventurous’ Walter Martens

Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Roy Henry Vickers talks about art, residential schools, mourning and reconciliation at his home in the Kispiox Valley Sept. 24, 2021. (Thom Barker photo)

Hazelton artist releases new image honouring children buried in unmarked graves

Roy Henry Vickers talks about residential schools, mourning and truth and reconciliation

Roy Henry Vickers talks about art, residential schools, mourning and reconciliation at his home in the Kispiox Valley Sept. 24, 2021. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers ambulance waiting to transport patients to other area hospitals, as BVDH is full. (Contributed photo)

Seriously injured woman transferred from Smithers to Kitimat as COVID overwhelms hospital

Cathy Whalen was transferred because Bulkley Valley hospital was overwhelmed with COVID patients

Smithers ambulance waiting to transport patients to other area hospitals, as BVDH is full. (Contributed photo)
Members of the Houston Community Garden were able to enjoy activities and amenities such as floral design workshops as well as fairy garden. (Submitted photo/Houston Today)

Update on Houston Community Garden

Successful summer for summer crops; construction project in progress

Members of the Houston Community Garden were able to enjoy activities and amenities such as floral design workshops as well as fairy garden. (Submitted photo/Houston Today)
Between 10-19 vendors were present every week at this year’s Houston Community Farmers Market. (File photo/Houston Today)

Houston Farmers Market season coming to an end

Great year for vendors, customers and coupon program

Between 10-19 vendors were present every week at this year’s Houston Community Farmers Market. (File photo/Houston Today)
Houston library book sale

Book sale in Houston

The Houston Public Library held its giant book sale from Sept. 7…

  • Sep 15, 2021
Houston library book sale
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
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A Rocha BBQ event for opening of new Nature Centre

A community BBQ gave an opportunity to thank contributors who made the…

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Cops for Cancer fundraiser

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream

Ice cream bike in Houston to help raise funds

  • Aug 25, 2021
Cops for Cancer fundraiser
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)
Flower arranging workshop

A beautiful arrangement

Houston Link to Learning and the family literacy program is hosted a…

  • Aug 11, 2021
Flower arranging workshop
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)