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BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 17, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.

Science Fair Fun Run Goes Virtual as Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC fundraiser will help make science fairs more accessible

  • May 17, 2021
The Science Fair Fun Run has gone virtual as Sweatin’ for Science, with over 470 participants logging their activity and collecting kilometres while fundraising for The Science Fair Foundation BC.
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 10, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 4, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
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Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Phoenix and Teagan Hamilton

Easter contest winners

The Houston Today Easter contest sponsored by Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction (PAPC)…

  • Apr 7, 2021
Phoenix and Teagan Hamilton
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Alex and Dagmar Klemp

Happy Houston seniors

Houston seniors, Axel and Dagmar Klemp (L-R) and Henry Brienen were all…

  • Mar 17, 2021
Alex and Dagmar Klemp
Abbigail Delvenne 10.5 years old and Merrick Giesbrecht 5

It’s time to pull out the bikes

The snow is quickly leaving and hopefully spring is around the corner.…

  • Mar 17, 2021
Abbigail Delvenne 10.5 years old and Merrick Giesbrecht 5
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 15, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
This squirrel stopped for a quick visit and by the looks of the size of him, he is making out okay this winter. Squirrels love foods rich in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein" title="Protein">protein</a>, <a class="mw-redirect" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbohydrates" title="Carbohydrates">carbohydrates</a>, and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat" title="Fat">fats</a>. They rely heavily on the buds of trees and eat a wide variety of plants, as well as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_(fruit)" title="Nut (fruit)">nuts</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed" title="Seed">seeds</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conifer_cone" title="Conifer cone">conifer cones</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit" title="Fruit">fruits</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungus" title="Fungus">fungi</a>, and green <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetation" title="Vegetation">vegetation</a>. Squirrels benefit and thrive from their interaction in human environments. This gradual process of successful interaction is called synurbanization, where they lose their fear of humans. (Angelique Holuihan photo/Houston Today)

Visiting squirrel

This squirrel stopped for a quick visit and by the looks of…

  • Feb 24, 2021
This squirrel stopped for a quick visit and by the looks of the size of him, he is making out okay this winter. Squirrels love foods rich in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein" title="Protein">protein</a>, <a class="mw-redirect" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbohydrates" title="Carbohydrates">carbohydrates</a>, and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat" title="Fat">fats</a>. They rely heavily on the buds of trees and eat a wide variety of plants, as well as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_(fruit)" title="Nut (fruit)">nuts</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed" title="Seed">seeds</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conifer_cone" title="Conifer cone">conifer cones</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit" title="Fruit">fruits</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungus" title="Fungus">fungi</a>, and green <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetation" title="Vegetation">vegetation</a>. Squirrels benefit and thrive from their interaction in human environments. This gradual process of successful interaction is called synurbanization, where they lose their fear of humans. (Angelique Holuihan photo/Houston Today)
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
Clayton Mcgonigal, Debbie Domes,  Alessa Mclearn

Enjoying the sunshine in Houston

Houston resident Debbie Domes (C), enjoys the day out in the sunshine…

  • Jan 20, 2021
Clayton Mcgonigal, Debbie Domes,  Alessa Mclearn
Santa chose Steelhead Park this year as a spot for photos. With him is assistant Laura Onderwater. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today).

Santa, and assistant Laura Onderwater, made an appearance at Steelhead Park

Photo tradition was able to continue

  • Jan 6, 2021
Santa chose Steelhead Park this year as a spot for photos. With him is assistant Laura Onderwater. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today).