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Amelia Meints stares into a cup of coho fry during a June 13 release into the Buck Creek in Houston. Over 40 participated in the event, while the day saw over 5,000 Buck Creek Canfor hatchery fry released into both the Buck Creek and Bulkley River. More on page 12.(Regina Meints photo)

Over 40 participate in annual fry release into Buck Creek

Around 5,000 Buck Creek Canfor hatchery fry released in total throughout day

Amelia Meints stares into a cup of coho fry during a June 13 release into the Buck Creek in Houston. Over 40 participated in the event, while the day saw over 5,000 Buck Creek Canfor hatchery fry released into both the Buck Creek and Bulkley River. More on page 12.(Regina Meints photo)
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

In recognition of Father’s Day, take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
Drivers are advised to leave the width of a car between themselves and horses using public roads. (B.C. transportation ministry)

Physical distancing for vehicles, horses, hikers urged in B.C.

Horse Council B.C. has signs available for rural roads

Drivers are advised to leave the width of a car between themselves and horses using public roads. (B.C. transportation ministry)
There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer reading?

Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz about books, publications and reading

There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Kind donation in Houston

Kind donation in Houston

A cheque from the proceeds of the 2020 International Women’s Day event…

  • Jun 10, 2020
Kind donation in Houston
Houston community garden

Houston community garden

Joshua Houlihan tends to his garden box at the community garden. The…

  • Jun 10, 2020
Houston community garden
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of weddings

How much do you know about wedding traditions and famous marriages?

June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)
Mountain Bluet is not everyone’s friend

Mountain Bluet is not everyone’s friend

It’s gardening season and it’s so great to see so many people…

  • Jun 3, 2020
Mountain Bluet is not everyone’s friend
Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)
People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)

QUIZ: Crowds and solitude

As COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, here’s a quiz about crowded places and isolation

The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)
Houston Buy Low donates

Houston Buy Low donates

Buy Low Foods in Houston made a kind donation last week. Floyd…

  • May 20, 2020
Houston Buy Low donates
A non-May Day parade through Fort Langley on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Car collectors come out in droves for drive through Fort Langley

A ‘spontaneous’ drive replaces annual May Day Parade, surprising village residents and shoppers alike

A non-May Day parade through Fort Langley on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
(Stock photo)

QUIZ: Exploring gardens

How much do you know about gardening and famous gardens?

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

QUIZ: In honour of mothers

On Mother’s Day, see how much you know about the day and about some famous mothers

(Stock photo)
A Grade 7 class at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford has created a web page and video called We Are Canada.

B.C. Grade 7 students create ‘We Are Canada’ video and web page

Abbotsford project features voices from across the nation defining what it means to be Canadian

  • May 7, 2020
A Grade 7 class at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford has created a web page and video called We Are Canada.
Staying safe

Staying safe

A Houston resident on Poplar Street has his yard gorilla playing it…

  • May 6, 2020
Staying safe
Spring run off is natural part of our ecosystem

Spring run off is natural part of our ecosystem

The temperatures rise. The snow melts and the river starts to lap…

  • May 6, 2020
Spring run off is natural part of our ecosystem