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QUIZ: Crowds and solitude

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

Vancouver Island taking perfect care of our elderly

Still no outbreaks of COVID-19 in Vancouver Island care homes

Young Island photographer captures small town life during a pandemic

Alexis Kelly has been documenting the COVID-19 changes in the Alberni Valley

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Canadian Tire replaces stolen toys for Salvation Army
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Meet B.C.'s oldest lawyer

Campbell River woman loses more than 140 pounds in two years

Now entered into Beachbody Challenge and needs votes to win

  • May 23, 2020

Volunteer firefighters net fishy donation from good-hearted neighbours

“There are a lot of people without work right now.”

Victoria bartender mixes new program to keep cocktail culture alive

Adopt a Bartender pairs local talent with local distilleries to create cocktail kits

Ucluelet’s food bank bursting with generosity as COVID-19 increases need

Town’s generosity is shining through the economic chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Comox Valley birthday girl raises more than $1,000 for food bank

Six-year-old Charley Urquhart created art to sell to friends, family and neighbours

YOUR PHOTOS: A collection of pictures shared by our many talented readers

Readers from the Parksville-Qualicum area share what spring has been looking like in their area

  • May 21, 2020

Vancouver Island farm using donkeys to protect sheep from bears, dogs

Trio of donkeys take tactics similar to sheep dogs to protect flock from predators

400 bundles of joy brought into world on Vancouver Island in April

Victoria General Hospital saw the most births last month

Port Alberni’s annual Toy Run switches up over COVID-19

No parties, no large gatherings, but a drive-by toy drop is planned for September

Snowbirds tragedy hits Comox Valley hard

Island military community mourning death of Capt. Jenn Casey

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

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage showcasing 1926 life in remote Northern Vancouver Island

‘This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught’

Port Alberni teachers dress up in 1980s outfits for lip sync challenge

Music teachers challenge others in SD70, around the Island to do the same

VIDEO: Victoria ‘wine ninjas’ bring joy to doorsteps

Facebook group drops off sneaky care packages for one another

Vancouver Island boy raises more than $1K for cancer research

Eight-year-old Sol ran to show support for the grandfather he can’t hug right now