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The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)
Brandon Ford, Ryan Smythe, Ritchie Rae and Kyle Meston stand behind Kai in his newly-built treehouse on Mayne Island. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: Island businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

Brandon Ford, Ryan Smythe, Ritchie Rae and Kyle Meston stand behind Kai in his newly-built treehouse on Mayne Island. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)
Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria charities invited to take all remaining food at Wellburn’s Market

The long-standing local grocery store was forced into an early permanent closure after flooding

Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The home at Sooke Point Ocean Cottage Suites is one of the prizes available from the Millionaire Oceanview Home Lottery in support of the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (File contributed/ SOMA Concepts & Solutions)

Luxurious oceanview Vancouver Island homes available in hospital lottery

Homes in Sooke and North Saanich can be won in the Millionaire Oceanview Home Lottery until Jan. 10

The home at Sooke Point Ocean Cottage Suites is one of the prizes available from the Millionaire Oceanview Home Lottery in support of the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (File contributed/ SOMA Concepts & Solutions)
Camosun College instructor David Armstrong sits in the sun outside Dunlop House. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Sip and savour a few brews to help build a new playground at Camosun daycare

Mystery Brews tours local breweries for a good cause

  • Nov 25, 2019
Camosun College instructor David Armstrong sits in the sun outside Dunlop House. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others

Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others

Creating spectacular teas as a community fundraisers

  • Feb 13, 2019
Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others
Heston Letcher is eight years old, and lives with Sanfiilippo Syndrome, a terminal and regressive condition. This year he is being featured for the Variety Children’s charity. (File contributed/ Kerena Letcher)

Victoria boy is face of upcoming Variety Children’s Charity telethon

Heston Letcher is eight years old and lives with a rare genetic condition

Heston Letcher is eight years old, and lives with Sanfiilippo Syndrome, a terminal and regressive condition. This year he is being featured for the Variety Children’s charity. (File contributed/ Kerena Letcher)
Rod Hurst stands next to a chair from the old Boston Garden at his collectibles shop soon to open in Coombs. The Colwood resident auctioned off the chair last weekend for $5,800 with the intention of donating the entire proceeds to the Humboldt Broncos hockey club, who lost players, coaches and other team staff in the tragic bus crash April 6. Photo contributed

Boston Garden chair nets $5,800 for Humboldt Broncos fund

Like many Canadians, West Shore resident Rod Hurst just wanted to help in some way

Rod Hurst stands next to a chair from the old Boston Garden at his collectibles shop soon to open in Coombs. The Colwood resident auctioned off the chair last weekend for $5,800 with the intention of donating the entire proceeds to the Humboldt Broncos hockey club, who lost players, coaches and other team staff in the tragic bus crash April 6. Photo contributed