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Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

PODCAST: Poilievre talks pipelines, LNG and more in one-on-one interview with Black Press Media

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporter Michael Bramadat-Willcock interviews Conservative Party of Canada leader

 

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

 

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: HAVAN offers sound homebuilding and renovation advice

TODAY IN BC: Consumer Resources with CEO Ron Rapp

 

Jude Sommers solidifies a gentleman’s seat in her edible theatre on display in Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s 14th annual Gingerbread Showcase. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay baker spurs conversation with cookie theatre

Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s Gingerbread Showcase runs now through Jan. 2

Jude Sommers solidifies a gentleman’s seat in her edible theatre on display in Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s 14th annual Gingerbread Showcase. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)

All aboard! Christmas Express set ride again in Cowichan

Crafts, fire pits, indoor entertainment, miniature Christmas Village at the Forest Discovery Centre

The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
The Stuart Channel Little League baseball team made a remarkable run in 1987.

Little Leaguers of 1987, Price inducted into Sports Wall of Fame

Chemainus area’s baseball pride given deserved recognition

The Stuart Channel Little League baseball team made a remarkable run in 1987.
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Sooke students focus on cash donations for 10,000 Tonight

Campaign runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9

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Margie Edwards, director of administrative services, left, and Cheryl Chalifour, executive director of Revera Parkwood Place with the magical Santa workshop and village the team is creating for the 14th annual Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Sweet creations build housing for Victoria non-profit

Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s annual Gingerbread Showcase starts Nov. 26

Margie Edwards, director of administrative services, left, and Cheryl Chalifour, executive director of Revera Parkwood Place with the magical Santa workshop and village the team is creating for the 14th annual Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)

PODCAST: Real-time reno: Deficiency walkthrough

TODAY IN BC: Burdens take their final project walkthrough

Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)
Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)

Penticton steps up for Lytton and saves village council’s inauguration ceremony

The village had supply challenges, putting its first council meeting since the fire of 2021 in doubt

Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)
Jet Black hoops down The Avenue for the Oak Bay circus-themed Halloween event on Oct. 31. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay Village teems with costumed guests for family Halloween event

Thousands flock to The Avenue for kids games, circus performances and treats

Jet Black hoops down The Avenue for the Oak Bay circus-themed Halloween event on Oct. 31. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Linda Pityn and Candace Stretch start planning for winter programs at the Cridge Centre for the Family in Victoria. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Elves needed for Cridge Centre Christmas Hamper campaign

Organization that helps women fleeing violence sees spike in need

Linda Pityn and Candace Stretch start planning for winter programs at the Cridge Centre for the Family in Victoria. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
All Sooke Day featured a loggers’ competition, family events and food. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Can All Sooke Day be resurrected?

Third story in a three-part series

All Sooke Day featured a loggers’ competition, family events and food. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
The Chokerman’s race was a fun event at All Sooke Day. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

All Sooke Day: A day the community came together

First of a three-part series: Origins of All Sooke Day can be traced back to early 20th century

The Chokerman’s race was a fun event at All Sooke Day. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Sooke Christmas Craft Fair and Artisan Market set for Nov. 5-6 and Dec. 10-11 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Christmas craft fairs offer homemade creations

Plenty to choose from as residents seek to fulfil their shopping lists for the holiday season

Sooke Christmas Craft Fair and Artisan Market set for Nov. 5-6 and Dec. 10-11 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Following the Burden family through their real time renovation

TODAY IN BC: Electrical and plumbing work is completed for permitting

Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)
Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Things get real during the demo stage for homeowners

TODAY IN BC: Following the Burden family through their real time renovation

Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)