Families

A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

ParticipAction gives kids and youth a D for activity, an F for screen time

18 per cent of children and youth meet recommended daily cap of 2 hours of recreational screen time

 

A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food inflation remains stubbornly high in Canada as grocery prices climbed at the fastest clip in more than four decades last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Grocery prices in Canada continue meteoric ascent, rising at fastest pace since 1981

As overall inflation moderated in August, cost of food rose 10.8 per cent compared to a year ago

 

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

 

This Aug. 15, 2022, photo shows El Johnson, right, with her girlfriend, Sara Goodie, in Austin, Texas. Johnson has decided not to bear children, though she hasn’t ruled out adoption. The birth rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically as more young people decide not to have children. (El Johnson via AP)

Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents

‘Having children sounds like a trap to me…financially, socially, emotionally, physically’

This Aug. 15, 2022, photo shows El Johnson, right, with her girlfriend, Sara Goodie, in Austin, Texas. Johnson has decided not to bear children, though she hasn’t ruled out adoption. The birth rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically as more young people decide not to have children. (El Johnson via AP)
Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Weston: Why is money so confusing?

Tips on how to get you and your money speaking the same language

Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Media wait outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, on June 2, 2015. A three-day hearing has begun in B.C. Supreme Court by a group defending itself against the provincial government’s stance that it doesn’t have the capacity to take a case regarding legal aid to trial. The Single Mothers’ Alliance says eligibility for legal aid does not meet the needs of low-income women, especially those escaping domestic violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Single mothers group challenges B.C. government stance on legal aid system

Advocates say many working mothers must represent themselves while reliving trauma

Media wait outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, on June 2, 2015. A three-day hearing has begun in B.C. Supreme Court by a group defending itself against the provincial government’s stance that it doesn’t have the capacity to take a case regarding legal aid to trial. The Single Mothers’ Alliance says eligibility for legal aid does not meet the needs of low-income women, especially those escaping domestic violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Empty shelves of children’s pain relief medicine are seen at a Toronto pharmacy Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Pharmacists say Ontario drugstores are facing shortages of common children’s pain relievers amid sporadic supply disruptions across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe O’Connal

Some kids’ painkillers in short supply, but pharmacists say prescription not needed

Ontario seeing shortage of over-the-counter children’s pain relievers containing acetaminophen

Empty shelves of children’s pain relief medicine are seen at a Toronto pharmacy Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Pharmacists say Ontario drugstores are facing shortages of common children’s pain relievers amid sporadic supply disruptions across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe O’Connal
Saskatoon Police Deputy Chief Randy Huisman speaks at a media event, regarding the case of reported missing woman Dawn Walker and her son, in Saskatoon, Monday, August 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

‘Elaborate ruse’: U.S. prosecutor says Saskatoon mother in custody dispute faked deaths

48-year-old Dawn Marie Walker is being detained as a flight risk in Oregon

Saskatoon Police Deputy Chief Randy Huisman speaks at a media event, regarding the case of reported missing woman Dawn Walker and her son, in Saskatoon, Monday, August 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Canadian loonie coins are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. Money is still considered a taboo topic or private matter, which is why many people avoid sparking up conversations about their personal finances with friends, colleagues and even family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Start talking to your kids about money at an early age, experts say

Early money talk will help them develop a healthy relationship with their own finances one day

Canadian loonie coins are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. Money is still considered a taboo topic or private matter, which is why many people avoid sparking up conversations about their personal finances with friends, colleagues and even family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)

‘What am I charged with?’ B.C. couple seeks RCMP apology after suspected swatting call

“They marched through my house with guns drawn going ‘clear’, top floor clear.’”

The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform at Family Day in the Qualicum Beach Community Park on May 29, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform in Qualicum Beach

Pair will compete on ‘America’s Got Talent’ on May 31

Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform at Family Day in the Qualicum Beach Community Park on May 29, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Port McNeill Councillor Derek Koel enjoying some free time with his two kids. (Derek Koel photo)

Port McNeill councillor talks how to help people with young families run for office

The next municipal election is just around the corner in October

Port McNeill Councillor Derek Koel enjoying some free time with his two kids. (Derek Koel photo)
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday, July 3, 2020. New provincial family court rules in British Columbia meant to resolve legal matters without going to court have been called “effective” by the province, but some lawyers and advocates say they don’t adequately address the needs of victims of intimate partner violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. family court mediation not adequate for domestic violence victims: advocates

Groups caution mediation process risks repeating power imbalances

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday, July 3, 2020. New provincial family court rules in British Columbia meant to resolve legal matters without going to court have been called “effective” by the province, but some lawyers and advocates say they don’t adequately address the needs of victims of intimate partner violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Statistics Canada says public health measures introduced during the pandemic were likely important drivers of the relatively low number of divorces in 2020. Pixabay photo

Divorces granted in Canada have dropped sharply, new Statistics Canada report shows

Canada granted fewer divorces last year than any year since 1973

Statistics Canada says public health measures introduced during the pandemic were likely important drivers of the relatively low number of divorces in 2020. Pixabay photo
Andrea MacDonald with her daughters Rose, 5, and Grace, 9, take part online with Twitter’s “virtual camp” at their summer residence in Harcourt, Ont., Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Poll shows women do more chores, child care, even when couples plan otherwise

‘When you look at time use data, women are more correct than men’

Andrea MacDonald with her daughters Rose, 5, and Grace, 9, take part online with Twitter’s “virtual camp” at their summer residence in Harcourt, Ont., Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
From left: Patricia Mamic, Michelle O'Connor, Margaret-Rose Richardson, and Sarah O'Connor are dedicated employees at the Victoria Citadel Salvation Army location in Saanich. They're excited for the expansion of their services that will allow for greater reach. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Salvation Army expands reach for family services around Greater Victoria

Charity organization adds programs for those in need in three communities

From left: Patricia Mamic, Michelle O'Connor, Margaret-Rose Richardson, and Sarah O'Connor are dedicated employees at the Victoria Citadel Salvation Army location in Saanich. They're excited for the expansion of their services that will allow for greater reach. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 18, 2021
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.
Giving begets giving, the Poplis insist as they deliver free groceries around Greater Victoria. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Giving begets giving: Saanich family devotes time, money to helping those in need

The Poplis devote at least 10 per cent of their income to Fateh Care

Giving begets giving, the Poplis insist as they deliver free groceries around Greater Victoria. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women ongoing, Senate report reveals

A Senate committee on human rights says it is aware of a case as recently as 2019

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Dec 21, 2020
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.