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Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)

Artists band together for Islanders in need

Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island broadcasts tonight

Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)
Jayme Johnson with husband Ryan in Vancouver General Hospital after Ryan was injured by a falling tree. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Vancouver Island man copes with stunning diagnosis after logging accident

Surgery uncertain for father of three due to COVID-19 hospital closures

  • Mar 23, 2020
Jayme Johnson with husband Ryan in Vancouver General Hospital after Ryan was injured by a falling tree. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Jayme Johnson with husband Ryan in Vancouver General Hospital after Ryan was injured by a falling tree. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Vancouver Island man copes with stunning diagnosis after logging accident

Surgery uncertain for father of three due to COVID-19 hospital closures

  • Mar 22, 2020
Jayme Johnson with husband Ryan in Vancouver General Hospital after Ryan was injured by a falling tree. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
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Naked bungy jumping in Nanaimo will be good for one’s mental health

Mental Health Recovery Partners’ 14th annual naked bungy fundraiser happens this weekend, March 7-8

Black Press file photo
Wounded Warriors B.C. event coordinator Jacqueline Zweng, left, leads the runners on the final approach to the end of their 600 km relay race fundraiser. The program that supports PTSD programs raised over $155,000. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Wounded Warriors raises more than $155,000 during 2020 run

Eight-day relay for PTSD programs falls short of $250,000 goal

Wounded Warriors B.C. event coordinator Jacqueline Zweng, left, leads the runners on the final approach to the end of their 600 km relay race fundraiser. The program that supports PTSD programs raised over $155,000. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)
Lily and her mom Meredith are back home after what’s been a very tough year. Lily battled a rare form of cancer. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

For Moonfist and Lily: community rises to support two very different Islanders

Sooke comes together for those facing health challenges

Lily and her mom Meredith are back home after what’s been a very tough year. Lily battled a rare form of cancer. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
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)
Nov. 14, 2019 – One of the contestants in this year’s Gingerbread Showcase at the Parkside Hotel and Spa, where this year’s theme was “Building a Diverse Community”. Funds raised go towards Victoria’s Habitat for Humanity branch. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 11th annual Gingerbread Showcase comes to Victoria

Bakers spent more than 100 hours perfecting their creations

Nov. 14, 2019 – One of the contestants in this year’s Gingerbread Showcase at the Parkside Hotel and Spa, where this year’s theme was “Building a Diverse Community”. Funds raised go towards Victoria’s Habitat for Humanity branch. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Greater Victoria’s truck light convoy an annual jumpstart to Christmas

Greater Victoria’s truck light convoy an annual jumpstart to Christmas

Lit-up commercial vehicles, food drive, part of huge community event

Greater Victoria’s truck light convoy an annual jumpstart to Christmas
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)
Victoria’s Ultimate Toy Fair is happening Oct. 19-20 at Pearkes Arena. (File Contributed/ Candice Woodward)                                Victoria’s Ultimate Toy Fair is happening Oct. 19-20 at Pearkes Arena. (File Contributed/ Candice Woodward)

Victoria’s Ultimate Toy Fair bounces back into Pearkes Arena

The family-friendly event runs Oct. 19-20 at Pearkes

Victoria’s Ultimate Toy Fair is happening Oct. 19-20 at Pearkes Arena. (File Contributed/ Candice Woodward)                                Victoria’s Ultimate Toy Fair is happening Oct. 19-20 at Pearkes Arena. (File Contributed/ Candice Woodward)
The Poutine With Purpose Crawl is happening on Sept. 24 (Black Press File Photo)

Poutine With Purpose Pub Crawl supports local charity

Enjoy a pub favourite while helping to feed local kids

The Poutine With Purpose Crawl is happening on Sept. 24 (Black Press File Photo)
Kesler Fawcett, 9, (left) Nyla Fawcett, 10, Ashton Plumb, 7, and Kai Chubey, 9 set up their stand in front of the Northridge Elementary School. They are fundraising for the Bonsdorf family after the sudden death of their son, nine-year-old Carter. (File contributed/Lindsay Plumb)

Vancouver Island kids mourn loss of friend with lemonade stand

The sudden death of nine-year-old Carter Bonsdorf has inspired kids to fundraise for his family

Kesler Fawcett, 9, (left) Nyla Fawcett, 10, Ashton Plumb, 7, and Kai Chubey, 9 set up their stand in front of the Northridge Elementary School. They are fundraising for the Bonsdorf family after the sudden death of their son, nine-year-old Carter. (File contributed/Lindsay Plumb)
Stasi Manser was burned when she was five years old; now she’s an active volunteer with the BC Burn Fund (File submitted/ Dave Hacus)

Victoria woman accesses healing Burn Fund resources 45 years after injury

Stasi Manser was burned when she was five years old and now works as an adult burn survivor advocate

Stasi Manser was burned when she was five years old; now she’s an active volunteer with the BC Burn Fund (File submitted/ Dave Hacus)
Lynn Phillips was injured during a girls’ trip to L.A. when a driver ran over her twice (GoFundMe)

Victoria woman in L.A. hospital after she was run over twice

Lynn Phillips has suffered from multiple broken bones and internal bleeding

Lynn Phillips was injured during a girls’ trip to L.A. when a driver ran over her twice (GoFundMe)
Remy Currie is a 10-month old Victoria boy who was born with Mosaic Down Syndrome and a hole in his heart. He underwent open heart surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital in January (File contributed/ Dave Currie)

Successful open heart surgery prompts Victoria family to rally for Jeans Day

Remy Currie was born with a heart defect and underwent surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital

Remy Currie is a 10-month old Victoria boy who was born with Mosaic Down Syndrome and a hole in his heart. He underwent open heart surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital in January (File contributed/ Dave Currie)
Hudson Poppit (left) and his twin brother Harrison, age 12, pose in a portrait for their mother’s “Wombmates” collection, with donations and partial book proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Photo contributed)

Seeing double: local artist focuses on twins for charity project

Hudson Wren Portraits securing donations, diverting partial book proceeds to Jeneece Place

Hudson Poppit (left) and his twin brother Harrison, age 12, pose in a portrait for their mother’s “Wombmates” collection, with donations and partial book proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Photo contributed)
Neil Rawnsley of Oak Bay Rotary rings the bells Thursday morning on Oak Bay Avenue for donations to the Salvation Army, as part of the Christmas Kettle Campaign. The campaign is well below its goal for 2017 and is looking for more volunteer bell ringers to help give the annual fundraiser a final push. Christine Van Reeuwyk/Black Press

Christmas Kettle Campaign needs strong finish in Victoria

Annual Salvation Army fundraising program less than halfway to 2017 goal in final days

Neil Rawnsley of Oak Bay Rotary rings the bells Thursday morning on Oak Bay Avenue for donations to the Salvation Army, as part of the Christmas Kettle Campaign. The campaign is well below its goal for 2017 and is looking for more volunteer bell ringers to help give the annual fundraiser a final push. Christine Van Reeuwyk/Black Press