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Janet Hanuse (left) with her youngest child Elleanna Hunt. Their family is working on breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma from residential schools. (Photo by Nicole Crescenzi)

Breaking the cycle: How one B.C. woman’s healing journey is being passed to her children

Janet Hanuse talks about intergenerational trauma and how it’s impacted her family

  • Sep 30, 2022
Janet Hanuse (left) with her youngest child Elleanna Hunt. Their family is working on breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma from residential schools. (Photo by Nicole Crescenzi)
Taylor Musseau. Lia Crowe photography

Game changer

Real estate dynamo Taylor Musseau brings a holistic approach to life and career

  • Sep 30, 2022
Taylor Musseau. Lia Crowe photography
Members of the Triangle Women’s Institute at Grasmere’s Pioneer Hall on September 24. (Image courtesy of Mary Giuliano)

Grasmere gathers to celebrate 85th anniversary of Triangle Women’s Institute

Contributed by Mary Giuliano Saturday September 24,2022 saw family and friends of…

  • Sep 28, 2022
Members of the Triangle Women’s Institute at Grasmere’s Pioneer Hall on September 24. (Image courtesy of Mary Giuliano)
Indigenous artist John Marston in his Chemainus studio.The painting behind him is by his friend, Ladysmith artist Dennis Brown. In front of him are architectural plans for new artist studios in Ladysmith that he is helping to design. Don Denton photo.

Rising from the storm

Stz’uminus artist John Marston

  • Sep 28, 2022
Indigenous artist John Marston in his Chemainus studio.The painting behind him is by his friend, Ladysmith artist Dennis Brown. In front of him are architectural plans for new artist studios in Ladysmith that he is helping to design. Don Denton photo.
Jolandi du Preeze special effects finger nails. Lia Crowe Photography

On top…by going over the top

Jolandi du Preez finds her creative match in special-effects nails

  • Sep 26, 2022
Jolandi du Preeze special effects finger nails. Lia Crowe Photography

Kenneth Edward Durant “Ken”

August 29, 1937 - September 24, 2022It is with profound sadness that…

  • Sep 24, 2022
Elk Valley Air Cadet, Sgt. Kamryn Rawles earned a glider pilot’s license this summer. (Contributed)

Elk Valley Air Cadet soars high

Local cadet, Sgt Kamryn Rawles is working to obtain a pilot’s licence

  • Sep 23, 2022
Elk Valley Air Cadet, Sgt. Kamryn Rawles earned a glider pilot’s license this summer. (Contributed)
Sara Edge and Daniel Martin with their dog Pippa  in their Nanaimo store Hoxton Home.  Don Denton photo.

Hoxton Home is where the heart is

New business part of Nanaimo’s pulsing OCQ neighbourhood

  • Sep 23, 2022
Sara Edge and Daniel Martin with their dog Pippa  in their Nanaimo store Hoxton Home.  Don Denton photo.
Karat Chocolate and Pastry Boutique in Kelowna. Lia Crowe photography

Serve it sweet

Karat Chocolate + Pastry Boutique

  • Sep 21, 2022
Karat Chocolate and Pastry Boutique in Kelowna. Lia Crowe photography
The derailed CP engine in Revelstoke. The incident occurred at approximately 12 p.m. on a segment of track adjacent to Victoria Rd. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

Train derailment in downtown Revelstoke, CP investigation to be launched

The incident occurred at approximately 12 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 21)

  • Sep 21, 2022
The derailed CP engine in Revelstoke. The incident occurred at approximately 12 p.m. on a segment of track adjacent to Victoria Rd. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)
A month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash while working to disrupt and lessen opportunities for gang violence (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Estimated 29,000 lethal fentanyl doses taken off Okanagan streets

CFSEU-BC completed the initiative in partnership with RCMP detachments throughout the Okanagan

  • Sep 21, 2022
A month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash while working to disrupt and lessen opportunities for gang violence (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Stacked The Free Press newspapers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Writer’s Block: Hell to pay in the newspaper industry

The Free Press Columnist, Bill Phillips, on the colourful happenings in media

  • Sep 20, 2022
Stacked The Free Press newspapers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pride and Transgender flags wave on the lawn of Fernie’s City Hall. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Elk Valley Pride Festival around the corner

The 2022 festival will be from September 21 to 25

  • Sep 19, 2022
Pride and Transgender flags wave on the lawn of Fernie’s City Hall. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Bonny Glambeck and Dan Lewis of Clayoquot Action collect fish farm samples. (Photo credit: Jérémy Mathieu / Clayoquot Action)

Ottawa is scaling back its promise to phase out open net-pen salmon farms, critics say

3 expansions approved since phase-out promise made

  • Sep 19, 2022
Bonny Glambeck and Dan Lewis of Clayoquot Action collect fish farm samples. (Photo credit: Jérémy Mathieu / Clayoquot Action)

Richard (Dick) Abraham Blankman

August 12, 1942 - September 19, 2022In loving memory ~ It is…

  • Sep 19, 2022
The redesigned Honda HR-V is based on the Civic platform, which means it’s bigger and more powerful than before. PHOTO: DELOREAN MOTOR COMPANY

The Auto Sleuth: Honda’s updated HR-V, 2024 Blazer goes electric, and more

Honda’s updated HR-V small utility vehicle is bigger and stronger After an…

  • Sep 17, 2022
The redesigned Honda HR-V is based on the Civic platform, which means it’s bigger and more powerful than before. PHOTO: DELOREAN MOTOR COMPANY
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal Conservative leader tells followers to ‘go around’ the media

Pierre Poilievre asking for donations after facing heckling journalist

  • Sep 14, 2022
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Heather nightingale - Lia Crowe photograph

Life style etc

Heather Nightingale, makeup artist & educator

  • Sep 14, 2022
Heather nightingale - Lia Crowe photograph

Peter “Brian” Doratty

May 22, 1930 - September 13, 2022In loving memory ~ Brian passed…

  • Sep 13, 2022
All Outback models get the 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. PHOTO: SUBARU

2022 Outback Wilderness: Tricked-out Subaru takes direct aim at growing outdoorsy market

There likely isn’t an automaker that’s better positioned than Subaru to confront…

  • Sep 12, 2022
All Outback models get the 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. PHOTO: SUBARU