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The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)

25 going on 18: Happy birthday to Kamloops man badly injured in 2016 assault

Jessie’s brain injury has him believing he is forever 18

  • Jul 26, 2022
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)

PODCAST: Victoria and Kelowna are Canada’s best small cities

TODAY IN B.C.: Mayors, Chamber CEOs talk amenities, housing, business and more

Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
Three slightly different views of a section of trail where wood integrates with rock on a steep slope. Darryl Oakley files.

Innovative trails a part of first phase of Electrify the Mountains in Kimberley

Ebike use is exploding in Kimberley and the Kootenays. Or as the…

Three slightly different views of a section of trail where wood integrates with rock on a steep slope. Darryl Oakley files.
Ruth Hackett (Passmore Public Hall Association) & Amy Bell (KSCU Kaslo/South Slocan Branch Manager)

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation awards over $123,000 in grants and bursaries

Bulletin staff Kootenay Savings credit Union Foundation recently announced $65,000 in new…

Ruth Hackett (Passmore Public Hall Association) & Amy Bell (KSCU Kaslo/South Slocan Branch Manager)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess

BC SPCA annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest ends soon

There’s still time to enter the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess
Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Legendary B.C. businessman Jim Pattison still going strong at age 92

TODAY IN B.C.: Philanthropist discusses his long career, has no plans to retire

Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)
A behind-the-scenes photograph from the filming of the documentary “The Will To Change.” (Photo courtesy Mark Locki)

Journey out of homelessness

New Kootenay documentary aims to destigmatize prevailing view

A behind-the-scenes photograph from the filming of the documentary “The Will To Change.” (Photo courtesy Mark Locki)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
As a long-time supporter of the Canadian Red Cross, it felt natural for Kootenay resident Helen James to join them as an Emergency Management volunteer after her retirement.

Life as a Red Cross volunteer: Blazing a Trail of Her Own

By Gurpreet Somal “There we stood, a team of maybe six or…

  • Jun 13, 2022
As a long-time supporter of the Canadian Red Cross, it felt natural for Kootenay resident Helen James to join them as an Emergency Management volunteer after her retirement.