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A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Dogs have been companions of people for a long time. How much do you know about dogs? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Dogs have been companions of people for a long time. How much do you know about dogs? (Black Press file photo)
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Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

In recognition of Father’s Day, take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
Allie Rasmussen and husband Clay Rasmussen with newly born son Jeremiah

COVID-19 border restrictions splits Creston families apart

The closed border has made it so international families cannot see each other

Allie Rasmussen and husband Clay Rasmussen with newly born son Jeremiah
Drivers are advised to leave the width of a car between themselves and horses using public roads. (B.C. transportation ministry)

Physical distancing for vehicles, horses, hikers urged in B.C.

Horse Council B.C. has signs available for rural roads

Drivers are advised to leave the width of a car between themselves and horses using public roads. (B.C. transportation ministry)
There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer reading?

Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz about books, publications and reading

There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Hume School’s Andi Silva (seen here) and her classmate Kiko Pinzon each won second-place prizes in a national cursive writing contest. Photo submitted

National cursive contest honours pair of Nelson students

Kiko Pinzon and Andi Silva have award-winning flow

Hume School’s Andi Silva (seen here) and her classmate Kiko Pinzon each won second-place prizes in a national cursive writing contest. Photo submitted
June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of weddings

How much do you know about wedding traditions and famous marriages?

June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)
Robin Higgins in the mountains of central Asia. Photo submitted

Nelson counsellor works online with university students in central Asia during pandemic

Robin Higgins is home from her job in Tajikistan because of COVID-19

Robin Higgins in the mountains of central Asia. Photo submitted
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Join Kootenay family in virtual walk for Ronald McDonald House

“We always described it as our oasis in the middle of the desert,” Brigitte Ady shares.

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Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)
People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)

QUIZ: Crowds and solitude

As COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, here’s a quiz about crowded places and isolation

The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)
A non-May Day parade through Fort Langley on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Car collectors come out in droves for drive through Fort Langley

A ‘spontaneous’ drive replaces annual May Day Parade, surprising village residents and shoppers alike

A non-May Day parade through Fort Langley on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
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QUIZ: Exploring gardens

How much do you know about gardening and famous gardens?

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QUIZ: In honour of mothers

On Mother’s Day, see how much you know about the day and about some famous mothers

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A Grade 7 class at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford has created a web page and video called We Are Canada.

B.C. Grade 7 students create ‘We Are Canada’ video and web page

Abbotsford project features voices from across the nation defining what it means to be Canadian

  • May 7, 2020
A Grade 7 class at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford has created a web page and video called We Are Canada.