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$128 million raised for war-stricken people in Ukraine through Red Cross donations

Six million people are internally displaced, and three million have fled from Ukraine

 

After a funding drive organized by the Canada Chinese Loving Volunteer Association and Foundation, donors travelled to Lytton to present Lorna Fandrich of the Lytton Chinese History Museum a $51,500 cheque to help rebuild. (Lorna Fandrich)

B.C. Chinese community raises over $50,000 for museum destroyed in Lytton fire

Museum owners still have to wait for town bylaw changes, archeological survey

 

Rebecca Gidney, executive director of Kootenai Community Centre Society, poses with Lisa and Karl Folvik, owners of Kootenay Euro Shop. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Gift of independence: Creston business donates vehicle to family in need

Kootenay Euro Shop has gifted a car to a mother of four

 

Ukrainian families say goodbye as they prepare to board a bus to Poland at Lviv bus main station, western Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city Tuesday and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital — tactics Ukraine’s embattled president said were designed to force him into concessions in Europe’s largest ground war in generations. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

EKC donates $5k for humanitarian support in Ukraine

The funds will go to the Red Cross and the Cooperative Development Foundation

Ukrainian families say goodbye as they prepare to board a bus to Poland at Lviv bus main station, western Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city Tuesday and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital — tactics Ukraine’s embattled president said were designed to force him into concessions in Europe’s largest ground war in generations. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The beautiful view of Elkford from the new multi-purpose trail constructed by the Elkford Trails Alliance near town. (Contributed by the ETA)

ETA completes first trail in Elkford

The club has completed a 4.2km non-motorised trail that links routes around town

The beautiful view of Elkford from the new multi-purpose trail constructed by the Elkford Trails Alliance near town. (Contributed by the ETA)
Midway firefighters and Chief Mike Daloise stop for lemonade at Finley Kamigochi’s department fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo courtesy of Cam Kamigochi.

Adorable little girl raises money for West Boundary fire dept.

The department honoured five-year-old Finley Kamigochi at a special presentation this week

Midway firefighters and Chief Mike Daloise stop for lemonade at Finley Kamigochi’s department fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo courtesy of Cam Kamigochi.
Tammy Ogden is in the running to be among the world's greatest bakers through an online competition. (Image courtesy of Tammy Ogden)

Sparwood baker in the running to be the greatest

Tammy Ogden bakes and decorates cakes for local children through the food bank

Tammy Ogden is in the running to be among the world's greatest bakers through an online competition. (Image courtesy of Tammy Ogden)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Youth care worker, Teyadora Woeszczak, and Kerry Peters, an Aboriginal educational support worker, stand beside this year’s Holiday Hampers. (Photo Contributed)

EIDES expresses gratitude for Fernie’s holiday donations

Local donations made this year’s Breakfast Buddies and Holiday Hamper programs possible

Youth care worker, Teyadora Woeszczak, and Kerry Peters, an Aboriginal educational support worker, stand beside this year’s Holiday Hampers. (Photo Contributed)
Big Bang Bagel representatives present the Elk River Alliance with a cheque. (Photo Contributed)

Big Bang Bagels donates thousands to ERA

The eco-conscious bagel shop fundraised for the ERA through disposable cup sales

Big Bang Bagel representatives present the Elk River Alliance with a cheque. (Photo Contributed)
Shelley Moulton, Diana Jones, Celia Roccamatisi, Joanna Pitt and Saran Press pose alongside the donated iPads. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Rocky Mountain Village Auxiliary Society donates iPads to residents

The donation was made possible through the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies

Shelley Moulton, Diana Jones, Celia Roccamatisi, Joanna Pitt and Saran Press pose alongside the donated iPads. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Sarah Thompson, Nicky Benzie and Natalie Carruthers pose with the donated backpacks. (Photo Submitted)

Women of Steel donate school supplies to local kids in need

The organization put together backpacks full of learning material for underprivileged youth

Sarah Thompson, Nicky Benzie and Natalie Carruthers pose with the donated backpacks. (Photo Submitted)
Sharon Strom, Kim Bauer, Dawn Wyld, Katrin Taylor, Cindy Hesje, Stephen Fairbairn and Duncan McDonald were present as the Elk Valley Thrift Shop donated $10,000 to the Elkford Housing Society. For full story see Page A7. Photo Submitted

Elk Valley Thrift Shop donates $32,000 in June

Dedicated to giving back to the community, the Elk Valley Thrift Shop…

Sharon Strom, Kim Bauer, Dawn Wyld, Katrin Taylor, Cindy Hesje, Stephen Fairbairn and Duncan McDonald were present as the Elk Valley Thrift Shop donated $10,000 to the Elkford Housing Society. For full story see Page A7. Photo Submitted
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Though EIDES has its doors closed, staff continue to assist students and their families from home. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press

IDES and Salvation Army join forces to create meal program for families in need

Every Tuesday, IDES delivers baskets full of produce and household products to local residents

Though EIDES has its doors closed, staff continue to assist students and their families from home. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press
Alan Donaldson, general manager of Legacy Ford Fernie, makes a donation of face shields to Dr. Alistair Nicoll for the Elk Valley Dental Association. Photo Submitted

Generosity abounds in Elk Valley despite pandemic

Many local businesses and organizations are continuing to make donations during COVID-19

Alan Donaldson, general manager of Legacy Ford Fernie, makes a donation of face shields to Dr. Alistair Nicoll for the Elk Valley Dental Association. Photo Submitted
The Vogue Theatre popcorn fairy is ready to deliver delicious, movie theatre popcorn to your door every Friday during the pandemic. Photo Submitted

Elk Valley community initiatives keep hope alive

Even in times of crisis, our communities band together to support each other

The Vogue Theatre popcorn fairy is ready to deliver delicious, movie theatre popcorn to your door every Friday during the pandemic. Photo Submitted
Fernie Rotary Club donates to help support the Fernie chapter of Days for Girls. Pictured are Patrick Bilyk, Jill Rutherford and Randal Macnair from Rotary alongside Peggy Black and Kim Gietz of the Fernie chapter of Days for Girls. Photo Submitted

Fernie Rotary supports Days for Girls

The Rotary club donated $250 towards the Fernie chapter of the international organization

  • Mar 31, 2020
Fernie Rotary Club donates to help support the Fernie chapter of Days for Girls. Pictured are Patrick Bilyk, Jill Rutherford and Randal Macnair from Rotary alongside Peggy Black and Kim Gietz of the Fernie chapter of Days for Girls. Photo Submitted
Allanah Benthien is pictured here wearing her graduation dress, the inspiration for this new project. Photo Submitted

Sparwood woman creates a real world fairytale

Girls who cannot afford to buy graduation dresses now have a new, affordable option

Allanah Benthien is pictured here wearing her graduation dress, the inspiration for this new project. Photo Submitted
Adam Hayden (middle right) presents Reid Mende with a donation of $337 which will go towards the Summer Program for Children with Special Needs. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Youth donates birthday money to local foundation

Asked what prompted this generous gift, he said, “Because everyone likes to go to camp.”

Adam Hayden (middle right) presents Reid Mende with a donation of $337 which will go towards the Summer Program for Children with Special Needs. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press