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Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes

$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes

Send us your good stories and you could win money for your favourite cause

  • Jun 5, 2020
$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes
United Way Southern Interior BC announced $173,000 in funding June 2, 2020, for local organizations across the Okanagan that support seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (United Way)

$173K to support Okanagan seniors amid pandemic

United Way announces more funding for frontline programs

United Way Southern Interior BC announced $173,000 in funding June 2, 2020, for local organizations across the Okanagan that support seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (United Way)
Richard Rolke, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s communications and programs coordinator, raised more than $2,600 for the Vernon and District Canadian Mental Health Association crisis line with his fund ‘razor,’ May 28, 2020. (Facebook)

WATCH: $2,600 buzz cut for Vernon man

Richard Rolke raises nearly $3K for CMHA’s crisis line with fund ‘razor’

Richard Rolke, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s communications and programs coordinator, raised more than $2,600 for the Vernon and District Canadian Mental Health Association crisis line with his fund ‘razor,’ May 28, 2020. (Facebook)
John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 101-year-old B.C. veteran completes 101 laps, raises nearly $150,000 for charity

‘I knew I could do it and I’ve done it,’ centenarian says

John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: One in five non-profits in B.C. at risk of closing

A new report details how the pandemic has impacted the non-profit sector

The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 100+ Women Who Care in Vernon are giving their support to the Upper Room Mission during these difficult times. (File photo)

Women caring for Vernon’s most vulnerable

100+ Women Who Care may not be meeting, but they are lending support to the Upper Room Mission

The 100+ Women Who Care in Vernon are giving their support to the Upper Room Mission during these difficult times. (File photo)
Author Shirley Grabinsky, 81, has compiled personal memoirs into her first volume entitled Queen of the Potato Patch. All proceeds of 100 books donated will go to support Grannies a Gogo: the Vernon-South African Connections’ mission to aid South African grandmothers. (Contributed)

Grannies a Gogo host virtual book launch

All proceeds from new title go to support South African grandmothers

Author Shirley Grabinsky, 81, has compiled personal memoirs into her first volume entitled Queen of the Potato Patch. All proceeds of 100 books donated will go to support Grannies a Gogo: the Vernon-South African Connections’ mission to aid South African grandmothers. (Contributed)
Find volunteer opportunities with Do Some Good

Find volunteer opportunities with Do Some Good

Black Press Media joins local tech company Do Some Good to support community causes

  • Apr 12, 2020
Find volunteer opportunities with Do Some Good
Charities gain awareness through ‘Do Some Good’

Charities gain awareness through ‘Do Some Good’

Black Press Media joins local tech company Do Some Good to support community causes

  • Apr 11, 2020
Charities gain awareness through ‘Do Some Good’
Wanting to hear about “the beauty of humanity” in these troubled times, Vernon women Myrika Godard (left) and Tanya Price have created the online forum giveLUCK on Facebook and Instagram. (Lee Watkins photo)

LUCK involved in new Vernon online campaign

Two Vernon women create giveLUCK to hear about the “beauty of humanity” in these troubled times

Wanting to hear about “the beauty of humanity” in these troubled times, Vernon women Myrika Godard (left) and Tanya Price have created the online forum giveLUCK on Facebook and Instagram. (Lee Watkins photo)
From Vernon to Vegas: Upper Room Mission raffle tickets up for grabs

From Vernon to Vegas: Upper Room Mission raffle tickets up for grabs

Fundraiser grand prize winner will be announced Friday, Feb. 28

From Vernon to Vegas: Upper Room Mission raffle tickets up for grabs
Members of two Vernon Rotary clubs will travel to the village of Aprik in Nepal to build homes following the deadly 2015 earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives.

Vernon Rotarians to help rebuild after deadly earthquake in Nepal

Local clubs to build two homes in village after 2015 earthquake kills 9,000, destroys homes

Members of two Vernon Rotary clubs will travel to the village of Aprik in Nepal to build homes following the deadly 2015 earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives.
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)
Cheers of support meet Cops for Kids riders at Vernon stop

Cheers of support meet Cops for Kids riders at Vernon stop

The riders have one more leg to go in their 1,000-kilometre journey

Cheers of support meet Cops for Kids riders at Vernon stop
Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others

Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others

Creating spectacular teas as a community fundraisers

  • Feb 13, 2019
Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others