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Year in Review – April to June

LEILA FRANCOEUR, 4, gets her teddy bear Noo Noo checked out by nurse Jacquie Dahl at the first Teddy Bear Clinic in the education room at Mills Memorial Hospital. The idea is to get young children age 3 to 5 used to what doctors and nurses do so they know if they
LEILA FRANCOEUR, 4, gets her teddy bear Noo Noo checked out by nurse Jacquie Dahl at the first Teddy Bear Clinic in the education room at Mills Memorial Hospital. The idea is to get young children age 3 to 5 used to what doctors and nurses do so they know if they're in hospital some day.
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April

Social workers Dan Poulin, Lori McPherson, Frank McMullen and Angela Mercer receive the Copper Shield award to mark their achievements as social workers at a Social Work Week event at the UNBC campus. Copper shields were given as gifts in past cultures and were a mark of great respect and great honour.

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Fourteen Skeena Junior Secondary students get a taste of the east on a 10-day trip to China with teacher Caroline Faber and tour Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai.

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Aizlyn Auckland, 18, receives the 2011 Yes I Can! Award in community service from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) for her achievements in educating others about disabilities.

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Janna Olynick and Michelle Brown  travel to Costa Rica to volunteer with underprivileged families and children as part of International Student Volunteers (ISV).

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The book Front Lines: Portraits of Caregivers of Northern British Columbia features locals Gayle and Geoff Appleton, a nurse and a doctor, and paramedics Cheryl and Scott Spencer among others.

May

Matthew Daratha paints his design on one of the white walls of the washroom building at George Little Park after winning a contest put on by the city’s youth advisory committee.

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Jalynn Gibson asks her friends to donate to the city animal shelter instead of buying presents for her seventh birthday and collects a little more than $100 in supplies, food and money for the shelter.

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The Relay for Life raises more than $192,500, despite having fewer registered participants, fewer teams and a decrease in corporate donations from last year.

June

Friends of Soma, a local society organized by Terrace-born teacher Katherine Geeraert, who teaches in Soma, Japan raises $6,500 to help Japanese students affected by Japan’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami.

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Grade 6 and 7 Kitwanga students learn about careers in the trades at Youth Exploring Skills to Industry Training.

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To honour pioneers, the founders and past city leaders, four maple trees are planted as part of the Little Townsite Big Celebration a year-long series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the townsite survey.

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Tahltan chief Rick McLean embarks on a 112 km ride from Dease Lake to Telegraph Creek to raise money to help Tahltan people fight cancer – he rides in memory of Jodi Tashoots, a young Tahltan woman who lost her battle against cancer this spring, “but whose determination and fierce spirit was truly inspirational,” said McLean.

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