Year in Review – April to June

Take a look back at 2011 highlights in the community.

LEILA FRANCOEUR

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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A group of volunteers from the Northwest Community College are flipping burgers, walking to help after this year’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser was cancelled.

Greyhound cleared to end routes in northern B.C., Vancouver Island

Company says nine routes have dropped 30% in ridership in last five years

UPDATE: Air quality advisory ended for Terrace

People with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted.

Mills Memorial Hospital financing formula released

Regional taxpayers to pay $113.7 million for new facility.

Greyhound cleared to end routes in northern B.C., Vancouver Island

Company says nine routes have dropped 30% in ridership in last five years

Therapy dogs make appearance at B.C. Games

The St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog program launches a pilot project at the 2018 Kamloops B.C. Winter Games

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

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Sticking the landing at the B.C. Games

Gymnasts talk competition, B.C. Winter Games, and teamwork in Kamloops

$153M in federal cash to fund child care, education training in B.C.

Bilateral agreement will create 1,370 new infant and toddler spaces

A B.C. woman talks her life in the sex trade

A view into the life from one Kelowna prostitute and the issues it can cause for women

Twitter feed prays for — instead of preying on — B.C. MLAs

Non-partisan Christian group wants to support politicians through personalized prayer

Mills Memorial Hospital financing formula released

Regional taxpayers to pay $113.7 million for new facility.

Hundreds march for justice in death of Winnipeg teen

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