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Explore: Easter fun around town, Fletcher's Challenge, Repair Café - Times Colonist

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Bay Ave. (park behind Oak Bay Municipal hall) with Kids Candy Scramble: • 0-3 years 11:30-11:45 a.m. • 4-6 years 11:45 a.m.-noon. • 7-9 years noon-12:15 p.m. • 10 years and up 12:15-12:30 p.m. Langford: Free Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. starting with youngest, then by age groups at Ruth King Elementary School grounds, 2764 Jacklin Rd. For more information, visit: westvillagechurch.com Victoria: Easter at the Market, Saturday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 6-1701 Douglas St. The event will feature music and crafts, and 50 Easter treat bags will be given away. Colwood: Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Meadow Park in Royal Bay, at the corner of Latoria Boulevard and Sparrowhawk Avenue. The event includes an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Sidney: Scavenger hunt at Greenglade Teen Lounge, 6-8 p.m. 2151 Lannon Way in Sidney. Sunday: North Saanich: Easter Egg Hunt, 1-2 p.m. at Dominion Brook Park, North Saanich, across from Panorama Rec Centre. For more information, visit: crd.bc.ca/panorama Esquimalt: Lions Easter Egg Extravaganza, Sunday, noon-3 p.m. at Esquimalt’s Gorge Park, with food, entertainment, crafts and an Easter egg hunt. For more information, visit: esquimalt.ca Saanich: Child Friendly Celebration with a short Easter Service followed by Easter egg hunt at St. Luke Cedar Hill Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., 2:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, visit: stlukesvictoria.ca Café volunteers take care of repairs Instead of throwing out that broken clock, toy, bent bicycle or torn shirt, why not see if you can get it fixed at the Repair Café on Saturday at the Central Library Branch? It’s amazing what can be made as good as new again by volunteers with a broad range of skills, who are equally capable of mending a holey sweater and getting a toaster to pop again. “We’ve had all sorts [of items brought in],” said library assistant Kate Rutherford. “The last [repair café], we had a musician bring in her metronome,which was on the fritz. “We get lots of fabric repairs. People bring in their dresses that need hemming or need a rip stitched up.” Run in conjunction with Repair Café Victoria, the café offers the expertise of volunteer seamstresses, woodworkers, furniture experts, electricians, a knot expert and bicycle technicians. Repairs are done on a drop-in basis and space is limited. Handy volunteers will staff the Repair Café between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the community room of the Central Library, 735 Broughton. The Repair Café is free and open to children, teens, adults and seniors. Those looking for more information can email: adults@gvpl.ca. Gorge nature house back to seasonal action The Gorge Waterway Nature House has opened for the spring season, and will welcome guests Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 31. Summer hours kick in June 1. The nature house is in Esquimalt Gorge Park and is operated in partnership with the World Fisheries Trust, a Victoria-based non-profit group, ...
http://www.timescolonist.com/explore-easter-fun-around-town-fletcher-s-challenge-repair-caf%25C3%25A9-1.15141048

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed Mountie in British Columbia - Nanaimo News NOW

Friday, June 2, 2017

Colwood, B.C.Const. Sarah Beckett's vehicle was hit by a truck April 5, 2016, at an intersection in Langford, a suburban community west of Victoria.Fenton originally faced six charges in connection with the crash but Dan McLaughlin of the Crown prosecution office says the remaining charges will be stayed during the sentencing process.Fenton left the court without commenting and will appear in court in Victoria on June 6 to fix a date for a sentencing hearing.Fenton's lawyer, Dale Marshall, said outside court details surrounding the circumstances of the early morning crash will become part of the court record provided during the sentencing hearing. He refused Thursday to discuss details about the accident or the guilty pleas.McLaughlin said outside court the maximum penalty for impaired driving causing death is life in prison and for dangerous driving causing death it is 14 years."What's important to realize is that we work diligently on all our cases to ensure we achieve a fair and just resolution," he said. "This is one more step in the process of this particular case towards achieving what we hope will be a fair and just resolution."Beckett, a married mother of two young boys, was a Mountie for 11 years and had just returned to her job in the West Shore RCMP detach...
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/537225/man-pleads-guilty-crash-killed-mountie-british-columbia

Elizabeth H. Medina - YourGV.com

Friday, February 17, 2017

Leonard Douglas Holt and the late Ethel Mae Talley Holt. She was married to the late Ernest Clay.Mrs. Medina was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.She is survived by one daughter, Rose Marie Clay Langford, and husband Stanley of Scottsburg; one brother, Horace Winford Holt, and fiancé Warner Collins of Cluster Springs; one sister, Nancy Lee Holt Hughes, of Halifax; seven grandchildren, Joseph Webb, Abigail Webb, Serenity Horton, Michael Langford, Michelle Langford, Hunter Langford and Grace Langford; nieces and nephews Ginger Foster, Christopher Hughes, Doug Holt and Dana Bartholomew.One brother, Ronald D. Holt, also preceded Mrs. Medina in death.Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Greg Smith officiating.Burial will follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Thomas Langford, 3090 MacDonald Road, Scottsburg and at the home of her sister, Nancy Hughes, 2010 North Terry’s Bridge Road in Halifax.For memorials consider Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.yourgv.com/obituaries/elizabeth-h-medina/article_0be03e90-f48b-11e6-b1cc-93b5e1a7bd41.html

AARON FARMERY - Indiana Gazette

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Roger, who Aaron and Ruth raised; sister-in-law Verna Fry; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and son G. Sherwin Farmery; three brothers, Robert, Langford and Vern; three sisters, Joyce Cunningham, Mona Kubecki and Mary Podrasky; and sister-in-law Violet (Bair) Myers, who Aaron and Ruth raised. At Aaron’s request, there will be no public visitation. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday with the Rev. Earl Flick officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard and the U.S. Army. Interment will follow at Lakelawn Memorial Park near Reynoldsville. The family requests the donations in memory of Mr. Farmery be made to the Canoe Ridge Church of God, 3827 Church Road, Rossiter, PA 15772, or to the VFW, 121 Maple Ave., Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Online condolences may be sent to www.faitfuneralhome.com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

'I saw a dead baby on the floor' | The London Free Press - London Free Press

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ryker’s lower chest, thighs, genitals and back. Ryker’s skin was blue and there was evidence of lividity — the pooling of fluids inside the body after death. Perkin ordered an autopsy. Paramedic Paul Langford testified he and partner Peter Wilson saw Ryker and his bluish-grey colour, without a pulse, and knew there was no chance of resuscitation. Dumont, standing in the kitchen, was sobbing. “Oh my God. That’s my baby. That’s my baby,” she repeated. Bakker, Langford said, stood at the back door. Once Ryker was pronounced dead, he went outside and could be heard yelling “this is f---ing bullsh--,” over and over. Dumont’s half-brother, Jesse Ferreira, 22, testified he was called to babysit the four kids the night before Ryker died. Dumont had just moved into the townhouse from Sarnia three weeks earlier. That night, before Dumont and Bakker left for a shopping trip to Sarnia, they told him nothing about Ryker’s injuries, Ferreira said. Dumont’s oldest daughter, then 10, told him Ryker had been burned by a hot cup of coffee, he said. Ferreira said he heard Ryker crying. He went to his crib and found the boy, dressed in only a diaper and obviously burned. “I talked to him . . . I gave him his bubba and he stopped crying,” he said. Ferreira’s testimony was often confusing and contradictory. He said the couple didn’t return to the house for hours. He never changed Ryker’s diaper, but did give him two or three bottles. When the couple returned, he said he tried to talk to Dumont about the burns. Later in his testimony, he said he was intimidated by Bakker, but he did tell Dumont to take the baby to a doctor. After he left, Ferreira said he told his sister and mother about the burns, but no one took the baby to the doctor. jsims@postmedia.com --- --- --- Wednesday's Tweets:  Tuesday's Tweets:  Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.lfpress.com/2016/11/23/baby-death-ryker-daponte-michaud-had-died-before-911-was-called-the-trial-of-his-mom-and-her-boyfriend-is-told

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
http://www.lillooetnews.net/news/local-news/a-reflective-father-bob-haggarty-looks-back-on-his-time-in-lillooet-1.23255506

Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont Enterprise

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Utica; by their four daughters, Mrs. Wendy J. Hotaling of Northville, Mrs. Laurel A. St. Onge of Northville, Mrs. Erika L. Troxell of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Amy E. Cline of Kamloops, British Columbia; by her two brothers, Paul T. Burnett of Donna, Texas and Clark W. Burnett of Citrus Springs, Florida; and by her 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held at a time to be announced in the spring in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Northville. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.Memorial contributions may be made to local hospice agencies.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Community mourns doctor who put focus on health care in the north - CBC.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A doctor who spent decades working to improve health care in northern British Columbia is being mourned after he died Tuesday night.Dr. Bert Kelly was a "tireless champion for health care" said Prince George city councillor Susan Scott, who announced his passing via Facebook.Kelly was a key architect of the Northern Medical Program, in which students in UBC's medical program are trained in northern B.C. in an effort to help recruit and retain future medical professionals in a region that historically has been underserved.Faced with chronic doctor shortages in Prince George and the surrounding area, Kelly helped lead a local group of physicians and specialists in what was effectively a strike in 2000, withdrawing non-essential services until the province agreed to commit more funding and efforts to recruitment and retention of doctors in the north. By 2004 the Northern Medical Program was opened, with Kelly serving the role of Executive Director of the Northern Medical Society.Truly sad this morning at the loss of Dr. Bert Kelly! He wa...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dr-bert-kelly-prince-george-1.4447039