Team up for Relay for Life

Help fight cancer by signing up for the Relay for Life.

Dear editor,

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine that one small action can have an impact in the fight against cancer. It’s something the Canadian Cancer Society has learned well as they celebrate their 75th Anniversary, and it’s something I see every year I’ve been involved in the Relay for Life on the North Island.

 

I’m always amazed by the energy, emotion, determination and fight for life that each participant brings to the Relay experience.

In 2012, the Canadian Cancer Society invested:

• $46 million to support 274 researchers and 574 students and fellows to carry out 336 research projects;

• $71 million in programs and services to meeth the needs of people living with cancer and their caregivers and to provide information about cancer; and

• $9 million advocating for important cancer issues that matter to Canadians.

With a little over a month until our local Relay for Life hits the track, it’s a great time to recruit a new member, start a team or volunteer.  New members, new teams and new volunteers bring new energy, ideas and fun!

By joining the Relay for Life during this special year, you can help the Canadian Cancer Society to lead the way to a healthier future for you, your family and friends. Please contact me at 250-949-8485 or 250-949-3431 for information or join in at www.relaybc.ca

Thank you for your help in spreading the word!

 

Sabrina Dent

Port Hardy

 

Just Posted

7 Mile Landfill operations tender closes October

Taxes covering the landfill have not increased over the past 15 years and are not expected to soon.

NorthIsle starts drilling in Pemberton Hills area after negotiating deal with Freeport

Mining industry one step closer to a revitalization after farm-out agreement

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s open house a blazing hit

PHFR Lt. Harding explained that the organization is always looking for more recruits.

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation drafts first phase of passive housing project

The housing project will have 96 residential units for low-income families.

Rick Mercer says pot is ‘excruciatingly boring’

Comedian hopes Canadians will move onto something else once marijuana is legalized

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Duncan play faces challenges even before first performance as thieves strike

Thefts hamper Deathtrap days before opening at Mercury Theatre

Road closures, detours near Zeballos due to hazards from last summer’s wildfires

BC Ministry of Transportation diverts traffic near Zeballos due to “rockfall and debris.”

Carole James avoids questions on B.C.’s payroll tax (with video)

Green MLA Adam Olsen cites huge tax increase for local business

Port McNeill municipal election candidate Ryan Mitchell’s profile

Mitchell plans to “promote transparent and open debate on town business,” if elected.

Port Hardy municipal election candidate Pat Corbett-Labatt’s profile

“I’ve worked hard to advocate for every member of the community,” Corbett-Labatt said.

2 charged for feeding B.C. bear Tim Horton’s timbits

Court documents show that Randy Scott and Megan Hiltz have both been charged with feeding or attempting to feed dangerous wildlife.

Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison

Bernardo’s parole hearing at the Bath Institution is expected to attract numerous observers

Most Read