Summer

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

 

Most British Columbians choose to leave their air conditioning on for their pets when they are away from home on hot days, BC Hydro found in a June 2022 survey. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)

British Columbians willing to pay the price to keep their pets cool, says BC Hydro

75% leave air conditioning on for furry friends even when not home, survey finds

 

The last official Orcafest was held in 2019, pre-covid. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Orcafest will be returning to the North Island this summer

The summer festival will be running for only one day on Saturday, Aug. 20

 

North Island Gazette file photo from FILOMI Days 2019, pre-covid.

Will Port Hardy hold a FiLoMi Days celebration this summer?

Planning for Filomi Days generally takes about five months of organizing

North Island Gazette file photo from FILOMI Days 2019, pre-covid.
The Camp Qwanoes Screamer zipline is a favourite with campers. (Photo submitted)

Island children’s camp returns to day sessions after positive COVID-19 tests

Final week at the site of the summer season

The Camp Qwanoes Screamer zipline is a favourite with campers. (Photo submitted)
July 28 activities at Storey’s Beach. (Submitted photos)
Kids enjoy arts and crafts and activities on a sunny day at Storey’s Beach during the “Family Fun and Play” event put on by Port Hardy Rec. (Submitted photos)

Port Hardy Recreation’s camps and events have been a big success this summer

Port Hardy Recreation is actively busy putting together more events for the fall

July 28 activities at Storey’s Beach. (Submitted photos)
Kids enjoy arts and crafts and activities on a sunny day at Storey’s Beach during the “Family Fun and Play” event put on by Port Hardy Rec. (Submitted photos)
Cst. Darren Regush of the Oceanside RCMP cools off at the Lions Ventureland Playground splash park on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Facebook photo)

VIDEO: RCMP officer beats the heat, delights kids at Vancouver Island splash park

Cst. Darren Regush joins the fun, cooling off on a hot day in Parksville

Cst. Darren Regush of the Oceanside RCMP cools off at the Lions Ventureland Playground splash park on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘Heat is just relentless’: Meteorologist warns of hot, dry summer ahead for B.C.

Environment Canada isn’t expecting any significant rain until the second half of August

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
The sun over Woss on Monday. (Luke Rushton photo)

Resident says Woss unofficially broke Vancouver Island temperature record

Woss resident Luke Rushton was keeping a close eye on the tiny hamlet’s weather station

The sun over Woss on Monday. (Luke Rushton photo)
A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Record-breakingly hot temperatures forecast for B.C. this weekend

An ‘exceptionally strong’ ridge of high pressure building Friday to Tuesday could leave parts of the province dangerously warm

A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)

15-year-old heat record broken in Port Hardy

Heat advisories over, smoke bulletins still in effect

Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)
(Pixabay photo)

Cottage communities eye summer season constrained by COVID-19 measures

Non-essential travel has largely stopped all over the country

(Pixabay photo)
The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan bans tubing on Cowichan River this summer

“We have to do it, unless something changes”

The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Peaches and other stone fruits are the ideal addition to ice cream

  • Aug 31, 2018
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts