Families

Saskatoon Police Deputy Chief Randy Huisman speaks at a media event, regarding the case of reported missing woman Dawn Walker and her son, in Saskatoon, Monday, August 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

‘Elaborate ruse’: U.S. prosecutor says Saskatoon mother in custody dispute faked deaths

48-year-old Dawn Marie Walker is being detained as a flight risk in Oregon

 

Canadian loonie coins are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. Money is still considered a taboo topic or private matter, which is why many people avoid sparking up conversations about their personal finances with friends, colleagues and even family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Start talking to your kids about money at an early age, experts say

Early money talk will help them develop a healthy relationship with their own finances one day

 

Produce is shown in a grocery store in Toronto. A recent survey says a quarter of Canadians are cutting back on essentials like food, housing and utilities due to rampant inflation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian household budgets stretched thin as inflation, interest rates rise: Survey

MNP poll finds nearly half of respondents are reining in non-essential spending on outings

 

The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)

‘What am I charged with?’ B.C. couple seeks RCMP apology after suspected swatting call

“They marched through my house with guns drawn going ‘clear’, top floor clear.’”

The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Karen Fraser of Child Care Resource and Referral helped serve up cake at a Monday, June 6 celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Langley Community Services Society. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland social service agency that started out in a 1916 barn marks 50th anniversary

Programs and services offered are based on the needs of the Langley community, and are offered free

Karen Fraser of Child Care Resource and Referral helped serve up cake at a Monday, June 6 celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Langley Community Services Society. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
“The last few years have been tough for parents as they try to navigate challenges, and many are concerned about their child’s learning or skills due to school disruptions,” says Vijay Dhanoa, Centre Director of Surrey Guildford and Newton Sylvan Learning Centres. “An option for some may be to team up with a qualified tutor this summer.”

Guildford Newton Sylvan Learning Centres: Summer Brain Training

Schools will be out soon, and balancing summertime idleness and over-scheduling is…

  • May 23, 2022
“The last few years have been tough for parents as they try to navigate challenges, and many are concerned about their child’s learning or skills due to school disruptions,” says Vijay Dhanoa, Centre Director of Surrey Guildford and Newton Sylvan Learning Centres. “An option for some may be to team up with a qualified tutor this summer.”
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.

Win a two night stay at Westin Whistler with Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science Space Edition…

  • May 9, 2022
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday, July 3, 2020. New provincial family court rules in British Columbia meant to resolve legal matters without going to court have been called “effective” by the province, but some lawyers and advocates say they don’t adequately address the needs of victims of intimate partner violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. family court mediation not adequate for domestic violence victims: advocates

Groups caution mediation process risks repeating power imbalances

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday, July 3, 2020. New provincial family court rules in British Columbia meant to resolve legal matters without going to court have been called “effective” by the province, but some lawyers and advocates say they don’t adequately address the needs of victims of intimate partner violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Even in an ideal situation, being the executor of an estate takes time, energy and extensive administrative skills. An estate lawyer can track down documents and approvals during business hours, and brings years of expertise that can simplify your responsibilities.

Losing a loved one is hard enough. Let a lawyer help administer the estate.

What is probate, when is it required, and how can a lawyer simplify the process?

  • Mar 14, 2022
Even in an ideal situation, being the executor of an estate takes time, energy and extensive administrative skills. An estate lawyer can track down documents and approvals during business hours, and brings years of expertise that can simplify your responsibilities.
Statistics Canada says public health measures introduced during the pandemic were likely important drivers of the relatively low number of divorces in 2020. Pixabay photo

Divorces granted in Canada have dropped sharply, new Statistics Canada report shows

Canada granted fewer divorces last year than any year since 1973

Statistics Canada says public health measures introduced during the pandemic were likely important drivers of the relatively low number of divorces in 2020. Pixabay photo
At Sylvan Learning, fostering a growth mindset in children is at the centre of learning success. For more educational resources for children in grades pre-K through 12, visit https://www.sylvanlearning.com/

Focusing on individual learning styles builds confidence

Learning styles are as unique as each child. Every child learns differently,…

  • Feb 28, 2022
At Sylvan Learning, fostering a growth mindset in children is at the centre of learning success. For more educational resources for children in grades pre-K through 12, visit https://www.sylvanlearning.com/
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Dec 20, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
Andrea MacDonald with her daughters Rose, 5, and Grace, 9, take part online with Twitter’s “virtual camp” at their summer residence in Harcourt, Ont., Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Poll shows women do more chores, child care, even when couples plan otherwise

‘When you look at time use data, women are more correct than men’

Andrea MacDonald with her daughters Rose, 5, and Grace, 9, take part online with Twitter’s “virtual camp” at their summer residence in Harcourt, Ont., Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Guided walking tours begin every 12 minutes.Each stop, under the shelter of a large tent, is narrated by your host, and combines video, live actors and storytelling to re-create the timeless tale.

Experience the true joy of the Christmas season

Christmas is in the air. Lights are up, decorations are in place,…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Guided walking tours begin every 12 minutes.Each stop, under the shelter of a large tent, is narrated by your host, and combines video, live actors and storytelling to re-create the timeless tale.
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.

Let’s play! Grants help Surrey kids get off the sidelines

Every year, KidSport pays registration fees for low-income families, so ALL kids can play

  • Dec 6, 2021
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 4, 2021
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women ongoing, Senate report reveals

A Senate committee on human rights says it is aware of a case as recently as 2019

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 3, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.
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After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 5, 2021
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On Saturday, March 13, Willoughby residents Donald and Ieneke Fairholm (L) were able to have their first lunch in a very long time with son Don, daughter-in-law Stephanie Spyksma and grandson Adrian, outdoors at Yorkson Community Park under new rules that allow small gatherings (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

New COVID policy allowing small groups results in reunions for B.C. families

For the first time in a long time, the Fairholms were able to have lunch with their son’s family

On Saturday, March 13, Willoughby residents Donald and Ieneke Fairholm (L) were able to have their first lunch in a very long time with son Don, daughter-in-law Stephanie Spyksma and grandson Adrian, outdoors at Yorkson Community Park under new rules that allow small gatherings (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)