Community Profile

The Chilliwack teen taking on the world of derby

Cleo Granneman-Mason was selected to represent Team Canada at the Junior Roller Derby World Championships in France. For Cleo, who has been playing the unusual sport since she was six, derby is an opportunity to learn, lead, and push herself.

Jacob Wilson was one of hundreds of Fraser Valley residents who have died this year from toxic drugs. 📷 Courtesy Shirley Wilson

A life. A smile. A son.

Over the last six years, thousands of British Columbians have died from toxic drugs. Jacob Wilson was one. His mother recently told his story.

Miel Bernstein, the co-founder of Project A.I.M, holds up a uterus plush made by Elina Kurahashi to promote their mission of working to provide barrier-free access to menstrual and incontinence products. 📷 Kayla MacInnis

The little menstrual products barn on the prairie

In a barn on a small certified organic farm nestled in Agassiz, there is a room brimming with horse supplies and the oaky aroma of tannins from leather. There is also a room with boxes of pads, tampons, and other menstrual hygiene products.

Mikaela Robinson 📸Phil McLachlan

‘The bus pulled into a parking lot and we just sat there’

When the highways that connect the lower mainland to the rest of the province were severed by floods and mudslides in November, 2021, Mikaela Robinson was on the bus from Kelowna to Vancouver. She got stuck in Hope. The latest in our partnership with the Climate Disaster Project.