Dr. Rachel Staples, seen here inside her Colwood dental clinic, will receive the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship in a virtual ceremony Thursday. The honour recognizes her efforts to reopen for emergency dental care in the early days of the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘I’m totally blown away’: Island dentist earns citizenship medal for pandemic service

Rachel Staples among the first to reopen clinic to provide emergency dental care


Proud to now be Canadian citizens, from left: Nayla, Nessa, Faridah and Niesha Nankya. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Chemainus woman and her daughters embracing Canadian citizenship

Adjustments to life after the move from Uganda going well in a supportive community


It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Citizenship the icing on the Canadian cake for Syrian refugee family

New life for Crofton residents continues to emerge with each experience


(The Canadian Press)

Changes being made to make it easier for parents to pass on Canadian citizenship

Non-biological Canadian parents who are a child’s legal parent at birth will soon be able to pass down their citizenship

(The Canadian Press)