A home on Stokes Road caught fire in the evening of  July 1 just before 10pm. RCMP say all occupants of the home exited safely, but the home is a total loss. Those wishing to help the owners, please contact Gabriola RCMP. Derek Kilbourn photo

A home on Stokes Road caught fire in the evening of July 1 just before 10pm. RCMP say all occupants of the home exited safely, but the home is a total loss. Those wishing to help the owners, please contact Gabriola RCMP. Derek Kilbourn photo

Cpl. Nathan Dame of the Gabriola RCMP keeps an eye on the potato cannon contest on Canada Day. Derek Kilbourn photo

Cpl. Nathan Dame of the Gabriola RCMP keeps an eye on the potato cannon contest on Canada Day. Derek Kilbourn photo

The Island Singers performed on Canada Day at Government House in Victoria during a citizenship ceremony, having been invited to do so by the Lt. Governor Judith Guichon. The choir sang three compositions written by music director Gail Lund celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary, two of which won the Lieutenant Governor’s Sing Me a Song competition in the Open Category in 2015 and 2016. Photo courtesy Rachel Capon

The Island Singers performed on Canada Day at Government House in Victoria during a citizenship ceremony, having been invited to do so by the Lt. Governor Judith Guichon. The choir sang three compositions written by music director Gail Lund celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary, two of which won the Lieutenant Governor’s Sing Me a Song competition in the Open Category in 2015 and 2016. Photo courtesy Rachel Capon