Around the world in many, many days being spent in this van by Marianne and Chris Fisher. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Around the world in 80…months? Touring YouTube sensation reaches B.C.

COVID lockdown kept English couple in Turkey 18 months on their world tour

Around the world in many, many days being spent in this van by Marianne and Chris Fisher. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Some of the mountain bikers attending the Jesmond trail grand opening on Aug. 27 and the Rocky Mountain Bicycles demo team at the Big Bar Ranch, where many were camped to celebrate the trail opening event. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Black Press Media)

Trail opening spiritually and economically important moment for southern Cariboo First Nation

Stswecem’c Xget’tem First Nation celebrated mountain bike trail development at Jesmond Mountain

Some of the mountain bikers attending the Jesmond trail grand opening on Aug. 27 and the Rocky Mountain Bicycles demo team at the Big Bar Ranch, where many were camped to celebrate the trail opening event. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Black Press Media)
Queen Elizabeth and her corgi depicted as Funko Pop figures. Just as she would have wanted. Photo: @FunPopPhoto/Twitter

Brands join in on Queen Elizabeth mourning

Here’s some of the most unexpected expressions of condolences

Queen Elizabeth and her corgi depicted as Funko Pop figures. Just as she would have wanted. Photo: @FunPopPhoto/Twitter
Queen Elizabeth II attends an armed forces act of loyalty parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Barlow/Pool via AP

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, what happens to our bills and coins?

Unknown if Canadians will ultimately see King Charles III on our bills

Queen Elizabeth II attends an armed forces act of loyalty parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Barlow/Pool via AP
Queen Elizabeth II attends an armed forces act of loyalty parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Barlow/Pool via AP

QUIZ: A tribute to the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

British monach had reigned for more than 70 years

Queen Elizabeth II attends an armed forces act of loyalty parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Barlow/Pool via AP
Bruce Turnbull - “Bighorns in battle”
Bruce Turnbull - “Bighorns in battle”
U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss (middle row, second from left) is seen in a photo she posted to Instagram on July 1, 2018, showing her with classmates from Grades 6 and 7 at Parkcrest Elementary School, in Burnaby, British Columbia. Truss spent 1987-1988 at Parkcrest. Classmate Brenda Montagano, now a teacher at Parkcrest, is in the back row, fifth from left. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Instagram/Liz Truss

U.K. PM Liz Truss’ B.C. school days — pink jumper, big fringe and a sense of humour

New PM’s example being used to help encourage B.C. students to dream big

U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss (middle row, second from left) is seen in a photo she posted to Instagram on July 1, 2018, showing her with classmates from Grades 6 and 7 at Parkcrest Elementary School, in Burnaby, British Columbia. Truss spent 1987-1988 at Parkcrest. Classmate Brenda Montagano, now a teacher at Parkcrest, is in the back row, fifth from left. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Instagram/Liz Truss
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
Construction crews work on a highway on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: In honour of workers

How much do you know about Labour Day and work culture?

Construction crews work on a highway on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file photo)
From left, Molson Coors Canada chairman Andrew Molson, president and CEO Frederic Landtmeters, and Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove raise their glasses to the newly opened brewery in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2019. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 is Beer Lovers’ Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 4 to 10

Beer Lovers’ Day, Be Late For Something Day, Fight Procrastination Day all coming up this week

From left, Molson Coors Canada chairman Andrew Molson, president and CEO Frederic Landtmeters, and Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove raise their glasses to the newly opened brewery in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2019. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 is Beer Lovers’ Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Shoppers shop at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Monday, July 4, 2022. U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as food prices rise. Some shoppers are shifting to less expensive grocery pickup, while others are returning to the store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

80% of Canadians have been trimming spending amid increased inflation: poll

Four-in-five Canadians said grocery stores are taking advantage of inflation to increase profits

Shoppers shop at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Monday, July 4, 2022. U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as food prices rise. Some shoppers are shifting to less expensive grocery pickup, while others are returning to the store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Ted Eeftink of Ucluelet gazes out the window of Angel Flight pilot Bruce Burley’s Cessna C210) on the way to Boundary Bay Airport and cancer treatment in Vancouver. (PHOTO COURTESY BRUCE BURLEY)

Angels take flight over British Columbia coastline for 2,000 sick people

Angel Flight BC has made more than 2,000 special flights for patients needing medical treatment

Ted Eeftink of Ucluelet gazes out the window of Angel Flight pilot Bruce Burley’s Cessna C210) on the way to Boundary Bay Airport and cancer treatment in Vancouver. (PHOTO COURTESY BRUCE BURLEY)
Bindercon 2022 - an annual memorial sasquatch conference is set for the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay in October. Facebook photo

B.C. sasquatch researcher’s memory lives on with bigfoot conference

‘Humans of the night’ and Dr. John Bindernagel to be celebrated in Courtenay this fall

Bindercon 2022 - an annual memorial sasquatch conference is set for the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay in October. Facebook photo
Pictured is Ryleigh (right) with her late mom Jax. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Pyne-Mercier)

Campaign underway to bring traumatized South African orphan to family in B.C.

Girl treated for malaria after being found alone in remote 40 C home with her dead mom

Pictured is Ryleigh (right) with her late mom Jax. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Pyne-Mercier)
This photo provided by NASA shows a rock collected by the Perseverance rover on Mars. NASA is launching two more mini helicopters to Mars in its effort to recover Martian rocks and soil samples and bring them to Earth. (NASA via AP)

‘No smoking gun’: Calgary scientists studying Mars soil for signs it supported life

Researchers exploring rock record to understand if there was a time Mars was habitable

This photo provided by NASA shows a rock collected by the Perseverance rover on Mars. NASA is launching two more mini helicopters to Mars in its effort to recover Martian rocks and soil samples and bring them to Earth. (NASA via AP)
Jody Kirk, Tourism Tofino’s visitor and member services manager, says the beach wheelchairs are easy to assemble and easy to manoeuvre. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Free beach wheelchairs create opportunity Victoria couple thought gone forever

Accessibility grant making lives better, organizations encouraged to chase theirs

Jody Kirk, Tourism Tofino’s visitor and member services manager, says the beach wheelchairs are easy to assemble and easy to manoeuvre. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Colleen Macdonald signs copies of her new book “Let’s Go Biking, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast” at Mermaid Tales Bookshop on Aug. 14. (Marcie Callewaert photo)

Two wheel journeys: new guidebook will help you explore Vancouver Island by bike

Author Colleen MacDonald talks about her 3rd biking route book

Colleen Macdonald signs copies of her new book “Let’s Go Biking, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast” at Mermaid Tales Bookshop on Aug. 14. (Marcie Callewaert photo)
Skytrain. (Translink photo)

PODCAST: Breaking down the $4-billion Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension

TODAY IN B.C.: Province says project will be delivered two years earlier than first planned

Skytrain. (Translink photo)
Raye is an 18-foot fully-autonomous sailboat designed and constructed entirely by UBC students. It’s set to attempt a solo voyage from B.C. to Hawaii in either September 2022 or the following year. (Courtesy of UBC Sailbot)

B.C. to Hawaii: UBC students launching fully-autonomous sailboat on epic maiden voyage

‘Raye’ will attempt to cross the Pacific without human assistance or feedback

Raye is an 18-foot fully-autonomous sailboat designed and constructed entirely by UBC students. It’s set to attempt a solo voyage from B.C. to Hawaii in either September 2022 or the following year. (Courtesy of UBC Sailbot)
This Aug. 15, 2022, photo shows El Johnson, right, with her girlfriend, Sara Goodie, in Austin, Texas. Johnson has decided not to bear children, though she hasn’t ruled out adoption. The birth rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically as more young people decide not to have children. (El Johnson via AP)

Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents

‘Having children sounds like a trap to me…financially, socially, emotionally, physically’

This Aug. 15, 2022, photo shows El Johnson, right, with her girlfriend, Sara Goodie, in Austin, Texas. Johnson has decided not to bear children, though she hasn’t ruled out adoption. The birth rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically as more young people decide not to have children. (El Johnson via AP)
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