Asger Bentzen and his friend Liz Huff were walking on the grounds at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens on April 26, 2022 when Asger spotted this special ‘adventure’ rock along the path. The rock originated in Port Angeles, Wash. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Retired geologist discovers travelling ‘adventure rock’ in Port Alberni

Rock originated in Port Angeles, travels Vancouver Island

Asger Bentzen and his friend Liz Huff were walking on the grounds at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens on April 26, 2022 when Asger spotted this special ‘adventure’ rock along the path. The rock originated in Port Angeles, Wash. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Expo 86 is pictured in Vancouver on May 3, 1986, as Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales attend a rock concert at the World’s Fair. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

PHOTOS: Expo 86 kicked off in Vancouver 36 years ago

The fair, featured pavilions from 54 nations, including Italy, Cuba, Australia and Thailand

Expo 86 is pictured in Vancouver on May 3, 1986, as Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales attend a rock concert at the World’s Fair. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)
Nanaimo’s No. 1 mine. (Submitted photo)

May 3, 1887: Remembering 150 lives lost in Vancouver Island’s worst mining disaster

City of Nanaimo lowering flags to commemorate Esplanade Mine explosion that killed 150

Nanaimo’s No. 1 mine. (Submitted photo)
Briefly seen over a road in Kent, Wash., this fireball was seen in multiple places in B.C., including Agassiz, Abbotsford and Peachland. The event was seen on Tuesday, April 26, between 8:45 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. (Screenshot/AMS)

VIDEO: ‘Fireball’ blazes across Fraser Valley night sky

Witnesses reported event as far north as Kamloops and as far south as Portland

Briefly seen over a road in Kent, Wash., this fireball was seen in multiple places in B.C., including Agassiz, Abbotsford and Peachland. The event was seen on Tuesday, April 26, between 8:45 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. (Screenshot/AMS)
Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, president of Prairie Sky Gondola, is pictured at the location for a proposed urban gondola in Edmonton on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Cities in Western Canada consider gondolas as part of transit, tourism plans

Projects a way to move people across waterways or get tourists up mountainsides

Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, president of Prairie Sky Gondola, is pictured at the location for a proposed urban gondola in Edmonton on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

QUIZ: The taxman cometh

As Canada’s income tax deadline nears, how much do you know about taxation?

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Coach Bob Fugger chats with his team while wearing a Star Wars stormtrooper costume during a game in Chilliwack on Oct. 31, 2009. May 4, 2022 is Star Wars Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of May 1 to 7

Star Wars Day, Lumpy Rug Day, World Naked Gardening Day all coming up this week

Coach Bob Fugger chats with his team while wearing a Star Wars stormtrooper costume during a game in Chilliwack on Oct. 31, 2009. May 4, 2022 is Star Wars Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Chilliwack RCMP officer helps escort a family of Canada geese across Yale Road in Chilliwack on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Amara Jacklynn Moore)

VIDEO: RCMP officer helps family of geese cross B.C. street

2 adults and 6 goslings were escorted across Yale Road at Nowell Street in Chilliwack

A Chilliwack RCMP officer helps escort a family of Canada geese across Yale Road in Chilliwack on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Amara Jacklynn Moore)
Becky Adams has posted a song she wrote about the loss of homes in Lytton on YouTube. She was raised in the small community that was hit by fire on June 30, 2021, and has strong ties to the area still. (YouTube/Becky Adams)

VIDEO: Lytton-raised woman writes song for those who lost their town to devastating fire

Hole in My Heart written and performed by Becky Adams, who has strong connections to Lytton

Becky Adams has posted a song she wrote about the loss of homes in Lytton on YouTube. She was raised in the small community that was hit by fire on June 30, 2021, and has strong ties to the area still. (YouTube/Becky Adams)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 file photo, visitors lift glasses of beer during the opening of the 186th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival in Munich, Germany. The city of Munich said Friday that the annual Oktoberfest will take place again this fall, after a two-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)

Cheers! Munich to stage 1st Oktoberfest after 2-year hiatus

The annual Oktoberfest festival is on again for this fall, the city…

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 file photo, visitors lift glasses of beer during the opening of the 186th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival in Munich, Germany. The city of Munich said Friday that the annual Oktoberfest will take place again this fall, after a two-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Italy return a birthday cake to Meri Mion, center, in Vicenza, northern Italy, Thursday, April 28, 2022, to replace the one U.S. soldiers ate as they entered her hometown during one of the final battles of World War II. Meri Mion, who turns 90 on Friday, wiped away tears as she was presented with the cake. Mion was a 13-year-old when Americans came to her nearby village, San Pietro in Gù. (Laura Krieder, U.S. Army via AP)

US Army ‘returns’ cake to Italian woman for 90th birthday

U.S. soldiers return cake that disappeared 77 years ago during Second World War

Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Italy return a birthday cake to Meri Mion, center, in Vicenza, northern Italy, Thursday, April 28, 2022, to replace the one U.S. soldiers ate as they entered her hometown during one of the final battles of World War II. Meri Mion, who turns 90 on Friday, wiped away tears as she was presented with the cake. Mion was a 13-year-old when Americans came to her nearby village, San Pietro in Gù. (Laura Krieder, U.S. Army via AP)
Sophia Olson receives a commendation from Coastal Animal Service’s Paul Toseland for finding Andre Paquette’s Aussie shepherd, Sawyer. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Finding Sawyer: Vancouver Island girl reunites owner with puppy missing for 11 days

Sophia Olson, 9, recognized Sawyer the Aussie Shepherd from missing dog posts

Sophia Olson receives a commendation from Coastal Animal Service’s Paul Toseland for finding Andre Paquette’s Aussie shepherd, Sawyer. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
Fireworks from team China blast over the waters of English Bay during the 21st annual Celebration of Light in Vancouver in 2011. Vancouver’s 30th annual fireworks competition will feature the skills of teams from Japan, Canada and Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver’s Celebration of Light to return in July with traditional flare

Fireworks competition to feature pyrotechnic teams from Canada, Spain and Japan

Fireworks from team China blast over the waters of English Bay during the 21st annual Celebration of Light in Vancouver in 2011. Vancouver’s 30th annual fireworks competition will feature the skills of teams from Japan, Canada and Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Two B.C. businesses are supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine with a limited release of “beer whisky.” (Mainland Whisky photo)

2 B.C. businesses supporting Ukraine efforts with ‘beer whisky’ sales

Two B.C. businesses are supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine with a release of “beer whisky.”

Two B.C. businesses are supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine with a limited release of “beer whisky.” (Mainland Whisky photo)
Comedian Ron James. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Ron James travels coast to coast to deliver laughs

Today in B.C.: ‘All over the map’ the latest book from Canadian comedian

Comedian Ron James. (Submitted Photo)
The hobbit themed Airbnb near Osoyoos has been chosen as one of Airbnb's top Canadian unique destinations. (Second Breakfast Hideaway)

PHOTOS: Hobbit-themed hideaway near Osoyoos is one of Canada’s most wish-listed unique stays

The Second Breakfast Hideaway on Airbnb’s list of most popular unique destinations

The hobbit themed Airbnb near Osoyoos has been chosen as one of Airbnb's top Canadian unique destinations. (Second Breakfast Hideaway)
Confusion over deductions could mean Canadians are leaving money on the table come tax season, a survey commissioned by CIBC found. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gaps in income tax knowledge could be costing Canadians

New survey highlights misconceptions about personal income tax deductions

Confusion over deductions could mean Canadians are leaving money on the table come tax season, a survey commissioned by CIBC found. (Black Press Media file photo)
A group from Project Dance moves to the song ‘Grease’ during the tap dance portion of the 68th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre on Feb. 12, 2015. Friday, April 29, 2022 is International Dance Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 24 to 30

International Dance Day, Hairball Awareness Day, Hug A Plumber Day all coming up this week

A group from Project Dance moves to the song ‘Grease’ during the tap dance portion of the 68th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre on Feb. 12, 2015. Friday, April 29, 2022 is International Dance Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The colours around Okanagan Lake took on a smoke-tinted hue during recent wildfires. Air quality deteriorated as a result. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Earth Day?

April 22 is set aside as a day to protect the planet we call home

The colours around Okanagan Lake took on a smoke-tinted hue during recent wildfires. Air quality deteriorated as a result. (Black Press file photo)