Prince Charles leaves a roundtable event with business leaders in Ottawa, during the Canadian Royal tour, on May 18, 2022. Heritage Canada says an official Canadian portrait of King Charles III will be released “in due course.” (Justin Tang - The Canadian Press)

Coming soon to a public office near you: King Charles III’s face?

Government offices, municipal halls not required to display royal portraits, new one not ready yet

A bone in the office of Victoria Arbour at the Royal B.C. Museum. (Ella Matte, Black Press Media)

$8.4M ‘Sue the T. rex’ skeleton invades Royal B.C. Museum in pending new dino exhibit

Exhibit on its way later this year will focus on dinosaur discoveries from around the province

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Randy Bachman on stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest. (Facebook photo)

PODCAST: Randy Bachman, every song, every guitar has a story

TODAY IN B.C.: New album with son Tal Bachman to be released

Co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: How much space do you need for a home?

TODAY IN BC: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’

Co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee. (HAVAN photo)
Campers with a Canadian flag flying on their camp site are shown in Algonquin Park on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Parks Canada says visitors will be able to start booking reservations for camping and other activities at its sites across the country in March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Parks Canada updating its reservation system to book camping and other activities

All users will be required to create a new user account on the upgraded system after March 3

Campers with a Canadian flag flying on their camp site are shown in Algonquin Park on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Parks Canada says visitors will be able to start booking reservations for camping and other activities at its sites across the country in March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
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Popular roller-coaster at West Edmonton Mall amusement park to be removed

Mindbender is being replaced by an as-yet-to-be-revealed development

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Former NHL goaltender Kelly Hrudey. (Photo submitted)

PODCAST: Goaltender turned broadcaster Kelly Hrudey

MOJ on Sports: Hrudey does advocacy work in the field of mental health

Former NHL goaltender Kelly Hrudey. (Photo submitted)
FILE - A traveler pulls their luggage between terminals at Logan International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Boston. Airline and hotel elite status extensions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are expiring this year, and the companies are raising the requirements to earn status. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Airline, hotel elite status: Harder to get (or keep) in 2023

Tsunami of downgrades set to wipe out some travelers’ benefits

FILE - A traveler pulls their luggage between terminals at Logan International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Boston. Airline and hotel elite status extensions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are expiring this year, and the companies are raising the requirements to earn status. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
University of Michigan student Stanley Chapel solves a Rubik’s Cube while blindfolded, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Stanley is one of the world’s foremost “speedcubers,” a person capable of quickly solving a Rubik’s Cube. He also is an accomplished violinist. Chapel says the two fields aren’t as different as one might think. Chapel has certain inherent abilities — he is capable of remembering and applying thousands of algorithms to solve a Rubik’s Cube and performing one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin sonatas from memory. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

World champion says Rubik’s Cube and violin go hand in hand

Stanley Chapel can solve the cube blindfolded in about 17 seconds

University of Michigan student Stanley Chapel solves a Rubik’s Cube while blindfolded, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Stanley is one of the world’s foremost “speedcubers,” a person capable of quickly solving a Rubik’s Cube. He also is an accomplished violinist. Chapel says the two fields aren’t as different as one might think. Chapel has certain inherent abilities — he is capable of remembering and applying thousands of algorithms to solve a Rubik’s Cube and performing one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin sonatas from memory. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Jars of fermenting fruits and vegetables, left, sit on top of a retired gas stove replaced by an electric cooker, right, in Josh Spodek's Greenwich Village apartment kitchen, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2023, in New York. Spodek's efforts to go packaging-free changed his mindset and led him to experiment with living grid-free (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

A fridge too far? Living sustainably in NYC by unplugging

Fridge-free for a year, man wants to set an example for millions to see what is possible

Jars of fermenting fruits and vegetables, left, sit on top of a retired gas stove replaced by an electric cooker, right, in Josh Spodek's Greenwich Village apartment kitchen, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2023, in New York. Spodek's efforts to go packaging-free changed his mindset and led him to experiment with living grid-free (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
This photo provided by Dan Bartlett shows comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) on Dec. 19, 2022. It last visited during Neanderthal times, according to NASA. It is expected to come within 26 million miles (42 million kilometers) of Earth on Feb. 1, 2023, before speeding away again, unlikely to return for millions of years. (Dan Bartlett via AP)

Green comet zooming our way, last visited 50,000 years ago

Dirty snowball last visited during Neanderthal times

This photo provided by Dan Bartlett shows comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) on Dec. 19, 2022. It last visited during Neanderthal times, according to NASA. It is expected to come within 26 million miles (42 million kilometers) of Earth on Feb. 1, 2023, before speeding away again, unlikely to return for millions of years. (Dan Bartlett via AP)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

PODCAST: Jagmeet Singh talks healthcare in one-on-one interview

TODAY IN B.C.: National NDP Leader is holding roundtable discussions in B.C.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)

PODCAST: What does championship weekend look like in the NFL?

NFL REPORT: Black Press insiders Haluschak, McCully discuss the final weekend before Super Bowl 57.

Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)
Widespread inflation has led to some eye-popping meat prices, but dietitians say there are budget-friendly ways to get enough protein. Packages of chicken breasts by Maple Leaf Foods are shown on a shelf at a grocery store in Oakville, Ont., Friday, Jan.6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan

Tips for finding cheaper protein in the meat aisle and beyond

Sharply rising prices for common sources of protein making it harder to include in your diet

Widespread inflation has led to some eye-popping meat prices, but dietitians say there are budget-friendly ways to get enough protein. Packages of chicken breasts by Maple Leaf Foods are shown on a shelf at a grocery store in Oakville, Ont., Friday, Jan.6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan
Three fishermen show off a halibut while on a guided fishing trip with CMF Charters, based out of Prince Rupert. (Photo: Supplied)

Haida Gwaii named one of the best Canadian fishing destinations

‘One-stop shop for fantastic angling action’: online booking site

Three fishermen show off a halibut while on a guided fishing trip with CMF Charters, based out of Prince Rupert. (Photo: Supplied)
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Just a bit of exercise can improve mental health, scientists, psychologists say

It’s that time of year when gloomy weather and New Year’s resolutions…

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The World’s Biggest Hockey Stick…for now, is at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Citizen file photo)

B.C.’s ‘World’s Largest Hockey Stick’ may soon be relinquishing its title

A 250-foot-long hockey stick is proposed outside a recently approved ice arena in Lockport, Illinois

The World’s Biggest Hockey Stick…for now, is at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Citizen file photo)
Kirk frees moose. (Facebook)
Kirk frees moose. (Facebook)
An unidentified man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the Anthrax concert by Penticton police on Jan. 21. (Sarah Tucker-Facebook)

‘Don’t worry he will be out in 3 days’: Man dressed as Jesus arrested at Penticton Anthrax concert

The man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the concert and into a police vehicle

An unidentified man dressed as Jesus was escorted out of the Anthrax concert by Penticton police on Jan. 21. (Sarah Tucker-Facebook)
Cameron Lizotte, a former hockey enforcer and now a Victoria-based fashion designer, will have his story shared during Hockey Day in Canada. (Atelier Coin/Instagram)

NHL prospect turned B.C. fashion designer featured on Hockey Day in Canada

Cameron Lizotte shares his story from the ice in Ontario to Paris Fashion Week

Cameron Lizotte, a former hockey enforcer and now a Victoria-based fashion designer, will have his story shared during Hockey Day in Canada. (Atelier Coin/Instagram)