Lucas Philips is pictured outside of his camper and next to his Tesla where he lives in a parking lot in Spanish Banks, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Philips lives in a van but drives a Tesla, as part of Metro Vancouver’s growing camper community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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Lucas Philips is pictured outside of his camper and next to his Tesla where he lives in a parking lot in Spanish Banks, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Philips lives in a van but drives a Tesla, as part of Metro Vancouver’s growing camper community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. Victoria has been named the 10th friendliest city in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)

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An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. Victoria has been named the 10th friendliest city in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)
Exhibitor Toru Yamanaka wears a Loovic augmented reality device during CES Unveiled before the start of the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Las Vegas. The IoT device, worn around the neck, uses tactile notifications and bone conduction audio to help guide the user without having to constantly look at a map app on their phone. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Exhibitor Toru Yamanaka wears a Loovic augmented reality device during CES Unveiled before the start of the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Las Vegas. The IoT device, worn around the neck, uses tactile notifications and bone conduction audio to help guide the user without having to constantly look at a map app on their phone. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada. (Facebook photo)

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Isabella Kulak, then 10 years old, is shown in this undated handout image in Kamsack, Sask., a town about 270 kilometres east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kulak Family *MANDATORY CREDIT*

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Isabella Kulak, then 10 years old, is shown in this undated handout image in Kamsack, Sask., a town about 270 kilometres east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kulak Family *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Huge blocks of ice line the Fraser River near the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge following a severe cold snap and subsequent winter storms. (Photo/Valerie Pentz)

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Falling Canadian dollar coins are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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Falling Canadian dollar coins are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Ami McKay, President and Principal Designer at Pure Design. (HAVAN photo)

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Geoff de Ruiter organized a Ducknana event in Victoria to help build a sense of community after a couple of difficult years. (Photo courtesy of Geoff de Ruiter)

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Geoff de Ruiter organized a Ducknana event in Victoria to help build a sense of community after a couple of difficult years. (Photo courtesy of Geoff de Ruiter)
With an abundance of salmon in 2022, Helen Sandy enjoys the process of smoking salmon at her home in Sugar Cane near Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
With an abundance of salmon in 2022, Helen Sandy enjoys the process of smoking salmon at her home in Sugar Cane near Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vernon Fire Rescue

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From Jan. 1 to Dec. 8, there were 37,801 babies born in B.C. (Pixabay.com photo)

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From Jan. 1 to Dec. 8, there were 37,801 babies born in B.C. (Pixabay.com photo)
A flight departure board at Abbotsford International Airport illustrating the the cancellations and delays that were common through the holidays across Canada. (Jane Bouey/Twitter)

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A flight departure board at Abbotsford International Airport illustrating the the cancellations and delays that were common through the holidays across Canada. (Jane Bouey/Twitter)
Street skating in Revelstoke. (Oliver Wilson)
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Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Olive doesn’t mind the snow if there are treats involved (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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Science journalist Bob McDonald. (Supplied photo)

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Science journalist Bob McDonald. (Supplied photo)
Doug Langford of JDL Homes. (HAVAN photo)

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Doug Langford of JDL Homes. (HAVAN photo)
Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. (Pixabay.com)

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Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. (Pixabay.com)