A cougar walks through the backyard of a Comox home. Image, video screenshot
A cougar walks through the backyard of a Comox home. Image, video screenshot
A first printing of the United States Constitution is displayed at Sotheby’s auction house during a press preview on Nov. 5, 2021, in New York. The rare copy has sold Thursday, Nov. 18, for a record $43.2 million at Sotheby’s to an anonymous buyer who outbid a group of crypocurrency investors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Rare first printing of US Constitution sells for record $43M

Document one of 13 known copies of the first printing of the Constitution

A first printing of the United States Constitution is displayed at Sotheby’s auction house during a press preview on Nov. 5, 2021, in New York. The rare copy has sold Thursday, Nov. 18, for a record $43.2 million at Sotheby’s to an anonymous buyer who outbid a group of crypocurrency investors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell

To make a long story short: B.C. musician publishes book of one-sentence stories

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox adds ‘published author’ to his portfolio

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell
Nanaimo’s Demitria Rounis is Royal International Miss Canada Role Model for Western Canada. (Jesse Miller Photography photo)

B.C. university student wins Miss Canada Pacific crown

Demitria Rounis will compete in international pageant next year

Nanaimo’s Demitria Rounis is Royal International Miss Canada Role Model for Western Canada. (Jesse Miller Photography photo)
Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood. The university featured in a Jeopardy! clue on Tuesday’s show. (Black Press Media file photo)

What is British Columbia? Royal Roads University featured in Jeopardy! clue

University sees the shoutout as a positive way to bring global attention to the school

Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood. The university featured in a Jeopardy! clue on Tuesday’s show. (Black Press Media file photo)
A trio dances in the street while awaiting their turn to traverse the Malahat on Tuesday. (Video courtesy Arnold Lim)

VIDEO: Trio dances in traffic to ease stress of waiting on the Malahat

Film crew rolls back into Greater Victoria after a night stranded at summer camp

A trio dances in the street while awaiting their turn to traverse the Malahat on Tuesday. (Video courtesy Arnold Lim)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park were swept up in stormy floodwaters on Nov. 15. (Courtesy RLC Park Services)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park were swept up in stormy floodwaters on Nov. 15. (Courtesy RLC Park Services)
(Pixabay photo)

Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

(Pixabay photo)
Folks hike Elk Mountain in Chilliwack on Sept. 5, 2014. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 is Take a Hike Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Nov. 14 to 20

Take a Hike Day, World Toilet Day and Have a Bad Day Day are all coming up this week

Folks hike Elk Mountain in Chilliwack on Sept. 5, 2014. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 is Take a Hike Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
This photo provided by Apple TV+ shows Snoopy with Woodstock in Apple TV+ series “Snoopy in Space.” (Apple TV+ via AP)

The cosmos beckons for Snoopy onscreen and in real life

A 5-ounce plush toy has an important job for the Artemis I unmanned mission

This photo provided by Apple TV+ shows Snoopy with Woodstock in Apple TV+ series “Snoopy in Space.” (Apple TV+ via AP)
Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A time for remembrance

How much do you know about times of war?

Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)
Justin Bieber holds a pack of Tim Hortons' new Timbit flavours, called Timbiebs in this undated handout photo. Tim Hortons has teamed up with pop superstar Justin Bieber to launch three new Timbit flavours called Timbiebs along with co-branded merchandise. Tim Hortons will roll out the limited-edition Timbiebs Timbits in chocolate white fudge, sour cream chocolate chip, and birthday cake waffle on Nov. 29, exclusively in Canada and the United States.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tim Hortons *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Tim Hortons partners with Justin Bieber in effort to appeal to younger consumers

Timmy’s-loving pop star asks are you ready for some ‘Timbiebs?’

Justin Bieber holds a pack of Tim Hortons' new Timbit flavours, called Timbiebs in this undated handout photo. Tim Hortons has teamed up with pop superstar Justin Bieber to launch three new Timbit flavours called Timbiebs along with co-branded merchandise. Tim Hortons will roll out the limited-edition Timbiebs Timbits in chocolate white fudge, sour cream chocolate chip, and birthday cake waffle on Nov. 29, exclusively in Canada and the United States.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tim Hortons *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Claire Handley erected aerial circus apparatus in her Oak Bay yard this summer. She admits it’s a ‘crazy hobby’ but loves the fitness and thrill. (Alana Norie photo)

‘Cirque de So Aged’ springs up in Vancouver Island backyard

50-something Oak Bay couple turning their lives upside-down in backyard circus rigging

Claire Handley erected aerial circus apparatus in her Oak Bay yard this summer. She admits it’s a ‘crazy hobby’ but loves the fitness and thrill. (Alana Norie photo)
Clumps of seaweed washing up along the beach off Dallas Road can provide a unique food source to certain types of insects. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Vancouver Island beach seaweed part of largely uncharted ecosystem

Washed-up seaweed feeds insects unknown to any other ecosystem, says RBCM researcher

Clumps of seaweed washing up along the beach off Dallas Road can provide a unique food source to certain types of insects. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
FILE - This May 20, 2019, file photo shows a Mexican gray wolf. Research by scientists, to be showcased Friday in a CBC documentary, explores how the pandemic has affected the behaviour of wolves and several other animals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Canadian doc ‘Nature’s Big Year’ shows how wildlife has adapted during the pandemic

Documentary exposes new animal behaviour sparked by changes in human behaviour

FILE - This May 20, 2019, file photo shows a Mexican gray wolf. Research by scientists, to be showcased Friday in a CBC documentary, explores how the pandemic has affected the behaviour of wolves and several other animals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
The strain begins to show on Mitchel Cook’s face as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)

155 burpees short: B.C. man performs whopping 796 burpees in world record attempt

Mitchel Cook says he’ll likely take another shot at breaking standard of 951 in one hour

The strain begins to show on Mitchel Cook’s face as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)
An Anna’s hummingbird in care at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin this spring. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

If the feeder’s out, you’re committed: hummingbird care in a B.C. winter

B.C. biologist floats tips to keeping hummingbirds fed, safe this season

An Anna’s hummingbird in care at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin this spring. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
Prof. Suzanne Simard, of the University of British Columbia, poses in this undated handout photo. Bill Metcalfe Nelson Star, THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

B.C. professor’s Mother Tree research branches out to bestselling book, movie deal

Movie, book and ongoing research will broaden knowledge about the relationships trees have with environment

Prof. Suzanne Simard, of the University of British Columbia, poses in this undated handout photo. Bill Metcalfe Nelson Star, THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
The cover of the program for the 25th Vancouver Asian Film Festival. (VAFF photo)
The cover of the program for the 25th Vancouver Asian Film Festival. (VAFF photo)
The 1985 movie Back to the Future starred Christopher Lloyd, left, Michael J. Fox. Do you know the year Fox’s character, Marty McFly, visited in this story of time travel? (MCA/Universal Pictures photo)

QUIZ: It’s time to think about time change

Daylight Saving Time has ended for another year

The 1985 movie Back to the Future starred Christopher Lloyd, left, Michael J. Fox. Do you know the year Fox’s character, Marty McFly, visited in this story of time travel? (MCA/Universal Pictures photo)