This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ryan Gosling as Ken, left, and Margo Robbie as Barbie in the upcoming film "Barbie." (Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Think Barbiecore and all things pink for holiday gifts

Etsy saw a 34% increase in searches for hot pink fashion items over last year

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ryan Gosling as Ken, left, and Margo Robbie as Barbie in the upcoming film "Barbie." (Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Kader says 35 per cent of young adults between 20 and 34 are living with at least one of their parents. (Submitted/UBC)

More adult children are living with their parents; new B.C. study to dive deep into dynamics

Umay Kader will interview 50 young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 and at least one of their parents

Kader says 35 per cent of young adults between 20 and 34 are living with at least one of their parents. (Submitted/UBC)
FILE - Scrabble games are displayed at a store in Palo Alto, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Happy hygge! Scrabble dictionary adds hundreds of words

Changes put some word-nerd glitter into the eyes of fans of the popular game

FILE - Scrabble games are displayed at a store in Palo Alto, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from brownies and girl guides as she visits Brandon University in Brandon, MB, Oct. 5, 1984, for the dedication of the Queen Elizabeth II School of Music building. (CP PHOTO/Nick Didlick)

Girl Guides of Canada to rename Brownies after hearing that the name causes harm

Name being changed to name to remove barriers to belonging for racialized girls and women

Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from brownies and girl guides as she visits Brandon University in Brandon, MB, Oct. 5, 1984, for the dedication of the Queen Elizabeth II School of Music building. (CP PHOTO/Nick Didlick)
September 7, 2022 - Grilled cheese and tomato soup with tequila shots for finger food story by Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo

Chicken tops grilled cheese in the showdown for Canada’s favourite sandwich

Halifax donair fares poorly in Canadian sandwich survey’s top 10 list

September 7, 2022 - Grilled cheese and tomato soup with tequila shots for finger food story by Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo
Paddle BC aims to promote paddling activities around the province. Photo: Submitted by Paddle BC

Castlegar resident behind launch of Paddle BC initiative

Paddle BC is a non-profit cooperative marketing initiative

Paddle BC aims to promote paddling activities around the province. Photo: Submitted by Paddle BC
Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine Street, Monday,  April 6, 2020 in Montreal. Statistics Canada plans to provide an updated look at immigration data and our ethno-cultural and religious diversity today in new round of data from the 2021 census.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

The Earth’s population is set to reach 8 billion people today

A ‘milestone in human development’ but also a need for action on climate change and sustainability, says UN

Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine Street, Monday,  April 6, 2020 in Montreal. Statistics Canada plans to provide an updated look at immigration data and our ethno-cultural and religious diversity today in new round of data from the 2021 census.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)

PODCAST: Real-time reno: Deficiency walkthrough

TODAY IN BC: Burdens take their final project walkthrough

Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)
Brandon Baker, a member of the Victoria Flying Club, got an experience of a lifetime when he got to fly a borrowed plane around Burning Man this summer, with the highlight being a surprise airborne pizza delivery. (Courtesy Brandon Baker)

Greater Victoria pilot takes to the skies to bring pizza to Burning Man

Brandon Baker was at the desert festival when an opportunity arose to rent a plane

Brandon Baker, a member of the Victoria Flying Club, got an experience of a lifetime when he got to fly a borrowed plane around Burning Man this summer, with the highlight being a surprise airborne pizza delivery. (Courtesy Brandon Baker)
Tyler O'Neill. (Associated Press photo.)

PODCAST: Tyler O’Neill of Maple Ridge a big-league hit with the St. Louis Cardinals

MOJ on Sports: 27-year-old outfielder just completed fifth MLB season

Tyler O'Neill. (Associated Press photo.)
Members of an environmental group called Stop Fracking Around threw maple syrup on an Emily Carr painting at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Nov. 12. (Twitter/@StopFrackingA/Screenshot)
Members of an environmental group called Stop Fracking Around threw maple syrup on an Emily Carr painting at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Nov. 12. (Twitter/@StopFrackingA/Screenshot)
Canadian soldiers patrol an area in the Dand district of southern Afghanistan on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The federal government is hoping to have locked down a new location for a promised national memorial to the war in Afghanistan after the Canadian War Museum opposed a previous proposal, leaving the project in limbo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada’s military history?

Canadians have served in numerous wars, international conflicts and peacekeeping missions

Canadian soldiers patrol an area in the Dand district of southern Afghanistan on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The federal government is hoping to have locked down a new location for a promised national memorial to the war in Afghanistan after the Canadian War Museum opposed a previous proposal, leaving the project in limbo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Any member of the Armed Forces, either in uniform or with proper identification can stop by for a free beverage on Remembrance Day. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

Free drinks for veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members at Tim Hortons this Remembrance Day

The popular coffee franchise will be giving out beverages to vets and those in the Armed Forces

Any member of the Armed Forces, either in uniform or with proper identification can stop by for a free beverage on Remembrance Day. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)
Jordan Anderson on Nov. 7, 2022 shows the pocket in a thrift-store jacket where she found two gold rings. Anderson was hoping to find the owners of the rings. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman finds 2 gold rings in thrift store jacket

‘I don’t know what to do with them. If I lost them, I would be devastated’

Jordan Anderson on Nov. 7, 2022 shows the pocket in a thrift-store jacket where she found two gold rings. Anderson was hoping to find the owners of the rings. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)

PODCAST.: B.C. chef Jade Berg gets creative on Disney’s ‘Chefs vs. Wild’

TODAY IN B.C.: Foraging in the woods on the Sunshine Coast to create a 5-star meal

Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)
The Survivors’ Flag hangs to honour Indigenous Peoples who were forced to attend residential schools, on the grounds of the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

1/3 British Columbians want to rename province to recognize Indigenous heritage: Poll

More than 60 per cent of residents not bothered by B.C.’s name, though

The Survivors’ Flag hangs to honour Indigenous Peoples who were forced to attend residential schools, on the grounds of the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Jody Wilson-Raybould signs a copy of her book for Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard during Wilson-Raybould’s induction ceremony into the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo by Terry Farrell

Reconciliation a ‘call to action to all of us,’ Jody Wilson-Raybould says in new book

Canada’s former justice minister releases ‘True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change’

Jody Wilson-Raybould signs a copy of her book for Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard during Wilson-Raybould’s induction ceremony into the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo by Terry Farrell
FILE - Princess Martha Louise of Norway leaves the protestant church after a funeral service for the late husband of Princess Benedikte, Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, in Bad Berleburg, Germany, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Princess Märtha Louise, the daughter of Norway’s King Harald, said Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, she no longer will officially represent the Norwegian royal house following “many questions relating to me and my fiancé’s role.” (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Norway: Princess gives up royal duties amid fiancé questions

Princess Märtha Louise engaged to American who describes himself as a shaman and a healer

FILE - Princess Martha Louise of Norway leaves the protestant church after a funeral service for the late husband of Princess Benedikte, Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, in Bad Berleburg, Germany, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Princess Märtha Louise, the daughter of Norway’s King Harald, said Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, she no longer will officially represent the Norwegian royal house following “many questions relating to me and my fiancé’s role.” (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Inmates at the William Head Institution show off their Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 poppy box. Since at least 2016, inmates at the institution have been making donations to the West Shore Legion’s poppy campaign. (Courtesy of William Head Institution)

B.C. prisoners pitching in to keep memory of wartime sacrifices alive

Inmates at the William Head Institution on Vancouver Island make annual donations

Inmates at the William Head Institution show off their Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 poppy box. Since at least 2016, inmates at the institution have been making donations to the West Shore Legion’s poppy campaign. (Courtesy of William Head Institution)