A team spent more than two hours redirecting a juvenile elephant away from the Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich. (Gorge Tillicum Community Association/Facebook)

Wrong turn temporarily strands moulting elephant seal on B.C. highway

Some serious gruntwork needed by police and fisheries officials to return it to nearby waterway

On the left: Paul and Denise Fejtek re-enacting their wedding proposal on a mountain near Nakusp. On the right: the original proposal in 1996. (Contributed by Paul Fejtek)

‘Those who ski together, stay together’: American couple re-enact mountaintop proposal near Nakusp

Paul and Denise Fejtek were the first couple to get engaged while heli-skiing in the Kootenays

A man takes a photo of himself holding his smartphone in Kyiv, Ukraine Monday, March 27, 2023 showing the “Air Alert” application which shows regions currently under Russian rocket attacks. When air raid alarms sound in Ukraine, they also trigger the “Air Alert” downloadable app that has been voiced by “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill. With his gravely but also calming baritone, he urges people to take cover. He also tells them when the danger has passed, signing off with “May the Force be with you.” (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Feel the Force: Mark Hamill carries ‘Star Wars’ voice to Ukraine

Luke Skywalker lend his famous voice to downloadable app linked to Ukraine’s air defense system

Chris Hill of BCollective. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: BOSS, Building Offsite Sustainable Systems

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

Chris Hill of BCollective. (HAVAN photo)
A processing unit is shown at Suncor Fort Hills facility in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Monday September 10, 2018. Getting Alberta’s economy up and running on all its fossil fuel-powered cylinders is at the heart of the province’s current election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A processing unit is shown at Suncor Fort Hills facility in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Monday September 10, 2018. Getting Alberta’s economy up and running on all its fossil fuel-powered cylinders is at the heart of the province’s current election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
B.C. Lions head coach Rick Campbell watches from the sideline during the second half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Thursday August 19, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

PODCAST: Rick Campbell, coach of the B.C. Lions

MOJ on Sports: A member of 3 Grey Cup winning teams

B.C. Lions head coach Rick Campbell watches from the sideline during the second half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Thursday August 19, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
People are silhouetted against the sky at dusk as they watch the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Edgerton, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
People are silhouetted against the sky at dusk as they watch the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Edgerton, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kwakiutl First Nation master carver Stan Hunt’s 18-foot monument to Indigenous children who were abused and died while attending residential schools is taking shape and nearly ready to be painted. (Megyn Williams photo)

B.C. residential school monument ‘asking for these children’s spirits to come home’

North Island master carver finishing 18-foot work in remembrance of residential school children

Kwakiutl First Nation master carver Stan Hunt’s 18-foot monument to Indigenous children who were abused and died while attending residential schools is taking shape and nearly ready to be painted. (Megyn Williams photo)
Creston tattoo artist poses with some of the participants of Paps and Tats. (Photo by Gerry Eyre)
Creston tattoo artist poses with some of the participants of Paps and Tats. (Photo by Gerry Eyre)
Chilliwack burn survivor Keira McKenzie, 15, seen with mom Terresa, is the 2023 ‘champion’ for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. She is encouraging people to buy tickets to the Choice Lottery to raise money for the hospital – a place she’s visited countless times. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. burn survivor, 15, shares story in hopes people will support BC Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Keira McKenzie was 9 when she was burned, now she’s ‘spokeskid’ for BC Children’s Hospital lottery

Chilliwack burn survivor Keira McKenzie, 15, seen with mom Terresa, is the 2023 ‘champion’ for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. She is encouraging people to buy tickets to the Choice Lottery to raise money for the hospital – a place she’s visited countless times. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park is shown in Lake Louise, Alta., in June 2020. Parks Canada says its new online reservation system to book camping sites and other activities at national parks appears to have worked well during its first week of operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Parks Canada says new reservation system working well as bookings open in busy Banff

Site recently updated to fix an older one prone to crashes and glitches

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park is shown in Lake Louise, Alta., in June 2020. Parks Canada says its new online reservation system to book camping sites and other activities at national parks appears to have worked well during its first week of operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Leisha MacLennan began the Cold Water Cult, though she said she takes no credit for the organic growth of the group. Photo by Leisha MacLennan
Leisha MacLennan began the Cold Water Cult, though she said she takes no credit for the organic growth of the group. Photo by Leisha MacLennan
Prince Rupert’s Geraldine McLean is looking forward to spending time with her grandchildren after winning $100,000 on a BC Lottery Bingo Scratch card which she redeemed on March 14 in Vancouver. (Photo: supplied)
Prince Rupert’s Geraldine McLean is looking forward to spending time with her grandchildren after winning $100,000 on a BC Lottery Bingo Scratch card which she redeemed on March 14 in Vancouver. (Photo: supplied)
Ava Secuur sits with her mother Shannon in her hospital bed at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Courtesy of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)

‘Small is mighty’: B.C. child with dwarfism stars in children’s hospital campaign

Ava Secuur was part of a video campaign for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Ava Secuur sits with her mother Shannon in her hospital bed at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Courtesy of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)
There’s more to hens than just eggs. (Courtesy BC SPCA)

Ask about rooster return policy when getting chicks for your yard: BC SPCA

Backyard chicken eggs aren’t free, they cost in cash plus time and sweat

There’s more to hens than just eggs. (Courtesy BC SPCA)

PODCAST: Authors Kate Gateley and Rob Wipond discuss their new books

MADE IN B.C. BOOK CLUB: “Tides of the Sovereign’ and ‘Your Consent is not Required’.

Harman Singh Gill is getting trained for every role at Bandra Cafe, where he started working after graduating from a food service assistant program designed for people with diverse abilities. (Sobia Moman photo)

High demand for B.C. food service program for people with diverse abilities

Program that offers individuals cooking and safety skills once each year has a waiting list

Harman Singh Gill is getting trained for every role at Bandra Cafe, where he started working after graduating from a food service assistant program designed for people with diverse abilities. (Sobia Moman photo)
A disappointing bath bar was among complaints the Better Business Bureau received in 2022. (Canva photo)

Smelly worker, disappointing bath bar: Odd complaints filed to BBB in 2022

Better Business Bureau fields around 36,000 complaints a year, some more memorable than others

A disappointing bath bar was among complaints the Better Business Bureau received in 2022. (Canva photo)
This combination of photos shows art renderings for the reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, reborn without animals. The show, which will offer highwire tricks, soaring trapeze artists and bicycles leaping on trampolines, kicks off its 2023 North American tour this fall. (Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey via AP)

Reborn Ringling Bros. circus to leap on tour – minus animals

Reinvented for modern sensibilities, the big top returns to tour the U.S.

This combination of photos shows art renderings for the reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, reborn without animals. The show, which will offer highwire tricks, soaring trapeze artists and bicycles leaping on trampolines, kicks off its 2023 North American tour this fall. (Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey via AP)
Iceberg Homes, maximize living spaces within City limits. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: Iceberg Homes, maximize space within city limits

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

Iceberg Homes, maximize living spaces within City limits. (HAVAN photo)