Philip Wolf

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Top 10: Vancouver Island weather, COVID-19, wayward shark among VIFD’s most-read stories of 2020

Tragic Snowbirds crash, discovery of emaciated grizzly also make headlines

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COLUMN: Liver and onions brings back nasty memories

What food did you have to eat as a child that you wouldn’t go near as an adult?

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Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Who’s ready for a little NHL action in August?

Podcast: Preview of Stanley Cup ‘play-in’ series amid COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Who’s ready for a little NHL action in August?

Podcast: Preview of Stanley Cup ‘play-in’ series amid COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Mini 3 Musketeers are the perfect Halloween treat, for 2019 and every other year. (Philip Wolf photo)

Wolf: On Halloween, it’s mini 3 Musketeers, then all the rest

What’s your favourite Oct. 31 candy treat?

Mini 3 Musketeers are the perfect Halloween treat, for 2019 and every other year. (Philip Wolf photo)
Mini 3 Musketeers are the perfect Halloween treat, for 2019 and every other year. (Philip Wolf photo)

Wolf: On Halloween, it’s mini 3 Musketeers, then all the rest

What’s your favourite Oct. 31 candy treat?

Mini 3 Musketeers are the perfect Halloween treat, for 2019 and every other year. (Philip Wolf photo)
Nanaimo BMX rider Aidan Webber in action. The 1st Annual Aidan Webber Memorial Race and Pro-Am takes place Saturday, Sept. 28 in Nanaimo. (Lee Cejalvo Photography)

Memorial race honours late Vancouver Island BMX prodigy Aidan Webber

‘This is our family’s project to carry out Aidan’s dreams for other kids’

Nanaimo BMX rider Aidan Webber in action. The 1st Annual Aidan Webber Memorial Race and Pro-Am takes place Saturday, Sept. 28 in Nanaimo. (Lee Cejalvo Photography)
Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex Newhook is expected to be taken in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday, June 21, 2019. (Black Press file photo)

NHL Draft 2019: First-round mock selections

Hughes expected to go No. 1 overall; Canucks have 10th pick

Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex Newhook is expected to be taken in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday, June 21, 2019. (Black Press file photo)
In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, hockey player Jack Hughes is interviewed in Plymouth, Mich. The New Jersey Devils have a decision to make between selecting American centre Hughes and Finland forward Kaapo Kakko with the first pick in the NHL draft on Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo)

NHL Draft 2019: First-round mock selections

Hughes expected to go No. 1 overall; Canucks have 10th pick

In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, hockey player Jack Hughes is interviewed in Plymouth, Mich. The New Jersey Devils have a decision to make between selecting American centre Hughes and Finland forward Kaapo Kakko with the first pick in the NHL draft on Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo)
An Ontario man has been successful in his search for ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’ who he met 50 years ago travelling in Europe. (Submitted by Doug Bradley)

So, they found ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’

Dave Tryon, now 72, will reunite with long-ago travelling friends in Monterey, Calif.

An Ontario man has been successful in his search for ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’ who he met 50 years ago travelling in Europe. (Submitted by Doug Bradley)
A picture taken by Lisa Bell before two eagles fell from sky and on to her near Bowser. (Lisa Bell/Facebook photo)

B.C. photographer injured after eagles plunge from sky

Lisa Bell suffers puncture wounds after birds drop into her lap

A picture taken by Lisa Bell before two eagles fell from sky and on to her near Bowser. (Lisa Bell/Facebook photo)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, left, has kept his team in the playoff hunt. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Canucks Report: February stumbles make playoffs a longshot

Vancouver plays 14 games in 28-day span in March

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, left, has kept his team in the playoff hunt. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson (44) tries to stop Buffalo Sabres center Vladimir Sobotka (17) from getting a shot on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) during first period NHL action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Friday, Jan 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canucks Report: Vancouver set for February grind

Schedule features 14 games in 27 nights

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson (44) tries to stop Buffalo Sabres center Vladimir Sobotka (17) from getting a shot on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) during first period NHL action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Friday, Jan 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, left, of Sweden, stops a shot in front of Columbus Blue Jackets forward Anthony Ducclair during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Canucks Report: Markstrom leads the way

Goalie posts stellar 8-1-0 record in December

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, left, of Sweden, stops a shot in front of Columbus Blue Jackets forward Anthony Ducclair during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville (29) and Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) battle for position during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Canucks Report: Not a November to remember

Vancouver stumbles to 3-8-3 monthly record

Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville (29) and Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) battle for position during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Are we too quick to bubble-wrap our children? (Pixabay photo)

Wolf: Keeping score is part of life

Fun is always paramount in youth sports - but winning and losing provide valuable lessons

Are we too quick to bubble-wrap our children? (Pixabay photo)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) celebrates his goal with teammate Bo Horvat (53) during second period NHL hockey action against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canucks Report: Vancouver finishes October atop Pacific Division

Rookie sensation Pettersson produces 10 points in 8 games

Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) celebrates his goal with teammate Bo Horvat (53) during second period NHL hockey action against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Do you have any haircut tales to share? (File photo)

Wolf: ‘Did you get a haircut?’

Sometimes, the question isn’t a compliment

Do you have any haircut tales to share? (File photo)
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 kilometres per day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

Wolf: Terry Fox was a true Canadian hero

Annual run ensures legacy still growing

Terry Fox ran an average of 42 kilometres per day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)
Are you a fan of hugs? (pixnio.com photo)

Wolf: Are you a hugger or an anti-huggite?

Debating the merits of being all about that hug life

Are you a fan of hugs? (pixnio.com photo)