Philip Wolf

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)
Jett Woo. (@canucks/Twitter)

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

Jett Woo. (@canucks/Twitter)
VIFD readers submitted phone pics of their pooches.

Can you spot your dog?

VIFD readers submit pics of their pooches

VIFD readers submitted phone pics of their pooches.
Vancouver Canucks’ Henrik Sedin (33) and Daniel Sedin (22) acknowledge the crowd as they cheer for them during a break against the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday, April 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Sedin twins wrap up stellar NHL careers

Edmonton beats Vancouver 3-2 in final game for Canucks legends

Vancouver Canucks’ Henrik Sedin (33) and Daniel Sedin (22) acknowledge the crowd as they cheer for them during a break against the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday, April 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Facebook’s decision to stop working with third-party data collectors might earn it public-relations points, but it does little to protect your privacy. The social network still has more than enough data on your interests and hobbies to target ads with precision. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Are you making an effort to address online privacy concerns?

“Big Brother is watching you.”— George Orwell, ‘1984’ For those of us…

Facebook’s decision to stop working with third-party data collectors might earn it public-relations points, but it does little to protect your privacy. The social network still has more than enough data on your interests and hobbies to target ads with precision. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Associated Press                                Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, watches in the dugout during the fifth inning of a spring baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Ichiro to be in lineup as Mariners open versus Indians

Seattle hosts Cleveland to begin MLB schedule

The Associated Press                                Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, watches in the dugout during the fifth inning of a spring baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
Vancouver Canucks’ Nikolay Goldobin (77), Nic Dowd, from second left, Jussi Jokinen, Jussi Jokinen and Troy Stecher, right, celebrate a goal by Dowd in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, March 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Canucks rally for solid 4-1 road win over Stars

Markstrom sharp in goal as Vancouver beats Dallas

Vancouver Canucks’ Nikolay Goldobin (77), Nic Dowd, from second left, Jussi Jokinen, Jussi Jokinen and Troy Stecher, right, celebrate a goal by Dowd in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, March 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
A replica of the Regan MacNeil character from the original ‘The Exorcist’ movie. (Creative Commons photo)

What movie scared you the most?

Readers offer their own ‘fright night’ feedback

A replica of the Regan MacNeil character from the original ‘The Exorcist’ movie. (Creative Commons photo)
Showers, flurries and hail are all possible over the South Coast Thursday and Friday. (File photo)

Showers, flurries and hail all possible over South Coast on Thursday and Friday

Thunderstorms producing small hail could also be on the weather menu

Showers, flurries and hail are all possible over the South Coast Thursday and Friday. (File photo)