One of the four Vancouver Island marmots released on Mount Washington July 6 pokes its head out of the burrow for the first time after its release. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Threatened Vancouver Island marmots continue to re-emerge from the brink

4 captive-bred marmots released on Mount Washington, population up to 258

One of the four Vancouver Island marmots released on Mount Washington July 6 pokes its head out of the burrow for the first time after its release. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Victoria has been named the best small city in Canada by a recent ranking. (Photo by Brandon Godfrey via Wikimedia Commons)

Victoria named Canada’s best small city

New rankings from Resonance Consultancy consider 32 factors across six core categories

Victoria has been named the best small city in Canada by a recent ranking. (Photo by Brandon Godfrey via Wikimedia Commons)
The $15 million unclaimed lottery ticket purchased in Vancouver will expire at midnight on August 13 if not claimed (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS).

Millionaire mystery: $15-million winning B.C. lottery ticket remains unclaimed

The Lotto Max ticket purchased last summer in Vancouver is set to expire in August

The $15 million unclaimed lottery ticket purchased in Vancouver will expire at midnight on August 13 if not claimed (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS).
Miki Sudo competes in the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island on Monday, July 4, 2022, in New York. Sudo ate 40 hot dogs to win the women’s division of the contest. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

VIDEO: Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

Nathan’s donates 100,000 franks to the Food Bank for New York City

Miki Sudo competes in the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island on Monday, July 4, 2022, in New York. Sudo ate 40 hot dogs to win the women’s division of the contest. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
FILE – Singer Adele and sports agent Rich Paul attend a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 19, 2021, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Allen J. Schaben (Los Angeles Times/AP)

VIDEO: Adele says she was a ‘shell of a person’ after canceling Vegas residency

Adele announced the cancellation of her residency one day before the concerts were to commence

FILE – Singer Adele and sports agent Rich Paul attend a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 19, 2021, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Allen J. Schaben (Los Angeles Times/AP)
Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Legendary B.C. businessman Jim Pattison still going strong at age 92

TODAY IN B.C.: Philanthropist discusses his long career, has no plans to retire

Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)
Ocearch team members work to remove a hook from a shark on board a shark research vessel in LaHave, N.S., Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Riley Smith

Researchers see little evidence that more white sharks are prowling North Atlantic

Despite anecodotal evidence, study says number of great whites in Canadian waters holding steady

Ocearch team members work to remove a hook from a shark on board a shark research vessel in LaHave, N.S., Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Riley Smith
A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)

Galiano Island’s ecological footprint swells from tourism: study

Community’s footprint ‘much larger’ than other B.C. locales

A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)
Reading to a child image captured by Jill Hayward.
Reading to a child image captured by Jill Hayward.
Peter Oliver, co-founder of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, gestures as he is interviewed about internationally renowned graffiti artist Mirko Reisser’s creation of the world’s tallest mural in Calgary, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Graffiti artist completes world’s tallest mural in downtown Calgary

Work part of a project to turn an austere area of downtown into expansive open-air urban art gallery

Peter Oliver, co-founder of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, gestures as he is interviewed about internationally renowned graffiti artist Mirko Reisser’s creation of the world’s tallest mural in Calgary, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver drops below Toronto as most expensive Canadian city in 2022 world rankings

Vancouver 108th most expensive in the world, according to international survey

FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vern Drader wears an umbrella hat while taking part in the one-kilometre Silver Fox Block Walk, a fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation in Chilliwack on Aug. 28, 2019. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 is Umbrella Cover Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 3 to 9

Umbrella Cover Day, International Skinny Dip Day, Barbecued Spareribs Day all coming up this week

Vern Drader wears an umbrella hat while taking part in the one-kilometre Silver Fox Block Walk, a fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation in Chilliwack on Aug. 28, 2019. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 is Umbrella Cover Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
In this photo released by Rocket Lab, a technician works on a component of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket ahead of the launch on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand on March 10, 2022. NASA plans to send up a satellite to track a new orbit around the moon which it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. (Rocket Lab via AP)

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

Eventually, NASA plans to put a space station called Gateway into the orbital path

In this photo released by Rocket Lab, a technician works on a component of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket ahead of the launch on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand on March 10, 2022. NASA plans to send up a satellite to track a new orbit around the moon which it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. (Rocket Lab via AP)
An elderly couple eat ice cream cones near a large Canadian flag during Canada Day festivities in West Vancouver on Monday, July 1, 2019. It’s a long weekend that ushers in the unofficial start of summer with potato salad and grilled food, popsicles and lemonade, swimming and fireworks. Yet Canada Day entertaining will come with a bigger price tag this year as inflation surged to its highest level in nearly 40 years, Statistics Canada said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Hotdogs instead of steaks:’ What your Canada Day BBQ will cost with hot inflation

Food prices soared 9.7 per cent in May compared with a year ago as inflation hit its highest level in nearly 40 years

An elderly couple eat ice cream cones near a large Canadian flag during Canada Day festivities in West Vancouver on Monday, July 1, 2019. It’s a long weekend that ushers in the unofficial start of summer with potato salad and grilled food, popsicles and lemonade, swimming and fireworks. Yet Canada Day entertaining will come with a bigger price tag this year as inflation surged to its highest level in nearly 40 years, Statistics Canada said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Miss Frida (Nik Burton) leads the Alberni Elementary School Pride parade on Monday, May 30, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Miss Frida (Nik Burton) leads the Alberni Elementary School Pride parade on Monday, May 30, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)
Irene Bayati is the next guest on the Record’s weekly podcast, Off The Page. Photo submitted

PODCAST: Island pageant veteran talks about emphasizing your own kind of beautiful

Reigning on and off the stage with Miss Teen Canada contestant Irene Bayati

Irene Bayati is the next guest on the Record’s weekly podcast, Off The Page. Photo submitted
Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Nearly complete, 30,000-year-old mummified baby woolly mammoth discovered in Yukon

Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin elders named the mummified mammoth Nun cho ga meaning “big baby animal.”

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)
Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the “Slush Cup” at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff Sunshine Village to open to skiers, snowboarders and hikers on Canada Day

Resort plans to open Tuesday for summer skiing and riding and hopes to remain open until Sunday

Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the “Slush Cup” at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh