Photo of Sonic and Mewtwo characters provided by Solitaire Bliss.

Is Mewtwo the most popular video game villain? Google search says yes

Most searched video game villains worldwide include Mewtwo in 1st and Mario villains in top five

Photo of Sonic and Mewtwo characters provided by Solitaire Bliss.
Jim Denevan with his sand sculpture on a Chesterman Beach sand-bar in Tofino, which was washed away Saturday (July 9) evening. (Photo: Brighton Denevan).

Tides overtake sprawling sand sculpture mural near Tofino, exactly as artist planned

Land-artist with international acclaim and world record keeps returning to B.C. beaches

Jim Denevan with his sand sculpture on a Chesterman Beach sand-bar in Tofino, which was washed away Saturday (July 9) evening. (Photo: Brighton Denevan).
Autumn Lott at Gilman’s point, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Francesca Lott photo)

Gold River girl celebrates her 7th birthday atop Mt. Kilimanjaro with her mom

Autumn Lott becomes youngest Canadian to ever reach the mountain’s summit

Autumn Lott at Gilman’s point, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Francesca Lott photo)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals previously obscured areas of star birth, according to NASA. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP)

VIDEO: NASA’s new telescope shows star death, dancing galaxies

First image from the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope was released Monday

This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals previously obscured areas of star birth, according to NASA. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP)
Canadian loonie coins are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. Money is still considered a taboo topic or private matter, which is why many people avoid sparking up conversations about their personal finances with friends, colleagues and even family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Start talking to your kids about money at an early age, experts say

Early money talk will help them develop a healthy relationship with their own finances one day

Canadian loonie coins are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. Money is still considered a taboo topic or private matter, which is why many people avoid sparking up conversations about their personal finances with friends, colleagues and even family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)

Polite Greater Victoria transit passengers go viral on TikTok

Thanking bus drivers not a common practice in some cities

A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)
Exhausted travellers having a nap in the airport. (Carla Leinweber/Submitted)

B.C. woman collapses in airport after living there for days due to flight cancellations

Carla Leinweber, 66, gave up on her vacation after flights were cancelled countless times over 5 days

Exhausted travellers having a nap in the airport. (Carla Leinweber/Submitted)
B.C. record 87,000 intersection crashes in 2021. (Submitted photo)
B.C. record 87,000 intersection crashes in 2021. (Submitted photo)
A young southern resident killer whale (left), shown in a handout photo, spotted swimming in the waters off the west side of Vancouver Island now has a name. The Center for Whale Research based in Washington state says it has dubbed the latest addition to K Pod as K45 after staff spotted it in a tight group with other family members northeast of Race Rocks on Saturday. CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Centre for Whale Research
A young southern resident killer whale (left), shown in a handout photo, spotted swimming in the waters off the west side of Vancouver Island now has a name. The Center for Whale Research based in Washington state says it has dubbed the latest addition to K Pod as K45 after staff spotted it in a tight group with other family members northeast of Race Rocks on Saturday. CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Centre for Whale Research
A young southern resident killer whale (left), shown in a handout photo, spotted swimming in the waters off the west side of Vancouver Island now has a name. The Center for Whale Research based in Washington state says it has dubbed the latest addition to K Pod as K45 after staff spotted it in a tight group with other family members northeast of Race Rocks on Saturday. CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Centre for Whale Research
A young southern resident killer whale (left), shown in a handout photo, spotted swimming in the waters off the west side of Vancouver Island now has a name. The Center for Whale Research based in Washington state says it has dubbed the latest addition to K Pod as K45 after staff spotted it in a tight group with other family members northeast of Race Rocks on Saturday. CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Centre for Whale Research
Do you know which province recently passed right-to-disconnect legislation? (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

QUIZ: How much do you know about our rights and freedoms?

The freedoms we enjoy in Canada do not exist everywhere in the world

Do you know which province recently passed right-to-disconnect legislation? (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Keith, a three-month-old kitten, is pictured on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. July 10, 2022 is Kitten Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Keith, a three-month-old kitten, is pictured on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. July 10, 2022 is Kitten Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A baby goat in Pakistan may have the longest ears in the world. (Associated Press)
A baby goat in Pakistan may have the longest ears in the world. (Associated Press)
The study, published in the journal Current Biology, looked at 268 specimens collected in the 1980s and 1990s from a site in Yoho National Park in British Columbia and stored at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. (Submitted photo)

Fossils of ancient predators with three eyes shed light on evolution of insects

Researchers traced how the evolution of the brain segments occurred more than 500 million years ago

The study, published in the journal Current Biology, looked at 268 specimens collected in the 1980s and 1990s from a site in Yoho National Park in British Columbia and stored at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. (Submitted photo)
Photo of British Columbia at the water courtesy of CIC News

54% of British Columbians believe Vancouver should bid for Winter Olympics, survey finds

B.C.’s bid is being led by a partnership between four First Nations and the city of Vancouver

Photo of British Columbia at the water courtesy of CIC News
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)