Max the cat taking over a B.C. couple’s Vitamix. (Jessica Gerson-Neeves/Facebook)
Max the cat taking over a B.C. couple’s Vitamix. (Jessica Gerson-Neeves/Facebook)
Sean Williams met actor Kim Coates when he stopped to help a car stuck in the snow (Sean Williams/ Facebook)
Sean Williams met actor Kim Coates when he stopped to help a car stuck in the snow (Sean Williams/ Facebook)
Finley was found in a forest in Willoughby on Dec. 17, after 490 days. The owner thanked social media for the miracle. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Finley was found in a forest in Willoughby on Dec. 17, after 490 days. The owner thanked social media for the miracle. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
While flying cars have been depicted in science fiction stories and movies about the future, they are not yet a reality. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about predictions?

Put your knowledge to the test with this short quiz

While flying cars have been depicted in science fiction stories and movies about the future, they are not yet a reality. (Pixabay.com)
Doug Perry wears a cowboy hat while attending the Chilliwack Rodeo on Aug. 9, 2013. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 is Hat Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Jan. 9 to 15

Hat Day, Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day, and Play God Day are all coming up this week

Doug Perry wears a cowboy hat while attending the Chilliwack Rodeo on Aug. 9, 2013. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 is Hat Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A transformer exploded near Annis Road in Chilliwack on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Steve Glasson/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Transformer explosion lights up morning sky in Chilliwack

Several bright white flashes lit up dark sky as traffic moved slowly along Hwy. 1

A transformer exploded near Annis Road in Chilliwack on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Steve Glasson/ Facebook)
Olive doesn't mind the snow if there are treats involved (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Olive the pig is learning to love the snowy Okanagan

The potbelly pet likes to search for treats in the snow

Olive doesn't mind the snow if there are treats involved (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Betty White at age 96 ahead of the PBS documentary Betty White: First Lady of Television. White died Dec. 31, and fans hope to flood animal rescue centres with cash on what would have been her 100th birthday, Jan. 17. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

#BettyWhiteChallenge floods internet as late icon’s 100th birthday approaches

Fans take to social media to pledge $5 donations to animal welfare on Jan. 17

Betty White at age 96 ahead of the PBS documentary Betty White: First Lady of Television. White died Dec. 31, and fans hope to flood animal rescue centres with cash on what would have been her 100th birthday, Jan. 17. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)

Fernie musician to appear alongside The Flaming Lips on The Late Show

Young Nell Smith recently released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips

Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)
Chip Wilson’s Point Grey home clocked in as the highest valued in the province for yet another year. (Google Maps)

Chip Wilson’s pad, a Rock House and an island: Here are the most expensive homes in B.C.

BC Assessment releases list of highest valued residential properties in the province

Chip Wilson’s Point Grey home clocked in as the highest valued in the province for yet another year. (Google Maps)
Milla has rescued on Jan.2, thanks to the expert help of K9 Recovery Services (K9 Recovery Service)
Milla has rescued on Jan.2, thanks to the expert help of K9 Recovery Services (K9 Recovery Service)
Quadrantid meteor shower. (NASA illustration)

Quadrantid meteor shower to light up night skies after midnight tonight

Meteors are best seen in an area with dark skies, facing northeast

Quadrantid meteor shower. (NASA illustration)
Sonsie, an education bird with Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) is seen on Nov. 12, 2014. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 is National Bird Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Jan. 2 to 8

National Bird Day, National Pass Gas Day, Happy Mew Year for Cats Day all coming up this week

Sonsie, an education bird with Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) is seen on Nov. 12, 2014. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 is National Bird Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The bridge leading to the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club (AFGC) was washed out when massive flooding hit the region in mid-November. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the news of 2021?

A lot happened in British Columbia and around the country over the past year.

The bridge leading to the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club (AFGC) was washed out when massive flooding hit the region in mid-November. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Nine-year-old Emily Loewen at Vedder Park on July 11, 2021 after raising hundreds of dollars from a group of motorcycle riders for Lytton wildfire victims with her lemonade stand. (Darcy Loewen photo)

Cats, grandmas and twins: Here are 7 B.C. stories that brightened 2021

2021 wasn’t the year that most hoped for but there were glimmers of joy nonetheless

Nine-year-old Emily Loewen at Vedder Park on July 11, 2021 after raising hundreds of dollars from a group of motorcycle riders for Lytton wildfire victims with her lemonade stand. (Darcy Loewen photo)
From Jan. 1 to Dec. 15 this year, 40,333 babies were born in the province. (Pixabay photo)

B.C.’s top baby names of 2021 revealed

Olivia and Liam are the most popular baby names once again

From Jan. 1 to Dec. 15 this year, 40,333 babies were born in the province. (Pixabay photo)
Guides delivering supplies L to R: Avery Wilkins, Bruno Pelletier, Jodi Brown, Molly Johnsen, and Caitlin Thomson, and not pictured were Sam Grenier and Dave McBride from Chilliwack River Rafting Adventures. (Suzy Coulter photo)

Christmas Day delivery pulled off by Chilliwack River Rafting guides

‘We were touched and humbled by how willing people were to jump in and help us,’ says CRV resident

Guides delivering supplies L to R: Avery Wilkins, Bruno Pelletier, Jodi Brown, Molly Johnsen, and Caitlin Thomson, and not pictured were Sam Grenier and Dave McBride from Chilliwack River Rafting Adventures. (Suzy Coulter photo)
FILE - Fashion designer Virgil Abloh gives a thumbs up after the presentation of Off-White Men's Spring-Summer 2019 collection presented in Paris, Wednesday June 20, 2018. Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, died Nov. 28, 2021, after a private battle with cancer. He was 41. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Final Goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over…

FILE - Fashion designer Virgil Abloh gives a thumbs up after the presentation of Off-White Men's Spring-Summer 2019 collection presented in Paris, Wednesday June 20, 2018. Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, died Nov. 28, 2021, after a private battle with cancer. He was 41. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a cast member in the upcoming film “Terminator: Dark Fate,” discusses the film during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Schwarzenegger and Shriver divorce final after 10 years

Financial details of the settlement were kept confidential

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a cast member in the upcoming film “Terminator: Dark Fate,” discusses the film during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)