The pickers lay down on a flatbed trailer to harvest asparagus. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Ripe for the picking: Creston’s iconic asparagus has late start due to cold spring

Sutcliffe Farms is the largest asparagus producer in the province

Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita demonstrating the use of a Plufl dog bed for humans.
(The University of British Columbia)

2 UBC grads launch pawsitively unique business: Dog beds for people

TikTok, Kickstarter helps launch Plufl,a dog bed that alleviates stress and anxiety in people

The Porter Family of Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: British Columbia’s Porter family set to fly around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: ‘5 in the Sky’ aim to raise $1 million for charity during 14-month trip

Davis Graham, aka Pencil Fingerz, donated this original painting to B.C. Emergency Health Services. (Submitted by BCEHS)

B.C. artist ‘Pencil Fingerz’ donates painting to honour paramedics

Additionally, 5,000 limited edition prints will be made and given to every paramedic in B.C.

Davis Graham, aka Pencil Fingerz, donated this original painting to B.C. Emergency Health Services. (Submitted by BCEHS)
The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)

PNE Fair to return with daily capacity limits and paid-ticket concerts, starting Aug. 20

The B-52s ‘Farewell Tour,’ Blue Rodeo and Barenaked Ladies among concert highlights for 2022

The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Today, the city of Victoria, B.C. is a picturesque location and a popular tourist destination. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: Are you ready for Victoria Day?

The May long weekend is a tribute to British monarch Queen Victoria

Today, the city of Victoria, B.C. is a picturesque location and a popular tourist destination. (Pixabay.com)
A turtle and a duck share a sunbathing log at Sardis Park in Chilliwack on April 9, 2015. Monday, May 23, 2022 is World Turtle Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of May 22 to 28

World Turtle Day, World Dracula Day, Brisket Day are all coming up this week

A turtle and a duck share a sunbathing log at Sardis Park in Chilliwack on April 9, 2015. Monday, May 23, 2022 is World Turtle Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
This screencap shows Caitlin Oakley rushing out of her North Saanich home to help rescue her family’s pet Goose from a Bald Eagle while breast-feeding her daughter. (Screencap/Courtesy Mike Lazic)
This screencap shows Caitlin Oakley rushing out of her North Saanich home to help rescue her family’s pet Goose from a Bald Eagle while breast-feeding her daughter. (Screencap/Courtesy Mike Lazic)

VIDEO: B.C. mom saves pet goose from eagle while breastfeeding 4-month-old daughter

Video clip of incident goes viral, confirms multi-tasking abilities of moms

This screencap shows Caitlin Oakley rushing out of her North Saanich home to help rescue her family’s pet Goose from a Bald Eagle while breast-feeding her daughter. (Screencap/Courtesy Mike Lazic)
This screencap shows Caitlin Oakley rushing out of her North Saanich home to help rescue her family’s pet Goose from a Bald Eagle while breast-feeding her daughter. (Screencap/Courtesy Mike Lazic)
A Miles’ robber frog, endemic to Honduras and thought to be extinct but was rediscovered in 2008. (Tom Brown photo)

562 endangered species considered ‘lost’, researchers trying to find them

International study with researchers from SFU hopes to focus search efforts for lost species

A Miles’ robber frog, endemic to Honduras and thought to be extinct but was rediscovered in 2008. (Tom Brown photo)
The price of a Big Mac is used to gauge countries’ purchase power parity due to its widespread distribution. (Courtesy of HelloSafe)

Inflation driving up the cost of Big Macs across the globe

Burger index used as gauge of countries’ purchase power parity

The price of a Big Mac is used to gauge countries’ purchase power parity due to its widespread distribution. (Courtesy of HelloSafe)
Lisa Farquharson opens the 2022 Ma Murray Awards on May 14, 2022, in Richmond, B.C. (BC Care Providers photo)

Black Press Media reporters win big at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Black Press Media news teams received 88 nominations in 42 out of the 45 award categories

Lisa Farquharson opens the 2022 Ma Murray Awards on May 14, 2022, in Richmond, B.C. (BC Care Providers photo)
Savannah Cat spotted in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (BC COS handout photos)

Not a cougar, cheetah or 200-pound jaguar: Unique domestic cat spotted in Vancouver

BC COS said that the officers were able to safely reunite the pet with its owner

Savannah Cat spotted in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (BC COS handout photos)
A Saanich home listing is attracting a lot of attention on social media after being featured in a TikTok video. (Courtesy Realtor.ca)
A Saanich home listing is attracting a lot of attention on social media after being featured in a TikTok video. (Courtesy Realtor.ca)
Colin James is a member of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Colin James – Canada’s musical road warrior

TODAY IN B.C.: ‘Open Road’ is his current Juno Award-winning album

Colin James is a member of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. (Submitted photo)
FILE - Light shines from a total lunar eclipse over Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. The celestial action unfolds Sunday night, May 15, 2022 into early Monday morning, with the moon bathed in the reflected red and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises for about 1 1/2 hours, the longest totality of the decade. It will be the first so-called blood moon in a year.(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

VIDEO: Moon goes blood red in ‘Eclipse for the Americas’

Moon bathed in the reflected red and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises

FILE - Light shines from a total lunar eclipse over Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. The celestial action unfolds Sunday night, May 15, 2022 into early Monday morning, with the moon bathed in the reflected red and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises for about 1 1/2 hours, the longest totality of the decade. It will be the first so-called blood moon in a year.(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A wool sculpture of Prince Charles by Manitoban artist Rosemarie Péloquin is shown in a handout photo. The Prince of Wales is set to be greeted by his own “woolly doppelgänger” when he arrives in Canada on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Valerie Wilcox

Prince Charles to come face to face with ‘woolly doppelgänger’ on royal tour

Life-size, hand-needle-felted bust to greet Prince of Wales in St. John’s, N.L.

A wool sculpture of Prince Charles by Manitoban artist Rosemarie Péloquin is shown in a handout photo. The Prince of Wales is set to be greeted by his own “woolly doppelgänger” when he arrives in Canada on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Valerie Wilcox
Nurses at Langley Memorial Hospital are among the many nurses around the world who provide care. May 12 is International Nurses Day. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A salute to nurses

May 9 to 15 is National Nursing Week in Canada and a time to recognize the work done by nurses

Nurses at Langley Memorial Hospital are among the many nurses around the world who provide care. May 12 is International Nurses Day. (Black Press file photo)
Bees are seen on honeycomb in Chilliwack on July 17, 2012. Friday, May 20, 2022 is World Bee Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of May 15 to 21

World Bee Day, Talk Like Yoda Day, Sea Monkey Day all coming up this week

Bees are seen on honeycomb in Chilliwack on July 17, 2012. Friday, May 20, 2022 is World Bee Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Sahasi Erven plants a smaller flower flag for Ukraine at Fernwood’s Oneness Heart Park. (flagofflowers.ca)

B.C. campaign aims to create world’s largest Ukrainian flag of flowers

Residents of Greater Victoria collecting yellow and blue flowering plants in pots in show of support

Sahasi Erven plants a smaller flower flag for Ukraine at Fernwood’s Oneness Heart Park. (flagofflowers.ca)