The dual sunroofs were completely destroyed in the hailstorm. Photo supplied

VIDEO: B.C. mayor, family shaken after hail the size of grapefruits falls in Alberta

Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells and his family are safe, but their van…

The dual sunroofs were completely destroyed in the hailstorm. Photo supplied
Kootenay B.C. campsite with campers and tent (Scouts Canada photo).

B.C. campsites tops list of desirable spots for most epic outdoor adventures

Scouters accounted for the views, proximity to water, activity options and more

Kootenay B.C. campsite with campers and tent (Scouts Canada photo).
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

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The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Darrell Ralph and his Frankly Delicious Ice Cream cart he recently put together. The 64-year-old is making kids in hte Vedder Crossing area of Chilliwack happy with his cool treats on hot days. (Submitted photo)

Mobility scooter ice cream man is making B.C. kids smile

‘I wanted to do this to make people smile and make people happy’ - Darrell Ralph

Darrell Ralph and his Frankly Delicious Ice Cream cart he recently put together. The 64-year-old is making kids in hte Vedder Crossing area of Chilliwack happy with his cool treats on hot days. (Submitted photo)
Kolton Visser takes on the role of Spider-Man at Chilliwack Secondary School on Feb. 15, 2017 when he was 17 years old. Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 is Spider-Man Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 31 to Aug. 6

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Kolton Visser takes on the role of Spider-Man at Chilliwack Secondary School on Feb. 15, 2017 when he was 17 years old. Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 is Spider-Man Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Well-known Australian children’s entertainer Emma Watkins holds the chewed up fan mail from seven-year-old Erika Hopfner (left) of Chilliwack. (Left photo submitted by Shannon Hopfner; Right photo Emma Watkins/ Facebook)

Australian singer finds B.C. girl who wrote fan mail after puppy chews up letter

Erika Hopfner of Chilliwack wrote to singer Emma Watkins, singer’s puppy then ate letter

Well-known Australian children’s entertainer Emma Watkins holds the chewed up fan mail from seven-year-old Erika Hopfner (left) of Chilliwack. (Left photo submitted by Shannon Hopfner; Right photo Emma Watkins/ Facebook)
A well-known Australian children’s singer is hoping to get in touch with a fan from Chilliwack who sent her some artwork. The envelope with the return address was damaged by her dog Patch. (Emma Watkins/ Facebook)

Puppy eats fan mail from B.C., now Australian children’s singer is looking for sender

Emma Watkins, former member of ‘The Wiggles’, received mail from someone on Henry Street in Chilliwack

A well-known Australian children’s singer is hoping to get in touch with a fan from Chilliwack who sent her some artwork. The envelope with the return address was damaged by her dog Patch. (Emma Watkins/ Facebook)
A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)

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A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)
The Pink Sauce. (thepinksauce.com)

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The Pink Sauce. (thepinksauce.com)
This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region. The conference on Aug 15-19 could have a huge impact on our understanding of space and time. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP) (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP)

World’s top physicists to be in B.C. this summer to bring down science’s greatest mystery

The Quantum Gravity Institute could be the start of time travel, quantum devices or clean energy

This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region. The conference on Aug 15-19 could have a huge impact on our understanding of space and time. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP) (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP)
A local climate advocacy group stood with 80 protesters at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Richter Street in protest of the annual RibFest Kelowna in August 2019. (Black Press Media files)

British Columbians enthusiastic yet selective about what they protest: survey

30% would protest a low-income housing project within three blocks of their home

A local climate advocacy group stood with 80 protesters at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Richter Street in protest of the annual RibFest Kelowna in August 2019. (Black Press Media files)
5462 Stonebridge Dr, Whistler is listed at $39 million. (Photo: MLS listing Maggi Thornhill/Engel & Volkers Whistler).

Whistler $39M home tops list of most expensive houses for sale in Canada

Houses in Vancouver and Surrey on list of top 10 pricey homes on the market in big cities

5462 Stonebridge Dr, Whistler is listed at $39 million. (Photo: MLS listing Maggi Thornhill/Engel & Volkers Whistler).
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

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Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Actor Melissa Barrera as Liv in a scene from an episode of “Keep Breathing.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ricardo Hubbs/Netflix
Actor Melissa Barrera as Liv in a scene from an episode of “Keep Breathing.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ricardo Hubbs/Netflix
(photo provided by Amy Nunn).

A sour treat for a sweet cause: Good Lemonade Day raises over $17,000 for Kelowna charity

Local families across B.C. hosted lemonade stands on June 18 to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).
Around 40 people attended the first ever Ducknana event in Beacon Hill Park on Sunday (July 24). (Courtesy of Geoff de Ruiter)

PHOTOS: Ducknana diehards descend on B.C. park

Internet meme spills into the real world, with people sculpting fruity statues

Around 40 people attended the first ever Ducknana event in Beacon Hill Park on Sunday (July 24). (Courtesy of Geoff de Ruiter)
Playland’s newest ride Skybender opened in the park July 21. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Playland’s newest ride Skybender opened in the park July 21. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Wednesday, July 27, 2022 is Bagpipe Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 24 to 30

Bagpipe Appreciation Day, Take Your Pants For A Walk Day, Share A Hug Day all coming up this week

The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Wednesday, July 27, 2022 is Bagpipe Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
John Hillman, 103, with the judge presiding over the July 21 virtual citizenship ceremony where the British veteran became Canadian. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

B.C.’s John Hillman becomes Canada’s oldest newest Canadian at age 103

Oak Bay man takes his official oath in English and in French to earn his citizenship July 21

John Hillman, 103, with the judge presiding over the July 21 virtual citizenship ceremony where the British veteran became Canadian. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)