Oil portraitist Zann Hemphill with her painting of a dog named Dexter. (Zann Hemphill/Paws by Zann photo).

VIDEO: Vancouver Island painter makes classic oil paintings to celebrate pets

Artist Zann Hemphill offers tips to take the best possible photo of your animal friend

Oil portraitist Zann Hemphill with her painting of a dog named Dexter. (Zann Hemphill/Paws by Zann photo).
Kirk McLean. (BC Sports Hall of Fame Photo)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich talks with Canucks goaltending legend Kirk McLean

MOJ ON SPORTS: Former Vancouver backstop discusses his storied NHL career

  • Jun 20, 2022
Kirk McLean. (BC Sports Hall of Fame Photo)
Father’s Day, held each year on the third Sunday of June, is a time to recognize and honour fathers. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

To celebrate Father’s Day, test your knowledge of famous fathers

Father’s Day, held each year on the third Sunday of June, is a time to recognize and honour fathers. (Pixabay.com)
A group of moms and their babies took part in Baby Yoga at the Sardis Library on Feb. 6, 2019. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 is International Yoga Day. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 19 to 25

International Yoga Day, Take Your Dog To Work Day, Onion Ring Day all coming up this week

A group of moms and their babies took part in Baby Yoga at the Sardis Library on Feb. 6, 2019. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 is International Yoga Day. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
RCMP dog handler Cpl. Dave Lewis and his police dog Halla stand with Josslyn Jeary holding a photo of Rigby on June 15. Jeary was one of 13 winners of the RCMP’s national Name the Puppy Contest held each year to name the upcoming class of police dogs. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Rigby reporting for duty: Vancouver Island girl gets to name newest RCMP dog

Josslyn Jeary’s suggestion of Rigby one of 13 names chosen from across the country

RCMP dog handler Cpl. Dave Lewis and his police dog Halla stand with Josslyn Jeary holding a photo of Rigby on June 15. Jeary was one of 13 winners of the RCMP’s national Name the Puppy Contest held each year to name the upcoming class of police dogs. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)
Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)
Todd Maliteare, Bruce Cameron and Dr. David Suzuki. (Submitted/file photos)

PODCAST: David Suzuki gets charged up over electric vehicles

TODAY IN B.C.: Columnist Bruce Cameron and builder Todd Maliteare also talk EVs

Todd Maliteare, Bruce Cameron and Dr. David Suzuki. (Submitted/file photos)
T. Patrick Carrabré, Métis composer and UBC Director of the School of Music, has worked with Indigenous artists for more than 20 years (Photo courtesy T. Patrick Carrabré).

‘Give them back their music, and the future is limitless’: B.C. Indigenous prof

Wave of mainstream popularity helps Indigenous communities reclaim music and educate other Canadians

T. Patrick Carrabré, Métis composer and UBC Director of the School of Music, has worked with Indigenous artists for more than 20 years (Photo courtesy T. Patrick Carrabré).
A new campaign by Cheekbone Beauty features lip glosses with names like Lucious Lead, E.Coli Kiss, and Mercury Shimmer (photo provided by Cheekbone Beauty).

#GlossedOver: Indigenous-owned beauty brand releases contaminated water lip gloss

Cheekbone Beauty aims to raise awareness for Indigenous communities dealing with contaminated water

A new campaign by Cheekbone Beauty features lip glosses with names like Lucious Lead, E.Coli Kiss, and Mercury Shimmer (photo provided by Cheekbone Beauty).
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
Blood is drawn from a donor during a clinic in Chilliwack on Monday, April 18, 2022. Tuesday, June 14, 2022 is World Blood Donor Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 12 to 18

World Blood Donor Day, International Picnic Day, International Panic Day all coming up this week

Blood is drawn from a donor during a clinic in Chilliwack on Monday, April 18, 2022. Tuesday, June 14, 2022 is World Blood Donor Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Farmers market berries. Photo retrieved from pixabay.com.

Disease prevention starts in the grocery store grabbing nutritional items

Disease prevention starts in the grocery store, says Sandra Gentleman, registered dietitian.

Farmers market berries. Photo retrieved from pixabay.com.
More B.C. residents are supporting lower speed limits (Photo by Brent Calver)

66% of British Columbians support lowering speed limits: survey

Residents who say they support lower speed limits increased eight percentage points since 2019

More B.C. residents are supporting lower speed limits (Photo by Brent Calver)
Laila Trogneux-Goosen is a Comox Valley resident and the winner for achievement in snort laughing from the 2022 World Laughing Championships held virtually May 1. Photo by Erin Haluschak

PODCAST: B.C. woman laughs and snorts her way to a world championship

OFF THE PAGE: Share a Winning Laugh with the Comox Valley’s Laila Trogneux-Goosen

Laila Trogneux-Goosen is a Comox Valley resident and the winner for achievement in snort laughing from the 2022 World Laughing Championships held virtually May 1. Photo by Erin Haluschak
This waterfront Oak Bay estate sold for $13,195,000. (Courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty Canada)
This waterfront Oak Bay estate sold for $13,195,000. (Courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty Canada)
Jess Gibbard is a trans voice coach who leads peers across North America from a small studio on Saanich. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: B.C. transgender voice coach helps people find their tone world-wide

Jess Gibbard offers lessons in masculinization, feminization and androgenization

Jess Gibbard is a trans voice coach who leads peers across North America from a small studio on Saanich. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Beth Duckworth fills a display cabinet with sweet treats at The Goldenrod, a popular restaurant and candy shop, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in York Beach, Maine. The business is looking to hire 30 to 40 more workers in addition to the 70 or so it now employs. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A summer job: Good for the teenage soul and wallet

All kinds of good reasons for kids to hit the job market this summer

Beth Duckworth fills a display cabinet with sweet treats at The Goldenrod, a popular restaurant and candy shop, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in York Beach, Maine. The business is looking to hire 30 to 40 more workers in addition to the 70 or so it now employs. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Vancouver residents can enjoy alcoholic beverages outside at designated plazas this summer (pexels.com/Engin Akyurt).

Bottoms up: Drinking in public plazas returns to Vancouver

Those in Vancouver will be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages at six outdoor plazas this summer

Vancouver residents can enjoy alcoholic beverages outside at designated plazas this summer (pexels.com/Engin Akyurt).