Staff and clients from the Fraser River Lodge caught this white sturgeon on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Fraser River Lodge)

‘Virgin’ sturgeon caught in Fraser River more than 11 feet long

‘Catches like this are extremely rare,’ according to folks at the Fraser River Lodge

In this Jan. 14, 2021 photo made available by Blue Origin, the New Shepard NS-14 rocket lifts off from Launch Site One in West Texas. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Blue Origin’s 60-foot (18-meter) New Shepard rocket will accelerate toward space at three times the speed of sound, or Mach 3, before separating from the capsule and returning for an upright landing. (Blue Origin via AP)

With Tuesday’s Bezos space launch, Blue Origin engineers look for more ‘extreme elation’

On the first try in April 2015, the pioneering self-landing booster rocket crashed to Earth and was destroyed

Steve Ford, owner of Steve O’s Fried Chicken of Chilliwack, hands food to a customer during the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Saturday, July 24 is Drive-Thru Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 18 to 24

Drive-Thru Day, Hammock Day, International Yada, Yada, Yada Day are all coming up this week

Jade Werger and Melissa Del Cid Moon spotted the baby bald eagle and noticed it wasn’t moving. They then called the SPCA who told them about OWL. (Jade Werger/Special to The News)

Baby bald eagle nabbed by RCMP in Pitt Meadows

The local police helped a raptor rehabilitation group rescue a young eagle covered in mites

Jade Werger and Melissa Del Cid Moon spotted the baby bald eagle and noticed it wasn’t moving. They then called the SPCA who told them about OWL. (Jade Werger/Special to The News)
People take photos of the view during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Blossoms bloom again at Chilliwack Sunflower Festival this summer

Colourful fields open for folks to wander through ‘thousands of awe-inspiring flowers’

People take photos of the view during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, the Subway logo is seen on a soft drink cup next to a sandwich at a restaurant in Londonderry, N.H.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Charles Krupa
In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, the Subway logo is seen on a soft drink cup next to a sandwich at a restaurant in Londonderry, N.H.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Charles Krupa
Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)

PHOTOS: High-vis vests displayed to honour 5 killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Locals are posting photos to social media under the hashtag #hangahighvisoutside

Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)
The Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton has featured many vintage and collectible vehicles, including this baby blue Corvette convertable. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about transportation

Whether you prefer planes, trains, automobiles or something else, summer is a time for taking a trip

The Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton has featured many vintage and collectible vehicles, including this baby blue Corvette convertable. (Black Press file photo)
A cow pokes her head out of a fence in Chilliwack on Feb. 16, 2005. Tuesday, July 13, 2021 is Cow Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 11 to 17

Cow Appreciation Day, Beef Tallow Day and Tattoo Day are all coming up this week

A cow pokes her head out of a fence in Chilliwack on Feb. 16, 2005. Tuesday, July 13, 2021 is Cow Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Preparations continue on the Stampede grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The rides are up, the stuffed animals displayed at the games tables and concession booths are loaded with supplies. Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We’re ready to go’: Calgary Stampede to kick off with enhanced safety measures

Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned

Preparations continue on the Stampede grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The rides are up, the stuffed animals displayed at the games tables and concession booths are loaded with supplies. Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A bear showed up as a runner was gearing up for a job at Burnaby Lake Park. (kmwhitter/Twitter)

VIDEO: Bear interrupts man’s run in Metro Vancouver park

Bear has been spotted multiple times at Burnaby Lake Park

A bear showed up as a runner was gearing up for a job at Burnaby Lake Park. (kmwhitter/Twitter)
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, the fin of a great white shark is seen swimming a past research boat in the waters off Gansbaai, South Africa. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)

Haddish, Shatner, Paisley join Discovery’s ‘Shark Week’

Celebrities take part in 45 hours of programming to sink your teeth into

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, the fin of a great white shark is seen swimming a past research boat in the waters off Gansbaai, South Africa. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens its U-pick sunflower field on Saturday, July 10. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Sunflower season arrives in Abbotsford

Lakeland Flowers opens U-pick on Saturday, several other locations to admire sunflowers

Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens its U-pick sunflower field on Saturday, July 10. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)

As snow melts, angel emerges once again on Mt. Cheam

Many stories surround the snow and the mountain herself

The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)
In the winter of 2020, an ice-covered sailboat was found in the water near Summerland Beach RV Park north of Trout Creek. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

QUIZ: Understanding heat and cold

After some record-breaking hot weather, cool off with some trivia questions

In the winter of 2020, an ice-covered sailboat was found in the water near Summerland Beach RV Park north of Trout Creek. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
The Nature of Us is a non-profit storytelling platform for marginalized and underrepresented voices. (Courtesy of Winnie Weston)

B.C.-based storytelling platform provides space for marginalized voices

The Nature of Us shares underrepresented stories, like residential school survivor Eddy Charlie

The Nature of Us is a non-profit storytelling platform for marginalized and underrepresented voices. (Courtesy of Winnie Weston)
Michael J. Fox was bestowed with Simon Fraser University’s highest honor this week. (YouTube/SFU)

VIDEO: High school dropout turned actor Michael J. Fox receives honorary B.C. degree

‘The closest I got to Simon Fraser University was parking at the Burnaby lookout with my girlfriend on Saturday night,’ he joked

Michael J. Fox was bestowed with Simon Fraser University’s highest honor this week. (YouTube/SFU)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wedding planners say some clients making rules around vaccination status

‘It seems to be the trend right now, people still seem to be scared’

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this weekend. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)

VIDEO: Mama bear and cubs escape the heat by taking a dip in a B.C. pool

Bears were trying to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this weekend. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)
Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki celebrates his open net goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Canadiens won 4-1. (AP Photo/John Locher)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Stanley Cup?

Put your knowledge of the hockey playoff series to the test

Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki celebrates his open net goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Canadiens won 4-1. (AP Photo/John Locher)