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A harbour seal mom and pup have been spending time near the BRNKL seal station camera at the Oak Bay Marina. (Courtesy of Brandon Wright)

VIDEO: Seal pup and mom play and ‘kiss’ in Oak Bay Marina

BRNKL seal cam captures harbour seal growing up in busy harbour

A harbour seal mom and pup have been spending time near the BRNKL seal station camera at the Oak Bay Marina. (Courtesy of Brandon Wright)
In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
Anne-Marie Cayer and Celina Laursen, rural midwives on Haida Gwaii, are pictured in their “Behind the Mask” comic shared by local family doctor Caroline Shooner on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (The Boon Docs/Submitted photo)

Boon Docs comics illustrate Haida Gwaii health staff ‘Behind the Mask’

Family doctor and cartoonist Caroline Shooner shares inspiration for new comic series

Anne-Marie Cayer and Celina Laursen, rural midwives on Haida Gwaii, are pictured in their “Behind the Mask” comic shared by local family doctor Caroline Shooner on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (The Boon Docs/Submitted photo)
British Columbia claims some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Do you know the name of the highest mountain entirely within British Columbia? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

British Columbia claims some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Do you know the name of the highest mountain entirely within British Columbia? (Pixabay)
B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
The birdhouse tree in Port Clements. The deadline to submit an entry into the annual Village of Port Clements birdhouse competition is 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Debbie Mac/Facebook photo)
The birdhouse tree in Port Clements. The deadline to submit an entry into the annual Village of Port Clements birdhouse competition is 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Debbie Mac/Facebook photo)
Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

QUIZ: In honour of Prince George

The heir to the British throne celebrates his birthday on July 22

Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Mel Bevan, Kitselas elder, is settling in to write and relax after a long illustrious career. He is seen here on April 11, 2018 at UNBC Terrace where he delivered a lecture series for an elder-in-residence program. (Rod Link photo)

Skeena Voices | Resting, reflecting, writing after long career

Kitselas elder Mel Bevan spent decades fighting for Indigenous rights and services

Mel Bevan, Kitselas elder, is settling in to write and relax after a long illustrious career. He is seen here on April 11, 2018 at UNBC Terrace where he delivered a lecture series for an elder-in-residence program. (Rod Link photo)
More than 2,700 pounds of fish hit the scales at OMVC Food Fishing Derby

More than 2,700 pounds of fish hit the scales at OMVC Food Fishing Derby

Derby weigh-in took place July 5 at CBI Fisheries in Masset; prizes awarded for largest catch

More than 2,700 pounds of fish hit the scales at OMVC Food Fishing Derby
Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)
Port Clements resident Kelly Whitney-Gould started working on “Ms. Gnomer’s Home 4 Wayward Folk” in April 2020. Situated on a tree stump on her corner lot property near the sani-station, the gnome house was completed about a month ago. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

PHOTOS: ‘Phengnominal’ gnome house constructed in Port Clements

‘Ms. Gnomer’s Home 4 Wayward Folk,’ created by Kelly Whitney-Gould, a hit for kids and loggers alike

Port Clements resident Kelly Whitney-Gould started working on “Ms. Gnomer’s Home 4 Wayward Folk” in April 2020. Situated on a tree stump on her corner lot property near the sani-station, the gnome house was completed about a month ago. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
Billy Yovanovich, chief councillor for the Skidegate Band Council, is pictured along with Arrielle Yovanovich-Allick at the first-ever Salmonberry Picking Contest on Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Billy Yovanovich/Submitted photo)

Skidegate band members donate 400 pounds of salmonberries

More than 45 band members participated in first-ever Salmonberry Picking Contest on June 28

Billy Yovanovich, chief councillor for the Skidegate Band Council, is pictured along with Arrielle Yovanovich-Allick at the first-ever Salmonberry Picking Contest on Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Billy Yovanovich/Submitted photo)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Dogs have been companions of people for a long time. How much do you know about dogs? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Dogs have been companions of people for a long time. How much do you know about dogs? (Black Press file photo)
The Skidegate Band Council celebrated graduates of 2020 on Saturday, June 27 with a button blanket ceremony that included Haida singing, drumming and speeches. The custom-made button blankets that were presented to the graduating students are pictured in this submitted photo. (Roberta Aiken/Byrds Eye View Photography)

Skidegate celebrates 2020 grads with button blanket ceremony

Graduating students celebrated with Haida singing, drumming, speeches and custom button blankets

The Skidegate Band Council celebrated graduates of 2020 on Saturday, June 27 with a button blanket ceremony that included Haida singing, drumming and speeches. The custom-made button blankets that were presented to the graduating students are pictured in this submitted photo. (Roberta Aiken/Byrds Eye View Photography)
Graduating GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary School students celebrated with a drive-in ceremony on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the school field. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Haida Gwaii high school grads celebrate with drive-in ceremony, parade

Hats off to the GidGalang Kuuyas Naay, Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay and distributed learning students

Graduating GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary School students celebrated with a drive-in ceremony on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the school field. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Aria Pryce holds up the creative blue cupcakes she baked for the first-ever Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay Skidegate Youth Centre COVID-19 cupcake contest, which delivered baking kits to families on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay/Skidegate Youth Centre photo)

PHOTOS: Skidegate teens get creative with COVID-19 cupcake contest

Teens dreamed up cupcake themes like berry-picking, canoeing, Minions and more

Aria Pryce holds up the creative blue cupcakes she baked for the first-ever Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay Skidegate Youth Centre COVID-19 cupcake contest, which delivered baking kits to families on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay/Skidegate Youth Centre photo)
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

In recognition of Father’s Day, take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)