Pat Dailey, co-owner of Inspire EV, works on an electrified 1965 Ford Mustang in Arvada, Colo., on Sept. 23, 2022. Dailey is part of a small but expanding group of tinkerers, racers, engineers, and entrepreneurs across the country, converting vintage cars and trucks into greener, often much faster, electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Racers, mechanics, tinkerers converting classic cars to EVs

Electric powertrain conversions are becoming more mainstream

Pat Dailey, co-owner of Inspire EV, works on an electrified 1965 Ford Mustang in Arvada, Colo., on Sept. 23, 2022. Dailey is part of a small but expanding group of tinkerers, racers, engineers, and entrepreneurs across the country, converting vintage cars and trucks into greener, often much faster, electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
The tree stand on Broadway. (Andy Delaney)

A Revelstoke man is paying for his snowboarding season by selling trees in The Big Apple

Paul Pinecone is eager to get home after the holidays to snowboard

The tree stand on Broadway. (Andy Delaney)
The Barra MacNeils. (barramacneils.com)

PODCAST.: The Barra MacNeils are Canada’s Celtic Ambassadors

TODAY IN B.C.: Christmas concert tour began on Vancouver Island, spanned nation

The Barra MacNeils. (barramacneils.com)
Justin Eveline and his wife, Amy Bracken. The couple, known for their generosity, redirected GoFundMe donations given to Eveline after he broke his leg to fund a Christmas dinner for the homeless in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

After breaking leg, B.C. man to pay kindness forward to people in greater need

Justin Eveline to host Christmas Eve dinner for those living rough

Justin Eveline and his wife, Amy Bracken. The couple, known for their generosity, redirected GoFundMe donations given to Eveline after he broke his leg to fund a Christmas dinner for the homeless in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)
Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: Nuts & Bolts: Pre-Design Planning (Building Your Dream Team)

TODAY IN BC: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’

Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)
This photo shows certified dog behavior consultant Gabrielle Johnson with her dogs on Oct. 11 in Richmond, Va. Johnson said a little preparation goes a long way for people bringing their pets along on holiday home stays with loved ones. (Josh Mark Rickey via AP)

Bringing a dog along for a holiday stay? Make sure to plan

Tensions can be dialed way down with a little preparation

This photo shows certified dog behavior consultant Gabrielle Johnson with her dogs on Oct. 11 in Richmond, Va. Johnson said a little preparation goes a long way for people bringing their pets along on holiday home stays with loved ones. (Josh Mark Rickey via AP)
Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

PODCAST: Catching up with four-time Grey Cup champion Andrew Harris

MOJ on Sports: RB the only Canadian in CFL history to rush for more than 10,000 yards

Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)
Kevin Stone and wife Michelle (sitting on dragon) pose for a photo with their 15,000-pound, fire-breathing steel dragon named ‘Drogon’ on Dec. 15, 2022 which took more than two years to complete. Drogon is from the hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones. Stone’s popular sculpture has been seen by people around the world via photos and videos they posted to social media of Drogon in the making. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. metal sculptor’s business soars on wings of 15,000-pound fire-breathing dragon

Kevin Stone’s steel sculpture ‘Drogon’ from popular TV show Game of Thrones ready to head to Utah

Kevin Stone and wife Michelle (sitting on dragon) pose for a photo with their 15,000-pound, fire-breathing steel dragon named ‘Drogon’ on Dec. 15, 2022 which took more than two years to complete. Drogon is from the hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones. Stone’s popular sculpture has been seen by people around the world via photos and videos they posted to social media of Drogon in the making. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Hank, a 2-year-old hound mix, relaxes in his Harrison Hot Springs home. No one is sure where he came from, but kind strangers and capable caretakers all helped nurse the dog back to health after a frightening experience. (Photo/Heather MacPherson)

Everyone’s Dog: How one miraculous pup won the heart of Agassiz-Harrison

On the edge of death, Hank was nursed back to health thanks to savvy caretakers, generous people

Hank, a 2-year-old hound mix, relaxes in his Harrison Hot Springs home. No one is sure where he came from, but kind strangers and capable caretakers all helped nurse the dog back to health after a frightening experience. (Photo/Heather MacPherson)
Host Gerry Dee meets the Roberts family on Family Feud Canada, Season 4. From left are Dee, Sheryl Thompson, Julie Bronson, Robyn Ross, Iris Rayburn and Marian Atkinson. Photo courtesy CBC

B.C. family represents their Indigenous heritage on Family Feud Canada

Best part of experience was ‘joking around with Gerry Dee’ — contestant

Host Gerry Dee meets the Roberts family on Family Feud Canada, Season 4. From left are Dee, Sheryl Thompson, Julie Bronson, Robyn Ross, Iris Rayburn and Marian Atkinson. Photo courtesy CBC
Sunta Sem, seen in an undated handout photo, is a Toronto private chef and caterer who sells meals through the Cookin app. Sem will swap sweet potatoes for other root vegetables like parsnips or when preparing food with greens, opt for Boston lettuce, which she says hasn’t risen in price too much. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cookin

Hosting a holiday dinner? Here are some cost-saving tips

‘It’s crazy, like you need a mortgage to go to the grocery store right now’

Sunta Sem, seen in an undated handout photo, is a Toronto private chef and caterer who sells meals through the Cookin app. Sem will swap sweet potatoes for other root vegetables like parsnips or when preparing food with greens, opt for Boston lettuce, which she says hasn’t risen in price too much. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cookin
A Value Village store is seen Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Edmonds, Washington. With the holidays approaching, gift-giving while staying on budget is at the forefront of many Canadian’s minds, but when it comes to price-conscious alternatives like thrifting, a stigma still remains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson

‘Pre-loved doesn’t mean second-best’: Young Canadians thrift holiday gifts

Inflation, ethical concerns, leading younger generations to make more second-hand purchases

A Value Village store is seen Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Edmonds, Washington. With the holidays approaching, gift-giving while staying on budget is at the forefront of many Canadian’s minds, but when it comes to price-conscious alternatives like thrifting, a stigma still remains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson
FILE - People shop for shoes in a Nike store on , Nov. 25, 2022, in New York. “Buy now, pay later” services like Affirm, Afterpay and Klarna can sometimes provide a cheaper, more accessible version of credit. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, File)

The problems with using buy now, pay later to fund travel

Buy now, pay later travel spending logged 1,233% increase from 2020 to 2021

FILE - People shop for shoes in a Nike store on , Nov. 25, 2022, in New York. “Buy now, pay later” services like Affirm, Afterpay and Klarna can sometimes provide a cheaper, more accessible version of credit. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, File)
BC Hydro said there is no cause for concern after Greater Victoria residents took to social media to report crackling and popping sounds coming from power lines in recent weeks. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Snap, crackle, pop: Salt spray blamed for odd sounds from B.C. power lines

Residents in Victoria region have been taking to social media to report odd sounds on powerlines

BC Hydro said there is no cause for concern after Greater Victoria residents took to social media to report crackling and popping sounds coming from power lines in recent weeks. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Carlow Rush and Jackson Fryer. (Funkanometry photo)

PODCAST: B.C dancing duo brings the funk to millions around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: ‘Funkanometry’ has more than 900,000 followers on Tik Tok

Carlow Rush and Jackson Fryer. (Funkanometry photo)
A Prothonotary Warbler is shown in this handout image. A tiny warbler spotted flying in a Vancouver parking garage is not only on the wrong side of the country, its on the wrong continent for this time of year. The Wildlife Rescue Association says it captured the Prothonotary warbler without incident out of concern for its health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Wildlife Rescue Association of BC-Melissa Hafting

B.C. rescue group captures wrong-way warbler that should be wintering far south

Endangered bird rarely in B.C. and should be in South America the Gulf of Mexico right now

A Prothonotary Warbler is shown in this handout image. A tiny warbler spotted flying in a Vancouver parking garage is not only on the wrong side of the country, its on the wrong continent for this time of year. The Wildlife Rescue Association says it captured the Prothonotary warbler without incident out of concern for its health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Wildlife Rescue Association of BC-Melissa Hafting
Bob Dorobis plays his guitar at home in Middletown, N.J., on Dec. 4, 2022. Dorobis redoubled his efforts to learn fingerpicking during the pandemic. (Jeanann Dorobis via AP)

Music, exercise, gray hair: Pandemic practices that live on

Taking a look at some of the changes we made that seemed to stick around

Bob Dorobis plays his guitar at home in Middletown, N.J., on Dec. 4, 2022. Dorobis redoubled his efforts to learn fingerpicking during the pandemic. (Jeanann Dorobis via AP)
Matt Senf of Sasen Homes. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: Nailing It Down: Home Building Budgets

TODAY IN BC: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’

Matt Senf of Sasen Homes. (HAVAN photo)
Pixabay photo/blende12

More eggnog: 10 terrible Christmas movies to torture your family with this holiday season

Be forewarned, these cinematic lumps of coal could potentially ruin the holiday season

Pixabay photo/blende12
Construction on Jacklin Road back in 1999. (Goldstream Gazette archives)

THEN AND NOW: How this B.C. town has changed over the past 30 years

New roads, new buildings, new businesses, same old baseball diamond

Construction on Jacklin Road back in 1999. (Goldstream Gazette archives)