FILE - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Apple event on the campus of Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2022. Apple Music is about to reach a huge numerical milestone — offering an eye-popping 100 million songs available on the streaming service. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Whole lotta zeros: Apple Music crosses 100M song barrier

Every day, 20,000 singers and songwriters release music on the service

Bryan Burnham in action with the B.C. Lions. (The Canadian Press / Christopher Katsarov)

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M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

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Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 is World Farm Animals Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

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Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 is World Farm Animals Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
FILE - Tesla Motors, Inc. CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University as part of the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris on Dec. 2, 2015. An early prototype of Tesla Inc.'s proposed Optimus humanoid robot slowly and awkwardly walked onto a stage, turned, and waved to a cheering crowd at the company's artificial intelligence event Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Tesla robot walks, waves, but doesn’t show off complex tasks

Early prototype of Tesla Inc.’s proposed humanoid creation showcased at company event

FILE - Tesla Motors, Inc. CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University as part of the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris on Dec. 2, 2015. An early prototype of Tesla Inc.'s proposed Optimus humanoid robot slowly and awkwardly walked onto a stage, turned, and waved to a cheering crowd at the company's artificial intelligence event Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Elder Leonard Bastien, left, and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, sign a co-stewardship agreement as they announce a new path forward regarding the stewardship of Manitou Asiniy or Manitou Stone, in Edmonton, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Creator’s Stone meteorite to be returned to its historic site after over 150 years

145-kilogram iron meteorite landed billions of years ago and has spiritual significance

Elder Leonard Bastien, left, and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, sign a co-stewardship agreement as they announce a new path forward regarding the stewardship of Manitou Asiniy or Manitou Stone, in Edmonton, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A Canadian dollar is placed by an American dollar in Ottawa, Thursday Sept. 20, 2007. High inflation and a strong U.S. dollar will weigh heavily on Canadian snowbirds this winter, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation, strong U.S. dollar will weigh on snowbirds’ plans, experts say

Some snowbirds are opting for a shorter travel period or eyeing different destinations

A Canadian dollar is placed by an American dollar in Ottawa, Thursday Sept. 20, 2007. High inflation and a strong U.S. dollar will weigh heavily on Canadian snowbirds this winter, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. group shines a light on ageism ahead of National Seniors Day

Oct. 1 marks the contributions seniors make and the challenges they face

Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)
A Metchosin-based animal rehabilitation centre released nine deer fawns into the wild the last week of summer. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: 9 young deer fresh from rehab trot off into Island wilderness

BC SPCA Wild ARC cared for 13 sick, injured or orphaned fawns this summer

A Metchosin-based animal rehabilitation centre released nine deer fawns into the wild the last week of summer. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)
Amie Armet, a volunteer with Mamas for Mamas, hopes to have a super selection of costumes for kids this Halloween. A costume donation drive has been organized with drop-off bins at Vancouver Island Regional Library branches. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

‘Mamas for Mamas’ non-profit collecting Halloween costumes for Island children in need

Donations currently being accepted at all of VIRL’s library branches in Nanaimo

Amie Armet, a volunteer with Mamas for Mamas, hopes to have a super selection of costumes for kids this Halloween. A costume donation drive has been organized with drop-off bins at Vancouver Island Regional Library branches. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)

B.C. artist’s Witness Blanket for National Truth and Reconciliation now accessible to all

Created by Carey Newman, the art installation had previously only been viewable in person

The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)
Canadian actor Will Arnett is narrating Island of the Sea Wolves, a docuseries that explores natural life on Vancouver Island, set for release on Netflix in October. Screenshot/Island of the Sea Wolves.
Canadian actor Will Arnett is narrating Island of the Sea Wolves, a docuseries that explores natural life on Vancouver Island, set for release on Netflix in October. Screenshot/Island of the Sea Wolves.
The Hassam family: parents Morgan and John Lassam, with Lucas, left, Olivia, centre, and Kai. Photo courtesy Lassam family.

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The Hassam family: parents Morgan and John Lassam, with Lucas, left, Olivia, centre, and Kai. Photo courtesy Lassam family.
Adrian Dix, B.C. Minister of Health. (Union of B.C. Municipalities photo)

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Adrian Dix, B.C. Minister of Health. (Union of B.C. Municipalities photo)
This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA’s DART probe, foreground right, and Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos, left. DART is expected to zero in on the asteroid Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph. The impact should be just enough to nudge the asteroid into a slightly tighter orbit around its companion space rock. (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)

Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test

It will be days or weeks before we know how much the asteroid’s path was changed

This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA’s DART probe, foreground right, and Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos, left. DART is expected to zero in on the asteroid Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph. The impact should be just enough to nudge the asteroid into a slightly tighter orbit around its companion space rock. (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)
FILE - A woman sits on a curb on Oct. 2, 2017, at the scene of a shooting outside a music festival on Oct. 1 that killed 58 people and injured hundreds on the Las Vegas Strip. A new documentary, “11 Minutes,” is an inside account of the 2017 massacre at a country music concert in Las Vegas. More than three hours long, the four-part documentary debuts on the Paramount+ streaming service Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Harrowing film tells of Las Vegas shooting and its aftermath

58 people died and more than 850 people were hurt before the gunfire stopped

FILE - A woman sits on a curb on Oct. 2, 2017, at the scene of a shooting outside a music festival on Oct. 1 that killed 58 people and injured hundreds on the Las Vegas Strip. A new documentary, “11 Minutes,” is an inside account of the 2017 massacre at a country music concert in Las Vegas. More than three hours long, the four-part documentary debuts on the Paramount+ streaming service Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Alex Close, Royal Air Force member originally from Qualicum Beach, was part of Operation London Bridge for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Close is sixth from the left side. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man proudly serves in ‘Operation London Bridge’ for queen’s funeral

RAF member Alex Close on hand for Queen Elizabeth II procession

Alex Close, Royal Air Force member originally from Qualicum Beach, was part of Operation London Bridge for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Close is sixth from the left side. (Submitted photo)
Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)

B.C. small town shows its ‘Frank Appreciation’ for popular garbage collector

“Thanks Frank for doing a great job. We really do appreciate you.”

Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)
Vince Ditrich. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: A chat with longtime Spirit of the West drummer turned author Vince Ditrich

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Vince Ditrich. (Submitted photo)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the Canadian media at Canada House, in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. A video of the prime minister singing in a hotel lobby in London days before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is circulating on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Video shows Trudeau singing Queen anthem ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ ahead of queen’s funeral

A 14-second video posted on Twitter has garnered nearly one million views

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the Canadian media at Canada House, in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. A video of the prime minister singing in a hotel lobby in London days before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is circulating on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette