A passenger gets off a flight from Vancouver to Calgary on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hotel vs. rental: When does it make sense to book one over the other?

Experts say the best option for you ultimately comes down to what your goals are for the trip

A passenger gets off a flight from Vancouver to Calgary on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Brian Eccles recorded bucks battling for mating supremacy in his Oak Bay yard. (Photo by Brian Eccles)

VIDEO: B.C. bucks lock antlers in battle for mating dominance

Steer clear of male deer during rutting season, now through December

Brian Eccles recorded bucks battling for mating supremacy in his Oak Bay yard. (Photo by Brian Eccles)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST:Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation

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The Burden Family. (HAVAN Photo)
A woman in Alberta found Spike in a thrift store. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)

Vancouver Island military museum puts spotlight on World War II ventriloquist

Sheila Margaret Kidd and her dummy Spike travelled throughout Canada and Europe

A woman in Alberta found Spike in a thrift store. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)
Steeve Biondolillo sits for a portrait on campus at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. With an early childhood in Haiti marked by poverty and other trauma, 19-year-old Biondolillo seems to have beat long odds. (AP Photo/Kyle Green)

Does adversity make you stronger? Scientists say not always

Do genes and other inherent traits, or life experiences and social interactions build resiliency?

Steeve Biondolillo sits for a portrait on campus at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. With an early childhood in Haiti marked by poverty and other trauma, 19-year-old Biondolillo seems to have beat long odds. (AP Photo/Kyle Green)
Tools used for “papel picado”, the traditional manufacture of tissue paper cut-out decorations, long used in altars for the Day of the Dead, lay on top of a stencil in a workshop in Xochimilco, a borough of Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Begun in the 1800s, experts say using tissue paper is probably a continuation of a far older pre-Hispanic tradition of painting ceremonial figures on paper made of fig-bark sheets. Mexican artisans adopted imported tissue paper because it was cheap and thin enough so that, with sharp tools, extreme care and a lot of skill, dozens of sheets can be cut at the same time. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

In Mexico, Day of the Dead is actually a celebration of life

Holiday rooted in agriculture-related beliefs from Mexico’s pre-Hispanic era

Tools used for “papel picado”, the traditional manufacture of tissue paper cut-out decorations, long used in altars for the Day of the Dead, lay on top of a stencil in a workshop in Xochimilco, a borough of Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Begun in the 1800s, experts say using tissue paper is probably a continuation of a far older pre-Hispanic tradition of painting ceremonial figures on paper made of fig-bark sheets. Mexican artisans adopted imported tissue paper because it was cheap and thin enough so that, with sharp tools, extreme care and a lot of skill, dozens of sheets can be cut at the same time. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Paul McCallum hoists the Grey Cup as a member of the BC Lions in 2011. (File photo)

PODCAST: B.C. product Paul McCallum boots his way into Canadian Football Hall of Fame

MOJ on Sports: 23 seasons in the CFL, including 11 seasons with the BC Lions

Paul McCallum hoists the Grey Cup as a member of the BC Lions in 2011. (File photo)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
Amateur Sooke photographer Kerrie Deines Reay has been capturing photos and videos of black bears hunting salmon. (Courtesy of Kerrie Deines Reay)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island photographer captures bears hunting spawning salmon

Kerrie Deines Reay says sharing the videos allows others to see who don’t have nature nearby

Amateur Sooke photographer Kerrie Deines Reay has been capturing photos and videos of black bears hunting salmon. (Courtesy of Kerrie Deines Reay)
Frosty poppies sit atop a tombstone on Remembrance Day at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. The Royal Canadian Legion’s national poppy campaign kicks off today and will run through Remembrance Day under less health restrictions than in recent years, and organizers hope a string of new initiatives will re-engage Canadians in the act of remembrance.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

New poppy campaign initiatives seek to modernize the tradition of remembrance

Campaign will feature introduction of biodegradable poppies and wreaths made of natural materials

Frosty poppies sit atop a tombstone on Remembrance Day at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. The Royal Canadian Legion’s national poppy campaign kicks off today and will run through Remembrance Day under less health restrictions than in recent years, and organizers hope a string of new initiatives will re-engage Canadians in the act of remembrance.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Denmark’s Christian Eriksen in action during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Croatia and Denmark at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia, on Sept. 22, 2022. Denmark will wear team jerseys at the World Cup that protest the human rights record of host nation Qatar, with a black option to honor migrant workers who died during construction work for the tournament. “The color of mourning,” kit manufacturer Hummel said when releasing the black third-choice design. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

World Cup jerseys get mixed reviews ahead of Qatar

Millions at stake in retail sales, as soccer fans play rate the shirt

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen in action during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Croatia and Denmark at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia, on Sept. 22, 2022. Denmark will wear team jerseys at the World Cup that protest the human rights record of host nation Qatar, with a black option to honor migrant workers who died during construction work for the tournament. “The color of mourning,” kit manufacturer Hummel said when releasing the black third-choice design. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
A dish from the restaurant iDen Quan Ju De Beijing Duck House is shown in this undated handout photo. Celebrated Beijing restaurant iDen & Quan Ju De is one of eight Vancouver restaurants to receive a coveted one-star rating from the Michelin Guide, which also feted 12 eateries with Bib Gourmands, reserved for establishments offering good food for good value. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ken Huang *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Michelin Guide lands in Vancouver with eight stars for eight eateries

No restaurants earned two stars from prestigious service, nor did any capture a rare three stars

A dish from the restaurant iDen Quan Ju De Beijing Duck House is shown in this undated handout photo. Celebrated Beijing restaurant iDen & Quan Ju De is one of eight Vancouver restaurants to receive a coveted one-star rating from the Michelin Guide, which also feted 12 eateries with Bib Gourmands, reserved for establishments offering good food for good value. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ken Huang *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with his wife Gisele Bundchen and children after the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9 to win the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen announce divorce after 13 years

News comes just months after the 7-time Super Bowl champion put an end to his short-lived retirement

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with his wife Gisele Bundchen and children after the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9 to win the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
This image provided by the Random House Group shows the cover of “Spare,” Prince Harry’s memoir. The book is an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since first announced last year, is coming out Jan. 10. (Random House Group via AP)

Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

This image provided by the Random House Group shows the cover of “Spare,” Prince Harry’s memoir. The book is an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since first announced last year, is coming out Jan. 10. (Random House Group via AP)
A person poses for a photo in front a large replica of National Geographic’s Sept. 2010 magazine cover at the Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in New York. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, in commemoration of the the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb on Nov. 4, 1922. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

King Tut and his treasures to come alive for a high-def age in Vancouver

B.C. among the stops planned for immersive digital display of the Egyptian boy king

A person poses for a photo in front a large replica of National Geographic’s Sept. 2010 magazine cover at the Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in New York. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, in commemoration of the the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb on Nov. 4, 1922. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
George Burnside shows off his own personalized hell on wheels, a 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe. For the soft-spoken chef, the vehicle has become a tool to overcome his alcoholism. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. man drives scary clown car to his own personal redemption story

George Burnside’s vintage vehicle brings out the joy of Halloween, anchors his battle with alcoholism

George Burnside shows off his own personalized hell on wheels, a 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe. For the soft-spoken chef, the vehicle has become a tool to overcome his alcoholism. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Receptionist Amanda Wagar illuminates the halls of Cain-West Medical Centre haunted health clinic, a Halloween attraction open this month at Country Club Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Receptionist Amanda Wagar illuminates the halls of Cain-West Medical Centre haunted health clinic, a Halloween attraction open this month at Country Club Centre. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Cindy Li and her son Ethan Liang pose in this undated handout photo. Cindy Li was so grateful for donated breast milk when her premature son needed it that she decided to donate some to help other babies and moms.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Cindy Li

B.C. woman grateful for breast milk donations wants to give back

B.C. Women’s Hospital breast milk bank 1 of 4 across the country

Cindy Li and her son Ethan Liang pose in this undated handout photo. Cindy Li was so grateful for donated breast milk when her premature son needed it that she decided to donate some to help other babies and moms.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Cindy Li
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

PODCAST.: Turnout for B.C. 2022 municipal elections down from 2018

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Bruce Cameron. (File photo)