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NEW YORK - The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries are available.

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MANCHESTER, Vt. - After hiking over 200 miles (320 kilometres) on the country's oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles (5 kilometres) to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break.

ALBANY, N.Y. - A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years.

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LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday carried out her first public engagement outside of a royal residence since early March when the coronavirus pandemic started to impact upon on all aspects of day-to-day life in the U.K.

Former food bank head Lenetta Parry has joined the management team at the Westside Salvation Army.

NEW YORK - Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in an effort to reduce crowds in its stores during a pandemic.

I am blessed to say I have many things to be thankful for. God, family and health are always at the top of my list and despite all the chaos that’s happened this year, I am thankful for 2020 as well. I’m sure a few of you are now questioning my mental health at this point.

OVERVIEW: Leave some wiggle room when it comes to travel plans as they may have to be changed.


After all our rail trail cycling this year, it was appropriate that we should (probably) finish our 2020 camping season with one last exploration of the KVR Rail Trail in the Similkameen Valley.

Warehouse worker Nathan Apodaca is enjoying the ride of online fame from a 22-second TikTok video in which he chugs cranberry juice and sings along to Fleetwood Mac's “Dreams” while cruising down an Idaho highway atop a longboard.


Jan. 18, 2014: Thank goodness for reality television. My husband has been a TV fan for years but, as we go deeper in to this disease, his favourite shows are becoming more and more difficult for him to follow, especially if they are dramas.

TORONTO - A proposed ban on some single-use plastics should serve as a wake-up call to Canadians concerned about the potential harms everyday items may pose, say experts who expect the move will spur research into settling ongoing questions about whether and how microplastic affects human health.

The sound of ready-to-harvest nuts thudding as they fell from the trees filled  the air at the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park Monday afternoon.

When I first discovered references to William “Wild Goose Bill” McLaughlin, my immediate reaction was to affix to him the appellation “character”, defined by “The Oxford Modern English Dictionary” (1992) as “an eccentric or outstanding individual.”

Okanagan Clinical Trials is inviting parents with children who suffer from treatment-resistant migraine headaches to consider having them join a clinical research study.

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PARIS - Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited esthetic that channeled global travel, has died. He was 81.

Sunshine Coast has such a friendly welcoming sound, much like the sound of “sunny Okanagan.” Yet, like the rest of B.C., even this mecca for West Coast adventures could not escape the smoke from U.S. forest fires in September.

Not sure about you, but I honestly can’t remember any time in recent memory that’s had us asking more questions to do with health than we have these past eight months of 2020. The real question here is, are people asking the right questions when it comes to creating or improving their own pe…


When my wife mentioned she wanted to check out Priest Creek I thought she was going to take me hiking in the linear park of the same name.

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TORONTO - Staggering daily case counts elicited stern warnings to immediately tighten social circles and limit outings in the nation's COVID-19 hotspots, but also gave rise to a growing schism between municipal and provincial leaders who clashed Friday over how to tackle the second wave.

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PARIS - From escapism at the disco, to resistance and aggression, even to pondering the importance of the postal service while working from home, designers in Paris have presented divergent creative responses to the global health crisis as spring-summer shows continued Friday.

NEW YORK - The virus pandemic won't stop Charlie Brown, Snoopy or the “Peanuts” gang from marking an important birthday and they're hoping to raise the spirits of sick kids while they celebrate.

NEW YORK - Revisiting Mart Crowley’s seminal 1968 play, “The Boys in the Band,” in a new movie adaptation on Netflix privies viewers to both the early struggles of the gay community and the offensive, hurtful language of the era.

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A trucker from Kelowna has been recognized as a 'Highway Angel' for quickly calling 911 when she encountered an overturned vehicle.

MEXICO CITY - Archaeological authorities in Mexico said Tuesday they kicked some cast members of a popular local “Jersey Shore”-style reality show out of the Mayan ruins of Uxmal after they behaved "immaturely" and refused to wear masks or follow social distancing rules.