FILE - This May 20, 2019, file photo shows a Mexican gray wolf. Research by scientists, to be showcased Friday in a CBC documentary, explores how the pandemic has affected the behaviour of wolves and several other animals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Canadian doc ‘Nature’s Big Year’ shows how wildlife has adapted during the pandemic

Documentary exposes new animal behaviour sparked by changes in human behaviour

FILE - This May 20, 2019, file photo shows a Mexican gray wolf. Research by scientists, to be showcased Friday in a CBC documentary, explores how the pandemic has affected the behaviour of wolves and several other animals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Prof. Suzanne Simard, of the University of British Columbia, poses in this undated handout photo. Bill Metcalfe Nelson Star, THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

B.C. professor’s Mother Tree research branches out to bestselling book, movie deal

Movie, book and ongoing research will broaden knowledge about the relationships trees have with environment

Prof. Suzanne Simard, of the University of British Columbia, poses in this undated handout photo. Bill Metcalfe Nelson Star, THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
The 1985 movie Back to the Future starred Christopher Lloyd, left, Michael J. Fox. Do you know the year Fox’s character, Marty McFly, visited in this story of time travel? (MCA/Universal Pictures photo)

QUIZ: It’s time to think about time change

Daylight Saving Time has ended for another year

The 1985 movie Back to the Future starred Christopher Lloyd, left, Michael J. Fox. Do you know the year Fox’s character, Marty McFly, visited in this story of time travel? (MCA/Universal Pictures photo)
Travis Scott performs at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival

The dead ranged in age from 14 to 27, and 13 people were still hospitalized Saturday

Travis Scott performs at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Robots navigate the Bowling Green State University campus in Bowling Green, Ohio on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2021. Robot food delivery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Hundreds of little robots __ knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas __ are now navigating college campuses and even some city sidewalks in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere. While robots were being tested in limited numbers before the coronavirus hit, the companies building them say pandemic-related labor shortages and a growing preference for contactless delivery have accelerated their deployment. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Robots hit the streets as demand for food delivery grows

Knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas, robots are now navigating college campuses

Robots navigate the Bowling Green State University campus in Bowling Green, Ohio on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2021. Robot food delivery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Hundreds of little robots __ knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas __ are now navigating college campuses and even some city sidewalks in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere. While robots were being tested in limited numbers before the coronavirus hit, the companies building them say pandemic-related labor shortages and a growing preference for contactless delivery have accelerated their deployment. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Canada Post continues its tradition of releasing new holiday-themed stamps in 2021. (Photo by Canada Post)

‘Tis the Season: Canada Post unveils latest holiday-themed stamps

The holiday stamps feature three recognizable characters — Santa, a reindeer and an elf

Canada Post continues its tradition of releasing new holiday-themed stamps in 2021. (Photo by Canada Post)
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Halloween may be over, but the witches’ new year is just beginning

The harvest festival of Samhain coincides with Halloween and marks the beginning of the year for witches

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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2021, file photo, traffic moves towards a police car by the Ambassador Bridge border crossing in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Biden administration’s decision to allow nonessential travel by vaccinated people to enter the U.S. by land starting Nov. 8 has many Canadians packing up their campers and making reservations at their favorite vacation condos and mobile home parks in warmer climes like Arizona, Florida and even Mexico. (Rob Gurdebeke/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Canadian snowbirds ready to head south as US land borders reopen

Vaccinated people can enter the U.S. by land for any reason starting Nov. 8

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2021, file photo, traffic moves towards a police car by the Ambassador Bridge border crossing in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Biden administration’s decision to allow nonessential travel by vaccinated people to enter the U.S. by land starting Nov. 8 has many Canadians packing up their campers and making reservations at their favorite vacation condos and mobile home parks in warmer climes like Arizona, Florida and even Mexico. (Rob Gurdebeke/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Vampires are part of the imagery of Halloween. Do you know who wrote the classic vampire novel, Dracula? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: Are you ready for Halloween thrills?

How much do you know about Halloween-themed chills and thrills?

Vampires are part of the imagery of Halloween. Do you know who wrote the classic vampire novel, Dracula? (Pixabay.com)
FILE - A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown does a somersault during a performance Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Four years after the “Greatest Show On Earth” shut down, officials are planning to bring back the The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. But animals will no longer be featured in their shows. A spokesperson for Florida-based Feld Entertainment says an announcement is expected sometime next year. The three-ring circus shut down in May 2017 after a 146-year run. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, file)

‘Greatest Show On Earth’ circus may return without animals

Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus has been absent for four years

FILE - A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown does a somersault during a performance Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Four years after the “Greatest Show On Earth” shut down, officials are planning to bring back the The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. But animals will no longer be featured in their shows. A spokesperson for Florida-based Feld Entertainment says an announcement is expected sometime next year. The three-ring circus shut down in May 2017 after a 146-year run. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, file)
Is it safe to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)

Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic?

There are ways to minimize the risk of infection this Halloween

Is it safe to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)
Canadian Olympians and Paralympians gather on stage at the Team Canada x Lululemon Athlete Kit Reveal in Toronto on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Lululemon will outfit Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes starting with the upcoming Winter Games in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Team Canada unveils kit from Lululemon for 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Sleek and simple with a look that was sporty carried the day for new Olympic designs

Canadian Olympians and Paralympians gather on stage at the Team Canada x Lululemon Athlete Kit Reveal in Toronto on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Lululemon will outfit Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes starting with the upcoming Winter Games in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Delia Chang uses bamboo and a string to lower candy down to trick-or-treaters at her home on Halloween amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Many parents are planning to let their children go trick-or-treating this year — but they may find fewer doors open than in pre-pandemic Halloweens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Poll: Canadians still reluctant to hand out Halloween candy due to pandemic

Leger survey finds fewer than half of Canadians will open doors to trick-or-treaters due to COVID-19

Delia Chang uses bamboo and a string to lower candy down to trick-or-treaters at her home on Halloween amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Many parents are planning to let their children go trick-or-treating this year — but they may find fewer doors open than in pre-pandemic Halloweens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Poppy Drive: Royal Canadian Legion member Marlene Ferguson helps Peggy Lucas with her poppy at the No Frills grocery story in Ponoka Oct. 25, the first day of the annual poppy campaign. Legion members will be at local stores and other venues until Nov. 10 selling poppies. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Legion marks 100th anniversary of poppy symbol during campaign launch

Anna Guerin of France is credited with having first proposed the poppy as a symbol

Poppy Drive: Royal Canadian Legion member Marlene Ferguson helps Peggy Lucas with her poppy at the No Frills grocery story in Ponoka Oct. 25, the first day of the annual poppy campaign. Legion members will be at local stores and other venues until Nov. 10 selling poppies. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from “Squid Game.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP

‘Squid Game’ causing fear on Canadian playgrounds

Parents and school officials concerned hit Netflix show’s violence being mimicked in schoolyards

This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from “Squid Game.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP
Justin Mercer, left, of Griquet-St.Lunaire, Nfld., battles with Matthew Scott of Fairfax, Virginia, also known as the Viking boy, Ivar, in L’Anse aux Meadows, N.L., Friday July 28, 2000. A groundbreaking study has confirmed Vikings settled in remote corner of northern Newfoundland in AD 1021, marking with scientific certainty the first time Europeans arrived in the Americas — exactly 1,000 years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Ancient solar storm helped pinpoint the exact date Vikings settled in Newfoundland

First European settlement happened in AD 1021 — exactly 1,000 years

Justin Mercer, left, of Griquet-St.Lunaire, Nfld., battles with Matthew Scott of Fairfax, Virginia, also known as the Viking boy, Ivar, in L’Anse aux Meadows, N.L., Friday July 28, 2000. A groundbreaking study has confirmed Vikings settled in remote corner of northern Newfoundland in AD 1021, marking with scientific certainty the first time Europeans arrived in the Americas — exactly 1,000 years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Patron, leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, in London. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. But don’t call her an oldie. The 95-year-old queen has politely declined the honor of being named “Oldie of the Year” by a British magazine. The Oldie magazine on Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021, published the queen’s response to its suggestion. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)

Thanks but no: UK queen turns down “Oldie of the Year” title

Queen Elizabeth says she does not meet ‘the relevant criteria’

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Patron, leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, in London. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. But don’t call her an oldie. The 95-year-old queen has politely declined the honor of being named “Oldie of the Year” by a British magazine. The Oldie magazine on Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021, published the queen’s response to its suggestion. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)
The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)
The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)

QUIZ: Exploring the final frontier

How much do you know about factual and fictional space travel?

The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)
The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)
Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)
Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)

QUIZ: Do you have clean hands?

Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day. How much do you know about hands and hygiene?

Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)
Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)
In this image provided by Blue Origin, William Shatner talks with Jeff Bezos about his experience after exiting the Blue Origin capsule near Van Horn, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.  The “Star Trek” actor and three fellow passengers hurtled to an altitude of 66.5 miles (107 kilometers) over the West Texas desert in the fully automated capsule, then safely parachuted back to Earth in a flight that lasted just over 10 minutes.  (Blue Origin via AP)

Captain Kirk overwhelmed after oldly going where no one has gone before

‘Star Trek’s’ William Shatner returns to Earth after Blue Origin flight as the oldest man in space

In this image provided by Blue Origin, William Shatner talks with Jeff Bezos about his experience after exiting the Blue Origin capsule near Van Horn, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.  The “Star Trek” actor and three fellow passengers hurtled to an altitude of 66.5 miles (107 kilometers) over the West Texas desert in the fully automated capsule, then safely parachuted back to Earth in a flight that lasted just over 10 minutes.  (Blue Origin via AP)