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238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours

238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours

Vince Misceo has come up with 588 different flavours over the decades

238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours
Dried flowers picked by Canadian soldier Lieutenant-Colonel George Stephen Cantlie from the fields and gardens of war-torn Europe, are seen in an exhibition at the Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Montreal. Two years ago when Heather Campbell was sorting through a box of books she came upon a Bible from her grandmother. Tucked within its pages was a nearly century-old envelope carrying a yellowing letter and a poppy from Flanders Field sent from the First World War. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Poppies from the First World War tour country as symbol of hope, resilience

The flowers are now part of a touring exhibit called War Flowers

Dried flowers picked by Canadian soldier Lieutenant-Colonel George Stephen Cantlie from the fields and gardens of war-torn Europe, are seen in an exhibition at the Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Montreal. Two years ago when Heather Campbell was sorting through a box of books she came upon a Bible from her grandmother. Tucked within its pages was a nearly century-old envelope carrying a yellowing letter and a poppy from Flanders Field sent from the First World War. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
John Andrew McLellan hold his World War II service medals. The 101-year-old received his medals 74 years after the end of the war. (Photo Courtesy Don McLellan)
John Andrew McLellan hold his World War II service medals. The 101-year-old received his medals 74 years after the end of the war. (Photo Courtesy Don McLellan)
Sawyer Schut (almost two years old) was happy with her collection of candy from McLean Mill on Saturday. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

PHOTOS: Kids enjoy pre-Halloween fun in the Alberni Valley

Youngsters camein costume for these warm ups to Halloween

Sawyer Schut (almost two years old) was happy with her collection of candy from McLean Mill on Saturday. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Fireworks explode after the lighting of the cauldron at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PHOTOS: Vancouver Olympics torch relay started 10 years ago today

Starting on Oct. 30, 2009, the Olympic flame traversed Canada for 106 days straight

Fireworks explode after the lighting of the cauldron at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
RCMP in Burnaby are warning the public to keep cannabis-infused edibles out of reach of children, and properly labelled, after large seizure of illegal treats that looked like regular food. (Burnaby RCMP handout)

Seizure of cannabis edibles, including mac-and-cheese, prompt warning from B.C. RCMP

Potato chips, cheesecake and candy infused with cannabis also seized back in August

RCMP in Burnaby are warning the public to keep cannabis-infused edibles out of reach of children, and properly labelled, after large seizure of illegal treats that looked like regular food. (Burnaby RCMP handout)
Residents on a rubber boat are rescued as they were stranded by Typhoon Hagibis, in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo.(Kyodo News via AP)

Rescue efforts underway after typhoon rains flood Japan

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo Saturday and moved northward

Residents on a rubber boat are rescued as they were stranded by Typhoon Hagibis, in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo.(Kyodo News via AP)
Eliud Kipchoge celebrates with the Kenyan flag after breaking the historic two hour barrier for a marathon in Vienna, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds Saturday at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. (Jed Leicester/The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)

PHOTOS: Kipchoge becomes first runner to dip under 2 hours for marathon

Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocks 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds

Eliud Kipchoge celebrates with the Kenyan flag after breaking the historic two hour barrier for a marathon in Vienna, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds Saturday at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. (Jed Leicester/The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)
Curtis Zutz’s photo of a Cedar waxwing chewing on a berry was enough for him to win the top spot in the backyard habitats category. (Curtis Zutz)

PHOTOS: BC SPCA announces winners of Wildlife-In-Focus contest

Six pictures were selected from 640 submitted photographs

Curtis Zutz’s photo of a Cedar waxwing chewing on a berry was enough for him to win the top spot in the backyard habitats category. (Curtis Zutz)
Students of School District 27 hold up signs during Orange Shirt Day outside of the South Cariboo Recreation Centre in 100 Mile House. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

Orange Shirt Day sheds light on dark history of Canada’s residential schools

Sept. 30 aims to remember the suffering of thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children

Students of School District 27 hold up signs during Orange Shirt Day outside of the South Cariboo Recreation Centre in 100 Mile House. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.
Port Alberni hosted the last race of the Island Off Road Racing season on Sept. 21 and 22. Above, Erika Micone of Courtenay competes in her first year of 4x4 racing. Micone ended up capturing the number one position in her class. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

PHOTOS: Off-road racers get muddy in Port Alberni

Alberni Valley hosted the last races of the Island Off Road Racing season

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Port Alberni hosted the last race of the Island Off Road Racing season on Sept. 21 and 22. Above, Erika Micone of Courtenay competes in her first year of 4x4 racing. Micone ended up capturing the number one position in her class. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO
Young boy holds sign in Chilliwack, B.C. for Sept. 20, 2019 demonstration, demanding more action on climate change. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstrators were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Young boy holds sign in Chilliwack, B.C. for Sept. 20, 2019 demonstration, demanding more action on climate change. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress)
A puppet blows kisses from the back of a bike during the Toy Run ride. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni’s 35th Toy Run draws 420 riders

Gloomy weather didn’t dampen spirits

A puppet blows kisses from the back of a bike during the Toy Run ride. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
A New York Police Department officer wipes away a tear during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Peace Arch Park on Wednesday. (Aaron Hinks photos)

PHOTOS: Canada, U.S. first responders remember 9/11 victims at Peace Arch Park

American and Canadian first responders shared grief at annual event

A New York Police Department officer wipes away a tear during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Peace Arch Park on Wednesday. (Aaron Hinks photos)
BC Ferries volunteers collected about 1,725 kg of trash from B.C.’s beaches in the summer of 2019. (BC Ferries)

PHOTOS: BC Ferries’ beach-cleanup team finds baby stroller, canned ham

About 330 employees volunteered to clean up about 50 kilometres of shoreline

BC Ferries volunteers collected about 1,725 kg of trash from B.C.’s beaches in the summer of 2019. (BC Ferries)
Jim Boorman of Qualicum Beach, left, caught the $15,000 winning fish at Salmon Festival with friends Trent and Harlen Morse. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Qualicum Beach’s Jim Boorman wins Port Alberni Salmon Festival

32.4-pound Tyee wins $15,000 at 48th annual Salmon Fest

Jim Boorman of Qualicum Beach, left, caught the $15,000 winning fish at Salmon Festival with friends Trent and Harlen Morse. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
The Quality Foods fireworks display lights up Tyee Landing and boats moored at Fisherman’s Wharf on the first night of the 48th annual Port Alberni Salmon Festival. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

PHOTOS: Check out the Quality Foods fireworks from Port Alberni’s Salmon Fest

Editor Susie Quinn and contributor Laurie Harris capture the lights

The Quality Foods fireworks display lights up Tyee Landing and boats moored at Fisherman’s Wharf on the first night of the 48th annual Port Alberni Salmon Festival. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Photo of crash site on Addenbroke Island taken from CC-115 Buffalo. Photo by 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron.

PHOTOS: 442 Squadron rescues survivors of plane crash near Port Hardy

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of 19 Wing Comox was called…

Photo of crash site on Addenbroke Island taken from CC-115 Buffalo. Photo by 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron.
Canadians with dementia, their caregivers, and their U.S. counterparts met at the Peace Arch Park Wednesday to exchange pleasantries and gifts. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Canadians with dementia, their caregivers, and their U.S. counterparts met at the Peace Arch Park Wednesday to exchange pleasantries and gifts. (Aaron Hinks photo)
People arrive to attend the Stonewall 50 Pride Rally, Friday, June 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

PHOTOS: 50 years of LGBTQ pride showcased in protests, parades

More than 2,000 people gathered outside the bar where patrons resisted the famous June 28, 1969, police raid

People arrive to attend the Stonewall 50 Pride Rally, Friday, June 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)