Art gallery director urges Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis

The oil painting had been hanging as part of the Pitti Palace collection in Florence from 1824 until the outbreak of World War II

How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions

Instead of thinking about how much further you have to go, celebrate your progress, no matter how small

What are the most popular baby names in B.C. in 2018?

New additions to the Top 10 lists: Isla and Leo

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VIDEOS: B.C.’s top local news stories of 2018

Black Press Media’s year in review, with our top stories as submitted by our editors

UPDATED: $39M Lotto Max jackpot ticket bought in Lower Mainland

The next draw is Jan. 4 with a jackpot of about $10 million

Wacky stories from across B.C. you might have missed in 2018

A singing secretary, butter thieves and a dog being banned from the park for being a dog are just a few

‘Pleasantly surprised’: Mounties try out ‘bait packages’ at 2 B.C. malls

Surrey RCMP used the packages ahead of the holiday season, with officers watching for who was naughty and who was nice

Ex-astronaut Thirsk to help define Canada’s place in Mars mission

Canadian Space Agency says former astronaut Robert Thirsk is the only person who fits the bill

Fashion Fridays: 10 fashion mistakes all women make

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

  • Dec 28, 2018

Ice dancers Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir named team of the year

Just one YouTube video of the pair’s Olympic free dance program has almost three million views

Apple trees from Isaac Newton’s bring ‘magic’ to universities around the world

Newton’s trees combine history, science, folklore and legend, which makes them enchanting

QUIZ: 20 questions to test your knowledge of B.C. news in 2018

How well do you know your provincial news? Take our #BCNewsQuiz and see how you score

Somali refugee takes amazing road from refugee camps to B.C. city council

Sharmarke Dubow, 35, who was born on Christmas Day, can’t stop smiling or talking since being elected

Here’s a better fate for your Christmas tree

Drag it into your backyard to help nature and learn a bit about ecology

Video: The most Canadian stroll through nature

Skating through a winter wonderland at Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton

Festive fun: What to do on Christmas Day 2018

From skating to festive movies, here’s what you can do after you’re done unwrapping gifts

Black Press Media’s best news photographs of 2018

See the story behind our most impactful images of the year

Author adds ‘Love Actually,’ ‘Die Hard’ to list of holiday-film classics

New book offers seasonal alternatives to longtime favourites such as ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

  • Dec 22, 2018