Heir to the Dutch throne Princess Amalia, left, takes an honorary seat at the Council of State, the highest government advisory body in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, as her father King Willem-Alexander, right, looks on, one day after celebrating her eighteenth birthday. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

‘No school for becoming queen’: Dutch princess in limelight

Heir to the throne steps into her future on her 18th birthday

This combination of 2021 photos shows Philadelphia Eagles’ Jason Kelce,, left, and Billie Eilish in London. The grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Eagles center have something in common, broadcasters have difficulty pronouncing their names. Both Eilish and Kelce, as well as “omicron” made it onto this year’s list of most mispronounced words as compiled by the U.S. Captioning Company, which captions and subtitles real-time events on TV and in courtrooms. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

‘Cheugy,’ ‘omicron’ among 2021’s most mispronounced words

Test yourself on how many you know how to correctly say

An Afternoon with Prince Harry & James Corden was one of the top trending YouTube videos in Canada this year. (The Late Late Show with James Corden/YouTube)

VIDEO: Canadians took to YouTube to learn, connect, laugh during 2021

From a performance that made Simon Cowell to an English teacher, Canadians laughed, cried, learned on YouTube

Seattle novelty company Archie McPhee is selling mac and cheese candy canes this year. (Archie McPhee)

Candy canes re-imagined: Twist on holiday treat may not delight all tastebuds

Flavour profiles expanded to include sardine, kale and hot dog

Seattle novelty company Archie McPhee is selling mac and cheese candy canes this year. (Archie McPhee)
A yuletide showing of eight maids-a-milking at a past Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas display. American-based PNC Christmas Price Index explores the cost of the items in the popular song, The 12 Days of Christmas, with eight maids-a-milking coming in with a price tag of $58. (Black Press Media file photo)
A yuletide showing of eight maids-a-milking at a past Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas display. American-based PNC Christmas Price Index explores the cost of the items in the popular song, The 12 Days of Christmas, with eight maids-a-milking coming in with a price tag of $58. (Black Press Media file photo)
This illustration provided by Luis Perez Lopez shows a Stegouros. Fossils found in Chile are from the bizarre dog-sized dinosaur species that had a unique slashing tail weapon, scientists reported Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Luis Perez Lopez via AP)

New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail

Dog-sized animal had seven pairs of “blades” laid out sideways like a slicing weapon

This illustration provided by Luis Perez Lopez shows a Stegouros. Fossils found in Chile are from the bizarre dog-sized dinosaur species that had a unique slashing tail weapon, scientists reported Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Luis Perez Lopez via AP)
Maple syrup cans are seen at a sugar shack Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Oka, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Global maple syrup shortage forces Quebec to release half its strategic reserve

50 million pounds of maple syrup poised to be releassed on the market

Maple syrup cans are seen at a sugar shack Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Oka, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Ryan Reynolds reacts to a five minute video and song by Steven Page honouring his contributions to Canada. (Ryan Reynolds/Twitter).

‘Canada loves you back’: Ryan Reynolds honoured with Governor General’s Award

The Vancouver born actor says he’s ‘beyond touched’ by the award

Ryan Reynolds reacts to a five minute video and song by Steven Page honouring his contributions to Canada. (Ryan Reynolds/Twitter).
FILE - People visit the Luxor Temple in Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Egyptian authorities are poised to unveil a renovated ancient promenade that dates back 3,000 years. The ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, is meant to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures as Egypt struggles to revive its tourism industry, battered by years of political turmoil and more lately, the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Egypt unveils renovated ‘Avenue of the Sphinxes’ in Luxor

Road stretches for several miles and had been under excavation for more than 50 years

FILE - People visit the Luxor Temple in Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Egyptian authorities are poised to unveil a renovated ancient promenade that dates back 3,000 years. The ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, is meant to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures as Egypt struggles to revive its tourism industry, battered by years of political turmoil and more lately, the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
Flooding on the Lower Mainland can be seen from space. (Chris Hadfield/Twitter)

PHOTO: B.C.’s recent atmospheric river flooding as seen in space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares photo of Lower Mainland, southern Vancouver Island

Flooding on the Lower Mainland can be seen from space. (Chris Hadfield/Twitter)
Visitors take photos in Toronto’s Distillery District, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Almost half of Canadians plan to abandon social distancing during holiday gatherings and hug, kiss and shake hands with friends and family, a poll shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

45 per cent prepared to ditch social distancing at holiday gatherings: poll

Only 35 per cent said they would invite someone who is not fully vaccinated into their home

Visitors take photos in Toronto’s Distillery District, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Almost half of Canadians plan to abandon social distancing during holiday gatherings and hug, kiss and shake hands with friends and family, a poll shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A first printing of the United States Constitution is displayed at Sotheby’s auction house during a press preview on Nov. 5, 2021, in New York. The rare copy has sold Thursday, Nov. 18, for a record $43.2 million at Sotheby’s to an anonymous buyer who outbid a group of crypocurrency investors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Rare first printing of US Constitution sells for record $43M

Document one of 13 known copies of the first printing of the Constitution

A first printing of the United States Constitution is displayed at Sotheby’s auction house during a press preview on Nov. 5, 2021, in New York. The rare copy has sold Thursday, Nov. 18, for a record $43.2 million at Sotheby’s to an anonymous buyer who outbid a group of crypocurrency investors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell

To make a long story short: B.C. musician publishes book of one-sentence stories

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox adds ‘published author’ to his portfolio

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell
This photo provided by Apple TV+ shows Snoopy with Woodstock in Apple TV+ series “Snoopy in Space.” (Apple TV+ via AP)

The cosmos beckons for Snoopy onscreen and in real life

A 5-ounce plush toy has an important job for the Artemis I unmanned mission

This photo provided by Apple TV+ shows Snoopy with Woodstock in Apple TV+ series “Snoopy in Space.” (Apple TV+ via AP)
Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A time for remembrance

How much do you know about times of war?

Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)
Justin Bieber holds a pack of Tim Hortons' new Timbit flavours, called Timbiebs in this undated handout photo. Tim Hortons has teamed up with pop superstar Justin Bieber to launch three new Timbit flavours called Timbiebs along with co-branded merchandise. Tim Hortons will roll out the limited-edition Timbiebs Timbits in chocolate white fudge, sour cream chocolate chip, and birthday cake waffle on Nov. 29, exclusively in Canada and the United States.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tim Hortons *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Tim Hortons partners with Justin Bieber in effort to appeal to younger consumers

Timmy’s-loving pop star asks are you ready for some ‘Timbiebs?’

Justin Bieber holds a pack of Tim Hortons' new Timbit flavours, called Timbiebs in this undated handout photo. Tim Hortons has teamed up with pop superstar Justin Bieber to launch three new Timbit flavours called Timbiebs along with co-branded merchandise. Tim Hortons will roll out the limited-edition Timbiebs Timbits in chocolate white fudge, sour cream chocolate chip, and birthday cake waffle on Nov. 29, exclusively in Canada and the United States.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tim Hortons *MANDATORY CREDIT*
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)