Legendary lore figure Krampus will be among those, er, partaking in the Haunting of Falkland Halloween festival Oct. 28-31 from 5-9 p.m. nightly. (Contributed)

Krampus among those expected to haunt Falkland at Halloween

Four-night Haunting of Falkland festival raising funds for community groups, organizations

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’

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?

Take a tour of the ghost town of Fairview in Oliver where strange occurences, grisly deaths and distaster took place over 120 years ago. (Submitted)

Are you brave enough to tour Oliver’s ghost town at night?

Fairview’s history full of grisly deaths and strange occurrences, says Oliver museum curator

Take a tour of the ghost town of Fairview in Oliver where strange occurences, grisly deaths and distaster took place over 120 years ago. (Submitted)
Thursday, Oct. 21 is Count Your Buttons Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Oct. 17 to 23

Count Your Buttons Day, Wear Something Gaudy Day, Suspenders Day all coming up this week

Thursday, Oct. 21 is Count Your Buttons Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kelowna drag queens Ella Lamoureux, right, and Jenna Telz prepare before a show at the Friends of Dorothy Lounge on Oct. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines during this Thanksgiving week

Kelowna drag queens Ella Lamoureux, right, and Jenna Telz prepare before a show at the Friends of Dorothy Lounge on Oct. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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)
(BC Hydro image)

‘End of the Peace’: Site C documentary opens Toronto film festival

Film features various Indigenous people talking about how the dam theatens their communities

(BC Hydro image)
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)
Polio survivor Beverley Gill. Contributed photo

‘It makes me feel angry, disappointed, and sad,’ B.C. polio survivor says of vaccine refusal

Campbell River resident wishes she could talk to anti-vaxxers about her struggles

Polio survivor Beverley Gill. Contributed photo
This undated photo made available by Blue Origin in October 2021 shows, from left, Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Audrey Powers and Glen de Vries. Their launch scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 will be Blue Origin’s second passenger flight, using the same capsule and rocket that Jeff Bezos used for his own trup three months earlier. (Blue Origin via AP)

Capt. Kirk’s William Shatner on cusp of blasting into space

Blue Origin’s second passenger flight launches from Texas

This undated photo made available by Blue Origin in October 2021 shows, from left, Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Audrey Powers and Glen de Vries. Their launch scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 will be Blue Origin’s second passenger flight, using the same capsule and rocket that Jeff Bezos used for his own trup three months earlier. (Blue Origin via AP)
FILE - In this March 21, 2006, file photo, is the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992 near Healy, Alaska. The bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus was moved to the university’s engineering facility in early Oct. 2021, while it’s being prepared for outdoor display at the Museum of the North, Fairbanks television station KTVF reported. (AP Photo/Jillian Rogers, File )

‘Into the Wild’ bus on display during preservation work

Alaska removed the bus after two women drowned on homages to the bus

FILE - In this March 21, 2006, file photo, is the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992 near Healy, Alaska. The bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus was moved to the university’s engineering facility in early Oct. 2021, while it’s being prepared for outdoor display at the Museum of the North, Fairbanks television station KTVF reported. (AP Photo/Jillian Rogers, File )
Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama on Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)

Okanagan residents capture Northern Lights spectacle

Photographer was among many across B.C. and Alberta who were treated to the Thanksgiving Monday display

Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama on Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)
Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama on Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)

Okanagan residents capture Northern Lights spectacle

Photographer was among many across B.C. and Alberta who were treated to the Thanksgiving Monday display

Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama on Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)
Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)

Okanagan residents capture Northern Lights spectacle

Photographer was among many across B.C. and Alberta who were treated to the Thanksgiving Monday display

Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)
Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Anonymous donor buys $10K in cookies from B.C. girl guides

Troop will donate the cookies to a variety of Nanaimo area poverty assistance charities

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)
Retired astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield talks about his own extraordinary stories of leadership as one of the keynote speakers at the Greatness in Leadership business management event in Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

Chris Hadfield to Captain Kirk: Astronaut urges William Shatner to ‘soak up’ space

Flight was originally planned for Tuesday but Blue Origin has announced it is being delayed 24 hours

Retired astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield talks about his own extraordinary stories of leadership as one of the keynote speakers at the Greatness in Leadership business management event in Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter
Wild turkeys can be problematic says WildSafeBC. Jill Hayward photographer (bobjillh@gmail.com)

QUIZ: A celebration of turkey

How much do you know about the bird, the country of Turkey or other turkey-related facts?

Wild turkeys can be problematic says WildSafeBC. Jill Hayward photographer (bobjillh@gmail.com)
François Freyvogel (left) shares a laugh with Ted Giesbrecht during the Chilliwack Plowing Match on April 9, 2005. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 is Old Farmers’ Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Oct. 10 to 16

Old Farmers’ Day, Global Handwashing Day, No Bra Day all coming up this week

François Freyvogel (left) shares a laugh with Ted Giesbrecht during the Chilliwack Plowing Match on April 9, 2005. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 is Old Farmers’ Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A castle, hidden in the forests of Cherryville, is listed for sale for $3.45 million. (Cheryl Soleway/Sotheyby's International Realty)

Royal attention gathers on Cherryville for $3.5M castle

Small North Okanagan community listing features draw bridge and a moat

A castle, hidden in the forests of Cherryville, is listed for sale for $3.45 million. (Cheryl Soleway/Sotheyby's International Realty)