This photo provided by Uber Eats shows a scene from Uber Eats 2022 Super Bowl NFL football spot. ( Uber Eats via AP)

This year’s Super Bowl ads look toward the future – and to the past

Advertisers hope to deliver pandemic-weary audience a dose of escapism with stars and light humor

This photo provided by Uber Eats shows a scene from Uber Eats 2022 Super Bowl NFL football spot. ( Uber Eats via AP)
Diplodocids, a type of long-necked sauropod, are seen in a hypothetical artist’s rendering of what they looked like during their lives. Cary Woodruff, a recent PhD graduate from the University of Toronto, and a team of researchers studied a fossil that may provide evidence of the first known case of a bird-style lung disease in a dinosaur. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Western Ontario

Researchers find evidence of first dinosaur with sore throat, flu symptoms

Canadian scientists say long-necked sauropod was feeling crummy from respiratory infection

Diplodocids, a type of long-necked sauropod, are seen in a hypothetical artist’s rendering of what they looked like during their lives. Cary Woodruff, a recent PhD graduate from the University of Toronto, and a team of researchers studied a fossil that may provide evidence of the first known case of a bird-style lung disease in a dinosaur. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Western Ontario
FILE - Entertainer Snoop Dogg walks on the field before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Snoop Dogg says he won’t let the big Super Bowl stage rattle his nerves. The ultra-smooth rapper said he will worry about his upcoming halftime performance after the fact. He’ll take the stage with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige during Super Bowl 56 on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

Snoop Dogg calls Super Bowl halftime show ‘dream come true’

Rapper will take the stage with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige

FILE - Entertainer Snoop Dogg walks on the field before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Snoop Dogg says he won’t let the big Super Bowl stage rattle his nerves. The ultra-smooth rapper said he will worry about his upcoming halftime performance after the fact. He’ll take the stage with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige during Super Bowl 56 on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - A gambler makes a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J., Sept. 5, 2019. A record 31.5 million Americans plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, according to the gambling industry's national trade group. The American Gaming Association on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, released its annual predictions for wagering on pro football's championship game, forecasting that over $7.6 billion will be bet legally and otherwise. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

Bet on it: a lot of money is going to change hands Super Bowl weekend

31 million Americans to bet on their annual football title game, gambling group estimates

FILE - A gambler makes a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J., Sept. 5, 2019. A record 31.5 million Americans plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, according to the gambling industry's national trade group. The American Gaming Association on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, released its annual predictions for wagering on pro football's championship game, forecasting that over $7.6 billion will be bet legally and otherwise. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

QUIZ: Are you ready for the Winter Olympics?

Athletes from Canada and around the world are competing in Beijing, Chin

Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks at a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Friday Feb. 4, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II will mark 70 years on the throne Sunday Feb. 6, an unprecedented reign that has made her a symbol of stability as the United Kingdom navigated an age of uncertainty. (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP)

Elizabeth the Steadfast: Queen marks 70 years on throne

In a world of relentless change, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor has been a constant

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks at a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Friday Feb. 4, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II will mark 70 years on the throne Sunday Feb. 6, an unprecedented reign that has made her a symbol of stability as the United Kingdom navigated an age of uncertainty. (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP)
Erin O'Toole poses with a chocolate bar in this undated handout photo. On the morning of Aug. 24, 2020, the Colorado O'Toole woke up to find a whole lot of new Canadian followers. Turns out, the politician O'Toole had just won the Conservative leadership. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Erin O'Toole *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Twitter twins stay on top of Canadian news one misfired tweet at a time

Colorado’s Erin O’Toole shares birthday with her Canadian Twitter twin, the now ex-Conservative Leader

Erin O'Toole poses with a chocolate bar in this undated handout photo. On the morning of Aug. 24, 2020, the Colorado O'Toole woke up to find a whole lot of new Canadian followers. Turns out, the politician O'Toole had just won the Conservative leadership. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Erin O'Toole *MANDATORY CREDIT*
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What to stream in February: An Instagram fraudster, Black history and Ben Stiller

Here’s a look at some winning streaming film and TV picks set to debut this month

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A woman and child wearing masks to protect from the coronavirus stand near the enclosure for flamingos at the zoo on the first day of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Tiger in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

PHOTOS: On Lunar New Year, Chinese offer prayers at temples

This year’s holiday has seen fewer people return to their hometowns for traditional family gatherings

A woman and child wearing masks to protect from the coronavirus stand near the enclosure for flamingos at the zoo on the first day of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Tiger in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
The New York Times has bought the popular online word game Wordle. (New York Times Games/Twitter)

New York Times buys Wordle; online game to remain free at this time

Millions of people play popular online word game each day

The New York Times has bought the popular online word game Wordle. (New York Times Games/Twitter)
The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)

QUIZ: Celebrating the joy of reading

Family Literacy Day in Canada is held each year on Jan. 27.

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)
Senior biologist Allan Jan holds Methuselah, a 4-foot-long, 40-pound Australian lungfish that was brought to the California Academy of Sciences in 1938 from Australia, in its tank in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Meet Methuselah, the oldest living aquarium fish

1.2-metre Australian lungfish was brought to the San Francisco museum in 1938 from Australia.

Senior biologist Allan Jan holds Methuselah, a 4-foot-long, 40-pound Australian lungfish that was brought to the California Academy of Sciences in 1938 from Australia, in its tank in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
FILE - This 2015 artist’s rendering provided by Northrop Grumman via NASA shows the James Webb Space Telescope. On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, the world’s biggest and most powerful space telescope reached its final destination 1 million miles away, one month after launching on a quest to behold the dawn of the universe. (Northrop Grumman/NASA via AP)

New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out

‘We’re one step closer to uncovering the mysteries of the universe’

FILE - This 2015 artist’s rendering provided by Northrop Grumman via NASA shows the James Webb Space Telescope. On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, the world’s biggest and most powerful space telescope reached its final destination 1 million miles away, one month after launching on a quest to behold the dawn of the universe. (Northrop Grumman/NASA via AP)
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

During the winter months, hockey dominates winter sports in Canada

Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Canadian Red Cross announced earlier this month it was ‘winding down’ its swimming and lifeguard lessons through 2022, marking the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over a 75-year stretch. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Waves of nostalgia for Canadians taught to swim by Red Cross as program winds down

2022 will mark end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over 75 years

The Canadian Red Cross announced earlier this month it was ‘winding down’ its swimming and lifeguard lessons through 2022, marking the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over a 75-year stretch. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Vancouver’s temporary Barge Chilling Beach sign has twice been tagged with the Indigenous place name Í7iy̓el̓shn, pronounced ee-ay-ul-shun, which means “good underfoot” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Vancouver’s ‘Barge Chilling Beach’ sparks conversation over Indigenous place names

Quick installation of the sign raised questions about why restoring Indigenous names takes so long

Vancouver’s temporary Barge Chilling Beach sign has twice been tagged with the Indigenous place name Í7iy̓el̓shn, pronounced ee-ay-ul-shun, which means “good underfoot” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
A wolverine is shown in this camera trap photo in Alberta from 2012, in the same location where a coyotes was also photographed a week apart, supplied by lead researcher Gillian Chow-Fraser of the University of Victoria. New research suggests industrial development is helping coyotes move into wolverine country and edge out the rare carnivore despite its fierce reputation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Industrial development giving coyotes an edge in wolverine habitat: study

Coyotes and wolverines have different habitats and wouldn’t normally interact

A wolverine is shown in this camera trap photo in Alberta from 2012, in the same location where a coyotes was also photographed a week apart, supplied by lead researcher Gillian Chow-Fraser of the University of Victoria. New research suggests industrial development is helping coyotes move into wolverine country and edge out the rare carnivore despite its fierce reputation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Dr. Aisha Khatib, left, poses for a selfie with crew members, pediatrician Carola Buscemi, second from left, and a baby who the two medical professionals delivered on board the flight. Khatib was on the final leg of her multi-stop voyage from Toronto to Entebbe, Uganda, last month when she heard an announcement asking if there were any medical personnel on the plane, was ushered to the back of the plane, and found a woman in labour with a baby well on its way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aisha Khatib, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Dr. Aisha Khatib, left, poses for a selfie with crew members, pediatrician Carola Buscemi, second from left, and a baby who the two medical professionals delivered on board the flight. Khatib was on the final leg of her multi-stop voyage from Toronto to Entebbe, Uganda, last month when she heard an announcement asking if there were any medical personnel on the plane, was ushered to the back of the plane, and found a woman in labour with a baby well on its way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aisha Khatib, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Ronald Leopold, executive director Anne Frank House, gestures as he talks next to the passage to the secret annex during an interview in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years may have solved one of World War II’s enduring mysteries: Who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her family? Their answer, outlined in a new book, is that it most likely was a Jewish lawyer called Arnold van den Bergh. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

Investigation reveals teen’s family may have been betrayed by man trying to save own family

Ronald Leopold, executive director Anne Frank House, gestures as he talks next to the passage to the secret annex during an interview in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years may have solved one of World War II’s enduring mysteries: Who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her family? Their answer, outlined in a new book, is that it most likely was a Jewish lawyer called Arnold van den Bergh. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)