New Year's

New Years baby, Lowen Thornton-Clark, was born at 3:10 a.m. on Jan. 2 and weighed in at 6 pounds and 5 ounces and was 50 cm (19.7 inches) long(Submitted by Ryan Clark)

Former New Year’s baby delivers a New Year’s baby of her own

Kristina Thornton delivers Cowichan’s New Year’s a generation after being a New Year’s baby, too


The nine participants in the Crofton New Year’s Day polar bear swim, led by Aidan Carey, head for the water at the Crofton boat launch. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chilly dip

Nine make a fine start to the new year at Crofton polar bear swim


A merchant, second from right, sells seafoods to yearend shoppers at a street in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Omicron’s New Year’s cocktail: Sorrow, fear, hope for 2022

New Year’s Eve, which used to be celebrated globally with a free-spirited wildness, felt instead like a case of deja vu


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