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A Smithers Art Gallery patron peruses an exhibition by Mark Thibeault. (Art Gallery photo)

Smithers Art Gallery to start paying artists exhibition fees in 2022

Exhibitors will be paid $650 for a solo in the full gallery, lesser amounts for other configurations

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Karen Cruise. (Submitted photo)

“I can’t remember a time when I didn’t sing”: Karen Cruise

Vanderhoof musician is the featured artist of the week.

Karen Cruise. (Submitted photo)
The Pure Movements dance group performing ‘Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…Americano’ during the 2019 Pacific Northwest Music Festival. (Ken Juniper photo)
The Pure Movements dance group performing ‘Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…Americano’ during the 2019 Pacific Northwest Music Festival. (Ken Juniper photo)
WL Mcleod Elementary school presented Dear Edwina Jr. in 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Alice in Wonderland Jr. coming to Vanderhoof this March

W.L. McLeod Elementary presents its 12th production

WL Mcleod Elementary school presented Dear Edwina Jr. in 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Emily Hobson, director of The Honey Beams. (Submitted photo)

New choir group for young children in Vanderhoof

The Honey Beams director Emily Hobson says collaborations from the community made her dream possible

Emily Hobson, director of The Honey Beams. (Submitted photo)
Frozen 2 Jr by the Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Photos: Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre production Frozen Jr.

The theatre group performed exceptionally well with the use of new props on stage for the first time

Frozen 2 Jr by the Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre back with Frozen Jr.

The theatre group is performing eight public shows starting Jan. 29

(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Come join the community this year at the Halloween Pumpkin Walk

Come join the community this year at the Halloween Pumpkin Walk

The 20th Annual Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce event will be held on Oct. 31 at Riverside Park

  • Oct 17, 2019
Come join the community this year at the Halloween Pumpkin Walk
Aluminium smelter tours start again this week
Aluminium smelter tours start again this week
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Jesse Roper calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre performing during the event held Jan. 30 at Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Theatre has helped kids become more confident: Parent

Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre celebrating 20 years of performances

Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre performing during the event held Jan. 30 at Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
One of the many historical photographs in Iron Road West.                                 Contributed photo

BC’s history with railways in new book

Iron Road West contains 500 historical illustrations and a story about the Northwest’s armoured train

One of the many historical photographs in Iron Road West.                                 Contributed photo
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Disney production filming at Government House on Vancouver Island

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Victoria mansion

A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Mark Perry’s 11th album release tour

Mark Perry’s 11th album release tour

Mark Perry is travelling the province to celebrate the release of his new album, Right Here.

  • Mar 8, 2018
Mark Perry’s 11th album release tour
Willy Wonka Jr. 10th Anniversary

Willy Wonka Jr. 10th Anniversary

Willy Wonka Jr. actors rehearsing two weeks before opening night March 8.

Willy Wonka Jr. 10th Anniversary