Local Entertainment

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

Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing with Jonny Harris still has legs

Host of the popular TV show brings educational comedy into his presentations

Don Wilkie is a veteran of many years as a musician. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Music soothes the COVID beast

Chemainus the place for entertainment on the street

Don Wilkie is a veteran of many years as a musician. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Here’s Jonny. Jonny Harris, host of the CBC-TV series Still Standing, is already having a good time doing some air guitar in front of the Chemainus Theatre Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Still Standing crew and host Harris seen around Chemainus Monday

Footage being compiled for the popular program to be broadcast in January 2022

Here’s Jonny. Jonny Harris, host of the CBC-TV series Still Standing, is already having a good time doing some air guitar in front of the Chemainus Theatre Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bluegrass Fever on stage at Waterwheel Park. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Cultural Arts Society brings music programming back to full strength

Crowds already enjoying the start of the outdoor entertainment at Waterwheel Park

Bluegrass Fever on stage at Waterwheel Park. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mom still waiting for answers after daughter and her fiance found dead in Crofton

Pair discovered dead in their Crofton home in May identified as Rachel Gardner and Paul Jenkins

The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Julie Nygaard’s By Moonlight Raven Flight is one of the photo-artist works in her show Through My Eyes – A Visual Journey, which will be featured at Rainforest Arts through August. (Photo submitted)

Photographer-painter Nygaard featured at Rainforest Arts

Real images enhanced through digital means to create compelling art

  • Jun 15, 2021
Julie Nygaard’s By Moonlight Raven Flight is one of the photo-artist works in her show Through My Eyes – A Visual Journey, which will be featured at Rainforest Arts through August. (Photo submitted)
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)
Diana Durrand in her Chemainus home studio with examples of her paper doll work. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paper doll series Durrand’s signature art

Chemainus artist puts some flair into eye-catching portraits

Diana Durrand in her Chemainus home studio with examples of her paper doll work. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Brant Daugherty plays the lead role as Matt in The Baker’s Son. He stands outside the Owl’s Nest in downtown Chemainus, converted to the Duval Boulangerie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus at the forefront as The Baker’s Son makes broadcast debut

Hallmark movie making its debut on the W Network Saturday, June 12

Brant Daugherty plays the lead role as Matt in The Baker’s Son. He stands outside the Owl’s Nest in downtown Chemainus, converted to the Duval Boulangerie. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Special classical concert available for viewing

Recording session helps fill a void for patrons

Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is working with several Vancouver Island art councils on the Digitial Innovation Group to improve digital skills for Island artists. (Submitted photo)

Arts group promotes digital literacy for Island artists

The goal is to leverage digital skills to promote Vancouver Island as an ‘arts powerhouse’

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is working with several Vancouver Island art councils on the Digitial Innovation Group to improve digital skills for Island artists. (Submitted photo)
Copper Canyon Band cranks out the hits. (Photo by Don Bodger)

And the band played on

Copper Canyon Band further brightens a sunny day

Copper Canyon Band cranks out the hits. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saltair-based writer, Krista May. (Janet Kelly photo)

Saltair writer makes long list for 2021 CBC Short Story Prize

Krista May’s story Tiny Sores was one of 33 finalists selected out of more than 3,000 entrants

Saltair-based writer, Krista May. (Janet Kelly photo)
Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Bev Knight and Bob Johns. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Arts Society partners with Chemainus Theatre on live streaming

Other projects in the works, with the hopes for some music outdoors this summer

Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Bev Knight and Bob Johns. (Photo by Craig Spence)
Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)

Art group members celebrate a joyful spring in Chemainus

Each of 33 squares pushed together into one mural

  • Apr 15, 2021
Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)
Skye Skagfeld uses colour to the full extent in her art to capture what she sees. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Skye’s the limit

Artist showcases colourful pieces during her spring equinox exhibit

Skye Skagfeld uses colour to the full extent in her art to capture what she sees. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

‘Resident Alien’ plans to return to Ladysmith for season 2

Show runner Chris Sheridan says the hit SYFY series will return to film season two in Ladysmith

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
Mark Brandon has discovered there are more acting roles available for seniors now than ever before. (Photo submitted)

Act your age means more movie roles for seniors like Mark Brandon

The Baker’s Son provides a prominent role as a news anchor

Mark Brandon has discovered there are more acting roles available for seniors now than ever before. (Photo submitted)