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Bob McGrath, right, looks at the Cookie Monster as they accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Sesame Street’ at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Aug. 30, 2009, in Los Angeles. McGrath, an actor, musician and children’s author widely known for his portrayal of one of the first regular characters on the children’s show ‘Sesame Street’ has died at the age of 90. McGrath’s passing was confirmed by his family who posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Bob McGrath, beloved ‘Sesame Street’ legend, dies at age 90

Performer a founding cast member of show that premiered in 1969

 

Chemainus’ Ken Lavigne has a huge following on the Island. (Photo submitted)

Lavigne generates Christmas spirit with his lone Island show

Chemainus singer returns from Alberta as the headline performer Dec. 9 in Nanaimo

 

FILE - Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is no longer buying right-leaning social media site Parler, the company said Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika post

Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a…

 

There’s fun games for the kids at Little Town Christmas, like when Kael Harvey went fishing in the fish pond in 2018. (File photo by Don Bodger)
There’s fun games for the kids at Little Town Christmas, like when Kael Harvey went fishing in the fish pond in 2018. (File photo by Don Bodger)
St. Michael’s Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Return of West Coast Chamber Players highly-anticipated

Renowned ensemble performing at Chemainus Classical Concerts Dec. 4

St. Michael’s Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Colourful wreaths made by Sarah Kelly, who also does magic bags, were attention-getters at the Chemainus Fire Department’s Christmas Craft Fair in 2018. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Colourful wreaths made by Sarah Kelly, who also does magic bags, were attention-getters at the Chemainus Fire Department’s Christmas Craft Fair in 2018. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Desmond Day Larson on the set of his YouTube show, Mr. Day. Photo by Terry Farrell

Day dawns with music and imagination as a YouTube children’s performer

Courtenay singer/songwriter gaining an audience with his online children’s show

Desmond Day Larson on the set of his YouTube show, Mr. Day. Photo by Terry Farrell
Baked goods and all sorts of vendor stalls are sure to appeal to the early Christmas shopper. (Photo by Rob Watson)
Baked goods and all sorts of vendor stalls are sure to appeal to the early Christmas shopper. (Photo by Rob Watson)
Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

John Aniston, star of ‘Days of Our Lives,’ dead at 89

Aniston also starred in The West Wing, Gilmore Girls

FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Florence Kasumba, from left, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Lupita Nyong’o pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in London, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Florence Kasumba, from left, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Lupita Nyong’o pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in London, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre has regular activities throughout the week and a soup and sandwich lunch with entertainment this week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre has regular activities throughout the week and a soup and sandwich lunch with entertainment this week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
As Captain America and Steve Rogers, Chris Evans shows off his muscles and determination. (Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel)
As Captain America and Steve Rogers, Chris Evans shows off his muscles and determination. (Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, Rebel Wilson poses on the red carpet during the NFL Honors football awards show, in Los Angeles. Wilson returns to her roots as host of ABC’s “Pooch Perfect,” an eight-episode series featuring 10 dog groomers and their assistants competing in challenges. The show, which debuts March 30, is based on an Australian version. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, Rebel Wilson poses on the red carpet during the NFL Honors football awards show, in Los Angeles. Wilson returns to her roots as host of ABC’s “Pooch Perfect,” an eight-episode series featuring 10 dog groomers and their assistants competing in challenges. The show, which debuts March 30, is based on an Australian version. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Zachary Stevenson’s Dead Ringer continues at the Chemainus Theatre until Nov. 13. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Zachary Stevenson’s Dead Ringer continues at the Chemainus Theatre until Nov. 13. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

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St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus is the intimate venue for the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Accomplished pianist performs in Classical Concerts series Nov. 6

Resume also includes extensive teaching and adjudicating

St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus is the intimate venue for the Chemainus Classical Concerts series. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Valley Museum has its third annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Valley Museum has its third annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Adidas drops Ye after comments made on social media

Adidas ended a partnership that helped make the artist formerly known as…

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