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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)
Monkey Beach has been nominated for nine Leo Awards this year. The nominations are Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Musical Score, and Best Script. (Monkey Beach photo)

Monkey Beach film nominated for nine Leo Awards

Sweeping the American Indian Film Festival, the film has been nominated for nine Leo Awards

Monkey Beach has been nominated for nine Leo Awards this year. The nominations are Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Musical Score, and Best Script. (Monkey Beach photo)
Gates will open at 8:30 p.m. with the first film starting around 9:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (AFFNO file photo)

AFFNO hosts french film in the Kitimat-Stikine and Northcoast Region

AFFNO had to create different approaches this year to set up events

Gates will open at 8:30 p.m. with the first film starting around 9:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (AFFNO file photo)
For over 26 years Maryann Ouellet has worked for a humane society, where continues to educate others on animal rights. (Photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Maryann Ouellet

26 years of animal rescue service and counting

For over 26 years Maryann Ouellet has worked for a humane society, where continues to educate others on animal rights. (Photo supplied)
Alexander Ericksons award-winning piece, The Provider, on display at the Kitimat Museum and Archives (Photo Frieda Design School)

Kitimat Museum and Archives host Freda Diesing school art exhibition

Local Kitimat art exhibition from students of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art

Alexander Ericksons award-winning piece, The Provider, on display at the Kitimat Museum and Archives (Photo Frieda Design School)
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In Our Valley: Colin Spangl

In Our Valley: Colin Spangl

Spangl is an ER nurse at Kitimat General Hospital and works hard to make patients comfortable

In Our Valley: Colin Spangl
Dorothy Egan photo
Dorothy Egan has done a lot of teaching in her life, but she’s also done a lot of learning along the way.

In Our Valley: Dorothy Egan

Egan spent several years teaching on missionary trips in Papua New Guinea and Cameroon

Dorothy Egan photo
Dorothy Egan has done a lot of teaching in her life, but she’s also done a lot of learning along the way.
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Toronto-based director Michelle Latimer was recently scrutinized after years of claiming she was of Algonquin and Metis descent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

‘Trickster’ fans question why CBC cancelled the series instead of finding new path

Indigenous TV series cancelled in the wake of controversy over co-creator Michelle Latimer’s ancestry

Toronto-based director Michelle Latimer was recently scrutinized after years of claiming she was of Algonquin and Metis descent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
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Jacqueline Sweet, right, at her graduation from the Bachelor of Arts at Simon Fraser University with her friend and fellow graduate, Laura Taylor.

In Our Valley: Jacqueline Sweet

Sweet said her career can feel isolating in the North, but she loves that she’s able to help people

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Jacqueline Sweet, right, at her graduation from the Bachelor of Arts at Simon Fraser University with her friend and fellow graduate, Laura Taylor.
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Cara Webb’s dog, Millie, who bolted during New Year’s Eve fireworks and was missing for almost a week. She was eventually found by Webb’s neighbour.

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Cara Webb’s dog, Millie, who bolted during New Year’s Eve fireworks and was missing for almost a week. She was eventually found by Webb’s neighbour.
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Santa and Mrs. Claus payed a special visit to the residents at Mountainview Lodge in Kitimat back in December to help raise their spirits during the difficult Christmas season.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus payed a special visit to the residents at Mountainview Lodge in Kitimat back in December to help raise their spirits during the difficult Christmas season.
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Cheri Randall with the gingerbread house she designed for the District of Kitimat’s annual gingerbread house competition this year, which was designed around her workplace and her coworkers.

In Our Valley: Cheri Randall

Randall uses her creative side by designing food art, in particular large cakes and desserts

Cheri Randall photo
Cheri Randall with the gingerbread house she designed for the District of Kitimat’s annual gingerbread house competition this year, which was designed around her workplace and her coworkers.
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The letters and ornaments Leanne Sutherland and her kids sent to multiple seniors’ homes this holiday season.

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The letters and ornaments Leanne Sutherland and her kids sent to multiple seniors’ homes this holiday season.
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A photo of the Kemano star at night from the top of the hill. The star looks out onto the townsite of Kemano and the surrounding area.

A bright memory for former — and current — Kemano residents

A recent story about an electronic star brought back memories of the Kemano Star

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A photo of the Kemano star at night from the top of the hill. The star looks out onto the townsite of Kemano and the surrounding area.
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Holley Redmond’s mailman covered up a delivered parcel with a lawn chair to protect it from the torrential downpour that was happening in Kitimat.

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Holley Redmond’s mailman covered up a delivered parcel with a lawn chair to protect it from the torrential downpour that was happening in Kitimat.