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Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted

Jann Arden hits Kootenay stages this summer

Live! Jann Arden! Cross Canada Tour in Trail on June 26 and Cranbrook on June 27

Entry deadline for the East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival has been pushed back to Feb. 14. File photo

Call for entries to East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival extended to Feb. 14

The deadline for entries into this year’s East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival…

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Pictured above: Evan Bueckert served as guest conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, Feb. 2. 2019. Lyle Grisedale photo

Symphony of the Kootenays returns to the stage in Cranbrook, Nelson

A total of four concerts will be available for those with BC Vaccination Cards

Pictured above: Evan Bueckert served as guest conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, Feb. 2. 2019. Lyle Grisedale photo
Huguette M. Forest-Coultry, known as “Mike” invites you to peruse Journeying the Waters: A Book of Poetry and Prose.

Fernie author publishes first book

Huguette M. Forest-Coultry, known as “Mike” invites you to peruse Journeying the…

Huguette M. Forest-Coultry, known as “Mike” invites you to peruse Journeying the Waters: A Book of Poetry and Prose.
The Fernie Chautauqua returns to its weekend format for the 6th annual celebration of culture, heritage and community in Historic Downtown Fernie on the  weekend, of September 10-12, 2021.

Fernie Chautauqua 2021: Celebrating Community

The Fernie Chautauqua returns to its weekend format for the 6th annual…

  • Sep 1, 2021
The Fernie Chautauqua returns to its weekend format for the 6th annual celebration of culture, heritage and community in Historic Downtown Fernie on the  weekend, of September 10-12, 2021.
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

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)
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
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

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
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)
Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted

TV show films West Kootenay hunting trip

Start ‘Em Young aims to encourage kids to get out in the wilderness

Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted
Joe Nolan opens the 2021 Livestream at Studio 64 spring series with a solo concert from his home town of Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
Joe Nolan opens the 2021 Livestream at Studio 64 spring series with a solo concert from his home town of Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is being forced to re-imagine its future. Photo: Louis Bockner

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival cancelled for 2021

Ticket holders from the 2020 festival will be offered refunds as festival re-imagines its future

The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is being forced to re-imagine its future. Photo: Louis Bockner
Choir director and singer Allison Girvan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson performers cope with COVID-19

How four prominent performers are responding to the loss of their audiences

Choir director and singer Allison Girvan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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)
“Winks - Flow Arts” performed at the Festival of Lights in Fernie.  Photo courtesy of Austin Moloughney

Diwali lights up Fernie Night

The Indian Kitchen at Fernie’s Stanford Resort hosted its first ever Diwali…

“Winks - Flow Arts” performed at the Festival of Lights in Fernie.  Photo courtesy of Austin Moloughney
Wild Honey will be celebrating the release of their debut album with a concert at The Arts Station on October 26.  Photo by Kevan Wilkie

Wild Honey releases debut album

Band celebrating release of new album at The Arts Station on October 26 from 8-10 p.m.

Wild Honey will be celebrating the release of their debut album with a concert at The Arts Station on October 26.  Photo by Kevan Wilkie
To the thrill of the crowd, Black Pistol Fire frontman Kevin McKeown (right) spent much of his set playing among them.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Black Pistol Fire ignites Wapiti festival crowd

Off stage, Kevin McKeown is a calm, collected individual. On stage, he…

To the thrill of the crowd, Black Pistol Fire frontman Kevin McKeown (right) spent much of his set playing among them.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Black Pistol Fire. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

PHOTOS: 2019 Wapiti Music Festival

With eyes to the stage and hands to the sky the crowd…

Black Pistol Fire. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press