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Kelly Everill puts the finishing touches on one of two new murals for Lake Trail Middle School. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley muralist adding colour to new Lake Trail School

Kelly Everill has returned to where it all began. Twenty-one years after…

Lauren Spencer-Smith’s first original song became an overnight TikTok sensation after she posted a 45-second clip on the social media site. She released her song in early July and it has already been streamed 1.5 million times. (MICAH SUAREZ PHOTO)

Vancouver Island singer’s new song becomes TikTok sensation

Lauren Spencer-Smith has released her first original song

Pioneer Boatworks, Ucluelet’s fishing gear and boat maintenance shop, will be part of a Netflix movie set on Aug. 9 and 10. It will be converted into a hardware store. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Netflix thriller ‘Lou’ filming in Ucluelet

Academy Award winner Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) plays the lead in the Anna Foerster directed film

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim reports from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes things to do while quarantining and Lim’s movie ‘All-in Madonna’

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)
Two examples of the artwork on exhibit at the upcoming outdoor show at the Gardens at Anderton. “Fleur-de-lis Moon” (left) is a piece by Larissa McLean. On the right is a Sofie Skapski piece entitled “Field of Dreams.” Photos supplied.

Two Courtenay artists featured at Anderton Gardens outdoor art exhibit

A connection with the natural rhythms of the Earth is reflected in…

  • Aug 1, 2021
Two examples of the artwork on exhibit at the upcoming outdoor show at the Gardens at Anderton. “Fleur-de-lis Moon” (left) is a piece by Larissa McLean. On the right is a Sofie Skapski piece entitled “Field of Dreams.” Photos supplied.
This image released by Focus Features shows Matt Damon in a scene from “Stillwater.” (Jessica Forde/Focus Features via AP)

Review: In ‘Stillwater,’ a red state American hero roams chic France

Matt Damon’s “Stillwater” is after more than just caricature

This image released by Focus Features shows Matt Damon in a scene from “Stillwater.” (Jessica Forde/Focus Features via AP)
This image released by Disney shows Emily Blunt, right, and Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Jungle Cruise.” (Disney via AP)

Review: Emily Blunt transcends overstuffed ‘Jungle Cruise’

A fine adventure with two genuine movie stars comes across as an earnest and safe homage

This image released by Disney shows Emily Blunt, right, and Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Jungle Cruise.” (Disney via AP)
Scarlett Johansson stars in “Black Widow.” Marvel Studios

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

Earnings tied to the box office of the film, which was given simultaneous streaming release

Scarlett Johansson stars in “Black Widow.” Marvel Studios
The Garden Stage at the Gardens at Anderton will be the site for a series of concerts put on by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Photo supplied

Series of jazz concerts slated for Anderton Gardens in Comox

Malcolm Holt Special to The Record After almost a year of inactivity…

The Garden Stage at the Gardens at Anderton will be the site for a series of concerts put on by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Photo supplied
Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are in the Comox Valley for the annual Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival. Photo supplied

Kaimerata Festival returns to the Comox Valley

Erik Taynen Special to The Record For many, the reality of the…

Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are in the Comox Valley for the annual Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival. Photo supplied
The popular animated children’s series Arthur is no longer in production. (arthur.pbs)
The popular animated children’s series Arthur is no longer in production. (arthur.pbs)
This image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie, from left, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba and David Dastmalchian in a scene from “The Suicide Squad.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Director James Gunn assembles his perfect ‘Suicide Squad’

Guardians of the Galaxy director offers up a mash-up of genres that pays homage to 1960s war capers

This image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie, from left, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba and David Dastmalchian in a scene from “The Suicide Squad.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
DreamWorks Animation LLC Everest the yeti with Yi, voiced by Chloe Bennet, in a scene from “Abominable.”

Drive-in movie coming to Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds

Coastal Community presents Abominable Aug. 7

  • Aug 1, 2021
DreamWorks Animation LLC Everest the yeti with Yi, voiced by Chloe Bennet, in a scene from “Abominable.”
The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Summer Show that will take place on the BC Day holiday weekend, July 31 to Aug. 2. File photo

Comox Valley’s Woodland Gardens hosting summer festival on BC Day long weekend

Art and artisans outdoor shows have been hit hard over the past…

The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Summer Show that will take place on the BC Day holiday weekend, July 31 to Aug. 2. File photo
Comox Valley Art Gallery is hosting free make art drop-ins on its plaza every Wednesday this summer. Photo supplied

Make your own zine at Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Make Art Wednesdays

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is inviting people to make their own…

  • Jul 26, 2021
Comox Valley Art Gallery is hosting free make art drop-ins on its plaza every Wednesday this summer. Photo supplied
FILE - In Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, singer Pink poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London. U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms. Pink said she was “very proud” of the team for protesting against the rule that prevented them from wearing shorts like their male counterparts. At the European Beach Handball Championships in Bulgaria last week, Norway’s female team was fined 1,500 euros ($1,770) for what the European federation called improper clothing and “a breach of clothing regulations.” (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Singer Pink backs beach handball team on ‘sexist’ clothing

Rules stipulate that women must wear bikini bottoms while men wear shorts

FILE - In Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, singer Pink poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London. U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms. Pink said she was “very proud” of the team for protesting against the rule that prevented them from wearing shorts like their male counterparts. At the European Beach Handball Championships in Bulgaria last week, Norway’s female team was fined 1,500 euros ($1,770) for what the European federation called improper clothing and “a breach of clothing regulations.” (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

PQBeat: Chat with Vancouver Island’s ‘master chef’ Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)
Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)
Artful: The Gallery’s current show includes a fundraising angle for the Comox Valley Transition Society. Photo supplied.
Artful: The Gallery’s current show includes a fundraising angle for the Comox Valley Transition Society. Photo supplied.