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The Quarantones will host a pair of remembrance day concerts Nov. 10 and 11. Photo supplied

Quarantones hosting Remembrance Day concerts in Comox

This Remembrance Day the Quarantones male chorus is presenting a concert offering…

  • Nov 9, 2022
The Quarantones will host a pair of remembrance day concerts Nov. 10 and 11. Photo supplied
Sarah Hagen returns to Comox for a concert on Nov. 29. Photo by Karen McKinnon

Pianist Sarah Hagen returns to Comox for November recital

Pianist Sarah Hagen brings a program of some of her favourite pieces…

  • Nov 9, 2022
Sarah Hagen returns to Comox for a concert on Nov. 29. Photo by Karen McKinnon
The Federation of BC Writers’ Fall Mini Summit features five days of virtual presentations aimed at giving new and experienced writers the tools they need to advance their careers and market their books. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Federation of BC Writers’ Fall Mini Summit features five days of virtual learning

Hot on the heels of their successful Spring Summit, the Federation of…

  • Nov 9, 2022
The Federation of BC Writers’ Fall Mini Summit features five days of virtual presentations aimed at giving new and experienced writers the tools they need to advance their careers and market their books. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Tom Wilson, left, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Nov. 12. (Photo by Mark Maryanovich)

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings set to make 2 Island stops on 25th anniversary tour

Folk rock-alternative country act released its 11th studio album, ‘O Glory,’ this past summer

Tom Wilson, left, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Nov. 12. (Photo by Mark Maryanovich)
The Sheepdogs perform after the first period of the NHL Heritage Classic outdoor hockey game as the Winnipeg Jets take on the Calgary Flames in Regina on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Concertgoers are rushing back to shows and more musicians are on the road than venues can schedule. At first glance, it might seem like the live music scene is booming for everyone. But that’s not the case, industry insiders say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith

Musicians reconsider value of touring as competition soars, prices surge

Concert market is flooded with ‘a ton of options’ for ticket buyers

The Sheepdogs perform after the first period of the NHL Heritage Classic outdoor hockey game as the Winnipeg Jets take on the Calgary Flames in Regina on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Concertgoers are rushing back to shows and more musicians are on the road than venues can schedule. At first glance, it might seem like the live music scene is booming for everyone. But that’s not the case, industry insiders say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith
The Journeymen - A Tribute to Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana will play at the Sid Williams Theatre on Nov. 13.

Clapton and Santana tribute in Courtenay doubles as a fundraiser for veterans

Nothing is more central to rock mythology than the cult of the…

  • Nov 8, 2022
The Journeymen - A Tribute to Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana will play at the Sid Williams Theatre on Nov. 13.
The Mistletoe Craft Faire takes place Nov. 11-13 at the Florence Filberg Centre. The first craft fair of the season always draws hundreds of early Christmas shoppers. File photo

Mistletoe Craft Faire coming to the Florence Filberg in Courtenay

In the early 1990s, Lori Schiersmann became a self-taught artist of a…

The Mistletoe Craft Faire takes place Nov. 11-13 at the Florence Filberg Centre. The first craft fair of the season always draws hundreds of early Christmas shoppers. File photo
Suzette Mayr accepts her award as the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Suzette Mayr wins $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize for ‘The Sleeping Car Porter’

Author says her book shines a spotlight on an under-represented part of Canadian history

Suzette Mayr accepts her award as the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix’s “6 Underground” at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. Reynolds has confirmed the rumours — he is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Charles Sykes

B.C. actor Ryan Reynolds confirms interest in buying Ottawa Senators

Reynolds is already co-owner of the Welsh soccer club Wrexham

Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix’s “6 Underground” at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. Reynolds has confirmed the rumours — he is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Charles Sykes
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)
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)
Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler was sent home during the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)

Culture fusion proves fruitful for Victoria doctor on televised baking competition

Langford baker bumped from the tent in The Great Canadian Baking show

Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler was sent home during the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)
Rihanna arrives at the world premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Rihanna talks motherhood, Super Bowl: ‘It was now or never’

‘If I’m going to leave my baby, I’m going to leave my baby for something special’

Rihanna arrives at the world premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Molly McNearney arrive at the 2022 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscars again: ‘Great honor or a trap’

Late-night talk show host last led the awards ceremony in 2018

Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Molly McNearney arrive at the 2022 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Rupi Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Canada’s literati are folding up their reading glasses and breaking out their finest garb ahead of tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Literati to gather to crown next winner of $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Poet and social media phenom Rupi Kaur and actress-producer Sarah Gadon will host

Rupi Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Canada’s literati are folding up their reading glasses and breaking out their finest garb ahead of tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Camera and sound crew set up for a shot for a film production in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Two-fifths of TV episodes and films shot by women, directors’ guild says

Low-budget U.S.-based series tend to hire Canadians, high-budget shows less likely

Camera and sound crew set up for a shot for a film production in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
FILE - John Mellencamp performs during a tribute concert to Billy Joel, the recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington on Nov. 19, 2014. Mellencamp’s 1985 album “Scarecrow” is being reissued this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

John Mellencamp revisits ‘Scarecrow,’ his game-changing disc

As deluxe version reissued, 1985 record stands as a rare reputation-changing work

FILE - John Mellencamp performs during a tribute concert to Billy Joel, the recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington on Nov. 19, 2014. Mellencamp’s 1985 album “Scarecrow” is being reissued this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
‘Barber Line’ by Kara Derma

Cumberland gallery features exhibit by Comox Valley artist

Opening Nov. 19 from 2-5 p.m. and running until Dec. 11 is…

‘Barber Line’ by Kara Derma
FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Bono opens book tour before adoring fans at Beacon Theatre

U2 singer talks “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” out this week already in the top 10 on Amazon.com

FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Pamela Anderson stars in Pamela’s Garden of Eden, premiering Thursday, Nov. 3, on HGTV Canada. (Odette Sugerman Photography/HGTV Canada/CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

Pamela Anderson’s Ladysmith home-reno reality TV series premieres tonight

‘Pamela’s Garden of Eden’ can be seen on HGTV Canada and Stack TV

Pamela Anderson stars in Pamela’s Garden of Eden, premiering Thursday, Nov. 3, on HGTV Canada. (Odette Sugerman Photography/HGTV Canada/CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)