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Three Legged Dog Productions performed Jesus Christ Superstar in 2019. Tim Penney photo

Non-profit plans musical renaissance in the Comox Valley

A non-profit society hopes to keep musical theatre alive this summer in…

Step into Wilderness is the companion volume to the museum’s popular 2015 release Watershed Moments. Photo supplied

Courtenay author among finalists in historical writing competition

Courtenay author Deborah Griffiths is a finalist for the 38th annual British…

  • Apr 14, 2021
“California Dreamin’” by Roche MacRae is one of the pieces on exhibit at Inside Art, at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, April 1-24. Photo supplied

Inside Art featured at next Pearl Ellis Gallery exhibit in Comox

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox presents the Inside Art Annual Spring…

  • Mar 31, 2021
Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo

Vancouver Island MusicFest plans online event with Comox Valley touches

Organizer Doug Cox says BC Tourism will help online event promote music and community

Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo
The B.C. Federation of B.C. Writers hosts the BC Writers’ Summit May 15-21. Black Press file photo

Courtenay-based writers’ federation receives funding boost

The Courtenay-based Federation of B.C. Writers is among the organizations in line…

The B.C. Federation of B.C. Writers hosts the BC Writers’ Summit May 15-21. Black Press file photo
Arcana Dea performs at the opening ceremonies of the Woodstove Film Festival. Photo supplied.

Cumberland’s Woodstove Film Festival an online festival experience

Did you miss the Woodstove Fest in 2020? Cumberland Culture & Arts…

Arcana Dea performs at the opening ceremonies of the Woodstove Film Festival. Photo supplied.
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

‘Resident Alien’ plans to return to Ladysmith for season 2

Show runner Chris Sheridan says the hit SYFY series will return to film season two in Ladysmith

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
Adelie Simson and Sarah Dolman in a scene from Quaranteened, one of two one-act plays that Courtenay Little Theatre will be presenting virtually, April 2-5. Photo supplied

Courtenay Little Theatre returning with a virtual event

The Pandemic Diaries featuring two original one-act plays, can be viewed April 2-5

Adelie Simson and Sarah Dolman in a scene from Quaranteened, one of two one-act plays that Courtenay Little Theatre will be presenting virtually, April 2-5. Photo supplied
Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 won’t return to film on Vancouver Island

The first Sonic movie was filmed in Ladysmith and other Vancouver Island locations

Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)
Power Line, installation view from Borderline: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta, 2020, by Sean Caulfield, the final speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series. Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Renowned artist closes North Island College Artist Talk series

North Island College’s virtual 2021 Artist Talk series wraps up Wednesday, March…

  • Mar 12, 2021
Power Line, installation view from Borderline: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta, 2020, by Sean Caulfield, the final speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series. Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Jay Lang and her 94-year-old grandmother, Betty Annand, are both enjoying success as fiction novelists. Photo supplied

Comox Valley authors share special family bond

Looking up to, and gaining inspiration from, a grandparent is nothing unique.…

Jay Lang and her 94-year-old grandmother, Betty Annand, are both enjoying success as fiction novelists. Photo supplied
Join award-winning Comox Valley author Chuck R. Burdick for a visual presentation of his amazing photography from his book, Auto Oxidation – Truck Edition.

Comox Library hosting a visual presentation by local photographer Chuck Burdick

Are you interested in creative and innovative photography? Are you passionate about…

  • Mar 10, 2021
Join award-winning Comox Valley author Chuck R. Burdick for a visual presentation of his amazing photography from his book, Auto Oxidation – Truck Edition.
The next speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series is Scott Amos, one half of the group Monkey C Interactive, which has drawn attention for transforming old technologies into interactive works of art, such as Registroid (supplied photo)

Next North Island College Artist Talk speaker breathes new life into old technology

Interactive installation artist Scott Amos will be the next speaker at North…

  • Mar 8, 2021
The next speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series is Scott Amos, one half of the group Monkey C Interactive, which has drawn attention for transforming old technologies into interactive works of art, such as Registroid (supplied photo)
“Of Bears at Fridges, drinking Planes and Cinderella’s Shoe” is Jordis Trumby’s first children’s book. Photo supplied.

Courtenay author writes, illustrates first children’s book

When is a collaboration not a collaboration? At first glance, Courtenay author…

“Of Bears at Fridges, drinking Planes and Cinderella’s Shoe” is Jordis Trumby’s first children’s book. Photo supplied.
Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne (Still from Without a Whisper)

World Community celebrates International Women’s Day with two timely film screenings

What influence did Indigenous women have on the women’s rights movement? Learn…

  • Mar 3, 2021
Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne (Still from Without a Whisper)
Proceeds from the sale of this 36x18” image of a grizzly bear in the water, by local photographer Viktor Davare, will go to the Salvation Army. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley Photographic Society showcased at next Pearl Ellis exhibit

Exhibit to double as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army

  • Mar 2, 2021
Proceeds from the sale of this 36x18” image of a grizzly bear in the water, by local photographer Viktor Davare, will go to the Salvation Army. Photo supplied.
Sitka Stage & Screen produced a five-minute ‘dramedy’ called Truth Bomb, about three high school students who get in trouble with their power-hungry principal for something they only sort of did. Photo supplied

Courtenay acting school shoots five-minute ‘dramedy’

Courtenay acting school Sitka Stage & Screen recently shot a five-minute ‘dramedy’…

Sitka Stage & Screen produced a five-minute ‘dramedy’ called Truth Bomb, about three high school students who get in trouble with their power-hungry principal for something they only sort of did. Photo supplied
Artist Sandra Meigs will be the next speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing virtually on Friday, March 5 at 1 pm. For the full schedule and link to attend the Artist Talk Online Series, visit https://nicart.tickit.ca/. (Photo: The Glass Ticker (2017) — 15’ X 9’ X 5’, wood, enamel, lights, aluminum, glass, automata. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.)

Celebrated artist and mentor joins North Island College Artist Talk series

North Island College’s virtual 2021 Artist Talk series welcomes Sandra Meigs, past…

  • Feb 28, 2021
Artist Sandra Meigs will be the next speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing virtually on Friday, March 5 at 1 pm. For the full schedule and link to attend the Artist Talk Online Series, visit https://nicart.tickit.ca/. (Photo: The Glass Ticker (2017) — 15’ X 9’ X 5’, wood, enamel, lights, aluminum, glass, automata. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.)
Drink, 2019 – by Kristin Nelson. Image courtesy of Neutral Ground

North Island College Artist Talk speaker examines complex issues of labour

Artist Kristin Nelson uses common objects to explore complex social and political…

  • Feb 16, 2021
Drink, 2019 – by Kristin Nelson. Image courtesy of Neutral Ground
Multimedia artist and entrepreneur Justin Love will be the next speaker in NIC’s 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing Feb. 18 at 6 pm. For the full schedule and link to attend the Artist Talk Online Series, visit https://nicart.tickit.ca/. (Supplied photo)

Multimedia artist Justin Love leads upcoming North Island College Artist Talk

North Island College’s virtual 2021 Artist Talk series is set to continue,…

  • Feb 15, 2021
Multimedia artist and entrepreneur Justin Love will be the next speaker in NIC’s 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing Feb. 18 at 6 pm. For the full schedule and link to attend the Artist Talk Online Series, visit https://nicart.tickit.ca/. (Supplied photo)