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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)
The top eagle in Wes Seeley’s creation has a diamondback rattlesnake in its clutches. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox sculptor creates eagle scene from mind’s eye

Over 40 years of working on boom boats, Wes Seeley has seen…

The top eagle in Wes Seeley’s creation has a diamondback rattlesnake in its clutches. Scott Stanfield photo
Thea VanHerwaarden, bottom centre, is among 12 cooks vying for the title of MasterChef Canada, which kicks off another season Feb. 14. Photo supplied

Comox Valley cook returns to MasterChef Canada

Thea VanHerwaarden of the Comox Valley is among 12 returning cooks vying…

Thea VanHerwaarden, bottom centre, is among 12 cooks vying for the title of MasterChef Canada, which kicks off another season Feb. 14. Photo supplied
The World Community Film Festival runs from Feb. 5-13.

Film explores life other than male or female

What if the world told you that you don’t exist? For many…

  • Feb 2, 2021
The World Community Film Festival runs from Feb. 5-13.
“Chesterman Beach Before the Storm” by Chuck Burdick is one of the pieces that will be on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, Feb. 4-27. Photo supplied

Members take centre stage at next Comox art gallery show

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will host its first Members’ Show and Sale…

  • Jan 31, 2021
“Chesterman Beach Before the Storm” by Chuck Burdick is one of the pieces that will be on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show, Feb. 4-27. Photo supplied
The Ancestral Away-team Has Arrived to Make the Necessary Repairs, 2020, by Sonny Assu. Assu will be the next artist speaking in NIC’s Artist Talk series, Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Image supplied

North Island College Artist Talk Series kicks off with Sonny Assu

The NIC School of Fine Art is welcoming internationally renowned interdisciplinary artist…

  • Jan 29, 2021
The Ancestral Away-team Has Arrived to Make the Necessary Repairs, 2020, by Sonny Assu. Assu will be the next artist speaking in NIC’s Artist Talk series, Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Image supplied
The Magnitude of All Things is featured at the upcoming World Community Film Festival. Photo supplied

Documentary draws intimate parallels between experiences of grief

When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her…

  • Jan 27, 2021
The Magnitude of All Things is featured at the upcoming World Community Film Festival. Photo supplied
Artist Jim Holyoak’s installation Quagmire. Holyoak will be the first speaker for the Artist Talk Online Winter 2021 series, Monday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. NIC photo

NIC Artist Talk goes online for winter 2021

NIC’s Artist Talk is returning for the winter 2021 season with a…

  • Jan 20, 2021
Artist Jim Holyoak’s installation Quagmire. Holyoak will be the first speaker for the Artist Talk Online Winter 2021 series, Monday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. NIC photo
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor creates artificial coral reefs from statues cast from live models. The film Angel Azul considers the perilous situation coral reefs face and solutions necessary to save them. Photo supplied

Artist combines creativity with environmental solution

Angel Azul by Marcelina Cravat is one of 17 documentaries featured at…

  • Jan 18, 2021
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor creates artificial coral reefs from statues cast from live models. The film Angel Azul considers the perilous situation coral reefs face and solutions necessary to save them. Photo supplied