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Artists Michelle and Alex Stoney with the help of community volunteers created this 100-foot salmon on the bank of the Skeena River at Anderson Flats (South Hazelton) July 16 and 17. (Alex Stoney photo)

Gitxsan artist creates giant driftwood salmon

The artwork on the bank of the Skeena River is Michelle Stoney’s largest installation to date

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

John Jensen was a mentor for many with his blunt, plain talk, underpinned by humour and warmth - if he thought you were worth it. (photo supplied)

Northwest labour leader memoir out in print

“We understood that the ruling class and the working class had very little in common.”

Dr. M. Jane Smith’s latest book contains prayers in both Gitxsanimx and English.

Dr. M. Jane Smith release book of Gitxsan prayers

The book is written in Gitxsanimx and English and illustrated by Gitxsan master carver Ken Mowatt

Dr. M. Jane Smith’s latest book contains prayers in both Gitxsanimx and English.
The OURO Collective from Vancouver will be featured in a Bulkley Valley Concert Association event June 26. Free tickets at bvca.me. (Publicity photo)

BV Concert Association presents a free evening of online dance and music

Free tickets available by visiting the concert associations website

  • Jun 24, 2021
The OURO Collective from Vancouver will be featured in a Bulkley Valley Concert Association event June 26. Free tickets at bvca.me. (Publicity photo)
Kyle Durack rehearses <em>Naked Man Rising</em> at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2019. (Publicity photo)

Smithers filmmaker creates new kind of sex ed video

Kyle Durack’s Play Party garners more than 2.5 million views on YouTube

Kyle Durack rehearses <em>Naked Man Rising</em> at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2019. (Publicity photo)
‘Children in the Garden,’ Oil painting by Jennifer Ferries.

Two Canadian artists featured in gallery June 15 – July 10

Jennifer Ferries and Chris Robson explore the world in different mediums, styles

‘Children in the Garden,’ Oil painting by Jennifer Ferries.
Comedian Dale Ehrstien, originally from Smithers, drew in many of the audience members for his first hometown performance at the Bulkley Valley Brewery on April 5. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)

Laughter returns to Smithers

Stand up comics Dale Ehrstien, Dom Oliveira and Jon White take the stage at the BV Brewery June 26

Comedian Dale Ehrstien, originally from Smithers, drew in many of the audience members for his first hometown performance at the Bulkley Valley Brewery on April 5. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior 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)
Service on the Skeena author Geoff Mynett has been honoured with the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. (Social media photo)

Hazeltons history author honoured with provincial award

Geoff Mynett’s biography of Dr. Horace Wrinch is the recipient of the 2021 George Ryga award

Service on the Skeena author Geoff Mynett has been honoured with the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. (Social media photo)
Alex Cuba drops new album digitally Friday May 21 (file photo)

New Alex Cuba album available today

The Smithers Latin artist says the new music is a bit different from past work due to COVID

Alex Cuba drops new album digitally Friday May 21 (file photo)
Photographer Mark West explains the signature photo for his new exhibition "Remarkable People" now showing at the Smithers Art Gallery until May 8. (Thom Barker photo)

International photojournalist discovers Bulkley Valley rife with remarkable people

New Mark West exhibition runs until May 8 at the Smithers Art Gallery

Photographer Mark West explains the signature photo for his new exhibition "Remarkable People" now showing at the Smithers Art Gallery until May 8. (Thom Barker photo)
Artwork for Phil Bulmer’s debut EP “April Rain” which dropped April 1. (Wanda McKay artwork)

Local songwriter Phil Bulmer drops debut EP

The three-track “April Rain” was released April 1 and is available on most streaming services

Artwork for Phil Bulmer’s debut EP “April Rain” which dropped April 1. (Wanda McKay artwork)
Kirstin Ormiston (Contributed photo)
Kirstin Ormiston (Contributed photo)
Major Funk, from left, Selina Heyligers-Hare, Brent Gallant, Etienne Girard, Adrian Burrill, Toby Moisey and Anders Grasholm. (Courtesy of Major Funk)

Smithers sax player features in Yukon funk band album release shows

Toby Moisey and Major Funk drop debut album with livestream concerts March 19

Major Funk, from left, Selina Heyligers-Hare, Brent Gallant, Etienne Girard, Adrian Burrill, Toby Moisey and Anders Grasholm. (Courtesy of Major Funk)
Theatre groups are finding creative ways to perform and support COVID-19 safety protocols. File photo

Langara College presents TomorrowLove a production by Studio 58

TomorrowLove is an irreverent and inventive series of playlets on love, sex and futuristic technology

Theatre groups are finding creative ways to perform and support COVID-19 safety protocols. File photo
Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg performs in Body Parts, a film about the ever-changing nature of creating art during a pandemic. (Screen shot)

BV Concert Association presents Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg

Body Parts is a solo film depicting the ever-changing nature of creating art during a pandemic

Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg performs in Body Parts, a film about the ever-changing nature of creating art during a pandemic. (Screen shot)
Michael Wilford. (Hailey Krakana photo)

Smithers drummer to release debut single Feb. 25

“Scotch” is a hard-driving, bluesy reflection of life on the road for a touring musician

Michael Wilford. (Hailey Krakana photo)
A Smithers Art Gallery patron peruses an exhibition by Mark Thibeault. (Art Gallery photo)

Art Gallery receives infrastructure grant

The $11,850 provincial funding will be used to purchase portable walls to increase display space

A Smithers Art Gallery patron peruses an exhibition by Mark Thibeault. (Art Gallery photo)
From left, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Miriam Colvin and Molly Wickham are working on a seven-year collaborative dance and performance project called The River Talks. (BVCA photo)

Artists discuss The River Talks project on Zoom

The Bulkley Valley Concert Association hosted a Zoom meeting on The River Talks

From left, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Miriam Colvin and Molly Wickham are working on a seven-year collaborative dance and performance project called The River Talks. (BVCA photo)