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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

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

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)
The Smithers Public Library (SPL) pictured on the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2020 during snowfall. The Library is encouraging anyone seeking relief from the cold to drop by this week and is serving hot beverages and treats for the entire week. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Library closing its doors but still offering take out services

The Smithers Public Library is closing its doors to the public once…

The Smithers Public Library (SPL) pictured on the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2020 during snowfall. The Library is encouraging anyone seeking relief from the cold to drop by this week and is serving hot beverages and treats for the entire week. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)

Roy Henry Vickers and Lizzie Snow release second collaborative artwork

“What an honour to be able to hear his stories about First Nations culture, symbolism and rituals.”

Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)
Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)

Roy Henry Vickers and Lizzie Snow release second collaborative artwork

“What an honour to be able to hear his stories about First Nations culture, symbolism and rituals.”

Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)
Music in the Barn. (contributed photo)

Bulkley Valley Concert Association to present Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes

Bulkley Valley Concert Association to present Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes

Music in the Barn. (contributed photo)
Theresa Mohr. (Contributed photo)

Local artist releases new single

Theresa Mohr’s Close the Distance available on Friday

Theresa Mohr. (Contributed photo)
Mountain of Change book cover. (Contributed photo)

A book on the history of Hudson Bay Mountain to be released before Christmas

A Mountain of Change 1960-2020 has been in the making for over two years

Mountain of Change book cover. (Contributed photo)
Lower Mainland filmmaker hopes to turn movie released last year about the Hazelton’s legendary Simon Gunanoot into a series. (Screen capture)

The legend of Simon Gunanoot to be turned into a series

Producer hoping to film in the Hazelton region

Lower Mainland filmmaker hopes to turn movie released last year about the Hazelton’s legendary Simon Gunanoot into a series. (Screen capture)
Mz. Polly Tooshin, who has also be known as former Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen, was awarded the prize of Mz. Industrious as top fundraiser in 2018. (File photo)

Mz. Judged latest victim to fall to COVID

Ladies’ high heels in larger sizes at local second hand stores are safe for now

Mz. Polly Tooshin, who has also be known as former Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen, was awarded the prize of Mz. Industrious as top fundraiser in 2018. (File photo)
Alex Cuba took the stage this summer at a scaled back Canada Celebration. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Alex Cuba, up for two Latin Grammy awards, will perform on show November 19

Alex Cuba, up for two Latin Grammy awards, will play on show November 19

Alex Cuba took the stage this summer at a scaled back Canada Celebration. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Vernon’s Francois Arseneault first started collecting old reels of film in the mid-’80s and its grown to nearly 2,000 from around the world. (Caitlin Clow - Black Press Media)

Vernon videographer an ‘accidental historian’

Film collector Francois Arseneault has more than 2,000 reels and took it upon himself to preserve the history

Vernon’s Francois Arseneault first started collecting old reels of film in the mid-’80s and its grown to nearly 2,000 from around the world. (Caitlin Clow - Black Press Media)
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New multicultural society organizes virtual concert

Organizers want to promote unity through diversity by showcasing ethnic cultures

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