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Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Alex Cuba’s 2021 album Mendó is nominated for the 2022 Best Latin Pop Album Grammy Award. (Facebook photo)

Alex Cuba nominated for another Grammy award

Cuba’s 2021 album Mendó is up for the 2022 Best Latin Pop Album award

Alex Cuba’s 2021 album Mendó is nominated for the 2022 Best Latin Pop Album Grammy Award. (Facebook photo)
Aerial view of the staging area at the fall fairgrounds in Smithers for the Netflix movie The Mother. (Eric Becker photo)

Tenure application reveals filming details of Netflix production The Mother

Filming involves the Second Unit stunt team, snowmobiles, trained wolves and explosives

Aerial view of the staging area at the fall fairgrounds in Smithers for the Netflix movie The Mother. (Eric Becker photo)
Mark Perry performs at Midsummer Festival in Smithers in 2018. (Adrian Forsyth/Airless Photography)

Mark Perry drops 13th album

Northwest features Perry’s signature story-telling style of life in rural B.C.

  • Oct 29, 2021
Mark Perry performs at Midsummer Festival in Smithers in 2018. (Adrian Forsyth/Airless Photography)
Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez on set in Vancouver. (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)

New Netflix movie starring Jennifer Lopez filming in Smithers

Production taking place in Lower Mainland and Bulkley Valley with release of “The Mother” set for 2022

Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez on set in Vancouver. (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)
The juried Skeena Salmon Art Show is now on at the Smithers Art Gallery until Nov. 13. (Facebook photo)

Touring Salmon Art Show now on at Smithers gallery

The annual exhibition brings artists together from around the Skeena watershed

The juried Skeena Salmon Art Show is now on at the Smithers Art Gallery until Nov. 13. (Facebook photo)
Michael Wilford releases his second single, “Rattle My Bones,” Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. PST. (Publicity photo)

Smithers drummer Michael Wilford’s second single drops tonight (Oct. 14)

“Rattle my Bones” follows first single “Scotch,” which garnered international recognition

Michael Wilford releases his second single, “Rattle My Bones,” Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. PST. (Publicity photo)
Screen shot from Theresa Mohr video trailer for “Running in Jeans,” which will debut on YouTube Sept. 29.

Theresa Mohr to launch first music video

“Running in Jeans” will debut on Mohr’s YouTube channel Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

Screen shot from Theresa Mohr video trailer for “Running in Jeans,” which will debut on YouTube Sept. 29.
Mark Tworow, left, and Mark Thibeault prepare for their October Terrace Art Gallery exhibition in a studio space they share in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Terrace Art Gallery holds reception Oct. 8 for pair of Smithers artists

Mark Thibeault and Mark Tworow will be in the gallery with their exhibition Coastal Influence

Mark Tworow, left, and Mark Thibeault prepare for their October Terrace Art Gallery exhibition in a studio space they share in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
BBQ Beef is in the firepits. This carries on a 109-year tradition of Labour Day fun and activities put on by the BV Kinsmen. (Facebook photo)

BV Kinsmen host 109th annual Labour Day fun

Telkwa BBQ, Demolition Derby, and Ball Tournament Fun over Labour Day weekend

BBQ Beef is in the firepits. This carries on a 109-year tradition of Labour Day fun and activities put on by the BV Kinsmen. (Facebook photo)
Prince Rupert has been chosen as one of only six locations across the country to host a satellite screening of a Toronto International Film Festival movie on Sept. 13. The movie called ‘Official Competition’ stars Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz (Photo: supplied by TIFF)

Prince Rupert one of six cities chosen by Toronto International Film Festival for screening

Prince Rupert’s premiere movie will be ‘Official Competition’ starring Antonio Banderas

Prince Rupert has been chosen as one of only six locations across the country to host a satellite screening of a Toronto International Film Festival movie on Sept. 13. The movie called ‘Official Competition’ stars Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz (Photo: supplied by TIFF)
First time gardener Diane Bell was able to grow all kinds of fruit and vegetables. (Deb Meissner photo)

First year garden yeilds 100 pound pumpkins and cantaloupes

First time gardener, Diane Bell thrilled with results

First time gardener Diane Bell was able to grow all kinds of fruit and vegetables. (Deb Meissner photo)
A Smithers Art Gallery patron peruses an exhibition by Mark Thibeault. (Art Gallery photo)

Smithers Art Gallery to start paying artists exhibition fees in 2022

Exhibitors will be paid $650 for a solo in the full gallery, lesser amounts for other configurations

A Smithers Art Gallery patron peruses an exhibition by Mark Thibeault. (Art Gallery photo)
Kathleen McGee will performsat the Bulkley Valley Brewery August 14. (Publicity photo)

Edmonton comic Kathleen McGee headlines Smithers show

Dale Ehrstien also on the bill for August 14 show at Bulkley Valley Brewery

Kathleen McGee will performsat the Bulkley Valley Brewery August 14. (Publicity photo)
Dorothy Giesbrecht performs on cello on the dock at Lake Kathlyn Float Fest Aug. 7 surrounded by paddleboarders, kayakers and boaters. (Quinn Bender photos)

Hardy audience turns up for Float Fest despite weather

Four bands and supporting acts entertained kayakers, boaters and floaters Aug. 7

Dorothy Giesbrecht performs on cello on the dock at Lake Kathlyn Float Fest Aug. 7 surrounded by paddleboarders, kayakers and boaters. (Quinn Bender photos)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Scalawag (aka Teo Saefkow) will support his new EP Runaway with a tour in September with stops in Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Publicity photo)

Scalawag (Teo Saefkow) drops new video today

“Run Away” video is third from Scalawag’s new EP Runaway

Scalawag (aka Teo Saefkow) will support his new EP Runaway with a tour in September with stops in Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Publicity photo)
Smithers music lovers will once again be able to congregate for a pared-down version of the Midsummer Festival this September. (Archive photo)

Midsummer is back at the end of summer

A pared-down version of the annual Midsummer Music Festival is scheduled for Sept. 10 and 11

Smithers music lovers will once again be able to congregate for a pared-down version of the Midsummer Festival this September. (Archive photo)