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The Smithers Secondary School Jazz Band performs during the Big Band Dance at St. Joseph’s School, the last time the Big Band Dance was held in 2018. (Archive photo)
(Tom Best photo)

Smithers Big Band Dance roars back to life

Dance features Smithers Secondary Jazz Band and special guests May 14 at the Curling Club

The Smithers Secondary School Jazz Band performs during the Big Band Dance at St. Joseph’s School, the last time the Big Band Dance was held in 2018. (Archive photo)
(Tom Best photo)
This photo from the Novice Roughstock event at the Kispiox Valley Rodeo in 2019 earned Thom Barker Gold in the Sports Photo category at the 2020 B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Association Ma Murray Awards.

Kispiox Rodeo is back in the saddle

No bull, the event is returning after a two year hiatus

This photo from the Novice Roughstock event at the Kispiox Valley Rodeo in 2019 earned Thom Barker Gold in the Sports Photo category at the 2020 B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Association Ma Murray Awards.
Kristin Ormiston. (Submitted photo)

Smithers resident Kristin Ormiston to release double-track special for Mother’s Day

Release features sisters singing backup in a song that pays tribute to their mother

Kristin Ormiston. (Submitted photo)
Americana/bluegrass band Rose’s Pawn Shop traveled from Los Angeles to perform at the Kispiox Music Festival in 2019. (Cassidy Muir)

Kispiox Music Festival back

Annual event returns after two year break due to COVID

Americana/bluegrass band Rose’s Pawn Shop traveled from Los Angeles to perform at the Kispiox Music Festival in 2019. (Cassidy Muir)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Automotive journalist Stephen Elmer does the wrap-up at Glacier Toyota in Smithers for a daily YouTube video chronicling Truck King’s epic journey from Vancouver to Tuktoyaktuk. (Thom Barker photo)

Automotive YouTubers visit Smithers en route to Tuktoyaktuk

The Truck King channel is putting Toyota pickups to the test on epic Arctic journey

Automotive journalist Stephen Elmer does the wrap-up at Glacier Toyota in Smithers for a daily YouTube video chronicling Truck King’s epic journey from Vancouver to Tuktoyaktuk. (Thom Barker photo)
Cedar Snag with Audience of Ferns 48x36 oil on canvas $2500. Mayanne Wettlaufer

Two artists, two very different views of nature

The Smithers Art Gallery is currently exhibiting a unique collection by a…

Cedar Snag with Audience of Ferns 48x36 oil on canvas $2500. Mayanne Wettlaufer
Smithers singer-songwriter Mark Perry celebrates his upcoming album release concert in front of the beloved backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain. (Thom Barker photo)

Much-anticipated Mark Perry album release concert coming to Della Herman

Smithers singer-songwriter will be joined on stage by Mark Thibeault, Ian Olmstead and Richard Jenne

Smithers singer-songwriter Mark Perry celebrates his upcoming album release concert in front of the beloved backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain. (Thom Barker photo)
SSS holding their first musical in three years over the weekend of April 8. Tickets are still available at Mountain Eagle Books in Smithers. (file photo)

Smithers Secondary Musical Theatre production presented “What you will,” April 8, 9 , 10.

“What you will” musical was held the weekend of April 8 at SSS, based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

SSS holding their first musical in three years over the weekend of April 8. Tickets are still available at Mountain Eagle Books in Smithers. (file photo)
Opening night of the Haida Gwaii All Islands Art Show at the Haida Gwaii Museum in 2020. (Jamie McDonald photo)

Arts council returns to in-person events

A one-woman play, an acting workshop and the All Islands Art Show have been scheduled

  • Mar 18, 2022
Opening night of the Haida Gwaii All Islands Art Show at the Haida Gwaii Museum in 2020. (Jamie McDonald photo)
Skaters of all ages sizes and skill levels performed during the Smithers Figure Skating Club’s Carnival on Ice at the Smithers Civic Centre March 11. (Submitted photo)

Figure skating carnival thrills and raises $6K

Smithers Figure Skating Club’s annual spring fling attracted around 200 spectators

Skaters of all ages sizes and skill levels performed during the Smithers Figure Skating Club’s Carnival on Ice at the Smithers Civic Centre March 11. (Submitted photo)
Smithers dance artist Katie Wertz performs during an online collaboration with romham pàdraig gallacher of Vancouver during a BVCA presentation of the All Bodies Dance Project March 6. (Contributed photo)

Concert Association presents diverse programming

The BVCA has a number of programs including, dance, visual arts and music

  • Mar 10, 2022
Smithers dance artist Katie Wertz performs during an online collaboration with romham pàdraig gallacher of Vancouver during a BVCA presentation of the All Bodies Dance Project March 6. (Contributed photo)
The Smithers Art Gallery’s 2022 season opening exhibition features art created in the gallery’s workshops held during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted photo)

2022 opening art exhibition features workshops art

The Smithers Art Gallery has opened up its gallery space to art made by students

The Smithers Art Gallery’s 2022 season opening exhibition features art created in the gallery’s workshops held during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted photo)
Winter in Teal and Pink, by Mark Tworow, 40 X 48, oil on canvas. (Submitted photo)

Balancing act: Smithers artist paints the line between making art and doing business

Mark Tworow made the transition to being full-time artist three years ago

Winter in Teal and Pink, by Mark Tworow, 40 X 48, oil on canvas. (Submitted photo)
Harold Kerr sits at his desk at the stockyards in Quick where he was headquartered as a brand inspector for many years. (Submitted photo)

What’s in a brand? Ask the expert of 50 years in the inspection game

Harold Kerr spent five decades inspecting livestock, has seen it all and put it in a book

  • Jan 13, 2022
Harold Kerr sits at his desk at the stockyards in Quick where he was headquartered as a brand inspector for many years. (Submitted photo)
On any given day, Brenda Mallory can be found holding court in her front yard on her acreage near Tyhee Lake. (Thom Barker photo)

Top 10 community and A&E stories of 2021: 5 – 1

The past year has not been a normal year by any means…

  • Jan 6, 2022
On any given day, Brenda Mallory can be found holding court in her front yard on her acreage near Tyhee Lake. (Thom Barker photo)
Chip Run organizer Lainie Waterhouse, middle, with daughter Liv Waterhouse and brother Thomas Spooner hold a stack of cash from the Chip Run July 24. The event raised a record $32,000. (Facebook photo)

Top 10 community and A&E stories of 2021

Continued from page 15 Alex Cuba nominated for another Grammy award Smithers’…

  • Dec 30, 2021
Chip Run organizer Lainie Waterhouse, middle, with daughter Liv Waterhouse and brother Thomas Spooner hold a stack of cash from the Chip Run July 24. The event raised a record $32,000. (Facebook photo)
Vendors and customers alike were enthusiastic about the return of the Smithers Art Gallery’s Wintergold Arts and Crafts Fair. (Submitted photo)

Wintergold returns to in-person arts and craft fair

The annual sale was received enthusiastically by customers and vendors alike, gallery manager says

Vendors and customers alike were enthusiastic about the return of the Smithers Art Gallery’s Wintergold Arts and Crafts Fair. (Submitted photo)
Left to right, Ava Bucher (child character), Gemma Walsh (child character) and Benji Wickham (the Prince) flee from the Prince’s grandmother played by Mariah Hucul in a production being filmed last week in Smithers based on the Norwegian fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon. The outreach project is a collaboration between professional filmmakers and students for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers students collaborate with professional filmmakers on Children’s Festival production

A film based on the fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon will premiere in Smithers in March

Left to right, Ava Bucher (child character), Gemma Walsh (child character) and Benji Wickham (the Prince) flee from the Prince’s grandmother played by Mariah Hucul in a production being filmed last week in Smithers based on the Norwegian fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon. The outreach project is a collaboration between professional filmmakers and students for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. (Thom Barker photo)
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)