Local Entertainment

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

Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing with Jonny Harris still has legs

Host of the popular TV show brings educational comedy into his presentations

Maynard Johnny being interviewed by another Jonny, Jonny Harris, for the Still Standing TV show across from the waterwheel Monday. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing crew and host Harris seen around Chemainus Monday

Footage being compiled for the popular program to be broadcast in January 2022

Nanaimo children’s book author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book, ‘Candy Bar War,’ recounts the time children protested the rising price of chocolate. A mural commemorating the protest is on display in Chemainus. (Photo courtesy Joseph Lyons)

Nanaimo author tells true story of Ladysmith kids protesting rising candy prices

Writer and illustrator Lindsay Ford presents latest book, ‘Candy Bar War’

Nanaimo children’s book author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book, ‘Candy Bar War,’ recounts the time children protested the rising price of chocolate. A mural commemorating the protest is on display in Chemainus. (Photo courtesy Joseph Lyons)
The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mom still waiting for answers after daughter and her fiance found dead in Crofton

Pair discovered dead in their Crofton home in May identified as Rachel Gardner and Paul Jenkins

The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)
Mid Island Lego Users Group co-founders Krista Simpson and Laura Hawley and their members created a Lego pride parade on display this month outside Nanaimo Wellington Library. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Lego fans celebrate Pride Month with miniature pride parade display

Three-by-six-foot scene on display outside Nanaimo Wellington Library through June

Mid Island Lego Users Group co-founders Krista Simpson and Laura Hawley and their members created a Lego pride parade on display this month outside Nanaimo Wellington Library. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
From left to right: Vicki Barta, Bruce Ormond, Greg Heide, Gord McInnis, and Charles Harman rehearse via zoom for the upcoming radio play, “Visitor from Planet Zoltan”. (Submitted photo)

Radio plays prove successful for Ladysmith Little Theatre, four more in production

Ladysmith Little Theatre pivoted to producing radio plays during the pandemic

From left to right: Vicki Barta, Bruce Ormond, Greg Heide, Gord McInnis, and Charles Harman rehearse via zoom for the upcoming radio play, “Visitor from Planet Zoltan”. (Submitted photo)
Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)

Art group members celebrate a joyful spring in Chemainus

Each of 33 squares pushed together into one mural

  • Apr 12, 2021
Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)
“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Parallels between Chemainus and fictional town evident in Hallmark movie

Tourism boost likely down the road from publicity after a week of filming

“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
LSS’s Parallel Players are hosting an online improv show. (Parallel Players photo)

Ladysmith Secondary School improv team hosts livestream performance

Perfomances will be held Thursday, March 4 and Friday March 5 at 7 p.m.

LSS’s Parallel Players are hosting an online improv show. (Parallel Players photo)
Rachel Dunstan Muller. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith storyteller Rachel Dunstan Muller launches pair of podcasts

Hintertales: Stories from the Margins of History and Sticks and Stones and Stories are available now

Rachel Dunstan Muller. (Submitted photo)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

Resident Alien brings Ladysmith to the small screen with January 27 premiere

Episodes will air every Wednesday on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
The Chemainus Elementary School’s Treble Makers impressed the judges in the CBC Music Challenge and were awarded second place in their category. (Photo submitted)

Treble Makers make a beautiful music video together

Second place awarded in Elementary Vocal for CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge

The Chemainus Elementary School’s Treble Makers impressed the judges in the CBC Music Challenge and were awarded second place in their category. (Photo submitted)
Tchadas Leo combines his broadcast experience and passion for his culture to his new podcast: Our Native Land. (Submitted photo)

Tchadas Leo launches Indigenous podcast

Our Native Land is available on all streaming platforms

Tchadas Leo combines his broadcast experience and passion for his culture to his new podcast: Our Native Land. (Submitted photo)
Left to right: Grace Stiles played by Patricia Zogar and Gloria (Glorie) Whitmore, played by Kim Rogers (Submitted photo)

Yellow Point Drama Group puts on socially distanced production of Grace & Glorie

There will be seven performances: three evening shows, and four matinees

Left to right: Grace Stiles played by Patricia Zogar and Gloria (Glorie) Whitmore, played by Kim Rogers (Submitted photo)
Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)

Local author launches literary podcast with Canada Council for the Arts grant

Shelley Leedhal will air 10 episodes of “Something Like Love” over 10 weeks

Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)
Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Exhibit showcases one side of artist’s wide-ranging personality

Skagfeld takes something from all of her life experiences

Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The cast of LSS’s production of Newsies pose on the steps of the Island Hotel (Submitted photo)

LSS students make video to commemorate 2020 musical

The LSS production of Newsies was cancelled due to COVID-19

The cast of LSS’s production of Newsies pose on the steps of the Island Hotel (Submitted photo)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)

Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV

‘Woodland’ is set in Haida Gwaii at a remote fishing lodge

Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)