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Karen Golden will portray Ann Landers in the ECHO Players digital production of ‘The Lady With All The Answers’ by David Rambo. Show dates will be May 7, 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online starting April 14. (Submitted photo)

Win tickets to the ECHO Players rendition of ‘The Lady With All the Answers’

Names to be submitted via email by no later than May 3 at 5 p.m.

Bowser artist Lynda Hyndman stands with different series of her work currently on display at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery until approximately the end of May. Nature and mythology play an integral part of Hyndman’s process, acting both as a muse and subject matter. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Bowser artist looks to bridge the gap between humanity and nature in her work

Lynda Hyndman’s work to be on display at the Qualicum Art and Supply Gallery until end of May

Eden Robinson behind the scenes while filming ‘Monkey Beach’ in September 2020. (VIFF Media)
Eden Robinson behind the scenes while filming ‘Monkey Beach’ in September 2020. (VIFF Media)
Cast and crew of the Hallmark Channel series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ as they film at Parksville beach on April 15, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Fifth season of ‘Chesapeake Shores’ looks to showcase Parksville Qualicum Beach region

Executive producer: ‘We’re really excited for the fans to experience the fifth season’

Cast and crew of the Hallmark Channel series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ as they film at Parksville beach on April 15, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The cast from ‘Chesapeake Shores’ pose for a photo in season three, filmed in 2018, of the hit Hallmark series. The cast and crew are now back in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area shooting season five. (Submitted photo)
The cast from ‘Chesapeake Shores’ pose for a photo in season three, filmed in 2018, of the hit Hallmark series. The cast and crew are now back in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area shooting season five. (Submitted photo)
Vice president of the Oceanside Classical Concerts Society, Joseph Straka. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Vice president of the Oceanside Classical Concerts Society, Joseph Straka. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Susan White at her home studio in French Creek. Her work will be juried by senior members of the FCA during the organization’s exhibit at the MAC this month. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Susan White at her home studio in French Creek. Her work will be juried by senior members of the FCA during the organization’s exhibit at the MAC this month. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Karen Golden will portray Ann Landers in the ECHO Players digital production of ‘The Lady With All The Answers’ by David Rambo. Show dates will be May 7, 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online starting April 14. (Submitted photo)
Karen Golden will portray Ann Landers in the ECHO Players digital production of ‘The Lady With All The Answers’ by David Rambo. Show dates will be May 7, 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online starting April 14. (Submitted photo)
’Crimes of the Heart’ is one of the plays Bard to Broadway plans to feature this season. (Submitted photo)
’Crimes of the Heart’ is one of the plays Bard to Broadway plans to feature this season. (Submitted photo)
The show winner Gloria Ainsworth Mount’s work titled “Islander Dahlia” for the 2020 spring exhibit. The Spring Juried Exhibition for 2021 will showcase at the McMillan Arts Centre from April 6 until May 2. (Submitted photo)
The show winner Gloria Ainsworth Mount’s work titled “Islander Dahlia” for the 2020 spring exhibit. The Spring Juried Exhibition for 2021 will showcase at the McMillan Arts Centre from April 6 until May 2. (Submitted photo)
Former Kwalikum Secondary student Harrison Houde directed and produced a new series, Stories of Kindness. (Submitted photo)
Former Kwalikum Secondary student Harrison Houde directed and produced a new series, Stories of Kindness. (Submitted photo)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

‘Resident Alien’ plans to return to Ladysmith for season 2

Show runner Chris Sheridan says the hit SYFY series will return to film season two in Ladysmith

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
Author Des Davidge with his first book, ‘Along The Shore And Through The Trees’, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. It depicts Davidgeas own memoirs and those of his late wife, whose father spent more than three decades maintaining a telegraph line. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach author tells unique tale of a shared history, decades apart

Two lives connected by a telegraph line along the coast of Vancouver Island

Author Des Davidge with his first book, ‘Along The Shore And Through The Trees’, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. It depicts Davidgeas own memoirs and those of his late wife, whose father spent more than three decades maintaining a telegraph line. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 won’t return to film on Vancouver Island

The first Sonic movie was filmed in Ladysmith and other Vancouver Island locations

Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)
Lloyd Major, left, and Judy Maxwell at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, located at 206 First Ave West in Qualicum Beach, on March 11, 2021. Both Major and Maxwell will have their work displayed at the gallery until the end of March. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Lloyd Major, left, and Judy Maxwell at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, located at 206 First Ave West in Qualicum Beach, on March 11, 2021. Both Major and Maxwell will have their work displayed at the gallery until the end of March. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Spencer W. Stuart. (Submitted photo)
Spencer W. Stuart. (Submitted photo)
Raymond Salgado gets a chance to see and hear Demi Lovato’s reaction to his cover of her song Sober. (Glamour image/YouTube)

Demi Lovato loves Lantzville singer’s cover of one of her songs

Raymond Salgado spotlighted in Glamour magazine video feature

Raymond Salgado gets a chance to see and hear Demi Lovato’s reaction to his cover of her song Sober. (Glamour image/YouTube)
Donna Hales next to one of her paintings of Sooke. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville artist Donna Hales still displaying her work at age 94

Current exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre through April 1

Donna Hales next to one of her paintings of Sooke. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Top left: painting by Donna Hales. Top right: painting by Tony Pawlett. Bottom: painting by Gwen Spinks. (Submitted photos)

McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville to host three exhibits in March

Works of Charles Anthony Pawlett, Donna Hales and Gwen Spinks on display

Top left: painting by Donna Hales. Top right: painting by Tony Pawlett. Bottom: painting by Gwen Spinks. (Submitted photos)