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Jason Hewlett and Peter Renn are founding members of the Canadian Paranormal Foundation and experienced paranormal investigators. (Contributed)

Searching for Sasquatch and things that go bump in the night in the Southern Interior

Kamloops-based paranormal investigator Jason Hewlett shares stories from the field

Jason Hewlett and Peter Renn are founding members of the Canadian Paranormal Foundation and experienced paranormal investigators. (Contributed)
Rainbow fashion, Lia Crowe photo

Rainbow Daydream Fashion

Colour your winter wardrobe

  • Feb 5, 2021
Rainbow fashion, Lia Crowe photo
The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” pose for a photo after winning the Award for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on Sunday, March 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Schitt’s Creek’ scores 5 Golden Globe nominations, including best comedy

The series, which aired on CBC and Pop TV, ended its sixth and final season last April

The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” pose for a photo after winning the Award for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on Sunday, March 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Lois Kingshott reads ‘Spirit Igniter’ out loud to Kahlua, his favourite chapter from ‘Keeping Kahlua: A Hero’s Journey’. (Facebook photo)

Qualicum Beach author pens story ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’

Book details life of 24-year-old arthritic National Show Horse

Lois Kingshott reads ‘Spirit Igniter’ out loud to Kahlua, his favourite chapter from ‘Keeping Kahlua: A Hero’s Journey’. (Facebook photo)
Rudy Tomazic. Photography by Darren Hull

Diva Magic at Friends of Dorothy and beyond

Rudy Tomazic keeps the good times and the giving rolling

  • Jan 25, 2021
Rudy Tomazic. Photography by Darren Hull
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York. Former CNN talk show host King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. CNN reported the 87-year-old King contracted the coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

King conducted an estimated 50,000 on-air interviews

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York. Former CNN talk show host King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. CNN reported the 87-year-old King contracted the coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
Opera tenor Isaiah Bell. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with tenor Isaiah Bell

Solo opera comes to British Columbia

  • Jan 22, 2021
Opera tenor Isaiah Bell. Lia Crowe photography
Jan. 21 marks the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century, according to some. (Black Press Media file photo)

The 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century is upon us

Milestone won’t be back for another 100 years

Jan. 21 marks the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century, according to some. (Black Press Media file photo)
A person wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past the independent Rio Theatre, displaying a COVID-19 related message on its marquee in Vancouver on Sunday, December 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada’s movie theatre association calls out ‘absurdity’ of B.C. theatres closures

Vancouver’s Rio Theatre is moving forward with plans to reopen on Saturday

A person wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past the independent Rio Theatre, displaying a COVID-19 related message on its marquee in Vancouver on Sunday, December 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Via the Canadian Press)

Netflix and Chat: How streaming watch parties are boosting new viewing platforms

‘Sometimes we’d eat dinner and set up our webcams to see each other’

(Via the Canadian Press)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, moderator Alex Trebek speaks in Hershey, Pa. Sony Pictures Television said Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, that Trebek’s final “Jeopardy!” episodes will air the week of Jan. 4, concluding with a special tribute on Friday, Jan. 8. The longtime and beloved host died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8 at age 80. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Trebek’s last new ‘Jeopardy!’ episodes airing with a tribute

It was unexpected that the episodes taped in late October would be his final ones,

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, moderator Alex Trebek speaks in Hershey, Pa. Sony Pictures Television said Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, that Trebek’s final “Jeopardy!” episodes will air the week of Jan. 4, concluding with a special tribute on Friday, Jan. 8. The longtime and beloved host died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8 at age 80. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
The Old School House Arts Centre has announced its 2021 winter classes and workshop, offering both in-person and online study. (Mandy Moraes photo)

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach rolls out 2021 winter workshops list

Students can learn variety of techniques via online and in-person classes

The Old School House Arts Centre has announced its 2021 winter classes and workshop, offering both in-person and online study. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Tyson Hepburn, founder of new production company Tyson Media, has issued a national call-out for submissions for unscripted original Canadian content. (Tyson Hepburn photo/Twitter)

B.C. reality TV Producer on the hunt for the next big show – and it could be your idea

Tyson Hepburn, founder of Tyson Media, has issued a national call-out for submissions

  • Dec 26, 2020
Tyson Hepburn, founder of new production company Tyson Media, has issued a national call-out for submissions for unscripted original Canadian content. (Tyson Hepburn photo/Twitter)
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are inviting audiences into their home for ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’. (Submitted)

Natalie MacMaster coming to you through Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Here’s your chance to enjoy the famed fiddler in an online show with her husband Donnell Leahy.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are inviting audiences into their home for ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’. (Submitted)
The Quality Foods being built at 371 Alberni Highway in Parksville has the support of city council to move forward with their patron participation entertainment endorsement application. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Quality Foods being built at 371 Alberni Highway in Parksville has the support of city council to move forward with their patron participation entertainment endorsement application. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Qualicum Beach author, Laura Langston, left, next to book cover of ‘No Right Thing’. (Photo submitted)
Qualicum Beach author, Laura Langston, left, next to book cover of ‘No Right Thing’. (Photo submitted)
The grand piano donated by Howie Meeker in 2002 still remains at The Old School House Arts Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The grand piano donated by Howie Meeker in 2002 still remains at The Old School House Arts Centre. (Mandy Moraes photo)
(Pixabay.com)

5 writers to be feted at first virtual $100K Giller Prize ceremony

One of five writers will receive the $100,000 fiction prize at a virtual ceremony Monday

(Pixabay.com)
Screenshot captured from Our Hearts Dance video shot at Parksville’s Rathtrevor Beach, the Qualicum Beach Train Station and McIvor Lake. (YouTube/ Innocent Thunder Photography)
Screenshot captured from Our Hearts Dance video shot at Parksville’s Rathtrevor Beach, the Qualicum Beach Train Station and McIvor Lake. (YouTube/ Innocent Thunder Photography)
From left: Ingrid Chiang, bassoonist; Emma Ringrose, oboist; and Risa Tonita, pianist, will perform for TOSH’s livestreamed Music on Sunday concert series on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)
From left: Ingrid Chiang, bassoonist; Emma Ringrose, oboist; and Risa Tonita, pianist, will perform for TOSH’s livestreamed Music on Sunday concert series on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)