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Roxi Dykstra, artistic director, Spirit of the North Classicial Music Festival Director. (File photo)

Classical music festival returns to the Bulkley Valley

Spirit of the North Classical Music Festival runs Aug. 10 - 14 in Smithers and Prince George

Dave Murray's Whippet automobile on Francois Lake ice [January 1957]. Southbank automobile transportation travel

In 1926, Willys-Overland Inc. introduced the Whippet

In 1926, Willys-Overland Inc. introduced the Whippet automobile, a light, compact sedan.…

  • Jul 13, 2022
Two men standing in front of sign that reads: “Lakes District Centennial Library.” Caption below photo: “A sign has been erected at the site of the new library. Sign was donated by Jerry’s Signs of Burns Lake. Here Kinsman Terry Thrower (R) hands a cheque for $360 to Library Board Chairman Dave Brown. May 19, 1971.” library service group donation Kinsmen Club of Burns Lake Burns Lake Public Library.

Burns Lake Public Library can trace its roots to Dec. 7, 1944

The Burns Lake Public Library can trace its roots to a Dec.…

  • Jun 29, 2022
Emma Anderson's Obit

This week in history for Burns Lake

1928 – Charles Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Morgan of the Taltapin…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Emma Anderson's Obit
Kristina Winkler art show

Art show at the Lakes District Museum in Burns Lake

For the month of June Lake District Museum has been showcasing Kristina…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Kristina Winkler art show
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Steve Wilejto working on the mural 2021. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Work on the Red Apple mural begins

Steve Wilejto was spotted working on the Red Apple mural last week.…

  • Jul 7, 2021
Steve Wilejto working on the mural 2021. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
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)
Tommy McKinley (right) pulls a water skier on Ootsa Lake. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)

A tale of an adventurous sailor turner trapper from Burns Lake

© 2018 Michael Riis-Christianson and the Lakes District Museum Society Many of…

  • Jun 2, 2021
Tommy McKinley (right) pulls a water skier on Ootsa Lake. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)
Topley Public School

The history of Topley Public School

In 1923, in exchange for a salary of $108 per month, a…

  • May 26, 2021
Topley Public School
The Burns Lake Public Library from 1951. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)

Tracing Burns Lake Public Library’s roots

© 2018 Michael Riis-Christianson and the Lakes District Museum Society The Burns…

  • May 19, 2021
The Burns Lake Public Library from 1951. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)
The Burns Lake and District Hospital Auxiliary. (Lakes District Museum Society photo/Lakes District News)

Museum seeking historic information on hospital auxiliary

© 2019 Michael Riis-Christianson and the Lakes District Museum Society The Burns…

  • May 12, 2021
The Burns Lake and District Hospital Auxiliary. (Lakes District Museum Society photo/Lakes District News)
Jean Caux’s Pack Train loading for Babine Lake. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)

A tale of Lakes District’s packer Cataline

© Michael Riis-Christianson and the Lakes District Museum Society Before construction of…

  • Apr 21, 2021
Jean Caux’s Pack Train loading for Babine Lake. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)
Kerrwin Vanderwolf. (LDAC photo/Lakes District News)

Kerrwin Vanderwolf and The Wardens for LDAC’s third show

Lakes District Arts Council (LDAC) virtual performance and Off The Wall Art…

  • Apr 7, 2021
Kerrwin Vanderwolf. (LDAC photo/Lakes District News)