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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

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

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

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)
Juvenile Pine Grosbeak. (Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News)

Head-turner

This juvenile Pine Grosbeak certainly found something interesting and turned back his…

  • Mar 17, 2021
Juvenile Pine Grosbeak. (Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News)
Meredith Alec at the storywalk LDSS track 2021 (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake storywalk popular despite snow

The Lakes Literacy’s concept of holding storywalks has continued to remain popular…

  • Mar 17, 2021
Meredith Alec at the storywalk LDSS track 2021 (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Fresh snow on OSC trails. (Omineca Ski Club photo/Lakes District News)

Fresh snow at Omineca Ski Club

Last week on Wednesday, it finally snowed after several days of above…

  • Mar 3, 2021
Fresh snow on OSC trails. (Omineca Ski Club photo/Lakes District News)
BonHomme contest winners Cheyenne Leween and Hope Shumka. (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake’s BonHomme contest winners

In recognition of Winter Carnival Week the French Immersion PAC, with the…

  • Mar 3, 2021
BonHomme contest winners Cheyenne Leween and Hope Shumka. (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)
Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News

A moose sighting

While local Wren Gilgan was just planning to have a cup of…

  • Mar 3, 2021
Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News
Grandma Ellen Gerow’s cabin used to be situated on Gerow Island at the beginning of the driveway to what is now my brother Marvin Gerow’s property. (Albert Gerow/LDAC/Lakes District News)

LDAC presents paintings from Albert Gerow and more

LDAC’s second virtual concert and art show released

  • Mar 2, 2021
Grandma Ellen Gerow’s cabin used to be situated on Gerow Island at the beginning of the driveway to what is now my brother Marvin Gerow’s property. (Albert Gerow/LDAC/Lakes District News)
OSC Sasquatch, BonHomme and Lakey the Moose racing towards the finish line. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

VIDEO: BonHomme crowned victor

The exciting race between the Omineca Ski Club (OSC) Sasquatch, BonHomme and…

OSC Sasquatch, BonHomme and Lakey the Moose racing towards the finish line. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Newsie and Bonhomme at WKE. (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)

Newsie and Bonhomme’s special appearance

On Feb. 16, the Canadian Parents for French (CPF) PAC gave winter…

  • Feb 17, 2021
Newsie and Bonhomme at WKE. (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)
SKI Race. (Omineca Ski Club photo/Lakes District News)

VIDEO: Warm-up begins! Who will win the race?

The exciting race between the Omineca Ski Club (OSC) Sasquatch, BonHomme and…

SKI Race. (Omineca Ski Club photo/Lakes District News)