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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)

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

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

Mark Tworow, left, and Mark Thibeault prepare for their October Terrace Art Gallery exhibition in a studio space they share in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Terrace Art Gallery holds reception Oct. 8 for pair of Smithers artists

Mark Thibeault and Mark Tworow will be in the gallery with their exhibition Coastal Influence

Mark Tworow, left, and Mark Thibeault prepare for their October Terrace Art Gallery exhibition in a studio space they share in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
A man holds a fish at Shingle Bay. (Photo courtesy Bill Rieger)
A man holds a fish at Shingle Bay. (Photo courtesy Bill Rieger)
Adeana Young with her husband and four children at home during election night, on Sept. 20 (Photo courtesy Adeana Young)
Adeana Young with her husband and four children at home during election night, on Sept. 20 (Photo courtesy Adeana Young)
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)
Scalawag (aka Teo Saefkow) will support his new EP Runaway with a tour in September with stops in Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Publicity photo)

Scalawag (Teo Saefkow) drops new video today

“Run Away” video is third from Scalawag’s new EP Runaway

Scalawag (aka Teo Saefkow) will support his new EP Runaway with a tour in September with stops in Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Publicity 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)
Gwaii Haanas National Park which opened to Haida locals on June 7 will also be open for off-island visitors from July 1. (Parks Canada photo)

Haida Gwaii set to welcome visitors starting July 1

Visitors required to sign ‘Haida Gwaii visitor pledge’ prior to visit

Gwaii Haanas National Park which opened to Haida locals on June 7 will also be open for off-island visitors from July 1. (Parks Canada photo)
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)
National Read a Book Day is Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 and the Village of Queen Charlotte will be celebrating with a week of literary activities. (Pexels photo)
National Read a Book Day is Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 and the Village of Queen Charlotte will be celebrating with a week of literary activities. (Pexels photo)
Melissa Paugh of Sandspit (pictured) plans to teach an online sourdough baking program through Haida Gwaii Recreation during the fall and winter 2020. (Jamie Polk/Submitted photo)

Haida Gwaii Recreation proofing new online sourdough program

Program by Melissa Paugh will include online instruction, sourdough starter, recipes and references

Melissa Paugh of Sandspit (pictured) plans to teach an online sourdough baking program through Haida Gwaii Recreation during the fall and winter 2020. (Jamie Polk/Submitted photo)
Village of Queen Charlotte hosting virtual quiz night

Village of Queen Charlotte hosting virtual quiz night

Register a team before Sept. 3 to put your local and general knowledge to the test

Village of Queen Charlotte hosting virtual quiz night
Twelve-year-old Sandspit resident Ailish Bouwman took home the top prize of $200 in the under 16 category of Haida GwaiIdol on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Ailish Bouwman/Submitted photo)
Twelve-year-old Sandspit resident Ailish Bouwman took home the top prize of $200 in the under 16 category of Haida GwaiIdol on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Ailish Bouwman/Submitted photo)
Haida GwaiIdol 2020 contestant S’ya, who is a mindful belly dancer based in Masset, is pictured in this submitted photo. (shayne gray | photography)

Meet some of the Haida GwaiIdol contestants of 2020

Ailish Bouwman and S’ya among the GwaiIdol contestants set to show their talent on Aug. 20

Haida GwaiIdol 2020 contestant S’ya, who is a mindful belly dancer based in Masset, is pictured in this submitted photo. (shayne gray | photography)
Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance

Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance

Lineup includes musicians, dancer, comedian and more; One of the judges ‘may do a guest performance’

Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance
The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii (pictured) will perform as part of the Virtual Special Woodstock 2020 festival on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii set to perform for Special Woodstock

20th festival will feature musicians with special needs and other bands from around the world

The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii (pictured) will perform as part of the Virtual Special Woodstock 2020 festival on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Anne-Marie Cayer and Celina Laursen, rural midwives on Haida Gwaii, are pictured in their “Behind the Mask” comic shared by local family doctor Caroline Shooner on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (The Boon Docs/Submitted photo)

Boon Docs comics illustrate Haida Gwaii health staff ‘Behind the Mask’

Family doctor and cartoonist Caroline Shooner shares inspiration for new comic series

Anne-Marie Cayer and Celina Laursen, rural midwives on Haida Gwaii, are pictured in their “Behind the Mask” comic shared by local family doctor Caroline Shooner on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (The Boon Docs/Submitted photo)