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Kutapira performance at the Civic Centre in Port Hardy. (Debra Lynn photo)

Concert review: Two thumbs up for Kutapira!

Kutapira means ‘sweetness’ in the Zimbabwean Shona language

  • Oct 17, 2022
Kutapira performance at the Civic Centre in Port Hardy. (Debra Lynn photo)
Yvonne Maximchuk speaks at her author reading at the Port Alice library. (Debra Lynn photo)

Port Alice regional library holds author reading with Yvonne Maximchuk

Maximchuk read from her self-published book, ‘Murder Rides a Gale Force Wind’

  • Sep 28, 2022
Yvonne Maximchuk speaks at her author reading at the Port Alice library. (Debra Lynn photo)
The Offspring at a sold-out show in Penticton. (Black Press Media file photo)

The Offspring, Simple Plan roll into Victoria this fall

Canadian leg announced for Let the Bad Times Roll Tour

The Offspring at a sold-out show in Penticton. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Island Musicfest. (Debra Lynn Photography)

PHOTOS: Huge crowd shows up to enjoy all-day North Island Musicfest

Port McNeill once again hosted the North Island Musicfest on Aug. 27

North Island Musicfest. (Debra Lynn Photography)
A Feeding Frenzy in the Tropical Pacific by Stewart Marshall. (Debra Lynn photo)

Stewart Marshall: Artist at a turning point

Painter spent 45 years kayaking around the west coast in a 23-foot kayak

A Feeding Frenzy in the Tropical Pacific by Stewart Marshall. (Debra Lynn photo)
Stewart Marshall. (Supplied photo)

The ‘Paddling Painter’ exhibits at the Whale’s Rub Pub in Sointula

Stewart Marshall works in watercolour, acrylic and oils

Stewart Marshall. (Supplied photo)
Amber Barton in Meditation. (Debra Lynn photo)

BC Movement Arts: Hieroglyphics and gadgetry

The audience seemed delightedly surprised by what they had just watched

Amber Barton in Meditation. (Debra Lynn photo)
The BC Movement Arts Society was founded and directed by Mary-Louise Albert. (Submitted photo)

The BC Movement Arts Society: Uniting urban and rural in the North Island

The BCMAS also supports the development of professional dance artists through creation residencies

  • Jul 13, 2022
The BC Movement Arts Society was founded and directed by Mary-Louise Albert. (Submitted photo)
The Hyde Creek Music Festival made its return this year on July 2 with a great lineup of bands and some warm weather. See more photos on page nine. (Debra Lynn photo)

Hyde Creek Music Festival returned for some fun in the sun

The music festival was held July 2 and saw sunny weather all day

The Hyde Creek Music Festival made its return this year on July 2 with a great lineup of bands and some warm weather. See more photos on page nine. (Debra Lynn photo)
An art show was part of Gold River Days in 2021, and it's the kind of event the new society will be putting on in the future. Photo courtesy Keith Broad

Gold River, Tsa’xana and Nootka Sound gets art boost with new society

Arts society holding show and auction to help with launch

An art show was part of Gold River Days in 2021, and it's the kind of event the new society will be putting on in the future. Photo courtesy Keith Broad
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee will host an hour-long online storytelling event on June 22 through the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Kim Th’e)
Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Canadian singer Mick Dalla-Vee brings Idols and Icons to Vancouver Island towns

Dalla-Vee to perform June 10–12 in Port Alice, Port Alberni and Gold River

Canadian music legend Mick Dalla-Vee brings his Idols and Icons show to Vancouver Island communities June 10-12, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
‘The Days’ is coming to the North Island. (Submitted photo)
‘The Days’ is coming to the North Island. (Submitted photo)
Celtic Celebration photos by Debra Lynn

Mount Waddington Highland Dancing Association’s Celtic Celebration takes over Civic Centre

The Port McNeill show on May 29 was postponed due to the all-day power outage

Celtic Celebration photos by Debra Lynn
The Tenors played a benefit concert in Port McNeill on May 27. (Debra Lynn photo)

The Tenors benefit concert in Port McNeill raises funds for a good cause

The Tenors have over 1,000 live performances under their belt

The Tenors played a benefit concert in Port McNeill on May 27. (Debra Lynn photo)
Rebecca Argolick and Livona Ellis will be performing on the North Island in June. Photo contributed

BC Movement Arts Society brings urban and rural to the North Island for a night of contemporary dance

An evening of solos and duet featuring the explosive talents of bright young female artists

  • May 25, 2022
Rebecca Argolick and Livona Ellis will be performing on the North Island in June. Photo contributed
Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (Gate House Theatre photo)

Gate House Theatre to use funding to purchase a portable green room

Oppen said the funding should hopefully cover the entire cost of adding a portable building

Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. (Gate House Theatre photo)