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FILE - In Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, singer Pink poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London. U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms. Pink said she was “very proud” of the team for protesting against the rule that prevented them from wearing shorts like their male counterparts. At the European Beach Handball Championships in Bulgaria last week, Norway’s female team was fined 1,500 euros ($1,770) for what the European federation called improper clothing and “a breach of clothing regulations.” (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Singer Pink backs beach handball team on ‘sexist’ clothing

Rules stipulate that women must wear bikini bottoms while men wear shorts

Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

Food: Catching up with British Columbia chef, TV personality Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

Nanaimo storyteller Sandra Cole’s short story ‘Beauty Doesn’t Have to Come with Pain’ is in the recent issue of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul, Navigating Elder Care and Dementia: 101 Stories for Family Caregivers.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo writer’s personal story about dementia care chosen for ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Sandra Cole shares experience about caring for mother with Alzheimer’s

Nanaimo storyteller Sandra Cole’s short story ‘Beauty Doesn’t Have to Come with Pain’ is in the recent issue of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul, Navigating Elder Care and Dementia: 101 Stories for Family Caregivers.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
A totem pole by carver Noel Brown of Snuneymuxw and Kwagulth First Nations, seen here as as rough sketch, is coming to Spirit Square at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Images courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo’s new welcoming totem pole to cost $50,000 more than expected

City now contributing $100,000 to project to bring totem pole to Maffeo Sutton Park

A totem pole by carver Noel Brown of Snuneymuxw and Kwagulth First Nations, seen here as as rough sketch, is coming to Spirit Square at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Images courtesy City of Nanaimo)
Nanaimo potter Joe Lyons presents ‘Permanence Resonance’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery from July 30 to Aug. 15. (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)

Nanaimo potter gets vulnerable in new collaborative exhibition

Joe Lyons presents ‘Permanence Resonance’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery

Nanaimo potter Joe Lyons presents ‘Permanence Resonance’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery from July 30 to Aug. 15. (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)
Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open Toronto International Film Festival

Steven Levenson adapted his hit Tony Award-winning stage show with Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed leading role

Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy
On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the streaming giant announced plans to begin adding video games to its existing subscription plans at no extra cost. (AP/Jenny Kane)

Netflix confirms move into video games as its growth slows

The streaming platform reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in 8 years

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the streaming giant announced plans to begin adding video games to its existing subscription plans at no extra cost. (AP/Jenny Kane)
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)
Victoria musician Leeroy Stagger performs at the Queen’s on July 22. (Photo courtesy Piper Ferguson)

Musician plays Nanaimo in return to performing on Vancouver Island

Victoria’s Leeroy Stagger worked on a new record during pandemic

Victoria musician Leeroy Stagger performs at the Queen’s on July 22. (Photo courtesy Piper Ferguson)
Kyle and Marty Shepherd of the Big Mess performed in Diana Krall Plaza on Saturday as part of the Downtown Nanaimo business association’s Corner Concerts series. (Photo submitted)

Mid-day outdoor entertainment series comes to downtown Nanaimo

Downtown Nanaimo business association presents new ‘Corner Concerts’

Kyle and Marty Shepherd of the Big Mess performed in Diana Krall Plaza on Saturday as part of the Downtown Nanaimo business association’s Corner Concerts series. (Photo submitted)
Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing with Jonny Harris still has legs

Host of the popular TV show brings educational comedy into his presentations

Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
This image released by Focus Features shows Anthony Bourdain in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Roadrunner.” (Focus Features/AP)

Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning in documentary ‘Roadrunner’ creeps people out

A documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke

This image released by Focus Features shows Anthony Bourdain in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Roadrunner.” (Focus Features/AP)
Nanaimo singer Elise Boulanger is kicking off the city’s new Music in the Park series with a show at Departure Bay Beach on July 24. (Photo courtesy Laura Baldwinson)

New outdoor concert series bringing music to Nanaimo parks

City announced ‘Music in the Park’ series kicks off at Departure Bay Beach

Nanaimo singer Elise Boulanger is kicking off the city’s new Music in the Park series with a show at Departure Bay Beach on July 24. (Photo courtesy Laura Baldwinson)
Here’s Jonny, the one and only Jonny Harris on stage in Chemainus. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Vancouver Island community depicted in all its glory for TV’s ‘Still Standing’

Program brings unlimited benefits to featured communities like Chemainus

Here’s Jonny, the one and only Jonny Harris on stage in Chemainus. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
Lys Glassford and Lauren Semple of Humanity in Art (from left) painted their Pride mural on the side of the A&B Sound building in 2018. After it was vandalized earlier this month the duo raised more than $5,000 to replace it with a new, permanent mural. (Bulletin file photo)

Defaced Pride mural in Nanaimo to be replaced after more than $5,000 raised

Mural and rainbow crosswalk defaced with black paint earlier this month

Lys Glassford and Lauren Semple of Humanity in Art (from left) painted their Pride mural on the side of the A&B Sound building in 2018. After it was vandalized earlier this month the duo raised more than $5,000 to replace it with a new, permanent mural. (Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)

Nanaimo man builds miniature ‘Schitt’s Creek’ out of vintage children’s toys

Todd Cameron previously had viral success with a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ stop-motion video

Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)
Nanaimo poet and VIU poetry professor Sonnet L’Abbé performs at the Port Theatre on July 23. (Photo courtesy Michael Anderson)

VIU poetry prof Sonnet L’Abbé to perform new music at the Port Theatre

Performance part of venue’s ‘Discovery’ series highlighting emerging local artists

Nanaimo poet and VIU poetry professor Sonnet L’Abbé performs at the Port Theatre on July 23. (Photo courtesy Michael Anderson)
FILE - Drake Bell appears at the world premiere of “The Spy Who Dumped Me” in Los Angeles on July 25, 2018. Bell is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, July 12, 2021 in Cleveland to charges relating to a teen whom he met online and who attended one of his concerts in 2017 when she was 15. The 34-year-old Bell, of West Hollywood, California, pleaded guilty last month to a felony county of attempted child endangerment and a misdemeanor count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Actor Drake Bell gets probation on child endangerment charge

Jared ‘Drake’ Bell, 34, was also sentenced to 200 hours of community service

FILE - Drake Bell appears at the world premiere of “The Spy Who Dumped Me” in Los Angeles on July 25, 2018. Bell is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, July 12, 2021 in Cleveland to charges relating to a teen whom he met online and who attended one of his concerts in 2017 when she was 15. The 34-year-old Bell, of West Hollywood, California, pleaded guilty last month to a felony county of attempted child endangerment and a misdemeanor count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)