Entertainment

Nanaimo author sympathizes with misshapen produce in new children’s book

Lindsay Ford covers food waste, rejection and perfectionism in ‘Ugly Food’

Nanaimo singer makes most of newfound free time, releasing new book and EP

Laura Kelsey had been working on ‘Singing for a Mate in the Shadow of Merlins’ since 2017

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Musicians in quarantine thank Nanaimo neighbours with backyard performance

Chamber orchestra director Karl Rainer and his sons play for those in self-isolation

Gabriola artists’ meet-ups move online in response to COVID-19

Hundreds of visual artists and musicians turn to Facebook groups to share and create

Trump: We won’t pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan

Trump: “The U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”

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Nanaimo first responders show appreciation for health-care workers during pandemic
Firefighters put out structure fire on Dockside Way in Nanaimo
Nanaimo man starts #SocialDistanceChallenge during COVID-19 pandemic
Nanaimo doctor concerned about COVID-19 'overpowering' health-care system

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Netflix reduces video quality in Canada to lower internet bandwidth use

Bell Media said it’s planning its own traffic measures for the Crave streaming service,

Nanaimo artist creates and shares colouring book pages online for those in isolation

Pen and ink artist Nicholas May has begun live streaming his work via Facebook

Port Theatre expansion project halts following denial of $15.5-million grant

Plans for community performing arts centre have been ongoing for more than 30 years

Nanaimo teen singer Lauren Spencer-Smith releases new EP ‘Mixed Emotions’

Spencer-Smith is currently a contestant on reality TV show ‘American Idol’

Collage artist presents arctic glamour in live-streamed Nanaimo exhibit

Trisha Oldfield of Chemainus to show ‘Northern Dames’ at Gallery Merrick

Nanaimo children’s author pens series inspired by missionary work in Kenya

‘Miriam and her Rumbly Tummy’ is first in Kimberly Ngugi’s ‘Grace upon Grace’ series

Nanaimo satire site puts together colouring book for families that are social-distancing

Nanaimo Beacon works with artists on No One is an Island project

VIU students launch 2020 edition of online magazine

‘Incline’ is the work of school’s online magazine production class

A traumatized RCMP officer tracks a serial killer in Nanaimo in new book

Local author John Dacombe releases ‘Unidentified Male: A Constable Amber Virtanen Mystery’

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options over coronavirus

Summer events are running out of time to stay on schedule

Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81

Rogers was known for such huge country music hits as Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County

Relief fund for Canadian performing artists gets $100,000 boost

Facebook started the fund with a $100,000 donation Thursday