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‘The Amazing Race Canada’ comes to Nanaimo area

Stops include Deep Bay Marine Field Station, Petroglyph park and Horne Lake Caves

Crash Test Dummies mark 25th anniversary of classic album at Port Theatre

Winnipeg band is celebrating 25 years since release of ‘God Shuffled His Feet’

Calgary metal band Widow’s Peak stops in Nanaimo on first cross-country tour

Last year group released self-produced debut EP ‘Graceless’

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Lantzville Boys and Girls Club gets new mural
Cultivate Festival livened up the long weekend on Gabriola Island
Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court

Gabriola Island play ‘Shield Maiden’ to make off-Broadway debut this fall

Playwright Melanie Teichroeb appealing to fans to help bring the play to New York

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival now accepting submissions

Local filmmakers enter for free with two spaces reserved for Island-made films

Mid-Island opera singers in the spotlight at ‘Voices in the Vineyard’

Opera Nanaimo raising money to stage ‘La Bohème’ at Malaspina Theatre

Actress makes Nanaimo Fringe debut with ‘Narcissistic B*tch (the Musical)’

Carolyn Thomas stars as leader of support group for survivors of narcissism

Nanaimo is the next stop on ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

Episode will air on Tuesday, July 30 at 9 p.m. on CTV

Nanaimo student writes cat tale for ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Short essay by VIU student Liz R. Sparkes appears in ‘Life Lessons from the Cat’

Local poet publishes book inspired by Nanaimo’s history, geography and people

‘Sweet Home Nanaimo’ is Greg Skala’s first solo book of poetry

City of Nanaimo, Lions club partner to fund mural at Maffeo Sutton Park

Artists asked to submit proposals for mural on southwest wall of Lions Pavilion

Mamma Mia! smashes Chemainus Theatre Festival ticket sales record

Total expected to surpass 30,000 tickets sold before the show ends summer Island run

Nanaimo teen with viral video headlining first concert at Port Theatre

Lauren Spencer-Smith, 15, has been recording new songs with Grammy-winning producer

Folk rock duo Builder and the Banshee unveil debut album at the Vault Café

Local couple recorded ‘A Hand Holding the Matchbook’ in their living room

British psychedelic rock veteran recruits Nanaimo band for new album

Moths and Locusts back up rocker Twink on ‘Think Pink IV: Return to Deep Space’

Nanaimo artist Pattiann Withapea accepted into competitive international show

‘Painting on the Edge’ takes place at Federation of Canadian Artists Vancouver gallery

Gabriola Island’s Cultivate music and theatre festival back for second year

This year’s event features a theatre production with a single spoken word

Local artist explores Nanaimo’s old Chinatown in new video installation

Charlotte Zhang among eight artists in Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ‘Estuary’ exhibition starting this week

Band brings multilingual interwar-era gangster songs to Nanaimo

Orkestar Kriminal’s newest CD has songs in Yiddish, Russian, Greek, Spanish and Pashto

Avant-jazz fusion guitarist Elliot Freedman and band to play Lighthouse Bistro

Victoria-based musician will perform on trio of custom guitars