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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

Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez on set in Vancouver. (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)

New Netflix film starring Jennifer Lopez filming in Northwest B.C.

Filming taking place in Lower Mainland and Bulkley Valley with release of “The Mother” set for 2022

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. File photo

Lack of housing, declining number of medical professionals reasons for ER closures in Clearwater

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital emergency room closures have been effecting overnight and weekend service

Professional photographer John Enman lives in Pritchard, British Columbia.

Just retired? Photography is the perfect hobby

Making pictures with professional photographer John Enman

  • Oct 17, 2021
Professional photographer John Enman lives in Pritchard, British Columbia.
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)
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)
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)
Joey Pringle is a budding country singer and songwriter from Birch River, Man. He recently moved to Clearwater to take care of his mother. (Photo taken by Jolene Pringle)

Budding country star now calls Clearwater home

It’s the ultimate road trippin’ tune! One of Clearwater’s newest residents, Joey…

  • Mar 19, 2021
Joey Pringle is a budding country singer and songwriter from Birch River, Man. He recently moved to Clearwater to take care of his mother. (Photo taken by Jolene Pringle)
The Cruisin’ Clearwater Mobile Car Show is set for May 9 and will take off from the Clearwater Secondary School parking lot. Pictured, co-organizer Ryan Mackenzie poses with sons Ashton and Ronnie in front of his 1968 Acadian. Photo submitted

Cruisin’ Clearwater is gearing up

Mobile car show set to take place May 9

The Cruisin’ Clearwater Mobile Car Show is set for May 9 and will take off from the Clearwater Secondary School parking lot. Pictured, co-organizer Ryan Mackenzie poses with sons Ashton and Ronnie in front of his 1968 Acadian. Photo submitted
Former Clearwater resident and author Amber Cowie is publishing a new book, Loss Lake, scheduled to come out late this year. Cowie is also holding an event on March 26 at the Kamloops Library for her most recent release, Raven Lane, which came out last November. Photo submitted

Former Clearwater resident Amber Cowie set to release new book

Loss Lake comes hot on the heels of Raven Lane, which came out last November

Former Clearwater resident and author Amber Cowie is publishing a new book, Loss Lake, scheduled to come out late this year. Cowie is also holding an event on March 26 at the Kamloops Library for her most recent release, Raven Lane, which came out last November. Photo submitted
Women’s Day Fashion Show goes into fourth year

Women’s Day Fashion Show goes into fourth year

Event raises funds for various groups and charities

Women’s Day Fashion Show goes into fourth year
New Brunswick’s Brent Mason will be the next musician to come through town as part of the Home Routes concert tour. People can catch him at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Feb. 26 for an evening of music and storytelling. Photo submitted

Brent Mason brings a night of music and storytelling to Clearwater

Mason will be playing at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Feb. 26

New Brunswick’s Brent Mason will be the next musician to come through town as part of the Home Routes concert tour. People can catch him at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Feb. 26 for an evening of music and storytelling. Photo submitted
Folk-roots performer Noah Derksen is making his way back to Clearwater for his upcoming tour, which has him playing selections from his latest album America, Dreaming. People can catch him Feb. 14 at the Ovendon residence on Clearwater Valley Road. Photo submitted

Noah Derksen returns to Clearwater

Derksen makes his return this week where he’ll offer a house concert performance on Valentine’s Day

Folk-roots performer Noah Derksen is making his way back to Clearwater for his upcoming tour, which has him playing selections from his latest album America, Dreaming. People can catch him Feb. 14 at the Ovendon residence on Clearwater Valley Road. Photo submitted
Nathan Lever (middle) clarifies what he plans to do to the Dungeon Master, Bohdan Dowker (not pictured). Around him are players Maple Peel (far left) and Trina Pinkman and Alex Sauve. (Brendan Kyle Jure - North Thompson Times)

Ongoing games of Dungeons and Dragons brings out the creative side of Clearwater teens

It’s not an introduction to Satanism, says Bohdan Dowker, the dungeon master…

Nathan Lever (middle) clarifies what he plans to do to the Dungeon Master, Bohdan Dowker (not pictured). Around him are players Maple Peel (far left) and Trina Pinkman and Alex Sauve. (Brendan Kyle Jure - North Thompson Times)
Music students impress the crowd

Music students impress the crowd

Sona Music holds its second recital

Music students impress the crowd
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Folk group Abby-Jade will stop in Clearwater during its first-ever tour as part of the Home Routes concert series. They’ll perform at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Nov. 10; doors open at 7 p.m. Photo submitted

Abby-Jade put a twist on traditional music

Catch them at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Nov. 10

Folk group Abby-Jade will stop in Clearwater during its first-ever tour as part of the Home Routes concert series. They’ll perform at the Dutch Lake Community Centre on Nov. 10; doors open at 7 p.m. Photo submitted
Neil Diamond tribute artist Jason Scott is bringing his show to the Clearwater Legion where promises a fun and interactive night of pure entertainment. Photo submitted

Neil Diamond tribute comes to town

Jason Scott brings his Diamond Forever: A Celebration of Neil Diamond show to the Clearwater Legion

Neil Diamond tribute artist Jason Scott is bringing his show to the Clearwater Legion where promises a fun and interactive night of pure entertainment. Photo submitted
The Old Paint Duo will be the first act to perform at the Dutch Lake Community Centre as part of the Home Routes concert series. The duo describes its sound as old-time country, bluegrass, and folk and will be playing in Clearwater on Oct. 16. (L-r) Old Paint duo’s Jeff Dill and Miriam Sonstenes. Photo submitted

Old Paint Duo to take stage at Dutch Lake Community Centre

Performance marks first show of Home Routes concert series

The Old Paint Duo will be the first act to perform at the Dutch Lake Community Centre as part of the Home Routes concert series. The duo describes its sound as old-time country, bluegrass, and folk and will be playing in Clearwater on Oct. 16. (L-r) Old Paint duo’s Jeff Dill and Miriam Sonstenes. Photo submitted
Attendees enjoy the performers at one of the first coffee houses offered by the Brookfield Cafe in the early 1990s. The events became so popular, cafe owner Denis Chaykowski had to set up an outside patio to accommodate those who went out to enjoy the events. Submitted photo.

Celebrated tradition of coffee houses in the North Thompson

Those interested in performing or attending can expect the first event to take place on Oct. 19

Attendees enjoy the performers at one of the first coffee houses offered by the Brookfield Cafe in the early 1990s. The events became so popular, cafe owner Denis Chaykowski had to set up an outside patio to accommodate those who went out to enjoy the events. Submitted photo.