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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

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

Barker Street Cinema will be releasing its first feature-length film this year. (Jesse McKinnon photo)

Barker Street Cinema nears completion on holiday-inspired film

A Great North Christmas to be released later this year

This year’s Island Mountain Arts Wells Works exhibition features works by, from left to right, Peter Corbett, Lindsay Kay and Bill Horne. The exhibition opened Dec. 10 and runs until Jan. 24 at the IMA Public Gallery in Wells. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Wells Works exhibition showcases local artists

The Island Mountain Arts exhibition includes 26 works and runs until Jan. 24

This year’s Island Mountain Arts Wells Works exhibition features works by, from left to right, Peter Corbett, Lindsay Kay and Bill Horne. The exhibition opened Dec. 10 and runs until Jan. 24 at the IMA Public Gallery in Wells. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Hanging the new show featuring works by new and local artists Saturday, Dec. 5 at The Space Above Gallery in Granville’s Lounge above Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. The show runs until Jan. 16. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New artists’ works highlighted in latest The Space Above Gallery show

The show runs until Jan. 16 and features work by Quesnel artists and workshop participants

Hanging the new show featuring works by new and local artists Saturday, Dec. 5 at The Space Above Gallery in Granville’s Lounge above Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. The show runs until Jan. 16. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre will be signing copies of her new book, The Prince: Lies of Lesser Gods Book Four, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Books and Company. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre signing newest book Dec. 5

The Prince is Book 4 of the five-book Lies of Lesser Gods series

Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre will be signing copies of her new book, The Prince: Lies of Lesser Gods Book Four, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Books and Company. (Photo Submitted)
The Bridge is a linocut with watercolour work by Mo Hamilton, a Prince George artist who presented her 100 Houses Project at the Island Mountain Arts (IMA) Gallery in Wells in early 2019. This is Lot 27 in the IMA fundraising online art auction, which runs until Nov. 22. (Island Mountain Arts Facebook Photo)

Fundraising online auction for Island Mountain Arts closes Nov. 22

Thirty-eight lots feature art from Robert Bateman, Peter Corbett, Bill Horne, Toni Onley and others

The Bridge is a linocut with watercolour work by Mo Hamilton, a Prince George artist who presented her 100 Houses Project at the Island Mountain Arts (IMA) Gallery in Wells in early 2019. This is Lot 27 in the IMA fundraising online art auction, which runs until Nov. 22. (Island Mountain Arts Facebook Photo)
Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)

Julie Fowler of Wells wins provincial Distinguished Service Award

The award arrived in the mail as Fowler wrapped up her job with Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells

Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)
Clockwise from top left, Julie Fowler of Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells, moderator Inga Petri, Erin Collins of the Cygnet Folk Festival in Australia and Sydney Black of the Nelson and District Arts Council, take part in “Been There Done That: A Pecha Kucha On What We Learned in 2020” Thursday, Oct. 22 during the sixth annual Northern Exposure Conference. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Exposure conference builds connections, even through a screen

The virtual arts conference attracted 90 participants this year

Clockwise from top left, Julie Fowler of Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells, moderator Inga Petri, Erin Collins of the Cygnet Folk Festival in Australia and Sydney Black of the Nelson and District Arts Council, take part in “Been There Done That: A Pecha Kucha On What We Learned in 2020” Thursday, Oct. 22 during the sixth annual Northern Exposure Conference. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Culture Days showcases diversity of talent in Quesnel

The Quesnel Downtown Art Walk kicked off Sept. 26

Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Patti Faber works on her painting during a landscape oil painting workshop led by Katja Kovanen Sept. 12. Kovanen will soon be teaching her workshops out of the new Reid Street Studios. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New downtown Quesnel art studio will provide workshop, studio space

A variety of workshops have already been booked at new Reid Street Studios

Patti Faber works on her painting during a landscape oil painting workshop led by Katja Kovanen Sept. 12. Kovanen will soon be teaching her workshops out of the new Reid Street Studios. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Multi-media artist Sybille Muschik hangs her works for her show, Perceptions, running until Sept. 30 in the gallery beside The Space Above and above Books and Company on Reid Street. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Bouchie Lake’s Sybille Muschik shares her Perceptions in September art show

Much of the multi-media artist’s work focuses on the natural world and humans’ impact on it

Multi-media artist Sybille Muschik hangs her works for her show, Perceptions, running until Sept. 30 in the gallery beside The Space Above and above Books and Company on Reid Street. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Former Williams Lake magician Clinton W. Gray and Penn & Teller: Fool Us host Alyson Hannigan on stage in Las Vegas in March, during the taping of the show. The episode featuring Gray will air on The CW Network on Monday, Aug. 17. (SCOTT EVERETT WHITE/THE CW photography)

Former Cariboo magician gets chance to fool Penn & Teller

Clinton W. Gray will appear on The CW Network TV show Penn & Teller: Fools Us on Aug. 17

  • Aug 16, 2020
Former Williams Lake magician Clinton W. Gray and Penn & Teller: Fool Us host Alyson Hannigan on stage in Las Vegas in March, during the taping of the show. The episode featuring Gray will air on The CW Network on Monday, Aug. 17. (SCOTT EVERETT WHITE/THE CW photography)
The Quesnel Rodeo Club partnered with the South Cariboo Business Association to host Fresh Air Cinemas at Alex Fraser Park Tuesday and Wednesday night in Quesnel. (Photo submitted)

Fresh Air Cinemas stop in Quesnel a box office smash

Funds raised go towards local, non-profit organizations

The Quesnel Rodeo Club partnered with the South Cariboo Business Association to host Fresh Air Cinemas at Alex Fraser Park Tuesday and Wednesday night in Quesnel. (Photo submitted)
Fresh Air Cinema in partnership with FortisBC, the Quesnel Rodeo Club and the South Quesnel Business Association are bringing free outdoor movies to Quesnel on July 14-15. (Fresh Air Cinema - Facebook photo)

Outdoor Movies coming to Quesnel

Fresh Air Cinema will be showing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on July 14, and Onward on July 15

Fresh Air Cinema in partnership with FortisBC, the Quesnel Rodeo Club and the South Quesnel Business Association are bringing free outdoor movies to Quesnel on July 14-15. (Fresh Air Cinema - Facebook photo)
Sandi Sillito takes her turn on an excavator while constructing a makeshift drive-in theatre near the site of the Interlakes Farmers Market. (Submitted photo)

Interlakes builds drive-in movie theatre

‘It looks like it could be a golf course now, really, it’s beautiful’

Sandi Sillito takes her turn on an excavator while constructing a makeshift drive-in theatre near the site of the Interlakes Farmers Market. (Submitted photo)
Quesnel author Susan Smith-Josephy has just published her second book through Caitlin Press, Cataline: The Life of B.C.’s Legendary Packer, with Irene Bjerky. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel author’s second book explores the life of legendary packer Cataline

Susan Smith-Josephy’s new book covers several early B.C. gold rushes and developments

Quesnel author Susan Smith-Josephy has just published her second book through Caitlin Press, Cataline: The Life of B.C.’s Legendary Packer, with Irene Bjerky. (Photo submitted)
A scene from the 2019 ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art in Wells. Executive and artistic director Julie Fowler helped establish a new B.C. Music Festivals Collective to help connect music festival directors and producers from across the province during this uncertain time. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Julie Fowler of Wells helps build new provincial music festival collective

The group is sharing information and working together to address COVID-19 challenges

A scene from the 2019 ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art in Wells. Executive and artistic director Julie Fowler helped establish a new B.C. Music Festivals Collective to help connect music festival directors and producers from across the province during this uncertain time. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
With only six students, the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s musical theatre camp, Magic and Rainbows, went ahead March 16-20 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School. Students worked with director Sue Newman, assistant Rachel McKinnon and accompanist Samantha Unger during the week and presented a show to some parents Friday, March 20. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: A celebration of musical theatre in Quesnel

A small group of students learned musical theatre with Sue Newman during the week of March 16

  • Mar 28, 2020
With only six students, the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s musical theatre camp, Magic and Rainbows, went ahead March 16-20 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School. Students worked with director Sue Newman, assistant Rachel McKinnon and accompanist Samantha Unger during the week and presented a show to some parents Friday, March 20. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ted MacDiarmid Traer plays the bagpipes in Scotland. (Photo submitted)

Update: Bouchie Lake Lawnchair Travel flight to Scotland postponed

The presentation was cancelled due to COVID-19 and the need to reduce social contact

Ted MacDiarmid Traer plays the bagpipes in Scotland. (Photo submitted)