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Festival goers make their way to town. Ronan O’Doherty photo

Watch Now: ArtsWells brings folk fun to small town B.C.

Over 100 musical performances and 20 workshops entertained festival goers

Festival goers make their way to town. Ronan O’Doherty photo
Madeline Tasquin and Sarabande in concert.                                 Volker Neuman/Independent SF photo

Madeline Tasquin and Sarabande play Quesnel Wednesday

The California trio are also playing at ArtsWells

Madeline Tasquin and Sarabande in concert.                                 Volker Neuman/Independent SF photo
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
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What would Billy Barker Days be without a spectacular lights show? Ronan O’Doherty photo

Billy Barker Days laser show rocked

Friday’s show was country and western themed, while Saturday’s was set to rock-and-roll

What would Billy Barker Days be without a spectacular lights show? Ronan O’Doherty photo
A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Disney production filming at Government House on Vancouver Island

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Victoria mansion

A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Legend of George Jones, a tribute show sharing songs and stories from country music legend George Jones’s life, comes to Quesnel June 6 and is also playing in Williams Lake June 5. Photo contributed

Singer Duane Steele brings George Jones songs to life in new concert series

The country singer will sing Jones’ classics in Williams Lake and Quesnel this month

  • Jun 1, 2018
The Legend of George Jones, a tribute show sharing songs and stories from country music legend George Jones’s life, comes to Quesnel June 6 and is also playing in Williams Lake June 5. Photo contributed
A picture perfect day to paddle.

A quacking good time on Dragon Lake

Mother’s day paddle was excellent exercise and an informative journey

A picture perfect day to paddle.
General Friedrich Christiansen, commander-in-chief of the Nazi-German forces in the Netherlands on 17 July, 1940. Rijksmuseum/Wikimedia Commons photo

Column: German raids and food rations

Observer columnist Bert De Vink discusses moving to The Hague and conditions under the Nazis

  • May 17, 2018
General Friedrich Christiansen, commander-in-chief of the Nazi-German forces in the Netherlands on 17 July, 1940. Rijksmuseum/Wikimedia Commons photo
Vancouver musician Jimmy Baldwin is performing a solo show Friday, May 18 at Pen-Y-Bryn Farm in Kersley. Contributed photo

Jimmy Baldwin brings his “country-soul” sound to Kersley May 18

Vancouver musician mixes country-rock and RB to create his own sound

  • May 16, 2018
Vancouver musician Jimmy Baldwin is performing a solo show Friday, May 18 at Pen-Y-Bryn Farm in Kersley. Contributed photo
Quesnel artist Miranda Marcotte with some of her art work that will be part of her first solo exhibition, Atlantis: A Voyage of the Fantastic, which runs May 18-June 16 at the Quesnel Art Gallery. Lindsay Chung photo

Next show at Quesnel Art Gallery will take you on a fantastic voyage to Atlantis

Miranda Marcotte’s first solo art exhibition opens May 18

  • May 10, 2018
Quesnel artist Miranda Marcotte with some of her art work that will be part of her first solo exhibition, Atlantis: A Voyage of the Fantastic, which runs May 18-June 16 at the Quesnel Art Gallery. Lindsay Chung photo
The Cariboo’s own Interstellar Jays will perform on May 4 at Pen-Y-Bryn Farm.                                 Contributed photo

Fundraising concert features Cariboo band Interstellar Jays

Interstellar Jays bring a lively mix of musical styles to Pen-Y-Bryn Farm in Quesnel May 4

  • Apr 29, 2018
The Cariboo’s own Interstellar Jays will perform on May 4 at Pen-Y-Bryn Farm.                                 Contributed photo
The set is ready for Paisley Players’ latest production, The Family Business, which they will perform May 2-4. Contributed photo

The Paisley Players are set for May 2 opening night

The Family Business will be treated to plenty of humour in the group’s latest production

  • Apr 27, 2018
The set is ready for Paisley Players’ latest production, The Family Business, which they will perform May 2-4. Contributed photo
A scene from last year’s Where The Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree. This year’s jamboree takes place April 26-29 at the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. File photo

Country and bluegrass festival season kicks off April 26 in Quesnel

Thirteen bands will perform during 21st Where The Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree April 26-29

  • Apr 24, 2018
A scene from last year’s Where The Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree. This year’s jamboree takes place April 26-29 at the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. File photo
Members of the Paisley Players rehearse their next production. From left: Aimis Marion, Victoria Calhoun and Evelyn Storie. Contributed photo

Paisley Players are back with a new production

Local troupe of thespians get ready for the stage, seek behind-the-scenes help

  • Apr 21, 2018
Members of the Paisley Players rehearse their next production. From left: Aimis Marion, Victoria Calhoun and Evelyn Storie. Contributed photo
Bill Horne’s “No Reply” wall features silkscreen on plexiglass with reclaimed fir, linen, truck mirror, metal and Gobo silhouette projection, with the letterhead of former Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon. Bernard Valcourt, who did not reply to a letter about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Works such as this one will be part of a slide presentation of 25 years of activist art by Horne, presented April 26 at the Quesnel Public Library. Artwork by Bill Horne

Wells artist Bill Horne shares 25 years of activist art

Horne will offer slide presentation April 26 at the Quesnel Public Library

  • Apr 20, 2018
Bill Horne’s “No Reply” wall features silkscreen on plexiglass with reclaimed fir, linen, truck mirror, metal and Gobo silhouette projection, with the letterhead of former Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon. Bernard Valcourt, who did not reply to a letter about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Works such as this one will be part of a slide presentation of 25 years of activist art by Horne, presented April 26 at the Quesnel Public Library. Artwork by Bill Horne
Toronto’s Emma Cook celebrates release of new album April 20 in Quesnel

Toronto’s Emma Cook celebrates release of new album April 20 in Quesnel

Cook brings new music and new, edgier pop sound to Pen-Y-Bryn Farm as part of Western Canadian tour

  • Apr 18, 2018
Toronto’s Emma Cook celebrates release of new album April 20 in Quesnel
Campground, a murder mystery comedy in the woods (with music), written and performed by Lucas Myers, is coming to the Chuck Mobley Theatre Friday, April 20.                                 Contributed photo

Lucas Myers bringing two very different shows to Quesnel April 20 and 21

Myers will perform Campground for grown-ups and Captain Future Saves the World for youngsters

  • Apr 15, 2018
Campground, a murder mystery comedy in the woods (with music), written and performed by Lucas Myers, is coming to the Chuck Mobley Theatre Friday, April 20.                                 Contributed photo
Seventeen-year-old Trisha MacDonald, a Grade 12 student at Correlieu Secondary School, will show two or three works, maybe even more, at “New Art,” the new art show at the Quesnel Art Gallery. The show opens April 13 and features work by Quesnel students. Lindsay Chung photo

Quesnel Art Gallery’s next show features works by students

Quesnel students are sharing their art in “New Art,” which opens April 13 and runs until May 12

  • Apr 12, 2018
Seventeen-year-old Trisha MacDonald, a Grade 12 student at Correlieu Secondary School, will show two or three works, maybe even more, at “New Art,” the new art show at the Quesnel Art Gallery. The show opens April 13 and features work by Quesnel students. Lindsay Chung photo
Correlieu Players get ready to rock in latest musical

Correlieu Players get ready to rock in latest musical

61st Annual Cariboo Revue coming to Chuck Mobley Theatre April 11-14

Correlieu Players get ready to rock in latest musical
Billy Barker Days Society gearing up for it popular summer festival

Billy Barker Days Society gearing up for it popular summer festival

Looking for sponsorship help, event volunteers and festival planners

Billy Barker Days Society gearing up for it popular summer festival