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CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
Longevity John Falkner, left, artistic director for the 39 Days of July, and operations manager Trevor Linde go over details of the event’s final days this year. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan’s 39 Days of July deemed a success, despite COVID-19

Musical productions live streamed from the Duncan Showroom this year

Longevity John Falkner, left, artistic director for the 39 Days of July, and operations manager Trevor Linde go over details of the event’s final days this year. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
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Raccoon scales tall building
(The Canadian Press)

With dance floors vacant, Canada’s nightclub life faces an identity crisis

The coming months could be unpredictable for nightlife as more people head indoors in the cooler weather

(The Canadian Press)
Eugene Levy, left, and Catherine O’Hara arrive at the “Schitt’s Creek” FYC Event at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Los Angeles. “Schitt’s Creek” stars Levy and O’Hara have each been nominated for an Emmy Award for their leading roles in the comedy series. THE CANADIAN PRWSS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

‘Schitt’s Creek’ scores 15 Emmy noms, including leads Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara

Daniel Levy, who co-created, is also a contender in the categories of directing and writing in a comedy series

Eugene Levy, left, and Catherine O’Hara arrive at the “Schitt’s Creek” FYC Event at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Los Angeles. “Schitt’s Creek” stars Levy and O’Hara have each been nominated for an Emmy Award for their leading roles in the comedy series. THE CANADIAN PRWSS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of “Live! with Regis and Kelly”, in New York. Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died on Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88

Philbin died Friday, just over a month before his 89th birthday

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of “Live! with Regis and Kelly”, in New York. Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died on Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)
Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last

Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last

‘Jeopardy!’ host reveals toll cancer has taken on him in new memoir

Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last
Cowichan Symphony Society Board Members Ian Kennedy and Alice Sinclair present the Peggy C. Boiston Away to Bryn Posey. (submitted)

Cowichan’s Posey wins award for Outstanding Performance

Posey will be attending UBC’s Operatic Program as a full time student in the fall

  • Jul 20, 2020
Cowichan Symphony Society Board Members Ian Kennedy and Alice Sinclair present the Peggy C. Boiston Away to Bryn Posey. (submitted)
The Shawnigan Players are offering scenes from ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August for a limited audience. (submitted)

Scenes from ‘The Winter’s Tale’ coming to live audiences in Cowichan Station

The Players had been preparing two new shows for the annual summer theatre festival

  • Jul 20, 2020
The Shawnigan Players are offering scenes from ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August for a limited audience. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)
Mosaic’s annual photo contest is now open. One of the winners from last year was Barbara Hooper with this photo of the Nanaimo River Estuary. (submitted)

Summer wilderness photo contest opens

Mosaic Forest Management launched its annual photo contest on July 1.

  • Jul 13, 2020
Mosaic’s annual photo contest is now open. One of the winners from last year was Barbara Hooper with this photo of the Nanaimo River Estuary. (submitted)
Hollywood actor Josiah Black was known for his work as Edgar Munsen in the 2017 film Jigsaw, a part of the Saw franchise. He was found dead at the Spion Kop Summit in Lake Country Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Contributed)

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

Hollywood actor Josiah Black was known for his work as Edgar Munsen in the 2017 film Jigsaw, a part of the Saw franchise. He was found dead at the Spion Kop Summit in Lake Country Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Contributed)
The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to Saltair

Only 40 tickets available so get them soon if you’re interested

The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)
In this April 10, 2014 file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after party for the opening night of “Bullets Over Broadway” in New York. Hamilton-raised Broadway star Cordero is in hospital undergoing a test for COVID-19 after being admitted with pneumonia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from coronavirus complications

During Cordero’s hospitalization, Kloots sent him daily videos of her and their 1-year-old son, Elvis,

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after party for the opening night of “Bullets Over Broadway” in New York. Hamilton-raised Broadway star Cordero is in hospital undergoing a test for COVID-19 after being admitted with pneumonia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File
The June 5-7, 2020 drive-in movies at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds were a huge success. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Drive-in movies such a success in Cowichan they doubled the features

One hundred per cent of the money collected is going to Nourish Cowichan.

The June 5-7, 2020 drive-in movies at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds were a huge success. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus artist’s painting of a front-line worker a powerful image

Chemainus artist puts her creative touch to COVID Angel

Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)