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Candles are lit around a photo of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a candlelight vigil in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Hutchins died on Thursday after she was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin with a prop gun on a New Mexico film set. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jae C. Hong

Screen world ponders future of guns on sets after ‘Rust’ shooting

Experts are baffled that such a tragic incident could have taken place on a film set

A sign offering film tours is seen at the entrance of the Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M. Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting during ‘Rust’ filming

Court records indicate that an assistant director grabbed a prop gun off a cart and handed it to Alec Baldwin

Calvin Dyck directs the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra as part of the Young Artists Concert on Oct. 30 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Photo: Michelle Doherty)

14 young musicians presented at concert in Abbotsford

Young Artists Concert on Oct. 30 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

Clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester joins the Valley Concert Society for a live concert on Oct. 29 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford.

Valley Concert Society in Abbotsford opens season with The ‘B’ Team

Performance on Oct. 29 features works from Beethoven and Brahms

Clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester joins the Valley Concert Society for a live concert on Oct. 29 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford.
Corb Lund tips his hat during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta country stars band together on song opposing Rockies coal mining

This Is My Prairie, features country luminaries including Brett Kissel, Terri Clark and Paul Brandt

Corb Lund tips his hat during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)

Muggins, B.C.’s famous wartime charity hound, celebrated in new book

Author Grant Hayter-Menzies also looks at the use of animals in war – at home and on the battlefield

In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)
Jason Momoa, from left, Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Dune’ on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Denis Villeneuve’s dreams of `Dune’ reach the big screen

‘Dune’ finally makes its way to North American theaters Friday

Jason Momoa, from left, Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Dune’ on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Though the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is gone, the Season of the Wild hosted by Tourism Harrison River Valley aims to act as its spiritual successor and build on the legacy of wildlife awareness and conservation. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Tourism Harrison River Valley unleashes Season of the Wild celebration

Fall, winter celebration promises multiple events celebrating local wildlife

Though the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is gone, the Season of the Wild hosted by Tourism Harrison River Valley aims to act as its spiritual successor and build on the legacy of wildlife awareness and conservation. (Bob Friesen File Photo)
Mignonne Shields’ three climate change painting entitled (from left) Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow were inspired by a conversation she had with Canadian painter Robert Bateman. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Climate change paintings by Chilliwack artist inspired by Robert Bateman

Mignonne Shields’ paintings show stark past, present and future views of our world

Mignonne Shields’ three climate change painting entitled (from left) Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow were inspired by a conversation she had with Canadian painter Robert Bateman. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Price a record for the artist, and close to 20 times the piece’s pre-shredded price

In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)
Stacey Chomiak’s queer, illustrated, young-adult memoir ‘Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story’ is being released on Oct. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. author says being gay and Christian is OK

Stacey Chomiak’s memoir aimed at LGBTQ youth makes peace with faith community and queer community

Stacey Chomiak’s queer, illustrated, young-adult memoir ‘Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story’ is being released on Oct. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Abbotsford Film Festival takes place Friday and Saturday (Oct. 15 and 16) at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Film Festival held over two nights at The Reach

Event takes place Oct. 15 and 16 and includes entries from 48 Hour Film Competition

The Abbotsford Film Festival takes place Friday and Saturday (Oct. 15 and 16) at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford.
Jeremy T. Thomas, left, and Keri Russell in the film Antlers (Kimberley French/© 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved)

Horror film shot in Hope premieres in time for Halloween

Antlers had its premiere pushed back due to the pandemic; stars Keri Russell and the town of Hope

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Jeremy T. Thomas, left, and Keri Russell in the film Antlers (Kimberley French/© 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved)
Jody Wilson-Raybould published a political memoir called “Indian” in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Former MP Jody Wilson-Raybould among finalists for $60K public policy book prize

Inaugural finalists announced for the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy

Jody Wilson-Raybould published a political memoir called “Indian” in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Anupam Tripathi in a scene from “Squid Game.” Squid Game, a globally popular South Korea-produced Netflix show that depicts hundreds of financially distressed characters competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, has struck a raw nerve at home, where there’s growing discontent over soaring household debt, decaying job markets and worsening income inequality. (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)

‘Squid Game’ strikes nerve in debt-ridden South Korea

Raising disturbing questions about the future of one of Asia’s wealthiest economies

This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Anupam Tripathi in a scene from “Squid Game.” Squid Game, a globally popular South Korea-produced Netflix show that depicts hundreds of financially distressed characters competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, has struck a raw nerve at home, where there’s growing discontent over soaring household debt, decaying job markets and worsening income inequality. (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)
This photo provided by Jeopardy Productions Inc. shows “Jeopardy!” contestant Matt Amodio during a taping of the popular game show. Amodio’s historic run on “Jeopardy!” ended on Monday’s show, leaving the Yale doctoral student with 38 wins and more than $1.5 million in prize money. (Jeopardy Productions Inc. via AP)

Matt Amodio’s history-making run on TV’s ‘Jeopardy!’ ends

Contestant ends 38-week game show run as the show’s third biggest money winner

This photo provided by Jeopardy Productions Inc. shows “Jeopardy!” contestant Matt Amodio during a taping of the popular game show. Amodio’s historic run on “Jeopardy!” ended on Monday’s show, leaving the Yale doctoral student with 38 wins and more than $1.5 million in prize money. (Jeopardy Productions Inc. via AP)
Nominations are now being accepted for the Fraser Valley Music Awards. (Stock photo by Firmbee from Pixabay)

Nominations open for 2021 Fraser Valley Music Awards

Recording grant also available as part of this year’s awards; event planned Nov. 18

Nominations are now being accepted for the Fraser Valley Music Awards. (Stock photo by Firmbee from Pixabay)
Abbotsford author Nikki Bergstresser has released a new children’s book.

Abbotsford author releases new children’s book

Nikki Bergstresser’s hopes Lila Lou’s Little Library inspires

Abbotsford author Nikki Bergstresser has released a new children’s book.
Barney (played by Lawrence Locke) with (from left) his women Elaine (Kathryn Ferguson), Jeanette (Shayna Kerrie) and Bobbi (Kaitlyn Busswood) in Last of the Red Hot Lovers. (Photo: Jean Konda-Witte)

Fraser Valley Stage returns to live theatre in Abbotsford with two productions

Last of the Red Hot Lovers opens Oct. 13, followed by Love Letters

Barney (played by Lawrence Locke) with (from left) his women Elaine (Kathryn Ferguson), Jeanette (Shayna Kerrie) and Bobbi (Kaitlyn Busswood) in Last of the Red Hot Lovers. (Photo: Jean Konda-Witte)
Maan Farms in Abbotsford is offering three haunted experiences from Sept. 24 to Oct. 31. (Dylaina Gollub Photography)

Three haunted Halloween experiences featured at Abbotsford farm

Maan Farms offers options that include being grabbed by the actors

Maan Farms in Abbotsford is offering three haunted experiences from Sept. 24 to Oct. 31. (Dylaina Gollub Photography)