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Langley-raised country artist Dallas Smith is among nightly performers at the new PNE Winter Fair this December. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

PNE Fair gets winterized with nightly December concerts, holiday lights, skating and more

The winter fair’s $15 ticket does not include admission to nightly concerts, Dec. 14-23

FILE - Country music great Loretta Lynn poses for a portrait in September 2000 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Christoper Berkey, File)

Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter and country queen, dies

Country Music Hall of Famer wrote fearlessly about subjects others didn’t

Fraser Valley Regional Library has added disc golf kits to its lending library. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)

Disc golf kits fly into Fraser Valley Regional Library

Kits include two three-disc sets and can be reserved online

Taylor Starr and Don Froese of Seabird Island are two of four explorers on a journey to find Slumach’s gold – and so much more – in History Channel’s “Deadman’s Curse.” (Photo/History Channel)

Journey for truth in ‘Deadman’s Curse’ worth its weight in gold

Seabird Island explorers seek closure, medicine starring in History Channel series

Taylor Starr and Don Froese of Seabird Island are two of four explorers on a journey to find Slumach’s gold – and so much more – in History Channel’s “Deadman’s Curse.” (Photo/History Channel)
This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)

Review: The witches return in lively ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Surprisingly for a sequel based on a mediocre film, Hocus Pocus 2 is actually pretty fun

This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in “Hocus Pocus 2.” (Matt Kennedy/Disney via AP)
Chloë Grace Moretz plugs into the virtual reality headset of “The Peripheral,” a new series on Prime Video starting Oct. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Prime Video
Chloë Grace Moretz plugs into the virtual reality headset of “The Peripheral,” a new series on Prime Video starting Oct. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Prime Video
A concert for the Mennonite Historical Society takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 2. (Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)

Fundraiser in Abbotsford supports Mennonite Historical Society

Event on Oct. 2 at South Abbotsford MB Church features music and food

A concert for the Mennonite Historical Society takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 2. (Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)
Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)
Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)
Nickelback is paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels with an explosive cover of his country classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Nickelback performs during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray in Edmonton, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

‘The less we say, the bigger we get’: Chad Kroeger on Nickelback’s enduring fame

Canadian rockers preparing for the release of a new album later this fall

Nickelback is paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels with an explosive cover of his country classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Nickelback performs during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray in Edmonton, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
DIyet and the Love Soldiers blend country, traditional music and folk to create a unique sound. They will perform at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Friday, Oct. 7. (Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

VIDEO: Diyet and the Love Soldiers march into Harrison Oct. 7

Tickets for the folk trio’s show are available now

DIyet and the Love Soldiers blend country, traditional music and folk to create a unique sound. They will perform at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Friday, Oct. 7. (Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Promo Monkey’ a B.C. man’s glimpse inside the world of rock stars and record-selling

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and B.C. music-biz insiders

Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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Independent film ‘Krypto’ filming in Agassiz

Filming, setup takes places over four days

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Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,

Musqueam history, heritage and culture showcased in new FIFA 23 video game

Work of about 10 of the First Nations band’s artists featured

Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,
This image released by National Geographic shows an Anole lizard breathing underwater in Costa Rica in a scene from “Super/Natural,” a six-part series from National Geographic, airing on Disney+, (Robin Cox/National Geographic via AP)

James Cameron turns to Earth before release of new ‘Avatar’

New Disney+ series adds special effects on top of leading-edge filmmaking technology

This image released by National Geographic shows an Anole lizard breathing underwater in Costa Rica in a scene from “Super/Natural,” a six-part series from National Geographic, airing on Disney+, (Robin Cox/National Geographic via AP)
Giant insects created from carved pumpkins at the Pumpkins After Dark event in Burnaby. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Pumpkins After Dark event lights up Burnaby park with jack-o-lantern art

Photo-op creations displayed with sound effects, music and lighting

Giant insects created from carved pumpkins at the Pumpkins After Dark event in Burnaby. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
This combination of photos shows Cody Johnson and Carly Pearce who will be honored by CMT as 2022 Artists of the Year during a ceremony in October. (AP Photo)

CMT announces five stars as their 2022 Artists of the Year

Network will air its annual TV special on Oct. 14 featuring tributes by other artists

This combination of photos shows Cody Johnson and Carly Pearce who will be honored by CMT as 2022 Artists of the Year during a ceremony in October. (AP Photo)
Film crews prepare for another shot at Harrison Hot Springs Resort during the recent filming of a Hallmark movie. (Photo/Arnold Nicolas)

PHOTOS: Christmas (filming) comes early to Agassiz-Harrison

A new Hallmark movie will star some familiar landmarks

Film crews prepare for another shot at Harrison Hot Springs Resort during the recent filming of a Hallmark movie. (Photo/Arnold Nicolas)
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)
Pierre Kwenders performs at the Polaris Music Prize Awards in Toronto on Monday, September 19, 2022. Kwenders wins the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for his album “José Louis and the Paradox Of Love.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Pierre Kwenders performs at the Polaris Music Prize Awards in Toronto on Monday, September 19, 2022. Kwenders wins the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for his album “José Louis and the Paradox Of Love.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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