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Kathleen Gros will be helping local creatives explore the intersection of words and pictures through comic books in an upcoming online workshop.

Vancouver graphic novelist to share skills in online workshop with Agassiz Library

Kathleen Gros will be leading the Magical World of Words and Pictures workshop on March 6

Local singer-songwriter Corey Primus has released his newest single ‘Things That Matter Most.’ (Corey Primus/Contributed)

Harrison songwriter releases new single for small-town life

Corey Primus’ ‘Things That Matter Most’ aims to take listeners home to their own small town

Silver-Hope Dance Academy has a new location in the United Church Hall on Queen Street. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Silver-Hope Dance Academy moves to United Church Hall

It is now located at 310 Queen Street in Hope

Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Arts and culture aplenty in downtown Chilliwack

At least five different exhibitions have opened in recent weeks in Chilliwack

Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
“Antlers”, a horror movie filmed primarily in Hope, is set to premier Oct. 29. (Graphic/IMDB)

STORY WITH VIDEO: Hope’s most recent horror film “Antlers” premiere pushed to October 2021

Originally slated to premier last year, pushed back twice due to the pandemic

“Antlers”, a horror movie filmed primarily in Hope, is set to premier Oct. 29. (Graphic/IMDB)
Karan Casey will be showcasing her talents as an Irish folk singer in the Harrison Festival Society’s latest online events, happenign this February. (Harrison Festival Society)
Karan Casey will be showcasing her talents as an Irish folk singer in the Harrison Festival Society’s latest online events, happenign this February. (Harrison Festival Society)
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Beaver in Downtown Vancouver
First 2021 full moon named Wolf Moon
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Schitt's Creek leads Canadian Golden Globes nominations
Sydney Laiss (left), curatorial assistant, and curator Anna Irwin stand in the ‘Our Living Languages’ exhibition on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. It is currently on display at the Chilliwack Museum and on loan from the Royal BC Museum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

History of 34 disrupted First Nations languages highlighted in exhibition at Chilliwack Museum

‘Our Living Languages’ on loan from Victoria’s Royal BC Museum until end of May

Sydney Laiss (left), curatorial assistant, and curator Anna Irwin stand in the ‘Our Living Languages’ exhibition on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. It is currently on display at the Chilliwack Museum and on loan from the Royal BC Museum. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Harrison country musician Todd Richard will be releasing his new single on March 1. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Harrison country artist to release new song for healthcare workers

“Green and Blue” is Todd Richard’s upcoming single to thank frontline heroes in the pandemic

Harrison country musician Todd Richard will be releasing his new single on March 1. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)

Indigenous B.C. children invited to enter ‘gratitude’ art contest

What are you thankful for? Gratitude Art Contest ask kids to express it via art

The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)
BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.

Roof of BC Place a stage for performers during online music festival

‘This will be the first time any artists have performed from the 204-foot iconic Vancouver rooftop’

BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.
Rocky La Rock’s “The Northlander” (2019) is made with maple wood, horse hair and leather. A new exhibit at The Reach will feature the body of Rock’s work from his 40-year career. (Photo by David Campion)
Rocky La Rock’s “The Northlander” (2019) is made with maple wood, horse hair and leather. A new exhibit at The Reach will feature the body of Rock’s work from his 40-year career. (Photo by David Campion)
Exit Through The Gift Shop explores unusual attractions in North America, including the remains of the saw mill in Harrison Mills in this May 2020 video. (Screenshot/YouTube)

YouTube channel highlights Harrison Mills history

Exit Through The Gift Shop travels all over B.C. and North America

Exit Through The Gift Shop explores unusual attractions in North America, including the remains of the saw mill in Harrison Mills in this May 2020 video. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Belle Voci A cappella Ensemble released its rendition of Silent Night on Dec. 21. (Screenshot/BelleVoci.ca)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley vocal ensemble shares Silent Night around the world

Belle Voci A cappella Ensemble released the song featuring several voices, bass and trumpet

Belle Voci A cappella Ensemble released its rendition of Silent Night on Dec. 21. (Screenshot/BelleVoci.ca)
Garland sits on one of the display cases at the Agassiz Harrison Museum. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Agassiz Harrison Museum decked out for the holidays

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday

Garland sits on one of the display cases at the Agassiz Harrison Museum. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Van Django trio with special guests LJ Mounteney and Andy Hillhouse are set to play for the virtual Cool Yule holiday variety concert via Side Door. Tickets are $10, which are available through Harrison Festival Society (Contributed Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)

Django Bells: Cool Yule brings Harrison holiday cheer home

Van Django trio and special guests to bring on holiday hits with a jazzy twists

The Van Django trio with special guests LJ Mounteney and Andy Hillhouse are set to play for the virtual Cool Yule holiday variety concert via Side Door. Tickets are $10, which are available through Harrison Festival Society (Contributed Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
A dinosaur takes a quiet moment to gaze over the edge of the world on Mt. Cheam. Posted on Instagram account thebouds27 (aka Eric Boudreau) collaborating with JustABitFarther, the video of two T-rexes frolicking, boxing and enjoying vegetables in the snow found new life in Agassiz’s social media circles recently. (Screenshot/Instagram)

VIDEO: Cavorting T-rexes run amok on Mt. Cheam

Local photographers, hikers film video of dinos running, boxing on Mt. Cheam

A dinosaur takes a quiet moment to gaze over the edge of the world on Mt. Cheam. Posted on Instagram account thebouds27 (aka Eric Boudreau) collaborating with JustABitFarther, the video of two T-rexes frolicking, boxing and enjoying vegetables in the snow found new life in Agassiz’s social media circles recently. (Screenshot/Instagram)
Phyllis Stenson, a mainstay of the local arts scene and the Harrison Festival of the Arts, passed away earlier this month. Stenson was crucial in setting up the foundation for relationships, funding and more that continue even now to echo well past her retirement in 2013. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival, Fraser Valley arts icon Phyllis Stenson mourned

Stenson passed away in late November, leaving lasting legacy of passion for the arts behind

Phyllis Stenson, a mainstay of the local arts scene and the Harrison Festival of the Arts, passed away earlier this month. Stenson was crucial in setting up the foundation for relationships, funding and more that continue even now to echo well past her retirement in 2013. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
The Small Works display features work from local artists on wood panels. Panels are available at Ranger Station Art Gallery (File Photo)

Small Works submission deadline approaching

Ranger Station Art Gallery seeks local artists for upcoming display

The Small Works display features work from local artists on wood panels. Panels are available at Ranger Station Art Gallery (File Photo)
Artist/Laurie Landry

Ranger Station hosts ‘Nothing Without Us’

Display featuring artists living with disabilites is on until Dec. 7

Artist/Laurie Landry
Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is now self-guided tour

Photographers, birdwatchers quietly observe area eagles

Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)