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Bob Saget. (Wikimedia Commons)

Full House star Bob Saget found dead at 65: Orange Country Sheriff’s Office

Saget was found dead in a hotel room, authorities confirmed

Bob Saget. (Wikimedia Commons)
FILE - President Barack Obama presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sidney Poitier during ceremonies in the East Room at the White House in Washington on, Aug. 12, 2009. Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 in the Bahamas. He was 94. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Oscar winner and groundbreaking star Sidney Poitier dies

Winner of the best actor Oscar in 1964 for “Lilies of the Field,” died Thursday in the Bahamas

FILE - President Barack Obama presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sidney Poitier during ceremonies in the East Room at the White House in Washington on, Aug. 12, 2009. Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 in the Bahamas. He was 94. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
A documentary on Indigenous artist Hosumdas is one of many Fraser Valley films being screened at the fifth annual Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (Hosumdas)

Chilliwack Independent Film Festival returns after being postponed due to flooding

Festival is back in-person and online with 40-plus films, including many by Fraser Valley filmmakers

A documentary on Indigenous artist Hosumdas is one of many Fraser Valley films being screened at the fifth annual Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (Hosumdas)
FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Tattoo artist anger over new European rules goes beyond skin deep

Commission says alternatives to the banned products do exist

FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
Host Michael Bublé is shown on stage at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Michael Bublé sleighs the Canadian music charts as ‘Christmas’ makes history at No. 1

Christmas only album to reach No. 1 in 5 different calendar years on the Billboard Canadian chart

Host Michael Bublé is shown on stage at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A few customers watch a movie at a Cineplex movie theatre in Laval, Que., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

All the big movies due out in 2022, from The Batman to Avatar 2

There are plenty of big movies on deck for 2022, even as a new COVID variant runs rampant

A few customers watch a movie at a Cineplex movie theatre in Laval, Que., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
British playwright J.B. Priestley greets Canadian actors Murray Davis and Barbara Chilcott on their arrival at London airport. (Associated Press)

‘A pioneer, a real national treasure’: Theatre actress Barbara Chilcott dies at 99

She was a fixture of Crest Theatre in Toronto and frequent player at Stratford Festival in its early years

British playwright J.B. Priestley greets Canadian actors Murray Davis and Barbara Chilcott on their arrival at London airport. (Associated Press)
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait following her appearance on the television talk show “In the House,” in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died. She was 99. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

She launched her TV career in daytime talk shows when the medium was still in its infancy

FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait following her appearance on the television talk show “In the House,” in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died. She was 99. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a cast member in the upcoming film “Terminator: Dark Fate,” discusses the film during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Schwarzenegger and Shriver divorce final after 10 years

Financial details of the settlement were kept confidential

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a cast member in the upcoming film “Terminator: Dark Fate,” discusses the film during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)

Hope episode kicks off 7th season of CBC’s Still Standing

New season shot under strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols

Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Holland in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home." (Sony Pictures via AP)

‘Spider-Man’ swings to 2nd all-time at North American box office

No previous film in the pandemic era had opened over $100 million, new Spidey hit $260 million

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Holland in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home." (Sony Pictures via AP)
The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Online concert will benefit flood victims nationwide through Canadian Red Cross

30 award-winning musicians lined up for Great Canadian Flood Relief concert

The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Skaters glide by Santa’s Workshop at Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas attraction on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Skating, Santa’s Workshop visits highlight Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

A gondola ride away, the annual attraction continues until Jan. 3

Skaters glide by Santa’s Workshop at Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas attraction on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Hall of famer Carlos Santana is scheduled to return to the Abbotsford Centre on March 31. (Submitted)

Santana returning to Abbotsford in March

Legendary rocker bringing his Blessings and Miracles Tour to Abbotsford Centre

Hall of famer Carlos Santana is scheduled to return to the Abbotsford Centre on March 31. (Submitted)
Country music artist Dallas Smith is scheduled to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on June 4. (Submitted photo)

Langley’s Dallas Smith coming to Abbotsford Centre in June

Award winning country music artist touring Canada this summer

Country music artist Dallas Smith is scheduled to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on June 4. (Submitted photo)
FILE - Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce nominations to the 79th Golden Globes, early Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Golden Globes announce nominations to a skeptical Hollywood

Nominees for best drama, went to “Dune,” “The Power of the Dog,” “CODA,” “King Richard” and “Belfast”

FILE - Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce nominations to the 79th Golden Globes, early Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Nicole Kidman, a cast member in “Being the Ricardos,” poses at the premiere of the film, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at The Academy Museum in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Review: Sorkin goes behind the scenes of Lucy and Desi

‘Being the Ricardos’ delivers an earnest, smart picture of a complex woman

Nicole Kidman, a cast member in “Being the Ricardos,” poses at the premiere of the film, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at The Academy Museum in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
This image released by Disney+ shows, from left, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, with Yoko Ono, seated right, in a scene from the nearly 8-hour Peter Jackson-produced documentary “Get Back,” airing over three days starting Thanksgiving. (Disney+ via AP)

And in the end: A fan’s notes on Peter Jackson’s Beatles doc

Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary “Get Back” runs for nearly eight hours and…

This image released by Disney+ shows, from left, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, with Yoko Ono, seated right, in a scene from the nearly 8-hour Peter Jackson-produced documentary “Get Back,” airing over three days starting Thanksgiving. (Disney+ via AP)
The TV series Superman Lois strengthened the B.C. economy to the tune of $95 million, says Motion Picture Association – Canada. (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. photo)
The TV series Superman Lois strengthened the B.C. economy to the tune of $95 million, says Motion Picture Association – Canada. (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. photo)