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This image released by SYFY shows Meredith Garretson, left, and Alan Tudyk in the new series "Resident Alien." (James Dittinger/SYFY via AP)

B.C.-shot ‘Resident Alien’ invader gets lift-off with viewers

New Syfy series catching on, proving TV doesn’t have to come from premium cable

This image released by SYFY shows Meredith Garretson, left, and Alan Tudyk in the new series "Resident Alien." (James Dittinger/SYFY via AP)
A film crew shoots scenes inside the old Dann’s Electronics building in Cloverdale Feb. 22 for the new HBO Max series “Peacemaker.” The series is a spin-off of “Suicide Squad” and stars John Cena. Crews shot scenes from Feb. 17-22. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

PICTURES: Suicide Squad spin-off ‘Peacemaker’ filmed in Cloverdale Feb. 17-22

James Gunn directs new HBO Max series starring John Cena as Peacemaker

A film crew shoots scenes inside the old Dann’s Electronics building in Cloverdale Feb. 22 for the new HBO Max series “Peacemaker.” The series is a spin-off of “Suicide Squad” and stars John Cena. Crews shot scenes from Feb. 17-22. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Sandra Tomchuk and Gail Nesimiuk have collaborated on a series of beach paintings, featured throughout March at The Gallery, Central Plaza.

Beach life supplies theme for collaborative show at White Rock gallery

Sandra Tomchuk and Gail Nesimiuk have teamed up for a March exhibit

Sandra Tomchuk and Gail Nesimiuk have collaborated on a series of beach paintings, featured throughout March at The Gallery, Central Plaza.
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Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”

Mystery Mountain Hop: Documentary recounts quest for largest peak on the B.C. coast

Film available on Amazon Prime explores expedition of Don and Phyllis Munday to Mount Waddington

Screenshot of Amazon Prime’s “The Mystery Mountain Project”
Chris Herbert in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Writer Chris Hebert discusses the wine scene on Vancouver Island and around B.C.

Podcast: Talk also includes food pairings, tips for beginners and more

Chris Herbert in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

’Kimye’ is no more: Kardashian files to divorce West

The couple began dating in 2012 and had their first child in 2013

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Avery Shoaf, Mike Hall and son Connor Hall, amidst the massive collection of cars at Mike’s property near Tappen, are returning TV with Season 3 of Rust Valley Restorers. (Contributed)

Shuswap’s Mike Hall geared up for third season of Rust Valley Restorers

Star of reality TV show talks about life, cars and keeping it real in Rust Valley

Avery Shoaf, Mike Hall and son Connor Hall, amidst the massive collection of cars at Mike’s property near Tappen, are returning TV with Season 3 of Rust Valley Restorers. (Contributed)
Maple Blues 2021 female vocalist of the year Angel Forrest, will appear in an online replay of a 2019 live concert at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday, Feb. 20, featuring originals, classics and songs from her latest recording, the double-album Electric Love. (Contributed photo)
Maple Blues 2021 female vocalist of the year Angel Forrest, will appear in an online replay of a 2019 live concert at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday, Feb. 20, featuring originals, classics and songs from her latest recording, the double-album Electric Love. (Contributed photo)
A Beach House Theatre production of “The Foreigner” in 2016 on its outdoor stage at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Sebastien Galina for Boldly Creative Agency, Inc.)

Beach House Theatre summer season cancelled again

Company hopeful outdoor events may be possible for Halloween, Christmas

A Beach House Theatre production of “The Foreigner” in 2016 on its outdoor stage at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Sebastien Galina for Boldly Creative Agency, Inc.)
Thompson Egbo-Egbo is seen in his role as Oscar Peterson in a still frame taken from a new Heritage Minute video on the Canadian jazz pianist's life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Historica Canada, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

New Heritage Minute toasts life of Black Canadian piano virtuoso Oscar Peterson

Clip features seven-time Grammy winner, timed for Black History Month

Thompson Egbo-Egbo is seen in his role as Oscar Peterson in a still frame taken from a new Heritage Minute video on the Canadian jazz pianist's life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Historica Canada, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Actors Louis Gossett Jr. (centre) and Matthew Modine (right) are shown in a scene from the film “Foster Boy.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Toronto Black Film Festival MANDATORY CREDIT

Toronto Black Film Festival founder says 2021 edition is ‘more significant’ than ever

Founder says she’s had film lovers from around the world express interest in buying tickets this year

Actors Louis Gossett Jr. (centre) and Matthew Modine (right) are shown in a scene from the film “Foster Boy.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Toronto Black Film Festival MANDATORY CREDIT
White Rock author P.J. Kilby. (contributed photo)

Fantasy novel a learning experience for first-time author from White Rock

P.J. Kilby, a retired teacher, says what students taught him made him a better writer

White Rock author P.J. Kilby. (contributed photo)
“Antlers”, a horror movie filmed primarily in Hope, is set to premier Oct. 29. (Graphic/IMDB)

Fraser Valley’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)
Monday, Feb. 15 is Family Day in B.C. Surrey Civic Theatres is offering three free online activities, with a chance to win gift card prizes in two.

Online activities available for Family Day

Surrey Civic Theatres offers three inter-generational options

Monday, Feb. 15 is Family Day in B.C. Surrey Civic Theatres is offering three free online activities, with a chance to win gift card prizes in two.
Deborah Putman’s 2009 canvas Vefele Looks in the Mirror is one of the portraits featured in the current Facing Time exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery. Contributed photo

Online conversation highlights Surrey Art Gallery show

Discussion focuses on facial representation in art and popular culture

Deborah Putman’s 2009 canvas Vefele Looks in the Mirror is one of the portraits featured in the current Facing Time exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery. Contributed photo
Current exhibit at the Art Wall at White Rock Library is the display of fabric art A Touch of Orange, which continues until the end of February. Contributed photo

Fabric art exhibit in White Rock offers A Touch of Orange

Library art wall show runs until the end of February

Current exhibit at the Art Wall at White Rock Library is the display of fabric art A Touch of Orange, which continues until the end of February. Contributed photo
Juno-nominated cellist Cris Derksen will play her compelling blend of classical, techno and Indigenous music in an online concert presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, debuting Feb. 26 (Black Press file photo)

Indigenous cellist featured in online concert

Surrey Civic Theatres presents the music of Cris Derksen, Feb. 26

Juno-nominated cellist Cris Derksen will play her compelling blend of classical, techno and Indigenous music in an online concert presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, debuting Feb. 26 (Black Press file photo)
‘Crime Scene: Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel’ premiers Wednesday, Feb. 10, on Netflix. (Netflix)

Netflix’s Cecil Hotel crime documentary tells tale of B.C. student’s mysterious death

Elisa Lam, a student at UBC, disappeared while staying at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles in January 2013

‘Crime Scene: Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel’ premiers Wednesday, Feb. 10, on Netflix. (Netflix)
A scene from “Some People Have to Suffer,” a 1976 documentary movie that focuses on the sewage concerns of Bridgeview-area residents of Surrey. (Photo: National Film Board of Canada)

Film about filthy chapter of Surrey history now streaming on NFB.ca for free

Bill Vander Zalm and others in ‘Some People Have to Suffer,’ about Bridgeview’s sewage concerns

A scene from “Some People Have to Suffer,” a 1976 documentary movie that focuses on the sewage concerns of Bridgeview-area residents of Surrey. (Photo: National Film Board of Canada)
FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Mary Wilson, a former member of The Supremes, is escorted after singing the national anthem before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. Wilson died in Las Vegas, publicist Jay Schwartz told KABC-TV. When she died and other details weren’t immediately clear. She was 76. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Mary Wilson of the Supremes dead at 76

Artist posted YouTube video announcing work on new music just days before her death

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Mary Wilson, a former member of The Supremes, is escorted after singing the national anthem before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. Wilson died in Las Vegas, publicist Jay Schwartz told KABC-TV. When she died and other details weren’t immediately clear. She was 76. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)