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Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives at the Toronto courthouse for sentencing after being found guilty earlier this year of sexually assaulting an Ottawa woman, on Thursday, October 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard sentenced to five years behind bars

Crown had sought a sentence between six and seven years behind bars

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives at the Toronto courthouse for sentencing after being found guilty earlier this year of sexually assaulting an Ottawa woman, on Thursday, October 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
The Grove—the Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley—has temporarily relocated its arts centre from the Rollin House to Harbour Quay, in the green building recently vacated by the Alberni Aquarium. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

ARTS AROUND: Alberni Valley’s arts centre relocates to Harbour Quay

First exhibit in new temporary location, ‘Playing With Fire’ by Kate McKinley, runs until Nov. 4

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The Grove—the Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley—has temporarily relocated its arts centre from the Rollin House to Harbour Quay, in the green building recently vacated by the Alberni Aquarium. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix posted its third quarter results a few weeks before the company launches a cheaper version of its video streaming service that will include ads for the first time, a shift that the company is hoping will accelerate its growth again. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Netflix rebounds from recent subscriber losses with 3Q gain

Streaming service says it picked up 2.4 million subscribers during the July-September period

The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix posted its third quarter results a few weeks before the company launches a cheaper version of its video streaming service that will include ads for the first time, a shift that the company is hoping will accelerate its growth again. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Pierce Brosnan, left, and Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Review: ‘Black Adam,’ a superhero franchise born on a Rock

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ isn’t bad, it’s just predictable and colour-by-numbers

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Pierce Brosnan, left, and Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Black Adam.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Barbara Bourget is a dancer and the co-founder of Kokoro Dance. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS RANDLE)

B.C. butoh dancer inducted into Canadian dance hall of fame

Barbara Bourget was born in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island

Barbara Bourget is a dancer and the co-founder of Kokoro Dance. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS RANDLE)
FILE - Cardi B appears at the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Cardi B humiliated and disrupted the life of a man whose back tattoos were illegally misappropriated for the cover of her 2016 mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1,” the plaintiff’s lawyer said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, during opening statements in a southern California federal court. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)

Lawyer: Cardi B ‘humiliated’ man with racy image on mixtape

A self-described family man with a distinctive back tattoo felt humiliated after…

FILE - Cardi B appears at the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Cardi B humiliated and disrupted the life of a man whose back tattoos were illegally misappropriated for the cover of her 2016 mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1,” the plaintiff’s lawyer said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, during opening statements in a southern California federal court. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Federal court for his civil lawsuit trial, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in New York. Spacey is facing a jury in a New York City courtroom during a civil trial accusing him of sexually abusing a 14-year-old actor in the 1980s when he was 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

From witness stand, Kevin Spacey denies sex abuse claims

Kevin Spacey testified in a New York courtroom Monday that he never…

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Federal court for his civil lawsuit trial, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in New York. Spacey is facing a jury in a New York City courtroom during a civil trial accusing him of sexually abusing a 14-year-old actor in the 1980s when he was 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
FILE - Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper formerly known as Kanye West is offering to buy right-wing friendly social network Parler after being booted off of Twitter and Instagram. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kanye West to buy conservative social media platform Parler

Rapper was booted off Twitter and Instagram for antisemitic posts

FILE - Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper formerly known as Kanye West is offering to buy right-wing friendly social network Parler after being booted off of Twitter and Instagram. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Dwayne Johnson, star and producer of the film Black Adam, is photographed at an event for the film in Toronto, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Can the Rock steady the DC universe with ‘Black Adam’?

Mega-star’s foray into the super-hero world aimed at jump-starting a franchise reset

Dwayne Johnson, star and producer of the film Black Adam, is photographed at an event for the film in Toronto, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
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Agency says BTS members will serve in South Korea’s military

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The members of K-pop band BTS will…

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Longtime friends and stand-up comics John Beuhler, left, and Duane Goad will take to the Terminal Bar stage in Nanaimo on Oct. 21 as part of their five-day comedy tour through the West Coast. (Submitted photos)

Two stand-up comics making multiple Island stops as part of West Coast tour

Duane Goad and John Beuhler play Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Lake Cowichan and Parksville

Longtime friends and stand-up comics John Beuhler, left, and Duane Goad will take to the Terminal Bar stage in Nanaimo on Oct. 21 as part of their five-day comedy tour through the West Coast. (Submitted photos)
Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the world premiere of “Halloween Ends,” Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

‘Halloween Ends’ wins box office but renews streaming debate

Film earned over $40 million in North American theaters

Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the world premiere of “Halloween Ends,” Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Director Mani Haghighi addresses the media during the press conference for the film ‘A Dragon Arrives!’ at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Haghighi said in an Instagram video that he was unable to attend a screening of his film at the London Film Festival because Iranian authorities stopped him from boarding his flight in Tehran and later confiscated his passport.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Axel Schmidt

Iranian-Canadian director prevented from leaving Tehran to attend London film fest

Mani Haghighi had criticized Iran’s mandatory hijab law a couple weeks earlier

Director Mani Haghighi addresses the media during the press conference for the film ‘A Dragon Arrives!’ at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Haghighi said in an Instagram video that he was unable to attend a screening of his film at the London Film Festival because Iranian authorities stopped him from boarding his flight in Tehran and later confiscated his passport.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Axel Schmidt
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse, in Toronto, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. A sentencing hearing continues today for Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard, who was found guilty earlier this year of a sexual assault on an Ottawa woman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard a risk to public, Crown says at sentencing hearing

Crown: psychiatric report shows Hoggard has not shown any remorse and has not taken responsibility

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse, in Toronto, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. A sentencing hearing continues today for Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard, who was found guilty earlier this year of a sexual assault on an Ottawa woman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Campbell River Chef Jade Berg stars in the new series Chefs Vs. Wild, which was filmed on Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Hulu

‘‘Embracing the suck’: B.C. chef takes on the wild for Disney+ series

Four nights trying to make a 5-star dinner in the woods an eye-opener for chef Jade Berg

Campbell River Chef Jade Berg stars in the new series Chefs Vs. Wild, which was filmed on Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Hulu
FILE - A logo for Netflix is seen on a remote control in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 13, 2020. Netflix will unveil the first version of its video streaming service with ads in November 2022, giving cost-conscious viewers a chance to watch most of its shows at a steep discount in exchange for putting up with commercial interruptions. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Netflix sets $7 monthly price for its ad-supported service

Service available at a discount if you are willing to watch ads

FILE - A logo for Netflix is seen on a remote control in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 13, 2020. Netflix will unveil the first version of its video streaming service with ads in November 2022, giving cost-conscious viewers a chance to watch most of its shows at a steep discount in exchange for putting up with commercial interruptions. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
FILE - Robbie Coltrane arrives in Trafalgar Square, central London, for the world premiere of “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the last film in the series on July 7, 2011. Coltrane, who played a forensic psychologist on TV series “Cracker” and Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” movies, has died. Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright said he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland. He was 72. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)

Actor Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter’s Hagrid, dies at 72

Coltrane came to fame as a hard-bitten detective in the 1990s series ‘Cracker’

FILE - Robbie Coltrane arrives in Trafalgar Square, central London, for the world premiere of “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the last film in the series on July 7, 2011. Coltrane, who played a forensic psychologist on TV series “Cracker” and Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” movies, has died. Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright said he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland. He was 72. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)
The kids’ art throw-down that happened Sept. 24 at the Rollin Art Centre was a great cap to Rollin events prior to our upcoming construction closure. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Kids’ art throw-down a first for The Grove: Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley

Adult-oriented art throw-down planned for Nov. 15 at different location

The kids’ art throw-down that happened Sept. 24 at the Rollin Art Centre was a great cap to Rollin events prior to our upcoming construction closure. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
This image released by ABC shows contestant Willie Spence on the singing competition series “American Idol” in Los Angeles on May 2, 2021. Spence, 23, died Tuesday after hitting the rear of a tractor-trailer that was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 24 East near Chattanooga, according to news outlets, which cited a Tennessee Highway Patrol report. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)

‘American Idol’ finalist dies in vehicle crash

Willie Spence, 23, hit the rear of a tractor-trailer in Tennessee

This image released by ABC shows contestant Willie Spence on the singing competition series “American Idol” in Los Angeles on May 2, 2021. Spence, 23, died Tuesday after hitting the rear of a tractor-trailer that was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 24 East near Chattanooga, according to news outlets, which cited a Tennessee Highway Patrol report. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)
Melissa Martin, arts administrator for the Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley, says the Rollin Art Centre was forced to close early due to construction of a childcare centre next door. (Sept. 28, 2022) (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni’s Rollin Art Centre closing for construction of art-focused child-care centre

Gallery, gift shop will move to Harbour Quay in former Alberni Aquarium building

Melissa Martin, arts administrator for the Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley, says the Rollin Art Centre was forced to close early due to construction of a childcare centre next door. (Sept. 28, 2022) (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)