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FILE - Jeremy Renner poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK Fan Screening of the film "Hawkeye," in London, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Renner is being treated for serious injuries that happened while he was plowing snow. The actor's representative said Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, that Renner is in critical condition although he is stable. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Jeremy Renner undergoes surgery after snow plow accident

Jeremy Renner suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries in a snow…

FILE - Jeremy Renner poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK Fan Screening of the film "Hawkeye," in London, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Renner is being treated for serious injuries that happened while he was plowing snow. The actor's representative said Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, that Renner is in critical condition although he is stable. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
This cover image released by The Permanent Press shows “Dogtown” by Howard Owen. (The Permanent Press via AP)

Review: A reporter at a dying paper solves a serial murder

Willie Black takes matters into his own hands after police fail to turn up any real leads

This cover image released by The Permanent Press shows “Dogtown” by Howard Owen. (The Permanent Press via AP)
FILE - British designer Vivienne Westwood speaks to media after her Anglomania Spring/Summer 2010 collection show at Selfridges in London, Nov. 16, 2009. Westwood, an influential fashion maverick who played a key role in the punk movement, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at 81. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

Vivienne Westwood, influential fashion maverick, dies at 81

She was a lifelong rebel who was honored several times by Queen Elizabeth II

FILE - British designer Vivienne Westwood speaks to media after her Anglomania Spring/Summer 2010 collection show at Selfridges in London, Nov. 16, 2009. Westwood, an influential fashion maverick who played a key role in the punk movement, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at 81. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
Ian Tyson is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Monday, Oct.18, 2010. Canadian folk legend Tyson, best known for the hit single “Four Strong Winds” as one half of Ian & Sylvia, has died at age 89.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

B.C.-born folk legend Ian Tyson, known for ‘Four Strong Winds’, dies

Tyson’s life was a whirlwind ride from B.C. private school to Alberta ranch living

Ian Tyson is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Monday, Oct.18, 2010. Canadian folk legend Tyson, best known for the hit single “Four Strong Winds” as one half of Ian & Sylvia, has died at age 89.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
This image released by A24 Films shows, from left, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh and James Hong in a scene from “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” (Allyson Riggs/A24 via AP)

The Associated Press names its 9 Breakthrough Entertainers of 2022

Stranger Things and Everything Everywhere All at Once stars among those chosen

This image released by A24 Films shows, from left, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh and James Hong in a scene from “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” (Allyson Riggs/A24 via AP)
Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith, as pictured performing at the MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards in late August, will ring in the New Year as part of ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023’ this Saturday. (MTV image)

Vancouver Island singer to be a part of New Year’s Rockin’ Eve TV special

Lauren Spencer-Smith is set to perform latest singles Fingers Crossed and Flowers

Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith, as pictured performing at the MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards in late August, will ring in the New Year as part of ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023’ this Saturday. (MTV image)
The Maritime Discovery Centre is one of the Alberni Valley’s landmarks. (SUSAN QUINN / Alberni Valley News)

ARTS AROUND: The Grove art gallery temporarily closed

Next exhibit will open Tuesday, Jan. 31 featuring Alberni Valley landmarks

The Maritime Discovery Centre is one of the Alberni Valley’s landmarks. (SUSAN QUINN / Alberni Valley News)
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On will premiere at the Paramount Theatre in Port Alberni on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni Film Fest returns for winter 2023

Four different films to be shown at Paramount Theatre

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On will premiere at the Paramount Theatre in Port Alberni on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is returning to the Malaspina Theatre next year and submissions are now open. (Stock photo)

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival accepting submissions for next year

Local filmmakers can submit work for free, with two spaces reserved for Island-made films

The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is returning to the Malaspina Theatre next year and submissions are now open. (Stock photo)
Stanley Tucci, left, and Clive Davis attend the world premiere of "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody" at AMC Lincoln Square on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Stanley Tucci, left, and Clive Davis attend the world premiere of "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody" at AMC Lincoln Square on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
In August, actor and director Jonah Hill deleted his Instagram account as he penned a letter to Deadline saying he would be stepping back from the public eye to help him cope with anxiety attacks. (Ben Hohenstatt/Juneau Empire)

Celebrities on the mental-health toll of fame in the social media age

‘We’ve stopped relating to each other because now we’re in our own bubble of what our device is’

In August, actor and director Jonah Hill deleted his Instagram account as he penned a letter to Deadline saying he would be stepping back from the public eye to help him cope with anxiety attacks. (Ben Hohenstatt/Juneau Empire)
This image released by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment shows Gabriel LaBelle in a scene from “The Fabelmans.” (Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)
This image released by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment shows Gabriel LaBelle in a scene from “The Fabelmans.” (Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)
Lyla Telep, age eight, had fun at a craft session at the Grove on Dec. 17. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)

The Grove Art Gallery prepares for 2023 season with two calls to artists

Final week for Mistletoe Market at arts council’s new Harbour Quay location

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Lyla Telep, age eight, had fun at a craft session at the Grove on Dec. 17. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows director Damien Chazelle, left, and director of photography Linus Sandgren on the set of “Babylon.” (Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures via AP)

Review: The silent film era roars again in ‘Babylon’

Overcooked and not quite rooted, but at its best a mad moviemaking nirvana

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows director Damien Chazelle, left, and director of photography Linus Sandgren on the set of “Babylon.” (Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures via AP)
Actors Rooney Mara, left to right, Judith Ivey, Claire Foy and director Sarah Polley talk on the set of their film “Women Talking” in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Michael Gibson

Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley on making ‘Women Talking’ a cinematic epic

‘Why not a conversation amongst women … feel seismic, and as though it’s the only thing that matters?’

Actors Rooney Mara, left to right, Judith Ivey, Claire Foy and director Sarah Polley talk on the set of their film “Women Talking” in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Michael Gibson
FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 4 2022. Weinstein’s defense team has rested its case and closing arguments will soon begin at the Los Angeles trial of the former movie magnate. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in Los Angeles trial

Former movie mogul 2 years into a 23-year sentence for an earlier rape conviction

FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 4 2022. Weinstein’s defense team has rested its case and closing arguments will soon begin at the Los Angeles trial of the former movie magnate. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - This combination of photos shows actor Johnny Depp testifying at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., on April 21, 2022, left, and actor Amber Heard testifying in the same courtroom on May 26, 2022. Depp won the defamation suit against Heard last month in a high-profile civil trial. (AP Photo, File)

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard settle defamation appeals

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their defamation lawsuits following…

FILE - This combination of photos shows actor Johnny Depp testifying at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., on April 21, 2022, left, and actor Amber Heard testifying in the same courtroom on May 26, 2022. Depp won the defamation suit against Heard last month in a high-profile civil trial. (AP Photo, File)
Catherine Babault releases Vancouver Island Marmot, The World’s Rarest Marmot, on Dec. 21. Catherine Babault photo

Vancouver Island photographer releases book about Vancouver Island marmot

Books explores efforts to save one of the Island’s high-profile endangered species

Catherine Babault releases Vancouver Island Marmot, The World’s Rarest Marmot, on Dec. 21. Catherine Babault photo
Competitors, including eventual winner Yi Yi Wang, front centre, dance during the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The popularity of the 27-year-old pageant is testament to both the ongoing lure of celebrity in Hong Kong and Chinese show business, and what one expert calls the “aura” surrounding Canadian Chinese entertainers across the Pacific. Vancouver has long served as a source of talent for the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese entertainment scenes, and the mutual attraction persists in spite of recent political tensions between Canada and Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dreams of Chinese fame persist at Vancouver pageant, where stars are born

Pageant helps discover talent for Chinese-language show business

Competitors, including eventual winner Yi Yi Wang, front centre, dance during the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The popularity of the 27-year-old pageant is testament to both the ongoing lure of celebrity in Hong Kong and Chinese show business, and what one expert calls the “aura” surrounding Canadian Chinese entertainers across the Pacific. Vancouver has long served as a source of talent for the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese entertainment scenes, and the mutual attraction persists in spite of recent political tensions between Canada and Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Jake Sully, portrayed by Sam Worthington, in “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)

Can James Cameron’s striking ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ pull off a box-office smash?

Disney’s new film opens across North America this weekend to massive expectations

This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Jake Sully, portrayed by Sam Worthington, in “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)
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