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FILE - Russell Banks, author of “Cloudsplitter,” delivers a keynote address during the Hemingway & Winship Awards ceremony at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, April, 4, 2004. Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as “Affliction” and “The Sweet Hereafter” in the wintry, rural communities of his native Northeast and imagined the dreams and downfalls of everyone from modern blue-collar workers to the radical abolitionist John Brown, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)
FILE - Russell Banks, author of “Cloudsplitter,” delivers a keynote address during the Hemingway & Winship Awards ceremony at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, April, 4, 2004. Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as “Affliction” and “The Sweet Hereafter” in the wintry, rural communities of his native Northeast and imagined the dreams and downfalls of everyone from modern blue-collar workers to the radical abolitionist John Brown, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)
This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)

UK palace allies push back against Prince Harry’s claims

Buckingham Palace hasn’t officially commented on Harry’s book

This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)
This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry, left, speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)

Prince Harry interviews set to raise heat on UK royal family

Prince Harry is expected to lob more criticism at the U.K. royal…

This undated screengrab issued by ITV on Friday Jan. 6, 2023 shows Britain’s Prince Harry, left, speaking during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby for the programme Harry: The Interview. (Harry: The Interview on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on January 8/PA via AP)
The bacon cheeseburger from Deep Cove Market from Dine Around. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Dine Around, Stay in Town Victoria returns with delicious deals this month

Featuring over 40 restaurants, the program gives restaurants a chance to shine

The bacon cheeseburger from Deep Cove Market from Dine Around. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Flowers and Sunshine acrylic on canvas by Madison Hart at West End Gallery.

At the Galleries: Bright landscapes, happy accidents, activisim take centre stage

Galleries make late-winter leap into spring fare

  • Jan 7, 2023
Flowers and Sunshine acrylic on canvas by Madison Hart at West End Gallery.
(Black Press Media Creative)

Prince Harry’s book exposes grief, war, drugs, family rifts

Bereaved boy, troubled teen, wartime soldier, unhappy royal — many facets of…

(Black Press Media Creative)
FILE - Britain’s Prince Harry, left, reacts as he walks with his best man, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive for the the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Prince Harry has said he wants to have his father and brother back and that he wants “a family, not an institution,” during a TV interview ahead of the publication of his memoir. The interview with Britain’s ITV channel is due to be released this Sunday. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP, File)

Report: Prince Harry says William attacked him during row

Guardian newspaper sourced an advance copy of the book, ‘Spare,’ due to be published next week

FILE - Britain’s Prince Harry, left, reacts as he walks with his best man, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive for the the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Prince Harry has said he wants to have his father and brother back and that he wants “a family, not an institution,” during a TV interview ahead of the publication of his memoir. The interview with Britain’s ITV channel is due to be released this Sunday. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP, File)
Guitar talent sourced worldwide lands on Vancouver Island stages later this month. (Courtesy International Guitar Night)
Guitar talent sourced worldwide lands on Vancouver Island stages later this month. (Courtesy International Guitar Night)
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)

Sheriff: No foul play in ‘Avengers’ star snow tractor injury

‘He was being a great neighbor and he was plowing those roads for his neighbors’

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)
FILE - Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, who are playing the title roles in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet,” place flowers on the “Tomba di Giulietta”, or the Tomb of Juliet, in Verona, northern Italy, on Oct. 22, 1968. The two stars of 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet” sued Paramount Pictures for more than $500 million on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, over a nude scene in the film shot when they were teens. (AP Photo/File)

VIDEO: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ stars sue over 1968 film’s teen nude scene

Now in their 70s, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting were 15 and 16 at the time of the shoot

FILE - Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, who are playing the title roles in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet,” place flowers on the “Tomba di Giulietta”, or the Tomb of Juliet, in Verona, northern Italy, on Oct. 22, 1968. The two stars of 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet” sued Paramount Pictures for more than $500 million on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, over a nude scene in the film shot when they were teens. (AP Photo/File)
Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman, left to right, Topher Grace as Eric Forman, Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman and Callie Haverda as Leia Forman in a still from “That ‘90s Show,” premiering Jan. 19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Netflix
Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman, left to right, Topher Grace as Eric Forman, Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman and Callie Haverda as Leia Forman in a still from “That ‘90s Show,” premiering Jan. 19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Netflix
Local music video maker Colton Davis worked with his idol Merkules, a platinum selling rapper from Surrey, to create a music video on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)

Wrong gate, right time sees Island videographer get gig with platinum-selling rapper

Since he was a child Davis, a.k.a. the Big C, has been making films on his parents’ home-video camera

  • Jan 4, 2023
Local music video maker Colton Davis worked with his idol Merkules, a platinum selling rapper from Surrey, to create a music video on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)
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
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

Victoria-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 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)
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