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Native American actress Stefany Mathias poses for a photo in Vernon, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2020. ABC’s “Big Sky” is struggling to address Native American criticism of the drama series. Mathias was hired for the role and asked to act as a consultant, which she said included reviewing set decorations. (Tony Butler via AP)

‘Big Sky’ stumbles in addressing Native American criticism

The quick turnaround for episodic TV makes revisions possible but not advisable

Native American actress Stefany Mathias poses for a photo in Vernon, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2020. ABC’s “Big Sky” is struggling to address Native American criticism of the drama series. Mathias was hired for the role and asked to act as a consultant, which she said included reviewing set decorations. (Tony Butler via AP)
“My daughter’s cat…poor thing!” (Codi Krys/Special to The Star)

PHOTOS: Aldergrove shares their holiday pet pictures

The Star asked readers to share their furry friends getting into the Christmas spirit

“My daughter’s cat…poor thing!” (Codi Krys/Special to The Star)
Langley’s Cassie Unger stars in Theatre in the Country’s Christmas production of The Gift of the Magi is being livestreamed this weekend and next. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: COVID once again shutters Langley theatre, forcing show online

Theatre in the Country and fistful of local actors bring Christmas online with The Gift of the Magi

Langley’s Cassie Unger stars in Theatre in the Country’s Christmas production of The Gift of the Magi is being livestreamed this weekend and next. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Young B.C. singer catches the eyes and ears of James Taylor

Legendary singer-songwriter posts two videos of 11-year-old Malakai to Instagram

Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)
Ellexis, Ella, Everett, Tonya, and Chris Wejr went all out for the holiday season. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

CHRISTMAS LIGHT MAP: Aldergrove principal goes all out for the holidays

Shortreed’s Chris Wejr and his family invite the community to come check out their decor

Ellexis, Ella, Everett, Tonya, and Chris Wejr went all out for the holiday season. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Dancer Carolyn Currey performed to O Holy Night on Thursday (Dec. 10) at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video)

VIDEO: Ballerina presents surprise park performance in Abbotsford

Carolyn Currey dances to Christmas classic O Holy Night

Dancer Carolyn Currey performed to O Holy Night on Thursday (Dec. 10) at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video)
Township employees test and finalize the Christmas light displays at Williams Park. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Williams Park gets ready for Christmas, opens Friday, Dec. 11

Holiday display will run for two weeks as a drive-thru style event

Township employees test and finalize the Christmas light displays at Williams Park. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Karen Lee Batten brings home the BCCMA’s 2020 fans’ choice award. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley singer/songwriter picked as ‘best’ by B.C. music fans

Karen Lee Batten was given one of the top country music award in this province

Karen Lee Batten brings home the BCCMA’s 2020 fans’ choice award. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Image posted to the website pne.ca/winterlights
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ON COOKING: Chef Dez pares down the best holiday kitchen gadget ideas

Christmas gift suggestions for the foodie in your life

  • Dec 7, 2020
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Santa is busy at Willowbrook Shopping Centre with five-minute Zoom meetings with children. All the slots are booked up through the holidays. (Willowbrook Shopping Centre/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley mall snowed under with requests for virtual visits with Santa

Willowbrook Shopping Centre is using technology so the kids can talk to the Jolly Ol’ Elf

Santa is busy at Willowbrook Shopping Centre with five-minute Zoom meetings with children. All the slots are booked up through the holidays. (Willowbrook Shopping Centre/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Several Juno award statues sit in the photo room before the awards show, in Ottawa, Sunday, April 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Juno Awards move Toronto show date to May 16, 2021 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Whether any of the Juno events can be held indoors is yet to be determined

Several Juno award statues sit in the photo room before the awards show, in Ottawa, Sunday, April 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Surrey Little Theatre is located on 184th Street at Fraser Highway. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey Little Theatre, Langley Players look to merge as single company at 200th Street theatre

A ‘really exciting’ development for the volunteer-run theatre companies

Surrey Little Theatre is located on 184th Street at Fraser Highway. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
The family owned and operated Twilight Drive-In, located in Aldergrove, has been in operation since 2005. (Aldergrove Star files)

COVID restrictions curtain Twilight Drive-In for two weeks

Owner Jay Daulat is hopeful the Aldergrove business can re-open after Dec. 7

The family owned and operated Twilight Drive-In, located in Aldergrove, has been in operation since 2005. (Aldergrove Star files)
Nearly 50 businesses and organizations from Aldergrove showcased their unique “light-up” float or display in Aldergrove’s annual Christmas Light-Up parade in 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)

Latest COVID restrictions cancels Aldergrove Christmas Light-Up parade

Annual holiday event, with socially distant restrictions in place, was set for Saturday, Dec. 12

Nearly 50 businesses and organizations from Aldergrove showcased their unique “light-up” float or display in Aldergrove’s annual Christmas Light-Up parade in 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)
This image released by ABC shows Ryan Phillippe in a scene from “Big Sky.” premiering on Tuesday. Several Indigenous groups are lambasting ABC’s “Big Sky” for a storyline about murdered women in Montana that fails to mention the crisis disproportionately involves Indigenous victims. (Sergei Bachlakov, ABC)

Indigenous groups criticize ABC series ‘Big Sky’ for insensitivity to MMIWG

UBCIC is among several Indigenous groups lambasting the Vancouver-shot series

This image released by ABC shows Ryan Phillippe in a scene from “Big Sky.” premiering on Tuesday. Several Indigenous groups are lambasting ABC’s “Big Sky” for a storyline about murdered women in Montana that fails to mention the crisis disproportionately involves Indigenous victims. (Sergei Bachlakov, ABC)
A view of the “Imagine Van Gogh” art exhibit coming to Vancouver in February. (submitted photo)

‘Imagine Van Gogh’ art show coming to Vancouver with ‘exceptional COVID-19 measures’

February start for ‘immersive concept’ touring exhibition of Dutch master’s works

A view of the “Imagine Van Gogh” art exhibit coming to Vancouver in February. (submitted photo)
Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix.”

Free ‘Hollywood Suite’ movies in December include ‘Keanussance’ titles starring Keanu Reeves

Also featured is the Israeli-made ‘Valley of Tears,’ a 10-part war drama

Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix.”
Justin Louis of Chilliwack, seen here on Nov. 21, 2020 beside a mural of his wife Inez Louis, is one of the designers who will be featured on Nov. 26 as part of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Indigenous B.C. fashion designer steps onto national stage

Justin Louis with Section 35 clothing will present his collection at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto

Justin Louis of Chilliwack, seen here on Nov. 21, 2020 beside a mural of his wife Inez Louis, is one of the designers who will be featured on Nov. 26 as part of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Mulligatawny is tough to spell but a tasty soup

Chef Dez offers up his version of a classic soup

  • Nov 25, 2020
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.