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Lumby featured in next episode of TV's 'Still Standing'

Jonny Harris with Caitlyn Snyder in Lumby.
Image Credit: CBC/Still Standing
November 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Months after a TV crew rolled into town, Lumby is about to become famous in a national broadcast next week.

The CBC comedy Still Standing hits the small screen on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and dedicates an episode to the Village of Lumby east of Vernon.

Comedian Jonny Harris visited the North Okanagan village earlier this year and set about filming an episode for season five of his cross-country TV show.

The show highlights a different small community in each episode to "celebrate the places and the people that are holding on, no matter what," reads the Still Standing webpage.

Season five of the TV show has crossed the country from Newfoundland to B.C. and in next week's episode, Lumby will be in the spotlight.

The Lumby episode shows how the town is emerging after all three of its major lumber mills closed and hundreds of jobs were lost.

In the episode, Harris "gets up close and personal with the trees while learning about 'forest bathing', visits a 40-acre grow-op that's hoping to make pot for pets, and joins the circus."

It also highlights how Lumby is diversifying its economy with arts and culture.

The Still Standing episode featuring Lumby will air on CBC television on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m.


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