Vancouver Island's American Idol releases her first original song

Vancouver Island’s Lauren Spencer-Smith, who wowed judges on American Idol last year, has released her first original song, called “Back to Friends.” (Artwork by Alex Forhan) Vancouver Island’s Lauren Spencer-Smith, who wowed judges on American Idol last year, has released her first original song, called “Back to Friends.” (Artwork by Alex Forhan)

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Federal Election 2021: 27 ridings to watch and why they're important

CTVNews.ca has compiled profiles of 27 of the more compelling races in what could be a nail-biter of a federal election on Sept. 20. There are some that garner notable interest because of the implications they may have for the region, the broader momentum a party is picking up, or because of the big names on the ballot.