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With gyms closed across B.C. – and some people not comfortable with returning to them, regardless – at-home workouts will be more important as people aim to stay healthy. (Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash photo)

TOTAL HEALTH: ‘Do anything, as long as you aren’t sitting still’

At-home workouts, walks suggested for those not comfortable inside fitness centres

With gyms closed across B.C. – and some people not comfortable with returning to them, regardless – at-home workouts will be more important as people aim to stay healthy. (Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash photo)
Pilot Justin Kripps with Cam Stones, Ryan Sommer and Benjamin Coakwell from Canada start for the first run of the men's four-man bobsleigh World Cup race in Winterberg, Germany,  Jan. 9, 2022. (Caroline Seidel/dpa via AP)

Elgin Park grad to compete in bobsled at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Former track-and-field athlete Ryan Sommer named to one of Canada’s four-man bobsled teams

Pilot Justin Kripps with Cam Stones, Ryan Sommer and Benjamin Coakwell from Canada start for the first run of the men's four-man bobsleigh World Cup race in Winterberg, Germany,  Jan. 9, 2022. (Caroline Seidel/dpa via AP)
A protest of about 75 people gathered at Peace Arch Hospital Thursday to show the community’s frustration with a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward. The decision was reversed later Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Decision to close Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward reversed

Fraser Health made announcement Thursday, amid community backlash towards temporary closure

A protest of about 75 people gathered at Peace Arch Hospital Thursday to show the community’s frustration with a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward. The decision was reversed later Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Semiahmoo’s Izzy Forsyth battles (right) was a key member of the senior girls team’s run to back-to-back provincial quad-A championships, but has now graduated to the NCAA. (Garrett James photo)

New-look Thunderbirds aim to keep program’s winning tradition alive

Semiahmoo Secondary’s senior girls basketball team aims for provincials again

Semiahmoo’s Izzy Forsyth battles (right) was a key member of the senior girls team’s run to back-to-back provincial quad-A championships, but has now graduated to the NCAA. (Garrett James photo)
A new four-lane crossing on King George Boulevard over the Nicomekl River will replace the old crossing. An official ground-breaking ceremony for the new span was held this week. (Aaron Hinks photo)

City of Surrey breaks ground on Nicomekl bridge project

Four-lane crossing to replace two-lane crossing, Bailey bridge along King George Boulevard

A new four-lane crossing on King George Boulevard over the Nicomekl River will replace the old crossing. An official ground-breaking ceremony for the new span was held this week. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Adam Svensson plays his shot from the second tee during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 15 in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Best-ever PGA result for South Surrey golfer

Adam Svensson finishes tied for 7th at PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii

Adam Svensson plays his shot from the second tee during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 15 in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Though some games have had to be postponed, Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association teams are managing “surprisingly well” amid the latest COVID-19 surge, executive director Dave Newson said. (File photo)

Semiahmoo Peninsula sports groups ‘managing surprisingly well’ despite Omicron surge

Athletic associations adjusting on fly, re-instituting safety measure to protect players, coaches

Though some games have had to be postponed, Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association teams are managing “surprisingly well” amid the latest COVID-19 surge, executive director Dave Newson said. (File photo)
A tree-chipping fundraiser at Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club raised $1,965. (Contributed photo)

Tree-chipping event raises $1,965 for Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club repairs

South Surrey property was damaged by flooding in mid-November

A tree-chipping fundraiser at Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club raised $1,965. (Contributed photo)
The Surrey Eagles made just one trade at the Canadian junior ‘A’ hockey trade deadline, sending 19-year-old forward Tio D’Addario (right) to the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles create roster flexibility after quiet junior ‘A’ trade deadline

BCHL team makes just one trade – sending Tio D’Addario to Camrose Kodiaks

The Surrey Eagles made just one trade at the Canadian junior ‘A’ hockey trade deadline, sending 19-year-old forward Tio D’Addario (right) to the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations. (Garrett James photo)
White Rock Whalers goaltenders Adam Winters (left) and Keegan Maddocks (right) have backstopped the team to a number of victories lately. (White Rock Whalers photos)

White Rock Whalers win three straight to start 2022

PJHL team now on a four-game win streak, after seeing seven-game streak snapped last month

White Rock Whalers goaltenders Adam Winters (left) and Keegan Maddocks (right) have backstopped the team to a number of victories lately. (White Rock Whalers photos)
Semiahmoo’s Tara Wallack tries to get a shot off while being defended by a Lord Tweedsmuir player during the final of the Surrey Fire Fighters Goodwill Classic in 2020. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey high school hoops tournaments postponed

Fire Fighters Goodwill Classic will now be played in March

Semiahmoo’s Tara Wallack tries to get a shot off while being defended by a Lord Tweedsmuir player during the final of the Surrey Fire Fighters Goodwill Classic in 2020. (Garrett James photo)
Crews work to repair a pothole along 16 Avenue, just west of 192 Street, on Friday morning. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Large 16 Avenue pothole causes big problems for South Surrey drivers

City crews aim to ‘get out there as quick as we can and repair them’ says engineering manager

Crews work to repair a pothole along 16 Avenue, just west of 192 Street, on Friday morning. (Nick Greenizan photo)
South Surrey’s Edgewood Park has been recognized for its pollinator meadow. (City of Surrey photo)

South Surrey’s Edgewood Park recognized for pollinator meadow

City receives ‘Greener Greenspace’ award from Society of Organic Urban Lawn Care

South Surrey’s Edgewood Park has been recognized for its pollinator meadow. (City of Surrey photo)
White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society is among a handful of facilities in White Rock/South Surrey to have new COVID-19 outbreaks. (Peace Arch News photo)

COVID-19 outbreaks declared at White Rock’s Evergreen Baptist, 3 Surrey facilities

Evergreen Baptist Care Society has been site of 2 previous outbreaks

White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society is among a handful of facilities in White Rock/South Surrey to have new COVID-19 outbreaks. (Peace Arch News photo)
BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)

Overcoming COVID-19, other barriers ‘a wild ride’ says BCHL commissioner

Chris Hebb has dealt with a pandemic, cancelled games and travel issues since joining league

BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)
Surrey Eagles goalie Eli Pulver scrambles to cover up a puck in the crease during a game against Langley earlier this season. Pulver stopped both shots in faced in a shootout Sunday, to help the Eagles defeat Chilliwack 3-2. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles defeat Chiefs in return from holiday break

Eagles win 3-2 in a shootout; rematch between the two BCHL rivals set for Friday

Surrey Eagles goalie Eli Pulver scrambles to cover up a puck in the crease during a game against Langley earlier this season. Pulver stopped both shots in faced in a shootout Sunday, to help the Eagles defeat Chilliwack 3-2. (Garrett James photo)
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COLUMN: Waiting impatiently for a better year to come

Better to look forward than back, writes PAN reporter Nick Greenizan

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Canada’s Danielle Lawrie, a former White Rock Renegade pitcher, celebrates in the middle of her team as they celebrate their bronze medal win over Mexico at the Tokyo Olympics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

YEAR IN REVIEW: After slow start, year ends with Olympic medals, other victories

COVID-19 still caused sports cancellations to start 2021, but games were eventually played

Canada’s Danielle Lawrie, a former White Rock Renegade pitcher, celebrates in the middle of her team as they celebrate their bronze medal win over Mexico at the Tokyo Olympics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn warms up in the outfield before Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams Game last August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

W.P. Kinsella’s famous novel keeps going the distance

One-time White Rock resident’s Shoeless Joe novel continues to draw fans

Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn warms up in the outfield before Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams Game last August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Two separate investigations by Surrey RCMP’s drug unit resulted in the seizure of drugs, cash and two guns. (Surrey RCMP photos)

Pair of investigations lead Surrey RCMP to “signficant” seizures of drugs, cash, guns

Search warrants executed on Surrey homes in November, December

Two separate investigations by Surrey RCMP’s drug unit resulted in the seizure of drugs, cash and two guns. (Surrey RCMP photos)