Tom Zillich

From left, Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson were killed in a vehicle crash in August 2021. (File photos)

Car in Surrey teens’ deadly crash was speeding 187 km/h — six times the limit, coroner’s report says

Toxicological analysis of the driver showed ‘a moderate to heavy level of alcohol consumption’

From left, Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson were killed in a vehicle crash in August 2021. (File photos)
Surrey resident Phoebe Dinamling with a gift-filled shoebox at the Operation Christmas Child processing plant in Calgary. (Submitted photo)

Surrey volunteer tracks Christmas gift-filled shoeboxes like the one she received 10 years ago

‘I was one of those kids (in 2012), and the excitement of opening a box is surreal,’ Phoebe Dinamling says

Surrey resident Phoebe Dinamling with a gift-filled shoebox at the Operation Christmas Child processing plant in Calgary. (Submitted photo)
At Surrey Christmas Bureau’s warehouse/toy depot in Whalley, executive director Lisa Werring (left) and student-volunteer Rrezart Geci, from Guildford Park Secondary, load in boxes of donated gingerbread kits on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Terrifying’ inflation sees demand surge at Surrey Christmas Bureau’s Toy Depot, in Whalley

‘Right now we’re in a crunch for toys,’ executive director says as donation drives get going

At Surrey Christmas Bureau’s warehouse/toy depot in Whalley, executive director Lisa Werring (left) and student-volunteer Rrezart Geci, from Guildford Park Secondary, load in boxes of donated gingerbread kits on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Otto Tausk conducts Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (Photo: ottotausk.com)

VSO to ring Surrey’s Bell with ‘Winter Daydreams’ and ‘A Traditional Christmas’ concerts

Also in December, the VSO aims to put people in the Christmas spirit with several other performances

Otto Tausk conducts Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (Photo: ottotausk.com)
TEASER PHOTO ONLY

‘Pleasant Good Evening’ memoir documents Dan Russell’s hall-of-fame sports broadcasting career

He took 200,000 calls from ‘Sportstalk’ listeners, interviewed 25,000 people (including some greats)

TEASER PHOTO ONLY
Volunteers wrap gifts for shoppers. (File photo: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

15 reasons to shop local on Black Friday, according to Surrey Board of Trade

“By buying local, you help create jobs for your friends and neighbours,’ among other reasons, SBOT says

Volunteers wrap gifts for shoppers. (File photo: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
DJ Alibaba (aka Al Lamons) with business partner Vera JM Friesen at the Vancity Soul Skate event at the PNE’s Rollerland building on Nov. 20, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

A chance to roller dance: Surrey DJ Alibaba spins new VanCity Soul Skate nights at PNE

‘It’s just a chance to roller dance, or roller boogie, as we used to call it back in the day,’ Al Lamons says

DJ Alibaba (aka Al Lamons) with business partner Vera JM Friesen at the Vancity Soul Skate event at the PNE’s Rollerland building on Nov. 20, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Ezra Kwizera and band perform at Hubcast Media’s intimate Campus Studios on Nov. 19. The studio is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. (Submitted photo)
Ezra Kwizera and band perform at Hubcast Media’s intimate Campus Studios on Nov. 19. The studio is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. (Submitted photo)
teaser photo

Coming to Surrey: 10-foot ‘Ghost of Christmas Present’ puppet in Wonderheads’ re-imagined classic

With a twist, Dickens’ popular story to hit the stage at Bell Performing Arts Centre

teaser photo
Starting Friday (Nov. 25), the second annual Lumagica Surrey event returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds with light displays, live music, festive food, visits with Santa and more. Tickets are required. See lumagica.ca for all the details. (Photo: lumagica.ca)
Starting Friday (Nov. 25), the second annual Lumagica Surrey event returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds with light displays, live music, festive food, visits with Santa and more. Tickets are required. See lumagica.ca for all the details. (Photo: lumagica.ca)
A Ready-Mix Concrete truck rolls through Cloverdale in December 2019 during the Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. (File photo: Olivia Johnson)

Surrey Santa parade will roll in Cloverdale, but no lit Big Rigs event in City Centre

Cloverdale parade returns after being cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-related issues

A Ready-Mix Concrete truck rolls through Cloverdale in December 2019 during the Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. (File photo: Olivia Johnson)
A “Ladies Sing the Blues” benefit concert at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock in July 2021. The concert venue and recording studio won the Arts and Innovation Award during the Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Photo: facebook.com/BlueFrogLive)

White Rock concert venue/studio among Surrey Art & Business Award winners, for innovation

Blue Frog Studios, Lyn Verra-Lay, Argel Monte De Ramos and Liane Davison won awards Tuesday evening

A “Ladies Sing the Blues” benefit concert at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock in July 2021. The concert venue and recording studio won the Arts and Innovation Award during the Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Photo: facebook.com/BlueFrogLive)
Hockey linesman Mike McGowan smiled in hospital despite a broken jaw. (Photo: gofundme.com/f/smoothie-fundraiser)

‘Worst nightmare’ for hockey linesman after puck breaks jaw at Langley rink, but then donations pour in

Mission-raised Mike McGowan was sent to hospital in Surrey during Saturday’s university-league game

Hockey linesman Mike McGowan smiled in hospital despite a broken jaw. (Photo: gofundme.com/f/smoothie-fundraiser)
Wearing a special Punjabi Night-themed jersey, Surrey Eagles forward Jacob Bonkowski, right, crashes into Vernon Vipers goaltender Roan Clarke at South Surrey Arena on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. At a sold-out rink, the home team blanked the visitors, 5-0. (Photo: Garrett James, via Facebook.com/SurreyEagles)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Special weekend for Surrey Eagles as team wins 2 more games, including a thriller

Huge crowd and shutout win on Punjabi Night, followed by 6-5 victory over conference leaders

Wearing a special Punjabi Night-themed jersey, Surrey Eagles forward Jacob Bonkowski, right, crashes into Vernon Vipers goaltender Roan Clarke at South Surrey Arena on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. At a sold-out rink, the home team blanked the visitors, 5-0. (Photo: Garrett James, via Facebook.com/SurreyEagles)
Newly elected Surrey city councillor Gordon Hepner outside his notary public office in South Surrey on Nov. 16, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

An ‘old soul’ new to the political arena, Hepner follows mother’s footsteps to Surrey City Hall

Manitoba-born notary public wants to steer the city away from ‘the last government’s reputation’

Newly elected Surrey city councillor Gordon Hepner outside his notary public office in South Surrey on Nov. 16, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
From above, the scene at Surrey Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Submitted photo: City of Surrey)

18,000 people at plaza for Surrey Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market, city estimates

Concord Pacific ‘Giving Trees’ raised money for Surrey Food Bank

From above, the scene at Surrey Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Submitted photo: City of Surrey)
teaser photo

PHOTOS: In Surrey: Bertuzzi, Courtnall & other ex-Canucks play amateurs in charity hockey tourney

18 NHL alumni gear up at Canucks Autism Network Pro-Am, at North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex

teaser photo
The opening-night curtain call for “A Late Snow” actors Nicki Regnier, Jennifer Tiles, Taylor Stutchbury, Amy Starkey and Rachel Gadd, from left to right, at Bethany-Newton United Church in Surrey on Thursday night, Nov. 17. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: At Surrey church, ‘A Late Snow’ tells a stormy story of five gay women trapped in cabin

Pivot Theatre production stars Taylor Stutchbury as a college professor looking for true love

The opening-night curtain call for “A Late Snow” actors Nicki Regnier, Jennifer Tiles, Taylor Stutchbury, Amy Starkey and Rachel Gadd, from left to right, at Bethany-Newton United Church in Surrey on Thursday night, Nov. 17. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Gerry Dee in a photo posted to Facebook.com.

Comedy shows flood Surrey as Gerry Dee, Sugar Sammy and other funny people announce dates

Also announced for Bell theatre is Mike Delamont’s ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen: Christmas Special’

Gerry Dee in a photo posted to Facebook.com.
TEASER PHOTO

Surrey man wants to run fastest across Canada for mental health, ‘like what Terry Fox did for cancer’

Ultramarathoner Sachin Latti was drenched during this year’s ‘Run to Remember,’ for Honour House

TEASER PHOTO
Pop-up banner image