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Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Expand sewing skills through 1-day workshop

Mah Jong, computer lessons offered this month at Kent Street Centre

  • Jan 20, 2022
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 9, 2010. White will turn 99 on Sunday, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

PENINSULA ZOOMER: We can all take steps to age well, just like Betty White did

Dr. Grace Park promotes healthy aging while avoiding health decline and frailty

  • Jan 20, 2022
Metro Vancouver Transit Police Indigenous Liaison, Constable Kirk Rattray, in video about the Blue Eagle youth cadet program, coming to an elementary school in Surrey. (YouTube.com)

Blue Eagle cadet program flies to Surrey for lessons in Indigenous culture, policing

‘We’re trying to make it easier for youth to interact with us and to start to trust the police’

The 12 Days of UNITI holiday fundraising appeal brought in $114,396 during December, benefiting operations of UNITI partners The Semiahmoo House Society, The Peninsula Estates Housing Society and the Semiahmoo Foundation. (File photo).

UNITI holiday fundraising appeal successful

South Surrey organization raises more than $100,000

The 12 Days of UNITI holiday fundraising appeal brought in $114,396 during December, benefiting operations of UNITI partners The Semiahmoo House Society, The Peninsula Estates Housing Society and the Semiahmoo Foundation. (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)
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
A $2.8 million grand prize package home for BC Children’s Hospital’s 2022 Choices Lottery is located at 13156 19A Ave. in Ocean Park. Contributed photo.
A $2.8 million grand prize package home for BC Children’s Hospital’s 2022 Choices Lottery is located at 13156 19A Ave. in Ocean Park. Contributed photo.
A hummingbird feeds on a flower. (Caitlyn MacDonald photo)
A hummingbird feeds on a flower. (Caitlyn MacDonald photo)
An uncleared sidewalk is seen in Cloverdale. Cloverdale resident Ross MacDonald says the City of Surrey needs to be more proactive in removing snow from the sidewalks and greenspace pathways that the city is responsible for clearing. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
An uncleared sidewalk is seen in Cloverdale. Cloverdale resident Ross MacDonald says the City of Surrey needs to be more proactive in removing snow from the sidewalks and greenspace pathways that the city is responsible for clearing. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Photo taken Jan. 7, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. The eagle was reported to OWL rehabilitation but was able to shake off ice and fly away before the naturalist arrived. (Sylvia Janz photo)

No worries for ice-covered bald eagle spotted in Chilliwack

The large raptors actually can survive winter conditions remarkably well

Photo taken Jan. 7, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. The eagle was reported to OWL rehabilitation but was able to shake off ice and fly away before the naturalist arrived. (Sylvia Janz photo)
Health Minister Adrian Dix is seen in December, 2019 after announcing that a new hospital will be built in Cloverdale. Dix will offer an update on the new hospital Jan. 21 via Zoom. (File photo: Malin Jordan)
Health Minister Adrian Dix is seen in December, 2019 after announcing that a new hospital will be built in Cloverdale. Dix will offer an update on the new hospital Jan. 21 via Zoom. (File photo: Malin Jordan)
Jim Chmelyk

PAN staffers mourn former longtime production foreman

Jim Chmelyk remembered as a friendly, beloved colleague

Jim Chmelyk
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
The Cloverdale Rodeo Association recently held a general meeting Jan. 5 to update its membership on a few key issues. (Image via Twitter: @Paradeguy/Paul Orazietti)

Cloverdale Rodeo may be cancelled for third year in a row

Association president Gerry Spielmacher cites problems with Stetson Bowl

The Cloverdale Rodeo Association recently held a general meeting Jan. 5 to update its membership on a few key issues. (Image via Twitter: @Paradeguy/Paul Orazietti)
B.C. Electric Railway memorabilia is seen on display at the Museum of Surrey as part of a past Community Treasurers exhibit. The museum is now accepting applications for new exhibits. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
B.C. Electric Railway memorabilia is seen on display at the Museum of Surrey as part of a past Community Treasurers exhibit. The museum is now accepting applications for new exhibits. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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)
On Dec. 30 at the pond at Crescent Park, ‘so many people were there, with adults engaged in shovelling every little part of the pond that could be skated upon. Kids and dogs were frolicking everywhere.’ (Janet McIntosh photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock, South Surrey turned into winter playground

From skating to swimming, residents made the best of unusually cold and snowy weather

  • Jan 6, 2022
On Dec. 30 at the pond at Crescent Park, ‘so many people were there, with adults engaged in shovelling every little part of the pond that could be skated upon. Kids and dogs were frolicking everywhere.’ (Janet McIntosh photo)
Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: New provincial health orders put some activities on hold at Kent Street Centre

Classes, program capacity reduced by half until at least Jan. 18

  • Jan 6, 2022
Dianne Sawicki
Youth group members from Peace Portal Alliance Church are offering a by-donation Christmas tree pickup service this weekend and next (Jan. 8, 9 and 15). (Black Press Media file photo)

South Surrey youth group offers ‘effortless’ Christmas-tree disposal

Service aims to raise funds for grad trip to Disneyland

Youth group members from Peace Portal Alliance Church are offering a by-donation Christmas tree pickup service this weekend and next (Jan. 8, 9 and 15). (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

North Delta Lions tree chipping events return this weekend

By-donation events a major fundraiser for the club, with the money benefiting many local charities

(Black Press Media file photo)