Nick Greenizan

After twice have their wedding plans altered due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne Schmidt and Andrew Sturgess got married in Bakerview Park last weekend, with the only guests being their two daughters, Zoey (foreground) and Tessa. (Darren Ripka photo)

From New Zealand to Bakerview Park, B.C. couple weds in ‘backyard’

Twice scaled-down wedding ‘proof that good things still happen during bad times’

After twice have their wedding plans altered due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne Schmidt and Andrew Sturgess got married in Bakerview Park last weekend, with the only guests being their two daughters, Zoey (foreground) and Tessa. (Darren Ripka photo)
BC Hockey League commissioner Chris Hebb says the league is still on track to begin regular-season play in early December. (BCHL photo)

BCHL still on track to begin regular season in December

Commish hopeful that league can “slide right into the regular season” after successful preseason

BC Hockey League commissioner Chris Hebb says the league is still on track to begin regular-season play in early December. (BCHL photo)
A U.S. boater was fined $1,000 under the federal Quarantine Act and made to leave Canada after he was found by RCMP in the channel near Ward’s Marina near Elgin Heritage Park. (File photo)

U.S. boater fined $1,000 for violation of Quarantine Act

49-year-old man entered Canada to visit girlfriend in Surrey

A U.S. boater was fined $1,000 under the federal Quarantine Act and made to leave Canada after he was found by RCMP in the channel near Ward’s Marina near Elgin Heritage Park. (File photo)
Tika, a Dalmatian originally rescued from a south Cloverdale puppy mill in 2015, sits in front of Buckingham Palace in London. (Stephanie Goldberg photo)

Dalmatian-beagle cross rescued from B.C. property now doing ‘amazing’ in London

Tika was one of 57 animals rescued from ‘disgusting display of neglect’ in 2015

Tika, a Dalmatian originally rescued from a south Cloverdale puppy mill in 2015, sits in front of Buckingham Palace in London. (Stephanie Goldberg photo)
Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor (left) and former Surrey Eagles head coach Mark Holick (right) have started a new sports podcast, The Voice & The Coach. The pair are longtime friends and former colleagues with the Prince George Cougars. (Nick Greenizan photo)

New B.C.-based podcast a ‘creative outlet’ for longtime junior-hockey broadcaster, coach

South Surrey residents Dan O’Connor and Mark Holick team up for The Voice & the Coach

Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor (left) and former Surrey Eagles head coach Mark Holick (right) have started a new sports podcast, The Voice & The Coach. The pair are longtime friends and former colleagues with the Prince George Cougars. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Hockey equipment company Bauer has created the Concept 3 Splash Guard (right) and a cap shield aimed at enabling the safe return of the sport. (Bauer Twitter photos)

Bauer unveils protective masks for hockey players, options for fans

Bauer’s Concept 3 Splash Guard expected to be available by August

Hockey equipment company Bauer has created the Concept 3 Splash Guard (right) and a cap shield aimed at enabling the safe return of the sport. (Bauer Twitter photos)
Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)

PHOTOS: B.C. seniors offer advice to younger generations

Residents of Penisula Retirement Residence offer words of widsom via homemade signs

Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)
B.C. resident creates ‘Stay-at-Home Campout’ to support COVID-19 efforts

B.C. resident creates ‘Stay-at-Home Campout’ to support COVID-19 efforts

Event scheduled for April 25 aims to help BC Centre for Disease Control Emergency Response Fund

B.C. resident creates ‘Stay-at-Home Campout’ to support COVID-19 efforts
Community newspapers need support amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Black Press Media ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers

White Rock resident hopes front-page note shines light on revenue loss during COVID-19 crisis

Community newspapers need support amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Greg Timm addresses media at Wednesday’s announcement of $150,000 in provincial funding towards the cost of hosting the Olympic qualifier. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Greg Timm addresses media at Wednesday’s announcement of $150,000 in provincial funding towards the cost of hosting the Olympic qualifier. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Team Canada infielders Janet Leung (left) and Joey Lye make a play at second base during Canada’s game against Triple Crown Colorado on Friday afternoon at Softball City. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Canadian national softball team wins second straight Canada Cup

Team Canada defeats Texas-based Scrapyard International in gold-medal game Sunday in Surrey

Team Canada infielders Janet Leung (left) and Joey Lye make a play at second base during Canada’s game against Triple Crown Colorado on Friday afternoon at Softball City. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Jim Hughson was named the 2019 winner of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Foster Hewitt Memorial Award. (photo courtesy of Rogers Sportsnet)

Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster honoured by Hockey Hall of Fame

Jim Hughson awarded Foster Hewitt Memorial Award

Jim Hughson was named the 2019 winner of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Foster Hewitt Memorial Award. (photo courtesy of Rogers Sportsnet)
White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker speaks during Friday morning’s announcement of $1-million in provincial funding for White Rock Pier repair and waterfront restoration. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Province commits $1 million to restore White Rock pier

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing makes announcement at White Rock’s Memorial Park

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker speaks during Friday morning’s announcement of $1-million in provincial funding for White Rock Pier repair and waterfront restoration. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Whitecaps owners apologize, promise review on allegations against B.C. coach

Whitecaps owners apologize, promise review on allegations against B.C. coach

‘The pain and suffering these women feel is real and something we care deeply about’ say owners

Whitecaps owners apologize, promise review on allegations against B.C. coach
Vancouver Whitecaps fans staged a walkout during the team’s Major League Soccer game Wednesday night. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Whitecaps fans stage walkout over club’s response to allegations against B.C. coach

Soccer coach has been suspended by Coastal FC since February

Vancouver Whitecaps fans staged a walkout during the team’s Major League Soccer game Wednesday night. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
Vancouver Whitecaps alert police to more allegations against former women’s coach

Vancouver Whitecaps alert police to more allegations against former women’s coach

Coastal FC suspended coach in February after initial accusations

Vancouver Whitecaps alert police to more allegations against former women’s coach
Soccer club knew about suspended B.C. coach’s past, says ex-member

Soccer club knew about suspended B.C. coach’s past, says ex-member

Former Coastal coach refutes club’s claim that it was unaware of fellow coach’s ‘inappropriate conduct’

Soccer club knew about suspended B.C. coach’s past, says ex-member
B.C. youth soccer coach suspended following allegations made in blog post

B.C. youth soccer coach suspended following allegations made in blog post

Allegations “are of the deepest concern” to South Surrey/White Rock youth soccer club

B.C. youth soccer coach suspended following allegations made in blog post
Christine Girard holds her bronze medal from 2012, which has now been officially upgraded to gold. (File photo)

LIVE: B.C. Olympian Christine Girard to receive long-delayed medals

Olympian in Ottawa this morning to officially be given gold medal from 2012 Games, bronze from ‘08

Christine Girard holds her bronze medal from 2012, which has now been officially upgraded to gold. (File photo)
BC Lions coach Wally Buono, a South Surrey resident, speaks with the media after a practice earlier this month at the team’s training facility. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Tributes aside, retiring BC Lions’ coach focused on ‘winning the next game’

Wally Buono will end his CFL coaching career with at least one playoff game

BC Lions coach Wally Buono, a South Surrey resident, speaks with the media after a practice earlier this month at the team’s training facility. (Nick Greenizan photo)