Tom Zillich

“Hunky” Bill Konyk at the PNE Fair in an undated photo.

PNE food legend ‘Hunky’ Bill Konyk dies days before 2019 fair opens

Family-operated Hunky Bill’s business has spanned three generations

“Hunky” Bill Konyk at the PNE Fair in an undated photo.
Party-goers in Rick DeBanks’ video filmed in 1990. (Photo: youtube.com)

VIDEO: Old footage of rocking Surrey house party goes viral 30 years later

‘It was just a real fun night,’ said Rick DeBanks, whose Youtube clip has 12,000 views in a week

Party-goers in Rick DeBanks’ video filmed in 1990. (Photo: youtube.com)
Slain friend motivates rookie football player to make it with hometown B.C. Lions

Slain friend motivates rookie football player to make it with hometown B.C. Lions

Jaylen Sandhu, stabbed to death in 2014, a source of inspiration for promising RB Jamel Lyles

Slain friend motivates rookie football player to make it with hometown B.C. Lions
Cloverdale resident Jeeti Pooni in video posted to social media channels on Tuesday (June 11).

‘It’s a broken, dinosaur system’: Charges stayed in B.C. sex-assault case profiled in film

Film focuses on Surrey-are family and documents the abuse of three sisters in Williams Lake

Cloverdale resident Jeeti Pooni in video posted to social media channels on Tuesday (June 11).
Two years since teen soccer player’s death, a Surrey family’s pain persists

Two years since teen soccer player’s death, a Surrey family’s pain persists

Memorial ‘TS3’ tournament planned at Cloverdale park where Travis Selje spent his final hour conscious

Two years since teen soccer player’s death, a Surrey family’s pain persists
B.C.’s ‘Captain Maniac’ has seen close to 1,000 concerts since 1964, starting with The Beatles

B.C.’s ‘Captain Maniac’ has seen close to 1,000 concerts since 1964, starting with The Beatles

Longtime drummer Colin Hartridge still gets his kicks hosting an internet radio show

B.C.’s ‘Captain Maniac’ has seen close to 1,000 concerts since 1964, starting with The Beatles
Karate instructor Don Owens poses in a photo that has special meaning to him. “It’s one of my favourites as the black belt I am wearing was given to me by Shimoda Sensei (8th dan) of the Osaka police department special forces,” Owens says. “It has my name in English on one side and Osaka police on the other, in Kanji.” (submitted photo)

As a rare 9th-degree black belt, B.C. senior still gets kicks teaching karate

Former Vancouver cop Don Owens involved in martial arts for 54 years

Karate instructor Don Owens poses in a photo that has special meaning to him. “It’s one of my favourites as the black belt I am wearing was given to me by Shimoda Sensei (8th dan) of the Osaka police department special forces,” Owens says. “It has my name in English on one side and Osaka police on the other, in Kanji.” (submitted photo)
Pink Shirt Day a reminder to ‘T.H.I.N.K.’ before posting on social media

Pink Shirt Day a reminder to ‘T.H.I.N.K.’ before posting on social media

‘Be Kind’ message on shirts sold for anti-bullying activities of Wednesday, Feb. 27

Pink Shirt Day a reminder to ‘T.H.I.N.K.’ before posting on social media
‘Canada’s newest iconic landmark’ proposed to spiral skyward in Squamish

‘Canada’s newest iconic landmark’ proposed to spiral skyward in Squamish

Pending approvals, the structure would be the first of its kind in North America

‘Canada’s newest iconic landmark’ proposed to spiral skyward in Squamish
At Surrey Memorial Hospital last Jan. 1, parents Manpreet Kaur Nijjar and Hardeep Singh Shergill pose with their daughter, the first baby born in B.C. in 2018. (File photo: Grace Kennedy)

A new ‘First Baby Born of 2019 in BC’ novelty bet has favoured hospital at 5/1 odds

Twenty-four hospitals are listed as betting options on PlayNow.com

At Surrey Memorial Hospital last Jan. 1, parents Manpreet Kaur Nijjar and Hardeep Singh Shergill pose with their daughter, the first baby born in B.C. in 2018. (File photo: Grace Kennedy)
Steven Guinther-Plank, a Surrey resident, at Sungod Arena in North Delta during a recent minor hockey game. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

VIDEO: Hockey super fan cheers on everyone, in memory of Humboldt Broncos player

Steven Guinther-Plank’s loud, enthusiastic voice is heard in arenas around B.C.

Steven Guinther-Plank, a Surrey resident, at Sungod Arena in North Delta during a recent minor hockey game. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
(Photo: bchockey.net)

A new Major Bantam hockey league will debut in B.C. next fall

Seven all-star teams of 13- and 14-year-olds will play in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan

(Photo: bchockey.net)
Why this former B.C. junior hockey player’s league records may never be broken

Why this former B.C. junior hockey player’s league records may never be broken

On BCHL’s new all-time stats page, Shane Kuss is tops for career points and assists

Why this former B.C. junior hockey player’s league records may never be broken
Jason Aldean will headline next summer’s Rockin’ River Music Fest, at Coldwater River in Merritt (Photo: flickr.com/photos/morgancwilliams1)

Jason Aldean, Old Dominion to headline Merritt’s Rockin’ River concerts next summer

Four-day music festival at Coldwater River from Aug. 1 to 4

Jason Aldean will headline next summer’s Rockin’ River Music Fest, at Coldwater River in Merritt (Photo: flickr.com/photos/morgancwilliams1)
Melissa Lee, vice-president of the Surrey Falcons hockey association, drops the puck during a pre-game ceremony with members of Team India (left) and the Falcons’ bantam team. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: Hockey history in B.C. as Team India comes to play

Squad played its very first game in Canada on Tuesday against Surrey Falcons

Melissa Lee, vice-president of the Surrey Falcons hockey association, drops the puck during a pre-game ceremony with members of Team India (left) and the Falcons’ bantam team. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Elton John at his tour-opening concert earlier this month. (Photot: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Rocket Entertainment)

Elton John to play two ‘farewell’ concerts in Vancouver

Piano-playing star on three-year ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour

Elton John at his tour-opening concert earlier this month. (Photot: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Rocket Entertainment)
January Marie Lapuz, right, with friend Alex Sangha, in an undated photo. Sangha has produced a short documentary film about his friend, who was killed in 2012. (submitted photo)

Murdered B.C. trans woman focus of new documentary

‘My Name Was January’ movie eulogizes ’the life of our group, the social glue’

January Marie Lapuz, right, with friend Alex Sangha, in an undated photo. Sangha has produced a short documentary film about his friend, who was killed in 2012. (submitted photo)
Whalley Little League players Ian Huang (left) and Cole Balkovec, wearing their Team Canada gear, get ready to go live on ESPN’s broadcast of a game Thursday at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo: twitter.com/WLLBALL)

B.C. Little Leaguers to be honoured at Blue Jays game; PM offers congratulations

Surrey baseball entourage ready to fly home after being on the road for more than a month

Whalley Little League players Ian Huang (left) and Cole Balkovec, wearing their Team Canada gear, get ready to go live on ESPN’s broadcast of a game Thursday at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo: twitter.com/WLLBALL)
Zeaden Pleasants pitches for Team Canada (Whalley) in an elimination game Saturday (Aug. 18) against Spain. (Photo: Courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball)

B.C. team’s Little League World Series run is over after loss to Puerto Rico

Playing as Team Canada, plucky Surrey squad will return home with fond memories of Williamsport trip

Zeaden Pleasants pitches for Team Canada (Whalley) in an elimination game Saturday (Aug. 18) against Spain. (Photo: Courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball)
Relief pitcher Nate Colina celebrates Team Canada’s 6-4 win over Mexico at the Little League World Series on Monday, in a screen-grab photo from the TSN/ESPN television feed.

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Relief pitcher Nate Colina celebrates Team Canada’s 6-4 win over Mexico at the Little League World Series on Monday, in a screen-grab photo from the TSN/ESPN television feed.