Tom Zillich

Grave Digger will soar during a Monster Jam event planned at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum from March 18–20. (submitted photo)

‘Monster Jam’ trucks ready to roll in Vancouver after 3-year ‘pandemic pause’

Tickets on sale Feb. 8 for shows in March at Pacific Coliseum

Grave Digger will soar during a Monster Jam event planned at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum from March 18–20. (submitted photo)
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Cirque du Soleil coming to Vancouver with ‘reimagined’ version of fan-fave show from 1994

Cirque du Soleil aims to bring some “joy” to Vancouver this spring.…

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Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)

‘Stunned’: School sports tournaments still on hold in B.C., but club tourneys can start Feb. 1

‘To have this decision made at such a critical time of year is disheartening for everyone involved in school sport’

Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)
Skaters glide by Santa’s Workshop at Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas attraction on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Skating, Santa’s Workshop visits highlight Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

A gondola ride away, the annual attraction continues until Jan. 3

Skaters glide by Santa’s Workshop at Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas attraction on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Vancouver-based alt-rock band Mother Mother at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday night, Dec. 2. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Tour-ready Mother Mother plays first of 5 sold-out concerts at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom

Local quintet can now claim the title of ‘Canada’s biggest alternative-rockers’

Vancouver-based alt-rock band Mother Mother at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday night, Dec. 2. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Screenshot of Metro Vancouver’s new Merry Memory Maker app/website, found on creatememoriesnotgarbage.ca.

Region’s new ‘Merry Memory Maker’ app lists 200 low-waste Christmas gift ideas at price points

‘Nothing is better than time spent together,’ urges the chair of Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee

Screenshot of Metro Vancouver’s new Merry Memory Maker app/website, found on creatememoriesnotgarbage.ca.
Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Seven from B.C. will be shooting for Canada’s World Junior hockey team

35-player ‘selection camp’ roster named weeks ahead of Boxing Day start of annual tourney

Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Musician Tyler Joe Miller. (File photo)

‘Holy smokes!’: B.C. musician reacts after winning $25K ‘Top of the Country Contest’

Tyler Joe Miller’s bio and song video are posted to topcountry.siriusxm.ca

Musician Tyler Joe Miller. (File photo)
Andrew Wheeler, left, and David M. Adams in “Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” an Arts Club Theatre Production at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver. (Photo: artsclub.com)

Full house for ‘Smoky’ Christmas musical as Arts Club show lights up the Stanley again

Dolly Parton-written songs are featured in old-timey retelling of Dickens classic

Andrew Wheeler, left, and David M. Adams in “Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” an Arts Club Theatre Production at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver. (Photo: artsclub.com)
Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)

Rock band Trooper to carry on without founding members McGuire, Smith

‘They are both healthy and happy, they’ve just decided that this is the best time to step back from the road and enjoy the life that this unplanned time-off has dropped them into’

Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)
Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
Kamal Sharma with examples of Canada Post’s new Diwali-themed stamp. (Photo: twitter.com/kamal_kvp)

Canada Post’s new Diwali stamp created with help of B.C. business owner

‘I’ve gotten such incredible response to the stamp,’ advisor Kamal Sharma says

Kamal Sharma with examples of Canada Post’s new Diwali-themed stamp. (Photo: twitter.com/kamal_kvp)
The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)
Broadcaster James Cybulski at Abbotsford Centre during the Abbotsford Canucks’ home-opening game on Oct. 22. Cybulski, a Delta resident, is the voice of the “NHL 22” video game produced by Burnaby-based EA Sports. (Photo: twitter.com/jamescybulski)

Calling EA’s NHL video games ‘a total dream come true’ for B.C. broadcaster Cybulski

‘The whole reason I wanted to get into the (broadcasting) business was to be a play-by-play guy’

Broadcaster James Cybulski at Abbotsford Centre during the Abbotsford Canucks’ home-opening game on Oct. 22. Cybulski, a Delta resident, is the voice of the “NHL 22” video game produced by Burnaby-based EA Sports. (Photo: twitter.com/jamescybulski)
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Delta to host B.C. Junior ‘B’ hockey’s Cyclone Taylor Cup championship next April

The 2021 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Diljit Dosanjh in a scene from the comedy movie “Honsla Rakh,” which is set and filmed in Metro Vancouver. (photo: imdb.com)

It’s a hit: Vancouver-set Punjabi comedy movie breaks box-office record with Surrey talent

‘Honsla Rakh’ stars Diljit Dosanjh as a divorced dad caring for a baby on his own

Diljit Dosanjh in a scene from the comedy movie “Honsla Rakh,” which is set and filmed in Metro Vancouver. (photo: imdb.com)
A scene from Bright Nights in Stanley Park promo video.

Bright Nights return to Stanley Park with help of firefighters; tickets now on sale

Vancouver’s VanDusen Festival of Lights will also start Nov. 26

A scene from Bright Nights in Stanley Park promo video.
The Desjarlais/Wong family home in Surrey is decorated for Halloween, at 12728 113B Ave., in the Bridgeview area. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

VIDEO: Popularity of ‘happy’ Halloween house ‘overwhelming, heartwarming’ for Surrey family

Bridgeview-area home features a ‘haunted cave’ and more

The Desjarlais/Wong family home in Surrey is decorated for Halloween, at 12728 113B Ave., in the Bridgeview area. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.

Artist’s teen bedroom re-imagined with South Asian role models at Surrey Art Gallery

Sandeep Johal revisits 'what my life could have been like had I known about these women'

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