Aaron Hinks

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry with the Paul Harris Award. (Contributed photo)

Dr. Bonnie Henry receives White Rock Rotary’s Paul Harris Award

Dr. Henry’s ‘calm, consistent message’ applauded

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry with the Paul Harris Award. (Contributed photo)
Cases are mapped by location of residence; cases with unknown residence and from out of province are not mapped. Map illustrates the geographic distribution of reported cases from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31. (BCCDC map)

MAP: Surrey’s home to more than 27% of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

BCCDC data shows Surrey has at least 3,993 cases of COVID-19, dwarfing surrounding municipalities

Cases are mapped by location of residence; cases with unknown residence and from out of province are not mapped. Map illustrates the geographic distribution of reported cases from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31. (BCCDC map)
Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Several COVID-19 outbreaks declared in Surrey, White Rock since Wednesday

Outbreaks have occurred at care centres, schools and a workout facility

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dozens of COVID-19 cases have been linked to Platinum Athletic Club (7653 King Geroge Blvd.). (Platinum Athletic Club)

Surrey gym linked to 42 COVID-19 cases

Platinum Athletic Club says people attended club while waiting for COVID-19 test results

Dozens of COVID-19 cases have been linked to Platinum Athletic Club (7653 King Geroge Blvd.). (Platinum Athletic Club)
Surrey RCMP and Washington State Police raised both an American and Canadian flag at the Peace Arch Tuesday morning. (Aaron Hinks photos)

Surrey RCMP, Washington State Patrol host flag raising ceremony at Peace Arch Park

COVID-19 caused renewed interest in international park, park association founder says

Surrey RCMP and Washington State Police raised both an American and Canadian flag at the Peace Arch Tuesday morning. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Eternity Medical Equipment co-founder Jeff Wang (left) and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum stand in Eternity mask production room. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)

South Surrey company to start making N95-equivalent medical masks

Eternity Medical Equipment expected to start production next month

Eternity Medical Equipment co-founder Jeff Wang (left) and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum stand in Eternity mask production room. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)
More than a dozen tents were pitched in Peace Arch Park Monday, however, residents in the area said up to 85 were spotted in the park on Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

‘It looked like Woodstock’: More than 85 tents pitched in Peace Arch State Park Sunday

Despite B.C. health orders limiting gatherings, many still exploiting border ‘loophole’

More than a dozen tents were pitched in Peace Arch Park Monday, however, residents in the area said up to 85 were spotted in the park on Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Surrey-White Rock MLA-elect Trevor Halford and Surrey South MLA-elect Stephanie Cadieux. (Contributed photos)

ELECTION: BC Liberals to keep South Surrey, White Rock seats

Elections BC completed counting mail-in ballots Sunday

Surrey-White Rock MLA-elect Trevor Halford and Surrey South MLA-elect Stephanie Cadieux. (Contributed photos)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province during a press conference in the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, October 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

UPDATE: What the new COVID-19 health orders mean for Surrey residents, businesses

No social gatherings, several sports cancelled, enhanced rules for businesses

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province during a press conference in the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, October 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
COVID-19 outbreak and exposure map, created Nov. 5.

MAP: COVID-19 exposures, outbreaks dot the City of Surrey

Surrey has more COVID-19 cases than any other city in the province

COVID-19 outbreak and exposure map, created Nov. 5.
Crews install Christmas lights at White Rock’s Memorial Park last year. The festival is to return to the city this year. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Fundraising effort underway for White Rock Festival of Lights

This year, vistors will be encouraged to view display, order takeout food and head home

Crews install Christmas lights at White Rock’s Memorial Park last year. The festival is to return to the city this year. (Aaron Hinks photo)
NBC’s ‘Debris’ was filming near South Surrey’s Mud Bay Park Wednesday morning. According to IMDB, the series follows a pair of agents that work to investigate an alien spacecraft that is causing mysterious effects on people. The series stars Riann Steele and Jonathan Tucker. (Aaron Hinks photo)

NBC series ‘Debris’ shot in South Surrey

Filming crews spotted near Mud Bay Park Wednesday afternoon

NBC’s ‘Debris’ was filming near South Surrey’s Mud Bay Park Wednesday morning. According to IMDB, the series follows a pair of agents that work to investigate an alien spacecraft that is causing mysterious effects on people. The series stars Riann Steele and Jonathan Tucker. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide update on COVID-19 in Vancouver B.C., Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)

New COVID-19 outbreak at White Rock Seniors Village

Outbreak at Peace Portal Seniors Village declared over

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide update on COVID-19 in Vancouver B.C., Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)
Clockwise from top left, Surrey South candidates Stephanie Cadieux (BC Liberal), Pauline Greaves (NDP), Tim Ibbotson (Green), and Surrey-White Rock candidates Pixie Hobby (Green), Jason Bax (Libertarian), Megan Knight (Independent), Bryn Smith (NDP) and Trevor Halford (BC Liberal).

88% of mail-in ballots returned in Surrey-White Rock and Surrey South

9,752 yet-to-be counted ballots in the Surrey-White Rock and 11,213 ballots in Surrey South.

Clockwise from top left, Surrey South candidates Stephanie Cadieux (BC Liberal), Pauline Greaves (NDP), Tim Ibbotson (Green), and Surrey-White Rock candidates Pixie Hobby (Green), Jason Bax (Libertarian), Megan Knight (Independent), Bryn Smith (NDP) and Trevor Halford (BC Liberal).
Firefighters work to extinguish a large fire at a warehouse in Delta Sunday morning. (Shane MacKichan photos)

Investigation underway after Cannabis facility catches fire in Delta

Warehouse a ‘complete write off’ after fire that sent up massive plume of black smoke Sunday

Firefighters work to extinguish a large fire at a warehouse in Delta Sunday morning. (Shane MacKichan photos)
The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Festival of Lights to return to White Rock waterfront

Event to run from Nov. 28 to Jan. 9

The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Firefighters work to extinguish a large fire at a warehouse in Delta Sunday morning. (Shane MacKichan photos)

UPDATE: City of Delta applauds ‘outstanding work’ of crews fighting warehouse fire

Seven hours later, firefighting effort nearing the end

Firefighters work to extinguish a large fire at a warehouse in Delta Sunday morning. (Shane MacKichan photos)
White Rock RCMP are searching for Richard John Lewis, who is wanted on warrants for assault and uttering threats. (RCMP handout)

White Rock RCMP searching for wanted man

Richard John Lewis is wanted on warrants for assault, uttering threats

White Rock RCMP are searching for Richard John Lewis, who is wanted on warrants for assault and uttering threats. (RCMP handout)
While the number of houses decorated for Halloween seem to be down compared to previous years, some homeowners kept the tradition alive, sort of. In South Surrey’s Summerfield neighbourhood, a skeleton horse and buggy are the showcase displays. The decorations include levitating candles, tomb stones, and skeleton dogs. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Trick-or-treat: Halloween spirit evident in South Surrey home

Skeleton horse-drawn carriage feature of Summerfield bone yard

While the number of houses decorated for Halloween seem to be down compared to previous years, some homeowners kept the tradition alive, sort of. In South Surrey’s Summerfield neighbourhood, a skeleton horse and buggy are the showcase displays. The decorations include levitating candles, tomb stones, and skeleton dogs. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Washington State Department of Agriculture workers, wearing protective suits and working vacuumed a nest of Asian giant hornets from a tree Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Nest of ‘murder hornets’ found near South Surrey

String of traps set up along border to capture Asian giant hornets

Washington State Department of Agriculture workers, wearing protective suits and working vacuumed a nest of Asian giant hornets from a tree Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)