Amy Reid

An example of an automated washroom feature being added to several washrooms in Surrey thanks to grants from the Rick Hansen Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Rick Hansen Foundation gives Surrey $105K to make washrooms more accessible

The grants will be used for accessibility upgrades at eight civic sites across the city

An example of an automated washroom feature being added to several washrooms in Surrey thanks to grants from the Rick Hansen Foundation. (Submitted photo)
Surrey RCMP say criminals are breaking into vehicles, then using stolen garage door openers to gain access to homes. (Thinkstock photo)

Surrey RCMP say thieves using garage door openers in spike of overnight break-ins

Police say reported incidents jumped in August, September

Surrey RCMP say criminals are breaking into vehicles, then using stolen garage door openers to gain access to homes. (Thinkstock photo)
Emergency crews respond to an overdose call. (Black Press file photo)

Overdose deaths down in Surrey, but more than two people still dying a week

As of the end of August, 86 people died by illicit drug overdose in Surrey, which is a drop from 2018

Emergency crews respond to an overdose call. (Black Press file photo)
The Pattullo Bridge (Black Press files)

Overnight closures on Pattullo Bridge as earthquake warning system installed

Northbound closures are planned from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on certain nights through to Nov. 4

The Pattullo Bridge (Black Press files)
File photo                                Surrey Food Bank Executive Director Feezah Jaffer.

‘A monumental step’: Surrey Food Bank finds new, much larger home in Newton

The charity is expected to make the move next summer

File photo                                Surrey Food Bank Executive Director Feezah Jaffer.
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau outlines education promises at SFU Surrey

Trudeau spoke about the Liberals’ plan to ‘make education more affordable for students’

(Photo: twitter.com/CPAC_TV)
Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP, Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald. (Submitted photo)

Surrey’s top cop says ‘if you want more boots on the ground, give me more boots’

Dwayne McDonald gets things ‘off chest’ during first police awards since council voted to nix RCMP

Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP, Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald. (Submitted photo)
Surrey RCMP ask for help identifying arson suspect

Surrey RCMP ask for help identifying arson suspect

Suspect sought in connection to fire at a tire shop earlier this year

Surrey RCMP ask for help identifying arson suspect
One of the Surrey RCMP’s “cut-out” Mounties that will be “deployed” all over the city in an effort to combat dangerous driving. The model for the cut-outs was none other than Constable Mike Della-Paolera, who is known on Twitter as “1 Tall Cop” and is the tallest Mountie on the force. (Photo: Amy Reid).

Surrey RCMP deploy ‘Mountie Cut-Outs’ to deter dangerous driving

Police, ICBC and the City of Surrey partner in ‘Operation Double Take’

One of the Surrey RCMP’s “cut-out” Mounties that will be “deployed” all over the city in an effort to combat dangerous driving. The model for the cut-outs was none other than Constable Mike Della-Paolera, who is known on Twitter as “1 Tall Cop” and is the tallest Mountie on the force. (Photo: Amy Reid).
Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)

Businessman sues Surrey councillor after questions raised about government meeting

Bob Cheema alleges Jack Hundial’s comments ‘injured his character, credit, and reputation’

Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)
Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director, stands in front of the bureau’s 2018 location at the former Stardust skating rink in Whalley where they are returning for the 2019 holiday season. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Christmas Bureau returns to old Stardust building for the holidays this year

Last year, the charity served a record-breaking 2,007 families including 4,449 children

Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director, stands in front of the bureau’s 2018 location at the former Stardust skating rink in Whalley where they are returning for the 2019 holiday season. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey councillors Brenda Locke and Mandeep Nagra. (Now-Leader file photos)

Amid cannabis shop ban, Surrey councillor questions move to allow more liquor stores

But Councillor Nagra says the step would create more business opportunities in Surrey

Surrey councillors Brenda Locke and Mandeep Nagra. (Now-Leader file photos)
(Pixabay photo)

Whalley committee urges Surrey to push harder for dollars to house homeless

‘What we are doing is not enough,’ says Bonnie Burnside of the Community Advisory Committee in Whalley

(Pixabay photo)
(Photo: Black Press Media file)

Open house planned as Surrey updates its tree protection bylaw

Bylaw review launched after a request from city’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee

(Photo: Black Press Media file)
Ivy (left) and Jacob Hendrickson present Barbara Harris with the funds they raised to honour Gayle Harris’ memory. (Submitted photo)

‘Reading to Remember’: Surrey siblings raise money in memory of beloved librarian

Children raise $1,200 for Gayle Harris Memorial Education fund through summer reading campaign

Ivy (left) and Jacob Hendrickson present Barbara Harris with the funds they raised to honour Gayle Harris’ memory. (Submitted photo)
Volunteers during the 2017 homeless count in Surrey. (Photo: Amy Reid)

‘We’re not prepared’: Concern over lack of extreme weather shelter space in Newton

Surrey Councillor Brenda Locke says she’s also worried about Whalley: ‘We don’t have empty spaces’

Volunteers during the 2017 homeless count in Surrey. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Physiotherapist Heidi Dier works with a delighted six-year-old Koll in the Centre for Child Development’s hydrotherapy pool. (Photo: Amy Reid)

A look inside a Surrey hydrotherapy pool for children with disabilities

Centre for Child Development celebrating $150K in renovations, 45 years after pool first opened

Physiotherapist Heidi Dier works with a delighted six-year-old Koll in the Centre for Child Development’s hydrotherapy pool. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Sisters Nikita (13) and Shauntae Joseph (10). (Photo: Police handout)

UPDATE: Missing First Nation sisters found safe

Sisters Nikita (13) and Shauntae Joseph (10) first went missing last week

Sisters Nikita (13) and Shauntae Joseph (10). (Photo: Police handout)
Photo of suspect (at left) aboard a bus in Surrey on Sept. 12.

Police arrest woman who allegedly stole iPhone from man in wheelchair on Surrey bus

The 32-year-old woman, who has not been named, is due in court Oct. 22

Photo of suspect (at left) aboard a bus in Surrey on Sept. 12.
Surrey-Whalley MLA Bruce Ralston, the minister of trades and technology, announces the government’s plan to create B.C.’s first quantum computing institute to help position Surrey’s City Centre area as the region’s second downtown core. The announcement was at SFU Surrey’s new engineering building on Wednesday (Oct. 2). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

SFU Surrey to be home to B.C.’s first quantum computing institute

‘Visionary’ institute to receive $17M over five years from provincial government

Surrey-Whalley MLA Bruce Ralston, the minister of trades and technology, announces the government’s plan to create B.C.’s first quantum computing institute to help position Surrey’s City Centre area as the region’s second downtown core. The announcement was at SFU Surrey’s new engineering building on Wednesday (Oct. 2). (Photo: Lauren Collins)