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OFF TOPIC: Human nature reveals itself in times of crisis

It’s usually for the better, despite what books and movies would have us believe

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COLUMN: An alarming trend is developing in the wee hours

End of Daylight Saving a good time to replace batteries in smoke, CO detectors

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A sign on a South Surrey boulevard indicates the location of a fire likely caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette. (File photo)

COLUMN: Where there are smokers, there’s sometimes fire

Careless disposal of cigarettes always a problem, right now it has potential to be tragic

A sign on a South Surrey boulevard indicates the location of a fire likely caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette. (File photo)
A group of students from Semiahmoo Secondary kicked off their summer by presenting a virtual STEM camp for elementary students. (Contributed photo)

Teaching virtual STEM camp ‘rewarding and powerful’ for Semiahmoo Secondary students

60 elementary students signed up to learn online and do hands-on experiements

A group of students from Semiahmoo Secondary kicked off their summer by presenting a virtual STEM camp for elementary students. (Contributed photo)
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COLUMN: Anti-vaxxer rhetoric flies in the face of modern medicine

Every online conspiracy theorist is also an expert in virology, apparently

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South Surrey’s Shalane Wellard is looking for the owner of a bright orange classic car she spotted near 196 Street and Highway 10 in early May, in the hope she may be able to use the vehicle for her July 5 wedding. (Unsplash photo)

Ride in bright orange Bel Air would be ‘cherry on top’ for South Surrey bride

Shalane Wellard on the hunt for ‘awesome’ classic car to deliver her to the church July 5

South Surrey’s Shalane Wellard is looking for the owner of a bright orange classic car she spotted near 196 Street and Highway 10 in early May, in the hope she may be able to use the vehicle for her July 5 wedding. (Unsplash photo)
Delight Indian Bistro general manager Aayush Arora spoke with Peace Arch News in early April about the challenges the new business is facing in accessing federal COVID-19 relief grant money. Last week, the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the federal government asking that eligibility for funding be extended to new and newly expanded businesses. (Aaron Hinks photo)

South Surrey, White Rock Chamber urges extension of Canada’s COVID relief to new businesses

Businesses that opened during the pandemic are struggling without federal support: letter

Delight Indian Bistro general manager Aayush Arora spoke with Peace Arch News in early April about the challenges the new business is facing in accessing federal COVID-19 relief grant money. Last week, the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the federal government asking that eligibility for funding be extended to new and newly expanded businesses. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A publicly accessible defibrillator as well as naloxone and first aid kits are included in a stand that has been installed at Crescent Beach. It is one of two planned for the South Surrey neighbourhood as St. John Ambulance works to install 1,000 of the life-saving devices around the province. (Contributed photo)

St. John Ambulance aims to install 1,000 publicly accessible AEDs across B.C.

First of two defibrillators planned for Crescent Beach already in place

A publicly accessible defibrillator as well as naloxone and first aid kits are included in a stand that has been installed at Crescent Beach. It is one of two planned for the South Surrey neighbourhood as St. John Ambulance works to install 1,000 of the life-saving devices around the province. (Contributed photo)
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COLUMN: Perhaps caring for one another will be a long-term effect of COVID-19 pandemic

Physical and emotional isolation won’t disappear with the coronavirus

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Our People, Our Peninsula: a celebration of those who’ve gone above and beyond

Do you know a person, group or business whose special efforts deserve recognition?

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COLUMN: When the fried chickens come home to roost

Too much comfort food eventually leads to physical discomfort

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COLUMN: Here’s to the new year and better days to come

At the risk of dating myself (yet again) I’ve been thinking recently…

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Statue of Lady Justice outside B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo by Tom Zytaruk)

Eight year sentence for attempt to smuggle $1.5M in meth into country on Canada Day

Judge says 49-year-old Rajkumar Subramaniam was ‘old enough to know better’

Statue of Lady Justice outside B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo by Tom Zytaruk)
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COLUMN: Let there be lights – lots and lots of lights

In a dismal year like this, it’s not too soon to decorate for Christmas

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COLUMN: Time dress down, mask-up and embrace ‘pandemic chic’

COLUMN: Time dress down, mask-up and embrace ‘pandemic chic’

When you seldom see another human being, does it even matter what you wear?

COLUMN: Time dress down, mask-up and embrace ‘pandemic chic’
Inspired by a car-wash fundraiser held in South Surrey in July, Zach Young, 6, sold lemonade Aug. 2 and 3 and raised $670 for baby Lucy. The four-month-old Vancouver infant has a rare genetic disorder that requires treatment with one of the most expensive drugs in the world. On Saturday (Aug. 8) the Van Doormaal family announced that Lucy will be getting treatment – likely in September. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey boy’s lemonade stand raises $670 for baby Lucy on BC Day weekend

Zach Young, 6, wanted to help with purchase of Vancouver infant’s costly drug ‘to help her get better’

Inspired by a car-wash fundraiser held in South Surrey in July, Zach Young, 6, sold lemonade Aug. 2 and 3 and raised $670 for baby Lucy. The four-month-old Vancouver infant has a rare genetic disorder that requires treatment with one of the most expensive drugs in the world. On Saturday (Aug. 8) the Van Doormaal family announced that Lucy will be getting treatment – likely in September. (Contributed photo)
Grace Ialungo, who graduated from Semiahmoo Secondary in 1950, is hoping to connect with former classmates for 70-year high school reunion luncheon. (File photo)

Semiahmoo Secondary alumna planning 70-year reunion

Grace Ialungo hopes fellow graduates of the class of 1950 will reach out

Grace Ialungo, who graduated from Semiahmoo Secondary in 1950, is hoping to connect with former classmates for 70-year high school reunion luncheon. (File photo)
COLUMN: For Generation X, COVID-19 isolation just something to grin and bear

COLUMN: For Generation X, COVID-19 isolation just something to grin and bear

Segment of society has been training for this our whole lives

COLUMN: For Generation X, COVID-19 isolation just something to grin and bear
COLUMN: Let’s consider what we agree to think of as ‘normal’

COLUMN: Let’s consider what we agree to think of as ‘normal’

Now that B.C. has officially entered Phase Two of measures to stem…

COLUMN: Let’s consider what we agree to think of as ‘normal’
COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers

COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers

Mental health professionals helping deal with emotional fallout of a global pandemic

COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers