Tracy Holmes

Surrey council gave the nod to the Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan in May 2020. This week, council approved acquisition of a 9.3-acre site in the 17800-block of 24 Avenue for parkland use. (City of Surrey image)

Surrey buys 9.3-acre site for Redwood Heights parkland

Purchase will protect significant biodiversity corridor: mayor

Surrey council gave the nod to the Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan in May 2020. This week, council approved acquisition of a 9.3-acre site in the 17800-block of 24 Avenue for parkland use. (City of Surrey image)
A Walk for Peace, to mark International Women’s Day, is set for noon till 1 p.m. today (March 8, 2022) at White Rock’s Memorial Park. (File photo)

‘Walk for Peace’ planned today at White Rock’s Memorial Park

Event set for noon till 1 p.m. to mark International Women’s Day

A Walk for Peace, to mark International Women’s Day, is set for noon till 1 p.m. today (March 8, 2022) at White Rock’s Memorial Park. (File photo)
Semiahmoo Secondary students claimed a provincial title Saturday (March 5, 2022) at the UBC Physics Olympics, held virtually. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
Semiahmoo Secondary students claimed a provincial title Saturday (March 5, 2022) at the UBC Physics Olympics, held virtually. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
Police responded to White Rock’s Five Corners district on Feb. 19, 2020 following an assault. (File photo)

15-month sentence for senior convicted in White Rock manslaughter case

Probation of 18 months also imposed on Ross Banner

Police responded to White Rock’s Five Corners district on Feb. 19, 2020 following an assault. (File photo)
The Youth Leaders in Law conference is set for this Sunday (March 6, 2022) in Vancouver. (File photo)

Law-focused youth conference ‘inspires’ South Surrey student

Sneha Bansal, 16, says March 6 event offers insights for youth interested in legal profession

The Youth Leaders in Law conference is set for this Sunday (March 6, 2022) in Vancouver. (File photo)
Crescent Park Elementary parent Michael Bjorge raised the alarm earlier this week after learning the rapid COVID test the district sent home with his 10-year-old daughter contained potentially poisonous ingredients. The school district has since changed its policy, and now require that parents of students in kindergarten to Grade 7 pick up the kits from their child’s school. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Surrey Schools tweaks distribution plan for K-7 COVID antigen test kits

Kit access limited to parents or guardians following Health Canada advisory

Crescent Park Elementary parent Michael Bjorge raised the alarm earlier this week after learning the rapid COVID test the district sent home with his 10-year-old daughter contained potentially poisonous ingredients. The school district has since changed its policy, and now require that parents of students in kindergarten to Grade 7 pick up the kits from their child’s school. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)

Trial of notorious South Surrey fugitive Brandon Teixeira set to begin July 4

Teixeira was arrested in California following extensive manhunt

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)
Costumes were prominent at the 2018 Polar Bear Swim, when an estimated 500 brave dippers took the plunge in White Rock. A March 19, 2022 dip is now planned as a fundraiser to support clean-water efforts for Indigenous communities. (File photo)

White Rock Polar Bear Plunge set for March 19

Rotaract-hosted event to raise funds for clean water in Indigenous communities

Costumes were prominent at the 2018 Polar Bear Swim, when an estimated 500 brave dippers took the plunge in White Rock. A March 19, 2022 dip is now planned as a fundraiser to support clean-water efforts for Indigenous communities. (File photo)
The '3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy' arrived in South Surrey Feb. 12. Police say a total of 18 people were arrested over three weeks of protests last month. (Lauren Collins photo)

South Surrey border-area checkpoints removed, 18 arrested in all

Surrey RCMP advise resources ‘will be deployed as required’

The '3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy' arrived in South Surrey Feb. 12. Police say a total of 18 people were arrested over three weeks of protests last month. (Lauren Collins photo)
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Elenore Sturko speaks at a joing Surrey RCMP and Surrey Police Service press conference in November, 2021). (Lauren Collins photo)

Surrey officer says racist shaming at protest only highlighted beauty of Ukrainian heritage

Sgt. Elenore Sturko says she was ‘called out’ during a recent protest near the Pacific Highway border

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Elenore Sturko speaks at a joing Surrey RCMP and Surrey Police Service press conference in November, 2021). (Lauren Collins photo)
An emergency daytime warming centre is operating in White Rock’s Centennial Arena parking lot through March 15, 2022. (Contributed photo)

‘So much happening’ at White Rock daytime warming centre

In addition to shelter from the cold, guests benefit from food, medical care and companionship

An emergency daytime warming centre is operating in White Rock’s Centennial Arena parking lot through March 15, 2022. (Contributed photo)
Sources’ 2022 Coldest Night of the Year event – held virtually from Friday (Feb. 25) to Sunday (Feb. 27) – raised more than $185,000. (Contributed photo)

Sources’ Coldest Night of the Year outpaces $185k

Organizer says donations for South Surrey/White Rock event may be made through March 31

Sources’ 2022 Coldest Night of the Year event – held virtually from Friday (Feb. 25) to Sunday (Feb. 27) – raised more than $185,000. (Contributed photo)
IHIT investigators first appealed for help with their investigation into Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi’s death shortly after her body was discovered in a burned-out SUV in August 2017. Sentencing proceedings for Harjot Singh Deo – who pleaded guilty to manslaughter – are to get underway in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on June 13. (File photo)

Sentencing for boyfriend of Surrey teen found in torched SUV set for June

Trial for brother, cousin of Harjot Singh Deo to begin May 30

IHIT investigators first appealed for help with their investigation into Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi’s death shortly after her body was discovered in a burned-out SUV in August 2017. Sentencing proceedings for Harjot Singh Deo – who pleaded guilty to manslaughter – are to get underway in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on June 13. (File photo)
Close to 600 fans, young and old, turned out to the Feb. 20 Surrey Eagles game, hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Family Day game draws 600 to South Surrey Arena

Surrey Eagles game hosted by South Surrey & White Chamber of Commerce

Close to 600 fans, young and old, turned out to the Feb. 20 Surrey Eagles game, hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)
Temperatures in White Rock dipped to -5.5 C Wednesday, marking the chilliest Feb. 23 since 1957 – and making for some slippery commutes. (Max Fuchs/Unsplash photo)

White Rock logs its chilliest Feb. 23 in 65 years

Temperatures hit low of -5.5 C, compared to -4.4 C in 1957

Temperatures in White Rock dipped to -5.5 C Wednesday, marking the chilliest Feb. 23 since 1957 – and making for some slippery commutes. (Max Fuchs/Unsplash photo)
White Rock senior Harold Zelt presents BCSPCA officials with the funds raised from his 2022 ‘Dogs of White Rock’ calendar. (Contributed photo)

Dogs of White Rock calendar raises $1,700 for SPCA

White Rock senior Harold Zelt photographs dogs he meets around the city

White Rock senior Harold Zelt presents BCSPCA officials with the funds raised from his 2022 ‘Dogs of White Rock’ calendar. (Contributed photo)
As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave’s Thursday-night swimmers and coaches – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)

Sea of pink at South Surrey pool a tribute to kindness, compassion

Swim BC offered pink swim caps to teams across the province for anti-bullying initiative

As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave’s Thursday-night swimmers and coaches – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)
Approximately 3,000 BC Hydro customers are affected by a power outage this morning (Feb. 22, 2022). (bchydro.com screenshot)

Power restored after tree takes out wires in South Surrey/White Rock

Outage affecting nearly 3,000 hit just before 11 a.m.

Approximately 3,000 BC Hydro customers are affected by a power outage this morning (Feb. 22, 2022). (bchydro.com screenshot)
White Rock Seniors Village (Peace Arch News photo)

20 test positive for COVID-19 at White Rock retirement facility

Fraser Health says 10 staff, 10 residents infected at Maple Street care home

White Rock Seniors Village (Peace Arch News photo)
Metro Vancouver’s board will consider final adoption of City of Surrey’s South Campbell Heights land-redesignation request. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)

Metro to decide Jan. 28 on South Campbell Heights redesignation

City wants South Surrey lands for employment use, opponents fear environmental impacts

Metro Vancouver’s board will consider final adoption of City of Surrey’s South Campbell Heights land-redesignation request. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)
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