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Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

Thousands enjoy B.C. park with warnings about social distancing

Portable toilets installed in anticipation of nice weather

Members of the Wheeling 8’s dance group go on a roll at Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in 2018, during the club’s 45th-anniversary event. If not for the pandemic, such activities could be socially prescribed as part of a new program involving Fraser Health and DiverseCity Community Resources Society. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Social prescriptions’ connect Surrey seniors to activities and other services they need

Fraser Health-backed program involves GP referrals to a Seniors’ Community Connector with DiverseCity

A Surrey woman is winner of an inaugural online charity lottery. (Contributed images)

Surrey woman wins $334k in online 50/50 fundraiser

Four charities teamed up to raise funds in event won by Joanne Gamache

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and Surrey Honda have partnered together for a second year in a row for a car raffle to support local mental health initiatives. (Submitted photo)
The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and Surrey Honda have partnered together for a second year in a row for a car raffle to support local mental health initiatives. (Submitted photo)
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THINK GREEN: Race is on to ban single-use plastics

By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean

  • Apr 22, 2021
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PENINSULA ZOOMERS: Waiting for vaccine no problem for one with plenty of practice

With so much time spent waiting for things in life, what’s a few more weeks?

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Volunteers from Semiahmoo Secondary joined with members of the Lower Mainland Green Team and the White Rock and South Surrey Naturalists Wednesday to remove invasive plants from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park in March. (Contributed photo)

Green Team, South Surrey students mark Earth Day with invasive plant removal

Volunteers to be on site at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park

Volunteers from Semiahmoo Secondary joined with members of the Lower Mainland Green Team and the White Rock and South Surrey Naturalists Wednesday to remove invasive plants from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park in March. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey senior Marnie Allard is this year’s honoree in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey senior honoured in 2021 Alzheimer’s walk

Marnie Allard is living with posterior cortical atrophy

South Surrey senior Marnie Allard is this year’s honoree in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. (Contributed photo)
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‘Tech buddies’ keep Surrey seniors connected during pandemic

Surrey-based non-profit did a quick pivot and invented a virtual lunch gathering

  • Apr 19, 2021
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The Braidwood Band performs for the seniors at Zion Park Manor in Surrey, as part of a music program planned by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: Surrey charity brings distanced concerts to care homes, with prop pink firetruck

Familiar tunes performed for seniors during pandemic-era ‘Heart for Music’ program

The Braidwood Band performs for the seniors at Zion Park Manor in Surrey, as part of a music program planned by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (submitted photo)
Erin O’Toole. (Image via flickr)

O’Toole to chat with Cloverdale Chamber

Q&A is a ‘nooner’ and will run from 12 to 12:45 pm.

Erin O’Toole. (Image via flickr)
Neilson Grove Elementary students water their new cedar tree. As part of its commitment to reconciliation, the Delta School District is planting a cedar tree at every school and district site as a way to show appreciation and respect for local First Nation culture through its Giving Tree Project. (Delta School District photo)

Cedars planted at Delta schools as part of reconciliation

‘Giving Tree Project’ a way to show respect and appreciation for First Nation culture

Neilson Grove Elementary students water their new cedar tree. As part of its commitment to reconciliation, the Delta School District is planting a cedar tree at every school and district site as a way to show appreciation and respect for local First Nation culture through its Giving Tree Project. (Delta School District photo)
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PHOTOS: South Surrey Unitarians take call for racial justice to street

‘When we see it in our lives, we can either say something about it or be complicit in it’

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A youngster goes hunting for trash on a Surrey sidewalk. (Submitted photo: City of Surrey)
A youngster goes hunting for trash on a Surrey sidewalk. (Submitted photo: City of Surrey)
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5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post- Secondary Education Event comes to the Fraser Valley

  • Apr 19, 2021
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Radiothon organizers with a prop cheque for PICS from radio station ConnectFM 91.5. Pictured from left to right are Surinder Singh Mann, Inderjeet Hundal, Jagtar Dhaliwal and Satbir Cheema. (submitted photo)
Radiothon organizers with a prop cheque for PICS from radio station ConnectFM 91.5. Pictured from left to right are Surinder Singh Mann, Inderjeet Hundal, Jagtar Dhaliwal and Satbir Cheema. (submitted photo)
A woman crosses 176th Street in Cloverdale April 12, 2021. 176th will not host Cloverdale Market Days this year as the popular street fest is just the latest casualty in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Market Days cancelled again

Organizer says popular street fest will return in 2022

A woman crosses 176th Street in Cloverdale April 12, 2021. 176th will not host Cloverdale Market Days this year as the popular street fest is just the latest casualty in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Bubbles fill the air during the 2019 Party for the Planet. This year it will be online. (City of Surrey photo)

Virtual Party for the Planet to offer environmental education

City of Surrey’s annual event planned for Earth Day

Bubbles fill the air during the 2019 Party for the Planet. This year it will be online. (City of Surrey photo)
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SENIORS’ SCENE: Zoom into fitness and memories at Kent Street

Weekly hikes are also on the menu

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Steve Serbic, assistant chief of operations for the Surrey Fire Service, has written a book, “The Unbroken” delving into his struggles with post-traumatic stress. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey firefighter writes book to ‘be part of the change’ in stigma around post-traumatic stress

‘The Unbroken’ details Steve Serbic’s childhood, career and journey dealing with mental health issues

Steve Serbic, assistant chief of operations for the Surrey Fire Service, has written a book, “The Unbroken” delving into his struggles with post-traumatic stress. (Photo: Lauren Collins)