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Arlan Benn charges his Tesla at Cloverdale’s new 100-kilowatt fast charging EV station. B.C. Hydro recently installed the new “pump” as part of its Electrification Plan. The initiative will see 325 fast-charging stations built at 145 locations across B.C. by 2025. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. Hydro installs fast EV charging unit in Cloverdale

100-kilowatt ‘pump’ can recharge vehicle in about 15 to 20 minutes

Arlan Benn charges his Tesla at Cloverdale’s new 100-kilowatt fast charging EV station. B.C. Hydro recently installed the new “pump” as part of its Electrification Plan. The initiative will see 325 fast-charging stations built at 145 locations across B.C. by 2025. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Heavy rains flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. This was the scene on Nov. 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey game club officials optimistic following rains that flooded hatchery

Damage assessment underway, grounds open to public: president

Heavy rains flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. This was the scene on Nov. 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)
The Round Up Cafe operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)

More copies of popular Round Up Café book printed, signing event at Surrey diner Dec. 3

‘I know there is a demand for them as we ran out before everybody got a copy,’ project co-ordinator says

The Round Up Cafe operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Rotary Club of South Surrey held a shredding fundraiser on Oct. 30, 2021. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey Rotarians’ shredding event raises $6K

Funds to benefit community, international projects

Rotary Club of South Surrey held a shredding fundraiser on Oct. 30, 2021. (Contributed photo)
White Rock Baptist Church is inviting the public to help put together the world’s largest puzzle on Nov. 20, 2021. (White Rock Baptist Church Facebook photo)

Puzzling event to unfold at White Rock Baptist Church

Public invited to get piece of the action during Nov. 20 build of world record-sized puzzle

White Rock Baptist Church is inviting the public to help put together the world’s largest puzzle on Nov. 20, 2021. (White Rock Baptist Church Facebook photo)
From left: The Cloverdale Legion’s Jeanne Arial and president Scott MacMillan present Meghan Neufeld, director of development for the Community Kitchen, and Melanie Yzerman, coordinator for the Christmas Hamper Program, with a cheque for $5,000. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo submitted: Lindsay Rempel)

Cloverdale Legion donates $5K to Community Kitchen

Funds will go to support the Kitchen’s food programs

From left: The Cloverdale Legion’s Jeanne Arial and president Scott MacMillan present Meghan Neufeld, director of development for the Community Kitchen, and Melanie Yzerman, coordinator for the Christmas Hamper Program, with a cheque for $5,000. The funds will be used to support the Kitchen’s outreach programs. (Photo submitted: Lindsay Rempel)
The Delta Community Foundation (previously the Delta Foundation) is debuting a new name and logo that “identifies the importance of the three communities of Delta coming together to build community” this Friday evening (Nov. 19) as it launches its “Be a Community Builder” capital campaign at the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala. (Delta Community Foundation image)

New look, new name for Delta Community Foundation

The formerly-named Delta Foundation launches its “Be a Community Builder” capital campaign Nov. 19

The Delta Community Foundation (previously the Delta Foundation) is debuting a new name and logo that “identifies the importance of the three communities of Delta coming together to build community” this Friday evening (Nov. 19) as it launches its “Be a Community Builder” capital campaign at the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala. (Delta Community Foundation image)
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The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
A vehicle rolls through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 during the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. The 2020 parade was cancelled and now the BIA has announced the 2021 parade has been officially cancelled. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)

Surrey Santa Parade of Lights officially cancelled for 2021

One-day ‘charity’ event to replace parade; to be held Dec. 5

A vehicle rolls through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 during the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. The 2020 parade was cancelled and now the BIA has announced the 2021 parade has been officially cancelled. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)
The Citizen Santa Parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23, 2020. This year the Christmas convoy returns on Dec. 11. (Photo: Submitted)

Cloverdale Drive-thru Christmas parade to roll Dec. 11

Event returns after inaugural Christmas convoy last year

The Citizen Santa Parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23, 2020. This year the Christmas convoy returns on Dec. 11. (Photo: Submitted)
Last year, the Christmas in Williams Park event in Langley was limited to six days due to COVID-19. This year, it will run for three weeks, but will still be a drive-through event. (Barbara Sharp/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Drive-through Christmas lights event hopes to avoid wait list

Last year, there were long lineups for Langley’s Christmas in Williams Park

Last year, the Christmas in Williams Park event in Langley was limited to six days due to COVID-19. This year, it will run for three weeks, but will still be a drive-through event. (Barbara Sharp/Special to Langley Advance Times)
South of the Fraser Maritime Employers group reps present donation of $36,000 to Women of Options campaign organizers. Pictured from left are Marissa Chan-Kent (BCMEA), Kathy deLisser (Ceres Terminals Canada), Christine Mohr (Options Community Services CEO), Kim Stegeman-Lowe (Western Group), Penny Priddy (Women of Options), Jennifer Perih (Global Container Terminals Canada), Angela Kirkham (DP World Fraser Surrey) and Kamaljit Lehal (Options Community Services Chair of the Board). (Submitted photo)

Surrey’s ‘Women of Options’ campaign tops $1.5M with push from waterfront companies

Funds raised will help build an affordable-housing complex in Newton

South of the Fraser Maritime Employers group reps present donation of $36,000 to Women of Options campaign organizers. Pictured from left are Marissa Chan-Kent (BCMEA), Kathy deLisser (Ceres Terminals Canada), Christine Mohr (Options Community Services CEO), Kim Stegeman-Lowe (Western Group), Penny Priddy (Women of Options), Jennifer Perih (Global Container Terminals Canada), Angela Kirkham (DP World Fraser Surrey) and Kamaljit Lehal (Options Community Services Chair of the Board). (Submitted photo)
Volunteers hand out parting gifts at Sources Foundation’s 25th annual gala Nov. 6, 2021. (Tiffany Poon photo)
Volunteers hand out parting gifts at Sources Foundation’s 25th annual gala Nov. 6, 2021. (Tiffany Poon photo)
“Holiday Passport” returns to Cloverdale starting Nov. 19. Put on by the Cloverdale Arts & Entertainment Association, the event offers a chance for shoppers to win $1,500 in gift cards from Cloverdale businesses. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
“Holiday Passport” returns to Cloverdale starting Nov. 19. Put on by the Cloverdale Arts & Entertainment Association, the event offers a chance for shoppers to win $1,500 in gift cards from Cloverdale businesses. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Volunteers from a handful of Semiahmoo Peninsula groups helped plant 300 trees and shrubs in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest on Nov. 6, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Volunteers add green to South Surrey’s urban forest

300 trees and shrubs planted during Nov. 6 event

Volunteers from a handful of Semiahmoo Peninsula groups helped plant 300 trees and shrubs in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest on Nov. 6, 2021. (Contributed photo)
A man searches for his glasses in the flooded parking lot at Clover Square Village. The man lost them when he fell. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Flooding in Cloverdale

Some businesses closed in Clover Square Village

A man searches for his glasses in the flooded parking lot at Clover Square Village. The man lost them when he fell. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Traci Farden (far right) at an ’80s-themed cruise ship party. Farden is among organizers of an upcoming ’80s-themed fundraiser to benefit Canadian Mental Health Association-BC Division. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey-White Rock moms spearhead ’80s-themed fundraiser for mental health

Feb. 5 party hopes to raise funds, ‘encourage discussion’

Traci Farden (far right) at an ’80s-themed cruise ship party. Farden is among organizers of an upcoming ’80s-themed fundraiser to benefit Canadian Mental Health Association-BC Division. (Contributed photo)
Joanne Specht sings with the White Rock Lutheran Church Carolers outside the Coast Capital Playhouse during White Rock's annual Christmas on the Peninsula festival. (File photo)

Christmas on the Peninsula planned for Nov. 27

Event to feature a parade, Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Joanne Specht sings with the White Rock Lutheran Church Carolers outside the Coast Capital Playhouse during White Rock's annual Christmas on the Peninsula festival. (File photo)