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Master Corporal (ret’d) Mitchel Claypool (kneeling on right) is seen with his section, E33D, in Sperwan Ghar, Kandahar, Afghanistan in September 2007. (Photo submitted: Mitchel Claypool)

Cloverdale veteran recalls his time in Afghanistan

‘It was one of the hardest, yet most valuable, experiences of my life,’ says Claypool

Master Corporal (ret’d) Mitchel Claypool (kneeling on right) is seen with his section, E33D, in Sperwan Ghar, Kandahar, Afghanistan in September 2007. (Photo submitted: Mitchel Claypool)
A free workshop planned for South Surrey aims to help participants better understand the weather. (Black Press photo)

Free weather workshop planned for Alexandra House

Weather-focused science session planned for Nov. 13 in South Surrey

A free workshop planned for South Surrey aims to help participants better understand the weather. (Black Press photo)
First World War soldier William James Taylor is profiled by his great-grandson, student Connor Mitchell, in the “KPU Remembers” project. This photo of Taylor is from the video Mitchell created to tell the story of his ancestor’s last battle at Mount Sorrel, Ypres, in 1916.

VIDEO: Students’ ‘KPU Remembers’ website shows First World War experiences of Canadian soldiers

In time for Remembrance Day, written reports and ‘excellent’ videos posted to website, instructor says

First World War soldier William James Taylor is profiled by his great-grandson, student Connor Mitchell, in the “KPU Remembers” project. This photo of Taylor is from the video Mitchell created to tell the story of his ancestor’s last battle at Mount Sorrel, Ypres, in 1916.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church acting pastor Wes Hills aims to host weekly ‘Priest at Large’ sessions at Laura’s Coffee Corner, starting Nov. 4, 2021. (File photo/holytrinitywhiterock.org photo)

‘Priest at Large’ launches at White Rock coffee shop

Holy Trinity Anglican Church’s Priest-in-Charge Wes Hills ‘ready to chat about pretty much anything’

Holy Trinity Anglican Church acting pastor Wes Hills aims to host weekly ‘Priest at Large’ sessions at Laura’s Coffee Corner, starting Nov. 4, 2021. (File photo/holytrinitywhiterock.org photo)
Some of the entries in the 2018 Gingerbread Village competition at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Some of the entries in the 2018 Gingerbread Village competition at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
World War II Veteran and POW Hans Andersen, then 98, lays a wreath for POWs at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in 2019. This year, Andersen and another former POW, Rick Deck will both lay wreaths at the Cloverdale Cenotaph. Both men turned 100 this year. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Two 100-year-old former POWs to lay wreaths during Remembrance Day ceremony in Cloverdale this year

Veterans’ square closed to general public; City of Surrey to livestream event

World War II Veteran and POW Hans Andersen, then 98, lays a wreath for POWs at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in 2019. This year, Andersen and another former POW, Rick Deck will both lay wreaths at the Cloverdale Cenotaph. Both men turned 100 this year. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Clayton Community Centre is seen Jan. 26, 2021. The rec. centre was recently awarded a bronze medal for its architectural design. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Clayton Community Centre wins architecture award

Centre awarded bronze for ‘exemplary sports and leisure architecture’

The Clayton Community Centre is seen Jan. 26, 2021. The rec. centre was recently awarded a bronze medal for its architectural design. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
White Rock Baptist Church hosted a Trunk Or Treat event for Halloween. (Gary Lai photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Trunk Or Treat event draws 375

Second annual Halloween offering ‘bigger and better’

White Rock Baptist Church hosted a Trunk Or Treat event for Halloween. (Gary Lai photo)
A woman looks at archival slides. (Photo submitted: Chung Chow, Surrey Archives)

Surrey Archives to offer tips on how to best care for family heirlooms

Free talk, ‘Caring for Your Family Treasures,’ to be held Nov. 27

A woman looks at archival slides. (Photo submitted: Chung Chow, Surrey Archives)
The Annual Witches Luncheon, held Oct. 29 in Crescent Beach, raised more than $14,000. (Kaitlyn Mari Photography photo)
The Annual Witches Luncheon, held Oct. 29 in Crescent Beach, raised more than $14,000. (Kaitlyn Mari Photography photo)
Kevin Wise helps his father Reginald Wise lay a wreath at the Cloverdale Cenotaph Aug. 19, 2021, on the 79th anniversary of the Dieppe raid in World War II. Wise, a Second World War veteran, passed away Oct. 29. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale WWII veteran passes away

Reginald Wise was a Royal Marine; fought in Italy, Albania, Greece, and Yugoslavia

Kevin Wise helps his father Reginald Wise lay a wreath at the Cloverdale Cenotaph Aug. 19, 2021, on the 79th anniversary of the Dieppe raid in World War II. Wise, a Second World War veteran, passed away Oct. 29. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Deputy Chief Harj Sidhu (right) with Deputy Chief Constable Commendation recipient Const. Steven Vickery at the 2021 Delta Police Awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 28. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police honour citizens, officers at awards ceremony

Awards were presented at a ceremony Oct. 28 honouring achievements over the past two years

Deputy Chief Harj Sidhu (right) with Deputy Chief Constable Commendation recipient Const. Steven Vickery at the 2021 Delta Police Awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 28. (Delta Police Department photo)
Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. The railway society will run its Electric Express Dec. 11-12 as they present Christmas as it would have been celebrated 100 years ago. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

‘Electric Express’ returning to Cloverdale

Annual Christmas train is back after one-year hiatus

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. The railway society will run its Electric Express Dec. 11-12 as they present Christmas as it would have been celebrated 100 years ago. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
South Surrey Arena is now back to full capacity, and the Surrey Eagles are excited to provide a great atmosphere for their fans. Garrett James photo.

For the first time in a long time, the Eagles Nest is at full capacity!

The atmosphere is electric, as this BCHL team pulls out all the stops for the hometown crowd

  • Nov 1, 2021
South Surrey Arena is now back to full capacity, and the Surrey Eagles are excited to provide a great atmosphere for their fans. Garrett James photo.
The pigs at Happy Herd Farm getting ready to eat their favourite snack (Aldergrove Star files)

Happy Herd Farm looking for volunteers

Animals at Aldergrove’s Happy Herd need pumpkin drop-off, Monday, Nov. 1.

The pigs at Happy Herd Farm getting ready to eat their favourite snack (Aldergrove Star files)
Charmly Smith (far right) – pictured here with (from left) Self Advocates of Semiahmoo’s Alexander Magnussen, Danielle Burns, Asma Patel and UNITI CEO Doug Tennant, at the 2017 Disability Pride Parade – is one of four winners of Community Living BC’s 2021 WOW Awards. (Contributed file photo)

South Surrey’s Charmly Smith an ‘inclusion champion’

Involvement co-ordinator for Self Advocates of Semiahmoo named 2021 WOW Award winner

Charmly Smith (far right) – pictured here with (from left) Self Advocates of Semiahmoo’s Alexander Magnussen, Danielle Burns, Asma Patel and UNITI CEO Doug Tennant, at the 2017 Disability Pride Parade – is one of four winners of Community Living BC’s 2021 WOW Awards. (Contributed file photo)
Stacey Merrick is raising money to purchase an accessible vehicle to better support her six-year-old son Jay. (GoFundMe image)

Surrey fundraiser to purchase accessible vehicle for boy, 6, takes off

Mother starts GoFundMe page to better support her ‘cutest little ray of sunshine’

Stacey Merrick is raising money to purchase an accessible vehicle to better support her six-year-old son Jay. (GoFundMe image)
Jack Herring, 3, met Santa Claus at a ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP pre-pandemic. This year, the detachment’s drive-thru clothing drive is set for Nov. 27. (File photo)
Jack Herring, 3, met Santa Claus at a ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP pre-pandemic. This year, the detachment’s drive-thru clothing drive is set for Nov. 27. (File photo)