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SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street Centre now offering takeaway soup and sandwiches

Over-50s invited to get moving on the ice or in the gym

  • Oct 27, 2021
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Canada Post’s new Diwali stamp created with help of Surrey business owner

‘I’ve gotten such incredible response to the stamp,’ advisor Kamal Sharma says

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Rendering of Options’ affordable-housing project being built at the corner of King George Boulevard and 81 Avenue, in Newton. (submitted image)

$50K boost for Surrey’s ‘Women of Options’ campaign to build affordable housing

Coast Capital donated $1,000 to each of the 50 women involved in Options’ anniversary fundraiser

Rendering of Options’ affordable-housing project being built at the corner of King George Boulevard and 81 Avenue, in Newton. (submitted image)
Azra Hussain, left, and her daughter Hebah Hussaina are among WXN 2021 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award winners. (submitted photo: Diamond’s Edge Photography)

Surrey mother, daughter named 2 of Canada’s most powerful women

Women’s Executive Network recognizes women who ‘advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow’s leaders’

Azra Hussain, left, and her daughter Hebah Hussaina are among WXN 2021 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award winners. (submitted photo: Diamond’s Edge Photography)
Volunteers pack Christmas food hampers for needy families the Alice McKay Building in 2020. Last year the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s annual hamper program served around 500 families and this year organizers expect that number to climb to more than 600 families. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Community Kitchen finds much needed warehouse space

Roller Derby team gives up building rental to help Christmas Hamper Program

Volunteers pack Christmas food hampers for needy families the Alice McKay Building in 2020. Last year the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s annual hamper program served around 500 families and this year organizers expect that number to climb to more than 600 families. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Kids play in the TD Explore Zone at the Museum of Surrey. The museum is reopening the play area Nov. 2 after being closed for more than a year and a half. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)

Kids play area to reopen at the Museum of Surrey

TD Explore Zone closed since March 2020

Kids play in the TD Explore Zone at the Museum of Surrey. The museum is reopening the play area Nov. 2 after being closed for more than a year and a half. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)
Registration is now open for Deltassist’s 2021 Christmas programs. (Deltassist Family & Community Services/Facebook photo)

Help Deltassist support local families this Christmas

Food hamper program, toy depot registration now open; Deltassist asking for cash, gift card donations

Registration is now open for Deltassist’s 2021 Christmas programs. (Deltassist Family & Community Services/Facebook photo)
Mack Keay from Ocean Trailer picks up a load of prizes from Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Ungala 2021 fundraising virtual auction, which raised $56,100 for children with developmental needs in Delta, Surrey and Langley. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)

$56K raised in Reach Society’s ‘Ungala’ virtual auction

Tickets for Delta non-profit’s spa getaway raffle, 50/50 draw on sale until Dec. 2

Mack Keay from Ocean Trailer picks up a load of prizes from Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Ungala 2021 fundraising virtual auction, which raised $56,100 for children with developmental needs in Delta, Surrey and Langley. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)
This coho was counted last week at the Little Campbell Hatchery. (Contributed photo)

Coho salmon off to a good start at South Surrey hatchery

Volunteers say more than half of entire season’s typical run already logged at Little Campbell site

This coho was counted last week at the Little Campbell Hatchery. (Contributed photo)
The Cloverdale Rodeo office is seen in the Alice McKay building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in 2021. Four new members were elected to the Rodeo Board after the AGM Oct. 17. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Cloverdale Rodeo office is seen in the Alice McKay building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in 2021. Four new members were elected to the Rodeo Board after the AGM Oct. 17. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Led by the Lower Mainland Green Team and City of White Rock parks manager Egan Davis, about a dozen local residents took part in an interpretive nature walk at Ruth Johnson Park. The walk was followed by a few hours of invasive plant removal. (Lower Mainland Green Team photo)

PHOTOS: Nature walk, invasive-plant removal highlights busy Saturday for Green Team

Volunteers learned more about White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park on interpretive stroll

Led by the Lower Mainland Green Team and City of White Rock parks manager Egan Davis, about a dozen local residents took part in an interpretive nature walk at Ruth Johnson Park. The walk was followed by a few hours of invasive plant removal. (Lower Mainland Green Team photo)
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PENINSULA ZOOMER: There’s an app for that, but I don’t want it

‘What is with this app-a-phobia I seem to have,’ wonders columnist April Lewis

  • Oct 23, 2021
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Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey philanthropists share appetite to help health-care workers

Vern and Helga Höing donate funds for Thanksgiving, Christmas meals at Peace Arch Hospital

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)
Clayton resident Greg MacRae planted this “lawn art” to protest the proposed changes to the Surrey sign bylaw and to spark a conversation about it among residents. (Photo submitted)

Cloverdale resident hoping to spark change with new ‘lawn art’

Greg MacRae is pushing back against the city’s amended sign bylaw

Clayton resident Greg MacRae planted this “lawn art” to protest the proposed changes to the Surrey sign bylaw and to spark a conversation about it among residents. (Photo submitted)
Ursula Maxwell-Lewis chats about life, travel, and her start in journalism. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Ursula Maxwell-Lewis chats about life, travel, and her start in journalism. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Husband-wife book creators Yoon Kyong Lee and Daniel H. Lee with two recent titles at their Fleetwood-area home in Surrey. (submitted photo)

For Surrey couple, a summer of self-publishing two books for kids – one 17 years in the making

Author Daniel H. Lee and illustrator Yoon Kyong Lee worked on ‘pandemic project’ at home in Fleetwood

Husband-wife book creators Yoon Kyong Lee and Daniel H. Lee with two recent titles at their Fleetwood-area home in Surrey. (submitted photo)
Sources Foundation’s 2020 gala was a virtual affair. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Efforts afoot to boost capacity at upcoming South Surrey gala

Sources Foundation’s ‘Run for the Roses Redux’ event set for Nov. 6

Sources Foundation’s 2020 gala was a virtual affair. (Contributed photo)
Ashley Irvine with son, Blake, who passed away in April 2020 following post-operative complications of heart surgery. A toy drive in Blake’s name is to benefit BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Legacy toy drive a tribute to ‘happy, smiling’ South Surrey baby

Parents of eight-month-old Blake Rowdon find comfort in memorial effort

Ashley Irvine with son, Blake, who passed away in April 2020 following post-operative complications of heart surgery. A toy drive in Blake’s name is to benefit BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed photo)
More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)

Pandemic sparks pet boom in Surrey and beyond

More people are looking to adopt pets due to pandemic, SPCA

More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)
The Lower Mainland Green Team will be at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park Saturday to lead an interpretive nature walk and remove invasive English Ivy. (Contributed photo)

Green Team to host nature walk, invasive-species removal event in White Rock

Lower Mainland Green Team members will lead event at Ruth Johnson Park

The Lower Mainland Green Team will be at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park Saturday to lead an interpretive nature walk and remove invasive English Ivy. (Contributed photo)