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Surrey firefighters handle Christmas trees during a charity chipping event. (File photo)
Surrey firefighters handle Christmas trees during a charity chipping event. (File photo)
A citizens’ Santa parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23. (Photo: Submitted)

‘Citizens’ Santa Parade’ wound its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23

Grassroots parade will run again next year, organizer says

A citizens’ Santa parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23. (Photo: Submitted)
Metal Beauty is Karen Ceraldi’s Team Canada entry in the World Photographic Cup. (Karen Ceraldi image)

South Surrey photographer’s ‘strength and beauty’ vying for world title

Karen Ceraldi’s Metal Beauty image is among Team Canada entries in the World Photographic Cup

Metal Beauty is Karen Ceraldi’s Team Canada entry in the World Photographic Cup. (Karen Ceraldi image)
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BraveFace mask fundraiser raises $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon
Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his 'Community Connections' videos. (YouTube screenshot)

Community Connections: Gordie Hogg speaks with Upkar Tatlay

Former mayor, MP began posting conversations on YouTube in June

  • Dec 27, 2020
An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his 'Community Connections' videos. (YouTube screenshot)
The Knights of Columbus will host tree-chipping opportunities on Jan. 2-3 at Good Shepherd Church. (Black Press Media photo)
The Knights of Columbus will host tree-chipping opportunities on Jan. 2-3 at Good Shepherd Church. (Black Press Media photo)
From left, Lesley Hames and Wendy Fulford collected 1,620 pounds of food during the Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed photos)

Ocean Park Food Drive collects 1,620 pounds of food

Event also raised $3,400 for the food bank

From left, Lesley Hames and Wendy Fulford collected 1,620 pounds of food during the Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed photos)
White Rock’s Harold Zelt presents $918 – funds raised through the sale of the senior’s Dogs of White Rock calendar – to Taizo at the BC SPCA’s Surrey Education and Adoption Centre. (Contributed photo)

White Rock senior delivers early gift of calendar proceeds

Harold Zelt’s Dogs of White Rock fundraiser has surpassed $900

White Rock’s Harold Zelt presents $918 – funds raised through the sale of the senior’s Dogs of White Rock calendar – to Taizo at the BC SPCA’s Surrey Education and Adoption Centre. (Contributed photo)
Exhibit A in Aaron Hinks’ investigation into the jolly man in the red suit. Is Santa Claus the real thing or more of a ‘here-in-spirit’ kind of deal?

COLUMN: The greatest mystery of the season

An eye-witness testimony leads to an ugly truth

Exhibit A in Aaron Hinks’ investigation into the jolly man in the red suit. Is Santa Claus the real thing or more of a ‘here-in-spirit’ kind of deal?
Baby, a 10-year-old rescue cat. (Joanna Lemay photo)

PHOTOS: Semiahmoo Peninsula pets get into the holiday spirit

We asked readers show us their pets all decked out for the holidays – and they delivered

  • Dec 24, 2020
Baby, a 10-year-old rescue cat. (Joanna Lemay photo)
SurreyCares Community Foundation presents a $5,000 cheque to Cloverdale Community Kitchen. The grant was made possible by the Surrey Community Relief Fund (SCRF). (Submitted photo)

Additional relief grant allows Cloverdale Community Kitchen to keep feeding seniors

Surrey Community Relief Fund continues to help during pandemic but support still needed

SurreyCares Community Foundation presents a $5,000 cheque to Cloverdale Community Kitchen. The grant was made possible by the Surrey Community Relief Fund (SCRF). (Submitted photo)
White Rock firefighters collect Christmas trees at a 2018 tree chipping event. (File photo)

White Rock firefighters to host tree chipping event Jan. 3

Proceeds to be allocated to BC Burn Fund, local charities

White Rock firefighters collect Christmas trees at a 2018 tree chipping event. (File photo)
Mrs. Claus continued her tradition of reading a Christmas story to students at the Surrey school district, but virtually this year. (Image: surreyschools.ca)
Mrs. Claus continued her tradition of reading a Christmas story to students at the Surrey school district, but virtually this year. (Image: surreyschools.ca)
Semiahmoo Arts featured Bruna Sbranchella in its Human Library Project on Oct. 1. (Facebook photo)

Peninsula seniors sought for ‘human library’ project

Semiahmoo Arts aims to create a resource of life experience

Semiahmoo Arts featured Bruna Sbranchella in its Human Library Project on Oct. 1. (Facebook photo)
Cards created by students at White Rock Elementary will be delivered to members of Kent Street Activity Centre. (Contributed photo)

White Rock students craft Christmas cheer for seniors

Approximately 800 handmade cards mailed out

Cards created by students at White Rock Elementary will be delivered to members of Kent Street Activity Centre. (Contributed photo)
Zapped by the cold, Colby Walker runs from the water at the White Rock Polar Plunge. (Christy Fox file photo)

White Rock residents encourage to ‘take the plunge at home’

Annual Polar Bear Plunge will not return to the city’s beach this year

Zapped by the cold, Colby Walker runs from the water at the White Rock Polar Plunge. (Christy Fox file photo)
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SENIORS SCENE: Christmas cards, dinner provided to Peninsula seniors

Holiday skates continue until Dec. 31, while the annual Polar Bear swim goes virtual

  • Dec 20, 2020
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PENINSULA ZOOMERS: A visit from St. Nicholas goes ‘viral’

Even COVID-19 can’t keep Santa from spreading joy among seniors

  • Dec 20, 2020
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White Rock Festival of Lights, located at Memorial Park. (Aaron Hinks photos)

White Rock Festival of Lights receives provincial approval

The display is to be illuminated every night from 4:30-10 p.m. until Jan. 23

White Rock Festival of Lights, located at Memorial Park. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Four-year-old Ethan Fritz waves at his dad with his mom Alyssa, from the end of White Rock Pier. Pilot TK Minzak – who flies reserve for the U.S. Air Force, organized the fly-by after months of not being able to see Ethan due to border restrictions during the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PAN’s most-read stories of 2020 that didn’t involve COVID-19

While the virus dominated headlines, much more happened on the Peninsula

Four-year-old Ethan Fritz waves at his dad with his mom Alyssa, from the end of White Rock Pier. Pilot TK Minzak – who flies reserve for the U.S. Air Force, organized the fly-by after months of not being able to see Ethan due to border restrictions during the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)
An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his 'Community Connections' videos. (YouTube screenshot)

Community Connections: Gordie Hogg speaks with Rocco Forte

Former mayor, MP began posting conversations on YouTube in June

  • Dec 20, 2020
An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his 'Community Connections' videos. (YouTube screenshot)