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Supporters of Surrey Creep Catchers at a rally outside Surrey provincial court. (Tom Zytaruk photo)

Lifetime teaching ban for former Delta teacher caught in Surrey Creep Catchers sting

Simon William Isbister had tried to meet up with a 12-year-old girl he met on Craigslist in 2017

Hundreds turned out to an event at Civic Plaza Friday (June 4) to honour the 215 Indigenous children discovered at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. The event was hosted by Skookum Lab, part of the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey councillor plans to acknowledge First Nations communities at next meeting

Annis says it’s the ‘right and respectful thing to do’ despite mayor’s refusal to do so

A search and rescue crew member searches in the water. (Special to The News)

Person killed after being swept down Widgeon Falls

Search and Rescue teams recovered victim on Monday

Surrey’s Extreme Weather Response team is putting a call out for donations, including bottled water, to help the homeless population during this heatwave. (Flickr photo)

Surrey’s homeless community in need of bottled water, sunscreen during heatwave

Extreme weather response coordinator says this is an ‘ongoing ask’ in what will be a hot summer

Surrey’s Extreme Weather Response team is putting a call out for donations, including bottled water, to help the homeless population during this heatwave. (Flickr photo)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation to conduct meetings digitally into 2022

‘At the end of the year we can revisit it,’ executive director Mike Buda said

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from June 13 to 19, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Number of active COVID-19 cases in Delta holds steady

21 cases from June 13-19; overall number in Fraser Health down for the ninth week in a row

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from June 13 to 19, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Surrey RCMP is seeking dash-cam footage following a two-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of 138th Street and 74th Avenue in Newton on Tuesday (June 22). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

RCMP seeking dash-cam video after pedestrian hit in 2-vehicle crash in Surrey

Surrey RCMP say all parties involved remained on scene, cooperating with police

Surrey RCMP is seeking dash-cam footage following a two-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of 138th Street and 74th Avenue in Newton on Tuesday (June 22). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens as B.C. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside describes new mask wearing policy for public schools, Feb. 4, 2021. (B.C. government)

‘No question’ it’s a challenge to keep up with Surrey’s growth, schools: Education minister

Jennifer Whiteside says district didn’t need to purchase portables for 2020-21 school year

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens as B.C. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside describes new mask wearing policy for public schools, Feb. 4, 2021. (B.C. government)
Surrey’s Fawzan Hussain and Cole Izsak received their Medal of Good Citizenship this week. (www.fawzan.ca photo/File photo)

Good-citizenship medals presented to Surrey pair

Announced in March, medals were presented to Cole Izsak and Fawzan Hussain virtually this week

Surrey’s Fawzan Hussain and Cole Izsak received their Medal of Good Citizenship this week. (www.fawzan.ca photo/File photo)
Ambulance at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (File photo)

Surrey residents report calling 911 for ambulances that didn’t arrive

One was an eight-year-old girl, another a 64-year-old woman with a blood clot after getting an AstraZeneca vaccine

Ambulance at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (File photo)
Customers line up to order fish and chips from Moby Dick Restaurant Wednesday (June 23) afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Moby Dick fish-and-chip shop owner says one-way Marine Drive has ‘killed’ foot traffic

‘There’s no people’ – Yuriy Makogonsky says revenue from take-out down 50 per cent

Customers line up to order fish and chips from Moby Dick Restaurant Wednesday (June 23) afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Signage directs people to the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at South Surrey Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Surrey offers vaccine clinics for 12-years-plus on first day of summer break

Fraser Health region ‘trying to be proactive’ with youth

Signage directs people to the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at South Surrey Recreation Centre. (File photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell says his role as a member of the new Surrey Police Service board of directors offers an opportunity to help policing in the community ‘move forward’ in terms of its interactions with the city’s First Nations people. (City of White Rock)

SFN chief considers it an honour to serve on Surrey Police Board

‘We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it,’ says Harley Chappell

Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell says his role as a member of the new Surrey Police Service board of directors offers an opportunity to help policing in the community ‘move forward’ in terms of its interactions with the city’s First Nations people. (City of White Rock)
Fraser Health held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey on Friday, May 7, 2021. Roughly 400 people pre-registered to get their vaccine the week before. (Photo: Lauren Collins

Surrey hits 80% vaccination rate

Health Minister Adrian Dix says that’s above the provincial average

Fraser Health held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey on Friday, May 7, 2021. Roughly 400 people pre-registered to get their vaccine the week before. (Photo: Lauren Collins
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Delta MP introduces bill to create new benefit for people with disabilities

Proposed benefit would be ‘an investment in the realization of a fully inclusive society’: Qualtrough

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Protesters block 105A Avenue in Whalley for a half-hour Monday during a rally against what they say is the disproportionate apprehension of Indigenous children by the government. (Submitted photo)

Surrey rally against state apprehension of Indigenous children

One five-year-old girl is heading into her 15th foster care placement

Protesters block 105A Avenue in Whalley for a half-hour Monday during a rally against what they say is the disproportionate apprehension of Indigenous children by the government. (Submitted photo)
A kite surfer catches air in White Rock on Father’s Day (June 20, 2021). That same evening, a Shiprider crew rescued a kite surfer who ran into trouble about four kilometres out into the bay. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Stranded kite surfer rescued 4 km off White Rock shores

Police credit quick-thinking command-centre operator with helping avert disaster

A kite surfer catches air in White Rock on Father’s Day (June 20, 2021). That same evening, a Shiprider crew rescued a kite surfer who ran into trouble about four kilometres out into the bay. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A pedestrian was reportedly hit following a two-vehicle crash in near 138th Street and 74th Avenue Newton Tuesday evening (June 22). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
A pedestrian was reportedly hit following a two-vehicle crash in near 138th Street and 74th Avenue Newton Tuesday evening (June 22). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Rapper Vanshu in the “Save Bear Creek” video. (Photo: youtube.com)

VIDEO: Rapper’s song aims to ‘Save Bear Creek’ in Surrey, with ‘Dear Doug’ lyrics

‘For a lot of us this park isn’t a park, it’s like a home,’ Vanshu raps

Rapper Vanshu in the “Save Bear Creek” video. (Photo: youtube.com)
White Rock beach was buzzing with activity on Father's Day. (Aaron Hinks photo)
White Rock beach was buzzing with activity on Father's Day. (Aaron Hinks photo)