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Statue of Lady Justice outside B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo by Tom Zytaruk)

Eight year sentence for attempt to smuggle $1.5M in meth into country on Canada Day

Judge says 49-year-old Rajkumar Subramaniam was ‘old enough to know better’

Statue of Lady Justice outside B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo by Tom Zytaruk)
Sergeant Frank Jang, spokesman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Murder charge laid in 2008 Surrey shooting

David Fitzpatrick, 36, has been charged with second-degree murder in the 2008 shooting death of James Groves, 31, in Brownsville

Sergeant Frank Jang, spokesman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Norm Lipinski is Surrey’s new police chief.

‘A clean canvas’: Norm Lipinski named as Surrey’s police chief

He says it’s ‘the best job in policing in Canada right now’

Norm Lipinski is Surrey’s new police chief.
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Violent crime in Delta down significantly so far this year

Most types of crime down in third quarter of 2020, but notable rise in thefts from auto, cybercrime

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Fraser Health confirmed Thursday (Nov. 19, 2020) that two staff members at The Residence at Clayton Heights have tested positive for COVID-19. (Image: Google Street View)
Fraser Health confirmed Thursday (Nov. 19, 2020) that two staff members at The Residence at Clayton Heights have tested positive for COVID-19. (Image: Google Street View)
Surrey RCMP say officers seized suspected fentanyl during an arrest in Langley Thursday (Nov. 19, 2020), adding it could possibly be linked to recent overdoses. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Investigators believe man, 19, arrested in Langley possibly linked to Surrey overdose deaths

Police seize multiple doses of suspected ‘blue and purple’ fentanyl, crystal meth, crack cocaine

Surrey RCMP say officers seized suspected fentanyl during an arrest in Langley Thursday (Nov. 19, 2020), adding it could possibly be linked to recent overdoses. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
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Delta police looking for witnesses to crash involving cyclist

Police say the cyclist was struck while crossing Cliveden Avenue on Annacis Island Nov. 17

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Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Brian Edwards, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)

Surrey’s top cop blindsided by $45M-budget reduction, says memo obtained by ‘Now-Leader’

Brian Edwards tells staff he’s uncertain how 25 per cent cut will impact staffing and safety

Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Brian Edwards, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 9, 2020 (B.C. government)

Surrey not subject to extra COVID-19 orders different from the rest of B.C.

That’s despite being described as ‘ground zero’ for cases. Dr. Bonnie Henry issued new orders for the province to fight COVID-19, effective to at least midnight Dec. 7

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 9, 2020 (B.C. government)
Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, is the extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey for the upcoming season. It opened with 14 mats available nightly for those experiencing homelessness, regardless of weather conditions. (File photo)

South Surrey extreme-weather shelter hits capacity twice since opening

71 hunker down at Peace Portal Alliance Church since Nov. 13 opening; two turned away

Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, is the extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey for the upcoming season. It opened with 14 mats available nightly for those experiencing homelessness, regardless of weather conditions. (File photo)
The Sustainable Energy Engineering Building on University Boulevard in Surrey. (Photo: sfu.ca)

SFU Surrey’s ‘circuit board’ building earns LEED certification for ‘green’ design

Landmark structure designed by the late Bing Thom/Revery Architecture

The Sustainable Energy Engineering Building on University Boulevard in Surrey. (Photo: sfu.ca)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is the keynote speaker. (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade)

Finalists revealed for Surrey Arts and Business Awards

Awards to be presented during a live digital event on Thursday, Dec. 3

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is the keynote speaker. (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade)
Surrey councillor Steven Pettigrew, left, and Surrey mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)

‘It’s so easy just to hit the button and mute somebody,’ Surrey councillor says of virtual meetings

Councillor Steven Pettigrew says ‘it’s been difficult for members of the public to express themselves’

Surrey councillor Steven Pettigrew, left, and Surrey mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)
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Surrey council chambers, inside city hall. (File photo)

Surrey to return to virtual council meetings as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Mayor says it’s ‘important’ to ensure the safety of public, staff while making sure business continues

Surrey council chambers, inside city hall. (File photo)
A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (File photo)

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital

Health authority says there was ‘evidence of transmission’ in medicine unit

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (File photo)
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)

Surrey Police Board to address expenditures-to-date for policing transition this Friday

Board also expected to set a $500,000 ‘spending authority’ for yet-to-be-revealed chief constable

An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
John Horgan (Canadian Press files)

‘We’re not hiding anything,’ Horgan says of COVID-19 data

Local mayors jointly ask premier for ‘more detailed local COVID-19 data’

John Horgan (Canadian Press files)
More than a dozen people have been arrested after police shut down an $18-million “dial-a-dope” operation in Delta and Richmond. (Delta Police Department photo)

Police shut down $18-million drug operation in Delta, Richmond

Evidence seized indicates links to organized crime, specifically the Hells Angels and the UN gang

More than a dozen people have been arrested after police shut down an $18-million “dial-a-dope” operation in Delta and Richmond. (Delta Police Department photo)