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The north lane of White Rock’s Marine Drive is closed to traffic as a result of a decision by council, aimed at providing more patio space for waterfront restaurants. (File photo)

Fate of one-way Marine Drive to be decided tomorrow

Council could either extend, or end the project

The north lane of White Rock’s Marine Drive is closed to traffic as a result of a decision by council, aimed at providing more patio space for waterfront restaurants. (File photo)
Moment Energy co-founders, from left, Gabriel Soares, Edward Chiang, Sumreen Rattan and Gurmesh Sidhu at SFU’s Surrey campus. (Photo: sfu.ca)

SFU Surrey alumni win $100K for startup that repurposes electric-vehicle batteries

Co-founder says the batteries have an average life of 80% left when ‘retired’ from vehicle

Moment Energy co-founders, from left, Gabriel Soares, Edward Chiang, Sumreen Rattan and Gurmesh Sidhu at SFU’s Surrey campus. (Photo: sfu.ca)
Surrey’s 184th Street, between 32 and 40th avenues, is closed due to a downed wire Saturday (July 3). (Photo: cosmos.surrey.ca)

Downed wire in Surrey closes 184th Street

BC Hydro power outage map says wire down in the area

Surrey’s 184th Street, between 32 and 40th avenues, is closed due to a downed wire Saturday (July 3). (Photo: cosmos.surrey.ca)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

Surrey Central Lions collecting donations for Lytton fire victims

Drop-off is at FasGas in Newton on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
(File photo: Black Press Media)

Surrey RCMP, ICBC ‘stepping up’ impaired driving enforcement and education

Police say 40% of impaired-driving related deaths happen in the summer months

(File photo: Black Press Media)
White Rock council has acted to make changes in the the water rate structure to more accurately reflect consumption by classes of users – and also encourage water conservation. (Unsplash photo)

New White Rock water rate structure could mean increase in some bills

Phased-in consumption-based approach seeks to avoid extreme impacts, encourage conservation

White Rock council has acted to make changes in the the water rate structure to more accurately reflect consumption by classes of users – and also encourage water conservation. (Unsplash photo)
Surrey firefighters were on scene of a grass fire in Cloverdale Friday night along 184th Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Fire consumes acre of Cloverdale field

It took firefighters the better part of an hour Friday night to quash a grass fire in east Surrey

Surrey firefighters were on scene of a grass fire in Cloverdale Friday night along 184th Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press)
People enjoy the sun at Crescent Beach on Sunday, May 16, 2021. On Tuesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fraser Health will offer beachside vaccination to anyone 12 and over who is eligible for a shot. On Friday, July 9, another clinic will be offered at Cultus Lake near Chilliwack. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Beach-side vaccinations offered in South Surrey and at Cultus Lake

COVID-19 immunization will be offered to anyone 12 and older who is eligible

People enjoy the sun at Crescent Beach on Sunday, May 16, 2021. On Tuesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fraser Health will offer beachside vaccination to anyone 12 and over who is eligible for a shot. On Friday, July 9, another clinic will be offered at Cultus Lake near Chilliwack. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Pastor Steven J. White. (Screen shot)

UPDATE: Surrey pastor takes heat for mimicking South Asian accent from the pulpit

Congregation member seeks apology, says church posted edited version of sermon on website

Pastor Steven J. White. (Screen shot)
Maternity patients are being asking to avoid Peace Arch Hospital July 8-19 if they need labour and delivery services. (Tracy Holmes photo)

White Rock’s Peace Arch Hospital to divert maternity patients

Health authority says temporary measure is in response to ‘gap in pediatric coverage’ July 8-19

Maternity patients are being asking to avoid Peace Arch Hospital July 8-19 if they need labour and delivery services. (Tracy Holmes photo)
A student working on a test at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Support-worker hour cuts come down to where values are placed, says education advocate

‘If parents are telling them something, they need to listen,’ says mom whose child’s hours were cut

A student working on a test at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
A White Rock Fire Department foam truck is parked overlooking Takysie Lake, which is blanketed by smoke during the 2018 wildfire.(Contributed file photo)

Surrey, White Rock fire crews ‘ready’ to help with B.C. wildfires

With nearly 200 wildfires burning, call for help ‘could come at any time’

A White Rock Fire Department foam truck is parked overlooking Takysie Lake, which is blanketed by smoke during the 2018 wildfire.(Contributed file photo)
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Surrey council’s expenses were less in 2020 than in 2019

Surrey’s nine council members together chalked up $982,732 in 2020 compared to $1,020,072 in 2019

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Property taxes are due at midnight July 2 or face a five per cent penalty. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey, your property taxes are due tonight at midnight – or face a 5% penalty

Meantime, Surrey Board of Trade calls for action on ‘unsustainable’ property tax increases

Property taxes are due at midnight July 2 or face a five per cent penalty. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Emergency crews respond to the Highway 99 off-ramp to 8 Avenue Wednesday (July 1, 2021) after a semi flips. (Tim Staunton contributed photo)

Semi flips on South Surrey highway off-ramp

Driver ticketed in connection with July 1 incident

Emergency crews respond to the Highway 99 off-ramp to 8 Avenue Wednesday (July 1, 2021) after a semi flips. (Tim Staunton contributed photo)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Surrey records 64 cases June 20 to 26, staying below 100 for second week

South Surrey/White Rock continues to see zero cases per week

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Photo of suspect SUV provided by Surrey RCMP

Surrey senior mugged with a hug

Police say a suspect asking for a birthday hug stole an elderly woman’s jewelry in Whalley on Wednesday

Photo of suspect SUV provided by Surrey RCMP
Stewards of the Little Campbell River and surrounding area (from left) David Riley, Sarah Rush, David Anderson and Shauna Anderson stand by salmon spawning grounds, just north of 16 Avenue in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

Revised plans for Surrey’s South Campbell Heights area alarm conservationists

‘You can’t just pave over it and think there will be no consequences’

Stewards of the Little Campbell River and surrounding area (from left) David Riley, Sarah Rush, David Anderson and Shauna Anderson stand by salmon spawning grounds, just north of 16 Avenue in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
White Rock pickleball player Debbie Lawrance - who appeared before council June 14 to ask for a dedicated pickleball court in Centennial Park - is seen on the court in Nottingham, England, where she competed at the English Open in 2019. (Contributed photo)

Pickleball granted a dedicated court at White Rock’s Centennial Park

Council decision stipulates a six-month trial period for popular sport

White Rock pickleball player Debbie Lawrance - who appeared before council June 14 to ask for a dedicated pickleball court in Centennial Park - is seen on the court in Nottingham, England, where she competed at the English Open in 2019. (Contributed photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Missing Surrey woman found deceased in Delta

Wenyan Lan, 54, was reported missing when she didn’t return from a crabbing/clam digging trip June 14

(Delta Police Department photo)