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A view of Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey council awards nearly $3.6M in design, construction contracts for two major recreation projects

These are for work on the Cloverdale Sport and Ice Complex and the City Centre Sports Complex

A view of Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
White Rock’s Marine Drive was turned into a one-way route June 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock’s one-way Marine Drive project could soon be nixed

Province says restaurants are allowed to return to full indoor capacity come July 1

White Rock’s Marine Drive was turned into a one-way route June 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Surrey Schools officials received the keys to the newly finished Grandview Heights Secondary on Wednesday (June 30, 2021). (Peace Arch News photo)

Keys to South Surrey’s new Grandview Heights Secondary in-hand, says district

Tweet from Supt. Jordan Tinney announces high school’s completion

Surrey Schools officials received the keys to the newly finished Grandview Heights Secondary on Wednesday (June 30, 2021). (Peace Arch News photo)
The Delta Police Department launched its new violence suppression team on May 15, 2021 in response to a rise in gang-related violence across the region. (DPD Sgt. Jim Ingram/@cst_jingram/Instagram photo)

Dozen charges stemming from stops by Delta police anti-gang team

DPD’s violence suppression team detained or arrested 75 people in its first four weeks on the streets

The Delta Police Department launched its new violence suppression team on May 15, 2021 in response to a rise in gang-related violence across the region. (DPD Sgt. Jim Ingram/@cst_jingram/Instagram photo)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Victim wants Surrey pub held liable for allegedly over-serving patron who punched him

B.C. Supreme Court judge decides a ‘conventional trial is the just approach’

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including Terry Fox’s brother Darrell Fox (front right) are gearing up for their 410-kilometre Ride of Hope fundraiser on July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cyclists in event started by Terry Fox’s brother to ride 410km through Lower Mainland Saturday

‘I’m determined to do whatever I can to eliminate this disease,’ says Darrell Fox

Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including Terry Fox’s brother Darrell Fox (front right) are gearing up for their 410-kilometre Ride of Hope fundraiser on July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Phoenix Society distributing water to the homeless and at-risk community over the weekend. (Photo: Phoenix Society/Twitter)

4,500 bottles of water donated for Surrey’s homeless, but more needed through the summer

Phoenix Society prepares backpacks with essential items for the heat wave

Phoenix Society distributing water to the homeless and at-risk community over the weekend. (Photo: Phoenix Society/Twitter)
The Harmony project is proposed for the current site of Peninsula Estates, in the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

New public hearing set for South Surrey inclusive-housing project

Proponents ‘rallying the troops’ ahead of July 26 date, set following influx of new information

The Harmony project is proposed for the current site of Peninsula Estates, in the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
Delta police are dealing with nine sudden or recently discovered deaths in the 24 hours, from Monday morning through Tuesday morning (June 28-29), prompting renewed warnings about the ongoing wave of extreme heat. By comparison, the DPD has responded to an average of five to seven such calls a month over the past five years. (Delta Police Department/Facebook photo)

Delta police respond to 9 sudden deaths in past 24 hours

Police usually see 5-7 in a given month; urge people check on loved ones as heat wave continues

Delta police are dealing with nine sudden or recently discovered deaths in the 24 hours, from Monday morning through Tuesday morning (June 28-29), prompting renewed warnings about the ongoing wave of extreme heat. By comparison, the DPD has responded to an average of five to seven such calls a month over the past five years. (Delta Police Department/Facebook photo)
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UPDATE: Surrey RCMP respond 59 sudden deaths during heat wave, with half of those on Tuesday

Police say officers responding to ‘higher than usual’ number of deaths since start of heat wave

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Surrey City Councillor Brenda Locke and Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)

Surrey mayor slams councillor’s attempt to learn what Metro does for Surrey taxpayers

“It kind of shocks me that it’s been brought forward,’ McCallum says

Surrey City Councillor Brenda Locke and Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)
Relocated animals from the Reptile Room are safe for now in an air-conditioned room provided by Brian Goldstone and Griffin Security. (submitted photos)

Heat wave kills hundreds of animals at Chilliwack’s Reptile Room

People took some animals in and many more are staying in an air conditioned room at Griffin Security

Relocated animals from the Reptile Room are safe for now in an air-conditioned room provided by Brian Goldstone and Griffin Security. (submitted photos)
RCMP at the scene of a February 2020 altercation in White Rock's Five Corners district. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Verdict in White Rock manslaughter case set for Aug. 20

Ross Banner was charged following February 2020 altercation in Five Corners District

RCMP at the scene of a February 2020 altercation in White Rock's Five Corners district. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A boater cruises past a paddleboarder at Crescent Beach Monday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A boater cruises past a paddleboarder at Crescent Beach Monday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Bruno Zappone, then the oldest volunteer at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum, receives a 2020 Clovie for “Volunteer of the Year” from the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 6, 2020. Zappone passed away June 22 at the age of 95. (Image via Facebook)
Bruno Zappone, then the oldest volunteer at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum, receives a 2020 Clovie for “Volunteer of the Year” from the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 6, 2020. Zappone passed away June 22 at the age of 95. (Image via Facebook)
A section of the sidewalk on Young Road, south of Chilliwack Central Road, buckled during Monday’s record-breaking heat on June 28, 2021 in Chilliwack. That day, temperatures reached 43 C. It was the hottest day ever recorded in Chilliwack in the 140 years that weather has been recorded for the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Extreme heat to abate somewhat across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

Forecast for rest of week has temperatures falling by degrees but air quality still a concern

A section of the sidewalk on Young Road, south of Chilliwack Central Road, buckled during Monday’s record-breaking heat on June 28, 2021 in Chilliwack. That day, temperatures reached 43 C. It was the hottest day ever recorded in Chilliwack in the 140 years that weather has been recorded for the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes the heat during public hearing Monday night

This was during a public hearing on the city’s 2020 Annual Municipal (Financial) Report

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)
Students at Delta’s Farm Roots mini school plant melons in the rain, building up mounds beside previously-planted watermelons, on June 15, 2017. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta School District leases mini school farm to non-profit group

Fresh Roots to grow/sell produce on site; donate part of harvest to local food security organizations

Students at Delta’s Farm Roots mini school plant melons in the rain, building up mounds beside previously-planted watermelons, on June 15, 2017. (Grace Kennedy photo)
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Surrey needs cooling centres for homeless to ‘chill out,’ councillor says

Linda Annis called for designated cooling centres ‘right away’ for homeless people as the mercury keeps climbing

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Cops notify Surrey police watchdog of Surrey death. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Police watchdog investigating Surrey man’s death

Surrey Mounties apprehended man in Newton under the Mental Health Act

Cops notify Surrey police watchdog of Surrey death. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)