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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)
Rendering of the Harmony apartment proposed for the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (Contributed graphic)

Council to consider South Surrey inclusive Harmony project today

Staff cites ‘significant public benefit’ in supporting 91-unit project

Rendering of the Harmony apartment proposed for the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (Contributed graphic)
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Avalanche injures three hikers in Golden Ears park

Maple Ridge trio airlifted to safety after ice cave calamity

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Flags and lights are seen as a vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The board of trustees of Edmonton Catholic Schools has voted unanimously to rename an elementary school bearing the name of a bishop who helped set up residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Trustees vote to remove Catholic bishop’s name from Edmonton elementary school

Officials decide to remove part of a mural depicting Vital-Justin Grandin from the school’s exterior

Flags and lights are seen as a vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The board of trustees of Edmonton Catholic Schools has voted unanimously to rename an elementary school bearing the name of a bishop who helped set up residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
Lisa Dawn Smith, acting president of the Métis Nation of British Columbia. (Screen shot)

Feds provide $1.2M for Métis gathering centre in Surrey

It’s under construction now at Station Tower in Whalley

Lisa Dawn Smith, acting president of the Métis Nation of British Columbia. (Screen shot)
The Lower Mainland is heating up. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

White Rock smashes heat record for June 27

High of 36.9 C recorded on June 27, beating a previous record of 29.2C set in 1995

The Lower Mainland is heating up. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Danny Evans, uncle of 23-year-old Shaelene Bell, was the emcee at Bell’s celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

23-year-old Chilliwack mom remembered as ‘kind, loving, warm and smart’ during celebration of life

Family, friends of Shaelene Bell gathered to honour ‘mama bear’ who truly cared about other people

Danny Evans, uncle of 23-year-old Shaelene Bell, was the emcee at Bell’s celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society has raised more than $100,000 at its 10th annual charity golf tournament. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)

Surrey firefighters raise $100K at golf tournament

10th annual event raises funds for community programs

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society has raised more than $100,000 at its 10th annual charity golf tournament. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)
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Surrey taphouse hosts Pride event Saturday

Meantime, LGBTQ+ community grapples with effects of a year of pandemic restrictions

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Surrey Fire Service worked to put out a fire at a sawmill Saturday morning (June 26). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey firefighters put out blaze at a sawmill

Mill is located around 117th Avenue and 130th Street

Surrey Fire Service worked to put out a fire at a sawmill Saturday morning (June 26). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
An assortment of “dangerous items” seized by the DPD’s violence suppression team during a traffic stop on June 18. (DPD Sgt. Jim Ingram/@cst_jingram/Instagram photo)

More weapons seized by Delta Police anti-gang team

Police seized six spring-loaded knives, two machetes, brass knuckles and a taser baton June 16-19

An assortment of “dangerous items” seized by the DPD’s violence suppression team during a traffic stop on June 18. (DPD Sgt. Jim Ingram/@cst_jingram/Instagram photo)
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String of thefts in Beach Grove prompts warning from Delta police

Police received 13 separate reports from residents on Enderby, Duncan and Compston streets June 24

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Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, RCMP. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Former Surrey RCMP top cop Dwayne McDonald named next boss of RCMP in B.C.

He was Surrey RCMP’s officer in charge before Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards took over that role on Jan. 6, 2020

Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, RCMP. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Delta raised its fire danger rating to “high” on June 25, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Delta raises fire rating to ‘high’

Region expected to see temperatures of up to 38 C through to at least Wednesday

Delta raised its fire danger rating to “high” on June 25, 2021. (James Smith photo)
COVID-19 virus (file photo).

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Whalley care home

Four patients tested positive at Laurel Place, located at 9688 137A Street

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Grace Kennedy photo)

UPDATED: Delta libraries to serve as cooling centres during heat wave

Meantime, the City of Delta has raised its fire hazard rating to “High”

North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Grace Kennedy photo)