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On Thursday, the BC Ministry of Environment, which oversees provincial parks, confirmed the Canadian side of Peace Arch Park will remain closed until at least Sept. 30, 2022 after the federal government extended COVID-related restrictions for entry to Canada. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

No summer access to Canada side of Peace Arch Park

With federal entry restrictions extended to Sept. 30, park will remain closed

On Thursday, the BC Ministry of Environment, which oversees provincial parks, confirmed the Canadian side of Peace Arch Park will remain closed until at least Sept. 30, 2022 after the federal government extended COVID-related restrictions for entry to Canada. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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OFF TOPIC: Trash talking dead birds, garbage barges and billionaires

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Little Campbell River Hatchery volunteer Roy Thompson said gravel pushed downstream by last November’s flooding jammed the gates of the fish fence, damaging some of them in the process. (Brenda Anderson photo)

Higher ground: Little Campbell River hatchery rebuild planned following November floods

Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club looks to update its facility, move it off flood plain

Little Campbell River Hatchery volunteer Roy Thompson said gravel pushed downstream by last November’s flooding jammed the gates of the fish fence, damaging some of them in the process. (Brenda Anderson photo)
David Anderson stands next to a stretch of prime spawning grounds on the Little Campbell River. (Brenda Anderson photo)

Stream of consciousness – stewards worry over fate of Little Campbell River

As development of South Campbell Heights moves ahead, it’s vital to know what’s at stake

David Anderson stands next to a stretch of prime spawning grounds on the Little Campbell River. (Brenda Anderson photo)
The City of White Rock announced it will reopen the stairs and trails at Ruth Johnson Park and Centennial Trails on Friday, March 4. The area had been closed to the public for more than two years after heavy rainfall in January 2020 led to a significant landslide. (City of White Rock photo)

White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park, Centennial Trails to reopen Friday, March 4

Stairs and trail system closed after being washed out by a landslide in January 2020

The City of White Rock announced it will reopen the stairs and trails at Ruth Johnson Park and Centennial Trails on Friday, March 4. The area had been closed to the public for more than two years after heavy rainfall in January 2020 led to a significant landslide. (City of White Rock photo)
Coldest Night of the Year returns this weekend. (file)

Coldest Night of the Year returns this weekend

Virtual event will include individual walks, online fun, games and prizes

Coldest Night of the Year returns this weekend. (file)
B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix announces the beginning of expansion work at Peace Arch Hospital during a January 2019 press conference. On Friday (Feb. 4) just over three years later, the province announced the work, costing $91.05 million, is complete. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Expansion of Peace Arch Hospital emergency ward, surgical suites now complete

Improvements, first announced in 2015, cost just over $91 million to carry out

B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix announces the beginning of expansion work at Peace Arch Hospital during a January 2019 press conference. On Friday (Feb. 4) just over three years later, the province announced the work, costing $91.05 million, is complete. (Nick Greenizan photo)
The village of Alert Bay, located on Cormorant Island near the northern end of Vancouver Island, was once a bustling hub of industry. Today, it’s the ideal place to relax and enjoy the natural environment of the B.C. coast. (Brenda Anderson photo)

Adventures on land and at sea in Alert Bay

Island village on B.C.’s central coast offers visitors a chance to recharge

The village of Alert Bay, located on Cormorant Island near the northern end of Vancouver Island, was once a bustling hub of industry. Today, it’s the ideal place to relax and enjoy the natural environment of the B.C. coast. (Brenda Anderson photo)
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COLUMN: An alarming trend is developing in the wee hours

End of Daylight Saving a good time to replace batteries in smoke, CO detectors

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A group of students from Semiahmoo Secondary kicked off their summer by presenting a virtual STEM camp for elementary students. (Contributed photo)

Teaching virtual STEM camp ‘rewarding and powerful’ for Semiahmoo Secondary students

60 elementary students signed up to learn online and do hands-on experiements

A group of students from Semiahmoo Secondary kicked off their summer by presenting a virtual STEM camp for elementary students. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey’s Shalane Wellard is looking for the owner of a bright orange classic car she spotted near 196 Street and Highway 10 in early May, in the hope she may be able to use the vehicle for her July 5 wedding. (Unsplash photo)

Ride in bright orange Bel Air would be ‘cherry on top’ for South Surrey bride

Shalane Wellard on the hunt for ‘awesome’ classic car to deliver her to the church July 5

South Surrey’s Shalane Wellard is looking for the owner of a bright orange classic car she spotted near 196 Street and Highway 10 in early May, in the hope she may be able to use the vehicle for her July 5 wedding. (Unsplash photo)
Delight Indian Bistro general manager Aayush Arora spoke with Peace Arch News in early April about the challenges the new business is facing in accessing federal COVID-19 relief grant money. Last week, the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the federal government asking that eligibility for funding be extended to new and newly expanded businesses. (Aaron Hinks photo)

South Surrey, White Rock Chamber urges extension of Canada’s COVID relief to new businesses

Businesses that opened during the pandemic are struggling without federal support: letter

Delight Indian Bistro general manager Aayush Arora spoke with Peace Arch News in early April about the challenges the new business is facing in accessing federal COVID-19 relief grant money. Last week, the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the federal government asking that eligibility for funding be extended to new and newly expanded businesses. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A publicly accessible defibrillator as well as naloxone and first aid kits are included in a stand that has been installed at Crescent Beach. It is one of two planned for the South Surrey neighbourhood as St. John Ambulance works to install 1,000 of the life-saving devices around the province. (Contributed photo)

St. John Ambulance aims to install 1,000 publicly accessible AEDs across B.C.

First of two defibrillators planned for Crescent Beach already in place

A publicly accessible defibrillator as well as naloxone and first aid kits are included in a stand that has been installed at Crescent Beach. It is one of two planned for the South Surrey neighbourhood as St. John Ambulance works to install 1,000 of the life-saving devices around the province. (Contributed photo)
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)
Inspired by a car-wash fundraiser held in South Surrey in July, Zach Young, 6, sold lemonade Aug. 2 and 3 and raised $670 for baby Lucy. The four-month-old Vancouver infant has a rare genetic disorder that requires treatment with one of the most expensive drugs in the world. On Saturday (Aug. 8) the Van Doormaal family announced that Lucy will be getting treatment – likely in September. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey boy’s lemonade stand raises $670 for baby Lucy on BC Day weekend

Zach Young, 6, wanted to help with purchase of Vancouver infant’s costly drug ‘to help her get better’

Inspired by a car-wash fundraiser held in South Surrey in July, Zach Young, 6, sold lemonade Aug. 2 and 3 and raised $670 for baby Lucy. The four-month-old Vancouver infant has a rare genetic disorder that requires treatment with one of the most expensive drugs in the world. On Saturday (Aug. 8) the Van Doormaal family announced that Lucy will be getting treatment – likely in September. (Contributed photo)
COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers

COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers

Mental health professionals helping deal with emotional fallout of a global pandemic

COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers
Diane Toth, lifestyles consultant, Bette Hutchinson, retirement counsellor, current resident Mary Bucholtz and Amrit Sidhu, director of wellness washed, dried and styled hair at Peninsula Retirement Residence last week. (Contributed photo)

‘Beauty School Dropout’ session offers shampoo, set and social interaction

Peninsula Retirement Residence staff host spa day for seniors amid COVID-19 lockdown

Diane Toth, lifestyles consultant, Bette Hutchinson, retirement counsellor, current resident Mary Bucholtz and Amrit Sidhu, director of wellness washed, dried and styled hair at Peninsula Retirement Residence last week. (Contributed photo)
Chelsea Granter, 16, has sewed more than 120 masks, which she sells for $10 each. Money raised through the South Surrey teen’s project is being donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey teen sewing masks to benefit Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Chelsea Granter, 16, wants to help ease stress during COVID-19 pandemic

Chelsea Granter, 16, has sewed more than 120 masks, which she sells for $10 each. Money raised through the South Surrey teen’s project is being donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. (Contributed photo)
3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road in White Rock is making hand sanitizer which it is offering at no charge to frontline workers, including police, fire and Handydart staff. The public can pick up bottles by donation. Money raised will be used produce more product. (Contributed photo)

White Rock brewery turns up the (alcohol by) volume in COVID-19 fight

3 Dogs Brewing is making hand sanitizer for frontline workers, general public

3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road in White Rock is making hand sanitizer which it is offering at no charge to frontline workers, including police, fire and Handydart staff. The public can pick up bottles by donation. Money raised will be used produce more product. (Contributed photo)
Jaye Murray, manager of Sources’ South Surrey Food Bank. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Sources Food Bank issues plea for donations amid COVID-19 crisis

Pick-up process adapted to maintain two-metre separation

Jaye Murray, manager of Sources’ South Surrey Food Bank. (Tracy Holmes photo)