Lauren Collins

From left: Harbans Kaur Dhanoa, Gian Kaur Badiyal and Vrajkuvar Devraj celebrated their 100th birthdays – although Badiyal was actually celebrating her 103rd – at the PICS Assisted Living Facility in Newton on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

3 women reach ‘special milestone’ of 100 years at Surrey seniors facility

PICS Assisted Living Facility honour Harbans Kaur Dhanoa, Gian Kaur Badiyal and Vrajkuvar Devraj

From left: Harbans Kaur Dhanoa, Gian Kaur Badiyal and Vrajkuvar Devraj celebrated their 100th birthdays – although Badiyal was actually celebrating her 103rd – at the PICS Assisted Living Facility in Newton on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a police shooting on a busy Surrey street following calls about a woman with a weapon Tuesday afternoon (May 24). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a police shooting on a busy Surrey street following calls about a woman with a weapon Tuesday afternoon (May 24). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

‘So abrupt’: Woman witnesses police officer shoot woman in Surrey

B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating after a woman was injured after being shot by an officer

B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a police shooting on a busy Surrey street following calls about a woman with a weapon Tuesday afternoon (May 24). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a police shooting on a busy Surrey street following calls about a woman with a weapon Tuesday afternoon (May 24). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum during an event at Surrey City Hall on Oct. 5, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Calls for Surrey mayor to quit grow louder

McCallum’s critics emboldened by report claiming he denied police board’s request to step aside

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum during an event at Surrey City Hall on Oct. 5, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a police shooting on a busy Surrey street following calls about a woman with a weapon Tuesday afternoon (May 24). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Police shoot woman on Surrey’s King George Boulevard

BC RCMP say woman sent to hospital, B.C.’s police watchdog investigating

B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a police shooting on a busy Surrey street following calls about a woman with a weapon Tuesday afternoon (May 24). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey Connect has announced its fourth council candidate for the 2022 civic election. Pardeep Kaur Kooner joins Jack Hundial, Sebastian Sajda and Ramona Kaptyn for council candidates and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke (Photo: surreyconnect.org)

Surrey Connect announces 4th council candidate

Accountant Pardeep Kooner joins Brenda Locke’s civic slate

Surrey Connect has announced its fourth council candidate for the 2022 civic election. Pardeep Kaur Kooner joins Jack Hundial, Sebastian Sajda and Ramona Kaptyn for council candidates and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke (Photo: surreyconnect.org)
A vehicle drives over a pothole along King George Boulevard, near 60 Avenue, in 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

4,000 pothole-repair requests: City plans for repairs to be finished by June 1

Staff say this is more than twice the usual number of requests in a season

A vehicle drives over a pothole along King George Boulevard, near 60 Avenue, in 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP say a 24-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly inappropriately touched a child in a store on May 15, 2022. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Man charged after police say 3-year-old child groped in Surrey store

Surrey RCMP say the child’s father, bystanders kept the suspect on scene until police arrived

Surrey RCMP say a 24-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly inappropriately touched a child in a store on May 15, 2022. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Call us, police urge public after group claims van has been following women in Surrey

Social media post says group has connected with 4 women who say they were followed while walking

Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Top, from left: Guildford Park Secondary students Ria Laura and Allan Pham, Kwantlen Park Secondary student Rose Kajal and L.A. Matheson Secondary student Manreet Sandhu. Bottom, from left: Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary student Sukhman Dhillon, Princess Margaret Secondary student Sumaiyah Khokhar, Queen Elizabeth Secondary student Emily Hernandez and Semiahmoo Secondary student Sanjana Karthik. These eight students are recipients of the 2022 Cmolik scholarships

8 Surrey students receive $40K Cmolik scholarships

Every year, the Cmolik Foundation awards up to 20 scholarships

Top, from left: Guildford Park Secondary students Ria Laura and Allan Pham, Kwantlen Park Secondary student Rose Kajal and L.A. Matheson Secondary student Manreet Sandhu. Bottom, from left: Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary student Sukhman Dhillon, Princess Margaret Secondary student Sumaiyah Khokhar, Queen Elizabeth Secondary student Emily Hernandez and Semiahmoo Secondary student Sanjana Karthik. These eight students are recipients of the 2022 Cmolik scholarships
(File photo: Black Press Media)

RCMP, BC Coroners Service investigating after Surrey woman drowns at provincial park

Police say woman died at the scene, criminality not suspected in her death

(File photo: Black Press Media)
Sarthak Tyagi, a Grade 12 student at Queen Elizabeth Secondary, is one of 17 recipients Canadawide for the 2022 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. (Submitted photo: Sarthak Tyagi)

One of 17 recipients, Surrey student receives Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Grade 12 student Sarthak Tyagi planning to attend UBC in the fall

Sarthak Tyagi, a Grade 12 student at Queen Elizabeth Secondary, is one of 17 recipients Canadawide for the 2022 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. (Submitted photo: Sarthak Tyagi)
The City of Delta held its grand opening of the North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday (May 14, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

City holds grand opening of North Delta Centre for the Arts

The event’s theme was ‘Welcome back, Delta’

The City of Delta held its grand opening of the North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday (May 14, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Shannon Sun, 5, and Jacob Lui, 4, pose with a cardboard cutout of the RCMP’s red serge during the Surrey RCMP Open House on Saturday (May 14, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Hundreds turn out for the Surrey RCMP Open House after 2-year break

Attendees were treated to a ‘rescue’ by the Air 1 chopper

Shannon Sun, 5, and Jacob Lui, 4, pose with a cardboard cutout of the RCMP’s red serge during the Surrey RCMP Open House on Saturday (May 14, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Crews work on the 700-seat, 29-classroom addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary on May 13, 2022. The expansion is set to open a year late. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey school district ‘optimistic’ Sullivan Heights addition will be ready by the fall

The 700-seat addition was supposed to be completed by fall of 2021

Crews work on the 700-seat, 29-classroom addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary on May 13, 2022. The expansion is set to open a year late. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
From left: A TD representative accepting on the award on behalf of Kathrin Matadeen, who won in the Professional category; Rochelle Prasad, who won in the Emerging Leader category; Florence Sufen Kao, who won in the Social Trailblazer category; Anita Huberman, the president and CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade; Vandna Joshi, who won in the Not-for-Profit category; Alexandra Haukaas, who won in the Corporate/Leadership category; and Maria Santos-Greaves, who won in the Entrepreneur category. (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade)
From left: A TD representative accepting on the award on behalf of Kathrin Matadeen, who won in the Professional category; Rochelle Prasad, who won in the Emerging Leader category; Florence Sufen Kao, who won in the Social Trailblazer category; Anita Huberman, the president and CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade; Vandna Joshi, who won in the Not-for-Profit category; Alexandra Haukaas, who won in the Corporate/Leadership category; and Maria Santos-Greaves, who won in the Entrepreneur category. (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade)
Surrey school district education centre, pictured April 13, 2022. The board of education passed its 2022-23 budget during the May 11, 2022 meeting. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Lingering aftermath’ of COVID will have impact on Surrey school district budget: Allen

Board passed the budget during the May meeting, with $8M capital budget shortfall

Surrey school district education centre, pictured April 13, 2022. The board of education passed its 2022-23 budget during the May 11, 2022 meeting. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Drugs, weapon and cash seized by Surrey RCMP in Newton in late April. (Submitted photo: Surrey RCMP)

Surrey RCMP arrest man who was target of shooting earlier in the year; seize drugs, gun

Police say the man was arrested 1 day after he reportedly fled from RCMP during attempted traffic stop

Drugs, weapon and cash seized by Surrey RCMP in Newton in late April. (Submitted photo: Surrey RCMP)
Surrey City Hall, pictured in April 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey bylaw officers to partner with social workers to help city’s unhoused population

One-year pilot project set to run through to July 31, 2023

Surrey City Hall, pictured in April 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP at an investigation in Surrey in 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Man, who is prohibited from owning firearms, arrested with a loaded gun: Surrey RCMP

Police say they were called after a report of a verbal fight when one man reportedly pulled out a gun

Surrey RCMP at an investigation in Surrey in 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey resident Bernard Grempel was last seen May 14, 2021. (submitted photos)

One year later, Surrey RCMP put out another call for missing man

Bernard Grempel was last seen May 14, 2021 boarding a bus to Scottsdale Exchange

Surrey resident Bernard Grempel was last seen May 14, 2021. (submitted photos)