Lauren Collins

Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. British Columbia has avoided a drop-off in vaccination uptakes in younger age groups, leading to optimism about its COVID-19 efforts, the head of a group representing thousands of B.C. doctors says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Booster doses for Surrey’s 70-plus population sees 50% jump since last week

First doses for 5-to-11 age group sees slow start

Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. British Columbia has avoided a drop-off in vaccination uptakes in younger age groups, leading to optimism about its COVID-19 efforts, the head of a group representing thousands of B.C. doctors says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An RCMP cruiser was involved in a two-vehicle crash in North Delta Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

RCMP cruiser involved in two-vehicle crash in North Delta

Collision happened at Nordel Way and River Road

An RCMP cruiser was involved in a two-vehicle crash in North Delta Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison said VPD officers followed a stolen vehicle into Surrey and attempted to stop it, with help from RCMP from both Surrey and Burnaby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Two men arrested in Surrey after stealing vehicle in Vancouver

VPD says one suspect taken to hospital to be treated for dog bite

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison said VPD officers followed a stolen vehicle into Surrey and attempted to stop it, with help from RCMP from both Surrey and Burnaby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Mandeep Atwal at Guildford Town Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 for the launch of “Project Mistletoe.” The initiative aims to deter Grinches. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP launches ‘Project Mistletoe’ to curb Grinches

Cops explain the dos and don’ts when it comes to Christmas shopping

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Mandeep Atwal at Guildford Town Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 for the launch of “Project Mistletoe.” The initiative aims to deter Grinches. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A worker carries wood as a house under construction is shown in a new subdivision in Beckwith, Ont., on January 11, 2018. On Dec. 2, the federal government is putting the previously announced $13.8 million toward a 30-unit supportive housing facility for youth aged 17 to 24. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Feds announce new supportive housing project for people aged 17-24 in Surrey

Funding was initially announced in the summer; will be for youth aging out of government care

A worker carries wood as a house under construction is shown in a new subdivision in Beckwith, Ont., on January 11, 2018. On Dec. 2, the federal government is putting the previously announced $13.8 million toward a 30-unit supportive housing facility for youth aged 17 to 24. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Alex Fisher with injuries. (Submitted photo)
Alex Fisher with injuries. (Submitted photo)
Surrey RCMP say two men have been arrested and are facing a combined 70 charges after a one-month investigation into an “auto crime offender.” (File photo: Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Surrey men facing 70 charges after RCMP investigation into ‘auto crime offender’

Police say 1-month project led to arrests of Christian Gauvreau-May, Tawny Johnson-Goldrick

Surrey RCMP say two men have been arrested and are facing a combined 70 charges after a one-month investigation into an “auto crime offender.” (File photo: Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)
Kisaan Sleep Out, a group that raises funds for Sahaita’s Farmer Support Project, organized a sleep out and protest at the intersection of Scott Road and 72 Avenue Friday (Nov. 26). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Kisaan Sleep Out returns to Surrey-Delta border to continue to bring awareness to Indian farm laws

‘I don’t think any of us is under any kind of false pretence that this is just going to be a simple win’

Kisaan Sleep Out, a group that raises funds for Sahaita’s Farmer Support Project, organized a sleep out and protest at the intersection of Scott Road and 72 Avenue Friday (Nov. 26). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Grade 9 student Alexandra Hrytsak watches as her brother, Grade 6 student at Colebrook Elementary DJ Fergusson, throw a dart at a balloon wall. A Grade 9 Socials class at École Panorama Ridge held a fundraiser carnival Friday (Nov. 26), called #AbbyAreYouOkay, to benefit flood victims. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey students host #AbbyAreYouOkay carnival fundraiser for flood relief

In less than a week Socials 9 students organize, hold event

Grade 9 student Alexandra Hrytsak watches as her brother, Grade 6 student at Colebrook Elementary DJ Fergusson, throw a dart at a balloon wall. A Grade 9 Socials class at École Panorama Ridge held a fundraiser carnival Friday (Nov. 26), called #AbbyAreYouOkay, to benefit flood victims. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Police Service vehicle in August of 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Province limits Surrey Police Service hiring in 2022, citing regional, provincial and local impacts

Media liaison says SPS doesn’t want to upset the balance on law enforcement in the Lower Mainland

Surrey Police Service vehicle in August of 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
The Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee has received a $10,000 award from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. (File photo: Jenna Hauck/Black Press Media)

Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee receives $10K for housing research awards

Research reveals priority areas for housing investment for Indigenous child, youth poverty in Surrey

The Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee has received a $10,000 award from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. (File photo: Jenna Hauck/Black Press Media)
Surrey RCMP say Clayton Brooks Hayden, of no fixed address, has been convicted of 15 fraud-related charges. Back in April, police put a call out to the public to help find him. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Man, claiming to be in ‘dire need of money,’ convicted of 15 fraud charges: Surrey RCMP

In April, police put a call out to the public to help find Clayton Brooks Hayden

Surrey RCMP say Clayton Brooks Hayden, of no fixed address, has been convicted of 15 fraud-related charges. Back in April, police put a call out to the public to help find him. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
The Guru Nanak Diversity Village is a 125-bed long-term care facility that will provide culturally sensitive care to our seniors. It will be operated by Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society. (Image: PICS Society/Facebook)

Radiothon, telethon raise $1.4M for long-term care facility in Surrey

PICS Society’s seniors’ facility aims to provide culturally sensitive care

The Guru Nanak Diversity Village is a 125-bed long-term care facility that will provide culturally sensitive care to our seniors. It will be operated by Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society. (Image: PICS Society/Facebook)
This house, located at 13167 Inverness Pl., is one of the brightly decorated homes this Chrismas season. (Submitted photo: Brett Barden)

MAP: Where to find some of the best Christmas light displays in Surrey, Delta

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

This house, located at 13167 Inverness Pl., is one of the brightly decorated homes this Chrismas season. (Submitted photo: Brett Barden)
FILE — In this March 31, 2021 file photo, a nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, in Uniondale, N.Y. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Vaccination rates in Surrey slow down

However, booster doses for 70-plus increase by more than 4% from previous week

FILE — In this March 31, 2021 file photo, a nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, in Uniondale, N.Y. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Surrey School District building. (File photo)

Racism exists ‘without a doubt’ in Surrey school district superintendent says of report findings

Racial Equity Environmental Assessment done by external consulting firm

Surrey School District building. (File photo)
Emergency crews assess flood damage in Abbotsford Wednesday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Surrey radiothon raises nearly $1M for Canadian Red Cross to help flood victims

Funds will help support relief, recovery for those affected by the flooding in B.C.

Emergency crews assess flood damage in Abbotsford Wednesday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A gas pump with a sign noting no fuel available is pictured at a gas station in Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021. British Columbia’s public safety minister says he’s relying on the good judgement of residents to ensure the province doesn’t run out of gasoline supplies in the next week-and-a-half. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Step up the humanity’: Surrey Board of Trade CEO says there’s enough for everyone despite supply chain ‘crisis’

Huberman adds there are people living paycheque to paycheque who can’t afford to buy bulk

A gas pump with a sign noting no fuel available is pictured at a gas station in Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021. British Columbia’s public safety minister says he’s relying on the good judgement of residents to ensure the province doesn’t run out of gasoline supplies in the next week-and-a-half. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dozens of tractors rode down 104 Avenue in Whalley Saturday afternoon (March 13, 2021) as part of one of the ‘Basmodi Wave’ events happening across the Lower Mainland for the next several weeks to continue to draw attention to the farmers protests in India. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

As India’s prime minister agrees to repeal farm laws, protests continue on Surrey-Delta border

Critics say process to undo laws could take months, if it happens at all

Dozens of tractors rode down 104 Avenue in Whalley Saturday afternoon (March 13, 2021) as part of one of the ‘Basmodi Wave’ events happening across the Lower Mainland for the next several weeks to continue to draw attention to the farmers protests in India. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck