Lauren Collins

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020.(Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Blood donors needed in Surrey heading into the Easter long weekend

From April 13 to 23, there are more than 200 open appointments: Canadian Blood Services

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020.(Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

Province introduces amendments that will force politicians charged with crimes to take leave

Charged with public mischief, Surrey mayor’s pre-trial conference scheduled for Monday

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
A Surrey lottery player won the Lotto 6/49 for $18.7 million in the April 6, 2022 draw. (Photo submitted: BCLC)

Lotto 6/49 ticket bought in Surrey scores big with $18.7M jackpot

BCLC says the ticket was the only one purchased across Canada to match all six winning numbers

A Surrey lottery player won the Lotto 6/49 for $18.7 million in the April 6, 2022 draw. (Photo submitted: BCLC)
People flocked to 150B Street and 24 Avenue in South Surrey on Saturday (April 2, 2022) to take photos of the cherry blossoms. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

MAP: Here are some of the best spots to see cherry blossoms in Surrey

Do you know of any great locations? Email us.

People flocked to 150B Street and 24 Avenue in South Surrey on Saturday (April 2, 2022) to take photos of the cherry blossoms. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Police dog takes down Surrey fugitive after he crashes car trying to evade Vancouver Police

Wanted on 10 Canada-wide warrants, 29-year-old sped away from police, hitting cars in process

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
A Surrey man is one of four people charged in an alleged Richmond fraud ring, RCMP say. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file photo)

Surrey man charged in alleged Richmond fraud ring: RCMP

Police say alleged fraud was committed by 4 people throughout B.C.

A Surrey man is one of four people charged in an alleged Richmond fraud ring, RCMP say. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file photo)
Fleetwood residents speak to Coun. Linda Annis, foreground, on Saturday (April 2, 2022) about their concerns for a 117-unit development proposed for the area. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey residents warn traffic would be ‘squeezed through funnel’ if council OKs development

117-unit townhouse development coming to Surrey city council for public hearing on April 11

Fleetwood residents speak to Coun. Linda Annis, foreground, on Saturday (April 2, 2022) about their concerns for a 117-unit development proposed for the area. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Marianna Volynets places a vinok, a traditional Ukrainian wreath, on a woman’s head during the ‘Peace Walk for Ukraine’ in White Rock Saturday morning (April 2, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Peace Walk for Ukraine’ draws hundreds in White Rock

Event organized by Rotary Club of White Rock, Vancouver-area Ukrainian community

Marianna Volynets places a vinok, a traditional Ukrainian wreath, on a woman’s head during the ‘Peace Walk for Ukraine’ in White Rock Saturday morning (April 2, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Heroin and cocaine from a safe supply being handed out to drug users by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Drug User Liberation Front and Moms Stop the Harm to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, are displayed in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia’s chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province’s overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Drug users group fights City of Surrey’s ‘discriminatory’ cancellation of business licence

Lawyer hopes favourable court decision would ‘chip away’ at stigma of facilities for drug users

Heroin and cocaine from a safe supply being handed out to drug users by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Drug User Liberation Front and Moms Stop the Harm to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, are displayed in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia’s chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province’s overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in after the victim in Friday’s (April 1) shooting later died in hospital. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

IHIT called in after Surrey shooting victim dies in hospital

Police say 48-year-old man shot inside a residence

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in after the victim in Friday’s (April 1) shooting later died in hospital. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
RCMP badge (file photo)

Surrey RCMP seeking witnesses to crash that injured pedestrian

Police looking for 3 vehicles that stopped to help a stalled black Infiniti sedan

RCMP badge (file photo)
KPU’s Surrey campus. (Now-Leader file photo)

Classes at KPU Surrey cancelled until 4 p.m. after ‘unfounded’ phone threat

Police say there was an ‘unspecified threat received’

KPU’s Surrey campus. (Now-Leader file photo)
Dr. Teresa Cheung, a researcher with SFU’s ImageTech Lab at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (Submitted photo: Fraser Health)

Autism research at Surrey Memorial Hospital gets $1M boost

Funding is for a collaboration between Simon Fraser University, Fraser Health and others

Dr. Teresa Cheung, a researcher with SFU’s ImageTech Lab at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (Submitted photo: Fraser Health)
With more than 37,000 deaths from COVID-19 in Canada, a new exhibit is coming to Kwantlen Polytechnic University to commemorate the pandemic and the thousands of seniors who died in long-term care. (Submitted photo: KPU)

KPU hosts ‘one of Canada’s first public commemorations of the pandemic’ in Surrey

‘COVID in the House of Old’ tells the story of 7 individuals in long-term care whose lives were altered

With more than 37,000 deaths from COVID-19 in Canada, a new exhibit is coming to Kwantlen Polytechnic University to commemorate the pandemic and the thousands of seniors who died in long-term care. (Submitted photo: KPU)
Grade 9 Panorama Ridge student Illya Gekhman raised $1,400 and collected “piles of donations” to support his home country of Ukraine. (Photo: Surrey Schools)

Surrey student raises funds for home country of Ukraine

Illya Gekhman managed to raise $1,400 in 3 days

Grade 9 Panorama Ridge student Illya Gekhman raised $1,400 and collected “piles of donations” to support his home country of Ukraine. (Photo: Surrey Schools)
Police say a pedestrian has serious injuries after a crash on Highway 10 in Surrey Sunday, March 27, 2022. (File photo)
Police say a pedestrian has serious injuries after a crash on Highway 10 in Surrey Sunday, March 27, 2022. (File photo)
Local Rotaract members run into the water at White Rock as part of Rotaract Canada’s “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser on March 26, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Rotaract members take the ‘Polar Plunge,’ including White Rock mayor

The event had been cancelled, rescheduled before finally taking place March 26

Local Rotaract members run into the water at White Rock as part of Rotaract Canada’s “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser on March 26, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Civic Plaza will be lighting up in purple Saturday (March 26) as part of International Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness. Pictured are some of the sites in B.C. that have lit up in previous years. (Photo: BC Epilepsy Society/Facebook)

Surrey site to light up in purple for epilepsy awareness

Tower crane in Whalley to also light up

Surrey Civic Plaza will be lighting up in purple Saturday (March 26) as part of International Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness. Pictured are some of the sites in B.C. that have lit up in previous years. (Photo: BC Epilepsy Society/Facebook)
On Friday (March 25) around 11:30 p.m., police received a report of possible shots fired in the area of 13303 Central Avenue in Whalley, according to a release from Surrey RCMP Sgt. Chris De Hart. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey RCMP investigating third shooting in 3 days

Police say it was targeted and believed to be connected to gang conflict

On Friday (March 25) around 11:30 p.m., police received a report of possible shots fired in the area of 13303 Central Avenue in Whalley, according to a release from Surrey RCMP Sgt. Chris De Hart. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey RCMP has released an image of the suspect who allegedly started a fire inside the Walmart connected to Central City Mall in Whalley on Wednesday (March 23).
Surrey RCMP has released an image of the suspect who allegedly started a fire inside the Walmart connected to Central City Mall in Whalley on Wednesday (March 23).