Peace Arch News Staff

Sergeant Kaleigh Paddon of Surrey Police Services (SPS) poses for a photo with Ragnar, at Surrey Police Headquarters in Surrey on Wednesday (July 27). Ragnar completed his training with VICD Service Dogs the same day and is deployed as SPS’s Operational Stress Injury (OSI) dog. (Anna Burns/Black Press Media photo)

Surrey Police Service adds trained stress-relief dog to crew

Ragnar is a service dog joining the SPS team to help officers with stress and mental health

Sergeant Kaleigh Paddon of Surrey Police Services (SPS) poses for a photo with Ragnar, at Surrey Police Headquarters in Surrey on Wednesday (July 27). Ragnar completed his training with VICD Service Dogs the same day and is deployed as SPS’s Operational Stress Injury (OSI) dog. (Anna Burns/Black Press Media photo)
White Rock City Hall (Peace Arch News photo)

City of White Rock recognized for excellent budgeting practices

The city was assessed and reported to meet guidelines of governmental budgeting for 2022

White Rock City Hall (Peace Arch News photo)
Pictured is Bruce Willier, who has not been seen or heard from since Friday (July 22) night.(Surrey RCMP photo)

Surrey RCMP looking for missing high-risk man

He has not been seen or heard from since Friday

Pictured is Bruce Willier, who has not been seen or heard from since Friday (July 22) night.(Surrey RCMP photo)
A fireworks display will cap off a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 30, as the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days make a return to the waterfront, following a two-year hiatus. (File photo)

Fireworks, talent show among highlights as White Rock Sea Festival, Semiahmoo Days return

Following two years of cancellations, waterfront celebration begins Friday, July 29

A fireworks display will cap off a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 30, as the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days make a return to the waterfront, following a two-year hiatus. (File photo)
Talitha Koum Society, a women’s support and housing organization, needs funds for camping equipment to get back to their favourite group activity. (Contributed photo)

Women’s rehabilitation centre needs funds to run programs, expand housing unit

Talitha Koum Society helps women in recovery by providing accomodation, resources

Talitha Koum Society, a women’s support and housing organization, needs funds for camping equipment to get back to their favourite group activity. (Contributed photo)
Maggie Davies, a member of Oneness Gogos, ‘welcomed’ the group to St. John’s, Newfoundland on their Canadian tour. (Contributed photo)

White Rock grandmothers complete a virtual tour of the globe

Oneness Gogos is a non-profit organization that aims to provide support to African grandmothers

Maggie Davies, a member of Oneness Gogos, ‘welcomed’ the group to St. John’s, Newfoundland on their Canadian tour. (Contributed photo)
Lawyers, staff, family members and friends from South Surrey’s Forte Workplace Law took part in a beach cleanup along White Rock’s waterfront July 4. The group removed 50 pounds of trash, including many bottle caps, plastic straws and cigarette butts. (Contributed photo)

Workplace beach cleanup sees 50 pounds of trash removed from White Rock waterfront

Lawyers, staff, family and friends from Forte Workplace Law rolled up their sleeves on July 4

Lawyers, staff, family members and friends from South Surrey’s Forte Workplace Law took part in a beach cleanup along White Rock’s waterfront July 4. The group removed 50 pounds of trash, including many bottle caps, plastic straws and cigarette butts. (Contributed photo)
White Rock firefighters battle a fire in a residential-commercial building on Marine Drive and Stayte Road Wednesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy White Rock Fire Rescue)

Structure fire on White Rock’s Marine Drive displaces residents

‘Significant fire’ according to White Rock fire Chief Ed Wolfe

White Rock firefighters battle a fire in a residential-commercial building on Marine Drive and Stayte Road Wednesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy White Rock Fire Rescue)
Jessica MacNiel, Miss Teenager World 2021 wants to change the Canadian pageantry world. (Contributed photo)

Miss Teenager World from South Surrey wants to change perceptions of beauty

Jessica MacNiel was crowned in October 2021 in an international competition in Ecuador

Jessica MacNiel, Miss Teenager World 2021 wants to change the Canadian pageantry world. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting at the end of June. (Contributed photo)

New board of directors announced for South Surrey-White Rock chamber

Five new director board members were announced on June 28

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting at the end of June. (Contributed photo)
Dream Lottery tickets are on sale now until mid-October. (Contributed photo)

Win one of two South Surrey homes through B.C. lottery

The winner of Dream Lottery gets to choose between eight grand prizes

Dream Lottery tickets are on sale now until mid-October. (Contributed photo)
Peace Arch Scouts are heading to Finland on Tuesday. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey scout group to represent Canada in Finland

6th Peace Arch is a scout group from South Surrey made up of adults and youth volunteers

Peace Arch Scouts are heading to Finland on Tuesday. (Contributed photo)
The missing woman has been found. (Lauren Collins photo)

UPDATE: Missing Surrey woman found

The missing female has not been seen or heard from since Canada Day

The missing woman has been found. (Lauren Collins photo)
White Rock’s Canada Day by the Bay festivities, celebrating the nation’s 155th birthday, got underway with an opening ceremony on the MainStage in Memorial Park. This year’s event marks a return to in-person celebrations following two years of virtual entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Geoffrey Yue photos)

PHOTOS: Canada Day by the Bay returns with live music, celebrations

This July 1 marks the first in-person gathering at the White Rock waterfront since 2019

White Rock’s Canada Day by the Bay festivities, celebrating the nation’s 155th birthday, got underway with an opening ceremony on the MainStage in Memorial Park. This year’s event marks a return to in-person celebrations following two years of virtual entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Geoffrey Yue photos)
Dean Anderson holds up a sign before a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Currently, B.C.’s Select Standing Committee on Health is seeking public input on the crisis. Deadline is Aug. 5. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

Public input sought as committee examines B.C.’s toxic drug crisis

White Rock MLA among 10 members of Standing Committee on Health

Dean Anderson holds up a sign before a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Currently, B.C.’s Select Standing Committee on Health is seeking public input on the crisis. Deadline is Aug. 5. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)
When White Rock’s Helena Roberts checked her Lotto 6/49 ticket at the Peninsula Village Safeway, she got a nice surprise in the form of a win exceeding $93,000. (BCLC photo)

White Rock Lotto 6/49 winner ‘in complete disbelief’

Ticket for May 18 draw netted more than $93K

When White Rock’s Helena Roberts checked her Lotto 6/49 ticket at the Peninsula Village Safeway, she got a nice surprise in the form of a win exceeding $93,000. (BCLC photo)
During the inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo held Saturday (June 25), an RCMP member presented an information session to help seniors avoid becoming victims of scams that typically target older adults. (Contributed photo)

Inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo aimed to create community connections

150 participants, 25 vendors at Saturday event hosted by MLA Trevor Halford

During the inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo held Saturday (June 25), an RCMP member presented an information session to help seniors avoid becoming victims of scams that typically target older adults. (Contributed photo)
Surrey RCMP say a 61-year-old woman who was reported missing earlier this month has been found deceased. Foul play is not suspected. (Lauren Collins photo)

Woman reported missing from South Surrey residence found deceased

Criminality not a factor in 61-year-old’s death, say police

Surrey RCMP say a 61-year-old woman who was reported missing earlier this month has been found deceased. Foul play is not suspected. (Lauren Collins photo)
South Surrey’s Serena Kullar holds the braids of her hair that were turned into wigs for children last year. The Wigs for Kids organization is currently hosting a silent auction to raise funds for the cause. (Contributed photo)

Wigs for Kids’ silent auction underway online

Provincial organization helps children with cancer and other illnesses

South Surrey’s Serena Kullar holds the braids of her hair that were turned into wigs for children last year. The Wigs for Kids organization is currently hosting a silent auction to raise funds for the cause. (Contributed photo)

Missing Surrey-woman, RCMP asking for public’s help

The woman has not been seen or heard from since Thursday, June 9

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