Tracy Holmes

A vaccine-filled needle awaits injection, during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic held Jan. 15, 2021 at Amica White Rock. Community Living B.C.-funded workers learned April 8 that they, too, can now be vaccinated. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

Support workers for those with disabilities given vaccine priority

News shared with Community Living B.C.-funded staff on April 8

A vaccine-filled needle awaits injection, during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic held Jan. 15, 2021 at Amica White Rock. Community Living B.C.-funded workers learned April 8 that they, too, can now be vaccinated. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
The City of White Rock will light up its pier and lower its flags in recognition of Prince Philip, who died Friday morning (April 9). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese photo/File photo)

White Rock lowers flags, lights pier in tribute to Prince Philip

Duke of Edinburgh ‘left an impression on people everywhere,’ says mayor

The City of White Rock will light up its pier and lower its flags in recognition of Prince Philip, who died Friday morning (April 9). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese photo/File photo)
IHIT investigators first appealed for help with their investigation into Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi's death shortly after her body was discovered in a burned-out SUV in August 2017. (File photo)

‘Resolution’ of case against mother, daughter charged in 2017 torched-SUV killing expected

Bhavkiran Dhesi’s body was found in a burned vehicle in South Surrey

IHIT investigators first appealed for help with their investigation into Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi's death shortly after her body was discovered in a burned-out SUV in August 2017. (File photo)
St. John Ambulance therapy dogs Penelope, Burke and Pig on a Zoom call. (Contributed photo)

Virtual therapy-dog visits aim to bring ‘pawsitivity’ on Stress Awareness Day

April 16 event raises funds for St. John Ambulance program

St. John Ambulance therapy dogs Penelope, Burke and Pig on a Zoom call. (Contributed photo)
White Rock Youth Ambassador Emily Tepper delivers lunch to one of the first Bunches of Lunches recipients in November 2020. (bunchesoflunches.ca photo)

White Rock Youth Ambassadors partner to deliver ‘Bunches of Lunches’ for seniors

Program raises funds for weekend meal program for students

White Rock Youth Ambassador Emily Tepper delivers lunch to one of the first Bunches of Lunches recipients in November 2020. (bunchesoflunches.ca photo)
Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold online and at London Drugs this year. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Girl Guide cookie sales return to B.C. London Drugs stores

Door-to-door sales cancelled amid pandemic’s third wave

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold online and at London Drugs this year. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)
Direct-support staff who work with individuals who have developmental disabilities should be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine, says the head of UNITI. (Metro photo)

Support workers for those with disabilities left behind in B.C. vaccine-rollout ‘oversight’

UNITI CEO Doug Tennant says misunderstanding is putting vulnerable people at greater risk

Direct-support staff who work with individuals who have developmental disabilities should be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine, says the head of UNITI. (Metro photo)
Surrey RCMP and Sophie’s Place are responding to an alleged sexual assault of a child in South Surrey. (File photo)

Youth suspected of sex assault on child in South Surrey park

‘Upsetting’ incident involved 13-year-old, police say

Surrey RCMP and Sophie’s Place are responding to an alleged sexual assault of a child in South Surrey. (File photo)
Waterstock Properties is seeking to build 114 residential units near 16 Avenue and 157 Street. This Urban Arts Architecture rendering, included in a City of Surrey planning report, provides a view of the proposed development looking south on 157 Street towards 16 Avenue. (Urban Arts Architecture rendering)

Public hearing April 12 for South Surrey apartment, townhouse plan

Waterstock Properties is proposing buildings of six and four storeys near Earl Marriott Secondary

Waterstock Properties is seeking to build 114 residential units near 16 Avenue and 157 Street. This Urban Arts Architecture rendering, included in a City of Surrey planning report, provides a view of the proposed development looking south on 157 Street towards 16 Avenue. (Urban Arts Architecture rendering)
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Frontline health workers deserve ‘medal of honour,’ says White Rock senior

Sacrifices made, risks taken during pandemic called ‘nothing short of heroic’

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Surrey council is to consider at its April 12 meeting a development variance permit sought for a new elementary school at 165A Street and 20 Avenue. (City of Surrey planning report image)

New Sunnyside-area elementary school anticipated to open in Fall 2025

Surrey council to consider development variance permit on April 12

Surrey council is to consider at its April 12 meeting a development variance permit sought for a new elementary school at 165A Street and 20 Avenue. (City of Surrey planning report image)
Sheba, 16, wandered out of her family’s Ocean Park yard at approximately 8:30 p.m. Despite extensive searches in the days since, she has still not been located. (Contributed photos)

Community effort underway to locate senior dog missing in South Surrey

With no new leads, search for nearly blind and quite deaf dog ‘at a standstill’

Sheba, 16, wandered out of her family’s Ocean Park yard at approximately 8:30 p.m. Despite extensive searches in the days since, she has still not been located. (Contributed photos)
Colton Carpenter, 5, with a little help from his brother Wyatt, 2, drop off Easter gifts to White Rock Seniors Village, much to the delight of residents Peggy Bouwman (left) and David Wright, and staff member Kathy Grover. (Contributed photo)

Semiahmoo Peninsula brothers deliver sweet treats for Easter

Colton and Wyatt Carpenter brought some spring cheer to White Rock Seniors’ Village

Colton Carpenter, 5, with a little help from his brother Wyatt, 2, drop off Easter gifts to White Rock Seniors Village, much to the delight of residents Peggy Bouwman (left) and David Wright, and staff member Kathy Grover. (Contributed photo)
Historic Stewart Farm program assistant Kathlyn Meers poses with some of the seed varieties for sale at Seedy Saturday on April 10. (City of Surrey photo)

Historic Stewart Farm’s Seedy Saturday goes virtual

Tradition of heirloom-seed sales and activities continues

Historic Stewart Farm program assistant Kathlyn Meers poses with some of the seed varieties for sale at Seedy Saturday on April 10. (City of Surrey photo)
Surrey Police Service has announced five more hires to its leadership team. (File photo)

Police in B.C. confirm truth to allegations new inspector drove impaired

Information disclosed during hiring process, deemed ‘not a barrier’ by Surrey Police Service

Surrey Police Service has announced five more hires to its leadership team. (File photo)
Surrey Police Service has announced five more hires to its leadership team. (File photo)

Surrey Police Service confirms there is truth to allegations new inspector drove impaired

Information disclosed during hiring process, deemed ‘not a barrier’

Surrey Police Service has announced five more hires to its leadership team. (File photo)
Surrey’s Fawzan Hussain and Cole Izsak are among 14 B.C. recipients of a Medal of Good Citizenship. (www.fawzan.ca photo/File photo)

Surrey recovery house operator and technology enthusiast hailed for contributions to community

Cole Izsak and Fawzan Hussain to receive provincial Medal of Good Citizenship

Surrey’s Fawzan Hussain and Cole Izsak are among 14 B.C. recipients of a Medal of Good Citizenship. (www.fawzan.ca photo/File photo)
South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone is appealing her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

Judge who convicted South Surrey mother of murder ‘filled gaps’ in evidence: defence

Lisa Batstone, who killed her daughter in 2014, is appealing her conviction and sentence

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone is appealing her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
Sylvia Girard (centre) is pictured on her birthday last year with her children (from left) Frank, Louise, Mike and Janice. (Contributed photo)
Sylvia Girard (centre) is pictured on her birthday last year with her children (from left) Frank, Louise, Mike and Janice. Girard is moving into a South Surrey care facility on the same date that the province has said restrictions on visitation are to be relaxed. (Contributed photo)

Relaxing restrictions for long-term care a relief, says daughter of South Surrey-bound senior

Not everyone is on board with the new freedoms that begin April 1

Sylvia Girard (centre) is pictured on her birthday last year with her children (from left) Frank, Louise, Mike and Janice. (Contributed photo)
Sylvia Girard (centre) is pictured on her birthday last year with her children (from left) Frank, Louise, Mike and Janice. Girard is moving into a South Surrey care facility on the same date that the province has said restrictions on visitation are to be relaxed. (Contributed photo)
The ‘Walk your own way’ Walk for Alzheimers invites residents to challenge themselves throughout the month of May. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey, White Rock residents invited to ‘Walk your own way’ in name of dementia

Participants asked to challenge themselves throughout May

The ‘Walk your own way’ Walk for Alzheimers invites residents to challenge themselves throughout the month of May. (Contributed photo)