Tracy Holmes

A COVID-19 outbreak at White Rock Seniors Village has grown exponentially. (Google Street View Image)

UPDATED: COVID-19 claims senior, as outbreak numbers at White Rock care home near 40

Company confirms one death; 22 residents, 16 staff infected as of Nov. 16

A COVID-19 outbreak at White Rock Seniors Village has grown exponentially. (Google Street View Image)
The Rotary Club of South Surrey’s Oct. 31 shredding fundraiser generated around $10,000. (Contributed photo)

Shredding event raises $10,000 for South Surrey Rotarians’ efforts

Funds to benefit local, international projects

The Rotary Club of South Surrey’s Oct. 31 shredding fundraiser generated around $10,000. (Contributed photo)
Renee Nicholson at one of the Rotary club’s shredding fundraisers. (Contributed photo)

‘Most remarkable’ South Surrey senior remembered

Staunch community policing volunteer and Rotarian Renee Nicholson died Oct. 29 at Peace Arch Hospice

Renee Nicholson at one of the Rotary club’s shredding fundraisers. (Contributed photo)
The Jolly Old Elf will return to Semiahmoo Shopping Centre this Christmas season, but visits with Santa will look a little different inn 2020 because of COVID-19 precautions. (Tim Mossholder Unsplash photo)

South Surrey mall’s Santa tradition continues

COVID changes – but doesn’t quash – Christmas spirit at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre: marketing manager

The Jolly Old Elf will return to Semiahmoo Shopping Centre this Christmas season, but visits with Santa will look a little different inn 2020 because of COVID-19 precautions. (Tim Mossholder Unsplash photo)
Sean and Trevor Crean reflect on memories of their grandfather, Jack Turner. The senior was the first interment at the Crean’s cemetery, Heritage Gardens in South Surrey. Now, a proposal has been put forward to expand the cemetery. (File photo)

Public hearing tonight for proposed expansion of South Surrey cemetery

Comments on proposal for four-hectare addition can be made Nov. 9

Sean and Trevor Crean reflect on memories of their grandfather, Jack Turner. The senior was the first interment at the Crean’s cemetery, Heritage Gardens in South Surrey. Now, a proposal has been put forward to expand the cemetery. (File photo)
Bob Milliken discusses the crisis of plastic in the oceans. (Contributed photo)

Surrey seniors connect through storytelling on video

Tales of blazing new trails, survival and compassion shared

Bob Milliken discusses the crisis of plastic in the oceans. (Contributed photo)
Dr. Tahmeena Ali of HealthVue South Surrey Medical Clinic is to be recognized tonight by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine. (Contributed photo/healthvuemedical.com screenshot)

South Surrey family doctor recognized with national award

Dr. Tahmeena Ali to receive Reg L. Perkin Award

Dr. Tahmeena Ali of HealthVue South Surrey Medical Clinic is to be recognized tonight by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine. (Contributed photo/healthvuemedical.com screenshot)
Surrey RCMP have released images in the hopes of identifying a man seen on security video damaging property in the 3800-block of 154 Street. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey mischief suspect sought

Security-video images released in hopes public will recognize repeat culprit

Surrey RCMP have released images in the hopes of identifying a man seen on security video damaging property in the 3800-block of 154 Street. (Contributed photo)
Harold Zelt turned his love of dogs into a calendar benefiting SPCA, after finding a way to fill his time within the pandemic. (Contributed photo)

Senior ‘hero’ showcases White Rock dogs in calendar to benefit SPCA

Harold Zelt has photographed more than 100 dogs since the pandemic started

Harold Zelt turned his love of dogs into a calendar benefiting SPCA, after finding a way to fill his time within the pandemic. (Contributed photo)
A memorial to Paul Prestbakmo (inset) grew quickly on the median adjacent to where he died, after suffering stab wounds in the early hours of Aug. 16. (File photo/Facebook photo)

Trial on South Surrey murder, assault charges to remain linked

Youths accused in mechanic’s death and aggravated assault of White Rock senior remain in custody

A memorial to Paul Prestbakmo (inset) grew quickly on the median adjacent to where he died, after suffering stab wounds in the early hours of Aug. 16. (File photo/Facebook photo)
Volunteers handed out treats from 22 themed trunks, delivering the goodies with tongs or via long tubes. (Contributed photo)

Trunk-or-treat event at White Rock Baptist Church a hallowed success

Organizers estimate 500 people turned out for the distanced Oct. 31 affair

Volunteers handed out treats from 22 themed trunks, delivering the goodies with tongs or via long tubes. (Contributed photo)
Baptist Housing operates senior-living communities across B.C., including Evergreen Heights assisted-living building in White Rock. Langley’s Marc Kinna (inset) takes the role of the organization’s president and CEO as of Nov. 16. (File photo)

Langley’s Marc Kinna named new head of Baptist Housing

Faith organization operates three senior-living communities in White Rock

Baptist Housing operates senior-living communities across B.C., including Evergreen Heights assisted-living building in White Rock. Langley’s Marc Kinna (inset) takes the role of the organization’s president and CEO as of Nov. 16. (File photo)
Woman at the top of the sailboat mast in the marina at Nico Wynd Estates in South Surrey on Monday, Nov. 2. (Photo: Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Woman stuck at top of sailboat mast in Surrey rescued after two-hour ordeal

‘Challenging’ rescue ended without injury: assistant fire chief

Woman at the top of the sailboat mast in the marina at Nico Wynd Estates in South Surrey on Monday, Nov. 2. (Photo: Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
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Halloween gatherings in Surrey prompt seven COVID-related warnings

White Rock ‘well-behaved,’ police say

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(From left) Doug Ellerbeck, Gayle Tokarek, Shirley Cox, June Stuart, Dennis Anderson and White Rock Coun. Erika Johanson pose for a photo at the site of the new outdoor table tennis facility. (City of White Rock photo)

Full paddle ahead for White Rock outdoor table tennis

City, seniors share $14,000 cost of permanent equipment

(From left) Doug Ellerbeck, Gayle Tokarek, Shirley Cox, June Stuart, Dennis Anderson and White Rock Coun. Erika Johanson pose for a photo at the site of the new outdoor table tennis facility. (City of White Rock photo)
A family photo of Laesa Kim with her husband James, daughter Evelyn and son Noah. (Katie Cross Photography photo)

Surrey mom celebrated in Whistler for debut memoir

Laesa Faith Kim shared her experiences as mother to a medically complex child

A family photo of Laesa Kim with her husband James, daughter Evelyn and son Noah. (Katie Cross Photography photo)
Patricia Celan, named Miss Charity seven years ago while a teen living in South Surrey, is now in postgraduate psychiatry training and was recently named Mrs. Canada International 2021. (Contributed photos)

Domestic-violence awareness a focus for former White Rock woman named Mrs. Canada International

Patricia Celan, in postgraduate psychiatry training, earned her first crown in 2013

Patricia Celan, named Miss Charity seven years ago while a teen living in South Surrey, is now in postgraduate psychiatry training and was recently named Mrs. Canada International 2021. (Contributed photos)
Sources volunteers face off at the organization’s ‘Enchanted’ gala – one as a fairy and the other as her magic-mirror reflection – held in 2019. (Tiffany Kwong photo)

‘Rising infections’ prompts move to virtual Sources gala

Silent auction, raffle opens to public at 9 a.m. Oct. 30

Sources volunteers face off at the organization’s ‘Enchanted’ gala – one as a fairy and the other as her magic-mirror reflection – held in 2019. (Tiffany Kwong photo)
Signage outside of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey advises of the drive-thru schedule. (Contributed photo)

Cold-weather clothing donations sought at South Surrey drive-thru effort

Weekly collection continues in Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot

Signage outside of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey advises of the drive-thru schedule. (Contributed photo)
Four-legged attendees were a draw for a previous rotary club shredding event. (File photo)

Rotarians’ shredding event returns to South Surrey

By-donation opportunity set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31

Four-legged attendees were a draw for a previous rotary club shredding event. (File photo)