Tracy Holmes

Proceedings for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, are underway this week (Sept. 14-25) in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)

Blaine Inn owner challenging human-smuggling charges

Robert Boule alleging immigration act infringes on Charter rights: Public Prosecution Service

Proceedings for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, are underway this week (Sept. 14-25) in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)
Chip Bowness (seated) and Brian O’Ruairc in the nearly-completed Stayte House kitchen. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey Rotarians pitch in at Sources’ group home

Renovations to Stayte House completed over three ‘solid’ weeks

Chip Bowness (seated) and Brian O’Ruairc in the nearly-completed Stayte House kitchen. (Contributed photo)
Conservative MPs Kerry-Lynne Findlay (South Surrey-White Rock) and Tamara Jansen (Cloverdale-Langley City) participated in a Surrey Board of Trade digital townhall Thursday (Sept. 10). (File photos)

Surrey, Langley MPs talk infrastructure, job loss and business recovery during digital townhall

Conservatives Kerry-Lynne Findlay and Tamara Jansen spoke at Surrey Board of Trade dialogue

Conservative MPs Kerry-Lynne Findlay (South Surrey-White Rock) and Tamara Jansen (Cloverdale-Langley City) participated in a Surrey Board of Trade digital townhall Thursday (Sept. 10). (File photos)
U.S. and Canadian officials gathered at Peace Arch Park Friday morning (Sept. 11) to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks. (John Kageorge photo)
U.S. and Canadian officials gathered at Peace Arch Park Friday morning (Sept. 11) to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks. (John Kageorge photo)
A report of a crying baby led White Rock RCMP to a baby raccoon trapped in a storm drain. (White Rock RCMP photo/file photo)

‘Crying baby’ report leads to raccoon rescue in White Rock

RCMP located distressed youngster in storm drain

A report of a crying baby led White Rock RCMP to a baby raccoon trapped in a storm drain. (White Rock RCMP photo/file photo)
BC Coroners’ Service officials confirm an investigation is underway into a Sept. 2 farm fatality in South Surrey. (File photo)

Coroner investigating South Surrey farm fatality

Police say an adult died in a Sept. 2 incident at 176 Street and 1 Avenue

BC Coroners’ Service officials confirm an investigation is underway into a Sept. 2 farm fatality in South Surrey. (File photo)
Jinny Ko walks (from left) her son Taeyang, daughter Taehee and her daughter’s friend Jiahn Bae to their first day of school at Sunnyside Elementary Thursday morning. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Nervous South Surrey parents hoping for the best as school resumes

‘A lot of unknowns’ as students head back to class

Jinny Ko walks (from left) her son Taeyang, daughter Taehee and her daughter’s friend Jiahn Bae to their first day of school at Sunnyside Elementary Thursday morning. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Barbara Renflesh gets the view of a lifetime while skydiving Aug. 30 for the first time at age 90. (Skydive Vancouver photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey senior freefalls at 90 years old

Retired teacher Barbara Renflesh went skydiving Aug. 30

Barbara Renflesh gets the view of a lifetime while skydiving Aug. 30 for the first time at age 90. (Skydive Vancouver photo)
Beaded ornaments were among items up for sale at a previous arts and crafts sale hosted by the Zimbabwe Gecko Society. (File photo)

South Surrey African-dinner fundraiser sidelined by pandemic

Mini art show, gecko sale planned in lieu of October soiree

Beaded ornaments were among items up for sale at a previous arts and crafts sale hosted by the Zimbabwe Gecko Society. (File photo)
Queen’s University student Abby Fry will be studying at the ‘Study Hub’ she and her mom, Karen, are launching next week in Camp Alexandra’s Stage House. (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey mother-daughter duo launch ‘Study Hub’ for post-secondary students

‘Mini dorm’ at Camp Alexandra created as alternative to university experience during pandemic

Queen’s University student Abby Fry will be studying at the ‘Study Hub’ she and her mom, Karen, are launching next week in Camp Alexandra’s Stage House. (Tracy Holmes photo)
After nearly seven years as executive director of Peace Arch Hospice Society, Beth Kish is retiring. (Contributing photo)

Hospice work ‘reminds you every day to be grateful’

Peace Arch Hospice Society executive director Beth Kish announces retirement

After nearly seven years as executive director of Peace Arch Hospice Society, Beth Kish is retiring. (Contributing photo)
Isaac Baker paces along a worn patch of the South Surrey track Friday (with Fraser McKay and Caiden Lee at his heels), following the launch of the Race 2 Resurface campaign. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Campaign to resurface South Surrey track launches

Project anticipated to cost $580,000

Isaac Baker paces along a worn patch of the South Surrey track Friday (with Fraser McKay and Caiden Lee at his heels), following the launch of the Race 2 Resurface campaign. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Liz Holroyd is gearing up for this year’s Parkinson SuperWalk, and is encouraging others to sign up in support of Parkinson Society British Columbia. The virtual event is set for Sept. 12-13. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Parkinson SuperWalk a virtual affair

Participants encouraged to walk neighbourhood trails, streets, parks Sept. 12-13

Liz Holroyd is gearing up for this year’s Parkinson SuperWalk, and is encouraging others to sign up in support of Parkinson Society British Columbia. The virtual event is set for Sept. 12-13. (Contributed photo)
CBSA officers located seven boxes of suspected dried opium poppy plants (including the pods), weighing 29 kg total, during examination of a commercial truck at the Pacific Highway border Aug. 12. (Contributed photo)

29 kg of suspected opium poppy seized at South Surrey border

Dried plants and pods found Aug. 12 in northbound tractor-trailer: CBSA

CBSA officers located seven boxes of suspected dried opium poppy plants (including the pods), weighing 29 kg total, during examination of a commercial truck at the Pacific Highway border Aug. 12. (Contributed photo)
Bernard Trest and his son Max, 10, are concerned about B.C.’s plan for students to return to the classroom in September. Trest is one of two fathers who filed a court application this week to prevent schools from reopening if stricter COVID-19 protections aren’t in place. (Contributed photo)

White Rock dad files suit against health, education ministries over back-to-school COVID plan

Bernard Trest and Gary Shuster say it’s ‘unconscionable’ to reopen schools without more risk mitigation

Bernard Trest and his son Max, 10, are concerned about B.C.’s plan for students to return to the classroom in September. Trest is one of two fathers who filed a court application this week to prevent schools from reopening if stricter COVID-19 protections aren’t in place. (Contributed photo)
BNSF Special Agent Darrell Ell chats with two pedestrians who dodged no-trespassing signage with their dog Thursday (Aug. 20) in an effort to access White Rock’s west beach, ending up on restricted land. Ell explained the rules and the safety reasoning behind them, and let the pair off with a warning. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: Rail patrols through South Surrey/White Rock aim to keep safety on track

Deaths or serious injuries on waterfront line are ‘tragic every time’

BNSF Special Agent Darrell Ell chats with two pedestrians who dodged no-trespassing signage with their dog Thursday (Aug. 20) in an effort to access White Rock’s west beach, ending up on restricted land. Ell explained the rules and the safety reasoning behind them, and let the pair off with a warning. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Double-decker buses are coming to the 351 route as of Sept. 7, TransLink has announced. (File photo)

Double-decker buses coming to South Surrey streets Sept. 7

TransLink says route changes follow ‘extensive consultation’

Double-decker buses are coming to the 351 route as of Sept. 7, TransLink has announced. (File photo)
Applications are being accepted for the second cohort of a free storytelling/life coaching program for seniors in Surrey. (Surrey Shares Facebook screenshot)

‘Incredible’ response to Surrey storytelling program for seniors prompts repeat

Surrey SHARES aims to teach public speaking, share personal stories

Applications are being accepted for the second cohort of a free storytelling/life coaching program for seniors in Surrey. (Surrey Shares Facebook screenshot)
Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: Waterfront cleanup aims to remove ‘yuckies’ from East Beach

Volunteers find discarded cigarette butts, beach toys, bottle caps and more

Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Participants in last year’s Gutsy Walk helped raise more than $50,000. (Contributed photo)

Virtual ‘Gutsy Walk’ to take place this Sunday

Aug. 23 event encourages participants from Surrey, Langley and Delta to walk in parks, local trails

Participants in last year’s Gutsy Walk helped raise more than $50,000. (Contributed photo)