Tracy Holmes

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)
Police are optimistic that investigation into the May 2016 Five Corners arson will reach a resolution by year’s end. (File photo)

‘Resolution’ to investigation of Five Corners arson close: police

Fire swept through the area at around 5 a.m. on May 15, 2016,

Police are optimistic that investigation into the May 2016 Five Corners arson will reach a resolution by year’s end. (File photo)
Fraser Health Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the South Surrey Loblaws distribution centre. (Google Maps screenshot)

COVID-19 outbreak at South Surrey Loblaw distribution centre

Fraser Health announces nine cases at the 2755 190 St. warehouse

Fraser Health Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the South Surrey Loblaws distribution centre. (Google Maps screenshot)
White Rock’s June Young, a volunteer at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL), poses with resident raptor Sarah. After months of being closed to the public due to COVID-19, the centre is offering by-appointment weekend tours. (Contributed photo)

Raptor rehab centre offering weekend tours

White Rock OWL volunteer says donations ‘greatly appreciated’

White Rock’s June Young, a volunteer at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL), poses with resident raptor Sarah. After months of being closed to the public due to COVID-19, the centre is offering by-appointment weekend tours. (Contributed photo)
Sources Community Resources Society has received five donated cellphones – with voice and data plans - that will be available to trauma counselling clients. (File photo)

Donated cellphones a ‘lifeline’ for domestic-violence survivors

Sources Community Resources Society receives five phones for trauma counselling clients

Sources Community Resources Society has received five donated cellphones – with voice and data plans - that will be available to trauma counselling clients. (File photo)
South Surrey-White Rock MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay joins seniors at the The Residence at Morgan Heights Wednesday (Aug. 12) for an exercise class, prior to delivering chocolates to the facility’s frontline workers for their efforts during the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey seniors workout with MP Findlay

Sweet delivery for frontline workers in South Surrey, White Rock

South Surrey-White Rock MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay joins seniors at the The Residence at Morgan Heights Wednesday (Aug. 12) for an exercise class, prior to delivering chocolates to the facility’s frontline workers for their efforts during the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)
John and Shirley Clark cut the ribbon at Thursday’s (Aug. 13) unveiling of the ‘water’s edge’ sculpture created by Jacqueline Metz and Nancy Chew. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: Residents showcased as ‘companion’ sculpture unveiled

Amica White Rock welcomes bronze guardian, celebrates resident talent

John and Shirley Clark cut the ribbon at Thursday’s (Aug. 13) unveiling of the ‘water’s edge’ sculpture created by Jacqueline Metz and Nancy Chew. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Surrey RCMP is looking to identify whoever is behind a series of homemade explosives set off in South Surrey. (File photo)

Homemade explosives detonated in South Surrey

Police asking public for help identifying those responsible

Surrey RCMP is looking to identify whoever is behind a series of homemade explosives set off in South Surrey. (File photo)
White Rock highrise on hold after workers exhibit ‘severe’ overexposure symptoms

White Rock highrise on hold after workers exhibit ‘severe’ overexposure symptoms

WorkSafeBC issued stop-work order at 1588 Johnston Rd. site on July 24

White Rock highrise on hold after workers exhibit ‘severe’ overexposure symptoms
White Rock RCMP (File photo)

White Rock’s top cop calls for ‘healthcare led intervention model’

Review aims for better understanding of crime related to mental health, substance use

White Rock RCMP (File photo)
Rachel Yu, 17, works on the ‘Lifting Hands’ mural, underway on a wall of The Summit complex, across from the Peace Arch Hospital emergency entrance. (Tracy Holmes photo)

‘Lifting Hands’ mural on White Rock wall celebrates community’s COVID efforts

High school students, grads inviting health-care workers, emergency crews to add handprints

Rachel Yu, 17, works on the ‘Lifting Hands’ mural, underway on a wall of The Summit complex, across from the Peace Arch Hospital emergency entrance. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Sobeys Inc. has confirmed that an employee at its Ocean Park Safeway has tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Streetview image)

Sobeys confirms COVID-positive employee at Ocean Park Safeway

Affected staffer last worked on Aug. 1

Sobeys Inc. has confirmed that an employee at its Ocean Park Safeway has tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Streetview image)
South Surrey teen Lucinda Gullison has started an organization to offer free debate coaching for kids ages 8 to 14. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey teen launches non-profit to open opportunities for debate

Lucinda Gullison says the art of debate has many benefits

South Surrey teen Lucinda Gullison has started an organization to offer free debate coaching for kids ages 8 to 14. (Contributed photo)
An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his ‘Community Connections’ videos. (YouTube screenshot)

Former White Rock mayor, MP shares community connections via YouTube

Gordie Hogg aims to highlight those who’ve impacted South Surrey, White Rock

An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his ‘Community Connections’ videos. (YouTube screenshot)
Four-year-old Ethan Fritz waves at his dad with his mom Alyssa, from the end of White Rock Pier. Pilot TK Minzak – who flies reserve for the U.S. Air Force, organized the fly-by after months of not being able to see Ethan due to border restrictions during the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by over White Rock pier for son amid border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

Four-year-old Ethan Fritz waves at his dad with his mom Alyssa, from the end of White Rock Pier. Pilot TK Minzak – who flies reserve for the U.S. Air Force, organized the fly-by after months of not being able to see Ethan due to border restrictions during the pandemic. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Police, fire and ambulance personnel respond to Highway 99 in South Surrey Thursday (Aug. 6) night, following reports of a wrong-way driver in the southbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Wrong-way driver triggers multi-vehicle collision on Highway 99 in South Surrey

Police received multiple reports of vehicle heading north in southbound lanes

Police, fire and ambulance personnel respond to Highway 99 in South Surrey Thursday (Aug. 6) night, following reports of a wrong-way driver in the southbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)