Tricia Weel

Fisheries and Oceans Canada officers, shown here in an undated photo taken at Crescent Beach, were working with the Canadian Coast Guard last week to crack down on illegal crab traps in Boundary Bay. Officers seized 270 traps, averaging 60 a day during the five-day operation. (Geoff Yue photo)

Hundreds of suspected illegal, ghost crab traps seized in Boundary Bay by fisheries officers

Ghost fishing a ‘very, very despicable act’ detrimental to ocean creatures: Demsky

Fisheries and Oceans Canada officers, shown here in an undated photo taken at Crescent Beach, were working with the Canadian Coast Guard last week to crack down on illegal crab traps in Boundary Bay. Officers seized 270 traps, averaging 60 a day during the five-day operation. (Geoff Yue photo)
Sugar gliders were among the casualties after a fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning. Guinea pigs, skinny pigs, reptiles including frogs and geckos, were among the approximately 60 animals killed, as well as some exotic fish. (Unsplash photo)

Approximately 60 animals killed in South Surrey fire, including sugar gliders, reptiles

Staff, volunteers ‘focusing on what needs to be done’ at Urban Safari Rescue Society after blaze

Sugar gliders were among the casualties after a fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning. Guinea pigs, skinny pigs, reptiles including frogs and geckos, were among the approximately 60 animals killed, as well as some exotic fish. (Unsplash photo)
A fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning has killed several animals, according to the society’s social media posts. (Urban Safari Rescue Society/Facebook photo)

Fire kills ‘many’ animals at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning in South Surrey

Exotic animal rescue’s social media notes business is closed, bookings cancelled

A fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning has killed several animals, according to the society’s social media posts. (Urban Safari Rescue Society/Facebook photo)
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, at 2350 148 St., is the Semiahmoo Peninsula's overnight extreme weather shelter. (File photo).

Plenty of overnight options for unhoused as Metro Vancouver experiences subzero temperatures

Warm options for Peninsula residents included daytime and overnight centres

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, at 2350 148 St., is the Semiahmoo Peninsula's overnight extreme weather shelter. (File photo).
Free weekday parking along White Rock’s waterfront ends Jan. 31. (File photo)

Free weekday waterfront parking in White Rock ends Jan. 31

Shoulder season rates return Feb. 1

Free weekday parking along White Rock’s waterfront ends Jan. 31. (File photo)
Randy Tingskou in front of A Little Bud on Johnston Road in White Rock Wednesday (Jan. 25). He, his wife and business partner are donating nearly $50,000 to four local community organizations this month. (Tricia Weel photo)

White Rock’s A Little Bud gives back to community with $48K in donations

Charitable groups in White Rock, South Surrey and Abbotsford to benefit from contribution

Randy Tingskou in front of A Little Bud on Johnston Road in White Rock Wednesday (Jan. 25). He, his wife and business partner are donating nearly $50,000 to four local community organizations this month. (Tricia Weel photo)
Above: Surrey Eagles owner Ron Brar, left (who owns the team with his brother TJ), with daughter and director of operations Saje, at the Eagles’ home arena in South Surrey. Right: Ted Lasso fans will understand the significance of the ‘Believe’ poster on the locker room wall. (Tricia Weel photos)

Hockey club highlights best of community

‘It’s been an amazing team and vision, on and off the ice’: Surrey Eagles owner Ron Brar

Above: Surrey Eagles owner Ron Brar, left (who owns the team with his brother TJ), with daughter and director of operations Saje, at the Eagles’ home arena in South Surrey. Right: Ted Lasso fans will understand the significance of the ‘Believe’ poster on the locker room wall. (Tricia Weel photos)
Peace Arch Hospital doctor Amir Behboudi, front, with puppeteer and ventriloquist Kellie Haines, Magrau and UBC medical student Tsz Shing (Brandon) Ng pose with Beyond Your Eye Productions’ Carmen Klotz left, and Sharron Bates during a video filming session. (contributed photo)

Making the ER less scary for kids: Peace Arch Hospital doctor enlists help of puppeteer

Videos featuring ventriloquist and colourful puppet Magrau are free for any hospital to use

Peace Arch Hospital doctor Amir Behboudi, front, with puppeteer and ventriloquist Kellie Haines, Magrau and UBC medical student Tsz Shing (Brandon) Ng pose with Beyond Your Eye Productions’ Carmen Klotz left, and Sharron Bates during a video filming session. (contributed photo)
The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus auditorium was packed with people Monday night for an Agricultural Land Commission meeting, with the vast majority in support of including South Surrey farm land into the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve. (Tricia Weel photo)

Overwhelming support at public meeting for including South Surrey farm land in ALR

‘If we were to pave over this, we pave over part of who we are’: MLA Elenore Sturko

The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus auditorium was packed with people Monday night for an Agricultural Land Commission meeting, with the vast majority in support of including South Surrey farm land into the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve. (Tricia Weel photo)
A Surrey man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in relation to the homicide of 66-year-old Terry Miller in Coquitlam nearly a year ago. (file photo)

Surrey man, 21, charged with second-degree murder in relation to Coquitlam stabbing death

Arrest follows ‘a year of dedicated work by investigators’: IHIT

A Surrey man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in relation to the homicide of 66-year-old Terry Miller in Coquitlam nearly a year ago. (file photo)
A BNSF train was stopped for nearly three hours on Saturday, blocking access in and out of Crescent Beach. (Don Pitcairn photo)

BNSF train blocks access in and out of Crescent Beach Saturday

South Surrey neighbourhood residents stuck for nearly 3 hours with train stoppage

A BNSF train was stopped for nearly three hours on Saturday, blocking access in and out of Crescent Beach. (Don Pitcairn photo)
Strata corporations in B.C. can still restrict short-term rentals, such as Airbnb or VRBO rental services, with bylaws, despite new legislation introduced by the provincial government last November. (Unsplash photo)

Stratas can still say ‘no’ to short-term stays despite ban on other rental restrictions

Short-term rentals such as Airbnb, VRBO considered business activities

Strata corporations in B.C. can still restrict short-term rentals, such as Airbnb or VRBO rental services, with bylaws, despite new legislation introduced by the provincial government last November. (Unsplash photo)
With new legislation introduced late last year, many B.C. strata corporations are considering adopting a 55+ age restriction bylaw. But each strata council needs to carefully consider the potential implications, as do home buyers, experts say. (file photo)

Strata corporations across B.C. look at 55+ restriction in wake of new rental legislation

‘Be very aware of what the implications are before you adopt an age restriction bylaw’: Gioventu

With new legislation introduced late last year, many B.C. strata corporations are considering adopting a 55+ age restriction bylaw. But each strata council needs to carefully consider the potential implications, as do home buyers, experts say. (file photo)
Above: South Surrey’s Jack Roach, 19, racing on the Oulton Park track in England in 2022. (Bonnie Lane/courtesy British Superbike) Far left: Roach with just some of the many trophies and awards he’s won racing. (Tricia Weel photo) Left: Roach with two of the young riders he trains through his junior academy, Sebastian Ochi, 7, and Martina Cardenas, 8. (contributed photo)

Putting motorcycle racing on the radar

South Surrey 19-year-old is the first Canadian to win a British Superbike support race

Above: South Surrey’s Jack Roach, 19, racing on the Oulton Park track in England in 2022. (Bonnie Lane/courtesy British Superbike) Far left: Roach with just some of the many trophies and awards he’s won racing. (Tricia Weel photo) Left: Roach with two of the young riders he trains through his junior academy, Sebastian Ochi, 7, and Martina Cardenas, 8. (contributed photo)
South Surrey resident Ramona Kaptyn has been appointed CARP chief advocacy and communications officer for Western Canada (British Columbia and Alberta). (Contributed photo)

New CARP helm for South Surrey resident, volunteer Ramona Kaptyn

Kaptyn appointed CARP chief advocacy and communications officer for Western Canada

South Surrey resident Ramona Kaptyn has been appointed CARP chief advocacy and communications officer for Western Canada (British Columbia and Alberta). (Contributed photo)
Narinder Singh Walia, president of Guru Nanak Food Bank’s board of directors, at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey Jan. 15, during the food bank’s annual Mega Blanket Drive. (Tricia Weel photo)

Surrey temple busy collecting donations for Guru Nanak Food Bank’s annual blanket drive

Food bank’s donation drive helps 3 locations: Abbotsford, Delta and Surrey

Narinder Singh Walia, president of Guru Nanak Food Bank’s board of directors, at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey Jan. 15, during the food bank’s annual Mega Blanket Drive. (Tricia Weel photo)
UNITI is thanking the community for its generosity to their holiday fundraising campaign, 12 Days of UNITI, which raised $121K towards services and support for people with disabilities and their families in Surrey and White Rock. (UNITI website photo)

12 Days of UNITI raises $121K for services, support and resources on the Peninsula

White Rock and South Surrey residents generous in holiday fundraising campaign

UNITI is thanking the community for its generosity to their holiday fundraising campaign, 12 Days of UNITI, which raised $121K towards services and support for people with disabilities and their families in Surrey and White Rock. (UNITI website photo)
The Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service was called to assist the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision investigation Team early Sunday morning, after a fatal two-vehicle collision happened at 152 Street and Guildford Drive. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Sunday morning crash leaves one dead in Surrey

Intersection of 152 Street and Guildford Drive shut down while police investigate

The Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service was called to assist the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision investigation Team early Sunday morning, after a fatal two-vehicle collision happened at 152 Street and Guildford Drive. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Surrey school board trustee Garry Thind wants to hear from the community how the school district can improve the safety and wellbeing of its students. (Submitted photo)

Surrey school board trustee calls for community consultation on student safety, well-being

Garry Thind: ‘We are asking the community at large, How we can make the system better?’

Surrey school board trustee Garry Thind wants to hear from the community how the school district can improve the safety and wellbeing of its students. (Submitted photo)
Angela and Nicholas Popoff are offering free drop-in classes at all 3 of their Little Academy Kitchen locations, in South Surrey, Surrey and Richmond. Their Montessori-inspired kitchen helps kids 3 to 18 gain independence inside – and out – of the kitchen. (contributed photo)

Cooking up culinary interest: Little Kitchen Academy offering free classes at 2 Surrey locations

‘A lot of smiles in the kitchen’ for kids and teens as they learn practical skills, healthy habits

Angela and Nicholas Popoff are offering free drop-in classes at all 3 of their Little Academy Kitchen locations, in South Surrey, Surrey and Richmond. Their Montessori-inspired kitchen helps kids 3 to 18 gain independence inside – and out – of the kitchen. (contributed photo)