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This drawing shows the layout of the new rink and grounds for the new Cloverdale Sport & Ice Complex. (Image via City of Surrey)

Council to vote on Cloverdale Sport & Ice Complex contract Dec. 12

Corporate Report reveals plans in the works to allow for third sheet of ice at later date

In a video released on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29), “Superman and Lois” cast members Michael Bishop, Erik Valdez and Alexander Garfin urge people to be real-life superheroes by donating to Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s 2022 Gift of Speech campaign. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)

‘Superman & Lois’ cast help Reach Society launch annual Gift of Speech campaign

Reach aims to remove 54 kids with complex needs from its speech therapy waitlist

Through participating in a Makers Making Change initiative, Grade 7 students at Southridge School had a unique opportunity to make assistive switches which will be donated to children with disabilities at BC Children’s Hospital and Sunnyhill to control their adapted toys. (Contributed photo)

Assistive devices explored in South Surrey classrooms

Grade 7s at Southridge design, builds tools to help disabled family members

Skaters enjoy Cloverdale’s Winter Ice Palace in December, 2019. The Ice Palace was closed in both 2020 and 2021, but is back in 2022 and opening this year Dec. 17. The usually annual skating event is in its 23rd year. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Skaters enjoy Cloverdale’s Winter Ice Palace in December, 2019. The Ice Palace was closed in both 2020 and 2021, but is back in 2022 and opening this year Dec. 17. The usually annual skating event is in its 23rd year. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo

Unadoptable animals find home in B.C. with SAINTS

The nonprofit provides shelter and medical aid to 127 animals of different backgrounds in Mission

SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo
Matthew Campbell (left), the director of the Cloverdale Community Kitchen, shares a laugh with volunteer Bill van Geeman as the two pack boxes with new toys for the Kitchen’s Christmas Hamper Program. In past years, the hamper program has provided Christmas presents to about 200 children and teens, but this year that number has skyrocketed to about 900. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Hamper program in need of gifts for kids

Skyrocketing demand has Cloverdale’s Christmas Hamper Program scrambling

Matthew Campbell (left), the director of the Cloverdale Community Kitchen, shares a laugh with volunteer Bill van Geeman as the two pack boxes with new toys for the Kitchen’s Christmas Hamper Program. In past years, the hamper program has provided Christmas presents to about 200 children and teens, but this year that number has skyrocketed to about 900. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Brella is among seven organizations currently participating in Surrey Libraries Chromebook Lending Project, launched in 2021. (Contributed photo)

Surrey Libraries’ laptop-lending program lauded

Clients of seven non-profits benefiting from Chromebooks Lending Project

Brella is among seven organizations currently participating in Surrey Libraries Chromebook Lending Project, launched in 2021. (Contributed photo)
Volunteers pitch in to the Lower Mainland Green Team’s latest efforts at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park, held Nov. 27, 2022. (Contributed photo)
Volunteers pitch in to the Lower Mainland Green Team’s latest efforts at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park, held Nov. 27, 2022. (Contributed photo)
Sheila Potter sorts donated clothing into bins at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Dec. 6. The clothing, along with many other items, will be taken to Shannon Hall for the Kitchen’s free store, to be held Dec. 17. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Sheila Potter sorts donated clothing into bins at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Dec. 6. The clothing, along with many other items, will be taken to Shannon Hall for the Kitchen’s free store, to be held Dec. 17. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Linda Annis jumps out of a door to stop the Grinch from stealing online purchases from her front step as the Grinch’s dog Max looks on. Annis held a media event Dec. 6 to highlight ways people can prevent crime this Christmas season. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Linda Annis offers tips to help prevent Christmastime crime

Annis, executive director of Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers, suggests ways to thwart holiday crime

Linda Annis jumps out of a door to stop the Grinch from stealing online purchases from her front step as the Grinch’s dog Max looks on. Annis held a media event Dec. 6 to highlight ways people can prevent crime this Christmas season. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Bright Walk in White Rock happens Dec. 10 starting at 5 p.m. at Memorial Park Plaza. (contributed photo)

Holiday sail pasts and Bright Walk in White Rock coming up on Peninsula

Festive events to brighten the holiday season for area residents

The Bright Walk in White Rock happens Dec. 10 starting at 5 p.m. at Memorial Park Plaza. (contributed photo)
BC Transplant liver recipient Paul Lee hands out popcorn during BC Transplant’s 2018 Operation Popcorn event at Surrey Memorial. (File photo)

Transplant recipients, families to deliver thanks to Peace Arch, Surrey hospitals

Operation Popcorn volunteers visiting 28 B.C. hospitals this week

BC Transplant liver recipient Paul Lee hands out popcorn during BC Transplant’s 2018 Operation Popcorn event at Surrey Memorial. (File photo)
City Care Dental’s dentalmobile. (File photo)

Financial boost for mobile dental team helping ‘build smiles’ in Surrey, White Rock

City Care Dental supported – again – by Peace Arch Hospital Foundation grant

City Care Dental’s dentalmobile. (File photo)
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)
Gingerbread Village at Central City Mall in Surrey on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

VIDEO: The Gingerbread Village is back at Central City in Whalley

The Downtown Surrey BIA is hosting the annual event from Dec. 3-11

Gingerbread Village at Central City Mall in Surrey on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Help make Lower Mainland brighter by adding favourite Christmas lights displays to map

Anyone can add Christmassy homes, decorated public spaces to Black Press Media’s holiday lights map

This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Keian Blundell at Canuck Place in Vancouver. (File photo)

Surrey RCMP helps Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive collect 9,000 toys since 2017, plus $32K cash

The annual drive happens until Dec. 15, in memory of Langley boy who died of leukemia

Keian Blundell at Canuck Place in Vancouver. (File photo)
A home on 1500 block of 22 Ave has gone all out this Christmas for their holiday display, which has the added initiative of encouraging residents who visit their home to donate to Sources Food Bank. (Sobia Moman photo)

Decorated South Surrey home offers Christmas cheer and a chance to do some good

Fletchers’ annual Christmas display accepts donations to the food bank

A home on 1500 block of 22 Ave has gone all out this Christmas for their holiday display, which has the added initiative of encouraging residents who visit their home to donate to Sources Food Bank. (Sobia Moman photo)
White Rock’s June Young is once again donating a substantial crop of crocheted toques to Surrey RCMP, for officers to keep handy for anyone they may encounter while on patrol who may be in need of some extra warmth this season. Toques shown here were crafted for men. (Contributed photo)

White Rock senior’s handcrafted toques bring ‘great joy’

June Young has continued her tradition of crocheting, donating winter hats for Surrey RCMP

White Rock’s June Young is once again donating a substantial crop of crocheted toques to Surrey RCMP, for officers to keep handy for anyone they may encounter while on patrol who may be in need of some extra warmth this season. Toques shown here were crafted for men. (Contributed photo)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good