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More multi-unit ground-level development, such as townhouses, is in high demand in White Rock, according to the city’s new Housing Needs Report. Creative Outlet photo

Report outlines six categories of housing needs in City of White Rock

Study a first step to creating more responsive policy

Four-year-old Miya from Willowbrook posed with Santa at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Sunday, Dec. 5, part of a sensory-friendly photo session for kids who can get overwhelmed by the sounds and sights of Christmas. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A quiet photo with Santa at Langley shopping centre

Sensory-friendly sessions for kids who can be overwhelmed by Christmas sights and sounds

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, at 2350 148 St., is hosting the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s extreme-weather shelter for the 2021-2022 season. (File photo)

South Surrey/White Rock daytime warming centre remains top-of-mind

Extreme-weather shelter users have ‘nowhere to go’ between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Transit Police and RCMP are asking the public for help in locating this man, who is suspected of stabbing someone on a SkyTrain. (Transit Police handout)

VIDEO: Senior stabbed over dispute regarding SkyTrain seat in Surrey

Transit Police and RCMP searching for suspect

Transit Police and RCMP are asking the public for help in locating this man, who is suspected of stabbing someone on a SkyTrain. (Transit Police handout)
Sunshine Hills Elementary School’s parent advisory council is receiving $2,500 in B.C. community gaming grants, one of 31 Delta public and private school PACs set to receive a total of $150,320 in grants this school year. (James Smith photo)

Delta PACs receiving grants for extracurricular activities

Delta public and private schools getting more than $150,000 via B.C. community gaming grants

Sunshine Hills Elementary School’s parent advisory council is receiving $2,500 in B.C. community gaming grants, one of 31 Delta public and private school PACs set to receive a total of $150,320 in grants this school year. (James Smith photo)
Delta police are searching for 17-year-old Maaike Blom, who went missing from her home on the Tsawwassen First Nation on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police searching for missing 17-year-old girl

Police say Maaike Blom went missing from her Tsawwassen First Nation home on Friday, Dec. 3

Delta police are searching for 17-year-old Maaike Blom, who went missing from her home on the Tsawwassen First Nation on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (Delta Police Department photo)
WestStone Group’s application for a four-storey apartment building off Vidal Street in White Rock was turned down. (WestStone Group rendering)

Former Langley City mayor says developers ‘jerked around’ by White Rock council

Advisory Design Panel member suggests development proposal looks like a ‘boat’

WestStone Group’s application for a four-storey apartment building off Vidal Street in White Rock was turned down. (WestStone Group rendering)
A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Risk of drinking-water contamination from manure increased in flooded areas, says province

Owners advised to assess private wells, take action to protect anyone drinking the water

A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

Surrey council approves waste collection contract

Council awards 7-year contract to GFL Environmental Inc. for curbside residential waste collection

Outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)
The Little Campbell River is among two ‘urban streams’ highlighted by the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C. in its latest report on ‘the province’s most threatened rivers.’ (Christy Juteau photo)

South Campbell Heights plan needs more studies, consultation: outdoor recreation council

‘Urban streams edition’ of 2022 report highlights negative impact on Little Campbell River

The Little Campbell River is among two ‘urban streams’ highlighted by the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C. in its latest report on ‘the province’s most threatened rivers.’ (Christy Juteau photo)
DriveBC highway camera indicates that there was not a line at the Peace Arch crossing on Dec. 5 at 10:45 a.m. (DriveBC.ca photo)

Province considering options for Peace Arch Park

Canadian side of the park has been closed throughout the pandemic

DriveBC highway camera indicates that there was not a line at the Peace Arch crossing on Dec. 5 at 10:45 a.m. (DriveBC.ca photo)
More than 10 vehicles were involved in a collision Sunday morning on King George Boulevard in Surrey. (Shane MacKichan photos)
More than 10 vehicles were involved in a collision Sunday morning on King George Boulevard in Surrey. (Shane MacKichan photos)
Two people walked away with minor injuries after a collision on Highway 15 Saturday afternoon. (Shane MacKichan photos)
Two people walked away with minor injuries after a collision on Highway 15 Saturday afternoon. (Shane MacKichan photos)
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B.C. chiropractic regulating body walks back motion against vaccine mandates

Health Minister Adrian Dix called the motion disappointing, not reflective of most chiropractors

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Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. British Columbia has avoided a drop-off in vaccination uptakes in younger age groups, leading to optimism about its COVID-19 efforts, the head of a group representing thousands of B.C. doctors says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. British Columbia has avoided a drop-off in vaccination uptakes in younger age groups, leading to optimism about its COVID-19 efforts, the head of a group representing thousands of B.C. doctors says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An RCMP cruiser was involved in a two-vehicle crash in North Delta Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

RCMP cruiser involved in two-vehicle crash in North Delta

Collision happened at Nordel Way and River Road

An RCMP cruiser was involved in a two-vehicle crash in North Delta Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Annacis Island campus, located at 1608 Cliveden Ave. in Delta. (Google Maps screen shot)

Province funds new co-op program at Delta BCIT campus

Part of $5.5 million in funding announced Dec. 1 to support B.C. co-op programs hard hit by pandemic

British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Annacis Island campus, located at 1608 Cliveden Ave. in Delta. (Google Maps screen shot)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison said VPD officers followed a stolen vehicle into Surrey and attempted to stop it, with help from RCMP from both Surrey and Burnaby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Two men arrested in Surrey after stealing vehicle in Vancouver

VPD says one suspect taken to hospital to be treated for dog bite

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison said VPD officers followed a stolen vehicle into Surrey and attempted to stop it, with help from RCMP from both Surrey and Burnaby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
City of Delta snowplows are ready to clear the roads if/when snow returns to the Lower Mainland. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)

MAP: See which North Delta streets will be a priority for snowplows

Roads are split into three priority groups to ensure major routes get cleared first

City of Delta snowplows are ready to clear the roads if/when snow returns to the Lower Mainland. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)
U.S. officials say officers at the Pacific Highway port intercepted a woman trying to cross on Nov. 26, 2021 using her sister’s U.S. passport and COVID-19 vaccination card. (File photo)

Facial-biometrics mismatch alerts U.S. officials to ‘impostor’ at South Surrey border

Bus passenger was trying to cross using her sister’s documents: CBP

U.S. officials say officers at the Pacific Highway port intercepted a woman trying to cross on Nov. 26, 2021 using her sister’s U.S. passport and COVID-19 vaccination card. (File photo)