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A mixed-use development with 69 market rental units and 10 commercial units is proposed for the 2300-block of King George Boulevard. (Thinkspace rendering)

Public hearings set for pair of South Surrey apartment proposals

Development in 2300-block of King George Boulevard to be 100% market rental, report notes

A mixed-use development with 69 market rental units and 10 commercial units is proposed for the 2300-block of King George Boulevard. (Thinkspace rendering)
People sing and drum outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Delta mayor pens letter to Trudeau, calling for action on residential school burial sites

In letter, Harvie calls for implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action

People sing and drum outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
In a video posted to TikTok on Monday (May 31), a worker at Surrey Memorial Hospital said she was told to change out of her orange shirt that she wore in honour of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were recently discovered at a former residential school site in Kamloops. (Photo: Felicia Debbie/TikTok)

Surrey Memorial worker claims she was told to take off orange shirt honouring Indigenous children

Employee for housekeeping company contracted out by Fraser Health posted about incident on TikTok

In a video posted to TikTok on Monday (May 31), a worker at Surrey Memorial Hospital said she was told to change out of her orange shirt that she wore in honour of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were recently discovered at a former residential school site in Kamloops. (Photo: Felicia Debbie/TikTok)
Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill Thursday June 3, 2021 in Ottawa. A bill creating a statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada has been passed unanimously by the Senate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Senate unanimously passes bill creating national day for truth and reconciliation

Sept. 30 of this year to become Canada’s first national day for truth and reconciliation

Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill Thursday June 3, 2021 in Ottawa. A bill creating a statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada has been passed unanimously by the Senate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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B.C.’s relaxed hardhat rules aim to include more turban-wearing workers on job sites

WorkSafeBC change ‘will allow more Sikhs to come to work without having to compromise religious beliefs’

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Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Surrey gets busy with paving, repaving projects

Council took 26 seconds to approve more than $3 million in contracts this week

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Andreea Pirvu, 26, sat on a tripod for about four hours on Wednesday. Sgt. Elenore Sturko said Pirvu started getting drowsy from the heat, which is one reason why they chose not to extract. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Andreea Pirvu, 26, sat on a tripod for about four hours on Wednesday. Sgt. Elenore Sturko said Pirvu started getting drowsy from the heat, which is one reason why they chose not to extract. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
White Rock Museum and Archives has been given the largest single grant in aid by the city this year, to help launch a Remembrance Day bus shelter poster project. (File photo)

White Rock grants in aid include Remembrance project

Council funding totalling nearly $30,000 allotted for community organizations

White Rock Museum and Archives has been given the largest single grant in aid by the city this year, to help launch a Remembrance Day bus shelter poster project. (File photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from May 23 to 29, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta lowest since early February

71 cases May 23-29; overall number in Fraser Health down for the sixth week in a row

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from May 23 to 29, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
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Council approves another highrise for Surrey’s downtown

This one will be 36 storeys and located at 10342 136A St.

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White Rock’s Marine Drive will be turned into a one-way street on June 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Memories of ill-fated 1982 Marine Drive plan linger for longtime White Rock residents

Despite challenges, Coun. Scott Kristjanson confident one-way plan will be successful

White Rock’s Marine Drive will be turned into a one-way street on June 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Hailey McClelland in a photo submitted by Surrey RCMP.
Hailey McClelland in a photo submitted by Surrey RCMP.
Police say a man barricaded himself overnight in a house in Cloverdale, in the 5800-block of 168th Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Man barricaded himself in Cloverdale house overnight, police say

‘He had multiple different weapons,’ Surrey RCMP Corporal Vanessa Munn said

Police say a man barricaded himself overnight in a house in Cloverdale, in the 5800-block of 168th Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey RCMP is investigating after a serious three-vehicle crash at the intersection of King George Boulevard and 128th Street Thursday afternoon (May 6, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Police watchdog says transit officer didn’t pursue BMW involved in serious Surrey crash

Three vehicles were involved in a crash at King George Boulevard and 128th Street on May 6

Surrey RCMP is investigating after a serious three-vehicle crash at the intersection of King George Boulevard and 128th Street Thursday afternoon (May 6, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
A new DPD team began targeting gang-related activity on May 15, including checking on individuals who must abide by curfews and conditions. (Delta Police Department photo)

24 people arrested by Delta Police anti-gang team last week

Police seized three prohibited weapons — all spring-assisted knives — during three different stops

A new DPD team began targeting gang-related activity on May 15, including checking on individuals who must abide by curfews and conditions. (Delta Police Department photo)
Local Indigenous leaders participate in a healing ceremony at Mungo Martin House in Victoria on May 31 for the 215 children whose remains were found near a former residential school in Kamloops last week. A new campaign launched Tuesday by Indigenous leaders to search former residential schools on Vancouver Island themselves has already surpassed its fundraising goal. (Black Press Media file photo)

GoFundMe to probe more B.C. residential school sites raises $77,000 in two days

Indigenous campaign to finance use of ground-penetrating radar technology

Local Indigenous leaders participate in a healing ceremony at Mungo Martin House in Victoria on May 31 for the 215 children whose remains were found near a former residential school in Kamloops last week. A new campaign launched Tuesday by Indigenous leaders to search former residential schools on Vancouver Island themselves has already surpassed its fundraising goal. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP logo (Photo: Phil McLachlan)

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say 14-year-old found safe

Aarna Garg was last seen June 1 at 3:45 p.m., leaving a home in the 6400-block of 121st Street

RCMP logo (Photo: Phil McLachlan)
Sign shows reopening-weekend events at Cloverdale Legion in 2016. (File photo)

Royal Canadian Legion ‘thankful’ for $1.5M in B.C. gov’t aid

Legion branches in B.C. have been navigating the current economic crisis

Sign shows reopening-weekend events at Cloverdale Legion in 2016. (File photo)
Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development Maryam Monsef speaks during a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Majority of Conservative MPs vote in favour of defeated sex-selective abortion bill

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole opposed bill, but gave his caucus a free vote

Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development Maryam Monsef speaks during a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Fraser Highway at 152nd Street. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Oil spill leads to multiple crashes on 152nd Street: Surrey RCMP

Public is asked to avoid area while crews work to clean the spill

Fraser Highway at 152nd Street. (File photo: Lauren Collins)