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(File photo: James Smith)
(File photo: James Smith)
The Delta School District held a ceremony at the school board office in Ladner Tuesday morning (June 1) to honour the 215 children found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops and all those impacted by the residential school system. Attendees hung 215 orange hearts on cedar trees planted this spring as part of the district’s Giving Tree Project, and placed children’s shoes around the central tree. (Delta School District photo)

Delta School District honours residential school victims

215 orange hearts were hung on cedar trees, with children’s shoes placed around the central tree

The Delta School District held a ceremony at the school board office in Ladner Tuesday morning (June 1) to honour the 215 children found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops and all those impacted by the residential school system. Attendees hung 215 orange hearts on cedar trees planted this spring as part of the district’s Giving Tree Project, and placed children’s shoes around the central tree. (Delta School District photo)
Fraser Health held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey on Friday, May 7, 2021. Roughly 400 people pre-registered to get their vaccine the week before. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Board of Trade joins Canada-wide vaccine coalition

Surrey is in the 61 to 80 per cent vaccination rate range for first doses for those aged 18 and older

Fraser Health held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey on Friday, May 7, 2021. Roughly 400 people pre-registered to get their vaccine the week before. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Shane Ertmoed (right) is serving a life sentence for killing 10-year-old Heather Thomas on Oct. 1, 2000. (File photos)

Petition, fundraiser launched for family of Surrey girl murdered in October, 2000

$50,000 goal set in fundraiser, petition calls for inquiry into killer-pedophile incarcerations

Shane Ertmoed (right) is serving a life sentence for killing 10-year-old Heather Thomas on Oct. 1, 2000. (File photos)
Surrey RCMP say a loaded handgun was seized during a recent traffic stop in Newton in the 7600-block of King George Boulevard on May 28. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Surrey RCMP seize loaded handgun during traffic stop

Police say vehicle was towed and the driver was arrested and later released

Surrey RCMP say a loaded handgun was seized during a recent traffic stop in Newton in the 7600-block of King George Boulevard on May 28. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
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Man arrested with two imitation guns at Surrey mall

Police say staff and a customer were threatened at Central City Shopping Centre on Sunday afternoon

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White Rock council has confirmed the west-bound lane of Marine Drive will be closed down by June 7 to allow increased seating space for restaurants - but has also said the temporary measure will last only until full-capacity inside dining is permitted by provincial health orders. (File photo)

White Rock’s Marine Drive one-way to take effect June 7

City council measure will be lifted if full-capacity indoor dining returns

White Rock council has confirmed the west-bound lane of Marine Drive will be closed down by June 7 to allow increased seating space for restaurants - but has also said the temporary measure will last only until full-capacity inside dining is permitted by provincial health orders. (File photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a debate about the discovery of remains of 215 children at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada holds special debate on remains of 215 children found at residential school

Trudeau said Canadians can’t close their eyes and pretend this didn’t happen

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a debate about the discovery of remains of 215 children at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
215 orange ribbons are tied to a B.C. school’s fence to honour the 215 children who lost their lives and were buried at the former residential school in Kamloops. (Deb Meissner photo)
215 orange ribbons are tied to a B.C. school’s fence to honour the 215 children who lost their lives and were buried at the former residential school in Kamloops. (Deb Meissner photo)
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UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say 17-year-old has been found

Police were looking for help to find teen last seen on May 29

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Clarence (Kat) Pennier during an Aevitas waste recycling plant protest by the Fraser River on Dec. 17, 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Stó:lō elder opens up about children found at residential school site in Kamloops

‘People suspected things like this happened, but there was never proof of it’

Clarence (Kat) Pennier during an Aevitas waste recycling plant protest by the Fraser River on Dec. 17, 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Dozens of pairs of shoes and toys and teddy bears were placed on the Chilliwack Law Court steps on May 31, 2021 in support of the 215 bodies of children found last week in an unmarked grave at the site of an old Kamloops residential school. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Stó:lō historian has heard horrible tales of abuse at residential schools

Children whipped publicly, some even kidnapped by American miners

Dozens of pairs of shoes and toys and teddy bears were placed on the Chilliwack Law Court steps on May 31, 2021 in support of the 215 bodies of children found last week in an unmarked grave at the site of an old Kamloops residential school. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Apartments for rent sign. (File photo)

City of White Rock to host online renters’ forum

Virtual event to be held from 5:30- 7 p.m. on June 10

Apartments for rent sign. (File photo)
The Newton Community Centre will be built on 7.24 acres, part of which embraces the former location of the Rona Store at 6965 King George Blvd. (File photo)

Surrey rapidly moving on major community projects

‘We will continue to move extremely quick on all these projects,’ Mayor Doug McCallum said

The Newton Community Centre will be built on 7.24 acres, part of which embraces the former location of the Rona Store at 6965 King George Blvd. (File photo)
The City of Surrey has acquired two sites in Crescent Beach for parkland, adjacent to the Holy Cross Catholic Church. (Google Streetview image)

Council approves parkland purchase in South Surrey

Three sites added to city’s greenspace inventory

The City of Surrey has acquired two sites in Crescent Beach for parkland, adjacent to the Holy Cross Catholic Church. (Google Streetview image)
Fraser Health is hosting another same-day vaccine clinic at Newton Recreation Centre today (June 1). (Photo: City of Surrey/Twitter)
Fraser Health is hosting another same-day vaccine clinic at Newton Recreation Centre today (June 1). (Photo: City of Surrey/Twitter)
Surrey City Councillor Brenda Locke and Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)

Surrey mayor denies policing referendum motion again

Last week Councillor Brenda Locke threatened to pursue legal action if he did

Surrey City Councillor Brenda Locke and Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)
A young man leaves a teddy bear in memory of 215 children whose remains were found at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Flags at municipal and school buildings including White Rock and Surrey have been lowered to half-mast to honour the young lives. (Megan Atkins-Baker photo)
A young man leaves a teddy bear in memory of 215 children whose remains were found at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Flags at municipal and school buildings including White Rock and Surrey have been lowered to half-mast to honour the young lives. (Megan Atkins-Baker photo)
Jonny Williams (Xotxwes), of the Sto:lo Nation, holds eagle feathers as he helps guide his late ancestors from an unmarked, undocumented burial site to a canoe so they can travel home, outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been discovered buried near the former school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Delicate, sensitive process:’ Expert talks on searching for burial sites with radar

Alberta anthropologist says projects have to be community-led and culturally sensitive

Jonny Williams (Xotxwes), of the Sto:lo Nation, holds eagle feathers as he helps guide his late ancestors from an unmarked, undocumented burial site to a canoe so they can travel home, outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been discovered buried near the former school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Cannabis, intoxication offenders cited in White Rock on the weekend

Police stats for May show 100 per cent increase in ‘interactions’ compared to April

(White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)