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Jim Bennett. (Submitted photo)

Jim Bennett a vital element of Surrey’s social conscience for 30 years and counting

Fleetwood resident is recipient of Surrey’s 2020 Good Citizen Award

Jim Bennett. (Submitted photo)
Surrey RCMP is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver in a hit-and-run incident on Dec. 16, 2020 in the area of Old Yale Road and University Drive. Surrey RCMP is looking for a grey four-door sedan that fled eastbound on Old Yale Road. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Surrey RCMP looking for driver in Whalley hit-and-run

Incident happened Dec. 16 in the area of Old Yale Road and University Drive

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver in a hit-and-run incident on Dec. 16, 2020 in the area of Old Yale Road and University Drive. Surrey RCMP is looking for a grey four-door sedan that fled eastbound on Old Yale Road. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
File photo Tom Zytaruk

Surrey Mounties say overnight shooting in Newton gang-related

It’s the 31st shooting in Surrey so far this year

File photo Tom Zytaruk
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This year’s Surrey RCMP Officer in Charge Awards were handed out in a series of smaller ceremonies, rather than one large one, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Surrey RCMP photo)

RCMP officers, citizens recognized at Surrey’s Officer in Charge Awards

Awards handed out in series of smaller ceremonies due to COVID-19 pandemic

This year’s Surrey RCMP Officer in Charge Awards were handed out in a series of smaller ceremonies, rather than one large one, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Surrey RCMP photo)
Logan Warkentin, a longtime former Delta Sungod Swim Club athlete, is a fixture on the deck these days as a coach of the club’s Dragons Learn to Compete group. (Sungod Swim Club/Facebook photo)

Over $945K in grants coming to Delta arts, culture, sports groups

Funding is being provided through the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grants program

Logan Warkentin, a longtime former Delta Sungod Swim Club athlete, is a fixture on the deck these days as a coach of the club’s Dragons Learn to Compete group. (Sungod Swim Club/Facebook photo)
The province is considering two options to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel: an eight-lane immersed tube tunnel and an eight-lane bridge. (Province of British Columbia images)

Province receives business case for new Massey Crossing

Case to be made public after ministry decides which option — bridge or tunnel — will be built

The province is considering two options to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel: an eight-lane immersed tube tunnel and an eight-lane bridge. (Province of British Columbia images)
A child in the community places flowers at the site where a Surrey mom was killed by a runaway cargo van on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. On Thursday, dozens of people from the community came together to pay tribute to the mom. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Dozens pay tribute to Surrey mom killed by runaway cargo van

Police say the woman was walking her children home from school

A child in the community places flowers at the site where a Surrey mom was killed by a runaway cargo van on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. On Thursday, dozens of people from the community came together to pay tribute to the mom. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
White Rock RCMP arrested a 59-year-old woman in connection with the theft this week of packages from front porches. (File photo)
White Rock RCMP arrested a 59-year-old woman in connection with the theft this week of packages from front porches. (File photo)
Surrey RCMP seized a modified assault rifle and ammunition during a vehicle stop in Fleetwood on Dec. 10. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Surrey RCMP seize firearm, ammunition during vehicle stop

Incident happened near 160th Street and Fraser Highway

Surrey RCMP seized a modified assault rifle and ammunition during a vehicle stop in Fleetwood on Dec. 10. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo

More supportive housing opening and to be built in Surrey

Homes in Newton, Whalley and Guildford will also provide homeless people with support programs

Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo
Fraser Health says 30 employees at a food processing plant in Surrey have tested positive for COVID-19, declaring an outbreak. (Photo: Wingtat/Facebook)
Fraser Health says 30 employees at a food processing plant in Surrey have tested positive for COVID-19, declaring an outbreak. (Photo: Wingtat/Facebook)
Peace Arch Curling Club – whose activities are currently suspended due to provincial pandemic health orders – has received $13,000 in rent relief from White Rock council for its leased facility at the Centre For Active Living at Centennial Park. (File photo)

City of White Rock provides some rent relief to curling club

Grant recognizes group faces an increase in costs due to COVID-19

Peace Arch Curling Club – whose activities are currently suspended due to provincial pandemic health orders – has received $13,000 in rent relief from White Rock council for its leased facility at the Centre For Active Living at Centennial Park. (File photo)
This 2015 photo was one of the last taken of Hanadi Albarazanji with her entire family: husband, Emad; daughters Yaman and Juman; and son, Kenan. (Contributed photo)

Family split between White Rock, Syria highlights ‘crack’ in refugee reunification process

‘No light in sight’ as Hanadi Albarazanji waits to reunite with her two adult children

This 2015 photo was one of the last taken of Hanadi Albarazanji with her entire family: husband, Emad; daughters Yaman and Juman; and son, Kenan. (Contributed photo)
Surrey Mounties recovered a large amount of stolen ID and bank cards Dec. 11 in Cloverdale. (Photo: Submitted)

Mounties unearth cache of stolen ID and bank cards in Cloverdale

Community Response Unit seized stolen cards from house on 172A Street

Surrey Mounties recovered a large amount of stolen ID and bank cards Dec. 11 in Cloverdale. (Photo: Submitted)
Surrey homicide victim Carlos Palafox. (IHIT photo)

Second-degree murder charge laid in Carlos Palafox homicide in Surrey

Invinceable Green, 35, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 1

Surrey homicide victim Carlos Palafox. (IHIT photo)
The public hearing for the White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St., delayed by pandemic restrictions in November, will most likely receive a virtual public hearing in mid to late January – once statutory publication requirements are met. Contributed rendering

White Rock rental building hearing due to happen in new year

Public process to resume in fully virtual format

The public hearing for the White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St., delayed by pandemic restrictions in November, will most likely receive a virtual public hearing in mid to late January – once statutory publication requirements are met. Contributed rendering
Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet. (Victoria Police Department)

RCMP bust fentanyl supply chain, netting drugs and firearms, in Surrey

Fentanyl enough to supply estimated 3,965,000 lethal doses

Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet. (Victoria Police Department)
Police say an unoccupied cargo vehicle rolled into traffic, killing a pedestrian on a sidewalk. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP to mechanically inspect cargo van that killed Surrey mom

Pedestrian was struck at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, near 144 Street and 61A Avenue

Police say an unoccupied cargo vehicle rolled into traffic, killing a pedestrian on a sidewalk. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Descendants of the Komagata Maru Society vice-president and spokesperson Raj Singh Toor poses with Delta Mayor George Harvie and a mock-up of one of two signs commemorating the Komagata Maru that will be placed in the North Delta Social Heart Plaza. (Submitted photo)

Signs commemorating Komagata Maru coming to North Delta Social Heart Plaza

Council voted Monday (Dec. 14) to place storyboards in English and in Punjabi near the spray park

Descendants of the Komagata Maru Society vice-president and spokesperson Raj Singh Toor poses with Delta Mayor George Harvie and a mock-up of one of two signs commemorating the Komagata Maru that will be placed in the North Delta Social Heart Plaza. (Submitted photo)
Linda Annis, seen in Cloverdale Dec. 15, offers a familiar message for holiday shoppers: Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas. (Photo: Submitted)

Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas cheer

Linda Annis offers tips on safe shopping practices this Christmas season—both at home and at stores

Linda Annis, seen in Cloverdale Dec. 15, offers a familiar message for holiday shoppers: Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas. (Photo: Submitted)