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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

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

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.

COVID-19 cases reported daily to B.C. public health, up to Dec. 2, 2021, seven-day moving average in white. B.C.’s infections have fallen to below last February, where the third wave took daily cases to their highest point. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases dip below 300, fewer in hospital

11 deaths over weekend, 4 in Northern Health region

COVID-19 cases reported daily to B.C. public health, up to Dec. 2, 2021, seven-day moving average in white. B.C.’s infections have fallen to below last February, where the third wave took daily cases to their highest point. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
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)
Dr. Rachel Holt at a Dec. 1 video press conference on old growth forests held by the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Photo: Video screenshot, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs

Nelson ecologist questions B.C.’s roll-out of old growth strategy

Rachel Holt was part of a technical panel that mapped old growth

Dr. Rachel Holt at a Dec. 1 video press conference on old growth forests held by the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Photo: Video screenshot, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs
A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)

Semi caught on camera driving erratically on Hwy 5A sparks RCMP probe

BC Highway Patrol called the move dangerous and unprofessional

A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)
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)
Tanya Van Cuylenborg (left) and Jay Cook. (Family photos)

Conviction overturned for U.S. man whose DNA linked him to B.C. couple’s 1987 killing

A single juror’s bias tainted the trial of William Talbott, a court ruled in Washington

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Tanya Van Cuylenborg (left) and Jay Cook. (Family photos)
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)
Members of the Canadian Forces build a temporary dike with sandbags behind houses on Clayburn Creek in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. flood recovery moves to cleanup of damaged materials

Some Canadian Forces soldiers begin transferring out

Members of the Canadian Forces build a temporary dike with sandbags behind houses on Clayburn Creek in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
From top left, clockwise, Caitlin Potts, Ashley Simpson, Deanna Wertz and Nicole Bell. With the remains of Ashley Simpson found in 2021, three women from the Shuswap and North Okanagan are still missing – Caitlin and Deanna for five years, Nicole for four. (Photos contributed)

RCMP find remains of Shuswap woman missing for five years, former boyfriend charged

The news they’ve been praying for brings both happiness and sadness for Ashley Simpson’s parents

From top left, clockwise, Caitlin Potts, Ashley Simpson, Deanna Wertz and Nicole Bell. With the remains of Ashley Simpson found in 2021, three women from the Shuswap and North Okanagan are still missing – Caitlin and Deanna for five years, Nicole for four. (Photos contributed)
Crews build an erosion control embankment along Hwy. 3 on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

B.C.’s storm recovery ‘trending in the right direction,’ but gas rationing to remain

Province is entering recovery efforts as storms subside

Crews build an erosion control embankment along Hwy. 3 on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
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)
B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham meets with farmers in the flood-damaged Sumas Prairie in the Fraser Valley, Nov. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

Federal agriculture minister to tour Fraser Valley flood zone

B.C. minister says Ottawa program can fill disaster gaps

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham meets with farmers in the flood-damaged Sumas Prairie in the Fraser Valley, Nov. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
`Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release some of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal government will soon hand over more residential school records: Miller

The minister says the reports will be provided to the centre within 30 days

`Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release some of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Take steps to fend off ransomware attacks, federal ministers urge Canadians

Known ransom payments, after increasing rapidly from 2019 to 2020

A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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)
Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

VIDEO: Tributes planned for victims of Ecole Polytechnique shooting on 32nd anniversary

École Polytechnique has held a number of tributes over the past week which will culminate today

Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Doug and Alma were married for 72 years. (Donna Adams/Special to The News)

Family of late Maple Ridge man devastated after wedding ring of 72 years lost at B.C. hospital

Family warns people to take charge of dead loved ones’s things intead of leaving it up to hospitals

Doug and Alma were married for 72 years. (Donna Adams/Special to The News)