Surrey

Cyril (Sid) Avigdor, left, pictured with friend Ryan McKenzie, died Dec. 7, 2020 after coming out of quarantine for a COVID-19 diagnosis. (Contributed photo)

White Rock man ‘raised by the community’ succumbs following COVID-19 quarantine

Sid Avigdor, 52, remembered for ‘excellent laugh,’ kindness

Cyril (Sid) Avigdor, left, pictured with friend Ryan McKenzie, died Dec. 7, 2020 after coming out of quarantine for a COVID-19 diagnosis. (Contributed photo)
A Surrey transport truck driver has been arrested for impaired driving and driving while prohibited after North Vancouver RCMP said the driver “left the roadway and collided with an overpass support structure on Highway 1. (Photo: RCMP handout)

Surrey transport truck driver arrested for impaired driving after crash on Highway 1

Police say driver ‘left the roadway and collided’ with overpass support structure

A Surrey transport truck driver has been arrested for impaired driving and driving while prohibited after North Vancouver RCMP said the driver “left the roadway and collided with an overpass support structure on Highway 1. (Photo: RCMP handout)
Central City Brewing Co. pub in Whalley in Whalley has closed. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey’s Central City Taphouse location listed for sale

A Nov. 4 release said the company’s restaurants would be closing ‘temporarily’

Central City Brewing Co. pub in Whalley in Whalley has closed. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, Surrey had 16,109 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while South Surrey/White Rock had 1,131. (Map: BCCDC)

In 2020, Surrey had at least 31% of B.C.’s total COVID-19 cases

Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, there were 16,109 cases

Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, Surrey had 16,109 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while South Surrey/White Rock had 1,131. (Map: BCCDC)
What do you think about politicians who travelled during the Christmas holidays? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (File photo by AP)

SIMPSON: Jet-setting politicians are hypocrites who should never hold office again

As everyday Canadians make sacrifices for the greater good, many ‘leaders’ think rules aren’t for them

  • Jan 7, 2021
What do you think about politicians who travelled during the Christmas holidays? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (File photo by AP)
Police searched the area of East Beach early Thursday morning after receiving a report of someone lying on the tracks. (Contributed photo)

Police respond to report of man lying on South Surrey tracks

Crews were dispatched to East Beach around 1 a.m., nobody injured

Police searched the area of East Beach early Thursday morning after receiving a report of someone lying on the tracks. (Contributed photo)
Deputy Chief Constable Jennifer Hyland will begin her new job with the Surrey Police Service on Jan. 25. (Submitted photo)

Jennifer Hyland named Surrey Police Service’s first deputy chief constable

Two more are expected to be hired. Hyland, the officer in charge of Ridge Meadows RCMP, begins her Surrey job on Jan. 25

Deputy Chief Constable Jennifer Hyland will begin her new job with the Surrey Police Service on Jan. 25. (Submitted photo)
Surrey Fire Service, BC Ambulance Service and Surrey RCMP were on scene in the 13600-block of 94A Avenue in Whalley Wednesday after a man reportedly fell into a creek and had to be rescued. A Black Press Media freelancer said the man was in “grave condition” after being rescued. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Man suffering from ‘severe hypothermia’ after fall into Surrey creek

Incident happened in the 13600-block of 94A Avenue, near Surrey Memorial Hospital

Surrey Fire Service, BC Ambulance Service and Surrey RCMP were on scene in the 13600-block of 94A Avenue in Whalley Wednesday after a man reportedly fell into a creek and had to be rescued. A Black Press Media freelancer said the man was in “grave condition” after being rescued. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)

New ‘Sports Complex’ in North Surrey pitched as $40M expansion of existing rec centre

But a former councillor says that money ‘won’t build what most people would consider a sports complex’

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Bernard and Max Trest launched COVID Reported Facebook page to crowdsource and compile exposures at workplaces, etc., that may otherwise not be being made public. (Contributed photo)

White Rock dad, son launch online map for anonymous COVID-19 reporting

Bernard Trest said ‘COVID Reported’ initiative is about helping people protect themselves

Bernard and Max Trest launched COVID Reported Facebook page to crowdsource and compile exposures at workplaces, etc., that may otherwise not be being made public. (Contributed photo)
A 2019 photo of the site of what is now The Cove Shelter, which is operated by Surrey Urban Mission Society. Crews were working inside of this corner unit just days before it officially opened. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Fraser Health says COVID-19 outbreak over at Surrey shelter

The outbreak was first declared on Dec. 2

A 2019 photo of the site of what is now The Cove Shelter, which is operated by Surrey Urban Mission Society. Crews were working inside of this corner unit just days before it officially opened. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
A satellite view of White Rock. (Google image)

Most expensive home in South Surrey valued at $18M

Surrey, White Rock homeowners to see moderate shift in value

A satellite view of White Rock. (Google image)
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Four Surrey households hit with $2,300 fines for New Year’s parties

This was for breaking COVID-19 related restrictions. Three were in North Surrey, one was in South Surrey

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Police on scene of a shooting in the 11000-block of 148A Street in Surrey on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. On Tuesday, police confirmed the shooting was believed to be targeted and the victim was a 14-year-old boy who was “known to police.” (Photo: Curtis Kreklau)

‘One too many’: Gang education, awareness is key after teen killed in targeted shooting in Surrey

In less than 24 hours, a 14- and 19-year-old were killed in separate targeted shootings

Police on scene of a shooting in the 11000-block of 148A Street in Surrey on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. On Tuesday, police confirmed the shooting was believed to be targeted and the victim was a 14-year-old boy who was “known to police.” (Photo: Curtis Kreklau)
Remember this nonsense?

Surrey 2020, a year like no other

This deadly coronavirus has made its presence known in practically every aspect of our daily lives

  • Jan 1, 2021
Remember this nonsense?
Earlier fundraisers for the Youth Arts Council of Surrey have included an Artist Garage Sale held at the Newton Cultural Centre in January of 2018 and 2019. This event has been replaced by an anonymous online show and sale Jan. 15 to Jan. 31. (Contributed photo)

Surrey online exhibit aims to showcase youth art

Young artists’ work sought for fundraiser

Earlier fundraisers for the Youth Arts Council of Surrey have included an Artist Garage Sale held at the Newton Cultural Centre in January of 2018 and 2019. This event has been replaced by an anonymous online show and sale Jan. 15 to Jan. 31. (Contributed photo)
Ilona Scott-Barzen with one of her warm-hued, distinctive African paintings. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey artist ‘paints the soul of Africa’

Ilona Scott-Barzen’s brightly coloured images evocative of her native Johannesburg

Ilona Scott-Barzen with one of her warm-hued, distinctive African paintings. (Contributed photo)
Advocates are pushing for more diverse-language messaging when it comes to education and prevention around the COVID-19 pandemic. Some there has been some messaging around holidays, but it needs to be more frequent. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Advocates call for more multilingual messaging for education, awareness about COVID-19

The second in a two-part series looks at why pandemic has hit Surrey so hard

Advocates are pushing for more diverse-language messaging when it comes to education and prevention around the COVID-19 pandemic. Some there has been some messaging around holidays, but it needs to be more frequent. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
In a Dec. 28 information bulletin, Fraser Health said two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 at Brookside Lodge in Surrey. (Image: Google Street View)

Fraser Health declares outbreaks at two Surrey long-term care facilities

Latest outbreaks at The Emerald at Elim Village and Brookside Lodge

In a Dec. 28 information bulletin, Fraser Health said two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 at Brookside Lodge in Surrey. (Image: Google Street View)
Metal Beauty is Karen Ceraldi’s Team Canada entry in the World Photographic Cup. (Karen Ceraldi image)

South Surrey photographer’s ‘strength and beauty’ vying for world title

Karen Ceraldi’s Metal Beauty image is among Team Canada entries in the World Photographic Cup

Metal Beauty is Karen Ceraldi’s Team Canada entry in the World Photographic Cup. (Karen Ceraldi image)