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Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau boss, inside the charity’s new home. (Submitted photo)

‘Toys, toys, toys, we need toys’: Surrey Christmas Bureau calls for donations

‘It’s been a challenging season to say the least. Every day is a new adventure,’ says bureau boss Lisa Werring

Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau boss, inside the charity’s new home. (Submitted photo)
The joint Surrey COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team was created in late March, as a partnership between the city and RCMP. (Photo: City of Surrey/Twitter)

Surrey’s COVID-19 compliance team issues 11 tickets so far for November

Six of those were to do with public health orders, five under the Quarantine Act

The joint Surrey COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team was created in late March, as a partnership between the city and RCMP. (Photo: City of Surrey/Twitter)
BC Nurses’ Union President Christine Sorensen says nurses are burnt out and exhausted amid the second wave of COVID-19. (Mike Koozmin/Black Press Media file)

B.C. nurses plead with public to follow COVID-19 rules as hospitalizations climb

Nurses union says Surrey Memorial Hospital ICU has hit capacity but Fraser Health says it hasn’t

BC Nurses’ Union President Christine Sorensen says nurses are burnt out and exhausted amid the second wave of COVID-19. (Mike Koozmin/Black Press Media file)
Surrey Food Bank executive director Feezah Jaffer at the organization’s new home in Newton. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey Food Bank thinking ‘out of the box’ to elicit donations this Christmas

Donations through the holiday season last much of the year for the charity

Surrey Food Bank executive director Feezah Jaffer at the organization’s new home in Newton. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Brian Edwards, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)

Surrey’s top cop blindsided by $45M-budget reduction, says memo obtained by ‘Now-Leader’

Brian Edwards tells staff he’s uncertain how 25 per cent cut will impact staffing and safety

Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Brian Edwards, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)
This photograph and hundreds of others were discovered in the garage of a North Surrey home. The woman who found them hopes to reunite the collection with any relatives. (Submitted photo)

Do you know these people? Family photo collection discovered in Surrey garage

Nancy Jennewein discovered the hundreds of old images and hopes to reunite them with relatives

This photograph and hundreds of others were discovered in the garage of a North Surrey home. The woman who found them hopes to reunite the collection with any relatives. (Submitted photo)
Surrey Councillor Laurie Guerra is president of the Surrey Homeless and Housing Society. (File photo)

$350K doled out for COVID-19 related projects that help Surrey homeless

Since the start of the pandemic, Surrey Homelessness & Housing has approved $600K in grants

Surrey Councillor Laurie Guerra is president of the Surrey Homeless and Housing Society. (File photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Surrey ‘ground zero’ for COVID-19, but has seen less than half of B.C. deaths: Dix

Surrey Board of Trade calls for mask mandate in B.C. amid rising cases

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
(Now-Leader photo)

Surrey’s 2020 Community Leader Award winners to be revealed online

Annual event set for Monday, Nov. 23

(Now-Leader photo)
The interior of Surrey’s newest shelter, dubbed the “Olive Branch.” The 43-bed facility is housed in the old Surrey Food Bank building. (Submitted photo)

New 43-bed shelter opens in old Surrey Food Bank building

‘Olive Branch’ shelter opens as nearby Boulevard Shelter closes its doors

The interior of Surrey’s newest shelter, dubbed the “Olive Branch.” The 43-bed facility is housed in the old Surrey Food Bank building. (Submitted photo)
(File photo)

‘People could die’: Locke urges Surrey to use civic sites for emergency winter shelter

Guerra says city is ‘looking at all the options’ and ‘we’re not going to let our citizens freeze outside’

(File photo)
Surrey RCMP seized this gun during a traffic stop in Newton Nov. 8. (Photo: Police handout)

Surrey traffic stop leads to arrests of two men ‘connected to’ gang conflict

Surrey RCMP seize stole handgun, launch impaired driving investigation

Surrey RCMP seized this gun during a traffic stop in Newton Nov. 8. (Photo: Police handout)
(File photo: Amy Reid)

‘I really am begging’: Extreme weather shelter co-ordinator asks Surrey for help

Zero extreme weather beds available; McCallum says ‘we understand the problem and we’re working on it’

(File photo: Amy Reid)
Photo: City of Surrey                                Surrey snow-removal crews are armed with 17,000 tonnes of salt and 62 pieces of equipment as winter draws near.

Surrey’s ready for winter with 17,000 tonnes of salt, online snow plow tracker

Environment Canada forecasting up to five centimetres of snow for Lower Mainland

Photo: City of Surrey                                Surrey snow-removal crews are armed with 17,000 tonnes of salt and 62 pieces of equipment as winter draws near.
Surrey YMCA pool to be upgraded thanks to $250K in community gaming grants

Surrey YMCA pool to be upgraded thanks to $250K in community gaming grants

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is one of 63 non-profits receiving a total of $5M from the grants this year

Surrey YMCA pool to be upgraded thanks to $250K in community gaming grants
Santa stopped by the Surrey Christmas Bureau on Dec. 11 to drop off donations with the charity’s executive director Lisa Werring following a ‘deplorable’ theft that saw three computers and $6,000 in gift cards stolen from the Whalley toy depot. (Photo: Twitter)

Donations pour in after grinchy theft from Surrey Christmas Bureau

London Drugs, Guildford Town Centre among those to step up to help the Surrey charity

Santa stopped by the Surrey Christmas Bureau on Dec. 11 to drop off donations with the charity’s executive director Lisa Werring following a ‘deplorable’ theft that saw three computers and $6,000 in gift cards stolen from the Whalley toy depot. (Photo: Twitter)
Meaz Nour-Eldin (left) and Elkan Vyizigiro. (Photo: Police handout)

Two Surrey men wanted on human trafficking-related charges in Ontario

London Police Service say the men should be considered armed and dangerous

Meaz Nour-Eldin (left) and Elkan Vyizigiro. (Photo: Police handout)
(Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)

Prolific offender nabbed at Surrey SkyTrain after police say he skipped paying fare

Officers arrested Reginald Simon at Scott Road SkyTrain after discovering he had 11 outstanding warrants

(Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
Surrey City Hall (Now-Leader file photo)

Former councillor helping organize ‘Speak Up Surrey’ rally against budget

Surrey council is set to vote on the controversial budget’s final adoption Monday night

Surrey City Hall (Now-Leader file photo)
Lisa Werring, executive director of the Surrey Christmas Bureau, in front of the mostly empty shelves for teenagers. The bureau was broken into early Wednesday morning, Dec. 11. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Absolutely devastating’: Laptops, gift cards stolen from Surrey Christmas Bureau

Executive director says it’s a ‘huge blow’ and the charity was ‘already struggling for teen gifts’

Lisa Werring, executive director of the Surrey Christmas Bureau, in front of the mostly empty shelves for teenagers. The bureau was broken into early Wednesday morning, Dec. 11. (Photo: Lauren Collins)