Lauren Collins

A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

COVID-19 cases at Surrey school district drop ‘dramatically’

There were 19 notifications sent out in the first 9 days of June, compared to in all of 245 in May

A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
People were lined up around the fields at a drop-in vaccine clinic at Newton Athletic Park on Tuesday (April 27, 2021), which is one of the high-transmission neighbourhoods that are being given vaccine priority. This clinic was one of at least three to open in the city on Tuesday. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey’s weekly cases continue to drop, push for 80% vaccination rate citywide

BCCDC reports 263 cases for Surrey the week of May 30 to June 5

People were lined up around the fields at a drop-in vaccine clinic at Newton Athletic Park on Tuesday (April 27, 2021), which is one of the high-transmission neighbourhoods that are being given vaccine priority. This clinic was one of at least three to open in the city on Tuesday. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Protesters hold ‘yellow-ribbon’ event at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park

People asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard to ‘show support for our trees’

Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Fleetwood Park Secondary School’s 2021 commencement ceremonies were held over the course of two days, June 10 and 11. Grads went through a small, distanced ceremony in groups of four, with up to four members of the grad’s household. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey’s 2021 grads find creative ways to celebrate in another year of COVID-19

This year’s Grade 12 students were unable to have any large-scale events

Fleetwood Park Secondary School’s 2021 commencement ceremonies were held over the course of two days, June 10 and 11. Grads went through a small, distanced ceremony in groups of four, with up to four members of the grad’s household. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Hundreds gathered at Surrey’s Holland Park Friday (June 11) in memory of the Muslim family killed in London, Ont. on Sunday (June 6). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: Hundreds gather at Surrey park in memory of victims in London attack

Vigil organized by Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians

Hundreds gathered at Surrey’s Holland Park Friday (June 11) in memory of the Muslim family killed in London, Ont. on Sunday (June 6). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Lorraine Gibson, 90, received a COVID-19 immunization at the South Surrey Park and Ride vaccination clinic. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)

Surrey has had 25% of B.C.’s total COVID-19 cases

Surrey recorded 4,012 cases in May

Lorraine Gibson, 90, received a COVID-19 immunization at the South Surrey Park and Ride vaccination clinic. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)
Surrey School District building. (File photo)

Naming schools after settler, historical figure ‘can be quite problematic’: Surrey school district

District working closely with Semiahmoo First Nation on naming three schools

Surrey School District building. (File photo)
Surrey Bylaw Department is investigating after seven-month-old Odis was mauled to death at Kennedy Park on Monday (June 7, 2021). (Submitted photo)

North Delta family grieving after puppy mauled to death at Surrey park

Surrey Bylaw Department is now investigating

Surrey Bylaw Department is investigating after seven-month-old Odis was mauled to death at Kennedy Park on Monday (June 7, 2021). (Submitted photo)
A Grade 7 class at Khalsa School in Newton has been fundraising to send money to help people in India fight the COVID-19 pandemic. With an initial goal of $1,000, the students are now aiming for $10,000 with an art auction. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Khalsa School students raising money for COVID-19 relief in India

Khalsa School in Newton holding online art auction until June 20

A Grade 7 class at Khalsa School in Newton has been fundraising to send money to help people in India fight the COVID-19 pandemic. With an initial goal of $1,000, the students are now aiming for $10,000 with an art auction. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The family of 19-year-old Tanner Krupa, whose body was found in Surrey in 2017, is appealing for new information with the creation of a website, whathappenedtotanner.com. (Photo: whathappenedtotanner.com)

Website seeks new information nearly 4 years after teen found dead in Surrey

The body of Tanner Krupa, 19, was found in the 6900-block of 127A Street on Aug. 20, 2017

The family of 19-year-old Tanner Krupa, whose body was found in Surrey in 2017, is appealing for new information with the creation of a website, whathappenedtotanner.com. (Photo: whathappenedtotanner.com)
The Surrey school district’s Aboriginal Learning department has provided a list of teacher resources to inform learning about residential schools and how to teach students about them in the classroom. Pictured is a drumming circle at Surrey’s Civic Plaza on June 4, 2021 after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation confirmed there were remains of at least 215 Indigenous children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey school district’s Aboriginal department provides resources on residential schools

Includes list of teacher resources and how to teach about them

The Surrey school district’s Aboriginal Learning department has provided a list of teacher resources to inform learning about residential schools and how to teach students about them in the classroom. Pictured is a drumming circle at Surrey’s Civic Plaza on June 4, 2021 after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation confirmed there were remains of at least 215 Indigenous children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP had traffic blocked on 100th Avenue between 143rd and 148th streets briefly on Tuesday (June 8, 2021) after a passerby reported a “male with a weapon.” (Photo: surrey.ca)

Surrey’s 100th Avenue closed briefly after reports of man with a weapon

Surrey RCMP Constable Sarbjit Sangha said he was apprehended under the Mental Health Act

Surrey RCMP had traffic blocked on 100th Avenue between 143rd and 148th streets briefly on Tuesday (June 8, 2021) after a passerby reported a “male with a weapon.” (Photo: surrey.ca)
A group drums under the Peace Arch monument during an international vigil at Peace Arch Park Saturday (June 5, 2021), after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation confirmed there were remains of at least 215 Indigenous children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Cross-border gathering at Surrey’s Peace Arch Park honours 215 Indigenous children

International mourning ceremony hosted by Lummi, Southern First Nations

A group drums under the Peace Arch monument during an international vigil at Peace Arch Park Saturday (June 5, 2021), after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation confirmed there were remains of at least 215 Indigenous children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Pride Month celebrations in Surrey will be virtual once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo: Ryan McLeod)

Surrey proclaims June to be Pride Month in the city

However, the Pride flag will not be flown once again, with the city citing Surrey’s flag policy

Pride Month celebrations in Surrey will be virtual once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo: Ryan McLeod)
A crowd gathered for a second time at Surrey City Hall on Friday (June 4) in memory of the 215 Indigenous children who lost their lives at a former residential school in Kamloops. This event was organized by the BASMODI Team, which has been organizing events in support of the Indian farmers’ protests. (Photos: Annie Ohana/Twitter)
A crowd gathered for a second time at Surrey City Hall on Friday (June 4) in memory of the 215 Indigenous children who lost their lives at a former residential school in Kamloops. This event was organized by the BASMODI Team, which has been organizing events in support of the Indian farmers’ protests. (Photos: Annie Ohana/Twitter)
Lots at the South Surrey Recreation Centre are reserved for people arriving to attend the COVID-19 vaccination clinic. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Surrey’s weekly COVID-19 cases drop to their lowest since before the second wave

There were 460 cases in Surrey May 23 to 29, according to the latest data from the BCCDC

Lots at the South Surrey Recreation Centre are reserved for people arriving to attend the COVID-19 vaccination clinic. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Hundreds turned out to an event at Civic Plaza Friday (June 4) to honour the 215 Indigenous children recently discovered at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. People brought stuffed animals and children’s shoes to place on the stairs at Surrey City Hall. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Hundreds turn out in Surrey in honour of 215 Indigenous children

Civic Plaza, outside of Surrey City Hall, was a sea of orange on Friday afternoon

Hundreds turned out to an event at Civic Plaza Friday (June 4) to honour the 215 Indigenous children recently discovered at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. People brought stuffed animals and children’s shoes to place on the stairs at Surrey City Hall. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP is looking for a missing senior Ernesto Valdez, 76, who has been “showing signs of undiagnosed Alzheimer’s.” Police say he was last seen in the 11200-block of 132nd Street at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say senior has been found

Police were looking for Ernesto Valdez, 76, who was last seen on June 3

Surrey RCMP is looking for a missing senior Ernesto Valdez, 76, who has been “showing signs of undiagnosed Alzheimer’s.” Police say he was last seen in the 11200-block of 132nd Street at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
In a video posted to TikTok on Monday (May 31), a worker at Surrey Memorial Hospital said she was told to change out of her orange shirt that she wore in honour of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were recently discovered at a former residential school site in Kamloops. (Photo: Felicia Debbie/TikTok)

Surrey Memorial worker claims she was told to take off orange shirt honouring Indigenous children

Employee for housekeeping company contracted out by Fraser Health posted about incident on TikTok

In a video posted to TikTok on Monday (May 31), a worker at Surrey Memorial Hospital said she was told to change out of her orange shirt that she wore in honour of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were recently discovered at a former residential school site in Kamloops. (Photo: Felicia Debbie/TikTok)
Surrey RCMP is investigating after a serious three-vehicle crash at the intersection of King George Boulevard and 128th Street Thursday afternoon (May 6, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Police watchdog says transit officer didn’t pursue BMW involved in serious Surrey crash

Three vehicles were involved in a crash at King George Boulevard and 128th Street on May 6

Surrey RCMP is investigating after a serious three-vehicle crash at the intersection of King George Boulevard and 128th Street Thursday afternoon (May 6, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)