Lauren Collins

Surrey School District building. (File photo)

Surrey school district looks for sites for 8 more schools – including 2nd secondary in Grandview

Five-year capital plan also includes 16 projects for school additions

Surrey School District building. (File photo)
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell

Surrey’s weekly COVID-19 cases continue to rise, surpassing 300

Meantime, vaccination rates at 81.1% for Surrey

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell
A 30-foot high retaining wall came down onto River Road, near 117 Street, around 3 p.m. Friday (Sept. 17) during a late summer storm. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Emergency crews called as storm washes out retaining wall in Surrey

There were some power outages in Surrey, but it was restored to most by Saturday morning

A 30-foot high retaining wall came down onto River Road, near 117 Street, around 3 p.m. Friday (Sept. 17) during a late summer storm. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Sumi Mototsune, right, with her sisters Teruko, left; Kanako, centre; and Haruye, front. Sumi, who was sent to an internment camp with her family, was one of Joan Parolin’s penpals. The two met at school in Surrey. (Submitted photo: UBC Library)

Wartime letters between Surrey teen and interned Japanese friends spark search for descendants

UBC Library connected with families of nine letter writers, still looking for four

Sumi Mototsune, right, with her sisters Teruko, left; Kanako, centre; and Haruye, front. Sumi, who was sent to an internment camp with her family, was one of Joan Parolin’s penpals. The two met at school in Surrey. (Submitted photo: UBC Library)
From left: Jane Adams, president and CEO of Surreys Hospital Foundation; Jim Pattison, chairman and CEO of Jim Pattison Group; and Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO of Fraser Health. Business icon Pattison made a $4-million matching donation to kickstart a Surrey Hospitals Foundation fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)

Jim Pattison donates $4M to kick start upgrades to Surrey hospital outpatient centre

Surrey Hospitals Foundation aiming to raise $8M by end of 2021 for 10-year-old facility

From left: Jane Adams, president and CEO of Surreys Hospital Foundation; Jim Pattison, chairman and CEO of Jim Pattison Group; and Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO of Fraser Health. Business icon Pattison made a $4-million matching donation to kickstart a Surrey Hospitals Foundation fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)
Surrey RCMP says its gang team made several arrests and seizures in Newton and Guildford in a one-week period. (Photos: Surrey RCMP)

Suspect who sewed ‘a pocket into their undies’ for hiding drugs among 4 arrested in Surrey

In one-week period, RCMP arrest 4 alleged drug traffickers

Surrey RCMP says its gang team made several arrests and seizures in Newton and Guildford in a one-week period. (Photos: Surrey RCMP)
The Surrey Board of Education has voted to name the future school, located near 148 Street and 58 Avenue, Snokomish Elementary School following input from the Semiahmoo First Nation and Chief Harley Chappell. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

District names future Sullivan-area elementary school

Semiahmoo First Nation, Chief Harley Chappell suggested Snokomish

The Surrey Board of Education has voted to name the future school, located near 148 Street and 58 Avenue, Snokomish Elementary School following input from the Semiahmoo First Nation and Chief Harley Chappell. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Advance voting ended Sept. 13. (Photo: Trevor Crawley)

Advance voter turnout up in all Surrey ridings except Newton

Surrey-Newton sees a 21.2% drop from 2019 election

Advance voting ended Sept. 13. (Photo: Trevor Crawley)
Toothpaste tablets are the first product from Good Organics, which was co-founded by Semiahmoo First Nation man Garrett McMartin. He will be pitching the product on Sept. 24 for the Indigenous business competition, Pow Wow Pitch. (Submitted photo: Garrett McMartin)
Toothpaste tablets are the first product from Good Organics, which was co-founded by Semiahmoo First Nation man Garrett McMartin. He will be pitching the product on Sept. 24 for the Indigenous business competition, Pow Wow Pitch. (Submitted photo: Garrett McMartin)
Tobin Copley, injury prevention lead at Fraser Health, demonstrates the Dutch Reach. (Photo: Fraser Health)

Fraser Health encourages drivers to do the ‘Dutch Reach’

It involves using your hand furthest from the door to open it

Tobin Copley, injury prevention lead at Fraser Health, demonstrates the Dutch Reach. (Photo: Fraser Health)
Sullivan Heights Secondary School. (Tracy Holmes photo)

UPDATE: Classes resume at Surrey high school after anonymous bomb threat

Surrey school district spokesperson says no threat found

Sullivan Heights Secondary School. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents, Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)

UPDATE: Mayor responds after Surrey Police Vote canvasser issued bylaw ticket

Group wants to know who is directing staff, mayor says suggestion is ‘ridiculous’

Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents, Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)
An unofficial ceremony at Peace Arch Park on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

PHOTOS: Unofficial 9/11 ceremony draws dozens at Peace Arch Park

First responders from all over, including those who served on Sept. 11, 2001, honour those who died

An unofficial ceremony at Peace Arch Park on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Photo of suspect vehicle released by Surrey RCMP on Friday.

Shots fired at Surrey RCMP officer in Newton area; suspect vehicle sought

Anyone with dashcam footage related to this incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502

Photo of suspect vehicle released by Surrey RCMP on Friday.
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80.2% of eligible Surrey residents are fully vaccinated

Meantime, there were 311 cases reported Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

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Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty was one if the organizers of a small climate rally in Bear Creek Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘It’s going to happen’: Surrey rally encourages voters research candidates’ climate-action plans

Surrey event was part of cross-Canada event to demand politicians take climate emergency action

Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty was one if the organizers of a small climate rally in Bear Creek Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
George and Sylvia Melville have made an historic $8-million donation to Kwantlen Polytechnic University, which has resulted in a name change for its business school. (Photo: KPU)
George and Sylvia Melville have made an historic $8-million donation to Kwantlen Polytechnic University, which has resulted in a name change for its business school. (Photo: KPU)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)

Police seeking witnesses after Surrey mayor alleges he was ‘run over by a vehicle’

Meantime, the Keep RCMP in Surrey founder denies the claim

Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
Surrey Fire Service was called to a North Surrey house near Salal Place and 97 Avenue Thursday (Sept. 2, 2021) after a house was damaged by a fire from a ruptured gas line. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Fire damages North Surrey home

Crews called to the scene around 8 p.m. Thursday

Surrey Fire Service was called to a North Surrey house near Salal Place and 97 Avenue Thursday (Sept. 2, 2021) after a house was damaged by a fire from a ruptured gas line. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Jodi and Chris Reimer at the funeral service for their son, 16-year-old Caleb Reimer, at Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2021. (screenshot)

16-year-old killed in Surrey crash will ‘surely never be forgotten’

Caleb Reimer was one of three teens killed in the Aug. 21 crash in Fraser Heights

Jodi and Chris Reimer at the funeral service for their son, 16-year-old Caleb Reimer, at Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2021. (screenshot)