Peace Arch News Staff

Splashes Auto Care is located in South Surrey Auto Mall (Google street view screenshot)

South Surrey business giving portion of sales back to community

Splashes Auto Care started their charity endeavour in March 2020

Splashes Auto Care is located in South Surrey Auto Mall (Google street view screenshot)
Surrey City will host a public hearing at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, into a proposal to have a parcel of land in South Surrey re-designated from Mixed Employment to Multiple Residential, in order to develop 482 townhouses on the site. (Google maps)

Public hearing set for proposal to develop 482 townhouses in South Surrey

Proponent seeks redesignation of land from Mixed Employment to Multiple Residential

Surrey City will host a public hearing at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, into a proposal to have a parcel of land in South Surrey re-designated from Mixed Employment to Multiple Residential, in order to develop 482 townhouses on the site. (Google maps)
Sergeant Kaleigh Paddon of Surrey Police Services (SPS) poses for a photo with Ragnar, at Surrey Police Headquarters in Surrey on Wednesday (July 27). Ragnar completed his training with VICD Service Dogs the same day and is deployed as SPS’s Operational Stress Injury (OSI) dog. (Anna Burns/Black Press Media photo)

Surrey Police Service adds trained stress-relief dog to crew

Ragnar is a service dog joining the SPS team to help officers with stress and mental health

Sergeant Kaleigh Paddon of Surrey Police Services (SPS) poses for a photo with Ragnar, at Surrey Police Headquarters in Surrey on Wednesday (July 27). Ragnar completed his training with VICD Service Dogs the same day and is deployed as SPS’s Operational Stress Injury (OSI) dog. (Anna Burns/Black Press Media photo)
White Rock City Hall (Peace Arch News photo)

City of White Rock recognized for excellent budgeting practices

The city was assessed and reported to meet guidelines of governmental budgeting for 2022

White Rock City Hall (Peace Arch News photo)
A fireworks display will cap off a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 30, as the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days make a return to the waterfront, following a two-year hiatus. (File photo)

Fireworks, talent show among highlights as White Rock Sea Festival, Semiahmoo Days return

Following two years of cancellations, waterfront celebration begins Friday, July 29

A fireworks display will cap off a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 30, as the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days make a return to the waterfront, following a two-year hiatus. (File photo)
Lawyers, staff, family members and friends from South Surrey’s Forte Workplace Law took part in a beach cleanup along White Rock’s waterfront July 4. The group removed 50 pounds of trash, including many bottle caps, plastic straws and cigarette butts. (Contributed photo)

Workplace beach cleanup sees 50 pounds of trash removed from White Rock waterfront

Lawyers, staff, family and friends from Forte Workplace Law rolled up their sleeves on July 4

Lawyers, staff, family members and friends from South Surrey’s Forte Workplace Law took part in a beach cleanup along White Rock’s waterfront July 4. The group removed 50 pounds of trash, including many bottle caps, plastic straws and cigarette butts. (Contributed photo)
White Rock firefighters battle a fire in a residential-commercial building on Marine Drive and Stayte Road Wednesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy White Rock Fire Rescue)

Structure fire on White Rock’s Marine Drive displaces residents

‘Significant fire’ according to White Rock fire Chief Ed Wolfe

White Rock firefighters battle a fire in a residential-commercial building on Marine Drive and Stayte Road Wednesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy White Rock Fire Rescue)
White Rock’s Canada Day by the Bay festivities, celebrating the nation’s 155th birthday, got underway with an opening ceremony on the MainStage in Memorial Park. This year’s event marks a return to in-person celebrations following two years of virtual entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Geoffrey Yue photos)

PHOTOS: Canada Day by the Bay returns with live music, celebrations

This July 1 marks the first in-person gathering at the White Rock waterfront since 2019

White Rock’s Canada Day by the Bay festivities, celebrating the nation’s 155th birthday, got underway with an opening ceremony on the MainStage in Memorial Park. This year’s event marks a return to in-person celebrations following two years of virtual entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Geoffrey Yue photos)
Dean Anderson holds up a sign before a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Currently, B.C.’s Select Standing Committee on Health is seeking public input on the crisis. Deadline is Aug. 5. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

Public input sought as committee examines B.C.’s toxic drug crisis

White Rock MLA among 10 members of Standing Committee on Health

Dean Anderson holds up a sign before a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Currently, B.C.’s Select Standing Committee on Health is seeking public input on the crisis. Deadline is Aug. 5. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)
When White Rock’s Helena Roberts checked her Lotto 6/49 ticket at the Peninsula Village Safeway, she got a nice surprise in the form of a win exceeding $93,000. (BCLC photo)

White Rock Lotto 6/49 winner ‘in complete disbelief’

Ticket for May 18 draw netted more than $93K

When White Rock’s Helena Roberts checked her Lotto 6/49 ticket at the Peninsula Village Safeway, she got a nice surprise in the form of a win exceeding $93,000. (BCLC photo)
During the inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo held Saturday (June 25), an RCMP member presented an information session to help seniors avoid becoming victims of scams that typically target older adults. (Contributed photo)

Inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo aimed to create community connections

150 participants, 25 vendors at Saturday event hosted by MLA Trevor Halford

During the inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo held Saturday (June 25), an RCMP member presented an information session to help seniors avoid becoming victims of scams that typically target older adults. (Contributed photo)
Surrey RCMP say a 61-year-old woman who was reported missing earlier this month has been found deceased. Foul play is not suspected. (Lauren Collins photo)

Woman reported missing from South Surrey residence found deceased

Criminality not a factor in 61-year-old’s death, say police

Surrey RCMP say a 61-year-old woman who was reported missing earlier this month has been found deceased. Foul play is not suspected. (Lauren Collins photo)
The White Rock Wave 320+ relay team, with Betty Brussel, Skip Ray, Tony Pease, Alida Brichon, and Coach Craig Slater. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Wave masters ‘in good position’ for provincials

Women claim first, men claim second in Chilliwack meet

The White Rock Wave 320+ relay team, with Betty Brussel, Skip Ray, Tony Pease, Alida Brichon, and Coach Craig Slater. (Contributed photo)
Surrey residents are invited to get outdoors this spring and take part in the city’s Environmental Extravaganza, running from April to June. (Contributed photo)

Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza series celebrates nature

Free, family-friendly program runs April to June

Surrey residents are invited to get outdoors this spring and take part in the city’s Environmental Extravaganza, running from April to June. (Contributed photo)
A serious collision involving a pedestrian and two vehicles resulted in one person being transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. 
(Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed after South Surrey crash

2 vehicles involved in crash at 24 Avenue and King George Boulevard Tuesday afternoon

A serious collision involving a pedestrian and two vehicles resulted in one person being transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. 
(Shane MacKichan photo)
Clothes 2U will give away clothing, toys, and other items during an event scheduled to take place tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 21) in Newton. Admission is $2 and the event will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Contributed photo)

Clothes 2U event scheduled for Surrey’s Newton neighbourhood on Saturday

Free clothing, toys, and a range of other items will be available for those in need

Clothes 2U will give away clothing, toys, and other items during an event scheduled to take place tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 21) in Newton. Admission is $2 and the event will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Contributed photo)
Joseph Chung is shown in 2012, a few days before he died at age 32. Joseph’s parents, Drs. Peter and Stephanie Chung, are donating $250,000 to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to help fund care for those diagnosed with epilepsy and advance research into the disorder. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey couple donate $250K to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation for epilepsy research

The couple’s son, Joseph, died at age 32 after having a seizure while swimming

Joseph Chung is shown in 2012, a few days before he died at age 32. Joseph’s parents, Drs. Peter and Stephanie Chung, are donating $250,000 to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to help fund care for those diagnosed with epilepsy and advance research into the disorder. (Contributed photo)
A panel discussion on reconciliation, diversity and equality, dubbed a ‘Re-tooling’ is set for 6 p.m. at the Spirit Stage in Semiahmoo Park. It begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 12. Admission is free but registration is required. (unsplash.com photo)

White Rock ‘Re-tooling’ panel to discuss reconciliation, diversity and equality

Monday night event at Spirit Stage in Semiahmoo Park is free and open to all

A panel discussion on reconciliation, diversity and equality, dubbed a ‘Re-tooling’ is set for 6 p.m. at the Spirit Stage in Semiahmoo Park. It begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 12. Admission is free but registration is required. (unsplash.com photo)
People enjoy the sun at Crescent Beach on Sunday, May 16, 2021. On Tuesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fraser Health will offer beachside vaccination to anyone 12 and over who is eligible for a shot. On Friday, July 9, another clinic will be offered at Cultus Lake near Chilliwack. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Beach-side vaccinations offered in South Surrey and at Cultus Lake

COVID-19 immunization will be offered to anyone 12 and older who is eligible

People enjoy the sun at Crescent Beach on Sunday, May 16, 2021. On Tuesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fraser Health will offer beachside vaccination to anyone 12 and over who is eligible for a shot. On Friday, July 9, another clinic will be offered at Cultus Lake near Chilliwack. (Aaron Hinks photo)
PAN reporter Aaron Hinks’ September 2020 photo of Keith Parks, 60, crossing the finish line during the virtual Boston Marathon took bronze in the Sports Photo Award category of the BCYCNA’s Ma Murray Community Newspaper awards, held Thursday night via zoom. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Peace Arch News wins gold at B.C. community newspaper awards

PAN won general excellence in its circulation class, the second largest in B.C.

PAN reporter Aaron Hinks’ September 2020 photo of Keith Parks, 60, crossing the finish line during the virtual Boston Marathon took bronze in the Sports Photo Award category of the BCYCNA’s Ma Murray Community Newspaper awards, held Thursday night via zoom. (Aaron Hinks photo)