Tracy Holmes

Preparations are underway for a Christmas drive-thru experience at White Rock Baptist Church. (Contributed photo)

White Rock church to host ‘Christmas Drive-Thru’

Dec. 12 event ‘aims to bring joy’ while observing COVID-19 protocols

Preparations are underway for a Christmas drive-thru experience at White Rock Baptist Church. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey’s Kevin McAlpin is hoping to reunite this 50-year-old wedding ring with its rightful owner. (Contributed photo)

Owner of 50-year-old wedding band found near Peace Arch Park sought

Recovered ring ‘is important to somebody,’ says finder

South Surrey’s Kevin McAlpin is hoping to reunite this 50-year-old wedding ring with its rightful owner. (Contributed photo)
Duckona 5000 has been a popular fundraiser for the RCM-SAR5 unit. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Pandemic doubles calls for Crescent Beach marine search-and-rescue team

Funds dwindling, but commitment remains strong

Duckona 5000 has been a popular fundraiser for the RCM-SAR5 unit. (Contributed photo)
White Rock and Surrey RCMP – along with police forces across the province – have launched their holiday CounterAttack campaigns. (Contributed graphic)

White Rock, Surrey RCMP CounterAttack campaigns underway

Enforcement ramps up to remove impaired drivers from cities’ roadways

White Rock and Surrey RCMP – along with police forces across the province – have launched their holiday CounterAttack campaigns. (Contributed graphic)
This year’s White Rock RCMP children’s clothing drive was the best yet, organizers say. (Contributed photo)

White Rock RCMP children’s clothing drive ‘best ever’

Month-long annual event wrapped up Dec. 1

This year’s White Rock RCMP children’s clothing drive was the best yet, organizers say. (Contributed photo)
LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot designed by Xenex Disinfection Services. (Contributed photo)

Germ-killing robot on the job at White Rock’s Peace Arch Hospital

Goal to match $100,000 donation met, say PAHF officials

LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot designed by Xenex Disinfection Services. (Contributed photo)
Lisa Batstone’s appeal of her conviction and sentence for the killing of her eight-year-old daughter is set for Jan. 12, 2021. (File photos)

South Surrey mother’s murder-appeal date set

Lisa Batstone is appealing her conviction and sentence in death of eight-year-old daughter

Lisa Batstone’s appeal of her conviction and sentence for the killing of her eight-year-old daughter is set for Jan. 12, 2021. (File photos)
A criminal trial for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, is to begin in August 2021, following a failed application to strike down immigration-act provisions that he is charged under. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)

Blaine inn owner’s challenge of immigration act fails

Robert Boule’s trial on human-smuggling charges set to begin August 2021

A criminal trial for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, is to begin in August 2021, following a failed application to strike down immigration-act provisions that he is charged under. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)
Patricia Mulvaney's vehicle with some of the food items donated to her collection effort in the Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot. (Contributed photo)

Parking-lot collection effort resumes at South Surrey church

Food items, men’s clothing sought

Patricia Mulvaney's vehicle with some of the food items donated to her collection effort in the Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot. (Contributed photo)
Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Hugh Dobbie’s South Surrey-based tech business Yare Media was recently acquired by California’s Visaic Inc. (SFU photo)

South Surrey tech company acquired by California business

Hugh Dobbie founded Yare Media in 2016, and ‘will remain involved’

Hugh Dobbie’s South Surrey-based tech business Yare Media was recently acquired by California’s Visaic Inc. (SFU photo)
Wickson Pier in Crescent Beach is closed to the public, as work to replace and repair piles continues. (Susan Richards de Wit photo)

PHOTOS: Repairs to Crescent Beach pier complete

$180,000 Wickson Pier project included pile replacement, says City of Surrey parks manager

Wickson Pier in Crescent Beach is closed to the public, as work to replace and repair piles continues. (Susan Richards de Wit photo)
Ramona Kaptyn. (Submitted photo)

Ramona Kaptyn to run as Surrey Connect candidate in next election

South Surrey resident joins Couns. Brenda Locke and Jack Hundial as the slate’s third candidate

Ramona Kaptyn. (Submitted photo)
Bonnie and Ken Fletcher’s annual Christmas lights display, complete with animated, inflated and hand-painted treasures, and more. (File photo)

South Surrey Rudolph & Friends display to light up this weekend

Scaled-back effort, ‘aiming to bring happiness’ despite pandemic

Bonnie and Ken Fletcher’s annual Christmas lights display, complete with animated, inflated and hand-painted treasures, and more. (File photo)
The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital is located on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey woman calls for consistency in COVID-19 post-test messaging

Fraser Health says initial instructions are ‘general guidance,’ follow-up is case-by-case

The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital is located on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Since the London Drugs Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program started in 2015, approximately 44,000 gifts have been provided to lonely, isolated or low-income seniors across Western Canada. (Contributed photo)

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors returns to London Drugs

Christmas program ‘especially important due to pandemic’

Since the London Drugs Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program started in 2015, approximately 44,000 gifts have been provided to lonely, isolated or low-income seniors across Western Canada. (Contributed photo)
The City of White Rock is posting signage at popular outdoor public spaces to encourage mask-wearing when social distancing is a challenge. (City of White Rock image)

White Rock encourages mask-wearing at outdoor public spaces

Signage erected in parks and along the waterfront

The City of White Rock is posting signage at popular outdoor public spaces to encourage mask-wearing when social distancing is a challenge. (City of White Rock image)
Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

South Surrey Spanish Flu survivor marks 105 years

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)
A video released this week by the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo addresses the importance of language. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Language matters, say Self Advocates of Semiahmoo, following Chilliwack trustee’s use of R-word

Education video released early in light of inappropriate comment

A video released this week by the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo addresses the importance of language. (Screenshot)
Jack Herring, 3, met Santa at a 2017 ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP. This Saturday (Nov. 28), the detachment will host a drive-thru collection drive as part of its month-long children’s clothing drive. (File photo)

Children’s clothing, winter wear sought at White Rock RCMP ‘main event’

Drive-thru collection day set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28

Jack Herring, 3, met Santa at a 2017 ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP. This Saturday (Nov. 28), the detachment will host a drive-thru collection drive as part of its month-long children’s clothing drive. (File photo)