Tricia Weel

A parent of a Crescent Park Elementary Grade 6 student is wondering why parents were not informed prior to a presentation featuring two 2SLGBTQ+ speakers. (file photo)

Dad of 11-year-old questions why parents were not notified prior to school presentation

Crescent Park Elementary presentation to Grade 6, 7 classes featured two 2SLGBTQ+ speakers

A parent of a Crescent Park Elementary Grade 6 student is wondering why parents were not informed prior to a presentation featuring two 2SLGBTQ+ speakers. (file photo)
The BC Lions Uproar Dance Team is looking for new members. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, with choreographed dance auditions taking place March 12 in White Rock. (BC Lions Uproar photo/Facebook)

Think you can dance? BC Lions Uproar Dance team wants you

Interested applicants encouraged to register online for chance to audition in person

The BC Lions Uproar Dance Team is looking for new members. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, with choreographed dance auditions taking place March 12 in White Rock. (BC Lions Uproar photo/Facebook)
Alex House in South Surrey’s Crescent Beach neighbourhood is appealing to the community for help after stormy December weather caused a broken pipe and ‘devastating flood.’ (Alex House photo/Facebook)

Crescent Beach’s Alex House building suffers ‘devastating flood’

Neighbourhood house hopes community can help after December weather caused broken pipe

Alex House in South Surrey’s Crescent Beach neighbourhood is appealing to the community for help after stormy December weather caused a broken pipe and ‘devastating flood.’ (Alex House photo/Facebook)
Popular family-style restaurant Delrios in South Surrey has closed its doors. (Delrios/Facebook photo)

Popular South Surrey eatery closes its doors after nearly 3 decades

An Ocean Park ‘fixture,’ Delrios restaurant operated for 27 years

Popular family-style restaurant Delrios in South Surrey has closed its doors. (Delrios/Facebook photo)
The packed auditorium at Kwantlen Polytechnic Langley campus during the Jan. 23 Agricultural Land Commission hearing about the ALC’s proposal to include South Surrey farmland into the Agricultural Land Reserve. Everyone at the meeting spoke in favour of the proposal, but a written submission from Katzie, Kwantlen and Semiahmoo First Nations does not support the move. (Tricia Weel photo)

Local First Nations members not in favour of including South Surrey farmland into the ALR

Katzie, Kwantlen and Semiahmoo First Nations submission notes ‘risk of non-compensable harm is high’

The packed auditorium at Kwantlen Polytechnic Langley campus during the Jan. 23 Agricultural Land Commission hearing about the ALC’s proposal to include South Surrey farmland into the Agricultural Land Reserve. Everyone at the meeting spoke in favour of the proposal, but a written submission from Katzie, Kwantlen and Semiahmoo First Nations does not support the move. (Tricia Weel photo)
The South Surrey Senior Mixed Slo-Pitch Leagues is seeking new players for the 2023 season at Softball City. (contributed photo)

South Surrey Senior Mixed Slo-Pitch League seeking new players for upcoming season

Recreational teams play at Softball City April through June

The South Surrey Senior Mixed Slo-Pitch Leagues is seeking new players for the 2023 season at Softball City. (contributed photo)
The Chinese Village Club celebrated the Lunar New Year Saturday (Jan. 28) at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre in South Surrey, with performers sharing dragon ribbon dancing, martial arts and Chinese traditional folk dancing, among other festivities. (Ding Xiang Guang photo)

Chinese Village Club celebrates Lunar New Year at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre Saturday

Year of the Rabbit event featured dragon ribbon dancing, martial arts and more

The Chinese Village Club celebrated the Lunar New Year Saturday (Jan. 28) at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre in South Surrey, with performers sharing dragon ribbon dancing, martial arts and Chinese traditional folk dancing, among other festivities. (Ding Xiang Guang photo)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada officers, shown here in an undated photo taken at Crescent Beach, were working with the Canadian Coast Guard last week to crack down on illegal crab traps in Boundary Bay. Officers seized 270 trap during the five-day operation. (Geoff Yue photo)

Hundreds of suspected illegal, ghost crab traps seized in Boundary Bay by fisheries officers

Ghost fishing a ‘very, very despicable act’ detrimental to ocean creatures: Demsky

Fisheries and Oceans Canada officers, shown here in an undated photo taken at Crescent Beach, were working with the Canadian Coast Guard last week to crack down on illegal crab traps in Boundary Bay. Officers seized 270 trap during the five-day operation. (Geoff Yue photo)
Sugar gliders were among the casualties after a fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning. Guinea pigs, skinny pigs, reptiles including frogs and geckos, were among the approximately 60 animals killed, as well as some exotic fish. (Unsplash photo)

Approximately 60 animals killed in South Surrey fire, including sugar gliders, reptiles

Staff, volunteers ‘focusing on what needs to be done’ at Urban Safari Rescue Society after blaze

Sugar gliders were among the casualties after a fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning. Guinea pigs, skinny pigs, reptiles including frogs and geckos, were among the approximately 60 animals killed, as well as some exotic fish. (Unsplash photo)
A fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning has killed several animals, according to the society’s social media posts. (Urban Safari Rescue Society/Facebook photo)

Fire kills ‘many’ animals at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning in South Surrey

Exotic animal rescue’s social media notes business is closed, bookings cancelled

A fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning has killed several animals, according to the society’s social media posts. (Urban Safari Rescue Society/Facebook photo)
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, at 2350 148 St., is the Semiahmoo Peninsula's overnight extreme weather shelter. (File photo).

Plenty of overnight options for unhoused as Metro Vancouver experiences subzero temperatures

Warm options for Peninsula residents included daytime and overnight centres

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, at 2350 148 St., is the Semiahmoo Peninsula's overnight extreme weather shelter. (File photo).
Free weekday parking along White Rock’s waterfront ends Jan. 31. (File photo)

Free weekday waterfront parking in White Rock ends Jan. 31

Shoulder season rates return Feb. 1

Free weekday parking along White Rock’s waterfront ends Jan. 31. (File photo)
Randy Tingskou in front of A Little Bud on Johnston Road in White Rock Wednesday (Jan. 25). He, his wife and business partner are donating nearly $50,000 to four local community organizations this month. (Tricia Weel photo)

White Rock’s A Little Bud gives back to community with $48K in donations

Charitable groups in White Rock, South Surrey and Abbotsford to benefit from contribution

Randy Tingskou in front of A Little Bud on Johnston Road in White Rock Wednesday (Jan. 25). He, his wife and business partner are donating nearly $50,000 to four local community organizations this month. (Tricia Weel photo)
Above: Surrey Eagles owner Ron Brar, left (who owns the team with his brother TJ), with daughter and director of operations Saje, at the Eagles’ home arena in South Surrey. Right: Ted Lasso fans will understand the significance of the ‘Believe’ poster on the locker room wall. (Tricia Weel photos)

Hockey club highlights best of community

‘It’s been an amazing team and vision, on and off the ice’: Surrey Eagles owner Ron Brar

Above: Surrey Eagles owner Ron Brar, left (who owns the team with his brother TJ), with daughter and director of operations Saje, at the Eagles’ home arena in South Surrey. Right: Ted Lasso fans will understand the significance of the ‘Believe’ poster on the locker room wall. (Tricia Weel photos)
Peace Arch Hospital doctor Amir Behboudi, front, with puppeteer and ventriloquist Kellie Haines, Magrau and UBC medical student Tsz Shing (Brandon) Ng pose with Beyond Your Eye Productions’ Carmen Klotz left, and Sharron Bates during a video filming session. (contributed photo)

Making the ER less scary for kids: Peace Arch Hospital doctor enlists help of puppeteer

Videos featuring ventriloquist and colourful puppet Magrau are free for any hospital to use

Peace Arch Hospital doctor Amir Behboudi, front, with puppeteer and ventriloquist Kellie Haines, Magrau and UBC medical student Tsz Shing (Brandon) Ng pose with Beyond Your Eye Productions’ Carmen Klotz left, and Sharron Bates during a video filming session. (contributed photo)
The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus auditorium was packed with people Monday night for an Agricultural Land Commission meeting, with the vast majority in support of including South Surrey farm land into the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve. (Tricia Weel photo)

Overwhelming support at public meeting for including South Surrey farm land in ALR

‘If we were to pave over this, we pave over part of who we are’: MLA Elenore Sturko

The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus auditorium was packed with people Monday night for an Agricultural Land Commission meeting, with the vast majority in support of including South Surrey farm land into the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve. (Tricia Weel photo)
A Surrey man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in relation to the homicide of 66-year-old Terry Miller in Coquitlam nearly a year ago. (file photo)

Surrey man, 21, charged with second-degree murder in relation to Coquitlam stabbing death

Arrest follows ‘a year of dedicated work by investigators’: IHIT

A Surrey man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in relation to the homicide of 66-year-old Terry Miller in Coquitlam nearly a year ago. (file photo)
A BNSF train was stopped for nearly three hours on Saturday, blocking access in and out of Crescent Beach. (Don Pitcairn photo)

BNSF train blocks access in and out of Crescent Beach Saturday

South Surrey neighbourhood residents stuck for nearly 3 hours with train stoppage

A BNSF train was stopped for nearly three hours on Saturday, blocking access in and out of Crescent Beach. (Don Pitcairn photo)
Strata corporations in B.C. can still restrict short-term rentals, such as Airbnb or VRBO rental services, with bylaws, despite new legislation introduced by the provincial government last November. (Unsplash photo)

Stratas can still say ‘no’ to short-term stays despite ban on other rental restrictions

Short-term rentals such as Airbnb, VRBO considered business activities

Strata corporations in B.C. can still restrict short-term rentals, such as Airbnb or VRBO rental services, with bylaws, despite new legislation introduced by the provincial government last November. (Unsplash photo)
With new legislation introduced late last year, many B.C. strata corporations are considering adopting a 55+ age restriction bylaw. But each strata council needs to carefully consider the potential implications, as do home buyers, experts say. (file photo)

Strata corporations across B.C. look at 55+ restriction in wake of new rental legislation

‘Be very aware of what the implications are before you adopt an age restriction bylaw’: Gioventu

With new legislation introduced late last year, many B.C. strata corporations are considering adopting a 55+ age restriction bylaw. But each strata council needs to carefully consider the potential implications, as do home buyers, experts say. (file photo)
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