Tricia Weel

Narinder Singh Walia, president of Guru Nanak Food Bank’s board of directors, at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey Jan. 15, during the food bank’s annual Mega Blanket Drive. (Tricia Weel photo)

Surrey temple busy collecting donations for Guru Nanak Food Bank’s annual blanket drive

Food bank’s donation drive helps 3 locations: Abbotsford, Delta and Surrey

Narinder Singh Walia, president of Guru Nanak Food Bank’s board of directors, at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey Jan. 15, during the food bank’s annual Mega Blanket Drive. (Tricia Weel photo)
UNITI is thanking the community for its generosity to their holiday fundraising campaign, 12 Days of UNITI, which raised $121K towards services and support for people with disabilities and their families in Surrey and White Rock. (UNITI website photo)

12 Days of UNITI raises $121K for services, support and resources on the Peninsula

White Rock and South Surrey residents generous in holiday fundraising campaign

UNITI is thanking the community for its generosity to their holiday fundraising campaign, 12 Days of UNITI, which raised $121K towards services and support for people with disabilities and their families in Surrey and White Rock. (UNITI website photo)
The Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service was called to assist the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision investigation Team early Sunday morning, after a fatal two-vehicle collision happened at 152 Street and Guildford Drive. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Sunday morning crash leaves one dead in Surrey

Intersection of 152 Street and Guildford Drive shut down while police investigate

The Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service was called to assist the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision investigation Team early Sunday morning, after a fatal two-vehicle collision happened at 152 Street and Guildford Drive. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Surrey school board trustee Garry Thind wants to hear from the community how the school district can improve the safety and wellbeing of its students. (Submitted photo)

Surrey school board trustee calls for community consultation on student safety, well-being

Garry Thind: ‘We are asking the community at large, How we can make the system better?’

Surrey school board trustee Garry Thind wants to hear from the community how the school district can improve the safety and wellbeing of its students. (Submitted photo)
Angela and Nicholas Popoff are offering free drop-in classes at all 3 of their Little Academy Kitchen locations, in South Surrey, Surrey and Richmond. Their Montessori-inspired kitchen helps kids 3 to 18 gain independence inside – and out – of the kitchen. (contributed photo)

Cooking up culinary interest: Little Kitchen Academy offering free classes at 2 Surrey locations

‘A lot of smiles in the kitchen’ for kids and teens as they learn practical skills, healthy habits

Angela and Nicholas Popoff are offering free drop-in classes at all 3 of their Little Academy Kitchen locations, in South Surrey, Surrey and Richmond. Their Montessori-inspired kitchen helps kids 3 to 18 gain independence inside – and out – of the kitchen. (contributed photo)
Peace Arch Curling Club curlers Sharon Beard, left, Karen Symes and Pat Cuthbert (far right) with a competitor during the By the Sea senior ladies bonspiel Jan. 6-8 at the White Rock club. (Dianne Berry photo)

By the Sea ladies bonspiel a success at Peace Arch Curling Club

White Rock club hosts 3-day tournament featuring 64 female curlers

Peace Arch Curling Club curlers Sharon Beard, left, Karen Symes and Pat Cuthbert (far right) with a competitor during the By the Sea senior ladies bonspiel Jan. 6-8 at the White Rock club. (Dianne Berry photo)
Tyler Heppell stands in the middle of a field at his family’s South Surrey farm. (Sobia Moman photo)

South Surrey farmer hopes upcoming public hearing will help protect land from development

Agricultural Land Commission proposal includes Heppell farm in the ALR

Tyler Heppell stands in the middle of a field at his family’s South Surrey farm. (Sobia Moman photo)
White Rock resident Geraldine Ettinger won the $5 million classic jackpot from the Dec. 21, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw. (contributed photo)

White Rock woman wins $5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot

Geraldine Ettinger bought the lucky ticket at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre while avoiding the snow

White Rock resident Geraldine Ettinger won the $5 million classic jackpot from the Dec. 21, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw. (contributed photo)
Christine Seremba and John Gordon birding in Milner. (contributed photo)

‘Encouraging’ Christmas bird count tallies 58,000 birds, 114 species

Langley, White Rock and Surrey birders note 5 rarities in annual count

Christine Seremba and John Gordon birding in Milner. (contributed photo)
Windstorm on White Rock’s waterfront. (Aaron Hinks photos)

Strong winds forecast for Lower Mainland: weather statement in effect

Environment Canada warns of strong winds near water, ‘damage to buildings…may occur’

Windstorm on White Rock’s waterfront. (Aaron Hinks photos)
E-Comm dispatchers in Surrey and throughout British Columbia answered a large number of nuisance 911 calls in 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Nuisance 911 calls range from incredible to inane in Surrey, White Rock in 2022

‘I live in a condo and my upstairs neighbours are walking loudly,’ one 911 caller complained

E-Comm dispatchers in Surrey and throughout British Columbia answered a large number of nuisance 911 calls in 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Surrey Eagles goalie Eli Pulver makes a save against Nanaimo during BCHL playoffs in 2022. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles best Nanaimo Clippers 6-2 in last game of 2022

Top two BCHL Coastal Conference teams face off again Friday, Jan. 13

Surrey Eagles goalie Eli Pulver makes a save against Nanaimo during BCHL playoffs in 2022. (Garrett James photo)
The 114-year-old Strathcona Cup curling competition happens Jan. 13 at Peace Arch Curling Club. (Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh photo)

Strathcona Cup competition comes to White Rock Curling Club Jan. 13

Scots vs Canadian curling event is 114 years old

The 114-year-old Strathcona Cup curling competition happens Jan. 13 at Peace Arch Curling Club. (Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh photo)
White Rock Firefighters Charity Association hosted its annual tree chipping event at Centennial Arena Monday, Jan. 2. Chipping is by donation, with proceeds raised going toward a variety of charitable causes. (Tricia Weel photo)

Tree chipping event at Centennial Arena in White Rock busy Monday (Jan. 2)

Plenty of Peninsula residents said ‘bye’ to their real Christmas trees and also helped support local charities

White Rock Firefighters Charity Association hosted its annual tree chipping event at Centennial Arena Monday, Jan. 2. Chipping is by donation, with proceeds raised going toward a variety of charitable causes. (Tricia Weel photo)
Maninder Singh Waraich with son Rhudav Singh Waraich, who was Surrey Memorial Hospital’s first baby, born at 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 1. (contributed photo)

Both Surrey Memorial and Peace Arch hospitals welcome baby boys on Jan. 1

White Rock, Surrey families adjust to new infants born at 2:45 a.m. and 3:33 p.m. New Year’s Day

Maninder Singh Waraich with son Rhudav Singh Waraich, who was Surrey Memorial Hospital’s first baby, born at 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 1. (contributed photo)
Hundreds of people of all ages showed up to ring in 2023 with a chilly dip in the ocean at the White Rock Polar Bear Plunge Sunday (Jan. 1). Christopher Leach photo

Hundreds brave frigid waters for Polar Bear Plunge at White Rock beach Jan. 1

Record-high number of chilly dippers show up for White Rock and Crescent Rock plunges

Hundreds of people of all ages showed up to ring in 2023 with a chilly dip in the ocean at the White Rock Polar Bear Plunge Sunday (Jan. 1). Christopher Leach photo
White Rock Whalers goaltenders Adam Winters (left) and Keegan Maddocks (right) have backstopped the team to a number of victories lately. (White Rock Whalers photos)

2022: Top sports stories of the Semiahmoo Peninsula from the year

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White Rock Whalers goaltenders Adam Winters (left) and Keegan Maddocks (right) have backstopped the team to a number of victories lately. (White Rock Whalers photos)
Bird counters Ian Burgess, left, Chloe Boynton and Angela Bond were busy counting all the birds they could see – and hear – on Thursday, Dec. 29, for the annual Christmas bird count. (Tricia Weel photo)

VIDEO: Bird counters busy at White Rock beach for annual count

Counting winged wildlife has been happening worldwide since 1900

Bird counters Ian Burgess, left, Chloe Boynton and Angela Bond were busy counting all the birds they could see – and hear – on Thursday, Dec. 29, for the annual Christmas bird count. (Tricia Weel photo)
Surrey Eagles goaltender Eli Pulver stopped all 39 shots faced for a shutout win over Coquitlam Express at South Surrey Arena on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Photo: Garrett James via facebook.com/surreyeagles)

Battle of the best at the Nest in South Surrey Friday (Dec. 30)

Surrey Eagles and Nanaimo Clippers, BCHL’s top 2 Coastal Conference teams, take it to the ice

Surrey Eagles goaltender Eli Pulver stopped all 39 shots faced for a shutout win over Coquitlam Express at South Surrey Arena on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Photo: Garrett James via facebook.com/surreyeagles)
This sign for ‘Crescent Rock Beach’. (Contributed photo)

Polar ‘Bare’ Plunge set for Crescent Rock in South Surrey Jan. 1

Surrey United Naturists hold 15th annual clothing-optional New Year’s swim

This sign for ‘Crescent Rock Beach’. (Contributed photo)
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