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Construction of Douglas College's Surrey Campus in 1970. (Photo: Douglas College Archives)

PHOTOS: Douglas College’s Surrey roots at a B.C.-first campus in 1970

The official date of the Douglas/Kwantlen split was April 1, 1981

Loretta Hibbs (right), founder and president of Surrey-based City Dream Centre, with Kelly Voros (foreground), the organization's executive administrator. (submitted photo)

‘Pumpkin patch’ brought to Surrey inner-city schools where COVID cancelled field trips

Work done by volunteers with Surrey-based City Dream Centre

Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied

VIDEO: Boaters encounter pod of humpbacks in Georgia Strait

Pod spotted between Comox and Texada Island

Hundreds of people gathered in White Rock last year to participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony – but due to COVID-19, the city’s ceremony this year will be online only. (File photo)

White Rock chooses ‘virtual’ Remembrance Day

Due to COVID-19 the Nov. 11 ceremony will be online only

Hundreds of people gathered in White Rock last year to participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony – but due to COVID-19, the city’s ceremony this year will be online only. (File photo)
Nia Misiak

Surrey student given award for academic success despite health challenges

Nia Misiak says grant will help her pursue aspirations ‘and help others through similar experiences’

Nia Misiak
Delview Thanks4Giving committee members Alexa Liptak (left) and Amanda Quibing stand with the donation box outside the school’s front entrance. (James Smith photo)

Thanks 4 Giving food drive going drive-thru due to COVID-19

Organizers hope North Delta residents will come to them for Delview Secondary’s annual food drive

Delview Thanks4Giving committee members Alexa Liptak (left) and Amanda Quibing stand with the donation box outside the school’s front entrance. (James Smith photo)
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Pumpkins outside Malvinder Gill’s farm on 152nd Street in Surrey. (submitted photo: Sarah Wilson)

At Surrey farm, free pumpkins for donation to food bank

‘Amazing for the community, especially during the pandemic,’ says one local resident

Pumpkins outside Malvinder Gill’s farm on 152nd Street in Surrey. (submitted photo: Sarah Wilson)
From left: Puneet Dhillon – Community Liaison Coordinator, Surrey Hospitals Foundation; Harp Dhillon – Vice Chair, SHF Board of Directors; Sonia Virk – Director, SHF Board of Directors; Tony Singh – President, Fruiticana; Azra Hussain – Chief Operating Officer, Surrey Hospitals Foundation; Don Hickling – Vice President, Leadership Giving, Surrey Hospitals Foundation. (Photo submitted)

Fruiticana donates $100,000 to support Children’s Health Centre at Surrey Memorial Hospital

Surrey-based company says giving back to community is key reason for its success

From left: Puneet Dhillon – Community Liaison Coordinator, Surrey Hospitals Foundation; Harp Dhillon – Vice Chair, SHF Board of Directors; Sonia Virk – Director, SHF Board of Directors; Tony Singh – President, Fruiticana; Azra Hussain – Chief Operating Officer, Surrey Hospitals Foundation; Don Hickling – Vice President, Leadership Giving, Surrey Hospitals Foundation. (Photo submitted)
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Participants in the annual Ride For Refuge charity event bike in front of the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Oct. 3. The event raised $15,000. (Photo submitted: Beverly Rennicks)

Participants raise more than $15,000 in local Ride for Refuge

Cloverdale Community Kitchen raised $5,000 more than last year

  • Oct 22, 2020
Participants in the annual Ride For Refuge charity event bike in front of the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Oct. 3. The event raised $15,000. (Photo submitted: Beverly Rennicks)
Left, Rowena Leivo early on in her volunteer career with the South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank. Right, Leivo in the food bank Tuesday. (Contributed photos)

After 34 years, ‘The Boss’ retires from South Surrey Food Bank volunteer gig

Rowena Leivo, 90, spent a third of her life volunteering at the food bank

Left, Rowena Leivo early on in her volunteer career with the South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank. Right, Leivo in the food bank Tuesday. (Contributed photos)
Matthew Campbell, director of the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank, stands amongst a large amount of non-perishable food and household items being stored inside the Pacific Community Church. This year’s ‘Halloween For Hunger’ food drive, put on by students at Clayton Heights, will go to benefit the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Matthew Campbell, director of the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank, stands amongst a large amount of non-perishable food and household items being stored inside the Pacific Community Church. This year’s ‘Halloween For Hunger’ food drive, put on by students at Clayton Heights, will go to benefit the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Jim Kilback sinks a hole-in-one at the Semiahmoo Rotary Golf Tournament on Sept. 8. (Brenda Floyd photo)

ROTARY ROUNDUP: Rotary scores a hole-in-one for community

Despite ongoing pandemic, Semiahmoo Peninsula Rotary clubs staying busy

  • Oct 22, 2020
Jim Kilback sinks a hole-in-one at the Semiahmoo Rotary Golf Tournament on Sept. 8. (Brenda Floyd photo)
Winners of the 2019 SASSY Awards in Surrey pose for a photo at last year’s event. This year’s awards will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)

SASSY Awards set to honour Surrey, White Rock youth virtually

Annual awards move to online format this year due to COVID-19 pandemic

Winners of the 2019 SASSY Awards in Surrey pose for a photo at last year’s event. This year’s awards will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)
From left, Owen Pinto, Evan Slofstra and Jacob Niblett raise a Canadian flag near the White Rock Pier on Monday, Oct. 12. (Mariana Aramburu photo)

Questions regarding curious Canadian flag at end of White Rock Pier answered

Semiahmoo Peninsula boys erected flag as symbol of friendship, patriotic pride

From left, Owen Pinto, Evan Slofstra and Jacob Niblett raise a Canadian flag near the White Rock Pier on Monday, Oct. 12. (Mariana Aramburu photo)
Matt McGarva is desperate to find the ashes of his best friend Craig Lilly (pictured) after an urn containing Lilly’s remains (left) was stolen on Thanksgiving Day. (Images: Facebook/file)

Couple desperate to find stolen urn

House broken into on Thanksgiving

Matt McGarva is desperate to find the ashes of his best friend Craig Lilly (pictured) after an urn containing Lilly’s remains (left) was stolen on Thanksgiving Day. (Images: Facebook/file)
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‘Clear example of racism’: Story of stranded ship passengers told on new storyboard in Surrey

The ‘Komagata Maru’ arrived in Vancouver from Hong Kong on May 23, 1914, carrying 376 passengers

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Phil Harbridge and his granddaughter Teal. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey man raises funds for multiple myeloma research

Vancouver Multiple Myeloma March to take place Sunday, Oct. 18

Phil Harbridge and his granddaughter Teal. (Contributed photo)
Women dance Oct. 3, 2019, during the opening ceremony for the Museum of Surrey’s exhibit “Being Punjabi: Unfolding the Surrey Story.” The Museum of Surrey recently won two awards for the exhibit. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

‘Being Punjabi’ exhibit nets Museum of Surrey two awards

Exhibit was first in Canada to focus on Surrey’s Punjabi community

Women dance Oct. 3, 2019, during the opening ceremony for the Museum of Surrey’s exhibit “Being Punjabi: Unfolding the Surrey Story.” The Museum of Surrey recently won two awards for the exhibit. (Photo: Malin Jordan)