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Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)
Devon Gardens Elementary student Ryan Joseph was awarded the Alumni Choice Award at the 2022 BC Heritage Fair for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry. Joseph and Harry are seen here in a photo from Joseph’s heritage fair presentation.

North Delta elementary student wins award at BC Heritage Fair

Ryan Joseph recognized for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry

Devon Gardens Elementary student Ryan Joseph was awarded the Alumni Choice Award at the 2022 BC Heritage Fair for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry. Joseph and Harry are seen here in a photo from Joseph’s heritage fair presentation.
The Delta Community Foundation has granted Delta Gymnastics $5,000 to address a gap in funding for the Seniors Can Move program. Pictured, left to right, are Delta Community Foundation director Stephanie Gibbs, Seniors Can Move program co-ordinator Richard Woo, Delta Community Foundation grant chair Ammen Dhillon, Delta Community Foundation president Gail Martin and Delta Gymnastics coach Jennifer Watts. (Submitted photo)

Delta-based seniors agility program granted $5,000

‘Seniors Can Move’ designed to improve agility, balance, co-ordination, strength of adults 65 and over

The Delta Community Foundation has granted Delta Gymnastics $5,000 to address a gap in funding for the Seniors Can Move program. Pictured, left to right, are Delta Community Foundation director Stephanie Gibbs, Seniors Can Move program co-ordinator Richard Woo, Delta Community Foundation grant chair Ammen Dhillon, Delta Community Foundation president Gail Martin and Delta Gymnastics coach Jennifer Watts. (Submitted photo)
Kwantlen Park Secondary grad Hamzah Sami with the 2009 Nissan Rogue SL he won during a recent dry-grad event. (Submitted photo)

Grad’s car raffle win caps one ‘special’ night for Surrey’s Kwantlen Park Secondary

‘It was very surreal, I tell you that much,’ says Hamzah Sami, winner of 2009 Nissan Rogue

Kwantlen Park Secondary grad Hamzah Sami with the 2009 Nissan Rogue SL he won during a recent dry-grad event. (Submitted photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles and Chief Harley Chappell welcome visitors to the White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood). Alex Browne photo

Indigenous exhibit opens on White Rock waterfront

Museum and Archives show honours Se mi ah ma heritage

Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles and Chief Harley Chappell welcome visitors to the White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood). Alex Browne photo
Location of the proposed Guru Nanak Village Way. (Image via City of Surrey)

UPDATE: Cloverdale to get another commemorative street name

‘Guru Nanak Village Way’ proposed for 6400-block of 175A Street

Location of the proposed Guru Nanak Village Way. (Image via City of Surrey)
Old trucks are seen in the yard at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale in 2021. The Museum is hosting a “National Truck Show” July 8 & 9. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Old trucks are seen in the yard at the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale in 2021. The Museum is hosting a “National Truck Show” July 8 & 9. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Twin 11-year-old brothers Adam and Andrew Yang performed a voice-and-piano rendition of the Josh Groban hit “You Raise Me Up” at Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s 10th annual Reach for the Stars: Wings of Change Gala on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Tsawwassen Springs. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)

10th annual Reach Society gala raises over $147, 000

In-person gala returned June 4 at Tsawwassen Springs after two years of pandemic-related delays

Twin 11-year-old brothers Adam and Andrew Yang performed a voice-and-piano rendition of the Josh Groban hit “You Raise Me Up” at Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s 10th annual Reach for the Stars: Wings of Change Gala on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Tsawwassen Springs. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)
Elizabeth Denes Luque, 6, makes her lemonade from scratch. (Special to The News)

6-year-old in Lower Mainland raises hundreds for Ukraine orphans

Elizabeth Denes Luque’s goal was only $10 for a school project

Elizabeth Denes Luque, 6, makes her lemonade from scratch. (Special to The News)
(Photo: surreylibraries.ca)

Where to stay cool in Surrey

City of Surrey has released list of ‘extreme heat relief locations’

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A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society raised more than $110,000 at its 11th annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 21, 2022. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)

Surrey firefighters raise $110K in annual golf tournament

Funds raised to support health-care initiatives in Surrey

The Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society raised more than $110,000 at its 11th annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 21, 2022. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)
The Surrey Amateur Radio Communications / Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio team during Field Day in 2019. This year’s Field Day, also known as ham radio’s open house, happens Saturday, June 25. (Photo: SARC Facebook)

Surrey’s ham operators put their emergency communication skills to the test Saturday

Field Day will connect thousands of amateur radio operators throughout North America

The Surrey Amateur Radio Communications / Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio team during Field Day in 2019. This year’s Field Day, also known as ham radio’s open house, happens Saturday, June 25. (Photo: SARC Facebook)
The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Bayridge Elementary spent Tuesday at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park, where they removed invasive plants. (Lower Mainland Green Team photo)

Green Team removes ‘31 bathtubs’ worth of invasive plants from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park

Lower Mainland environmental stewards plan to return to White Rock twice more this summer

The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Bayridge Elementary spent Tuesday at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park, where they removed invasive plants. (Lower Mainland Green Team photo)
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Surrey firefighters cook lunch for students who won a coin-drive challenge for Ignite cause

Kids at Sullivan Elementary ‘were so happy to finally have their barbecue’

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Grey skies couldn’t deter hundreds of people from coming out and celebrating the return of North Delta Family Day Parade and Festival on Sunday, June 19, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. (James Smith photo)

PHOTOS: Hundreds line the streets for return of North Delta Family Day

Popular community parade and festival returns after two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions

Grey skies couldn’t deter hundreds of people from coming out and celebrating the return of North Delta Family Day Parade and Festival on Sunday, June 19, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. (James Smith photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell gives remarks at the Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza on National Indigenous Peoples Day. (Photo: Sobia Moman)

VIDEO: Semiahmoo First Nation dances, history shared on Indigenous Peoples Day

SFN members and residents gathered in White Rock to mark occasion

Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell gives remarks at the Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza on National Indigenous Peoples Day. (Photo: Sobia Moman)
The Bee Beard Showcase is one of the Honeybee Festival’s most popular events. (Images courtesy Honeybee Centre)

Honeybee Festival returns in July

Two-day, family-friendly event is free

The Bee Beard Showcase is one of the Honeybee Festival’s most popular events. (Images courtesy Honeybee Centre)
Clayton Heights Secondary student Anja Scholz received a scholarship and a recognition certificate from Sheryl Stuart, past-president of the Cloverdale Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Cloverdale Ladies Auxiliary gives out $5,000 to students, charities

Annual donation luncheon supports students and local charities

Clayton Heights Secondary student Anja Scholz received a scholarship and a recognition certificate from Sheryl Stuart, past-president of the Cloverdale Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Jen Marchbank, left, and Sylvie Traphan worked to showcase the history of Surrey Pride at the Museum of Surrey, in Cloverdale. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

History of Surrey’s Pride activism revealed in ‘landmark’ exhibit, including book and travel bans

‘Surrey is often viewed as this redneck community, but really there’s been a lot of progress here’

Jen Marchbank, left, and Sylvie Traphan worked to showcase the history of Surrey Pride at the Museum of Surrey, in Cloverdale. (Photo: Tom Zillich)