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About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Ride into History fundraiser rolls through Fraser Valley

Group of 80 motorcyclists makes stop in Chilliwack while raising money for two charities

Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)

COVID-19 restrictions lifting at South Surrey seniors home ‘absolutely’ a big deal

Doris Gage, 95, is to celebrate her great-grandson’s 1st birthday July 24

Smoke rises from a house fire in Whalley Friday afternoon, in the 10600-block of 132A Street. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Whalley house fire leads to road closures

‘There are currently hazards in the area including downed power lines’

Vik Sachdeva, owner of Seed & Stone cannabis store on Lickman Road in Chilliwack which opened in April 2020, amidst the chaos of the global pandemic. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Cannabis stores haven’t yet been approved in Surrey – but you can get home delivery

Seed and Stone’s head office is in Surrey, and the company has just started delivering products

Vik Sachdeva, owner of Seed & Stone cannabis store on Lickman Road in Chilliwack which opened in April 2020, amidst the chaos of the global pandemic. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of July 12

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

  • Jul 23, 2021
(Delta Police Department photo)
Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying the second suspect in a series of bitcoin ATM robberies and property crimes in both Surrey and Langley. (Photos: Surrey RCMP handout)

RCMP look for second suspect in bitcoin ATM robberies in Surrey, Langley

First suspect facing 10 charges including robbery, theft in four separate incidents

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying the second suspect in a series of bitcoin ATM robberies and property crimes in both Surrey and Langley. (Photos: Surrey RCMP handout)
(James Smith photo)

North Delta crime beat, week of July 12

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

  • Jul 23, 2021
(James Smith photo)
SFU Surrey has received $2.21 million in federal funding for its Quantum Algorithms Institute.

SFU Surrey’s quantum computing institute receives $2.2M from feds

Funding is for at least 100 personnel, will help 10 businesses adopt quantum technologies

SFU Surrey has received $2.21 million in federal funding for its Quantum Algorithms Institute.
SkyBridge under construction prior to opening in 1990. (Photo: kerkhoff.ca)

Skybridge upgrade work means possible delays for SkyTrain riders

Track expansion joints on Surrey-to-New West connector have reached ‘the end of their useful lives’

SkyBridge under construction prior to opening in 1990. (Photo: kerkhoff.ca)
The North Delta Reporter is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey. (Black Press Media image)

North Delta Reporter reader survey offers up $5,000 prize

Survey questions will help gauge shopping patterns of readers over the next year

  • Jul 23, 2021
The North Delta Reporter is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey. (Black Press Media image)
Investigators hunt for evidence in aftermath of July 19 Whalley church fire. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP recover surveillance equipment from burned Coptic church

Fire chief says investigators have not been able to establish what caused the ‘definitely’ suspicious fire because of extensive damage to church

Investigators hunt for evidence in aftermath of July 19 Whalley church fire. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey murder victim Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu. (IHIT photo)

Police need help to solve 2016 Surrey murder

Investigators believe Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu, 28, was an innocent victim

Surrey murder victim Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu. (IHIT photo)
Gagandeep Grewal, front right, and his wife Harpreet Grewal, left, each receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Surrey’s weekly COVID-19 cases drop once again

About 84% of people aged 12 and up have had their first dose

Gagandeep Grewal, front right, and his wife Harpreet Grewal, left, each receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Ajaib Singh Grewal. (Surrey RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Elderly man reported missing in Newton found safe

Ajaib Singh Grewal, 77, went missing in the 6600-block of 124th Street

Ajaib Singh Grewal. (Surrey RCMP handout)
DC Krew Hair Company owners Sandra Davies and Madi Clark say that am anonyous spray painter should have talked to them face to face about their mask policy - instead of defacing the front of their Foster Street business. (Contributed photo)

Uptown White Rock salon target of ‘cowardly’ anti-mask graffiti

DC Krew owners dismayed after ‘#MASK NAZIS’ scrawled on windows in spray paint

DC Krew Hair Company owners Sandra Davies and Madi Clark say that am anonyous spray painter should have talked to them face to face about their mask policy - instead of defacing the front of their Foster Street business. (Contributed photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from July 11 to 17, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta hit 33-week low

Only two cases for the week ending July 17; Delta leads region with vaccination rate of 87 per cent

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from July 11 to 17, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
File photo: Tom Zytaruk

Surrey immigration fraud case involving Langley couple back in court next week

Rupinder “Ron” Singh Batth faces 54 charges and Navdeep Kaur Batth, 15, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

File photo: Tom Zytaruk
A forty-unit permanent supportive housing project has opened in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amy Reid)

40 permanent supportive homes open in Surrey

Site will be operated by Phoenix Society

A forty-unit permanent supportive housing project has opened in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amy Reid)
The Delta Fire Department put out a blaze at a towing yard on Annacis Island Wednesday evening (July 21).

Delta fire crews put out blaze on Annacis Island

Delta Fire Department initially responded to multiple vehicles on fire at a towing yard

The Delta Fire Department put out a blaze at a towing yard on Annacis Island Wednesday evening (July 21).