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Police on scene of a fatal shooting at South Surrey’s Softball City on Saturday evening (July 30, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Police on scene of a fatal shooting at South Surrey’s Softball City on Saturday evening (July 30, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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North Delta crime beat, week of Aug. 1

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

(James Smith photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Aug. 1

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

(Delta Police Department photo)
White Rock Community Centre will serve as the city’s cooling centre this weekend, as temperatues expect to approach - or in some areas rise above - 30 C. (File photo)

White Rock to open cooling centre, misting station as temperatures rise

Cooling centres – and air conditioned public facilities in White Rock and Surrey – open this weekend

White Rock Community Centre will serve as the city’s cooling centre this weekend, as temperatues expect to approach - or in some areas rise above - 30 C. (File photo)
A sign for the City of Surrey’s Clayton Community Plan along Fraser Highway, pictured on July 30, 2022. City council recently approved stage one of the plan. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

With SkyTrain coming, Surrey community groups push for balance between development, amenities

THIRD IN SERIES: Community builders along future SkyTrain line call for more accessible neighbourhoods

A sign for the City of Surrey’s Clayton Community Plan along Fraser Highway, pictured on July 30, 2022. City council recently approved stage one of the plan. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Two organizations – including Sources – have received food-security grants, which will be put towards training in warehouse management skills. (Black Press photo)

Sources, Public Health Association receive food-security grants

Funding – $58,000 each – comes from provincial fund

Two organizations – including Sources – have received food-security grants, which will be put towards training in warehouse management skills. (Black Press photo)
Surrey city hall. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Surrey city hall. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Surrey City will host a public hearing at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, into a proposal to have a parcel of land in South Surrey re-designated from Mixed Employment to Multiple Residential, in order to develop 482 townhouses on the site. (Google maps)

Public hearing set for proposal to develop 482 townhouses in South Surrey

Proponent seeks redesignation of land from Mixed Employment to Multiple Residential

Surrey City will host a public hearing at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, into a proposal to have a parcel of land in South Surrey re-designated from Mixed Employment to Multiple Residential, in order to develop 482 townhouses on the site. (Google maps)
Artist’s conception of a five-highrise residential development proposed for Surrey city centre, source City of Surrey
Artist’s conception of a five-highrise residential development proposed for Surrey city centre, source City of Surrey
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds’ Aug. 9 performance above White Rock has been cancelled, according to the city. (File photo)

Canadian Forces Snowbirds’ White Rock performance cancelled

Aug. 9 event cancelled after plane crash at Fort St. John air show earlier in week

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds’ Aug. 9 performance above White Rock has been cancelled, according to the city. (File photo)
Kuldip Pelia. (Submitted photo)

Whalley’s Kuldip Pelia running for Surrey mayor

He’s Surrey’s sixth mayoral candidate to announce he’s running for the big chair in Oct. 15 election

Kuldip Pelia. (Submitted photo)
The SkyTrain goes through Whalley on July 14, 2022. The province announced on Aug. 3 that it is now seeking requests for qualifications for construction of the SkyTrain’s elevated guideway. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Province looking for company to build Surrey-Langley SkyTrain’s elevated guideway

B.C. taking requests for qualifications, will then narrow down to 3 for next phase

The SkyTrain goes through Whalley on July 14, 2022. The province announced on Aug. 3 that it is now seeking requests for qualifications for construction of the SkyTrain’s elevated guideway. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied

B.C. mom uses ribbons to honour late son, shed light on mental illness

Judi Hills says we need to do more to end the stigma associated with mental illness

Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied
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Burned vehicle found in Crescent Park parking lot

‘At this time, there’s no connections’ to ongoing gang conflict: RCMP

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Maple Ridge resident Rob Payne, seen here on the banks of the Alouette River on Wednesday, Aug. 3, was one of several people who came to the aid of a father and son when they ended up in the water on Sunday. Payne said it appeared the father was trying to save his son. (Special to Black Press media)
Maple Ridge resident Rob Payne, seen here on the banks of the Alouette River on Wednesday, Aug. 3, was one of several people who came to the aid of a father and son when they ended up in the water on Sunday. Payne said it appeared the father was trying to save his son. (Special to Black Press media)
A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)

VIDEO: Illegal parking at Cultus Lake causes problems for first responders

Cultus Lake Fire Department has to creep through traffic on Columbia Valley Highway

A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)
Surrey RCMP on patrol. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey crime up 3% in first half 2022 compared to same period last year

But for second quarter of 2022, offences are down 2% compared to same period in 2021

Surrey RCMP on patrol. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Tsawwassen First Nation honoured Chief Ken Baird with a Chieftain Blanketing Ceremony on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Chief Baird died on Aug. 2, 2022, at age 61. (Tsawwassen First Nation/Facebook photo)

Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Ken Baird dead at 61

Baird, who previously served three terms in the TFN’s legislature, passed away Aug. 2

Tsawwassen First Nation honoured Chief Ken Baird with a Chieftain Blanketing Ceremony on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Chief Baird died on Aug. 2, 2022, at age 61. (Tsawwassen First Nation/Facebook photo)
Snowbirds performed over the city of White Rock in 2017 during the last full-scale show above the city. (Peace Arch News file photo)

White Rock Snowbirds performance up in the air following Tuesday crash

Pilot unhurt as RCAF tweet notes ‘too early’ to say how incident will affect upcoming shows

Snowbirds performed over the city of White Rock in 2017 during the last full-scale show above the city. (Peace Arch News file photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Crime severity in Delta up one per cent in 2021: Stats Can

Delta’s Crime Severity Index score was 57.62, well below the provincial and national averages

(Delta Police Department photo)