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The Anti-Racist Coalition Vancouver started a petition calling on B.C.’s education officials to make Black Shirt Day official. The inaugural event in solidarity with Black and racialized Canadians takes place on Friday, Jan. 15. (Screenshot/Change.org)

Surrey students, staff to take part in first-ever Black Shirt Day

Special day in ‘recognition of the struggle for civil rights fought by Black and racialized Canadians’

The Anti-Racist Coalition Vancouver started a petition calling on B.C.’s education officials to make Black Shirt Day official. The inaugural event in solidarity with Black and racialized Canadians takes place on Friday, Jan. 15. (Screenshot/Change.org)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey, Langley twin brothers who own companies together battle in court

Presiding judge described Surrey resident Kerry Hawley and Langley resident Kelly Petersen as ‘self-made successes’

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital is located on the building’s south side. (File photo)

UPDATE: Peace Arch Hospital staff did not jump COVID-19 vaccine queue: Fraser Health

Director who received leftover dose defined as ‘priority staff’ member

The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital is located on the building’s south side. (File photo)
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Surrey RCMP staging six webinars on community safety between now and June

Speaker Series designed to help people train for and better understand the Block Watch Program, celebrating its 35th anniversary

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Man wanted on Richmond warrants arrested in Surrey

Kristopher Mino now facing 13 additional charges for break and enter

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A GoFundMe was set up for Gabe Choi, a corrections officer killed in a highway crash, saw hundreds of donations in the first 24 hours. (GoFundMe)

B.C.’s police watchdog looking for witnesses to Chilliwack crash that killed corrections officer

Choi was killed in a two-vehicle collision caused by a car going the wrong way on Highway 1

A GoFundMe was set up for Gabe Choi, a corrections officer killed in a highway crash, saw hundreds of donations in the first 24 hours. (GoFundMe)
Surrey Fire Service on scene at a fire in the 9900-block of 121st Street Thursday morning (Jan. 14, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Fire damages Surrey home

House is in the 9900-block of 121st Street

Surrey Fire Service on scene at a fire in the 9900-block of 121st Street Thursday morning (Jan. 14, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Vision for the Flamingo Block, in 2018. (File photo by Tom Zytaruk)

Portion of Flamingo Block project in Whalley now slated for offices

Applicant’s market research found there’s a demand for office space at that location

Vision for the Flamingo Block, in 2018. (File photo by Tom Zytaruk)
Angela Prestbakmo, Paul Prestbakmo’s sister, listens to drumming outside Surrey Provincial Court Monday, prior to the start of the trial. (Aaron Hinks file photo)

Witness in South Surrey mechanic’s murder trial recounts ‘guttural scream’ for help

Court proceedings for pair accused of killing Paul Prestbakmo set for 24 days

Angela Prestbakmo, Paul Prestbakmo’s sister, listens to drumming outside Surrey Provincial Court Monday, prior to the start of the trial. (Aaron Hinks file photo)
Council chambers at Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

McCallum says First Nations are treated ‘better in Surrey literally than anywhere’

This was during debate that resulted in his Safe Surrey Coalition defeating Councillor Jack Hundial’s motion to acknowledge that city meetings are held on Coast Salish territory

Council chambers at Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
The Delta Hospice Soceity operates the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. (James Smith photo)

Mayor urges province, Fraser Health to protect hospice services in Delta

Letter says current Delta Hospice Society board is “determined to sabotage” hospice services

The Delta Hospice Soceity operates the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. (James Smith photo)
An overnight windstorm caused power outages throughout the Lower Mainland, including in Surrey. BC Hydro says crews are working on the outages this morning (Jan. 13, 2021). (Map: BC Hydro)

Wind storm causes power outages in parts of Surrey

A few thousand are without power, mostly in Cloverdale and South Surrey

An overnight windstorm caused power outages throughout the Lower Mainland, including in Surrey. BC Hydro says crews are working on the outages this morning (Jan. 13, 2021). (Map: BC Hydro)
Const. Amarjit Nijjar has been named the White Rock RCMP’s bias-free policing advisor, in addition to his front-line duties as an officer. (RCMP handout)

White Rock RCMP officer tasked with seeking out signs of racial bias

Detachment continues review of racial bias in policing

Const. Amarjit Nijjar has been named the White Rock RCMP’s bias-free policing advisor, in addition to his front-line duties as an officer. (RCMP handout)
Statue of Lady Justice outside B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Kidnapper threatened to leave Surrey man ‘dead in the river’

Joseph William Edward Logan found guilty of assault causing bodily harm, kidnapping, extortion, breaking-and-entering with the intent to commit an indictable offence

Statue of Lady Justice outside B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Police on the scene of a homicide in Morgan Heights in South Surrey on Jan. 6, 2021. It’s one of the six recent shootings in the Lower Mainland in a little more than two weeks. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Surrey RCMP continues ‘targeted enforcement’ after multiple gang-related shootings

Since Dec. 27, there have been six reported shootings in the Lower Mainland, with three in Surrey

Police on the scene of a homicide in Morgan Heights in South Surrey on Jan. 6, 2021. It’s one of the six recent shootings in the Lower Mainland in a little more than two weeks. (Tracy Holmes photo)
COVID-19 antibody test kits have been mailed to some Canadian residents this month. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock man, among first to receive COVID antibody test, says completing it a ‘civic duty’

National statistics agency has started mailing out COVID-19 Antibody and Health Surveys to residents

COVID-19 antibody test kits have been mailed to some Canadian residents this month. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Angela Prestbakmo, Paul Prestbakmo’s sister, listens to drumming outside Surrey Provincial Court Monday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Trial underway in 2019 murder of South Surrey mechanic Paul Prestbakmo

Prestbakmo’s family gathered, drummed in show of support outside Surrey court house

Angela Prestbakmo, Paul Prestbakmo’s sister, listens to drumming outside Surrey Provincial Court Monday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Edgewood Elementary has opened this week in South Surrey, at 16666 23 Ave. (Surrey Schools photo)

New South Surrey elementary school opens on 23 Avenue

Edgewood Elementary will open with 363 students and room to grow

Edgewood Elementary has opened this week in South Surrey, at 16666 23 Ave. (Surrey Schools photo)
Rabiya Merani and her dog Scout. (Submitted photo)

Surrey strata says resident’s dog has to go because it’s too tall

Rabiya Merani is looking for a new home for herself and her dog Scout

Rabiya Merani and her dog Scout. (Submitted photo)