Amy Reid

Surrey’s Fleetwood area. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Surrey invites residents to ‘help shape future of Fleetwood’ amid SkyTrain planning

City hosting open house on Nov. 13; online survey also launched

Surrey’s Fleetwood area. (Photo: surrey.ca)
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Surrey councillor says decision to ban sleeping in RVs on streets ‘mean-spirited’

Locke calls move ‘unnecessary,’ Elford says his support was about ‘keeping the citizens of Surrey safer’

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B.C.’s ministry of mental health and addictions announced on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 that 29 community organizations have received funding to support a range of mental health and substance use services. (DREAMSTIME image)

Surrey’s DIVERSEcity receives $360K from province for counselling programs

Minister of Mental Health Judy Darcy announced $10M in grants for B.C. organizations on Nov. 4

B.C.’s ministry of mental health and addictions announced on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 that 29 community organizations have received funding to support a range of mental health and substance use services. (DREAMSTIME image)
Rendering shows proposed highrise towers in Guildford. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Height, traffic concerns over pair of proposed highrises in Guildford

City receives 229-signature petition opposed to the plan, which Surrey council has yet to consider

Rendering shows proposed highrise towers in Guildford. (Photo: surrey.ca)
‘A great day’: Surrey council unanimously declares a climate emergency

‘A great day’: Surrey council unanimously declares a climate emergency

Across B.C., more than two dozen cities, towns and districts have backed climate emergency motions this year

‘A great day’: Surrey council unanimously declares a climate emergency
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Second round of public engagement for Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension kicks off

TransLink to hold five open houses; online survey open until Nov. 17

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Firefighters battle a blaze in Guildford, in the 10600-block of 150th Avenue, on Halloween night. (Photos: Shane Mackichan)

Surrey apartment fire displaces close to 100 people Halloween night

Cause of three-alarm fire in 10600-block of 150th Street not yet known

Firefighters battle a blaze in Guildford, in the 10600-block of 150th Avenue, on Halloween night. (Photos: Shane Mackichan)
Renmart Buhay (left) and Alanah Lam are two of four SFU students who worked to create a “Welcome to Surrey” colouring book for refugee families. (Photo: Amy Reid)

SFU students create colouring book to help refugees learn about Surrey

400 copies of the book have been distributed to agencies throughout Surrey, with demand for more

Renmart Buhay (left) and Alanah Lam are two of four SFU students who worked to create a “Welcome to Surrey” colouring book for refugee families. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Two emergency weather shelters open early in Surrey

Two emergency weather shelters open early in Surrey

Cold temperatures prompt early opening of the extreme weather beds in Cloverdale, North Surrey

Two emergency weather shelters open early in Surrey
Erica Beckstead, founder of Whalley Santa Cause, stands in front of one of the modular housing sites in Whalley. (Photo: Amy Reid)

‘Whalley Santa Cause’ needs donations for Christmas Day hampers for homeless

Former addict leads Surrey effort again this year, which saw 600 hampers handed out in last Christmas

Erica Beckstead, founder of Whalley Santa Cause, stands in front of one of the modular housing sites in Whalley. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Dancers on stage at the 2019 Surrey Festival of Dance at Surrey Arts Centre. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Board of Trade calls for more arts, culture infrastructure

SBOT finds Surrey’s inventory of significant arts facilities ‘compares poorly to other Canadian cities’

Dancers on stage at the 2019 Surrey Festival of Dance at Surrey Arts Centre. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Thousands of BC Hydro customers have been affected by outages caused by a windstorm. (BC Hydro image)

UPDATE: Power restored to hundreds in Surrey amid windstorm

Wind knocked out power to thousands across Metro Vancouver Friday

Thousands of BC Hydro customers have been affected by outages caused by a windstorm. (BC Hydro image)
The historic Two EE’s Farm Market at 16411 Fraser Hwy. has been torn down. The City of Surrey purchased the property in 2018. (Photos: Amy Reid)

Surrey’s Two EE’s Farm Market torn down as city ponders future plans for property

City says it will conduct public consultation before redeveloping the property

The historic Two EE’s Farm Market at 16411 Fraser Hwy. has been torn down. The City of Surrey purchased the property in 2018. (Photos: Amy Reid)
Peacocks were not hard to find in Surrey’s Sullivan neighbourhood this week. Here, a pair of the birds walk about a property that made headlines in 2018 when a homeowner cut down a tree the peafowl were said to be nesting in. (Photo: Amy Reid)

One year later: Surrey peacock problems persist despite trapping efforts

City began trapping program roughly one year ago after complaints about feces, noise, vehicle damage

Peacocks were not hard to find in Surrey’s Sullivan neighbourhood this week. Here, a pair of the birds walk about a property that made headlines in 2018 when a homeowner cut down a tree the peafowl were said to be nesting in. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Face painting, train rides, free candy and more will once again part of the ‘Newton Spooktacular’ event, this year set for Oct. 26. (Photo: File photo)

‘Spooktacular Newton’ to close down part of 137th Street Saturday

Train rides, face-painting, dancers and more at Oct. 26 Halloween event hosted by Newton BIA

Face painting, train rides, free candy and more will once again part of the ‘Newton Spooktacular’ event, this year set for Oct. 26. (Photo: File photo)
Police still on scene at an historic garage at a Port Kells gas station Wednesday after a body was found inside following a fire on Oct. 21. Surrey RCMP say the body has not yet been removed due to concerns surrounding the structural integrity of the building. (Photo: Amy Reid)

UPDATE: Body recovered from Surrey building three days after fire

Delay due to concerns surrounding ‘structural integrity of the building’

Police still on scene at an historic garage at a Port Kells gas station Wednesday after a body was found inside following a fire on Oct. 21. Surrey RCMP say the body has not yet been removed due to concerns surrounding the structural integrity of the building. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Surrey councillors Brenda Locke and Mandeep Nagra. (Now-Leader file photos)

Surrey unanimously nixes move to allow more liquor stores after strong opposition

Amid a cannabis shop ban in the city, Surrey councillors had questioned proposed zoning changes

Surrey councillors Brenda Locke and Mandeep Nagra. (Now-Leader file photos)
An artist’s rendering of a proposed highrise at the corner of 100th Avenue and King George Boulevard. The rendering is from the viewpoint of the Expo Line, looking southeast. (Image: City of Surrey)

Surrey developer says second Central City office tower doesn’t need to be taller

City schedules public hearing for proposed highrise

An artist’s rendering of a proposed highrise at the corner of 100th Avenue and King George Boulevard. The rendering is from the viewpoint of the Expo Line, looking southeast. (Image: City of Surrey)
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‘Escalating in Surrey’: Council mulling ban on sleeping overnight in RVs on streets

Proposal came amid complaints about homeless people living in recreational vehicles

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Jakob Cassidy did not return to class after recess this morning at Surrey’s Old Yale Elementary school. (Photo: submitted)

UPDATE: Surrey boy, 11, found safe after going missing at recess

Jakob Cassidy went missing around 10 a.m. Old Yale Elementary this morning

Jakob Cassidy did not return to class after recess this morning at Surrey’s Old Yale Elementary school. (Photo: submitted)