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Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Gingerbread Village at Central City Mall in Surrey on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

VIDEO: The Gingerbread Village is back at Central City in Whalley

The Downtown Surrey BIA is hosting the annual event from Dec. 3-11

This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Help make Lower Mainland brighter by adding favourite Christmas lights displays to map

Anyone can add Christmassy homes, decorated public spaces to Black Press Media’s holiday lights map

Keian Blundell at Canuck Place in Vancouver. (File photo)

Surrey RCMP helps Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive collect 9,000 toys since 2017, plus $32K cash

The annual drive happens until Dec. 15, in memory of Langley boy who died of leukemia

Keian Blundell at Canuck Place in Vancouver. (File photo)
A home on 1500 block of 22 Ave has gone all out this Christmas for their holiday display, which has the added initiative of encouraging residents who visit their home to donate to Sources Food Bank. (Sobia Moman photo)

Decorated South Surrey home offers Christmas cheer and a chance to do some good

Fletchers’ annual Christmas display accepts donations to the food bank

A home on 1500 block of 22 Ave has gone all out this Christmas for their holiday display, which has the added initiative of encouraging residents who visit their home to donate to Sources Food Bank. (Sobia Moman photo)
White Rock’s June Young is once again donating a substantial crop of crocheted toques to Surrey RCMP, for officers to keep handy for anyone they may encounter while on patrol who may be in need of some extra warmth this season. Toques shown here were crafted for men. (Contributed photo)

White Rock senior’s handcrafted toques bring ‘great joy’

June Young has continued her tradition of crocheting, donating winter hats for Surrey RCMP

White Rock’s June Young is once again donating a substantial crop of crocheted toques to Surrey RCMP, for officers to keep handy for anyone they may encounter while on patrol who may be in need of some extra warmth this season. Toques shown here were crafted for men. (Contributed photo)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Surrey Community Cat Foundation is experiencing a high demand for spay and neuter services for pets from owners who don’t have the financial resources to pay for the surgery. The organization is asking for donations of both cash and cat food to help them meet the growing need. (file photo)

Cat shelter seeing record number of felines needing surgery, food in Surrey

SurreyCats asking for more donations to keep up with demand

Surrey Community Cat Foundation is experiencing a high demand for spay and neuter services for pets from owners who don’t have the financial resources to pay for the surgery. The organization is asking for donations of both cash and cat food to help them meet the growing need. (file photo)
Left: Delta Community Foundation volunteer Caitlin Duffus and her mother Norma Duffus at a sample sale held by the Foundation and Delta-based Evolution Fulfillment at Ladner’s Harris Barn Remembrance Day weekend. Right: DCF volunteer Belinda models a jacket available for purchase at the sale. (Delta Community Foundation photos)

Sample sale raises over $30,000 for Delta Community Foundation

The sale, with merchandise provided by Evolution Fulfillment, took place Nov. 11-13

Left: Delta Community Foundation volunteer Caitlin Duffus and her mother Norma Duffus at a sample sale held by the Foundation and Delta-based Evolution Fulfillment at Ladner’s Harris Barn Remembrance Day weekend. Right: DCF volunteer Belinda models a jacket available for purchase at the sale. (Delta Community Foundation photos)
Eight Grade 11 and 12 students from high schools across the Delta School District are participating in the Youth Train in Trades - Auto Service Technician program at Seaquam Secondary. Pictured, left to right, are instructor Gordon Ryall and students Akashdeep, Rohan, Nikolas, Tanvir, Tyler, Balroop and Lucas. Not pictured: Noah. (Delta School District photo)

Delta students get jump start on apprenticeships while earning high school credit

Students interested in the Youth Train in Trades program must apply before Spring Break

Eight Grade 11 and 12 students from high schools across the Delta School District are participating in the Youth Train in Trades - Auto Service Technician program at Seaquam Secondary. Pictured, left to right, are instructor Gordon Ryall and students Akashdeep, Rohan, Nikolas, Tanvir, Tyler, Balroop and Lucas. Not pictured: Noah. (Delta School District photo)
Tony Lyons and members of the Clayton Heights high school rugby program shovelled snow in the morning Nov. 30 to get the school ready for classes. (Photo submitted: Tony Lyons)

Rugby players lend a hand and a shovel

Kids went to school early to shovel snow

Tony Lyons and members of the Clayton Heights high school rugby program shovelled snow in the morning Nov. 30 to get the school ready for classes. (Photo submitted: Tony Lyons)
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Angie Bunnell’s photo of the band Washboard Union, at last summer’s Gone Country benefit concert, is featured in her Cloverdale-focused essay on Discover Surrey’s “Surrey Through My Lens” project website. (Submitted photo: Angie Bunnell)

‘Surrey Through My Lens’ photo project focuses on city’s 6 neighbourhoods for Discover Surrey

Photo essays are posted online every 2 weeks, starting with Cloverdale and Guildford

Angie Bunnell’s photo of the band Washboard Union, at last summer’s Gone Country benefit concert, is featured in her Cloverdale-focused essay on Discover Surrey’s “Surrey Through My Lens” project website. (Submitted photo: Angie Bunnell)
Paul Orazietti sits down for a coffee to chat about his recent run at municipal office. Although he didn’t get elected, he says the experience was both exciting and inspiring—and he plans to run again. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

BIA executive director chats about his recent run at city council

Paul Orazietti reveals what inspired him to put his name forward in the last election

Paul Orazietti sits down for a coffee to chat about his recent run at municipal office. Although he didn’t get elected, he says the experience was both exciting and inspiring—and he plans to run again. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Longtime hatchery volunteer Sue MacRae holds a wild female chinook salmon on Oct. 24, 2022. The fish was among more than 700 chinook taken out of the trap this year at the hatchery’s enumeration fence. (Roy Thomson photo)

Near-record chinook return logged at South Surrey hatchery

Early-season drought had raised stewards’ concerns about spawning season

Longtime hatchery volunteer Sue MacRae holds a wild female chinook salmon on Oct. 24, 2022. The fish was among more than 700 chinook taken out of the trap this year at the hatchery’s enumeration fence. (Roy Thomson photo)
South Surrey resident Carla Maskall has added the replica Stewart farmhouse that she built out of gingerbread to the Hyatt Regency’s Gingerbread Lane affair. The free display runs Dec. 2-29, 2022. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey artist re-creates historic farmhouse in gingerbread

Carla Maskall’s replica on display in Vancouver’s Gingerbread Lane

South Surrey resident Carla Maskall has added the replica Stewart farmhouse that she built out of gingerbread to the Hyatt Regency’s Gingerbread Lane affair. The free display runs Dec. 2-29, 2022. (Contributed photo)
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Sledding in Surrey: A list of the best places to slide, now that snow’s here

With snow falling across Metro Vancouver, here’s a list of the best…

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Elgin Park Secondary school students wrote letters on Monday, Nov. 28 to government officials to advocate for social justice globally. Individuals from countries who are experiencing human rights violations inspired the students to write the letters demanding justice. (Sobia Moman photo)

South Surrey students write letters to ‘make a change’ towards social justice

The campaign, Write for Rights, is an international, annual campaign

Elgin Park Secondary school students wrote letters on Monday, Nov. 28 to government officials to advocate for social justice globally. Individuals from countries who are experiencing human rights violations inspired the students to write the letters demanding justice. (Sobia Moman photo)
The popular Rotary Club of White Rock book sale returns this weekend (Dec. 2-4) for a special pre-Christmas edition to help refugee families. (File photo)

Rotary Club of White Rock book sale to benefit refugees

South Surrey event will help families in Afghanistan, Ukraine

The popular Rotary Club of White Rock book sale returns this weekend (Dec. 2-4) for a special pre-Christmas edition to help refugee families. (File photo)
Harold Zelt’s 2023 Dogs of White Rock calendars are on sale now, with proceeds to benefit the SPCA. This is his third year showcasing the city’s pets for charity. (Contributed photo)

Senior releases third Dogs of White Rock calendar

Launched during the pandemic, effort raises funds for the SPCA

Harold Zelt’s 2023 Dogs of White Rock calendars are on sale now, with proceeds to benefit the SPCA. This is his third year showcasing the city’s pets for charity. (Contributed photo)