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Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
People who are experiencing homelessness in White Rock and South Surrey say they are often made to feel unwelcome in the community. Unhoused people and their advocates across the Semiahmoo Peninsula say that a homeless shelter would be only one step in addressing homelessness. (Tricia Weel photo)

Unhoused people’s needs go beyond finding housing in South Surrey, White Rock

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People who are experiencing homelessness in White Rock and South Surrey say they are often made to feel unwelcome in the community. Unhoused people and their advocates across the Semiahmoo Peninsula say that a homeless shelter would be only one step in addressing homelessness. (Tricia Weel photo)
Delta Mayor George Harvie (centre) joined representatives from the Rotary Club of North Delta and South Delta Baptist Church at the North Delta Recreation Centre on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 as they received $1,500 from the Delta Community Foundation in support of the Starfish Pack programs in North and South Delta. (James Smith photo)

Residents’ spare change adds up to meals for vulnerable Delta kids

Delta Starfish Pack programs receive $1,500 collected via donations made at city’s ‘kindness meters’

Delta Mayor George Harvie (centre) joined representatives from the Rotary Club of North Delta and South Delta Baptist Church at the North Delta Recreation Centre on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 as they received $1,500 from the Delta Community Foundation in support of the Starfish Pack programs in North and South Delta. (James Smith photo)
Dick Deck, World War II airman and former POW, is accompanied by Earle Fraser from the Cloverdale Legion to the cenotaph in Veterans’ Square Nov. 11, 2022. Deck laid a wreath on behalf of all prisoners of war. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

WWII airman, 101, lays wreath at Cloverdale Cenotaph

Dick Deck was a POW for several months in 1945

Dick Deck, World War II airman and former POW, is accompanied by Earle Fraser from the Cloverdale Legion to the cenotaph in Veterans’ Square Nov. 11, 2022. Deck laid a wreath on behalf of all prisoners of war. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
A small crowd gathered at cenotaph in Port Kells Nov. 11. (Photo submitted: Greg MacRae)

Handful of people gathered at Port Kells Cenotaph Nov. 11

Port Kells Cenotaph erected by ‘once robust’ community association

A small crowd gathered at cenotaph in Port Kells Nov. 11. (Photo submitted: Greg MacRae)
The peninsula’s Community Christmas Day Dinner at White Rock Baptist Church – seen here in 2019 – will be back on Dec. 25 this year after being cancelled for two years due to COVID-19 concerns. (File photo)

White Rock-South Surrey Christmas Dinner returns after 2-year hiatus

Registration is required, community sponsors sought, for the popular annual event

The peninsula’s Community Christmas Day Dinner at White Rock Baptist Church – seen here in 2019 – will be back on Dec. 25 this year after being cancelled for two years due to COVID-19 concerns. (File photo)
Dick Deck, World War II airman and former POW, is accompanied by Earle Fraser from the Cloverdale Legion to the cenotaph in Veterans’ Square Nov. 11, 2022. Deck laid a wreath on behalf of all prisoners of war. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Crowds return for Cloverdale’s Remembrance Day service in Veterans’ Square

101-year-old former POW Dick Deck lays wreath at Cloverdale Cenotaph

Dick Deck, World War II airman and former POW, is accompanied by Earle Fraser from the Cloverdale Legion to the cenotaph in Veterans’ Square Nov. 11, 2022. Deck laid a wreath on behalf of all prisoners of war. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Bayridge Elementary worked together to remove invasive plants at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park earlier this year. (File photo)

Lower Mainland Green Team looking for volunteers ahead of White Rock clean-up

The team will be removing invasive plants at Ruth Johnson Park

The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Bayridge Elementary worked together to remove invasive plants at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park earlier this year. (File photo)
(James Smith photo)
(James Smith photo)
Remembrance Day ceremonies, organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8 and supported by the City of White Rock, began with a parade from uptown White Rock to the cenotaph on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Geoff Yue photos)

PHOTOS: Huge turnout for White Rock Remembrance Day services

Sombre event held at cenotaph near City Hall draws hundreds

Remembrance Day ceremonies, organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8 and supported by the City of White Rock, began with a parade from uptown White Rock to the cenotaph on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Geoff Yue photos)
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
Artist’s rendering of what the new Cloverdale hospital may look like. (Image via Fraser Health)

Fraser Health wants feedback on new Cloverdale hospital

Fraser Health now offering six avenues for Surreyites to provide input

Artist’s rendering of what the new Cloverdale hospital may look like. (Image via Fraser Health)
The Christmas Store at Potters Nursery is now open. Billed as “Western Canada’s largest Christmas store,” the retail area covers 28,000 square feet. (Photo submitted: Potters)

Potters Nursery Christmas store opens

Store has more than 50,000 ornaments among many other items

The Christmas Store at Potters Nursery is now open. Billed as “Western Canada’s largest Christmas store,” the retail area covers 28,000 square feet. (Photo submitted: Potters)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The string trio Musical Occasions plays at the Sources Foundation charity gala Frozen - A Winter Wonderland Saturday at Hazlemere Golf & Country Club. Photo by Daryl Currie.
The string trio Musical Occasions plays at the Sources Foundation charity gala Frozen - A Winter Wonderland Saturday at Hazlemere Golf & Country Club. Photo by Daryl Currie.
Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)

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Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)
BOLT Safety Society team members at a recent launch event. (Submitted photo)

With Project LyghtNyng, youth-led BOLT Safety Society aims to end violence, harassment, abuse

Group co-founder Vedanshi Vala was given Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 award in 2021

BOLT Safety Society team members at a recent launch event. (Submitted photo)
Delta-based Evolution Group of Companies and the Delta Community Foundation are holding a warehouse sale Nov. 11-13 at Harris Barn (4140 Arthur Dr.), with up to 75 per cent off on a large selection of clothing, shoes, accessories and more. All proceeds will benefit the Delta Community Foundation. (Delta Community Foundation/Facebook photo)

Warehouse sale benefiting Delta Community Foundation this weekend

Sale runs Nov. 11-13 at Harris Barn in Ladner, with up to 75 per cent off retail prices

Delta-based Evolution Group of Companies and the Delta Community Foundation are holding a warehouse sale Nov. 11-13 at Harris Barn (4140 Arthur Dr.), with up to 75 per cent off on a large selection of clothing, shoes, accessories and more. All proceeds will benefit the Delta Community Foundation. (Delta Community Foundation/Facebook photo)
The West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace is at TRADEX Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20. Photo contributed

10 reasons you should not miss Western Canada’s leading holiday season show

The West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace is at Tradex in Abbotsford Nov. 18 to 20

  • Nov 7, 2022
The West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace is at TRADEX Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20. Photo contributed