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Screenshot from the registration page for the 55+ tech forums the City of Surrey plans to host this fall and winter. (Image via surrey.ca)

City to host series of tech forums for seniors

Three free forums to be held in Whalley, Newton, Cloverdale

Screenshot from the registration page for the 55+ tech forums the City of Surrey plans to host this fall and winter. (Image via surrey.ca)
Rowan Hawthorne, 5, released a butterfly at Krause Berry Farms on Saturday, Aug. 6, the first butterfly release fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society and Langley Lodge since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Butterfly release event returns to Lower Mainland community

Fundraiser for Langley Lodge and Langley Hospice was shut down during the pandemic

Rowan Hawthorne, 5, released a butterfly at Krause Berry Farms on Saturday, Aug. 6, the first butterfly release fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society and Langley Lodge since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Picnic on the Pier event, held Thursday, Aug. 4, raised $100,000 for Peace Arch Hospital. (Contributed photo)

Picnic on the Pier raises $100,000 for Peace Arch Hospital

Funds will be put towards medical imaging equipment, hospital foundation says

The Picnic on the Pier event, held Thursday, Aug. 4, raised $100,000 for Peace Arch Hospital. (Contributed photo)
Dustin Biega was 16 years old when he became a father to Kyson. Now, Kyson is four years old and is being co-parented by his two parents. Biega was able to graduate from high school with the help of Options Community Services. (Sobia Moman photo)

Young White Rock father wouldn’t be where he is today without community support

Options Community Services is running a fundraising campaign to fund emergency care

Dustin Biega was 16 years old when he became a father to Kyson. Now, Kyson is four years old and is being co-parented by his two parents. Biega was able to graduate from high school with the help of Options Community Services. (Sobia Moman photo)
The Village

Cottage-style living brings enriched experiences to people living with dementia

Langley village offers residents the freedom — and security — to explore

  • Aug 8, 2022
The Village
Liz Holroyd with her husband Scott created the White Rock Parkinson Walk and are excited for it’s triumphant in-person return. (Contributed photo)

White Rock resident bringing Parkinson SuperWalk back to the city, raising awareness about disease

Liz Holroyd is an advocate for Parkinson’s Disease awareness and research after being diagnosed

Liz Holroyd with her husband Scott created the White Rock Parkinson Walk and are excited for it’s triumphant in-person return. (Contributed photo)
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
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KPU students’ ‘Summer Fling Neighbourhood Clean-Up Party’ at Surrey park welcomes residents

Two-hour event Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Newton Athletic Park, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Former world figure skating champ Victor Kraatz back coaching in B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Skater spent 3 years in Finland teaching hockey players about power and efficiency

Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
The photo mural mosaic at the Museum of Surrey. (Submitted photo)

Thousands of portraits fill Museum of Surrey’s mural wall to create large river-photo mosaic

Created in 2018, the project involved some interesting photos of Surrey people at Surrey events

The photo mural mosaic at the Museum of Surrey. (Submitted photo)
Which home will you choose? If you win the Grand Prize draw, you’ll choose one of eight options, including a $2.8-million home package.

Win the dream, live like a multi-millionaire!

Dream Lottery: Support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, get chance at $2.8 million+ grand prize

  • Aug 1, 2022
Which home will you choose? If you win the Grand Prize draw, you’ll choose one of eight options, including a $2.8-million home package.
Sikh Motorcycle Club ended their ride in Surrey on Sunday (July 31), from Abbotsford. The club rode around the province to spread awareness about diabetes and the importance of research into the disease to support those living with it and help find a cure. Together, they raised money for Diabetes Canada, a charity organization dedicated to doing the work. (Sobia Moman photo)

Sikh Motorcycle Club rode through Surrey in an effort to raise money for diabetes research

The club supports Diabetes Canada in achieving their goal of finding a cure for diabetes

Sikh Motorcycle Club ended their ride in Surrey on Sunday (July 31), from Abbotsford. The club rode around the province to spread awareness about diabetes and the importance of research into the disease to support those living with it and help find a cure. Together, they raised money for Diabetes Canada, a charity organization dedicated to doing the work. (Sobia Moman photo)
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Holden Dipiazza races down the track during the Action BMX Western Series Weekend in Surrey on Saturday, July 30, 2022. The rider with the most points at the end of the weekend will walk away with a red jacket. (Photo: Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

PHOTOS: 3-day BMX event comes to Surrey

75 kids are registered for the event at Action BMX

Holden Dipiazza races down the track during the Action BMX Western Series Weekend in Surrey on Saturday, July 30, 2022. The rider with the most points at the end of the weekend will walk away with a red jacket. (Photo: Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)
From left: City councillors Brenda Locke and Allison Patton, Surrey-Green Timbers MLA Rachna Singh, Janice Abbott, CEO of Atira Women’s Resource Society, Coun. Doug Elford, Mayor Doug McCallum, Coun. Laurie Guerra, and Surrey Centre MP Randeep Sarai pose for a photo at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Whalley in Surrey on Thursday, July 28, 2022. The ceremony was to officially open the Atira Women’s Resource Society Little’s Place Too. (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

Little’s Too, Surrey’s newest social housing complex for women opens

Mayor, MLA, MP and city councillors attend official opening July 28

  • Jul 30, 2022
From left: City councillors Brenda Locke and Allison Patton, Surrey-Green Timbers MLA Rachna Singh, Janice Abbott, CEO of Atira Women’s Resource Society, Coun. Doug Elford, Mayor Doug McCallum, Coun. Laurie Guerra, and Surrey Centre MP Randeep Sarai pose for a photo at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Whalley in Surrey on Thursday, July 28, 2022. The ceremony was to officially open the Atira Women’s Resource Society Little’s Place Too. (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)
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‘Twin Adventures’ for Surrey co-authors who wrote a children’s book about South Asian kids

Book was supposed to be released last fall, but the pandemic paused a launch event until Aug. 7

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First West Foundation, through its Envision Financial Community Endowment, is granting BC Alberta Guide Dogs $15,000 to support its Autism Service Dog Program. (BC & Alberta Guide Dogs/contributed photo)

$75K granted to Delta non-profit groups

Reach Society, Take a Hike Foundation, SHER Vancouver, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs among 45 B.C. grantees

First West Foundation, through its Envision Financial Community Endowment, is granting BC Alberta Guide Dogs $15,000 to support its Autism Service Dog Program. (BC & Alberta Guide Dogs/contributed photo)
Tristan Kristol (on the ladder) and Keegan Sheridan participated in painting over graffiti at Ocean Park Pizza and Village Pub. (Sobia Moman photo)

Video: High school rugby team volunteer to clean-up graffiti in Ocean Park

The Elgin Park Secondary Orcas spent their Monday afternoon painting over a graffiti-filled wall

Tristan Kristol (on the ladder) and Keegan Sheridan participated in painting over graffiti at Ocean Park Pizza and Village Pub. (Sobia Moman photo)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)