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Students in Seaquam Secondary’s Lifeskills program sending cards and care packages to residents at North Delta’s Northcrest Care Centre this Christmas. (Submitted photo)

North Delta students bringing Christmas cheer to care home residents

‘Attitude of Gratitude’ project by students in Seaquam Secondary’s Lifeskills program

Students in Seaquam Secondary’s Lifeskills program sending cards and care packages to residents at North Delta’s Northcrest Care Centre this Christmas. (Submitted photo)
Sylvie Peltier and Greg Nosaty operate Red Letter Films, based in Cloverdale. The pair have recently released a pair of cannabis-themed holiday fireplace videos. (Contributed photo)

Green Christmas: Cloverdale filmmakers create cannabis-themed holiday fireplace videos

Pair hope video, earlier documentary, help demystify stigma of cannabis

Sylvie Peltier and Greg Nosaty operate Red Letter Films, based in Cloverdale. The pair have recently released a pair of cannabis-themed holiday fireplace videos. (Contributed photo)
Santa has started offering virtual one-on-one visits with Children across the globe. (Contributed photo)

Santa offering virtual visits to White Rock kids, and beyond

Children most curious about how Mrs. Claus and Rudolph are doing

Santa has started offering virtual one-on-one visits with Children across the globe. (Contributed photo)
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White Rock photographer Irena Shklover documented messages left by others on the White Rock Beach. Now, more than ever, Shklover says the messages can be a powerful tool. (Irena Shklover photos)

PHOTOS: White Rock photographer documents ‘Messages from the Beach’

Irena Shklover has been using her camera to capture lighthearted messages left on the beach

White Rock photographer Irena Shklover documented messages left by others on the White Rock Beach. Now, more than ever, Shklover says the messages can be a powerful tool. (Irena Shklover photos)
From left: Riley Henkel, Nelson Mendonca and Ben Slaney are some of the men at Phoenix Society who have started knitting toques this year. They learned from Medonca, who was taught in jail. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘The loom of life’: Men in recovery in Surrey make toques for homeless, babies

Nelson Mendonca says he learned to knit in jail, continued in recovery because he was ‘a bit anxious’

From left: Riley Henkel, Nelson Mendonca and Ben Slaney are some of the men at Phoenix Society who have started knitting toques this year. They learned from Medonca, who was taught in jail. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Dressed as Santa, Lotus Terminals’ Bob Meredith and (left to right) Ricky Bal, Prab Bal, and Saran Bal deliver more than 500 pairs of socks to the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Dec. 11. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Local business donates more than 500 pairs of socks to the Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Lotus Terminals is thankful they are ‘able to give back to the community’

Dressed as Santa, Lotus Terminals’ Bob Meredith and (left to right) Ricky Bal, Prab Bal, and Saran Bal deliver more than 500 pairs of socks to the Cloverdale Community Kitchen Dec. 11. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey’s Zhao family earned a 2020 Civic Distinction Award for their work to keep the city clean. (submitted photo)

Civic Distinction Awards for 30-plus Surrey people, groups and projects

Read about all the winners in arts, heritage, sports, ‘Heart’ and other categories

Surrey’s Zhao family earned a 2020 Civic Distinction Award for their work to keep the city clean. (submitted photo)
Non-medical face masks made by Rhonda Philips. (submitted photo)

For holiday gift shopping, Surrey’s ‘Heart to Home’ art market moves online

The annual event is usually held at SAGA’s gift shop at Bear Creek Park

Non-medical face masks made by Rhonda Philips. (submitted photo)
Alan Clegg (right) passed the role of president of the Lord Tweedsmuir Alumni Association over to Rachel McCallum Dec. 7 at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School. Tweedsmuir principal Robin Smalley presided over the ceremony. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Changing of the guard for Tweedy Alumni Association

Alan Clegg steps down as Alumni Association president, Rachel McCallum to take over

Alan Clegg (right) passed the role of president of the Lord Tweedsmuir Alumni Association over to Rachel McCallum Dec. 7 at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School. Tweedsmuir principal Robin Smalley presided over the ceremony. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey’s mobile light display. (submitted photo)
Surrey’s mobile light display. (submitted photo)
Harold Zelt’s dog-calendar has so far raised $725 for the SPCA. (Contributed photo)

White Rock senior’s dog calendar raises $725 for SPCA – so far

Harold Zelt had been sharing photos of the city’s four-legged residents ‘just for the fun of it’

Harold Zelt’s dog-calendar has so far raised $725 for the SPCA. (Contributed photo)
The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (File photo)

White Rock Festival of Lights hangs in limbo

City council gave organizers one week to receive approval from province

The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (File photo)
Peace Arch Hospice Society’s Celebrate a Life fundraiser has returned to Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. People who donate $20 or more receive a hand-painted dove (below). (Contributed photo)

Peace Arch Hospice fundraiser Celebrate a Life returns to South Surrey

Hospice fundraiser runs until Dec. 23 at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre

Peace Arch Hospice Society’s Celebrate a Life fundraiser has returned to Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. People who donate $20 or more receive a hand-painted dove (below). (Contributed photo)
RED FM held their annual Gurpurab Radiothon on Monday, Nov. 30 and raised a total of $710,000 for urgent health needs in Surrey: $515,000 for the Surrey Hospitals Foundation, and $195,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. (Submitted photo: Yvonne Chiang)
RED FM held their annual Gurpurab Radiothon on Monday, Nov. 30 and raised a total of $710,000 for urgent health needs in Surrey: $515,000 for the Surrey Hospitals Foundation, and $195,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. (Submitted photo: Yvonne Chiang)
South Surrey’s Kevin McAlpin found this 50-year-old wedding band last week. It’s now back on the hand of its rightful owner, Jack Girvan. (Contributed photo)

‘Remarkable’ chain of events reunites decades-old wedding band with South Surrey owner

Jack Girvan says he was ‘stunned’ by the process that brought his ring full-circle

South Surrey’s Kevin McAlpin found this 50-year-old wedding band last week. It’s now back on the hand of its rightful owner, Jack Girvan. (Contributed photo)
In a physically distanced ceremony Sept. 23 at Peace Arch Elementary, White Rock Rotary Club members presented $63,000 in funds raised for the playground improvement project for the school. A groundbreaking event was held Monday (Dec. 7).(File photo)

Work started on Peace Arch Elementary playground upgrade

Rotary co-funded project expected to be complete by Christmas, with formal opening in the new year

In a physically distanced ceremony Sept. 23 at Peace Arch Elementary, White Rock Rotary Club members presented $63,000 in funds raised for the playground improvement project for the school. A groundbreaking event was held Monday (Dec. 7).(File photo)
A Van Gogh Designs staff member makes furniture at the company’s Campbell Heights factory. (submitted photo)

30+ staff lunchrooms at Surrey hospital refreshed with $170K in Surrey-made furniture

‘Many of our employee lunch rooms have become worn over the years,’ hospitals foundation CEO says

A Van Gogh Designs staff member makes furniture at the company’s Campbell Heights factory. (submitted photo)
Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
Shawn Canil, a Cloverdale-area resident, turns heads with the truck he’s decorated for Christmas. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Truck’s Christmas decorations lift spirits on Cloverdale man’s commute

‘When I see them smiling, I know it’s worth it,’ pickup driver Shawn Canil says

Shawn Canil, a Cloverdale-area resident, turns heads with the truck he’s decorated for Christmas. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Sources is aiming to expand its Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. (Contributed image)

Sources raising funds to expand child-literacy program

Dolly Parton Imagination Library program currently has nearly 150-child wait list

Sources is aiming to expand its Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. (Contributed image)