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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)
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)
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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)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)

25 going on 18: Happy birthday to Kamloops man badly injured in 2016 assault

Jessie’s brain injury has him believing he is forever 18

  • Jul 26, 2022
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Paddlers makes their way toward the start/finish line at Surrey Hospital Foundation “Champion of the Crescent” third annual stand up paddle board charity event at Blackie Spit Park at Crescent Beach in in Surrey on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The event supports youth mental health programs, with proceeds going towards renewing the outdoor courtyard used by youth in the adolescent day treatment program in Surrey. (Photo by Anna Burns/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Champion of the Crescent crowned as $243K raised for charity

Surrey Hospital Foundation event raised money for adolescent day treatment program

  • Jul 26, 2022
Paddlers makes their way toward the start/finish line at Surrey Hospital Foundation “Champion of the Crescent” third annual stand up paddle board charity event at Blackie Spit Park at Crescent Beach in in Surrey on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The event supports youth mental health programs, with proceeds going towards renewing the outdoor courtyard used by youth in the adolescent day treatment program in Surrey. (Photo by Anna Burns/Black Press Media)
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A fireworks display will cap off a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 30, as the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days make a return to the waterfront, following a two-year hiatus. (File photo)

Fireworks, talent show among highlights as White Rock Sea Festival, Semiahmoo Days return

Following two years of cancellations, waterfront celebration begins Friday, July 29

A fireworks display will cap off a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 30, as the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days make a return to the waterfront, following a two-year hiatus. (File photo)
Albert (Bert) Leger, left, and Frankie La Sasso work out during a Punch Out Parkinson’s boxing class at Box2Fit in Surrey on Wednesday, July 20. (Photo: Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

Cloverdale classes help Surrey residents punch back at Parkinson’s symptoms

Trainer says classes get results because they help strengthen mind-body connection

  • Jul 22, 2022
Albert (Bert) Leger, left, and Frankie La Sasso work out during a Punch Out Parkinson’s boxing class at Box2Fit in Surrey on Wednesday, July 20. (Photo: Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)
More than 200 paddlers participated in the 2017 Champion of the Crescent. This year’s event is set for Saturday. (Contributed photo)

Champion of the Crescent event set for Saturday at Crescent Beach

Event is a fundraiser for Surrey Memorial Hospital’s youth mental-health initiatives

More than 200 paddlers participated in the 2017 Champion of the Crescent. This year’s event is set for Saturday. (Contributed photo)
Nadir Ibadullah poses for a photo in front of his Surrey home on Thursday, July 14. Ibadullah owns 11 Minis, each of which have their own name. (Photo: Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

Surrey man’s collection of 11 Minis attests to big passion for small cars

Nadir Ibadullah’s love affair with the Mini began when he was growing up in Pakistan

  • Jul 20, 2022
Nadir Ibadullah poses for a photo in front of his Surrey home on Thursday, July 14. Ibadullah owns 11 Minis, each of which have their own name. (Photo: Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)
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