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The Delta Community Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Reach Child & Youth Development Society to support specialized counselling for families raising children with special needs. Pictured, from left, are Reach events and fundraising co-ordinator Tamara Veitch, DCF grants committee chair Ammen Dhillon, DCF president Gail Martin and Reach executive director Renie D’Aquila. (Submitted photo)

Reach Society gifted $5,000 by Delta Community Foundation

Funds help vulnerable families with kids with complex needs get counselling, mental health support

The Delta Community Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Reach Child & Youth Development Society to support specialized counselling for families raising children with special needs. Pictured, from left, are Reach events and fundraising co-ordinator Tamara Veitch, DCF grants committee chair Ammen Dhillon, DCF president Gail Martin and Reach executive director Renie D’Aquila. (Submitted photo)
Speed bumps were recently installed on 190th in Campbell Heights in an effort to curb a street racing problem that popped up along the street. (Photo submitted: Scott Wheatley)

City curbs street racing problem in Campbell Heights

Chamber director worries racing will eventually emerge elsewhere

Speed bumps were recently installed on 190th in Campbell Heights in an effort to curb a street racing problem that popped up along the street. (Photo submitted: Scott Wheatley)
Elgin Park Secondary celebrated Diwali on Monday, Oct. 24 for the first time, led by the school’s Anti-Racism Committee created and ran by students. (Contributed photo)

Elgin Park’s first Diwali celebration at school a lesson in cultural appreciation

Student-led committee planning cultural celebrations for many ethnic backgrounds

Elgin Park Secondary celebrated Diwali on Monday, Oct. 24 for the first time, led by the school’s Anti-Racism Committee created and ran by students. (Contributed photo)
Earle Fraser, service officer for the Cloverdale Legion, escorts Silver Cross Mother Sian LeSueur after she laid a wreath at the cenotaph in 2019. Her son, Garrett William Chidley, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Fraser said the public can expect a normal ceremony in Veterans’ Square this year. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Remembrance Day services to be held across city

Ceremonies to be held in Cloverdale, Whalley, and Surrey Centre Cemetery

Earle Fraser, service officer for the Cloverdale Legion, escorts Silver Cross Mother Sian LeSueur after she laid a wreath at the cenotaph in 2019. Her son, Garrett William Chidley, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Fraser said the public can expect a normal ceremony in Veterans’ Square this year. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
World War II Veteran and POW Hans Andersen, then 98, lays a wreath for POWs at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in 2019. This year, Andersen and another former POW, Rick Deck will both lay wreaths at the Cloverdale Cenotaph. Both men turned 101 this year. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Two 101-year-old former POWs to lay wreaths at Cloverdale Cenotaph

Veterans’ square open to general public this year

World War II Veteran and POW Hans Andersen, then 98, lays a wreath for POWs at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in 2019. This year, Andersen and another former POW, Rick Deck will both lay wreaths at the Cloverdale Cenotaph. Both men turned 101 this year. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Deltassist is asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items in support of its 2022 Christmas programs. (James Smith photo)

UPDATE: Donations needed for Deltassist Christmas programs

Registration opens Oct. 31 for Deltassist’s annual Christmas food hamper and toy depot programs

Deltassist is asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items in support of its 2022 Christmas programs. (James Smith photo)
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
Read to Baby kits available from Surrey Libraries. (submitted photo)

Free ‘Read to Baby’ kits from Surrey Libraries prepare newborns for ‘lifelong learning’

In November, bestselling author Samantha M. Bailey is the guest speaker during an online event

Read to Baby kits available from Surrey Libraries. (submitted photo)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

PODCAST.: Turnout for B.C. 2022 municipal elections down from 2018

TODAY IN B.C.: Voting online, campaign issues and mayoralty races discussed

Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
While the Semiahmoo Peninsula is often considered to be an affluent area, homelessness is still an important issue, and many residents live right on the poverty line. (File photo)

Time is now to address complex issue of homelessness in White Rock, South Surrey: advocates

Resources for unhoused people on the Semiahmoo Peninsula are few and inconsistent

While the Semiahmoo Peninsula is often considered to be an affluent area, homelessness is still an important issue, and many residents live right on the poverty line. (File photo)
Swim lessons offered by Lifesaving Society. (File photo)

With Red Cross ending swim lessons, Surrey partners with Lifesaving Society in pools

More than 1.2 million Canadians take Lifesaving Society courses every year

Swim lessons offered by Lifesaving Society. (File photo)
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‘We are at capacity’: Centre that helps Surrey-area women sees surge in demand for services

Sold-out ‘Frozen’ gala aims to raise $300K for busy Sources Community Resources Centres

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The new free pantry in White Rock has been installed to replace the old one that was destroyed in March. Doors of the cabinet were painted by Alicia Jensen. (Contributed photo)

New White Rock ‘free pantry’ installed, replacing one that was destroyed

The cabinet encourages those who can to donate for those in need to take what they lack

The new free pantry in White Rock has been installed to replace the old one that was destroyed in March. Doors of the cabinet were painted by Alicia Jensen. (Contributed photo)
Surrey student winners of the 2022 Youth Writing Contest by Surrey Libraries. (Surrey Schools photo)
Surrey student winners of the 2022 Youth Writing Contest by Surrey Libraries. (Surrey Schools photo)
Displayed in the White Rock Museum and Archives’ Lest We Forget: White Rock During The War Years exhibit is a collection of items that belonged to David L. Bell who was a squadron leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1939 to 1967. Included in the collection are his dress uniform, caps, gloves, a belt and medals. (Peace Arch News photo)
Displayed in the White Rock Museum and Archives’ Lest We Forget: White Rock During The War Years exhibit is a collection of items that belonged to David L. Bell who was a squadron leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1939 to 1967. Included in the collection are his dress uniform, caps, gloves, a belt and medals. (Peace Arch News photo)
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
The Cloverdale Catholic School student choir provided music for a special 75th anniversary celebratory Mass held at Precious Blood Catholic Church Oct. 14. (Photo submitted: Nick Elbers)

Cloverdale’s Precious Blood Catholic parish turns 75

Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller attended parish celebration

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The Cloverdale Catholic School student choir provided music for a special 75th anniversary celebratory Mass held at Precious Blood Catholic Church Oct. 14. (Photo submitted: Nick Elbers)
(from left) Delview Thanks 4 Giving committee members Khushboo Pangalia, Seerit Pooni, Celine Mohamed and Joshua Thoreson. (James Smith photo)

North Delta school’s Thanks 4 Giving food drive back in-person

Delview Secondary holding 30th annual event benefiting Surrey Food Bank and Deltassist Oct. 27

(from left) Delview Thanks 4 Giving committee members Khushboo Pangalia, Seerit Pooni, Celine Mohamed and Joshua Thoreson. (James Smith photo)
Kim Baird. (File photo)

‘Reconciliation 101’ talk in Surrey with former chief of Tsawwassen First Nation

‘We’re still in the truth-telling of reconciliation,’ says Kim Baird, guest speaker at Nov. 7 event

Kim Baird. (File photo)
Tyler and his mom Brandy pose for Ted Couling as he draws a caricature of them on the Rocky Mountaineer train, which took them on a two-day journey through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

Foundation takes sick Surrey boy on ‘magical’ trip through B.C.

Tyler Meisner, 12, was ‘over the moon’ on train, where mom says he felt safe and understood

Tyler and his mom Brandy pose for Ted Couling as he draws a caricature of them on the Rocky Mountaineer train, which took them on a two-day journey through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver. (Submitted photo)