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Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Left to right: Beverley Rennicks, Courtney van den Boogaard, Alison Minto, Jenny Tate, and Matthew Campbell hand out Coldest Night of the Year toques Feb. 20. This year’s charity event raised more than $220K. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Cloverdale’s Coldest Night event raises more than $220K

Supporters raise more than double original donation goal

Left to right: Beverley Rennicks, Courtney van den Boogaard, Alison Minto, Jenny Tate, and Matthew Campbell hand out Coldest Night of the Year toques Feb. 20. This year’s charity event raised more than $220K. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Ella Lee started a pen-pal program between children and seniors. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey teen starts pen-pal program between seniors and children

Ella Lee said program teaches importance of inter-generational connectedness

Ella Lee started a pen-pal program between children and seniors. (Contributed photo)
Sources’ David Young thanks participants at a previous Coldest Night of the Year event; this year’s event, set for this weekend, will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock’s Coldest Night of Year event begins today

More than $170,000 has been raised for virtual Sources fundraiser

Sources’ David Young thanks participants at a previous Coldest Night of the Year event; this year’s event, set for this weekend, will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Aaron Hinks photo)
The White Rock Pier will be lit blue on Monday, as part of the Girl Guides’ Guiding Lights Across BC campaign. (Aaron Hinks photo)
The White Rock Pier will be lit blue on Monday, as part of the Girl Guides’ Guiding Lights Across BC campaign. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Pink Shirt Day in Surrey schools is Feb. 24. This year’s theme is ‘Lift Each Other Up’ (stock photo)

Pink Shirt Day in Surrey schools is Feb. 24

Theme of this year’s anti-bullying campaign is ‘Lift Each Other Up’

  • Feb 18, 2021
Pink Shirt Day in Surrey schools is Feb. 24. This year’s theme is ‘Lift Each Other Up’ (stock photo)
Members of the community participate in the 7th annual Coldest Night of the Year event Feb. 22, 2020. This year’s event will have a virtual aspect to it because of COVID, says organizer Courtenay van den Boogaard. (Photo Submitted: Amanda Grewall)
Members of the community participate in the 7th annual Coldest Night of the Year event Feb. 22, 2020. This year’s event will have a virtual aspect to it because of COVID, says organizer Courtenay van den Boogaard. (Photo Submitted: Amanda Grewall)
Cloverdale’s Hawthorne Square is seen on Feb. 16, 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Cloverdale’s Hawthorne Square is seen on Feb. 16, 2021. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
With a Neighbourhood Small Grant of $300, residents of a strata corporation in Delta gathered for a beautification work party in July 2019 to install the plants and planter boxes and then hold a community BBQ and bocce tournament. (Submitted photo)

Small grants available for Delta neighbourhood projects

Delta Foundation grants range from $50 to $500 and are meant to fund creative community initiatives

With a Neighbourhood Small Grant of $300, residents of a strata corporation in Delta gathered for a beautification work party in July 2019 to install the plants and planter boxes and then hold a community BBQ and bocce tournament. (Submitted photo)
Canadian income tax forms. (Better Business Bureau photo)

Deltassist volunteers here to help at tax time

Due to COVID-19, this year’s free income tax clinic will be a ‘drop-off and pick-up’ event

Canadian income tax forms. (Better Business Bureau photo)
seniors scene

SENIORS SCENE: Volunteers team up to deliver meals to seniors

Low-cost frozen meals through frozen food offered weekly

  • Feb 11, 2021
seniors scene
Semiahmoo Secondary students from the Colour of Campus Society donated $525 worth of COVID-19 supplies to the school. (Contributed)

Semiahmoo students donate $525 worth of COVID supplies to school

Group of students worked with art club to host online fundraiser

Semiahmoo Secondary students from the Colour of Campus Society donated $525 worth of COVID-19 supplies to the school. (Contributed)
Surrey RCMP helped to bring home a lost pig in South Surrey. (Photo: Surrey RCMP/Twitter)
Surrey RCMP helped to bring home a lost pig in South Surrey. (Photo: Surrey RCMP/Twitter)
Burrvilla, a heritage building located in Deas Island Regional Park. (James Smith photo)

Delta Heritage Week going virtual for 2021

City celebrating annual Heritage Week with series of online programs, activities and media Feb. 15-21

Burrvilla, a heritage building located in Deas Island Regional Park. (James Smith photo)
Monisha Jassi (right), then-facilitator for Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Punjabi Speaking Parents Support and Information Group, and Dr. Miriam Elfert (right) are interviewed on The Harjinder Thind Show on RedFM on March 18, 2020. The interview aimed to alleviate stigma and raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the supports available to parents with South Asian listeners. (Submitted photo)

Reach Society re-starting support group for Punjabi-speaking parents

The free group will meet via Zoom on the last Thursday of each month, starting Feb. 25

Monisha Jassi (right), then-facilitator for Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Punjabi Speaking Parents Support and Information Group, and Dr. Miriam Elfert (right) are interviewed on The Harjinder Thind Show on RedFM on March 18, 2020. The interview aimed to alleviate stigma and raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the supports available to parents with South Asian listeners. (Submitted photo)
Surrey’s Brian Zolmer won $75,000 on a scratch ticket. (BCLC photo)

Surrey man wins $75K on scratch ticket

Brian Zolmer plans to invest some of his winnings

Surrey’s Brian Zolmer won $75,000 on a scratch ticket. (BCLC photo)
Delta Secondary student, Brennan Katsube (left) and Seaquam Secondary student Amit Sharma, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s 2020 scholarship winners. Katsube was awarded the Robert T. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, while Sharma was awarded the foundation’s namesake scholarship. (Submitted photos)

Hospital foundation offering scholarships for Delta students

Applications open now for Delta students graduating in 2021; deadline to apply is April 30

Delta Secondary student, Brennan Katsube (left) and Seaquam Secondary student Amit Sharma, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s 2020 scholarship winners. Katsube was awarded the Robert T. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, while Sharma was awarded the foundation’s namesake scholarship. (Submitted photos)
Promotional photo for the new Mandrake the Magician exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. The show runs until May 16. (Image via surrey.ca)

Mandrake the Magician revealed in new exhibition at the Museum of Surrey

Explore real-life magic with new Community Treasures exhibit

Promotional photo for the new Mandrake the Magician exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. The show runs until May 16. (Image via surrey.ca)
TEASER PHOTO ONLY Sally Jiao earned a Beedie Luminaries scholarship that allowed her to study at UBC's Sauder School of Business. "It was a major surprise to get it, after submitting the application and going through an interview," she said. "I think being in a really calm mood really helped me with that application, because for the others I felt really anxious.” (submitted photo)

Once bullied, Surrey scholarship winner worked to become top student at UBC business school

Queen Elizabeth Secondary grad Sally Jiao struggled with English and a limb malformation of her feet

TEASER PHOTO ONLY Sally Jiao earned a Beedie Luminaries scholarship that allowed her to study at UBC's Sauder School of Business. "It was a major surprise to get it, after submitting the application and going through an interview," she said. "I think being in a really calm mood really helped me with that application, because for the others I felt really anxious.” (submitted photo)
The Delta Heritage Society and the Delta Archives are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying the people in this photograph, thought to be a photo of a fishermen’s party or community dance that took place at Sunbury Hall around 1980. (Submitted photo)

Know anyone in this photo? Delta Heritage Society, archives want to hear from you

The photo is thought to be of a fishermen’s party or community dance at Sunbury Hall circa 1980

The Delta Heritage Society and the Delta Archives are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying the people in this photograph, thought to be a photo of a fishermen’s party or community dance that took place at Sunbury Hall around 1980. (Submitted photo)