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The Annual Witches Luncheon, held Oct. 29 in Crescent Beach, raised more than $14,000. (Kaitlyn Mari Photography photo)
The Annual Witches Luncheon, held Oct. 29 in Crescent Beach, raised more than $14,000. (Kaitlyn Mari Photography photo)
Kevin Wise helps his father Reginald Wise lay a wreath at the Cloverdale Cenotaph Aug. 19, 2021, on the 79th anniversary of the Dieppe raid in World War II. Wise, a Second World War veteran, passed away Oct. 29. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale WWII veteran passes away

Reginald Wise was a Royal Marine; fought in Italy, Albania, Greece, and Yugoslavia

Kevin Wise helps his father Reginald Wise lay a wreath at the Cloverdale Cenotaph Aug. 19, 2021, on the 79th anniversary of the Dieppe raid in World War II. Wise, a Second World War veteran, passed away Oct. 29. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Deputy Chief Harj Sidhu (right) with Deputy Chief Constable Commendation recipient Const. Steven Vickery at the 2021 Delta Police Awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 28. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police honour citizens, officers at awards ceremony

Awards were presented at a ceremony Oct. 28 honouring achievements over the past two years

Deputy Chief Harj Sidhu (right) with Deputy Chief Constable Commendation recipient Const. Steven Vickery at the 2021 Delta Police Awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 28. (Delta Police Department photo)
Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. The railway society will run its Electric Express Dec. 11-12 as they present Christmas as it would have been celebrated 100 years ago. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

‘Electric Express’ returning to Cloverdale

Annual Christmas train is back after one-year hiatus

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. The railway society will run its Electric Express Dec. 11-12 as they present Christmas as it would have been celebrated 100 years ago. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
The pigs at Happy Herd Farm getting ready to eat their favourite snack (Aldergrove Star files)

Happy Herd Farm looking for volunteers

Animals at Aldergrove’s Happy Herd need pumpkin drop-off, Monday, Nov. 1.

The pigs at Happy Herd Farm getting ready to eat their favourite snack (Aldergrove Star files)
Charmly Smith (far right) – pictured here with (from left) Self Advocates of Semiahmoo’s Alexander Magnussen, Danielle Burns, Asma Patel and UNITI CEO Doug Tennant, at the 2017 Disability Pride Parade – is one of four winners of Community Living BC’s 2021 WOW Awards. (Contributed file photo)

South Surrey’s Charmly Smith an ‘inclusion champion’

Involvement co-ordinator for Self Advocates of Semiahmoo named 2021 WOW Award winner

Charmly Smith (far right) – pictured here with (from left) Self Advocates of Semiahmoo’s Alexander Magnussen, Danielle Burns, Asma Patel and UNITI CEO Doug Tennant, at the 2017 Disability Pride Parade – is one of four winners of Community Living BC’s 2021 WOW Awards. (Contributed file photo)
Stacey Merrick is raising money to purchase an accessible vehicle to better support her six-year-old son Jay. (GoFundMe image)

Surrey fundraiser to purchase accessible vehicle for boy, 6, takes off

Mother starts GoFundMe page to better support her ‘cutest little ray of sunshine’

Stacey Merrick is raising money to purchase an accessible vehicle to better support her six-year-old son Jay. (GoFundMe image)
Jack Herring, 3, met Santa Claus at a ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP pre-pandemic. This year, the detachment’s drive-thru clothing drive is set for Nov. 27. (File photo)
Jack Herring, 3, met Santa Claus at a ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event held by White Rock RCMP pre-pandemic. This year, the detachment’s drive-thru clothing drive is set for Nov. 27. (File photo)
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Canada Post’s new Diwali stamp created with help of Surrey business owner

‘I’ve gotten such incredible response to the stamp,’ advisor Kamal Sharma says

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Rendering of Options’ affordable-housing project being built at the corner of King George Boulevard and 81 Avenue, in Newton. (submitted image)

$50K boost for Surrey’s ‘Women of Options’ campaign to build affordable housing

Coast Capital donated $1,000 to each of the 50 women involved in Options’ anniversary fundraiser

Rendering of Options’ affordable-housing project being built at the corner of King George Boulevard and 81 Avenue, in Newton. (submitted image)
Azra Hussain, left, and her daughter Hebah Hussaina are among WXN 2021 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award winners. (submitted photo: Diamond’s Edge Photography)

Surrey mother, daughter named 2 of Canada’s most powerful women

Women’s Executive Network recognizes women who ‘advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow’s leaders’

Azra Hussain, left, and her daughter Hebah Hussaina are among WXN 2021 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award winners. (submitted photo: Diamond’s Edge Photography)
Volunteers pack Christmas food hampers for needy families the Alice McKay Building in 2020. Last year the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s annual hamper program served around 500 families and this year organizers expect that number to climb to more than 600 families. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Community Kitchen finds much needed warehouse space

Roller Derby team gives up building rental to help Christmas Hamper Program

Volunteers pack Christmas food hampers for needy families the Alice McKay Building in 2020. Last year the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s annual hamper program served around 500 families and this year organizers expect that number to climb to more than 600 families. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Kids play in the TD Explore Zone at the Museum of Surrey. The museum is reopening the play area Nov. 2 after being closed for more than a year and a half. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)

Kids play area to reopen at the Museum of Surrey

TD Explore Zone closed since March 2020

Kids play in the TD Explore Zone at the Museum of Surrey. The museum is reopening the play area Nov. 2 after being closed for more than a year and a half. (Photo: Museum of Surrey)
Registration is now open for Deltassist’s 2021 Christmas programs. (Deltassist Family & Community Services/Facebook photo)

Help Deltassist support local families this Christmas

Food hamper program, toy depot registration now open; Deltassist asking for cash, gift card donations

Registration is now open for Deltassist’s 2021 Christmas programs. (Deltassist Family & Community Services/Facebook photo)
Mack Keay from Ocean Trailer picks up a load of prizes from Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Ungala 2021 fundraising virtual auction, which raised $56,100 for children with developmental needs in Delta, Surrey and Langley. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)

$56K raised in Reach Society’s ‘Ungala’ virtual auction

Tickets for Delta non-profit’s spa getaway raffle, 50/50 draw on sale until Dec. 2

Mack Keay from Ocean Trailer picks up a load of prizes from Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Ungala 2021 fundraising virtual auction, which raised $56,100 for children with developmental needs in Delta, Surrey and Langley. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)
This coho was counted last week at the Little Campbell Hatchery. (Contributed photo)

Coho salmon off to a good start at South Surrey hatchery

Volunteers say more than half of entire season’s typical run already logged at Little Campbell site

This coho was counted last week at the Little Campbell Hatchery. (Contributed photo)
The Cloverdale Rodeo office is seen in the Alice McKay building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in 2021. Four new members were elected to the Rodeo Board after the AGM Oct. 17. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Cloverdale Rodeo office is seen in the Alice McKay building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in 2021. Four new members were elected to the Rodeo Board after the AGM Oct. 17. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Led by the Lower Mainland Green Team and City of White Rock parks manager Egan Davis, about a dozen local residents took part in an interpretive nature walk at Ruth Johnson Park. The walk was followed by a few hours of invasive plant removal. (Lower Mainland Green Team photo)

PHOTOS: Nature walk, invasive-plant removal highlights busy Saturday for Green Team

Volunteers learned more about White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park on interpretive stroll

Led by the Lower Mainland Green Team and City of White Rock parks manager Egan Davis, about a dozen local residents took part in an interpretive nature walk at Ruth Johnson Park. The walk was followed by a few hours of invasive plant removal. (Lower Mainland Green Team photo)
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey philanthropists share appetite to help health-care workers

Vern and Helga Höing donate funds for Thanksgiving, Christmas meals at Peace Arch Hospital

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)