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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)
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Ben “Santa” Cohen visits Ecole Martha Currie in Cloverdale Dec. 4. Santa wished everyone a socially-distanced Merry Christmas out in front of the school. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Santa visits Ecole Martha Currie in Cloverdale

First gig of the season for Ben ‘Santa’ Cohen; COVID driving most gigs online

Ben “Santa” Cohen visits Ecole Martha Currie in Cloverdale Dec. 4. Santa wished everyone a socially-distanced Merry Christmas out in front of the school. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Gurbaz Singh, deli manager at the Cloverdale Country Market, arranges some gifts in the back of a vintage car. The car is part of the Cloverdale Country Market’s “December to Remember” picture taking area. The market is encouraging people to come down, snap some Christmas pics and share them on social media. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

PHOTOS: Cloverdale Country Market creates Christmas picture space

Market cancels annual Christmas Craft Fair, replaces it with Christmas picture zone

Gurbaz Singh, deli manager at the Cloverdale Country Market, arranges some gifts in the back of a vintage car. The car is part of the Cloverdale Country Market’s “December to Remember” picture taking area. The market is encouraging people to come down, snap some Christmas pics and share them on social media. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Preparations are underway for a Christmas drive-thru experience at White Rock Baptist Church. (Contributed photo)

White Rock church to host ‘Christmas Drive-Thru’

Dec. 12 event ‘aims to bring joy’ while observing COVID-19 protocols

Preparations are underway for a Christmas drive-thru experience at White Rock Baptist Church. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey’s Kevin McAlpin is hoping to reunite this 50-year-old wedding ring with its rightful owner. (Contributed photo)

Owner of 50-year-old wedding band found near Peace Arch Park sought

Recovered ring ‘is important to somebody,’ says finder

South Surrey’s Kevin McAlpin is hoping to reunite this 50-year-old wedding ring with its rightful owner. (Contributed photo)
Screen shot from the SOS Children’s Village BC webpage for their “Big Hearts Open Doors” fundraising appeal. SOS is also currently running a Christmas gift-card drive to help at-risk youth this Christmas. (Image via sosbc.org)

SOS Children’s Village BC launches annual Christmas gift-card drive

SOS collecting gift cards and donations for Surrey’s at-risk youth

Screen shot from the SOS Children’s Village BC webpage for their “Big Hearts Open Doors” fundraising appeal. SOS is also currently running a Christmas gift-card drive to help at-risk youth this Christmas. (Image via sosbc.org)
The 2020 Delta Community Banner Contest winning entries: (from left) Delta Heritage category winner “Nature at Dawn” by Milana Lobkova, Discover Delta category winner “We Grow Food” by Mary Ann Burrows, Emerging Artist category winner “A Scenic View of Delta” by Mary Neufeld, and Aspiring Artist category winner “Hungry Heron” by Randi Cunningham. (City of Delta photos)

2020 Delta Community Banner Contest winners revealed

The artists and their designs will be formally recognized at a council meeting in early 2021

The 2020 Delta Community Banner Contest winning entries: (from left) Delta Heritage category winner “Nature at Dawn” by Milana Lobkova, Discover Delta category winner “We Grow Food” by Mary Ann Burrows, Emerging Artist category winner “A Scenic View of Delta” by Mary Neufeld, and Aspiring Artist category winner “Hungry Heron” by Randi Cunningham. (City of Delta photos)
Katherine Booth was surprised to learn that a stranger she briefly met in the checkout line at Black Bond Books last month had ordered her, and paid for, a copy of a book he had recommended to her. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey woman’s ‘faith in the kindness of strangers’ restored after anonymous gift

Gesture that resulted from casual conversation in a checkout line earns vow to pay it forward

Katherine Booth was surprised to learn that a stranger she briefly met in the checkout line at Black Bond Books last month had ordered her, and paid for, a copy of a book he had recommended to her. (Contributed photo)
Duckona 5000 has been a popular fundraiser for the RCM-SAR5 unit. (Contributed photo)
Duckona 5000 has been a popular fundraiser for the RCM-SAR5 unit. (Contributed photo)
This year’s White Rock RCMP children’s clothing drive was the best yet, organizers say. (Contributed photo)
This year’s White Rock RCMP children’s clothing drive was the best yet, organizers say. (Contributed photo)
Representatives from the Delta Firefighters’ Charitable Society and local retailers present cheques for $5,000 to Priscilla Belonio from WINGS - Azure Place and Wayne Connorton from the South Delta Starfish Pack program, proceeds from the society’s “We’re in this Together” t-shirt campaign. (Dave Mason/contributed photo)

Delta firefighters t-shirt campaign raises over $11,000

Funds donated to Azure Place transition house, South Delta Starfish Pack program

Representatives from the Delta Firefighters’ Charitable Society and local retailers present cheques for $5,000 to Priscilla Belonio from WINGS - Azure Place and Wayne Connorton from the South Delta Starfish Pack program, proceeds from the society’s “We’re in this Together” t-shirt campaign. (Dave Mason/contributed photo)
Surrey Hospitals Foundation president and CEO Jane Adams is officially one of “Canada’s Most Powerful CEOs” as one of the winners of the 2020 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. (Submitted photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)

Surrey Hospitals Foundation’s Jane Adams is one of ‘Canada’s Most Powerful CEOs’

Awards recognize 106 ‘outstanding’ who ‘advocate for workforce diversity’

Surrey Hospitals Foundation president and CEO Jane Adams is officially one of “Canada’s Most Powerful CEOs” as one of the winners of the 2020 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. (Submitted photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)
The Bonneteau's Cloverdale home, located at 16951 Jersey Drive, is all ready for the Christmas season. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

MAP: Christmas light displays in Surrey and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

The Bonneteau's Cloverdale home, located at 16951 Jersey Drive, is all ready for the Christmas season. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Patricia Mulvaney's vehicle with some of the food items donated to her collection effort in the Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot. (Contributed photo)
Patricia Mulvaney's vehicle with some of the food items donated to her collection effort in the Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot. (Contributed photo)
Items collected from last year’s Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed file photo)

Ocean Park Food Drive expands, open to residents south of 32 Avenue

Homeowners south of 32 Avenue and west of 160 Street encouraged to put donations on doorstep

Items collected from last year’s Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed file photo)
The Peninsula Community Foundation is set to host an online poker fundraiser on Dec. 11. (Unsplash photo)

Peninsula Community Foundation plans online poker tournament for charity

December fundraiser to feature pair of Surrey/White Rock poker pros

The Peninsula Community Foundation is set to host an online poker fundraiser on Dec. 11. (Unsplash photo)
Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler