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The 2023 Clovie Awards, hosted by the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, will honour the best of Cloverdale businesses. The winners will be unveiled at the Clovies Awards gala on Nov. 16 at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club. (Submitted)

Cloverdale Chamber names Clovie Awards finalists for 2022

Surrey’s most prestigious business awards to be handed out Nov. 16 at Hazelmere G&TC

The 2023 Clovie Awards, hosted by the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, will honour the best of Cloverdale businesses. The winners will be unveiled at the Clovies Awards gala on Nov. 16 at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club. (Submitted)
Students of Surrey Schools Welcome Centre with Canucks mascot Fin at the game on Oct. 7, 2022. (Photo: surreyschools.ca)

Free suite seats at Canucks game for new-to-Canada students in Surrey school program

‘Imagine that, only being six weeks in Canada and to go to a Canucks game, a full stadium…’

Students of Surrey Schools Welcome Centre with Canucks mascot Fin at the game on Oct. 7, 2022. (Photo: surreyschools.ca)
Volunteers pack meals for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Mobile Meals program. CCK is expanding its program to add clients after White Rock Meals On Wheels closed down after 51 years. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Kitchen expanding its Mobile Meals program

Kitchen taking on former White Rock clients; now in dire need of funds and volunteers

Volunteers pack meals for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s Mobile Meals program. CCK is expanding its program to add clients after White Rock Meals On Wheels closed down after 51 years. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight, clean, and ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in the spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight, clean, and ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in the spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)
A White Rock dog lover is encouraging others to take their furry friends trick or treating this year and residents to have a few Fido-friendly items on hand to give out in the afternoon and early evening of Oct. 31. (File photo)

Trick-or-treat for dogs planned for Halloween afternoon in White Rock

This is the first time the event will be taking place for the seaside city

A White Rock dog lover is encouraging others to take their furry friends trick or treating this year and residents to have a few Fido-friendly items on hand to give out in the afternoon and early evening of Oct. 31. (File photo)
Sahaj Qawwali Group were the first to take the stage at Surrey City Hall for Diwali festivities on Sunday, Oct. 16, playing classical music. (Sobia Moman photo)

Early Diwali celebrations light up Surrey City Hall

The first Diwali celebration took place since being postponed for two years

Sahaj Qawwali Group were the first to take the stage at Surrey City Hall for Diwali festivities on Sunday, Oct. 16, playing classical music. (Sobia Moman photo)
Kelly Sears, president of the Waceya Metis Society, is using many avenues to let people in Langley/Aldergrove and White Rock learn about the Metis history and culture. She stood outside the society office in Cloverdale, which is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Frank Bucholtz/Special to Black Press Media)

Helping raise awareness of Metis

Waceya society suspects there are likely thousands of Metis people in Langley and White Rock

  • Oct 16, 2022
Kelly Sears, president of the Waceya Metis Society, is using many avenues to let people in Langley/Aldergrove and White Rock learn about the Metis history and culture. She stood outside the society office in Cloverdale, which is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Frank Bucholtz/Special to Black Press Media)
The Bear Creek Park Halloween train runs from Oct. 7- 31 in Surrey on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

VIDEO: Bear Creek Park’s Halloween train rides return to Surrey

Daytime pumpkin train offers more family friendly rides while night time train goes for screams

The Bear Creek Park Halloween train runs from Oct. 7- 31 in Surrey on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Diyas (lamps) are lit during Diwali celebrations in Surrey and around the world. (Photo: wikimedia.org)

In-person Diwali celebrations return to Surrey after 2 years of muted festivities

‘Festival of Lights’ in Surrey kicked off with free event at city hall

Diyas (lamps) are lit during Diwali celebrations in Surrey and around the world. (Photo: wikimedia.org)
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie will discuss affordability challenges and other current seniors’ issues at the Annual General Meeting of Third Age Learning at Kwantlen on Oct. 24. (Unsplash.com)

B.C. Seniors Advocate to speak at Oct. 24 TALK event in Richmond

B.C. seniors receive lowest government support in Canada

  • Oct 12, 2022
BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie will discuss affordability challenges and other current seniors’ issues at the Annual General Meeting of Third Age Learning at Kwantlen on Oct. 24. (Unsplash.com)
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery prizes include a $3.2 million Langley house

Fundraising tickets for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation now on sale

  • Oct 11, 2022
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Clayton Heights Secondary students collect donations for the 2021 Halloween For Hunger food drive. The food drive is in its 15th year. (Photo submitted: Sarah Daintrey)

Clayton Heights Secondary launches its annual ‘Halloween For Hunger’ food drive

Students to collect items for Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank

Clayton Heights Secondary students collect donations for the 2021 Halloween For Hunger food drive. The food drive is in its 15th year. (Photo submitted: Sarah Daintrey)
White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. (UNITI poster - art by Kevin Moore)

Calling all zombies for White Rock’s seaside spooky event

The event is held by UNITI for an accessible event for everyone later this month

White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. (UNITI poster - art by Kevin Moore)
Semiahmoo Secondary school (File photo)

Semiahmoo Secondary students document school’s history with Semiahmoo First Nation in short film

Grade-12 students of the school wanted to learn about their school’s history with SFN

Semiahmoo Secondary school (File photo)
The walkway where a racial slur targeting Chinese-Canadians of a South Surrey neighbourhood has now been covered in kindness with messages supporting the group. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey shows its love for Chinese community with positive messages after hate crime

Two incidents of vandalism with anti-Chinese racial slurs were found in the same neighbourhood

The walkway where a racial slur targeting Chinese-Canadians of a South Surrey neighbourhood has now been covered in kindness with messages supporting the group. (Contributed photo)
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo

United Way BC funding goes a long way in boosting local food security

It’s Friday, payday, and you need groceries. You’ve worked out the budget…

  • Oct 10, 2022
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
Sia Sidhu poses for a photo in her home in Surrey on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Sia’s Burger Shack is back again on Oct. 16

All the funds from the event will go directly to B.C. Children’s mental health department

Sia Sidhu poses for a photo in her home in Surrey on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)