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Surrey’s mobile light display. (submitted photo)
Surrey’s mobile light display. (submitted photo)
Harold Zelt’s dog-calendar has so far raised $725 for the SPCA. (Contributed photo)

White Rock senior’s dog calendar raises $725 for SPCA – so far

Harold Zelt had been sharing photos of the city’s four-legged residents ‘just for the fun of it’

Harold Zelt’s dog-calendar has so far raised $725 for the SPCA. (Contributed photo)
The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (File photo)

White Rock Festival of Lights hangs in limbo

City council gave organizers one week to receive approval from province

The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (File photo)
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Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Peace Arch Hospice Society’s Celebrate a Life fundraiser has returned to Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. People who donate $20 or more receive a hand-painted dove (below). (Contributed photo)

Peace Arch Hospice fundraiser Celebrate a Life returns to South Surrey

Hospice fundraiser runs until Dec. 23 at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre

Peace Arch Hospice Society’s Celebrate a Life fundraiser has returned to Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. People who donate $20 or more receive a hand-painted dove (below). (Contributed photo)
RED FM held their annual Gurpurab Radiothon on Monday, Nov. 30 and raised a total of $710,000 for urgent health needs in Surrey: $515,000 for the Surrey Hospitals Foundation, and $195,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. (Submitted photo: Yvonne Chiang)
RED FM held their annual Gurpurab Radiothon on Monday, Nov. 30 and raised a total of $710,000 for urgent health needs in Surrey: $515,000 for the Surrey Hospitals Foundation, and $195,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. (Submitted photo: Yvonne Chiang)
South Surrey’s Kevin McAlpin found this 50-year-old wedding band last week. It’s now back on the hand of its rightful owner, Jack Girvan. (Contributed photo)

‘Remarkable’ chain of events reunites decades-old wedding band with South Surrey owner

Jack Girvan says he was ‘stunned’ by the process that brought his ring full-circle

South Surrey’s Kevin McAlpin found this 50-year-old wedding band last week. It’s now back on the hand of its rightful owner, Jack Girvan. (Contributed photo)
In a physically distanced ceremony Sept. 23 at Peace Arch Elementary, White Rock Rotary Club members presented $63,000 in funds raised for the playground improvement project for the school. A groundbreaking event was held Monday (Dec. 7).(File photo)

Work started on Peace Arch Elementary playground upgrade

Rotary co-funded project expected to be complete by Christmas, with formal opening in the new year

In a physically distanced ceremony Sept. 23 at Peace Arch Elementary, White Rock Rotary Club members presented $63,000 in funds raised for the playground improvement project for the school. A groundbreaking event was held Monday (Dec. 7).(File photo)
A Van Gogh Designs staff member makes furniture at the company’s Campbell Heights factory. (submitted photo)

30+ staff lunchrooms at Surrey hospital refreshed with $170K in Surrey-made furniture

‘Many of our employee lunch rooms have become worn over the years,’ hospitals foundation CEO says

A Van Gogh Designs staff member makes furniture at the company’s Campbell Heights factory. (submitted photo)
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)
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)