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People take a picture at the Spooktacular Halloween Market. Kelly Ewing, the market’s organizer, said the annual event is returning to Shannon Hall Oct. 15. (Photo submitted: Julia Gil Silvestre)

Cloverdale’s Spooktacular Halloween Market returns Oct. 15

Fifth annual Halloween market to be held in Shannon Hall

People take a picture at the Spooktacular Halloween Market. Kelly Ewing, the market’s organizer, said the annual event is returning to Shannon Hall Oct. 15. (Photo submitted: Julia Gil Silvestre)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
A performer at the Luminary Festival in Sunstone park in North Delta on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

PHOTOS: Thousands attend Delta’s Luminary Festival

Lights, food, music, and performances amazed the crowds

A performer at the Luminary Festival in Sunstone park in North Delta on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
The day at the farm at Westham Island Herb Farm in Delta on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

PHOTOS: Picking potatoes, hay rides and more during Delta’s ‘Day at the Farm’

Thousands attended Delta’s ‘Day at the Farm’ at Westham Island Herb Farm…

The day at the farm at Westham Island Herb Farm in Delta on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Jen Temple is trying to raise $25K for Options Community Services. As of Sept. 9, she was halfway there. (Photo submitted: Jen Temple)

Local business woman raising funds for Options Community Services

Jen Temple halfway to $25K goal; funds to be matched

Jen Temple is trying to raise $25K for Options Community Services. As of Sept. 9, she was halfway there. (Photo submitted: Jen Temple)
Access Pro Bono Society of BC at Civic Plaza on Sept. 9. (Submitted photo by Access Pro Bono Society)

Free legal advice being offered at Surrey Civic Plaza today (Sept. 9)

From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. today, receive free legal advice from a lawyer

Access Pro Bono Society of BC at Civic Plaza on Sept. 9. (Submitted photo by Access Pro Bono Society)
Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).

Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley participants receive official jerseys

Annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research and services runs Sept. 21-29

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).
Julie Balenzano welcomes library-goers into the newly renovated Cloverdale Library in March, 2020. The Cloverdale Branch is holding a pair of workshops in October on how exactly to write one’s memoirs. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Julie Balenzano welcomes library-goers into the newly renovated Cloverdale Library in March, 2020. The Cloverdale Branch is holding a pair of workshops in October on how exactly to write one’s memoirs. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Participants warm up before Surrey’s 2014 Run for the Cure event, which was held at Bear Creek Park. This year’s event, scheduled for South Surrey Athletic Park, is Oct. 2. (Black Press file photo)

CIBC Run for the Cure set for return to South Surrey in October

Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser scheduled for Oct. 2 at South Surrey Athletic Park

Participants warm up before Surrey’s 2014 Run for the Cure event, which was held at Bear Creek Park. This year’s event, scheduled for South Surrey Athletic Park, is Oct. 2. (Black Press file photo)
The free event will feature live performances, food, face-painting and an announcement by PCI Developments and TransLink (Submitted photo: PCI Developments)
The free event will feature live performances, food, face-painting and an announcement by PCI Developments and TransLink (Submitted photo: PCI Developments)
Canadian Walk For Veterans national co-organizer Marc Burchell at the White Rock Pier. (Contributed photo)

Walk for Veterans set to make its White Rock debut

Annual event has roots on Semiahmoo Peninsula, but has never before been staged here

Canadian Walk For Veterans national co-organizer Marc Burchell at the White Rock Pier. (Contributed photo)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
More than 100 people participated in the South Surrey/White Rock Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (Peace Arch News file photo)

Register for the Terry Fox Run in South Surrey on Sept. 18

Sunday morning run will be happening at South Surrey Athletic Park

More than 100 people participated in the South Surrey/White Rock Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (Peace Arch News file photo)
Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run will be held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Terry Fox Run returns to Cloverdale Sunday, Sept. 18

Run to begin at 10 a.m. at Cloverdale Legion; registration to open at 9 a.m.

Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run will be held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Renee and Evan Ricard, mother-and-son, stand in front of their home of 10.5 years that is left uninhabitable due to a fire of unknown causes. (Sobia Moman photo)

‘It never leaves you’: White Rock family left picking up the pieces after fire destroys home

Neighbours, friends and family are showing up for the family in support

Renee and Evan Ricard, mother-and-son, stand in front of their home of 10.5 years that is left uninhabitable due to a fire of unknown causes. (Sobia Moman photo)
The Anti-Prejudice Project organization stands with staff of a homeless shelter that the group recently helped by delivering supplies to. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey students fight against discrimination by lending a hand to the vulnerable

The Anti-Prejudice Project is youth-led and aims to aid marginalized people

The Anti-Prejudice Project organization stands with staff of a homeless shelter that the group recently helped by delivering supplies to. (Contributed photo)
Surrey’s Shelley Araki, left, is presented with a cheque for $1.1 Million by BCLC Acting Director of Operations Tom Maryschak, centre, and Michael Worth, the general manager at Elements Casino, in Surrey on Thursday (Sept. 1). (Photo: Anna Burns)

‘A dream come true:’ Surrey woman wins $1.1 million playing slots at Cloverdale casino

Shelley Araki says she will use some of her winnings to ensure her family is taken care of

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Surrey’s Shelley Araki, left, is presented with a cheque for $1.1 Million by BCLC Acting Director of Operations Tom Maryschak, centre, and Michael Worth, the general manager at Elements Casino, in Surrey on Thursday (Sept. 1). (Photo: Anna Burns)
The city of White Rock gathered for a walk around East Beach on Overdose Awareness Day. (Photo courtesy of Christy Fox)

White Rock remembers lives lost to drug crisis on International Day of Overdose Awareness

The community gathered for a walk and to raise money for advocacy groups

The city of White Rock gathered for a walk around East Beach on Overdose Awareness Day. (Photo courtesy of Christy Fox)
Students at Semiahmoo Secondary made an animated COVID-19 video to share with other youth throughout the community. (File photo).

VIDEO: South Surrey high school students make COVID-awareness video to educate youth

Semiahmoo Secondary students part of medical and youth groups started the project a year ago

Students at Semiahmoo Secondary made an animated COVID-19 video to share with other youth throughout the community. (File photo).
Kamaljit Jugpal is the executive director of Surrey-based Mukti Society, which co-presents the “Holding Hope” sessions Tuesdays at City Centre Library until Oct. 18. (Submitted photo)

Free ‘Holding Hope’ talks aim to help South Asian families struggling with substance use

Delivered in Punjabi, the project launched Tuesday evening at City Centre Library

Kamaljit Jugpal is the executive director of Surrey-based Mukti Society, which co-presents the “Holding Hope” sessions Tuesdays at City Centre Library until Oct. 18. (Submitted photo)