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Outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

Surrey to consider waste collection contract Monday night

Council to consider awarding 7-year contract to GFL Environmental Inc. for curbside residential waste collection

The Little Campbell River is among two ‘urban streams’ highlighted by the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C. in its latest report on ‘the province’s most threatened rivers.’ (Christy Juteau photo)

South Campbell Heights plan needs more studies, consultation: outdoor recreation council

‘Urban streams edition’ of 2022 report highlights negative impact on Little Campbell River

DriveBC highway camera indicates that there was not a line at the Peace Arch crossing on Dec. 5 at 10:45 a.m. (DriveBC.ca photo)

Province considering options for Peace Arch Park

Canadian side of the park has been closed throughout the pandemic

More than 10 vehicles were involved in a collision Sunday morning on King George Boulevard in Surrey. (Shane MacKichan photos)
More than 10 vehicles were involved in a collision Sunday morning on King George Boulevard in Surrey. (Shane MacKichan photos)
Two people walked away with minor injuries after a collision on Highway 15 Saturday afternoon. (Shane MacKichan photos)
Two people walked away with minor injuries after a collision on Highway 15 Saturday afternoon. (Shane MacKichan photos)
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B.C. chiropractic regulating body walks back motion against vaccine mandates

Health Minister Adrian Dix called the motion disappointing, not reflective of most chiropractors

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Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. British Columbia has avoided a drop-off in vaccination uptakes in younger age groups, leading to optimism about its COVID-19 efforts, the head of a group representing thousands of B.C. doctors says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. British Columbia has avoided a drop-off in vaccination uptakes in younger age groups, leading to optimism about its COVID-19 efforts, the head of a group representing thousands of B.C. doctors says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An RCMP cruiser was involved in a two-vehicle crash in North Delta Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

RCMP cruiser involved in two-vehicle crash in North Delta

Collision happened at Nordel Way and River Road

An RCMP cruiser was involved in a two-vehicle crash in North Delta Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Annacis Island campus, located at 1608 Cliveden Ave. in Delta. (Google Maps screen shot)

Province funds new co-op program at Delta BCIT campus

Part of $5.5 million in funding announced Dec. 1 to support B.C. co-op programs hard hit by pandemic

British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Annacis Island campus, located at 1608 Cliveden Ave. in Delta. (Google Maps screen shot)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison said VPD officers followed a stolen vehicle into Surrey and attempted to stop it, with help from RCMP from both Surrey and Burnaby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Two men arrested in Surrey after stealing vehicle in Vancouver

VPD says one suspect taken to hospital to be treated for dog bite

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison said VPD officers followed a stolen vehicle into Surrey and attempted to stop it, with help from RCMP from both Surrey and Burnaby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
City of Delta snowplows are ready to clear the roads if/when snow returns to the Lower Mainland. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)

MAP: See which North Delta streets will be a priority for snowplows

Roads are split into three priority groups to ensure major routes get cleared first

City of Delta snowplows are ready to clear the roads if/when snow returns to the Lower Mainland. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)
U.S. officials say officers at the Pacific Highway port intercepted a woman trying to cross on Nov. 26, 2021 using her sister’s U.S. passport and COVID-19 vaccination card. (File photo)

Facial-biometrics mismatch alerts U.S. officials to ‘impostor’ at South Surrey border

Bus passenger was trying to cross using her sister’s documents: CBP

U.S. officials say officers at the Pacific Highway port intercepted a woman trying to cross on Nov. 26, 2021 using her sister’s U.S. passport and COVID-19 vaccination card. (File photo)
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Mandeep Atwal at Guildford Town Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 for the launch of “Project Mistletoe.” The initiative aims to deter Grinches. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP launches ‘Project Mistletoe’ to curb Grinches

Cops explain the dos and don’ts when it comes to Christmas shopping

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Mandeep Atwal at Guildford Town Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 for the launch of “Project Mistletoe.” The initiative aims to deter Grinches. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
JIM Architecture-designed modular park washroom, as seen on the City of Surrey’s website (surrey.ca).

Photo-art call for ‘distinct washroom facility’ at one Surrey park

‘The artwork should speak to the transformation that this neighbourhood has experienced and is still experiencing’

JIM Architecture-designed modular park washroom, as seen on the City of Surrey’s website (surrey.ca).
Surrey RCMP released three photos – two showing damage done by rocks that were thrown off a Highway 99 pedestrian overpass, plus one showing the size of one of the rocks – in an effort to identify the culprits behind a series of recent incidents. (Surrey RCMP photos)
Surrey RCMP released three photos – two showing damage done by rocks that were thrown off a Highway 99 pedestrian overpass, plus one showing the size of one of the rocks – in an effort to identify the culprits behind three recent incidents. (Surrey RCMP photos)

Trucks, bus damaged in rock-throwing spree from South Surrey overpass

Transit bus, semi-trucks hit in 3700-block of Highway 99

Surrey RCMP released three photos – two showing damage done by rocks that were thrown off a Highway 99 pedestrian overpass, plus one showing the size of one of the rocks – in an effort to identify the culprits behind a series of recent incidents. (Surrey RCMP photos)
Surrey RCMP released three photos – two showing damage done by rocks that were thrown off a Highway 99 pedestrian overpass, plus one showing the size of one of the rocks – in an effort to identify the culprits behind three recent incidents. (Surrey RCMP photos)
Officials with Howard Clothing Co. in South Surrey say culprits busted through the store’s front entrance early Friday (Dec. 3). (Howard Clothing Co./Instagram photos)

South Surrey clothing stores targeted by thieves

Vehicle used in break-ins to Howard Clothing Co. and Coastal Riders

Officials with Howard Clothing Co. in South Surrey say culprits busted through the store’s front entrance early Friday (Dec. 3). (Howard Clothing Co./Instagram photos)
This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. (Cory Brideau photo)

Sentencing set for youth convicted in stabbing death of South Surrey mechanic

Pair were found guilty in May 2021 of second-degree murder, sentencing set for June 2022

This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. (Cory Brideau photo)
The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears

Those without a licence could face fines, penalties and lose water rights

The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Nov. 21 to 27, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 cases in Delta down after holding steady for three weeks

Delta had 14 cases for the week of Nov. 21 to 27; 171 fewer cases across the Fraser Health region

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Nov. 21 to 27, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
A worker carries wood as a house under construction is shown in a new subdivision in Beckwith, Ont., on January 11, 2018. On Dec. 2, the federal government is putting the previously announced $13.8 million toward a 30-unit supportive housing facility for youth aged 17 to 24. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Feds announce new supportive housing project for people aged 17-24 in Surrey

Funding was initially announced in the summer; will be for youth aging out of government care

A worker carries wood as a house under construction is shown in a new subdivision in Beckwith, Ont., on January 11, 2018. On Dec. 2, the federal government is putting the previously announced $13.8 million toward a 30-unit supportive housing facility for youth aged 17 to 24. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)