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Someone who purchased a ticket in Richmond for the Dec. 3 Lott 6/49 jackpot woke up $5-million richer Sunday morning, according to the B.C. Lottery Corporation. (File photo)

Ticket bought in Lower Mainland wins $5 million in Dec. 3 Lotto 6/49 draw

Lucky holiday season for someone who purchased lottery ticket in Richmond

Kristopher Prevost was last seen on Nov. 19 (Submitted Photo: Surrey RCMP)

Surrey RCMP asking for help finding Surrey man

Kristopher Prevost, 24, was last seen at 10 a.m. on Nov. 19

This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Help make Lower Mainland brighter by adding favourite Christmas lights displays to map

Anyone can add Christmassy homes, decorated public spaces to Black Press Media’s holiday lights map

Gingerbread Village at Central City Mall in Surrey on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

VIDEO: The Gingerbread Village is back at Central City in Whalley

The Downtown Surrey BIA is hosting the annual event from Dec. 3-11

Gingerbread Village at Central City Mall in Surrey on Dec. 3, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Police have determined that 17-year-old Maaike Blom “did not die as a result of a homicide,” but a 22-year-old Delta man is facing 11 counts in relation to her death. (Delta Police Department photo)

Man charged in relation to 2021 death of Delta teen

Jimmy Eely, 22, is facing multiple charges in connection with the death of 17-year-old Maaike Blom

Police have determined that 17-year-old Maaike Blom “did not die as a result of a homicide,” but a 22-year-old Delta man is facing 11 counts in relation to her death. (Delta Police Department photo)
Surrey Food Bank in Surrey on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Inflation having ‘tremendous’ impact on Surrey Food Bank

Tight times for families means fewer donations and more clients at food bank

Surrey Food Bank in Surrey on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Surrey city hall. (File photo)

Surrey council votes to reverse Safe Surrey Coalition’s move to bring SCDC in-house

‘I believe the work is best done in-house,’ Coun. Doug Elford said in objection

Surrey city hall. (File photo)
Bradley Bender

One of B.C.’s most-wanted car thieves sentenced for crimes in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Surrey

Bradley Bender receives time served on 3 charges, while another 12 charges are stayed

Bradley Bender
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver Courthouse. (File photo)

Surrey meth trafficker’s 15-year prison sentence upheld

Appellant argued fit sentence in range of 10 years

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver Courthouse. (File photo)
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Surrey, Richmond Mounties found not guilty of assault during arrest

Judge concludes force used was ‘required, authorized, proportional, necessary, and reasonable’

File photo
A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

More snow and icy conditions coming for Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

It will be ‘significantly less’ snow than last storm, 2 cm to 5 cm by Friday afternoon and overnight

A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Mayor Brenda Locke and Surrey Pride president Martin Rooney pose for a photo. (Photo: Martin Rooney/ Twitter)

City of Surrey proclaims Dec. 1 as ‘World AIDS Day’

Surrey Pride president Martin Rooney says more must be done to encourage testing for HIV

Mayor Brenda Locke and Surrey Pride president Martin Rooney pose for a photo. (Photo: Martin Rooney/ Twitter)
A teacher shortage in Surrey school district has left classrooms struggling to meet the needs of students, especially students with learning disabilities. Surrey’s teacher union says the district is having trouble with retaining and bringing in new staff. (Unsplash photo)

Surrey’s schools experiencing teacher shortage due to low pay, burnout, says union

Surrey school district is the largest in the province and not exempt from the province-wide issue

A teacher shortage in Surrey school district has left classrooms struggling to meet the needs of students, especially students with learning disabilities. Surrey’s teacher union says the district is having trouble with retaining and bringing in new staff. (Unsplash photo)
A house fire on 1500 Pheasant Dr was able to be contained by Surrey Fire Service successfully. (Shane MacKichan photo)
A house fire on 1500 Pheasant Dr was able to be contained by Surrey Fire Service successfully. (Shane MacKichan photo)
UNITI’s Harmony project is proposed for the current site of Peninsula Estates, in the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (File photo)

Surrey council unanimous vote clears way for Harmony project

UNITI inclusive-housing proposal will undergo cost analysis as next step

UNITI’s Harmony project is proposed for the current site of Peninsula Estates, in the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (File photo)
White Rock’s extreme weather shelter had a busy night as they supported people in the community experiencing homelessness to have a safe and warm place to take shelter in. (Engaged Communities/Twitter video screenshot)

Extreme Weather shelter in White Rock sees highest number of unhoused people during snow storm

Some unhoused people have jobs, but cost of living is too high for shelter, says ECCS

White Rock’s extreme weather shelter had a busy night as they supported people in the community experiencing homelessness to have a safe and warm place to take shelter in. (Engaged Communities/Twitter video screenshot)
Dozens of vehicles sit stranded on the northbound lanes of the Alex Fraser Bridge on Tuesday night. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

12-hour commute home during snow storm a chaotic ‘nightmare’ for Surrey woman

Kristina Trotzuk arrived home at 4:30 a.m., slept a few hours and headed back to work

Dozens of vehicles sit stranded on the northbound lanes of the Alex Fraser Bridge on Tuesday night. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
An untraceable “ghost gun” seized by Delta police during a traffic stop in the early hours of Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (Delta Police Department photo)

Guns seized, Surrey man charged following North Delta traffic stop

Baljit Singh Nijjar, 32, of Surrey is facing numerous charges stemming from an incident on Nov. 24

An untraceable “ghost gun” seized by Delta police during a traffic stop in the early hours of Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (Delta Police Department photo)
A TransLink shuttle bus crashes into a line of pulled-over vehicles during a snow storm Tuesday night on 160 Street between 28 and 30 Avenue in South Surrey. (Erica Kreeft/Facebook photo)

Snowy commute causes chaos on Surrey roads during Tuesday night storm

Crashes and tie-ups lead to hours-long commutes for some unlucky drivers

A TransLink shuttle bus crashes into a line of pulled-over vehicles during a snow storm Tuesday night on 160 Street between 28 and 30 Avenue in South Surrey. (Erica Kreeft/Facebook photo)
(Surrey Schools photo)

Surrey schools remain open while neighbouring cities’ students enjoy a snow day

Decision of whether to send kids to class remains with parents, says district rep

(Surrey Schools photo)