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Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Brian Edwards, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)

Surrey’s top cop blindsided by $45M-budget reduction, says memo obtained by ‘Now-Leader’

Brian Edwards tells staff he’s uncertain how 25 per cent cut will impact staffing and safety

Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Brian Edwards, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 9, 2020 (B.C. government)

Surrey not subject to extra COVID-19 orders different from the rest of B.C.

That’s despite being described as ‘ground zero’ for cases. Dr. Bonnie Henry issued new orders for the province to fight COVID-19, effective to at least midnight Dec. 7

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 9, 2020 (B.C. government)
Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, is the extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey for the upcoming season. It opened with 14 mats available nightly for those experiencing homelessness, regardless of weather conditions. (File photo)

South Surrey extreme-weather shelter hits capacity twice since opening

71 hunker down at Peace Portal Alliance Church since Nov. 13 opening; two turned away

Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, is the extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey for the upcoming season. It opened with 14 mats available nightly for those experiencing homelessness, regardless of weather conditions. (File photo)
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The Sustainable Energy Engineering Building on University Boulevard in Surrey. (Photo: sfu.ca)

SFU Surrey’s ‘circuit board’ building earns LEED certification for ‘green’ design

Landmark structure designed by the late Bing Thom/Revery Architecture

The Sustainable Energy Engineering Building on University Boulevard in Surrey. (Photo: sfu.ca)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is the keynote speaker. (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade)

Finalists revealed for Surrey Arts and Business Awards

Awards to be presented during a live digital event on Thursday, Dec. 3

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is the keynote speaker. (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade)
Surrey councillor Steven Pettigrew, left, and Surrey mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)

‘It’s so easy just to hit the button and mute somebody,’ Surrey councillor says of virtual meetings

Councillor Steven Pettigrew says ‘it’s been difficult for members of the public to express themselves’

Surrey councillor Steven Pettigrew, left, and Surrey mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)
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(File photo)
Surrey council chambers, inside city hall. (File photo)

Surrey to return to virtual council meetings as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Mayor says it’s ‘important’ to ensure the safety of public, staff while making sure business continues

Surrey council chambers, inside city hall. (File photo)
A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (File photo)

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital

Health authority says there was ‘evidence of transmission’ in medicine unit

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (File photo)
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)

Surrey Police Board to address expenditures-to-date for policing transition this Friday

Board also expected to set a $500,000 ‘spending authority’ for yet-to-be-revealed chief constable

An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
John Horgan (Canadian Press files)

‘We’re not hiding anything,’ Horgan says of COVID-19 data

Local mayors jointly ask premier for ‘more detailed local COVID-19 data’

John Horgan (Canadian Press files)
More than a dozen people have been arrested after police shut down an $18-million “dial-a-dope” operation in Delta and Richmond. (Delta Police Department photo)

Police shut down $18-million drug operation in Delta, Richmond

Evidence seized indicates links to organized crime, specifically the Hells Angels and the UN gang

More than a dozen people have been arrested after police shut down an $18-million “dial-a-dope” operation in Delta and Richmond. (Delta Police Department photo)
This photograph and hundreds of others were discovered in the garage of a North Surrey home. The woman who found them hopes to reunite the collection with any relatives. (Submitted photo)

Do you know these people? Family photo collection discovered in Surrey garage

Nancy Jennewein discovered the hundreds of old images and hopes to reunite them with relatives

This photograph and hundreds of others were discovered in the garage of a North Surrey home. The woman who found them hopes to reunite the collection with any relatives. (Submitted photo)
Surrey RCMP is warning the public once again about arranging meet-ups through online marketplace apps after three people were allegedly robbed of their gaming consoles during meet-ups. (Pixabay photo)

Surrey RCMP urge caution after three robberies of high-end gaming consoles

Police say the incidents involved meet-ups arranged through Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace

Surrey RCMP is warning the public once again about arranging meet-ups through online marketplace apps after three people were allegedly robbed of their gaming consoles during meet-ups. (Pixabay photo)
Dogs in a photo posted to surrey.ca.
Dogs in a photo posted to surrey.ca.
Surrey Councillor Laurie Guerra is president of the Surrey Homeless and Housing Society. (File photo)

$350K doled out for COVID-19 related projects that help Surrey homeless

Since the start of the pandemic, Surrey Homelessness & Housing has approved $600K in grants

Surrey Councillor Laurie Guerra is president of the Surrey Homeless and Housing Society. (File photo)
Graph showing locations of where the COVID-19 virus is being transmitted. (BCCDC graph)
Graph showing locations of where the COVID-19 virus is being transmitted. (BCCDC graph)
Surrey RCMP composite sketch

Surrey RCMP issues ‘stranger danger’ warning after man in Newton asks child into woods

Corporal Joanie Sidhu said this happened shortly before 1 p.m. Nov. 14, in the 7600-block of 125th Street

Surrey RCMP composite sketch
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Surrey ‘ground zero’ for COVID-19, but has seen less than half of B.C. deaths: Dix

Surrey Board of Trade calls for mask mandate in B.C. amid rising cases

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)