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The College of Massage Therapists of B.C. says a hearing regarding alleged sexual misconduct of former registered massage therapist Leonard Krekic has concluded and a decision is not expected before 2022. (Unsplash photo)

Decision for former massage therapist accused of sexual misconduct not likely till 2022

Leonard Krekic lived or worked in White Rock, Surrey and Penticton at time of alleged behaviour

The College of Massage Therapists of B.C. says a hearing regarding alleged sexual misconduct of former registered massage therapist Leonard Krekic has concluded and a decision is not expected before 2022. (Unsplash photo)
Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Brian Edwards, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)

UPDATE: Surrey’s top cop takes issue with mayor’s ‘deliberate’ attempt to undermine safety, erode confidence

In a statement, SSC said Surrey’s top cop remained silent through ‘years of attacks and propaganda’

Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Brian Edwards, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)
Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

EXCLUSIVE: Ground zero shows flooding of Hwy. 1 in the Fraser Valley

Black Press Media escorted through Sumas Prairie 5 days after highway closed due to flooding

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A gas pump with a sign noting no fuel available is pictured at a gas station in Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021. British Columbia’s public safety minister says he’s relying on the good judgement of residents to ensure the province doesn’t run out of gasoline supplies in the next week-and-a-half. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Step up the humanity’: Surrey Board of Trade CEO says there’s enough for everyone despite supply chain ‘crisis’

Huberman adds there are people living paycheque to paycheque who can’t afford to buy bulk

A gas pump with a sign noting no fuel available is pictured at a gas station in Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021. British Columbia’s public safety minister says he’s relying on the good judgement of residents to ensure the province doesn’t run out of gasoline supplies in the next week-and-a-half. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dozens of tractors rode down 104 Avenue in Whalley Saturday afternoon (March 13, 2021) as part of one of the ‘Basmodi Wave’ events happening across the Lower Mainland for the next several weeks to continue to draw attention to the farmers protests in India. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

As India’s prime minister agrees to repeal farm laws, protests continue on Surrey-Delta border

Critics say process to undo laws could take months, if it happens at all

Dozens of tractors rode down 104 Avenue in Whalley Saturday afternoon (March 13, 2021) as part of one of the ‘Basmodi Wave’ events happening across the Lower Mainland for the next several weeks to continue to draw attention to the farmers protests in India. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Moti Bali (left) and Coun. David Chesney discuss the Feed My City program with MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. Alex Browne photo

MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay visits White Rock’s Feed My City program in response to concerns

Volunteers say meal recipients are not part of uptown problems faced by businesses

Moti Bali (left) and Coun. David Chesney discuss the Feed My City program with MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. Alex Browne photo
Volunteers have been loading helicopters with supplies and essentials for flood-impacted people in Hope, Merritt, Boston Bar and other regions. (Jeremy Prasad/Special to The News)
Volunteers have been loading helicopters with supplies and essentials for flood-impacted people in Hope, Merritt, Boston Bar and other regions. (Jeremy Prasad/Special to The News)
Delta Police Const. Geoff Young with the Cessna 172 he used to fly his former neighbours and their dog home after they were stranded between two landslides on Highway 7 on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Delta Police Department/submitted photo)

Delta police officer flies home former neighbours stranded by flood

Former commercial pilot helped the couple get home after they were caught between landslides on Hwy. 7

Delta Police Const. Geoff Young with the Cessna 172 he used to fly his former neighbours and their dog home after they were stranded between two landslides on Highway 7 on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Delta Police Department/submitted photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village in South Surrey has been declared over. (Google Streetview image)

COVID-19 outbreak at South Surrey seniors residence declared over

Fraser Health announced Oct. 26 that three people at Rosemary Heights facility had tested positive

A COVID-19 outbreak at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village in South Surrey has been declared over. (Google Streetview image)
Friends of Bear Creek Park prepare to pack boxes containing 800 pairs of jeans into MCC Thrift Shop van Nov. 19 as part of fundraising drive to pay for court battle with City of Surrey over expansion of 84th Avenue. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Friends of Bear Creek Park fighting ‘David versus Goliath’ war against city over road project

The citizens’ group is trying to raise funds as court costs mount up

Friends of Bear Creek Park prepare to pack boxes containing 800 pairs of jeans into MCC Thrift Shop van Nov. 19 as part of fundraising drive to pay for court battle with City of Surrey over expansion of 84th Avenue. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Surrey RCMP-released sketches of two suspects involved in stealing a vehicle with a baby inside, in Surrey on Nov. 9.

Surrey RCMP release sketches of suspects involved in stealing a vehicle that had a baby inside

On Nov. 9, police received a report that a vehicle was stolen with a baby strapped into a car seat inside

Surrey RCMP-released sketches of two suspects involved in stealing a vehicle with a baby inside, in Surrey on Nov. 9.
Alex Fraser Bridge, looking southbound from Annacis Island. (James Smith photo)

Weekend lane closures scheduled for Alex Fraser Bridge

Two lanes southbound, three northbound, from 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 to 4 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22

Alex Fraser Bridge, looking southbound from Annacis Island. (James Smith photo)
The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Surrey Police Service vehicle
Surrey Police Service vehicle
The 15th annual RED FM Gurpurab Radiothon is raising funds this year for the Canadian Red Cross as it works to support those affected by the flooding in B.C. (File photo: Black Press Media)
The 15th annual RED FM Gurpurab Radiothon is raising funds this year for the Canadian Red Cross as it works to support those affected by the flooding in B.C. (File photo: Black Press Media)
The City of Delta is suspending collection of glass materials for recycling, effective Nov. 22, due to recent flooding at receiving facilities and flood-related road closures. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Delta suspends collection of glass recycling due to flood

Recycle BC to stop accepting glass and styrofoam effective Nov. 22 due to flooding and road closures

The City of Delta is suspending collection of glass materials for recycling, effective Nov. 22, due to recent flooding at receiving facilities and flood-related road closures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some Surrey RCMP officers could end up in northern B.C., as the city transitions to the new Surrey Police Service. (Black Press Media file photo)

Surrey RCMP officers could fill northern B.C. vacancies

New Surrey police force begins to replace Mounties

Some Surrey RCMP officers could end up in northern B.C., as the city transitions to the new Surrey Police Service. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)

Crews clear vehicles stranded on Hwy 7 early Friday morning

Dozens of vehicles towed from landslide zone remain parked in Agassiz

The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)
Kensington Prairie Community Centre in South Surrey. (Google Streetview image)

Efforts to boost full-day childcare spaces in South Surrey endorsed

Grants would help grow program hours at Kensington Prairie, Elgin Centre

Kensington Prairie Community Centre in South Surrey. (Google Streetview image)