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Nelson Mendonca shares how he overcame homelessness, addiction. (Contributed photo)

Stigma kept Surrey man trapped in cycle of addiction, homelessness

‘It took me until I was 40 to admit I was an addict,’ Nelson Mendonca said

Nelson Mendonca shares how he overcame homelessness, addiction. (Contributed photo)
Surrey firefighter Justin Sayson administers a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a man at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Surrey firefighter Justin Sayson administers a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a man at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

89.9% of eligible Surrey residents are fully vaccinated

Vaccination rates continue to rise by 1% week over week

Surrey firefighter Justin Sayson administers a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a man at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Surrey firefighter Justin Sayson administers a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a man at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
South Surrey-White Rock Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay has been named Shadow Minister of National Defence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

South Surrey-White Rock MP welcomes shadow minister role

National Defence is familiar territory for Kerry-Lynne Findlay

South Surrey-White Rock Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay has been named Shadow Minister of National Defence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Thefts from vehicles down, collisions up in Delta during third quarter of 2021

Persons crimes have decreased slightly compared last quarter

(Delta Police Department photo)
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Doctor says no fetal tissue used in vaccine production, after Surrey councillor rails against ‘ingredients’

Physician clarifies vaccine production after Pettigrew makes religious objection at council meeting

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The White Rock Lights display (formerly the White Rock Festival of Lights) as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)
The White Rock Festival of Lights as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)

New name for winter lighting display at White Rock waterfront

City-produced event to be Bright Walk in White Rock

The White Rock Lights display (formerly the White Rock Festival of Lights) as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)
The White Rock Festival of Lights as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta decreased again last week

Delta had 22 cases for the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, eight fewer than the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Hundreds of people came to pay their respects on Thursday, Nov. 11, as Remembrance Day services were held in person at the White Rock cenotaph. Last year’s event was pre-recorded and posted online in keeping with COVID-19 protocols. This year, those in attendance were encouraged to wear masks and keep their distance from one another. (Contributed photos by Chloe Victoria Simpson and Elise Abby Simpson)

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day ceremony at White Rock cenotaph draws 1,200

No parade due to COVID-19 protocols as in-person service returns to city

Hundreds of people came to pay their respects on Thursday, Nov. 11, as Remembrance Day services were held in person at the White Rock cenotaph. Last year’s event was pre-recorded and posted online in keeping with COVID-19 protocols. This year, those in attendance were encouraged to wear masks and keep their distance from one another. (Contributed photos by Chloe Victoria Simpson and Elise Abby Simpson)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Man charged after Surrey bank robbed twice: RCMP

The bank is located in the 10200-block of King George Boulevard

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)
Heavy rain forecast. (Pixabay photo)

Drenching rains for Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley from ‘atmospheric river’

Periods of heavy rain all weekend for entire region between Saturday night and Monday

Heavy rain forecast. (Pixabay photo)
Photo: elimvillage.com
Photo: elimvillage.com
Mark Pearmain has been hired as the Surrey school district’s incoming superintendent. (Photo: School District 44/Twitter)

Surrey school district hires new superintendent

Mark Pearmain comes from the North Vancouver school district

Mark Pearmain has been hired as the Surrey school district’s incoming superintendent. (Photo: School District 44/Twitter)
Therese Preece was among 22 speakers who told council what they think of a development proposal in Panorama during a public hearing Nov. 8. (Screen shot)

Surrey council approves Panorama project after lengthy public hearing

Detention ponds, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum said, are ‘never referred to’ as parkland

Therese Preece was among 22 speakers who told council what they think of a development proposal in Panorama during a public hearing Nov. 8. (Screen shot)
White Rock Festival of Lights at Memorial Park during its first year in 2019. (Aaron Hinks photos)

White Rock Festival of Lights to become city-run event

Ongoing dispute with organizing society led to impasse

White Rock Festival of Lights at Memorial Park during its first year in 2019. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority president and CEO Robin Silvester at the signing ceremony of a relationship agreement between Musqueam Indian Band and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on Nov. 5, 2021. (submitted photo)

Musqueam Indian Band, port authority sign relationship agreement

Deal ‘creates a framework for a long-term, meaningful relationship,’ according to a press release

Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority president and CEO Robin Silvester at the signing ceremony of a relationship agreement between Musqueam Indian Band and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on Nov. 5, 2021. (submitted photo)
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Anmol Jagat, who was left his residence near 114th Street and 80th Avenue in North Delta at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. (Delta Police Department/submitted photo)

Backpack belonging to missing North Delta man found

Anmol Jagat was last seen leaving his home near 114th Street and 80th Avenue at 12:45 a.m. on Oct. 24

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Anmol Jagat, who was left his residence near 114th Street and 80th Avenue in North Delta at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. (Delta Police Department/submitted photo)
Surrey Coun. Brenda Locke. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Safe Surrey Coalition defeats two more Brenda Locke motions

These involved SkyTrain extension details, and letting residents participate in public hearings by phone

Surrey Coun. Brenda Locke. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP cruiser. (File photo)

Surrey RCMP report ‘surge’ in residential break-and-enters

Criminals are using garage door fobs, found inside vehicles, to access homes

Surrey RCMP cruiser. (File photo)
File photo, traffic in Surrey

Surrey aims to develop greenhouse gas reduction targets by end of 2021

Council expected to see corporate report on interim targets in January

File photo, traffic in Surrey
Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)

Proof of vaccination required for City of Delta employees, volunteers

The policy, approved by council on Monday (Nov. 8), comes into effect on Jan. 10, 2022

Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)