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A kind passerby makes repairs to a lone snowman as temperatures plunged in recent days to -13C in White Rock, while other parts of Canada have gone as low as -51C. (AP Hovasse, Instagram: @aphovasse)
A kind passerby makes repairs to a lone snowman as temperatures plunged in recent days to -13C in White Rock, while other parts of Canada have gone as low as -51C. (AP Hovasse, Instagram: @aphovasse)
Barnston Island ferry. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Barnston Island ferry. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Abbotsford saw its first snowfall of the season on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. More is expected overnight on Dec. 29. (Shane MacKichan)

Arctic outflow finally eases for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

Environment Canada forecasts snow and seasonal winter temperatures through the weekend

Abbotsford saw its first snowfall of the season on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. More is expected overnight on Dec. 29. (Shane MacKichan)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Immediate need’ for blood donations during holiday season

Canada Blood Services highlights need for O-negative blood donors

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has issued another call for donations during the holiday season, with an emphasis on the need for donations of O-negative blood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack in this 2019 file shot. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Bitter cold in forecast Wednesday with snow by evening across Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

5 to 10 cm for region with heavy snow beginning this evening, says Environment Canada

A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack in this 2019 file shot. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
Surrey firefighters tackle a house fire on Tuesday afternoon, at Whalley Boulevard and 105A Avenue. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey firefighters tackle house fire in Whalley

It happened Tuesday afternoon, at Whalley Boulevard and 105A Avenue. Police are investigating the cause.

Surrey firefighters tackle a house fire on Tuesday afternoon, at Whalley Boulevard and 105A Avenue. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
A jackknifed semi on Hwy. 17 in North Surrey kept work crews busy for a couple hours on Tuesday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Semi truck jackknifes on Highway 17

No injuries were reported but traffic was snarled for a couple of hours Tuesday

A jackknifed semi on Hwy. 17 in North Surrey kept work crews busy for a couple hours on Tuesday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Coun. Laurie Guerra during a July 2019 council meeting. During the Dec. 22, 2021 finance committee meeting, Guerra challenged her fellow council colleagues to disclose their legal fees for the sake of transparency. (File photo: Amy Reid)

Surrey councillor challenges colleagues to disclose legal fees ‘in the name of transparency’

This comes after criticism about the city covering the mayor’s legal fees

Coun. Laurie Guerra during a July 2019 council meeting. During the Dec. 22, 2021 finance committee meeting, Guerra challenged her fellow council colleagues to disclose their legal fees for the sake of transparency. (File photo: Amy Reid)
White Rock Polar Bear Plunge 2018. (Lance Peverley photo)

White Rock Polar Plunge cancelled again

Rising COVID-19 cases cited in decision

White Rock Polar Bear Plunge 2018. (Lance Peverley photo)
The <em>Surrey Now-Leader</em>’s top 10 most-clicked-on stories of the year ranged from a a campaign stop by then-Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to an over-the-top wedding to a fatal crash, involving three teens. (File photos: Now-Leader)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Surrey, here are the most-read online stories in 2021

From a scratch-ticket win to an over-the-top wedding, these are the Now-Leader’s top 10 stories

The <em>Surrey Now-Leader</em>’s top 10 most-clicked-on stories of the year ranged from a a campaign stop by then-Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to an over-the-top wedding to a fatal crash, involving three teens. (File photos: Now-Leader)
Peninsula United Church in South Surrey will host a daytime warming centre, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., through Jan. 3, 2022. (Google Streetview image)

South Surrey church offers daytime warming centre till Jan. 3

Space at Peninsula United staffed by Engaged Communities Canada Society

Peninsula United Church in South Surrey will host a daytime warming centre, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., through Jan. 3, 2022. (Google Streetview image)
A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Hatchery salmon program hit hard by ‘perfect storm’

First drought, then flooding decimate chum numbers in West Shore spawning river

A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)
A vehicle ended up in a tree on Archibald Road in White Rock. (Mahsa Soraya contributed photo)

Car ends up in tree after sliding on icy road in White Rock: witnesses

Resident says there’s not enough salt on the roads

A vehicle ended up in a tree on Archibald Road in White Rock. (Mahsa Soraya contributed photo)
Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (Photo: surrey.ca)

White Rock will not provide warming centre, Surrey opens space at north end of city

Portion of North Surrey Recreation Centre to serve as extreme-weather shelter

Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday, Sept. 4 after McCallum claimed one of Scott’s supporters ran over his foot with their car. (@captainramona Twitter photo)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Five Surrey stories with ‘legs’ in 2021

In journalism lingo, a story that’s not a simple one-off but rather continues to develop – often with twists and turns – is known in the business as a story with ‘legs’

Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday, Sept. 4 after McCallum claimed one of Scott’s supporters ran over his foot with their car. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
The view from 2120 Indian Fort Drive, Surrey, as shown on realtor Jean Chai’s website (cotala.com/43977).
The view from 2120 Indian Fort Drive, Surrey, as shown on realtor Jean Chai’s website (cotala.com/43977).
Surrey city council during a streamed meeting on Christmas Eve morning, Dec. 24. (Screenshot from surrey.ca)

Surrey’s five-year budget OK’d during Christmas Eve meeting, capping ‘a difficult year’

Days earlier, residents cried foul over budget timeline, 2.9% property tax increase

Surrey city council during a streamed meeting on Christmas Eve morning, Dec. 24. (Screenshot from surrey.ca)
Entrance of the former North Surrey Recreation Centre. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

With freezing weather on the way, extreme-weather shelter opens at Surrey rec centre

‘It’s going to be a tough-slugging couple of weeks for the people on the streets’

Entrance of the former North Surrey Recreation Centre. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
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‘Grinch’ caught red-handed stealing gifts at Surrey Memorial Hospital lot, police say

‘This is a stark reminder that regardless of where you are parked, valuables should be removed from vehicles’

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Two separate investigations by Surrey RCMP’s drug unit resulted in the seizure of drugs, cash and two guns. (Surrey RCMP photos)
Two separate investigations by Surrey RCMP’s drug unit resulted in the seizure of drugs, cash and two guns. (Surrey RCMP photos)