Single Sentence Stories (Oct. 27, 2016)

A (very) quick look at some of the news in the community you might have missed. Send your items to edit@thenownewspaper.com

  • Oct. 27, 2016 8:00 p.m.

A (very) quick look at some of the news in the community you might have missed. Send your items to edit@thenownewspaper.com

  • Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner honoured Surrey’s former top cop, Bill Fordy, at a council meeting Monday by presenting him with an eagle carving made by Squamish Nation artist John Spence, because “it embodies strength and leadership, the qualities that you have possessed in spades in surrey and will take with you to E-Division.”
  • Amazon has donated close to $6,700 to Surrey Libraries in support of its Read to Baby (R2B) program to fund the first-ever R2B keepsake kits for Surrey’s Aboriginal community.
  • Thanks to artist Ann Nelson, Newton’s PLOT community sharing garden has a new website (Theplot.ca), and “there seems to be a good chance that the PLOT will be able to again be planted in 2017,” according to Cora Li-Leger, a co-founder of the food-sustainability project.
  • Additional donors are needed at the Canadian Blood Services clinic in Guildford (15285 101st Ave.) following changes to the organization’s guidelines for iron levels, now that female donors are required to wait longer between blood donations and male donors need to pass a slightly stricter hemoglobin test.
  • Cloverdale Rodeo president Shannon Claypool, who grew up on a Saskatchewan farm before moving to B.C. as a young man, was inducted into the BC Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual awards gala in Coquitlam on Sunday (Oct. 23).
  • Writer Shari Green, a Vancouver Island resident, won Surrey Board of Trade’s Special Achievement Award during last weekend’s Surrey International Writers’ Conference.

Compiled by staff

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Education minister announces new South Surrey elementary school

Additions at two elementary schools also announced

Delta council approves plan to reopen city facilities

Next phase of plan includes outdoor pools, summer day camps, outdoor fitness programs

Undisclosed video evidence comes to light in Surrey man’s West Kelowna murder trial

‘They’ve disclosed hundreds of pieces of evidence. Why would this have gotten missed?’ - defence lawyer

Police on scene at a Surrey duplex after ‘suspicious’ death of woman

IHIT says the woman was transported from the home to hospital, where she died

March dental conference key to many of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

Early infections from China, Iran were quickly contained

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

We’re asking you to lock arms with us, as we look to better days ahead

VIDEO: Pitt Meadows dentist gets grand welcome home after two-month COVID-19 battle

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Stray dog with duct tape around muzzle spotted in Abbotsford

Pooch has been spotted over two days, but has escaped capture so far

Seniors to receive up to $500 in promised COVID-19 emergency aid in early July

The Liberal government first promised the extra help in mid-May, but had to create a new system to deliver the aid

VIDEO: Revelstoke bear wanders into Animal House pet store

Staff got ready to chase it out with a broom

No need to get out of your car at food truck festival in Abbotsford and Langley

Annual event takes drive-thru approach during COVID-19 pandemic

Most Read