Lauren Collins

A reader sent in this photo of a gathering of people at York Center in Surrey on Friday (March 20). (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Abbotsford, Surrey weddings cause concern that social-distancing rules not being followed

Dr. Bonnie Henry says ‘use social media to call people out’

A reader sent in this photo of a gathering of people at York Center in Surrey on Friday (March 20). (Submitted photo)
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How organizations, businesses can go digital during the COVID-19 pandemic

‘An opportunity for organizations that may have been resistant to that idea to try it on for size’

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BC Hydro is currently working to restore power for more than 20,000 customers in the Lower Mainland

Power restored to thousands in the Lower Mainland

Several of the outages due to downed trees on hydro wires

BC Hydro is currently working to restore power for more than 20,000 customers in the Lower Mainland
It’s estimated Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade in Newton drew more than 500,000 people in 2019. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Vaisakhi Parade cancelled amid COVID-19 outbreak

Organizers have made the ‘difficult decision’ to cancel the 2020 event ‘until further notice’

It’s estimated Surrey’s Vaisakhi parade in Newton drew more than 500,000 people in 2019. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP investigate after a house was shot at in Whalley on Friday, March 6. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey RCMP investigate shooting at home, third shots fired incident on the street since July

Incident happened in early hours of Friday morning, police say

Surrey RCMP investigate after a house was shot at in Whalley on Friday, March 6. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey RCMP say a 35-year-old driver of this semi-truck was pulled over on Wednesday (March 4) at about midnight because it didn’t have headlights on. Police say the driver was found to be impaired and the truck was impounded. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)

Surrey RCMP nab impaired driver after stopping semi with no headlights

Police say 35-year-old man was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition

Surrey RCMP say a 35-year-old driver of this semi-truck was pulled over on Wednesday (March 4) at about midnight because it didn’t have headlights on. Police say the driver was found to be impaired and the truck was impounded. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)
Rob Rice of Beast Coast and Trash Talk, and Greg Snurnitsyn, of Bins2Go, are partnering together in hopes of recruiting more people to help clean up the industrial area around the south end of the Pattullo Bridge. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘A bag full of garbage every 15 metres’: Surrey industrial area filled with trash

Local workers looking to recruit business, raise funds to help dispose of litter

Rob Rice of Beast Coast and Trash Talk, and Greg Snurnitsyn, of Bins2Go, are partnering together in hopes of recruiting more people to help clean up the industrial area around the south end of the Pattullo Bridge. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The Pattullo Bridge connects Surrey to New Westminster. (File photo)

Closures planned for Pattullo Bridge to test early warning systems for earthquakes

TransLink recently installed early seismic warning, wind monitoring systems

The Pattullo Bridge connects Surrey to New Westminster. (File photo)
(File photo: Black Press Media).

Surrey tells Uber to cease operations in city, but company ‘respectfully’ declines

Ridesharing company told to stop operating within the city by 9 p.m. Jan. 24

(File photo: Black Press Media).
Niloo Razzaghi-Khamsin, along with her husband Ardalan Evnoddin-Hamidi and her teenage son Hamyar Ebnoddin Hamidi, all died in Tuesday’s plane crash. (Photo: Facebook)

Surrey teacher and her family among victims of Iran plane crash

School district says Niloo Razzaghi-Khamsin and family were among 176 victims

Niloo Razzaghi-Khamsin, along with her husband Ardalan Evnoddin-Hamidi and her teenage son Hamyar Ebnoddin Hamidi, all died in Tuesday’s plane crash. (Photo: Facebook)
David Lee of IHIT makes the announcement on Friday (Dec. 20) in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Man arrested for two shootings, including one that killed ‘unintended victim’

Tyrel Hieu Nguyen Quesnelle, 21, being charged in deaths of Jagvir Malhi, 19, and Randeep Kang, 27

David Lee of IHIT makes the announcement on Friday (Dec. 20) in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Jagvir Malhi was killed in a shooting in Abbotsford in November 2018. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Man arrested for two shootings, including one that killed ‘unintended victim’ in Abbotsford

Tyrel Hieu Nguyen Quesnelle charged in deaths of Jagvir Malhi and Randeep Kang

Jagvir Malhi was killed in a shooting in Abbotsford in November 2018. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)

Surrey councillor wants the policing transition process to ‘immediately stop’

Brenda Locke to make motion at Dec. 16 meeting to reconsider current plan

Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)
(Surrey Now-Leader file photo)

SkyTrain strike to begin Tuesday with ‘full shutdown’, CUPE says

BCRTC president says job action is ‘completely unacceptable’ to use SkyTrain users ‘as leverage’

(Surrey Now-Leader file photo)
Letter writer Roderick V. Louis says there are practical ways to make up the $1.3 billion funding shortfall when it comes to replacing the planned LRT for Surrey with a SkyTrain extension. (File photo)

CUPE issues 72-hour strike notice for SkyTrain

Local 7000 release states ‘parties are still bargaining’, union will have job action plan by Saturday

Letter writer Roderick V. Louis says there are practical ways to make up the $1.3 billion funding shortfall when it comes to replacing the planned LRT for Surrey with a SkyTrain extension. (File photo)
(Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)

Man charged after alleged ‘violent’ robbery at SkyTrain station

41-year-old Aaron Sutherland, of no fixed address, is ‘well known to police’

(Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
A home on the corner of at the corner of 63B Avenue and 165A Street boasts a display of thousands of lights that bring in people throughout the city to check it out. The family also collects donations for BC Children’s Hospital. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

MAP: Christmas light displays in Lower Mainland and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

A home on the corner of at the corner of 63B Avenue and 165A Street boasts a display of thousands of lights that bring in people throughout the city to check it out. The family also collects donations for BC Children’s Hospital. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
On Nov. 29, Surrey RCMP displayed money and drugs seized in three recent busts that police say will have a “significant impact on the flow of cocaine” at the street level. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Six arrested in Surrey busts that saw 30kg of cocaine and $125K in cash seized

Police say seizures will have a ‘significant impact on the flow of cocaine’ at street level

On Nov. 29, Surrey RCMP displayed money and drugs seized in three recent busts that police say will have a “significant impact on the flow of cocaine” at the street level. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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Surrey councillor says decision to ban sleeping in RVs on streets ‘mean-spirited’

Locke calls move ‘unnecessary,’ Elford says his support was about ‘keeping the citizens of Surrey safer’

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Police on scene of a crash in Cloverdale involving a pickup truck and a mobility scooter on Saturday (Oct. 26). (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

‘Potentially life threatening injuries’ in Surrey crash involving truck, mobility scooter

Surrey RCMP say traffic on Highway 10, between 176B and 180th streets, is closed

Police on scene of a crash in Cloverdale involving a pickup truck and a mobility scooter on Saturday (Oct. 26). (Photos: Shane MacKichan)