Tracy Holmes

The owner of the Smuggler’s Inn in Blaine has won an application to have the Canadian government fund his defence against human-smuggling-related charges. (File photo)

Canada to pay legal fees for U.S. inn owner accused of human-smuggling

Robert Boule’s ‘Rowbotham application’ granted Friday in B.C. Supreme Court

The owner of the Smuggler’s Inn in Blaine has won an application to have the Canadian government fund his defence against human-smuggling-related charges. (File photo)
More than a dozen businesses along Marine Drive have permanently closed over the past few years. White Rock council wants the Community Charter amended to give cities authority to tax commercial and residential properties that sit vacant long-term. (File photo)

B.C. city’s quest to tax vacant homes going to UBCM

Resolution asking for Community Charter amendment to be considered at September convention

More than a dozen businesses along Marine Drive have permanently closed over the past few years. White Rock council wants the Community Charter amended to give cities authority to tax commercial and residential properties that sit vacant long-term. (File photo)
Tyson Blume (fourth from left) with some of the Uli’s staff, prior to the start of Tuesday’s fundraiser dinner. (Contributed photo)

White Rock #BourdainDay event raises $12,000 for youth mental-health program

Sold-out soiree to benefit Sources DiscoverY program

Tyson Blume (fourth from left) with some of the Uli’s staff, prior to the start of Tuesday’s fundraiser dinner. (Contributed photo)
Executive Producer and narrator chef Anthony Bourdain, at the October 2017 premiere of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in New York. (Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP photo)

Restaurateur honours late Anthony Bourdain with dinner supporting youth mental health

June 25 fundraiser to be held at Uli’s in White Rock

Executive Producer and narrator chef Anthony Bourdain, at the October 2017 premiere of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in New York. (Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP photo)
Gabe Batstone, accompanied by his wife Stephanie, speaks with the media outside court in New Westminster. Gabe’s ex-wife, Lisa Batstone, who was convicted in March of second degree murder in the death of their daughter Teagan, 8, is being sentenced today (Wednesday) in B.C. Supreme Court. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Crown wants 16 to 18 years of parole ineligibility for B.C. mother who killed daughter

Lisa Batstone was found guilty in March of second-degree murder of eight-year-old Teagan

Gabe Batstone, accompanied by his wife Stephanie, speaks with the media outside court in New Westminster. Gabe’s ex-wife, Lisa Batstone, who was convicted in March of second degree murder in the death of their daughter Teagan, 8, is being sentenced today (Wednesday) in B.C. Supreme Court. (Tracy Holmes photo)
A female grey whale was found dead in the waters off Boundary Bay Wednesday morning. (Contributed photo)

Sixth grey whale found dead off B.C. coast in 2019

Marine mammal response team and Coast Guard are in the waters off Centennial Beach

A female grey whale was found dead in the waters off Boundary Bay Wednesday morning. (Contributed photo)
Peninsula United Church Rev. Janice Young (far left) and redevelopment committee members Fae Chato-Manchuk, Jean Kromm (sitting), Jean Macdonald, Harvey Manchuk and Kees Koster marvel at the 1957 newspaper found with a time capsule in the soon-to-be-demolished First United Church building. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Time capsule found in wall of White Rock church slated for demolition

‘Opportunity to say goodbye to First United’ set for Sunday

Peninsula United Church Rev. Janice Young (far left) and redevelopment committee members Fae Chato-Manchuk, Jean Kromm (sitting), Jean Macdonald, Harvey Manchuk and Kees Koster marvel at the 1957 newspaper found with a time capsule in the soon-to-be-demolished First United Church building. (Tracy Holmes photo)
The family of Jaskaran Bhangal addresses media in a renewed call for information that could help police solve the 17-year-old’s death. Bhangal and Jason Jhutty were found shot to death one year ago today in South Surrey. (Tracy Holmes photo)

’Someone out there knows what happened’ to teens killed a year ago in Surrey: sister

Families of victims in 2018 homicide appeal for information

The family of Jaskaran Bhangal addresses media in a renewed call for information that could help police solve the 17-year-old’s death. Bhangal and Jason Jhutty were found shot to death one year ago today in South Surrey. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Candles, feathers, a photo and an urn pay tribute to Zach Plett at his mom’s home in South Surrey. Min. of Social Development & Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson said he ‘has to believe’ a review of Plett’s death in a Surrey recovery home was conducted. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Fatal overdose in Surrey recovery home has ‘got the attention’ of minister

‘I’ve got to believe a review (of Zachary Plett’s death) was done,’ says Min. Shane Simpson

Candles, feathers, a photo and an urn pay tribute to Zach Plett at his mom’s home in South Surrey. Min. of Social Development & Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson said he ‘has to believe’ a review of Plett’s death in a Surrey recovery home was conducted. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Zach Plett with his (from left) older sister Callie, mom Maggie and younger sister Cassie, taken at his grandfather’s 95th birthday party, just over a year before Zach died. (Contributed photo)

Grieving mom says son who died in B.C. recovery house ‘would’ve been better off homeless’

Zach Plett, 21, was found dead in a recovery-house bed on Dec. 15, 2018

Zach Plett with his (from left) older sister Callie, mom Maggie and younger sister Cassie, taken at his grandfather’s 95th birthday party, just over a year before Zach died. (Contributed photo)
IHIT Supt. Donna Richardson announces charges in connection with Bhavkiran Dhesi’s August 2017 death. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Man charged after Surrey teen girl found in torched-out SUV

Teen’s body found in 18700-block of 24 Avenue in August 2017

IHIT Supt. Donna Richardson announces charges in connection with Bhavkiran Dhesi’s August 2017 death. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Port Moody Rev. Tom Cheung died May 2 in a fiery crash at the Douglas border in South Surrey. (GoFundMe photo)

Scammers set up fake online fundraiser for family of B.C. border crash victim

Fraudulent GoFundMe page caught and shut down, as real campaign nears $100K goal

Port Moody Rev. Tom Cheung died May 2 in a fiery crash at the Douglas border in South Surrey. (GoFundMe photo)
Driver killed in B.C. border crash identified as well-loved pastor, father of three

Driver killed in B.C. border crash identified as well-loved pastor, father of three

GoFundMe campaign aims to raise $100,000 for family of Port Moody Rev. Tom Cheung

Driver killed in B.C. border crash identified as well-loved pastor, father of three
One vehicle caught fire, and one person died, following a collision at the Douglas/Peace Arch border Thursday morning. (Zoe Deal/The Northern Light newspaper photo)

Police appeal for dash-cam video of fiery crash at South Surrey border

Efforts ongoing to identify deceased driver of Toyota van

One vehicle caught fire, and one person died, following a collision at the Douglas/Peace Arch border Thursday morning. (Zoe Deal/The Northern Light newspaper photo)
Ashley Chauvin’s body was found on the bank of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey nearly seven years ago. Her mom still doesn’t know where she died, and hopes a new appeal will encourage those with information on her daughter’s last days to come forward. (File photo/Contributed photo)

Seven years later, mom renews plea for answers about daughter found dead in South Surrey

Ashley Chauvin’s body was found near Nicomekl River in July 2012

Ashley Chauvin’s body was found on the bank of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey nearly seven years ago. Her mom still doesn’t know where she died, and hopes a new appeal will encourage those with information on her daughter’s last days to come forward. (File photo/Contributed photo)
Skip The Dishes warns B.C. delivery drivers about ‘extremely violent’ wanted man

Skip The Dishes warns B.C. delivery drivers about ‘extremely violent’ wanted man

Tips coming in to IHIT, but Brandon Nathan Teixeira still at large

Skip The Dishes warns B.C. delivery drivers about ‘extremely violent’ wanted man
Tracy Holmes photo                                Shannon Sayers shows one of the textured implants that she travelled to Los Angeles to have removed last April, after developing a bacterial infection.

B.C. woman forced to undergo emergency surgery after breast-implant illness

Shannon Sayers of White Rock is hoping to warn others of implant dangers

Tracy Holmes photo                                Shannon Sayers shows one of the textured implants that she travelled to Los Angeles to have removed last April, after developing a bacterial infection.
Semiahmoo First Nation elder Mabel Charles (right) and Chief Harley Chappell (second from right) pose with fellow band members during the March groundbreaking. (File photo)

‘Pay $50,000 for water or leave,’ B.C. First Nation tells non-member residents

Chief says demand for non-member payment part of goal to have boil-water advisory lifted

Semiahmoo First Nation elder Mabel Charles (right) and Chief Harley Chappell (second from right) pose with fellow band members during the March groundbreaking. (File photo)
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RCMP hunt for driver clocked excessively speeding through two B.C. school zones

Witnesses to ‘so dangerous’ driving sought through White Rock

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Surrey RCMP taped off a home in the 14900-block of 35 Avenue in South Surrey after IHIT was called to investigate the deaths of three people in South Surrey on March 26. The three were found dead after a single-vehicle crash on the 32 Avenue Diversion. (Aaron Hinks photo)

‘I’ll miss you all’: Facebook message posted moments before fatal Surrey crash

Neighbours report seeing police at nearby home in days before mother and sons found dead in wreck

Surrey RCMP taped off a home in the 14900-block of 35 Avenue in South Surrey after IHIT was called to investigate the deaths of three people in South Surrey on March 26. The three were found dead after a single-vehicle crash on the 32 Avenue Diversion. (Aaron Hinks photo)