Aaron Hinks

Calla Oxley and her son Wade stand on their neighbours property, which backs on to Bayview Woods Park. Oxley says her son sustained an allergic reaction after playing in the tall grass. (Aaron Hinks photo)

South Surrey mom frustrated by city’s response after son, 10, has severe reaction to park grass 

City of Surrey parks manager says ‘potential steps’ to address concern under review

Calla Oxley and her son Wade stand on their neighbours property, which backs on to Bayview Woods Park. Oxley says her son sustained an allergic reaction after playing in the tall grass. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Brian MacDonald shares his story of how he survived trauma and drug addiction. (Aaron Hinks photo)

‘Trauma equals addiction’: Why some seek solace in illicit drugs

Part 2: Many pushed into addiction by ‘toxic stress,’ says White Rock psychologist

Brian MacDonald shares his story of how he survived trauma and drug addiction. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Sources manager of substance use services George Passmore. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Parallel crises: How COVID-19 exacerbated B.C.’s drug overdose emergency

Part 1: Officials say isolation, toxic drug supply, CERB, contributing to crisis

Sources manager of substance use services George Passmore. (Aaron Hinks photo)
People meet on the American side of Peace Arch Park Tuesday afternoon. B.C. closed access to Peace Arch Park on June 18, but cross-border couples and families have continued to meet by crossing into the U.S. side of the park at 170 Avenue. (Aaron Hinks photo)

‘Loophole’ allows U.S.-Canadian citizens to continue to meet at Peace Arch Park

According to immigration lawyer Len Saunders, there’s nothing the province can do about it

People meet on the American side of Peace Arch Park Tuesday afternoon. B.C. closed access to Peace Arch Park on June 18, but cross-border couples and families have continued to meet by crossing into the U.S. side of the park at 170 Avenue. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)

Turning down work: CERB causing issues for some B.C. restaurants

‘It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve encountered, ever, in my life.’

Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)
Crowds of people walked along the White Rock Pier Sunday evening. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock Pier to remain open to public, despite busy Father’s Day

Mayor says immediate closure of the pier would be a knee-jerk reaction

Crowds of people walked along the White Rock Pier Sunday evening. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Blaine, Wash. has felt the economic impact of the Canada-U.S. border closure. (Google image)

Canada-U.S. border closure has ‘killed’ business in Blaine, Wash.

City’s economy has taken major hit without Canadian traffic

Blaine, Wash. has felt the economic impact of the Canada-U.S. border closure. (Google image)
Birgit Heinbach, from South Surrey, and Ian Geddes, from Blaine, aren’t able to see each other, except in Peace Arch Park. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Canada-U.S. couple says 14-day quarantine makes border rules for families ‘illogical’

Despite exemption, travel restrictions still make international travel not possible for some couples

Birgit Heinbach, from South Surrey, and Ian Geddes, from Blaine, aren’t able to see each other, except in Peace Arch Park. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Popular White Rock gelato shop to close after 25% rent increase

Landlord says there should be some gratitude for the 20 years of discounted rent

Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Couples reunite at Peace Arch Park on Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Love flourishes at Peace Arch Park, but COVID-19 concerns loom

South Surrey park becomes only place for international couples to meet

Couples reunite at Peace Arch Park on Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Human Rights Tribunal denies church’s request to toss out White Rock Pride Society’s complaint

Human Rights Tribunal denies church’s request to toss out White Rock Pride Society’s complaint

Star of the Sea and White Rock Pride Society to go to Human Rights Tribunal hearing

Human Rights Tribunal denies church’s request to toss out White Rock Pride Society’s complaint
A group of Samaritan’s Purse health-care workers operate out of an emergency field hospital set up in the Cremona Hospital parking lot. (Courtesy Samaritan’s Purse photo)

‘Paralyzed by fear’: B.C. woman details anxiety, grief at Italian relief hospital

Sheila Vicic spent two months in Italy as the country grappled with COVID-19

A group of Samaritan’s Purse health-care workers operate out of an emergency field hospital set up in the Cremona Hospital parking lot. (Courtesy Samaritan’s Purse photo)
White Rock’s Brooke Colby says he wants to launch a man in a rocket over Semiahmoo Bay. (YouTube image)

‘Not a joke’: Promoter wants to rocket-launch man the length of White Rock pier

Brooke Colby says he’s building an eight-foot rocket in his backyard

White Rock’s Brooke Colby says he wants to launch a man in a rocket over Semiahmoo Bay. (YouTube image)
Larry Walker Jr. at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, the day after he, along with Derek Jeter, was elected to the baseball hall of fame. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Hall of Fame event cancelled, B.C.’s Larry Walker to wait one more year

Walker is to be inducted with Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, and Ted Simmons

Larry Walker Jr. at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, the day after he, along with Derek Jeter, was elected to the baseball hall of fame. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
B.C. boy finds internet fame after 3D printing ear guards for doctors and nurses

B.C. boy finds internet fame after 3D printing ear guards for doctors and nurses

Quinn Callander, 12, inadvertently starts international movement

B.C. boy finds internet fame after 3D printing ear guards for doctors and nurses
CBSA seized a shipment of 106 kilograms of methamphetamine at the Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility. (CBSA photo)

CBSA seizes 106-kg meth shipment from Mexico at B.C. examination facility

Drugs have an estimated value of $13.5 million

CBSA seized a shipment of 106 kilograms of methamphetamine at the Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility. (CBSA photo)
Some returning snowbirds are not self-isolating: Surrey RV Park resident

Some returning snowbirds are not self-isolating: Surrey RV Park resident

Peace Arch RV Park representative says there are ‘so much lies going around’

Some returning snowbirds are not self-isolating: Surrey RV Park resident
City of Surrey to close all recreational facilities due to COVID-19 concern

City of Surrey to close all recreational facilities due to COVID-19 concern

Pools, arenas, libraries will be closed as of tomorrow

City of Surrey to close all recreational facilities due to COVID-19 concern
The Carvery Sandwich Shop owner Bryan Mendiola. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey restaurant finds success amid even as COVID-19 spreads

The Carvery reached out to customers, explained steps it’s taking to disinfect store

The Carvery Sandwich Shop owner Bryan Mendiola. (Contributed photo)
Canadian Forces Snowbirds to return to skies over White Rock this summer

Canadian Forces Snowbirds to return to skies over White Rock this summer

Aerial dance to be performed Aug. 12

Canadian Forces Snowbirds to return to skies over White Rock this summer