Lauren Collins

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)
First responders on scene of a crash at the intersection of 133rd Street and Old Yale Road Friday (Oct. 4). (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Serious, potentially life-threatening injuries in Lower Mainland crash

Police closed road for several hours

First responders on scene of a crash at the intersection of 133rd Street and Old Yale Road Friday (Oct. 4). (Photos: Shane MacKichan)
Police outside of a home in the 5800-block of 122nd Street Friday (Oct. 4), after a woman was found dead in a home. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Woman found dead inside Lower Mainland home, man arrested

Police say the victim and the suspect were known to one another

Police outside of a home in the 5800-block of 122nd Street Friday (Oct. 4), after a woman was found dead in a home. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey-Whalley MLA Bruce Ralston, the minister of trades and technology, announces government’s plan to create B.C.’s first quantum computing institute to help position Surrey’s City Centre area as the region’s second downtown core. The announcement was at SFU Surrey’s new engineering building on Wednesday (Oct. 2). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

SFU Surrey to be home to B.C.’s first quantum computing institute

‘Visionary’ institute to receive $17M over five years from provincial government

Surrey-Whalley MLA Bruce Ralston, the minister of trades and technology, announces government’s plan to create B.C.’s first quantum computing institute to help position Surrey’s City Centre area as the region’s second downtown core. The announcement was at SFU Surrey’s new engineering building on Wednesday (Oct. 2). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A vehicle heading eastbound, just before the 152nd Street exit, on Highway 1 Saturday (Sept. 28). (Image: DriveBC)

VIDEO: Truck on fire in Surrey causing traffic delays over Port Mann

Highway 1 backed up as fire crews tackle the fire

A vehicle heading eastbound, just before the 152nd Street exit, on Highway 1 Saturday (Sept. 28). (Image: DriveBC)
A Black Press Media freelancer on scene of a crash, near 72nd Avenue and 192nd Street Friday (Sept. 27) where a pedestrian was reportedly hit by a vehicle. (Photo: Curtis Kreklau)

Pedestrians reportedly hit in two separate Surrey crashes

Incidents happened in two hours apart

A Black Press Media freelancer on scene of a crash, near 72nd Avenue and 192nd Street Friday (Sept. 27) where a pedestrian was reportedly hit by a vehicle. (Photo: Curtis Kreklau)
Protesters rally on King George Boulevard Friday (Sept. 20) during Surrey’s Global Climate Strike, which was part of Fridays for Future. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey school district OKs students skipping class for global climate strike

Students must be excused from school by parents; will be able to make up missed work without penalty

Protesters rally on King George Boulevard Friday (Sept. 20) during Surrey’s Global Climate Strike, which was part of Fridays for Future. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Fifteen-year-old Alex Romero Gomez (front, centre), who went into cardiac arrest over the summer, with his family, including his mom Esmeralda Gomez (back, left), who is pushing to get AEDs in Surrey schools. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

B.C. mom wants defibrillators put into schools after teen son’s cardiac arrest

Esmeralda Gomez pushing for AEDs for schools; looking to get portable machine for her son

Fifteen-year-old Alex Romero Gomez (front, centre), who went into cardiac arrest over the summer, with his family, including his mom Esmeralda Gomez (back, left), who is pushing to get AEDs in Surrey schools. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Premier John Horgan and North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson during an announcement for a memorandum of understanding for their joint commitment to power B.C.’s natural gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sectors with clean electricity. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Federal, provincial governments sign deal for electrification of B.C. energy sector

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier John Horgan in Surrey for the announcement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Premier John Horgan and North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson during an announcement for a memorandum of understanding for their joint commitment to power B.C.’s natural gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sectors with clean electricity. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Police on scene at Surrey Memorial Hospital Friday night (Aug. 23). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE: Two men injured in north Surrey shooting

Police say the incident was targeted, may be linked to drug activity

Police on scene at Surrey Memorial Hospital Friday night (Aug. 23). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7. (Photo: Amy Reid)

Province approves Surrey municipal police force

Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth green-lights mayor’s campaign promise

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Ashley Lam warms up for the 4-year-old Strider Cup race at Civic Plaza, while her mom Cindy Li records her. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Young balance-bikers race in B.C.’s inaugural Strider Cup

The course has several obstacles including ‘Mount Scary’ and the ‘Noodle Monster’

Ashley Lam warms up for the 4-year-old Strider Cup race at Civic Plaza, while her mom Cindy Li records her. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Some of the drugs, equipment and weapons seized by Surrey RCMP during a search warrant at a house in South Surrey in the 16300-block of 14A Avenue on Aug. 6. Police held a news conference with some of the items on display to media Thursday (Aug. 15). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

PHOTOS: ‘Massive’ drug seizure in Surrey linked to Lower Mainland gang conflict

It’s linked to Brothers Keepers which is known for drug trafficking and ‘violent, criminal activity’: police

Some of the drugs, equipment and weapons seized by Surrey RCMP during a search warrant at a house in South Surrey in the 16300-block of 14A Avenue on Aug. 6. Police held a news conference with some of the items on display to media Thursday (Aug. 15). (Photo: Lauren Collins)