Lauren Collins

‘Pleasantly surprised’: Mounties try out ‘bait packages’ at 2 B.C. malls

‘Pleasantly surprised’: Mounties try out ‘bait packages’ at 2 B.C. malls

Surrey RCMP used the packages ahead of the holiday season, with officers watching for who was naughty and who was nice

‘Pleasantly surprised’: Mounties try out ‘bait packages’ at 2 B.C. malls
Hung Sengsouvanh won $1 million in the Lotto Max Maxmillion prize draw on Dec, 14. (Photo: BCLC)

Lower Mainland man wins $1M, plans to quit work and visit family

Hung Sengsouvanh buys his tickets every Friday in Port Kells in north Surrey

Hung Sengsouvanh won $1 million in the Lotto Max Maxmillion prize draw on Dec, 14. (Photo: BCLC)
A student at Senator Reid Elementary in Surrey takes a quiz through Kids Boost Immunity which donates vaccines to UNICEF Canada. Students at the school have answered more than 50,000 questions and donated more than 3,000 vaccines. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

A student at Senator Reid Elementary in Surrey takes a quiz through Kids Boost Immunity which donates vaccines to UNICEF Canada. Students at the school have answered more than 50,000 questions and donated more than 3,000 vaccines. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCalllum and BC RCMP Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr. (Now-Leader file photos)

BC RCMP’s commanding officer says Surrey mayor ‘undermining’ public trust, confidence in policing

Doug McCallum released statement shortly after fatal shooting, emphasizing ‘need’ for city police force

Surrey Mayor Doug McCalllum and BC RCMP Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr. (Now-Leader file photos)
Lower Mainland school’s student election offers sweet lesson in politics

Lower Mainland school’s student election offers sweet lesson in politics

Young candidates’ campaigns feature big promises of more field trips, laptops and candy

Lower Mainland school’s student election offers sweet lesson in politics
Fraser Health put out an alert Friday (Oct. 26), warning the public of a spike in overdoses in Surrey. (Fraser Health)

Fraser Health warns of 12 overdoses in four hours in Lower Mainland community

Health authority says ‘no particular substance’ has been identified

Fraser Health put out an alert Friday (Oct. 26), warning the public of a spike in overdoses in Surrey. (Fraser Health)
Jonathan Sedman, right, with his partner Christa, got to meet his newborn son, Kayden, over the weekend. Sedman was ivolved in an accident at a race track on Vancouver Island last month. (Photo submitted: Jennifer Sedman)

Man holds newborn son for first time after devastating B.C. racetrack crash

Kayden was born the day after Jonathan was crushed by car at speedway

Jonathan Sedman, right, with his partner Christa, got to meet his newborn son, Kayden, over the weekend. Sedman was ivolved in an accident at a race track on Vancouver Island last month. (Photo submitted: Jennifer Sedman)
Tabitha Ewert, legal counsel for We Need a Law, stands in front of some of the 50,000 flags at Holland Park on Thursday, Oct. 11. The flags were meant to shine a light on sex-selection abortions in Canada. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

50,000 pink flags planted at B.C. park shine light on sex-selection abortion

We Need a Law group ‘advocates for fetal interest’ protection: legal counsel

Tabitha Ewert, legal counsel for We Need a Law, stands in front of some of the 50,000 flags at Holland Park on Thursday, Oct. 11. The flags were meant to shine a light on sex-selection abortions in Canada. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Police investigate at the scene in Surrey where they say one man has died in a shooting on Thursday afternoon. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Man killed in Lower Mainland shooting, RCMP say

IHIT says victim ‘believed to be involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict’

Police investigate at the scene in Surrey where they say one man has died in a shooting on Thursday afternoon. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. Undated Google maps image

B.C. Coroners Service schedules inquest for death at Surrey Pretrial in 2016

David Singh Tucker was found dead on July 25, 2016: BC Coroners Service

Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. Undated Google maps image
Kayla Polege, a Surrey resident with autism, had her scooter stolen last week from Scott Road Station. Polege said the scooter has helped her get around following a few incidents of overstimulation on while taking transit. (Submitted photo: Kayla Polege)

B.C. woman with autism has scooter stolen from SkyTrain station

Kayla Polege purchased scooter after ‘shutdowns’ on transit

Kayla Polege, a Surrey resident with autism, had her scooter stolen last week from Scott Road Station. Polege said the scooter has helped her get around following a few incidents of overstimulation on while taking transit. (Submitted photo: Kayla Polege)
A crash at the intersection of Highway 10 and 152 Street Thursday evening (Sept. 20) closed part of the highway. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Man dead after being hit by 2 vehicles on Highway 10

Pedestrian in his 50s has died after being hit by two vehicles, one of which stayed: Surrey RCMP

A crash at the intersection of Highway 10 and 152 Street Thursday evening (Sept. 20) closed part of the highway. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
A 51-year-old Surrey man was arrested for stealing 70 truck batteries in the North Vancouver area in August. — File Photo

RCMP arrest B.C. man for allegedly stealing 70 truck batteries

Suspect given conditions to not go to North Vancouver

A 51-year-old Surrey man was arrested for stealing 70 truck batteries in the North Vancouver area in August. — File Photo
Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing family of four. The Anderson’s were reported missing on Sept. 11. Pictured above is the mother Nona with her two daughters Chanel, 13, and Mariah, 10. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing B.C. family of four has been found ‘safe’: RCMP

Anderson family of Surrey was reported missing on Tuesday by another family member

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing family of four. The Anderson’s were reported missing on Sept. 11. Pictured above is the mother Nona with her two daughters Chanel, 13, and Mariah, 10. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)
1 dead, another injured after crash in Surrey

1 dead, another injured after crash in Surrey

The crash involved a car and an SUV just before 8 a.m. in the 14500 block of 100 Avenue

1 dead, another injured after crash in Surrey
A waterfront home in Qualicum Beach is used for the beachfront B&B in Chesapeake Shores. Crews were filming at the home in mid-June. — Lauren Collins photo

Hollywood Northwest? More film productions popping up on Vancouver Island

Hallmark Channel’s ‘Chesapeake Shores’, Disney’s ‘Descendants 3’ and more use Island locations

A waterfront home in Qualicum Beach is used for the beachfront B&B in Chesapeake Shores. Crews were filming at the home in mid-June. — Lauren Collins photo
North Island Wildife Recovery Centre animal care technician Tawny Molland with the orphaned baby bear that was brought to the centre May 24. — Lauren Collins photo

B.C. wildlife centre cares for orphaned bear found last month

Couple rescues cub found trying to nurse off dead mother on Vancouver Island

North Island Wildife Recovery Centre animal care technician Tawny Molland with the orphaned baby bear that was brought to the centre May 24. — Lauren Collins photo
From left: Leele Forrester, 11, mom Ruby Forrester and Quin Forrester, 12, in front of the igloo they built in from of their Parksville home Sunday. Ruby said she and her husband Andy and their two children spent most of Sunday building the igloo. — Lauren Collins photo

WATCH: Vancouver Island family builds eight-foot igloo in yard

Sunday snowfall on the mid-Island leads to all-day family activity

From left: Leele Forrester, 11, mom Ruby Forrester and Quin Forrester, 12, in front of the igloo they built in from of their Parksville home Sunday. Ruby said she and her husband Andy and their two children spent most of Sunday building the igloo. — Lauren Collins photo
One of the five bears admitted to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre this year. Four of the bears are in the bear enclosure at the centre while the fifth is still in intensive care. — Lauren Collins photo                                 One of the five bears admitted to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre this year. Four of the bears are in the bear enclosure at the centre while the fifth is still in intensive care. — Lauren Collins photo

VIDEO: Wildlife centre reminds people to be bear aware

Bear cubs admitted to centre after mothers put down

One of the five bears admitted to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre this year. Four of the bears are in the bear enclosure at the centre while the fifth is still in intensive care. — Lauren Collins photo                                 One of the five bears admitted to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre this year. Four of the bears are in the bear enclosure at the centre while the fifth is still in intensive care. — Lauren Collins photo
Qualicum Beach Coun. Neil Horner made a public apology at the Oct. 2 council meeting for leaving a bag of dog feces on the town’s bylaw enforcement officer’s desk. — NEWS file photo

Island councillor apologizes for crappy “joke”

A Qualicum Beach city councillor left a bag of dog poop on a bylaw officer’s desk, later apologizes.

Qualicum Beach Coun. Neil Horner made a public apology at the Oct. 2 council meeting for leaving a bag of dog feces on the town’s bylaw enforcement officer’s desk. — NEWS file photo