Tricia Weel

Fisheries and Oceans Canada officers worked with the Canadian Coast Guard last week to crack down on illegal crab traps in Boundary Bay. Officers seized 270 traps, averaging 60 a day during the five-day operation. (DFO photo)

Hundreds of suspected illegal, ghost crab traps seized in Boundary Bay by fisheries officers

Ghost fishing a ‘very, very despicable act’ detrimental to ocean creatures: Demsky

Fisheries and Oceans Canada officers worked with the Canadian Coast Guard last week to crack down on illegal crab traps in Boundary Bay. Officers seized 270 traps, averaging 60 a day during the five-day operation. (DFO photo)
A fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning has killed approximately 60 animals, including reptiles, frogs, Guinea pigs and sugar gliders. (Urban Safari Rescue Society/Facebook photo)

Dozens of exotic animals dead after fire tears through Surrey rescue centre

Staff, volunteers ‘focusing on what needs to be done’ at Urban Safari Rescue Society after blaze

A fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning has killed approximately 60 animals, including reptiles, frogs, Guinea pigs and sugar gliders. (Urban Safari Rescue Society/Facebook photo)
Peace Arch Hospital doctor Amir Behboudi, front, with puppeteer and ventriloquist Kellie Haines, Magrau and UBC medical student Tsz Shing (Brandon) Ng pose with Beyond Your Eye Productions’ Carmen Klotz left, and Sharron Bates during a video filming session. (contributed photo)

Making the ER less scary for kids: B.C. doctor enlists help of puppeteer

Videos featuring ventriloquist and colourful puppet Magrau are free for any hospital to use

Peace Arch Hospital doctor Amir Behboudi, front, with puppeteer and ventriloquist Kellie Haines, Magrau and UBC medical student Tsz Shing (Brandon) Ng pose with Beyond Your Eye Productions’ Carmen Klotz left, and Sharron Bates during a video filming session. (contributed photo)
Strata corporations in B.C. can still restrict short-term rentals, such as Airbnb or VRBO rental services, with bylaws, despite new legislation introduced by the provincial government last November. (Unsplash photo)

Stratas can still say ‘no’ to short-term stays despite ban on other rental restrictions

Short-term rentals such as Airbnb, VRBO considered business activities

Strata corporations in B.C. can still restrict short-term rentals, such as Airbnb or VRBO rental services, with bylaws, despite new legislation introduced by the provincial government last November. (Unsplash photo)
With new legislation introduced late last year, many B.C. strata corporations are considering adopting a 55+ age restriction bylaw. But each strata council needs to carefully consider the potential implications, as do home buyers, experts say. (file photo)

Strata corporations across B.C. look at 55+ restriction in wake of new rental legislation

‘Be very aware of what the implications are before you adopt an age restriction bylaw’: Gioventu

With new legislation introduced late last year, many B.C. strata corporations are considering adopting a 55+ age restriction bylaw. But each strata council needs to carefully consider the potential implications, as do home buyers, experts say. (file photo)
A previous windstorm on White Rock’s waterfront. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Strong winds forecast for Lower Mainland: weather statement in effect

Environment Canada warns of strong winds near water, ‘damage to buildings…may occur’

A previous windstorm on White Rock’s waterfront. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A White Rock resident is concerned about his neighbourhood when snow falls, as three vehicles have crashed on his Sunset Drive property in the past six years. The most recent was a Tesla that smashed his shed on Dec. 6, 2022. (contributed photo)

Lower Mainland resident wants city to do more about slippery, steep streets in snowy weather

White Rock property has had 3 vehicle crashes in 6 years, all in December

A White Rock resident is concerned about his neighbourhood when snow falls, as three vehicles have crashed on his Sunset Drive property in the past six years. The most recent was a Tesla that smashed his shed on Dec. 6, 2022. (contributed photo)
Santa Claus arrived by fire truck at the Tong Louie YMCA in Surrey on Sunday, to help the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society hand out presents at their annual Adopt a Family event. (Tricia Weel photo)

VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives by fire truck at Surrey’s Tong Louie YMCA Sunday

Jolly Old Elf on hand to help Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society at Christmas event

Santa Claus arrived by fire truck at the Tong Louie YMCA in Surrey on Sunday, to help the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society hand out presents at their annual Adopt a Family event. (Tricia Weel photo)
A catalytic converter. (Submitted photo)

White Rock resident helps thwart theft of neighbour’s catalytic converter

Alfred Anderson, 76, has had 3 catalytic coverters stolen in 18 months

A catalytic converter. (Submitted photo)
BC RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Financial Integrity (FI) unit investigated an online cannabis business that was allegedly distributing drugs through mail. Three people were arrested after search warrants were executed in Surrey and White Rock. (Submitted)

Cash, gold bars, McLaren seized in B.C. money laundering, illicit drug-distribution investigation

BC RCMP Federal Policing executes two search warrants in Surrey and White Rock

BC RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Financial Integrity (FI) unit investigated an online cannabis business that was allegedly distributing drugs through mail. Three people were arrested after search warrants were executed in Surrey and White Rock. (Submitted)
Langley Secondary senior girls basketball coach Sheldon Guy speaks to a crowd at Earl Marriott Secondary Tuesday (Dec. 5) before an exhibition game about his experience with suddenly losing his sight, and how to pivot and adapt to the challenges life may bring. (Contributed photo)

Blind B.C. basketball coach gives inspirational talk before exhibition game

‘It’s OK to not be OK,’ Langley coach Sheldon Guy tells Earl Mariott audience

Langley Secondary senior girls basketball coach Sheldon Guy speaks to a crowd at Earl Marriott Secondary Tuesday (Dec. 5) before an exhibition game about his experience with suddenly losing his sight, and how to pivot and adapt to the challenges life may bring. (Contributed photo)
Someone who purchased a ticket in Richmond for the Dec. 3 Lott 6/49 jackpot woke up $5-million richer Sunday morning, according to the B.C. Lottery Corporation. (File photo)

Ticket bought in Lower Mainland wins $5 million in Dec. 3 Lotto 6/49 draw

Lucky holiday season for someone who purchased lottery ticket in Richmond

Someone who purchased a ticket in Richmond for the Dec. 3 Lott 6/49 jackpot woke up $5-million richer Sunday morning, according to the B.C. Lottery Corporation. (File photo)
A White Rock senior says current government representation doesn’t go far enough when it comes to regulating rent increases at some retirement homes in B.C. Unsplash.com image

B.C. senior says more protection needed for rental rates at retirement homes in the province

Private facilities may raise rent, hospitality costs as inflation rises

A White Rock senior says current government representation doesn’t go far enough when it comes to regulating rent increases at some retirement homes in B.C. Unsplash.com image
Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in an incident involving anti-Asian graffiti that took place in South Surrey. (Lauren Collins photo)

RCMP asking for help to find anti-Asian graffiti suspect in South Surrey incident

Police hope public can help find racist spray painter

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in an incident involving anti-Asian graffiti that took place in South Surrey. (Lauren Collins photo)
A team led by University of British Columbia researchers is hoping to find out if road salt in streams could be harming Pacific salmon. (Courtesy Pacific Salmon Foundation)

Is road salt killing salmon in B.C.? Researchers look to study impacts

A group of researchers and community volunteers are teaming up

A team led by University of British Columbia researchers is hoping to find out if road salt in streams could be harming Pacific salmon. (Courtesy Pacific Salmon Foundation)
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