Lauren Collins

An “I voted” sticker from the 2020 B.C. provincial election. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
An “I voted” sticker from the 2020 B.C. provincial election. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Mail-in ballot from Elections BC (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

With 68,000 mail-in ballots in Surrey and White Rock, election results could be delayed

Election results won't be finalized until after Nov. 6

Mail-in ballot from Elections BC (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
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Fraser Health orders Surrey food-processing facility to close amid COVID-19 outbreak

Staff member at Surrey long-term care facility also tests positive for the virus

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Erin Brockovich was the keynote speaker at the Surrey Board of Trade’s 2020 Surrey Women in Business Awards on Friday, Oct. 23.
Erin Brockovich was the keynote speaker at the Surrey Board of Trade’s 2020 Surrey Women in Business Awards on Friday, Oct. 23.
(File photo: Amy Reid)

‘It’s not a surprise’: Surrey’s extreme weather shelter coordinator ‘desperate’ for spaces

Jonquil Hallgate says temperature expected to drop over the weekend

(File photo: Amy Reid)
A driver pulls up to the new COVID-19 testing and collection centre at 14577 66th Ave. in Surrey. It was relocated from an urgent primary care centre near Surrey Memorial Hospital. This new centre allows for up to 800 tests per day, which is 550 more than the previous centre, according to Fraser Health. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Weddings, funerals have ‘potential to become a super-spreader’ event: Fraser Health

As of Oct. 21, health authority accounted for 70% of total provincial cases

A driver pulls up to the new COVID-19 testing and collection centre at 14577 66th Ave. in Surrey. It was relocated from an urgent primary care centre near Surrey Memorial Hospital. This new centre allows for up to 800 tests per day, which is 550 more than the previous centre, according to Fraser Health. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP say a traffic stop near 74th Avenue and 128th Street in Newton on Oct. 14 led to the seizure of “over 1,000 doses” of suspected drugs and about $2,000 in cash. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Vehicle stop leads to seizure of ‘over 1,000 doses’ of suspected drugs, Surrey RCMP say

Police say officers also seized about $2,000 in cash

Surrey RCMP say a traffic stop near 74th Avenue and 128th Street in Newton on Oct. 14 led to the seizure of “over 1,000 doses” of suspected drugs and about $2,000 in cash. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
Surrey RCMP say a 30-year-old man was arrested and later charged following a traffic stop in Whalley. (Phil McLachlan photo)

Surrey RCMP say man charged after using allegedly stolen ID in traffic stop

Police say they found 'stolen credit card data, lock picks, demagnetization devices'

Surrey RCMP say a 30-year-old man was arrested and later charged following a traffic stop in Whalley. (Phil McLachlan photo)
Surrey has seen the second-highest number of overdose fatalities in 2020, with 142 in the past nine months. (File photo: Greg Knill/Black Press Media)

Surrey records 13 fatal overdoses in September

That's 142 deaths since the start of 2020

Surrey has seen the second-highest number of overdose fatalities in 2020, with 142 in the past nine months. (File photo: Greg Knill/Black Press Media)
Signs at a new COVID-19 testing and collection centre at 14577 66th Ave. in Surrey. It was relocated from an urgent primary care centre near Surrey Memorial Hospital. This new centre allows for up to 800 tests per day, which is 550 more than the previous centre, according to Fraser Health. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey’s COVID-19 case count exceeds 1,800

About 800 new cases in September

Signs at a new COVID-19 testing and collection centre at 14577 66th Ave. in Surrey. It was relocated from an urgent primary care centre near Surrey Memorial Hospital. This new centre allows for up to 800 tests per day, which is 550 more than the previous centre, according to Fraser Health. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Mail-in ballot from Elections BC (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

In Surrey and White Rock, 64,000 people vote ahead of election day

Meantime, Elections BC has issued 68,396 mail-in ballots within the nine ridings

Mail-in ballot from Elections BC (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
People can vote-by-mail, attend advance voting or vote on election day (Oct. 24). File photo.

POLL: How will you be voting in this election?

People can vote-by-mail, attend advance voting or vote on election day

People can vote-by-mail, attend advance voting or vote on election day (Oct. 24). File photo.
The 700-seat addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary in Newton has been under construction for several months. This was where construction was at on May 7, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Building schools is the answer’ to Surrey’s overcrowding problem

District looking at building 13 schools over the next decade

The 700-seat addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary in Newton has been under construction for several months. This was where construction was at on May 7, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey-Fleetwood NDP candidate Jagrup Brar, left, and Surrey-Cloverdale NDP candidate Mike Starchuk at an announcement in Fleetwood on Wednesday (Oct. 14). The BC NDP announced it would build two 500-seat additions at Fleetwood Park and Clayton Heights secondary schools if elected in the upcoming Oct. 24, 2020 election. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

BC NDP promise additions to two Surrey high schools if elected

Proposals are to ease crowding at Fleetwood, Clayton schools

Surrey-Fleetwood NDP candidate Jagrup Brar, left, and Surrey-Cloverdale NDP candidate Mike Starchuk at an announcement in Fleetwood on Wednesday (Oct. 14). The BC NDP announced it would build two 500-seat additions at Fleetwood Park and Clayton Heights secondary schools if elected in the upcoming Oct. 24, 2020 election. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP responded to a road rage incident, when two men allegedly stabbed one another, near the intersection of 140th Street and 100th Avenue around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 13, 2020). (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey road rage incident leads to alleged stabbings, RCMP say

Police say no charges have been laid at this time

Surrey RCMP responded to a road rage incident, when two men allegedly stabbed one another, near the intersection of 140th Street and 100th Avenue around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 13, 2020). (Photos: Shane MacKichan)
Vancouver-Kingsway NDP candidate Adrian Dix announced Tuesday (Oct. 13, 2020) that if the BC NDP is elected, SFU Surrey will be home to the province’s second medical school. Pictured is Dix in Surrey in December 2019 announcing Surrey second hospital would be built in Cloverdale. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

If elected, NDP says B.C.’s second medical school will be at SFU Surrey

Adrian Dix says first graduating class 'could be 2023-24'

Vancouver-Kingsway NDP candidate Adrian Dix announced Tuesday (Oct. 13, 2020) that if the BC NDP is elected, SFU Surrey will be home to the province’s second medical school. Pictured is Dix in Surrey in December 2019 announcing Surrey second hospital would be built in Cloverdale. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
This is how one classroom in Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary looks on the first day of school Thursday (Sept. 10, 2020) for one-hour orientation for small groups. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘So unusual for Surrey’ as school district has only 200 new students: superintendent

District usually sees about 1,000 new students each school year

This is how one classroom in Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary looks on the first day of school Thursday (Sept. 10, 2020) for one-hour orientation for small groups. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Stuti Sharma, left, and Esther Zhang, are Grade 12 students at Semiahmoo Secondary who started the Learning Bridge, free, online tutoring and mentorship program, in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now expanded to Ontario. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey students’ online tutoring, mentorship program expands to Ontario

Stuti Sharma and Esther Zhang started the Learning Bridge in March due to COVID-19

Stuti Sharma, left, and Esther Zhang, are Grade 12 students at Semiahmoo Secondary who started the Learning Bridge, free, online tutoring and mentorship program, in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now expanded to Ontario. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP executing a search warrant Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 related to a drug lab investigation in the 8200-block of 124th Street in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Two ‘suspected fentanyl-related’ labs dismantled in Surrey, RCMP say

One located in the 8200-block of 124th Street, other in the 12800-block of 76th Avenue

Surrey RCMP executing a search warrant Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 related to a drug lab investigation in the 8200-block of 124th Street in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Police investigate fatal shooting of Sumeet Randhawa in the 6700-block of 130th Street on Oct. 11, 2018. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

Family, IHIT ask for public’s help after 2018 Surrey shooting death

Sumeet Randhawa was killed in the Oct. 11, 2018 incident

Police investigate fatal shooting of Sumeet Randhawa in the 6700-block of 130th Street on Oct. 11, 2018. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)