Lauren Collins

Bc Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson responds to the BC NDP government’s $1.5 billion COVID-19 economic recovery plan in Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Wilkinson says Surrey’s second hospital is one of BC Liberals’ highest priorities’

He says party is committed to building the hospital, which the NDP announced in 2019

Bc Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson responds to the BC NDP government’s $1.5 billion COVID-19 economic recovery plan in Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman, left, and Surrey-Guildford Green Party candidate Jodi Murphy.

Surrey Board of Trade insists forum will be ‘democratic’ despite Green candidate’s criticism

Respondents will be answering alphabetically by party per riding

Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman, left, and Surrey-Guildford Green Party candidate Jodi Murphy.
Surrey RCMP has released photos of a vehicle, a white Nissan Rogue, seen in the 5800-block of 129th Street around 3 a.m. on Oct. 3. Police said investigators believe the driver may have information about a shooting that happened in the area at that time. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Surrey RCMP look for vehicle seen in area after Newton shooting

Police say the driver may have information about the Oct. 3 incident

Surrey RCMP has released photos of a vehicle, a white Nissan Rogue, seen in the 5800-block of 129th Street around 3 a.m. on Oct. 3. Police said investigators believe the driver may have information about a shooting that happened in the area at that time. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find Marvin Dymond, 86, who was last seen around 9 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2020 in the 7700-block of 142nd Street. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

UPDATE: RCMP say missing senior has been found

Surrey RCMP were looking for 86-year-old Marvin Dymond

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find Marvin Dymond, 86, who was last seen around 9 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2020 in the 7700-block of 142nd Street. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
Daniel Marks, Phoenix Society’s director of programs, mental health and addictions, with Keir Macdonald, the society’s CEO, outside of Phoenix House, a new 10-bed substance use program. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

New 10-bed substance use program opens in Surrey

It's described as a 'soft landing' for people who are coming out of detox

Daniel Marks, Phoenix Society’s director of programs, mental health and addictions, with Keir Macdonald, the society’s CEO, outside of Phoenix House, a new 10-bed substance use program. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Dr. Sarwar Sarwari, owner of True Fit Denture Centre in Newton, in his new mobile denture van. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey denturist goes mobile

Registered denturist Sarwar Sarwari, of True Fit Denture Centre, has had the van up and running for a month

Dr. Sarwar Sarwari, owner of True Fit Denture Centre in Newton, in his new mobile denture van. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A voter casts a ballot in the 2011 federal election in Toronto on May 2, 2011. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
A voter casts a ballot in the 2011 federal election in Toronto on May 2, 2011. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
Surrey Fire Service on scene of a house fire near 132nd Street and 107th Avenue on Friday afternoon (Sept. 25). (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey home has ‘extensive damage’ after fire

'Heavy smoke' caused some visibility issues

Surrey Fire Service on scene of a house fire near 132nd Street and 107th Avenue on Friday afternoon (Sept. 25). (Photos: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey RCMP is investigating a targeted shooting. (Photo: Phil McLachlan)

Surrey RCMP seek dash-cam footage after man injured in ‘targeted’ shooting

Police say they are holding a home in the 5900-block of 180th Street

Surrey RCMP is investigating a targeted shooting. (Photo: Phil McLachlan)
Youth and some adults marched from Whalley’s Holland Park to Liberal MP Randeep Sarai’s office to protest for climate action on Friday (Sept. 25). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey youth protest throne speech as part of Global Day of Action

Group marched to Liberal MP Randeep Sarai's constituency office

Youth and some adults marched from Whalley’s Holland Park to Liberal MP Randeep Sarai’s office to protest for climate action on Friday (Sept. 25). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Over 500 people have died of overdoses in Surrey since 2016. (Photo: Paul Henderson)

Surrey’s overdose death toll this year already exceeds 2019 total

In eight months, there have been 130 fatalities

Over 500 people have died of overdoses in Surrey since 2016. (Photo: Paul Henderson)
The air quality advisory, which had been in effect since Sept. 8, was finally cancelled on Saturday, Sept. 19. The past week there has been poor visibility due to the smoke. This is looking southeast on the overpass at 152nd Street and Colebrook Road in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Air quality advisory ends for the Lower Mainland

It had been in effect since Sept. 8

The air quality advisory, which had been in effect since Sept. 8, was finally cancelled on Saturday, Sept. 19. The past week there has been poor visibility due to the smoke. This is looking southeast on the overpass at 152nd Street and Colebrook Road in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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 school district proposing 13 new schools in the next decade

Staff suggest new designs for future builds to maximize school space

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)
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Fraser Health relocates Surrey COVID-19 testing centre

New location will triple testing capacity: Dr. Victoria Lee

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
FILE - Students walk through a hallway at a B.C. high school. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Surrey school district student enrolment down from projections

'That's not something I can say in my time in Surrey, I have ever said at the board table': superintendent

FILE - Students walk through a hallway at a B.C. high school. (File photo: Black Press Media)
A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

12 Surrey schools report COVID-19 exposures overnight, 8 over the weekend

INTERACTIVE TABLE: Search for schools, organize by exposure dates

A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The Surrey school district was offering childcare for kids of essential service workers at four school sites. Classrooms have six to seven students in each, keeping with the social distancing rules. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

What happens at a Surrey school when someone tests positive for COVID-19?

Surrey Schools Superintendent explains step-by-step process for notifying the community

The Surrey school district was offering childcare for kids of essential service workers at four school sites. Classrooms have six to seven students in each, keeping with the social distancing rules. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Physically distanced tables and messages on the projector screens remind guests of COVID-19 safety protocols at Royal King Palace in Surrey. (Photo: Royal King Palace/Facebook)

B.C. banquet halls want help from provincial, federal governments

Associaton president says halls 'don't have any means of paying any bills'

Physically distanced tables and messages on the projector screens remind guests of COVID-19 safety protocols at Royal King Palace in Surrey. (Photo: Royal King Palace/Facebook)
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)

First full week of school will show the ‘reality’ of what classrooms will look like

First two days of school consisted of smaller groups, learning about health and safety protocols

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)
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. (File photo)
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. (File photo)