Anna Burns

Dozens of vehicles sit stranded on the northbound lanes of the Alex Fraser Bridge on Tuesday night. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

12-hour commute during snow storm a chaotic ‘nightmare’ in B.C.’s Lower Mainland

Gridlock as the snow piled up wreaked havoc across the region

Dozens of vehicles sit stranded on the northbound lanes of the Alex Fraser Bridge on Tuesday night. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey Memorial Hospital’s pediatrics ER is one of many in the region overflowing with patients. (Photo by Anna Burns)

Young patients flood Surrey’s pediatric emergency room as region’s ERs overflow

Surrey Hospitals Foundation CEO says more must be done to keep pace with health care needs

Surrey Memorial Hospital’s pediatrics ER is one of many in the region overflowing with patients. (Photo by Anna Burns)
Mehakpreet Sethi, 18, of Surrey, has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing in the parking lot of Tamanawis Secondary school on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (Twitter photo)

Mehakpreet Sethi, 18, ID’d as victim in Surrey school stabbing

Police say it happened in parking lot of secondary school in Surrey

Mehakpreet Sethi, 18, of Surrey, has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing in the parking lot of Tamanawis Secondary school on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (Twitter photo)
A Surrey man has been charged with using social media to threaten an American journalist. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Surrey man charged with threatening American journalist

Surrey RCMP say Nicholas Sullivan, 38, was arrested with help of FBI

A Surrey man has been charged with using social media to threaten an American journalist. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Anita Huberman, president of Surrey Board of Trade, and Conservative Party of Canada leader Pierre Poilievre in Surrey on Tuesday (Nov. 8). (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade/ Facebook)

Canada ‘has become the place that can’t get anything done,’ Pierre Poilievre tells B.C. crowd

Conservative leader talks inflation, housing and red tape during first official speech in B.C.

Anita Huberman, president of Surrey Board of Trade, and Conservative Party of Canada leader Pierre Poilievre in Surrey on Tuesday (Nov. 8). (Photo: Surrey Board of Trade/ Facebook)
Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)

List of B.C.’s ‘scariest and least-wanted trick-or-treaters’ unveiled with actors

Crime Stoppers offers reward of up to $5,000 for anonymous information that leads to an arrest

Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Surrey RCMP say men in the Lower Mainland have been reporting being drugged and robbed while using an escort service. Police say one man died in February 2021 after allegedly being given a substance during an encounter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Vancouver sex worker arrested after series of druggings, including one that was fatal

Surrey RCMP say men were drugged and robbed while using an escort service

Surrey RCMP say men in the Lower Mainland have been reporting being drugged and robbed while using an escort service. Police say one man died in February 2021 after allegedly being given a substance during an encounter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)

COLUMN: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and PTSD

I always thought only those who were in a war had PTSD. I was wrong.

About 17 per cent of British Columbians are currently experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (File photo)
Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. man ‘will do everything’ to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive

Bill Vigars, who was Fox’s publicist during historic Marathon of Hope, spoke at SFU Surrey

Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Doctor Olumuyiwa Bamgbade has been charged with one count of sexual assault. (Submitted photo: Surrey RCMP)

B.C. anesthesiologist charged with sexual assault

Surrey RCMP released his photo in hopes of helping with the ongoing investigation

Doctor Olumuyiwa Bamgbade has been charged with one count of sexual assault. (Submitted photo: Surrey RCMP)
Const. Britteny George, Ridge Meadows RCMP, with Porter at the BC RCMP headquarters in Surrey on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Newest deployment of B.C. police dogs already sniffing out crime

7 teams from police dog school in Alberta helped Mounties nab suspects last week

Const. Britteny George, Ridge Meadows RCMP, with Porter at the BC RCMP headquarters in Surrey on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills and Al Maclellan with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket and Tracker. ( Anna Burns photo)

B.C. business uses team of bloodhounds to search for lost pets

Pet Searchers Canada boss started the enterprise when his own dog was lost

Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills and Al Maclellan with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket and Tracker. ( Anna Burns photo)
A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)

Urgent need for a national school food program in classrooms: B.C. group

The Coalition for Healthy School Food wants the federal government to create a national program.

A national school food program is needed, B.C. advocates are urging. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
A new study estimates that 6.3 million Canadians will be diagnosed and living with dementia in the next 30 years (Photo: Alzheimer Society)

Canada could see tripling of people living with dementia in next 30 years: Landmark study

The Alzheimer Society of Canada released a study that predicts triple the number of diagnoses

A new study estimates that 6.3 million Canadians will be diagnosed and living with dementia in the next 30 years (Photo: Alzheimer Society)
A child poses for a photo with a Backpack Buddies bag of food. (Submitted by Backpackbuddies.ca)

B.C. food-aid programs seeing spike in hungry students amid high inflation, grocery costs

The school year began on Sept. 6, after a summer of inflation rates reaching as high as 8 per cent .

A child poses for a photo with a Backpack Buddies bag of food. (Submitted by Backpackbuddies.ca)