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Rona Tepper and Kristen Gribble are among six women who are active RCMSAR5 Crescent Beach crew members, out of a total 28. Tenures of the women range from eight months to 7.5 years. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Number of women on South Surrey marine-rescue team ‘a bit of anomaly’

More than one-fifth of active RCMSAR5 Crescent Beach crew members are women

Rona Tepper and Kristen Gribble are among six women who are active RCMSAR5 Crescent Beach crew members, out of a total 28. Tenures of the women range from eight months to 7.5 years. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey Grade 3 student Zhiji Dong has been honoured by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as “one of the brightest students in the world.” (Contributed photo)

B.C. Grade 3 student ‘one of world’s brightest’

Zhiji Dong was among highest scorers in Center for Talented Youth assessment

South Surrey Grade 3 student Zhiji Dong has been honoured by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as “one of the brightest students in the world.” (Contributed photo)
White Rock deputy fire Chief Norm MacLeod travelled to Turkey with Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue, following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on Feb. 6, 2023. (Contributed photo)

B.C. deputy fire chief recalls Turkey rescue efforts, ‘amazing’ resilience of those impacted

Norm MacLeod reflects on week in earthquake-ravaged Adiyaman

White Rock deputy fire Chief Norm MacLeod travelled to Turkey with Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue, following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on Feb. 6, 2023. (Contributed photo)
A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in a city in southern Turkey, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. White Rock deputy fire Chief Norm MacLeod has joined efforts to assist in the devastated country, as part of a Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue team. (Photo by Khalil Hamra, the Canadian Press/Ap)

White Rock deputy fire chief joins disaster-aid efforts in Turkey

Norm MacLeod part of Burnaby Urban Search & Rescue team that flew out Feb. 7

A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in a city in southern Turkey, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. White Rock deputy fire Chief Norm MacLeod has joined efforts to assist in the devastated country, as part of a Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue team. (Photo by Khalil Hamra, the Canadian Press/Ap)
Back on Track recovery house operator Cole Izsak (left) and South Surrey parent Maggie Plett (holding a photo of her son, Zachary) walk north along White Rock’s Johnston Road with dozens of others in a 2019 effort to raise awareness around the overdose crisis. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

Decriminalizing small amounts of illicit drugs ‘may save pain, lives,’ says expert

Concerns expressed as B.C. approaches Jan. 31 launch of three-year pilot

Back on Track recovery house operator Cole Izsak (left) and South Surrey parent Maggie Plett (holding a photo of her son, Zachary) walk north along White Rock’s Johnston Road with dozens of others in a 2019 effort to raise awareness around the overdose crisis. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
Burnaby teen Maanav Kinkar (inset), 18, has been identified as the person whose body was found in a Surrey park on the evening of May 26, 2022. (Contributed photos)

IHIT identifies Burnaby teen as victim found in Surrey park

Police asking for help tracking Maanav Kinkar’s movements, activities

Burnaby teen Maanav Kinkar (inset), 18, has been identified as the person whose body was found in a Surrey park on the evening of May 26, 2022. (Contributed photos)
US Customs and Border Protection agents seized nearly 1,500lbs of meth from a vessel near the Canadian border Wednesday (May 26, 2022). (Contributed photo/Google Maps screenshot)

650 kg of meth seized from boat near Bellingham-Canada border

Vessel was intercepted in U.S. waters

US Customs and Border Protection agents seized nearly 1,500lbs of meth from a vessel near the Canadian border Wednesday (May 26, 2022). (Contributed photo/Google Maps screenshot)
Surrey RCMP were called to help after a newborn seal was found alone on the beach at Blackie Spit on Sunday (May 22, 2022). (Glenn Petersen photo)

Seal pup ‘Timbit’ rescued from B.C. shoreline

Marine mammal rescue team believes mother abandoned newborn seal

Surrey RCMP were called to help after a newborn seal was found alone on the beach at Blackie Spit on Sunday (May 22, 2022). (Glenn Petersen photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
The BCSPCA says 59 cats and kittens, as well as one ewe, were rescued from a property in the Cloverdale over the weekend. (BCSPCA photo)

Dozens of kittens and 1 ewe rescued from feces-laden B.C. property

BC SPCA says abandoned Cloverdale home was covered in urine, feces and flies

The BCSPCA says 59 cats and kittens, as well as one ewe, were rescued from a property in the Cloverdale over the weekend. (BCSPCA photo)
This July will mark 10 years since the day Ashley Chauvin’s body was found on the bank of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey. Her mom continues to hold out hope that someone will come forward with information on her daughter’s last days. (File photo/Contributed photo)

B.C. mom appeals for information in unsolved death of daughter 10 years ago

Ashley Chauvin’s body was found near the Nicomekl River in July 2012

This July will mark 10 years since the day Ashley Chauvin’s body was found on the bank of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey. Her mom continues to hold out hope that someone will come forward with information on her daughter’s last days. (File photo/Contributed photo)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Former South Surrey resident Darryl Gagnon, 48, is hoping for a live-donor kidney transplant. (Contributed photo)

Live donor sought for B.C. man with failing kidneys

Darryl Gagnon, 48, wants to live to see his grandkids

Former South Surrey resident Darryl Gagnon, 48, is hoping for a live-donor kidney transplant. (Contributed photo)
Walmart says it is investigating a complaint that a security guard wouldn’t let a disabled customer wait outside the South Surrey site’s doors in one of the store’s courtesy wheelchairs. (Walmart Canada photo)

‘Terror’ for disabled B.C. senior after Walmart staff reclaim borrowed wheelchair, citing policy

Kathleen McMahon speaks out after husband is left clutching shopping cart for balance

Walmart says it is investigating a complaint that a security guard wouldn’t let a disabled customer wait outside the South Surrey site’s doors in one of the store’s courtesy wheelchairs. (Walmart Canada photo)
White Rock RCMP were alerted April 20, 2022 to a vehicle being driven along Marine Drive missing a tire. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)

B.C. 3-tire driver suspected of drug-impaired journey arrested

One taken into custody by White Rock RCMP

White Rock RCMP were alerted April 20, 2022 to a vehicle being driven along Marine Drive missing a tire. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)
Noah Peppin, who has been seizure-free for nearly five years, with his mom and dad, Stephanie Vazquez and Mark Peppin. (Contributed photo)

B.C. boy at risk of life-threatening seizures ‘discharged’ from rescue-medication program

Noah Peppin hasn’t had a seizure in nearly five years, but will never be out of the woods: mom

Noah Peppin, who has been seizure-free for nearly five years, with his mom and dad, Stephanie Vazquez and Mark Peppin. (Contributed photo)
Three loaded handguns and a stun gun were seized by BC RCMP Federal Policing Border Integrity officers near the Douglas border on March 31, 2022. (RCMP photos)

Ammunition, stun gun seized following arrest near Surrey border

American resident facing charges in connection with March 31 incident

Three loaded handguns and a stun gun were seized by BC RCMP Federal Policing Border Integrity officers near the Douglas border on March 31, 2022. (RCMP photos)
Surrey Animal Resource Centre officials are looking for foster families to help care for some of the abandoned bunnies currently housed at the Colebrook Road site. (Contributed photo)

Abundance of bunnies sparks B.C. shelter appeal for foster homes

As Easter weekend approaches, families sought to take in abandoned rabbits

Surrey Animal Resource Centre officials are looking for foster families to help care for some of the abandoned bunnies currently housed at the Colebrook Road site. (Contributed photo)
White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)
Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)

Trial of notorious B.C. fugitive Brandon Teixeira set to begin July 4

Teixeira was arrested in California following extensive manhunt

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)