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SFU scholarships help students grow skills ‘Close to Home’

By on October 30, 2015

SFU student Amanda Rachmat is benefitting from SFU’s Close to Home Scholarship at SFU’s Surrey campus by  Contributed – Surrey North Delta Leader posted Oct 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM A Simon Fraser University scholarship program that gives qualified high

Grants to help the homeless

By on October 30, 2015

Surrey Coun. Judy Villeneuve (third from right) with winners of the 2015 Heroes of the Homelessness Awards. — Image Credit: Photo Submitted by  Staff Writer – Surrey North Delta Leader posted Oct 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM Seven local social service

Local Salvation Army workers assist after Cache Creek flooding

By on May 27, 2015

   by  Vikki Hopes – Abbotsford News Two people from Abbotsford are among 20 Salvation Army workers who are assisting with relief efforts in Cache Creek, which was hit by a devastating flash flood on Saturday. Deb Lowell, public relations director, and

Running for Greenways Land Trust

By on May 1, 2015

Laurel Sliskovic runs through the trails of the Beaver Lodge Lands while in training for the Frogger 15K. — image credit: Kristen   Laurel Sliskovic insists she’s no runner. But watching her steady gait as she jogs up Hilchey Road

Saanich community kitchen gets cooking

By on March 26, 2015

Saanich Community Kitchen program co-ordinator Kim Cummins and president Marlene Bergstrom ready for the house’s official grand opening on March 23 at 3541 Shelbourne St. — Image Credit: Travis Paterson/News Staff Renovations are complete and the Shelbourne Community Kitchen is open for

Festival’s dedication pays off

By on February 23, 2015

Staff at Save-On-Foods and members of the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society present a donation of $22,000 to Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, which will use the money to buy breast MRI equipment. — image credit: Photo contributed Every year, a

Peninsula youth group receives financial boost

By on February 6, 2015

A Peninsula youth group received a financial boost that will see them move closer to opening up a safe and inclusive space in the community. The South Surrey/White Rock Youth Collective received $1,000 from the Aviva Community Fund competition in

Quadra Islanders rally for woman with brain tumour

By on January 13, 2015

Sandy Dennis is an active former Quadra Island resident who has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour requiring immediate medial attention and surgery. — image credit: Photo submitted   Come out for an evening full of music and love in

Help the MacLeod Family recover from a fire

By on January 13, 2015

Firefighters douse South Murphy St. house that caught fire this morning around 11 a.m. — image credit: Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror   No one was injured, but damage from a house fire on South Murphy St. Friday morning is extensive. And