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Off-duty officer saves toddler

By on January 12, 2015

The bravery, courage, and quick response of an off-duty RCMP officer is credited with saving the life of a two-year-old girl from a burning house in Clayton Heights last week. Surrey RCMP dog handler Sgt. Derek King was out for

Mission: Reconstruction

By on December 31, 2014

by  Boaz Joseph – Surrey North Delta Leader posted Dec 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM— updated Dec 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM July 17, 2014 was a bad day for Andre Usach. The 33-year-old soldier was hit by a shell while

Round the clock care for child changes Aldergrove father’s life

By on December 30, 2014

  By Kurt Langmann Aldergrove Star An Aldergrove father is struggling physically and financially in dealing with his young daughter’s serious health issue. It’s a round the clock responsibility as Isabella Olmr, now one year and three months old, has

‘Thank you so much,’ Chris Lafrenier says to generous community

By on December 30, 2014

By Monique Tamminga Langley Times Chris Lafrenier is still overwhelmed by the caring and generosity of strangers who came rushing to help after hearing he had been beaten badly while trying to get home from work. “I’m just so grateful

Crow rescued after being caught in power line in Abbotsford

By on December 22, 2014

Elizabeth Melnick of Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center shows off the crow that was rescued on Dec. 13 from a power line. — image credit: Vikki Hopes by  Vikki Hopes – Abbotsford News Some people might think a crow didn’t deserve so much

Y walk when you can raise money?

By on December 16, 2014

  Steve Butz — Image Credit: Photo Submitted Steve Butz admits his family thinks his self-imposed fundraising venture is “a tad nuts.” On Dec. 19, the president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Vancouver will walk 44K from the Tong Louie

Girls’ wishes of giving come true

By on December 16, 2014

Ryley Patterson, 5, and Chloe Gravel-Fallis, 3, didn’t just collect toys and raise lots of cash for the Surrey Christmas Bureau (SCB), and they had fun doing it. Three boxes overflowing with toys and more than $1,300 in cash (including a

Campaign seeks to fill bookshelves for Christmas

By on December 15, 2014

by Matthew Hoekstra – Richmond Review Hundreds of low-income families come each year—each taking a turn to browse a room meant to put smiles on the faces of local children this Christmas. The toy room of the Richmond Christmas Fund

Meet Aleshia – competing for title of Miss BC

By on December 14, 2014

On behalf of Aleshia of Abbotsford, BC: “I am entering the Miss BC competition to represent the city of Abbotsford. In order to do so, I need to raise $655 for the entry fee. The program provides training from public