Tracy Holmes

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

B.C. mother’s murder conviction upheld

‘The important finding was that the appellant took a bag and used that bag to suffocate her daughter’

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

Appeal court to rule today on South Surrey mother’s murder conviction

Lisa Batstone killed her daughter Teagan in December 2014

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone appealed her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
Charlie Don’t Surf founder John Carroll died Oct. 7, 2021. (Charlie Don’t Surf Facebook photo/File photo)

Longtime White Rock restaurateur succumbs to COVID-19

News of Charlie Don’t Surf ‘legend’ John Carroll’s Oct. 7 death shared on Facebook

Charlie Don’t Surf founder John Carroll died Oct. 7, 2021. (Charlie Don’t Surf Facebook photo/File photo)
James Grunau (left) and John Dyck, two of Journey Home Community’s founders, set off from the Peace Arch/Douglas border to Welcome Homes in New Westminster on Friday (Oct. 1, 2021) to bring attention to the displacement refugee families face. (Contributed photo)

Walk from South Surrey border to New Westminster ‘in solidarity’ with refugees

30-km trek raised money for Journey Home Community

James Grunau (left) and John Dyck, two of Journey Home Community’s founders, set off from the Peace Arch/Douglas border to Welcome Homes in New Westminster on Friday (Oct. 1, 2021) to bring attention to the displacement refugee families face. (Contributed photo)
Romance scams cost Surrey victims more than $1 million between January and August of this year. (www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/ image)

Romance scams have cost Surrey victims $1.3 million so far this year: RCMP

Police say across the Lower Mainland, losses exceed $22 million

Romance scams cost Surrey victims more than $1 million between January and August of this year. (www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/ image)
Police on the scene in South Surrey’s Morgan Heights neighbourhood following the Jan. 6, 2021 shooting death of Gary Kang. (File photo)

Forfeiture office targets parents of gang member killed in South Surrey

Notice of claim says cash, diamond ring are proceeds of crime

Police on the scene in South Surrey’s Morgan Heights neighbourhood following the Jan. 6, 2021 shooting death of Gary Kang. (File photo)
Police officers stand in a cordoned-off portion of the parking lot at Southpoint Exchange in South Surrey, in front of the drive-thru lane where Suminder (Ali) Grewal was fatally shot on Aug. 2, 2019. (Nick Greenizan file photo)

Life sentences for 2019 shooting death of Hells Angel in South Surrey

No chance of parole for 20 years for Calvin Powery-Hooker and Nathan De Jong

Police officers stand in a cordoned-off portion of the parking lot at Southpoint Exchange in South Surrey, in front of the drive-thru lane where Suminder (Ali) Grewal was fatally shot on Aug. 2, 2019. (Nick Greenizan file photo)
U.S. and Canadian officials gathered at Peace Arch Park on Sept. 11, 2020 to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks. (John Kageorge photo)

Official 9/11 ceremony at Peace Arch Park cancelled on 20th anniversary of terror attack

COVID concerns, U.S. border-closure extension quash annual tribute to victims

U.S. and Canadian officials gathered at Peace Arch Park on Sept. 11, 2020 to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks. (John Kageorge photo)
The aftermath of the May 2016 fire that rendered the Ocean Ridge condominium building in White Rock’s Five Corners district uninhabitable. (File photo)

PHOTOS: Arrests announced in devastating 2016 White Rock arson

Two males were arrested July 6, police say

The aftermath of the May 2016 fire that rendered the Ocean Ridge condominium building in White Rock’s Five Corners district uninhabitable. (File photo)
Christine Connon and Dave Wright will be the first couple to wed at White Rock Seniors Village, in a ceremony July 31. (Contributed photo)

B.C. seniors find love amid pandemic – ‘and I didn’t even know her name’

Christine Connon and Dave Wright’s wedding will be the first at White Rock Seniors Village

Christine Connon and Dave Wright will be the first couple to wed at White Rock Seniors Village, in a ceremony July 31. (Contributed photo)
Police on the scene in Morgan Heights following the Jan. 6, 2021 shooting death of Gary Kang. (File photo)

14-year term for brother of Surrey siblings killed in Lower Mainland gang conflict

Sameet Kang pleaded guilty in December to drug trafficking

Police on the scene in Morgan Heights following the Jan. 6, 2021 shooting death of Gary Kang. (File photo)
Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)

COVID-19 restrictions lifting at B.C. seniors home ‘absolutely’ a big deal

Doris Gage, 95, is set to celebrate her great-grandson’s 1st birthday July 24

Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Snowbirds to fly over Lower Mainland today

Late Capt. Jennifer Casey ‘definitely shining a light on this’

The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)
The north lane of White Rock’s Marine Drive, closed to westbound traffic since June 7 to provide more patio space for waterfront restaurants, is to reopen by Aug. 7 following a July 12 council vote. (File photo)

White Rock council votes to revert Marine Drive to two-way traffic

Motion, passed on 4-3 vote, to take effect no earlier than Aug. 7

The north lane of White Rock’s Marine Drive, closed to westbound traffic since June 7 to provide more patio space for waterfront restaurants, is to reopen by Aug. 7 following a July 12 council vote. (File photo)
The last time the Snowbirds performed in White Rock was Aug. 16, 2017. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)

PHOTOS: Snowbirds to dip wings over White Rock in upcoming fly-by visit

July 16 flight – two days earlier than planned – still a fundraiser for CH.I.L.D. Foundation

The last time the Snowbirds performed in White Rock was Aug. 16, 2017. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)
A barn owl is trapped between towers of pallets at Art Knapp in South Surrey, following a crow attack. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Barn-owl rescue in South Surrey ends with hospital visit for OWL volunteer

June Young says trapped raptor ‘exploded in my face’ during response to a call for help

A barn owl is trapped between towers of pallets at Art Knapp in South Surrey, following a crow attack. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey’s Jacek Kaim got an honourable mention in last year’s contest for this photo of a skunk family. (Jacek Kaim photo)

BC SPCA invites amateur photographers to ‘go wild’ for annual competition

Deadline for Wildlife-In-Focus contest, open to anyone 14 and over, is July 26

South Surrey’s Jacek Kaim got an honourable mention in last year’s contest for this photo of a skunk family. (Jacek Kaim photo)
Megan Loxterkamp (inset) is due to give birth to her and husband Alex’s baby girl on July 9, 2021 – the day after Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward is to go on diversion. (Tracy Holmes photo/Contributed photo)

Peace Arch Hospital maternity diversion ‘not ideal’ for couple awaiting birth of first child

‘I don’t want her to give birth on the side of the road,’ says expectant White Rock dad

Megan Loxterkamp (inset) is due to give birth to her and husband Alex’s baby girl on July 9, 2021 – the day after Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward is to go on diversion. (Tracy Holmes photo/Contributed photo)
A kite surfer catches air in White Rock on Father’s Day (June 20, 2021). That same evening, a Shiprider crew rescued a kite surfer who ran into trouble about four kilometres out into the bay. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Stranded kite surfer rescued 4 km off White Rock shore

Police credit quick-thinking command-centre operator with helping avert disaster

A kite surfer catches air in White Rock on Father’s Day (June 20, 2021). That same evening, a Shiprider crew rescued a kite surfer who ran into trouble about four kilometres out into the bay. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Emergency crews shut down White Rock’s Five Corners district on Feb. 19, 2020 following an assault. (File photo)

Trial underway in February 2020 death of White Rock senior

Ross Banner charged with manslaughter following Five Corners altercation

Emergency crews shut down White Rock’s Five Corners district on Feb. 19, 2020 following an assault. (File photo)