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Thursday January 1, 2015 (Vol. 40 No. 1)

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The play’s the thing: It’s shaping up like a great 2015 for South Surrey playwright Harvey Ostroff – who’s also added songwriting to his list of skills. i see page 13

Grandfather grateful for community support

‘She was a good mom’ Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

The grandfather of an eight-yearold South Surrey girl who was found deceased in the trunk of a car last month says his daughter is “so remorseful… so sorry” for what happened. Barry Hamilton shared the emotional message from Lisa Deanne Batstone last week, just days after saying a final goodbye to his granddaughter, Teagan, at her funeral Dec. 20 in Ottawa. The youngster, a Grade 3 student at Rosemary Heights Elementary, was found in a car in South Surrey on Dec. 10, and her mother – 41-year-old Batstone, who is Hamilton’s Lisa Batstone daughter – was accused arrested at the scene and is charged with second-degree murder in her death. It’s an “unimaginable” tragedy, the bereaved father told Peace Arch News on Christmas Eve. “My family’s grief is just beyond anything anybody can ever imagine.” The Ontario resident said he was compelled to speak after reading kind words spoken of and about his daughter and granddaughter in last week’s PAN, where details of a Dec. 17 public service for Teagan at White Rock Baptist Church were shared, along with the results of Batstone’s latest court appearance. i see page 4

Celebration of peace Hundreds of holiday revellers and history buffs alike spent part of their Christmas Eve at Peace Arch Park last week, in celebration of the season and also the 200-year anniversary of a significant event in world history. The event – hosted by the United States-Canada Peace Anniversary Association – commemorated the bicentennial of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which officially ended the War of 1812. The Christmas Eve festivities included music, people dressed in periodspecific costumes, light displays and concluded with a celebration under the Peace Arch. Gord Goble photos

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January 01, 2015 edition of the Peace Arch News

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