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Kerry-Lynne Findlay said her new appointment as chief opposition whip will help keep the Trudeau Liberals called to account for meeting inflation with tax hikes and inflationary deficits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

South Surrey-White Rock MP Findlay appointed chief Opposition whip

Role crucial in marshalling Conservative MPs votes in Ottawa

Kerry-Lynne Findlay said her new appointment as chief opposition whip will help keep the Trudeau Liberals called to account for meeting inflation with tax hikes and inflationary deficits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
White Rock mayoralty candidates say affordable housing is a priority - but differ on ways to achieve it. (Peace Arch News photo)

ELECTION 2022: Development in White Rock must address affordability

Mayoralty candidates agree in principle but differ on details

White Rock mayoralty candidates say affordable housing is a priority - but differ on ways to achieve it. (Peace Arch News photo)
Black Bond Books store at Central City Shopping Centre is among six the South Surrey-based chain operates in the Lower Mainland. File photo

South Surrey-based Black Bond buys Vancouver independent bookseller

Nearly 60-year-old chain will maintain character of Kerrisdale store

Black Bond Books store at Central City Shopping Centre is among six the South Surrey-based chain operates in the Lower Mainland. File photo
Surrey-White Rick MLA Trevor Halford and Surrey South MLA-elect Elenore Sturko talk with a resident following the town hall meeting. Alex Browne photo

South Surrey town hall meeting airs residents’ health care woes

BC Liberal MLAs hear about ongoing concerns at Camp Alexandra

Surrey-White Rick MLA Trevor Halford and Surrey South MLA-elect Elenore Sturko talk with a resident following the town hall meeting. Alex Browne photo
The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring two upcoming civic election forums, one in partnership with the Peninsula Homeless to Housing Alliance, the other with the White Rock BIA. (File photo)

Upcoming candidates forums cover Surrey, White Rock races

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce offers two meetings

The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring two upcoming civic election forums, one in partnership with the Peninsula Homeless to Housing Alliance, the other with the White Rock BIA. (File photo)
Marianne Greaves of Art To Wear with one of her shawl designs with CARP Mad Hatter’s Tea Party fashion show coordinator Rhonda McJannet. Contributed photo

South Surrey Mad Hatter’s Tea raises money for CARP

Peninsula merchants contribute to Morgan Creek event happening Sept. 24

Marianne Greaves of Art To Wear with one of her shawl designs with CARP Mad Hatter’s Tea Party fashion show coordinator Rhonda McJannet. Contributed photo
Jacquie Janzen, seen with some of her floral works, is one of 29 artists participating in the current South Rock Art Tour (Sept. 24-25). (Contributed photo)

South Rock Art Tour continues grand tradition of studio open houses

Peninsula event will highlight the work of 29 artists and artisans

Jacquie Janzen, seen with some of her floral works, is one of 29 artists participating in the current South Rock Art Tour (Sept. 24-25). (Contributed photo)
After 44 years in the media industry, White Rock resident Rick O’Connor has retired from his role as CEO of Black Press Media – but says he still plans to be involved in the community, and the continuing development of the news industry. Alex Browne photo

White Rock’s Rick O’Connor retires as Black Press CEO

Former president and CEO of newspaper group reflects on a long and varied career in media

After 44 years in the media industry, White Rock resident Rick O’Connor has retired from his role as CEO of Black Press Media – but says he still plans to be involved in the community, and the continuing development of the news industry. Alex Browne photo
Elenore Sturko, BC Liberal candidate has won the Surrey South byelection, based on preliminary results. Results of the final vote count will be confirmed on Sept. 14. (Contributed photo)

Voters choose BC Liberal Elenore Sturko to fill Surrey South seat in Victoria

Sept 10 byelection called in wake of Stephanie Cadieux’s resignation last April

Elenore Sturko, BC Liberal candidate has won the Surrey South byelection, based on preliminary results. Results of the final vote count will be confirmed on Sept. 14. (Contributed photo)
Numerous candidates have registered for the upcoming civic election in White Rock (File photo)

Full field of council candidates registered for White Rock election

Past councillors, incumbents and newcomers swell numbers by deadline

Numerous candidates have registered for the upcoming civic election in White Rock (File photo)
Queen Elizabeth II greets crowds in New Westminster during her 1971 visit to mark the 100th anniversary of B.C. joining Canada. Frank Bucholtz took the photo on a Kodak Instamatic camera. (Frank Bucholtz photo)

Peninsula politicians offer condolences on the passing of the Queen

Local leaders comment on the legacy of the late monarch

Queen Elizabeth II greets crowds in New Westminster during her 1971 visit to mark the 100th anniversary of B.C. joining Canada. Frank Bucholtz took the photo on a Kodak Instamatic camera. (Frank Bucholtz photo)
The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce held an all-candidates forum Sept. 6 for the Surrey South riding. (File photo)

Surrey South MLA candidates question B.C. status quo

NDP’s Greaves missing from forum organized by chambers of commerce

The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce held an all-candidates forum Sept. 6 for the Surrey South riding. (File photo)
Coun. Erika Johanson has announced her intention to run for Mayor of White Rock, challenging incumbent Darryl Walker.  Contributed photo

Erika Johanson announces bid for mayor of White Rock

One-term councillor seeks top office in Oct. 15 civic election

Coun. Erika Johanson has announced her intention to run for Mayor of White Rock, challenging incumbent Darryl Walker.  Contributed photo
White Rock’s waterfront will be featured in two separate filming projects from Sept. 8 to Sept 13. (File photo)

White Rock waterfront to stand in for Italy and California in pair of filming projects

Two projects will be shooting scenes on the promenade and at the pier

White Rock’s waterfront will be featured in two separate filming projects from Sept. 8 to Sept 13. (File photo)
Juno-nominated stand-up comedian Charlie Demers will be one of the headliners in this year’s Five Corners Busking and Comedy Festival taking place this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 9 and 10). (Contributed photo)

Five Corners comedy fest returns to White Rock

Two day event features stand-up, magic and circus style entertainers

Juno-nominated stand-up comedian Charlie Demers will be one of the headliners in this year’s Five Corners Busking and Comedy Festival taking place this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 9 and 10). (Contributed photo)
A CARP-hosted forum Tuesday evening on the policing transition in Surrey took a pro-RCMP stance, with organizers saying information has not been forthcoming from Surrey Police Service .

CARP-sponsored meeting on Surrey policing issue takes pro-RCMP stance

Organizers say Surrey Police Service has not been forthcoming with requested information

A CARP-hosted forum Tuesday evening on the policing transition in Surrey took a pro-RCMP stance, with organizers saying information has not been forthcoming from Surrey Police Service .
Surrey Board of Trade hosted an all-candidates meeting for the upcoming Surrey South byelection. Four of five candidates participated in the Wednesday afternoon forum. (SBOT Twitter image)

Surrey South candidates showcased in Surrey Board of Trade-hosted online forum

Meeting highlighted significant differences in political parties’ approach

Surrey Board of Trade hosted an all-candidates meeting for the upcoming Surrey South byelection. Four of five candidates participated in the Wednesday afternoon forum. (SBOT Twitter image)
Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. (Contributed image courtesy of Kraig Wenman)

Crime ‘dramedy’ by White Rock screenwriter set for theatrical opening

Bandit, starring Josh Duhamel, Mel Gibson, a labour of love for writer-producer Kraig Wenman

Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. (Contributed image courtesy of Kraig Wenman)
Conservationist and author Mark Angelo with his book for children, The Little Creek That Could, will be featured in a storytime/signing event at Indigo Grandview Corners on Sept. 17. Contributed photo

Conservationist and children’s author visits South Surrey

Mark Angelo to lead a storytime and book signing at Indigo, Grandview Corners

Conservationist and author Mark Angelo with his book for children, The Little Creek That Could, will be featured in a storytime/signing event at Indigo Grandview Corners on Sept. 17. Contributed photo
Surrey mayoral candidate Gordie Hogg . (Aaron Hinks photo)

Surrey needs more police, more information – Hogg

Mayoral candidates comment on city policing issue

Surrey mayoral candidate Gordie Hogg . (Aaron Hinks photo)
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