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A heat wave alert from Fraser Health would be White Rock's cue to open a cooling centre again, according to Fire Chief Ed Wolfe. (File photo)

City of White Rock cooling centre to be opened with mercury set to rise

Forecast calls for temperatures in the low 30s through latter part of the week

A heat wave alert from Fraser Health would be White Rock's cue to open a cooling centre again, according to Fire Chief Ed Wolfe. (File photo)
Artist’s rendering of a two-tower, 121-unit, multi-family residential building planned for Oxford Street. On Monday night, council granted a development permit for the project, noting they were essentially locked in by actions of the previous council. (Contributed image)

White Rock council grants development permit to two-tower Oxford Street project

Plans for 121-unit development locked in by 2017 decisions

Artist’s rendering of a two-tower, 121-unit, multi-family residential building planned for Oxford Street. On Monday night, council granted a development permit for the project, noting they were essentially locked in by actions of the previous council. (Contributed image)
Not entertaining the possibility of building heights higher than three storeys in the west beach section of White Rock’s waterfront was cited by Coun. David Chesney as the reason for his sole opposition vote to the revised OCP bylaw. (File photo)

White Rock council approves OCP revision, in works for 2 years

Height and density-limiting plan passes 3rd and final readings

Not entertaining the possibility of building heights higher than three storeys in the west beach section of White Rock’s waterfront was cited by Coun. David Chesney as the reason for his sole opposition vote to the revised OCP bylaw. (File photo)
Alyson Thorpe's watercolours are among the works featured in the upcoming Garden Art Show in South Surrey. Contributed photo

Garden event showcases Semiahmoo Peninsula painting trio

Sandra Tomchuk, Alyson Thorpe and Cheryl Bodnar celebrate ‘end of isolation’

Alyson Thorpe's watercolours are among the works featured in the upcoming Garden Art Show in South Surrey. Contributed photo
The Semiahmoo Potters and the Fraser Valley Potters Guild are once again joining forces for a show and sale of both decorative and functional work, to be held at the the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery at Central Plaza for the month of August. Contributed photo

White Rock ceramics show to feature work by 30 artists

Pop-Uptown Gallery at Central Plaza offers everything from functional to whimsical pieces

The Semiahmoo Potters and the Fraser Valley Potters Guild are once again joining forces for a show and sale of both decorative and functional work, to be held at the the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery at Central Plaza for the month of August. Contributed photo
Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell are seen in White Rock Players Club’s most recent show, the online revue Duets, directed by club president Rebekah MacEwan. The club will attempt a full season of live shows at White Rock Playhouse starting in September. Rebecca Sutherland photo

Live theatre to return to White Rock Playhouse in the fall

Theatre troupe cautiously optimistic about upcoming season

Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell are seen in White Rock Players Club’s most recent show, the online revue Duets, directed by club president Rebekah MacEwan. The club will attempt a full season of live shows at White Rock Playhouse starting in September. Rebecca Sutherland photo
White Rock singer-songwriter Richard (Tichelman) has been named grand prize winner in the Virtual Jim Beam National Talent Search. Contributed photo

National title for White Rock pop musician Richard Tichelman

Jim Beam online talent search win boosts career momentum

White Rock singer-songwriter Richard (Tichelman) has been named grand prize winner in the Virtual Jim Beam National Talent Search. Contributed photo
DC Krew Hair Company owners Sandra Davies and Madi Clark say that am anonyous spray painter should have talked to them face to face about their mask policy - instead of defacing the front of their Foster Street business. (Contributed photo)

Uptown White Rock salon target of ‘cowardly’ anti-mask graffiti

DC Krew owners dismayed after ‘#MASK NAZIS’ scrawled on windows in spray paint

DC Krew Hair Company owners Sandra Davies and Madi Clark say that am anonyous spray painter should have talked to them face to face about their mask policy - instead of defacing the front of their Foster Street business. (Contributed photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles sings during an opening ceremony as her mother, Mabel Charles, an SFN elder and residential school survivor, watches. (Josh Hornak contributed photo)

SFN-hosted panel on reconciliation, diversity and equality a call to action

Participants urged to work toward overcoming unconscious bias

Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles sings during an opening ceremony as her mother, Mabel Charles, an SFN elder and residential school survivor, watches. (Josh Hornak contributed photo)
White Rock’s pier as it appeared in 1936.(White Rock Museum Archives photo)

White Rock Pier celebrated in museum exhibit

Show, on until Sept. 5, showcases iconic landmark’s 100-plus-year history

White Rock’s pier as it appeared in 1936.(White Rock Museum Archives photo)
Landing in the Guinness World Book of Records for the lowest recorded female note gained Clayton’s Joy Chapman international attention in February, but she’s following up with her own solid brand of original retro-modern country, including a sassy new single, Could’ve Been Yes. (Contributed photo)

Guinness record-holding Surrey country singer releases inspirational single

Joy Chapman recently set a world record for lowest female vocal note ever recorded

Landing in the Guinness World Book of Records for the lowest recorded female note gained Clayton’s Joy Chapman international attention in February, but she’s following up with her own solid brand of original retro-modern country, including a sassy new single, Could’ve Been Yes. (Contributed photo)
White Rock council heard Monday that a majority of East Beach businesses have been negatively impacted by the one-way lane closure. (File photo)

White Rock’s Marine Drive one-way decision delayed until July 12

Council, after thumbs down from East Beach businesses, wants to hear from West side

White Rock council heard Monday that a majority of East Beach businesses have been negatively impacted by the one-way lane closure. (File photo)
White Rock council has acted to make changes in the the water rate structure to more accurately reflect consumption by classes of users – and also encourage water conservation. (Unsplash photo)

New White Rock water rate structure could mean increase in some bills

Phased-in consumption-based approach seeks to avoid extreme impacts, encourage conservation

White Rock council has acted to make changes in the the water rate structure to more accurately reflect consumption by classes of users – and also encourage water conservation. (Unsplash photo)
White Rock pickleball player Debbie Lawrance - who appeared before council June 14 to ask for a dedicated pickleball court in Centennial Park - is seen on the court in Nottingham, England, where she competed at the English Open in 2019. (Contributed photo)

Pickleball granted a dedicated court at White Rock’s Centennial Park

Council decision stipulates a six-month trial period for popular sport

White Rock pickleball player Debbie Lawrance - who appeared before council June 14 to ask for a dedicated pickleball court in Centennial Park - is seen on the court in Nottingham, England, where she competed at the English Open in 2019. (Contributed photo)
Richard Tichelman is a B.C. finalist in the Jim Beam National Talent Search. Voting is open until July 10. (Contributed photo)

White Rock singer a finalist in national talent search

Opportunity still open to cast votes for pop artist Richard Tichelman

Richard Tichelman is a B.C. finalist in the Jim Beam National Talent Search. Voting is open until July 10. (Contributed photo)
Kelly Breaks and Juanita Vander Zalm of Blue Frog Studios received a $5,000 break on their city property taxes after a late adjustment to their assessment. Alex Browne photo

50 per cent tax hike had White Rock’s Blue Frog studio jumping into action

BC Assessment error helped boost bill by thousands of dollars, owners say

Kelly Breaks and Juanita Vander Zalm of Blue Frog Studios received a $5,000 break on their city property taxes after a late adjustment to their assessment. Alex Browne photo
The streamed show Ladies Sing The Blues, featuring five of Vancouver’s most dynamic singers, returns to ‘The Pond’ at Blue Frog Studios on July 10. (Christy Fox photo)

Ladies Sing the Blues returns to White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios

‘The Pond’ limited-audience screening joins streaming broadcast on July 10

The streamed show Ladies Sing The Blues, featuring five of Vancouver’s most dynamic singers, returns to ‘The Pond’ at Blue Frog Studios on July 10. (Christy Fox photo)
Theatre BC best actress award-winner Nancy Ebert portrays different sides of a renowned humourist in the play Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, presented by Peninsula Productions July 16-18 as a live, limited seating theatre event at its black box theatre in Centennial Park. Contributed photo

Peninsula Productions’ live theatre show salutes renowned wit Erma Bombeck

Four performances scheduled with limited-audience seating

Theatre BC best actress award-winner Nancy Ebert portrays different sides of a renowned humourist in the play Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, presented by Peninsula Productions July 16-18 as a live, limited seating theatre event at its black box theatre in Centennial Park. Contributed photo
Students of A.J. Elliott Elementary in Sointula during filming of their virtual Sing Out For The Earth concert. Contributed photo

South Surrey-artist-led musical-ecological program continues with virtual concert videos

Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright collaborate with students by Zoom

Students of A.J. Elliott Elementary in Sointula during filming of their virtual Sing Out For The Earth concert. Contributed photo
Ilona Scott-Barzen with one of her warm-hued, distinctive African-themed paintings. (Contributed photo)

African-themed art returns in new South Surrey show

Ilona Scott-Barzen’s latest acrylics at Dude’s Coffee House

Ilona Scott-Barzen with one of her warm-hued, distinctive African-themed paintings. (Contributed photo)