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UNITI CEO Doug Tennant vows the organization will get the Harmony project built despite costly delays. (Contributed photo)

Surrey council moves Harmony project forward

UNITI’s South Surrey inclusive housing proposal set for new public hearing

UNITI CEO Doug Tennant vows the organization will get the Harmony project built despite costly delays. (Contributed photo)
Trevor Halford, BC Liberal MLA for Surrey-White Rock spoke in the Legislature Thursday (Oct. 6) on the positive outcome of talks between White Rock Pride and Star of the Sea Parish earlier this year. (File photo)

MLA acknowledges White Rock Pride-Star of the Sea Parish reconciliation

Trevor Halford speaks in Legislature on positive outcome of discrimination case

Trevor Halford, BC Liberal MLA for Surrey-White Rock spoke in the Legislature Thursday (Oct. 6) on the positive outcome of talks between White Rock Pride and Star of the Sea Parish earlier this year. (File photo)
From left: City of White Rock mayoral candidates Scott Kristjanson, Megan Knight, Erika Johanson and incumbent Darryl Walker squared off at Tuesday night’s all-candidates meeting, hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA. Additionally, 14 of 16 council candidates participated in the forum. (Alex Browne)

Few surprises for 350-plus who attended White Rock all-candidates forum

Chamber and BIA-sponsored event reiterated campaign platforms

From left: City of White Rock mayoral candidates Scott Kristjanson, Megan Knight, Erika Johanson and incumbent Darryl Walker squared off at Tuesday night’s all-candidates meeting, hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA. Additionally, 14 of 16 council candidates participated in the forum. (Alex Browne)
The Province of B.C. is making improvements to the Highway 99/32nd Avenue Interchange in Surrey to make travel to and from South Surrey and White Rock safer and more efficient, notes a release from the government issued Oct. 4. (Government of BC)

South Surrey interchange improvements coming, province announces

Highway 99 and 32 Avenue exit ramp to be extended, lanes added

The Province of B.C. is making improvements to the Highway 99/32nd Avenue Interchange in Surrey to make travel to and from South Surrey and White Rock safer and more efficient, notes a release from the government issued Oct. 4. (Government of BC)
Joined by members of Semiahmoo First Nation and White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, (right) Chief Harley Chappell spoke at the raising of the SFN flag outside City Hall on Friday, Sept. 30. The ceremony was one of a pair of events in the city to mark Canada’s second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The flag will fly permanently alongside those of Canada, B.C. and the City of White Rock. Alex Browne photo

SFN flag raised, East Beach walk marks National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Lingering morning fog uptown did not diminish a bright sea of orange…

Joined by members of Semiahmoo First Nation and White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, (right) Chief Harley Chappell spoke at the raising of the SFN flag outside City Hall on Friday, Sept. 30. The ceremony was one of a pair of events in the city to mark Canada’s second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The flag will fly permanently alongside those of Canada, B.C. and the City of White Rock. Alex Browne photo
Gordie Hogg speaks during an all-candidates meeting for City of Surrey mayoral candidates Wednesday evening. The event was hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce and Peninsula Homelessness to Housing Task Force (PH2H) at Gracepoint Community Church. (Alex Browne photo)

Surrey mayoral candidates unanimously support UNITI project as housing model

McCallum announces change of heart on project during Wednesday night all-candidates forum

Gordie Hogg speaks during an all-candidates meeting for City of Surrey mayoral candidates Wednesday evening. The event was hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce and Peninsula Homelessness to Housing Task Force (PH2H) at Gracepoint Community Church. (Alex Browne photo)
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)