Alex Browne

Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, provides a night-time extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey, but White Rock balked at providing a counterprt day-time shelter. (File photo)

White Rock nixes warming shelter for this season

City staff and Surrey staff to study all homeless needs

Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, provides a night-time extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey, but White Rock balked at providing a counterprt day-time shelter. (File photo)
Self-taught artist Broderick Wong will demonstrate his celebrated watercolour techniques in a live online event presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association on April 1. (Contributed photo)

Surrey Art Gallery to feature exploration of watercolour techniques with Broderick Wong

Online demonstration presents award-winning approach

Self-taught artist Broderick Wong will demonstrate his celebrated watercolour techniques in a live online event presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association on April 1. (Contributed photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell and band councillor Joanne Charles, prior to the groundbreaking for long-awaited water/sewer infrastructure. (File photo)

SFN, White Rock re-establish water connection

City to provide some water and sewer services

Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell and band councillor Joanne Charles, prior to the groundbreaking for long-awaited water/sewer infrastructure. (File photo)
White Rock council has endorsed moving ahead with a Centre Street walkway. (City of White Rock rendering)

White Rock revives Centre Street walkway

Council votes to use CACs for hillside path

White Rock council has endorsed moving ahead with a Centre Street walkway. (City of White Rock rendering)
White Rock RCMP detachment. (File photo)

White Rock approves RCMP detachment upgrades

Officials say renovations needed due to Surrey’s impending change to a municipal force

White Rock RCMP detachment. (File photo)
South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann – the Bergmann Piano Duo – will present another colorful Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage concert., premiering online March 11. Contributed photo

South Surrey pianists Bergmann Duo blend musical colours

Rhapsody In Blue meets The Red Violin in online concert

South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann – the Bergmann Piano Duo – will present another colorful Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage concert., premiering online March 11. Contributed photo
Alex Browne photo The felling of two mature Douglas Fir ‘eagle trees’ on Oxford Street, just south of Prospect Avenue, in June of 2019, prompted a review of tree management bylaws and policies now before White Rock council. The trees were felled on instructions from City of White Rock staff, who said the work was necessary because they had become hazardous. (File photo)

City of White Rock mulls ‘tree protection’ bylaw

More stringent measures needed to protect canopy – councillor

Alex Browne photo The felling of two mature Douglas Fir ‘eagle trees’ on Oxford Street, just south of Prospect Avenue, in June of 2019, prompted a review of tree management bylaws and policies now before White Rock council. The trees were felled on instructions from City of White Rock staff, who said the work was necessary because they had become hazardous. (File photo)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference in August about provincial government approval of the city’s change to a municipal force, joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. Members of the National Police Federation claim there is still no transition plan in place although Surrey RCMP’s contract with the city is due to end March 31.(File photo)

National Police Federation members slam Surrey police transition to Surrey Board of Trade

During virtual meeting, bargaining unit representatives say municipal force ‘not a done deal’

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference in August about provincial government approval of the city’s change to a municipal force, joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. Members of the National Police Federation claim there is still no transition plan in place although Surrey RCMP’s contract with the city is due to end March 31.(File photo)
Members of the public will have a chance to learn about a proposal for three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. A second virtual information meeting is scheduled for today (Feb. 25) and full details are also available at www.aplinmartin.com/semiahmoo. (First Capital photo rendering)

Public voice concerns about Semiahmoo highrises during virtual meeting

Proposed development could be delayed by ‘marketing philosophy’

Members of the public will have a chance to learn about a proposal for three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. A second virtual information meeting is scheduled for today (Feb. 25) and full details are also available at www.aplinmartin.com/semiahmoo. (First Capital photo rendering)
In a press conference Monday, education minister Jennifer Whiteside said processes already in place to assess COVID-19 exposures in Surrey and Delta will determine whether policy changes are necessary. (Black Press)

B.C. needs to let testing, tracing processes unfold – education minister

Jennifer Whiteside defends ‘robust health and safety plans” in Surrey, Delta schools

In a press conference Monday, education minister Jennifer Whiteside said processes already in place to assess COVID-19 exposures in Surrey and Delta will determine whether policy changes are necessary. (Black Press)
Peace Portal Alliance Church is the current extreme-weather overnight shelter for South Surrey. Currently, neither Surrey nor White Rock offers the homeless community anywhere to stay warm during the day. (File photo)

Plea for daytime warming centre heard by White Rock council

Residents ask for help in protecting the homeless when temperatures plummet

Peace Portal Alliance Church is the current extreme-weather overnight shelter for South Surrey. Currently, neither Surrey nor White Rock offers the homeless community anywhere to stay warm during the day. (File photo)
A South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce online COVID-19 virtual town hall – sharing the latest pandemic updates impacting the Semiahmoo Peninsula area, will be held Friday (Feb. 26). Pre-registration is required. (File photo)

Chamber of commerce town hall offers COVID-19 updates

Latest in series of virtual meetings will be held Feb. 26

A South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce online COVID-19 virtual town hall – sharing the latest pandemic updates impacting the Semiahmoo Peninsula area, will be held Friday (Feb. 26). Pre-registration is required. (File photo)
A classroom in Surrey school district is cleaned last year. Over the weekend, school communities in Surrey and Delta were advised of exposures to the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant of the COVID-19 virus. In some cases individuals and in others entire classes, have been directed to stay home and self-isolate while awaiting test results. (file photo surreyschools.ca)

U.K variant of coronavirus detected at seven schools in Surrey, Delta

Individuals, classes directed by district to stay home and self isolate

A classroom in Surrey school district is cleaned last year. Over the weekend, school communities in Surrey and Delta were advised of exposures to the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant of the COVID-19 virus. In some cases individuals and in others entire classes, have been directed to stay home and self-isolate while awaiting test results. (file photo surreyschools.ca)
Sandra Tomchuk and Gail Nesimiuk have collaborated on a series of beach paintings, featured throughout March at The Gallery, Central Plaza.

Beach life supplies theme for collaborative show at White Rock gallery

Sandra Tomchuk and Gail Nesimiuk have teamed up for a March exhibit

Sandra Tomchuk and Gail Nesimiuk have collaborated on a series of beach paintings, featured throughout March at The Gallery, Central Plaza.
New South Surrey-developed app makes connecting to entertainment and service providers much easier for seniors. (file photo)

South Surrey residents’ user-friendly app makes connectivity easier for seniors

Stayhome–Living simplifies accessing a wide range of entertainment and services

New South Surrey-developed app makes connecting to entertainment and service providers much easier for seniors. (file photo)
Among annual events for The White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association is the Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament, usually held in July. File photo.

New youth training facility sought at Centennial ball park

White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association requests city’s help

Among annual events for The White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association is the Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament, usually held in July. File photo.
Surrey South MLA Stephanie Cadieux was  the featured guest in an online round table discussion hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade on Wednesday. She told the meeting that developers must do more to include people with disabilities in the housing market.

Stephanie Cadieux speaks out on need for accessible housing

Surrey South MLA says it’s time for provincial guidelines

Surrey South MLA Stephanie Cadieux was  the featured guest in an online round table discussion hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade on Wednesday. She told the meeting that developers must do more to include people with disabilities in the housing market.
Maple Blues 2021 female vocalist of the year Angel Forrest, will appear in an online replay of a 2019 live concert at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday, Feb. 20, featuring originals, classics and songs from her latest recording, the double-album Electric Love. (Contributed photo)
Maple Blues 2021 female vocalist of the year Angel Forrest, will appear in an online replay of a 2019 live concert at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday, Feb. 20, featuring originals, classics and songs from her latest recording, the double-album Electric Love. (Contributed photo)
Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn more and share their thoughts about a proposal to construct three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. Virtual information sessions are scheduled for Feb. 23 and 25. (Google map)

Semiahmoo Centre highrise application discussed

Virtual public information meetings scheduled for Feb. 23, 25

Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn more and share their thoughts about a proposal to construct three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. Virtual information sessions are scheduled for Feb. 23 and 25. (Google map)
A Beach House Theatre production of “The Foreigner” in 2016 on its outdoor stage at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Sebastien Galina for Boldly Creative Agency, Inc.)

Beach House Theatre summer season cancelled again

Company hopeful outdoor events may be possible for Halloween, Christmas

A Beach House Theatre production of “The Foreigner” in 2016 on its outdoor stage at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Sebastien Galina for Boldly Creative Agency, Inc.)