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The City of White Rock will be taking a close look at how building heights are measured in response to concerns that manipulation of sites could enable construction of taller buildings in single-family zones. Contributed photo

Building height calculations up for review in White Rock

City looks to forestall site manipulation in single-family zones

The City of White Rock will be taking a close look at how building heights are measured in response to concerns that manipulation of sites could enable construction of taller buildings in single-family zones. Contributed photo
White Rock’s original fire truck is tiny alongside newer vehicles, as seen when it was previously displayed at the city’s fire hall in 2011. Contributed photo

White Rock to examine new location for vintage fire truck

Firefighters say ideal location would be an extension to fire hall

White Rock’s original fire truck is tiny alongside newer vehicles, as seen when it was previously displayed at the city’s fire hall in 2011. Contributed photo
White Rock author P.J. Kilby. (contributed photo)

Fantasy novel a learning experience for first-time author from White Rock

P.J. Kilby, a retired teacher, says what students taught him made him a better writer

White Rock author P.J. Kilby. (contributed photo)
A new zoning bylaw amendment introduced for the town centre area of White Rock is addressing many height and density concerns raised by residents during the Official Community Plan review process. (File photo)

White Rock introducing town centre height and density restrictions

Zoning amendment seeks to address concerns raised in OCP review process

A new zoning bylaw amendment introduced for the town centre area of White Rock is addressing many height and density concerns raised by residents during the Official Community Plan review process. (File photo)
Monday, Feb. 15 is Family Day in B.C. Surrey Civic Theatres is offering three free online activities, with a chance to win gift card prizes in two.

Online activities available for Family Day

Surrey Civic Theatres offers three inter-generational options

Monday, Feb. 15 is Family Day in B.C. Surrey Civic Theatres is offering three free online activities, with a chance to win gift card prizes in two.
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New brew pub on White Rock’s Vidal Street OK’d

Proposal pending approval from LCRB

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Deborah Putman’s 2009 canvas Vefele Looks in the Mirror is one of the portraits featured in the current Facing Time exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery. Contributed photo

Online conversation highlights Surrey Art Gallery show

Discussion focuses on facial representation in art and popular culture

Deborah Putman’s 2009 canvas Vefele Looks in the Mirror is one of the portraits featured in the current Facing Time exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery. Contributed photo
Current exhibit at the Art Wall at White Rock Library is the display of fabric art A Touch of Orange, which continues until the end of February. Contributed photo

Fabric art exhibit in White Rock offers A Touch of Orange

Library art wall show runs until the end of February

Current exhibit at the Art Wall at White Rock Library is the display of fabric art A Touch of Orange, which continues until the end of February. Contributed photo
Seed & Stone hopes to open a cannabis retail store in the old Giraffe Restaurant building on White Rock's waterfront. (Seed & Stone rendering).

Preliminary approval for cannabis store on White Rock waterfront

Further public input and referral to LCRB needed for proposal to go forward

Seed & Stone hopes to open a cannabis retail store in the old Giraffe Restaurant building on White Rock's waterfront. (Seed & Stone rendering).
Juno-nominated cellist Cris Derksen will play her compelling blend of classical, techno and Indigenous music in an online concert presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, debuting Feb. 26 (Black Press file photo)

Indigenous cellist featured in online concert

Surrey Civic Theatres presents the music of Cris Derksen, Feb. 26

Juno-nominated cellist Cris Derksen will play her compelling blend of classical, techno and Indigenous music in an online concert presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, debuting Feb. 26 (Black Press file photo)
City staff will examine the idea of allowing the raising of backyard hens in White Rock, following a delegation from city resident Cheryl Kendrick. (Black Press file photo)

City of White Rock tackles backyard hen proposal

Raising chickens could be part of local urban food production

City staff will examine the idea of allowing the raising of backyard hens in White Rock, following a delegation from city resident Cheryl Kendrick. (Black Press file photo)
The ‘Try Something New Challenge’ offers an opportunity to youth artists to expand their artistic vocabulary with a series of Instagram posts in March – and maybe win arts supplies. Contributed photo

Instagram challenge issued to youth artists

Arts supplies awarded as prize for month-long event

The ‘Try Something New Challenge’ offers an opportunity to youth artists to expand their artistic vocabulary with a series of Instagram posts in March – and maybe win arts supplies. Contributed photo
South Surrey singer Josh Bogert’s newest single, ‘Different’, released Feb. 5, is the lead-in to a full-length album. Contributed photo

Something ‘Different’ for South Surrey singer-producer

Pop artist Josh Bogert releases new original song and album

South Surrey singer Josh Bogert’s newest single, ‘Different’, released Feb. 5, is the lead-in to a full-length album. Contributed photo
Cast members of White Rock Players Club’s Once Upon A Panto: The Legend of Shenanigans include (left to right) Sam Silver (Queen Regina), Stefani Delisimunovic (Rumpelstiltskin), Dann Wilhelm (Mother Goose) and Fiorella Artoni (Emma Goose). Fred Partridge photo

White Rock panto makes belated debut

Videoed staged-reading now streaming online

Cast members of White Rock Players Club’s Once Upon A Panto: The Legend of Shenanigans include (left to right) Sam Silver (Queen Regina), Stefani Delisimunovic (Rumpelstiltskin), Dann Wilhelm (Mother Goose) and Fiorella Artoni (Emma Goose). Fred Partridge photo
Langley artist and workshop instructor Lalita Hamill’s own portrait of herself at work in her studio. (File photo)

Composition workshop for artists offered online

South Surrey White Rock Art Society course also available to non-members

Langley artist and workshop instructor Lalita Hamill’s own portrait of herself at work in her studio. (File photo)
The Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C. is warning of soliciting phone calls from imposters posing as team members. (Black Press - file photo)

Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C. warns of scammers

Organization does not solicit donations by phone

The Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C. is warning of soliciting phone calls from imposters posing as team members. (Black Press - file photo)
Peace Arch News found and original publisher Roy Jelly with his wife, Marjorie. (File photo)

Peace Arch News marks 45th anniversary

Paper made its debut in February of 1976

Peace Arch News found and original publisher Roy Jelly with his wife, Marjorie. (File photo)
The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Excellence Awards – this year titled ‘A Celebration of Resilience’ – online in May. Nominations in all categories are open until Feb. 26. (File photo)
The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Excellence Awards – this year titled ‘A Celebration of Resilience’ – online in May. Nominations in all categories are open until Feb. 26. (File photo)
Pay parking resumed at White Rock’s waterfront this week. (File photo)

Pay parking returns to White Rock waterfront

‘Shoulder season’ rates continue to March 31.

Pay parking resumed at White Rock’s waterfront this week. (File photo)
Nico Dicecco stars in Fifty Shades of Vinyl: A Canadian Parody - a saucy tribute to late storyteller Stuart McLean - presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage Feb. 12 to Feb. 28. Contributed photo

Fifty Shades of Vinyl a saucy tribute to Stuart McLean

Online show salutes late Canadian storyteller

Nico Dicecco stars in Fifty Shades of Vinyl: A Canadian Parody - a saucy tribute to late storyteller Stuart McLean - presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage Feb. 12 to Feb. 28. Contributed photo