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Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues will be headlining the White Rock Jazz & Blues Festival, beginning June 10. (File Photo)

White Rock Jazz and Blues festival set for June 10-12

Free outdoor, ticketed indoor performances planned for inaugural event

Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues will be headlining the White Rock Jazz & Blues Festival, beginning June 10. (File Photo)
White Rock Farmer’s Market on a rainy Sunday, May 15 (Photo: Sobia Moman)

White Rock Farmers Market patrons brave rain, wind to shop local

‘Rain or shine’ White Rock Farmer’s Market open every Sunday until Oct. 16

White Rock Farmer’s Market on a rainy Sunday, May 15 (Photo: Sobia Moman)
Christopher Vance was last seen on Thursday, May 12 and Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s help in locating him. (Contributed photo/Surrey RCMP)

Surrey RCMP is asking the public’s help to locate missing male

Christopher Vance’s family has not seen or heard from him in days

Christopher Vance was last seen on Thursday, May 12 and Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s help in locating him. (Contributed photo/Surrey RCMP)
Skelkelosen Pollinator Seed Blend packs will be distributed throughout the month of May so that the native-B.C. wildflowers can be planted (Contributed Photo/City of Surrey)

Surrey Parks and Coast Salish Plant Nursery collaborate to help environment

The partnership is delivering a custom seed blend to grow wildflowers throughout the city

Skelkelosen Pollinator Seed Blend packs will be distributed throughout the month of May so that the native-B.C. wildflowers can be planted (Contributed Photo/City of Surrey)
Semiahmoo First Nation members, including Chief Harley Chappell and City members, including Darryl Walker, Mayor of White Rock in front of the new sign, displaying the name of the area as officially Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza on Wednesday, May 11 (Photo: Sobia Moman)

VIDEO: Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza in White Rock officially named

The ceremony was on Wednesday, May 11, with Semiahmoo First Nation members gathering with the city

Semiahmoo First Nation members, including Chief Harley Chappell and City members, including Darryl Walker, Mayor of White Rock in front of the new sign, displaying the name of the area as officially Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza on Wednesday, May 11 (Photo: Sobia Moman)
Prices for gasoline are reaching higher numbers each week and Peace Arch residents are seeking a solution (File photo/Darryl Dyck)

Lower Mainland residents crossing border in search of more affordable fuel

Shell gas station in Blaine is seeing more B.C. customers daily

Prices for gasoline are reaching higher numbers each week and Peace Arch residents are seeking a solution (File photo/Darryl Dyck)
Centennial Arena was filled with Gala attendees to enjoy a night inspired by Italian culture, while also giving back to the Peace Arch Hospital. (Submitted photo/Peace Arch Hospital Foundation)

2022 Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Gala fundraiser ‘a love letter to Italy’

Long-awaited May 7 gala raised more than $900,000

Centennial Arena was filled with Gala attendees to enjoy a night inspired by Italian culture, while also giving back to the Peace Arch Hospital. (Submitted photo/Peace Arch Hospital Foundation)
Arbor Day is a popular holiday all around the world, and especially well-loved in Surrey. This year, residents got together on May 7 and planted 46 new shade trees at William Beagle Park. (City of Surrey photo)

City of Surrey hosts Arbor Day Tree Planting event

Event took place at William Beagle Park, where residents gathered to plant trees.

Arbor Day is a popular holiday all around the world, and especially well-loved in Surrey. This year, residents got together on May 7 and planted 46 new shade trees at William Beagle Park. (City of Surrey photo)
An art show is scheduled for June 2 to 26 at the Landmark Pop-Up Town Gallery, where four White Rock artists will have their work showcased. (Submitted photo)

Partial proceeds from White Rock art exhibit to benefit Ukraine

The exhibit will run from June 2 to 26 at the Landmark Pop-Up Town Art Gallery

An art show is scheduled for June 2 to 26 at the Landmark Pop-Up Town Gallery, where four White Rock artists will have their work showcased. (Submitted photo)
Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Plaza will be officially recognized by the City of White Rock during the naming event on Wednesday, May 11. (File photo)

White Rock’s Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza will be officially named

Naming ceremony will be open to the public to attend, on Wednesday, May 11

Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Plaza will be officially recognized by the City of White Rock during the naming event on Wednesday, May 11. (File photo)
Raj Singh Toor, holding the updated proclamation document naming Komagata Maru Remembrance Day an official day in B.C. (Submitted Photo)

May 23 is Komagata Maru Remembrance Day in B.C.

Descendants of the Komagata Maru Society have achieved their biggest goal to date

Raj Singh Toor, holding the updated proclamation document naming Komagata Maru Remembrance Day an official day in B.C. (Submitted Photo)
Webinar for people with family members living with dementia will be on Wednesday, May 18 (Submitted photo)

Webinar aims to help families affected by dementia learn how to find the best care

Online conference will provide information, connections to resources

Webinar for people with family members living with dementia will be on Wednesday, May 18 (Submitted photo)
An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

B.C. funds concept plan of new urban Indigenous education centre

Province will contribute $2.5 million in funding for the business case development of the project

An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
Hike for Hospice successfully returned for their first in-person Hike for Hospice since the pandemic started. (File photo)

Hike for Hospice: Fundraiser surpasses $40,000 goal for Peace Arch Hospice Society

The fundraiser was on Sunday, May 1 to raise money for the Peace Arch Hospice Society

Hike for Hospice successfully returned for their first in-person Hike for Hospice since the pandemic started. (File photo)
Avian influenza is infecting birds, which is why the BC SPCA is asking the public to remove backyard bird feeders and bird baths (Submitted photo/Jessie McFarland)

Remove home bird feeders, empty bird baths to stop avian flu, BC SPCA asks

Avian flu is spreading and bird feeders and baths could spread the illness

Avian influenza is infecting birds, which is why the BC SPCA is asking the public to remove backyard bird feeders and bird baths (Submitted photo/Jessie McFarland)
Vaping is more popular now than in 2020, affecting young Canadians the most (File photo/Andy Hobbs)

Vaping is increasing in popularity, especially among young Canadians: poll

British Columbia has the highest number of vape users out of all provinces

Vaping is more popular now than in 2020, affecting young Canadians the most (File photo/Andy Hobbs)
The rubber base layer that will go under the playing green surface, donated by Tire Stewardship B.C. to the White Rock Lawn Bowling Club in May 2022. (Submitted photo to the Peace Arch News)

White Rock Lawn Bowling Club is making strides for a greener future

Tire Stewardship B.C. donated a new recycled rubber base layer for club’s playing green

The rubber base layer that will go under the playing green surface, donated by Tire Stewardship B.C. to the White Rock Lawn Bowling Club in May 2022. (Submitted photo to the Peace Arch News)
Tutoring program in Surrey libraries are open to the public for help in becoming more literate in reading, writing and math. (Mentatdgt/Pexels.com)

White Rock group looking for tutors to help adults with reading, writing and math

Read Surrey White Rock looking for passionate and qualified individuals to join the team

Tutoring program in Surrey libraries are open to the public for help in becoming more literate in reading, writing and math. (Mentatdgt/Pexels.com)