White Rock

Thousands of people follow residential school survivors, Indigenous leaders, elders and youth on a walk to Semiahmoo First Nation lands during National Day for Truth and Reconciliation last year. (File photo)

Flag-raising, walk among events planned for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Events begin at 10 a.m. Friday at White Rock city hall; walk scheduled for 1 p.m. near beach

 

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

 

The Lower Mainland Green Team and volunteers from the community spent part of Saturday (Sept. 17) removing invasive species from White Rock’s West Beach, while also picking up more than 30 pounds of litter. (Lower Mainland Green Team photo)

Green Team, volunteers remove invasive plants from White Rock’s West Beach

Lower Mainland environmental stewards removed Himalayan Blackberry, trash

 

Residents from White Rock’s Oceana PARC Retirement Living pick up litter outside their building in uptown White Rock. (Contributed photo)

White Rock seniors clean up neighbourhood with weekly litter pick-ups

Regular Tuesday efforts are appreciated by area business

Residents from White Rock’s Oceana PARC Retirement Living pick up litter outside their building in uptown White Rock. (Contributed photo)
After advancing all the way to the PJHL championship final last season, the White Rock Whalers will look to have similar success this season. They play their first game Thursday against the Surrey Knights. (White Rock Whalers photo)

White Rock Whalers to open PJHL season Thursday against Surrey

Whalers to host Ridge Meadows Flames for home-opener Saturday night at Centennial Arena

After advancing all the way to the PJHL championship final last season, the White Rock Whalers will look to have similar success this season. They play their first game Thursday against the Surrey Knights. (White Rock Whalers photo)
Juno-nominated stand-up comedian Charlie Demers will be one of the headliners in this year’s Five Corners Busking and Comedy Festival taking place this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 9 and 10). (Contributed photo)

Five Corners comedy fest returns to White Rock

Two day event features stand-up, magic and circus style entertainers

Juno-nominated stand-up comedian Charlie Demers will be one of the headliners in this year’s Five Corners Busking and Comedy Festival taking place this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 9 and 10). (Contributed photo)
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White Rock RCMP seek to return found urn to its rightful owner

Metal vessel found on beach was turned in at the detachment this week

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Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. (Contributed image courtesy of Kraig Wenman)

Crime ‘dramedy’ by White Rock screenwriter set for theatrical opening

Bandit, starring Josh Duhamel, Mel Gibson, a labour of love for writer-producer Kraig Wenman

Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. (Contributed image courtesy of Kraig Wenman)
The band Too Much of Anything in a promo photo.

VIDEO: White Rock band rocks ‘Just for the Night’ with QOTSA-like song 4 years after forming

Too Much of Anything trio set to perform Aug. 20 at Portside Pub in East Vancouver

The band Too Much of Anything in a promo photo.
Cassidy Hergott (left, as Doris) and Natalie Peters (Enid) in Peninsula Productions' version of Agatha Christie’s "The Stranger," to be staged at the company’s studio in Centennial Park from Aug. 18-28. (Contributed photo: Kat Siemens)

‘Stranger’ things: Rarely-staged Agatha Christie story to play theatre in White Rock park

‘Lost classic’ script promises vintage suspense from Peninsula Productions, with Alex Browne directing

Cassidy Hergott (left, as Doris) and Natalie Peters (Enid) in Peninsula Productions' version of Agatha Christie’s "The Stranger," to be staged at the company’s studio in Centennial Park from Aug. 18-28. (Contributed photo: Kat Siemens)
A video surfaced on social media this week of a vehicle driving down White Rock Pier. (File photo)
A video surfaced on social media this week of a vehicle driving down White Rock Pier. (File photo)
Lawyers, staff, family members and friends from South Surrey’s Forte Workplace Law took part in a beach cleanup along White Rock’s waterfront July 4. The group removed 50 pounds of trash, including many bottle caps, plastic straws and cigarette butts. (Contributed photo)

Workplace beach cleanup sees 50 pounds of trash removed from White Rock waterfront

Lawyers, staff, family and friends from Forte Workplace Law rolled up their sleeves on July 4

Lawyers, staff, family members and friends from South Surrey’s Forte Workplace Law took part in a beach cleanup along White Rock’s waterfront July 4. The group removed 50 pounds of trash, including many bottle caps, plastic straws and cigarette butts. (Contributed photo)
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District Rotarians to fete touring president in White Rock

Rotary International’s Jennifer Jones is first woman to hold the office

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When White Rock’s Helena Roberts checked her Lotto 6/49 ticket at the Peninsula Village Safeway, she got a nice surprise in the form of a win exceeding $93,000. (BCLC photo)
When White Rock’s Helena Roberts checked her Lotto 6/49 ticket at the Peninsula Village Safeway, she got a nice surprise in the form of a win exceeding $93,000. (BCLC photo)
During the inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo held Saturday (June 25), an RCMP member presented an information session to help seniors avoid becoming victims of scams that typically target older adults. (Contributed photo)

Inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo aimed to create community connections

150 participants, 25 vendors at Saturday event hosted by MLA Trevor Halford

During the inaugural White Rock Seniors Expo held Saturday (June 25), an RCMP member presented an information session to help seniors avoid becoming victims of scams that typically target older adults. (Contributed photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles and Chief Harley Chappell welcome visitors to the White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood). Alex Browne photo

Indigenous exhibit opens on White Rock waterfront

Museum and Archives show honours Se mi ah ma heritage

Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles and Chief Harley Chappell welcome visitors to the White Rock Museum and Archives exhibit Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood). Alex Browne photo
Tom Holland and Linda Perkins say they feel they can make a real difference as 'patient partners' at Peace Arch Hospital – but more community volunteers are needed to help provide patient perspective in decision-making. Contributed photo

Peace Arch Hospital seeks ‘patient partner’ volunteers

Advisory program ‘decimated by COVID’ is up and running again

Tom Holland and Linda Perkins say they feel they can make a real difference as 'patient partners' at Peace Arch Hospital – but more community volunteers are needed to help provide patient perspective in decision-making. Contributed photo
Left to right: Kat Siemens, Savannah Browne and Susan J. Falk collaborated to create the Paris Salon exhibit, set to open next month. (Contributed photo)

Paris-themed art exhibit scheduled for White Rock gallery

Paris Salon will be running at Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery for the duration of July

Left to right: Kat Siemens, Savannah Browne and Susan J. Falk collaborated to create the Paris Salon exhibit, set to open next month. (Contributed photo)
Rain Pierre designed the plaques that will be displayed in every educational building in Surrey, acknowledging the Coast Salish land the buildings reside on. (Surrey Schools photo)

Land acknowledgement plaques to be installed in every Surrey school

Project is to further efforts to build a good-standing relationship with Indigenous peoples

Rain Pierre designed the plaques that will be displayed in every educational building in Surrey, acknowledging the Coast Salish land the buildings reside on. (Surrey Schools photo)
Ernie Klassen, president of the White Rock Pride Society (left) and James Borkowski, Delegate for Operations of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (right) agree to further dialogue between the society and the church. Contributed photo

Catholic parish, diocese issue apologies to White Rock Pride Society

Groups commit to further consultation on shared ideals

Ernie Klassen, president of the White Rock Pride Society (left) and James Borkowski, Delegate for Operations of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (right) agree to further dialogue between the society and the church. Contributed photo
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