Alex Browne

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.)
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