Local Business

Surrey-based entrepreneur Ekam Panesar, 19, says he’s ready to take on the big delivery apps with his Dishpal App. (Zoom meeting photo)

Surrey entrepreneur, 19, delivers Dishpal as alternative to ‘big’ food/grocery apps

Ekam Panesar got the idea to develop app as a 16-year-old enjoying a summertime meal with his father

The Surrey Board of Trade is calling on the provincial government to implement a temporary paid sick-leave program. (Unsplash.com photo by Kelly Sikkema)

Surrey Board of Trade calls for temporary paid sick-leave program

Reccomendations sent to provincial labour minister, news release notes

As of March 31, the City of Surrey had the most COVID-19 cases of any city in the province. (BCCDC map)

16 Surrey businesses temporarily closed due to COVID-19 transmission

Total includes 6 businesses located in South Surrey

Tim Pham said he and other tenants of Ocean Park Mall haven’t heard from the property’s new owner since it changed hands four months ago. (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey business owners feeling ‘abandoned’ following mall’s sale

Four months after sale of Ocean Park Mall, tenants anxious about future

Tim Pham said he and other tenants of Ocean Park Mall haven’t heard from the property’s new owner since it changed hands four months ago. (Tracy Holmes photo)
3 Dogs Brewing and Mainland Whisky.

White Rock brewery, South Surrey distillery reflect on sanitizer shortage of 2020

Both companies stepped in when shelves were emptied of cleaning supplies

3 Dogs Brewing and Mainland Whisky.
Gary Decker outside the auto parts business he’s owned and operated in Whalley for three decades. Friday, April 30 was his final day of business before retirement. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Gary Decker outside the auto parts business he’s owned and operated in Whalley for three decades. Friday, April 30 was his final day of business before retirement. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Broadcaster Lynda Steele hosted the online Surrey Women in Business Awards for 2021. (Youtube photo)
Broadcaster Lynda Steele hosted the online Surrey Women in Business Awards for 2021. (Youtube photo)
People gathered in White Rock’s Memorial Park on a sunny April day as temperatures hit 19C. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Lack of seating space leaves White Rock restaurants facing ‘existential crisis’: BIA

Business Improvement Association slams council’s handling of threat to waterfront eateries

People gathered in White Rock’s Memorial Park on a sunny April day as temperatures hit 19C. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A South Surrey blueberry farmer is defending the use of wind turbines after a Morgan Creek couple filed a complaint against his neighbour. (Pixabay photo)

South Surrey noise complaint highlights urban-rural clash, says farmer

‘I do feel there is not a lot of respect for the farmers’: Avtar Longiye

A South Surrey blueberry farmer is defending the use of wind turbines after a Morgan Creek couple filed a complaint against his neighbour. (Pixabay photo)
The Disney store at Guildford Town Centre in Surrey, as seen on stores.shopdisney.com/bc/surrey/786.

Surrey’s Disney store to close with all others in Canada: report

‘We haven’t been told anything, other than what we’ve seen on social media,’ store employee says

The Disney store at Guildford Town Centre in Surrey, as seen on stores.shopdisney.com/bc/surrey/786.
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In spirit of Vaisakhi, retailer donates two trucks of groceries to Surrey Food Bank

Fruiticana will deliver more food in the coming days, founder and president Tony Singh says

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The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Excellence Awards – this year titled ‘A Celebration of Resilience’ – online on May 27. (File photo)

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce ‘excellence’ nominees announced

Virtual awards ceremony will celebrate resilience during the pandemic

The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Excellence Awards – this year titled ‘A Celebration of Resilience’ – online on May 27. (File photo)
It remains to be seen how tourism dollars announced this week will help in White Rock. (Sterling Cunningham file photo)

White Rock officials question if tourism relief will come soon enough

For business, budget ‘feels more like a placeholder,’ says chamber head

It remains to be seen how tourism dollars announced this week will help in White Rock. (Sterling Cunningham file photo)
For 24-year-old entrepreneur Darby Whiting, starting a microblading business in the midst of a pandemic came with some unique challenges but has ultimately been a very rewarding experience. (Contributed photo)

Young entrepreneur’s new microblading business taking shape

For Darby Whiting, 24, rewards of launching mid-pandemic have outweighed risks

For 24-year-old entrepreneur Darby Whiting, starting a microblading business in the midst of a pandemic came with some unique challenges but has ultimately been a very rewarding experience. (Contributed photo)
The entrance of Black Bond Books at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (submitted photo: Mark Britch)

Surrey book store feels #BOXEDOUT, takes aim at Amazon to save jobs and sales tax revenue

Central City’s Black Bond Books location is dressed up for the buy-local campaign

The entrance of Black Bond Books at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (submitted photo: Mark Britch)
The Surrey Board of Trade has launched a new ‘Say Yes to the Vaccine’ campaign. (File photo)

Surrey Board of Trade launches campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccinations are the only solution to re-opening the econony, says board

The Surrey Board of Trade has launched a new ‘Say Yes to the Vaccine’ campaign. (File photo)
Laura’s Coffee Corner is among member businesses participating in the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Eat Out & Win contest to support take-out and delivery service. (City of White Rock photo)
Laura’s Coffee Corner is among member businesses participating in the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Eat Out & Win contest to support take-out and delivery service. (City of White Rock photo)
A bowl from Obey Poke, part of Joseph Richard Group’s Meal Ticket Brands launch in 2019. The program is now known as Canteen: A Virtual Food Court, at wearethecanteen.ca. (file/submitted photo)

On #TakeoutDay, Surrey restaurants urge direct meal orders, not second-party delivery

Dowtown Surrey BIA says ‘we can help support restaurants that already have a lot on their plates’

A bowl from Obey Poke, part of Joseph Richard Group’s Meal Ticket Brands launch in 2019. The program is now known as Canteen: A Virtual Food Court, at wearethecanteen.ca. (file/submitted photo)
Fish processing workers fillet farm-raised salmon in Surrey B.C. Photo courtesy BCSFA

Discovery Islands salmon farm removal impacts jobs in B.C.’s Lower Mainland: report

The City of Surrey is the hub of the salmon farming industry in Metro Vancouver

Fish processing workers fillet farm-raised salmon in Surrey B.C. Photo courtesy BCSFA
Eternity Medical Equipment’s ECAN95 masks have received Health Canada approval and CSA certification. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)

South Surrey N-95 equivalent manufacturer launches mask recycling program

Eternity Medical Equipment partners with Ontario-based LifeCycle Revive

Eternity Medical Equipment’s ECAN95 masks have received Health Canada approval and CSA certification. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)