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The strip mall which includes 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road is the site of a proposed 23-storey development given preliminary discussion at White Rock’s Land Use and Planning Committee meeting Oct. 26. (File photo)

White Rock tower would need to provide amenities: council

A 23-storey proposal for uptown could include new city hall facilities

The strip mall which includes 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road is the site of a proposed 23-storey development given preliminary discussion at White Rock’s Land Use and Planning Committee meeting Oct. 26. (File photo)
Hundreds of people gathered in White Rock last year to participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony – but due to COVID-19, the city’s ceremony this year will be online only. (File photo)

White Rock chooses ‘virtual’ Remembrance Day

Due to COVID-19 the Nov. 11 ceremony will be online only

Hundreds of people gathered in White Rock last year to participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony – but due to COVID-19, the city’s ceremony this year will be online only. (File photo)
A new 23-storey condo development – which might also house a new White Rock city hall space – is proposed for the current site of 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road, and will be discussed by the Land Use and Planning committee on Oct. 26. (File photo)

Civic centre could be part of new 23-storey White Rock condo tower

Development proposal to be discussed Oct. 26 by council’s land use committee

A new 23-storey condo development – which might also house a new White Rock city hall space – is proposed for the current site of 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road, and will be discussed by the Land Use and Planning committee on Oct. 26. (File photo)
South Surrey author Sandip Sodhi’s first children’s book is the whimsical Ms. Chievus in the Classroom. Contributed photo

Classroom mischief enlivens South Surrey author’s children’s fable

Sandip Sodhi creates a memorable debut with Ms. Chievus in the Classroom

South Surrey author Sandip Sodhi’s first children’s book is the whimsical Ms. Chievus in the Classroom. Contributed photo
The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23, following a split vote at White Rock council. Contributed rendering

White Rock 80-unit rental-only project goes to public hearing

Six-storey, mid-rise building planned to boost affordable housing stock

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23, following a split vote at White Rock council. Contributed rendering
White Rock Museum’s new exhibit includes this photo of White Rock residents Belle Hood and Earl Barge during the First World War. (White Rock Museum & Archives photo)

White Rock Museum and Archives reopens with COVID-19 protocols in place

First show recalls residents’ involvement in two world wars

White Rock Museum’s new exhibit includes this photo of White Rock residents Belle Hood and Earl Barge during the First World War. (White Rock Museum & Archives photo)
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COLUMN: Extolling the virtues of the virtual

While it’s tough to find an upside to COVID-19, some things are now more efficient

Alex Browne
Lori Tych (left, as Ben) and Rebecca Sutherland (as Matt) star in White Rock Players Club’s limited-audience, physically-distanced staged reading of Matt and Ben, Oct. 21 to 25 at the White Rock Playhouse.

White Rock Players present Matt and Ben in physically-distanced reading

Play imagines how the award-winning script of Good Will Hunting came to be

Lori Tych (left, as Ben) and Rebecca Sutherland (as Matt) star in White Rock Players Club’s limited-audience, physically-distanced staged reading of Matt and Ben, Oct. 21 to 25 at the White Rock Playhouse.
Highway 99 traffic flows under 24 Avenue in South Surrey Monday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A cyclist crosses above Highway 99 on 24 Avenue Monday afternoon. BC Liberals have promised news interchanges and overpasses for Surrey if elected in the provincial election – a pledge met with skepticism from BC NDP candidate Bryn Smith. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Liberals promise new freeway interchanges for South Surrey

NDP candidate taking pre-election announcement ‘with heavy grain of salt’

Highway 99 traffic flows under 24 Avenue in South Surrey Monday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A cyclist crosses above Highway 99 on 24 Avenue Monday afternoon. BC Liberals have promised news interchanges and overpasses for Surrey if elected in the provincial election – a pledge met with skepticism from BC NDP candidate Bryn Smith. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A virtual all-candidates meeting hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 15 underlined predictable divisions among local hopefuls on topics such as dealing with COVID-19, including providing economic stimuli, ensuring health and elder care, and creating more affordable housing. (Zoom image)

Eight provincial candidates go head-to-head on screen in virtual debate

Chamber of Commerce hosts Surrey South and White Rock hopefuls

A virtual all-candidates meeting hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 15 underlined predictable divisions among local hopefuls on topics such as dealing with COVID-19, including providing economic stimuli, ensuring health and elder care, and creating more affordable housing. (Zoom image)
RCMP are continuing to investigate the death of a man discovered at a South Surrey residence following a report of a fire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Body found in South Surrey house following report of fire

Police say death of man found on Thursday is not considered suspicious

RCMP are continuing to investigate the death of a man discovered at a South Surrey residence following a report of a fire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Comedian Byron Bertram performs in White Rock Oct. 16 and 17 in a touring show presented by Yuk Yuk’s Stand Up Comedy Club. Contributed photo

Live, distanced comedy at White Rock Playhouse

Yuk Yuk’s tour features four stand-up comedians

Comedian Byron Bertram performs in White Rock Oct. 16 and 17 in a touring show presented by Yuk Yuk’s Stand Up Comedy Club. Contributed photo
Carol and Rick Blacklaws have distilled years of experience travelling the Fraser River into their latest book. Contributed photo.

South Surrey couple’s book chronicles the mighty Fraser River

Carol and Rick Blacklaws celebrate love of the waterway in The Fraser: River of Life and Legend

Carol and Rick Blacklaws have distilled years of experience travelling the Fraser River into their latest book. Contributed photo.
Surrey Board of Trade’s Anita Huberman moderated the first Surrey all-candidates meeting, held virtually on Thursday evening (Oct. 8).

Candidates stick to party line in Surrey virtual debate

All-digital event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade featured Green, Liberal, NDP candidates

Surrey Board of Trade’s Anita Huberman moderated the first Surrey all-candidates meeting, held virtually on Thursday evening (Oct. 8).

South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts election forum

Questions sought for candidates for Oct. 15 combined in-person and online meeting

Price tag for preserving White Rock’s Elm Street heritage homes ‘very large’

Council refers designation question to city’s heritage committee

White Rock council to attempt fully electronic meetings

Temporary policy will allow study of virtual options for conducting city business

Peace Arch Elementary playground upgrade a go

White Rock Rotary fundraising contributes last piece for completing project

Telethon promotes Surrey Memorial Hospital COVID response funding

Entrepreneur Manjit Lit gifts Surrey Hospital Foundation, challenges others to join him