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Doris Anderson’s digital triptych Aberration, which she is marketing as an NFT.
Doris Anderson’s digital triptych Aberration, which she is marketing as an NFT.
Traffic moves along Victoria Avenue Thursday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Victoria Avenue residents spearhead petition against Marine Drive one-way

Christie and Sean Graham say they support restaurants - but want a return to ‘status quo’

Traffic moves along Victoria Avenue Thursday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Scott Keddy of 3 Dogs Brewing says a mezzanine application is necessary to maximize the space the brew-pub has taken in the just-completed second phase of Bosa’s Miramar Village development in uptown White Rock. (Norman Orr photo)

Mezzanine application ‘critical’ for 3 Dogs Brewing, White Rock council told

Brew pub must maximize use of space in new Miramar premises, owner says

Scott Keddy of 3 Dogs Brewing says a mezzanine application is necessary to maximize the space the brew-pub has taken in the just-completed second phase of Bosa’s Miramar Village development in uptown White Rock. (Norman Orr photo)
Contributed photo Comedian, writer and producer Lizzie Allan, co-founder of White Rock-based comedy-therapy company Hilarapy, presents another virtual stage show showcasing program members on June 19.

White Rock-based comedy broadcast showcases Hilarapy members

Virtual stage show offers new and edgy, issue-based material

Contributed photo Comedian, writer and producer Lizzie Allan, co-founder of White Rock-based comedy-therapy company Hilarapy, presents another virtual stage show showcasing program members on June 19.
Ruby Forte plays the title character in Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s online-streamed production of Irene N. Watts’ Good-Bye Marianne, chronicling the Kindertransport mission that helped Jewish children in Germany flee Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. Contributed photo

Holocaust-themed play, presented by Surrey Youth Theatre, has White Rock connection

Uplifting drama is offered as an online presentation June 11 and 13

Ruby Forte plays the title character in Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s online-streamed production of Irene N. Watts’ Good-Bye Marianne, chronicling the Kindertransport mission that helped Jewish children in Germany flee Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. Contributed photo
Caroline Baasch’s paintings, featured at the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery in July, also form the basis for wearable art and home decor. Contributed photo

Trio of artists team up for colourful White Rock show

Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery exhibit scheduled to run throughout July

Caroline Baasch’s paintings, featured at the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery in July, also form the basis for wearable art and home decor. Contributed photo
Former Surrey councillor and finance committee chair Tom Gill charges that an increase to the capital parcel tax amounts to a “hidden tax” above and beyond the 2.9 per cent increase claimed by Mayor Doug McCallum. (Unsplash.com photo)

Surrey residents criticize ‘smoke-and-mirrors’ property tax hike

Larger-than-advertised increases prove need for independent auditor general: Annis

Former Surrey councillor and finance committee chair Tom Gill charges that an increase to the capital parcel tax amounts to a “hidden tax” above and beyond the 2.9 per cent increase claimed by Mayor Doug McCallum. (Unsplash.com photo)
Surrey business owners are struggling to come to understand why they are being faced with double-digit tax business property tax increases. (Contributed photo)

Huge increases in property taxes gobsmack Surrey business owners

Companies seek answers after high percentage jumps for 2021

Surrey business owners are struggling to come to understand why they are being faced with double-digit tax business property tax increases. (Contributed photo)
White Rock’s historic Elm Street will retain its Waterfront Village designation in the OCP, but with stipulations of lower height and density than waterfront commercial buildings in any future redevelopment. (File photo)

White Rock council reverses position on Elm Street designation

Waterfront Village designation retained, but with reduced height and density

White Rock’s historic Elm Street will retain its Waterfront Village designation in the OCP, but with stipulations of lower height and density than waterfront commercial buildings in any future redevelopment. (File photo)
(L-R) White Rock Rotary Club members George Garrett, Marcus Low, Jack Rae, Raj Rajogopal and former president Mauricio Browne de Paola join 2019 student finalists Miranda Clark, Olivia Canavan, Sierra Cowie, Satori Yatsura, Isabella Tome and Fiona Sjaus at an awards ceremony at  Earl Marriott Secondary library. (File photo)

White Rock Rotary, Peace Arch News essay contest returns

Four secondary schools set to participate; entry deadline is June 30

(L-R) White Rock Rotary Club members George Garrett, Marcus Low, Jack Rae, Raj Rajogopal and former president Mauricio Browne de Paola join 2019 student finalists Miranda Clark, Olivia Canavan, Sierra Cowie, Satori Yatsura, Isabella Tome and Fiona Sjaus at an awards ceremony at  Earl Marriott Secondary library. (File photo)
White Rock Museum and Archives has been given the largest single grant in aid by the city this year, to help launch a Remembrance Day bus shelter poster project. (File photo)

White Rock grants in aid include Remembrance project

Council funding totalling nearly $30,000 allotted for community organizations

White Rock Museum and Archives has been given the largest single grant in aid by the city this year, to help launch a Remembrance Day bus shelter poster project. (File photo)
Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. Contributed photo

Feature film, Bandit, a step up for White Rock producer

Charismatic Canadian crime caper filming in Georgia features Mel Gibson, Josh Duhamel

Writer-producer Kraig Wenman in a set representing a Canadian bank constructed in Georgia for the film Bandit. Contributed photo
Barry Dean's tribute to the 'King of Pop' will be streamed to home viewers by White Rock-based BEC Entertainment this Friday (June 4). Contributed photo

Michael Jackson tribute streamed on White Rock virtual platform

Barry Dean’s ‘MJ Lives’ show pays tribute to the late ‘King of Pop’

Barry Dean's tribute to the 'King of Pop' will be streamed to home viewers by White Rock-based BEC Entertainment this Friday (June 4). Contributed photo
White Rock council has confirmed the west-bound lane of Marine Drive will be closed down by June 7 to allow increased seating space for restaurants - but has also said the temporary measure will last only until full-capacity inside dining is permitted by provincial health orders. (File photo)

White Rock’s Marine Drive one-way to take effect June 7

City council measure will be lifted if full-capacity indoor dining returns

White Rock council has confirmed the west-bound lane of Marine Drive will be closed down by June 7 to allow increased seating space for restaurants - but has also said the temporary measure will last only until full-capacity inside dining is permitted by provincial health orders. (File photo)
South Surrey’s famous destination of the 1940s and 1950s, the Tara Supper Club on Crescent Road, will be among the restaurant venues remembered in the next in Historic Stewart Farm’s series of online talks. (City of Surrey Archives photo)

Online discussion revisits historic Surrey restaurants

Photos and memories will be shared in virtual talk

South Surrey’s famous destination of the 1940s and 1950s, the Tara Supper Club on Crescent Road, will be among the restaurant venues remembered in the next in Historic Stewart Farm’s series of online talks. (City of Surrey Archives photo)
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo
A 10-classroom addition to Sunnyside Elementary, due for completion by September 2022, will take some 250 students out of portables. (File photo)

Construction phase begins for South Surrey’s Sunnyside Elementary addition

Project will add 10 new permanent classrooms by September 2022

A 10-classroom addition to Sunnyside Elementary, due for completion by September 2022, will take some 250 students out of portables. (File photo)
Liane Ricou of School District 36 accepts a cheque for $63,000 on May 27 on behalf of the White Rock Elementary playground upgrade, from White Rock Rotary past president Jack Rae (centre) and president David Grant. Surrey School District photo

Funding moves White Rock Elementary playground upgrade forward

White Rock Rotary contribution fulfils commitment to school project

Liane Ricou of School District 36 accepts a cheque for $63,000 on May 27 on behalf of the White Rock Elementary playground upgrade, from White Rock Rotary past president Jack Rae (centre) and president David Grant. Surrey School District photo
The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold its delayed annual business excellence awards online this week in an event 'called A Celebration of Resilience'. (File photo)

Businesses honoured in South Surrey White Rock Chamber awards

Online ceremony paid tribute to resilience and also the support of frontline service workers

The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold its delayed annual business excellence awards online this week in an event 'called A Celebration of Resilience'. (File photo)
Karen Kroeker’s “A Vision” earned first place in the Sculptures and Fibre Art category of the Arts 2020 competition hosted by the Arts Council of Surrey. (submitted photo)

Upcoming Surrey Arts Centre arts exhibit showcases latest work

Annual show includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed-media

Karen Kroeker’s “A Vision” earned first place in the Sculptures and Fibre Art category of the Arts 2020 competition hosted by the Arts Council of Surrey. (submitted photo)