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New minister Rev. Billy Isenor, with daughters Florence and Alison, wife Danna and baby Micah arrive at St. Mark’s Anglican. Barb Walks photo

New minister offers recipe for spiritual guidance at St. Mark’s Anglican

South Surrey church welcomes Rev. Billy Isenor, a former professional chef

New minister Rev. Billy Isenor, with daughters Florence and Alison, wife Danna and baby Micah arrive at St. Mark’s Anglican. Barb Walks photo
Advance polling numbers are up over the 2019 federal election in the South Surrey-White Rock riding. (Black Press Media photo)

Advance polling numbers up in South Surrey-White Rock

Estimates show local increase over 2019 federal election turnout

Advance polling numbers are up over the 2019 federal election in the South Surrey-White Rock riding. (Black Press Media photo)
The new DJ team of Jessu (left) and Pyka will make their official debut this Saturday (Sept. 18) at the free, all-ages Monstercat Compound festival in Vancouver. Cliff Sun photo

White Rock and Chilliwack DJ duo an electronic music dream team

Friendship led to collaboration for musicians Jessu and Pyka

The new DJ team of Jessu (left) and Pyka will make their official debut this Saturday (Sept. 18) at the free, all-ages Monstercat Compound festival in Vancouver. Cliff Sun photo
Three of the four federal election candidates vying for the South Surrey-White Rock riding participate in a virtual forum, alongside South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and moderator Lance Peverley Thursday afternoon. A fourth candidate, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, was not available to take part after suffering an injury in a fall earlier in the week. (Zoom screenshot)

Circumstance shrinks South Surrey-White Rock candidates meeting

Chamber of Commerce Sept. 9 online forum reduced

Three of the four federal election candidates vying for the South Surrey-White Rock riding participate in a virtual forum, alongside South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and moderator Lance Peverley Thursday afternoon. A fourth candidate, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, was not available to take part after suffering an injury in a fall earlier in the week. (Zoom screenshot)
Faces of the Community in You(th) project (left to right): top row, Lisa Xie, Simon Meng, Vicky Li, Celina Qu, Ruby Liu; second row, Adelina Chen, Max Li, Vicky Wei, Johnson Wu, Kathy Xu; third row, Wendy Gong, Ethan Wang, Briana Chen, Olivia Lu, Alan Deng; fourth row, Jennifer Wang, Tim Wang, Queenie Zheng, Frank Li, Flora Li. (Contributed)

Semiahmoo Peninsula youth project preserves COVID-era history

Students collaborate with White Rock Museum and Archives

Faces of the Community in You(th) project (left to right): top row, Lisa Xie, Simon Meng, Vicky Li, Celina Qu, Ruby Liu; second row, Adelina Chen, Max Li, Vicky Wei, Johnson Wu, Kathy Xu; third row, Wendy Gong, Ethan Wang, Briana Chen, Olivia Lu, Alan Deng; fourth row, Jennifer Wang, Tim Wang, Queenie Zheng, Frank Li, Flora Li. (Contributed)
The White Rock Rotary Club charity book sale received a record-breaking response over six days at the Peace Arch Curling Club rink, Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. (Contributed photo)

White Rock book sale scores record take

Rotary Club charity event rakes in $75K

The White Rock Rotary Club charity book sale received a record-breaking response over six days at the Peace Arch Curling Club rink, Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. (Contributed photo)
Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Conservative candidate for the South Surrey-White Rock riding said that upgrading and reinforcing White Rock’s historic pier would be a regional priority for a Conservative government. (Contributed photo)

Conservatives would make White Rock Pier a priority: Findlay

Upgrading and reinforcing structure a local priority, says South Surrey-White Rock candidate

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Conservative candidate for the South Surrey-White Rock riding said that upgrading and reinforcing White Rock’s historic pier would be a regional priority for a Conservative government. (Contributed photo)
Film maker Alison MacLean with one of the many ‘fixers’ who helped her during her years in Afghanistan, at Camp Marmal in Mazar E Sharif while she was in a media embed with German and US troops. (Contributed photo)

Former Semiahmoo Peninsula filmmaker keeps faith with Afghan friends

Alison MacLean and White Rock Rotarians assist refugee relocation

Film maker Alison MacLean with one of the many ‘fixers’ who helped her during her years in Afghanistan, at Camp Marmal in Mazar E Sharif while she was in a media embed with German and US troops. (Contributed photo)
Bountiful drama

Peninsula Productions drama provides insight into polygamous community

Set in Bountiful, B.C. one-woman show, Gracie, is season opener for theatre company

Bountiful drama
Liberal candidate Gordon Hogg

FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates – Gordie Hogg, Liberal

Hogg credits his mother with sparking his interest in politics

Liberal candidate Gordon Hogg
South Surrey - White Rock Conservative incumbent Kerry-Lynne Findlay.

FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates – Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Conservative

Incumbent MP says Canadians are ready for a change of government

South Surrey - White Rock Conservative incumbent Kerry-Lynne Findlay.
File photo South Surrey’s Bakerview Park will be the venue for an outdoor all-candidates forum organized for Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. by the local chapter of CARP.

CARP plans outdoor election forum Sept. 8

All 4 South Surrey-White Rock federal candidates confirmed to attend

File photo South Surrey’s Bakerview Park will be the venue for an outdoor all-candidates forum organized for Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. by the local chapter of CARP.
Peninsula actor Viva Lee, 11, is one of the regional finalists in the World Monologue Games, which will be livestreamed until October. Contributed photo

Young Semiahmoo Peninsula actor in monologue finals

Viva Lee will compete in online ‘lockdown-friendly’ event

Peninsula actor Viva Lee, 11, is one of the regional finalists in the World Monologue Games, which will be livestreamed until October. Contributed photo
White Rock Players Club cast members (left to right) Kaden Chad (Sir Lancelot), Tony Loyer (Patsy), Jerret Swartz (Sir Bedevere), James T. Walker (King Arthur), Jake Hildebrand (Sir Robin) and co-director Dann Wilhelm (Sir Galahad) reflect on the comedic chaos that is Monty Python’s Spamalot, presented – in keeping with pandemic rules - Sept. 8 to Oct. 3 at the White Rock Playhouse. Contributed photo

Monty Python musical an ambitious challenge for White Rock Players Club

Grail-quest spoof ‘Spamalot’ comes to White Rock stage Sept. 8

White Rock Players Club cast members (left to right) Kaden Chad (Sir Lancelot), Tony Loyer (Patsy), Jerret Swartz (Sir Bedevere), James T. Walker (King Arthur), Jake Hildebrand (Sir Robin) and co-director Dann Wilhelm (Sir Galahad) reflect on the comedic chaos that is Monty Python’s Spamalot, presented – in keeping with pandemic rules - Sept. 8 to Oct. 3 at the White Rock Playhouse. Contributed photo
The executive directors of the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA are concerned that a new ‘vaccine passport’ measure will add “another layer of complication” for already COVID-battered businesses. (File photo).

Vaccine ‘passport’ creates concern among South Surrey, White Rock business groups

Chamber, BIA say more details of responsibility, enforcement needed

The executive directors of the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA are concerned that a new ‘vaccine passport’ measure will add “another layer of complication” for already COVID-battered businesses. (File photo).
The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)

White Rock concert ticket-holders cancelling plans following vaccine ‘passport’ announcement

Blue Frog Studios owners chafe at ‘new level of administration’

The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)
The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold an online virtual all-candidates forum for the local riding in the 2021 federal election Sept. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. (File photo)
The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold an online virtual all-candidates forum for the local riding in the 2021 federal election Sept. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. (File photo)
Surrey born and raised personal fitness trainer Doug Setter said his own experiences - and extensive interviews with mature women who have successfully met exercise and life challenges – inform his new book Fit Femme After 50,

Surrey author focuses on health and fitness for women aged 50 and over

Doug Setter says men can also benefit from advice in his book Fit Femme after 50

Surrey born and raised personal fitness trainer Doug Setter said his own experiences - and extensive interviews with mature women who have successfully met exercise and life challenges – inform his new book Fit Femme After 50,
Young Peninsula jazz drummer Oliver Fentum, formerly of Semiahmoo Secondary, will spend his Grade 12 year at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan on a scholarship. Contributed photo

White Rock jazz drummer wins prestigious scholarship to U.S. school

Oliver Fentum heading to Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy for Grade 12 year

Young Peninsula jazz drummer Oliver Fentum, formerly of Semiahmoo Secondary, will spend his Grade 12 year at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan on a scholarship. Contributed photo
White Rock Rotary Club’s Lorna Baerg helps catalogue stock at the Rotary Field House for the upcoming charity book sale coming to Peace Arch Curling Centre Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. Bill Haymond photo

Upcoming Rotary Club of White Rock book sale the biggest ever

Cancelled sales have boosted stock on hand; 32,000 books available at opening

White Rock Rotary Club’s Lorna Baerg helps catalogue stock at the Rotary Field House for the upcoming charity book sale coming to Peace Arch Curling Centre Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. Bill Haymond photo