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South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna said a new provincial grant will help businesses hard-hit by March 30 ‘Circuit Breaker’ health orders. (File photo)

New provincial ‘circuit breaker’ grant wins praise from SSWR Chamber of Commerce

Funding to help businesses hit by most recent health orders

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna said a new provincial grant will help businesses hard-hit by March 30 ‘Circuit Breaker’ health orders. (File photo)
Tom Keenlyside’s 2019 Musica Brasiliera streaming concert at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios will be reprised on April 10. (Contributed photo)

Brazilian-style concert revisited at Blue Frog Studios

Jazz flautist Keenlyside stars in encore streaming

Tom Keenlyside’s 2019 Musica Brasiliera streaming concert at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios will be reprised on April 10. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey artist George Casprowitz with some of his colourful works at the opening of a group exhibition in New York in 2019. (Contributed photo)

Sourth Surrey artist embracing the colours of change

Moving sale offers retrospective of George Casprowitz’s 50-year career

South Surrey artist George Casprowitz with some of his colourful works at the opening of a group exhibition in New York in 2019. (Contributed photo)
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EDITORIAL: Optics matter in SPS hiring process

Tone deaf response to valid concern voiced over inspector’s selection

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Organizer Brian Croft attends an earlier edition of the West Fine Art Show in pre-COVID times. (File photo)

West Fine Art Show returns for 11th year, with pandemic protocols in place

Langley show features artists of local and regional interest

Organizer Brian Croft attends an earlier edition of the West Fine Art Show in pre-COVID times. (File photo)
The Arts Council of Surrey’s upcoming Arts 2021 will include both a digital exhibit and an in-person show, within COVID guidelines, at Surrey Art Gallery. (File photo)

Deadline looms for juried Surrey art exhibit

Surrey arts council show will be both digital and in-person

The Arts Council of Surrey’s upcoming Arts 2021 will include both a digital exhibit and an in-person show, within COVID guidelines, at Surrey Art Gallery. (File photo)
Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)
Among annual events for The White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association is the Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament, usually held in July. File photo.

White Rock approves new batting cages for Centennial Park

City will contribute $50,000 from Community Amenity Fund

Among annual events for The White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association is the Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament, usually held in July. File photo.
Operation No More saw members of the Victoria Police Department’s special victims unit meet girls believed to be involved in human trafficking at a local hotel. Officers offered the girls help and other resources. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
White Rock council voted unanimously to provide a letter of support to Cathy Peters of the Be Amazing campaign, which seeks to raise awareness of the human trafficking problem in B.C. (File photo)

Human trafficking on city’s doorstep campaigner warns White Rock council

Cathy Peters of Be Amazing gains support for bid to end exploitation

Operation No More saw members of the Victoria Police Department’s special victims unit meet girls believed to be involved in human trafficking at a local hotel. Officers offered the girls help and other resources. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
White Rock council voted unanimously to provide a letter of support to Cathy Peters of the Be Amazing campaign, which seeks to raise awareness of the human trafficking problem in B.C. (File photo)
Ocean Park resident Sharon Bazant with copies of her new book, Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years. (Contributed photo)

Surrey author’s memoir recalls dangerous days in Pakistan

Ocean Park author Sharon Bazant says early ’90s experience ‘shaped’ her family

Ocean Park resident Sharon Bazant with copies of her new book, Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years. (Contributed photo)
White Rock council has unanimously endorsed calling on the federal government to sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons. (File photo)

White Rock joins cities’ collective call for nuclear weapon ban

Letter to federal government will urge ratifying UN treaty

White Rock council has unanimously endorsed calling on the federal government to sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons. (File photo)
Sunset on the Banks, by Peter Klemm, was one of the works by showcased in a South Surrey White Rock Art Society show at the White Rock Uptown Pop-Uptown Gallery, Central Plaza, last year. The current members exhibit can be seen only online. (Contributed photo)
Sunset on the Banks, by Peter Klemm, was one of the works by showcased in a South Surrey White Rock Art Society show at the White Rock Uptown Pop-Uptown Gallery, Central Plaza, last year. The current members exhibit can be seen only online. (Contributed photo)
Feedham Block and Blue Moon Dance Pavilion ca. 1930 (White Rock Museum and Archives photo)

White Rock’s Roaring ’20s

A century ago, local residents were shaking off the effects of a pandemic and a war

Feedham Block and Blue Moon Dance Pavilion ca. 1930 (White Rock Museum and Archives photo)
John Boros, of City of Surrey water operations turns on two underground roadside taps last December - one for potable water and one for emergency services - marking the completion of the long-awaited connection between SFN and the Surrey water supply. (File photo)

SFN tap water safe to drink again, as 16-year boil water advisory is lifted

New Semiahmoo First Nation distribution system passes safety testing

John Boros, of City of Surrey water operations turns on two underground roadside taps last December - one for potable water and one for emergency services - marking the completion of the long-awaited connection between SFN and the Surrey water supply. (File photo)
Peace Arch Hospital has not had a COVID-19 outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, executive director of White Rock and South Surrey and Delta Health Services Carol Wiebe says. (File photo)

White Rock and South Surrey keeping pace with pandemic, council told

Health Services executive director says vaccinations, preventative measures on-track

Peace Arch Hospital has not had a COVID-19 outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, executive director of White Rock and South Surrey and Delta Health Services Carol Wiebe says. (File photo)
A man was arrested by White Rock RCMP after residents noticed City of White Rock signs like this being removed from the pier early Sunday morning. White Rock RCMP photo

Arrest follows removal of COVID safety signs from White Rock pier

Police credit residents who reported early-morning incident

A man was arrested by White Rock RCMP after residents noticed City of White Rock signs like this being removed from the pier early Sunday morning. White Rock RCMP photo
Updates on TransLink service to the Semiahmoo Peninsula will be offered in an interactive webinar presented April 6 by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce.  (File photo)

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce offers TransLink updates

Online webinar offers information for businesses and residents

Updates on TransLink service to the Semiahmoo Peninsula will be offered in an interactive webinar presented April 6 by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce.  (File photo)
Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell rehearse for White Rock Players Club’s online revue Duets, held over at whiterockplayers.ca until April 7. (Rebecca Sutherland photo)

SIGHTLINES: Classy ‘Duets’ a well-presented COVID-era show

White Rock Players online production held over to April 7

Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell rehearse for White Rock Players Club’s online revue Duets, held over at whiterockplayers.ca until April 7. (Rebecca Sutherland photo)
Richard Tichelman – now known simply as Richard – is presenting a new pop sound in his latest releases, including ‘Hands’ which will be available on most platforms April 2. (Contributed photo)

Peninsula pop artist releases new single

‘Richard’ track will be available on April 2

Richard Tichelman – now known simply as Richard – is presenting a new pop sound in his latest releases, including ‘Hands’ which will be available on most platforms April 2. (Contributed photo)
White Rock Farmers Market will return to Russell Avenue and the Miramar Plaza on May 2 - and artisans and other non-food vendors will be able to participate. (File photo)
White Rock Farmers Market will return to Russell Avenue and the Miramar Plaza on May 2 - and artisans and other non-food vendors will be able to participate. (File photo)

White Rock Farmers’ Market looks forward to non-food vendors

Society president Margaret Woods says lifting of recent restrictions a relief

White Rock Farmers Market will return to Russell Avenue and the Miramar Plaza on May 2 - and artisans and other non-food vendors will be able to participate. (File photo)
White Rock Farmers Market will return to Russell Avenue and the Miramar Plaza on May 2 - and artisans and other non-food vendors will be able to participate. (File photo)