Alex Browne

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)
Contributed photo White Rock-based comedian and Hilarapy co-founder Lizzie Allan will be one of 12 speakers featured in Bear Creek Creek TEDx’s online event, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (March 27). (Contributed photo)

White Rock comedian in Surrey TEDx event

Lizzie Allan revisits how she created comedy out of shame

Contributed photo White Rock-based comedian and Hilarapy co-founder Lizzie Allan will be one of 12 speakers featured in Bear Creek Creek TEDx’s online event, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (March 27). (Contributed photo)
David Underhill as George Gibbs and Hailey Conner as Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, which explored the possibilities of Peninsula Productions’ ‘black box’ theatre space in August of 2019. (John Prowse photo)

Peninsula Productions’ Guy Fauchon shares post-pandemic vision for theatre company

New artistic director has strong roots in the community

David Underhill as George Gibbs and Hailey Conner as Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, which explored the possibilities of Peninsula Productions’ ‘black box’ theatre space in August of 2019. (John Prowse photo)
Building heights in the ‘Waterfront Village’ area of West Beach and East Beach will be among topics when a discussion of a recent resident survey moves to the Land Use and Planning Committee next month. (File photo)

White Rock defers discussion of non-town centre heights

More time needed to ‘digest’ results of most recent public survey – councillor

Building heights in the ‘Waterfront Village’ area of West Beach and East Beach will be among topics when a discussion of a recent resident survey moves to the Land Use and Planning Committee next month. (File photo)
Earl Russell Marsland’s Lovestruck, a treat for aficionados of Stevie Ray Vaughn, will be streamed by White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios on March 27. (Contributed photo)

Lovestruck coming to White Rock stage

Streamed concert set fro March 27

Earl Russell Marsland’s Lovestruck, a treat for aficionados of Stevie Ray Vaughn, will be streamed by White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios on March 27. (Contributed photo)
Holly Arntzen, seen here in performance with The Wilds with Kevin Wright - will explore the jazz side of her musical personality in a live-streamed concert from Victoria on Sunday (March 21). (File photo)

Holly Arntzen to live-stream jazz from Victoria

Peninsula resident featured March 21 with father Lloyd’s band

Holly Arntzen, seen here in performance with The Wilds with Kevin Wright - will explore the jazz side of her musical personality in a live-streamed concert from Victoria on Sunday (March 21). (File photo)
British Columbia-Yukon Community NewsMedia Association’s Ma Murray Awards winners are to be announced during a virtual gala on April 29. (BCYCNA screenshot)

Peace Arch News nominated for trio of excellence awards

PAN a finalist in general excellence, while reporter Aaron Hinks in running for pair of accolades

British Columbia-Yukon Community NewsMedia Association’s Ma Murray Awards winners are to be announced during a virtual gala on April 29. (BCYCNA screenshot)
Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, provides a night-time extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey, but White Rock balked at providing a counterprt day-time shelter. (File photo)

White Rock nixes warming shelter for this season

City staff and Surrey staff to study all homeless needs

Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, provides a night-time extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey, but White Rock balked at providing a counterprt day-time shelter. (File photo)
Self-taught artist Broderick Wong will demonstrate his celebrated watercolour techniques in a live online event presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association on April 1. (Contributed photo)

Surrey Art Gallery to feature exploration of watercolour techniques with Broderick Wong

Online demonstration presents award-winning approach

Self-taught artist Broderick Wong will demonstrate his celebrated watercolour techniques in a live online event presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association on April 1. (Contributed photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell and band councillor Joanne Charles, prior to the groundbreaking for long-awaited water/sewer infrastructure. (File photo)

SFN, White Rock re-establish water connection

City to provide some water and sewer services

Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell and band councillor Joanne Charles, prior to the groundbreaking for long-awaited water/sewer infrastructure. (File photo)
White Rock council has endorsed moving ahead with a Centre Street walkway. (City of White Rock rendering)

White Rock revives Centre Street walkway

Council votes to use CACs for hillside path

White Rock council has endorsed moving ahead with a Centre Street walkway. (City of White Rock rendering)
White Rock RCMP detachment. (File photo)

White Rock approves RCMP detachment upgrades

Officials say renovations needed due to Surrey’s impending change to a municipal force

White Rock RCMP detachment. (File photo)
Distant Gaze, an oil and acrylic work by Brittany Johnson, typifies the high standard of work in the Art by Surrey Secondary School Students exhibit. Contributed photo.

Surrey secondary student art showcased

Exhibit highlights serious themes, developing skills

Distant Gaze, an oil and acrylic work by Brittany Johnson, typifies the high standard of work in the Art by Surrey Secondary School Students exhibit. Contributed photo.
Sherron Fairbairn’s art will be showcased, along with paintings by the late Voja Moroccan, at White Rock’s Attractive Distraction Gallery (1377 Johnston Rd.) throughout March. (File photo )

Peninsula views highlighted in White Rock art show

Attractive Distraction Gallery teams work by Sherron Fairbairn and the late Vojislav Morosan

Sherron Fairbairn’s art will be showcased, along with paintings by the late Voja Moroccan, at White Rock’s Attractive Distraction Gallery (1377 Johnston Rd.) throughout March. (File photo )
South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann – the Bergmann Piano Duo – will present another colorful Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage concert., premiering online March 11. Contributed photo

South Surrey pianists Bergmann Duo blend musical colours

Rhapsody In Blue meets The Red Violin in online concert

South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann – the Bergmann Piano Duo – will present another colorful Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage concert., premiering online March 11. Contributed photo
Alex Browne photo The felling of two mature Douglas Fir ‘eagle trees’ on Oxford Street, just south of Prospect Avenue, in June of 2019, prompted a review of tree management bylaws and policies now before White Rock council. The trees were felled on instructions from City of White Rock staff, who said the work was necessary because they had become hazardous. (File photo)

City of White Rock mulls ‘tree protection’ bylaw

More stringent measures needed to protect canopy – councillor

Alex Browne photo The felling of two mature Douglas Fir ‘eagle trees’ on Oxford Street, just south of Prospect Avenue, in June of 2019, prompted a review of tree management bylaws and policies now before White Rock council. The trees were felled on instructions from City of White Rock staff, who said the work was necessary because they had become hazardous. (File photo)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference in August about provincial government approval of the city’s change to a municipal force, joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. Members of the National Police Federation claim there is still no transition plan in place although Surrey RCMP’s contract with the city is due to end March 31.(File photo)

National Police Federation members slam Surrey police transition to Surrey Board of Trade

During virtual meeting, bargaining unit representatives say municipal force ‘not a done deal’

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference in August about provincial government approval of the city’s change to a municipal force, joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. Members of the National Police Federation claim there is still no transition plan in place although Surrey RCMP’s contract with the city is due to end March 31.(File photo)
Members of the public will have a chance to learn about a proposal for three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. A second virtual information meeting is scheduled for today (Feb. 25) and full details are also available at www.aplinmartin.com/semiahmoo. (First Capital photo rendering)

Public voice concerns about Semiahmoo highrises during virtual meeting

Proposed development could be delayed by ‘marketing philosophy’

Members of the public will have a chance to learn about a proposal for three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. A second virtual information meeting is scheduled for today (Feb. 25) and full details are also available at www.aplinmartin.com/semiahmoo. (First Capital photo rendering)