Matthew Hoekstra

Rick Ketcheson and Brenda Blair inspect some apples nearly ready for harvesting in Blair’s backyard.

Seeds of fruit project waiting to be planted

As Ocean Park orchard lays down roots, food activist sees new opportunity.

Rick Ketcheson and Brenda Blair inspect some apples nearly ready for harvesting in Blair’s backyard.
David Cook will deliver a talk in South Surrey on the geological history of the Vancouver area.

Talk explores long history of Earth

Geologist David Cook will present a 400-million-year journey through the geological history of the Vancouver area in South Surrey.

David Cook will deliver a talk in South Surrey on the geological history of the Vancouver area.
Daphne Squire

Land art show takes over Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club

Members of the BC Floral Art Society held an exhibition of land art at Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club in South Surrey last Friday.

Daphne Squire
White Rock swimmer Hilary Caldwell shows off the bronze medal she won Friday night in the women's 200-m backstroke at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Caldwell ‘over the moon’ with bronze, but wanted gold

White Rock swimmer is already setting her sights on another competition this year.

White Rock swimmer Hilary Caldwell shows off the bronze medal she won Friday night in the women's 200-m backstroke at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
A new water park at South Surrey Athletic Park will connect to the playground and promises to be ready for next year.

New water park to make South Surrey splash in spring

Rugby field house and covered soccer facility also planned for park

A new water park at South Surrey Athletic Park will connect to the playground and promises to be ready for next year.
Former South Surrey resident Richard Weinberger competes at Rio.

‘Frustrating’ Rio swim leaves Weinberger hungry for more

Open-water swimmer faced breathing difficulties due to exhaust from motorized boats on Olympic course.

Former South Surrey resident Richard Weinberger competes at Rio.
The now-demolished White Rock Mufflers stood at the corner of Marine Drive and Oxford Street for 39 years.

Public art to honour White Rock Mufflers, bike race

A new public plaza on Marine Drive is expected to pay homage to a now-demolished piece of White Rock history.

The now-demolished White Rock Mufflers stood at the corner of Marine Drive and Oxford Street for 39 years.
Firefighters battle a May 15 blaze at a construction site that ruined the neighbouring Ocean Ridge building.

Majority of White Rock’s fire victims received financial help

$114,462 raised for residents affected by Five Corners arson attack.

Firefighters battle a May 15 blaze at a construction site that ruined the neighbouring Ocean Ridge building.
Surrey Pre Trial Services Centre at 14323 57 Ave.

Charge now laid in Surrey jail killing

Jordan Burt has been charged with second degree murder.

Surrey Pre Trial Services Centre at 14323 57 Ave.
Four South Surrey teens have started a website to tell stories of local people who encounter stigma. From left: Isabella Guo

South Surrey teens aim to tell stories behind quiet voices

Semiahmoo Secondary students want to eliminate stereotyping

Four South Surrey teens have started a website to tell stories of local people who encounter stigma. From left: Isabella Guo
Protesters picket Sunday outside the entrance to a helicopter tour company's landing site near Washington Avenue Grill.

MP reaches out to minister over helicopter tour

Residents protest over business taking off from Semiahmoo First Nation land.

Protesters picket Sunday outside the entrance to a helicopter tour company's landing site near Washington Avenue Grill.
An artist's rendering of the White rock South Surrey Hospice Society's new supportive care facility.

Home for hospice approved

Society aims to raise another $1.1 million for new facility

An artist's rendering of the White rock South Surrey Hospice Society's new supportive care facility.
A cedar bark hat made by a member of the Semiahmoo First Nation is among the artifacts curator Kate Petrusa chose for a new White Rock Museum exhibition.

White Rock Museum explores history of local food

Soil and Sea features displays and interactive activities

A cedar bark hat made by a member of the Semiahmoo First Nation is among the artifacts curator Kate Petrusa chose for a new White Rock Museum exhibition.
West Virginia resident Janelle Nafziger-Cheuvront says this plaque remembers memorializes her father – Kelly Stevens of Semiahmoo Bulldozing

White Rock clarifies dedication plaque plan

Residents raised questions over the future of plaques along Marine Drive's promenade.

West Virginia resident Janelle Nafziger-Cheuvront says this plaque remembers memorializes her father – Kelly Stevens of Semiahmoo Bulldozing
Jon and Joan Mara are the caretakers of the Spirit Garden in South Surrey.

South Surrey’s Spirit Garden still growing

Joan Mara envisioned the Spirit Garden as a place beautiful enough for wedding pictures. One couple saw greater potential.

Jon and Joan Mara are the caretakers of the Spirit Garden in South Surrey.
Months after a fire

Counselling offered to White Rock fire victims

Ocean Ridge residents have reported difficulty sleeping

Months after a fire
Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain train their cannons on each other during a recreation of an 18th century skirmish Sunday in Semiahmoo Bay.

Tall ships battle in Semiahmoo Bay

Pair of classically-masted vessels sail near White Rock for maritime celebration in Blaine, Wash.

Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain train their cannons on each other during a recreation of an 18th century skirmish Sunday in Semiahmoo Bay.
Business owners Deanna Whissell and Laura Cornale are moving on after a May 15 fire in White Rock made their building uninhabitable.

Businesses rise from Five Corners ashes

Arson claims building but not entrepreneurial spirit in White Rock

Business owners Deanna Whissell and Laura Cornale are moving on after a May 15 fire in White Rock made their building uninhabitable.
Cinderella gives a young fan a hug at the seventh annual White Rock Princess Party.

White Rock Princess Party a royal success

Annual event entertained 700 while raising $34,000 for park project

Cinderella gives a young fan a hug at the seventh annual White Rock Princess Party.
Two White Rock real estate agents sent this card to a man who

Lessons follow agents’ sympathy card to South Surrey widower

Business message shouldn’t have been included in condolences, daughter says

Two White Rock real estate agents sent this card to a man who