Matthew Hoekstra

White Rock student wins scholarship to study abroad

Marlyn Allison to study arts in the United Kingdom

White Rock market awards students with $1,000 scholarships

Eric Wirsching of Surrey and Kimberly Martin of Abbotsford will each receive a $1,000 prize.

An artist's rendering of a proposed 200-bed residential care facility near Peace Arch Hospital.

Peace Arch hospital foundation unveils plans for 200-bed care facility

Care facility is being planned concurrently with a renovated and expanded emergency department.

An artist's rendering of a proposed 200-bed residential care facility near Peace Arch Hospital.
Star of the Sea Parish in White Rock.

White Rock parishioners take up cause to halt sale

A new group called Save Star of the Sea is trying to keep a Catholic presence in White Rock.

Star of the Sea Parish in White Rock.
Civic leaders lend a sympathetic ear after noise from a helicopter tour service that takes off and lands in Semiahmoo Park sparked numerous complaints from Peninsula residents.

White Rock ‘copter complaints rerouted to feds, Semiahmoo band

Tour company is operating within Transport Canada rules, leaving residents upset over the noise with little recourse.

Civic leaders lend a sympathetic ear after noise from a helicopter tour service that takes off and lands in Semiahmoo Park sparked numerous complaints from Peninsula residents.
Paddleboarders at Crescent Beach last Wednesday. Crescent has low levels of bacteria

Semiahmoo water fine, but itch persists

Bacterial counts at White Rock and Crescent Beach are among the lowest in decade

Paddleboarders at Crescent Beach last Wednesday. Crescent has low levels of bacteria
Miss White Rock 2016-17 Emily McTavish (second from left) celebrates with fellow White Rock Youth Ambassadors Sunday at the White Rock Sea Festival.

Parade, pirates, pyrotechnics dazzle spectators on White Rock waterfront

White Rock Sea Festival celebrates 67th year with a weekend of activities.

Miss White Rock 2016-17 Emily McTavish (second from left) celebrates with fellow White Rock Youth Ambassadors Sunday at the White Rock Sea Festival.
Liz Campbell Holroyd was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 52. Now she's organizing a fundraising walk in White Rock to help others with the disease.

Life throws South Surrey mom ‘curveball’ of Parkinson’s disease

Liz Campbell-Holroyd is organizing White rock's first fundraising walk for Parkinson Society BC.

Liz Campbell Holroyd was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 52. Now she's organizing a fundraising walk in White Rock to help others with the disease.
Hemingway Public House servers Missy Homan

B.C. Day is more than just a day off

B.C. was last province to get a long weekend in August - ushered in by a Surrey MLA

Hemingway Public House servers Missy Homan
Real estate signs dot the landscape on King George Boulevard in South Surrey.

New tax predicted to slow local real estate market

The province is imposing a 15 per cent transfer tax on residential real estate purchases by foreign nationals.

Real estate signs dot the landscape on King George Boulevard in South Surrey.
White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin speaks at a pride flag raising ceremony Monday.

Rainbow flag flies in White Rock

City recognizes pride week at flag-raising ceremony July 25

White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin speaks at a pride flag raising ceremony Monday.
A screenshot of a TRK Facebook page advertising 'helicopter rides on White Rock beach.'

Beachfront chopper tours in White Rock irk residents

Residents say noise is 'too much,' but operator says impact is exaggerated

A screenshot of a TRK Facebook page advertising 'helicopter rides on White Rock beach.'
Supporters of Dianne Watts in last fall's election.

Tories raised most in South Surrey-White Rock

Financial statements filed with Elections Canada show local Conservative riding association pulled in most money

Supporters of Dianne Watts in last fall's election.
Sisters Deanna Pedersen and LaVerne Hogg

White Rock gearing up for sea festival

White Rock Sea Festival returns this weekend with fireworks, torchlight parade

Sisters Deanna Pedersen and LaVerne Hogg

Man who was once deported from Canada, arrested at border

The man reportedly also told authorities he was going to commit suicide.

A $7.5-million project to improve traffic flow at 32 Avenue and 152 Street

Surrey shelves road plan for 32 Avenue

No relief to congestion at busy South Surrey intersection for five years

A $7.5-million project to improve traffic flow at 32 Avenue and 152 Street
The Ocean Ridge complex on Pacific Avenue sustained major damage in the May 15 blaze.

Community steps up to support White Rock fire victims

Churches raise nearly $30,000; individuals and businesses raise thousands more

The Ocean Ridge complex on Pacific Avenue sustained major damage in the May 15 blaze.
Angela Popoff

Sister inspires White Rock cystic fibrosis fundraiser

Their time together was short, but local woman is keeping sister's memory alive.

Angela Popoff
A small grove of fruit trees and shrubs bearing pears

Support grows for Ocean Park orchard

City of Surrey staff urging civic politicians to support fruit tree proposal

A small grove of fruit trees and shrubs bearing pears
South Surrey-White Rock MP Dianne Watts at Surrey Fire Hall No. 17 in Rosemary Heights Friday

Firefighters recognize student whose family business was destroyed by fire

Marine Drive fire gutted family business, but Valeria Carvalho maintained grades

South Surrey-White Rock MP Dianne Watts at Surrey Fire Hall No. 17 in Rosemary Heights Friday