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White Rock deputy fire Chief Norman MacLeod (inset) travelled to Turkey this week to assist in disaster response. He is a longtime member of the Burnaby Urban Search & Rescue group. (Contributed file photos)

White Rock deputy fire chief joins disaster-aid efforts in Turkey

Norm MacLeod part of Burnaby Urban Search & Rescue team that flew out Feb. 7

White Rock deputy fire Chief Norman MacLeod (inset) travelled to Turkey this week to assist in disaster response. He is a longtime member of the Burnaby Urban Search & Rescue group. (Contributed file photos)
White Rock RCMP are asking for the public’s help locating a hard drive that was missing from a Buena Vista Avenue home following an interrupted break-and-enter on Feb. 5, 2023. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)

‘Irreplaceable’ photos stolen in White Rock break-in

Police appeal for help locating a hard drive missing following Feb. 5 incident

White Rock RCMP are asking for the public’s help locating a hard drive that was missing from a Buena Vista Avenue home following an interrupted break-and-enter on Feb. 5, 2023. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)
Work is underway to prepare Cole Izsak’s women-only Castle recovery home for a March 1, 2023 opening. (Contributed file photo)

Recovery house operator eyes new women-only Surrey location

Cole Izsak hopes to open doors to The Castle on March 1

Work is underway to prepare Cole Izsak’s women-only Castle recovery home for a March 1, 2023 opening. (Contributed file photo)
Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club president Diana Barkley and Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke unveil the club’s ‘Future Home Of…’ sign Tuesday (Feb. 7, 2023). (James Wilkins photo)

Campaign to build new hatchery on Little Campbell River officially underway

Improvements will upgrade technology, mitigate risk of future flooding

Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club president Diana Barkley and Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke unveil the club’s ‘Future Home Of…’ sign Tuesday (Feb. 7, 2023). (James Wilkins photo)
South Surrey’s Anna DiBella (pictured with her two young sons and dog) is among Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 winners. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey business-award winner eager to advocate for sexual-assault survivors

Anna DiBella wants ‘measurable changes’ in justice system

South Surrey’s Anna DiBella (pictured with her two young sons and dog) is among Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 winners. (Contributed photo)
White Rock’s Pier was lit up with rainbow lights in July 2021 to celebrate Pride Week. This weekend, it’s set to glow red in support of 211 Day. (City of White Rock file photo)

White Rock Pier to glow red for 211 Day

More than a dozen landmarks participating in effort to raise awareness of the free service

White Rock’s Pier was lit up with rainbow lights in July 2021 to celebrate Pride Week. This weekend, it’s set to glow red in support of 211 Day. (City of White Rock file photo)
West Beach Parkade, located at the Victoria Avenue and Vidal Street intersection, opened in May 2019. (File photo)

Options for White Rock parkade’s top floor to be explored

Businesses suggested employee parking: councillor

West Beach Parkade, located at the Victoria Avenue and Vidal Street intersection, opened in May 2019. (File photo)
In May 2022, White Rock RCMP shared CCTV footage of a man alleged to have stolen tip jars from at least three local businesses. (White Rock RCMP Twitter screenshot)

White Rock tip-jar culprit to be sentenced

Dwayne Edward Zbucki is to learn his penalty today (Feb. 2) in Surrey Provincial Court

In May 2022, White Rock RCMP shared CCTV footage of a man alleged to have stolen tip jars from at least three local businesses. (White Rock RCMP Twitter screenshot)
A design on the updated design and placement of interpretive signage on White Rock’s waterfront has been put on hold until ‘council can make a decision based on facts.’ (City of White Rock graphic)

‘Train wreck’ discussion stalls decision on White Rock’s waterfront signage

Interpretive signs were removed in 2017 during work on Memorial Park

A design on the updated design and placement of interpretive signage on White Rock’s waterfront has been put on hold until ‘council can make a decision based on facts.’ (City of White Rock graphic)
White Rock’s West Beach Parkade opened in May 2019. (File photo)
White Rock’s West Beach Parkade opened in May 2019. (File photo)
City of White Rock staff have been asked to report on lower-cost options for upgrades to the Helen Fathers Centre Street Walkway. (File photo)

White Rock to explore lower-cost options for Helen Fathers Centre Street Walkway upgrades

Usage of hillside pathway honouring late councillor won’t justify $3.4 million upgrade

City of White Rock staff have been asked to report on lower-cost options for upgrades to the Helen Fathers Centre Street Walkway. (File photo)
Opposition leader Pierre Poilievre (fourth from left) poses with fellow Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay and members of the Surrey-White Rock Community Engagement Society board at the society’s Lunar New Year event. (Contributed photo)

Poilievre celebrates Lunar New Year with Surrey-White Rock Chinese-Canadians

Opposition leader ‘shares vision for Canada’ during Year of the Rabbit event

Opposition leader Pierre Poilievre (fourth from left) poses with fellow Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay and members of the Surrey-White Rock Community Engagement Society board at the society’s Lunar New Year event. (Contributed photo)
White Rock council voted unanimously Jan. 16 in favour of recommended increases to water rates for 2023. (File photo)

White Rock water rates on the rise

City staff to propose resumption of 100 per cent reserve-fund contributions: CAO

White Rock council voted unanimously Jan. 16 in favour of recommended increases to water rates for 2023. (File photo)
This year’s Peace Arch Hospital Gala is to feature an Alice in Wonderland theme. (Nicole Baster/Unsplash photo)

‘Whimsical’ night planned for Peace Arch Hospital Gala

Tickets on sale for 2023 event based on Alice in Wonderland

This year’s Peace Arch Hospital Gala is to feature an Alice in Wonderland theme. (Nicole Baster/Unsplash photo)
John Woolgar is White Rock’s new director of recreation and culture, starting Feb. 13, 2023. (Contributed photo)

White Rock’s new rec and culture director comes full-circle

John Woolgar first worked for the city in 1989

John Woolgar is White Rock’s new director of recreation and culture, starting Feb. 13, 2023. (Contributed photo)
Historic Stewart Farm reopens for the season on Feb. 1, with new programming for 2023 to include a Silent Film Club. The earliest mention of local silent-film screenings in the Surrey Gazette advertised a silent film at the Pavilion Theatre in White Rock in 1926 and the White Rock Theatre in 1927. (Contributed image)
Historic Stewart Farm reopens for the season on Feb. 1, with new programming for 2023 to include a Silent Film Club. The earliest mention of local silent-film screenings in the Surrey Gazette advertised a silent film at the Pavilion Theatre in White Rock in 1926 and the White Rock Theatre in 1927. (Contributed image)
Volunteers tend to White Rock’s waterfront native plant demonstration garden, during a previous work party. (Contributed photo)

Expansion planned for White Rock’s native plant demonstration garden

Volunteers sought for monthly work parties

Volunteers tend to White Rock’s waterfront native plant demonstration garden, during a previous work party. (Contributed photo)
The Flourishing Foundation is offering a free, eight-week Anti-Racism Circle course, beginning Feb. 6, 2023. (Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona/Unsplash photo)

SSWR Chamber, Flourishing Foundation host ‘Anti-Racism Circle’

Free eight-week online program begins Feb. 6

The Flourishing Foundation is offering a free, eight-week Anti-Racism Circle course, beginning Feb. 6, 2023. (Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona/Unsplash photo)
This Ocean Park home is among grand-prize options in this year’s 2023 Choices Lottery, a fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey home among grand-prize options in 2023 Choices Lottery

$2.3 million cash is also a choice for winner of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation fundraiser

This Ocean Park home is among grand-prize options in this year’s 2023 Choices Lottery, a fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)
Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes 2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley since 2002, and is bringing one to the White Rock Baptist Church on Feb. 4, 2023. (Contributed file photo)

Free clothing event set for Feb. 4 at White Rock Baptist Church

Clothes 2U non-profit hosting ‘Valentine’s Giveaway’

Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes 2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley since 2002, and is bringing one to the White Rock Baptist Church on Feb. 4, 2023. (Contributed file photo)
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