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A Prospera Credit Union team conducted a shoreline cleanup along White Rock’s West Beach Thursday (Oct. 7, 2021). (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Prospera volunteers clear debris from White Rock shoreline

Oct. 7 cleanup focuses on West Beach waterfront

A Prospera Credit Union team conducted a shoreline cleanup along White Rock’s West Beach Thursday (Oct. 7, 2021). (Contributed photo)
Beaded ornaments will be among items up for sale at an Oct. 15-16, 2021 arts and crafts sale hosted by the Zimbabwe Gecko Society. (File photo)

South Surrey gecko-society fundraiser set for Oct. 15-16

Proceeds of mini art show, raffles and more to benefit Zimbabwe widows and orphans

Beaded ornaments will be among items up for sale at an Oct. 15-16, 2021 arts and crafts sale hosted by the Zimbabwe Gecko Society. (File photo)
Metro Vancouver’s regional planning committee members voted Friday (Oct. 8, 2021) in support of a recommendation to move Surrey’s request to redesignate lands in South Campbell Heights forward. Nora Gambioli (with hand raised) was among those who opposed the move. (Metro Vancouver livestream screenshot)

Metro Vancouver committee moves South Campbell Heights plan forward

Four directors voted against the recommendation regarding the South Surrey lands

Metro Vancouver’s regional planning committee members voted Friday (Oct. 8, 2021) in support of a recommendation to move Surrey’s request to redesignate lands in South Campbell Heights forward. Nora Gambioli (with hand raised) was among those who opposed the move. (Metro Vancouver livestream screenshot)
Charlie Don’t Surf founder John Carroll died Oct. 7, 2021. (Charlie Don’t Surf Facebook photo/File photo)

Longtime White Rock restaurateur succumbs to COVID-19

News of Charlie Don’t Surf ‘legend’ John Carroll’s Oct. 7 death shared on Facebook

Charlie Don’t Surf founder John Carroll died Oct. 7, 2021. (Charlie Don’t Surf Facebook photo/File photo)
Charlie Don’t Surf founder John Carroll died Oct. 7, 2021. (Charlie Don’t Surf Facebook photo/File photo)

Longtime White Rock restaurateur succumbs to COVID-19

News of Charlie Don’t Surf ‘legend’ John Carroll’s Oct. 7 death shared on Facebook

Charlie Don’t Surf founder John Carroll died Oct. 7, 2021. (Charlie Don’t Surf Facebook photo/File photo)
Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society hosted its Trunk Treasures Sale & Family Event on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Janet Soucy photo)

PHOTOS: Peace Arch Hospital auxiliary’s treasures sale ‘a great day’

First-ever event was held Sept. 25 in South Surrey

Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society hosted its Trunk Treasures Sale & Family Event on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Janet Soucy photo)
Girl Guides show the Christmas cards they made for seniors at Chartwell Crescent Gardens during a Zoom meeting last year. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: ‘Desperate’ need for Girl Guide leaders in South Surrey/White Rock

Nearly three dozen girls waiting to join Guide units

Girl Guides show the Christmas cards they made for seniors at Chartwell Crescent Gardens during a Zoom meeting last year. (Contributed photo)
Metro Vancouver’s regional planning committee will hear delegations Friday (Oct. 8) regarding the City of Surrey’s quest to redesignate South Campbell Heights lands. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)

South Campbell Heights development proposal goes before Metro Vancouver Oct. 8

Regional planning committee to consider Surrey’s quest to amend land-use designation

Metro Vancouver’s regional planning committee will hear delegations Friday (Oct. 8) regarding the City of Surrey’s quest to redesignate South Campbell Heights lands. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)
James Grunau (left) and John Dyck, two of Journey Home Community’s founders, set off from the Peace Arch/Douglas border to Welcome Homes in New Westminster on Friday (Oct. 1, 2021) to bring attention to the displacement refugee families face. (Contributed photo)

Walk from South Surrey border to New Westminster ‘in solidarity’ with refugees

30-km trek raised money for Journey Home Community

James Grunau (left) and John Dyck, two of Journey Home Community’s founders, set off from the Peace Arch/Douglas border to Welcome Homes in New Westminster on Friday (Oct. 1, 2021) to bring attention to the displacement refugee families face. (Contributed photo)
Bill Vigars speaks to a crowd of more than 100 who gathered at city hall in March 2015 to protest White Rock’s privatization of multi-family garbage pickup. (File photo)

White Rock council approves change to multi-family, commercial waste collection

Transition to city-managed contractor anticipated in March 2023

Bill Vigars speaks to a crowd of more than 100 who gathered at city hall in March 2015 to protest White Rock’s privatization of multi-family garbage pickup. (File photo)
Romance scams cost Surrey victims more than $1 million between January and August of this year. (www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/ image)

Romance scams have cost Surrey victims $1.3 million so far this year: RCMP

Police say across the Lower Mainland, losses exceed $22 million

Romance scams cost Surrey victims more than $1 million between January and August of this year. (www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/ image)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is launching a new online education workshop initiative for caregivers and people living with dementia. (Contributed photo)

Alzheimer society launches online education workshops

Dementia behaviours focus of Oct. 7 session

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is launching a new online education workshop initiative for caregivers and people living with dementia. (Contributed photo)
Seed & Stone plans to open a cannabis retail store in the old Giraffe Restaurant building. (Seed & Stone rendering)

Future of White Rock cannabis shop now in hands of Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch

Council gave final reading to Seed & Stone temporary use permit at its Sept. 20 meeting

Seed & Stone plans to open a cannabis retail store in the old Giraffe Restaurant building. (Seed & Stone rendering)
A group of Semiahmoo Peninsula students are building a VR platform to preserve White Rock’s COVID-19 stories. (whiterockcity.ca screenshot)

PHOTOS: South Surrey/White Rock students’ COVID-era history project ‘cathartic’

Council updated on Community in You(th) effort to commemorate ‘world-changing event’ at local level

A group of Semiahmoo Peninsula students are building a VR platform to preserve White Rock’s COVID-19 stories. (whiterockcity.ca screenshot)
South Surrey’s Darrell Jones (left) is new chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation board of directors. He is pictured here with foundation president and CEO Malcolm Berry. (Contributed photo)

Well-known South Surrey businessman named chair of children’s hospital foundation board

Darrell Jones – president of Save-On-Foods – appointed

South Surrey’s Darrell Jones (left) is new chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation board of directors. He is pictured here with foundation president and CEO Malcolm Berry. (Contributed photo)
Jerry Osier celebrates the Sept. 13 reopening of Kent Street Activity Centre. (Kent Street Activity Centre photo)

Seniors ‘ecstatic’ over reopening of White Rock activity centre

‘We all missed it a great deal’

Jerry Osier celebrates the Sept. 13 reopening of Kent Street Activity Centre. (Kent Street Activity Centre photo)
Supporters gathered Friday (Sept. 24, 2021) at the South Surrey site proposed for the Harmony inclusive-housing project. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Focus on South Surrey Harmony project continues

Signage installed, neighbours’ concerns remain

Supporters gathered Friday (Sept. 24, 2021) at the South Surrey site proposed for the Harmony inclusive-housing project. (Contributed photo)
Creative Kids Learning Centers is marking its silver anniversary this month. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey childcare founder marks silver anniversary

Sandra Christian started Creative Kids Learning Centres in 1996

Creative Kids Learning Centers is marking its silver anniversary this month. (Contributed photo)
White Rock council has given third reading to the bylaw amendment that enables official renaming of Marine Lane – the laneway stretching behind Marine Drive, between Martin and Finlay Streets – to ‘Cosmic Alley.’ (Aaron Hinks file photo)

White Rock’s ‘Cosmic Alley’ one step closer to official status

Bylaw amendment to enable renaming received third reading Sept. 20

White Rock council has given third reading to the bylaw amendment that enables official renaming of Marine Lane – the laneway stretching behind Marine Drive, between Martin and Finlay Streets – to ‘Cosmic Alley.’ (Aaron Hinks file photo)
Encroachment on Peace Arch Hospital parking on Best Street was among concerns that, in 2018, led to a new White Rock city parking strategy, including charging a fee for resident/visitor parking permits. (File photo)

White Rock bumps annual parking rates by two per cent

Resident, merchant decals and permits for 2022 to go on sale in early November

Encroachment on Peace Arch Hospital parking on Best Street was among concerns that, in 2018, led to a new White Rock city parking strategy, including charging a fee for resident/visitor parking permits. (File photo)