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Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 8, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
Scotia Wealth Management Senior Wealth Advisor, Dave Lee, offers Total Wealth Planning to clients in White Rock.

How INSURANCE fits in a Total Wealth strategy

For most people, financial planning means investing. For Dave Lee, that’s just the beginning

  • Mar 8, 2021
Scotia Wealth Management Senior Wealth Advisor, Dave Lee, offers Total Wealth Planning to clients in White Rock.
Berwick Parksville is taking shape! The seniors residence expects to welcome its first residents in spring 2022.

Thinking of relocating to Vancouver Island? A move could be sooner than you think!

Welcome home in Spring 2022: A sneak peek at Parksville’s spectacular new seniors residence

  • Mar 8, 2021
Berwick Parksville is taking shape! The seniors residence expects to welcome its first residents in spring 2022.
An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his 'Community Connections' videos. (YouTube screenshot)

Community Connections: Gordie Hogg speaks with Denise Stevenson

Former mayor, MP began posting conversations on YouTube in June

  • Mar 7, 2021
An animated Gordie Hogg introduces his 'Community Connections' videos. (YouTube screenshot)
More than ever before, as pandemic conditions persist, the threat of data breaches and cyberattacks continues to grow, according to SFU professor Michael Parent. (Pixabay photo)

SFU expert unveils 5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed cybersecurity

Recognizing these changes is the first in a series of steps to mitigate them once the pandemic ends, and before the next: Michael Parent

  • Mar 6, 2021
More than ever before, as pandemic conditions persist, the threat of data breaches and cyberattacks continues to grow, according to SFU professor Michael Parent. (Pixabay photo)
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, endangered orcas from the J pod swim in Puget Sound west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. A new study from federal researchers provides the most detailed look yet at what the Pacific Northwest's endangered orcas eat. Scientists with the NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center spent years collecting fecal samples from the whales as well as scales from the fish they devoured. They say their data reaffirm the central importance of Chinook salmon to the whales. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Study reinforces importance of Chinook to Pacific Northwest orcas

Data confirms how central the big salmon are to the orca’s diet year-round

  • Mar 5, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, endangered orcas from the J pod swim in Puget Sound west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. A new study from federal researchers provides the most detailed look yet at what the Pacific Northwest's endangered orcas eat. Scientists with the NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center spent years collecting fecal samples from the whales as well as scales from the fish they devoured. They say their data reaffirm the central importance of Chinook salmon to the whales. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Saanich Peninsula Dining and Ethnic Cuisine food. Don Denton photographs

Flavours Of The World

Ethnic cuisine dining choices spice up the Saanich Peninsula

  • Mar 5, 2021
Saanich Peninsula Dining and Ethnic Cuisine food. Don Denton photographs
There's been gulls aplenty in Semiahmoo Bay due to the recent influx of herring and anchovy, and Christmas Bird Count numbers will likely reflect that, organizers say. (Tracy Holmes photo)

THINK GREEN: Our planet’s health begins and ends in its oceans

Phytoplankton an undervalued superstar that helps us breathe easy

  • Mar 4, 2021
There's been gulls aplenty in Semiahmoo Bay due to the recent influx of herring and anchovy, and Christmas Bird Count numbers will likely reflect that, organizers say. (Tracy Holmes photo)
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LETTERS: White Rock lots too small to raise hens

Editor: Re: White Rock tackles backyard hen proposal, Feb. 18 Is raising…

  • Mar 4, 2021
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LETTERS: Church’s ‘hard line’ against homosexuality questioned

Editor: Re: “Humanist Association joins as intervenor in White Rock Pride complaint…

  • Mar 4, 2021
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Rudy Buttingnol

TALK’s free lecture features Knowledge Network CEO

Rudy Buttingnol will be this year’s host of Compelling Conversations

  • Mar 4, 2021
Rudy Buttingnol
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LETTERS: Why are Canada’s younger seniors not valued?

Editor: India’s COVID vaccinations and protocols are for health caregivers and first…

  • Mar 4, 2021
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LETTERS: Overpopulated planet is fighting back

Editor: It is my opinion that the problems we are having with…

  • Mar 4, 2021
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A person walks up Oxford Street in White Rock, one of the steepest climbs in the city. Where the terrain is too steep for vehicles, walking trails offer spectacular views for those who have the energy to take them on, writes Barbara Cooper. (Aaron Hinks photo)

LETTERS: White Rock streets and trails will test muscles you didn’t know you had

Editor: Re: Staying a step ahead of pandemic stress, Feb. 18 Like…

  • Mar 4, 2021
A person walks up Oxford Street in White Rock, one of the steepest climbs in the city. Where the terrain is too steep for vehicles, walking trails offer spectacular views for those who have the energy to take them on, writes Barbara Cooper. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Vials of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PAN POLL: Are you confident you’ll be vaccinated by the end of July?

B.C.’s timeline has been moved up significantly with approval of third vaccine

  • Mar 4, 2021
Vials of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS’ SCENE: Recreation guide goes online March 10

Check out and sign up for upcoming programs and activities

  • Mar 3, 2021
Dianne Sawicki
A definite edge over some competing models is the availability of all-wheel-drive on all four trim levels (1.3-litre engine with the nine-speed automatic transmission). PHOTO: CHEVROLET

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Proof that good things often come in small (and tall) packages

  • Mar 3, 2021
A definite edge over some competing models is the availability of all-wheel-drive on all four trim levels (1.3-litre engine with the nine-speed automatic transmission). PHOTO: CHEVROLET
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OUR VIEW: Surrey council pay raise in secret not a good look

As they say, in politics perception is everything

  • Mar 3, 2021
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Amelia Warren, Epicure CEO, stands outside the company's warehouse and offices in North Saanich.  Don Denton photo

Epicure’s Amelia Warren’s “Good Food, Real Fast”

North Saanich business feeds North America with healthy nutritious fare

  • Mar 3, 2021
Amelia Warren, Epicure CEO, stands outside the company's warehouse and offices in North Saanich.  Don Denton photo
Mike Murphy. Photo by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives – The Seven Sins

Restaurant owner Mike Murphy loves his food

  • Mar 1, 2021
Mike Murphy. Photo by Lia Crowe