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Sia Sidhu shows off one of her signs made for a charity fundraiser, Sia’s Burger Shack, in September of 2019. (File photo)
Sia Sidhu shows off one of her signs made for a charity fundraiser, Sia’s Burger Shack, in September of 2019. (File photo)
From left: Business in Vancouver publisher/editor-in-chief; Downtown Surrey BIA CEO Elizabeth Model; and Surrey-Guildford MLA Garry Begg during a panel discussion about Surrey’s downtown core on July 23. (Submitted photo: LBMG)

Cultural diversity, transportation key takeaways from Surrey business panel

Downtown Surrey BIA, Business in Vancouver host discussion for long-term economic development

From left: Business in Vancouver publisher/editor-in-chief; Downtown Surrey BIA CEO Elizabeth Model; and Surrey-Guildford MLA Garry Begg during a panel discussion about Surrey’s downtown core on July 23. (Submitted photo: LBMG)
The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is one of many recreation facilities currently closed in Surrey. (Ema Peter Photography/Canadian Wood Council photo)

Surrey Board of Trade calls for ‘staggered, safe’ reopening of city’s indoor sports facilities

‘Negative economic implications’ of prolonged closures are ‘substantial’

The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is one of many recreation facilities currently closed in Surrey. (Ema Peter Photography/Canadian Wood Council photo)
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A Morgan Creek home, at 3409 155 A St., is part of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Dream Lottery. (Contributed photo)

Dream Lottery home up for grabs in Morgan Creek

South Surrey prize home part of latest BC Children’s Hospital Foundation lotto

A Morgan Creek home, at 3409 155 A St., is part of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Dream Lottery. (Contributed photo)
Longtime White Rock business Penguin Meats is closing Aug. 1. (Alex Browne photo)

Iconic White Rock store to close after corporate decision

Penguin Meats plans to continue to serve customers through wholesale location

Longtime White Rock business Penguin Meats is closing Aug. 1. (Alex Browne photo)
On July 25, as part of The Big Spend, Semiahmoo Peninsula residents will be encouraged to shop at locally-owned White Rock and South Surrey businesses, helping boost the local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

‘Big Spend’ event encourages residents to buy from South Surrey, White Rock businesses

July 25 campaign aims to boost business amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • Jul 18, 2020
On July 25, as part of The Big Spend, Semiahmoo Peninsula residents will be encouraged to shop at locally-owned White Rock and South Surrey businesses, helping boost the local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Fitness equipment to be auctioned in a photo posted to ableauctions.ca.
Fitness equipment to be auctioned in a photo posted to ableauctions.ca.
Four-month-old Lucy Van Doormaal has been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to fund a pricey drug to help her fight the condition. That effort is also being supported with a charity car-wash in South Surrey on July 19. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey car wash to help raise money for baby in need of $3M drug

Four-month-old Lucy Van Doormaal needs expensive treatment to fight rare genetic disorder

Four-month-old Lucy Van Doormaal has been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to fund a pricey drug to help her fight the condition. That effort is also being supported with a charity car-wash in South Surrey on July 19. (Contributed photo)
Rick O’Connor, president and CEO of Black Press Media spoke on the importance of supporting local business – including the media – during his keynote address to the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce on June 23. (Contributed image)

Local business and journalism ‘more important than ever’ – Black Press CEO

Rick O’ Connor addresses virtual AGM of South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce

Rick O’Connor, president and CEO of Black Press Media spoke on the importance of supporting local business – including the media – during his keynote address to the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce on June 23. (Contributed image)
For Surrey brewery, beer sales mean donation of hand sanitizer to seniors in need

For Surrey brewery, beer sales mean donation of hand sanitizer to seniors in need

Initiative done in partnership with BC Lions football club and BC Seniors Living Association

For Surrey brewery, beer sales mean donation of hand sanitizer to seniors in need
Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)

Turning down work: CERB causing issues for some Semiahmoo Peninsula restaurants

‘It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve encountered, ever, in my life.’

Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)
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Call strengthened for City of Surrey to nix ‘Parking to Patio’ fees

Surrey Economic Recovery Coalition asks city to give businesses a chance

Pixabay photo (https://pixabay.com/photos/beer-alcohol-brew-drink-glass-926601/)
The South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting is set for June 23 and will feature a keynote address from Black Press Media president and CEO Rick O’Connor. (Chamber of Commerce Facebook photo)
The South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting is set for June 23 and will feature a keynote address from Black Press Media president and CEO Rick O’Connor. (Chamber of Commerce Facebook photo)
Oceana PARC held an in-house farmers market for residents last week. (Photos courtesy of PARC Retirement Living)

White Rock senior’s residence hosts in-house ‘farmers market’

Event modeled after earlier event at West Vancouver PARC location

Oceana PARC held an in-house farmers market for residents last week. (Photos courtesy of PARC Retirement Living)
B.C.’s latest MUJI store has opened in Guildford Town Centre. (Photo: MUJI Canada)

MUJI opens in Surrey

There was a pop-up store at Guildford mall that closed in February

B.C.’s latest MUJI store has opened in Guildford Town Centre. (Photo: MUJI Canada)
A farmers-market style event is planned for White Rock’s Oceana PARC on Wednesday. A similar event was held at PARC’s Westerleigh residence in West Vancouver recently, and drew rave reviews. (Photo courtesy of PARC Retirement Living)

White Rock’s Oceana PARC residence to host in-house market for seniors

Farmers-market style event has been popular at PARC’s West Vancouver location

A farmers-market style event is planned for White Rock’s Oceana PARC on Wednesday. A similar event was held at PARC’s Westerleigh residence in West Vancouver recently, and drew rave reviews. (Photo courtesy of PARC Retirement Living)
Chamber virtual town hall to discuss racism, diversity, inclusion

Chamber virtual town hall to discuss racism, diversity, inclusion

June 12 digital meeting, set to run from 10 a.m. to noon, open to all

  • Jun 8, 2020
Chamber virtual town hall to discuss racism, diversity, inclusion
The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce is set to offer another virtual town hall on Friday, May 29. (stock image)

Safe business practices, rent relief dual focus of Chamber’s next virtual town hall

COVID-19-focused conversation to take place Friday, May 29

  • May 27, 2020
The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce is set to offer another virtual town hall on Friday, May 29. (stock image)
The City of White Rock is advising businesses to flush its water systems before re-opening. (Kim Sievers/Wikimedia Commons photo)

City of White Rock advises businesses to flush out water before re-opening

Buildings could have stagnant water in pipes after months of limited use

The City of White Rock is advising businesses to flush its water systems before re-opening. (Kim Sievers/Wikimedia Commons photo)
A manager at 3 Dogs Brewing disinfects a table in the brewery Thursday afternoon. The pub was one of the few White Rock establishments to reopen May 19, the first day of B.C.’s economy restart plan phase two. (Aaron Hinks photo)

No rush to reopen for some Semiahmoo Peninsula restaurants

Safety and training paramount for South Surrey/White Rock establishments

A manager at 3 Dogs Brewing disinfects a table in the brewery Thursday afternoon. The pub was one of the few White Rock establishments to reopen May 19, the first day of B.C.’s economy restart plan phase two. (Aaron Hinks photo)