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Piya Sandhu, owner of White Rock’s The Handpicked Home, was named the Business Leader of the Year – U40 at the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Feb. 12. (Peace Arch News file photo)

Business excellence on Semiahmoo Peninsula recognized at awards gala

SS&WR Chamber of Commerce 21st annual awards night held Feb. 12

Piya Sandhu, owner of White Rock’s The Handpicked Home, was named the Business Leader of the Year – U40 at the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Feb. 12. (Peace Arch News file photo)
Peninsula Retirement Residence will host an evening of Tedx talks on Friday, Feb. 7. (web image)

Evening of Tedx talks offered at Peninsula Retirement Residence

Six speakers will present on topics ranging from AI to mental health

  • Feb 6, 2020
Peninsula Retirement Residence will host an evening of Tedx talks on Friday, Feb. 7. (web image)
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. (File photo: The Canadian Press)

Calgary mayor Nenshi in Surrey for City Leadership Series talk

‘This is an opportunity to obtain new ideas for Surrey,’ says Surrey Board of Trade CEO

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. (File photo: The Canadian Press)
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Michael van Hemmen, head of Western Canada for Uber, addresses the media during a news conference in Vancouver B.C, Wednesday, January, 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Premier says McCallum is ‘destabilizing’ ride-hailing industry

John Horgan says the Surrey mayor should listen to residents who want competition in Uber and Lyft

Michael van Hemmen, head of Western Canada for Uber, addresses the media during a news conference in Vancouver B.C, Wednesday, January, 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
From left: Laune Legault, Duncan Libby, Roger Halliday, Kurtis Sveinungsen, Alan Ware, Irina Novak-Calki and Fernando Pierri. (Contributed photo)
From left: Laune Legault, Duncan Libby, Roger Halliday, Kurtis Sveinungsen, Alan Ware, Irina Novak-Calki and Fernando Pierri. (Contributed photo)
Eat The Dishes founder and CEO Marissa Bergeron, right, with the company’s director of operations Jean-Michel Lajoie. Eat The Dishes is up for a Small Business BC Award for the Best Youth Entrepreneur. (Photo: Submitted)

Surrey’s Eat the Dishes named finalist in Small Business BC awards

Marissa Bergeron says she ‘jumped for joy’ when she found out

Eat The Dishes founder and CEO Marissa Bergeron, right, with the company’s director of operations Jean-Michel Lajoie. Eat The Dishes is up for a Small Business BC Award for the Best Youth Entrepreneur. (Photo: Submitted)
Erin Brockovich. (Photo: wikimedia.org)
Erin Brockovich. (Photo: wikimedia.org)
Tony Singh, founder of Fruiticana, began with one store in Surrey in 1994 and expects to have 20 this year. (Submitted photos)

Surrey’s Fruiticana, 25 years in, is growing strong

From a humble start to nurturing an 18-store business, Surrey’s Tony Singh looks to open two more this year

Tony Singh, founder of Fruiticana, began with one store in Surrey in 1994 and expects to have 20 this year. (Submitted photos)
Hundreds of Surrey and Langley business people attended the third-annual Clovies awards dinner in April 2018. This year’s Clovies are now open for nominations. The nomination deadline is Feb. 24. (Photo: Submitted)
Hundreds of Surrey and Langley business people attended the third-annual Clovies awards dinner in April 2018. This year’s Clovies are now open for nominations. The nomination deadline is Feb. 24. (Photo: Submitted)
There are more than 30 South Surrey businesses that use ‘White Rock’ in their name. (Graph by Chad Skelton)

Why do Surrey businesses use ‘White Rock’ in their name?

White Rock has a little more ‘sizzle’ to it, KPU marketing professor says

There are more than 30 South Surrey businesses that use ‘White Rock’ in their name. (Graph by Chad Skelton)
Bruce Hayne. (submitted photo)

Former Surrey councillor sets sail in new job with boating association

Bruce Hayne was a mayoral candidate in the 2018 election

Bruce Hayne. (submitted photo)
White Rock KFC has closed. (Aaron Hinks photo)

‘Kidnapped’ Colonel among memories shared after White Rock KFC closes its doors

‘Finger-lickin’ good’ chicken served out of White Rock location for 49 years

White Rock KFC has closed. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Loblaws calling on Surrey residents to donate to food drive

Loblaws calling on Surrey residents to donate to food drive

Stores collecting food donations until Dec. 24

Loblaws calling on Surrey residents to donate to food drive
Gift-wrapping tips from a new-to-Surrey pro

Gift-wrapping tips from a new-to-Surrey pro

Nikki Pursani aims to bring ‘happiness and excitement’ with her Wrapped by Nikki enterprise

Gift-wrapping tips from a new-to-Surrey pro
360 Collision Centres’ Rick Francoeur, president and CEO, and Jed Raine, director of sales. (Contributed photo)

New vehicle-repair centre opens in South Surrey

360 Collision now open near Pacific Highway border crossing

  • Dec 13, 2019
360 Collision Centres’ Rick Francoeur, president and CEO, and Jed Raine, director of sales. (Contributed photo)
Christophe Bonzon, owner of Chez Christophe, speaks to guests at the grand opening of his White Rock location on Dec. 5. (Genia Camplin photo)

‘Chez Christophe’ opens in White Rock

Store offers soups, sandwiches and sweet treats

Christophe Bonzon, owner of Chez Christophe, speaks to guests at the grand opening of his White Rock location on Dec. 5. (Genia Camplin photo)
Those who attended Safe Software’s Dec. 10 open house include (from left) Steven Pettigrew (City of Surrey Councillor), Elizabeth Model (CEO of Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association), Dale Lutz (co-founder and VP of Safe Software), Don Murray (co-founder and president of Safe Software) and Jill Tipping (CEO of BC Tech Association). (Submitted photo)

Tech networking, workshops coming to Surrey’s Safe Software HQ

Now, ‘Surrey and Fraser Valley residents have access to them without needing to commute to Vancouver’

Those who attended Safe Software’s Dec. 10 open house include (from left) Steven Pettigrew (City of Surrey Councillor), Elizabeth Model (CEO of Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association), Dale Lutz (co-founder and VP of Safe Software), Don Murray (co-founder and president of Safe Software) and Jill Tipping (CEO of BC Tech Association). (Submitted photo)
Steve Watts is to celebrate the opening of his whisky distillery Mainland Whisky this weekend. (Contributed photo)

New whisky distillery to open in South Surrey

Mainland Whisky to open this weekend with festive cocktails

Steve Watts is to celebrate the opening of his whisky distillery Mainland Whisky this weekend. (Contributed photo)
Innovative Fitness trainers are put through the paces during Friday’s Train the Trainer fundraising event. (Kristi Calderon Photography)

Train the Trainer event raises $13,00 for Peace Arch Hospital

South Surrey’s Innovative Fitness fundraiser supports hospital foundation

  • Dec 2, 2019
Innovative Fitness trainers are put through the paces during Friday’s Train the Trainer fundraising event. (Kristi Calderon Photography)
Kitchen Therapy owners Brent Bondarenko (left) and Robbin Lich (right), with staff and dachshunds Winnie and Coco, show the results of the business’s largest-ever fundraising efforts for the BC SPCA. (Contributed photo)

Sharp efforts at South Surrey’s Kitchen Therapy benefit BC SPCA

Knife-sharpening, gift wrapping donations raise $8,000

Kitchen Therapy owners Brent Bondarenko (left) and Robbin Lich (right), with staff and dachshunds Winnie and Coco, show the results of the business’s largest-ever fundraising efforts for the BC SPCA. (Contributed photo)