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Big future in tiny homes, says New Zealand expert

Big future in tiny homes, says New Zealand expert

Westcoast Small Home Expo, set to return to Abbotsford Tradex June 6-7

Big future in tiny homes, says New Zealand expert
The 2020 Clovies awards, hosted by the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, will honour the best of Cloverdale businesses. The awards gala is scheduled for April 23. (Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce)

Cloverdale Chamber names Clovie award nominees

Surrey’s most prestigious awards to be handed out April 23

The 2020 Clovies awards, hosted by the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, will honour the best of Cloverdale businesses. The awards gala is scheduled for April 23. (Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
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White Rock’s Marine Drive. (File photo)
White Rock’s Marine Drive. (File photo)
Sukhi Bath, right, presents the key to a 2019 Toyota Corolla to Disha Arora and her children after her name was drawn as the winner of the Sukhi Bath Motors Car Give Away Draw on Saturday in Surrey. (Photo: Dal Hothi)

Single mom in Surrey wins car in dealership’s giveaway draw

Disha Arora’s name was drawn out of more than 27,000 entries in Sukhi Bath Motors Car Give Away Draw

  • Mar 3, 2020
Sukhi Bath, right, presents the key to a 2019 Toyota Corolla to Disha Arora and her children after her name was drawn as the winner of the Sukhi Bath Motors Car Give Away Draw on Saturday in Surrey. (Photo: Dal Hothi)
Randal Dhaliwal, Kayla Cooper (Dell Lanes), Shirley Samujh-Dayal and Elizabeth Model at the Diamond Anniversary Awards. (submitted photo)
Randal Dhaliwal, Kayla Cooper (Dell Lanes), Shirley Samujh-Dayal and Elizabeth Model at the Diamond Anniversary Awards. (submitted photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan. (Photo: the Canadian Press)

Hopes are for ‘focus on Surrey investments’ when Horgan speaks in March

Luncheon at golf course planned by Surrey Board of Trade

B.C. Premier John Horgan. (Photo: the Canadian Press)
Pink Shirt Day campaign urges Canadians to ‘Lift Each Other Up’

Pink Shirt Day campaign urges Canadians to ‘Lift Each Other Up’

Annual anti-bullying effort returns Wednesday, Feb. 26

  • Feb 22, 2020
Pink Shirt Day campaign urges Canadians to ‘Lift Each Other Up’
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)
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)