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About 30 people partook in the Inks Lake exercise, which involved using what is essentially a chain saw on skis to cut into the ice. The machine is used to ensure the cutting of straight lines through the ice for long distances. (Michael Potestio/KTW)

PHOTOS: Trans Mountain hosts mock oil spill response practice in Kamloops

Practice comes after an excavator accidentally struck the pipeline near Jacko Lake in mid-February

  • Feb 15, 2020
About 30 people partook in the Inks Lake exercise, which involved using what is essentially a chain saw on skis to cut into the ice. The machine is used to ensure the cutting of straight lines through the ice for long distances. (Michael Potestio/KTW)
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)
Two Canadians quarantined on cruise ship test positive for Wuhan coronavirus

Two Canadians quarantined on cruise ship test positive for Wuhan coronavirus

They were dropped off as the ship docked and transferred to nearby hospitals for further test and treatment

Two Canadians quarantined on cruise ship test positive for Wuhan coronavirus
Members of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada staged a rally at the Peace Arch border Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

CBSA union members stage rally at Peace Arch border crossing

Union president says it will continue to assess “pressure tactics”

Members of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada staged a rally at the Peace Arch border Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Surrey Coun. Steven Pettigrew participates in a Peninsula Homeless to Housing brainstorming exercise at Peace Portal Alliance Church. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Task force brainstorms on support for Semiahmoo homeless community

Community service providers gather to discuss options for housing, income safety and more

Surrey Coun. Steven Pettigrew participates in a Peninsula Homeless to Housing brainstorming exercise at Peace Portal Alliance Church. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Constance Isherwood is presented a birthday cake with a 100 candles on top by Oak Bay fire fighter Jason Ahokas. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

B.C.’s oldest practising lawyer celebrates 100th birthday, shares advice

Firefighters bring Constance Isherwood a cake with 100 birthday candles

Constance Isherwood is presented a birthday cake with a 100 candles on top by Oak Bay fire fighter Jason Ahokas. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
PHOTOS: Tuesday morning’s icy Fraser Valley commute

PHOTOS: Tuesday morning’s icy Fraser Valley commute

Slippery roads forced drivers to use caution and stay well under the speed limit

PHOTOS: Tuesday morning’s icy Fraser Valley commute
Snow had South Surrey traffic – including along 24 Avenue – moving much slower than usual Friday morning, as motorists dealt with the first snowfall of the season. (Nick Greenizan photo)

PHOTOS: Snow falls – and quickly turns to slush – on Semiahmoo Peninsula

Cold temperatures expected over weekend and into next week

Snow had South Surrey traffic – including along 24 Avenue – moving much slower than usual Friday morning, as motorists dealt with the first snowfall of the season. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Windstorm on White Rock’s waterfront attracted a few onlookers Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photos)

PHOTOS: Windy afternoon on the Peninsula

Rain expected for the rest of the week, according to Environment Canada

Windstorm on White Rock’s waterfront attracted a few onlookers Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Firefighters drag a hose to battle a fire near Bendalong, Australia, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Navy ships plucked hundreds of people from beaches and tens of thousands were urged to flee before hot, windy weather worsens Australia’s devastating wildfires. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

‘Millions of sparks’: Weather raises Australia’s fire danger

The wildfires have already burned about 5 million hectares

Firefighters drag a hose to battle a fire near Bendalong, Australia, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Navy ships plucked hundreds of people from beaches and tens of thousands were urged to flee before hot, windy weather worsens Australia’s devastating wildfires. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
‘Millions’ of tiny fish were in Semiahmoo Bay on Christmas Day. (Christy Fox photo)

VIDEO: ‘Millions’ of shimmery fish in White Rock waters captivate

Sea lions, seagulls feast on anchovies in Semiahmoo bay

‘Millions’ of tiny fish were in Semiahmoo Bay on Christmas Day. (Christy Fox photo)
PHOTOS: Thousands in Asia marvel at ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

PHOTOS: Thousands in Asia marvel at ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

Authorities in Indonesia provided telescopes and hundreds of special glasses to protect viewers’ eyes

PHOTOS: Thousands in Asia marvel at ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse
A man is rescued from the White Rock Pier after a violent windstorm contributed to destroying the mid-section of the structure Dec. 20, 2018. (Aaron Hinks file photo)

One year later: Looking back on the storm that broke the White Rock Pier

One year later, the 105 year-old structure is complete again, but fundraising continues

A man is rescued from the White Rock Pier after a violent windstorm contributed to destroying the mid-section of the structure Dec. 20, 2018. (Aaron Hinks file photo)
Seals, sea lions and seagulls have had plenty to eat off White Rock’s pier. (Justin Hill photo)

VIDEO: Seals and gulls swarm White Rock for fish-feeding frenzy

Waterfront has been a hub of activity for wildlife watchers

Seals, sea lions and seagulls have had plenty to eat off White Rock’s pier. (Justin Hill photo)
The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat parade all took place on the White Rock waterfront Saturday. (Aaron Hinks photos)

PHOTOS: White Rock Festival of Lights celebrated with a cheer

Hundreds of people gathered in the city Saturday for a Christmas event

The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat parade all took place on the White Rock waterfront Saturday. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Macy’s Herald Square opens its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for thousands of Black Friday shoppers in search of amazing sales and doorbuster deals, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Macy’s)

PHOTOS: Black Friday frenzy goes global – and not everyone’s happy

Many countries don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but they are participating in Black Friday consumerism

Macy’s Herald Square opens its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for thousands of Black Friday shoppers in search of amazing sales and doorbuster deals, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Macy’s)
Theodore escorted Darlington out onto center ice in a purple jersey. She dropped the puck amidst a sea of cell phone lights and a roar of arena applause. (Golden Knights photo)

PHOTOS: NHL honours B.C. grandma’s battle against cancer in special match

Shea Theodore’s grandmother Kay Darlington dropped the puck at a special ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ game

Theodore escorted Darlington out onto center ice in a purple jersey. She dropped the puck amidst a sea of cell phone lights and a roar of arena applause. (Golden Knights photo)
(BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)

PHOTOS: Patients pelt doctors with snowballs, all for BC Children’s Hospital

The snowball fight was to raise funds for the annual Snowball Fight for Kids Campaign

(BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)
Hockey Hall of Fame inductees Sergei Zubov, (left to right), Hayley Wickenheiser, Jim Rutherford, Vaclav Nedomansky and Guy Carbonneau flip pucks in the air during a ceremony in Toronto on Friday, November 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian women’s star Hayley Wickenheiser inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Wickenheiser – a quadruple Olympic gold medallist, seven-time world champion — retired in January 2017

Hockey Hall of Fame inductees Sergei Zubov, (left to right), Hayley Wickenheiser, Jim Rutherford, Vaclav Nedomansky and Guy Carbonneau flip pucks in the air during a ceremony in Toronto on Friday, November 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A seal pup climbed onto the rocks at the end of the White Rock Pier where it took an hour-long nap. (Christy Fox photo)

PHOTOS: Snoozing seal pup captures attention at White Rock Pier

Dozens of seals spent the day at White Rock’s iconic structure

A seal pup climbed onto the rocks at the end of the White Rock Pier where it took an hour-long nap. (Christy Fox photo)