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Helen Fathers was in her fourth term as a White Rock councillor. (City of White Rock photo)

COLUMN: Helen Fathers was a champion in every sense of the word

White Rock councillor’s death created ‘shockwave’ through community, writes Alex Browne

Helen Fathers was in her fourth term as a White Rock councillor. (City of White Rock photo)
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PENINSULA ZOOMERS: Taking some time and enjoying a moment in the sun

Coming grandchild, desert vacation offer respite from COVID chaos

  • Feb 10, 2022
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Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Kevin Falcon faces enormous challenge in winning back much of Surrey

The last few years have not been kind to the once-dominant BC Liberals

  • Feb 10, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
Bob Sung is seen at Tin Lee Market in this promotional image. (Photo submitted: Bob Sung)

COLUMN: A Lunar New Year lucky dip with historian Bob Sung

‘To know the food is to know the culture, and to know the culture is to know the food,’ says Bob Sung

Bob Sung is seen at Tin Lee Market in this promotional image. (Photo submitted: Bob Sung)
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THINK GREEN: Small actions can help reduce your gas bill

Bundle up inside and trade the snowblower for a shovel outside

  • Jan 27, 2022
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Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Shades of 1986 about Semiahmoo Town Centre plan

Proposal to build highrises in South Surrey met with strong opposition more than 35 years ago

  • Jan 26, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 9, 2010. White will turn 99 on Sunday, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

PENINSULA ZOOMER: We can all take steps to age well, just like Betty White did

Dr. Grace Park promotes healthy aging while avoiding health decline and frailty

  • Jan 20, 2022
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 9, 2010. White will turn 99 on Sunday, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Expand sewing skills through 1-day workshop

Mah Jong, computer lessons offered this month at Kent Street Centre

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Challenging second half of school year lies ahead

Omicron variant has made matters more complicated for teachers, students and staff

  • Jan 13, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: New provincial health orders put some activities on hold at Kent Street Centre

Classes, program capacity reduced by half until at least Jan. 18

  • Jan 6, 2022
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Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen in her Central African Airways studio pic at 21. At right is her (and her mother’s) passage ticket from Southampton to Cape Town in 1954. Ursula recently took a trip down memory lane while completing some “COVID” cleaning of her storage room and came across some old mementoes. (Photos submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Going through old paperwork and mementoes offers window into the past

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels down memory lane while completing some storage room COVID cleaning

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen in her Central African Airways studio pic at 21. At right is her (and her mother’s) passage ticket from Southampton to Cape Town in 1954. Ursula recently took a trip down memory lane while completing some “COVID” cleaning of her storage room and came across some old mementoes. (Photos submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
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COLUMN: Waiting impatiently for a better year to come

Better to look forward than back, writes PAN reporter Nick Greenizan

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Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Looking back at a year that was ‘all lion’ and no lamb

From COVID-19 to severe weather, it was one thing after another in 2021

  • Dec 30, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
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PENINSULA ZOOMER: A sense of longing for Christmases past

Spirit of Christmas can still be found through seasonal giving

  • Dec 23, 2021
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Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street Centre activities winding down over Christmas

Normal hours set to resume on Jan. 4

  • Dec 23, 2021
Dianne Sawicki
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COLUMN: Have yourself a metaphorical little Christmas

Aging artificial tree is a fair representation of a rough couple of years

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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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As Ursula Maxwell-Lewis gets set to welcome family home for the holidays, she reflects on Christmases past. (Photo: Brett Sayles/Pexels)

COLUMN: Festive reflections and recipes

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis reflects on Christmases past and present

As Ursula Maxwell-Lewis gets set to welcome family home for the holidays, she reflects on Christmases past. (Photo: Brett Sayles/Pexels)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Even if McCallum is convicted, his resignation is not a foregone conclusion

Surrey mayor scheduled to make first court appearance on mischief charges in January

  • Dec 15, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Cloverdale United Church pastor Matthew Emery is seen along with the church choir. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Historic Cloverdale United Church, signs of the times

Heritage church has donned its gospel armour determinedly moving forward

Cloverdale United Church pastor Matthew Emery is seen along with the church choir. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)