White Rock

Two people viewing crafts at one of the vendors in the Christmas market in White Rock Community Centre. (Photo: Anna Burns)

VIDEO: Christmas on the Peninsula brightens stormy day in White Rock

The annual festival and tree-lighting took place on Saturday, Nov. 26

 

Students at Sunnyside Elementary use the communal space outside of the classrooms to learn together. (Sobia Moman photo)

Sunnyside Elementary opens additional space with gender-, sensory-inclusive features

The South Surrey school has opened 10 new classrooms for students

 

Part of the parade at the annual Christmas on the Peninsula event in uptown White Rock in 2021. (Perry Aasman, In-Focus Photography)

Christmas on the Peninsula returns to uptown White Rock

14th annual event features carollers, Christmas tree lighting and market

 

Buena Vista Lodge is set to close in June because Fraser Health’s funding for the bedrooms will not be transferred to a new set of operators. (Sobia Moman photo)

White Rock mental-health facility residents ‘devastated’ as closing date creeps closer

Buena Vista Lodge’s residents, family and care staff issue plea for home to remain open

Buena Vista Lodge is set to close in June because Fraser Health’s funding for the bedrooms will not be transferred to a new set of operators. (Sobia Moman photo)
The current version of the White Rock City Orchestra during recent rehearsals. Contributed photo

Busy season for White Rock City Orchestra maestra DeWit

Volare Tenors, Messiah In The Valley performances on horizon

The current version of the White Rock City Orchestra during recent rehearsals. Contributed photo
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Write for Rights: Elgin students to write letters advocating for social justice globally

Students are participating in the internationally-recognized campaign

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Members of the White Rock and Surrey Writers’ Club from Left, Back Row: Robert Ramsay, Don Cameron, Dennis Kiffiak, Ken Westdorp, Walker Lee, Norma Janzen and Rose Stephens Middle: Parvaneh Farhangpour, Ekterina Lobanova, Sharon Bazant, Elaine Allum and Karen Shaw Front: Joan Bywater, Les Johnson, Doreen Tadros and Christina Bodansky. Not pictured: Marilyn Knoch, G.W. Hendrickson, Annick Lemay, Corrie Mosier and Anne Sullivan. (Contributed photo)
Members of the White Rock and Surrey Writers’ Club from Left, Back Row: Robert Ramsay, Don Cameron, Dennis Kiffiak, Ken Westdorp, Walker Lee, Norma Janzen and Rose Stephens Middle: Parvaneh Farhangpour, Ekterina Lobanova, Sharon Bazant, Elaine Allum and Karen Shaw Front: Joan Bywater, Les Johnson, Doreen Tadros and Christina Bodansky. Not pictured: Marilyn Knoch, G.W. Hendrickson, Annick Lemay, Corrie Mosier and Anne Sullivan. (Contributed photo)
Layla Brassington, a 22-year-old White Rock entrepreneur, is bringing her longtime dream to life with her new thrift store The Wilder. (Tricia Weel photo)

Bringing a dream to life: Young White Rock entrepreneur opens new thrift store

The Wilder busy with vintage and thrift shoppers since Nov. 5 opening

Layla Brassington, a 22-year-old White Rock entrepreneur, is bringing her longtime dream to life with her new thrift store The Wilder. (Tricia Weel photo)
Map shows boundary change for Edgewood Elementary to Sunnyside and Pacific Heights Elementary schools. (Surrey Schools photo)

District seeking feedback on changing South Surrey boundary catchments for Peninsula schools

The proposed changes would address over-crowding as a short-term solution, Surrey Schools said

Map shows boundary change for Edgewood Elementary to Sunnyside and Pacific Heights Elementary schools. (Surrey Schools photo)
People who are experiencing homelessness in White Rock and South Surrey say they are often made to feel unwelcome in the community. Unhoused people and their advocates across the Semiahmoo Peninsula say that a homeless shelter would be only one step in addressing homelessness. (Tricia Weel photo)

Unhoused people’s needs go beyond finding housing in South Surrey, White Rock

Second in series: Having a home to reside in does not address concerns in mental health, addictions

People who are experiencing homelessness in White Rock and South Surrey say they are often made to feel unwelcome in the community. Unhoused people and their advocates across the Semiahmoo Peninsula say that a homeless shelter would be only one step in addressing homelessness. (Tricia Weel photo)
The peninsula’s Community Christmas Day Dinner at White Rock Baptist Church – seen here in 2019 – will be back on Dec. 25 this year after being cancelled for two years due to COVID-19 concerns. (File photo)

White Rock-South Surrey Christmas Dinner returns after 2-year hiatus

Registration is required, community sponsors sought, for the popular annual event

The peninsula’s Community Christmas Day Dinner at White Rock Baptist Church – seen here in 2019 – will be back on Dec. 25 this year after being cancelled for two years due to COVID-19 concerns. (File photo)
Male Scoters pictured swimming in the Semiahmoo Bay. The white patches on the birds’ foreheads indicate their age; the bigger the patch is, the older the bird is. (Sobia Moman photo)

Biologists to track bird movements of sea ducks from White Rock up to Northwest Territories

Two breeds of Scoters will be tagged with GPS trackers to find out where they travel

Male Scoters pictured swimming in the Semiahmoo Bay. The white patches on the birds’ foreheads indicate their age; the bigger the patch is, the older the bird is. (Sobia Moman photo)
The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Bayridge Elementary worked together to remove invasive plants at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park earlier this year. (File photo)

Lower Mainland Green Team looking for volunteers ahead of White Rock clean-up

The team will be removing invasive plants at Ruth Johnson Park

The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Bayridge Elementary worked together to remove invasive plants at White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park earlier this year. (File photo)
An emergency warming centre is operating in White Rock’s Centennial Arena parking lot Nov. 9 through to March 2023. (File photo)

Emergency daytime warming centre re-opens in White Rock

The centre operated last winter season for 34 days, but this time will run until March

An emergency warming centre is operating in White Rock’s Centennial Arena parking lot Nov. 9 through to March 2023. (File photo)
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White Rock production sheds light on the life of Anne Hathaway

Shakespeare and his times seen through the lens of his widow

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People hold banners during a march to remember those who died during the overdose crisis and to call for a safe supply of illicit drugs on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Community dialogue event on overdose prevention planned for Semiahmoo Peninsula

The event will be on Dec. 1 at the White Rock Community Centre

People hold banners during a march to remember those who died during the overdose crisis and to call for a safe supply of illicit drugs on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)

Mental health housing facility shutting down in White Rock after 50 years in operation

Loss of funding leads to concerns over relocation of long-term residents

Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Peace Arch Elementary school (File photo)

‘Graphic’, ‘violent’ pumpkin display angers parents of Peace Arch Elementary kindergarten students

Surrey school district has apologized for display, sent letter home to parents

Peace Arch Elementary school (File photo)
The Zombie Walk was more of a zombie party on a rainy afternoon in White Rock. (Sobia Moman photo)

Zombies unleashed on the city of White Rock

The return of the Zombie Walk took shelter indoors rather than populating the beach as planned

The Zombie Walk was more of a zombie party on a rainy afternoon in White Rock. (Sobia Moman photo)
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