White Rock

Canadian and American lawmen stand outside the Cloverdale Jail in 1914. The cross-border group had worked together in October that year to apprehend bank robbers that had fled across the border to the Cloverdale area. (Courtesy of the Sedro-Woolley Museum)

White Rock History: Bars on White Rock Museum’s windows remain as reminders of a forgotten era

White Rock, South Surrey was a rough, sometimes deadly, place for customs and immigration officers

 

Surrey school district building (File photo)

Anti-racism action plan to be rolled out in Surrey school district

Province announced new plan for all B.C. schools to combat experiences of racism, discrimination

 

A replica of Witte Swaen (White Swan) sitting in the harbour in Harlingen, a municipality in northern Netherlands. A model-version of the original ship was created by South Surrey resident Kees Koster completely by hand. (Joachim de Ruijter photo)

Dutch model ship-builder’s art in Surrey sailed to grab attention back home in the Netherlands

‘It helps me get up in the morning,’ says Case Koster

 

Residents say proposed changes to plane-approach paths would disrupt the peace and quiet of the Ocean Park/Crescent Beach area. (File photo)

Changes proposed for flight arrivals over White Rock, Surrey

NavCan, Vancouver Airport Authority to host public meeting Jan. 19

Residents say proposed changes to plane-approach paths would disrupt the peace and quiet of the Ocean Park/Crescent Beach area. (File photo)
Fraser Health says that staffing challenges are the reason that a new zone in the Emergency Department for mental health and substance abuse cases, completed in October, has not been opened. (File photo)

Fraser Health claims staffing key to opening PAH mental health space

MLA Sturko charges delay and lack of planning ‘unacceptable’

Fraser Health says that staffing challenges are the reason that a new zone in the Emergency Department for mental health and substance abuse cases, completed in October, has not been opened. (File photo)
Jane Mantle, as she appeared in the Royal Canadian Theatre Company production of Love, Sex & the I.R.S., in 2015. (File photo)

Love Letters a bittersweet Valentine from Peninsula Productions

A.R. Gurney play traces the stages of a lifelong romantic correspondence

Jane Mantle, as she appeared in the Royal Canadian Theatre Company production of Love, Sex & the I.R.S., in 2015. (File photo)
BC Supreme Court has upheld the City of White Rock’s 2021 resolution to redevelop the Centre Street Walkway, which is intended to be renamed Helen Fathers Centre Street Walkway, in honour of the late councillor. (File photo)

Supreme Court upholds White Rock walkway resolution

Hillside project has been delayed by ballooning cost estimates

BC Supreme Court has upheld the City of White Rock’s 2021 resolution to redevelop the Centre Street Walkway, which is intended to be renamed Helen Fathers Centre Street Walkway, in honour of the late councillor. (File photo)
E-Comm dispatchers in Surrey and throughout British Columbia answered a large number of nuisance 911 calls in 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Nuisance 911 calls range from incredible to inane in Surrey, White Rock in 2022

‘I live in a condo and my upstairs neighbours are walking loudly,’ one 911 caller complained

E-Comm dispatchers in Surrey and throughout British Columbia answered a large number of nuisance 911 calls in 2022. (Black Press file photo)
White Rock Firefighters Charity Association hosted its annual tree chipping event at Centennial Arena Monday, Jan. 2. Chipping is by donation, with proceeds raised going toward a variety of charitable causes. (Tricia Weel photo)

Tree chipping event at Centennial Arena in White Rock busy Monday (Jan. 2)

Plenty of Peninsula residents said ‘bye’ to their real Christmas trees and also helped support local charities

White Rock Firefighters Charity Association hosted its annual tree chipping event at Centennial Arena Monday, Jan. 2. Chipping is by donation, with proceeds raised going toward a variety of charitable causes. (Tricia Weel photo)
Scene of the shooting from Saturday (Aug. 27) night in the 16600 block of 19 Avenue in South Surrey. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Year in Review: Crime did not stop in Surrey, White Rock

The Lower Mainland gang conflict continued to make its presence felt in…

  • Jan 1, 2023
Scene of the shooting from Saturday (Aug. 27) night in the 16600 block of 19 Avenue in South Surrey. (Shane MacKichan photo)
White Rock Brake and Wheel is closing at the end of August after a remarkable 46-year-long run as a family business. (Sobia Moman photo)
White Rock Brake and Wheel is closing at the end of August after a remarkable 46-year-long run as a family business. (Sobia Moman photo)
Producer Alex Sangha, director Vinay Giridhar and Jaspal Sangha and Kayden Bhangu (clockwise from top) were involved in making “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” a documentary movie about being gay or lesbian in the South Asian communities of Metro Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

Sources, Pride Society screen documentary on sexuality

White Rock venue for movie on growing up gay in South Asian community

Producer Alex Sangha, director Vinay Giridhar and Jaspal Sangha and Kayden Bhangu (clockwise from top) were involved in making “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” a documentary movie about being gay or lesbian in the South Asian communities of Metro Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
Icy weather brings a world of danger to people experiencing homelessness. In addition, the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s temporary supportive systems are due to close, but the need does not just end when the weather warms up, say advocates. (Sobia Moman photo)

Frostbite, thefts, sleeping under snow experienced by Semiahmoo Peninsula’s homeless as shelters run over-capacity

Calls increase for long-term solutions for unsheltered community in South Surrey, White Rock

Icy weather brings a world of danger to people experiencing homelessness. In addition, the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s temporary supportive systems are due to close, but the need does not just end when the weather warms up, say advocates. (Sobia Moman photo)
A traffic stop in White Rock led to police finding a loaded gun, various drugs, brass knuckles, night-vision goggles and a lock-picking kit in the vehicle. (White Rock RCMP handout photo)

Loaded handgun, drugs, lock-picking kit seized in White Rock traffic stop

The man was initially pulled over by police for failing to obey a stop sign

A traffic stop in White Rock led to police finding a loaded gun, various drugs, brass knuckles, night-vision goggles and a lock-picking kit in the vehicle. (White Rock RCMP handout photo)
Soulstream, seen performing at the 2019 Luminary Festival in North Delta, will make its White Rock debut with two shows at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Ryan-Alexander McLeod file photo)

Soulstream band makes its White Rock debut

Ten-piece soul and funk group to play Blue Frog Studios

Soulstream, seen performing at the 2019 Luminary Festival in North Delta, will make its White Rock debut with two shows at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Ryan-Alexander McLeod file photo)
A protest of about 75 people gathered at Peace Arch Hospital in January to show the community’s frustration with a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward. (File photo)

The Semiahmoo Peninsula’s year in healthcare

Maternity closure, physician shortage and hospital upgrades among key highlights of 2022

A protest of about 75 people gathered at Peace Arch Hospital in January to show the community’s frustration with a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward. (File photo)
Feeding birds in the winter can sometimes turn up surprises like this female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, spotted during a count in Walnut Grove, a very rare find for the Metro Vancouver area. Organizers of the annual bird count on Thursday, Dec. 29, are asking people with backyard feeders to add their numbers to the tally. (John Gordon/contributed photo)

Backyard bird counters from Langley, Surrey and White Rock will be busy Dec. 29

No pandemic restrictions this time for annual bird count

Feeding birds in the winter can sometimes turn up surprises like this female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, spotted during a count in Walnut Grove, a very rare find for the Metro Vancouver area. Organizers of the annual bird count on Thursday, Dec. 29, are asking people with backyard feeders to add their numbers to the tally. (John Gordon/contributed photo)
Tree chipping events are available across the Semiahmoo Peninsula this season. (File photo)

Tree chipping events upcoming in South Surrey, White Rock

Annual events run by donation for charity

Tree chipping events are available across the Semiahmoo Peninsula this season. (File photo)
Alex Fraser Bridge (pictured) and Port Mann Bridge both closed to traffic at roughly the same time on Friday (Dec. 23) morning due to ice falling from cables onto vehicles. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Alex Fraser Bridges reopens to traffic

All residents, visitors urged to stay home unless travel is absolutely necessary

Alex Fraser Bridge (pictured) and Port Mann Bridge both closed to traffic at roughly the same time on Friday (Dec. 23) morning due to ice falling from cables onto vehicles. (Shane MacKichan photo)
A White Rock resident is concerned about his neighbourhood when snow falls, as three vehicles have crashed on his Sunset Drive property in the past six years. The most recent was a Tesla that smashed his shed on Dec. 6, 2022. (contributed photo)

White Rock resident wants city to do more about slippery, steep streets in snowy weather

Sunset Drive property has had 3 vehicle crashes in 6 years, all in December

A White Rock resident is concerned about his neighbourhood when snow falls, as three vehicles have crashed on his Sunset Drive property in the past six years. The most recent was a Tesla that smashed his shed on Dec. 6, 2022. (contributed photo)