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Birgit Heinbach, from South Surrey, and Ian Geddes, from Blaine, aren’t able to see each other, except in Peace Arch Park. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Canada-U.S. couple embrace only option to meet – Peace Arch Park, now dubbed ‘Passion Park’

Despite exemption, travel restrictions still make international travel not possible for some couples

Birgit Heinbach, from South Surrey, and Ian Geddes, from Blaine, aren’t able to see each other, except in Peace Arch Park. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A woman walks her dog under the Peace Arch. The provincial government on May 14 reopened access to the park, which has been closed for weeks due to COVID-19. (File photo)

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

JUNE 14: Provincial court trials in B.C. are to resume July 6

A woman walks her dog under the Peace Arch. The provincial government on May 14 reopened access to the park, which has been closed for weeks due to COVID-19. (File photo)
A number of boats turned up to assist a woman after the Canadian Coast Guard put an emergency call. (Contributed photo)

White Rock boaters rescue woman off East Beach

Woman was in distress after being followed by an animal during her swim

A number of boats turned up to assist a woman after the Canadian Coast Guard put an emergency call. (Contributed photo)
Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Popular White Rock gelato shop to close after 25% rent increase

Landlord says there should be some gratitude for the 20 years of discounted rent

Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Popular White Rock gelato shop to close after 25% rent increase

Landlord says there should be some gratitude for the 20 years of discounted rent

Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)
No serious injuries were reported after an apartment fire in White Rock on June 8. (Garry Wolgemuth photo)

White Rock apartment catches fire, sustains significant damage

Firefighters contained Sunday blaze to one unit

No serious injuries were reported after an apartment fire in White Rock on June 8. (Garry Wolgemuth photo)
White Rock Farmers’ market took extra precautions as it re-opened during the second phase of B.C.’s COVID-19 reopening plan. (Aaron Hinks photo)

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in White Rock, Surrey and beyond

More than 157,000 students returned to schools during the first week of in-class instruction

White Rock Farmers’ market took extra precautions as it re-opened during the second phase of B.C.’s COVID-19 reopening plan. (Aaron Hinks photo)
One person was reportedly sent to hospital after a vehicle collision in Surrey on Saturday. (Curtis Kreklau photo)

Impaired driving investigation opened after collision in Cloverdale

Collision occurred Saturday on the 17000-block of Highway 10

One person was reportedly sent to hospital after a vehicle collision in Surrey on Saturday. (Curtis Kreklau photo)
Red Deer RCMP said the number of bike thefts is on the rise. (File photo by Advocate staff)

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP find ‘high risk’ missing person

Daljeet Hundal was last seen Sunday (June 7) morning

Red Deer RCMP said the number of bike thefts is on the rise. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Steve ‘Elvis’ Elliott performs for residents of Amica White Rock. (Contributed file photo)Steve ‘Elvis’ Elliott performs for residents of Amica White Rock. Elliott and popular local singer Mark Donnelly have each performed during the pandemic. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey seniors home ends outdoor class after complaints from neighbour

'Everybody has a right, and they don't have a right to infringe on us,' a neighbour said

Steve ‘Elvis’ Elliott performs for residents of Amica White Rock. (Contributed file photo)Steve ‘Elvis’ Elliott performs for residents of Amica White Rock. Elliott and popular local singer Mark Donnelly have each performed during the pandemic. (Contributed photo)
Phil Lemire has retired from the White Rock Fire Department. (Contributed photo)

After 40 years on the job, White Rock’s fire chief retires

From flood to fire, Phil Lemire has been at the forefront whenever disaster struck

Phil Lemire has retired from the White Rock Fire Department. (Contributed photo)
A South Surrey senior searches through debris to find anything salvageable after a barn fire last week. (Contributed photo)

Fundraiser started after South Surrey senior ‘lost everything’ in barn fire

Barn catches fire in Surrey, destroys contents

A South Surrey senior searches through debris to find anything salvageable after a barn fire last week. (Contributed photo)
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, located in South Surrey, displays a sign saying ‘Not gathering, but still with you in spirit.’ (Tracy Holmes photo)

COVID-19: Daily update on pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

Provincial Health Officer officially bans overnight kids' camps this summer

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, located in South Surrey, displays a sign saying ‘Not gathering, but still with you in spirit.’ (Tracy Holmes photo)
White Rock Pride Society president Ernie Klassen (middle) and Mayor Darryl Walker raise the pride flag at city hall last year. (File photo)

Human Rights Tribunal denies church’s request to toss out White Rock Pride Society’s complaint

Star of the Sea and White Rock Pride Society to go to Human Rights Tribunal hearing

White Rock Pride Society president Ernie Klassen (middle) and Mayor Darryl Walker raise the pride flag at city hall last year. (File photo)
Couples reunite at Peace Arch Park on Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Love flourishes at Peace Arch Park, but COVID-19 concerns loom

South Surrey park becomes only place for international couples to meet

Couples reunite at Peace Arch Park on Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Landon Vangeel-Morgan, 12, is missing. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old boy found, Surrey RCMP say

Landon Vangeel-Morgan was last seen 9:14 p.m., May 30 near 96 Avenue and 150 Street

Landon Vangeel-Morgan, 12, is missing. (RCMP handout)
The BC Bat Count kicks off June 1. Volunteers and residents are asked to stay at least two metres from roosts, in case human-to-bat transmission of the coronavirus is possible. (Contributed photo)

White Rock, Surrey, Delta of particular interest in B.C.’s summer bat count

Biologist advises people to stay away from bats, as humans could spread COVID-19 to bat population

The BC Bat Count kicks off June 1. Volunteers and residents are asked to stay at least two metres from roosts, in case human-to-bat transmission of the coronavirus is possible. (Contributed photo)
A group of Samaritan’s Purse health-care workers operate out of an emergency field hospital set up in the Cremona Hospital parking lot. (Courtesy Samaritan’s Purse photo)

‘Paralyzed by fear’: South Surrey woman details anxiety, grief at Italian relief hospital

Sheila Vicic spent two months in Italy as the country grappled with COVID-19

A group of Samaritan’s Purse health-care workers operate out of an emergency field hospital set up in the Cremona Hospital parking lot. (Courtesy Samaritan’s Purse photo)
White Rock’s Brooke Colby says he wants to launch a man in a rocket over Semiahmoo Bay. (YouTube image)

‘Not a joke’: Promoter wants to rocket-launch man the length of White Rock pier

Brooke Colby says he's building an eight-foot rocket in his backyard

White Rock’s Brooke Colby says he wants to launch a man in a rocket over Semiahmoo Bay. (YouTube image)
A manager at 3 Dogs Brewing disinfects a table in the brewery Thursday afternoon. The pub was one of the few White Rock establishments to reopen May 19, the first day of B.C.’s economy restart plan phase two. (Aaron Hinks photo)

No rush to reopen for some Semiahmoo Peninsula restaurants

Safety and training paramount for South Surrey/White Rock establishments

A manager at 3 Dogs Brewing disinfects a table in the brewery Thursday afternoon. The pub was one of the few White Rock establishments to reopen May 19, the first day of B.C.’s economy restart plan phase two. (Aaron Hinks photo)