Alex Browne

White Rock Players persist with pandemic-era panto

Theatrical favourite set to return in distanced, staged-reading

South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann (the Bergmann Piano Duo) will present a rare live classical concert Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Langley Community School, 4899 207 St. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey pianists make return in concert

Bergmann Piano Duo presents distanced, small-audience performance

South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann (the Bergmann Piano Duo) will present a rare live classical concert Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Langley Community School, 4899 207 St. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann will present a rare live classical concert Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey pianists make return in Langley concert

Bergmann Piano Duo presents distanced, small audience performance at LCMS

South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann will present a rare live classical concert Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St. (Contributed photo)
Signage reminds of physical distancing at White Rock Pier. (File photo)

White Rock, Surrey receive millions in pandemic funding

Grant will help cover cities' revenue shortfalls, operating costs

Signage reminds of physical distancing at White Rock Pier. (File photo)
Physical distancing in place at a South Surrey business. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Public’s adherence to COVID-19 orders key to small businesses’ survival: Chamber

South Surrey-White Rock Chamber, BIA call on residents, visitors to 'do their part'

Physical distancing in place at a South Surrey business. (Tracy Holmes photo)
The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will be subject to White Rock’s new policy for compensation of tenants of the previous building on the site. The proposal is to proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23. Contributed rendering

White Rock council increases compensation for displaced tenants

Revised policy to help renters forced to move because of building redevelopment

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will be subject to White Rock’s new policy for compensation of tenants of the previous building on the site. The proposal is to proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23. Contributed rendering
The peninsula’s Community Christmas Day Dinner at White Rock Baptist Church – seen here in 2019 – has been cancelled for 2020, because of pandemic-inspired limitations on gatherings. (File photo)

Annual Community Christmas dinner ‘just not possible’ this year

Organizers vow that 40 years-plus Semiahmoo Peninsula tradition will return, post-COVID

The peninsula’s Community Christmas Day Dinner at White Rock Baptist Church – seen here in 2019 – has been cancelled for 2020, because of pandemic-inspired limitations on gatherings. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Races may still be too close to call in light of uncounted ballots

You can't count your chickens until you count your votes.

Mei Melton plays her lesson under the supervision of teacher Saya Ejima, who has been on the Semiahmoo Academy of Music faculty since it opened in 2010. Contributed photo

South Surrey music school marks muted milestone

Semiahmoo Music Academy celebrated 10th anniversary quietly

Mei Melton plays her lesson under the supervision of teacher Saya Ejima, who has been on the Semiahmoo Academy of Music faculty since it opened in 2010. Contributed photo

Tower would need to provide amenities: council

A 23-storey proposal for uptown White Rock could include new city hall facilities

The strip mall which includes 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road is the site of a proposed 23-storey development given preliminary discussion at White Rock’s Land Use and Planning Committee meeting Oct. 26. (File photo)

White Rock tower would need to provide amenities: council

A 23-storey proposal for uptown could include new city hall facilities

The strip mall which includes 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road is the site of a proposed 23-storey development given preliminary discussion at White Rock’s Land Use and Planning Committee meeting Oct. 26. (File photo)
It’s free to park at White Rock waterfront now through the end of January 2020. (File photo)

White Rock waterfront parking free this winter

City's relaxation of fees will continue until Jan. 31

It’s free to park at White Rock waterfront now through the end of January 2020. (File photo)
It’s free to park at White Rock waterfront now through the end of January 2020. (File photo)

White Rock waterfront parking free this winter

City's relaxation of fees will continue until Jan. 31

It’s free to park at White Rock waterfront now through the end of January 2020. (File photo)
Surrey Board of Trade’s Anita Huberman moderated the first Surrey all-candidates meeting, held virtually on Thursday evening (Oct. 8).

Candidates stick to party line in Surrey virtual debate

All-digital event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade featured Green, Liberal, NDP candidates

Surrey Board of Trade’s Anita Huberman moderated the first Surrey all-candidates meeting, held virtually on Thursday evening (Oct. 8).
A virtual all candidates meeting hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 15 underlined predictable divisions among local hopefuls on topics such as like dealing with COVID-19 recovery, including providing economic stimuli, ensuring health and elder care, and creating more affordable housing.

Eight provincial candidates go head-to-head on screen in virtual debate

Chamber of Commerce hosts Surrey South and White Rock hopefuls

A virtual all candidates meeting hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 15 underlined predictable divisions among local hopefuls on topics such as like dealing with COVID-19 recovery, including providing economic stimuli, ensuring health and elder care, and creating more affordable housing.
Highway 99 traffic flows under 24 Avenue in South Surrey Monday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)A cyclist crosses above Highway 99 on 24 Avenue Monday afternoon, Oct. 19. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Liberals promise new freeway interchanges for South Surrey

NDP candidate taking pre-election announcement 'with heavy grain of salt'

Highway 99 traffic flows under 24 Avenue in South Surrey Monday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)A cyclist crosses above Highway 99 on 24 Avenue Monday afternoon, Oct. 19. (Aaron Hinks photo)
South Surrey author Sandip Sodhi’s first children’s book is the whimsical Ms. Chievus in the Classroom. Contributed photo

Classroom mischief enlivens South Surrey author’s children’s fable

Sandip Sodhi creates a memorable debut with Ms. Chievus in the Classroom

South Surrey author Sandip Sodhi’s first children’s book is the whimsical Ms. Chievus in the Classroom. Contributed photo
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COLUMN: Extolling the virtues of the virtual

While it's tough to find an upside to COVID-19, some things are now more efficient

Alex Browne
The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23, following a split vote at White Rock council. Contributed rendering

White Rock 80-unit rental-only project goes to public hearing

Six-storey, mid-rise building planned to boost affordable housing stock

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23, following a split vote at White Rock council. Contributed rendering
White Rock Museum’s new exhibit includes this photo of White Rock residents Belle Hood and Earl Barge during the First World War. (White Rock Museum & Archives photo)

White Rock Museum and Archives reopens with COVID-19 protocols in place

First show recalls residents' involvement in two world wars

White Rock Museum’s new exhibit includes this photo of White Rock residents Belle Hood and Earl Barge during the First World War. (White Rock Museum & Archives photo)