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Lori Tych (left, as Ben) and Rebecca Sutherland (as Matt) star in White Rock Players Club’s limited-audience, physically-distanced staged reading of Matt and Ben, Oct. 21 to 25 at the White Rock Playhouse.

White Rock Players present Matt and Ben in physically-distanced reading

Play imagines how the award-winning script of Good Will Hunting came to be

Lori Tych (left, as Ben) and Rebecca Sutherland (as Matt) star in White Rock Players Club’s limited-audience, physically-distanced staged reading of Matt and Ben, Oct. 21 to 25 at the White Rock Playhouse.
RCMP are continuing to investigate the death of a man discovered at a South Surrey residence following a report of a fire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Body found in South Surrey house following report of fire

Police say death of man found on Thursday is not considered suspicious

RCMP are continuing to investigate the death of a man discovered at a South Surrey residence following a report of a fire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Comedian Byron Bertram performs in White Rock Oct. 16 and 17 in a touring show presented by Yuk Yuk’s Stand Up Comedy Club. Contributed photo

Live, distanced comedy at White Rock Playhouse

Yuk Yuk's tour features four stand-up comedians

Comedian Byron Bertram performs in White Rock Oct. 16 and 17 in a touring show presented by Yuk Yuk’s Stand Up Comedy Club. Contributed photo
Carol and Rick Blacklaws have distilled years of experience travelling the Fraser River into their latest book. Contributed photo.

South Surrey couple’s book chronicles the mighty Fraser River

Carol and Rick Blacklaws celebrate love of the waterway in The Fraser: River of Life and Legend

Carol and Rick Blacklaws have distilled years of experience travelling the Fraser River into their latest book. Contributed photo.
Surrey South and Surrey-White Rock candidates in the provincial election have been invited to participate in an in-person and online forum on Oct. 15. (File photo)

South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts election forum

Questions sought for candidates for Oct. 15 combined in-person and online meeting

Surrey South and Surrey-White Rock candidates in the provincial election have been invited to participate in an in-person and online forum on Oct. 15. (File photo)
Anthony Goncharov, who stars in Peninsula Productions’ Private Peaceful on Nov. 1, as he appeared in the company’s Sea of Stories in 2017. (Beverly Malcom photo)

White Rock’s Peninsula Productions readies protocol-friendly production

'Private Peaceful' to take the stage on Nov. 1

Anthony Goncharov, who stars in Peninsula Productions’ Private Peaceful on Nov. 1, as he appeared in the company’s Sea of Stories in 2017. (Beverly Malcom photo)
The proposed four-storey multi-family residence proposed for the corner of Elm Street and Beachview Avenue in White Rock, as pictured on the development sign. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Price tag for preserving White Rock’s Elm Street heritage homes ‘very large’

Council refers designation question to city's heritage committee

The proposed four-storey multi-family residence proposed for the corner of Elm Street and Beachview Avenue in White Rock, as pictured on the development sign. (Nick Greenizan photo)
White Rock City Council voted Monday to move its meetings online for the next two sessions and then decide whether to resume in-person meetings or carry on virtually. (Tracy Holmes photo)

White Rock council to attempt fully electronic meetings

Temporary policy will allow study of virtual options for conducting city business

White Rock City Council voted Monday to move its meetings online for the next two sessions and then decide whether to resume in-person meetings or carry on virtually. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Surrey/White Rock business entrepreneur Manjit Lit is challenging the public to match his $100,000 gift to the Support Surrey Hospitals Foundation’s COVID-19 fund.Photo by Kevin Hill

Telethon promotes Surrey Memorial Hospital COVID response funding

Entrepreneur Manjit Lit gifts Surrey Hospital Foundation, challenges others to join him

Surrey/White Rock business entrepreneur Manjit Lit is challenging the public to match his $100,000 gift to the Support Surrey Hospitals Foundation’s COVID-19 fund.Photo by Kevin Hill
A hand-painted green silk scarf by Surrey Artswest member Lynn Verra-Lay. (Contributed photo)

White Rock exhibit designed to ignite passion for the arts

Surrey Artswest Showcase to include semi-private lessons

A hand-painted green silk scarf by Surrey Artswest member Lynn Verra-Lay. (Contributed photo)
White Rock’s Playhouse joined venues and landmarks across Canada Sept. 22 in lighting up exteriors red in a gesture of support for live-event workers who’ve lost their livelihoods due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Playhouse, Bell Centre lit up red in support of entertainment workers

Facilities across Canada participated in national Light Up Live movement on Sept. 22

White Rock’s Playhouse joined venues and landmarks across Canada Sept. 22 in lighting up exteriors red in a gesture of support for live-event workers who’ve lost their livelihoods due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)
A Coast Guard member attended when a sailboat got in trouble near White Rock Beach on Sept. 23. Aaron Hinks photo.

Drifting sailboat runs aground on White Rock beach

Vessel dragged anchor in high wind, no environmental damage sustained

A Coast Guard member attended when a sailboat got in trouble near White Rock Beach on Sept. 23. Aaron Hinks photo.
South Surrey resident John Kageorge describes this small tent city that sprang up in Peace Arch State Park Aug. 29 as a ‘typical weekend.’ RCMP confirm they have stepped up enforcement along the portion of the international boundary where Canadians have been free to come and go across a narrow ditch while the border remains closed to non-essential travel. (John Kageorge photo)

Increased border enforcement curbs cross-line parties at Peace Arch State Park

Gatherings between U.S. and Canadian citizens 'a daily carnival' – resident

South Surrey resident John Kageorge describes this small tent city that sprang up in Peace Arch State Park Aug. 29 as a ‘typical weekend.’ RCMP confirm they have stepped up enforcement along the portion of the international boundary where Canadians have been free to come and go across a narrow ditch while the border remains closed to non-essential travel. (John Kageorge photo)
The White Rock Playhouse is among a number of venues across Canada that will light their exteriors red tonight (Sept. 22) to support live event workers whose careers have ground to a halt, thanks to COVID-19. (Google image)

Dozens of Canadian venues to light up red in support of entertainment workers

Local facilities among dozens across Canada to participate in Light Up Live

The White Rock Playhouse is among a number of venues across Canada that will light their exteriors red tonight (Sept. 22) to support live event workers whose careers have ground to a halt, thanks to COVID-19. (Google image)
Warren Kimmel stars in Shylock, Peninsula Productions’ first social-distanced staged reading, in two performances on Sept. 27. Contributed photo.

‘Shylock’ pandemic debut for White Rock company

Peninsula Productions presents one-character, distanced reading

Warren Kimmel stars in Shylock, Peninsula Productions’ first social-distanced staged reading, in two performances on Sept. 27. Contributed photo.
This photo was taken by Vancouver photographer Walter Calder in 1921, at the first of three dedication ceremonies held for the Peace Arch monument. With the 100th anniversary of the ceremony approaching, a group based in Blaine, Wash., is lobbying postal agencies on both sides of the border to create a commemorative stamp. (White Rock Museum and Archives photo)

International Peace Arch Association lobbies for 100th anniversary stamp

Canada Post considering commemorating centennial of border icon

This photo was taken by Vancouver photographer Walter Calder in 1921, at the first of three dedication ceremonies held for the Peace Arch monument. With the 100th anniversary of the ceremony approaching, a group based in Blaine, Wash., is lobbying postal agencies on both sides of the border to create a commemorative stamp. (White Rock Museum and Archives photo)
Mama Bear is an animal study by Jess Rice. (Contributed photo)

Distanced South Surrey show offers ‘art unmasked’

Pandemic protocols in place in garden setting

Mama Bear is an animal study by Jess Rice. (Contributed photo)
Landmark Premier Properties’ Steve Elias (chief operating officer) and Ray Chen (president and managing partner) flank White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker during a tour of the Foster Martin site on Sept. 1. Contributed photo.

White Rock’s Foster Martin development climbing skyward

Mayor Darryl Walker makes progress tour of three-tower site

Landmark Premier Properties’ Steve Elias (chief operating officer) and Ray Chen (president and managing partner) flank White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker during a tour of the Foster Martin site on Sept. 1. Contributed photo.
White Rock actor Malaika Jackson, former Miss Caribbean Canada, is finding growing success in television, movies and commercials. Contributed photo.

White Rock actor leading a charmed life

Pageant win was turning point for Malaika Jackson

White Rock actor Malaika Jackson, former Miss Caribbean Canada, is finding growing success in television, movies and commercials. Contributed photo.
The White Rock Elks Club jam is helping keeping music alive during the pandemic at Bakerview Park each Sunday. (Jaki Grey photo)

White Rock Elks’ Musical Sundays continue at Bakerview Park

Club's regular jam session has moved outdoors while weather permits

The White Rock Elks Club jam is helping keeping music alive during the pandemic at Bakerview Park each Sunday. (Jaki Grey photo)