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Writer, musician and mental health advocate Arlen Rundvall.

South Surrey songwriter’s Christmas song revisits memories of the psych ward

Arlen Rundvall provides a ‘a voice for the voiceless’ through his music

Writer, musician and mental health advocate Arlen Rundvall.
Meredith Graham (Captain Skullduggery), Adrian Shaffer (Robinson) and Anne Matterson (Lady Pamela) star in White Rock Players Club's Christmas panto Robinson Crusoe, now playing (until Dec. 26) at the White Rock Playhouse. Fred Partridge photo
Meredith Graham (Captain Skullduggery), Adrian Shaffer (Robinson) and Anne Matterson (Lady Pamela) star in White Rock Players Club's Christmas panto Robinson Crusoe, now playing (until Dec. 26) at the White Rock Playhouse. Fred Partridge photo
Surrey Liberal MLA Stephanie Cadieux. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey South MLA continues battle to make accessibility a requirement of new development

Stephanie Cadieux makes fourth attempt at legislation aimed at keeping issue front and centre

Surrey Liberal MLA Stephanie Cadieux. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and restaurateur Vikram Vij were among those helping flood victims through donations at My Shanti’s Diwali Celebration Dinner Nov. 22. Alex Browne photo

Peninsula businesses step up to help victims of B.C. floods

My Shanti event, JRG group assisting with food drive

South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and restaurateur Vikram Vij were among those helping flood victims through donations at My Shanti’s Diwali Celebration Dinner Nov. 22. Alex Browne photo
Moti Bali (left) and Coun. David Chesney discuss the Feed My City program with MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. Alex Browne photo

MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay visits White Rock’s Feed My City program in response to concerns

Volunteers say meal recipients are not part of uptown problems faced by businesses

Moti Bali (left) and Coun. David Chesney discuss the Feed My City program with MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. Alex Browne photo
Get Home Safe cast and crew members on location in South Surrey Nov. 6-7. (Donya Amini photo)

Young filmmaker returns to Semiahmoo Peninsula

Get Home Safe a passion project for writer-director Grayson Lang

Get Home Safe cast and crew members on location in South Surrey Nov. 6-7. (Donya Amini photo)
White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker gave an upbeat State of the City presentation to the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning. A second, public, address was scheduled for the evening. (File photo)

White Rock mayor delivers upbeat ‘State of the City’ address

Darryl Walker emphasizes resilience and collaboration in Chamber of Commerce-hosted event

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker gave an upbeat State of the City presentation to the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning. A second, public, address was scheduled for the evening. (File photo)
South Surrey-White Rock Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay has been named Shadow Minister of National Defence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

South Surrey-White Rock MP welcomes shadow minister role

National Defence is familiar territory for Kerry-Lynne Findlay

South Surrey-White Rock Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay has been named Shadow Minister of National Defence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The White Rock Lights display (formerly the White Rock Festival of Lights) as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)
The White Rock Festival of Lights as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)

New name for winter lighting display at White Rock waterfront

City-produced event to be Bright Walk in White Rock

The White Rock Lights display (formerly the White Rock Festival of Lights) as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)
The White Rock Festival of Lights as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)
Hundreds of people came to pay their respects on Thursday, Nov. 11, as Remembrance Day services were held in person at the White Rock cenotaph. Last year’s event was pre-recorded and posted online in keeping with COVID-19 protocols. This year, those in attendance were encouraged to wear masks and keep their distance from one another. (Contributed photos by Chloe Victoria Simpson and Elise Abby Simpson)

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day ceremony at White Rock cenotaph draws 1,200

No parade due to COVID-19 protocols as in-person service returns to city

Hundreds of people came to pay their respects on Thursday, Nov. 11, as Remembrance Day services were held in person at the White Rock cenotaph. Last year’s event was pre-recorded and posted online in keeping with COVID-19 protocols. This year, those in attendance were encouraged to wear masks and keep their distance from one another. (Contributed photos by Chloe Victoria Simpson and Elise Abby Simpson)
First Canadian Paratroop Battalion veteran George Siggs as he appears in 2021, as a resident of White Rock Seniors Village. Alex Browne photo

White Rock Second World War veteran recounts harrowing and humorous experiences

George Siggs still has intense memories of serving as a paratrooper Europe

First Canadian Paratroop Battalion veteran George Siggs as he appears in 2021, as a resident of White Rock Seniors Village. Alex Browne photo
White Rock Festival of Lights at Memorial Park during its first year in 2019. (Aaron Hinks photos)

White Rock Festival of Lights to become city-run event

Ongoing dispute with organizing society led to impasse

White Rock Festival of Lights at Memorial Park during its first year in 2019. (Aaron Hinks photos)
A vehicle heads south past the Peace Arch towards the U.S./Canada border on the morning of Nov. 8, the first day that the border was reopened to Canadian travellers wanting to head south into the U.S. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Southbound traffic slows to trickle as non-essential travel to the U.S. resumes

Early rush of Canadians likely property owners, snowbirds, says Blaine business owner, councillor

A vehicle heads south past the Peace Arch towards the U.S./Canada border on the morning of Nov. 8, the first day that the border was reopened to Canadian travellers wanting to head south into the U.S. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will play in person and online pay-per-view shows Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)

Legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes returns to White Rock

Live show at Blue Frog Studio set for special broadcast in New Zealand

Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will play in person and online pay-per-view shows Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)
The romantic realism of Peninsula-based artist Chris MacClure will be featured in an upcoming year-end show at Marine Drive's Art Couture Gallery. (Contributed photo)

Diverse artists highlighted in White Rock show

Art Couture Gallery features work by MacClure, Hurst and Patterson

The romantic realism of Peninsula-based artist Chris MacClure will be featured in an upcoming year-end show at Marine Drive's Art Couture Gallery. (Contributed photo)
Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)

Felled by bullet as young Mountie, South Surrey’s Laurie White chronicles recovery in memoir

Now-retired officer’s book traces a bitter, yet inspiring 24-year journey

Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)
The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock Lights display set to return in time for Christmas

Society moving ahead to review its mandate, meet city conditions

The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)
White Rock council heard Monday that residents, visitors and business owners who responded to a city survey continue to be divided about the closure of one lane of Marine Drive earlier this year. (File photo)

Public opinion split on White Rock’s Marine Drive summer lane closure

Online survey shows sharp division on controversial measure

White Rock council heard Monday that residents, visitors and business owners who responded to a city survey continue to be divided about the closure of one lane of Marine Drive earlier this year. (File photo)
Aesthetician and beauty consultant Fereshteh Bartlett is going into her 40th year in business in the Surrey and White Rock area. Alex Browne photo

White Rock aesthetician celebrates her journey to success during 40 years in business

Faith has maintained Fereshteh Bartlett through good times – and bad

Aesthetician and beauty consultant Fereshteh Bartlett is going into her 40th year in business in the Surrey and White Rock area. Alex Browne photo
Stan Fryer, recently honoured with a lifetime membership in the White Rock Hospice Society, at age 95 has no plans to slow down his incredibly active schedule anytime soon. George Garrett photo

White Rock volunteer honoured for his dedicated support to hospice

Stan Fryer unflaggingly energetic at age 95

Stan Fryer, recently honoured with a lifetime membership in the White Rock Hospice Society, at age 95 has no plans to slow down his incredibly active schedule anytime soon. George Garrett photo