Tricia Weel

Windstorm on White Rock’s waterfront. (Aaron Hinks photos)

Strong winds forecast for Lower Mainland: weather statement in effect

Environment Canada warns of strong winds near water, ‘damage to buildings…may occur’

Windstorm on White Rock’s waterfront. (Aaron Hinks photos)
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)
Surrey Eagles goalie Eli Pulver makes a save against Nanaimo during BCHL playoffs in 2022. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles best Nanaimo Clippers 6-2 in last game of 2022

Top two BCHL Coastal Conference teams face off again Friday, Jan. 13

Surrey Eagles goalie Eli Pulver makes a save against Nanaimo during BCHL playoffs in 2022. (Garrett James photo)
The 114-year-old Strathcona Cup curling competition happens Jan. 13 at Peace Arch Curling Club. (Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh photo)

Strathcona Cup competition comes to White Rock Curling Club Jan. 13

Scots vs Canadian curling event is 114 years old

The 114-year-old Strathcona Cup curling competition happens Jan. 13 at Peace Arch Curling Club. (Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh 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)
Maninder Singh Waraich with son Rhudav Singh Waraich, who was Surrey Memorial Hospital’s first baby, born at 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 1. (contributed photo)

Both Surrey Memorial and Peace Arch hospitals welcome baby boys on Jan. 1

White Rock, Surrey families adjust to new infants born at 2:45 a.m. and 3:33 p.m. New Year’s Day

Maninder Singh Waraich with son Rhudav Singh Waraich, who was Surrey Memorial Hospital’s first baby, born at 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 1. (contributed photo)
Hundreds of people of all ages showed up to ring in 2023 with a chilly dip in the ocean at the White Rock Polar Bear Plunge Sunday (Jan. 1). Christopher Leach photo

Hundreds brave frigid waters for Polar Bear Plunge at White Rock beach Jan. 1

Record-high number of chilly dippers show up for White Rock and Crescent Rock plunges

Hundreds of people of all ages showed up to ring in 2023 with a chilly dip in the ocean at the White Rock Polar Bear Plunge Sunday (Jan. 1). Christopher Leach photo
White Rock Whalers goaltenders Adam Winters (left) and Keegan Maddocks (right) have backstopped the team to a number of victories lately. (White Rock Whalers photos)

2022: Top sports stories of the Semiahmoo Peninsula from the year

For the first time in more than two years, most sports were…

White Rock Whalers goaltenders Adam Winters (left) and Keegan Maddocks (right) have backstopped the team to a number of victories lately. (White Rock Whalers photos)
Bird counters Ian Burgess, left, Chloe Boynton and Angela Bond were busy counting all the birds they could see – and hear – on Thursday, Dec. 29, for the annual Christmas bird count. (Tricia Weel photo)

VIDEO: Bird counters busy at White Rock beach for annual count

Counting winged wildlife has been happening worldwide since 1900

Bird counters Ian Burgess, left, Chloe Boynton and Angela Bond were busy counting all the birds they could see – and hear – on Thursday, Dec. 29, for the annual Christmas bird count. (Tricia Weel photo)
Surrey Eagles goaltender Eli Pulver stopped all 39 shots faced for a shutout win over Coquitlam Express at South Surrey Arena on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Photo: Garrett James via facebook.com/surreyeagles)

Battle of the best at the Nest in South Surrey Friday (Dec. 30)

Surrey Eagles and Nanaimo Clippers, BCHL’s top 2 Coastal Conference teams, take it to the ice

Surrey Eagles goaltender Eli Pulver stopped all 39 shots faced for a shutout win over Coquitlam Express at South Surrey Arena on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Photo: Garrett James via facebook.com/surreyeagles)
This sign for ‘Crescent Rock Beach’. (Contributed photo)

Polar ‘Bare’ Plunge set for Crescent Rock in South Surrey Jan. 1

Surrey United Naturists hold 15th annual clothing-optional New Year’s swim

This sign for ‘Crescent Rock Beach’. (Contributed 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)
Twitter user Jeff Beamish Tweeted this photo of his South Surrey patio, captioned with 'The apocalypse has arrived in South Surrey. Over 30 cm of snow, and it’s still coming down' Tuesday morning after a massive dump of snow. (Jeff Beamish/Twitter photo)

South Surrey, White Rock slammed with massive dump of snow

Nearly 35 centimetres of snow reported from Peninsula residents

Twitter user Jeff Beamish Tweeted this photo of his South Surrey patio, captioned with 'The apocalypse has arrived in South Surrey. Over 30 cm of snow, and it’s still coming down' Tuesday morning after a massive dump of snow. (Jeff Beamish/Twitter photo)
New caption Eagles here

Make the most of winter break with themed skates at Centennial Arena

‘Break Skates’ are back at White Rock arena for holidays

New caption Eagles here
Santa Claus arrived by fire truck at the Tong Louie YMCA in Surrey on Sunday, to help the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society hand out presents at their annual Adopt a Family event. (Tricia Weel photo)

VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives by fire truck at Surrey’s Tong Louie YMCA Sunday

Jolly Old Elf on hand to help Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society at Christmas event

Santa Claus arrived by fire truck at the Tong Louie YMCA in Surrey on Sunday, to help the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society hand out presents at their annual Adopt a Family event. (Tricia Weel photo)
It was a busy, snowy Sunday morning for first responders in Surrey, with 7 to 8 vehicles involved in a collision scene in the 9200 block of 176 Street in Surrey around 7:30 a.m. (Shane MacKichan photos)

VIDEO: No major injuries after 7-8 vehicles involved in collision scene

Busy snowy Sunday morning for Surrey first responders

It was a busy, snowy Sunday morning for first responders in Surrey, with 7 to 8 vehicles involved in a collision scene in the 9200 block of 176 Street in Surrey around 7:30 a.m. (Shane MacKichan photos)
The White Rock Polar Bear Plunge in 2018. (file photo)

White Rock Polar Bear Plunge is back on Jan. 1, 2023

Popular event cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns returns to waterfront

The White Rock Polar Bear Plunge in 2018. (file photo)
Surrey RCMP are investigating after shots were fired in Cloverdale Saturday. One man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. (Curtis Kreklau photos)

Surrey RCMP hoping public can help after shots fired in Cloverdale

Police investigating after finding male victim with gunshot wounds Saturday

Surrey RCMP are investigating after shots were fired in Cloverdale Saturday. One man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. (Curtis Kreklau photos)
A catalytic converter. (Submitted photo)

White Rock resident helps thwart theft of neighbour’s catalytic converter

‘I think if people see something, they should say something’

A catalytic converter. (Submitted photo)
Former Peace Arch News publisher Linda Klitch, who died in 2011. (File photo)

Late PAN publisher’s legacy lives on with donation to White Rock South Surrey Food Bank

Linda Klitch Legacy Fund supports Sources clients when many need it most

Former Peace Arch News publisher Linda Klitch, who died in 2011. (File photo)