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Harman Singh Gill is getting trained for every role at Bandra Cafe, where he started working after graduating from a food service assistant program designed for people with diverse abilities. (Sobia Moman photo)

High demand for B.C. food service program for people with diverse abilities

Program that offers individuals cooking and safety skills once each year has a waiting list

 

Alex Fraser Bridge (pictured) and Port Mann Bridge both closed to traffic at roughly the same time on Friday (Dec. 23) morning due to ice falling from cables onto vehicles. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Alex Fraser Bridges reopens to traffic

All residents, visitors urged to stay home unless travel is absolutely necessary

 

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)

Lower Mainland resident wants city to do more about slippery, steep streets in snowy weather

White Rock property has had 3 vehicle crashes in 6 years, all in December

 

BC RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Financial Integrity (FI) unit investigated an online cannabis business that was allegedly distributing drugs through mail. Three people were arrested after search warrants were executed in Surrey and White Rock. (Submitted)

Cash, gold bars, McLaren seized in B.C. money laundering, illicit drug-distribution investigation

BC RCMP Federal Policing executes two search warrants in Surrey and White Rock

BC RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Financial Integrity (FI) unit investigated an online cannabis business that was allegedly distributing drugs through mail. Three people were arrested after search warrants were executed in Surrey and White Rock. (Submitted)
White Rock’s extreme weather shelter had a busy night as they supported people in the community experiencing homelessness to have a safe and warm place to take shelter in. (Engaged Communities/Twitter video screenshot)

Extreme Weather shelter in Lower Mainland sees highest number of unhoused people during snow storm

Some unhoused people have jobs, but cost of living is too high for shelter, says organization

White Rock’s extreme weather shelter had a busy night as they supported people in the community experiencing homelessness to have a safe and warm place to take shelter in. (Engaged Communities/Twitter video screenshot)
Buena Vista Lodge is set to close in June because Fraser Health’s funding for the bedrooms will not be transferred to a new set of operators. (Sobia Moman photo)

Lower Mainland mental-health facility residents ‘devastated’ as closing date creeps closer

Buena Vista Lodge’s residents, family and care staff issue plea for home to remain open

Buena Vista Lodge is set to close in June because Fraser Health’s funding for the bedrooms will not be transferred to a new set of operators. (Sobia Moman photo)
People who are experiencing homelessness in White Rock and South Surrey say they are often made to feel unwelcome in the community. Unhoused people and their advocates across the Semiahmoo Peninsula say that a homeless shelter would be only one step in addressing homelessness. (Tricia Weel photo)

Unhoused and unwelcome: Homeless community feeling marginalized in Lower Mainland

Second in series: Concerns in mental health, addictions need attention

People who are experiencing homelessness in White Rock and South Surrey say they are often made to feel unwelcome in the community. Unhoused people and their advocates across the Semiahmoo Peninsula say that a homeless shelter would be only one step in addressing homelessness. (Tricia Weel photo)
Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)

B.C. residential mental health facility to close over lack of funding

Owner worried over fate of residents as Fraser Health declines to enter contract with new owner

Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)
A video surfaced on social media this week of a vehicle driving down White Rock Pier. (File photo)

VIDEO: Police open investigation after vehicle spotted driving on White Rock Pier

Short video clip posted on social media this week

A video surfaced on social media this week of a vehicle driving down White Rock Pier. (File photo)
Ernie Klassen, president of the White Rock Pride Society (left) and James Borkowski, Delegate for Operations of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (right) agree to further dialogue between the society and the church. Contributed photo

Catholic parish, diocese issue apologies to White Rock Pride Society

Groups commit to further consultation on shared ideals

Ernie Klassen, president of the White Rock Pride Society (left) and James Borkowski, Delegate for Operations of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (right) agree to further dialogue between the society and the church. Contributed photo
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Trevor Halford, Liberal MLA for Surrey-White Rock, and opposition critic for education, children, family development and childcare, said he isn’t about to be intimidated out of asking tough questions in the Legislature on behalf of constituents. (File photo)

No response from B.C. MLA to autism advocacy group’s apology demand

Surrey-White Rock MLA’s comments on autism funding were mocked in B.C. Legislature

Trevor Halford, Liberal MLA for Surrey-White Rock, and opposition critic for education, children, family development and childcare, said he isn’t about to be intimidated out of asking tough questions in the Legislature on behalf of constituents. (File photo)
Roo – pictured here with paramedic Alana Whiteside – is Peace Arch Hospital’s first ER social-worker dog. (Contributed photo)

Canine employee bringing comfort to White Rock hospital’s patients, staff

‘They’ll literally stop what they’re doing, and they need a cuddle from Roo’

Roo – pictured here with paramedic Alana Whiteside – is Peace Arch Hospital’s first ER social-worker dog. (Contributed photo)
White Rock RCMP were alerted April 20, 2022 to a vehicle being driven along Marine Drive missing a tire. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)

B.C. 3-tire driver suspected of drug-impaired journey arrested

One taken into custody by White Rock RCMP

White Rock RCMP were alerted April 20, 2022 to a vehicle being driven along Marine Drive missing a tire. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)
Longtime White Rock restaurateur Uli Blume passed away this week, and is remembered for his love for life and passion for food. (Facebook photo)

Longtime White Rock restaurateur Uli Blume remembered for passion for food, people

Founder of Marine Drive restaurant, Uli’s, passes away after illness

Longtime White Rock restaurateur Uli Blume passed away this week, and is remembered for his love for life and passion for food. (Facebook photo)
Hundreds turned out to the ‘Peace Walk for Ukraine’ in White Rock Saturday morning (April 2, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Peace Walk for Ukraine’ draws 500 in White Rock, raises $33K

Event organized by Rotary Club of White Rock, Vancouver-area Ukrainian community

Hundreds turned out to the ‘Peace Walk for Ukraine’ in White Rock Saturday morning (April 2, 2022). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
White Rock resident Tony Vuu said the momentum to help with humanitarian-relief efforts in Ukraine is strong amongst former refugees. (Contributed photo)
White Rock resident Tony Vuu said the momentum to help with humanitarian-relief efforts in Ukraine is strong amongst former refugees. (Contributed photo)
White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)
A free pantry set up in uptown White Rock was found in pieces Tuesday (March 15, 2022). (White Rock Pantry Project Facebook photo)

White Rock ‘free pantry’ reduced to pile of rubble

‘It’s sad that somebody was in that state of mind’

A free pantry set up in uptown White Rock was found in pieces Tuesday (March 15, 2022). (White Rock Pantry Project Facebook photo)