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If you make comparisons using any food composition chart, whole foods usually show less sodium, fat, and far more nutrition than foods that are more processed.

Whole foods are also richer in either fibre or protein (or both), which help us feel full and satisfied.

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Crescent Park Community Garden

Hello gardeners.

It is so lush in the garden with all the rain.

The Food Security Committee continue to take produce to Alex House every Tuesday for distribution via the Sox Box program. If you have any excess produce we would gladly accept it to pass along to our neighbours who are having trouble making ends meet in these strange times.

Just drop it in the donation boxes in the garden shed Sunday evening or Monday. All contributions are appreciated.

Thanks for your support.


Local News

Wednesday July 06, 2022


Today is a big day on the reconstruction of the old bailey bridge on King George Highway. Overnight the first of a giant metal beam was brought to the site for installation today.

Marvel at the size of this giant metal beam the next time you drive through the construction site.


More than 100 new homes coming for Indigenous Peoples in Surrey

Construction is underway on Phase 2 of the Kekinow Native Housing Society’s (KNHS) Sohkeyah development in Surrey.

This development will provide 104 new affordable rental homes for Indigenous individuals, families and Elders.

Located at 7561-140 St., Phase 2 consists of a 44-home, three-storey building and a 60-home, four-storey building. Combined with 73 homes in Phase 1 completed in 2019, the redevelopment will provide 177 homes.”

Named Sohkeyha (meaning robin’s nest), the project will be owned and operated by KNHS with support from the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA).

Each building will include a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, amenity rooms, kitchens and lounge areas. Outside features will include play areas and pathways encircling the site to build community among Elders and children.

The project is expected to be complete in spring 2024.

Quick Facts:

  • The Province is providing approximately $11.2 million from the Building BC: Community Housing Fund for the project and will provide $600,000 in annual operating funding.

  • The Kekinow Native Housing Society provided the project land, valued at approximately $5 million.

  • The Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society provided a $275,000 grant.


    City of Surrey 

    Summer cleaning on your July to-do list? ?Don’t kick these things to the curb and leave them there – schedule a large item pickup and let us help you dispose of your unwanted household items.

    All households that receive City's curbside collection can schedule up to 6 items a year, 8 if you have a secondary suite.

    Schedule one today:


Tuesday July 05, 2022

McHappier Days are ahead thanks to a recent corporate gift from our local McDonald's locations, owned and operated by Harpo Restaurants.

McDonald's celebrated McHappy Day on May 11, 2022 to support families in our local community. For the entire day, a portion of the proceeds from McDonalds restaurants in White Rock and South Surrey benefitted Peace Arch Hospital Foundation! Customers who treated themselves to breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a coffee joined together with others to make a BIG impact for their local hospital.

$4000 was raised during this community fundraiser — THANK YOU to Harpo Restaurants Ltd. and all McDonald's customers who made this gift possible!

Friday July 01, 2022

City of White Rock 2022 Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Award recipients

Local residents, Ramona Kaptyn,Marie Sabine as recipients of2022 Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Awards for their remarkable volunteer contributions to making the City of White Rock a successful, vibrant and thriving community. The awards will be presented during the opening ceremonies of the Canada Day by the Bay celebration on Friday July 1, 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Park.

Each of the three recipients are tireless community advocates in White Rock and beyond: Ramona Kaptyn works on behalf of seniors, Marie Sabine for access to inclusive, affordable housing, and Upkar Singh Tatlay works to address systemic gaps in vulnerable, underserved populationRead recipients’ bios here.

The White Rock Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Award program was created to recognize citizens who make outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community in a volunteer capacity. Up to four awards can be bestowed in each four-year Council term.

“Ramona Kaptyn, Marie Sabine and Upkar Singh Tatlay truly exemplify what it means to be outstanding citizens,” said Darryl Walker, Mayor, City of White Rock. “On behalf of our city, I would not only like to offer congratulations to each of them, but immense gratitude. White Rock is a better place to live because of the leadership, commitment, and kind hearts of people like Marie, Ramona and Upkar.”

In addition to the ceremony at Canada Day, award recipients will be honoured at the July 25 White Rock Council meeting and will be added to the White Rock Living Legacies Book, which will be on public display in Council Chambers at White Rock City Hall. Read more about the program

Sad News


Surrey RCMP this week released a press release stating LYNN HIGGINS had been located. Sadly she was deceased. Police do not expect foul play.

On Tuesday (June 7), Lynn Higgins was reported missing from a residence in South Surrey. According to police, it’s believed that she was traveling in a white 2018 Volkswagen Golf. The vehicle was located unoccupied and blocking traffic at the south end of the Alex Fraser Bridge in Delta.

Police and family are concerned for her well-being, the release notes.

Higgins is described as a Caucasian woman, five-foot-six inches tall and 200 pounds, with blue eyes and short white hair. She has black, grey and colour full-sleeve tattoos on both arms, as well as several tattoos on her torso and upper back.

Anyone who was traveling on the Alex Fraser Bridge, or with dash-cam footage, on June 7 between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. Or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Wednesday June 29, 2022

Rotary History Is Made

It took 115 years but Rotary International will now have its first female president. She is Jennifer Jones of Windsor, Ontario. Jennifer is completing a cross-Canada tour with stops in the Greater Vancouver area Sunday, July 10th. She will be in White Rock at 10:30 AM at Memorial Park, next the museum. (the old railway station.)

George Garrett reporting


High water means service changes for Barnston Island ferry


The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure advises that ferry service between Barnston Island and Port Kells will be adjusted based on Fraser River water levels, and in support of any flood-related evacuation alerts and orders that may be issued for Barnston Island.

While water levels at the Mission gauge are below 6.2 metres, the Barnston Island ferry will operate normally. Upon issuance of an evacuation alert, or when levels rise above 6.2 metres, the ferry will operate around the clock.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure urges Barnston Island residents and other travellers to follow the directions of local government officials duringperiods of high water. Additional updates will be posted here;

For flood warnings and advisories,visit the River Forecast Centre’s webpage:

an all natural bug repellent.

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South Surrey Stolen vehicle investigation leads to drugs, cash and handgun seizure

An investigation by the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit into a stolen vehicle has lead to the seizure of drugs, cash and a handgun.

On June 15, 2022, the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit located a stolen vehicle that was occupied by three individuals in the 8400 block of 144 Street. With the assistance of Air 1, the vehicle was safely observed until the driver and passengers exited the vehicle in the 15300-block of 24 Avenue. All occupants were taken into police custody without incident.

In the course of the investigation, the officers located and seized:

  • A handgun with two loaded magazines;

  • 177.48 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine;

  • 152 grams of suspected Fentanyl;

  • 122 grams of suspected Cocaine; and

  • $705.00 cash

The passengers of the vehicle were identified and released pending further investigation. The 25-year old female driver remains in custody on a number of firearms related charges and the investigation remains ongoing.

To put this seizure into perspective, the average Surrey Secondary School has 1,143 to 1,739 enrolled students, says Media Relations Officer Constable Gurvinder Ghag This one seizure has taken approximately 1,520 potentially fatal doses of Fentanyl off the streets, enough to supply a full schooL.

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The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

I hope everybody had a wonderful Canada Day here in the Semiahmoo peninsula.  I think the celebrations were still a little subdued with lingering COVID-19 fears and a general distrust of large crowds from the past two years.  Others might have avoided flying the Maple Leaf over the dark history of residential schools in this country or the treatment of Freedom Convoy members rallying around the Canadian flag.  It turns out that this Canada Day was very special to our little corner of the Great White North with not one but two of our local residents named an Officer to the Order of Canada for their contributions to society that have enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country.

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Heading to the beach today?

Check to see if the tide is in our out at White Rock & Crescent Beach

(click here for today's tide schedule)


Video of the Day


A cool look at the centuries-old Santurio Madonna della Corona (Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown) in Italy.

This amazing church was built in 1530 on a rock shelf on the side of a cliff of Mount Baldo.

The Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown was rebuilt in the 1970s by an Italian architect who preserved many of the original architectural details.

This would be awesome to see if you travel to Italy for a vacation.


Chesney's Chestnut

Q: What's the difference between a bull and a band? 
A: The bull has the horns in the front and the ass in the back. 

Q: How do you get a musician off of your porch? 
A: Pay him for the pizza. 


Thought for the Day








Tomorrow In THE SUN

Night Owl

Concert #2 in the 2022 CONCERTS AT THE PIER

Vancouver's THE PAPERBOYS light up the night on East Beach by Grand Chief Bernard Charles Park on Marine Drive.

The Paperboys are a Vancouver-based band who light up the stage with their freewheeling blend of music, from Celtic and bluegrass to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian root








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