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Where You Can Vacation and Be Home The Same Day

 

 

 

 

Heading to the beach? 

(click here to check today's tides)

 

 

During the Corona-virus (COVID 19) pandemic we will endeavour to keep you informed to what is taking place in our community of White Rock and South Surrey/

If you see or hear about someone or an organization that is doing good in our community please forward the information to me.?

Thank You

David Chesney/Publisher

email - editor@whiterocksun.com

(click here to read more about how our community is pulling together)



 

Tonight/Friday MAMA MIA

 

Kwomais Point (pronounced kwo may us)

Views like this are right here in Surrey! Find this view overlooking Semiahmoo Bay at Kwomais Point Park (? 1367 128 Street) in South Surrey. Along with a viewing platform, this location also has:
?? mature forests,
?? walking paths, 
?? nature trails, 
?? labyrinth and plaza.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/Ktbj50AmkWG

 

Blue Frog Live - Saturday

The Kingpins have been performing their brand of original high energy R&B music since 2003 and show no signs of stopping They are wonderful musicians and really nice guys, invite them into your home Saturday night..

(click here for your virtual ticket)

 

 

Recipe of the Week

Instant Pot Beef Burgundy – Made with a full bottle of red wine and fall-apart tender morsels of savory beef. Gourmet dinner is served in just over an hour! Including instructions for your slow cooker, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. Try it over noodles, rice, or creamy mashed potatoes.

(get the recipe here)

 

 

 

News

July 10, 2020

Developing Stories

Wednesday evening of this week residents of White Rock were afforded the opportunity to speak to city reps and express their views on a proposed "spot zoning" that would possibly see a height increase along Marine Drive.

A well organized letter writing campaign was launched by a concerned group of hillside residents in order to inundate council members with a flurry of emails. 

The possible changes would affect 12 commercial property sites along Marine Drive. Only two owners LITTLE INDIA and CILANTRO have indicated they would apply for the new rezoning if the city council passes the rezoning in the coming weeks.

 

Nightmare On Elm Street?

Still on the White Rock waterfront a development company is proposing the construction of a four storey condo with 21 units to be located on Elm street. Residents in the area are following the lead of the above rezoning to bury White Rock council with numerous emails stating their opposition to the product proceeding. 

 

Grandview School Rises

Next tie you are driving along 24th avenue in the Grandview Heights area, check out Surrey's newest secondary school, The school will not be ready for 2020 but expectations are it will open for the 2021 school year.

Surrey the second largest city in British Columbia currently operates with over 300 portable classrooms on school grounds.

 

July 09, 2020

Officers on foot patrol come under BB gun fire 

A genuine firearm and ammunition were seized from a Newton residence by Surrey RCMP Frontline officers after a shooting incident involving a BB gun.

Shortly after 4:30 am, on June 26, 2020, Surrey RCMP Frontline officers were conducting a foot patrol in the 6400-block of King George Boulevard, when they came under fire from what was determined to be a BB gun. The officers were not injured. They were able to take a position of cover and called additional back-up to contain the area and assist in the investigation.

Police were able to identify a nearby residence, in the 6500-block of King George Boulevard where the shots were allegedly fired from. Containment was set up and multiple occupants were called out of the residence one at a time, and detained without incident.

 

July 08, 2020

Statement from Mayor Doug McCallum



Statement released Tuesday evening 8 p.m.


I had a health concern over the weekend that required medical attention. While the issue has been addressed, on the advice of my doctor, I will be taking a few days off to rest and recuperate. I am glad to say that I will be returning to my duties in time for the Regular Council Meeting this Monday. I appreciate the concern and well wishes expressed by all.

Mayor Doug McCallum

 

City of White Rock

The City is hiring! Job opportunities include a Payroll Clerk, Economic Development Officer and Plumbing Facility Maintenance Worker. Apply here: https://www.whiterockcity.ca/Jobs.aspx

 

 

Surrey Connect

Surrey Connect is a movement of connecting our city into one by sharing ideas, stories and being involved in the best choices for our city. Disclaimer: The ads are sponsored by a citizen-led organization Surrey Connect

PODCAST 

Guest former Mayor Dianne Watts joins Surrey councillors Jack Hundial and Brenda Locke to discuss local issues. 

It's an interesting conversation that brings some much-needed perspective to local politics.

(click to listen)


July 07, 2020

The City of White Rock Awards contract to resurface tennis courts at Centennial Park. 

This work is scheduled to commence August 17, 2020 and will take approximately 3 weeks (weather dependent).

All 5 tennis courts will be US Open Tennis colours. The two north combination tennis/pickleball courts will be white lines for tennis and light blue lines for pickleball (as per the attached photograph of the combination pickleball courts recently done at Port Alberni). Please spread the word that the COURTS WILL BE CLOSED starting August 17th (for approximately 3 weeks).

 

July 06, 2020 

White Rock RCMP Street Checks

Between January 1, 2018 and June 20, 2020 there were 469 street checks in White Rock, an average of 15 checks per month. However, in the first half of 2020 there was an average of 5 street checks per month. This decrease is likely due to changes in the provincial policing standard on street checks that concisely defined them, leading to some checks becoming general occurrence files (i.e. traffic stops where the officer also discovered criminal intelligence, checks where an individual was issued a provincial violation ticket, etc). 

A random sample of street checks in the first part of 2020 provided the following reasons for the street check: 

Person looking into a business window at 3am 

Person riding bike with no helmet at 2am 

Known property offender in parking lot at 2am 

Person talking to themselves in parking lot at 4pm 

Person parked in front of business at 4:20am who changed their behaviour when police drove past 

Teen siting by themselves at 4am 

Two people making noise in a business parking lot at 12am 

Person wandering with backpack in business alleyway at 3am 

Check on two people sleeping in business alcove at 10:30pm, advised of cold weather shelter. 

Known property offender riding bike without helmet with full backpack at 7am 

Known property offender behind business at 11pm 

Check on person behind business at 10pm, directed to cold weather shelter 

Check on person stumbling while walking uptown, police waited with person until ride came 

The 2016 demographics for White Rock indicate that 16.4% of the residents are visible minorities. 18% of street checks from 2018 to present by the White Rock RCMP were with visible minorities. As the White Rock demographic data is four years old and the trend from 2001 to 2016 shows an increase in the percentage of visible minorities (6.5% to 16.4% over 15 years), the 18% of police street checks attributed to visible minorities appears to be consistent with the community demographics. However, approximately 70% of the street checks were conducted with people that, at the time of this review, had an address outside of White Rock. Of this 70%, 69% were residents of Surrey, which has a much greater visible minority population (approximately 58%). 

Viewing the street checks in context: out of the 469 street checks over a 30 month period, 27 individuals were South Asian, 26 were Indigenous, 11 were Asian, 9 were Black, 13 were other ethnicity or unknown, and 383 were Caucasian. 

Street checks do not account for incidents where a police interaction results in a criminal or other offence. 

 

 

 

Yell It Like It Is

I have a theory. God made some men like Charlie Daniels, big men. I figure it had to be that way to carry around such a big heart.

He took a lot of wind out with him when he went.

(click here to read how Charlie Daniels loved "chaw" and Peace Portal Golf Course)

 

Health

(click here for more information)

 

TNT 

The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

Some times you just can't bank on your bank.

(read more)

 

Video of the Day


B.C.'s deadly Ripple Rock is blown up in the world's largest non-nuclear peacetime explosion.

 

Thought for the Day

 

 

 

 

 

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