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Crescent Beach Lifeguard - photo courtesy Paula Rempel Spurr

"Where You Can Vacation - And Be Home The Same Day"

 

 

 

 

Going To The Beach Today?

Check out today's tide tables - CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Meet The Neighbours

White Rock's JOY DAVIES

Whether in the Kootenays or White Rock JOY DAVIES has proudly served her community.

Recently DAVIES packed up her condo and left for Georgetown Guyana to volounteer with CUSO INternational

JOY shares her early experiencs with her friends and neighbours.

(read her letter home here)

 

 

 

Local News

Waterfront Drowning

GLOBAL news arrived on the White Rock waterfront this morning @ 6 a.m. following reports of a body being recovered from Semiahmoo Bay. It has now been confirmed a middle aged man was seen wading in the water near the pier late last evening. Rescue crews retrieved his body this morning. No names have been released.

(read the full GLOBAL story)

 

July 24, 2017

Parkade Height Confirmed

White Rock council last evening approved moving forward with the construction of a parkade which for the time being is depicted as a 5 storey structure. Following the public meeting (date to be determined) the matter will return for council for adoption or changes.

The parkade is being proposed for a piece of city property located at the corner of Vidal and Victoria Avenue.

Pat Petralal photo

Prior to Monday's meeting of White Rock council a group of residents concerned about the proposed parkade (at the corner of Vidal Street & Victoria Avenue) will be gathering on the law outside of city hall @ 3 p.m. to show the city of White Rock their disapproval of said parkade.

CITY INFO

Waterfront Parkade

A waterfront parking facility is being proposed by the City to address the long-standing need for more parking options near the waterfront to serve White Rock residents and visitors. Identified as a key corporate priority, the Engineering Department has initiated an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment, zoning amendment, and Development Variance Permit application for four City-owned properties at Victoria Avenue and Vidal Street, to facilitate the construction of a multi-storey public parking garage.

(click here for full report)

 

July 23, 2017

White Rock Council Rewind

White Rock council pulled a marathon session yesterday. Council is now on summer vacation until September 11, 2017

Prior to recessing council tidied up a few loose ends.

 

- Approval of the city's new OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN.

- Approved construction of a new park. Memorial Park at the head of the pier will get a major makeover complete with new washroom facilities.

- Approval of a 13 storey highrise in the hospital district on Finlay street.

- 5 storey parkade on city's waterfront moved to the next and second to last stage.

( Click on each line below for agenda )

3:30 Land Use & Planning

6 p.m. Public Hearing RE: Bylaws 2156 & 2157 Finlay & Russell, Oveido Development)

7 p.m. Regular Council Agenda

NOTE - If you are interested in council matters but cannot attend personally - watch the council meeting online/click here.

 

Surrey Council

(click here for Monday's agenda)

Watch the Surrey council meeting on your computer - click here

 

 

Tom Saunders photo

A number of local artists were out on the streets of White Rock yesterday for the 4th Annual Paint The Town day. You can view all the artwork created all summer long at the Turnbull Gallery located in the South Surrey Rec Centre. The photos would make a beautiful calendar.

 

July 22, 2017

Train Plaque Installation

It's always a great day down at the White Rock museum when the Train Plaque order is going in. The plaza outside the museum on the waterfront looks amazing with over 700 plaques laid in the last 10 years. This is our major fundraiser which has raised over $450,000.00 to date. The museum and we thank everyone involved. Purchase yours and don't miss the next install. 604 5412221 or visit their website.

 

July 21, 2017

Our Secret Is Out

The Carvery has been serving gourmet sandwiches and meals from their slightly off the beaten path, located in a strip mall in South Surrey.

The DAILY HIVE in Vancouver recently did a major spread on this hidden gem located at 24th avenue and King George Highway in the old Sheila's Catering location.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM TO 4PM. CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS.

(read the review then head out for lunch)

 

 

Night Owl

Grab your lawn chair and head to the pier for a special night of live music … FREE!

White Rock’s summer concert series takes place in July and August with live performances by a variety of musical entertainers!

The July 27 concert will be headlined by Led Zeppelin tribute band, Led Zepagain (sans orchestra)


(click here to check out the rest of this week's entertainment news)

 

 

TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

" Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic ".........and DON PITCAIRN is invited.

DON goes off grid and pays a visit to Sunnyside Acres.

(read more)

 

Recipe(s) of the Week

Why turn on the oven when the weather is hot?

Slow Cooker Heaven.

Crock Pot Thai chicken and pulled pork tacos done in the slow cooker.

(click here)

 

Hop On/Hop Off

The City of White Rock in their ongoing efforts to move people to the waterfront from uptown have joined forces with the White Rock BIA to provide a free shuttle each summer weekend. Plus during special events.

Download the route guide: http://ow.ly/QWg030dBJG6


Coming Events

(click here to check out what else is on around town)


Today's Video


Jay Leno heads to Underwood Farms in Somis, California to meet Bruce Dietzen, the President of Renew Sports Cars, who set out make the world’s greenest car.

 

Joke Of The Day

I was driving home from work when I was pulled over for not wearing his seat belt.

Two days later – same ticket, same cop.

“So,” the officer said, “have you learned anything?”

“Yes, I have,” I said. “I’ve learned I need to take a different way home from work.”

 

Thought For The Day

 

Tomorrow In THE SUN

Meet The Neighbours

White Rock's JOY DAVIES and Prime Minister JUSTIN TRUDEAU

Community activist JOY DAVIES recently left White Rock to do aid work in Georgetown Guyana.

Life here:

Definitely 3rd world obvious by the open sewers, inability to put one’s toe in the ocean because of it, poor conditions of all infrastructure and the majority of homes. That being said there is a slow change as some homes and commercial buildings are going up. Possibly due to change in government 2 years ago which happened without any violence or loss of life for the first time! Or maybe future economic activity due to recent Exxon find of natural gas and oil. I have no idea for the reasons ( although I do hear rumours) but there is a middle class developing.

 

 

 

 

 

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