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Don Pitcairn

If you look around the Semi-pen neighbourhoods you will see that brown is the new green, with most lawns now fried to a light straw colour. 

This is actually part of the grass life-cycle and you know that when the rains begin here in late August they will magically green up again. 

The issue these days with drought stressed lawns is that it weakens the rooting system and provides an opening for invasive European Chafer beetles to lay their eggs. 

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July 26, 2021

We're All Going On A Summer Holiday

This evening's council session will be the last official meeting before summer break. Council reconvenes in September, with plans to resume in chamber council meetings.

Council will remain available via telephone or email through the month of August.

City buildings and staff will maintain their regular Covid access hours.

5:00 p.m. GOVERNANCE & LEGISLATION

6:30 P.M. LAND USE & PLANNING

7:00 P.M. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

 

Surrey Council - Today's Schedule

(click here to meeting schedules and agendas)

 

Meet the Wild's 2021 draft picks

(Including White Rock's CAEDAN BANKIER

Director of amateur scouting Judd Brackett analyzes the team's seven picks. 

CAEDAN BANKIER

Third round, 86th overall

Position: center

Height/weight: 6-2, 190

Hometown: White Rock, British Columbia

2020-21 team: Kamloops (Western Hockey League)

Statistics: 11 goals, 23 points in 22 games

Comment: "He can do a little bit of everything and plays in the trenches. Has a nice touch around the net, too."

 

July 24, 2021

Monitor real-time air quality in White Rock with the City's Air Quality Monitor at http://ow.ly/1XSu50FlkIs.

Help keep yourself and your loved ones safe by taking steps to prepare now, ahead of any potential exposure to smoky air.

Learn more from Fraser Health at http://ow.ly/Azd650FA6T9


 

July 23, 2021

White Rock's "Twins" FIONN debut New Song

Alanna and Brianne have entertained local audiences for a number of years. From their early days as "The Twins" with their Nashville country sound to today's current pop stylings the twin sisters have grown musically right before our eyes.

Wednesday morning the young ladies debuted their new song "Take Me Back" on CTV'S national morning show hosted by BEN MULRONEY.

(click here to watch the world premier)

 

July 22, 2021

New Park In South Surrey

Mayor Doug McCallum, and members of Council celebrated the opening of Edgewood Park today, the City’s newest neighbourhood park, situated on 165 Street in South Surrey. Edgewood Park features a multi-tiered playground with an unprescribed play circuit, zip line, multi-sports court, and ping pong tables.

“Investing in neighbourhood parks, like Edgewood Park, helps support our vision of being a thriving, green and inclusive community,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “By giving residents access to more green spaces, social spaces and active spaces, we are investing in the wellbeing of our residents.  This new park is just one project under our Surrey Invests program, a series of capital and improvement projects that will improve the lives of hard-working, middle-class families across our city.”

Edgewood Park’s playground includes accessibility play which features a roller table, a universal spinner, a dish swing and wide slide. Many of these elements encourage co-operative play that engages one or multiple children.  Edgewood Park’s multi-sports courts accommodate both basketball and hockey. 

Residents can also enjoy a grassy field, walking loop, a wildlife corridor and pollinator garden providing an opportunity for park users to learn about the City’s biodiversity. Native species were chosen for diversity, character, and drought-tolerance. 

“Just as the city invests in its roadways and transportation networks, ensuring that we advance our green infrastructure is top of mind for City Council,” said Councillor Laurie Guerra, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee. “Today’s park opening demonstrates the City’s commitment to provide high quality parks and facilities, so that every Surrey resident has an opportunity to enjoy nature and recreation close to home.”

For more information on the design and community engagement of the park go to surrey.ca/parks or see www.surrey.ca/capital projects to learn more about the other major capital investments approved by City Council as part of the Five-Year Financial Plan.

 

Meanwhile......Surrey Councillors Announce New Party Members

Surrey councillors BRENDA LOCKE and JACK HUNDIAL announced yesterday their new party "Surrey Connect" will run as a slate in the upcoming October 2022 civic election. The announcement came yesterday at Bear Creek Park where the two current councillors introduced two new members of Surrey Connect. RAMONA KAPTYN and SEBASTIAN SAJDA have joined "Surrey Connect" and will continue plans to run in opposition of the current council which is dominated by DOUG MCCALLUM'S Safe Surrey Coalition.

BRENDA LOCKE will seek the mayor's chair.

 

Arson at A Rocha's Brooksdale/Campbell Heights Environmental Centre.

A Rocha Brooksdale Co-Directors were awoken at 6am on Saturday, July 17 by a police officer informing them that a fire had been called in by motorists at 5:30am as somebody intentionally set fire to our large A Rocha site sign on 16th Ave and our small A Rocha Market sign on 192nd. With the dry conditions, another few minutes and the whole pasture and fir trees could have caught fire. In addition, a sign on 16th expressing concern about the industrialization of Campbell Valley was defaced, and a similar one a neighbour's property was destroyed.

Why did this happen?

The Brooksdale Environmental Centre sits in the middle of a 600-acre section of land that is undergoing a proposal to change the land redesignation away from rural agricultural. The process would allow for large-scale industrial facilities that would negatively impact the threatened Little Campbell River, health of salmon and endangered species.

We ask you to please pray for the protection of our staff and property. We are hoping for a good public consultation process and ultimately for this special habitat to be protected.

 

July 21, 2021

Having A Ball @ Centennial

"Jerry" went to work over the past couple of days to alter one of the tennis/pickleball courts at Centennial Park. The northwest court will now be dedicated solely to Pickleball. The city of White Rock has approved a 6 month trial period of dedicating the one court to strictly Pickleball.

The cost of painting over the tennis lines on the court was paid for by Pickleball White Rock.

**Newly ORGANIZED PLAY TIMES - ‘COME ONE, COME ALL’ to White Rock's 4 Dedicated Pickleball Courts!

Below are loose guidelines for ‘organized’ time slots for players to meet up on the courts. All levels are welcome on the courts at anytime, however there is an appetite for an afternoon focus for beginners to meet up to play in a comfortable setting amongst their peers:

- Morning session: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Intermediate (open group play).

- Afternoon session: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Beginners (open group play).

- Evening session: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Working people, families & evening social play.

Everyone welcome anytime, every day of the week, all day long!

 

Power Outage - Darn Seagull

White Rock power outage impacting 4754 homes across White Rock and South Surrey yesterday afternoon for roughly an hour. Apparently a seagull hit a transformer on the hillside knocking the power out until Hydro Crews were able to make the changeover.

 

July 20, 2021

Pride Painting

FRONT ROW SEATS....SOLD. I was inspired to recreate the first original painting of Front Row Seats by Ernie of The Ash berry and Logan. There are now 6 chairs of the rainbow colors and the colors of the Pride Flag. This was so much fun to create and will always be a great memory for me. A very nice couple who live in White Rock saw the painting in the window of Ash berry and Logan 'Art of Flowers'. Thank you Ernie. The owners of the painting are so kind to leave the painting in the window until after the Pride Parade July 23. If you are interested in a print (size to your liking- The one in the window is 48X24)

Sherron Fairbairn

The White Rock Pier will light up tonight in a rainbow of colours in celebration of Pride, from July 19 to 26, 2021

 

July 19, 2021

Marine Drive Opening Delayed

ZAPPOTECA patio East Beach

Due to conflicting schedules of the contractors the barricades on Marine Drive will now not be removed until August 11. Staff had originally informed council the barricades would be out by August 07, but given the busy season of the contractors the date has been pushed back.

The removal of the barricades will begin August 11 (Wednesday) @ 7 p.m. with the job completed overnight and the roadway open by morning on August 12.

 

We're Open

  The City will transition from COVID-19 Specific Safety Plans to a Citywide Communicable Disease Prevention Plan to coincide with the reopening of City buildings on July 19.

·         The Communicable Disease Plan (CDDP) outlines the fundamental ongoing prevention measures required to be maintained at all times and additional measures to be implemented as advised by Public Health.

·         A Transition to the Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Q&A document has been developed and was distributed with the Communicable Disease Prevention Plan on Friday.

·         Departments are preparing for reopening.

(Looking for past news stories - click here)

 

 

Video of the Day


I want this dog.

Chesney's Chestnut

I just competed in the suntanning Olympics

but I only got bronze.

 

Thought for the Day

 

 

Going To The Beach Today?

Tide Table for White Rock/Crescent Beach

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B.C.’s COVID-19 fight Friday took a step backwards Friday, with a large jump in new cases.

There were 112 new cases Friday, nearly three times the number recorded Monday. There were four new deaths.

Of the active cases, 46 people are in the hospital, of whom 17 are in the ICU. The number of patients hospitalized with the virus has remained relatively stable all week.

B.C’s Interior region recorded the majority of the new cases. With 59 cases reported on Friday, the total number in that region now stands at 256.

B.C.’s previous hot spot, the Fraser Health region, had 30 new cases, bringing its total of active cases now at 199.

Vancouver Coastal Health reported 15 new cases, five in Island Health, three in Northern Health.

There are two active outbreaks in B.C.’s care centres: Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital, and Holyrood Manor long-term care centre.

Just over 80 per cent of eligible British Columbians age 12 and up have one dose of vaccine, and more than 58 per cent are fully vaccinated.

 

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

 

Jan’s Street Patio Auction for Women of Options Charity

We’re auctioning off our street patio gear for charity! Come join our silent auction at Jan’s on the Beach in White Rock.

Full details on our website, or read on!

(click here for more details)

 

Live Music is back at West Beach Bar & Grill!! 

Thursday Night w/ host Jon Gale & the Blues by the Beach jam from 7 to 10pm!


$5 cover charge goes directly to musicians

 

 

 

 

 

 

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