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December 14, 2019

White Rock Council - Tomorrow

5 p.m. Governance & Legislation

6:30 Land Use and Planning Committee

7 p.m. Monday Regular Council meeting agenda (click here)


ALEX FRASER Zipper Truck

Rush hour commuters will get their first look this coming week at the new ZIPPER TRUCK which will change the traffic flow. A movable median has now been added to the bridge which with the help of the ZIPPER TRUCK will enable traffic officials to change the north and or southbound lanes from 3 lanes to 4 lanes depending on which way the traffic is moving.


Hot Time In Whalley Tomorrow -

Surrey Council Votes On Final Adoption of Budget For Private Police Force

Opponents of the city of Surrey switching from the RCMP to a private police force have vowed to be out Monday evening at Surrey city hall in Whalley.

Council commences @ 7 p.m. It is going to be loud.

The plan for the switch over was approved 5-4 last week with Doug McCallum and four councillors voting in favour.

Yes - Mayor McCallum/Doug Elford/Allison Patton/Mandeep Nagra/Laurie Guerra

No - Steven Pettigrew/Brenda Locke/Linda Annis/Jack Hundial


December 13, 2019

UBER/LYFT Clear Final Hurdle

Yesterday the Lower Mainland Mayor's Council voted in favour of a single business license for ride hailing services in the Lower Mainland.

The only voice of opposition was Surrey's DOUG MCCALLUM.

The approval now gives ride sharing a green light to set up operation in the adjoining cities and municipalities

Lyft is coming to Vancouver

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December 12, 2019

New Surrey Top Cop

Surrey RCMP has announced Chief Superintendent BRIAN EDWARDS as the incoming Officer-In-Charge of Surrey RCMP. EDWARDS up until this announcement headed up IHIT.

EDWARDS makes his home in White Rock.


Operation Red Nose Returns

The Lower Mainland RCMP and private police forces will be out in full force from now until through New Years Eve.

This is very welcome news. After a year without Operation Red Nose, the helpful program returns for this holiday season.

Langley Minor Hockey Association have announced they will pick up the slack and provide the service for White Rock/Langley & Surrey. The program goes into effect this weekend and runs right through to January 01, 2020.

If you feel your ability to operate a vehicle over the holidays has been impaired by anything, give them a call.

The number to call for a ride is 604-539-9082.


December 10, 2019

A Second Hospital Is Coming to Surrey

Following the purchase of the site for a new, state-of-the-art facility, the project is moving to the business-planning phase.

Surrey’s new hospital will be built in Cloverdale beside the Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus at 5500 180 St.

“This is a great day for people in Surrey as we are delivering a new hospital in the community,” said Premier John Horgan. “Surrey is a fast-growing community and people will be able to count on better health care close to home for generations to come with the approval of this project.”

The new Surrey hospital will have inpatient beds, an emergency department, operating rooms, laboratory and diagnostic services, and outpatient services.

“We are now all systems go for a second hospital in Surrey,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “The Premier promised the City of Surrey a new hospital and today, we are delivering on that promise. This is a key commitment to help meet the health-care needs of Surrey’s rapidly growing community.”

The business-plan phase will now get underway and finalize details such as the project scope and budget for the new facility. Upon approval of the business plan, the project will proceed to procurement and then construction. Community participation will take place in the months ahead for people to engage in the planning process. 

Concept planning is an important part of the process for planning a new hospital. It’s an opportunity to make sure the new facility meets community needs and future demands. The plan outlines a high-level vision, providing a framework for projected health services and infrastructure.

This hospital is part of work underway to deliver comprehensive health services for people in Surrey, including a new urgent and primary care centre, a new mental health and substance use urgent care response centre, and a second MRI machine at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.


Arrests Made Following Elgin School Threat

Surrey RCMP Youth Unit has arrested two youths in relation to a threat made against Elgin Park Secondary School in mid-November.

On November 14, 2019, Elgin Park Secondary School received a threat by telephone which prompted a large deployment of emergency resources including Surrey RCMP, integrated police services, and Surrey Fire Services. The threat prompted the school to be put in ‘hold and secure’ temporarily, while police investigated.

Following an investigation by the Surrey RCMP Youth Unit, two 15 year-old youths were arrested. In accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the youths will not be identified. One of the youths was released with a promise to appear in court at a later date, charged with Public Mischief. The second youth is actively participating in extra-judicial measures in lieu of charges.

“We respond seriously to threats, treating them as credible until we can prove otherwise. We also investigate and pursue those responsible for false threats just as vigorously,” said Sergeant David Fouche, Surrey RCMP Youth Unit. “Not only do these types of threats cause significant and unwarranted concern for families, they also divert emergency services away from where they may be needed elsewhere in the city.”

Anyone who has information about this incident that hasn’t already spoken to police is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or


December 09, 2019

Help Design White Rock

There is never any shortage of ideas on how White Rock could be made better. Now is your chance to be heard.

Come to the Town Centre Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the White Rock Community Centre at 6 p.m.

Have your say on proposed policy changes to help shape growth and create great public spaces in the Town Centre.


Surrey's dog licensing renewal is just around the corner.

Remember to renew online, by phone or at the Surrey Animal Resource Centre by January 31.

***Contest Alert***

Enter to win 1 of 3 dog license prizes (value of $46.50) by commenting with a photo of your dog in the Facebook posts related to the Surrey Dog License Photo Contest.

Contest runs from December 6 - 18. See full contest rules:

You are also able to license your dog online with the city of White Rock

(click here)




Recipe(s) of the Week

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History Lesson

North Bluff Road, known today as 16th Avenue, gets its name from George Vancouver. In 1792, he recorded in his journal: "the northern extreme of the continental shore was a low bluff point." The north bluff Vancouver referred to is near Ocean Park and the North Bluff Road runs east into Hazelmere and Langley.


Yell It Like It Is

The COWSILLS ruled the pop charts for a number of years in the 60's. Michael Jackson, Bob Marley and even Curt Cobain of Nirvana all heralded THE COWSILLS as a favourite band growing up.

So how did the squeaky clean imaged band with their Mom and little sister end up recording one of the biggest music anthems of the "hippie" era?

I know.

(click here to find out)


Thought for the Day


Video of the Day

Community Calendar


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Tomorrow In The Sun

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