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White Rock council moved the White Rock Beach Beer one step closer to a fully operational tasting room.

The next step will be for the Liquor Control Board in Victoria to rubber stamp the application of the local craft brewer. Once the new license is issued the tasting room will not only have beer on tap but will also carry a limited menu of wines and spirits.

The BEER RATER steps up today to review White Rock Beach Beer.

(click here)\




Local News

March 29, 2017

Walk On

The East Beach district of White Rock is undergoing major upgrades. In addition to the addition of rocks to reinforce the shoreline damaged in recent storms, a section of the sidewalk is being expanded.

Following numerous complaints about patios in front of restaurants with a narrow sidewalk the city will now remove 13 street parking spots to expand the sidewalk to mirror the rest of that section of the waterfront retail landscape.


She's Back!

After months of rebuilding due to the Five Corners Fire, LAURA'S COFFEE CORNER will be open this Saturday.

LAURA and her staff look forward to making new friends and to reconnect with the legion of residents who have called LAURA'S their home away from home for years.

It is interesting to note and rather synchronistic, LAURA opened her original coffee shop on APRIL 1 seven years ago.

Grand Opening Day - All Day 15259 Pacific Ave


March 27, 2017

Spring Break Is Over

White Rock Council - Tonight's schedule;

6 p.m. - Land Use & Planning

7 p.m. - Regular council meeting

(watch Monday evening's meetings online)

NOTE - Surrey council returns to work next Monday April 03.


White Rock Social Media Reacts To Bicycle Road Paint

Jenn Leigh Dillon. After numerous unanswered messages left with the City, they proceeded with the bike route down Kent St. My husband and I just watched a family attempt the ride down our street (pacific &Columbia) that ended with the mother screaming "use your breaks!! Use your breaks!" to her children which ended in the family walking their bikes so that they didn't lose control before crossing Columbia street.

Michelle Young I saw them painting those everywhere today, I didn't really get the point of it

Arlene Soenso It also serves as a reminder to car drivers that there may be cyclists.

Sherry Jaehrlich I am so angry and befuddled by the bike signs and lanes in this area. I seriously doubt anyone in the planning depth got out on two wheels to give their routes a sanity check.

Nicole Hennelly I thought the purpose of a designated bike lane/path was to have space specifically/only for riders --these painted on bikes do nothing in my opinion other than to make an eyesore on the road.
What exactly is the point of this?

Montee Share Those glow tabs in the concrete will be installed shortly to keep you in traffic in its lane. The noise from them keeps the neighborhood from sleeping but no one gives a crap about people who live here. And you thought the train was hell. Just wait.


March 26, 2017

Province providing $750,000 to improve affordability in South Surrey

The Province is helping a non-profit society improve the afford-ability of their Surrey housing development by providing $75,000 per year over a 10-year period.

The development is Chorus Apartments, an affordable rental housing complex for people with low to moderate incomes and people with disabilities. The Semiahmoo House Society developed the Chorus Apartments in partnership with BC Housing. Tenants moved into the 71-unit development in fall 2016.

The Province has been working with the non-profit for several years to build and operate the Chorus Apartments, including a capital grant of $1.1 million toward the project.

The Semiahmoo House Society is a non-profit organization in Surrey/White Rock that provides services and support to people with disabilities and their families, helping them live self-directed lives in the community.

Applicants for subsidized housing programs are prioritized on a case-by-case basis. Several factors are considered including income and current housing situation.


Gordon Hogg, MLA for Surrey-White Rock ā€“

This funding improves the afford ability for tenants over the long-term and provides people with disabilities more certainty by assisting them to live in an inclusive, supportive community, close to their families and their social networks. This provides peace of mind for everyone involved€¯


March 26, 2017

Then There Was One

Media pundits wondered allowed how long Surrey would be home to two separate newspapers once Black Press took ownership of both newspapers.

Friday the answer came. Not Long.

As of April the British Columbia's second largest city will be home to just one weekly community newspaper which will be called d the SURREY NOW NEWS LEADER as of April 05. The merging of the two newspapers resulted in a number of layoffs.

The Surrey Now News Leader will publish every Wednesday and Friday.

the Peace Arch News which is owned by the same parent company has not been affected by the merger. PAN will continue to publish weekly on Wednesday and Friday.




Night Owl

We'll tell you what's hoppin'.

Friday evening Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m.


From the mid-’80s to the early-’90s, The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes were responsible for some of the catchiest and most heart-felt singles and videos to come out of Canada at that time. Fast forward some 20 years later and the vocalist/guitarists from each of these bands find themselves living just blocks away from one another in Toronto.

This realization led to Bryan Potvin (The Northern Pikes) and Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath) getting together to hang out with a couple of guitars for some casual jams, and the conclusion: “This sounds good! Let’s do some shows!”

(click here to check all the great shows this weekend)


TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

This week's TNT is for the birds.

(read more)


Meet The Neighbours

The top news story this week was regarding a private citizen's attempt to have the Provincial Liberals curtail their/our ad dollar spending.

The action is headed up by White Rock resident DAVID TRAPP with the able assistance of two Vancouver lawyers.

(Read his story-click here)

(click here to read THE PROVINCE story)


History Lesson

Ian Hynds

Until the late 1960's I guess, this was solid vacant land including the north strip of Roper right down to Buena Vista. Everyone in the neighbourhood called the main portion Sully's Field, which was owned by Lynn/Linn Sully. It was a great neighbourhood place for us to play. Every summer the long grass was cut and bailed, then we kids would build big hay bail forts that we couldn't use because of the dust and summer heat. The Sully family lived down the block from us at Lee and Buena Vista in a house that had An "L" shaped window in front for Lynn. They also had a swimming pool where their daughter Jane gave swimming lessons.



Coming Events

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Today's Video

Canada's longest hut to hut trail - the Sunshine Coast. 180 km of beauty.


Joke Of The Day

Did you hear about the new garlic diet?

You don't actually lose weight, but you look thinner from a distance.


Thought For The Day





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