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Heading to the beach today?

Check to see if the tide is in our out at White Rock & Crescent Beach

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Friday July 01, 2022

Music all day tomorrow on the waterfront.

(click here to see where else you will hear live music this weekend around the Semiahmoo Peninsula)

Canada Day by the Bay is BACK and this year, we are "Celebrating Your Hometown".

We look forward to celebrating with you all at Memorial Park!

Learn about all the activities and festivities athttp://ow.ly/Awxi50JGSgK.

NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO FIREWORKS THIS YEAR FOR CANADA DAY due to supplies being unavailable.

 

 

City of White Rock 2022 Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Award recipients

Local residents, Ramona Kaptyn,Marie Sabine as recipients of 2022 Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Awards for their remarkable volunteer contributions to making the City of White Rock a successful, vibrant and thriving community. The awards will be presented during the opening ceremonies of the Canada Day by the Bay celebration on Friday July 1, 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Park.

Each of the three recipients are tireless community advocates in White Rock and beyond: Ramona Kaptyn works on behalf of seniors, Marie Sabine for access to inclusive, affordable housing, and Upkar Singh Tatlay works to address systemic gaps in vulnerable, underserved populations. Read recipients’ bios here.

The White Rock Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Award program was created to recognize citizens who make outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community in a volunteer capacity. Up to four awards can be bestowed in each four-year Council term.

“Ramona Kaptyn, Marie Sabine and Upkar Singh Tatlay truly exemplify what it means to be outstanding citizens,” said Darryl Walker, Mayor, City of White Rock. “On behalf of our city, I would not only like to offer congratulations to each of them, but immense gratitude. White Rock is a better place to live because of the leadership, commitment, and kind hearts of people like Marie, Ramona and Upkar.”

In addition to the ceremony at Canada Day, award recipients will be honoured at the July 25 White Rock Council meeting and will be added to the White Rock Living Legacies Book, which will be on public display in Council Chambers at White Rock City Hall. Read more about the program at www.whiterockcity.ca/awards

 

City of Surrey to host Surrey Canada Day in Cloverdale Today

The City of Surrey is hosting Surrey Canada Day this Friday at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre. The free community event will offer live music, Indigenous education and cultural sharing, dance battles, kid’s activities, the 55+ Summer Social for Seniors and Elders, food trucks and a fireworks finale.

When:Friday, July 1, 202

Time:10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Schedule: 55+ Summer Social (Agriplex)
12:00 p.m. Residential School Survivor Honouring Ceremony (Siam Stage)
1:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies with Mayor and Council (Main Stage)
1:00 p.m. The Barn opens
6:05 p.m. Haviah Mighty (Main Stage)

7:20 p.m. Cultural Sharing with Land-Based Nations (Main Stage)
7:50 p.m. Shawnee Kish(Main Stage)

9:00 p.m. - Arkells (Main Stage)

10:15 p.m. Fireworks

Location: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre
17728 64 Avenue, Surrey,

For more information including the full festival schedule, visit www.surrey.ca/canadaday/schedule

 

Sad News

UPDATE

Surrey RCMP this week released a press release stating LYNN HIGGINS had been located. Sadly she was deceased. Police do not expect foul play.

On Tuesday (June 7), Lynn Higgins was reported missing from a residence in South Surrey. According to police, it’s believed that she was travelling in a white 2018 Volkswagen Golf. The vehicle was located unoccupied and blocking traffic at the south end of the Alex Fraser Bridge in Delta.

Police and family are concerned for her well-being, the release notes.

Higgins is described as a Caucasian woman, five-foot-six inches tall and 200 pounds, with blue eyes and short white hair. She has black, grey and colour full-sleeve tattoos on both arms, as well as several tattoos on her torso and upper back.

Anyone who was travelling on the Alex Fraser Bridge, or with dash-cam footage, on June 7 between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. Or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Wednesday June 29, 2022

Rotary History Is Made

It took 115 years but Rotary International will now have its first female president. She is Jennifer Jones of Windsor, Ontario. Jennifer is completing a cross-Canada tour with stops in the Greater Vancouver area Sunday, July 10th. She will be in White Rock at 10:30 AM at Memorial Park, next the museum. (the old railway station.)

George Garrett reporting

 

High water means service changes for Barnston Island ferry

 

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure advises that ferry service between Barnston Island and Port Kells will be adjusted based on Fraser River water levels, and in support of any flood-related evacuation alerts and orders that may be issued for Barnston Island.

While water levels at the Mission gauge are below 6.2 metres, the Barnston Island ferry will operate normally. Upon issuance of an evacuation alert, or when levels rise above 6.2 metres, the ferry will operate around the clock.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure urges Barnston Island residents and other travellers to follow the directions of local government officials during periods of high water. Additional updates will be posted here; www.DriveBC.ca

For flood warnings and advisories, visit the River Forecast Centre’s webpage: http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/index.htm

an all natural bug repellent.

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South Surrey Stolen vehicle investigation leads to drugs, cash and handgun seizure

An investigation by the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit into a stolen vehicle has lead to the seizure of drugs, cash and a handgun.

On June 15, 2022, the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit located a stolen vehicle that was occupied by three individuals in the 8400 block of 144 Street. With the assistance of Air 1, the vehicle was safely observed until the driver and passengers exited the vehicle in the 15300-block of 24 Avenue. All occupants were taken into police custody without incident.

In the course of the investigation, the officers located and seized:

  • A handgun with two loaded magazines;

  • 177.48 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine;

  • 152 grams of suspected Fentanyl;

  • 122 grams of suspected Cocaine; and

  • $705.00 cash

The passengers of the vehicle were identified and released pending further investigation. The 25-year old female driver remains in custody on a number of firearms related charges and the investigation remains ongoing.

To put this seizure into perspective, the average Surrey Secondary School has 1,143 to 1,739 enrolled students, says Media Relations Officer Constable Gurvinder Ghag This one seizure has taken approximately 1,520 potentially fatal doses of Fentanyl off the streets, enough to supply a full school.


Tuesday June 28, 2022

White Rock Council Recap

Finance & Audit Committee Meeting 4:30

4:30 p.,m. FINANCE COMMMITTEE MEEETING

(link to meeting video https://www.whiterockcity.ca/894/Agendas-and-Minutes)

- Council's evening began with a report to the Finance Committee from the Finance Department. It was the final stage before the city could submit the final taxation document to Victoria.

5:00 p.m. IN CMAERA CLOSED MEETING

6:30 LAND USE & PLANNING

(video link)

Council gave support to a multi unit rental unit complex on North Bluff.

 

7:00 p.m. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

(video link)

QUESTION & ANSWER PRIOD

ERNIE KLASSEN gave council a presentation on happenings with the White Rock Pride society and their upcoming Pride week activities schedule for July.

KEN JONES appeared with questions on his 2022 tax notice and how the rate was calculated. Staff will follow up to answer any questions Mr. Jones might have.

 

DELEGATIONS

Scott Harold representing Royal Canadian Marine and Search and Rescue delivered a presentation to council on the activities of the volunteer based rescue organization which is based out of Crescent Beach Marina.

Deanna Pedersen and Cindy Poppy from the White Rock Events Society was back before council to update their activities proposed for the waterfront in September. The Events Society plans on having a number of sculptures creating public art work near the pier this September

METRO VANCOUVER appeared remotely via video hook up to address council's concerns regarding the proposed build out of the Lower Mainland for the next 10 years. 

 

MONDAYJUNE 27, 2022

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement marking Canadian Multiculturalism Day:

“Today, we celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day, an opportunity to reflect on our shared work to create a British Columbia that is a welcoming place for everyone.

“Indigenous Peoples have called this land home since time immemorial. For more than a century and a half, people from around the world have come to British Columbia to build better lives for themselves and their communities. As we celebrate this day, we acknowledge the territories of Indigenous people, and we again reconfirm our commitment to reconciliation in partnership with Indigenous people and communities.

“Multiculturalism is a hallmark of Canadian identity. We celebrate it as a central part of our national character. Our country and our province are stronger because of our diversity.

“At the same time, we must acknowledge the deep inequalities Canadians face, especially those from racialized communities. Discrimination in housing, education, public services and job opportunities are a lived reality for too many. Systemic racism and the long-lasting effects of colonialism have unfairly held people back. These injustices are compounded when Indigenous people and racialized communities ask for action, only to be told by government to provide evidence using data that is not being collected.

“As a step to dismantle systemic racism and discrimination, our government introduced the Anti-Racism Data Act. It is an important tool to build a more equitable province by shining a light on barriers that exist. By doing so, we will improve services and make life better for everyone.

“It is time to move beyond simply embracing multiculturalism to becoming actively anti-racist. By doing so, we will create a safer, more equitable society for us all.

“We are all responsible for building a place where everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion,sexuality or gender identity – is free to be who they are.

“On Canadian Multiculturalism Day, let us celebrate what we have accomplished and pledge anew to build a better world for us all.”

 

Stewart Farm Becomes Home To Carving Centre

A new gathering place centered around carving will soon open in consultation with the Kwantlen, Katzie and Semiahmoo nations to serve their area’s large urban and on-reserve Indigenous population.

The City of Surrey is converting an old, under-used building in South “Surrey” into a carving centre. The space, located at “Elgin Heritage Park” and the “Historic Stewart Farm” will host artists in residence and include a covered outdoor space for ceremonies and various programming.

Although the centre won’t open until 2023, the city is already planning to build a second location in North “Surrey” in order to accommodate everyone, since the city is growing quickly and has the largest urban Indigenous population in B.C.

Chief Harley Chappell of the Semiahmoo First Nation says the new centre, when it opens next year, will be an important gathering place. Although the focus is carving, people will be able to share art and culture beyond that.

“Having different styles of arts and crafts, mainly to the land-based nations but also opening it up to the urban Indigenous population who have made Surrey their home,” Chappell says in an interview.

“As host nations we have a responsibility to the urban Indigenous population to ensure adequate facilities for Indigenous gathering.”

Chief Chappell says having the city initiate these projects and facilitating a dialogue with host nations is a good first step when it comes to inclusion.

“We have a lot of staff at Surrey who are building those relationships and involving us. It’s a newer process having Semiahmoo’s footprint and inclusion in these projects,” he says.

“[We’re] having our presence felt within the municipality instead of just ‘We’re on reserve, we’re over here. If you want to come to us, come to us.’ … All of Surrey is our traditional territory, not the other way around.”

  

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Night Owl

Blues By The Bay

One of the top guitarists in the Lower Mainland JAMES SHEPHERD hits the stage at West Beach this weekend

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Garden 

Cinnamon, One of the best all natural bug deterrents.

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TNT

The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

On the weekend the arrival of warm sunny weather brought people to the beaches of the Semiahmoo Peninsula in droves especially after our rather dismal spring.  We waited until the afternoon to venture down to Crescent Rock beach, finding a prime location just south of the Christopherson Steps in south Surrey. We brought along our dogs, a picnic basket, beach chairs and a large umbrella to help provide some much needed shade. What we didn't realize when we were setting up our spot was that we would have a front row seat to a rather unique marine visitor that rarely is seen in the waters of Mud Bay.

(read the full story) 

 

Video of the Day

 

 

Chesney's Chestnut

I saw a homeless man & I asked him if I gave him $20 would you buy booze ??

He said no he hadn't had a beer in years..

Then I said if I give you $20 will you buy motorcycle parts?? He again said no, he got rid of his bike 15 years ago..

So then I said I'll do you better than $20, I'll take you home, get you all cleaned up, & my wife will cook a fantastic meal for you.. Then I'll bring you back & still give you $20..

He asked me, won't she get mad ??

I said it didn't matter, I just wanted her to see what happens to a man when he stops drinking & riding motorcycles..

 

Thought for the Day

 

 

Mary’s Garden will be open tomorrow (Friday July 1st) for Canada 🇨🇦 Day. Our hours will be 9:00-5 pm!

Regular hours on Saturday 9:00 am - 6 pm and we have a store FULL of fresh healthy produce and local items for you!!!

East off of 152nd street on 40th avenue.

Great Drive In movie theatre weather.

Great family entertainment double bill.

Twilight Drive In/Aldergrove on the Fraser Highway

 

 

 

 

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