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Weekend Update 


A great weekend of events. The Twilight Drive In has a great double bill for the kids. "Aladdin" and "Dumbo" fill up the screen all weekend.

The White Rock Farmers Market is the place to be on Sunday.

(click here for your complete weekend guide)



Local News

May 24, 2019

White Rock Council - Monday Agenda


Governance - 4:30 (click here for agenda)

Land Use & Planning 6:15 (click for agenda)

Regular council agenda (click here)


Do You Care To Have Your Say?

Keep an eye out for us in your neighbourhood! Residents are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming events across Surrey to learn more about the benefits of this change and share your ideas for the future Surrey Police.  

Here are the dates and locations of the first two consultation events happening on the Semiahmoo Peninsula..

Crescent Beach Beecher Street and O'Hara Lane corner Survey Stations June 13 10 am - 2 pm
South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14601 - 20 Avenue Consultation Session June 15 12 - 5 pm



Premier John Horgan vowed Thursday to move forward with a plan to twin the tunnel instead of a new bridge.

The BC NDP government on Thursday made a special announcement regarding what will replace the Liberals vision of a crossing of the Fraser in Delta.


Getting Gassed Stateside


Costco Bellingham yesterday. Regular works out to $1.16 per litre Canadian at 1.37 Exchange.


May 23, 2019

Notice of Work and Safety - Pier Reconstruction

Safety for the public is the highest priority as crews work to complete the repairs to the White Rock Pier.

For work to proceed safely, we would like to remind residents and visitors to maintain a distance of 330 ft (100m) away from the barge at all times for the duration of the construction period. Your cooperation is much appreciated


Surrey - Clayton SkyTrain public engagement

TransLink receives over 21,000 survey responses

Results from the first stage of public engagement on the proposed Surrey Langley SkyTrain and rapid transit options for 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard show strong support for improved rapid transit in Surrey and Langley.

Between April 4 and 26, TransLink collected 21,267 survey responses, with nearly 17,000 of them from residents in Surrey and Langley.

“This engagement received the second greatest number of responses in the history of TransLink engagements, second only to a topic that affected the entire region,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “Ridership is booming, especially south of the Fraser, and the incredible number of responses from this engagement demonstrates how important it is that we continue improving and expanding our transit system.”

Survey results indicate widespread support for the proposed Surrey Langley SkyTrain. In Surrey and Langley, 85% of respondents support the proposed project, and in the rest of the region, support lies at 84%. The following is a breakdown of support:

Surrey – 82%
City of Langley – 90%
Township of Langley – 92%
Rest of Metro Vancouver – 84%

Feedback from the engagement will help to inform ongoing planning work and will form part of TransLink’s project update to the Mayors’ Council in July.

For more information, please visit:


Translink Announces Fare Increases July 1, 2019

Gas is going up, and now TRANSLINK announces increased fares.

Well there is always hitch hiking.


"Pier Pressure"

BROOKE GODIN of Flinnwest Solutions located in the old post office on Marine drive across from Canada's Longest Pier is creating a time lapse video series-of the repair of our storm damaged pier.

Watch the first installment below and follow the weekly update series right here in the White Rock Sun

(click here to learn more about Flinnwest Solutions)


State of the City Address

Surrey mayor DOUG MCCALLUM talks about the proposed creation of the Surrey police force and other actions initiated by him and his council since election in October.


May 22, 2019

About Time


The Province has released terms of reference that will guide the British Columbia Utilities Commission’s (BCUC) investigation into what is driving high, volatile gasoline prices in British Columbia.

“The rapid increase in gas prices in B.C. is alarming, increasingly out of line with the rest of Canada, and people in B.C. deserve answers,” said Premier John Horgan. “We asked the BCUC to conduct a fair, transparent and comprehensive independent investigation. These terms provide the broad reach it needs to find answers and give recommendations to inform the path forward.”

The BCUC may exercise any of the powers provided to it under the Utilities Commission Act, including compelling oil companies as witnesses to explain their prices to the commission.


Second of Two In A Row

Second person charged in connection with Kiran Dhesi homicide
Manjit Kaur Deo the other of Kiran's ex-boyfriend is facing a charge of accessory after the fact to murder. This comes just more than a week after 19-year-old Dhesi's ex-boyfriend was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder.


It Must Be Spring

15640 - 40th Avenue South Surrey

Did you know Mary's Garden opened over the weekend?

We open at 9:30 (until 6 pm) and guess what. Our own no sprays lettuces are ready (we will have enough for the first few days at least!!!); our own heirloom rhubarb and fresh mint are also ready! 

We have many new local products in store, as well as the old favourites! Come down and say hi!!


May 17, 2019

We're #1 We're #1

As you drive the streets of most Lower Mainland communities, in particular White Rock & Crescent Beach you cannot help but notice the abundance of FOR SALE signs.

Many homeowners are still hoping to catch the real estate bubble before it bursts. Or has it burst?





Night Owl


CLUB 240 will be rockin' this weekend. Friday night JAMDS "Buddy" ROGERS unleashes his Maple ride Blues Band and Saturday marks the return of the band that won't go away - THE MUD BAY BLUES BAND.

(click here for all this week's entertainment news)


Yell It Like It Is

Fifty years ago hippies who were "looking for themselves" turned up by the thousands for the Aldergrove Beach Rock Festival.

The minute details of that weekend escape me, but the profound impact that weekend had will stay with me forever.

(read more)


TNT The Naked Truth 

Don Pitcairn

Look up in the air, it's a bird, it's a plane,..........nope it's a swarm.

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Video Of The Day

Finally, the recipe for happiness!


Chesney's Chestnuts

A guy walks into a bar and there is a horse serving drinks. The guy stares until the horse finally says, “What’s the problem? Haven’t you ever seen a horse serving drinks before?”

The guy says, “No, it’s not that. It is just that I never thought the ferret would sell the place.”


Thought for the Day


Community Calendar

(click here for more community events events

Tomorrow In THE SUN

Recipe(s) of the Week




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