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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

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(click here to read more about how our community is pulling together)


Today - Noon Time Meal Program

(Parking lot next to White Rock Playhouse)

Community Caring for Community Mon to Fr Noon to 1 PM (or when all meals are gone) Where: City Parking Lot - on Russell St. at Johnson Rd

For anyone who will appreciate a free nutritious meal during this extraordinary health crisis. There will be variations on hot or cold meals.

GRAB & GO format - Be safe. Don’t come early Social distance in line with others. Grab a bagged meal. - Don’t linger and risk others health. Head home to eat your meal.

Enjoy. Be safe.

No Cost. We are living in frugal times we know we are all in this together. Sponsored by Rotary Club of White Rock with Peace Portal Alliance Church Supported by City of White Rock, Fraser Health - Health Protection, Save On Foods, Red Rose Restaurant and many volunteer neighbours who are our community partners.


Free Bicycle Registration - Stomp Out Crime

White Rock RCMP and the City of White Rock are pleased to host Project 529 this coming Friday, August 7th, 2020 from noon to 3pm. The project 529 booth, White Rock RCMP volunteers and officers will be available to safely register your bike for FREE in person outside of the White Rock RCMP detachment, 15299 Pacific Ave, White Rock, BC.
This socially distanced event, will take place outdoors and the public is encouraged to wear a mask while lining up to have their bicycle registered. Registration will be quick and will be free of charge for all who attend.
Project 529 is a proven deterrent in bicycle thefts and has a high rate of bicycles being recovered if stolen. More information on Project 529 can be found here

For further information on our event, please contact Romy Devries at the White Rock RCMP at





August 04, 2020

Whute Rock vs Ladner

CBC Vancouver morning show THE EARLY EDITION is searching for the Best Neighbourhood in the Lower Mainland.

White Rock today enters into the quarter finals. VOte today.

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East Beach Police Incident

Saturday evening residents on White Rock's east side witnessed a heavy police presence. The Vancouver based SWAT team and the Emergency Response Team ERT were called in by the local RCMP detachment to help diffuse a dangerous situation.

A resident who police believed was armed and would not respond to their request to exit the residence was finally removed when the ERT team and the SWAT team extracted the troublesome resident.

There have been no charges laid yet but the file is still very active with the White Rock RCMP.


PAN POLL: Will you get vaccinated for COVID-19 once it becomes an option?

Cast your vote now in the weekly web poll. YOu may be surprised at the results to date.

(click here)


August 02, 2020

White Rock Sea Tours To The Rescue

Approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday evening Coast Guard issued a Mayday distress call for 14-foot overturned sailboat with one man in the water clinging to the boat approximately 1 mile south of Crescent Beach in Boundary Bay. White Rock Sea Tours Spartan 01 responded to the distress call arriving on scene within 10 minutes. The wave height was three feet and the wind was blowing out of the southeast making recovery challenging. The man in the water was told to swim to the boat which maneuvered nearby however he was unable to make it due to the cold and started to ingest water. The crew maneuvered the boat around upwind and quickly took the man out of the water. First aid was administered Coast Guard advised. The patient was transported to Crescent Beach lifeguards who had established a triage. Police helicopter RCMP ambulance fire and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue also attended. The man was treated by paramedics for hypothermia.

Andrew Newman/White Rock Sea Tours


August 01, 2020

Asian giant hornet caught in Birch Bay trap

Officials with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) announced this morning, July 31st, that an Asian giant hornet had been caught in a trap located in Birch Bay. This is the 6th confirmed Asian giant hornet in Washington state and all 6 have been located in western Whatcom County.

The hornet was found in a WSDA trap set near Birch Bay according to the announcement. WSDA trappers checked the bottle trap on July 14th and submitted the contents for processing at WSDA’s entomology lab. The hornet was identified during processing on July 29th. This was the first hornet to be detected in a trap in Washington, rather than found in the environment as were the 5 previous confirmed sightings.


July 31, 2020

Air Quality Advisory

As of July 31, 2020, visitors from the USA who are traveling to Alaska through BC must have a special “hang tag” displayed in their vehicle showing their departure date from Canada, and follow a series of new rules designed to limit contact with British Columbians.

More info:


July 30, 2020

To my constituents of South Surrey and White Rock

Liberal MLA Tracy Redies

It has been my great privilege over the past 3 years to have represented our riding of South Surrey and White Rock in Victoria.
Getting to know the communities and residents of our riding has brought me the greatest pleasure, and I will forever cherish the friendships I have made along the way.
On August 31 I will be stepping down as Member of the Legislative Assembly of BC to pursue the role as CEO of Science World.
It was a very difficult decision to step down as MLA.
As many know, I have faced some health challenges over the last year which lead me to step away from some of my duties for a brief time. While I have turned that corner - and my family and I are so grateful for your support - it has underlined to me the importance of being close to my family.
By taking on this role with Science World, I have a wonderful opportunity to continue giving back to the Province of BC through this well-known, community-based organization.
I want to continue to stay close to the community and I will not be a stranger.
We will be required to close the MLA office on September 30. My wonderful colleague MLA Surrey South, Stephanie Cadieux has agreed to step up and help constituents in the intervening period
Thank you again for the privilege of having been able to serve you, it has been the best aspect of being an MLA.

I want to thank the community for all of your support that you have shown me and my family. It truly has been my honor to represent this wonderful community.

Sincerest Regards,
Tracy Redies
Surrey – White Rock, MLA


METRO Vancouver Water Needs For The Next 100 Years

Metro Vancouver’s long-term water supply strategy puts the region in a strong position to meet drinking water needs well into the future, according to a recent study.

The Water Supply Outlook 2120 presents key findings and actions to ensure the continued delivery of clean, safe drinking water for the region over the next hundred years. It assesses and provides recommendations to ensure the water supply is sufficient to meet the needs of a growing population and is resilient to the impacts of climate change.


July 29, 2020


It might be hard to envision it now, but the walls you see going up at the site of PAH’s expansion will soon house our brand new ER and OR! Today we had the chance to send a few of our team members to take a look at the new space, and we couldn’t help but want to share the view with you! Stay tuned as we will continue to provide you with project updates over the next few months as critical stages of construction are completed


Surrey Storage Locker Break In Ring Busted

A four-month project targeting break-ins to storage lockers has led to charges against four individuals, for offences committed in multiple jurisdictions.

In September 2019, the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) identified two individuals with alleged ties to property crime taking place in Surrey, which involved stolen items being sold online. Further investigation indicated that the suspects may be connected to a larger property crime operation connected to break and enters. In February 2020, the team launched a project aimed at further investigating this property crime operation.

As the project continued, investigators identified multiple additional property crime suspects. These individuals are allegedly connected to break and enters into storage lockers at various facilities throughout the Lower Mainland, Kelowna and Calgary. The estimated value of stolen items was in excess of $200,000.

On June 19, 2020, 15 charges were laid against Philip Sprentzel, Austin Jones, and Magdalena Toner, for offences related to the break-ins that occurred in Surrey, Langley and Hope. Additionally, as a part of the joint investigation with the Calgary Police Service, a total of 25 charges were laid against Sarah Griffin, Philip Sprentzel, and Austin Jones, for offences committed in Calgary.

This was complex investigation that required the collaboration of police agencies in multiple jurisdictions including our partners in Calgary, says Staff Sergeant Ryan Element, acting Proactive Enforcement Officer. We are pleased that the hard work of the officers has resulted in a large quantity of stolen property being recovered and charges being laid.

While charges have been laid, the investigation is on-going, anyone with information is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or




TNT - The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

In May of 2017 the last BC General Election was held and BC Liberal Tracy Redies prevailed to become the MLA for this riding.  As with Dianne Watts, she bet on the wrong horse to win the race with the BC NDP taking over the reins of power. 

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Video of the Day

Dangerous Tree Fails Compilation 2019, Tree Falling in House, Tree Falling Into Cars


Thought for the Day




Chesney's Chestnuts

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go on a camping trip.

After eating their dinner around the campfire they retire to the tent to go to sleep. A few hours later Sherlock wakes up.

“Watson, are you awake?” He asks.

“Yes, sir. What is it?” Answers Watson.

“Look up and tell me what you see.” Asks Holmes.

“I see billions of stars,” says Watson.

“And what does that tell you Watson,” asks Holmes.

“Well,” says Dr Watson, “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.”

“Why? – What does it tell you, Holmes?”

Holmes is quiet for a moment then says: “It tells me that someone has stolen our tent.”







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