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The City of Surrey has reopened the staircases leading down to the beaches in South Surrey.

Our erstwhile reporter was on the scene.

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June 20, 2021

Bike To Work

The White Rock RCMP recently began their bike patrols in the city. The mode of travel allows members to easily see who is talking on their cellphones while driving, surprising prowlers on private property and the golden opportunity to interact with residents of our CITY BY THE SEA.

Thank you.

 

June 19, 2021

Don't Be Crabby

A B.C. man has been fined $7,500 and slapped with a five-year fishing ban after officials found 89 crabs in his boat at White Rock's Elgin Park Marina in 2018.

The possession limit for recreational crabbers is four.

Laird Goddyn was found guilty of Fisheries Act violations in provincial court in Surrey last month and barred from holding tidal and non-tidal fishing licences.

The judge also ordered his seized boat returned on the condition he pay $4,638.48 in storage fees.

The investigation began with a tip from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife after it opened an illegal crabbing and sales investigation into Goddyn's activities in April 2018.

 

National Indigenous Day - Sunday

The City of White Rock and the Semiahmoo First Nation continue to build trust and forge a strong relationship, acknowledging their progress as they approach June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day.

White Rock is recognized as being located on the traditional unceded territory of the Semiahmoo First Nation and the broader territory of the Coast Salish people.

Grieving for Losses

The City of White Rock grieves with the Semiahmoo First Nation, and Indigenous people across Canada, for the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops residential school.  

City of White Rock flags have been flown at half-mast since May 31.

New Agreements

The City and the Nation meet regularly as Councils to discuss matters affecting both governments and items of mutual interest. As part of their ongoing dialogue on a variety of matters, the City and the Nation have steadily moved toward the completion of servicing agreements.

Earlier this year, the City and Nation signed three utility service agreements, two for water supply and one for sewer services.

About National Indigenous Peoples Day

Held annually on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day for all Canadians to recognize and honour the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

In co-operation with Indigenous communities, the Government of Canada selected June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day, in 1996. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. 

Canada Day 2021

The City of White Rock encourages people to wear orange this Canada Day to grieve along with First Nations people across Canada. Watch White Rock’s Canada Day event, including messages from Mayor Walker and Chief Chappell, on July 1 by visiting whiterockcity.ca/canadaday  or the City’s Facebook page. 

Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell

“We continue to mourn and struggle to move forward as a people. Truth continues to be revealed. We strive for healing for our people and reconciliation with the nation of Canada. 

Our nation knows and witnesses the work of healing and reconciliation are long processes that require understanding, empathy, education, and perseverance to resolve. Locally, we continue to work with our friends and neighbours in the City of White Rock to see these things come to pass.”  

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker

Our hearts are broken, and we are angry in White Rock as a result of the injustices carried out on Indigenous peoples, including the Semiahmoo First Nation, through colonization, including at residential schools.

The City of White Rock is committed to continuing to create a strong, trusting relationship with our friends and neighbours, the Semiahmoo First Nation. We know that much work is to be done. The City and its Council are committed to making that happen.” 

 

June 17, 2021

Marine Drive Patio Update

The Marine Drive one way one lane road closure will face it's first true test this weekend. The weather forecast is for all sunshine right through to next week.

West Beach Patios Now Open

Charlie Don't Surf

Uli's

Le Sasquatch

 

EAST BEACH PATIOS

Zappoteca

 

ROAD CLOSURE DETOUR MAP

The green arrows on Marine Drive indicate all traffic along the waterfront will travel in an eastern direction. The red arrows indicate alternate routes for westbound traffic detouring off of Marine Drive.

Victoria avenue bicycle route

Columbia Avenue for vehicle traffic

NOTE: TRAFFIC ON COLUMBIA AND VICTORIA HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO 30 KMH

 

The City of White Rock is developing a Citywide Parking Strategy to improve parking management across the city. As part of the public consultation, we are asking residents complete this survey to help us to understand the issues, possibilities, and priorities you believe are important for parking in White Rock.

Your input will help direct the City toward parking management priorities that will form the basis of the Citywide Parking Strategy for White Rock.

(take the survey)

 

June 15, 2021

Snowbirds Cancelled

The scheduled July 18 appearance of the Canadian precision flying team THE SNOWBIRDS over White Rock has been cancelled.

Due to the current pandemic and the fear of large crowds the visit has been decided this year's performances should be cancelled. Organizers are hopeful an appearance will happen next year summer of 2022.

 

White Rock West Beach Access Confirmed

WHITE ROCK UPDATE: Bay Street Boat Ramp - The Bay Street Boat Ramp on the West Side of White Rock is scheduled to be finished this August 2021. The design will run from west to east with a gentle slope that will be wide enough for paddle board launches as well as meeting the standards for those with mobility issues.

 

 

BIG FOOD BUCKET LIST host John Tucci visits the AFGHAN RESTAURANT that’s attracting customers from all over the Lower Mainland, and it is right here in our backyard.

HAASIB SARWART and his mother ZORA cook up a storm in their Grandview Restaurant.

Haven't eaten there yet? Watch the episode and you will be dialing for a reservation.

(watch the episode here)

 

June 14, 2021

Simply The Best

South Surrey and White Rock residents responded in kind to COLDWELL BANKER Realty's request to participate in a giant "Diaper Drop" in their parking lot Saturday.

By the end of the day a mountain of diapers were delivered and donations were adding up. The cause will aid the great work SOURCES does in our community.

BRAVO to everyone involved.

 

Surrey to reopen locked Crescent Rock Beach staircases 


On April 8, 2020, the City of Surrey closed the three staircases, Christopherson Steps, 1001 Steps and 13 Ave. Lookout (Olympic Trail) that access the nude-friendly shores of Crescent Rock Beach.  This measure was taken at that time to minimize the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission on the narrow bluff staircases. 

With the Coldicutt Trail in White Rock being damaged by landslides in Jan. 2020 and now closed permanently, this meant that the only access to the 6.5 km. of clothing-optional beach was by walking along the shoreline from either White Rock or Crescent Beach, or coming in by watercraft for the past 14 months.

SUN has been in frequent contact and dialogue with the City of Surrey Parks Dept. about their reopening plans.  On Friday afternoon we received the good news from Neil Aven, Manager of Parks, that all three of these locked staircases would be open to the public again starting on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (see email below).

Please note that these staircases are only open from dawn to dusk and will be locked by Securiguard contractors at approximately 9:30 p.m. this time of year.  SUN welcomes back naturists, nudists and those with swimsuits for sun bathing and skinny-dipping, asking everyone to not trespass on the BNSF Railway tracks.


Looking for a past story in THE SUN please click this link for past news stories

 

 

 

Video of the Day 


If they could read German, they would have known not to crawl on to a water bed with sharp items in your packet!

 

Chesney's Chestnut

I once hired a limo but when it arrived, the guy driving it walked off!


I said "Excuse me? Are you not going to drive me?"


The guy told me that the price didn't include a driver…


… so I'd spent $400.00 on a limo and have nothing to chauffeur it!

 

Thought for the Day

 

 

 

Going To The Beach Today?

Tide Table for White Rock/Crescent Beach

(read on)

 

 

UPDATE: Friday June 18, 2021

COVID-19 IN B.C. AT A GLANCE

• New cases in the last 24 hours: 109

• Number active cases: 1,389 (146,902 total confirmed)

• Deaths in the last 24 hours: One (1,740 total)

• Total vaccinations: 4,296,151 (823,371 second doses)

• Hospitalized cases: 128

• Intensive care: 48

• Recovered: 143,748

(Click here to view the British Columbia COVID Dashboard)

 

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

email - editor@whiterocksun.com

Surrey / Canada Day Party

Surrey Canada Day will take place on July 1, with the Family Show from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Evening Show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Surrey Canada Day is committed to sharing music, education, entertainment, and the cultural practices of many Indigenous and multicultural artists. The City invites residents to come together to experience diverse cultural expression, as well as the best of Canada and its hope for the future. 

It is with great respect, humility, and enthusiasm to announce the Surrey Canada Day 2021 lineup featuring Buffy Sainte-Marie, Walk Off the Earth, Jim Cuddy, Bedouin Soundclash, William Prince, JoJo Mason, Celeigh Cardinal and many more. 

“Join us for Virtual Surrey Canada Day to experience entertainment, education and cultural sharing,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “The City of Surrey is proud to present international icon Buffy Sainte- Marie, and nationally recognized Canadian stars Walk Off the Earth and Jim Cuddy to our virtual stage. I invite you to tune into our livestream to celebrate incredible Canadian talent and our great country.” 

Additionally, residents of Surrey and across the Lower Mainland are invited to participate in the virtual celebrations by sending in a photo or short video sharing a “Happy Canada Day” message. Each submission will be entered to win a $200 gift card for participating Surrey Store to Door businesses and have a chance to be featured in the broadcast. Those submitting content can do so by posting on Facebook or Instagram using the campaign hashtags #SurreyCanadaDay or by emailing specialevents@surrey.ca

We acknowledge we are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) land-based nations. 

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. 

For more information, visit surrey.ca/canadaday   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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