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April 12, 2021

“Today, we are reporting on three periods. From April 9 to 10, we had 1,283 new cases. From April 10 to 11, we had 1,036 new cases and in the last 24-hours, we had a further 970 new cases.

“This results in a total of 3,289 new cases, for a total of 112,829 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 9,937 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 15,985 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 101,216 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Of the active cases, 368 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 121 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Since we last reported, we have had 741 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,957 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 167 in the Island Health region, 299 in the Interior Health region, 125 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“There have been 18 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,513 deaths in British Columbia.

“In B.C., 1,112,101 of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 87,744 of which are second doses.

“People 65 and older, Indigenous peoples 18 and over, and individuals who have received their ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ letter are now eligible to receive their vaccine. People 40 and older can also register for the age-based program at:

Dr. Bonnie Henry / Provincial Health Office

People aged 55+ invited to register for COVID-19 vaccine

A new vaccine registration schedule will provide certainty for more than 1.3 million British Columbians aged 40 and older, as B.C.’s Get Vaccinated program moves forward.

A new schedule for age cohorts to register ensures people know when it is their turn:

  • Monday, April 12 – registration opens for people aged 55 and up
  • Wednesday, April 14 – registration opens for people aged 50 and up
  • Friday, April 16 – registration opens for people aged 45 and up
  • Monday, April 19 – registration opens for people aged 40 and up

The fastest and most effective way to register is online at:

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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Meridian Meats 

Meridian Meats is celebrating 30 years of business by giving back to their community where 30% of all proceeds go back to local organizations. 

How does it work? 

The White Rock Elks receives 30% of all gift cards sold for Meridian Meats. This will take place 2 times a year. The gift card you receive does not expire and can be used at any Meridian Meats location. 

Please select which gift card amount you would like below. You will then be directed to Square where you will pay in advance for the gift card. Please pay by APRIL 31ST so you may receive your gift card in MAY. 




April 11, 2021

White Rock Council Rewind

- Council revisited the proposal for pickleball courts in White Rock. Upon reflection of all the facts council this time unanimously voted to reconsider installing pickleball courts in McCaud Park.

- Council made the final changes in the budget in order to adopt a Financial Plan for 2021 to 2025. The final vote to approve the budget will be in 2 weeks. The proposed budget will see a 3.38% increase in the operating budget for the coming year. Translated into real numbers the increase will mean roughly an additional $100 for residential taxes and roughly $200 for commercial properties.


Puppies stolen during break and enter


Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance to further an investigation into a break and enter where three puppies were stolen, in South Surrey.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on April 10, 2021, Surrey RCMP responded to a break and enter in the 17400-block of 8 Avenue. Officers believe the offence occurred the same day sometime between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. while the home was unoccupied. Upon returning home, the residents found their three Lilac American Bulldog puppies had been stolen.  

This investigation is still ongoing and officers are now looking for any witnesses or anyone with information about this break and enter to come forward. 


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or



Stayte Your Case

The City of Surrey is scheduled to collect turning-movement and pedestrian data from the crosswalk of 13 Avenue and 160 Street (Roper Avenue and Stayte Road) in White Rock. 

The crew will be using a Miovision Scout collection system to collect low-resolution video, which will then be processed through artificial intelligence to get the turning-movement count data. The Miovision Scout is typically installed by being strapped to a streetlight or traffic light.  At this location, however, there are no City of Surrey streetlights available. Therefore, the City of Surrey has requested to strap the Miovision Scout onto a City of White Rock’s streetlight poles.  

The device will be installed for approximately 48 hours starting Wednesday, April 14, 2021 and being removed on Friday, April 16, 2021. The device has stickers on it that identify that it belongs to the City of Surrey.


April 10, 2021

The Meeting

Rather mysteriously yesterday work began on the installation of a new public art piece at the recently completed Miramar village plaza. The art piece has traveled the world before it found its way to our CITY BY THE SEA.

The Meeting
Artist: Wang Shugang (b. 1960, China)
Medium: Eight painted bronze figures
Dimensions (H x W): 92 x 75 cm (36 x 30 in) each
Weight: 100 kg (220 lbs) each
Former Location: Rey Sargent Park (Lonsdale & 21st St. West) in the city of North Vancouver

The Meeting was originally exhibited at the 2007 G8 summit meeting in Heiligendamm, Germany. It is not without irony that the red figures are placed in a circle, static and crouching with cupped hands, open to various interpretations, from one of thoughtful contemplation to one of latent energy ready to leap up. Wang Shugang’s installation for the Vancouver Biennale, The Meeting, is painted a shade of red that is known as Chinese Red, the colour associated with the Chinese government and communism. This hue ranges from a vivid red to a red-orange made from vermilion, sometimes referred to as cinnabar.

According to the artist, ” . . .  the colour red has multiple cultural meanings in China, historically representing happiness but during the Cultural Revolution it symbolized terror. Today red is the colour of the faded lettering praising Mao on the ceilings of the factories, coats of the Buddhist monks and the colour of wedding decorations.”

Wang Shugang made his North American public art debut as part of the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale exhibition. For the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale, The Meeting was relocated to Rey Sargent Park in the city of North Vancouver.

In 2017, The Meeting was loaned to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-Air Museum, a project for the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 and the 150th anniversary of Canada. La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-Air Museum was designed and organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the McCord Museum and with the support of Concordia and McGill universities. The large public art exhibition was installed along one kilometre of Sherbrooke Street and showcased 67 works conveying a message of peace, in the image of universal values of humanism, tolerance, and openness that inspired the creation of Expo 67.

In 2020, the Vancouver Biennale loaned The Meeting to the Arts on the Avenue Edmonton Society, a registered non-profit charitable organization in Edmonton, Alberta, which is engaged in developing 118th Avenue (75 through 106 streets) into a community arts district via public art installations, arts celebrations, and signature art festivals.

The Meeting returned to the West Coast in 2021 to take up permanent residency at Miramar Village, a Bosa Properties development in the city of White Rock, British Columbia.


Virtual Seedy Today - Stewart Farm House

Gardeners across the Lower Mainland circle the date on their calendars a year in advance for the STEWART FARM HOUSE Seedy Saturday event, this Saturday.

This is your chance to purchase heirloom organic seeds

Purchase Heirloom Seeds 
Each year we harvest the organic, heirloom, flower and vegetable seeds from our garden for you to re-plant in your own garden. Complete the form below, checking off which seeds you wish to purchase. A staff person will call you to accept payment and arrange a date and time for you to safely pick-up your seeds. Seed are available while quantities last. Purchase at
Price including tax: 
-1 package - $2.25 
-3 packages - $5.50

Online Event
Price: Free
Public Anyone on or off Facebook

Our popular annual gardening event is going online this year with the same green thumb offerings as usual.


Getting A Jump On It

With the recent announcement by the City of White Rock that street designation to the alley north of Marine Drive, would finally be officially recognized as COSMIC ALLEY, a few residents are already joining the movement.

April 09, 2021

Covid Camping

With a sunny weekend in the forecast, the RCMP will be doing double duty monitoring the Canadians entering into the American portion of Peace Arch Park. Daily hundreds of Canadian and Americans meet up in the park for "a visit."

As you can see by the tents throughout the park off of 0 avenue, many desire privacy for their visit.

Residents of the Summerfield are of South Surrey (new subdivision built up around Peace Portal golf course) will continue to shake their heads as Canadians simply walk through the ditch from Canada to gain access to the park.


Something's Brewing In Miramar Village

Work has begun in earnest on the new location for3 DOGS BREWING to be located in the newly expanded Miramar Village.

Upon completion of the new facility the current location of 3 DOGS on Johnston will close.

The license from the Johnston road location will be transferred to the new location which will be fully equipped with their brewing vats and machinery. Expect an early summer opening.


Hometown Hero


Six days a week MOTI BALI mans the Rotary Free Lunch House located in the parking lot net to the White Rock Playhouse. I have had the pleasure for the past year of volounteering to help MOTI one day a week.

I have marveled how he knows virtually every one of the roughly three dozen visitors to the snack shack daily. He has a special little greeting,perhaps a question about how they are doing and an offer of friendship and a smile to one and all.

One day I asked MOTI "How long have you been a member of ROTARY?" He quickly replied "OH I am not a member of Rotary. I have also seen him order lunches and pay for them out of his pocket if we run out of food before everyone receives their lunch. MOTI you are my hero.

(read the wonderful article the Peace Arch News did this week on MOTI)

David Chesney


April 06, 2021

Patio Patrol

My young son and I walked from West beach to East beach yesterday and checked out every restaurant and whether they had a patio that was open during this recent COVID closure, had an all-weather patio (could sit out there in the rain), and whether they had heaters or not.

In case you're wanting to know who has what, here is our list.

GB Robins



TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

"A Fun Game Celebrating B.C's City of Parks"

Hold the jokes until you read DON PITCAIRN'S article.

(click here)





Video of the Day

Prepare to be amazed as you fly like an eagle above Dubai in this world record flight of Darshan the Eagle.

Darshan was released from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Kalifa, which dwarfs the other tall buildings in Dubai.

While it’s cool to see what the Eagle sees because of the camera that was attached to Darshan what will blow your mind is when you see it return to its handler. 


Chesney's Chestnuts

A photon walks into a hotel and the clerk asks if he needs help with luggage.

"No thanks," says the photon. "I'm traveling light."

Flat Earthers have nothing to fear but sphere itself.


Thought For The Day



Live Eagle Web cam

HANCOCK WILDLIFE ORG has once again turned the live streaming eagle web cams on across the Lower Mainland.

The camera/eagle's nest above is located in South Surrey

Surrey Reserve Nest Information

There have been eagles in this territory for at least 20 years – but these cams show a new nest set up in the fall of 2018 to replace one that blew down. Happily for us, the eagles named Sur (M) and Res (F) for Surrey Reserve accepted the nest, and successfully raised two chicks in 2019 and two more in 2020.

Updates 2021

Dad Sur put in an appearance at the nest on September 26, and Mom Res arrived back on October 2nd.

The eagles have been busy and we have eggs! Res laid her first egg of the year at 4:02 pm on February 24 (3 days earlier than last year) and laid the second at 6:20 pm on February 27. We usually start watching for signs of a hatch in 35 days (though most eggs take a few days longer than that), so we’ll be on hatch watch beginning March 31st.

David Hancock


Tomorrow In THE SUN


Don’t Eat breakfast? 

Eve Lees





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