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Meet The Merchants

" Baby You Can Drive My Car "


We have all had one of those "aha" moments when we see a "good idea" and we say "Now why didn't I think of that?"

A South Surrey based entrepreneur and his partners have put put together a unique car service without an "aha" moment.

Just in time for the holiday season how would you like to have a personal chauffeur for your holiday expeditions? Pick up another couple on the way to the same event, split the cost and you won't believe the savings.

KATER through a special offer with The White Rock Sun is offering a special deal for our readers.

(click here for details)




Local News

December 07, 2016


Tell The White Rock RCMP To "Stuff It!"

Corporal Michelle THIESSEN.r.

The White Rock RCMP are asking for unwrapped toys (age young child - 17 years old).

If you weren't able to make it by Sunday's to "Stuff The Cruiser" you still have a chance to support the White Rock RCMP detachment Christmas toy drive, you can drop off an unwrapped present behind the RCMP station behind City Hall.

This morning (Wednesday) 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

15299 Pacific Avenue. The detachment will be handing out free coffee in appreciation of your generosity.


White Rock Water Update - Tonight

The City will be hosting a Water Quality Open House at the White Rock Community Centre to provide information and clarification on water in White Rock.

Date: Wednesday December 7, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue, (Hall A, B & C)
Learn more about water in White Rock at

White Rock partnered with RES'EAU-WaterNET, which is Canada's first and only non-profit research organization devoted exclusively to developing innovative, sustainable and affordable technologies for providing clean drinking water to small, rural and First Nations communities. This partnership will help ensure the City implements the right technology to reach its water quality goals.

Mayor Wayne Baldwin recently toured the facility located at the Merklin reservoir site.

(click here to watch the video)


Forty insurance claims due to ice falling from bridges

ICBC says 30 people have filed claims to report damage from falling ice on the Alex Fraser Bridge. Additionally, 10 people have reported damage from falling ice on the Port Mann. The insurance agency says it will review these claims, with most damage reported to be to windshields.

The Ministry of Transportation says it will increase the frequency of 'snow collars' removing ice and slush from cables on the Port Mann Bridge. Crews will also de-ice the crossbeams of the Alex Fraser Bridge. The provincial government also says it will cover the insurance deductibles for the 40 drivers whose cars were damaged yesterday.


White Rock Cold Weather Shelter Open

White Rock's First United Church has stepped forward again this year to provide a much needed cold weather shelter.

If you know of or see anyone in the community that you think may not be able to get in out of the cold please direct them to The First United Church located at 15385 Semiahmoo Ave

(West of City Hall and the White Rock library)

Hours of operation are 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. until further notice.


Chinese New Year Celebration - January @ The Bell Centre

Cici Liang, Executive President, White Rock Chinese Association & Peace Arch Hospital Foundation's Jim Bindon

A gala celebration, highlighting international and local entertainers, will welcome the Chinese Lunar Year of the Rooster at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

The evening will kick off with community activities, an arts exhibition, snacks and refreshments. The two-hour gala performance features almost 80 professional musicians, singers and dancers from China and here at home.

The event, presented by the White Rock Chinese Association, will also include fundraising opportunities for the Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation.

Landmark Premier Properties is the proud presenting sponsor of “Spring China at White Rock”.

“One of the things that makes White Rock such a wonderful place to call home is the strong cultural connection among neighbours,” explains Landmark spokesperson, Norman Stowe. “Landmark is also proud to support this community event as a way to continue raising funds for Peace Arch Hospital.”

Tickets for “Spring China at White Rock” will soon be available on the Bell Performing Arts Centre website.


Can We Be Gentle with Density?

Many housing experts say yes. Here are at least four ways.

One of our favourite reads is THE TYEE. This week a very interesting concept some other cities are looking at as opposed to high-rises. New Westminster is leading the way locally.

(click here)


December 06, 2016

Elegant In The Room

White Rock council last evening approved THE ELEGANT development on Oxford street @ Thrift Avenue. The development will be a phased development with one tower to be built initially and the second tower to be completed within 10 years.

Councillors SINCLAIR/KNIGHT/LAWRENCE & MEYER along with MAYOR BALDWIN voted in favour of the project. Councillors CHESNEY & FATHERS voted in opposition.

The other development by FORGE PROPERTIES on Thrift Avenue did not receive a seconder for the motion to proceed. Thus the project was denied.

The Forge

All members of council (with the exception of Councillor Lawrence) explained why they were or were not supporting the approval of The Elegant development.

Watch last night's council meeting (click here)


December 04, 2016

Body Discovered On White Rock Beach

file photo

The coroners removed a body from the beach amongst the driftwood logs between the pier and the white rock just after noon today. There were several RCMP members there as well as two Coast Guard search and rescue vessels. The remains were located high of the tide line .

The man’s body has not yet been identified by RCMP, but officials told Global the death doesn’t appear suspicious.

The RCMP also said the body has been in the water for some time.

NEWSTIP by Gerry Berg

Johnston Road Concept Options Open House

Three concept designs have been prepared for the revitalization of Johnston Road, from North Bluff Road to Roper Avenue. The designs are based on the feedback provided through the public workshop, community survey, and business consultation which took place earlier in 2016.

You are invited to provide input on the three options at an open house:

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: White Rock Community Centre, (Hall A & B)

Learn more at




Night Owl

Here is an idea for your Christmas party if you work in a small office with say 8-10 staff.

Next Friday (16) Blue Frog Studios proudly present "The Mud Bay Blues Band Christmas Dance."

If that is not your style, this weekend iconic folk singer VALDY is on stage with a full evening of holiday stories and Christmas songs.

(click here for tickets and the rest of this week's entertainment listings)


GORD DOWNIE " The Man Who Walks Among The Stars "

A must see video.

Gord Downie, lead singer of the Tragically Hip and an advocate for First Nations people, was honoured at the Assembly of First Nations gathering Tuesday for his work highlighting the impact of residential schools.

Downie's most recent project, Secret Path, tells the story of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack, who died in 1966 trying to escape from a residential school near Kenora, Ont. An excerpt of the documentary film was played for the chiefs assembled in Gatineau, Que.

National Chief Perry Bellegarde presented the visibly emotional Downie with an eagle feather — a gift from the creator above — and he was given an Indigenous spirit name, which can be roughly translated as "Man who walks among the stars."

(click here to watch the touching ceremony)



TNT The Naked Truth

Thankful To Be Alive

Carolynne Drane

South Surrey resident CAROLYNEE DRANE is lucky and ever so thankful to be alive.

What she hopes people learn from her ordeal is to be prepared for the unexpected when driving, especially in mountainous terrain or during bad weather.

This week's TNT reads like a thriller. It will have you on the edge of your seat.

(click here)


Coming Events

This Afternoon

(click here for more upcoming community events)



Joke Of The Day

Short Snow Jokes

Q: What do you get from sitting on the snow too long?

A: Polaroids!

Q: What's an ig? A: A snow house without a loo!

Q: Why did Frosty the snowman want a divorce? A: Because he thought his wife was a flake


Video Of The Day


Thought For The Day



Tomorrow In THE SUN


............the latest study says - we are sadly misinformed!




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