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Monday September 26, 2022

How High's The Water Mama?

Sunday afternoon Surrey Fire & Rescue and the Surrey RCMP responded to a call two fishermen and their dog were trapped in the sand in the tidal floodplain of the Nickomekl river near the Stewart Farm House off of Crescent Road in South Surrey.,

Firemen laid down pieces of plywood which allowed them to reach the trapped individuals and dog.

All's well that ends well. The rescue was successful.

Story and pictures submitted by RA MCGUIRE

 

Could This Be Possible In White Rock?

Over the past 2 years the city of White Rock has seen an unusual turnover in staff. The two main reasons for leaving have been better money in a neighbouring community. The ability to work closer to home.

Currently no senior staff member lives in White Rock.

The City of Merritt, B.C., is getting creative as it seeks to recruit and retain staff amid the province’s labour shortage, approving a scheme Tuesday that will shift city workers to a four-day schedule.

Under the plan, staff will still make the same salary and work the same number of hours in a week, with longer hours each of the four days.

City Hall will be closed on Mondays, but have hours extended to 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday to Friday.

“It would also mean the staff here get a three-day weekend every single week,” Greg Lowis, Merritt’s director of corporates services, told Global News.

“That’s a chance to differentiate ourselves to make sure we have people who feel valued, that they have the chance to enjoy the life in Merritt.”

Like most other sectors, Merritt is struggling with a staffing crunch, one Lowis said has been made worse by the floods that devastated the city last November.

As a small community without a large tax base, Lowis said Merritt simply can’t compete on wages with Kelowna or Kamloops, meaning they’ve had to look at other ideas.

 

All Sunshine

Thanks to this wonderful run of summer like weather, the White Rock waterfront has not missed a beat since the start of Fall last week.

Bumper to bumper traffic crawled from one end of town to the other Saturady and Sunday. The patios were packed, and young people flooded to the pier to get in a few last pier dives.

The good weather continues all week with highs in the mid-20's.

Sunday September 25, 2022

Cheers!

The price tag of $40+ dollars for a couple of beers was no deterrent for hundreds who turned out for the Craft Beer Festival on the White Rock waterfront yesterday afternoon.

Recession? What recession?

Must be 19 years of age or over to attend.   

Event will be held rain or shine. 

All sales are final; no refunds, no exchanges. Participating breweries are subject to change without notice. Please Drink Responsibly.

Get ready for our most anticipated White Rock event- the 2nd annual White Rock Craft Beer Festival 2022, Presented by Leah Chandler Real Estate (event is for adults only- must be 19+ to attend)!

Enjoy the beautiful ocean view while sampling the region’s best brews. 

$43.45 gets you admission, a glass, and three tokens (worth a 4 oz taster pour each). Additional tokens are $2 a piece, available onsite.

 

Look What Is Turning Up On Our Beaches in White Rock & Crescent Beach

Phacellophora camtschatica, commonly known as the fried egg jellyfish or egg-yolk jellyfish, is a very large jellyfish in the family Phacellophoridae.

This species can be easily identified by the yellow coloration in the center of its body which closely resembles an egg yolk, hence how it got its common name.

 

The King Gets HIgh in White Rock

Does anyone know the story or reason there are some pics mounted high on the corner of Maple and Columbia of “The King”?! I’ve walked by them so many times and I always think of my dad as he loves him so much and makes me smile. Curious?


Saturday September 24, 2022

At Long Last - Tap & Barrel

For months now commuters traveling on 152nd street (Johnston Road) have been keeping an eye for a NOW OPEN sign to be up in the window of the TAP & BARREL restaurant just north of HWY 99.

Well the wait is over. The newest addition to the dine out landscape of South Surrey will open Tuesday @ noon. The TAP & BARREL has a number of locations dotted around Vancouver, and are now moving east with our new location in South Surrey as well as a new venture in the Brentwood section of Burnaby. Brentwood.

If you have been really waiting for the grand opening you can book a table for Tuesday to make a reservation. (click here)

Thursday September 22, 2022

Everyone Back In The Pool

The first indoor pool in Surrey located in South Surrey closed at the start of the COVID pandemic. The city of Surrey approached the city of White Rock to see if there was any interest in White Rock buying the pool. The offer was declined given the high price tag to assume the operation of the pool.

The city of Surrey in response to local residents decided the pool would reopen. Which it di this week.

 

Constable Emma Dyer 

Join us on Tuesday September 27th, 2022 at 10:20 a.m. to cheer on White Rock RCMP's very own Constable Emma Dyer and the Cops for Cancer - Tour de Valley team as they come to City of White Rock. We will have refreshments at White Rock RCMP 15299 Pacific Ave for their meet and greet! 

They will also be visiting Ecole Peace Arch Elementary and St. John Paul II Academy

 

Tuesday September 20, 2022

Am I Blue?

Yesterday was the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In honour of Her Majesty's passing, the White Rock Pier was lit royal blue.

 

Saturday September 17, 2022

Semiahmoo Artist Designs Local Hockey Jersey

Semiahmoo first nations artist ROXANNE CHARLES has worked closely with the Semiahmoo Ravens Hockey team to create a commemorative hockey jersey. 

Roxanne Charles

The Jerseys will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the Indian Residential School Survivor Society. Advance bidding on the jerseys opened Sept. 16, and can be done online at https://tinyurl.com/2svfrdjn. More jerseys will be added to the bid list as players are added to team rosters. 

(click here to read past local news stories)

 

 

 Vote Saturday October 15

Final List of White Rock Candidates

NOTE: 

Advance voting opportunities October 5, 6 and 11 between 8 am and 8 pm at the White Rock Community Centre.

The opportunity to put your name forth for a position on White Rock council for the October 15, 2022 civic election is over. Listed below are the 4 candidates for Mayor and the sixteen that will vie for the 6 positions of councillors.

Candidates for Mayor - One (1) to be elected:

Candidates for Councillor - Six (6) to be elected:

(click here to read the bios of the candidates)

 

Ernie Klassen

Save the Date!

With only ONE public forum planned for this upcoming White Rock election, I wanted an extra opportunity to talk to YOU about what matters most to you about improving our beautiful city.

Come out and join me!

September 28, 2022 | White Rock Beach Beer

October 5, 2022 | Grounds & Greens

October 12, 2022 | Galaxie Craft Brewhouse

19+ ONLY for events @ White Rock Beach Beer & Galaxie Craft Brewhouse. Please bring 2 pieces of Government Issued ID to attend.

 

City of Surrey Candidates 

Candidates for Office of Mayor

Candidate Profiles

Candidates for 8 city councillors position

(click here for the full list of the 56 candidates)

 

Surrey - Three Scheduled All Candidate meetings

Three all-candidates meetings finalized for Cloverdale

KPU’s Cloverdale campus 5500 180th Street in Cloverdale.

Note-Each meeting is only one hour long and you must preregister with Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce

(click here)

October 4- School Trustees

October 06 - City Council candidates

October 13 - Mayoral candidates

(click here to read past local news stories)

 

 

 

Sunday Funnies

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Recipe of the Week

If you can find a more decadent mac n cheese recipe, please send it on over. IN the meantime......

(click here for recipe)

 

Chesney's Chestnut

Being politician is like running a cemetery:
You’ve got a lot of people under you, and nobody’s listening.

 

Video of the Day

 

A childrens choir brings the music of CELINE DION alive.

 

Thought for the Day

 

 

 

 

Friday / September 30 marks two very important days that honour the survivors and descendants of residential schools in Canada.

The National Day for Truth Reconciliation is a federal statutory holiday devoted to remembering the children who attended residential school, many of whom did not return home, as well as recognizing the ongoing legacy of residential school on their family and friends. Orange Shirt Day, which champions that “Every Child Matters,” invites discussion on the intergenerational impacts of residential school. It emerged from the St. Joseph Mission Residential Commemoration Project and Reunion events in which participants were called to continue to honour the children of residential school as a vital component of reconciliation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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