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Live Eagle Cam

The eagle cam is back. This week a pair of baby eaglets arrived in the Hancock Wildlife eagle nest in South Surrey.

Take a peak at this beautiful window on the world.




Weekend Update

It is tulip time in the Valley and south of us. Load up the car and take an Easter Day Trip

(click here for details)

It was Vancouver last weekend, tomorrow in Surrey a half a million will take part in one of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations outside of India.





Local News

April 19, 2019

Freaky Moon

Have you been able to keep up on all the special moons we have been seeing lately? The most recent "supermoon" occurred last month.

This Friday if the skies are clear over the Lower Mainland we will be able to witness a dazzling lunar display in the Spring night sky.

The Pink Moon got its name from, “heralding the appearance of the “moss pink,” or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers.” They note that Native peoples would give distinctive names to each reoccurring full moon to mark the change of seasons.

The April full moon also goes by other names including the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Full Fish Moon.


August 18, 2019

Plan ahead for a safe and joyous Vaisakhi Day Parade 

The Surrey RCMP is looking forward to participating in the 2019 Surrey Vaisakhi Day Parade which takes place this Saturday, April 20th in Newton. This annual parade is one of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations in the world outside of India. As in previous years, more than half a million people are expected to gather in our city for a peaceful and joyous celebration.

With the large crowds it can be easy for people to become separated from their group. During previous Vaisakhi celebrations, our officers have responded to dozens of incidents of missing children or elderly persons and administered first aid to people who became dehydrated or overwhelmed in the crowds.

This year we are passing along some tips for participants to keep the parade safe and enjoyable:

  • Have a plan in place with your family prior to the event to reduce your risk of separation.
  • Familiarize your family members with their surroundings and have a pre-planned meeting place.
  • Equip your family members with some form of identification and your contact information.
  • Make sure everyone in your party is aware of the location of the Surrey RCMP Missing Person’s tent and the location of emergency personnel.
  • Keep your children within eyesight at all times. Take a photo of your child or elderly adult on your phone when you leave the house or arrive at the parade so that police have an accurate description of them in the event they do go missing.
  • Remember to dress for the weather and stay hydrated.

Friday, April 19, 2019 and Saturday, April 20, 2019 

A temporary road closure will be in place to facilitate Surrey's Vaisakhi Parade.

Friday, April 19, 2019 from 12pm to 11pm
Temporary road closures will be implemented to manage traffic attending the temple on the following roads:

  • 129 Street between 87 Avenue and 88 Avenue;
  • 130 Street between 86 Avenue and 88 Avenue;
  • 87 Avenue between 128 Street and 130 Street; and
  • 85 Avenue east of 128 Street.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 6am to 8pm (or when the City deems the route safe to be re-opened)
Temporary road closures to facilitate the parade on the following roads:

  • 128 Street between 88 Avenue and 76 Avenue;
  • 75 Avenue/76 Avenue between 124 Street and 128 Street;
  • 124 Street between 75 Avenue and 82 Avenue; and
  • 82 Avenue between 124 Street and 128 Street.

Detour map


Max Headroom

TRANSLINK put a ghost bus into service this past week in advance of the Semiahmoo Peninsula being served on the 351 route with double decker buses. TRANSLIN K is well aware the buses can do the route from Richmond/Bridgeport thru the tunnel and all the way to Crescent Beach because last year there was a trial run of two weeks of the double decker buses out this way.

There does not seem to be a concrete date for the start of the double decker bus service on the 351 route. Some say September while others now claim it will not be in service until January 2020. The expanded service will be very much appreciated whenever it does go into service.


August 17, 2019

Open For Business

Christy Fox photos

It has been a long time coming but MEMORIAL Park on the waterfront is now open. Just in time for the Easter Weekend crowds. The washrooms will be open by month's end

It didn't take long for four visitors to Memorial Park to engage in the tried and true dangerous action of standing on the train tracks for photographs. IN hindsight perhaps we should have built a spur rail line next to the tracks that no trains use for photo opportunities.


Time Is On Our Side

City work crews also took advantage of yesterday's beautiful weather tore- install our beautiful clock.


That's A Wrap

Grateful wrap up meal, evaluation and debrief with volunteer colleagues with the Extreme Weather Shelter of Semiahmoo -

White Rock/South Surrey. Not all of 55 crew could attend. Sadly open 90 nights this winter; cumulative guests 1,639 ; Average per night 18 ; March average 25 guests; up from 919 last year = (78.5% increase!). Peninsula Homeless To Housing (PH2H) Task Force is working towards solutions with all layers of government and business, health institutions and community networks. 

Pattie Petrala


Closed For Easter

White Rock City Hall and Engineering and Operations will be closed on April 19, 2019 for Good Friday and April 22, 2019 for Easter Monday. For recreation facilities, click here:

Waste Collection - Regularly scheduled Friday, April 19 curbside garbage & recycling will be collected the day BEFORE on Thursday, April 18. There are no other changes in the curbside collection schedule.


April 16, 2019

It's A Banner Year in Surrey

The 6 town centres throughout Surrey will soon be decorated with colourful street banners. One would have to imagine they will be useful for people who do not know where they are?


Surrey RCMP investigating Port Kells collision between vehicle and train

Surrey RCMP is advising the public of a collision which occurred between a vehicle and a train at a marked train crossing at 179 Street near the Golden Ears Connector in the Port Kells area.

The collision was reported to police at approximately 10:00 am, on April 15, 2019. The early indications are that the vehicle was attempting to cross the tracks when it was struck by a freight train. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team is on scene and will be taking conduct of this investigation.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area of this collision for the next few hours as police investigate and work to clear the scene of the collision.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may have dash-cam video is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or


April 15, 2019

Not A Record To Be Proud Of

The White Rock Petro Canada service station located @ Thrift Avenue and Johnston Road was featured on the news all weekend long, for the wrong reason.

The local gas station started Friday by setting a record for the highest priced gas in North America with gas priced @ 169.9 a litre. By Sunday the station had jacked it's price another penny to crack the 170. a litre price range.


A quick thinking service station operator in Blaine yesterday put up a readograph sign that said - Gas $105.0 a litre (Canadian).

See you in line.




Night Owl

Sweet soul music is coming to the Semiahmoo Peninsula.

(click here for this week's entertainment news)

Great rockin' party band TOKEN RHYME on stage @ Westbeach Bar and Grill - Tonight


Yell It Like It Is

Climb up into my big rig and let's take a trip down the Highway To Hell!

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History Lesson

Pier restoration 1977

This photo was taken in 1977 by the City of White Rock Parks and Recreation Department to show the progress of the reconstruction of the pier (history does repeat itself).

The foot of the pier has been subject to many changes over the years. In the early 1980s, new bathrooms (now being replaced by newer bathrooms) and a lookout plaza replaced the grassy area to the right.

The asphalt approach to the pier was replaced with concrete and stone stairs in 1994. The large brick Federal Building in the background was the home of the White Rock Post Office from 1951 – 1979.

The pier was originally completed in 1914. In 2014 the city celebrated with a "Party on the Pier."

A contract has now been approved for a company to repair the gaping hole in the pier. Completion is expected by the end of August.


TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

Last week just west of White Rock another portion of the hillside by the rail tracks came crashing down, closing the rail route.

Once again we dodged a bullet. Is our luck running out?

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Video of the Day

The First Nations Education Foundation (FNEF) has released a new 5-minute online video that chronicles recent preparation work being done by the carving team in Port Alberni on the 800-year-old cedar log selected for the FNEF Language Revitalization Pole. This new video, entitled “Victory Song,” is the second in a series of videos being produced by filmmaker Dale Devost to document the carving of the pole. The new video, along with several other videos, can be accessed on the videos page of the FNEF website:


Chesney's Chestnuts

On a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon my buddy and I stood on the first tee of our Golf Club. He had just pulled out his driver when a young woman in a wedding dress came running up to him, crying.

She slaps him in the face, turns, and runs away.

My buddy turns to me and says calmly, "I don't know what her problem is. I distinctly told her only if it rained."


Thought for the Day


Community Calendar

KORKI is in the house

I’m “hopping” to see you ALL this Sat April 20 at everyone’s favourite Hillcrest Bakery & Deli-15231 Thrift Ave. W.R. from 2pm-3:30pm. Korki will be twisting Free Easter bunnies for the kiddies and tulips for the adults. Spent $10 anytime on Saturday to enter the draw for a custom Korki Balloon Centrepiece for your next special event valued at $40.00

(click here for more community events events


Tomorrow In The Sun

Recipe of the Week

Those beautiful big dungeness crabs in Semiahmoo Bay, well their days are numbered.




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