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Today - Clearing this afternoon. High 19. UV index 6 or high.

Tomorrow - Sunny. High 23 except 27 inland. Humidex 26.
Monday - Sunny. High 24 except 28 inland.
Tuesday - Sunny. High 24 except 28 inland.
Wednesday - Sunny. High 24 except 28 inland.
Thursday - Sunny. High 24.
Fri, 1 Jul Sunny. High 24.



Weekend Update

Tomorrow browse through the 90 vendors in Miramar Plaza. Music on The White Rock Sun stage today is by JANA SEALE.

(click here to see what else is on this weekend around The Semiahoo Peninsula)


Recipe of the Week

Slow cooker Chicken Marsala.

(click here)





June 25, 2016

You Need Councilling!

Are you happy with how yur tax dollars are being spent? White Rock's Annual Report is now public and Monday evening you will have the opportunity to tell your council how you feel about what they are doing with your money. You can read the report at the link below, and then come to City Hall @ 7 p.m. Monday evening

(Read Monday's Agenda)


Our council friends in Surrey gather Monday evening in Whalley at the beautiful new city hall.

(read Monday's agenda)


The Golden Mile Set To Glitter Again

White Rock Executive Director - DOUGLAS SMITH

During the gold rush in the 1800's prospectors and cowboys alike stopped off in New Westminster on their travels north. The area soon became a nightlife mecca with saloons and dance halls. The "Royal City" hopes to become the culture hug for the Lower Mainland.

DOUGLAS SMITH the White Rock BIA director had a history with New West before arriving to our "city by the sea " and is happy to be working on creating a music series called UPTOWN LIVE. SMITH is the creator of our CONCERTS BY THE PIER

(check out THE PROVINCE story - click here)


June 24, 2016

Sing Happy Birthday - Before Drinking?

The water at six Surrey schools has been tested for lead, and so far, all six have come back with unsafe readings.

All six of the schools are elementary schools: Crescent Park, Sullivan, Port Kells, Hall's Prairie, Prince Charles and Surrey Traditional.

However, Dr. Shovita Padhi, medical health officer with the Fraser Health Authority, says it's too early to tell how significant the results are for students' health.

She said schools should flush water systems once a day each morning and students should let water fountains run for the amount of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday before they drink.

She also says because of the Lower Mainland's soft, acidic water, lead in drinking water can be a problem in any building built before 1989.

All six of the schools are elementary schools: Crescent Park, Sullivan, Port Kells, Hall's Prairie, Prince Charles and Surrey Traditional.


Thank You Branch 8

The White Rock Legion #8 hosted a benefit for the victims of the recent 5 Corners arson Fire.

When the smoke cleared the branch and all the volounteers and sponsors have raised over $5,000.00.


June 23, 2016

Overdue South Surrey Traveler

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating an overdue traveler.

David Christopher FLOYD was last seen in December of 2015 near 146th Street and 17th Avenue in South Surrey. He was believed to be traveling from Surrey to the BC Interior, possibly Kelowna. He has not been heard from since.

FLOYD is described as a 56 year old Caucasian male, 6’1” tall, 221 lbs, with grey hair, a grey goatee, and blue eyes (please see attached photo). Police and family are concerned for his well-being as it is out of character for him to be out of touch for this long.

FLOYD may be driving a white 2014 Honda Crosstour bearing California plate: 7JBU255. He may also be driving a 1989 Chieftain Winnebago motorhome with an unknown license plate (please see attached photo).

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of FLOYD 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, quoting file number 2016-74323.


BC Superweek Heading For White Rock

In just two weeks, more than 200 professional cyclists from every corner of North America and around the world will converge on the Lower Mainland for BC Superweek, which begins with the $25,000 Tour de Delta.
Organizers of the Tour de Delta added another level of excitement to the Brenco Criterium this year with a new course and an elimination component. In an elimination race, following a set amount of opening laps, the last rider crossing the finish line every second lap will be pulled from the race until a set number of laps remain. At that time, the race continues as a regular criterium to the finish.

"We chose to do an elimination race format this year for the Brenco Criterium in Ladner because with the new course design, the length of one lap is less than 800 metres. Such a short course should mean faster speeds and a unique show for all spectators to enjoy,” explained Ernsting.

BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional cycling series and features more than $125,000 in prize money available during eight races over ten days. BC Superweek runs from July 8 - 17, and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 8, 9, 10), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 13), Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Development (July 14), PoCo Grand Prix p/b Dominion Lending Centres (July 15), and the Tour de White Rock  (July 16, 17). For more information, visit


June 22, 2016

Six months has now passed since the death of Daniel McAULEY. Many will remember, Mr. McAULEY was found deceased on 200th Street on December 20th of last year.

Police were called just prior to 2:30 a.m. to the 2900 block of 200 Street that morning. After months of investigation, interviews and evidence gathering – police now believe the vehicle involved was a 2007 – 2011 Toyota Camry based on vehicle parts left at the scene. The vehicle may have had front end damage.

The one distinct change from previous information provided is police now believe the suspect vehicle was RED in colour.

Mr. McAULEY’s family would like closure and the identification of the driver that night would go a long way to that objective.

Police ask that you view the photographs of the possible suspect vehicle and reflect on the time around Christmas to determine if you may have information that would assist with this investigation. Do you have a friend who lost use of his vehicle for a couple days prior to Christmas? Did you notice some front end damage on a red Toyota Camry parked in your neighbourhood? Were you driving in the area that night, and recall seeing such a vehicle, or perhaps you know someone who was visiting in the area that night that drove this type of vehicle?

If you have ANY information that might assist police with this investigation, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

June 21, 2016

Are They Goose Stepping?

For the past few months motorists traveling along North Bluff avenue in White Rock, in the vicinity of Surrey's WATER WISE ;;park, have on numerous occasion had their travels interrupted by a procession of geese on the move.

The parent geese seem to like to take the young ones for a walk over into White Rock to do a little scavenging.

The sign above appeared out of the goodness of one neighbour's heart.


2016 Bike Map

Bike maps show Surrey's cycling network, which includes bike lanes, multi-use pathways (Greenways), and neighbourhood cycling routes.

Check out other resources to plan your route:

Translink's Metro Vancouver Bike Maps
Bike routes on COSMOS. Open the Transportation Folder, and turn on the Bike Routes Layer.
Get a hard copy of our latest cycling map by visiting any major City facility, such as libraries, community and/or recreation centres. People living outside of the City of Surrey can also submit a "Transportation Planning Inquiry" for "Cycling" to have a map mailed to them (Inquires must include a complete address in order for the City to mail out the map) .

All new transportation projects must be bicycle-friendly. So, Surrey's streets have become more bike friendly, with bike lanes and improvements to roadways to accommodate cyclists.

(click here for your map)


June 20, 2016

Sure Sign Of Summer

C52 Seaside/White Rock Centre
Increased service for more frequent trips to the beach, seven days a week.
The community shuttle will run every 30 minutes
Weekdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and again from 7 – 10 p.m. (PM peak service runs more frequently).
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to midnight.
Sundays/holidays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.


June 19, 2016

Have Your Say

Over the last 30 years, the way TRANSLINK determine fares — including their zone structure and their fare products — hasn't changed much.

It’s time to take a fresh look at the fare system.

This is the first of four phases of the Transit Fare Review. In order to get this right, Translink wants to make sure we get your input along the way. The process is just starting and no decisions have been made.

(please take the time to fill out the survey - click here)


June 18, 2016

$30 Million "Whale Of A Tale"

The CBC's South of the Fraser reporter JESSE JOHNSTON tried to get to the bottom of the purported millions of dollars that might be spent on a variety of improvements to the White Rock waterfront.

The drawing above is circulating in White Rock that shows a major transformation of the strip that includes a large recreation area, a much wider promenade and a massive humpback whale sculpture.

The artist, however, was never hired by the city.

Lance King is a White Rock resident who presented his ideas to council to spark a conversation about how the waterfront could be improved.

He says his plans for the whale sculpture were shelved.

(read the entire CBC story - click here)


Hear Ye Hear Ye

2015 Annual Report - Opportunity for Public Comment

Pursuant to Section 98 of the Community Charter, City of White Rock Council invites the public to provide comment(s) in person or by written submission regarding the 2015 Annual Report for the Corporation of the City of White Rock at the Regular Council Meeting.

Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, BC

The 2015 Annual Report includes audited financial statements, a schedule of 2015 tax exemptions, information on services, Council’s Strategic Goals/Priorities/Activities.

Copies of the 2015 Annual Report are available for public inspection on the City website at or at any of the City’s facilities including City Hall located at
15322 Buena Vista Avenue, during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm).




Night Owl

Tonight we " Walk The Line " down to the Crescent Beach legion #240 for one of the top JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE shows - BIG RIVER.

(check out the rest of this week's live music schedule)



Yell It Like It Is

You deserve a break today - the greying of McDonalds.

(read more)



Coming Events

(click here for more upcoming community events)



Joke Of The Day

Signs You Are Getting Old

Your houseplants are alive, and you can’t smoke any of them.

Making whoopee in a twin bed is out of the question.

You keep more food than beer in the fridge.

6:00 a.m . is when you get up, not when you go to bed.

You hear your favorite song in an elevator.

You watch the Weather Channel.

Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as “dressed up.”

Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.

Video Of The Day

From Russia With Love. The world's largest airplane ever built and flown.



Thought For The Day



Tomorrow In THE SUN

Sunday Funnies

We end the week by tickling the funny bone.




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