The newly installed White Rock Sea Tours based at the end of the White Rock pier had a busy week.
First they assisted a pleasure craft out of Crescent Beach that was taking on water. WRS Tours assisted the Coast Guard in removing the passengers before the vessel was towed ashore.
Two days later it was a broken down crab boat adrift in Semiahmoo Bay they assisted in getting back to shore.
The week was capped off with stunning encounters with killer whales off of Galiano island.
Camp Alexandra Cancels Movie Night
MOVIE NIGHT IS CANCELLED!
Having assessed the forecast for this evening which is still predicting rain; in conjunction with the widespread damage and outages that so many people are still dealing with, we've decided that we will need to cancel this event. The movie night may be rescheduled - so stay tuned. Be safe out there!
Surrey Night Market Blown Away
Organizers of the Surrey night market announced the weekend markets remaining on the schedule for September have been cancelled. The high wind damage to the site on Saturday prevents the market from finishing up their 2015 season.
They will be back next year with exciting new additions, including a beer garden.
August 31, 2015
White Rock Goes Green - We Say Yeah!
Congratulations to the city of White Rock for taking the initiative to adopt the age old weed killer concoction of vinegar and water. Last week city staff was out on the promenade and uptown in the city flower gardens, spraying the homemade solution.
The downside is an overwhelming desire to order some french fries when you smelled the solution in the wind.
Do You Want A Restaurant?
Small Ritual located at Johnston Road and Prospect Avenue (5 Corners)
White Rock's SMALL RITUAL RESTAURANT is running an essay contest to give away their restaurant.
Have Your Say
Join your friends and neighbours in a lively and spirited monthly conversation on what's happening in White Rock. Saturday 10 a.m. at the White Rock library.
August 30, 2015
Lori Ishikawa photo
Environment Canada had issued a warning for heavy rain yesterday, but no one seemed to see the high winds coming. One lady in North Surrey was seriously injured when a falling tree hit her as she was walking down the road in the Guildford area. Pictured above the giant Canadian flag at FLAG CHEVROLET in the Guildford area was shredded.
Tony Roy photo
A power pole tipped over behind The Boathouse knocking out power to the neighbourhood for a number of hours.
White Rock did not avoid damage. A lamp standard on Marine drive crashed to the ground. Fortunately no one was injured. South of us in Washington state there were two fatalities related to the weather. A man driving down the road had his car hit by a giant tree, and a young boy was struck and killed by a falling tree while playing in his backyard.
This morning there are still thousands of residents without power due to the storm. HYDRO does not expect to return full service until noon today.
McCaud Park on Kent street suffered extensive damage when a number of large trees came down in the wind storm. Work crews were quick to tether some of the other large trees with ropes until they can decide if they are able to prevent them from toppling.
Saturday evening the Crescent Beach Legion hosts a very special evening of Latin music performed by El Grupo cubano Brisas del Palmar direct from Cuba. The club will also offer a special Cuban dinner.