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Weekend Update

11:00 – 12:30pm
THE PARADE!
Parade Route is below here -> PARADE ROUTE:

  • Starts close to Fort Langley Historic Site

  • West on Mavis Ave

  • South on Glover Rd

  • West on 88th Ave

  • North on Trattle St

  • Finish @ the Fort Langley Park

How long has it been since you went to the Drive-In?

This is the last year for the Twilight Drive In in Langley which is the last drive in in the Lower Mainland.

There are a number of events kicking off the start to Summer, the Fort Langley Days and the Cloverdale Rodeo to name a few things this weekend.

If you are travelling please take care. Take it slow. Arrive alive.

If you are sticking around the Lower Mainland we have a full list of fun things to do.

(click here)

 

 

 


 


Local News

May 20, 2024

Torchlight Parade Returns - Bigger/Better With A Brand New City Float

After four years off due to COVID the White Rock Torchlight Parade returns to Marine Drive this August long weekend.

Today (Monday) the brand new 2024 White Rock parade float will make its debut at the Fort Langley May Day Celebration.

We'll be there to get pictures which you can see tomorrow, ONLY on the electronic pages of Canada's FIRST Internet Newspaper,

 

May 19, 2024

It Is All Tied Up

Our SURREY EAGLES are now tied with one game apiece with the Penticton Vees in the 2024 Fred Page cup playoffs.

The series now moves to Penticton for games 3 & 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday with the action returning back to South Surrey arena Friday for Game 5.

Tickets at the door. Puck drops @ 7 p.m.

 

May 17, 2024

Police seeking witnesses and video footage in a pedestrian hit & run

 

A large contingent of Surrey RCMP were on hand for over 2 hours yesterday (Thursday) morning at the intersection of Martin Drive and North Bluff Avenue

The Surrey RCMP is now asking for the public’s help after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit & run possibly involving two vehicles.

Yesterday ( May 16, 2024 at 9:43 am), Surrey RCMP responded to a pedestrian hit and run in the 1600-block of Martin Drive. Emergency Health Services transported the elderly female victim to hospital with serious injuries. She remains in hospital, and extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.

Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) has taken conduct of the investigation. CCIT is looking for any witnesses or anyone whose vehicle is equipped with a dash camera who was driving in the 1600-block of Martin Drive between 9:15 am 9:45 am.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file 2024-69298.

 

We're Open

A very welcome addition to the uptown dining landscape swings it's doors wide open this today. For the past two days walkers passing the store noticed a lot of activity inside the store.

Before they knew it the manager was out to greet THEM and invite them in to dine on them. Friends and neighbours price - gratis.

It gave the restaurant to have a soft opening and a chance to run through the operation before officially open.

The food is great, there is outside dining and soon they will have their liquor license.

GOOD LUCK TACOFINO and welcome to THE ROCK!

OUR BEGINNINGS

From the back of a surf shop parking lot in Tofino, British Columbia emerged a concept – to infuse the experiences of our travels with our West Coast roots, and bring them to life in our beachside surf town … and beyond.'

OUR FOOD PHILOSOPHY

We are inspired by the bold flavours and back alley BBQs we have encountered while hitting up surf destinations all over the world, and the tortilla is a beautiful vessel to bring it all together. We strive to make you feel like you are recharging on a beach every time you enjoy our food. And of course we love to support local farmers. It’s all about having our meat clean and keeping the oceans happy.

 

Our White Rock Location Now Open

We’re happy to announce that Thrifty Foods Miramar Village will be celebrated its Grand Opening yesterday (Thursday May 16).

The first 250 customers r3eceived a $25 gift card.

The new addition to the retail landscape of White Rock includes a juice & smoothie bar, richly flavoured dry aged beef, custom-made sandwiches, made fresh daily..

 

Hang 'Em High

White Rock engineering staff have been busy this week dressing up our City by the Sea for the May Long Weekend. Check out the floral beauty all along Johnston Road and along Marine Drive on the waterfront.

Job well done.

 

JIM BYRNES a long long long time musical friend of the White Rock area (remember the Viking House)? Today we congratulate JIM on being awarded the ORDER OF CANADA. It looks good beside his ORDER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.

We look forward to welcoming JIM back to our neck of the woods next weekend @ BLUE FROG

Jim & Mary Simon Governor General of Canada/Ottawa Ceremony

James Thomas Byrnes, C.M., O.B.C.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Jim Byrnes is an award-winning blues musician, a seasoned actor and a champion of charity work. Despite a life-changing accident in 1972, he has continued performing, winning multiple Juno and Maple Blues Awards and enthralling audiences on screen and on stage. A BC Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee, he is also exceedingly generous with his time and talents and supports many charitable organizations and causes, including health promotion, homelessness reduction, addiction care, gang recruitment prevention, and music and art therapy.

 

May 14, 2024

Live Eagle Nest Web Cam

For the past number of years the HANCOCK WILDLIFE organization has set up live web cams on a number of eagle nests in the Lower Mainland. The White Rock nest camera reveals there were two eaglets born this year in the Spring.

Now nearly a month old the two baby eagles are fun to watch as they interact with mom and dad.

 

 

This year's Lineup

July 4th: 54-40, with opening act Nadine States with Rob Montgomery at Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza Parking Lot East Beach.

July 11th: Crystal Shawanda, with opening act Ayotte Paxton at Memorial Park West Beach.

July 25th: Arrival & Gaslighter: Tributes to ABBA & The Chicks at Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza Parking Lot East Beach.

August 22nd: Barney Bentall & The Legendary Hearts, with opening act Star Captains Trio at Memorial Park West Beach.

August 29th: American Rock Legends - Night Moves & Dead Man’s Town: Tributes to Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen at Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza Parking Lot East Beach.

Concerts are FREE for anyone to attend with shows starting at 7:00 pm!

 

White Rock Open Council Rewind

(click here to read Monday's agenda)

Monday evening's council meeting recap.

The evening began with a Public Hearing into the renewal of the Temporary Use Permit for the operation of THE LITTLE BUD cannabis dispensary located on Johnston road. The request was for a 3 year renewal as well as an additional 3 year period approval for operation. Later in the council meeting the approval was granted.

QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

The majority of residents attending in attendance spoke about support of the item on the agenda later in the meeting regarding approval of $100,000.00 expenditure for a rubber matting to be placed on the pier to allow easier access for wheelchairs. When the item came up on the regular agenda in a vote of 5-2 council requested staff to exhaust all avenues to seek grant support to offset the cost of the expenditure. Councillors TREVELYAN and KLASSEN voted in opposition.

Photographer and postcard salesperson from the promenade RICK WALLACE spoke in opposition of the upcoming agenda item regarding a trial period for dogs to be allowed along the promenade in the peak summer period from 5:30-9 a.m.

Trial Period Allowing Dogs on the Promenade April-October 5:30 a.m. To 9:00 a.m.
Council directed staff to post a survey on the Talk White Rock platform regarding a trial period for dogs on the promenade between April and October during the hours of 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Due to time constraints the final resident in attendance for Question & Answer Period GARY WORTERS waited until the end of the council meeting to ask "the three ladies" Mayor KNIGHT and councillors PARTRIDGE & CHEUNG why they had gone against their election promises to stick to the current Official Community Plan. Mayor KNIGHT informed Mr. Worters they had not violated any election promise they simply were taking a first look at the early applications for two high rises in the town centre. Mayor KNIGHT went on to say no approval had been granted and if Mr. Worters wished any further information he could contact her at city hall via her phone number.

(click here for past news stories)

 

 

 

Sunday Funnies

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Video Of The Day

How you view life is as much a matter of perspective as it is a reality.

This story reminds me of the saying that “Perspective is Reality”.

It’s easy to feel sorry for ourselves and go through life feeling cheated but many people find a way to make the most of any situation and lead a positive and happy life.

 

 

Joke Of The Day

Q: Why is WAYNE GRETZKY not allowed to listen to music?

A: Because he broke so many records.

FYI

The NHL's Official Guide and Record Book lists 61 records Wayne Gretzky owns or shares, including 40 for the regular season, 15 for the Stanley Cup playoffs and six for the All-Star Game.

 

Thought For The Day

 

 

Community Events

City of White Rock

White Rock City Hall and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2024, for Victoria Day and will be back to regular hours on Tuesday, May 21. Have a wonderful long weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow In THE SUN

TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

For years the Crescent Beach Ratepayers have pushed back against any bars in their neighbourhood.

That is all about to change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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