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December11, 2018

White Rock Council

- Council approved the proposed 3% hike in water rates beginning in 2019

- A trial program to allow dogs on the promenade will go into effect in 2019. The city of White Rock will closely monitor the program to ensure all the dog by laws are fully enforced. The program will run between January 2019 - May 01, 2019 then September 01 - December 31, 2019



The Surrey Eagles have named Linden Saip as the interim head coach, and have hired former Campbell River Storm head coach and general manager Lee Stone as an assistant coach. 

Peter Schaefer has officially been relieved of his duties.


Other Hockey News

The White Rock Whalers had a very special guest drop the puck Saturday at their home game in Centennial Arena.

Our Whalers lost a tough one in overtime but they are back on home ice this Saturday at Centennial Arena.



December 08, 2018

Inadmissible Patrons Program launches in Surrey

The Surrey RCMP, together with the City of Surrey, BC Restaurant and Food Services Association (BCRFA) and Restaurants Canada, are launching the Inadmissible Patrons Program (IPP) in Surrey this week to further support public safety and deter individuals who are associated to violent crime from being in Surrey. The creation of the program follows a key recommendation in the Mayor’s Task Force on Gang Violence Prevention Report, which was released in July 2018, and the 2017 BC Task Force on Illegal Firearms.

The Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) developed the IPP in conjunction with restaurant partners to help prevent violent criminal activity in and around licensed establishments to increase overall public safety as well as the safety of restaurant/bar patrons and staff. The IPP is modeled after the Vancouver Police Department’s successful Restaurant Watch program.

“The Inadmissible Patrons Program is one way that business owners, the City, and the RCMP will be sending a clear message to gang members that they are not welcome in Surrey,” says Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, Surrey RCMP Officer in Charge. “This program also gives our Surrey Gang Enforcement Team an additional point of contact with gang members so we can continue to make it uncomfortable for those involved in organized or violent crime to be in this city.”

Surrey’s new IPP is being rolled out in a graduated approach with eight restaurants and bars participating in the initial launch and more being added as the program grows. There are also plans to expand the IPP to major public events in Surrey and possibly other types of businesses in the future. Participating establishments will display the IPP logo in their window or other prominent location (see attached image).

Licensed establishments that are interested in joining the Inadmissible Patrons Program in Surrey can contact the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team at

Currently there are no plans to expand the program to White Rock.


White Rock Panto - 2018 - The Tradition Continues

Robin Hood and the Skytrain of Doom (Panto)

The day before Robin Hood is to marry Maid Marion, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham hatches a scheme that would level Sherwood Forest to make way for a new Skytrain expansion. Robin and his Merry Men, along with the minstrel-fairy Alana Dale, must stop the Sheriff’s plan. Will good triumph over evil? And how do The Beatles fit into all of this?

 White Rock Players’ Club is still a much-loved community theatre group, producing five shows a year, which include comedies, thrillers, dramas and the ever-popular Christmas Pantomime – in fact, the Club is very likely the longest continuous presenter of Pantomimes outside the UK, with a different show every year since 1954.

(order your tickets here)


Baby It's Cold Outside

If you have shaken your head in disbelief over the banning of the Christmas classic "Baby It's Cold Outside" welcome to the club.

Three broadcast chains in Canada including the CBC have deemed the song to be inappropriate for radio airplay given the salacious lyrical content.

Locally THE PEACE ARCH NEWS has set up an online poll where you can tell the world what you think of this politically motivated decision.

(click here to vote)


A friendly reminder that your photos with Santa are available for pick-up at the Gallery Central Plaza Art Supplies and Framing at 15134 N Bluff Rd, White Rock. A special thank you to everyone at the Gallery Central Plaza for taking all our Santa photos 


Missing Person to locate - SEED

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public`s assistance in locating a 29-year-old female.

Stephanie SEED is described as Caucasian, 5’4” inches tall, slim build with long brown hair.

Stephanie was last seen by her family in February of 2018 and had contact with police in Surrey on October 23, 2018.

She is known to frequent the Whalley area of Surrey.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this person 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 2018-178375.


December 07, 2018

South Surrey Crime Report Courtesy Surrey RCMP

Christmas shopping is now getting fully underway. Please don't take your presents and put them in your vehicle in open view/ You will not the spike in theft from autos on the map above. Be careful out there. Lock your gifts in the truck.

Blue dots - Auto Theft

Yellow Triangles - Theft from autos

Some helpful tips to protect your property from theft:

Always lock vehicle doors.
Do not leave valuables in plain view inside of your vehicle.
Remove valuables and remote garage door openers from your vehicle when parked for the night.
Light up your home at night.

For those planning to travel over the Christmas Season:

· Have someone check your home daily.
· Do not let newspapers and flyers accumulate in front of your home.
· Have the mail picked up daily or have the Post Office hold your mail.


December 06, 2018

Merry Christmas

John B Vye lunching on the waterfront with is granddaughter

I have two friends ROGER CURRIE and JOHN B VYE who do commercial work in Vancouver. Their faces eventually are seen around the world when the commercials air. So next time you are standing in line at Penguin Meats or SAVE ON look around, you just might see JOHN B .VYE.

This holiday commercial for Hallmark cards is a tearjerker.


The City undertakes a range of projects to enhance and strengthen our community. From road works and drainage to large-scale planning projects. We encourage you to visit the City's website, in particular the City Projects page ( for detailed project information, including project status news. 

To help keep the public informed of private sector construction projects, with approved zoning, that are currently underway, or will be happening in the near future, the City created a Construction information portal page to act as a one-stop-shop ‘portal’ where residents and businesses can get up-to-date and at-a-glance information about private sector construction projects. To see the latest information about private sector construction in White Rock, please visit:

Some "Latest News" to Be Aware of:


December 05, 2018

Our Purpose

Semiahmoo House Society, a non-profit organization located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to provide quality services and support to people with disabilities and their families in the community.

Our Philosophy

Semiahmoo House Society believes that people who have disabilities should be valued and included fully in their communities, with the same rights and responsibilities as all people living in Canada.  

We believe that all people have the right to control their own lives through personal choices about relationships, jobs, living arrangements, spirituality, traveling, and recreational activities, and that all people have the right to give back to their communities through volunteering and helping others. Everyone is entitled to live a happy, full and meaningful life. 

We also believe that these rights can be reinforced and protected by making sure that people are connected to and supported by friends, family, staff, and the community.

Please take a moment to watch this beautiful video the people of Semiahmoo House have created. Marvelous.


City of Surrey May Dissolve Cultural Development, Public Art Committee

Surrey City Council voted to review a proposal to dissolve five committees, including the Cultural Development and Public Art Advisory Committees. Under the proposal, they will be consolidated into a single committee: the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee, to be established for a one-year period starting on January 1, 2019.

Other committees facing dissolution include the Diversity Advisory, Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism and Seniors Advisory Committees.

At present, the Cultural Development Advisory Committee “advises council on ways to increase arts, heritage services and cultural activity.” The Public Art Advisory Committee “promotes the use of art in public spaces and reviews and recommends public art proposals.”





TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

Don Pitcairn coins the term "Geezer Madness" for mayors and councils stance on legal cannabis.

(read more)

The Province newspaper's front page story on Monday reveals how local governments are also using zoning powers to stop legal medicinal grow operations receiving microcultivation licences from Health Canada, which adds to the current lack of recreational cannabis supply and supports the continuation of the black market.


Video of the Day

A River Runs Through Us. The Heart of the Fraser


Joke of the Day

A man suffered a serious heart attack while shopping in a store.
The shop assistant called 000 when they saw him collapse to the floor.

The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital where he had
emergency open heart bypass surgery.

He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at the
Catholic (SJOG) Hospital.
A nun (not many of them left) was seated next to his bed holding a
clipboard loaded with several forms, and a pen.

She asked him how he was going to pay for his treatment. "Do you have
health insurance?" she asked.
He replied in a raspy voice, "No health insurance."

The nun asked, "Do you have money in the bank?"
He replied, "No money in the bank."

Do you have a relative who could help you with the payments?" asked the
irritated nun.
He said, "I only have a spinster sister, and she is a nun."

The nun became agitated and announced loudly, "Nuns are not spinsters!
Nuns are married to God."

The patient replied, "Perfect. Please Send the bill to my brother-in-law."


Thought For The Day


Community Calendar

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Tomorrow In THE SUN


If you are truly concerned with the quality of the foods supplied to us, you can send a message to the food industry by being conscious of what you put in your shopping cart.


History Lesson

With all the talk of Surrey possibly replacing the RCMP with a private police force we thought it might be an idea to open the archives. Did you know Surrey used to have a private police force?




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