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Good Idea

For lack of being able to brand White Rock anything else, the city continually tries to promote White Rock as an "artsy" community.

That being the case traveling along Johnston Road yesterday I noticed the BOSA group has now painted the plywood fence around their property.

So here is yet another free "Good Idea" for the city to ignore. There are X number of panels. How about offering a panel for $50.00 to local artists to paint. The final artwork would certainly brighten up Johnston Road for the next three years while construction is of the two towers continues.




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June 19, 2018

Retiring Mayors Last Hurrah

Outgoing Surrey and White Rock mayors announce final "State of the city Addresses"

Surrey mayor LINDA HEPNER

Surrey mayor LINDA HEPNER had to reschedule her State of the City Address that was scheduled for May due to labour problems at the Sheraton Guildford. A new date has now been finalized. September 19 @ 11 a.m. with lunch to follow. Ticket information will be made public soon.


White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN

White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN will deliver his final "State of the City Address" Thursday June 27 @ the Morgan Creek golf course in Surrey

State of the City 2018

Date & Time: June 27, 2018 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
The annual State of the City address is June 27.

Hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock (SSWR) Chamber of Commerce, join Mayor Baldwin at the annual State of the City address to learn more about the accomplishments of White Rock City Council throughout the 2014 - 2018 term, the status of council corporate priorities and more.

Location: Morgan Creek Golf Course
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Click here to purchase tickets and more event information.


June 19, 2018

Sabotage? Theft? Vandalism?

Monday morning White Rock RCMP members canvassed the area near where the city of White Rock is constructing a giant parkade at the corner of Vidal Street & Victoria Avenue.

The RCMP were trying to ascertain if there were any surveillance cameras in the neighbourhood that might help in their investigation to what happened at the parkade site Sunday evening. The few details available from a representative of JACOB BROTHERS the construction company building the parkade, would lead one to believe something didn't add up. Late Sunday evening a person or persons entered the site and tried to cut the cables that run the full length of the crane structure. The construction company rep said there was also evidence other cables on the site had been tampered with but no cables were actually stolen.

Worker re-attaching cables

Calls to the White Rock RCMP by the White Rock Sun have gone unanswered at press time.


CBC North By Northwest - Robert Davidson Interview

In case you mused it Sunday morning here is a link to the recent interview SHERYL MCCKAY from the CBCF radio show North By Northwest, did with Robert last week.

White Rockers are fortunate enough to have a pair of beautiful totem poles on the beach front that were created by ROBERT DAVIDSON. At his studio on the Semiahmoo First Nations land he creates some of the preeminent Haida art in the world. He also is mentoring the Wells brothers Leonard & Leslie who have created a number of public art pieces themselves. Including the beautiful art circle located on 20th avenue near softball city.

Listen to "Shelf Life with artist Robert Davidson" (click here)


June 18, 2018

BC-wide heat wave to continue

Environment Canada says a strong ridge of high pressure will continue to push temperatures up to 10 degrees higher than normal in some regions. Conditions are expected to stick around until Wednesday. The special weather statement covers areas including Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, the Sunshine Coast and most of Vancouver Island.

Don’t have air conditioning or just need a place to cool off? Head to our Community Centre (15154 Russell Avenue) where we have air conditioning, a hydration station, and a lounge area where you can enjoy watching TV!
The cooling center will be available during the Community Centre's regular hours of operation:
* Monday to Friday: 8:30am-6:00pm
* Saturday: 9am - 1pm


June 16, 2018

May 2018 Ridership Smashes Records

Monthly boardings up 9% year over year, emphasizing need for new investment
May 2018 ridership data show unprecedented growth, with customers taking advantage of new transit service added as part of the 10-Year Vision. Ridership has reached a new all-time high, with the brief period Vancouver hosted the 2010 Olympic Winter Games being the only exception. Ongoing investment is essential in order to meet the current demand and prepare for the future.

“New service and capacity is being used as fast as we can get it out there,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “This kind of growth isn’t being seen anywhere else in Canada and the United States. Ridership growth like this proves there’s a great deal of latent demand for transit and we are working to satisfy it.”

Ridership grew across all modes:

· Bus: Average weekday boardings for May are up 9.5%, while growth year to date is 6.9%.

· SkyTrain: May’s Expo/Millennium Line average weekday boardings are up 9.2%, while Canada Line’s grew by 8.1%. Expo, Millennium and Canada Line boardings combined for the year so far are up 5.7%.

· SeaBus: Average weekday boardings increased by 13.1%, thanks in part to frequency increases in the evening launched a year ago. Year to date, boardings are up 7.6%.

· West Coast Express: Boardings for May are up 6.7% and the year-to-date growth rate is also 6.7%

More people are choosing transit due to Phase One improvements across the system, persistent high gas prices and lasting employment growth.

June 15, 2018

Lift Your Spirits

Off The Rail Brewing Releasing Spirit Lifter Pilsner Supporting John Mann of Spirit of The West. Spirit Lifter Pilsner is a limited edition beer that will raise funds for John Mann, vocalist of iconic Celtic-folk-rock band Spirit of the West, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2014. Mann subsequently retired from performing following a trio of farewell shows at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom in April 2016.

One of JOHN MANN'S final performances was here at White Rock's Blue Frog Studio. Pick up a pack this weekend.



Night Owl

You Can Help

Over the decade plus that he owned The Beecher Street Cafe in Crescent Beach, ROB AHLGREN tirelessly promoted and presented live music on the Semiahmoo Peninsula (Then there were those famous party cruises off the pier).

ROB has taken a leave of absence from his business interests due to upcoming medical treatments. The musical community is giving back this Saturday night at the Crescent Beach Legion. Find out all the details inside.

(click here for more info and what else is on musically speaking this week)



TNT The Naked Truth

Metro Vancouver has banned Styrofoam from being trashed starting July 1st.

Are you ready? They're not.

(read more)


Video of the Day

PETER FUNT & the kids.


Chesney's Chestnut

Got Chinese takeout last night and as I got in the car I heard the bag rustle, so I looked over and saw a pair of eyes looking out of the top of the bag at me then disappear back inside.
I was so scared I nearly crapped myself. I looked again and saw the eyes look at me and disappear again. I ran back into the shop with the bag and asked the Chinese guy what was going on.
He said "You no worry, it Peking Duck."


Thought For The Day


Community Events

Cycling Clinics Begin This Weekend


(click here for more upcoming events)


(click here to check today's tide table)


The White Rock Eagle Cam is Back

Thank you to the Hancock Wildlife Group for posting the link to the eagle cam they have installed in the trees overlooking Mud Bay near Ocean Park.


Tomorrow In THE SUN

Yell It Like It Is

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