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November 11, 2019

There are three Remembrance Day ceremonies planned for the Semiahmoo Peninsula.

White Rock City Hall / Pacific Avenue

Legion 08 / Johnston Road (152st)

Legion 240 / !28th Street Crescent Beach

Services commence @ 10:45

The poppy should always be worn on your left side, over the heart, according to the legion’s official guidelines. The veteran-run organization is responsible for handing out tens of thousands of artificial poppies every year, and its members are always happy to show you how to wear them.

Poppies should be worn from the last Friday in October until Nov. 11, according to legion guidelines.

The legion says you should dispose of your poppy “respectfully” after Remembrance Day or store it for next year.

 

Poppies should be worn from the last Friday in October until Nov. 11, according to legion guidelines.

The legion says you should dispose of your poppy “respectfully” after Remembrance Day or store it for next year.

FREE FERRY SERVICE MONDAY

This Monday, Nov. 11, BC Ferries is offering free passenger travel to active, reserve and retired military personnel, along with cadets and senior citizens in honour of Remembrance Day.

Road Closures and Obstructions

Remembrance Day Road Closures

(click here for full list and detour details)

 

Transit Strike Announcement- For Monday

Due to union job action we are expecting the cancellation of 14 SeaBus sailings tomorrow.

To assist media with viewing cancellations within the existing schedule, we have attached a timetable which can be used.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11
14 Sailing cancellations.
The 10:02am, 10:47am, 6:47pm, 7:17pm, 7:47pm, 8:17pm, and 8:47pm sailings from Lonsdale Quay will be cancelled
The 10:16am, 11:01am, 7:01pm, 7:31pm, 8:01pm, 8:31pm, and 9:01pm sailings from Waterfront will be canceled.

 

November 08, 2019

State of the City

White Rock mayor DARRYL WALKER hosted his State of the City Address last evening at the White Rock Community Centre. The free event drew together a number of residents interested in hearing the Mayor's speech on the accomplishments of the current council over the past year.

Mayor Walker covered a wide range of topics as he not only highlighted the first year of the current council, but also itemized items the mayor and current council will be working on over the remainder of their 4 year term.

The meeting last night broke with tradition where the mayor used to only appear at a paid annual event hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce.

 

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

The past few weeks have afforded residents of the Semiahmoo Peninsula stunning sunsets. Now that the sun has moved across the horizon and is no longer setting out over Mud Bay, the Semiahmoo Bay has been bathed in stunning red sunsets.

The two photos above were taken from the point of view in Blaine, WA.

 

Warm Community Feeling

What a nite Delivering a bbq, tool set , new tank and some Food gift cards to our WhiteRock Paramedics/ambulance drivers. After hearing On Common Ground that they were in search of a second hand bbq to feed the crew , Seagods, Ryan JohnstonMandy W, Todd Adams,  Steve Marsden, Louise Taylor, Carol Brooks, Helen Perry and Leta Gold all came together to contribute. 
Camille and Woodrow Johnson came along to see “real Superheros and Patty Walters and crew treated the kids to a full tour.  
And with that they broke out the hot dogs
Great job everyone. Thank you Paramedics

Christy Fox

 

November 07, 2019

Hells Angel Shooters Get New Trial Date

The two men who have been charged with the death of a Hells Angels member which occurred in a brazen daylight shooting have had their trial put over until December 05 in Surrey Provincial court.

The two Edmonton residents CALVIN POWERY-HOOKER and NATHAN DE JOHNG made a brief court appearance via video link this week.

The pair were arrested shorty after Hells Angels SUMINDER GREWAL was shot dead mid morning on August 02 as he sat in line at the Starbuck's drive thru @ South Point shopping centre in South Surrey.

 

Surrey/Langley Skytrain Extension

We are pleased to inform you that the next phase of public engagement has started!

Until November 17, we invite you to learn more and provide feedback on:

The proposed placement of the SkyTrain guideway and stations along Fraser Highway;
Access to SkyTrain and integration with other modes of transportation;
The Environmental Screening Review (ESR) process; and
Rapid transit on 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard.
Your feedback will help to inform future design and decision-making.

(click here to take the survey and have your voice heard)

 

November 06, 2019

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR DOUG MCCALLUM

One year ago, today, the latest edition of Surrey City Council was sworn in. All eight City Councillors taking the Oath of Office on November 5, 2018 were brand new to municipal government. With fresh perspectives and renewed energy, City Council immediately got to work as soon as the new Council was affirmed. That evening, two motions were unanimously passed to expand SkyTrain in Surrey and to begin work on the creation of a city police department.

Politicians are often criticized for not keeping their promises and deservedly so. When I was running for office, my promises and commitments were transparent and clear. As the elected Mayor of Surrey, it is my duty to deliver on what I pledged to do and not break my word to the voters.

In the first year of a four-year mandate, Surrey City Council has approved the following items:

- Expand Rapid Transit in Surrey with SkyTrain. The Surrey-Langley SkyTrain line will be the first major rapid transit investment in Surrey since 1994.
- Establish a Surrey Police Department, which was given the green light by the Solicitor General in August.
- Cleaned up the backlog in the Planning Department. In 2017, the delay peaked at 25 weeks to get a single-family permit issued. It has been reduced to 15 weeks and by the end of the year, the wait will be no more than 10 weeks.
- Implemented Smart Development to ensure essential services and infrastructure are part of the planning of new communities. An example is the phased-in approach for a housing project in Clayton. The housing will be constructed in stages in order for it to align with the opening of two new elementary schools.
- Increase flexibility of housing options in Surrey by increasing the number of purpose-built rental developments. There are more than 1700 new rental units slated to be added to the city’s rental stock.
- Approved two supportive housing projects that will create 100 units of modular housing built in Guildford and in Whalley.
- Construction commencing this month on the Transitional Housing project in Green Timbers.
- Expanded Surrey’s biodiversity conversation through parkland acquisition. In the past 12 months, the purchase of more than 300 acres of land has been approved by Council for the express purpose of increasing Surrey’s inventory of parks and green spaces.
- Approved a 75% discount for seniors 70 years and older for recreation passes and drop-in admissions. Since being introduced at the start of 2019, there has been an 18% increase in senior’s recreation centre memberships and an estimated 50,000 additional visits made by seniors to our recreational facilities and programs this year.
- Implemented two-hour free parking around Surrey Memorial Hospital and at City Hall.
- No development in the Agricultural Land Reserve.
- Hold property tax increase to the Consumer Price Index (Oct. 2018) of 2.9%.
- Instituted a BarWatch type program and Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment Program 
- The SAFE program was launched for youth at risk of being recruited into gangs. This initiative has been designed to prevent gang recruitment with the focus on diverting our youth from gang involvement.- Task forces in place and work well underway on Truck Parking, Community Engagement and the creation of an Ethics Commissioner.

Doug McCallum
Mayor
City of Surrey

 

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November 03, 2019

Free Parking in White Rock / WEEKDAYS ONLY

 

 

 

 

Sunday Funnies

You knew Dad was car crazy, so why the heck did you let him do the interior decorating?

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Thought for the Day

 

Video of the Day


BRYAN ADAMS Remembrance Day

 

Community Calendar  

 

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Tomorrow In THE SUN

TNT - The Naked Truth

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