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During the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic we will endeavour to keep you informed to what is taking place in our community of White Rock and South Surarey/

If you see or hear about someone or an organization that is doing good in our community please forward the information to me.

Thank You

David Chesney/Publisher

email - editor@whiterocksun.com

 

 

 

White Rock mayor DARRYL WALKER will be hosting community conversations on a weekly basis with ur community.

The broadcast will take place on the day after our regularly scheduled weekly council meetings. The nexte session will be April 07 12:30 PM

(click here @ 12:30 the day of the session to join the LIVE session)

 

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

We LOVE that our community has been doing their part to support Peace Arch Hospital's frontline staff. Last week, @thechoppedleaf Morgan Crossing donated 20 meals to the amazing healthcare workers in our ER! | Visit https://www.pahfoundation.ca/covid-19/ to find out how you can make a similar impact today! 

 

To our valued clients,

We are open by APPOINTMENT ONLY due to COVID-19.


*If you have an item(s) that you have dropped off we want to get your item(s) back to YOU!

*If you have a medical Alert Bracelet that is in NEED of repair please call immediately.

*If you NEED any jewellery repaired call for an appointment.

* If you want a Custom Design created, call for an appointment.

We are only allowing ONE APPOINTMENT AT A TIME to comply with physical distance.

Call 604.541.1503 |Email: info@joseandco.ca

 

 

SOURCES Community Resources

We are here for you in these uncertain times.

SOURCES’ Counselling Services, including our DiscoverY free counselling for young people aged 15-25, continue to be provided through phone or video sessions.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us at counsellingservices@sourcesbc.ca or 604-538-2522.

 

You Are Not Alone

Are you a Senior who can't get out or know someone in that situation? 2-1-1 can connect seniors with volunteers to pick up groceries, prescription and connection.

The phone number can now be called from anywhere in BC, and will be staffed 24 hours a day with a live operator.

 

Grandeview Corners Restaurant Helping Health Care Workers

Hassib Sarawari, owner of Afghan Kitchen, and his mother Zohra. Courtesy Afghan Kitchen)

When Hassib Sarawari saw that health-care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic were still finding parking tickets on their cars after long, grueling shifts, he thought that was sending the exact opposite of the right message.

In the midst of a crisis, business as usual just doesn’t make sense, the owner of Afghan Kitchen said.

With a provincial health officer order banning dine-in service, business has ground to a near halt, Sarawari said, adding he was heartbroken to lay off 27 workers.

Now the restaurant staff consists of himself, his brothers (Ehsan, Zabi, and Wali) and mother, (Zohra) all working in the kitchen, selling food for takeout and delivery and preparing frozen meals.

Before the pandemic, health-care workers already made up a significant portion of Afghan Kitchen’s clientele. On any given day, Sarawari said, it wasn’t unusual to have 20 doctors eating there at one time.

“They supported us in our last two and a half years and now we’re just trying to do our part as much as we can,” he said.

Afghan Kitchen is also planning to deliver food to emergency room workers at both Surrey Memorial and Peach Arch hospitals in the coming week.

The restaurant is also selling frozen meals to those who order ahead and is encouraging buyers to donate to the food bank when they do so. Afghan Kitchen will match those donations too, Sarawari said.

The owner said he hopes other restaurants find similar ways to support the community during these challenging times.

 

City of Surrey Parks Update

While we are all doing our part by staying home when possible, our parks, trails and beaches are great for getting fresh air and taking a break. We ask that residents enjoy while doing the following:

✅ practice physical distancing of 2 meters (6 feet) from others 
✅ go during non-peak times
✅ avoid crowds and gathering
✅ wash hands before and after

Keep informed about COVID-19: surrey.ca/covid19

 

Provincial Help For Small Businesses

South Surrey/White Rock MLA Tracy Redies

Here is a very good link to all of the federal and provincial programs that are available to help people and businesses through this very difficult times. It is important that there is a one stop shop to make it easier for people to know where to go for help.

(click here)

 

Township 7 Delivers Wine for a Cause

In light of the tumultuous times, many hospitality workers are facing severe financial distress.  To help meet their needs Township 7 is donating $10 per online order to the BCHF (minimum 4 bottles per order).  Included in this offer, Township 7 is providing free delivery across Canada.  The wines are available online under the code SUPPORT10 (at checkout).

 

New Rules For Bus Riders

Commencing next week, TransLink will be limiting seating on buses in Metro Vancouver to promote physical distancing. Roughly half the seats on board buses will have signage installed to indicate that those seats are to be left vacant, which will allow for extra space between customers. If the new seated capacity is reached, bus operators will not make any further stops to collect passengers, who will have to wait for the next bus.

Given declining ridership is resulting in far fewer passengers on the system, it’s not expected these changes will impact travel times on the majority of bus routes. However, commuters who use busier routes should consider building in additional travel time and consider their need to travel, particularly during rush hours. Public transit remains crucial for thousands of essential service workers in the region, including those in the healthcare sector.

TransLink is also undertaking other initiatives to promote physical distancing:
Customers are being asked to board buses using the rear doors where possible, with the exception of those requiring mobility assistance.
Seating close to bus operators is already limited on certain buses.
An education campaign has been launched asking customers to allow extra space for fellow passengers when on board transit.
Coast Mountain Bus Company is accelerating installation of operator protection barriers on all buses.
HandyDART has suspended fare collection in order to promote physical distancing between operators and customers.
Customers are not able to use seats close to crew on SeaBus vessels.

Any updated travel advice and information will be provided via Transit Alerts and on Twitter.

Additional information specific to COVID-19 can also be found at translink.ca/covid19.

All of the above measures will remain in place until further notice.


 

Caring Community

Bryan from The Carvery Sandwich Shop  has challenged ALL local businesses to help provide meals for our local first responders.

If you want to step up to the challenge please get in touch with him!

EMAIL - thecarverysandwichshop@gmail.com

He dropped off two batches of his amazing (seriously so good) soup yesterday and is coordinating many other local businesses to help provide food!

So far several businesses have accepted the challenge:
Dream Orthodontics
Hillcrest Bakery & Deli
Cottoalmare
Jessica's Gourmet Alfajores
EVERBEAN
Sheila's Catering Co.

If you want to get involved please contact Bryan and we can truly come together as a community!

Lunches For Healthcare Workers - click here for the Carvery GO FUND ME page

 

SOURCES Food Bank has donation boxes in the follow local locations. There is a bin near the front door of the following:

SAVEA ON

CHOICES

WAL MART

SUPERSTORE

THRIFTY'S

Or even better if you make a cash donation your money goes a lot further (CLICK HERE)

 

On A Lighter Note - Take Out/Take Off

Blaine resident Jeff Schamel, put a picnic table on the flatbed trailer of his “Mini Hawk” truck. He then went to Tony’s Just A Bite for breakfast and Paso Del Norte for lunch.

Both restaurants were closed for in-person dining but provided curbside delivery to Schamel, who sat and ate outside. “In this time of confusion, it was a very uplifting experience,” Schamel said. “A lot of people were taking pictures, they thought it was great.

Sometimes you have to think out of the box to support your community and bring joy to everybody. It put smiles on everybody’s faces.”

Photo courtesy of Jeff Schamel

 

No Contact Grocery Pickup in White Rock

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, our friends at White Rock Supermarket are taking steps to ensure the safety of their customers, staff and community by offering free no-contact service.

They will pick out groceries for anyone that requires this service and meet customers at their vehicle for a no-contact pick up. 

To place an order either call them at 604-541-4997, or text them at 604-537-1575.

Orders for no contact pick up can be placed anytime between 9am- 12pm. Payment must be made over the phone. They will provide you with an estimated time of pick up and instructions on how to pick up after you’ve placed your grocery order. 

To ensure any risk is at minimum they will be wearing gloves when they pick out your groceries and changing them after every order is picked out. All customer contact points in store are sanitized and disinfected.

 

New Drugstore Goes That Extra Distance

I want to let everyone know that we have an really brilliant new pharmacist in White rock at George and 16th. Better Me Pharmacy.

The pharmacist name is Ami and he is awesome!

He does FREE deliveries every day after 6:00 pm in the South Surrey White Rock area. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

He’s new and would sure appreciate your business! Plus, he takes the time to explain your meds to you!!!

778 545 3700. Call him to make arrangements for payments. Visa debit cheque. I mean who takes a cheque??!!

 

March 26, 2020

Province Clamps Down

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is using extraordinary powers under a state of provincial emergency to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province’s ongoing response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“B.C. is in a strong position to effectively respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Farnworth. “Informed by the direction of the provincial health officer, we’re taking these critical steps to keep our communities safe, goods moving and essential service workers supported.”

Using the extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act, the minister is issuing a series of ministerial orders to ensure a co-ordinated response to COVID-19 across all levels of government for the duration of the provincial emergency. These include:

  • Supply chain: Establishing a new Provincial Supply Chain Coordination Unit to co-ordinate goods and services distribution; taking a more active role in co-ordinating essential goods and services movement by land, air, marine and rail; and suspending any bylaws that restrict goods delivery at any time of day.
  • Protecting consumers: Banning the secondary resale of food, medical supplies, personal protective equipment, cleaning and other essential supplies; and restricting quantities of items purchased at point of sale. 
  • Enforcement: Enabling municipal bylaw officers to support enforcement of the provincial health officer’s orders for business closures and gatherings, in line with offences under the Public Health Act.
  • Travel: Ensuring all passenger and car-ferry services provide minimum service levels and priority access for residents, and essential goods and workers.
  • Protecting B.C.’s most vulnerable: Making it easier to support critical services for vulnerable people, like food banks and shelters.
  • Co-ordination: Suspending local states of emergency specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, except for the City of Vancouver; giving municipal councils the ability to hold more flexible meetings to expedite decisions; and co-ordinating potential use of local publicly owned facilities, like community centres, for self-isolation, testing, medical care, warehousing and distribution

(click here for more Provincial news)

 

Are you a senior or someone who is immunity-compromised?

The City of White Rock has compiled a list of pharmacies and grocery stores who are providing dedicate hours and services for our most vulnerable during this #Covid19 crisis.

For the most up to date list, please check out White Rock City Hall's Community Resource page

https://www.whiterockcity.ca/854/Community-Resources

 

 

IMPORTANT: Changes to City of White Rock solid waste collection   


The City of White Rock continues to provide solid waste collection during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
To protect the public and employees, the following important measures are now in place. No loose items will be accepted.  

The following items must be placed in closed, tightly-sealed garbage bags in the regular garbage collection: 

  • Personal hygiene products 
  • Used tissues 
  • Cleaning cloths 
  • Face masks 
  • Gloves 
  • Similar items used for cleaning and personal use 

Someone sick in your home 

If you or someone in your home is sick, all personal waste (garbage, recycling, food scraps) must be double-bagged and tightly sealed and placed into the regular garbage collection.  

Green bin materials 

Food scraps/food waste must be wrapped in newspaper, paper towel or kraft bags (no plastic bags) and placed in the green bin at the curb. Yard waste does not need to be wrapped. Kraft bags with yard waste can go directly to the curb.

Reminder 

Wipes are not flushable. Please place them in your sealed garbage bags. 

We’re in this together 

Please remember to be kind to one another, to help those in need, and to reach out to friends and family using social technology.
We are all in this together, and we will get through this together. 

More information 

Visit www.whiterockcity.ca/COVID19 for updates.

 

March 26, 2020

Grandview Corners KIN THAI reaches out.

Call place your order and then pick up your dinner. Let's support those that support OUR community.

 

**OPENING SOON**

Good news folks!

We had to take a few days to get logistics sorted out, and we are almost ready to open for beer/wine/liquor pickup with a food purchase required (hot pizza subs!) 

Starting Monday we will be open for business in a limited capacity. That means, you can order booze for pickup with the purchase of a hot, delicious, pizza sub! 

Order ahead by calling us at 604-536-6420, then swing into our front parking lot for pick up on our patio.

 

From former White Rock Mayor/MLA/MP Gordie Hogg

 

 

 

London Drugs steps up to distribute Girl Guide cookies in stores and online

Upon learning of the challenges Girl Guides of Canada face with 800,000 boxes of cookies needing to be sold to support ongoing programs in B.C., London Drugs is extending a helping hand. As of this afternoon, residents in British Columbia’s lower mainland will begin to see Girl Guide cookies in London Drugs stores, and in the coming days, Girl Guide cookies will soon be available for thousands of Canadians through London Drugs’ 82 stores across Western Canada and online at https://www.londondrugs.com/.

 

Dial A Bottle & Pizza

The Ocean Park Pub wants all their regular customers to know, now due to take out and delivery service ONLYL, you can now order your favourite beer or wine with your take out order. This new relaxed liquor law pertains to all take out orders if the establishment cares to comply with your request.

Open daily @ 11 a.m. call 604-536-9654

or ..........Skip the Dishes

 

Hillcrest Bakery & Deli

Effective immediately we will have two ways to get our fresh baked bread, milk, eggs and other grocery staples to our customers. 

 FREE delivery service for orders over $10 within 10km of the bakery.

Curbside pre-order pick up only.

To place your orders please call us at (604) 531-1750 or email us at hillcrestbakeryanddeli@gmail.com with your requests. Please note both will require pre-ordering and pre-payment. 

Thank you for your understanding as we adjust our business to ensure everyone's safety and still service our amazing community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









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