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September 19, 2021

White Rock RCMP Enforcement Overview - August 2021

It is only natural Marine Drive would have been busy during August for the RCMP. The big shift in ticketing and roadside checks occurred on Johnston Road north of Five Corners.

It was a popular Impaired Driving check location as well.

Thank you White Rock RCMP.



Not sure where to vote tomorrow in South Surrey and White Rock?

Polls are open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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September 18, 2021

Cops for Cancer 

White Rock

Come cheer on our Cops for Cancer Cyclists at their stop in White Rock!

The 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley is coming to White Rock, next Friday September 24th, at 0820 hours. White Rock RCMP Constable Emma DYER is part of the cycling group who will be stopping out front of the White Rock RCMP detachment at 15299 Pacific Avenue.

Everyone in the community is invited to come cheer on our riders! We request you stay socially distanced from one another and if this is not possible, please wear a mask. Photo opportunities with the cyclists will be available.

This a free event and there is no cost to attend. If you wish to donate, all monies raised go to pediatric cancer research and support for children with cancer.

Please come out and show your support!


September 17, 2021

We're Back

After being out of council chambers for months and away from regular meetings for the month of August White Rock council returns Monday afternoon/evening.

The schedule of meetings for Monday’s Council meetings are as follows:

·         5:00 p.m. Governance and Legislation Committee Meeting

·         6:15 p.m. – Land Use and Planning Committee Meeting

·         7:00 p.m. – Regular Council Meeting

Please note that Monday’s meetings will be held in person here at Council Chambers, with members of the public welcome to attend (we are permitted to run at ½ capacity for the room at this time).  Members of the public will be asked to wear a mask in Council Chambers.  Council members, when seated, will not need to wear a mask but please note when you leave your seat you will be required to wear a mask.


We have had a few theft of catalytic converters recently. In one case the owner heard sawing at about 3:30am but didn’t think much of it. You may think it is too petty to call over a saw sound early in the am, but we don’t….call us as it is likely a theft in progress


September 16, 2021

Wonder Where Your Money Went?

......More than $1.45 million raised for B.C. residents affected by wildfires


Customers visiting BC Liquor Stores (BCLS) and BC Cannabis Stores (BCCS) gave generously to the Canadian Red Cross, with more than $1.45 million in donations going directly to assist B.C. residents affected by this year’s devastating wildfires.

This amount will be matched by both the Province and federal government, for a total exceeding $4.35 million.

The funds raised will help the Canadian Red Cross support immediate and ongoing relief efforts in B.C. communities affected by wildfires, as well as support long-term recovery, resiliency and preparedness for future events in British Columbia and affected regions.

At the beginning of July, the Province and federal government announced they would match donations made to the Canadian Red Cross up to $20 million.


A Park for People, Wildlife and Water

Surrey has over 800 parks and one park is uniquely adapting to climate change by making room for the river, the future Nicomekl Riverfront Park. Located on the south side of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey, this 3-km linear park will extend from Elgin Rd to 40th Ave. 80 acres in size, the future nature park will be 14x larger than Crescent Beach Park. The park will have two large park spaces, the Hadden Mill and Oxbow zones (phase 1), located on either side of King George Boulevard.


Designing and constructing an 80-acre nature park along one of Surrey’s major river systems is complex and innovative work with numerous long-term benefits. Which is why Surrey is investing in the future Nicomekl Riverfront Park! The park will be built in 3 phases over multiple years:

Get involved in spring 2022

The next opportunity to get involved and share your feedback is in spring 2022 when we present the phase 1 detailed park concept plan. At that time we will present visuals and renderings to show you what the park will look like. Until then, follow along here on the project page or subscribe to receive email updates(External link).


SEPTEMBER 14, 2021


The BC Vaccine Card is now in effect throughout British Columbia, bringing people together to enjoy certain businesses and recreational events safely.

Starting Sept. 13, 2021, new COVID-19 vaccine requirements will apply so businesses can stay open and people can feel safe in these settings, while vaccination rates continue to rise.

“Today’s implementation of the BC Vaccine Card is a vital achievement in our B.C. pandemic,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “It says we have vaccines to fight COVID-19, that we are getting our vaccines to stop the spread, and that we can have confidence in attending certain events and activities knowing that those around us are vaccinated, too.”

Businesses can now download the BC Vaccine Card Verifier App from the Google Play and Apple App stores and use the app to verify customers BC Vaccine Card, or visually verify the person’s proof of vaccination. A government-issued photo is required for those 19+.

Information for businesses and a toolkit can be found online:

The Provincial Call Centre now has a dedicated line for businesses to call with their questions on the BC Vaccine Card. They can call 1 833 838-2323, select option 1, then option 3. Be patient if you call the call centre, as staff work through the call volumes. A business package is available on the provincial vaccine website.

People can get their BC Vaccine Card online: and keep a digital copy on their mobile device by taking a screen shot or printing a hard copy to present when entering designated businesses and events.


Candidates Running in the South Surrey - White Rock Riding

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order of last name.
Click on the name of each candidate and party affiliation to visit their respective websites.

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, official candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada

Gordie Hogg, official candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada

Gary Jensen, official candidate for the People’s Party of Canada

June Liu, official candidate for the New Democratic Party of Canada

Candidate not running for the Green Party of Canada 

Other Useful Information and Links to Elections Canada

Looking for employment? Elections Canada is hiring for the federal election in South Surrey-White Rock! Click here for more information.

  • Elections Canada Page for South Surrey-White Rock: To access the South Surrey-White Rock main page, click here

  • Voter ID: Check the list for the required ID to vote, click here

    • Election Day

      • Monday, September 20, 2021 - You must vote at your designated polling station.

      • Date, hours and address of your election day poll will be available online, on your voter information card or by calling Elections Canada. 

      Elections Canada: To access the main page, click here


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Recipe of the Week

Scruffy aubergine lasagna

“Bringing together two big hitters – aubergine and lasagna – this recipe is guaranteed to make you smile. It’s cheesy, oozy and mega delicious, plus it’s really fun to make. First I steam the aubergine, to make it soft, silky and a total pleasure to eat, then I crisp it up with garlic, chili, sage and lemon for added flavour, before turning it into the most scrumptious sauce. Enjoy! ”

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Meet The Neighbours

RAY RAMSAY a veteran of the Westcoast music scene for over 4 decades has put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and the resulting trip through his musical memory bank makes for a wonderful journey.

Complete with look back pictures and self penned images, this book is a page turner.

(click here to read the full story)

Editor's Note: Full disclosure. I have known Ray Ramsay for most of those four decades. First in my position as music director at CJJC British Columbia's first 24 hour country music radio station, next step as music director at FM/99 CFOX radio in Vancouver and finally working opposite him as a record plugger myself with CBS records.

David Chesney


Chesney's Chestnut

  1. How many Dallas Cowboys does it take to change a tire?
    One, unless it’s a blowout, in which case they all show up.

    Did you hear the Cowboys had a touchdown in Philadelphia yesterday?
    It was at the airport.  

    What do the Dallas Cowboys and a Chick-Fil-A manager have in common?
    Neither one shows up for work on Sunday.


Video Of The Day

Solar Team Eindhoven has built Stella Vie in 2017. For the first time they have developed a 5-seater familly car on solar energy. With Stella Vie the team wants to show that is it possible to drive on solar energy with your entire family today.

Thought for the Day 



Going To The Beach Today?

Tide Table for White Rock/Crescent Beach

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As of Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 86.5% (4,008,076) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.9% (3,659,495) have received their second dose.

In addition, 87.0% (3,764,087) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 79.8% (3,452,697) have received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 768 new cases of COVID-19, including 19 epi-linked cases, for a total of 177,954 cases in the province.

There are currently 6,031 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 169,653 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 298 individuals are in hospital and 135 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Note: Intensive care numbers are a subset of the total in hospital. They are not in addition to the number of people in hospital.

The new/active cases include:

  • 239 new cases in Fraser Health

    • Total active cases: 1,846

    83 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

    • Total active cases: 1,043

    183 new cases in Interior Health

    • Total active cases: 1,499

• Visit B.C.'s COVID-19 dashboard for regional number

People throughout B.C. can find their nearest Vax for BC event online by visiting:

For information on breakthrough cases, visit:
Or see the BC Centre for Disease Control's (BCCDC) weekly data summary:

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard:

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

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





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