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December 04, 2021

Surrey RCMP INvestihate Rockin' Situation

Surrey RCMP is investigating after several dangerous incidents involving rocks thrown from an overpass on Highway 99 in South Surrey.

Investigations are underway after multiple incidents were reported involving rocks, thrown from the pedestrian overpass striking vehicles, travelling on highway 99. Fortunately, no person was injured, however several vehicles, including a Transit Bus, were damaged. In one incident, a rock the size of baseball was located.

The over pass where these incidents took place is between the 32 Avenue and King George Boulevard exits of Highway 99. It connects the 3700-block of 148 street to several walking paths in the area. Investigators are releasing details about each of these incidents and are asking anyone with information or dashcam video to contact Surrey RCMP.

The first incident took place on November 26, 2021, at 7:44 p.m. a semi-truck and transit bus were damaged; the next incident occurred on November 29, 2021, at 10:49 p.m., two semi-trucks were damaged; and the most recent incident was on November 30, 2021, at 10:20 p.m. two semi-trucks sustained damage.

 

Christmas On The Semiahmoo Peninsula

A festive Christmas display has been set up at a home located @ 15499 22nd Ave.

If during your travels over the holiday season you see a decorated home, send it on over with the address and we will share it with everyone.

editor@whiterocksun.com

 

December 02, 2021

Let Those Truckers Roll

176th street looking south to the border

With all the roadways closed between the coast and all points east, transport trucks are heading south to cut across Washington State and then duck back up into Canada. Trucks yesterday morning were bumper to bumper from 20th avenue to the truck crossing.

Along 8th avenue the lineup of trucks stretched from 176th street all the way back all the way to HWY 99 and lined up on the freeway heading south.

 

Monday Public Hearing

PUBLIC HEARING - BYLAW 2410: WHITE ROCK ZONING BYLAW, 2012, NO. 2000, AMENDMENT (RS-4 - 15733 THRIFT AVENUE) BYLAW 2021, NO. 2410

CIVIC ADDRESS: 15733 THRIFT AVENUE

PURPOSE: Bylaw 2410 proposes to amend the White Rock Zoning Bylaw for the subject site from "RS-1 One Unit Residential Zone" to the "RS-4 One Unit (12.1m Lot Width) Residential Zone." The zoning amendment is being requested to enable the subdivision of the subject site from one (1) to two (2) lots. Each of the lots would be developed with a single-family dwelling.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AGENDA AND WATCH THE LIVE STREAM FOR THE HEARING

Note: Live stream will only be visible once the meeting has started. if the meeting has started and you are unable to view please re-fresh your browser or re-load the page.

 

December 01, 2021

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision -18100 block of 16 Avenue

Surrey RCMP is still on the scene at a fatal motor vehicle collision in the South Surrey area.

On November 30th, 2021 at approximately 11:30 pm, the Surrey RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision in the 18100 block of 16 Avenue in which an occupant may have been ejected. 

BC Ambulance Service and Surrey Fire Department personnel attended and provided medical treatment to one of the drivers but they succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at scene. 

A second victim was initially treated at scene and then transported to local area hospital in serious condition.

Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation TEAM (CCIT) with the assistance from the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), is investigating this collision.

Traffic in the area will be affected for an undetermined time as officers continue their investigation.

Traffic on 16th Avenue will be shut down at 176 Street to the West and 184 Street to the East.

The public is asked to avoid the area until further notice.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

he City of White Rock presents an evening of festive, family fun on Friday, Dec. 10.

The Bright Walk in White Rock inaugural light up event runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Park on Marine Drive. Join Mayor Darryl Walker and White Rock City Council for a tree lighting ceremony complete with family activities, bouncy elves, live entertainment, free hot chocolate, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Admission to the outdoor event is free.

Here’s a snapshot of the day’s events:

5 to 6:30 p.m.

Christmas activities, live music, food carts, free hot chocolate, Christmas craft fair, bouncy elves, photo stations, and live performances.  Santa Claus will be walking around Memorial Park, so be sure to say “Merry Christmas”.

5:30 p.m. 
Launch of Bright Walk in White Rock, featuring a 20-foot tree lighting ceremony in Memorial Park with Mayor Darryl Walker and members of City Council.

November 30, 2021

Third Of Three In A Row

 

Rotating Road Closures

Before leaving for a trip check DRIVEBC ahead of time. Certain roads are open only to local and or essential travel.

Please check for updates: www.DriveBC.ca

 

November 27, 2021

Light Up The Night- Christmas On The Peninsula

Before & After

(CORRY KRITICOS photos)

Hundreds of Peninsula friends and neighbours braved the stormy weather yesterday afternoon for the inaugural lighting of a giant Christmas tree in the Miramar Village. Mayor WALKER represented our city as he threw the magic switch @ 4:30 to light up the night.

Thank you White Rock for showing your spirit. YOU ROCK!

 

Dead Whale In Semiahmoo Bay - Autopsy Complete

The autopsy results have recently been issued on the death of that grey whale that was found floating in Semiahmoo Bay last April.

PAUL COTTRELL of (DFO) this week released the results of a necropsy confirming the what suffered blunt force trauma. The origin of that force could not be confirmed.

 

November 27, 2021

Human remains in two separate investigations identified

Surrey RCMP is updating the public in regards to two separate investigations, where skeletal remains and partial human remains were located in different areas of the city. The remains have now been identified.

On September 20, 2021, partial human remains were located in a wooded area near the 8000-block of 148A Street (Initial release). An investigation into the found remains identified them as a man reported missing in February 2020.

On October 12, 2021, Surrey RCMP began an investigation into found skeletal remains located in Newton near 152 Street and 64 Avenue (initial release). The remains have been identified as a man who was reported missing in January 2021. The man was 32-years old at the time of his disappearance.

The two investigations are not connected and criminality is not believed to be a factor in either death. Both investigations have been turned over to BC Coroners Service. The families of the deceased men have been notified.

 

November 26, 2021

One male shot in South Surrey

 

Surrey RCMP is advising the public of a shooting in South Surrey and requesting anyone with information to contact police.

Yesterday at approximately 12:00 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded the report of a shooting in the 2900-block of 160 Street. One man was shot in the driveway of a residence. The victim was taken to local hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects fled the area in a white SUV, possibly with Washington license plates. The investigation is in very early stages and the motive is not known.  Based on initial information the shooting does not appear to have any connection to the lower mainland gang conflict.

Police are actively searching for the suspect vehicle and will be in the area conducting further investigation. 

If you have any information regarding this incident or the suspect vehicle, or were in the area and have dash camera footage, please call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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As of Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, 85.1% (4,240,459) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 81.8% (4,079,299) have received their second dose.

In addition, 91.2% (4,229,649) of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 88% (4,079,277) received their second dose and 10% (469,176) have received a third dose.

Also, 91.6% (3,963,783) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 88.5% (3,829,103) received their second dose and 11% (468,509) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 405 new cases of COVID-19, including five new epi-linked cases, for a total of 219,584 cases in the province.

There are currently 3,071 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 214,047 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 276 individuals are currently in hospital and 95 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The new/active cases include:

  • 110 new cases in Fraser Health

    • total active cases: 990

    45 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

    • total active cases: 498

http://www.bccdc.ca/healh-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data or www.bccdc.ca


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

 

 

NOTE: The book sale will be at the Rotary Fieldhouse, not the usual location in Centennial park.

-Park on the South side of the field house for closest access to the entrance (exit will be on the North side)

-Have your vaccine card and ID ready at the door

- Masks are this year’s best opportunity for a fashion statement

- Only favourite categories will be on display because of the smaller venue, but we’ll be restocking overnight so coming each day may reveal what you’re looking for

- Afternoons and evenings are slower, so are recommended if you want more space to peruse and less line-ups

 

 

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