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Where You Can Vacation and Be Home The Same Day

 

 

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

email - editor@whiterocksun.com

(click here to read more about how our community is pulling together

 

 

 

 

 

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 Surrey/

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

(click here to keep up to date what's happening in the White Rock/South Surrey area)

Thank You

David Chesney/Publisher

email - editor@whiterocksun.com

 

 

 



 

Recipe of the Week

Time to revisit the old standard CHICKEN A LA KING.

(click here for recipe)

 

 

 

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October 31, 2020

Remember

 

Starts Today - FREE PARKING

The City of White Rock invites people to visit the Waterfront for  breathtaking sunsets, fabulous restaurants and a variety of shops—all while parking for free.

Free parking is available at the Waterfront, seven days a week, with a limit of four hours near the shops, restaurants and other businesses on Marine Drive. Waterfront visitors can park for free for up to 14 hours in select locations, including the West Beach Parkade on Vidal Street.  

 

 

 

 

The annual Water Main Flushing Program is currently taking place until Friday, Dec. 11. 

Water main flushing is a common process to maintain the City's water quality and increase the capacity of the water system. 

Learn more at http://ow.ly/vnTV50C7Js3

 

October 30, 2020

The Final Votes Have Been Counted

...sort of

Local LIBERAL MLAS Trevor Halford and Stephanie Cadieux can finally pop the champagne corks barring any last minute come from behind contenders as a result of the mail in ballots not being counted.

ELECTIONS BC yesterday posted the complete and final votes from all the polling stations in White Rock & South Surrey.

Trevor Halford

Surrey-White Rock
  Jason Bax Libertarian 349 2.06%
  Trevor Halford BC Liberal Party 6,840 40.47%
Beverly (Pixie) Hobby BC Green Party 2,495 14.76%
Megan Knight Independent 1,108 6.56%
Bryn Smith BC NDP 6,111 36.15%
109 of 109 ballot boxes reported 16,903 100%

Stephanie Cadieux

Surrey South
  Stephanie Cadieux BC Liberal Party 7,945 48.73%
Pauline Greaves BC NDP 6,728 41.27%
Tim Ibbotson BC Green Party 1,630 10.00%
99 of 99 ballot boxes reported 16,303 100%

 

Things That Go Boom In The Night


Despite there being a ban in place (unless with a valid permit) firecrackers are already destroying the peace of the night on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. The RCMP will be run off their feet Friday and Saturday night. Make sure you get the dog and cat into the house earlier than usual and try to comfort them through the night.

WHITE ROCK

No person shall transport, ignite, discharge, set-off or explode any Fireworks in the City unless the person is a FireworksSupervisor and the holder of a valid permit issued by the Fire Chief pursuant to sections 7 - 10 of this By-law

SURREY

t is illegal to buy-sell or set off fireworks in Surrey without a permit

 

October 29, 2020

BUZZ OFF

The news reports have been full of stories about how authorities in Blaine this week attempted to eradicate an ASIAN HORNET nest. Local authorities and bee experts are now working full time to ensure the deadly hornets do not set up shop in our community.

A month ago while lunching in URBAN TABLE @ 5 Corners a postman walked in and told the owner of the shop he was being transferred to another route. When he left NICOLE informed me he had been attacked by one of the giant hornets just down Johnston Road, he barely made it to the hospital before he lost consciousness and then spent 5 days in the hospital.

We can't be too careful.

(read THE PROVINCE newspaper story - click here)

 

October 28, 2020

New Hospice Director Announced

Peace Arch Hospice Society is pleased to announce that Amanda McNally has accepted the position of Executive Director.

Amanda is joining the Hospice Society after working at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) for ten years.

She is excited to join the Hospice Society and work with the dedicated members of the community, as Amanda has a true passion for supporting the community in which she lives.

On a personal note, Amanda lives in the South Surrey/Ocean Park area and is a proud mom to Jacob and Penelope. Please join us in welcoming Amanda to her new role with the Society.

 

Safety Tips for a Fun and Safe Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time for many people and by following some simple safety precautions from the Surrey Fire Service you can ensure a safe and fun Halloween.

  • Fireworks: Fireworks are hazardous to those who are lighting them and to the surrounding area based on the fallout of the burning material Fireworks are not allowed to be sold or discharged in Surrey without a valid Fire Department permit and a Federal Fireworks Supervisor Certificate
  • COVID-19 Safe Numbers: Trick-or-treat in a small social group, stick to six people.

Leave space between you and other groups to reduce crowding on stairs and sidewalks

  • Dangerous Décor: Jack-o-lanterns maybe a time-honored tradition, but they also represent a fire hazard. Instead of using a candle inside of the Jack-o-lantern, place small flashlight or battery powered candle to help your family light the way on the dark and long Halloween night! 
  • Don’t Blow It: When it comes to powering Halloween decorations, it’s easy to go overboard. But overloading extension cords and breakers is a fire hazard and will ruin the night. Be mindful of the decorations being used.
  • Costume Considerations: When selecting this year’s Halloween costume, pick brightly coloured costumes that can be clearly seen by motorists. Add reflective tape to the costume to increase visibility.
  • Light the way: Make sure everyone in the Halloween trick-or-treating party has a flashlight. This will help make kids more visible to motorists and others. When is doubt, stay in well-lit areas and only visit homes with their lights turned on.
  • Know the Route: The temptation to collect as much candy as possible is understandable, but ill-advised. The safest option is to limit trick-or-treating to well-known neighborhoods.
  • Quality Control: Make sure kids resist the urge to sample the spoils of trick-or-treating until an adult has inspected the candy to see if it has been tampered with.

 

October 27, 2020

COLD WEATHER SHELTER TO OPEN THIS WEEKEND

Peace Portal Church will be the host of the Extreme Weather Shelter this winter in  South Surrey/White Rock, as the former site of the shelter at First Church is under development. The plan is to have 14 spaces available, as in previous years.  It will be an every night shelter, not only when temperatures drop below freezing.  November 1st is the hoped for opening date.

 

Council Rewind

White Rock Council sat down last evening to review recommendations from the LAND USE & PLANNING deportment. The meeting contained some off the new measures. 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

On September 28, 2020, Council gave final reading to a bylaw, which amended City of White Rock Planning Procedures Bylaw, 2017, No. 2234, to enable an early review of zoning bylaw amendment (“rezoning”) applications. The early review includes the presentation of preliminary information related to a rezoning application to the City’s Land Use and Planning Committee (LUPC), prior to the application moving to a Public Information Meeting (PIM) and Advisory Design Panel (ADP) review, if applicable. During the September meeting, Council directed staff to bring forward current rezoning applications that have not had a PIM and/or ADP review to the LUPC to decide whether each application should proceed to the next stage of review or be denied by Council. 

. This corporate report brings forward the basic information about each of the rezoning applications noted in the September 28, 2020 corporate report, including site plan and building elevation architectural drawings as well as project statistics.

RECOMMENDATIONS 

THAT the Land Use and Planning Committee recommends that Council:

  1. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 1464 Vidal Street proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied;

  2. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 15963 Marine Drive proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied;

  3. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 1441 Vidal Street proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied;

  4. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 15704 North Bluff Road proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied;

  5. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 14401 Sunset Drive proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied;

  6. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 14068 North Bluff Road proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied;

  7. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 1091 Stayte Road proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied;

  8. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 15109 Elm Street proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied;

  9. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 1361 Finlay Street proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied; and

  10. Resolve that the zoning amendment application at 15053 Marine Drive Street proceed to the next stage in the application review process or be denied.

    * All OF the above recommendations were approved to proceed.

     

New City Hall?

RECOMMENDA TION

THAT the Land Use and Planning Committee provide an opportunity at this meeting for the owner of 1513 Johnston Road to discuss with the Committee their intentions to redevelop their property, including the feasibility of incorporating a new City Hall facility with public amenities into the redevelopment. 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has previously discussed options regarding the replacement or renovation of the existing City Hall building, which has been noted to have seismic (life/safety) issues, accessibility deficiencies, and space constraints, among other issues common to aging structures. The options presented to Council have focused on City Hall remaining within the present civic precinct area, which includes the White Rock Library, Evergreen Childcare building, City Hall Annex, and the RCMP and Fire Services buildings. 

Council informed the Planning Department they were interested in proceeding with the option to move city hall into the town centre, with many cautionary guidelines for the planning department should the developer wish to proceed.

(click here to watch yesterday's LAND USE & planning MEETING)

 

October 24, 2020

Remembrance Day in White Rock Goes Virtual

The traditional Remembrance Day ceremony that takes place at the Cenotaph at White Rock’s City Hall is going virtual this year due to COVID-19.

The City is working with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, to record a ceremony, complete with the traditional songs, readings and two minutes of silence.

The ceremony will be shown on the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/whiterockcity starting at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The event is also available from the Legion’s Branch 8 Facebook page

Here is what you can expect at the online event:

  • O Canada and God Save the Queen, sung by Mark Donnelly, “Mr. O Canada”
  • The Last Post
  • Two minutes of silence
  • Lament
  • Rouse
  • Act of Remembrance

Poppies in the Window

The City is encouraging people in the community to show their support for veterans and those in active service by putting poppies in your front windows in the days leading up to Remembrance Day.

You can post pictures of your poppies on Twitter and Instagram by tagging #WhiteRockRemembers. 

 

 

Gardening

Susan Jensen

Blueberry bushes -- year round color and edible landscape star

A wrap up to the gardening season.

(click here)

 

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Thought for the Day

 

Chesney's Chestnuts

5 Signs You’re Too Old For Trick Or Treating….

1. People say, “great mask” and you’re not wearing one.

2. When the door opens and you yell, “Trick or……….” and you can’t remember the rest.

3. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.

4. When you have to ask for soft candy only because of your dentures.

5. When they ask if you want a trick or treat and you say wine.

 

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