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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

 

 

The Holiday Home Tour for Hope was sadly unable to go ahead this year in its usual format but the need for funds to our charities was as important as ever. The talented and dedicated committee put their heads together and we are delighted to introduce to you 2020 Holiday Home Tour For Hope Magazine
You wonderful volunteers have supported us with your hard work and precious time in the past and I’m writing to you to ask for your support again this year 
We would be grateful if you could spread the word amongst your friends and family to buy our beautiful magazine which will be available to purchase from this Saturday November 14th at the following participating store locations
* Madeline Bee
* Potters
* West Coast Gardens
* Peace Arch Hospice
* Flowers and Company
*Ambiente
The team have once again been working hard with our designers and decor sponsors to bring the Holiday Home Tour to you in your own living room. The magazine features many stunningly decorated local homes to once again inspire you and get you in the holiday spirit.
The cost is $50 but we see that not only as a chance to make a generous donation to our charities but also included will be raffle tickets to our fabulous draw and a $10 gift card to Potters Christmas Store 

Over the last 5 years you have helped us raise $365,000. As always, thanks to our generous Community and Realtor sponsors , 100% of the magazines proceeds will be split between Peace Arch Hospice Society and Surrey Memorial Foundation who will direct the funds to the Breast Health Clinic and Children’s Health Clinic. These charities need our support this year more than ever.

For more information please visit www.holidayhometourforhope.ca or follow us on Instagram @holidayhometourforhope

 

Visit the Holiday Home Tour website

 

 

 

TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

It would appear that a recent Facebook post may have initiated the threat of violence against Councillor Hundial. 

On the Safe Surrey FB page, a Nov 20 post stated "An elected official should never put their political ambitions ahead of the commitments they made to get elected. 

(read the full story)

 

 

 

Local News

November 28, 2020 

Surrey Councillor Receives Death Threat

On November 20th, 2020 the image below was posted on the Facebook page Doug McCallum’s Safe Surrey Coalition. 

Surrey Councillor Jack Hundial received a death threat. The RCMP made an arrest earlier this week. 

Doug McCallum has not spoken with Jack Hundial or made a public comment on the matter. 

The ad still appears on the Safe Surrey Coalition Facebook page.

UPDATE

Man arrested in connection with threats against Surrey councillor Jack Hundial

The alleged death threats were made on social media to Hundial and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mounties in Surrey have arrested a man after death threats were made toward a member of Surrey city council and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday.

RCMP said they arrested a man later that day on two counts of uttering threats. The suspect, a 42-year old man from Surrey, has been released on conditions with a court date scheduled for the new year.

 

 

B.C. sees new daily high of 911 COVID-19 cases, reports 11 deaths

B.C. reports record 911 new COVID-19 cases, while 11 more people have died from virus in last 24 hours

Hospitalizations surpassed 300 for the first time, 69 of those patients are in intensive care 

Three more outbreaks in health-care facilities were reported

As the province’s second wave pushes new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations to new records on a nearly daily basis, health officials are urging British Columbians to keep each other safe.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 911 new infections Friday, pushing B.C. over the 30,000 mark of confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

It is also another day deaths were in the double digits, with 11 more people losing their lives to COVID-19.

 

November 27, 2020 

Hot Hot Hot!

Today (Thursday) was a great day for our community!! 

In 2016, we partnered with our friends @surreyfirefighters to raise $500,000 for the new mental health ward at the Peace Arch Hospital @peacearchfoundation. Today, because of your support, we achieved that goal and completed our donation to our community. 

Thank you to everyone that has supported our charity, including all of the generous donors and @thecityofsurrey & @cityofwhiterock.

 

Missing Person to locate- 

Jasvir SINGH Last Seen Crossing Border

 

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing male identified as Jasvir SINGH.  

SINGH was last seen entering Canada through Douglas Border Crossing at 1223 hours on Nov 24th, 2020,

in Surrey. It is believed SINGH is traveling on foot. SINGH has not been seen or heard from since.  

SINGH is described as a 43 yr old South Asian Male, 5'10", 180 lbs, has a black beard, brown eyes, and 

has a tattoo of a Sikh Khanda on his upper right arm. (photo of SINGH attached). It is unknown what 
SINGH may be wearing.  

SINGH's family and Surrey RCMP are concerned for his overall health and well-being at this time.  

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of SINGH is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502,

or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting

file number 2020-182636.

 

November 26, 2020

New ‘Please wear a mask’ signs pop up around White Rock     

    

The City of White Rock is encouraging people to wear masks in outdoor spaces during the global pandemic when it’s hard to stay two metres apart from others. 

The City has posted signs in public places, including in parks, on the White Rock Pier and Waterfront Promenade encouraging people to stay apart and to wear masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

The COVID-19 Recovery Task Force , formed to respond to the social and economic needs of the city during the COVID-19 pandemic, suggested that White Rock’s residents and visitors should be asked to wear masks. Council approved a mask communication campaign on Nov. 9, 2020, just ahead of the Provincial Health Officer’s direction on Nov. 19 that moved wearing masks from expected to mandatory.

Support for Masks
The Provincial Health Officer , the BC Centre for Disease Control  and Fraser Health  all support the wearing of non-medical masks as one measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Wearing a mask can help protect others by containing a person’s droplets when they are talking, laughing, singing, coughing or sneezing. Wearing a cloth mask is mandatory at shopping malls, grocery stores, community centres, on transit and other public indoor spaces.

A mask should be used along with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand washing and physical distancing. 

For information about how to properly wear a mask, visit www.whiterockcity.ca/mask 

 

November 25, 2020

City of White Rock: Sales agents testing water in homes

The City of White Rock has received calls from residents who have been approached by sales agents who ask to come into their homes to test their water. The agents give the impression that they're from the City. 

The City conducts ongoing water quality tests and all data is available on our Water Quality page. If you have questions and concerns about your water, contact the City at water@whiterockcity.ca or 604-541-2181.

It is important that you know who is at your door before you let someone enter. This is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are urged by the Provincial Health Officer to have only family in our homes.

The RCMP has some helpful information on home security in this RCMP brochure:

Keeping yourself safe at home: Before you open the door to a stranger, verify who is there by using a peephole or verbally confirming the identity of the individual.

Be suspicious of an unexpected salesperson or repair company – they could be a potential burglar checking your possessions and security measures. 

Always ask for identification, and if needed call the company to confirm the identity of the individual.

Trust your instincts. If you don’t feel comfortable opening the door for a particular person – don’t. If in an apartment building, do not let unknown individuals into your building. 

DONNA L. KELL, APR

Manager, Communications and Government Relations City of White Rock

Test Your White Rock IQ


HUGH ELLENWOOD from the White Rock Museum returns with the second installment of "Test Your White Rock History IQ."

 

November 24, 2020 

Sometimes, all we need is a little change in perspective

News from the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

This photo shows the site of our new ER (currently under construction!), made possible with the generous contributions of our dedicated donors. 

Our plan is to build five spacious new surgical suites directly above the new ER, and to renovate one of the existing small operating rooms for dedicated cataract surgeries. The other two current Operating Rooms will be re purposed as patient recovery bays. 

Have a question about this project? 

We'd love to hear from you!

Send us an email to info@pahfoundation.ca

 

South Surrey Town Centre Future - Have Your Say

The City of Surrey is looking for input on the Semiahmoo Town Centre plan.

I think it's REALLY important we all have a say, so please complete the survey:
https://www.cityspeaks.ca/c/r/semiahmootcp2

The city of White Rock is also engaging residents to create a new development "guideline", often referred to as the OCP Official Community Plan

 

November 23, 2020 

New Top Cop In Surrey

Norm Lipinski

Surrey Police Board Appoints first Chief Constable


Friday the Surrey Police Board (SPB) appointed Norm Lipinski to be the first Chief Constable of the city’s municipal police service, the Surrey Police Service (SPS). 

In the coming weeks, Norm Lipinski will assume leadership of the SPS, bringing over 25 years of experience serving within large, urban Canadian municipalities. Prior to joining the Surrey Police Service, Chief Lipinski served as Deputy Chief of both the neighbouring Delta Police Service and the Edmonton Police Service, as well as Assistant Commissioner for the RCMP.  

“I am honoured to lead Surrey through this important transition towards a more modern, inclusive, accountable, and community-based policing model,” said Chief Constable Lipinski. “I look forward to working closely with Surrey’s diverse communities to learn more about their priorities and building a service to meet the needs of this rapidly growing and dynamic city.” 

“We are confident Chief Norm Lipinski is the right leader to bring Surrey into a new era of modern and progressive policing while staying attuned to the priorities of this growing community,” said Surrey Police Board Chair, Doug McCallum. “A city like Surrey needs a locally governed and accountable service and I am thrilled we are delivering on a promise we made to this city’s residents and business community.” 

Chief Constable Lipinski was selected through a rigorous recruitment process led by a third-party professional search firm and vetted through objective decision-making criteria framework that placed particular emphasis on leadership experience, demonstrable experience promoting progressive policing policies, including commitment to de-escalation training and ability to foster a diverse and inclusive environment.   

The Chief Constable’s first order of business is to start recruiting officers. The Chief Constable and Surrey Police Board will also immediately get to work developing Surrey Police Service’s first Strategic Plan that will outline the priorities, goals and objectives of the SPS.  

 

 

 

Video of the Day 

Happiest video ever? Well maybe not ever but if you love watching baby goats, come on in.

 


Thought for the Day

 

Chesney's Chestnuts 

There was a man who wanted a rocket to go to space.

He told his wife and she said ok.

The next day he went downstairs and the TV was gone his wife came in the room and said what you said you wanted some space. 

 

Tomorrow In THE SUN

Tomorrow is December 01, so we start the Christmas season with a daily dose of Canadian Country Christmas

 

 

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