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September 23, 2023

UBCM White Rock Resolution To Limit Commercial Property Rent Increases

2022 UBCM Annual Convention – Resolutions Disposition Friday, September 22, 2023

NR70  Limitation of Rent Increases on Commercial Properties

Therefore be it resolved that UBCM request that the Province establish a rental limit increase on commercially zoned properties operated by small businesses similar to the rental increase limitation(s) that govern residential rental properties.

Amendment was Endorsed, but Resolution as Amended was Not Endorsed


September 22, 2023

Fire On-board


In the noon hour yesterday Surrey Fire crews arrived quickly to the Crescent Beach Marina. A large luxurious pleasure craft had caught fire in the marina. Thankfully the boat was pulled away from the rest of the boats.

There were no reported injuries. The boat was a total loss.


White Rock Council - Monday

IN CAMERA meeting - 3 p.m.

REGULAR COUNCIL meeting 4 p.m.

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Statement from Mayor Locke

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made public statements today that national security agencies are investigating “credible allegations” that “agents of the Government of India" were involved in the killing of prominent Canadian Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey this past June.

There is an ongoing investigation currently being conducted and I will monitor this very serious incident that has impacted our city and our country. I am confident that law enforcement agencies will ensure that the integrity of Canadian democracy and the safety of our citizens are protected.  

I hope that this investigation provides Mr. Nijjar’s family with the closure I am sure they seek. 

Mayor Brenda Locke

City of Surrey


The statement from Mayor LOCKE is in response to the statement Monday made by Prime Minister Trudeau:

Trudeau announced on Monday that Canadian intelligence agencies were actively pursuing credible allegations tying New Delhi's agents to the shooting of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, in British Columbia in June, in a rare such attack on the world's largest democracy.

Tensions between India and Canada have been strained for a number of years given the fact a faction of Sikhs living in Canada wish to have a separate state/KHALISTAN created in India for Sikhs. Last week thousands of Sikhs in Surrey and Toronto turned out to cast their vote to show support for such a move. A major trade mission that was planned for Canadian manufacturers to visit India in October, that trade mission has now been postponed.


September 20, 2023

Waterfront Sculptures Damaged

Last week the day the before the actual unveiling of the PROMENADE SCULPTURES along the promenade east of our historic pier, vandals damaged one of the installations. Then on Monday another of the beautiful creations were damaged.

The community speaks out:

Terribly sad, I had wondered if the city was going to have security there at night, sad to think that is needed.

Absolutely disgusted. 

These vandals should be ashamed of themselves!!

What? Disgusting. Time for cameras on each of the sculptures.

Omg this is so wrong why can’t people respect things that bring joy and beauty into our community instead of destroying everything for all of us 


We Cut Them Down - Surrey Plants Them

City hosts National Tree Day event to launch fall tree planting series  

The City of Surrey is launching its fall community tree planting season with an event celebrating National Tree Day this Saturday, September 23rd, at Bear Creek Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. City staff will collaborate with community members to plant over 500 native trees and shrubs. Everyone is welcome to participate, and there will be music and family-friendly activities for all to enjoy. 

“The City’s popular tree planting series is one of the many initiatives that contribute to making Surrey a thriving, green, and inclusive community,” said Mayor Brenda Locke. “It provides an excellent opportunity for the community to connect with each other, enjoy the outdoors, and contribute to the growth of one of our most vital natural assets, the City’s urban forest.” 

No prior experience is necessary. Participants are advised to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Gloves, shovels, and instructions will be provided. The event will proceed rain or shine but may be canceled in the event of high winds or extreme weather conditions. 

This event is part of the City’s annual Releaf tree planting program, which encourages the community to contribute to expanding the urban forest. In addition to the National Tree Day celebration, there are Releaf tree planting opportunities on Saturday mornings this fall from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at various Surrey parks, including: 

·       Boliver Park on October 7th 

·       Orchard Grove Park on October 14th 

·       Salmonberry Park on October 21st 

·       Hazelnut Meadows Community Park on October 28 

The Releaf tree planting program is one of the City’s many stewardship initiatives delivered by the Parks Division to engage the community in protecting, preserving, and maintaining Surrey’s extensive parkland system. Since 1991, volunteers have planted thousands of trees and shrubs, contributing to improved air quality, increased shade, food and shelter for wildlife, and greater biodiversity in our parks. 

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Chesney's Chestnut

The new manager of our struggling football team is strict and won’t stand any nonsense.

Last Saturday, he caught two fans climbing over the stadium wall and was angry with them.

He grabbed them and said: “Get back in there and watch the game until it finishes!”

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