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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)

 

 

 

Meet The Neighbours

Life is full of challenges. Some we choose, others we don't.

We go up the down stairway today with DONNA WOOLDRIDGE.

Living in White Rock these years, and loving the beach so passionately, I always drove down to park before I walked.

Every single time I drove, I promised myself I'd gain the ability to walk down and up "that" hill to get to West Beach, returning home without being in physical pain.

Yes, every time

(click here to read the full story)

 

 

 

 

News 

September 24, 2020

Give Me Your Money....Please

During January and February 2020, the City of White Rock asked residents on how they would spend $13M on amenities for the community.

This occurred primarily through a Community Forum (information session and workshop) on January 20, 2020, two subsequent pop-up events on February 4, and February 9, and an online survey available throughout the period after the Community Forum until February 18, 2020. A robust interaction on the topic also occurred on a related post on the City’s Facebook page, with over 274 reactions, comments and shares. Details regarding the level of public engagement through these various channels are attached in a summary document provided as Appendix A to this corporate report.

Last evening (Wednesday) councillors MANNING/CHESNEY/TREVELYAN/KRISTJANSON & JOHANSON received the report from staff and began the first stage of deciphering the information submitted by the residents

Council identified 3 main areas they would like to receive further information from staff reports.

1. Affordable Housing

2. Centre Street Walkway-upgrade

3. Park on the White Rock waterfront.

 

City of White Rock’s first Economic Development Officer

 The City of White Rock has hired its first Economic Development Officer. Carolyn Latzen will lead the refresh of the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan and develop strategies to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Latzen, who begins in the part-time role on Sept. 28, has extensive retail and business experience in leadership roles. She teaches marketing at a private college in Surrey.  

Latzen is familiar with business in White Rock. She volunteered on the City’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and was chairperson of the Marine Drive Task Force.  

In her role as Economic Development Officer, Latzen will collaborate with the City’s Planning and Development Services team, the White Rock BIA, the South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce, Explore White Rock and local businesses.     

Quotes 

Carolyn Latzen
Economic Development Officer
City of White Rock
 

“This is an amazing time to serve in the Economic Development Officer with the City of White Rock. We are all challenged by COVID-19 in our day-to-day lives. At the same time, it has caused us to accelerate so many trends in the world, including for businesses, which are adapting and innovating at a rapid pace. I look forward to collaborating with my business partners to update the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan and to support businesses during and after the pandemic.”  

 

 

Thank You White Rock Rotary

Rajagopal @ cheque presentation

Members of the White Rock Rotary club Tuesday were proud to present a cheque for $63,000.00 to White Rock elementary. The money raised by the local service group will go a long ways to funding a new playground for the children who attend White Rock elementary.

Thank You ROTARY.

 

September 23. 2020

Let There Be Light

A large portion of White Rock was without power this morning for a few hours. BC HYDRO crews quickly identified a tree coming down on the wires on the west side tore out the lines and caused a short in the transformer.

Now don't you wish you had put that transistor radio and flashlight somewhere that you could quickly find them?

 

Walk For Veterans This Weekend

l-r White Rock mayor DARRYL WALKER / MARC BURCHELL local walk organizer

Join in this Saturday and Sunday (26 & 27) to honour our veterans, first responders and all the other front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walk, run or bike in your favourite place of recreation. Net Proceeds go to Courageous Companions providers of top quality service dogs. Participants will receive a challenge coin.

(click here for more information)

NOTE

The event for the most part is virtual but if you care to join in a public walk MARC BURCHELL has forwarded this information.

12 noon start @ the White Rock Museum

I decided to hold my walk there at 10am on Sunday morning and a number of people including Mayor Walker, WRK city councillors, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Stephanie Cadieux, Tracy Redies and others decided to join me, social distancing of course. So, it will be an informal walk along the promenade starting at 10am Sunday morning

 

September 22, 2020

One Month Before Provincial Election

OH SNAP we have a snap election on our hands.

Premier HORGAN has called a Provincial election for Saturday October 24. Where that leaves the local LIberal riding is anyone's guess, The riding does not have a viable candidate at the present time.

STEPHANIE CADIEUX will be running to once again serve the other local riding in the Peninsula area.

 

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

- Following a meeting with B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janet Austin, Premier John Horgan announced a provincial general election will occur on October 24, 2020.

“I have just met with the Lieutenant Governor and she has agreed with my request to hold an election on October 24,” John Horgan said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything — the people of British Columbia deserve a say in the direction of our recovery and the future of our province.”

From his community of Lanford, John Horgan spoke about his decision to call an election and his government’s record during its first term. The BC NDP minority government lasted over three years, much longer than most minority governments.

“We’ve made a lot of progress for people over the last three years. We invested in healthcare and schools. We build transit, housing and childcare centres. We eliminated the MSP—the largest middle-class tax cut in BC history—and during this pandemic, we kept people safe while staying focused on what matters,” Horgan said.

“The BC Liberals are pushing for changes that benefit the wealthy and well-connected—at your expense. We have a plan to keep you safe, and to make life better and more affordable for people. We’ve accomplished a lot on what matters most to people, and there’s a lot more work ahead of us.”

Horgan also addressed how this election will have additional public health measures informed by the Provincial Public Health officer to ensure the safety of everyone.

“Like a lot of things these days, this election is going to look different than previous ones. I know we can do it safely,” Horgan said. “There will be new opportunities for people to vote in advance or by a mail-in-ballot from the comfort of their homes.”

 

Local Riding In An Uproar

FACBOOK posting TREVOR HALFORD

Beyond proud and humbled to share that I will be seeking the riding of Surrey-White Rock for the BC Liberals in the upcoming provincial election.
I was raised in this community and now Holly and I have chosen to raise our family here.
I look forward to the journey ahead.

Let’s Go!!!!!!!

Trevor Halford

The LIBERAL riding association Surrey-White Rock membership is up in arms. In 2017 TRACY REDIES was appointed as the successor to outgoing MLA GORDIE HOGG. The membership were upset then that they had little or no input into the selection. Despite a Fall election being predicted by most media outlets, the local riding was taking its time to vet the numerous possible candidates who had put their name forward.

Last evening it was mad official that TREVOR HALFORD had been chosen by the executive. Stay tuned.

 

Next Week Dust Off The Old CCM

Be part of the change and help make Metro Vancouver a happier, healthier place to live, work and play!

Register for Bike to Work week today. 

 

Surrey Fusion Festival Livestream - Sunday

Sept 26, 2020

10:30am - 12:15pm

Watch on Facebook & YouTube Live

(click here to join the fun)

 

September 21, 2020

White Rock Record Broken

 Abbotsford-born Chase Claypool caught his first NFL touchdown yesterday in his second career game.


 

Claypool was taken 49th overall in this year’s draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers after a stellar four-year college career at Notre Dame.

Before Abbotsford's NFL game against the Denver Broncos, he became the first British Columbian to catch an NFL touchdown in 16 years.

The last person to do it was Oakland Raiders tight end Teyo Johnson, who’s from White Rock, in 2004.

At 22 years old, Claypool graduated from Abbotsford Secondary just four years ago.

TEYO JOHNSON was born in White Rock in 1981. TEYO played his college football @ Stanford university and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round draft in 2004.

 

September 19, 2020

Police seek help with identifying an individual 

Surrey RCMP is requesting assistance from the public with identifying a man associated to a suspicious occurrence that happened in South Surrey.

Surrey RCMP is releasing photos of an unidentified man who was seen in the area of a townhouse in the 2900-block of King George Boulevard on August 30, 2020 (see attached photos). Police believe this man may have information regarding another on-going investigation and are seeking to make contact with him in an effort to advance that investigation.

 

Massey Tunnel Upgrades

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is in the process of identifying property necessary for future infrastructure improvements on Highway 99 near the George Massey Tunnel, as an initial step while the business case for the new crossing is being completed.

These improvements will release traffic congestion, helping traffic flow more easily heading into the crossing.

“We continue to make progress toward selecting the right solution for a new crossing of the Fraser River on Highway 99 that aligns with regional plans,” said Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North, on behalf of Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “I know people want traffic congestion relief at the George Massey Tunnel without having to pay unfair tolls. Today’s announcement shows our government is taking action on much-needed improvements.”

Identifying property required for future infrastructure improvements along the Highway 99 corridor does not mean that the preferred solution for the crossing has been determined. That decision will be made by government following the business case review.  

In the interim, safety improvements are underway inside the existing tunnel for drivers who use this route every day. As part of a suite of $40 million in improvements to the existing tunnel, lights on the tunnel walls and ceiling are being converted to an LED standard to increase visibility and better illuminate the tunnel for drivers, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tunnel drainage is being improved to prevent ice buildup and water from pooling at the entrances. The ventilation and electrical systems will also be upgraded. These additional safety improvements are scheduled to be complete by spring 2021.

Learn More:

For more information, visit: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/masseytunnel/

 

September 18, 2020

Campbell Heights Shooting incident – One male injured after calls of shots fired

 

Last evening (Thursday) Surrey RCMP received calls of shots heard in the area of 194 Street and 34 Avenue. Surrey RCMP Frontline officers were immediately dispatched to the area.

Once on scene, officers located a male in the area suffering from gunshot wounds. The male has been transported to a regional trauma hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. 

The investigation is still in its early stages. Officers are conducting neighbourhood canvassing and speaking with several witnesses to obtain further information. At this time this incident does not appear to be a random act, but rather targeted at this male. 

The area of 194 Street and 34 Avenue will be closed  for the next few hours while investigators gather evidence.  

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

Do you know what dooring is?

..best you learn

To better protect cyclists who are traveling on B.C.’s roads, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is reminding everyone that the fine for “dooring” is about to go up.

The new fine for anyone who opens the door of a parked car when it is not reasonably safe to do so (known as “dooring”) will be $368 as of Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

Dooring is a common safety issue for cyclists in all communities throughout the province. The higher fine is about quadruple the current fine of $81. It will help increase safety by making drivers more aware of how opening their car door unsafely can seriously injure an approaching cyclist. At the same time, a public education and awareness campaign is being launched.

 

 

 

 

TNT - The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

The problem was how to get this dinghy home, since I was the only adult there and there was no way I was going to get it up the 190 steps of the formerly named 101 Steps staircase. 

(read more)

 

Health

Eve Lees

Take the time to double-check information before you believe it and forward it to others.

Maintain an open mind: Put aside your beliefs and emotions as you do your research.

It’s the only way we’ll weed out the mis/disinformation.

(read the full story)


Video of the Day

Eagle rescue


Thought for the Day 

 

 

Chesney's Chestnuts

A cowboy is riding on his horse in a desert. Suddenly he sees a man lying down with his ear to the ground.

The man says: 'A carriage. 6 horses. 3 black, 2 brown and 1 white.'

The cowboy says: 'Wow! You can hear all of that?!'

'No,' says the man. 'They just ran me over.'

 

 

 

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