City of White Rock

More multi-unit ground-level development, such as townhouses, is in high demand in White Rock, according to the city’s new Housing Needs Report. Creative Outlet photo

Report outlines six categories of housing needs in City of White Rock

Study a first step to creating more responsive policy

 

WestStone Group’s application for a four-storey apartment building off Vidal Street in White Rock was turned down. (WestStone Group rendering)

Former Langley City mayor says developers ‘jerked around’ by White Rock council

Advisory Design Panel member suggests development proposal looks like a ‘boat’

 

Tap & Barrel is slated to open in South Surrey in summer 2022. (Contributed photo)

Summer 2022 eyed for opening of Tap & Barrel in South Surrey

Restaurant-bar near 32 Avenue and 152 Street to offer nearly 500 seats

Tap & Barrel is slated to open in South Surrey in summer 2022. (Contributed photo)
A parade is one of the highlights of the Christmas on the Peninsula event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27 in uptown White Rock. (File photo)

White Rock’s Christmas on the Peninsula event set for Saturday

Annual holiday event to include parade, tree-lighting

A parade is one of the highlights of the Christmas on the Peninsula event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27 in uptown White Rock. (File photo)
Moti Bali (left) and Coun. David Chesney discuss the Feed My City program with MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. Alex Browne photo

MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay visits White Rock’s Feed My City program in response to concerns

Volunteers say meal recipients are not part of uptown problems faced by businesses

Moti Bali (left) and Coun. David Chesney discuss the Feed My City program with MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. Alex Browne photo
The White Rock Pier was temporarily closed Monday (Nov. 15) due to weather. (Alex Browne photo)

White Rock’s pier reopens following closure due to high winds, tide

Precautionary closure lifted as storm subsides

The White Rock Pier was temporarily closed Monday (Nov. 15) due to weather. (Alex Browne photo)
The White Rock Pier has been temporarily closed due to weather, the city announced. (Alex Browne photo)

White Rock Pier temporarily closed due to storm, high tide

Popular structure to be barricaded as precautionary measure, city says

The White Rock Pier has been temporarily closed due to weather, the city announced. (Alex Browne photo)
The White Rock Lights display (formerly the White Rock Festival of Lights) as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)
The White Rock Festival of Lights as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)

New name for winter lighting display at White Rock waterfront

City-produced event to be Bright Walk in White Rock

The White Rock Lights display (formerly the White Rock Festival of Lights) as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)
The White Rock Festival of Lights as it appeared in its inaugural year in 2019. (File photo)
Hundreds of people came to pay their respects on Thursday, Nov. 11, as Remembrance Day services were held in person at the White Rock cenotaph. Last year’s event was pre-recorded and posted online in keeping with COVID-19 protocols. This year, those in attendance were encouraged to wear masks and keep their distance from one another. (Contributed photos by Chloe Victoria Simpson and Elise Abby Simpson)

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day ceremony at White Rock cenotaph draws 1,200

No parade due to COVID-19 protocols as in-person service returns to city

Hundreds of people came to pay their respects on Thursday, Nov. 11, as Remembrance Day services were held in person at the White Rock cenotaph. Last year’s event was pre-recorded and posted online in keeping with COVID-19 protocols. This year, those in attendance were encouraged to wear masks and keep their distance from one another. (Contributed photos by Chloe Victoria Simpson and Elise Abby Simpson)
White Rock Festival of Lights at Memorial Park during its first year in 2019. (Aaron Hinks photos)

White Rock Festival of Lights to become city-run event

Ongoing dispute with organizing society led to impasse

White Rock Festival of Lights at Memorial Park during its first year in 2019. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Complaints about fireworks, along with one DUI, were the only incidents of note in White Rock over the Halloween weekend, according to RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

Fireworks complaints, one DUI among reported Halloween incidents: RCMP

No major incidents in White Rock or Surrey, police say

Complaints about fireworks, along with one DUI, were the only incidents of note in White Rock over the Halloween weekend, according to RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
White Rock, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8, will host an in-person Remembrance Day event this year. (File photo)

White Rock Remembrance Day ceremonies to return to in-person format

Last year’s event was held virtually due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions

White Rock, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8, will host an in-person Remembrance Day event this year. (File photo)
Parking will be free on weekdays along the White Rock waterfront when winter rates come into effect Nov. 1 (File photo)

Free weekday parking to return to White Rock waterfront Nov. 1

Off-season rates in effect until February, when city’s ‘shoulder season’ begins

Parking will be free on weekdays along the White Rock waterfront when winter rates come into effect Nov. 1 (File photo)
The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock Lights display set to return in time for Christmas

Society moving ahead to review its mandate, meet city conditions

The Festival of Lights; Jingle Bell White Rock; and the Lighted Boat Parade all helped light up the White Rock waterfront on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Aaron Hinks photo)
White Rock council heard Monday that residents, visitors and business owners who responded to a city survey continue to be divided about the closure of one lane of Marine Drive earlier this year. (File photo)

Public opinion split on White Rock’s Marine Drive summer lane closure

Online survey shows sharp division on controversial measure

White Rock council heard Monday that residents, visitors and business owners who responded to a city survey continue to be divided about the closure of one lane of Marine Drive earlier this year. (File photo)
A U.S. sailboat crashes up against the shore of White Rock beach after running aground. The boat came unattached and floated into Canadian waters as a result of the heavy winds that battered the west coast from Vancouver Island to California Monday. (Brenda Anderson photo)

PHOTOS: U.S. sailboat runs aground on White Rock beach during windstorm

City of White Rock, Coast Guard worked to remove boat from the shore, RCMP say

A U.S. sailboat crashes up against the shore of White Rock beach after running aground. The boat came unattached and floated into Canadian waters as a result of the heavy winds that battered the west coast from Vancouver Island to California Monday. (Brenda Anderson photo)
White Rock’s mayor is to deliver two State of the City addresses on Nov. 16, 2021. (File photo)

White Rock mayor to deliver ‘State of the City’ addresses Nov. 16

Pair of events aimed at providing updates from business, community perspective

White Rock’s mayor is to deliver two State of the City addresses on Nov. 16, 2021. (File photo)
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, at 2350 148 St., is to host the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s extreme-weather shelter for the 2021-2022 season. (File photo)

South Surrey extreme-weather shelter relocating

Mount Olive Lutheran Church ‘looking forward to serving needs of vulnerable’

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, at 2350 148 St., is to host the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s extreme-weather shelter for the 2021-2022 season. (File photo)
A decision to suspend White Rock’s tree management policy for city lands for a single case on Semiahmoo Avenue should not be viewed as a precedent, Coun. Erika Johanson said. (Google Street View image)

White Rock council tree management suspension a ‘one-time motion’

Councillors responds to resident’s plea that current trees are not part of ‘historic ambience’

A decision to suspend White Rock’s tree management policy for city lands for a single case on Semiahmoo Avenue should not be viewed as a precedent, Coun. Erika Johanson said. (Google Street View image)