City of White Rock

The RCMP logo outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Surrey approves police dispatch service agreement with White Rock

Call centre help has been on monthly contract since last agreement expired

 

Remembrance Day ceremonies, organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8 and supported by the City of White Rock, began with a parade from uptown White Rock to the cenotaph on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Geoff Yue photos)

PHOTOS: Huge turnout for White Rock Remembrance Day services

Sombre event held at cenotaph near City Hall draws hundreds

 

With up to 75 mm of rain expected on Sunday, UNITI’s White Rock Zombie Walk, which was to be held on the waterfront, will take place inside the White Rock Community Centre instead. (UNITI poster)

Oct. 30 White Rock Zombie Walk to take shelter indoors

With a torrent of rain in the forecast, UNITI event is taking cover in the community centre

  • Oct 28, 2022

 

While the Semiahmoo Peninsula is often considered to be an affluent area, homelessness is still an important issue, and many residents live right on the poverty line. (File photo)

Time is now to address complex issue of homelessness in White Rock, South Surrey: advocates

Resources for unhoused people on the Semiahmoo Peninsula are few and inconsistent

While the Semiahmoo Peninsula is often considered to be an affluent area, homelessness is still an important issue, and many residents live right on the poverty line. (File photo)
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‘We are at capacity’: Centre that helps Surrey-area women sees surge in demand for services

Sold-out ‘Frozen’ gala aims to raise $300K for busy Sources Community Resources Centres

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Displayed in the White Rock Museum and Archives’ Lest We Forget: White Rock During The War Years exhibit is a collection of items that belonged to David L. Bell who was a squadron leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1939 to 1967. Included in the collection are his dress uniform, caps, gloves, a belt and medals. (Peace Arch News photo)
Displayed in the White Rock Museum and Archives’ Lest We Forget: White Rock During The War Years exhibit is a collection of items that belonged to David L. Bell who was a squadron leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1939 to 1967. Included in the collection are his dress uniform, caps, gloves, a belt and medals. (Peace Arch News photo)
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COLUMN: The cranky voters have spoken in Surrey and White Rock

Turfing of more than 3 dozen incumbent mayors across B.C. sends a message

  • Oct 19, 2022
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Surrey school district is not done facing over-capacity concerns, as the school-year brought in 2,200 students, when 900 were expected. (Surrey Schools photo)

Surrey school district welcomes 1,300 more students than projected

District recommending more new schools, expansions

Surrey school district is not done facing over-capacity concerns, as the school-year brought in 2,200 students, when 900 were expected. (Surrey Schools photo)
White Rock mayor-elect Megan Knight celebrates her victory with a supporter on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (Alex Browne photo)

‘Something’s broken’: Megan Knight promises to restore White Rock city hall as mayor-elect

Defeated incumbent Darryl Walker takes pride in his council’s accomplishments

White Rock mayor-elect Megan Knight celebrates her victory with a supporter on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (Alex Browne photo)
A White Rock dog lover is encouraging others to take their furry friends trick or treating this year and residents to have a few Fido-friendly items on hand to give out in the afternoon and early evening of Oct. 31. (File photo)

Trick-or-treat for dogs planned for Halloween afternoon in White Rock

This is the first time the event will be taking place for the seaside city

A White Rock dog lover is encouraging others to take their furry friends trick or treating this year and residents to have a few Fido-friendly items on hand to give out in the afternoon and early evening of Oct. 31. (File photo)
On Oct. 15, voting was held at Summerland Secondary School. Voter turnout in Summerland was significantly lower than in past years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

BY THE NUMBERS: Surrey, White Rock election turnout higher than B.C. average

Voter turnout up in Surrey, down in White Rock compared to 2018, however

On Oct. 15, voting was held at Summerland Secondary School. Voter turnout in Summerland was significantly lower than in past years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Students who participated in a ‘mock ‘ election chose many different candidates compared to who was actually elected in Surrey and White Rock. (File photo)

Student Vote differs greatly for Surrey, White Rock election results

Student Vote allowed those under age of majority to ‘cast their vote’ in municipal election

Students who participated in a ‘mock ‘ election chose many different candidates compared to who was actually elected in Surrey and White Rock. (File photo)
Megan Knight celebrates on Oct. 15, 2022 after winning the mayor’s seat in the City of White Rock. Knight, a former councillor, unseated incumbent Darryl Walker. (Alex Browne photo)

Megan Knight elected mayor of City of White Rock

The city’s voters chose from among four mayoral and 16 council candidates

Megan Knight celebrates on Oct. 15, 2022 after winning the mayor’s seat in the City of White Rock. Knight, a former councillor, unseated incumbent Darryl Walker. (Alex Browne photo)
White Rock-South Surrey Meals On Wheels coordinator Pat Patton (at right) joins volunteers picking up meals from outside the Evergreen Campus of Care kitchens on June 10, 2020.
A lack of volunteers and the rising cost of food and fuel have spelled the end of the service, which has operated in South Surrey and White Rock for more than 50 years. Deliveries will cease at the end of the month.
 (Alex Browne photo)

Inflation, lack of volunteers shuts down Meals on Wheels in South Surrey, White Rock

The organization has been struggling since the onset of the pandemic and never recovered

White Rock-South Surrey Meals On Wheels coordinator Pat Patton (at right) joins volunteers picking up meals from outside the Evergreen Campus of Care kitchens on June 10, 2020.
A lack of volunteers and the rising cost of food and fuel have spelled the end of the service, which has operated in South Surrey and White Rock for more than 50 years. Deliveries will cease at the end of the month.
 (Alex Browne photo)
White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. (UNITI poster - art by Kevin Moore)

Calling all zombies for White Rock’s seaside spooky event

The event is held by UNITI for an accessible event for everyone later this month

White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. (UNITI poster - art by Kevin Moore)
From left: City of White Rock mayoral candidates Scott Kristjanson, Megan Knight, Erika Johanson and incumbent Darryl Walker squared off at Tuesday night’s all-candidates meeting, hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA. Additionally, 14 of 16 council candidates participated in the forum. (Alex Browne)

Few surprises for 350-plus who attended White Rock all-candidates forum

Chamber and BIA-sponsored event reiterated campaign platforms

From left: City of White Rock mayoral candidates Scott Kristjanson, Megan Knight, Erika Johanson and incumbent Darryl Walker squared off at Tuesday night’s all-candidates meeting, hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA. Additionally, 14 of 16 council candidates participated in the forum. (Alex Browne)
White Rock’s Centre for Active Living is welcoming a new program for people who have experienced a stroke and are looking for a fitness program suitable for them. (File photo)

Fitness program launched in White Rock for stroke patients

The exercise program will be available for 12 weeks in the city

White Rock’s Centre for Active Living is welcoming a new program for people who have experienced a stroke and are looking for a fitness program suitable for them. (File photo)
Annie Qi plays the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument at the White Rock promenade and collects donations for the BC Children’s Hospital. (Sobia Moman photo)
Annie Qi plays the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument at the White Rock promenade and collects donations for the BC Children’s Hospital. (Sobia Moman photo)
Joined by members of Semiahmoo First Nation and White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, (right) Chief Harley Chappell spoke at the raising of the SFN flag outside City Hall on Friday, Sept. 30. The ceremony was one of a pair of events in the city to mark Canada’s second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The flag will fly permanently alongside those of Canada, B.C. and the City of White Rock. Alex Browne photo

SFN flag raised, East Beach walk marks National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Lingering morning fog uptown did not diminish a bright sea of orange…

Joined by members of Semiahmoo First Nation and White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, (right) Chief Harley Chappell spoke at the raising of the SFN flag outside City Hall on Friday, Sept. 30. The ceremony was one of a pair of events in the city to mark Canada’s second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The flag will fly permanently alongside those of Canada, B.C. and the City of White Rock. Alex Browne photo
Semiahmoo Family Place holds weekly programs at local parks with families to play together in Surrey’s local parks. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey’s drop-in family programs at-risk for closures due to funding cuts

Semiahmoo Family Place struggling to keep their family drop-in programs afloat

Semiahmoo Family Place holds weekly programs at local parks with families to play together in Surrey’s local parks. (Contributed photo)