2017 White Rock News and Announcements

  1. Help Organize the Sea Festival!

    The City of White Rock is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 69th Annual Sea Festival. Planning for the event that takes place every year on BC Day long weekend in August will commence in January 2018. Read on...
  2. Snow and Ice Clearing, Road Closures and More

    Winter Wonderland is clearly upon us. Again. As you may recall, we started off 2017 with a lot of snow. Looks like we are wrapping up 2017 with more snow! Read on...
  3. Holiday hours at City Facilities

  4. Update on the Memorial Park Project

    The City is pleased to share this update with you on the Memorial Park Project. After three months of consultations with the Semiahmoo First Nation and the Province, the City has received a provincial archaeological permit. Read on...
  5. Winter 2017/2018 Bus Service Changes

    TransLink makes bus service makes changes every quarter to reflect seasonal changes in demand and bring more service to where customers need it most. Read on...
  6. Deadline Extended - Committee Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community. The City is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on the committees below. Read on...
  7. POSTPONED: Notice of City-Wide Work: Line Painting

    Update, 9:00 a.m., November 20: Due to the heavy rain expected throughout the day, the line painting work has been postponed. Read on...
  8. Council in 2018

    Mark your calendars! The Regular Council Meeting schedule for 2018 was approved. Read on...
  9. White Rock moves Forward with Water Treatment Plant Following Study by World-Class Scientists

    Following a pilot study on water treatment technologies, the City will move forward with a water treatment plant situated on the Oxford Pumping Station Site to significantly reduce the naturally occurring arsenic and manganese levels in the water. Read on...
  10. Pick up your Annual Pay Parking Decals

    It’s that time of year again! 2018 pay parking decals are available for sale as of November 1, 2017. Read on...
  11. Extreme Weather Shelter in White Rock to Open, Friday, November 3, 2017

    First United Church, located at 15385 Semiahmoo Avenue, in White Rock, is opening its doors to those in need of shelter in lieu of the extreme weather conditions, this Friday. The shelter will stay open until the cold spell is over. Read on...
  12. See an Issue in the City? Snap a pic and send it to us!

    It’s that time of year! The fall and winter weather can be hard on the City. If you notice problems like fallen trees, downed fences or poles, or burnt streetlights, notify the City by taking a photo and emailing it to operations@whiterockcity.ca. Read on...
  13. White Rock City Council Unanimously Adopts Official Community Plan

    After two years, four phases, and over 1,500 distinct interactions with residents, business owners, employees, and developers, White Rock City Council adopted the new Official Community Plan (OCP) at the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, October 23, 2017 Read on...
  14. City of White Rock and EPCOR Agree Upon Final Purchase Price for Water Utility, EPCOR to Reimburse W

    After 24 months of owning and operating the water utility which serves our community, the City of White Rock and EPCOR have agreed on a final purchase price of $13.4 million Read on...
  15. Semiahmoo First Nation to Test Emergency Sirens on October 19

    Semiahmoo First Nation has notified the City of White Rock that they will be testing their Mass Notification Emergency Siren and perform an evacuation drill on October 19, 2017, at 10:19 a.m. Read on...
  16. Have you registered for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut?

    Join hundreds of thousands of British Columbians as they "Drop, Cover and Hold On" during the 2017 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Read on...
  17. Committee Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community. Read on...
  18. You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do?

    In a typical home fire, residents may have as little as one minute to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Read on...
  19. Happy Thanksgiving!

    City Facilities will be closed Monday, October 9 Read on...
  20. White Rock Celebrates Culture Days!

    Come to the White Rock Community Centre on Sunday, October 1 for a day filled with celebrating arts and culture. This FREE event will take place between 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and feature a seminar on the topic "Why Arts and Culture"? Read on...
  21. Translink Fall Service Changes

    TransLink makes bus service changes every April, June, September, and December, to reflect seasonal changes in demand and bring more service to where customers need it most. Read on...
  22. UPDATED Friday, September 8 | Statement on Safe Site Access on Johnston Road

    Over the past few days, some people have gathered on Johnston Road in opposition to an expected tree removal. We recognize that this is an emotional situation for some residents. Read on...
  23. City of White Rock Manager of Utilities, Elected “President-Elect” of the International Ozone Associ

    The International Board of Directors of the International Ozone Association (IOA) elected Dr. Saad Y. Jasim as the “President-Elect” for the International Ozone Association, starting January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019. Read on...
  24. Calling all Youth Artists!

    The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to the Youth Art Exhibition as part of the Art on Display program. Read on...
  25. Update - WRCC will Open on BC Day for refuge from smoke and heat. All other City Facilities will be

    Update - August 4: The City will open the White Rock Community Centre lobby on Monday, August 7 (BC Day) from 1 - 6 pm in response to extreme weather conditions. Read on...
  26. White Rock Firefighters Deployed to Assist with B.C. Wildfire Efforts

    This morning, members of White Rock Fire Rescue were deployed to assist in the provincial wildfire efforts. Read on...
  27. Statement from the City of White Rock Regarding Peace Arch News’ Editorial “Multileveled divisions”,

    In the editorial, “Multileveled divisions”, published on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, the writer makes the statements below, which we believe are misleading. Read on...
  28. Council Awards Contract for Memorial Park and Pier Washrooms Upgrade

  29. Council and Committees Break for August

    There are no scheduled Council or Committee meetings during the month of August. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 11. Read on...
  30. Cancelled: Air Quality Advisory

    UPDATE: Metro Vancouver has ended the Air Quality Advisory that was in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District since Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Read on...
  31. View the Event Materials from the Waterfront Parkade Public Information Meeting

  32. 38th Annual Tour de White Rock

    Steve Nash Fitness World presents the 38th Annual Tour de White Rock, part of Canada's biggest professional cycling series known as BC Superweek. Join us as we cheer on the 125+ international riders as they compete for $20,000 in cash prizes! Read on...
  33. Notice of Road Closure: July 1 - SFN Canada Day The Rock Races

    Please note that on Saturday, July 1st, Marine Drive from Bergstrom to Maple Street will be closed from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm for the SFN Canada Day 5K & 10K races. Read on...
  34. Availability of Oxford Washrooms May Be Affected Due Metro Vancouver's Emergency Rep

    Update June 29: 10:10 am: Oxford washrooms are open to the public. Metro Vancouver crews continue their emergency repair work. Read on...
  35. Notice of Helicopter Flying at Low-level over White Rock

    The City of White Rock has been notified that Talon Helicopters will be performing low level flying over White Rock on June 26 Read on...
  36. Hop-On and Hop-Off of the Free Trolley Service through White Rock!

    The free Hop-on, Hop-off trolley is back! Read on...
  37. Available now!

    View the 2016 City of White Rock Annual Water Report Read on...
  38. View the Event Materials from the Rail Safety Open House

    On June 15, 2017, the City of White Rock held a Rail Safety Open House with representatives from Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Transport Canada, CN Police, and members of White Rock Community Policing. Read on...
  39. City Launches Rumours and Misperceptions Page

    The City of White Rock regularly receives phone calls and inquiries asking if certain information circulating is true. The Rumours and Misperceptions page will address inaccurate information circulating in the community and media. Read on...
  40. Host a Rider at the 2017 Tour de White Rock

    Enhance your enjoyment of the Tour de White Rock by volunteering to host riders! For many cyclists, their trip to the White Rock area will be made possible by the generosity and hospitality of a local family. Read on...
  41. The 2016 Annual Report is now Available

    The 2016 Annual Report, by the Corporation of the City of White Rock, is available to view online and a hard copy is available to view at City Facilities. Read on...
  42. Statement from City Regarding Petition for Judicial Review

    The City has filed a petition for judicial review application in the BC Supreme Court today. Read on...
  43. Notice of Work: Addition of Well at Oxford Pump Station

    The City of White Rock will be adding a new well at the Oxford Water Pumping Station. Read on...
  44. PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT - Fraudulent Calls Likely Targeting Seniors

    The City of White Rock is warning residents of individuals inquiring about their water consumption, age, whether they live alone and informing them they have won free water testing Read on...
  45. Say Hello to Refreshed Lines and Road Markings!

    We’re in the final stages of our City-wide line painting program. Read on...
  46. Volunteers Wanted for Canada Day by the Bay 2017

    The City of White Rock is looking for volunteers for this year’s Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1st, 2017. Read on...
  47. Stage 1 Water Restrictions begin May 15

    Outdoor watering restrictions are in effect every year from May 15 to October 15. The City supports and promotes sustainable water practices in the protection and conservation of our water resources. Read on...
  48. Updated, May 10: Statement Regarding Orange Coloured Outflow into the Bay

    The City of White Rock has been working with the Ministry of Environment and the Fraser Health Authority regarding the orange coloured outflow incident which occurred on Monday, May 8. Read on...
  49. Upgrades Ahead for Playground at Centennial Park

    When carrying out an inspection of the playground at Centennial Park, our crews identified structural damage to a piece of equipment and have removed it due to safety concerns. Exciting upgrades are just around the corner. Read on...
  50. Semiahmoo First Nation to Test Emergency Sirens on Monday, May 1

    Semiahmoo First Nation has notified the City of White Rock that they will be testing their Mass Notification Emergency Siren (a.k.a. tsunami siren) on Monday, May 1, 2017. Read on...
  51. Water Quality: Changes to Secondary Disinfection

    We have new information for you on our Secondary Disinfection process. Want a quick view of what's happened? Read on...
  52. Get Involved with White Rock's Canada 150 Celebrations!

    The City of White Rock is hosting a large community celebration in honour of Canada’s significant birthday and we invite you to be a part of this memorable and historic milestone. Read on...
  53. City Completes New Merklin Reservoir and Pumping Station

    The City has completed the construction of the new Merklin Reservoir & pumping station. The construction of the Merklin Reservoir provides additional water storage of 1.40 million litres bringing the total water storage capacity for the City to 6.05 ML Read on...
  54. Update No. 4: Fire on Marine Drive

    We thank you for your patience as we worked with our Community Partners to identify needs of the Driftwood Arms Apartment Fire (Cosmos Fire) evacuees. Read on...
  55. Semiahmoo First Nation Emergency System Test – April 3

    Semiahmoo First Nation has notified the City of White Rock that they will be testing their Mass Notification Emergency Siren (a.k.a. tsunami siren) on Monday, April 3, 2017. Read on...
  56. Call for Vendors for Canada Day by the Bay

    The White Rock Museum & Archives will again be organizing the vendor display at the 2017 Canada Day by the Bay celebration. Apply to be a vendor! Read on...
  57. Notice of Work: Testing of New Water Pumping Facility at the Merklin Street Pump Station

    The City of White Rock is in the final stages of construction of the new water pumping facility located at Merklin Street between Russell Avenue and North Bluff Road. Testing of the new pumps at the water facility is scheduled for TUESDAY MARCH 28, 2017. Read on...
  58. The Spring/Summer Recreation Guide is Now Available!

    The new Spring/Summer Recreation Guide is now available online and in City Facilities. There’s something for everyone! Read on...
  59. White Rock Receives Historic Water Funding Towards Removal of Arsenic and Manganese

    The City of White Rock has received a historic first— nearly $12 million in grant funding from the Government of Canada and Government of British Columbia to go towards the City’s $14.2 million arsenic and manganese treatment processes. Read on...
  60. Statement from the City of White Rock Regarding Semiahmoo First Nation’s Tsunami Drill

    Today the Semiahmoo First Nation (SFN) conducted an evacuation drill for their community. Read on...
  61. Have your Photos of White Rock Featured on Social Media!

    2017 is a huge year for our City. This year, White Rock celebrates its 60th Anniversary. To help us celebrate, and to show community pride, we’re inviting you to share your photos of White Rock with us! Read on...
  62. Added Dates! OCP Review Public Engagement Events

    We’re updating our Official Community Plan and we need your help! The revised Official Community Plan will provide a renewed vision for White Rock to the year 2045. Read on...
  63. A Message from Mayor and Council on International Women's Day

  64. (Updated) Notice of Work: Erosion Repair on East Beach

    Construction will take place from March 15 to the end of March with weekend work expected. Working hours will be as per the City's noise bylaw (7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m on weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays) Read on...
  65. Run a Food Cart on the Promenade!

    Feel the ocean breeze and take in the panoramic views while you serve up tasty food and refreshing beverages along one of White Rock's biggest attractions - the promenade! We're seeking Expressions of Interest and Vendor Qualifications for this program. Read on...
  66. (UPDATED, FEBRUARY 24) City's Investigation into Water Discolouration

    In October of 2016, the City began its phased approach to adding secondary disinfection to the City’s water. As a result, some White Rock residents may be experiencing a change in their water. Read on...
  67. Mayor's Pink Shirt Day Anti-Bullying Message

    Wednesday, February 22 is the annual Pink Shirt Day Anti-Bullying awareness campaign. Watch Mayor Wayne Baldwin's anti-bullying message and invitation to help put an end to bullying by wearing pink on Wednesday. Read on...
  68. City Facilities Closures - Family Day

    Happy Family Day! City Facilities will be closed on February 13. Read on...
  69. Calling all Entertainers

    We are looking to showcase local singers, dancers, and musicians for this year’s Canada Day Entertainment on July 1, 2017, and on the White Rock celebration for Canada's 150th on August 16, 2017. Read on...
  70. How the City Prepares for Winter and Acts on Snow and Ice Removal

    Winter wonderlands can be beautiful, but they also pose safety hazards due to the slippery conditions brought on by snow and ice. Read on...
  71. Clearing Snow and Ice: City and Public Responsibilities

    With winter weather in full swing, it is important to review key information on mitigating snow and ice. The City of White Rock and the public both have responsibilities to keep our roads and sidewalks safe. Read on...
  72. OCP Public Consultation to Occur in Spring

    Thanks to many of you, the City of White Rock has completed Phase One, Two, and Three of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Review and is now focused on the Final Phase – Preparation of the Plan and Adoption. Read on...
  73. Help us Test the New Beta Version of WROMS

    We’ve launched a new version of our Online Mapping System, WROMS, and we want your help in testing it! Read on...
  74. Calling all Artists! Submit a Proposal for the Memorial Park Public Art Project

    The City of White Rock invites professional artists or artist teams to submit an application for a site-specific public art project at a redesigned public park at Marine Drive and Martin Street, White Rock. Read on...
  75. Be a Good Neighbour! Clear Snow and Ice from your Property

    Consider clearing a neighbour’s sidewalks when you do your own. Clearing snow and ice from sidewalks can be a difficult task for our senior residents, or those with limited mobility. Read on...
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