News Flash

Posted on: October 17, 2018

City of White Rock’s Cannabis Policy

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White Rock, B.C.  - Across Canada, cannabis legalization comes into effect today. Outlined below is some important information you should be aware of.

City of White Rock’s Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Retail Store 

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 17, 2018

City of White Rock’s Cannabis Policy

Cannabis-legalization-news-flash

White Rock, B.C.  - Across Canada, cannabis legalization comes into effect today. Outlined below is some important information you should be aware of.

City of White Rock’s Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Retail Store 

The City will conti...

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Latest News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Impact of Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture on Municipal Capital Projects

Statement on Impact of Natural Gas Rupture on Municipal Projects

Johnston Road Paving Rescheduled to Monday, October 15, 2015

Due to the Enbridge natural gas pipeline rupture, some of FortisBC’s industrial customers had their natural gas service curtailed. On Thursday, October 11, some industrial customers began being b...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Impact of Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture on Municipal Capital Projects

Statement on Impact of Natural Gas Rupture on Municipal Projects

Johnston Road Paving Rescheduled to Monday, October 15, 2015

Due to the Enbridge natural gas pipeline rupture, some of FortisBC’s industrial customers had their natural gas service curtailed. On Thursday, October 11, some industrial customers began being b...

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Latest News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

White Rock Votes: 2018

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The 2018 Local Government Elections take place this October. Cast your ballot in the City of White Rock's election to elect officials to serve a four-year term.

White Rock voters will elect: 

  • One (1) Mayor 
  • Six (6) City Councillors ...
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Latest News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Metro Vancouver Crews on Site at Oxford Street & Marine Drive

Notice of Work

This weekend, Metro Vancouver’s sanitary sewer line broke at Marine Drive and Oxford Street.

White Rock City staff called Metro Vancouver and were on site setting up safety barricades.

As of this morning, Metro Vancouver’s crew continue ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Johnston Road Revitalization Update: Temporary Road Closure October 9-12, 2018.

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Johnston Road Revitalization Update: Temporary Road Closure October 9-12, 2018.

Phase 1 of Johnston Road Revitalization project is in its final weeks of construction and to complete the final items, Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. (CLCS) will re...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Johnston Road Revitalization Update: Limited Temporary Road Closures October 9-12, 2018.

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Phase 1 of Johnston Road Revitalization project is in its final weeks of construction and to complete the final items, Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. (CLCS) will require access to the full width of Johnston Road. The City of White Rock is allo...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2018

PSA: City facilities will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018.

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On Monday, October 8, 2018, City of White Rock facilities will be closed. Please note that there will not be any changes in the solid waste collection schedule next week.As you gather this weekend with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, remembe...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Statement from White Rock City Council on Thanksgiving

Statement from Mayor and Council

This weekend as you gather with family and friends and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy in our lives, we wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Culture Days!

Culture-Days

A fun opportunity to learn about arts and culture in your community! Presented by the Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance, as part of the nationwide Culture Days, this event features arts and culture information booths, Live painting, dance and musical ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Johnston Road Revitalization Update: Limited Temporary Road Closures in October

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Phase 1 of Johnston Road Revitalization project is in its final weeks of construction and to complete the final items, Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. (CLCS) will require access to the full width of Johnston Road. The City of White Rock is allo...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 20, 2018

White Rock Makes Significant Water Quality Enhancements Thanks to Clean Water & Wastewater Fund

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White Rock, B.C. – Today, the City of White Rock celebrated a milestone event with representatives from the Government of Canada and Government of British Columbia in regards to the construction progress of the City’s Water Treatment P...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 13, 2018

UPDATE: Johnston Road Temporary Road Closure to Vehicle Traffic Extended

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White Rock, B.C. – After the current temporary road closure of Johnston Road, CLCS (Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd – the project’s Prime Contractor) has made significant progress to upgrade critical water and sewer...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Johnston Road Project Update: Temporary Road Closure to Vehicle Traffic, Next Week

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White Rock, B.C. – After conducting major excavations to upgrade critical water and sewer infrastructure, installing soil-cell structures for the new trees, and addressing sidewalk safety matters on the east side of Johnson Road, the City of Whi...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Get Out and Celebrate Arts and Culture with the Fall Festival of the Arts

2018-Fall Festival of the Arts

Participate in nearly 50 arts and cultural opportunities in White Rock with the 2018 Festival of the Arts. The two-month Festival features music, performances, art exhibitions, multi-cultural celebrations, and more.

The festival seeks to include all arts a...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Get Out and Celebrate Arts and Culture with the Fall Festival of the Arts

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Participate in nearly 50 arts and cultural opportunities in White Rock with the 2018 Festival of the Arts. The two-month Festival features music, performances, art exhibitions, multi-cultural celebrations, and more.

The festival seeks to include all arts a...

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Latest News
Posted on: August 29, 2018

All Abilities & All Ages Playground Opens September 1

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Join The City of White Rock and the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation as we cut the ribbon and announce the winner of the playground naming contest.FREE PARKING at Centennial Arena and light refreshments. Come and check out this amazing new playground built ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide Now Available

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The Fall 2018 Recreation Guide is now available online. Click here to view all the available programs. 

Take your time looking through all the programs available from September - December. You won't believe all the things you can do! 

Pick...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide Now Available

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The Fall 2018 Recreation Guide is now available online. Click here to view all the available programs. 

Take your time looking through all the programs available from September - December. You won't believe all the things you can do! 

Pick...

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Latest News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Johnston Road Project Update - Russell Avenue Road Closure

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Thank you for your patience during the Johnston Road project.

Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. (CLCS) is installing new communication ducts across Russell Avenue near Johnston Road and will require to close Russell Avenue at the Johnston Road int...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Noise Bylaw Extension (Update) - Johnston Road Project

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Thank you for your patience during the Johnston Road project.

Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. (CLCS) is increasing crew attendance and activity on site to accelerate project completion. To minimize construction impacts and increase public and wo...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Johnston Road Project Update - Fortis BC Work

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Thank you for your patience during the Johnston Road project.

Fortis BC will be removing and disconnecting a gas line on Monday, August 13, 2018 near 1549 Johnston Rd. The disconnection of the gas line will allow Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Notice of Road Closure - Extension

Please note that a FULL Road Closure and PARTIAL Road Closure is in effect along Hospital Street, Vine Avenue, and Russell Avenue for the purpose of installing off-site civil works as per the works and servicing agreement for the site 15521 Russell Avenue....

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Johnston Road Project Update - Watermain Work

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Thank you for your patience during the Johnston Road project.

Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. (CLCS) will be conducting watermain work on Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 08 in the intersection of Johnston Road and North Bluff Road. Resid...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Statement: Vandalism of the City of White Rock’s Rainbow Crosswalk

Statement from the City

The White Rock RCMP Detachment notified the City of White Rock of vandalism that occurred at the City’s rainbow crosswalk at approximately 12:15 am, Friday, August 3rd, 2018. White Rock City Staff were on scene at 6:00am this morning working to remove sym...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Notice of Work - City to Convert Paid Parking to Free Customer Parking at 1510 Johnston Road

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Notice of Work: Starting Wednesday, August 1, City Crews will be out at 1510 Johnston Road to refurbish and convert the paid parking lot into additional free customer parking, in Uptown. Once complete, Uptown customers will have three hours of free parkin...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Noise Bylaw Extension - Notice to Residences

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Thank you for your patience during the Johnston Road project.

Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd. (CLCS) will be installing approximately 35m of storm sewer and 50m of watermain at the intersection of North Bluff Road and Johnston Road, and service ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Notice of Noise Bylaw Extension – Memorial Park

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Please be advised that Fricia Construction Ltd will be commencing work outside of normal working hours as per the City of White Rock Noise Control Bylaw Section 7.3. 

This extension is required to complete concrete placement outside of forecasted ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Notice of Road Work

City of White Rock Construction Sign

There will be a partial road closure on Blackburn Avenue between Lancaster Street and Chestnut Street from Monday, July 30 to Tuesday, August 7.

Signage and certified traffic control people will be in place.

Address: 13840 Blackburn Avenue

Date: Jul...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Notice of Road Work - Median Removal

City of White Rock Construction Sign

Johnston Road will be closed between Russel Avenue and Thrift Avenue to remove the median from 7 a.m. Thursday, July 26 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 27. 
This median removal is part of the Johnston Road Revitalization Project. Read more about the projec...
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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 24, 2018

City of White Rock Unveils New Website

New Web Homepage

WHITE ROCK – The City of White Rock unveiled its new website at the July 23, 2018, Regular Council Meeting and officially launched it on July 24, 2018.The complete overhaul provides a platform for more effective and efficient communication, and ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Sign up to Receive Important City Updates

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We've launched our new website! One of the new features is Notify Me. The new Notify Me function allows you to sign up to receive updates on topics that you are interested in such as emergency alerts, news and announcements, job opportunities, event and c...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Snap it & Send it!

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If you notice problems like burnt streetlights, potholes, or other issues throughout the city, notify the City of White Rock by taking a photo, including a brief description of the location and emailing it to operations@whiterockcity.ca.A picture...

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Latest News
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Thinking About Running in the White Rock Municipal Election this October?

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The general local elections in B.C. are held every four years on the third Saturday in October. The next general local elections will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Are you thinking about running in the White Rock municipal election this October? L...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Statement Regarding PAN Article "No arts, sports for White Rock parkade."

Statement from the City

The City of White Rock would like to take this opportunity to correct information published in the July 13, 2018, Peace Arch News Article, “No arts, sports for White Rock parkade.”

PAN: Contrary to previous suggestions from city staff, ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Traffic Disruptions - Tour de White Rock

Tour De White Rock - Temporary Road Closures, Parking Restrictions & Limited Access Routes 

 

Saturday, July 14

Please be advised that no vehicles can be parked on the race route between 1:00PM and 11:45PM. Please refer to the map provi...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Johnston Road Traffic Update

City of White Rock Construction Sign

Starting July 16, the intersection of Johnston Road and North Bluff Road will be controlled by flag persons for three weeks, from July 16 to August 3 during the hours of 5:00am to 7:00pm Monday-Friday.  Signage and certified traffic control peopl...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Notice of Work - Median Removal

Median Removal Map

A single lane alternating road closure is scheduled for Friday, July 13 from 7:30am to 7:00pm along Thrift Avenue to remove the traffic median on Thrift Avenue at the intersection of Thrift Avenue and Johnston Road. Work will be conducted in one day.

Addre...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Sources Community Resource Centres presents "Balancing Act" Video

Created by local artist Don Li-Leger, this short film takes an authentic and gritty look into the local landscape of poverty, food security and community support.

2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Noise Bylaw Extension - Notice to Residences

Johnston Road Revitalization Rendering

Noise Bylaw Extension - Notice to Residences

Thank you for your patience during the Johnston Road project.

CLCS (Canadian Landscaping and Civil Services LTD.)  will be installing approximately 35m of storm sewer and 50m of watermain at the intersec...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2018

2018 State of the City Address

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Mayor Wayne Baldwin delivered the 2018 State of the City Address on June 27, 2018. This annual event was hosted by the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce.

View photos from the event

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Tour de White Rock

The Tour de White Rock is almost here! Don't miss all the cycling action July 13 - 15.

Tour de White Rock Race Events

Hill ClimbJuly 13, 7:00 p.m.The competitors start at the bottom of Buena Vista Avenue and Oxford Street and race up Buena Vista and finish ...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 4, 2018

Get ready - the TD Canada Trust FREE Concert Series Returns this Summer!

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Get ready - July 5th is the return of the TD Concerts at the Pier!

Featuring top national and international recording artists and the best of the thriving BC indie music scene, the TD Canada Trust FREE concert series returns for its fourth year with two ne...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 3, 2018

A Celebration of the Life of Mary-Wade Anderson

A Celebration of the Life of Mary-Wade AndersonAugust 2, 1927 – June 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.White Rock Community Centre15154 Russell Avenue, White RockRooms A, B and C

On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 community advoca...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 26, 2018

City Facilities will be Closed on July 2, 2018

2018-07-01 Canada Day

White Rock City facilities will be closed on July 2, 2018, for Canada Day. We hope you join us for the Annual Canada Day by the Bay celebration!

Collection Schedule

There is no change in the collection schedule for this week.

Property Taxes

Did you know that ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Reminder - Property Taxes are Due on July 3, 2018

Waterfront of White Rock from the Air - Jeff Browne Photography

Property taxes are due on July 3, 2018. For information on ways to pay, please visit the financial section of our website

2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Heat Wave this Week: Cooling Center Open at the White Rock Community Centre

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Don’t have air conditioning or just need a place to cool off? Head to our Community Centre (15154 Russell Avenue) where we have air conditioning, a hydration station, and a lounge area where you can enjoy watching TV!The cooling centre will be available d...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Notice of Work - Removal of some of the Loose Logs on the Waterfront

Loose Log Removal at Waterfront in White Rock

The City of White Rock will be undertaking loose log removal along the waterfront to provide for better accessibility and public safety. This work will begin on Tuesday, June 19, under the direction of an Environmental Monitor using the project Environmen...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Notice of Work - Removal of some of the Loose Logs on the Waterfront

Loose Log Removal at Waterfront in White Rock

The City of White Rock will be undertaking loose log removal along the waterfront to provide for better accessibility and public safety. This work will begin on Tuesday, June 19, under the direction of an Environmental Monitor using the project Environmen...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2018

Fire Underwriters Survey Results Show White Rock as Having Excellent Fire Protection

Outdoor view of White Rock Fire Hall

This year, the City of White Rock requested an evaluation of the community’s fire protection program and update of its Fire Insurance Grades. This is accomplished through completion of a Fire Underwriters Survey.

The Fire Underwriters Survey cover...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2018

Notice of Helicopter Flying at Low-level over White Rock

Aerial Shoreline White Rock Beach

The City of White Rock has been notified that Talon Helicopters will be performing low level flying over White Rock on June 12 and 13, 2018 (weather permitting) during daylight hours to conduct an aerial shoreline survey per a waiver granted by Transport ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2018

Notice of Parking Lot Closure | Marine Drive – Adjacent to the Pier Washrooms

White Rock Memorial Park Widened Promenade

The first completed portion of Memorial Park, the widened promenade, will open at the beginning of July! 

In order to complete the remainder of the upgrades, the parking lot located to the east of Memorial Park will be closed from June 18 until th...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2018

Request for Qualifications Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Public Art Project

2018-05-24 Artist Painting

The City of White Rock invites professional artists or artist teams to submit an application for a site-specific public art project at the McCracken Courtyard at the Peace Arch Hospital, 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock B.C.

Budget: $85,000Eligibi...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2018

The 2017 Annual Report is now Available!

View of White Rock Marina and Pier from Air

The City of White Rock’s 2017 Annual Report is out!How many program registrations do you think White Rock Recreation and Culture processed in 2017? Or, what was the total of Civic Grants-in-Aid awarded by the City? Find the answer, and so much more in our...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 24, 2018

(Update) Johnston Road Construction Notice - Businesses Open May 24, 2018

Johnston Road Revitalization Rendering

The City would like to inform residents and businesses of the upcoming construction work starting this week on Johnston Road from North Bluff Road to Russell Avenue. The construction work involves the reconstruction and beautification of Johnston Road’s s...

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Additional Info... 2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Access to Promenade temporary closed see map of temporary access route to the Pier from Marine Drive

Due to the construction of Memorial Park, the City of White Rock needs to close a section of the promenade for a few weeks. We apologize for this inconvenience.We have created a temporary access route to the Pier from Marine Drive. Please refer to the att...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Statement: Relocation of Trees from Johnston Road to Maccaud Park

Johnston Road Revitalization Rendering

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the City, will be relocating trees from the centre meridian of Johnston Road (between Russell and Thrift). The trees will be replanted in Maccaud Park (1475 Kent Street). This tree relocation was noted on February 26, 2018, in th...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2018

#PSA: PUBLIC NOTICE OF WATERMAIN WORK | March 26 - June 29, 2018

City of White Rock Construction Sign

NAC Constructors Ltd has been contracted by the City of White Rock to construct the new Water Treatment Plant and all associated work. While our water currently meets Health Canada Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality, the Water Treatment Plant ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Statement: Johnston Road Construction Notice

Johnston Road Revitalization Rendering

The City would like to inform residents and businesses of the upcoming construction work starting this week on Johnston Roadfrom North Bluff Road to Russell Avenue.The construction work involves the reconstruction and beautification of Johnston Road’s str...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Water Quality Test Results

The City of White Rock's water supply is tested for many different microbiological indicators, organics and trace metal parameters. The City's Water Works Department tests for the following parameters according to the Guidelines for Canadian Drin...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Conservation and Restrictions

Stage 1 outdoor watering restrictions are in effect from May 1 to October 15. 

Residential lawn sprinkling is permitted from 4:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. on the following days:

Even numbered addresses: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Odd numbered addresse...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Go Paperless. Sign up for E-Billing!

Waterfront of White Rock from the Air - Jeff Browne Photography

 

The City of White Rock has launched a new online portal which will make accessing your account information easy!

myWhiteRock is an online service that allows property owners and businesses to:

  • access information any time about their City ...
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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2018

My Water Resources Library

The City of White Rock has updated the Water Emergency Response Plan.

 

Please visit the My Water Resource Library page to view the updated document.

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Latest Water News
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Stage 1 Water Restrictions begin May 1

Water Sprinkler on a green Lawn

It's that time of year again! In order to support and promote sustainable water practices throughout the hotter months of the year, outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect from May 1 to October 15. On May 1, White Rock will have Stage 1 watering r...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Water Quality Test Results

The City of White Rock's water supply is tested for many different microbiological indicators, organics and trace metal parameters. The City's Water Works Department tests for the following parameters according to the Guidelines for Canadian Drin...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Connects is out! This Edition Includes Federal Funding Announcement Made Today in White Rock.

Sea Festival Concert at Sunset

City Connects, our e-newsletter is out! This week’s edition includes a special Government of Canada funding announcement that took place today at Bayview Park where Minister Duncan met with City officials and community youth leaders to highlight their eff...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Conservation and Restrictions

In order to support and promote sustainable water practices, outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect from May 1 to October 15.

Latest Water News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Committee

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White Rock Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Legacy Program recognizes the contributions of citizens in making White Rock a successful, vibrant and harmonious community. Do you know an individual who has contributed to the ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 9, 2018

City Announces Intent to Acquire Property to Fulfill Long-Standing Community Vision

Town Centre Urban Design Plan Rendering

The City of White Rock is acquiring the property at 1510 Johnston Road through the expropriation process, as approved by Council earlier today at a closed meeting and later noted during tonight’s Regular Council Meeting. 

In 2011, residents, stake...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2018

City of White Rock Launches FREE Shuttle Service on Marine Drive

Free Waterfront Shuttle Bus

Move along the waterfront with ease

On April 6, the City of White Rock will launch a courtesy waterfront shuttle service to help people move along the waterfront on Marine Drive during the revitalization of Memorial Park and construction of the new parkade...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2018

A Message from Mayor and Council on Easter

White Rock's Mayor and Council for the 2014-2018 term

We wish all those celebrating, a very happy Easter. We hope that everyone, no matter their faith, is able to reconnect with family and friends over the Easter long weekend. Enjoy this time of renewal and optimism as the days get longer and sunnier and spr...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Notice of Work

Public Notice of Watermain Work - From March 26 to June 29, watermain work will be underway in areas of Uptown. Click here to read the Notice of Work including a map of road closures.

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Latest Water News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Emergency Management BC will conduct a test of the BC Emergency Alerting System

 Public Service Announcement Image

On Wednesday, March 21 at 1:55PM, Emergency Management BC will conduct a test of the BC Emergency Alerting System.

During the test, the public will hear this alert on both radio and TV, followed by the message:

“This is a test of the British Columbia Emerge...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2018

City's Online Mapping System (WROMS) Inaccessible this Weekend to Allow for System Upgrades

Homepage of the WROMS screen

The White Rock Online Mapping System (WROMS) will be inaccessible over the weekend (March 17 and 18) to allow for an upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Mayor and Council Message – St. Patrick’s Day

White Rock's Mayor and Council for the 2014-2018 term

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, White Rock City Council would like to recognize the contributions of Irish Canadians to the cultural enrichment of our communities and Canadian history. Best wishes are extended to all those that will be participating in t...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Snap and Send!

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If you notice problems like burnt streetlights, potholes, or other issues throughout the city, notify the City of White Rock by taking a photo, including a brief description of the location and emailing it to operations@whiterockcity.ca.A picture will hel...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Statement from City Regarding Tree Protection Fencing at Bryant Park

Tree Protection Fencing at Bryant Park

With the Miramar Village Phase 2 development underway, adjacent to Bryant Park, orange coloured tree protection fencing are in place to ensure the protection of trees during the construction process.  

As part of the development and related tree m...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Water Quality Test Results

The City of White Rock's water supply is tested for many different microbiological indicators, organics and trace metal parameters. The City's Water Works Department tests for the following parameters according to the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Wate...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Statement from the City of White Rock Regarding Dog Attack

Statement from the City

On Monday, March 12, 2018, a dog attacked a smaller dog in the vicinity of Vidal Street and Victoria Avenue.The smaller dog was leashed, whereas the other dog had escaped from a vehicle. Unfortunately, the smaller dog did not survive the injuries it susta...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Run a Food Cart on the Promenade!

People walking along the Promenade

The City of White Rock is seeking food and beverage cart vendors in designated areas along the White Rock Promenade (April 1, 2018- March 31, 2019). 

Vendors will be limited to carts only, no motorized vehicles, and will be limited to food and bev...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2018

White Rock Sea Festival & Canada Day by the Bay - Call for Entertainers

Sea Festival Concert at Sunset

Application Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018, at 4:30 pm

White Rock is hosting many exciting events this summer! Our goal is to feature local artists for our annual Canada Day by the Bay event and for the White Rock Sea Festival at East Beach; covering a v...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Statement from the City Regarding Empress Tree in Memorial Park

Statement from the City

We are sorry. We tried our best to save the Paulownia tomentosa (Empress Tree) in Memorial Park. We originally believed we could work around the tree, but unfortunately, the large shallow roots extended further to the downhill side of the tree than expected...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Statement from the City on Tree Removal, Relocation and Replacement on Johnston Road

Johnston Road Revitalization Rendering

There is no doubt that trees play a vital role in our community. However, while trees are a valuable part of the urban pedestrian experience, they should not compromise public safety. Due to tripping hazards, poor drainage, and disruptions to City utiliti...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Watch Ride Along with Public Works: Snow Clearing & Priority Routes

Pier in the Winter

City of White Rock crews have been salting and putting up road closures signs throughout the snowfall. We did a ride along with Public Works to get a better understanding of what takes place on a snow day.   

Updated | Thursday, February ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 21, 2018

(Save the Date) - The City's Water System Master Plan Open Hous

(Save the Date) - The City's Water System Master Plan Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2018. This plan was approved by City Council in November of 2017. It is an all-encompassing comprehensive guide to addressing the City’s wa...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Be a part of one of White Rock's favourite annual events!

Sea Festival Concert at Sunset

Be a part of one of White Rock's favourite annual events! The City will be hosting the 69th Annual Sea Festival, which takes place on the BC Day long weekend, and we are looking for volunteers to join the Sea Festival Organizing Committee. Learn more: www...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Hey artists! We're seeking submissions.

Herstory Art Show poster

Hey artists! We're seeking submissions to “Celebration of Herstory”: International Women’s Day Art Exhibition at the White Rock Community Centre. Apply by February 26. http://www.semiahmooarts.com/herstory/ 

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2018

A Message from Mayor and Council – Family Day

White Rock's Mayor and Council for the 2014-2018 term

We hope you have the opportunity to reconnect with your family, to re-energize, refocus and share some quality time together...perhaps at Centennial Area for the City’s free Family Day skate! Free Family Day Skate 

Event Info: 

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 5, 2018

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.

Please note: the City of White Rock cannot offer...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Change in Transit Stop Locations - Johnston Road Area

Translink Bus picking up passengers

Effective Monday, February 5, 2018, due to a long-term re-development project occurring on the northwest corner of Johnston and Thrift, the layover for 321 and 345 and the major stop 56297 on SB Johnston Road NS Thrift Ave will be relocated. These changes...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Water System Master Plan Open House

Water Swirl

The City's Water System Master Plan Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The Water System Master Plan was approved by City Council in November of 2017. It is an all-encompassing comprehensive guide to addressing the City’s water syste...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Update on Mudslide near Intersection of Martin Street and Victoria Avenue

Statement from the City

At approximately 4:35 p.m. on January 29, 2018, the City of White Rock and White Rock Fire Rescue responded to a mudslide on private property near the intersection of Martin Street and Victoria Avenue. As a precaution, the City evacuated people from four ...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Event Materials - Water Research Open House

Water Swirl

We appreciate that you took the time to come and speak with City Staff and RES'EAU-WaterNET about the research and water-related matters, our contractors for the design-build of the treatment plant, and Fraser Health about the safety and quality of our wa...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Open House Documents and Information Boards

Thank you to the many of you (nearly 200!) who attended our Water Research Open House last night to learn about the technology most suitable for our water. We appreciate that you took the time to come and speak with City Staff and RES'EAU-WaterNET about t...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

New Water Information Resource from Fraser Health

Fraser Health, as the regulatory agency for drinking water in this jurisdiction, has no public health concerns in regards to the City of White Rock's water safety or quality.Fraser Health has also created a resource with answers to frequently ask...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Update to the Water System Page

Water System - Forms have been updated to reflect the current Fee Schedule

Latest Water News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Water Research Open House

Water Swirl

Join the City of White Rock and the research group, RES’EAU WaterNET for an Open House. Drop by anytime between 6 to 8 p.m. to learn more about the research that RES’EAU WaterNET has conducted in White Rock. Their research has focused on finding the techn...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Update Regarding Source of the Odour

 Public Service Announcement Image

Metro Vancouver’s Regulations & Enforcement team has received an increasing number of odour complaints attributed to Border Feed Lot in Surrey.Border Feed Lot receives agricultural waste, including animal and mushroom manure, as well as other types of...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 28, 2017

Water Quality Test Results

The City of White Rock's water supply is tested for many different microbiological indicators, organics and trace metal parameters. The City's Water Works Department tests for the following parameters according to the Guidelines for Canadian Drin...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

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 and we are looking for volunteers to join...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Snow and Ice Clearing, Road Closures and More

Winter wonderlands can be beautiful, but they also pose safety hazards due to the slippery conditions brought on by snow and ice. The City of White Rock regularly monitors two major weather forecaster providers in order to have enough time to prepare our ...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Water Treatment Plan Update

Site preparation began on the Arsenic and Manganese Treatment Plant

Latest Water News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Holiday hours at City Facilities

City Hall will be closed from December 23 to January 1. Regular work hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2.

The Engineering and Municipal Operations Building will be closed on December 25, 26, and January 1. Click here to see the change...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 14, 2017

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.

The next step involved is to car...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Water Main Flushing Program

Learn more about the City's Water Main Flushing Program

Latest Water News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

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.

This December and January, Translink is improving bus service across the region to reduce overcro...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2017

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 committee...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2017

2017 Water System Master Plan Update

The 2017 Water System Master Plan Update was approved by Council at the Regular Council Meeting on November 20th. This plan is an all-encompassing comprehensive guide to addressing the City’s water system needs to the year 2045. Impleme...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

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. Because the work it is weather dependent, we are unable to provide a rescheduled date at this time. The City will provid...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Council in 2018

Mark your calendars! The Regular Council Meeting schedule for 2018 was approved. Council meetings will take place: 

  • January 15 and 29;
  • February 5 and 19;
  • March 5 and 12;
  • April 9 and 23;
  • May 14 and 28;
  • June 11 and 25;
  • July 9 and 23;
  • September 17 and 24;
  • Oc...
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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Read the RES'EAU-WaterNET Report

Read the RES'EAU-WaterNET Report to learn about the approach taken in researching and evaluating the water treatment solutions best suited to reduce the naturally occurring arsenic and manganese in the City's water.  

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Latest Water News
Posted on: November 8, 2017

White Rock moves Forward with Water Treatment Plant Following Study by World-Class Scientists

Following a pilot study on water treatment technologies, the City of White Rock 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 ...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2017

White Rock moves Forward with Water Treatment Plant Following Study by World-Class Scientists

Following a pilot study on water treatment technologies, the City of White Rock 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 ...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

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.The decal cost is $46 plus GST. Your current parking decal expires December 31, 2017. Pay Parking Decals allow for parking up to a maximum of 4 h...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 2, 2017

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.

Below is some helpful i...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 30, 2017

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, including a brief description of the locatio...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 27, 2017

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...

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2017 Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

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...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2017

City and EPCOR Agree Upon Final Purchase Price for Water Utility, EPCOR to Reimburse White Rock

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.

The City acquired the water utility on October 30, 2015. At that time, t...

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Latest Water News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

City of White Rock and EPCOR Agree Upon Final Purchase Price for Water Utility

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.  

The City acquired the water utility on October 30, 2015. At that time,...

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2017 Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2017

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.

The City acquired the water utility on October 30, 2015. At that time, the City m...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2017

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. The BC Earthquake Alliance, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), and Science World, are working together to present ...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2017

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.

We have been informed that they will use the Westminster Chime f...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2017

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.

Applicatio...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2017

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. That’s why home escape planning is critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that smal...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

City facilities will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017. There will not be any changes in the solid waste collection schedule during this week.

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Updated Frequently Asked Questions

We recently updated our frequently asked questions related to water. Read more!

Additional Info... Latest Water News
Posted on: September 28, 2017

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"? 

P...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2017

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. 

Download a new brochure from Translink

Improvements and additional servic...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2017

UPDATED Friday, September 8 | Statement on Safe Site Access on Johnston Road

Update - September 8, 10:22 a.m. 

On Friday morning, PARC moved forward with removing two median trees and one boulevard tree on Johnston Road following the receipt of the Tree Management Permit. Safety is our top concern, and it was evident that ...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Contest Alert! Celebrate Arts & Culture and Win Big at the Fifth Annual Fall Festival of the Arts!

Discover the breadth of arts and culture on the peninsula through the fifth annual Fall Festival of the Arts! This year, the two-month festival includes over 50 arts and cultural opportunities and features music, performances, art exhibitions, multi-cultu...

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2017 Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2017

City of White Rock Manager of Utilities Elected

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. On ...

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2017 Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2017

City of White Rock Manager of Utilities, Elected “President-Elect”

The City of White Rock's Manager of Utilities, was Elected “President-Elect” of the International Ozone Association. Read more

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Latest Water News
Posted on: August 23, 2017

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. On J...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 21, 2017

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. All artists aged 12-19 are invited to submit a maximum of three works of art. Artwork ...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2017

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. Escape the heat and head to our Community Centre at 15154 Russell Avenue. There's free parkin...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 30, 2017

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. The department is also assisting by providing resources, and staff, for the Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre (PREOC), in Prince Georg...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 28, 2017

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.

“The onus now is for civic officials to show taxpayers – thei...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

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 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at&...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Council Awards Contract for Memorial Park and Pier Washrooms Upgrade

There’s no doubt about it – the pier-side lawn and panoramic ocean views that Memorial Park offers make it one of the City’s favourite gathering spaces! So, whether people gather for a picnic with the family, a day of soaking...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 18, 2017

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. The advisory was due to elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter from wildfir...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 10, 2017

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 i...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 30, 2017

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. 

TRY Events presents the annual Canada Day Rock 10K & 5K at Semiahmoo Park. &...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2017

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.9:45 am: Metro Vancouver crews are continuing their emergency repair work this morning. At this time, the Oxford washroom...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 23, 2017

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 (weather permitting) during daylight hours to conduct aerial photography of property per a waiver granted by Transport Canada. T...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2017

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. The open house focused on sharing rail safety tips an...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 20, 2017

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. 

View the webpag...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 17, 2017

City News - June 17

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 9, 2017

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. Being a host family is a great opportunity to s...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 8, 2017

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.

Pursuant to Section 98/99 of the Community Charter, City of White Rock Council invites the public to...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 29, 2017

Statement from City Regarding Petition for Judicial Review

The City has filed a petition for judicial review application in the BC Supreme Court today, seeking review of the April 12th order of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to release certain documents relating to the City’s dec...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 19, 2017

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. The work being done is to connect the new well to the Oxford Pumping Station electrical controls. This work will require the pumping station to be shut down for the elec...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 17, 2017

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

White Rock, BC -- The City of White Rock has been alerted by a res...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Say Hello to Refreshed Lines and Road Markings!

We’re in the final stages of our City-wide line painting program. The safety of residents and visitors is of the utmost importance to the City of White Rock, which is why we have been working to repaint centerlines, crosswalks, and other road ma...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2017

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. This event includes activities such as an official opening ceremony, live music and entertainment, fun children’s act...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2017

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. Watering restrictions also assists in stabilizing water...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Updated, May 10: Statement Regarding Orange Coloured Outflow into the Bay

May 10, 4:35 p.m. Update

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. The Canadian Coast Guard also responded to the...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2017

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. We thank you for your patience and understanding as the safety of our resident...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2017

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. They will be testing the emergency system on the first Monday of every month (inclu...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 24, 2017

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? View the infographic below. If you would like further information, check out our new Secondary Disinfection FAQ page. 

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2017

City Completes New Merklin Reservoir and Pumping Station

The City of White Rock has completed the construction of the new Merklin Reservoir and pumping station. The construction of the Merklin Reservoir provides additional water storage of 1.40 million litres, and, coupled with the completion of the Oxford Rese...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2017

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.

We’ve partnered with the C.H.I.L.D. Foundation (Children...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2017

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.

Based on the assessment of needs, a number of individuals have been identified as significantly impacted ...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2017

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. They will be testing the emergency system on the first Monday of every month (inc...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2017

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. Vendors are made up of local artisans and businesses who wish to promote, showcase and sell their work. Each vendor is allocate...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2017

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.

This new pumping station and upgraded reservoir will provide additional sustainability to...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 24, 2017

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!

Priority Registration for White Rock Recreation and Culture Members begins Monday, March 27. Online opens at 7:00 a.m. on WebRE...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2017

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...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Statement from the City of White Rock Regarding Semiahmoo First Nation’s Tsunami Drill

Today the Semiahmoo First Nation conducted an evacuation drill for their community.The Semiahmoo First Nation informed the City of White Rock that the siren alerts would begin at 11 a.m. with their Tsunami tone (wailing). However, they did not inform the ...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Added Dates! OCP Review Public Engagement Events

Get Involved With the OCP Review!

Phase 4: Preparation of the Plan and AdoptionWe’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.

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 9, 2017

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! Send us your breathtaking scenic shots, pi...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2017

A Message from Mayor and Council on International Women's Day

Today marks International Women’s Day. The message this year is “be bold for change”. In White Rock, we have many women in our community, at City Hall, and on Council that are tremendous role models who exemplify leadership a...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 6, 2017

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

Update, March 10, 11:00 a.m.: 

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. o...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 1, 2017

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.

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 24, 2017

(UPDATED, FEBRUARY 24) City's Investigation into Water Discolouration

Chlorination in Process

In October of 2016, the City began its phased approach to adding secondary disinfection to the City’s water, as mandated and closely monitored by the Fraser Health Authority. As a result, some White Rock residents may be e...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 20, 2017

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.

 To learn more about the Pink Shirt...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2017

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.If you are interested in performing, please downlo...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2017

City Facilities Closures - Family Day

City Hall, the Municipal Engineering and Operations building, the White Rock Community Centre, the Kent Street Activity Centre, and the Centennial Arena Office will be closed on February 13, 2017, for BC Family Day. The Centre for Active Living drop in gy...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2017

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. The City of White Rock regularly monitors two major weather forecaster providers in order to have enough time to prepare our ...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2017

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.  The OCP is an important pol...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 28, 2017

City Purchases Property to Support Growth on the Waterfront

The City purchased the property at 1156 Vidal Street, White Rock. The property is adjacent to City-owned properties and also beside a City-owned small parking lot.

The City purchased the property for $1.4 million and the purchase has been funded from the L...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 16, 2017

City News Advertisement - 22 January

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 16, 2017

Help us Test the New Beta Version of WROMS

e’ve launched a new version of our Online Mapping System, WROMS. WROMS allows you to access information about any property in White Rock, like

  • Zoning
  • Land use
  • Underground utilities
  • Schools
  • Parks
  • City facilities and more

New features of this beta versio...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2017

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. Learn more about Memorial Park Upgrade

Deadline: ...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2017

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. You can be a good neighbour and len...

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2017 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Notice of Work: Erosion Repair on East Beach

Due to storms, the foreshore on White Rock beach has suffered damage from the effects of wave erosion. Specific areas at east and west beach have been identified as requiring repair and protection from future events.

Through January and February 2017, City...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 23, 2016

Holiday Hours at City Facilities

City Hall City Hall will be closed from Saturday, December 24 to Monday, January 2. Regular work hours will resume on Tuesday, January 3.

OperationsThe Engineering and Municipal Operations building will be closed on December 26, 27 and January 2.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 23, 2016

State of the City Address

On Wednesday, October , 2016, the White Rock and South Surrey Chamber of Commerce hosted Mayor Wayne Baldwin and City Council for the annual State of the City address. Mayor Wayne Baldwin spoke on the City Council priorities and honoured some of the many ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Extreme Weather Shelters Open - December 22

Extreme weather response plan is active from: December 22nd 2016

Surrey Urban Mission: 10776 King George Blvd, 604.581.5172- 20 beds 

Cloverdale Community Kitchen: 5337 180 St, Cloverdale, 604.574.4341- 15 beds 

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Meet White Rock's New Staff Sergeant Daryl Creighton

Watch to meet White Rock's new Staff Sergeant, learn more about what the RCMP is doing to prevent crime, and how to stay safe during the holidays.

View the official presentation slides

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 13, 2016

White Rock Recycles! Download the New App

Remembering your collection day and sorting your garbage, recycling and organics is now easier than ever. We’ve worked with Vancouver based ReCollect to launch the White Rock Recycles app. Simply download the app, which is available for...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Johnston Road Concept Options Open House Event Materials

On December 8, 2016 the City held a Concept Options Open House which showcased three concept designs prepared for the revitalization of Johnston Road, from North Bluff Road to Roper Avenue. The designs were based on the feedback provided through the publi...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Be a Good Neighbour! Clear Snow and Ice from your Property

There is a snowfall warning in effect for Metro Vancouver. Please keep an eye on Environment Canada's website for updates on the warning. 

Consider clearing a neighbour’s sidewalks when you do your own. 

Clearing snow an...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Water Quality Open House Event Materials

On December 7, 2016 the City of White Rock held a Water Quality Open House at the White Rock Community Centre. 

If you were unable to attend, or would like more information, please view the event materials.

If you would like to learn more about wat...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Tour of RES'EAU WaterNET's Mobile Water Treatment (Pilot Plant)

In 2016, the City of White Rock partnered with RES'EAU-WaterNET, which is Canada's first and only non-profit research organization devoted exclusively to developing innovative, sustainable and affordable technologies for providing clean drinking water to ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2016

City News - November 25

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Council in 2017

Mark your calendars!  The 2017 Council Schedule has been finalized.  Council meetings will be held on the following dates:

January 16 and 30

February 6 and 20

March 6 and 27

April 10 and 24

May 15 and 29

June 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Fill up a Police car at the Christmas Toy Drive

‘Tis the season of giving! Help us fill up a Police car with new, unwrapped toys! The White Rock RCMP and the Salvation Army will be collecting toys to help local families on the Semiahmoo Peninsula in their first annual Christmas Toy Drive. Pre...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Upcoming: Water Quality Open House

The City will be hosting a Water Quality Open House at the White Rock Community Centre to provide information and clarification on water in White Rock.

  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell A...
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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2016

2017 Committee Volunteer Opportunities

CITY 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 f...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2016

City News - November 18

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Save the Date for the Johnston Road Concept Options Open House!

Three concept designs have been prepared for the revitalization of Johnston Road, from North Bluff Road to Roper Avenue. The designs are based on the feedback provided through the public workshop, community survey, and business consultation which took pla...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2016

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, including a brief description of the locatio...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2016

City Facilities Closure - Remembrance Day

City facilities will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Remembrance Day. Regularly scheduled Friday curbside collections will be picked up on Monday, November 14. There is no change in the rest of the residential collection schedule for the week.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Parking Rates are Reduced for Winter!

From November 1 – April 30 it now only costs $1.50 per hour for waterfront parking between the hours of 10 a.m. – midnight.

Come visit the waterfront, a great place to visit and to conduct business and luncheon meetings. For more parkin...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Reminder: City has Added Chlorine to the Oxford Water Distribution System

In early October, the City of White Rock took further steps towards meeting its February 1, 2017, secondary disinfection implementation requirement, as mandated by the Fraser Health Authority.In February of this year, the City informed t...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 27, 2016

Pick up your Annual Pay Parking Decals

It’s that time of year again! 2017 pay parking decals are available for sale as of 1 November. The decal cost is $43 plus GST. Your current parking decal expires December 31, 2016.

To qualify for a pay parking decal you must be a resident of the ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2016

View Council's 2016 - 2018 Strategic Priorities

The City of White Rock has provided information on Council's Corporate Priorities for 2016 – 2018.  The document identifies the priorities of the City of White Rock for the term of Council and lays the foundation for the development of ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2016

Notice of Work: Tree Trimming on Marine Drive

City contracted crews will be pruning trees on the South side of Marine Drive and on the promenade. To ensure the safety of residents and visitors during this regular maintenance, rolling road closures will be taking place on Marine Drive throughout the d...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Participate in Translink's Upcoming Consultation

Public consultation for Phase One of Translink's 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation runs from Oct. 11 to 31, 2016. The approximately $2 billion plan would increase transit services and improve roads, cycling, a...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2016

The Online Survey for Phase 3 of the OCP Review is now Open!

We’re updating our Official Community Plan (OCP) and we need your help! The revised OCP will provide a renewed vision for White Rock to the year 2045 along with a regulatory framework required to guide growth toward that vision.

With Phase 1 &...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2016

Don't Wait, Check the Date! It's Fire Prevention Week.

Fires are real, not just events in the news or movies. Fire is fast, extremely hot and spreads rapidly. It creates thick black toxic smoke that is even more deadly than flames! When fire strikes, seconds are important! There is no time to stop and think. ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2016

White Rock Adds Chlorine to the Oxford Water Distribution System

This week, the City of White Rock took further steps towards meeting its February 1, 2017, secondary disinfection implementation requirement, as mandated by the Fraser Health Authority.In February of this year, the City informed the publ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Check out the Updated My Water FAQs Page!

Have a question about water in White Rock? We've updated and expanded our frequently asked questions (FAQs) section of the City's MyWater site.  View it now!

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2016

City News - September 30

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Phase 3 of the OCP Review Offers Plenty of Opportunities for Engagement!

We’re updating our Official Community Plan (OCP) and we need your help! The revised OCP will provide a renewed vision for White Rock to the year 2045 along with a regulatory framework required to guide growth toward that vision. 

With Ph...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2016

View Event Materials from Memorial Park Open House Session 2 and Provide Feedback.

The Memorial Park Open House: Session 2 took place on September 27 and displayed revised concept designs based on the feedback we received from the first Memorial Park Open House and initial questionnaires. If you were unable to attend the event, we encou...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Notice of Work on the Pier: September 29 & 30

City contracted crews will be pulling wires through newly installed conduits on the pier on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30. Additionally, crews will be installing lights for the Diwali Festival on the pier. This work may interrupt pedestr...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 23, 2016

City News - September 23

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2016

Program Instructors Needed!

Do you have a special talent or skill you want to share with the community? White Rock Recreation and Culture is looking for Contract Program Instructors on an ongoing basis. The possibilities are endless and could incl...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2016

City News September 16

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute new...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2016

View Event Materials from Memorial Park Open House Session 1 and Provide Initial Feedback

The Memorial Park Open House: Session 1 took place on September 14 and displayed various working draft concept designs. If you were unable to attend the event, we encourage you to view the event materials and submit your feedback through this que...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Statement from the City

The City of White Rock is responding to the Semiahmoo First Nation’s news release sent out on September 14, 2016.

In its news release the First Nation claims that it is not aware of the reasons for the City’s notification to secure a ne...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Upcoming Safety Seminars Offered for Seniors

The City of White Rock, the White Rock Community Policing and the RCMP are co-sponsoring safety and fraud awareness seminars for seniors this fall. All sessions will take place at the White Rock Community Centre - Gallery and cost five dollars. Pre-regist...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2016

Notice of Work: City Wide Lane Painting and Pavement Marking

City wide line painting and road marking work will begin on September 15 at 7:30 p.m. with priority on Johnston Road south of Thrift Avenue to Buena Vista. One of the most important aspects of a safe and efficient roadway is the uniform application of pav...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 9, 2016

City News - September 9

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2016

Calling all City website users! We want to hear from you.

The City of White Rock is in the process of reviewing its communication strategies, including the functionality, user-friendliness and design of its current website. To help ensure the website meets the needs of White Rock residents and other stakeholders...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2016

City News - September 2

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Celebrate Arts and Culture in White Rock with the Fall Festival of the Arts!

Discover the breadth of arts and culture on the peninsula through the fourth annual Fall Festival of the Arts! This year, the two-month festival includes over 50 arts and cultural opportunities and features music, performances, art exhib...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2016

White Rock's Bylaw Enforcement Officers Investigate Vicious Dog Attack Involving Pit Bull

The City of White Rock’s Bylaw Enforcement Officers are investigating an incident involving a pit bull attacking a small dog and its owner in the morning of August 20, 2016. White Rock RCMP arrived on the scene to find the victim being ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 29, 2016

City Facilities Closure - Labour Day

City facilities will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labour Day. Garbage, recycling and organics collections for the week will not be affected.

Have a fantastic long weekend.

2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2016

City News - August 26

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2016

2015 Annual Report Amendment

The City of White Rock Council invites the public to provide comment(s) in person or by written submission regarding the 2015 Annual Report Amendment for the Corporation of the City of White Rock at the Special Council Meeting.

  • Meeting Date: Monday, Septem...
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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 15, 2016

The Fall Recreation Guide is Now Available!

The new Fall 2016 Recreation Guide is now available online and will be distributed through the Peace Arch News on August 26. There’s something for everyone!

Priority Registration for White Rock Recreation and Culture Members begins at 8:30 a.m. F...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2016

Dedication Program and Replacement of Light Poles on Promenade

The City will be replacing the light poles on the Waterfront as they pose a potential risk to the public’s safety; especially, since two poles have fallen down within the last year. As a result, the City put out a tender to replace the poles. Th...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 5, 2016

City News - August 5

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 5, 2016

Opportunity for Public Comment on George Massey Tunnel Project

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has submitted its application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) for an environmental certificate to construct the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. An Application Review peri...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 5, 2016

Update on Helicopter Noise Concerns

The City of White Rock continues to work with Transport Canada regarding noise complaints from helicopter tours taking place. To respond to residents' concerns more effectively, Transport Canada is encouraging residents to email CAOPac-OACP@tc.gc.ca with ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 29, 2016

City News - July 29

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Helicopter Noise Concerns

The City of White Rock shares residents' concerns regarding noise from recent helicopter tours over White Rock, which is why the City has been in close contact with Transport Canada on your behalf. 

As this matter falls under federal jurisdiction,...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2016

Pride Flag Raised at City Hall

On July 25, we raised the Pride flag at City Hall. The flag will fly until July 31 to coincide with pride celebrations taking place across Canada. 

Happy Pride to all!  

2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 22, 2016

City News - July 22

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 15, 2016

Extension of Secondary Treatment for White Rock Water Supply

The City of White Rock is pleased to announce that the City’s request for an extension of the existing time limit for installation of a secondary treatment system for White Rock water was approved by Fraser Health. The date has been extended fro...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 12, 2016

City News - August 12

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2016

City News - July 1

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2016

June 27: 2015 Annual Report - Opportunity for Public Comment

2015 Annual Report

Pursuant to Section 98 of the Community Charter, City of White Rock Council invites the public to provide comment(s) in person or by written submission regarding the 2015 Annual Report for the Corporation of the City of White Rock at the...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Notice to Adopt Bylaw 2160 - Financial Plan (2016-2020) Amendment

NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the City of White Rock will consider Bylaw No. 2160 at the regular Council meeting to be held at 7:00 pm at City Hall Council Chambers, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, B.C., on Mo...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Water Main Flushing Program

The City of White Rock’s annual Water Main Flushing Program aims at maintaining the City's water quality and increases the capacity of the water system.

The program takes place from November 7, 2016, until the middle of December. Flushing operati...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 8, 2016

City News - July 8

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2016

July 1 is Canada Day by the Bay - Celebrate on White Rock's Waterfront

Happy Canada Day!  Celebrate Canada's 149th birthday along the shores of beautiful Semiahmoo Bay. Presented by AMICA at White Rock, White Rock's Annual Canada Day by the Bay celebration spans the waterfront from West beach to East beach with a va...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 24, 2016

Property Tax Payments and the possible Canada Post strike

Canada Post has advised, that in the event of a postal service disruption, any local mail sent after June 23, 2016 may not be delivered by the property tax due date of July 4, 2016

Property owners are reminded that property tax payments...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 24, 2016

Tourism White Rock Partners with Tourism Surrey

Tourism White Rock is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Tourism Surrey. Under the terms of the agreement, Tourism Surrey will provide tourism services to Tourism White Rock including overseeing the Volunteer Information Centre at the...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 23, 2016

Call for Entertainers for Canada Day by the Bay

Anyone wishing to showcase their talents on our Canada Day main stage are encouraged to apply! Local entertainment across a variety of genres will be scheduled throughout the festival while artisan vendors will line the promenade from West Beach to East B...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 15, 2016

June 20, 2016: Centre for Active Living and Centennial Arena Closed

Please be advised that the Centre for Active Living and Centennial Arena will be closed on Monday, June 20 due to a scheduled power outage. The facility will reopen at their regular hours on Tuesday, June 21.

For more information please c...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Canada Day Headliner Announced

The City of White Rock is excited to announce our headlining act for this year’s Canada Day by the Bay Celebration! This year’s headliners are The Boom Booms, presented by the White Rock Business Improvement Association.

A returning fav...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 9, 2016

PULSE FM 107.7 Interview: Kash Heed and Mayor Baldwin talk Waterfront Plan

PULSE FM 107.7 Radio Interview: Kash Heed and Mayor Baldwin talk Waterfront Plan:

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Update: 2016 Water Conservation Restrictions

Updates have been made to the City's Water Restrictions effective June 1, 2016.

Please visit the City's Conservation and Restrictions page for further details.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Installation of 16 New Transit Shelters in the City of White Rock

The City is pleased to announce that we have begun the installation of sixteen new transit shelters in various locations throughout the City of White Rock. 

Currently, four transit shelters have been installed, one at the waterfront along Marine D...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2016

City News - June 3

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Fac...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2016

15210 Pacific Avenue Fire and Donations

Letter dated May 30, 2016 from Sources BC to residents impacted by the Fire:

May 30, 2016 Letter from Sources BC

Information regarding access to item donations:

Click here for additional details

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 27, 2016

City News - May 27

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 25, 2016

May 15, 2016 Fire in White Rock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 25, 2016

May 15, 2016 Fire in White Rock

White Rock Fire Rescue has concluded its investigation of the fire that took place on May 15, 2016.

The fire originated in a building under construction at 15219 Royal Avenue and subsequently ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 20, 2016

Updates: Fire on Pacific Avenue

Update: May 20, 2016 - 4:04 p.m.

Residents whose homes were lost in the fire - Document with updated information regarding how, and when, donations can be accessed, as well as additional information:

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 13, 2016

TransLink Fare Review - Public Engagement

TransLink will soon announce details to the public around a transit fare policy review, which includes a four-phased stakeholder and public engagement process over the next 18-24 months.  They will report out on what was heard at the end of each ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2016

Change in Broadcast Schedule of May 9 Council Meeting

Due to Shaw’s commitment to a live broadcast of WHL playoffs Tuesday, May 10, the broadcast of the May 9, 2016, White Rock council meeting will be moved to air on Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. You can also stream the council meeting on ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 2, 2016

BNSF Railway Public Notice - Spring 2016 Vegetation Management Program

BNSF Railway has advised the City that they will be putting a public notice in the Peace Arch News this week to advise of the White Rock 2016 spring spray applications:

In order to maintain the safe and efficien...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 2, 2016

Volunteer in your Community!

Ready to show your community pride? Tourism White Rock is seeking outgoing and energetic volunteers to help us welcome visitors to our community and share all the great things that there are to see and do in White Rock and BC!  The Visitor kiosk ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2016

City News - 29 April

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Move for Health and Walk with your Doc

The White Rock/South Surrey Division of Family Practice in partnership with the City of White Rock, City of Surrey, Doctors of BC, the Peace Arch Hospital, and Community Health Foundation are hosting the annual Walk with your Doc and Move for Health&n...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2016

Get Involved with the City's Largest Summer Events!

Canada Day by the Bay

The White Rock Museum & Archives invites vendors to participate inCanada Day by the Bay. Please complete the Canada Day Vendor Application form online and submit to developmentassistant@whiterockmuseum.ca before May 27, 2...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2016

City News - 22 April

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 20, 2016

Comment on Proposed Amendment to the 2016-2020 Financial Plan

BC Municipalities prepare a Financial Plan for a period of five years that is adopted annually by bylaw. The City of White Rock FInancial Plan (2016-2020) is available in digital copy and in print at City Hall.

Proposed ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 20, 2016

Provide feedback on the Draft Re-vegetation and Maintenance Plan for the Marine Drive Hillside

The City of White Rock is working toward completing a re-vegetation and maintenance plan for the Marine Drive Hillside. The long-term objectives of this plan include eliminating invasive species and increasing slope stability in an economically feasible m...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2016

City News - 15 April

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2016

The 2016 Census is coming!

Canada’s next census will be conducted in May 2016.

Early in May, census packages will be delivered to households across Canada, providing residents with the information they need to complete their questionnaire online or on paper.

Completed quest...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2016

City News - 8 April

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 7, 2016

Shaw Broadcast of April 11 Council Meeting Cancelled Due to Technical Difficulties

The Tuesday, April 12 broadcast of White Rock council’s Monday April 11 meeting will be not be broadcast due to technical difficulties. The April 11 meeting is available as an audio recording on our website, but due to equipment failure...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Experience White Rock's Vibrant Art Community and Opening Reception for Pop-Up-Town

The City is pleased to announce the Opening Reception of “Gallery to Go”, the first creative project in the City’s “Pop-Up-Town” gallery series. We invite you to experience White Rock’s vibrant a...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2016

City News - 1 April

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 24, 2016

City News - 25 March

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2016

2016 Committee Opportunities

2016 COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The City of White Rock is seeking volunteers to provide insight and expertise to serve on the following city committees:

1)    Environmental Advisory Committee:  to advise Council and staff r...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2016

Easter Weekend Closures and Collections Schedule

All City facilities will be closed on Friday, March 25 and Monday, March 28, 2016. Regularly schedule Friday, March 25 residential garbage, recycling and green waste collections will be picked on Thursday, March 24. There is no change in the rest...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2016

Performers Wanted!

It isn’t summer in White Rock without the sounds of buskers filling the air! This spring, the City of White Rock is pleased to announce that the popular Busking Program will be returning. Buskers, also known as street performers, will b...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2016

City News - 18 March

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2016

WROMS Scheduled Upgrade

White Rock's Online Mapping System (WROMS) will be down for a scheduled upgrade from March 19 and 20. The system is expected to be accessible again on Monday, March 21. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 10, 2016

City News - 11 March

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Pier and East Promenade - Now Open

Update March 11, 8:45 a.m.: The East Beach promenade is now open. Please note, the City has barricaded areas with unsafe conditions, and the public is reminded to keep clear of those areas until they are reopened. Use caution when utilizing the promenade....

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Spring Forward this Weekend!

Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead by one hour on the night of Saturday, March 12, or on the morning of Sunday, March 13. 

The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer month...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2016

The Spring/Summer Recreation Guide is Now Available!

The new Spring/Summer 2016 Recreation Guide is now available online and will be available in hardcopy at City Facilities on March 16. With activities like Chinese brush painting, memoir writing, hiking with the outdoor club, and yoga, there&r...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 4, 2016

City News - 4 March

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2016

City News - 26 February

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2016

Join us at the Water Quality Open House

The City will host a Water Quality Open House to engage the community on considerations for the long-term treatment of arsenic and manganese that naturally occur in our water system and other water quality concerns.

Date: March 2, 2016Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 23, 2016

2016 Committee Volunteer Opportunities

The City of White Rock is seeking volunteers to provide insight and expertise to serve on the following city committees:

1) Environmental Advisory Committee: to advise Council and staff regarding environmental matters referred to the Committee by Council.

M...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Call for Artists for Pop-Up-Town

The City seeks proposals from individual artist/artists teams to occupy and work in an empty retail space in uptown White Rock. The intent is to repurpose retail space for a temporary period for artists to sell work, to rehearse or to produce creative pro...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 18, 2016

City News Advertisement - 19 February

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 12, 2016

City News Advertisement - 12 February

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Call for Vendors for the Annual Canada Day by the Bay Celebration

The White Rock Museum & Archives will again be organizing the vendor display at the 2016 Canada Day by the Bay celebration. Vendors are made up of local artisans and businesses who wish to promote, showcase and sell their work. Each vendor is allocate...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 5, 2016

City News Advertisement - 5 February

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 4, 2016

Run a Food and Beverage Cart on the Promenade

The City of White Rock is looking for food and beverage cart vendors for temporary/ seasonal vendors in designated locations on the White Rock Promenade (April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017).

Vendors will be limited to carts only, and food and...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Call for Artists - Artists Walk Annual Permit

Are you a local artist who would like to create and sell your artwork on the White Rock Promenade? The City of White Rock is currently accepting applications for the Artists Walk annual permit. The application deadline is February 19.

A limited number of a...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Order of British Columbia Call for Nominations

(Submission Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016)

Know an outstanding British Columbian who deserves recognition?

It is time once again to “call for nominations” for the Order of British Columbia, the highest honour the Province can bestow on...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 29, 2016

Have your Say on Arts and Culture in White Rock through Online Survey

The City of White Rock is dedicated to working with the community to enhance and create opportunities for arts and culture to thrive. The City is requesting public input through the Arts and Culture 2016 survey to learn more about the community’...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 29, 2016

Johnston Road Streetscape Revitalization

The City of White Rock Council has identified the development of the Town Centre as a strategic priority. The revitalization of the Johnston Road streetscape is an opportunity to improve the vibrancy and functionality of Johnston Road as the commercial he...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2016

City News Advertisement - 15 January

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2016

Call for Civic Grant Applications

Submission Deadline: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., February 1, 2016.

The City of White Rock is accepting applications for the 2016 Civic Grants. Annually, City Council awards a limited amount of funds to recipients performing work in the ...

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2016

City News Advertisement - 8 January

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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 5, 2016

Have your say on Tourism in the City

In the spring, White Rock Tourism will relaunch with a fresh, new outlook on marketing our City by the Sea. We would like your help in selecting the name. We have four names for YOU to vote on:

  1. Explore White Rock
  2. In White Rock
  3. Discover White Rock
  4. Tourism Whit...
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2016 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 18, 2015

Council in 2016

Mark your calendars! The 2016 Council Schedule has been finalized. Council meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • January 11 and 25
  • February 15 and 29
  • March 7 and 21
  • April 11 and 25
  • May 9 and 30
  • June 11 and 27
  • July 11 and 25
  • September 12 and 19
  • October 3 an...
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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 18, 2015

Holiday Break Skates

Skate the holiday break away at Centennial Arena! With new themes daily, there's something for everyone. 

For more details on each event, please visit our Events Calendar.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 18, 2015

Holiday Hours at City Facilities

City Hall 

City Hall will be closed from Friday, December 25 to January 1. Regular work hours will resume on Monday, January 4. 

Operations

The Engineering and Municipal Operations building will be closed on December 25, 28 and January 1.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2015

City News - 18 December

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2015

How the City Prepares for Winter

The City of White Rock regularly monitors two major weather forecaster providers in order to have enough time to prepare our trucks and crews ahead of any storm. We dispatch equipment as needed and apply a pre-salt to road surfaces.

To make the most of ava...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 15, 2015

City moves forward with secondary treatment

As part of its acquisition and operation of the water utility, the City is under mandate by the Fraser Health Authority to implement a secondary form of water disinfection. The work is necessary to treat the water supply and upgrade critical infrastructur...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 11, 2015

City News - 11 December

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2015

Notice of Work- Pier Washrooms

The Pier Washrooms will be closed on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 December for scheduled maintenance. Please use Balsam Street or Oxford Street washrooms if you are in need of a restroom facility.

Apologies for the inconvienence. We appreciate residen...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 4, 2015

City News - 4 December

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 30, 2015

Relocation and Time Change of Next Council Meeting

The December 7 Council Meeting will take place at the White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Avenue) at 6:30 p.m. A public hearing has been scheduled on December 7 at the White Rock Community Centre at 7:00 p.m. for proposed Bylaws No. 2123 and 2056 (...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 27, 2015

Be a Good Neighbour - Clear Ice and Snow 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. You can be a good neighbor and lend a helping hand to ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 27, 2015

City News - 27 November

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 27, 2015

Resolved: Water Main Break - 1031 Balsam Street

There was a water main break at 1031 Balsam Street. Staff are on site and are working to restore service as soon as possible. 

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 26, 2015

Resolved: Partial Road Closure - 900 Block Habgood & 15800 Block Pacific

Please note that a partial road closure is in effect. The closure is due to a water main break. Traffic control is on site and access is expected to be restored by evening. 

Address: 900 Block Habgood Street & 15800 Block Pacific AvenueLocatio...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 24, 2015

City completes Phase 2 of the Official Community Plan, Imagine White Rock 2045

On November 23, Council endorsed the Official Community Plan Vision & Goal Statements. This endorsement concludes ‘Phase 2: Defining the Big Picture’ of the Official Community Plan (OCP).

The Vision & Goal Statements define the ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 20, 2015

City News - 20 November

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 20, 2015

Water Main Flushing until December 15, 2015

The water main flushing program improves water quality in the City's water mains. Water service will continue during the water main flushing. While water may have slight staining, it is safe to use. We recommend you run your cold water tap for approximate...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 14, 2015

City Launches Pier Camera

Sunglasses or raincoat? Flip flops or boots? Take the guess work out of planning your day in White Rock and check out the City’s new live streaming Pier Cam.

The Pier Cam allows you to check what the weather looks like and take a peek at where th...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 13, 2015

City News - 13 November

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2015

City Facilities Closure – Remembrance Day

City facilities will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Remembrance Day. Regularly scheduled Wednesday curbside collections will be picked up on Thursday, November 12. There is no change in the rest of the residential collection schedule for the week...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2015

Pick Up Your Annual Pay Parking Decals

It’s that time of year again! 2016 pay parking decals are available for sale as of Monday, November 2. The decal cost is $42 plus GST. 2015 parking decals expire December 31.

To qualify for a pay parking decal you must be a resident of t...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 6, 2015

City News - 6 November

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 6, 2015

Resolved: Water Main Break - 1300 block Kent Street

There was a water main break at the 1300 block of Kent Street. Staff are on site and we expect service to resume in the early afternoon. We thank you for your patience. 

Update: Water has been restored as of 12:15 p.m.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 2, 2015

Renew your Dog Licence Online

Did you know, White Rock dog licences are the same cost or lower than other Metro Vancouver municipalities? In order to maintain this, permanent dog tags are issued by the City. ID tags will last for the duration of the dog’s life; however, dog ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 2, 2015

Waterfront Parking Rates are Reduced for Winter!

From November 1 – April 30 it now only costs $1.50 per hour for waterfront parking between the hours of 10 a.m. – midnight.

Come visit the waterfront, a great place to visit and to conduct business and luncheon meetings. For more parkin...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 30, 2015

City News - 30 October

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 29, 2015

City Moves Water Utility to Public Ownership and Operation

The City is pleased to announce that it will take ownership and operation of the local water utility on October 30, 2015. EPCOR and the City have now received regulatory approvals from Fraser Health Authority and the B.C. Comptroller of Water Rights and t...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2015

Turn your Clocks Back this Weekend

Daylight savings time ends this weekend. Remember to turn your clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 1.  

2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2015

City News - 23 October

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2015

Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteerism supports community engagement with respect to various topics and key issues in the City of White Rock. The City is calling for volunteers to serve the following Committees (mandate available for review at www.whiterockcity.ca/committees or in...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2015

Discover Public Art on Foot

Although the Fall Festival of the Arts is winding down, the City of White Rock does not stop focusing on the arts. The City is pleased to release a walking map that features the plethora of public art in the community.

The Public Art Walking Map d...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2015

City News - 16 October

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2015

Join us at the Development Cost Charges Open House - Translink will be there too!

Join the City’s Engineering and Operations team and City consultants as they speak on the proposed update of the City’s Development Cost Charges (DCCs).Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Location: Hall...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2015

Have your say on Transit in your Community

Translink has launched a comprehensive consultation process to review more than 85 proposed transit changes across Metro Vancouver, including some that would have a direct impact on White Rock. Check out the proposed changes and share your feedback throug...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2015

City News - 9 October

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2015

Continue the Conversation: Draft OCP Vision and Goal Statements Survey

We want to hear your thoughts on the draft Official Community Plan vision and goal statements!

There are three ways to offer feedback:

  1. Complete the vision survey online: www.talkwhiterock.ca or pick up a hard copy survey at City Hall, Planning Depa...
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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2015

State of the City Address

On Wednesday, October 8, 2015, the White Rock and South Surrey Chamber of Commerce hosted Mayor Wayne Baldwin and City Council for the annual State of the City address . Mayor Wayne Baldwin spoke on the past year's accomplishments and City Council priori...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2015

City News - 2 October

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2015

White Rock Recognized by Province for Achieving Carbon Neutrality

The City was awarded Level 3 recognition – ‘Achievement of Carbon Neutrality’ for 2014 by the joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities Green Communities Committee.

Some of the initiatives included the City&...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2015

Water Utility Community Forum

Water Utility Community Forum Thursday, October 15, 20155:00 – 7:00 p.m. White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue

More information on the operation, the Total Water Quality Management Project and impact of this change in ownership and op...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2015

City announces intention to operate water utility in-house

The City is pleased to announce that it will operate the water utility in-house following the acquisition. It is currently anticipated to occur on October 30, 2015. The City anticipates a smooth transition on the operations of the water service delivery.

T...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2015

Join the Community at the Vision and Goals Open House - Imagine White Rock

The City launched the Official Community Plan (OCP) Review on May 13, 2015. The City has moved into Phase Two of the OCP Review Process. This Phase, which extends from August to November 2015, focuses on Defining the Big Picture. It builds on the results ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 23, 2015

Join Mayor Wayne Baldwin at the Annual State of the City Address

Join Mayor Wayne Baldwin at the annual State of the City address on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock (SSWR) Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor will speak on the Council Strategic priorities within the City. There...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 22, 2015

City News - 25 September

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 18, 2015

City News - 18 September

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2015

Submit a Special Events Application Form for 2016 Events

Are you planning an event in 2016 that will take place in a City park or on City property? If so, it's necessary to complete a  Special Event Application Form [PDF - 423 KB] . The form is also available at the Centennial Park Leisure Centre/ Aren...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 11, 2015

City News - 11 September

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. 

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 11, 2015

View Council’s 2014 - 2018 Strategic Priorities

The City of White Rock has provided more detail on 2014 – 2018 Council Strategic Priorities.  The document identifies the priorities of the City of White Rock for the term of Council and lays the foundation for the development of more d...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 9, 2015

Notice of Work: Marine Drive Reconstruction of Retaining Wall and Vegetation Removal

In September and October 2015, the City will continue work on the reconstruction of the retaining wall and vegetation removal on the Marine Drive hillside. The City-contracted crews will remove shrubbery, invasive species and trees that have grown into th...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 4, 2015

City News - 4 September

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. 

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 4, 2015

City signs agreement with EPCOR to acquire the White Rock water utility

The City of White Rock has signed a negotiated agreement with EPCOR to purchase the water utility that services the community. The timing of the purchase remains subject to customary conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 1, 2015

Autumn Tips to Help Storm Water Drain

After last weekend, we’ve definitely changed seasons! Here are a few tips that you can do around your property to help storm water drain this fall. 

  • Clean your foundation drains so that the rain water collected from your house and proper...
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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2015

City News - 28 August

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook pag...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2015

Everall Street Sidewalk Construction

Notice of Work - Complete

The City has completed the west side sidewalk on Everall Street. The work provides a continuous sidewalk on the west side from Thrift Avenue to North Bluff Road.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2015

Get Out and Celebrate Arts and Culture with the Fall Festival of the Arts

Participate in nearly 50 arts and cultural opportunities in White Rock with the third annual Festival of the Arts. The two-month Festival features music, performances, art exhibitions, multi-cultural celebrations, a gala and more.

The festival seeks to inc...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2015

Request for Expressions of Interest: Concession Operator at Arena

The City of White Rock is seeking vendors to submit expressions of interest to manage and operate the concession at Centennial Arena in White Rock.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 24, 2015

Upcoming Events in Official Community Plan Process - Imagine White Rock

Neighbourhood Workshop - Imagine White Rock 2045 

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Location: White Rock Community CentreFormat: Workshop, a smaller set of groups to discuss one of four areas of the City ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Call for Artists

The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to My Culture part of the Art on Display program. All artists are invited to submit a maximum of three art pieces that showcase what culture means to them. This a...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 21, 2015

City News - 21 August

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of thePeace Arch News.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. 

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 21, 2015

The Fall Recreation Guide is Now Available!

The new Fall 2015 Recreation Guide is now available online and in City Facilities. There’s something for everyone!

Priority Registration for White Rock Recreation and Culture Members begins at 8:30am Friday August 21. Online opens at 7am on WebRE...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2015

City News - 14 August 2015

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News. 

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. 

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 14, 2015

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 following committees. Appli...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2015

City News - 7 August 2015

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Friday edition of the Peace Arch News.

For up to the minute news, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. 

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2015

Notice of Work: Weed Control along Promenade

During the week of August 3, City workers will be spraying vinegar along the promenade as a means of weed control. Annual weeds will be killed by the vinegar, as they are unable to survive without their foliage. There may be repeated spraying for perennia...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 30, 2015

Council and Committees Break for Summer

There are no scheduled Council or Committee meetings during the month of August. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at 604...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 29, 2015

City Facilities Closure - BC Day

City facilities will be closed on Monday, August 3 for BC Day. Garbage, recycling and organics collections for the week will not be affected.

Have a fantastic long weekend.

2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 28, 2015

Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017

Heritage Canada has released funds to assist community projects that are participatory and contribute a sense of Canadian pride and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. These funds are for events that are new, inclusive, innovativ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 28, 2015

Pride Flag Raised at City Hall

On July 27, we raised the Pride flag at City Hall. The flag will fly until August 4 to coincide with pride celebrations taking place across Canada. 

Happy Pride to all!  

2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2015

Water Restrictions in White Rock

The City’s water is supplied to residents by a private organization, EPCOR. Information and updates on water restrictions and conservation for the City of White Rock is available on epcor.com. EPCOR has communicated that they will updat...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 20, 2015

Fire Prevention Reminders

With the unseasonably hot and dry conditions occurring in our region, it’s important to be vigilant in the prevention of fires.

Reminders:

  • Open fires, campfires, and fireworks are banned 
  • No open burning is permitted in White Rock, includi...
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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 14, 2015

Instructors Wanted!

Pre-school Ballet teacher:

Run an 8-10 week beginner ballet course each season with an emphasis on fun and participation; ensure that the necessary equipment and supplies are available and that the class is conducted in a safe manner.

  • Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - ...
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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 14, 2015

Road Closures for Beverley by Cressey presents Tour de White Rock

Choices Markets Criterium – Friday, July 17

Please be advised that no vehicles can be parked on the race route between 1:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please refer to the map below for further clarification on affected streets.

To ensure the safety of cycl...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 7, 2015

Air Quality Advisory Issued for Metro Vancouver

An air quality advisory has been issued for Metro Vancouver due to particulate matter in the air caused by smoke from wildfires in our region. The advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in weather.

People are being advised to avoid strenu...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 2, 2015

Notice of Work - Pruning City Trees on Johnston Road

The City will be pruning city trees along Johnston Road between North Bluff Road and Pacific Avenue as of  Thursday 2 July. 

The purpose of this work is to remove branches that may be touching the buildings, maintain the proper and safe s...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 23, 2015

City takes next steps with potential water utility acquisition

On Monday 22 June, Mayor and Council directed staff, in principle, to serve notice and initiate expropriation proceedings for the water utility assets in White Rock.

A final decision regarding the potential purchase of the water utility will be considered ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 23, 2015

Volunteer with the City!

There are currently a variety of opportunities to get involved with the City. Learn more, and apply!

Public Art Advisory Committee

The City of W...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 19, 2015

Canada Day City Facilities Closure and Collection Schedule

City Facilities will be closed on Wednesday July 1 for Canada Day.

  • Regularly scheduled Wednesday July 1 residential collections will be picked up the day after on Thursday July 2
  • Residential collections for the rest of the week will not be affected...
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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2015

City opens two new Pedestrian Rail Crossings on West Beach

Please join the City as it opens two new pedestrian at grade rail crossings on West Beach at Anderson Street and Oxford Street.

  • Date: Friday, June 26, 2015
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: White Rock Museum and Archives, 14970 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 15, 2015

Increase in Bus Service for the Summer

Beginning Saturday, June 27, until September 7, there will be increased service for more frequent trips to the beach, seven days a week. The community shuttle will run every 30 minutes:

  • Weekdays from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Saturdays from 8:00 am to midnight
  • Sun...
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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 12, 2015

West Beach Flagpole gets a Facelift

The flagpole located on the East side of the pier is being replaced due to being outdated and broken. The pole will be replaced with a new, 40 foot anodized aluminum architectural pole, which will make it suitable for the marine location. The new pole and...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 11, 2015

TD Concerts at the Pier

The White Rock Business Improvement Association, in partnership with the City of White Rock, is proud to present TD Concerts at the Pier, a new summer concert series on the waterfront near the iconic White Rock Pier.

TD Concerts at the Pier features top Ca...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 8, 2015

Read the 2014 Annual Report

The 2014 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 all City Facilities.

An opportunity for the public to comment on the Annual Report will occur at the Regular ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2015

City News - 5 June 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twi...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 2, 2015

White Rock Community Public Information Meeting Called on Potential Water Utility Purchase

Following almost two years of negotiations with EPCOR, the current owner of the City of White Rock’s water utility, the City of White is going to hold a public information meeting for residents interested in learning more about the options curre...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 28, 2015

City of White Rock opens a new Arts and Culture Grant Program

The City of White Rock is accepting applications for the 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Program. The Arts and Culture Project Grant provides funding to eligible organizations that initiate a new arts festival, celebration, or event in the community. &nbs...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 28, 2015

Claim your Home Owner Grant

In order to be eligible for a Home Owner Grant, the registered owner of the property must reside in the home and it is to be considered their principal residence.  An owner together with his/her spouse qualifies for a grant on only one residence ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 22, 2015

City seeks feedback on new Urban Forest Management Plan

The City of White Rock is developing an Urban Forest Management Plan. An urban forest includes all of a community's trees, shrubs, herbaceous low-growing perennial vegetation and soil and is found on both public and private lands including parks and boule...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 22, 2015

Notification of Possible Privacy Breach

This is a formal notification of a possible breach of privacy that occurred March 7, 2015 at the City of White Rock. It was discovered on March 8, 2015 that four hard drives were removed from the White Rock Community Centre. It is highly improbable that a...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Take a Snapshot and Win

Send us your photos of the best views, gardens, parks, special buildings and places that make you proud of White Rock. Submit your best shot and have a chance to win a $100 gift card to the White Rock store or restaurant of the winner's ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 13, 2015

City invites the community to share their vision for White Rock

The City kicks off Imagine White Rock 2045, the City’s updated Official Community Plan Process today. The plan will guide the growth of our community and provide a policy framework and implementation strategy for Council by addressing critical i...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 13, 2015

Shake it Up!

As part of Emergency Preparedness week, elementary school children, community partners and members of the public shook, rattled and rolled at the Fire Hall last week. A mobile earthquake unit, Quake Cottage, gave people the opportunity to experience a mag...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Friendly Exchange Relationship Tour and Signing

On Friday 8 May, the City of White Rock welcomed dignitaries from Dongying, Shandong, People's Republic of China. Hosts and their guests toured the City and Peace Arch Hospital. The tour was followed by an official signing of a Letter of Intent on the Est...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Notice: Road Closure at 14738 McDonald Avenue

Notice of Road Closure at 14738 McDonald Avenue.

Date: Wednesday May 13, 2015Time: 7:30 am to 10:00 am

Thank you for your patience.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2015

Location Change! Move For Health & Walk with Your Doc

Location Change!  Move for Health | Walk with Your Doc 

Meet at the White Rock Museum, 14970 Marine Drive, White Rock to walk the White Rock promenade on Friday May 8 beginning at 7:30 a.m.

(Due to the construction on the west se...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 4, 2015

Are you prepared?

Are you prepared if a serious disaster were to occur in your area?

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3 - 9, 2015) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urg...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 4, 2015

Notice of Work: Marine Drive Vegetation

Completion Date: May 2015

City contracted crews will remove vegetation from the White Rock Pier to Johnston Street. The work will focus on maintaining slope stability, increasing line of sight and eradicating invasive species. Tree stumps will remain to en...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Four New Transit Shelters for the City

The City entered into a new 15 year agreement with Pattison Outdoor Advertising. Pattison will supply, install and maintain the 12 existing transit shelters and install four new transit shelters. 

The four new shelters are expected by October 2015...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Join us for Rail Safety Week

The City will participate in Rail Safety Week with two walks. Community Policing volunteers will be on the promenade on Wednesday 29 April, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., and Friday 1 May, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Volunteers will take the time to share clear messages about t...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 16, 2015

National Volunter Week April 12th – 18th

National Volunteer Week April 12th – 18th.Recognize Celebrate and Thank our White Rock RCMP Volunteers

Click to view [PDF - 108 KB]

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 14, 2015

Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Committee

Every year the City of White Rock accepts nomination forms [PDF - 183 KB] regrading individuals who are outstanding citizens and have contributed to the success, well being an livability of White Rock.  Click on the Nomination Form above...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 14, 2015

Privatization of commercial and multi-family recycling and garbage collection

The direction to privatize commercial and multi-family recycling and garbage collection in White Rock effective July 1, 2015, originally announced earlier in January this year, was reaffirmed at the Special Council Meeting on Friday, April 10, 2015. The C...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2015

Court Ruling in Favour of the City of White Rock

The City of White Rock is pleased to advise that today the Honourable Mr. Justice Butler ruled in favour of the City with regards to a Petition brought against the City in the Supreme Court of British Columbia with respect to a Zoning Bylaw permitting the...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2015

Understanding Solid Waste For Commercial and Multi Family Complexes

For additional information regarding Multi-Family and Commercial.

If you need assistance in transitioning to a private waste hauler, call the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at 604-541-2181. We can assist you in this process.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2015

Easter Holiday Closure and Collection Schedule

White Rock City facilities will be closed on Friday 3 April and Monday 6 April for Easter. Regularly scheduled Friday April 3 collections will be picked up the day before on Thursday April 2. Regularly scheduled Monday April 6 collections will be picked u...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2015

New Pedestrian Railway Crossings Notice of Construction

City to install two new pedestrian rail crossings along West BeachStart date: March 2015Completion date: June 2015The City of White Rock is adding two new at-grade pedestrian crossings on the railway between the Pier and Bayview Park.Crossing No. 1 - Ande...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2015

Nominate a Living Legacy

Do you know an individual who is an outstanding citizen and has contributed to the success, well-being and livability of White Rock? Should they be recognized by the community during Canada Day events? If so, nominate them on or before May 1, 2015, by com...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2015

Changes to Business Licences

Did you know? White Rock has a new system called Tempest for processing business licences. As we move to this system, existing businesses should receive invoices by April 20, 2015.

Get a DiscountPay before May 20, 2015 to receive a 10% di...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 26, 2015

Transportation and Transit Plebiscite

Elections BC mailed a 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite Voting Package to each registered voter in Metro Van. Registered voters are being asked to vote on a new 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax, to...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Council Corporate Priorities 2015

The strategic plan is Council's leadership document for the City of White Rock. It sets out Council's specific goals that guide the planning activities within the organization.

The City of White Rock Council Strategic Priorities Chart is a working document...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Performers Wanted!

One sure sign of summer in White Rock is the presence of street performance artists practicing their craft throughout the city in select busking hot spots. The City of White Rock encourages buskers as live performances animate the streets and provide oppo...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2015

City presents draft Financial Plan with information on project highlights, solid waste and budgetary

City presents draft 2015 Financial Plan (2015-2019) for community feedback

The City of White Rock released an updated draft financial plan (2015 – 2019) ahead of the Finance and Audit committee on March 23, 2015.

2015 draft Financial Plan project ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2015

Operate a Paddle Board/ Kayak Rental Concession on the Waterfront

The City of White Rock is seeking up to three seasonal Vendors to manage and operate a Stand-Up paddleboard and/or Kayak Rental Concession(s) for West Beach in White Rock.

Interested Vendors are required to submit an “E...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2015

Stay engaged with City! City seeks volunteer committee members

The City of White Rock is seeking volunteers to provide insight and expertise to serve on the following city committees:

Economic Investment Committee:  

to advise City Council and staff on matters referred to the Committee by Council regarding eco...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2015

Comment on the Draft Financial Plan (2015-2019)

Draft Financial Plan 

BC Municipalities prepare a Financial Plan for a period of five years that is adopted annually by bylaw. The City of White Rock draft Financial Plan (2015-2019) is available online or in print at City Hall.

Members of the publ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2015

Investigation Determines March 10 Fire Accidental

White Rock Fire Rescue has completed its investigation of the fire March 10, 2015 at 14903 Marine Drive. The investigation determined the cause of the fire was accidental.  

A reaction between sawdust and the floor finishing product being used to ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 13, 2015

Notice: Road Closure at 15110 Royal Avenue

Notice of Road Closure on Royal Avenue between Johnston Road and Foster Street.

Date: Friday 13 FebruaryTime: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thank you for your patience. 

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 12, 2015

Run a Food and Beverage Cart on the Promenade

The City of White Rock is seeking food and beverage cart vendors for temporary/ seasonal vendors in designated areas along the White Rock Promenade (May 15 - October 15).

Vendors will be limited to carts only, and food and beverage vendor...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2015

City of White Rock Information Meeting: Understanding Solid Waste for Multi-Family Complexes

The City of White Rock’s Mayor and Council invite you to attend an Information Meeting on the end of multi-family collection of garbage, organics and recycling as of 30 June.

Get the tools you need to understand contracts and other material as th...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2015

Fire Rescue Response to Fire on Marine Drive

White Rock Fire Rescue responded to call about a Commercial Structure Fire at 14903 Marine Drive at 7:00 a.m. on March 10, 2015.

Crews arrived to the rear of the second floor being fully involved in fire. The fire had extended into a large attic space and ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2015

Put Waste in its Place!

City of White Rock launches new searchable database for garbage, organics and recycling

There’s no magical way to get rid of your garbage and recycling, but the City of White Rock’s new searchable widget database will take out the confu...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 10, 2015

Update: Power Outage at Kent Street Activity Centre

Update: Kent Street Activity Centre's power returned on Tuesday 10 March at approximately 11:00 a.m.. Thank you for your patience.

2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 9, 2015

What is a Public Information Meeting?

Applicants for specified types of land use / development applications in the City are required to hold a Public Information Meeting. The meeting is to present their proposal to the public, answer questions and gather feedback. The main purpose behind this...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 6, 2015

Road Works Alert: Marine Drive Parking Lot Closed Near Museum

The City of White Rock will be closing the parking lot on Marine Drive between Oxford Street and the White Rock Museum and Archives, 14970 Marine Drive, from Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 March, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The City...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2015

Move your Clocks Ahead this Weekend

Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead by one hour on Sunday 8 March. 

The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the ev...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 4, 2015

Official Community Plan Review

Council approved an Official Community Plan Review. Staff presented a community planning process and work program for a comprehensive review of the City of White Rock Official Community Plan. It is anticipated that this review will take approximately 18 m...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 4, 2015

Public Notice - Notice of Waiver of Public Hearing

Notice of Waiver of Public Hearing

Notice of Waiver of Public Hearing for Proposed Bylaw No. 2079 (1501 Vidal Street)

Bylaw 2079 will be considered by Council at their regular meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2015. 

Further details regarding ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 3, 2015

Call for Entertainers and Vendors for Canada Day by the Bay

Anyone wishing to showcase their talents on our Canada Day main stage or as part of the vendor line-up are encouraged to apply online!  Local entertainment across a variety of genres will be scheduled throughout the festival while artisan vendors...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 3, 2015

Raise Your Hands Against Racism

Show your support to fight racism this Saturday by placing a colourful handprint and personal message.

On Saturday 7 March from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey and White Rock will participate in the special event,“Raise your ha...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2015

White Rock Leisure Services rebrands to White Rock Recreation and Culture

Sometimes a change of name isn’t just a change of name. It reflects more of what is offered to the community. The City of White Rock Leisure Services Department will change their name to White Rock Recreation and Culture Department on 16 Februar...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 10, 2015

Community Policing Calls for Volunteers

White Rock Community Policing is looking for bike patrol volunteers.

Be the eyes and ears for the police and make a difference in your community by volunteering for this great team. Successful applicants must pass an extensive security check and be willing...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 5, 2015

Career Opportunity

Police Clerk – Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)

The City seeks a customer-service orientated individual to join their team. Completion of grade 12 supplemented by a minimum of 2-3 years of related experience, preferably within an R.C.M.P. Detach...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 5, 2015

Family Day - Collection Reminder

City Facilities will be closed on Monday 9 February for Family Day. Regularly scheduled Monday 9 February garbage, recycling and green waste collections will be picked up on Tuesday 10 February. Collections for the rest of the week will not be affected.

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 3, 2015

City to host Transit Open House

Join Translink and the Mayor's Council as they discuss the upcoming transit referendum across Metro Vancouver. Chat to representatives on proposed projects, current service and other queries. 

Date: Thursday 19 FebruaryTime: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.Locati...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 3, 2015

Council Recognizes Senior Volleyball Success

Council recognized Earl Marriott Secondary School Senior Boys Volleyball team on winning their second AAA Provincial Championship. In November 2014, the team successfully defended their AAA title. The team defeated the Kelowna Owls – the same te...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 27, 2015

City Recognizes Mariners' Football

Council recognized Earl Marriott Secondary School Boys Football team on their 2014 Championship Season. In November 2014, the Varsity team won the AA Tier 2 Championship. 

 

Head Coach, Michael Mackay-Dunn, has led the team since its incep...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2015

Multi-family and commercial collection ends 30 June

The City will end City collection of multi-family and commercial collection on June 30, 2015. 

On 6 January 2015, the City announced that it would privatize all garbage, organics & recycling (solid waste) collection of multi-family complexes a...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2015

Call for Civic Grant Applications

The City of White Rock is accepting applications for the 2015 Civic Grants.  Annually, City Council awards a limited amount of funds to recipients performing work in the community that either benefits the residents of the City or brings favourabl...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2015

Change to Tree Management Bylaw

The goal of the Tree Management Bylaw is to ensure the provision of a sustainable, healthy urban tree canopy within the City of White Rock.

In order to achieve this goal, the amended Tree Management Bylaw prohibits the unauthorized removal of or d...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2015

Apply for the Artist's Walk Permit

Are you a local artist who would like to create and sell your artwork on the White Rock Promenade?  The City of White Rock is currently accepting applications for the Artists Walk annual permit. The application deadline is February 20.Additional ...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2015

Artist finds inspiration in White Rock's heritage

White Rock’s rail history features heavily in the new public art piece on the promenade. Please join Mayor Wayne Baldwin, members of Council, and the community as the City formally unveils the bronze sculpture, Passenger:

  • Date/Time:   &a...
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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2015

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.  You can be a good neighbour and lend a helping hand t...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2015

City moves to privatize commercial and multifamily recycling and garbage collection

The City will privatize commercial and multifamily recycling and garbage collection in White Rock after reviewing options from White Rock’s Solid Waste Review Report in late 2014.

Many municipalities already offer private service for the garbage,...

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2015 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2014

Tourism White Rock Moves to New Uptown Location

Tourism White Rock will move to a new Uptown location on Johnston Road in January 2015. The City  of White Rock negotiated terms of the lease agreement with the property owner, BOSA. All parties have finalized a two (2) year agreement.

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2014

Council Calendar in 2015

Mark your calendars! The 2015 Council meeting schedule is official. Regular Council meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • January 12 and 26
  • February 2 and 16
  • March 2 and 23
  • April 13 and 27
  • May 11 and 25
  • June 8 and 22
  • July 13 and 27
  • August Recess ...
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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2014

Holiday Hours at City Facilities

City Hall

City Hall is closed 25 December to 2 January. Regular working hours resume 5 January.

Operations

Operations is closed 25, 26 December and 1 January for the statutory holidays. Otherwise it is open regular working hours.

Recreation Facilities

Rec Faci...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 12, 2014

Transport Canada Revokes Day Time Whistling Order

Transport Canada has revoked the day time whistling order dated 31 July 2014. 

After review and evaluation of the corrective measures taken by the City of White Rock and BNSF, Transport Canada was satisfied that both the City and BNSF addressed ha...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 11, 2014

Installation of Public Art Piece

The bronze public art piece ‘Passenger,’ by Denis Kleine will begin installation next week at the White Rock Museum and Archives plaza.   During that time, part of the Museum plaza will be under construction. 

In the N...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2014

Promenade Reopens after Morning Storm

1:30 p.m.

The Promenade and Pier is open. Debris was cleared by Operations staff after high tide subsided this morning.  

8:55 a.m. - Wednesday 10 December

Due to high winds, the promenade is closed east of the Pier. High tide will be at ap...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2014

Arena and Centre for Active Living Power Returns

Power for Centennial Arena and Leisure Centre & Centre for Active Living has returned. There will be no impact on tonight's ice & CAL programming.

2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2014

White Rock South Surrey Youth Collective Campaigns for Youth Space

The White Rock South Surrey Youth Collective is seeking a youth space. Their latest initiative to obtain the space is to secure funding through the Aviva Community Campaign and needs your help to move from semi-finals to finals.

To move to the finals, they...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 2, 2014

Inaugural Ceremony 2014

The first meeting of White Rock's new City Council took place on Monday 1 December with new Councillors David Chesney, Megan Knight and Lynne Sinclair taking the oath of office along with incumbents Helen Fathers, Bill Lawrence and Grant Meyer.

In his inau...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 28, 2014

Be a Good Neighbour - Clear Ice and Snow 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.  You can be a good neighbor and lend a helping hand to...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 27, 2014

Get involved!

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 following four (4) ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 26, 2014

Railing Installation along East Beach

The City continues to work with Transport Canada on pedestrian safety on the promenade. A handrail will be added to the East Beach Promenade including a light wire mesh to the existing handrail. 

Project completion is expected at the end of Decemb...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2014

Welcome White Rock City Council Elect

The City of White Rock would like to welcome a new City Council, as elected by the residents of White rock. This Council will serve a four year term beginning December 2014 and ending October 2018.

Mayor

Wayne Baldwin

Council

  • David Chesney
  • Helen Fathers
  • Megan K...
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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2014

Election 2014 - Preliminary Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 15, 2014

Preliminary Declaration of Results for City of White Rock

City of White Rock City Clerk Tracey Arthur declared the preliminary results for White Rock’s November 15 municipal election.

  • Mayor – Wayne B...
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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 7, 2014

Winter Waterfront Parking Rates

Winter waterfront parking rates are reduced!

From November 1 – April 30 it now only costs $1.50 per hour for waterfront parking between the hours of 10 a.m. – midnight.

Come visit the waterfront, a great place to visit and to conduct bus...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 6, 2014

City Maps Unavailable 8 November

The City's maps system, WROMS, will be unavailable on Saturday 8 November to upgrade the database. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 6, 2014

Remembrance Day Holiday Waste Collection Schedule

White Rock City Hall and City facilities will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 for Remembrance Day. Regularly scheduled Tuesday collections will be picked up on Wednesday, November 12. Collections for the rest of the week will not be affected. Please hav...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 5, 2014

Does Rover have a Licence?

2015 Dog Licence Sale – IMPORTANT NOTICE OF CHANGE

Did you know?  White Rock dog licences are the same cost or lower than other Metro Vancouver municipalities.  In order to maintain this, permanent dog tags will be issued this y...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2014

Annual Parking Decals for Sale

It’s that time of year again! 2015 pay parking decals are available for sale.  The decal cost is $40 plus GST.

To qualify for a pay parking decal you must be a resident of the City of White Rock.  Please provide:

  • A valid driver&a...
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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Sign up for the City E-Newsletter

City Hall direct to your inbox

Catch up on the latest news with the City Hall e-newsletter. It arrives in your inbox on Tuesday after every Council meeting and lets you know what is happening in our City by the Sea! Sign up at www.whiterockcity.ca/newslett...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 29, 2014

100 New Trees in the City

At the City of White Rock, we know how important trees are to a healthy neighborhood. This autumn, the City of White Rock will be planting 100 trees at a variety of City locations.

Tree varieties include Magnolias, Paper bark maples, Japanese snow...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2014

Heavy Rain still Expected

Heavy rains and strong winds are forecast as remnants of Hurricane Ana pass over the Lower Mainland. Please take a few minutes to clear leaves from catch basins near your property so that rain water can drain from streets.

Your effort to keep catch basins ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2014

Turn back your clocks this weekend

Daylight savings time ends this weekend. Remember to turn your clocks back an hour on Sunday 2 November!  

2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 27, 2014

Unclaimed Bicycles at City Hall

Seeking owners!! The City is currently holding 18 bikes that were turned in this summer.

Bicycles are picked up when they are abandoned or left on city property.  Often, the City struggles to match an owner to a bicycle as there is limite...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2014

Our Green City by the Sea

The City of White Rock takes action on climate change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our corporate operations and the broader community.

The City has been awarded Level 3 recognition – ‘Achievement of Carbon Neutrality’...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 20, 2014

Rethink Garbage for Waste Reduction Week

Across the nation from October 20 to 26, 2014 schools, businesses, governments, and individuals are challenged to change their habits to reduce waste. Join the City of White Rock as we work to make simple changes to reduce our waste.  

Waste Reduc...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 14, 2014

Participate in the Annual Great BC Shakeout

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut is scheduled for:

Date: Thursday 16 OctoberTime: 10:16 am.

This is the annual earthquake drill designed to raise awareness on what to do during an earthquake and general emergency preparedness.

Participating in the drill i...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2014

City Facilities Closed Monday 13 October

City facilities will be closed on Monday 13 October for Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Regularly scheduled Monday 13 October collections will be picked up Tuesday 14 October. Collections for the rest of the week will not be affected. To get th...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2014

CARP Flag raising on 1 October

On 1 October, the CARP flag will be raised outside of City Hall in support of National Seniors' Day. A small ceremony will take place as part of the flag raising at 9:00 a.m. Refreshments will follow in the City Hall Council Chambers.CARP is a national, n...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2014

Honouring Business and Arts

The City recognizes the important role arts and culture has in strengthening the social and economic fabric of our community. Through the various arts and cultural events hosted throughout the year, the City has showcased some o...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 23, 2014

Next local government election will be November 15, 2014.

The next Local Government Election will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Voters in the City of White Rock will elect:

  • One (1) Mayor;
  • Six (6) Councillors; and
  • One (1) School Trustee.

The term of office for the 2014 Election will be December 2014 &a...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 23, 2014

Reminder: Road Closure Notice - Marine Drive

Where:  Marine Drive, White Rock between Vidal and Martin StreetWhen:  23 September 2014 - 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

BC Hydro will be replacing three power poles along Marine Drive that have reached the end of their service dates.  ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2014

Bayview Park available as Wedding Venue

Bayview Park-Outdoor Plaza

When planning your wedding consider the Bayview Park-Outdoor Plaza for your venue. A perfect ocean front location for your wedding day ceremony.

This beautiful outdoor space on west beach offers a stunning ocean view and ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2014

Replacement of Parking Equipment and City Hall and Library Windows

During the 8 September meeting, Council approved the awarding of two contracts in the total amount of $528,200 (excluding GST) to Dubas Management & Construction for window replacements in City Hall and White Rock Library.City Staff ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 9, 2014

Mobile Air Monitoring Unit along waterfront

From September 8 to October 8, Metro Vancouver will be placing Mobile Air Monitoring Unit (MAMU) on the waterfront, just west of Oxford. They will be monitoring for coal dust, emissions, and weather related information.

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 5, 2014

City offers day camps throughout September

White Rock Leisure Services will continue to offer a day camps for children as the strike continues into September. 

Skimboard Camp 7 - 14 yearsSeptember 8 - 12

Pro Skimboarders headline the talented cast of instructors who will share their years o...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2014

Squeeze More In! Flatten your Cardboard

Cardboard is now collected curbside as part of the City of White Rock’s new recycling pick-up services. Remember to flatten cardboard to fit in your paper recycling only container. For single family residences,&nbs...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2014

Minor restoration planned for Whaling Wall

Minor cleaning work on the Wyland Whaling Wall will start on Tuesday 2 September at 7:00 a.m. The wall will be professionally hand-cleaned by a company that has experience with outdoor murals.

Once the cleaning is complete, an artist will do touch-up work ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2014

City News - 28 August 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week. This week includes information on elector registration, the Labour Day weekend collection schedule, the Fall Fe...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2014

Labour Day Collection Schedule and Facilities Closure

City Facilities will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labour Day. Regularly scheduled Monday 1 September collections will be picked up Tuesday 2 September.

Collections for the rest of the week will not be affected.

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2014

Submit a Special Events Application Form for 2015 Events

Are you planning an event in 2015 that will take place in a City park or on City property? If so, it's necessary to complete a Special Event Application Form [PDF - 691 KB]. The form is also available at the Centennial Park Leisure Centre/Arena.

T...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 21, 2014

City News - 21 August 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, find us on Facebook or follow us on ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2014

City offers day camps if school strike continues

White Rock Leisure Services will offer a day camp for children ages 6 to 12  at Centennial Park in the event that the school strike continues into September.  The Adventure camp will include outdoor play, crafts & games, ice-skating,...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 14, 2014

City News - 14 August 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, find us on Facebook or follow us on ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2014

City News - 7 August 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, find us on Facebook or follow us on T...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2014

Lanterns and Fireworks light White Rock Moon Festival

White Rock – The City of White Rock is partnering with the White Rock Chinese Arts Center and The Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations to host the White Rock Moon Festival from September 5 – 7, 2014. The festival kicks off with an...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 1, 2014

City releases new Parks and Trails Map

The City of White Rock features over 80 acres of park land. The City is pleased to release new Park and Trail Maps 

The new Parks and Trails map includes heritage markers, walkways, trails, and all 15 of the city’s parks. The map of Cent...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 1, 2014

No scheduled Council and Committee Meetings in August

There are no scheduled Council or Committee meetings during the month of August. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

If you have any questions, please contact the C...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 30, 2014

BC Holiday Waste Collection Schedule and City Facilities closure

B.C. Day Holiday Waste Collection Schedule and City facility closures

White Rock City Hall and City facilities will be closed on Monday, August 4 for B.C. Day thereby affecting solid waste collection service for Monday only. Regularly scheduled Mo...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 30, 2014

Road closures for White Rock Sea Festival

Important Notice regarding Marine Drive Road Closures and Parking Restrictions - Saturday Aug 2 and Sunday Aug 3 2014 for the 65th Annual White Rock Sea Festival.

Saturday August 2 10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m. Marine Drive East: From T...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 28, 2014

City offers live streaming of Council Meetings

The City now offers access to Council Meetings online through our web streaming service! Watch it live or catch up at any time to access all the latest material from the Meetings.

You can choose to watch the whole video or, after 24 hours, click through a ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 17, 2014

City to invest $80,000 from job action savings

The following Notice of Motion was considered and adopted by Council at the June 23, 2014 Regular Council meeting: 

WHEREAS the City of White Rock is currently experiencing job action in the form of a strike; NOW THEREFORE, following the conclusio...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 16, 2014

2013 Annual Report available online

The 2013 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 all City Facilities.

A public special meeting and opportunity for the public to comment on the Annua...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 15, 2014

The airshow Snowbirds return to White Rock

Snowbirds to Soar in our Skylines this Summer

The Snowbirds return to White Rock on Wednesday, August 6 to amaze visitors and residents alike with their famous flying demonstration. The Snowbirds’ performances showcase the precision and skill of ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 14, 2014

City issues media statement on Transport Canada order

Transport Canada clarifies orders on train whistles

The City of White Rock hosted a Community Dialogue Session on Rail Safety and Dangerous Goods on July 7, 2014. The Dialogue followed recent orders by Transport Canada for repetitive whistling blasts from ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 14, 2014

Winning results at this year's Tour de White Rock

It wasn't just the heat that got people's hearts racing at this year's Tour de White Rock. Amazing talent and large crowds showed support during the three days of races. Thank you to the sponsors, staff, volunteers, riders and supporters for helping make ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 4, 2014

Community Dialogue on Rail Safety & Dangerous Goods Comment Sheet

A Community Dialogue Session on Rail Safety and Dangerous Goods was held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the White Rock Community Centre.  

The presentations from the Community Dialogue Session are outlined below. 

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 3, 2014

City News - 3 July 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 3, 2014

Marine Drive Final Paving July 4, 2014

Marine Drive final paving, from High Street to Bishop Road, is scheduled for Friday July 4, 2014.

The road is currently open to local traffic only. Traffic delays should be anticipated during the paving. The paving should be completed by end of da...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 27, 2014

White Rock Trolley Service returns on Canada Day

Following the overwhelming success of last year’s free and fun summer trolley, Tourism White Rock and the City of White Rock are pleased to announce that the free White Rock Trolley service will run again this year!For hop on, hop off stops, rou...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 26, 2014

City News - 26 June 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the min...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 20, 2014

City offers more recycling material to curbside collection

The City of White Rock will be adding to the list of curbside recycling materials on 1 July.

As of Canada Day, Blue Box recycling will be expanded to include pick-up for a wide variety of new products including paper/plastic drinking cups; empty and non-ha...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2014

Updated: Transport Canada orders rail changes along waterfront

Updated: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday 18 June

The City of White Rock will be removing the fence across the Bay Street Boat Launch on Thursday 19 June. 

The City of White Rock proposed and carried out the following plan. On Wednesday 18 June, Transport Canad...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2014

City offers multi-sport kids camp next week

The City of White Rock Leisure Services is offering an alternative for parents if there is a full scale school strike during the week of 23 June. The camp will be cancelled if school resumes.

Sportsmania    6 - 12 yearsCentennial...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Changing Monthly Pre-payment Amounts on 2015 Property Taxes

The City of White Rock has a property tax prepayment plan. Once your current taxes are fully paid, you can choose to make monthly payments to be applied to next year’s property taxes. 

Individuals currently on the installment plan who wi...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 6, 2014

2012 - 2014 Corporate Priorities

On 3 June, the City of White Rock released their 2012 – 2014 Corporate Priorities [PDF - 4.5 MB]. This updated pamphlet identifies and documents the priorities of the City for the 2012 – 2014 term of Council and lays the found...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2014

City Services resume 3 June

On Tuesday 3 June, there was a resumption of City Services. We appreciate residents and businesses patience as we reintroduce full services.

All facilities and services counters during regular hours: Community Centre, Centennial Arena, Ke...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2014

Claim your Home Owner Grant

Claim your home owner grant online but only from the date the tax notices are mailed until the tax due date.

In order to be eligible for a Home Owner Grant, the registered owner of the property must reside in the home and it is to be considered their princ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 2, 2014

Current information on job action in the City of White Rock

Updated: Monday 2 June at 9:00 p.m.

Timely, factual information concerning resident services and bargaining information for City of White Rock workers is available on this page. Bookmark this page and check frequently for updates or follow @whiterockcity&a...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 22, 2014

City News - 22 May

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 15, 2014

City News - 15 May 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

For up to the minute news, find us on Facebook or follo...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 15, 2014

City Unveils New Community Murals on 27 May

Please join Mayor Wayne Baldwin, members of Council and the community at the grand opening of two community art murals in Centennial Park.

  • Date/Time:  Tuesday 27 May, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Event: Mural unveiling followed by local arts and business netw...
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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 13, 2014

Victoria Day - City Hall

White Rock City Hall is closed on Monday 19 May for Victoria Day. It will re-open on Tuesday 20 May at 8:30 a.m.

For more information about resident services and bargaining information during job action, please visit the following page. It is updated on a ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2014

City News - 8 May 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2014

City of White Rock Celebrates the Completion of Updated Seaside Park

Join South Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg, White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin, and members of Council on Friday 9 May to celebrate the completion of the Bayview Park revitalization.  These upgrades were made possible with the support of the Govern...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 5, 2014

Never Forget a Garbage Day Again

Through Recollect.net, a collection reminder service, residents receive reminders about their garbage and recycling collection schedule. From e-mail to text to phone reminders, with this service you’ll never forget your garbage, recycling or green waste d...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 1, 2014

State of the City

On May 1, 2014, the White Rock and South Surrey Chamber of Commerce hosted Mayor Wayne Baldwin and City Council for the State of the City address [PDF - 213 KB]. Mayor Wayne Baldwin spoke on accomplishments and drivers for City Council. ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 24, 2014

Canada Day Vendor Application Call Out

White Rock’s annual Canada Day by the Bay is a popular, family-friendly celebration that spans the waterfront from East to West Beach. The City is looking for vendors to set up a booth space between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to sell thei...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 24, 2014

City News - 24 April 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

City News - 24 April 2014 [PDF - 459 KB]

For up to the minute news, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 20, 2014

Nominate a living legacy

Do you know an individual who is an outstanding citizen and has contributed to the success, well-being and livability of White Rock? Should they be recognized by the community during Canada Day events? If so, nominate them on or before May 23, 20...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2014

Holiday Hours/ Collection Schedule

Easter Holiday Hours and Garbage Collection Schedule

White Rock City Hall and the Operations Department will be closed on Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April, 2014 thereby affecting service as follows:

  • Friday 18 April - Regularly scheduled residential/multi...
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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 7, 2014

City of White Rock to implement new land-based management system

The City of White Rock is pleased to implement a new land-based management software system that will create a central directory and integrate property-related records and transactions.  The City currently does not have a virtual central directory...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 3, 2014

City News - 3 April 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. It can also be accessed on the website each week.

City News - 3 April 2014 [PDF - 293 KB]

For up to the minute news, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 1, 2014

April is National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month

Organ donation saves lives. Register your decision now!

April is National Organ and Tissue Donation. Online registration is simple and takes two minutes with your care card.

What are your plans to raise awareness in White Rock? Gatherings, school p...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 1, 2014

Metro Van Organics Waste Ban in 2015

Metro Vancouver to ban food from regular garbage – starting in 2015

In 2015, Metro Vancouver will start a disposal ban for organics (all compostable material, including food). Reduce how much food you waste, or separate it from regular garbage fo...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 28, 2014

Canada Day by the Bay - Call for Entertainment

Canada Day by the BayTuesday July 1, 2014

White Rock’s annual Canada Day by the Bay is a popular, family-friendly celebration that spans the waterfront from East to West Beach.  The City is looking for local musical entertainmen...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2014

City News - 27 March 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on:

  • Committee meetings
  • Food Truck Community Forum
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rental Expressions of Interest request
  • Call for Performer...
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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 21, 2014

Expressions of Interest: Food and Beverage Carts

The City of White Rock is seeking three temporary/seasonal Vendors in a designated area along the White Rock Promenade for the 2014 summer season.

Interested Vendors are required to submit an “Expression of Interest” which includes thei...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2014

City News - 20 March 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on:

  • Committee meetings
  • Food Truck Community Forum,
  • Career Opportunity - Receptionist Clerk Typist
  • Call for Expression of Int...
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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2014

Food trucks on the Waterfront: Questionnaire and Community Forum

Community Forum: Food Trucks

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Location: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue

Street food is growing in popularity across North America. Many cities are embracing the trend and am...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2014

We're looking for input! Take our Strategic Transportation Plan Survey

The City of White Rock is developing an update to its Strategic Transportation Plan (STP) that will provide guidance for the City’s investments in transportation infrastructure and programs over the long-term.

We Want to Hear From You!

Ove...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 15, 2014

A Celebration of Life for Larry Robinson

A Celebration of Life for Larry RobinsonFebruary 9, 1949 - March 15, 2014Date: Monday March 24Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Location: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell AvenueOn Saturday, March 15, community advocate and Councillor Larry Robinso...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2014

Public mural gets go ahead at Semiahmoo Arts Building

The City of White Rock approves Semiahmoo Arts request for funding to paint a wall mural on the Semiahmoo Arts building located in Centennial Park.

Semiahmoo Arts selected Richard Tetrault to paint a mural that celebrates the community’s diversit...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 13, 2014

City News - 13 March 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on Committee meetings next week and a Developer's Public Information Meeting for 1575/1577 Nichol Road.

City News - 13 March 2014 [...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 6, 2014

City News - 6 March 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on Career Opportunities, Committee and Council meetings next week, and Developers' Public Information Meetings for 987 Maple Stree...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 27, 2014

City News - 27 February

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on the White Rock Irish Festival, Career Opportunities, Recreation programs and information on a Developer's Public Information Me...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 27, 2014

Renovations at City Hall

City Hall is undergoing renovations. Council Meetings scheduled for March and April 2014 will be held at the White Rock Community Centre at 15154 Russell Avenue.

If you plan to attend the Council meeting(s), please confirm the lo...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2014

Residential Calendar correction

There is an error on page 2 on the 2014 Garbage, Recycling and Green Can Collection. Please follow page 3 to 14 for the correct schedule or download a new pdf [PDF - 44 KB].

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 24, 2014

It's an Honour Exhibition

You're invited to visit It’s An Honour!, a new travelling exhibit about the Canadian Honours System that is now making its way across the country. Over the next two years, it will journey to schools, community centres, special events an...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 24, 2014

Winter weather reminders

Keep the Sidewalks Clear

All White Rock property owners are reminded that in the event of a snowfall, or inclement weather, City bylaws require them to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property no later than 10:00 a.m. This includes...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 13, 2014

City News - February 13, 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on the Single Family  Zone Bylaw Review Task Force, Cultural Activity Task Force, Rail Safety Task Force and Johnston Roa...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2014

City of White Rock Closed Monday February 10, 2014 for Family Day

City facilities will be closed on Monday, February 10. Commercial and multi-family collection will be picked up Tuesday, February 11.

For more information on garbage collection, please click here.

For Family Day Skate information, click here.

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2014

City News - 6 February 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on the Family Day Holiday Collection Schedule, Holiday hours for City Hall, and a Free Skate on February 10, 2014.

City News - 6 Fe...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 4, 2014

Bylaw No. 2045 Public Hearing to Continue

Pursuant to the Community Charter, Notice is hereby given regarding the Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday February 4, 2014.DATE:Tuesday February 4, 2014MEETING TIME:6:00 p.m. - Adjourned Public Hearing regarding Bylaw No. 2045 to continueLOCATION:City...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2014

TransLink to Host Open Houses on Proposed Route Changes

Optimization Program Identifies Six Route Redesigns for Public Input

TransLink will host four open houses in February for the public to have a say on proposed service changes across Metro Vancouver.  Customers are invited to provide feedback on si...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 28, 2014

GIS Maps not available on 28 January

The external GIS website will not be accessible for approximately three hours after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday 28 January. Apologies for the inconvenience.

2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 28, 2014

Road construction along Marine Drive

Road construction on Marine Drive between Bishop Street and High Street will start on Monday, February 3, 2014. The anticipated completion date is June 30, 2014. During construction, the roadway will be closed to traffic and pedestrians. Local residents w...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2014

City News - 23 January 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on the Order of British Columbia, a public information meeting, employment opportunities and a reminder to purchase your ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2014

Shaw Cable schedule change

Please note that there will be no Shaw Cable recording of the Council and Committee meetings on Monday, January 27.

The Council Meeting on 24 February will air on 25 February at 10:00 p.m. due to Shaw’s commitment to live coverage of the...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2014

City News -16 January 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on civic grant applications and a public information meeting.

City News - 16 January 2014 [PDF - 458 KB]

For up to the minute news, ...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2014

Order of British Columbia Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(Submission Deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014)

Know an outstanding British Columbian who deserves recognition?

BC's Honours and Awards Secretariat is currently accepting nominations for the province's highest honour, the Order of British C...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 9, 2014

2013 resident parking decals have expired

Annual Pay Parking Decal and Dog Licence Sales

Resident parking decals for 2013 have expired. 2014 pay parking decals and dog licences are for sale at City facilities.  The decal cost will be $40 plus GST. To qualify for a pay parking decal, you m...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2014

City News - 9 January 2014

Each week the City of White Rock places an ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. This week includes information on committees and the council meeting schedule and resident decals available for sale at City Facilities. 

City News - 9 J...

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2014 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 2, 2013

City News May 2

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

City_News_May_2.pdf [PDF - 782 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 2, 2013

Fraser Valley Regional Library Customer Survey

FVRL is the largest public library system in BC, with 25 community libraries serving almost 700,000 people in its service area. The library system is primarily funded through taxes raised in the communities it serves. It is governed by a board of elected ...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2013

City News April 26

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

City_News_April_25 [PDF - 601 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 25, 2013

Pier Construction Completed Ahead of Schedule

The City of White Rock is pleased to announce that the pier's construction upgrades have been completed three weeks ahead of schedule. The pier is now fully open for use.

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 24, 2013

White Rock RCMP Victim Services Celebrates 20 Years

The week of April 21 to April 27, 2013 is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week and this year's theme is “We ALL have a role.” Organizations across Canada will be raising awareness about issues facing victims of crime and the servic...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 18, 2013

Railway Track Surfacing Notice

BNSF will start track surfacing work on Monday, April 22 along the waterfront. This work should take one week and will focus on four pedestrian crossings in the East beach area and the pier crossing.

2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2013

City News April 18

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

City_News_April_18 [PDF - 498 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 11, 2013

Pier Closure Schedule for April 2013

In order to improve public safety and ensure the continued use of the pier, construction upgrades to repair and replace damaged piles and cross-braces will take place from March 18 - May 17, 2013 with intermittent pier closures. Below please find the cons...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 10, 2013

Crush your recycling

City crews are pleased to notice an increase in recycling. Thank you for doing your part! In order to help make room in the trucks for all the recycling, please remember to crush large containers, like milk cartons, before placing them in your blue box.

Do...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 10, 2013

Do you bag your garbage?

Using plastic bags to secure loose garbage in the garbage can is a great idea. It keeps the garbage contained, reduces odors, keeps your neighbourhood cleaner, and is safer for garbage crews. Thank you for securing your loose garbage!

Please remember that ...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 10, 2013

Nominate a Living Legacy

Do you know an individual who is an outstanding citizen and has contributed to the success, well-being and livability of White Rock? Should they be recognized by the community during Canada Day events? If so, nominate them on or before May 15, 2013, by co...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2013

City News April 4

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

City_News_April_4 [PDF - 251 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2013

Join the Museum’s First Annual Treasure Hunt

Join the Museum for their 1st Annual Treasure Hunt, April 5 – 21, 2013, featuring local Antiques and Collectible Dealers as well as, private collectors. Admission $1.00. Children under 12 no charge.

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 3, 2013

2013 Partners in Caring Gala

Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year and is kicking off the festivities at its annual fundraising gala. The Partners in Caring Gala is already an early success, with a great roster of sponsors, ...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2013

City News April 2

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

City News_March 28.pdf [PDF - 1.1 MB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2013

City News March 14

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

City_News_March 14.pdf [PDF - 1013 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 12, 2013

Notice of Pier Closure - March 18 –26

In order to improve public safety and ensure the continued use of the pier, construction upgrades to repair and replace damaged piles and cross-braces will take place from March 18 – May 17, 2013 with intermittent pier closures.

From March 18 &am...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2013

White Rock Museum & Archives First Annual Treasure Hunt

Event Dates: April 5 – 21, 2013

Time for spring cleaning but you have no time or space for a garage sale? Look no further. We have the answer! The White Rock Museum is now accepting table bookings for their upcoming Treasure Hunt. Tables...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2013

White Rock's Irish Festival

Celebrate Irish Heritage Month in White Rock

March 1 - 31, 2013

This is a month-long festival filled with music, poetry, workshops, contests, dancing, food & beverage tasting and more!

Download the schedule of events. [PDF - 4.6 MB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2013

City News March 7

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

City_News_March_7.pdf [PDF - 483 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 1, 2013

Wear Green and get free admission to the Museum in March

Irish Heritage Month is being celebrated in White Rock!

During the month of March, gallery admission at the White Rock Museum is free to all wearing GREEN!

    

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 28, 2013

City News February 28

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

City News_Feb. 28.pdf [PDF - 519 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 28, 2013

Pay Parking Decals

Pay parking decals for 2013 cost $40 plus HST and expire on December 31, 2013. 

Decals can be purchased at City Hall, the White Rock Community Centre, Centennial Park Leisure Centre  and the Kent Street Activity Centre

To qualif...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 27, 2013

Anti-Bullying Day

On February 27, 2013, White Rock Council and staff took a stand against bullying by wearing pink t-shirts for Anti-Bullying Day.

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 21, 2013

City News February 21

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 20, 2013

The White Rock Public Library is now open Sunday afternoons year-round

The White Rock Public Library will now be open on Sunday afternoons year-round as a result of White Rock City Council approving the 2013 – 2017 Financial Plan.

Traditionally, the library has only been open on Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 p....

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 15, 2013

Council Honours Local Artists

On Monday, February 4, 2013, White Rock City Council honoured local artists during a special celebration.

Those in attendance and recognized at the meeting included:

  • Spiral Dance Company and their artistic director Loretta Sramek
  • Jim Adams, visual artist
  • Whit...
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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 14, 2013

City News February 14

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad. 

City_News-Feb14.pdf [PDF - 480 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 13, 2013

Pennies for the Museum & Archives

Pennies are history, so leave them with the White Rock Museum & Archives!

All donations benefit the White Rock Museum & Archives.

Download PDF. [PDF - 164 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2013

Mayor Baldwin awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal

White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin recently received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in honour of the contribution he has made to the community and Canada.

Mayor Baldwin was nominated for the medal by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2013

White Rock Museum & Archives Art Wall

White Rock Museum & Archives is currently exhibiting the art work of White Rock Elementary School Kindergarten and Grade 3 students. Their work will be on display until the end of March.

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2013

City News February 7

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad.

City_News_Feb. 7.pdf [PDF - 568 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2013

White Rock Museum & Archives Current Exhibit

The White Rock Museum & Archives is honoured to be hosting the travelling exhibit, Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway. Created by the Revelstoke Museum, the exhibit examines the reality of railway building for Chinese labourers du...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 31, 2013

City News January 31

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad.

City News Jan 31.pdf [PDF - 537 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2013

City News January 24

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad.

City_News_Jan 24.pdf [PDF - 496 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 21, 2013

City of White Rock adds new Arts and Culture tab to website

Under the guidance and recommendation of the Public Art Advisory Committee, the City of White Rock has now added “Arts and Culture” as a top-level navigational tab on its website, nestled between “Community” and &am...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 18, 2013

New Artists' Walk - An Outdoor Gallery!

The Artists' Walk opens March 1st at White Rock Beach. Similar to the Stanley Park experience, visitors strolling the promenade from the White Rock Museum Plaza to west beach will be able to browse an outdoor gallery of paintings, artist prints, photograp...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2013

Winter Weather Reminders

Keep the Sidewalks Clear

All White Rock property owners are reminded that in the event of a snowfall, or inclement weather, City bylaws require them to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property no later than 10:00 a.m. This includes...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2013

City News January 16

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad.

City_News_Jan17.pdf [PDF - 633 KB]

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2013

Call for Civic Grant Applications

The City of White Rock is accepting applications for the 2013 Civic Grants. Annually, City Council awards a limited amount of funds to recipients performing work in the community that either benefits the residents of the City or brings favourable publicit...

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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2013

Annual Pay Parking Decal and Dog Licence Sales

It's that time of year again! 2013 pay parking decals and dog licences are available for sale. The decal cost is $40 plus HST.

To qualify for a pay parking decal you must be a resident of the City of White Rock. Please provide:

  • A valid driver's licence with...
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2013 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 30, 2012

Holiday Waste Collection Schedule

White Rock City Hall and City facilities will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 for New Year's Day. Recycling, Green Can and garbage collection normally scheduled for Tuesday, January 1 will take place on Wednesday, January 2. Please have all receptac...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity for Advisory Design Panel

The City of White Rock is seeking volunteers to provide insight and expertise to serve on the Advisory Design Panel (ADP).

The ADP is appointed by City Council to advise Council on the quality of design of the built environment of the City and specifically...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2012

City News Advertisement

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad.

City News-Dec. 20 [PDF - 937 KB]

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2012

Is it your turn to be the designated driver?

Drinking and driving is the leading criminal cause of death and remains one of the leading causes of fatal collisions. This holiday season, please plan ahead for holiday celebrations and choose a safe way home — call a cab, take transit, or choo...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2012

Holiday Hours

Please note that City Hall and other City facilities (including the Operations Building, Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock Community Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre office) will be closed on the following days during the holidays.

  • Tuesday, ...
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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2012

White Rock introduces WROMS – White Rock Online Mapping System

The City of White Rock is pleased to introduce WROMS (beta) – White Rock Online Mapping System. Use WROMS to discover White Rock property information through an easy-to-use map interface. Launch WROMS to look up property information like:

  • Zoning
  • L...
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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2012

Winter Weather Reminders

Keep the Sidewalks Clear

All White Rock property owners are reminded that in the event of a snowfall, or inclement weather, City bylaws require them to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property no later than 10:00 a.m. This includes...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2012

Looking to get involved with your city?

2012-2013 COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The City of White Rock is seeking volunteers to provide insight and expertise to serve on the Public Art Advisory Committee. This committee provides advice to Council and staff regarding matters concerning...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2012

White Rock Museum seeks community involvement to celebrate century mark

The White Rock Museum & Archives building will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, and all those with memories of this White Rock icon are invited to participate.

Over the past century, the former railway station has served many roles in the com...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2012

Safely Caring for Your Christmas Tree

Keep a cut tree fresh, fragrant and safe through the holidays with these simple steps.

Set Up

  • Get your tree home and into its stand as soon as possible. Otherwise, keep it in a sheltered, unheated area (garage or balcony) to keep it from drying out.
  • Before s...
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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2012

City News Advertisement

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad.

City News, December 6, 2012 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 2, 2012

Lorraine Ellenwood Honoured with Diamond Jubilee Medal

On Monday, October 1, White Rock City Council presented White Rock resident Lorraine Ellenwood with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, for her significant contribution to our community.

This new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 c...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2012

2013 Tourism White Rock Art Calendar

A beautiful collection of White Rock "Seaside Scenes" by accomplished local visual artists are featured in the 2013 Tourism White Rock Art Calendar.

2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 14, 2012

City News Advertisement

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad.

City_News_Nov 15.pdf [PDF - 507 KB]

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2012

2012 By-Election Results

City of White Rock Votes, November 3, 2012

  

Declaration of Official Election Results - Download

2012 By-Election Determination of Official Results - Download

Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements:

Note: within 120 days after general voti...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2012

Waterfront Off-Season Parking Decal for Non-Residents

A new waterfront non-resident off season parking decal is being introduced thanks to the Mayor's Parking Task Force report to Council. This decal is for 4 hours maximum parking at the waterfront from Nov. 1, 2012 to Apr. 30, 2013. This is being offered as...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2012

Waterfront Parking

Great news! From November 1 – April 30 it now only costs $1.50 per hour for waterfront parking between the hours of 10 a.m. – midnight.

If you plan on visiting frequently, be sure to check out the new Waterfront Off-Season Parking Decal...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 31, 2012

2012 By-Election Information

City of White Rock Votes, November 3, 2012

  

Declaration of Official Election Results - Download

2012 By-Election Determination of Official Results - Download

Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements:

Note: within 120 days after general voti...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2012

A Historical Guided Walking Tour

White Rock Museum and Archives Presents A Historical Guided Walking Tour

You are invited to join Hugh Ellenwood, our entertaining and knowledgeable Archivist, on A Historical Guided Walking Tour of the beautiful White Rock waterfront focusing on our three ...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2012

All Candidates Forum for the 2012 By-Election

The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the White Rock Business Improvement Association (BIA) will be hosting a City of White Rock By-Election All Candidates Forum.

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Place: White Rock ...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2012

City News Advertisement

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here is this week's ad.

2012-10-25-City_News.pdf [PDF - 765 KB]

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2012

Biweekly Garbage Collection is Here

Biweekly Garbage Collection is Here!

On October 1, 2012, garbage collection for single family dwellings moved to biweekly (every second week). Blue box recycling and the Green Can program continue to be collected weekly. A brochure outlining the changes to...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2012

City of White Rock opens off-leash dog park

On October 5, Mayor Wayne Baldwin, Councillors' Campbell, Fathers, Hutchinson, and Meyer enjoyed the opening of White Rock's off-leash dog park with a number of their four-legged friends.

The dog park, which is located in Ruth Johnson Park between the Mel ...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2012

Fire Prevention Week

The White Rock Fire Rescue is endorsing Fire Prevention Week to promote “Have Two Ways Out!”

Create a home fire escape plan with two ways out of every room and discuss it with the whole family.

Practice the plan with everyone in your hom...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 10, 2012

City News Advertisement

Each week the City of White Rock places a "City News" ad in the Thursday edition of the Peace Arch News. Here are this week's ads.

2012-10-11-CityNews.pdf [PDF - 995 KB]

2012-10-11-CityNews_Voting.pdf [PDF - 638 KB]

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 3, 2012

White Rock Museum & Archives Annual Book Sale

The Museum & Archives is accepting gently used book donations (no magazines nor encyclopedia's) for their Annual Book Sale. Donations may be dropped off at the Museum (14970 Marine Drive, White Rock), daily between 11 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2012

Oct. 2 – Filming on Pier and Promenade

On Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 7 a.m. until approximately 7 p.m., the television series “Psych” will be using the Pier and the Promenade from the White Rock Museum building to the white rock for filming.

From 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The pr...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2012

Centre for Active Living program guide

The Centre for Active Living is a positive, supportive environment for people living in the community to achieve and maintain good health through prevention, fitness and chronic disease recovery and management.

2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2012

Your New Garbage Collection Schedule

Last year we made significant changes in our waste collection service to single family homes by introducing the Green Can program, a yard trimmings and food scraps recycling program.

On October 1, 2012 we will make another positive change in our waste coll...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 21, 2012

Notice of Tax Sale

As at 2:00 p.m. Friday September 21, 2012 the properties listed in the Notice of Tax Sale document  remain in delinquency and are expected to be offered for sale by public auction at 10:00 a.m. on Monday September 24, 2012 in the Council Chambers...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2012

Never Forget your Garbage Day Again

You can now sign up online for waste collection reminders. From e-mail to text messages to phone call reminders, with this new service you'll never forget your garbage day again.  This service will be especially helpful in October 2012 when garba...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2012

Call for Olympic Athletes

White Rock City Council would like to recognize past and present White Rock athletes with ties to our community. If you or someone you know fits this description, please contact the City of White Rock by October 12, 2012. (More information [PDF - 160 KB])...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2012

Join Mayor Baldwin for his State of the City Address

Want to learn more about the City of White Rock's vision for the future of White Rock? Join us for an evening networking reception for the Mayor's annual State of the City Address, hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce.

September 13...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2012

Uptown Street Festival

Don't miss the Uptown Street Festival on Saturday, September 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Uptown White Rock!

The Festival is packed with a variety of special events and attractions, including the second annual Uptown Companion Dog Show, an Art Walk, T...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 1, 2012

Labour Day Garbage Collection Schedule

Labor Day – September 3 – Monday
Regularly scheduled Multi-family/Commercial Monday garbage/recycling/yard waste/cardboard will be collected on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 29, 2012

Help shape the future of Metro Vancouver

The 2012 Metro Vancouver Urban Futures Survey gives residents a voice in the planning of our region. It is the third in a series of studies that impacted the decisions that make Greater Vancouver what it is today.

The parks we enjoy, the recycling...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2012

ICBC's Drive Smart Campaign

ICBC's Drive Smart Campaign wants to remind you to keep your mind on the road. They are introducing six hit ringtones to remind you to keep your mind on the road and off your cellphone when you're driving. Download your favourite music genre or a...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2012

Career Opportunities

The City of White Rock has new job postings listed under the Career Opportunities section of the web site, including a posting for the Executive Assistant to the CAO and Mayor.

To learn more, please visit the Career Opportunities section of the we...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2012

Caring for the Air

Metro Vancouver is responsible for monitoring air quality in the region and has released a new, plain language report on the current and future state of the air in the Lower Mainland.

Air quality in our region is good and almost always meets local...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2012

Never forget your garbage day again

Through Recollect.net, a collection reminder service, residents can now receive reminders about their garbage, Green Can, and recycling collection schedule. From e-mail to text to phone reminders, with this new service you'll never forge...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2012

Skate Instructors Wanted

Skate instructors are wanted for pre-school and children's learn to skate programs at Centennial Arena.

Requirements:

Strong skating skills, energetic, responsible, and enthusiastic.

Shifts will be on:

Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Fridays: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2012

Special Event Applications 2013

Are you planning an event in 2013 that will take place in a City park or on City property? If so, it's necessary to complete a Special Event Application Form [PDF - 597 KB].

The application deadline is Sept.15, 2012 (for all even...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 30, 2012

Holiday Collection Schedule for BC Day

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, August 6, 2012 for BC Day.

If your garbage/recycling/Green Can collection schedule falls on Monday, August 6, it will be collected on Tuesday, August 7.

Please have all garbage, recycling and Green Can receptac...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2012

Career Opportunity: Planning Technician

The Planning and Development Services Department seeks an individual with outstanding customer service skills and considerable knowledge related to planning operations to join their team. Reporting to the Director of the Department and working closely wit...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 18, 2012

Land N’ Sea Summer Camp for Kids

Looking for some summer fun for the kids (ages 6 – 9)? Check out Land N' Sea summer camp, it's the place to be! Expect a fantastic week with tons of fun and excitement, various themes, and a weekly out-trip by our qualified staff. Extended camp hours are ...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 18, 2012

We’re the Home of Skimboarding this Summer

Skimboard Building (8 – 15 years)

Do you need a skimboard? Do you have a skim design that you'd like to try out? Come out to the skimboard building camp and build the perfect board! We'll spend 3 days building and then head to the beach for 2 days of skimm...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 3, 2012

Beware of Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed is a non-native invasive plant that may be found in White Rock. It can cause considerable injury to people and is a serious threat to the natural ecosystem. It can reach a height of 15 feet and has large blossoms of numerous white flowers cl...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 3, 2012

New Waste Collection Program - October 1, 2012

The City of White Rock is transforming its waste collection in order to divert waste from the landfill. Starting on October 1, 2012, garbage collection for single family dwellings will move to biweekly/alternate week collection.

Biweekly solid waste collec...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2012

Canada Day Holiday Hours

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 2, 2012 for Canada Day.

If your garbage/recycling/Green Can collection schedule falls on Monday, July 2, it will be collected on Tuesday, July 3.

Please have all garbage, recycling and Green Can receptacle...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2012

2011 Annual Report Available Online

The 2011 Annual Report, by the Corporation of the City of White Rock, is now available online.

Copies of the 2011 Annual Report are available to view at City facilities. A public meeting and opportunity for the public to comment on the Annual Report will o...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 20, 2012

Open House and Community Forum

Date & Time: June 27, 2012 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)Open House and Community Forum on Arts, Culture and the EconomyThis is an exciting opportunity to take part in creating a comprehensive vision regarding arts and culture in the City of White Rock. The area...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 20, 2012

Updated Schedule for Land Use and Planning Committee Meeting and Public Hearings

The Land Use and Planning Committee Meeting to be held June 18, 2012 regarding the following items:

  • Application for Zoning Bylaw Amendment – 15374 and 15382 Roper Avenue (ZON 12-027); and
  • Application for Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Major Developmen...
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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2012

Dogs and the Waterfront

Due to a recent newspaper article, there has been some confusion about dogs on White Rock beach. Please note that dogs are currently prohibited from White Rock Pier and Promenade all year round.

Leashed dogs are now allowed on the waterfr...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 12, 2012

Calling all Olympic Athletes

White Rock City Council would like to recognize past and present White Rock athletes with ties to our community. If you or someone you know fits this description, please contact the City of White Rock as soon as possible.

Contact:Tracey Arthur, City ClerkC...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 6, 2012

Tree Inventory

If you've seen a number on a tree lately, it's because that tree has been counted in the City of White Rock's tree inventory.

Summer staff are creating a database of trees on City property. Once completed, the City will have an inventory of these important...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2012

2012 Property Tax Notices

The 2012 Property Tax Notices have been mailed. 2012 Property Taxes and Home Owner Grant Applications will be due on July 3, 2012. Home Owner Grants can be claimed online but only from the date the tax notices are mailed until the tax due date.

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 28, 2012

2012 – 2014 Corporate Priorities

On May 28, the City of White Rock released their 2012 – 2014 Corporate Priorities. This pamphlet identifies and documents the priorities of the City for the 2012 – 2014 term of Council and lays the foundation for the development of a m...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2012

Let’s Communicate!

We're making it easier than ever to receive news and updates from the City of White Rock.

City News in your InboxEvery Friday the City distributes an e-mail newsletter. To stay up to date via e-mail, sign-up today! Archived issue...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2012

The "I Love Peace Arch Hospital" Campaign

The Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation are collecting stories for a series about why people in this community love their hospital through their “I love Peace Arch Hospital” campaign.

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 18, 2012

Victoria Day Holiday Collection Schedule

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 21, 2012 for the statutory holiday. Therefore regularly scheduled Monday solid waste and recycling will be collected on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

Never forget you garbage day again!

Through Recollect....

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2012

2012 Committee Volunteer Opportunities

The City of White Rock is seeking volunteers to provide insight and expertise to serve on the following four (4) city committees:

  1. Economic Investment Committee
  2. Environmental Advisory Committee 
  3. Tree Advisory Committee
  4. Arts Economic Task Force

All appl...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2012

Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 6 - 12. Are you prepared?

If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Visit&a...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2012

Summer Leisure Guide is Here

The 2012 Summer Leisure Guide is online May 10!

White Rock residents, your copy will be delivered to your home by Canada Post.

Registration opens May 16, 2012.

Program Registration Options Online

WebReg is simple and conven...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2012

Welcome Rick Hansen

We're excited to welcome the Man in Motion himself, Rick Hansen, and the relay team to our City by the Sea for an exciting End of Day Celebration on May 19!

Since August, the anniversary relay has made its way across the country, retracing the original Man...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2012

TV Broadcasting Notice for the Next Council Meeting

Due to Shaw's commitment to a LIVE production of WHL playoffs on Tuesday, May 8, the broadcast of White Rock's City Council meeting will be adjusted to air at 10 p.m. or immediately following the game if it runs into overtime.

2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 4, 2012

Public Notice - Bylaw 1964

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Section 124 of the Community Charter, The City of White Rock Council will be considering an amendment to the “Council and Committee Procedure Bylaw, 2009, No. 1860” at the regular meeting to be h...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 1, 2012

Beachfront Log Removal

This week the City of White Rock will remove excess logs from the waterfront by the White Rock and at the boat launch, with environmental approval from Fraser River Estuary Management Program. The logs will be ground up and sent to Fraser Richmond Soil an...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 23, 2012

Career Opportunity - Director, Engineering & Municipal Operations

Career Opportunity - Director, Engineering & Municipal Operations

2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2012

City News in Your Inbox

Get City news delivered straight to your inbox every Friday! Sign up for the City of White Rock's e-newsletter today.

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 3, 2012

Final Medal-Bearer for Rick Hansen Relay

White Rock teen Jayme Hall will be the final medal-bearer for the Rick Hansen 25 Anniversary Relay end of day celebration in White Rock on May 19. The bubbly, active teen survived a massive stroke less than two years ago. She went 23 hours withou...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 3, 2012

Goodbye Graffiti

Do you need graffiti removed from your residential property in White Rock? During the months of March and April, the White Rock Business Improvement Association in partnership with Goodbye Graffiti is thanking White Rock residents for supporting local bus...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2012

Nominate an Outstanding Citizen

Do you know an individual who is an outstanding citizen and has contributed to the success, well-being and livability of White Rock? Should they be recognized by the community during Canada Day events? If so, nominate them!

Download a nomination form [PDF ...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2012

Council Update – Your Taxes

No one likes paying taxes, not even us. The good news is that the City of White Rock has made a concentrated effort to reduce spending in 2012 and keep property taxes in check with a proposed increase of only 2.5%.

If we didn't make this effort to cut cost...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2012

City of White Rock Hires New City Manager

The Mayor and Council of the City of White Rock are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Bottrill as the new City Manager.

Mr. Bottrill comes to the City with over 20 years of executive leadership experience working in local government. As a Chartere...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2012

Property Tax Certificates Online

Property Tax Certificates are now available through BC Online.

For more information, visit the Financial Services section of the web site.

Download [PDF - 218 KB] the press release.

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2012

Urban Futures Opinion Survey 2012

The Urban Futures Opinion Survey 2012, now available at http://www.urbanfuturessurvey.com/ is the third in a series of geographically-specific research studies that measure the importance of a number of issues to residents across the Lower Mainland. Previ...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 1, 2012

City News and E-Newsletter

This week's City News as advertised in the newspaper -  Download [PDF - 298 KB] 

Sign up to receive City News in your inbox each week or view the latest e-newsletter online.

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 29, 2012

Anti-Bullying Day

 

 On Wednesday, February 29, City staff took a stand against bullying by wearing pink t-shirts for Anti-Bullying Day. 

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 29, 2012

Financial Plan Update

The 2012 to 2016 draft Financial Plan went to the Finance and Audit Committee meeting on February 27, marking the start of public budget deliberations.

The next step in the process is to bring forward updates to the 2012 to 2016 draft Financial Pl...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 28, 2012

Fraser Health Expands Whooping Cough Outbreak Response

Fraser Health is urging all adults and youth who are in regular contact with young children, including pregnant women and their partners, to see their doctor or participating pharmacist and get the free whooping cough vaccine.

Fraser Health PSA -&...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 27, 2012

Career Opportunities

The City of White Rock is currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Auxiliary Firefighters
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Chief Administrative Officer

To learn more about these positions, visit Career Opportunities online.

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 23, 2012

Financial Plan Process

Council Update - The Financial Plan Process

Each year Council has the difficult job of establishing the City's Financial Plan. In this Council Update you'll learn more about the Financial Plan process and how you can be involved.

What is the Financial Plan?...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 23, 2012

Property Care for Ravine and Slope Side Residents

If your property is near a ravine or slope you probably already know that these are highly sensitive areas. Your property care decisions can influence the stability of the slope, your neighbour's property, as well as those at the bottom of the slope.

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 17, 2012

Career Opportunity for CAO

The City of White Rock is currently seeking a Chief Administrative Officer with a record of success in senior level positions, preferably in the public sector. Reporting to the Mayor and City Council, the Chief Administrative Officer will provide...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2012

Request for Expression of Interest

The City of White Rock is seeking transportation engineering consulting services, land surveying services, civil engineering consulting services and geotechnical engineering consulting services for various City projects on an “as and when needed...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2012

Career Opportunity for Seasonal Labourers

The Engineering & Municipal Operations Department seeks a number of qualified customer service and team oriented Labourers to supplement their regular crew during the summer months. These temporary full time appointments are expected to begin April 30...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2012

City News in your Inbox

The City of White Rock has expanded its communications reach, enabling residents to have City news delivered straight to their inbox.

Sign up to receive regular updates from your City by the Sea!

Read the press release [PDF - 216 KB].

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2012

City of White Rock Hires Acting City Manager

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, Dennis Back will join the City of White Rock in the position of Acting City Manager until a New City Manager is hired.

Back's extensive experience includes having served as City Manager for the District of North Vancouver an...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2012

New Well Drilling Notice

EPCOR White Rock is drilling a new well at the Merklin Street reservoir site. Work will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. from January 30, 2012 to April 11, 2012. Download the notice [PDF - 16 KB] from EPCOR for more information...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2012

White Rock Celebrates the Completion of Major Recreational Infrastructure Upgrades

On January 24, 2012, South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Hiebert, White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin, and members of Council celebrated the completion of over 20 recreational infrastructure upgrades across the City of White Rock. These upgrades were ma...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 23, 2012

New Exhibit at White Rock Museum and Archives

While temperatures continue to drop outside, things are heating up inside the White Rock Museum & Archives. The White Rock Museum & Archives is proud to present Emergency and Everyday Assistance: A History of Fire Rescue in White...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 23, 2012

Pay Parking Decals for Sale

It's that time of year again! 2012 pay parking decals and dog licences are for sale. The decal cost is $30 plus HST.

To qualify for a pay parking decal you must be a resident of the City of White Rock. Please provide: A valid driver's licence with...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 18, 2012

Snowfall or Inclement Weather Procedures

All White Rock property owners are reminded that in the event of a snowfall, or inclement weather, City bylaws require them to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property no later than 10:00 a.m. This includes commercial property, as...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2012

Civic Grant Applications

The City is accepting applications for the 2012 Civic Grants. Annually, City Council awards a limited amount of funds to recipients doing work in the community that either benefits the residents of the City or brings favourable publicity to the City, ther...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2012

Mayor Draws Winners for Christmas at the Rock Promotion

Mayor Wayne Baldwin chose the winners in a random draw for the Christmas at the Rock promotion!

The second annual Christmas at the Rock promotion was held in December 2011 by the White Rock Business Improvement Association and Tourism White Rock.

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2012

City Collects 40 Tonnes of Waste in One Day

MEDIA RELEASEJanuary 4, 2012For Immediate Release40 Tonnes of Waste Collected in One DayWhite Rock, B.C. - Although many people take time off over the Christmas holidays, the amount of garbageproduced and collected never slows down. On December 28, City s...

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2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2012

Street Lights

To report damaged or non-working street lights contact the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department (604) 541-2181 or contact us online. When reporting the issue, please include the type of pole (wooden or metal) and the street address

2012 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2012

New Year's Day Garbage Collection

January 2, 2012

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012, for New Year's Day. Recycling, garbage and yard waste collection will be scheduled as follows:

Single-Family Dwellings and Duplexes (Bag/Can Collection)

  • All single-family collect...
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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 26, 2011

Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

December 26, 2011 - December 27, 2011

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27, 2011, for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Recycling, Green Can and garbage collection will be scheduled as follows:

Single-Family Garbag...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 26, 2011

Holiday Hours

Please note that City Hall and other City facilities (including the Operations Building, Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock Community Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre office) will be closed on the following days during the holidays. ...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 23, 2011

Food Bank Drive a Great Success

White Rock Auxiliary Fire Fighters would like to thank Buy-Low Foods and everyone who brought a donation for making the Food Bank Drive a great success. Over $1,000 in cash and 468 lbs of food was collected.

2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2011

Media Release: City Manager Retires

White Rock City Manager, Peggy Clark, has announced she will retire at the end of this year.

Media Release: City Manager Retires 

2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2011

Holiday Hours

Please note that City Hall and other City facilities (including the Operations Building, Kent Street Activity Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre office) will be closed on the following days during the holidays.

Monday, December 26 

Tuesday, ...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 12, 2011

White Rock Fire Fighters at Bright Nights

The White Rock Fire Fighters recently braved the elements at Stanley Park, in order to take part in setting up for the biggest annual Burn Fund Fundraiser...Bright Nights! As is common on set up days, it was cold and wet! The White Rock guys joined forces...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2011

Inaugural Council Meeting

The first meeting of White Rock's new City Council took place on Monday, December 5, with new Councillors Louise Hutchinson and Larry Robinson taking the oath of office along with incumbents Mary-Wade Anderson, Alan Campbell, Helen Fathers and Grant Meyer...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: December 1, 2011

Pay Parking Decals

It's that time of year again! 2012 pay parking decals and dog licences will be available for sale beginning Thursday, December 1, 2011. The decal cost will be $30 plus HST.

To qualify for a pay parking decal you must be a resident of the City of White Rock...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 24, 2011

Official Election Results

Official Election Results for the November 19, 2011 Municipal election are now available.

2011 Official Election Results [PDF]

Declaration of 2011 Election Results [PDF - 49 KB]

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2011

Surplus Fire Engine Sold

As a result of the capital replacement program, the Fire Rescue Department has sold a surplus fire engine to the Cebu Filipino-Chinese Fire Brigade in the Philippines. The 1990 Engine will continue to serve the residents of the city of Cebu. Representativ...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2011

Clean Marine BC

Congratulations to the White Rock Harbour Board for becoming the latest members of the Clean Marine BC program, by the Georgia Strait Alliance! By signing on to the program, they said "Yes!" to the Clean Marine BC policy, showing their commitmen...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2011

Keep Sidewalks Clear

All White Rock property owners are reminded that in the event of a snowfall, or inclement weather, City bylaws require them to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property no later than 10:00 a.m. This includes commercial property, as...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 11, 2011

November Holiday Garbage Collection

November 11, 2011 - November 14, 2011 

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.

If your regular garbage/recycling / Green Can collection day is Friday, please note that for the holiday your collection day will...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2011

Difference Maker Nomination Deadline

Date & Time: November 21, 2011 (12:00 PM - 12:00 PM)

We're seeking shining examples of ordinary people with extraordinary stories of determination, excellence and teamwork to represent White Rock as the FINAL MEDAL BEARER at the Rick Hansen 25th Annive...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2011

Winter Waterfront Parking Rates

It's here! From November 1 – February 29 it now only costs $1.00 per hour for waterfront parking between the hours of 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. There is no charge when parking between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.

Last year, White Rock City Council amended...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2011

2012 Special Event Application

This application is for any proposed events to occur on City of White Rock property during 2012. The application deadline is October 30, 2011. Please direct questions to Amy Baumann, Acting Special Events Coordinator, at (604) -541-2252 or via e-mail.&...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2011

Low Flying Aircraft

Over the next few months, you may notice low flying aircraft in the area. Please be advised that they are performing photo inspections of B.C. Hydro powerlines.

2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2011

Victoria Avenue Sewer Replacement Project

Construction Notice for Victoria Avenue Sewer Replacement Project 

From October 11 - December 6, 2011, work will take place on the Victoria Avenue Sewer Replacement Project. Victoria Ave, Finlay Street, Victoria Lane and Ash Street will be affecte...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2011

Proposed Revisions to Policy 611

In September, the City of White Rock hosted two Public Information Meetings regarding the proposed changes to Council Policy 611 - Tree Management on City Lands, with the goal of receiving public feedback. If you were unable to attend, there is still time...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2011

Business Needs Assessment

The City of White Rock and the White Rock Business Improvement Association (BIA) are working on a commercial area visioning and planning process to: 

  1. Develop a vision for White Rock‟s town centre area that is creative but realistic.  
  2. Deve...
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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 27, 2011

Public Information Meeting - Town Centre Urban Design Plan

The City will be hosting a public information meeting as an open house to present the final recommendations for the White Rock Town Centre Urban Design Plan. The meeting will be a “drop-in” format with illustrative display panels, with...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2011

Bus Layover Update

White Rock staff have worked diligently with Coast Mountain Bus Company, the City of Surrey and Translink to find alternative locations for a bus layover, as a follow‐up to the commitment to local residents that the bus layover on Foster will be closed on...

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2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2011

Victoria Avenue Open House

Information [PDF - 1.3 MB] about Victoria Avenue construction.

2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 9, 2011

Temporary Road Closure Notice

More information [PDF - 286 KB] about the temporary road closure on George Street, from Russell Avenue to Thrift Avenue.

2011 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2011

City News January 14

Remember to check out this week's City News [PDF - 803 KB] 

2011 White Rock News and Announcements