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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

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: August 3, 2018

Johnston Road Project Update - Watermain Work

Notice-of-Work-from-the-City-of-White-Rock

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: July 31, 2018

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

City of White Rock Construction Sign

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

Notice of Noise Bylaw Extension – Memorial Park

Notice-of-Work-from-the-City-of-White-Rock

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 27, 2018

Noise Bylaw Extension - Notice to Residences

Johnston Road Revitalization Rendering

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 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

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 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 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 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

2018-06-26 State of the City

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 4, 2018

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

TD Concerts at the Pier logo

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: 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 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 19, 2018

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

 Public Service Announcement Image

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 a...

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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: 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 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: 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:

Date &...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 w...

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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 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 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 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 particip...

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

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

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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 Colum...

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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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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, reside...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
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 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...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements
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 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: 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 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: 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: 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

(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&...

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Additional Info... 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: 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&r...

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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: 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 ...

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

Update Regarding Source of the Odour

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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 othe...

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2018 White Rock News and Announcements