News Flash

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 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: 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 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

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 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 White Rock News and Announcements
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

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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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. 

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2017 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

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 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 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

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 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.

Wit...

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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

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

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

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 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, 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 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