News Flash

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 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 17, 2015

City News - 18 December

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

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 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

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: 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

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 20, 2015

City News - 20 November

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: 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

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: 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

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 6, 2015

City News - 6 November

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: 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

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 follo...

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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 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 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

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

City News - 23 October

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: 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 16, 2015

City News - 16 October

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: 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

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: 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 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 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: October 2, 2015

City News - 2 October

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 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.

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 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.

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 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

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 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 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 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.

More deta...

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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 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.

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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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

The stroller ...

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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 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

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 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: April 16, 2015

National Volunter Week April 12th – 18th

National Volunteer Week April 12th – 18th.Recognize Celebrate and Thank our White Rock RCMP Volunteers

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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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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.

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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

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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