News Flash

Posted on: November 14, 2019

Centennial Arena Temporarily Closed

centennial-arena

UPDATE: Centennial Arena will reopen tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 a.m. with the first skate time at 8 a.m.  Please note that the Semiahmoo Minor Hockey skate at 6:15 a.m. is cancelled tomorrow morning. All ice programs are as usual throughou...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2019

New management direction for the City of White Rock

City of White Rock - logo

White Rock City Council wishes to advise that it has decided to embark on a new direction for the management of its organization. With the assistance of the Chief Administrative Officer, Dan Bottrill, the City will undergo a transition period over the nex...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2019

The City of White Rock is keeping drinking water safe and clean

pouring water into a glass from a sink faucet to drink

The City of White Rock is committed to providing safe, clean drinking water to its 20,000 residents and to providing residents with water quality updates.

White Rock’s groundwater has elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic and manganese.

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2019

City seeks public input to spend $7.78 million-plus on capital projects

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The City of White Rock will look for input from residents and businesses to determine how to spend from $7.78 up to $14 million in City capital funding.

The announcement was part of White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker’s State of the City Address, presented by t...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Remembrance Day - A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council

Remembrance day

Lest we Forget

On Nov. 11, we pause to remember the men and women who have served our country. On behalf of the City of White Rock, thank you to our veterans and to those currently serving. Your sacrifice makes it possible for Canadians to have the freedom...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2019

White Rock in November: Come for the free parking. Stay for the sunsets.

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Come to one of Canada’s prettiest cities in November and get your parking – and the sunsets – for free.

The City of White Rock is waiving the cost of parking in November weekdays, Monday through Friday, to encourage people to come out in the fall and see w...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

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On Nov. 3, your professional firefighters recommend that a good time to change your fire alarm batteries is when you set your clocks back for daylight time on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Did you know that more than 50 percent of home fire deaths are in houses with non...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 30, 2019

City encourages TransLink to consider feedback from Oct. 28 forum on Route 351

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More than 200 people attended the TransLink Forum on Route 351 presented by TransLink on Oct. 28 in White Rock following an invitation by White Rock City Council.

Route 351 connects White Rock, Ocean Park and Crescent Beach with Bridgeport Station.

The Tran...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Water Main Flushing Program: Fall 2019

Water Swirl

The City of White Rock’s annual Water Main Flushing Program takes place on Oct. 29 through to Nov. 29. Water Main Flushing is a common process to maintain the City's water quality and increase the capacity of the water system.

During flushing, residents ma...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Stay Safe this Halloween

Boy and girl carving pumpkins for Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween by following the City of White Rock rules for fireworks, and follow the suggested safety tips for drivers, pedestrians, and homeowners from the White Rock Fire Department and the BC RCMP.

Fireworks in White Rock

Fireworks a...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Halloween Skate in White Rock

Halloween Skate - Boy dressed as a pirate holding a jack-o-lantern

You're invited - Join us for a fun-filled Halloween family skate on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Centennial Arena.

Put on your best costume and receive FREE admission and skate rentals. We'll have special treats for you to enjoy, and PRIZES for the top three costume...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2019

TransLink Forum on Route 351 takes place Oct. 28 in White Rock

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WHITE ROCK, B.C.—Oct. 18, 2019— Representatives from TransLink will present an update on Route 351 and other proposed changes at a forum in White Rock on Monday, Oct. 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the White Rock Community Centre.

Route 351 connects White Roc...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Apply for your dog licence online with Dogs eApply

Dogs eApply - a new online service

Dogs eApply is the latest online service now available.

With Dogs eApply, you can:

  • Apply and pay for your dog licence or purchase a replacement tag
  • Update information about your pet, including a picture
  • Add additional dogs to your account
  • Receive the annual re...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2019

City of White Rock Plants Over 250 New Trees

The Lower Mainland Green Team - Volunteer removing invasive plants

The City of White Rock and the Lower Mainland Green Team will be working together to plant 250 - 300 trees on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Ruth Johnson Park.

The Lower Mainland Green Team will be planting native trees to the area and removing invasive plants from ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Have you registered for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut?

The Great BC ShakeOut 2019

On Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.

Stay safe by knowing what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Visit our emergency p...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Wifi in White Rock

Wifi in White Rock

Free WIFI is now available at Memorial Park at the White Rock waterfront.

This free service is provided to help our residents and visitors access information from the web when visiting the waterfront between the White Rock Museum and the head of the White ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Save the Date - State of the City and Mayoral Address to the Community

Save the Date - 2019 State of the City and Mayoral Address to the Community

State of the City Address

Join Mayor Darryl Walker at the annual State of the City address on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

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

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving – A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council

Happy Thanksgiving - A message from White Rock City Council

This weekend, as we all gather with family and friends, let’s be grateful for the blessings in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving from the City of White Rock.

City Hall and Facilities Closure

White Rock City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Ave.) and Engineering and Muni...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2019

It’s Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 6-12, 2019

Oct. 6 to 12, 2019 is Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 6 to 12, 2019 is Fire Prevention Week™ with this year's campaign, Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan & Practise Your Escape!™ works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2019

City of White Rock celebrates newest public art: Stande

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WHITE ROCK, B.C.—Oct. 2, 2019 — On Oct. 2, the City of White Rock celebrated its newest piece of public art called “Stande” to honour the contribution of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary to the Peace Arch Hospital over 70 years.

The dedication ce...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Dogs on leash allowed on White Rock’s promenade from Oct. 1 to March 31, 2020

Dogs on the Promenade - brown and white dog with collar, dog tag, and leash.

WHITE ROCK, B.C.—Oct. 1, 2019 — The City of White Rock is allowing dogs that are on a leash on White Rock’s promenade as part of a pilot project from Oct. 1 to March 31, 2020.

City Council approved a set of recommenda...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Celebrate National Seniors Day

National Seniors Day is October 1

Our seniors contribute to our communities and workplaces with volunteer work, caregiving and more. Celebrate National Seniors Day (Oct.1) in White Rock with a variety of events.

Events:

CARP Flag RaisingDate: October 1, TuesdayTime: 3:30 p.m. &...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 26, 2019

5 Corners Buskers & Comedy Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 28

5 Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival - Saturday, Sept. 28

The 5 Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival brings fun and laughter to the Uptown and 5 Corners district of White Rock on Sept. 28 starting at noon, featuring family-friendly, free street performers during the day and indoor comedy shows for the grown-ups a...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: September 13, 2019

City of White Rock hosts official reopening of Canada’s longest pier on Sept. 21

Official Pier Reopening Event

You’re invited! Join the community at the official reopening of the iconic White Rock Pier, Canada’s Longest Pier.

Where:  West Beach, 15000 block of Marine Drive, (near the White Rock)  When:   Satur...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2019

City Hall & Facilities Closure – Labour Day

White Rock City Hall Summer Day

White Rock City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Avenue) and Engineering and Municipal Operations (877 Keil Street) will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for Labour Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The City’s Recreation and Culture Facilitie...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2019

City of White Rock reopens Canada’s longest pier on Aug. 27

Pier-Reopening

The City of White Rock is pleased to announce the reopening of its iconic pier, the longest pier in Canada, after it was closed for major repairs following a devastating storm in December 2018.

The pier was battered and severed in half by a storm surge wit...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide Now Available!

2019 Fall Recreation Guide

The Fall 2019 Recreation Guide is now available online. Click here to view all the available Fall programs from September – December.You won't believe all the things you can do!

The Recreation Guide is also available for pick up at:

  • City Hall (153...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Pier Re-Opening on Schedule.

White Rock Pier Reconstruction

The White Rock Pier reconstruction is on schedule to reopen by August 31, 2019. 

The new section of the Pier will be more resilient against future storms or natural disasters as it has been reconstructed with steel piles and a concrete deck. Timbe...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Happy BC Day – A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council

Message from White Rock City Council - Happy BC Day

On behalf of White Rock City Council, we wish you and your families a Happy British Columbia Day.

We invite you to join us at the Semiahmoo Days movie night Friday, August 2 and the 70th Anniversary of the White Rock Sea Festival this August 3-4, 2019. Enj...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Council Meetings Break for Summer.

White Rock City Hall Summer Day

The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (15322 Buena Vista Avenue).

Council meetings are held Monday evenings at White Rock City Hall. Council meetings are held in the Coun...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - July 26, 2019

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Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2019

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days returns Aug 2-4, 2019

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days

On August 3 and 4, join us for the 70th annual White Rock Sea Festival along the waterfront and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the weekend.

Semiahmoo days, presented by the Semiahmoo First Nation, kicks off the festival Friday, Au...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Smart Parking – City of White Rock Goes Live with a Modern Multi-Level Parkade

West Beach Parkade now open.

The core foundation for a city to be considered a smart city is connectivity and technology. Amongst a host of benefits, technology offers a real-time view of events and provides rich capabilities for insights into behaviours and trends which allows city ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 18, 2019

City Seeks Input at the Waterfront Design Workshop

Official Community Plan Review - Waterfront Workshop

This workshop-style event is a chance to roll up your sleeves and use your creative ideas to shape the future of the City's Waterfront / Marine Drive area, with a design team and other members of the community.

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

For Businesses:

Ti...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 17, 2019

City Council Community Forum - Affordable Housing

City Council Community Forum - Affordable Housing

Join White Rock City Council as they host a Community Forum regarding Affordable Housing in White Rock. Interact with City Council and ask questions and provide feedback during the Community Forum.

Date: Monday, July 29, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: White ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Reminder – Be Aware of Scams and Frauds

Reminder - Be aware of scams and frauds.

The White Rock RCMP want to remind residents of the City of White Rock, to be aware of scams and frauds. Recently there have been calls to residents regarding water filtration systems available to purchase. While aggressive sales techniques are not illega...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 9, 2019

City of White Rock Introduces New Waterfront Parking Rate Schedule

Free Waterfront Parking February 1 - March 31, 2019.

At the Monday, July 8 regular Council meeting, City Council gave final reading to “Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2019, No. 2298, Amendment No. 1, 2019, No. 2299” which will:

  • adjust the hourly parking rates and months along the waterfront effective immediately;
  • FR...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: July 4, 2019

City Seeks Input on Town Centre Design Workshops

Official Community Plan (OCP) workshops

Want to share your ideas for White Rock’s Town Centre? Participate in the two Town Centre Design Workshops:

  • Saturday, July 6 (1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.): Town Centre Design Workshop #1
  • Tuesday, July 9 (5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.): Town Centre Design Workshop #2

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Happy Canada Day – A Message from White Rock City Council

Canada Day message from Mayor and Council

This July 1st, people across the Nation will gather to celebrate Canada’s 152nd Birthday. Events commemorating the Country’s rich culture, history, and accomplishments will be held from coast to coast for everyone to enjoy.

We invite you to join us in expr...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Generations Playground Reopens

Generations Playground is now reopened

The Generations Playground is now reopened - Enjoy the fun and play outside at the City’s first all ages and all abilities playground!

The Generations Playground in Ruth Johnson Park has been upgraded with the installation of rubberized pathways ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2019

East Beach Promenade Now Open

East Beach Promenade Now Open

The East Beach promenade is now open to the public. After a devastating windstorm on December 20, 2018, the East Beach shoreline and promenade was extensively damaged and destroyed.

The East Beach restoration included the replacement of:

  • picnic tables
  • benche...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2019

City of White Rock Announces Water Treatment Plant is Now Fully Operational

White Rock Water Treatment Plant

WHITE ROCK, B.C. – The City of White Rock’s Water Treatment Plant has completed construction and is now fully operational and is producing excellent water quality results.

Water services in White Rock had been privately owned and operated until th...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 20, 2019

City Council Community Forum

City Council Community Forum

Join White Rock City Council as they host a Community Forum to discuss Council’s accomplishments-to-date and their goals for their term in office.

Key topics that will be discussed include:

  • Council Accomplishments
  • Council Strategic Priorities 2018 ...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 19, 2019

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Message from White Rock City Council - National Indigenous Peoples Day

Please join White Rock City Council for a respect for history and relationship- building ceremony this National Indigenous Peoples Day.

  • Date: Friday, June 21, 2019.
  • Location: Totem Plaza, Dedicated to the Memory of Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles
  • Time: 11...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Summer Camps for Kids!

Kids Camps for the City of White Rock

Join the fun and stay active over the summer break with White Rock Summer Camps for Kids. A variety of camps for kids (ages 3 to 17) are offered through the Recreation and Culture Department in White Rock.

Registration is Now Open!

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 17, 2019

The City of White Rock launches an Official Community Plan Review

Official Community Plan (OCP) Review

Over the next two years (2019-2020), the City will be working with the public to get feedback and make sure the community's views are understood and shared with Council so any updates made to the Official Community Plan (OCP) reflect the long-term needs o...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Celebrate Canada Day by the Bay 2019

Canada Day by the Bay 2019

Join the City of White Rock for our annual Canada Day by the Bay celebration presented by Amica White Rock. A variety of family-friendly activities will be going on from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on West Beach, Monday, July 1! This annual event attracts th...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 13, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - June 13, 2019

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Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • Property Taxes are due July 2, 2019.
  • The 2018 Annual Report is now available
  • The Official Community Plan review survey is now live!
  • Highlights from the reg...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Memorial Park is Now Open

Memorial Park, White Rock, B.C.

The City of White Rock is pleased to share that the Memorial Park revitalization project is now complete! The pier-side lawn and panoramic ocean views that Memorial Park offers make the park one of the City’s favourite gathering spaces. Memorial Park feat...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2019

The 2018 Annual Report is Now Available!

2018 Annual Report

The City of White Rock’s 2018 Annual Report is available!

How many program registrations do you think White Rock Recreation and Culture processed in 2018? Or, what was the total of Civic Grants-in-Aid awarded by the City? Find the answer, and so much more ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2019

2019 Property Tax Due Tuesday, July 2, 2019

2019 Property Taxes are due July 2, 2019.

PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE JULY 2, 2019

The 2019 property tax notices have now been mailed to all registered property owners. If you do not receive your notice by the second week of June, please contact the Financial Services Department at White Rock City Hall...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - June 5, 2019

2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • The Official Community Plan (OCP) review survey is now live!  It's your City by the Sea and we look forward to working with you.
  • Call for Commit...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Generations Playground Closed for Upgrades

Generations Playground

The City is upgrading the Generations Playground by installing rubberized pathways to make the playground more user-friendly.

Starting June 3, 2019, the playground will be closed to install the rubberized flooring and work will take approximately three (3)...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Council Strategic Priorities 2018 – 2022

Council Strategic Priorities 2018-2022

At the beginning of each Term in Office, White Rock City Council establishes a long-term vision and strategic plan for the duration of their term, through the Council Strategic Priorities Plan.

The Council Strategic Priorities document also lays the founda...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 17, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - May 17, 2019

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Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • The opening of the West Beach Parkade
  • Council's Strategic Priorities for 2018 - 2022
  • Work begins on the iconic White Rock Pier
  • Highlights from Monday&...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 17, 2019

City Hall Closure - Victoria Day

White Rock City Hall

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019, for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 21.

City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019, for Victoria Day and will reopen on Tuesday, May 21. The facilities include:

  • Engineerin...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 14, 2019

West Beach Parkade Now Open

West Beach Parkade now open.

The four-level parkade is now open at Victoria Avenue and Vidal Street to provide more parking options near the waterfront for residents and visitors.

The parkade features include:

  • Over 180 parking spaces
  • Seven (7) electric vehicle parking spaces
  • Four-levels ...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2019

City of White Rock receives $1-millon grant from Government of British Columbia

MLA Ravi Khalon and Mayor Darryl Walker

The Government of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, awarded the City of White Rock with a $1-million grant that will help repair waterfront infrastructure from storm damage along the promenade and White Rock Pier.

The...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: May 2, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - May 2, 2019

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Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • Updates on the Water Treatment Plant 💧
  • Water restrictions are now in effect 🌞 which means summer is almost here!
  • Don’t miss the art exhibit 🎨...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Stage 1 Water Restrictions begin May 1

Water Sprinkler on a green Lawn

On May 1, White Rock will have Stage 1 watering restrictions in place. 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. Click he...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Update on Water Testing

Water Swirl

The City of White Rock’s Water Treatment Plant is operational and will be fully commissioned by the beginning of May. The operational test period is now completed.

If there is any concern, please contact the Engineering and Operations Department ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Notice of Parking Stall Painting at the Waterfront

Notice of Work

Starting on Monday, April 29, the pay parking stall lines and numbers are being re-painted at the waterfront. The contractor will begin the work from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29 and will continue until Thursday, May 2, 2019.

The work will b...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Happy Easter - A Message from Mayor and Council.

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On behalf of White Rock City Council, we wish you, your family and friends a very Happy Easter.

We hope that everyone takes this time of renewal and optimism to reconnect with family and friends and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather this Easter long weeke...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 16, 2019

City Hall & Facilities Closure and Waste Collection Schedule - Easter

White Rock City Hall

City Hall & Facilities Closure

White Rock City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Avenue) and Engineering and Operations (877 Keil Street) will be closed on April 19, 2019 for Good Friday and April 22, 2019 for Easter Monday. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 23, ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - April 12, 2019

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Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • Updates on the Pier restoration and re-opening date 🌊
  • Generations Playground 🌞 Open House is happening this Saturday, April 13!
  • Don’t miss the...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2019

National Volunteer Week - A Message from Mayor and Council.

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April 7-13, 2019 marks National Volunteer Week. White Rock City Council would like to recognize and express our gratitude to the many volunteers in our City by the Sea.

Volunteers provide tremendous contributions to our community by donating their time to ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2019

e-Billing now available on myWhiteRock

eBilling now available on myWhiteRock

The City of White Rock’s online service myWhiteRock now offers e-Billing for business licences.

myWhiteRock is an online service that lets property owners and businesses access information any time about their City of White Rock property tax, wat...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Summer Parking Rates Now Applicable at the Waterfront.

Free Waterfront Parking February 1 - March 31, 2019.

Summer parking rates are now applicable at the waterfront parking lots and street parking.

Currently, summer hourly parking rates are $3.25. Pay parking is in effect from 10:00 A.M. to Midnight (12:00 A.M.). 

Click here for more information on publ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Committee Volunteer Opportunities for the City of White Rock

Committee Volunteers

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 seven (7) Committe...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2019

UPDATE - Notice of Water Testing until April 15, 2019.

Water Swirl

UPDATE – Please be advised that the City of White Rock’s Water Department will continue to do operational testing for the Water Treatment Plant until April 15, 2019

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The City of White Rock’s Water Treatment Plant i...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 12, 2019

The Spring/ Summer 2019 Recreation Guide is now available!

White Rock Spring Recreation Guide cover with girl holding tennis raquet

The City of White Rock is proud to support and facilitate the active, healthy lifestyles of our residents and guests by offering classes for toddlers to excursions for those over the age of 55. Whether you're interested in sports, arts, fitness, health an...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

Special Council Meeting for March 13, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

A Special Council meeting has been called for 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in order to consider the majority of business that was deferred from the Monday, March 11, 2019 Regular Council meeting.  Click here to read the Monday Regular C...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Run a Food Cart on the Promenade!

People walking along the Promenade

The City of White Rock has a Food and Beverage Cart program in designated areas along the White Rock Promenade.

Vendors will be limited to carts only, no motorized vehicles, and will be limited to food and beverage vendors; no novelty items. Vendors will b...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Parking Lot East of Memorial Park Now Open on Weekends and Weeknights

Parking Lot East of Memorial Park

The parking lot East of Memorial Park is now open on weekends and weeknights for the public to use.

Between 5:00 PM and 5:00 AM Monday through Friday and all day on weekends, the parking lot will be open.

Please note that a few parking stalls will be used f...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2019

International Women’s Day - A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

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Today is International Women’s Day. For generations, women have played, and continue to play, a significant role in helping shape our policies that impact all our lives.

As your City Council, we have established new volunteer Advisory Committees and will b...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Starting October 1, 2019, Dogs are allowed on the promenade.

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A trial program will allow dogs on the White Rock promenade starting October 1, 2019 until March 31, 2020. Until then, dogs are NOT ALLOWED on White Rock’s waterfront promenade.

At the February 11, 2019 regular Council meeting, City Coun...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 28, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - February 28, 2019

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Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out! Highlights include:

 -Spring Break is coming ☀️ find info on Spring Break camps for kids ⚽️⛹️

 - Don’t miss the art exhibit 🎨 “Our Pier...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Happy Family Day - A message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

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We wish you and your family a healthy and happy Family Day! 

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 s...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Notice of Work - Water Main Leak

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A water main leak is affecting residents from Foster Street to Dolphin Street and Marine Drive to Victoria Avenue. 

White Rock’s Water Operations crews are on scene working on emergency repairs. It is anticipated that the repairs are to ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 14, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - February 14, 2019

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The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include information about how the City prepares for snowfalls, invitation to Our Pier: A Retrospective exhibit, Family Day message from Mayor and Council, and so much more!

Read the full newsletter here:&a...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Snow Clearing & Priority Routes

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How the City of White Rock Prepares for Snow & Ice Mitigation

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 nee...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Promenade West of the White Rock to Re-Open on February 7, 2019

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The City of White Rock is pleased to inform residents, businesses, and visitors that the Promenade, West of the White Rock (referred to by First Nations as P’Quals) will be open to the public by 12:00pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

The City’s Engineering...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Happy Lunar New Year - A message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

Message from Mayor and Council - Lunar New Year

On Lunar New Year, as you and your loved ones gather to say goodbye to the Year of the Dog, and welcome the Year of the Pig, we wish you a prosperous New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Council Strategic Priorities - Aligning Our Priorities

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On Friday, February 8, 2019, Council will be meeting to review the feedback provided by residents and business owners and discuss their strategic priorities for their 2018 - 2022 term.

Council Strategic Priorities Facilitated Session

Date: Friday, February ...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 4, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - February 4, 2019

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The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include FREE PARKING at the waterfront, Lunar New Year message from Council, and more!

Read the full newsletter here: http://ow.ly/e0hH30nzXg6

Not subscribed? Never miss an issue by subscribing here: http:/...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Black History Month - A message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

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Over 20 years ago, in December of 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month, following a motion introduced by the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. The motion was carrie...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Free Parking at the Waterfront

Free Waterfront Parking February 1 - March 31, 2019.

From February 1 - March 31, 2019, parking will be free at East and West Beach along the waterfront. 

Please note that parking between Oxford Street and the Hump is restricted to a 4 hour maximum stay.

At the regular council meeting on Monday, Janua...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Committee Volunteers

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. 

Currently, the City of White Rock is accepting applications for three committees:

1. Park...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Notice of Special Council Meeting: Community Forum | Dogs on the Promenade

Special Council Meeting - January 30, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 a Special Council Meeting will be held at the White Rock Community Centre regarding Dogs on the Promenade. 

The meeting agenda can be found here: http://ow.ly/rVE630nv38P

If you have questions please contact clerksoff...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - January 18, 2019

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The first City Connects E-Newsletter of 2019 is here! 

What you'll find in this edition: City Council wants your input on their Strategic Priorities for their term (link in e-newsletter), Council highlights (Question & Answer period returns Ja...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Council's Strategic Priorities Survey - Aligning Our Priorities

Survey - Aligning our priorities

At the beginning of each Term in Office, White Rock City Council establishes a long-term vision and strategic plan for the duration of their term, through the Council Strategic Priorities Plan.  

Have your say! Provide your input into Council’s St...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Latest Update Regarding East and West Beach, the Waterfront, and Pier.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 marked two weeks since the devastating windstorm swept through the City that resulted in extensive damage to the Pier, waterfront, and boats along the marina.

According to BC Hydro, the December 20, 2018 storm was the most damagin...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Updates on Waterfront Projects

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Storm 2018 Clean Up Work: Beaches and Promenade

Thursday, January 3, 2019 marks two weeks since the devastating windstorm swept through the City that resulted in extensive damage to the Pier, waterfront and boats along the marina.  BC Hydro report...

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2019 White Rock News and Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Request for Service

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If you notice problems like street flooding, fallen trees, or burnt streetlights, notify the City with Request for Service, our online platform for reporting non-emergency issues.

To use this service, we recommend that you have the following ready:

  • Have you...
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2019 White Rock News and Announcements