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Posted on: March 25, 2020

A message from White Rock City Council on the COVID-19 Pandemic

White Rock CIty Council - a message regardining COVID-19

As you know, the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak, a global pandemic.

Nowhere in our history has there been a time when it is so critical that we stand together to protect our community.

This is what your Counc...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Province reports local case of COVID-19 in seniors’ home

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker urges people to be more vigilant than ever in following public health directions after a resident in Evergreen Heights Assisted Living in White Rock tested positive for COVID-19.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry rep...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City of White Rock ensures seamless leadership during COVID-19 despite staff changes

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

The City of White Rock has made proactive decisions to ensure seamless leadership during the COVID-19 emergency--decisions that include the CAO, Fire Chief and Director of Finance.

CAO Dan Bottrill was to finish his tenure with White Rock March 31 and begi...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City of White Rock closes Pier in battle against COVID-19

COVID19 Update - City Council votes to close Pier

White Rock City Council voted March 23 to temporarily close the White Rock Pier, a popular seaside attraction, to help flatten the curve in the growing number of COVID-19 cases.

The City closed Waterfront parking lots and the West Beach Parkade starting Ma...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

IMPORTANT: Changes to City of White Rock solid waste collection

covid19 update - waste collection changes

The City of White Rock continues to provide solid waste collection during the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

 To protect the public and employees, the following important measures are now in place. 

No loose items will be accepted. &a...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2020

City of White Rock closes Waterfront parking lots March 23 to help with social distancing

COVID-19 - Waterfront parking lots closed

The City of White Rock is temporarily closing Waterfront parking lots starting March 23 to help with social distancing by reducing the number of people visiting the White Rock Pier and Promenade.

The West Beach Parkade on Vidal Street will also be temporar...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City closes four playgrounds to stop spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

The City of White Rock has closed four playgrounds to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the city. The parks remain open for people to enjoy at a safe distance from others—at least two metres, or six feet, apart.   

The playgroun...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2020

White Rock’s Fire Chief shares City’s preparation for COVID-19

White Rock Fire Hall with Fire Truck parked outfront - City Preparations for COVID-19

White Rock Fire Chief Phil Lemire presented the report City Preparations for COVID-19 at the March 17, 2020, Governance and Legislation Committee meeting.

Chief Lemire provided information related to COVID-19 and coronaviruses, the City of White R...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of White Rock closes City-run buildings, offers services by phone, email and web

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

Updated March 19, 2020

To keep the community safe and to help slow down the spread of COVID-19, the City of White Rock is temporarily closing City Hall as of 4:30 p.m. today and will be offering services by phone, email and online.

All City of White Rock-ru...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2020

White Rock cancels Committee meetings due to COVID-19 pandemic

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The City of White Rock is cancelling all Committee meetings until the end of May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Council may make changes as the situation changes. Committee members will be updated with any new information regarding future ...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City asks for public feedback as Dogs on the Promenade pilot project ends March 31

Man walking a dog on a leash along the White Rock promenade

The City of White Rock is seeking the public’s feedback on the Dogs on the Promenade pilot project that began Oct. 1, 2019, and ends March 31, 2020.

Residents, visitors to White Rock and local businesses can complete a survey by April 30 at talkw...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City reopens West side of Ruth Johnson Park, asks visitors to stay out of East side

Danger - Park closure due to unstable slope

After repairing storm damage to the west area of Ruth Johnson Park, the City of White Rock has reopened the west portion of the park, including the trails at Duprez Ravine, to the public starting March 17, 2020.

Ruth Johnson Park experienced significant da...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Additional City building closures due to COVID-19

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

The City of White Rock continues to look at building closures to help keep the community and employees safe and to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Here is an update regarding building closures:

Recreation 

Recreation facilities are closed and prog...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of White Rock temporarily closes facilities, cancels programs starting March 16

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To keep the community safe and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of White Rock is temporarily closing City-operated facilities and cancelling recreation programs starting end of day Monday, March 16 until further notice.

Anyone who has signed u...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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Members of our community are concerned about COVID-19 (a coronavirus) and as a City, we want to ensure they stay healthy and informed. The City of White Rock takes its direction on this important health matter from Fraser Health, BC Health Ministry and Pu...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Where to get information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Many people in White Rock are concerned about COVID-19 (a coronavirus) and want to ensure they stay healthy.

For information about prevention, symptoms and updates about the virus, please visit:

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 2, 2020

White Rock’s Mayor invites Metro Vancouver leaders to the Polar Plunge March 7

Polar Plunge

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker is inviting other Metro Vancouver leaders to ‘take the plunge’ and participate in the Vancouver Polar Plunge for Special Olympics B.C. on March 7.

The event, which raises funds for the Special Olympics and...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: March 2, 2020

White Rock Recreation and Culture registration starts March 3 and 4

2020 Spring/Summer Recreation Guide - girl in a kayak

The City of White Rock’s Spring/Summer Recreation Guide is now available, offering choices for people of all ages, including sports, dance, music, health, fitness, summer camps and more.

Online registration starts March 3 at 1 p.m. at whiterockci...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Damage to Ruth Johnson Park from rainfall estimated at $4.2 million

Danger - Park closure due to unstable slope

The City of White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park experienced significant damage to its slopes, walkways and trees following extreme rainfall in late January, resulting in an estimated $4.2 million in repair work and triggering a request for help from ...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: February 21, 2020

City seeks input on solid waste collection with online survey

Online survey - Solid waste management "What's in your can"

The City of White Rock continues to seek input from homeowners, renters and businesses into the collection of garbage, green waste and recycling in the City with an online survey.

We want your feedback on:

  • The current waste collection service being offered
  • O...
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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: February 14, 2020

City of White Rock thankful for $400,000 donation from Friends of the Pier

City-of-White-Rock-receives-cheque-donation-from-Friends-of-the-Pier

The City of White Rock is grateful to receive a donation of $400,000 from the community-based Friends of the Pier toward upgrading Canada’s Longest Pier for future generations.

Members of Friends of the Pier, led by founder Bob Bezubiak, presente...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: February 12, 2020

City continues asking residents ‘How would you spend $13 million on your city?’ with online survey.

Hey, White Rock! How would you spend $13 million?

The City of White Rock is continuing its community engagement, reaching out to residents for input through an online survey, on how to spend up to $13 million in community amenity contributions (CACs), once they are collected.

The survey is posted at white...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2020

City of White Rock closes ravine, sections of park, to keep public safe

Centennial-Park-Temporarily-Closed, Closure, Park, Trail

The City of White Rock has closed areas of Ruth Johnson Park and extended the closure of Coldicutt Ravine following record rainfall in the past week that caused damage and slope failures that threaten public safety.

The City closed Coldicutt Ravine on Jan....

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Community invited to give input into budget on Feb. 10

2020-24-Financial-Budget

The City of White Rock’s Finance and Audit Committee will be meeting at City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Ave., at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10.

Members of the public can provide input into the City’s 2020-24 Draft Financial Plan by signing up ...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 31, 2020

City closes pathway at Duprez Street, Coldicutt Ravine, following rainfall

Centennial-Park-Temporarily-Closed, Closure, Park, Trail

The City of White Rock has closed the pathway at the south end of Duprez Street until further notice following the extreme rainfall on Jan. 31. As a result of the rainfall, the path is covered with mud and there is a downed tree.

The City has also closed C...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2020

City continues asking residents ‘How would you spend $13 million on your city?’

Hey, White Rock! How would you spend $13 million?

The City of White Rock is continuing its community engagement, reaching out to residents for input at White Rock Community Centre on Feb. 4 and Centennial Arena on Feb. 9.

The City held an information session and workshop on Jan. 20 to gather input on how ...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2020

City of White reschedules solid waste collection open house to Feb. 19

waste collection can

The City of White Rock has rescheduled an open house where the City will provide information to homeowners, renters and businesses about the collection of garbage, green waste and recycling in the city.

The open house scheduled for Jan. 15 was cancelled du...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Whistle cessation begins Jan. 29 on trains through White Rock

train on the railway along the beach waterfront

The City of White Rock is pleased to announce that starting Jan. 29, trains passing through the city will no longer be blowing their horns at each of the eight entrances to the Promenade to alert people of passing trains.

The City reached an agreement with...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Working Together During Winter Conditions

Sidewalk cleared of snow.

The City of White Rock and the community together can keep our roads and sidewalks safe.

Help Keep Sidewalks Clear

Residents and businesses are required to clear snow and ice from sidewalks surrounding their property by 10 a.m. following a snowfall, accordi...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City of White Rock recreation and leisure cancellations for Jan. 15

White Rock Recreation Centres closed

Please note these closures and cancellations at City of White Rock centres due to today’s severe weather. Program cancellations include all drop-in fitness, yoga and circuit-training classes.

Kent Street Activity CentreAll activity groups and pro...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City of White Rock cancels solid waste collection open house due to weather

waste collection can

 The City of White Rock is cancelling tonight’s solid waste collection open house due to the winter storm and will be rescheduling in the near future.

The City is seeking input from homeowners, renters and businesses into the collection ...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 10, 2020

City of White Rock prepares for more snow as cold weather continues

snow truck clearing snow on roadway

With colder temperatures expected in Metro Vancouver starting Sunday, the City of White Rock is getting ready for more snow.

The City applied brine, used as an anti-icing treatment against ice and snow, this week, and cleared snow from roads today. More sn...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 9, 2020

City of White Rock applies brine to roads to get ready for snow

Snow Salt Dome at the City of White Rock Public Works Yard.

With a weather forecast predicting possible snow this week in the Lower Mainland, the City of White Rock is getting ready by applying brine, a salt mixture, to city roads.

Brine is used as an anti-icing treatment against ice and snow.

The City manages more ...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Hey White Rock! How would you spend $13 million on your city?

City Council Community Forum - Community Amenity Contributions - White Rock Pier

The City of White Rock is hosting a public information session and workshop on Jan. 20 to gather input on how to spend up to $13 million in community amenity contributions (CACs), once they are collected.

Developers pay the City development cost charges (D...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2020

City of White Rock hosts solid waste collection open house on Jan. 15

waste collection can

The City of White Rock is seeking input from homeowners, renters and businesses into the collection of garbage, green waste and recycling in the city.

The City is hosting an information open house on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 8:3...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Call for Civic Grant Applications

paint brushes and tools - civic grant applications

The City of White Rock is accepting applications for the 2020 Civic Grants-in-Aid. 

Annually, City Council awards a limited amount of General Grant-in-Aid funds to recipients performing work in the community that either benefits residents of the C...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Tree Chipping for Charity

Christmas tree blue sky

With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how to properly dispose of your live Christmas tree.

Drop off your tree at Centennial Arena this Sunday, Jan. 5 as the White Rock Firefighters will be hosting their annual tree chip from...

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2020 White Rock News & Announcements