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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City reopens White Rock Pier on June 17, then all Waterfront parking lots

White Rock Pier reopening after COVID-19.

The City of White Rock is reopening the White Rock Pier the morning of June 17 after a nearly three-month closure in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The City closed the Pier, a popular seaside attraction, in March to help flatten the curve in the growing ...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: June 11, 2020

City of White Rock reopening some outdoor facilities and summer camps

Lacrosse facility at Centennial Park in White Rock, B.C.

The City of White Rock is taking a phased-in approach to reopening outdoor facilities. With the direction of sport associations, and with physical distancing and community safety guidelines, City facilities are opening as follows:

  • Taylor outdoor lacrosse b...
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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of White Rock will add picnic tables to expand outdoor dining

Memorial Park Plaza at the waterfront in White Rock, B.C.

The City of White Rock, with help from the White Rock BIA, is adding outdoor picnic tables in three popular public locations to help expand seating capacity for outdoor dining and public use.

City Council voted June 8 to buy picnic tables and place them in...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2020

City responds to growing parking needs during White Rock’s restart

East beach at White Rock with ocean waterfront.

The City of White Rock continues to modify its Waterfront parking to meet the needs of residents and visitors as businesses reopen or expand their services in Phase Two of BC’s Restart Plan.

On May 29, the City reopened the Waterfront Promenade a...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Playgrounds Reopening on Monday, June 1

Generations Playground at Ruth Johnson Park

Four playgrounds in the City of White Rock will be reopening on Monday, June 1.

The playgrounds are located at Goggs Park, Emerson Park, Barge Park and Generations Playground in Ruth Johnson Park.  Reopening of these playgrounds are consistent wit...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City of White Rock places staff in essential roles during COVID-19 pandemic

City of White Rock - logo

The City of White Rock is ensuring that employees are placed in essential roles during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City has 146 employees on staff, with 62 of those employees teleworking. Although City buildings are closed to the public, services are availa...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: May 26, 2020

City of White Rock reopens Waterfront Promenade and more parking

waterfront promenade and beach waterfront at White Rock, BC

The City of White Rock will reopen City facilities carefully during Phase Two of BC’s Restart Plan, balancing the need to support businesses and residents with reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

City Council voted May 25 to reopen the Prome...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Water flushing recommendations for safely reopening businesses and buildings closed due to COVID-19

Water Swirl

When buildings are closed or on low occupancy for any prolonged period, water in the building becomes stagnant. It is the responsibility of each property owner to ensure it maintains the safety of that water within their building.

The Canadian Water and Wa...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Resources for vulnerable available during COVID-19 pandemic

Resources for vulnerable available during COVID-19 pandemic

The City of White Rock is committed to supporting all members of our community through the COVID-19 pandemic with the help of our community partners.

A temporary homeless shelter has been set up in the Peace Portal Alliance Church gymnasium at 15128 27B Av...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: May 21, 2020

White Rock approves parking changes as Phase Two of BC’s Restart Plan begins

East beach at White Rock with ocean waterfront.

The City of White Rock is converting the temporary 30-minute pay parking at White Rock’s Waterfront to two-hour pay parking to support local businesses as the Province enters phase two of BC’s Restart Plan.

 White Rock closed t...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: May 6, 2020

City holds tax increase to 3.11 % despite expected loss of $1.8 million due to COVID-19

City of White Rock - logo

The City of White Rock has approved a Financial Plan Amendment to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that includes a projected net loss of $1.8 million to be funded from City reserves.

City Council also approved the 2020 property tax rates that will be used ...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: May 4, 2020

City of White Rock is taking action to help businesses affected by COVID-19

Business in White Rock with outdoor patio and spring time flowers in bloom

The City of White Rock is taking action to help businesses affected by COVID-19, approving a number of measures at a special COVID-19 Council meeting on April 27.

City Council approved the extension of a renewal discount for business licence fees for busin...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: April 30, 2020

White Rock Council prepares for COVID-19 impact with proposed Financial Plan amendment

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White Rock City Council is seeking public input into an amendment to its Financial Plan to address impacts to the City as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an expected net loss of $1.8 million.

Council gave first, second and third reading to the...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2020

White Rock parking changes respond to community needs during COVID-19 crisis

Parking lot at White Rock waterfront overlooking the White Rock Pier

The City of White Rock is making changes to parking at the Waterfront to respond to changing community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Council on April 27 approved parking changes that include:

  • East BeachThe 15-minute pay-parking spaces on the East...
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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2020

What’s Open in White Rock

What's Open in White Rock - local business store front

Thank you to our community for helping #FlattenTheCurve and staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our local businesses still need your support during these uncertain times, and many businesses now offer delivery or online shopping. Support your local...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: April 20, 2020

City of White Rock makes service adjustments during COVID-19 pandemic

yellow daffodil - service adjustments during COVID-19 pandemic

The City of White Rock is making service adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure physical distancing and to manage costs.

Spring recreation programs cancelledRecreation programs for Spring 2020 have been cancelled. Participants will receive a cre...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2020

City of White Rock closes waterfront Promenade to help fight COVID-19

City of White Rock closes waterfront Promenade to help fight COVID-19

The City of White Rock is closing its Waterfront Promenade starting April 10 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of visitors to the seaside waterfront.

Mayor Darryl Walker announced the decision today, anticipating groups on the be...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2020

White Rock turns off water fountains to stop the spread of COVID-19

City of White Rock turns off public water drinking fountains to prevent the spread of COVID-19

The City of White Rock will delay turning on drinking water fountains at parks and public spaces until the risk of COVID-19 has passed.

People are encouraged to use their own, well-washed, refillable containers with water from home if they are going out fo...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City of White Rock making temporary changes to parking during COVID-19 pandemic

Parking changes in White Rock due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of White Rock is responding to the changing demands for parking during the COVID-19 pandemic, including residents’ parking, parking at the Waterfront and parking near Peace Arch Hospital.

Parking DecalsRecognizing the difficulty in renew...

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COVID-19 News & Announcements
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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2020

White Rock cancels Committee meetings due to COVID-19 pandemic

City of White Rock - logo

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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2020

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

covid19

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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COVID-19 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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COVID-19 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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