City of White Rock

Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, is the current extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey. It has 14 mats available nightly for those experiencing homelessness, regardless of weather conditions. (ffile photo)

Plea for daytime warming centre heard by White Rock council

Residents ask for help in protecting the homeless when temperatures plummet

 

Among annual events for The White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association is the Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament, usually held in July. File photo.

New youth training facility sought at Centennial ball park

White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association requests city’s help

 

The White Rock Pier will be lit blue on Monday, as part of the Girl Guides’ Guiding Lights Across BC campaign. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock Pier, Surrey city hall to be lit blue for Guiding Lights campaign

Provincewide Girl Guide-organized event set for Feb. 22

 

The City of White Rock will be taking a close look at how building heights are measured in response to concerns that manipulation of sites could enable construction of taller buildings in single-family zones. Contributed photo

Building height calculations up for review in White Rock

City looks to forestall site manipulation in single-family zones

The City of White Rock will be taking a close look at how building heights are measured in response to concerns that manipulation of sites could enable construction of taller buildings in single-family zones. Contributed photo
White Rock’s original fire truck is tiny alongside newer vehicles, as seen when it was previously displayed at the city’s fire hall in 2011. Contributed photo

White Rock to examine new location for vintage fire truck

Firefighters say ideal location would be an extension to fire hall

White Rock’s original fire truck is tiny alongside newer vehicles, as seen when it was previously displayed at the city’s fire hall in 2011. Contributed photo
The City of White Rock is looking for resident and business input – by way of online surveys – to help update its Economic Development Strategic Plan. File photo

Surveys key to updating City of White Rock economic development plan

Municipality seeks input from residents and businesses

The City of White Rock is looking for resident and business input – by way of online surveys – to help update its Economic Development Strategic Plan. File photo
A new zoning bylaw amendment introduced for the town centre area of White Rock is addressing many height and density concerns raised by residents during the Official Community Plan review process. (File photo)

White Rock introducing town centre height and density restrictions

Zoning amendment seeks to address concerns raised in OCP review process

A new zoning bylaw amendment introduced for the town centre area of White Rock is addressing many height and density concerns raised by residents during the Official Community Plan review process. (File photo)
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Seed & Stone hopes to open a cannabis retail store in the old Giraffe Restaurant building on White Rock's waterfront. (Seed & Stone rendering).

Preliminary approval for cannabis store on White Rock waterfront

Further public input and referral to LCRB needed for proposal to go forward

Seed & Stone hopes to open a cannabis retail store in the old Giraffe Restaurant building on White Rock's waterfront. (Seed & Stone rendering).
City staff will examine the idea of allowing the raising of backyard hens in White Rock, following a delegation from city resident Cheryl Kendrick. (Black Press file photo)

City of White Rock tackles backyard hen proposal

Raising chickens could be part of local urban food production

City staff will examine the idea of allowing the raising of backyard hens in White Rock, following a delegation from city resident Cheryl Kendrick. (Black Press file photo)
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LETTERS: Housing market has no heart or brain, but we do

Editor: Re: White Birch developer feels ‘betrayed,’ Jan. 28 It is not…

  • Feb 4, 2021
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Pay parking resumed at White Rock’s waterfront this week. (File photo)

Pay parking returns to White Rock waterfront

‘Shoulder season’ rates continue to March 31.

Pay parking resumed at White Rock’s waterfront this week. (File photo)
An aerial view of the town centre neighbourhood in White Rock, which is the only city in Metro Vancouver with a vacancy rate below one per cent. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

White Rock is the only city in the Lower Mainland with vacancy rate below 1%

Surrey’s vacancy rate increases to 1.4% notes CMHC report

An aerial view of the town centre neighbourhood in White Rock, which is the only city in Metro Vancouver with a vacancy rate below one per cent. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
Crews install Christmas lights at White Rock’s Memorial Park last year. The festival is to return to the city this year. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Crews install Christmas lights at White Rock’s Memorial Park last year. The festival is to return to the city this year. (Aaron Hinks photo)
The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building at 1485 Fir St. was turned down by council on Monday night. (Contributed rendering)

White Birch developer feels ‘betrayed’ by City of White Rock council

Application for new rental building at 1485 Fir St. turned down by council

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building at 1485 Fir St. was turned down by council on Monday night. (Contributed rendering)
The City of White Rock is to extend the parking time limit for street parking. Earlier this month, the city opened waterfront parking on West Beach (pictured) for residents only. (Aaron Hinks photo)

LETTERS: Extension of free waterfront parking would benefit businesses

Editor: Why does the City of White Rock cut off the free…

  • Jan 21, 2021
The City of White Rock is to extend the parking time limit for street parking. Earlier this month, the city opened waterfront parking on West Beach (pictured) for residents only. (Aaron Hinks photo)
The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (Contributed rendering)

Majority voice support for 80-unit rental redevelopment in White Rock

Resident fearful of being priced out of the city, council told at public hearing

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (Contributed rendering)
Events that draw people to the Waterfront make for an unsafe walking environment during the ongoing pandemic, writes A.J. Chapman. (Aaron Hinks photo)

LETTERS: Nowhere safe to walk during COVID-19 pandemic

White Rock’s waterfront and surrounding residential area overcrowded

  • Jan 14, 2021
Events that draw people to the Waterfront make for an unsafe walking environment during the ongoing pandemic, writes A.J. Chapman. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Housing needs, transportation and building heights are topics of three City of White Rock surveys for its residents. (Contributed photo)

City of White Rock seeks public input on building heights, transportation

Online surveys follow a November call for input on housing needs

Housing needs, transportation and building heights are topics of three City of White Rock surveys for its residents. (Contributed photo)
Officials say wet weather has delayed completion of stabilization work on Marine Drive’s hump by two weeks, with the scheduled finish now anticipated for the end of January, followed by repairs to the sidewalks and road repaving in March. (City of White Rock photo)

White Rock ‘hump’ stabilization work delayed by extreme wet weather

City says three-month project that got underway Oct. 5 set back by two weeks

Officials say wet weather has delayed completion of stabilization work on Marine Drive’s hump by two weeks, with the scheduled finish now anticipated for the end of January, followed by repairs to the sidewalks and road repaving in March. (City of White Rock photo)