City of White Rock

International Overdose Awareness Day is the last day of August, with advocates reminding the public on resources available to ensure safe-use of drugs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward photo)

Overdose awareness and resource events set for end of month in White Rock

Tides of Change Community Action Team in the city is hosting the events

 

Toxic drug crisis is affecting B.C.’s population increasingly, leading to calls for safer supply, decriminalization and better support for those suffering. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media photo)

South Surrey counsellors, advocates bring attention to men in trades experiencing substance addiction

Tides of Change created a short film with men sharing their experience in the industry and drug use

 

In happier days – Democracy Direct 2018 candidates (left to right) Christopher Trevelyan, Erika Johanson, Darryl Walker, Anthony Manning and Scott Kristjanson. (Carolyn Latzen photo)

White Rock municipal election landscape different for 2022

Former Democracy Direct candidates now running as independents

 

The Picnic on the Pier event, held Thursday, Aug. 4, raised $100,000 for Peace Arch Hospital. (Contributed photo)

Picnic on the Pier raises $100,000 for Peace Arch Hospital

Funds will be put towards medical imaging equipment, hospital foundation says

The Picnic on the Pier event, held Thursday, Aug. 4, raised $100,000 for Peace Arch Hospital. (Contributed photo)
Dustin Biega was 16 years old when he became a father to Kyson. Now, Kyson is four years old and is being co-parented by his two parents. Biega was able to graduate from high school with the help of Options Community Services. (Sobia Moman photo)

Young White Rock father wouldn’t be where he is today without community support

Options Community Services is running a fundraising campaign to fund emergency care

Dustin Biega was 16 years old when he became a father to Kyson. Now, Kyson is four years old and is being co-parented by his two parents. Biega was able to graduate from high school with the help of Options Community Services. (Sobia Moman photo)
Liz Holroyd with her husband Scott created the White Rock Parkinson Walk and are excited for it’s triumphant in-person return. (Contributed photo)

White Rock resident bringing Parkinson SuperWalk back to the city, raising awareness about disease

Liz Holroyd is an advocate for Parkinson’s Disease awareness and research after being diagnosed

Liz Holroyd with her husband Scott created the White Rock Parkinson Walk and are excited for it’s triumphant in-person return. (Contributed photo)
Splashes Auto Care is located in South Surrey Auto Mall (Google street view screenshot)

South Surrey business giving portion of sales back to community

Splashes Auto Care started their charity endeavour in March 2020

Splashes Auto Care is located in South Surrey Auto Mall (Google street view screenshot)
White Rock Community Centre will serve as the city’s cooling centre this weekend, as temperatues expect to approach - or in some areas rise above - 30 C. (File photo)

White Rock to open cooling centre, misting station as temperatures rise

Cooling centres – and air conditioned public facilities in White Rock and Surrey – open this weekend

White Rock Community Centre will serve as the city’s cooling centre this weekend, as temperatues expect to approach - or in some areas rise above - 30 C. (File photo)
Snowbirds performed over the city of White Rock in 2017 during the last full-scale show above the city. (Peace Arch News file photo)

White Rock Snowbirds performance up in the air following Tuesday crash

Pilot unhurt as RCAF tweet notes ‘too early’ to say how incident will affect upcoming shows

Snowbirds performed over the city of White Rock in 2017 during the last full-scale show above the city. (Peace Arch News file photo)
White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days kicked off their final day, Sunday, July 31 with a morning car show which brought out nearly a thousand spectators. The show was complete with all types of cars, music and food trucks to enjoy. (Sobia Moman photo)

PHOTOS: Car-enthusiasts unite for White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days Car Show

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days ran the last weekend of July, concluding on Sunday

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days kicked off their final day, Sunday, July 31 with a morning car show which brought out nearly a thousand spectators. The show was complete with all types of cars, music and food trucks to enjoy. (Sobia Moman photo)
White Rock staff will examine what measures the city can take to help with policing the waterfront. File photo

White Rock to study measures to help police late-night noise on the waterfront

Limiting late-night parking in Marine Drive lots, cameras considered

White Rock staff will examine what measures the city can take to help with policing the waterfront. File photo
Tristan Kristol (on the ladder) and Keegan Sheridan participated in painting over graffiti at Ocean Park Pizza and Village Pub. (Sobia Moman photo)

Video: High school rugby team volunteer to clean-up graffiti in Ocean Park

The Elgin Park Secondary Orcas spent their Monday afternoon painting over a graffiti-filled wall

Tristan Kristol (on the ladder) and Keegan Sheridan participated in painting over graffiti at Ocean Park Pizza and Village Pub. (Sobia Moman photo)
Canadian Blood Services is asking White Rock residents to look into donating blood, as the demand for donors continues to increase. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh photo)

Blood donors needed in White Rock as demand increases

Canadian Blood Services is struggling to meet the demand of patients needing blood donations

Canadian Blood Services is asking White Rock residents to look into donating blood, as the demand for donors continues to increase. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh photo)
White Rock Pride Society hosted the first annual family day to celebrate Pride in Miramar Plaza in White Rock on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The family-friendly event featured entertainment, food trucks, a kid’s zone, a silent auction, and a vendor market. Jaylene Tyme, pictured, was one of the many performers at the event (Markus Kislig photo)

PHOTOS: Hundreds showed their Pride at the White Rock Family Day event

White Rock Pride Society and the city closed out the Pride festivities this weekend

White Rock Pride Society hosted the first annual family day to celebrate Pride in Miramar Plaza in White Rock on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The family-friendly event featured entertainment, food trucks, a kid’s zone, a silent auction, and a vendor market. Jaylene Tyme, pictured, was one of the many performers at the event (Markus Kislig photo)
White Rock City Hall (Peace Arch News photo)

City of White Rock recognized for excellent budgeting practices

The city was assessed and reported to meet guidelines of governmental budgeting for 2022

White Rock City Hall (Peace Arch News photo)
A fireworks display will cap off a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 30, as the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days make a return to the waterfront, following a two-year hiatus. (File photo)

Fireworks, talent show among highlights as White Rock Sea Festival, Semiahmoo Days return

Following two years of cancellations, waterfront celebration begins Friday, July 29

A fireworks display will cap off a day of celebrations on Saturday, July 30, as the White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days make a return to the waterfront, following a two-year hiatus. (File photo)
Surrey and White Rock preparing for warm weather by having cooling centres available, including temporary pop-up ones (City of Surrey photo)

Cool spaces open throughout South Surrey, White Rock for relief from warm weather

Warmer-than-average temperatures could arrive soon in Lower Mainland

Surrey and White Rock preparing for warm weather by having cooling centres available, including temporary pop-up ones (City of Surrey photo)
Latin dancing at the pier was a success the first time around, the organizers gearing up for the second dose on August 6 (Markus Kislig Contributed photo)
Latin dancing at the pier was a success the first time around, the organizers gearing up for the second dose on August 6 (Markus Kislig Contributed photo)
White Rock Pickleball Association president Debbie Lawrance (left) and White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker cut the ribbon marking the official opening of renovated pickleball courts at Centennial Park. (Contributed photo)
White Rock Pickleball Association president Debbie Lawrance (left) and White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker cut the ribbon marking the official opening of renovated pickleball courts at Centennial Park. (Contributed photo)
The third annual White Rock Pride Ride cruised through the city Friday evening – starting at Centennial Arena before ending along Marine Drive. (Gord Wait photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Pride Ride rolls through city; Family Day, gala up next

Prior to Friday night cruise, Pride flag raised at city hall

The third annual White Rock Pride Ride cruised through the city Friday evening – starting at Centennial Arena before ending along Marine Drive. (Gord Wait photo)