City of White Rock

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker (left) and Landmark Premier Properties president and managing partner Ray Chen take in the view from the fourth floor during construction of the Foster Martin development in the uptown area of the city. Contributed photo.

Building heights a sticking point in White Rock town centre revisions

Public hearing on amendment to zone reiterated opposition to towers

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker (left) and Landmark Premier Properties president and managing partner Ray Chen take in the view from the fourth floor during construction of the Foster Martin development in the uptown area of the city. Contributed photo.
A police officer aims a radar gun at oncoming traffic during a school-zone speed trap traffic blitz outside Peace Arch Elementary in 2017. (File photo)

White Rock council heeds residents’ plea for better speed signage

Roper Avenue concerns note proximity of two elementary schools

A police officer aims a radar gun at oncoming traffic during a school-zone speed trap traffic blitz outside Peace Arch Elementary in 2017. (File photo)
Anita Nielsen and a group of her neighbours argued last year that a proposed four-storey apartment building would destroy the historic character of Elm Street, as well as bringing increased traffic, blocking ocean views and causinge parking issues along the street and Beachview Avenue in White Rock. (File photo)

Elm Street OCP designation changed by White Rock council

Motion aimed at keeping historic pocket ‘as it is’

Anita Nielsen and a group of her neighbours argued last year that a proposed four-storey apartment building would destroy the historic character of Elm Street, as well as bringing increased traffic, blocking ocean views and causinge parking issues along the street and Beachview Avenue in White Rock. (File photo)
White Rock City Hall. (Tracy Holmes photo)

City hall visits by appointment only, White Rock reminds residents

City hall building originally closed to walk-in visitors last spring due to COVID-19

White Rock City Hall. (Tracy Holmes photo)
White Rock's popularity as a destination places it in a difficult position in ensuring provincial health orders are followed, Coun. David Chesney said, asking that staff obtain impartial input from both Fraser Health and the Ministry of Health before further measures are debated. (File photo)

Waterfront pandemic issues vex White Rock council

Overcrowding, extra garbage the downside of take-out business

White Rock's popularity as a destination places it in a difficult position in ensuring provincial health orders are followed, Coun. David Chesney said, asking that staff obtain impartial input from both Fraser Health and the Ministry of Health before further measures are debated. (File photo)
A sign posted to a tree in Maccaud Park urges people to email White Rock City Council and oppose the construction of pickleball courts in the park. (Ken Jones photo)

White Rock council deems Maccaud Park pickleball courts out of bounds

Unanimous vote against constructing courts follows public feedback

A sign posted to a tree in Maccaud Park urges people to email White Rock City Council and oppose the construction of pickleball courts in the park. (Ken Jones photo)
The City of White Rock will save on two delayed watermains projects. (File photo)

White Rock council expected to approve watermain upgrades

Projects target corrosion and leaks on Stevens, Chestnut streets

The City of White Rock will save on two delayed watermains projects. (File photo)
The City of White Rock will light up its pier and lower its flags in recognition of Prince Philip, who died Friday morning (April 9). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese photo/File photo)

White Rock lowers flags, lights pier in tribute to Prince Philip

Duke of Edinburgh ‘left an impression on people everywhere,’ says mayor

The City of White Rock will light up its pier and lower its flags in recognition of Prince Philip, who died Friday morning (April 9). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese photo/File photo)
Among annual events for The White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association is the Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament, usually held in July. File photo.

White Rock approves new batting cages for Centennial Park

City will contribute $50,000 from Community Amenity Fund

Among annual events for The White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association is the Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament, usually held in July. File photo.
Operation No More saw members of the Victoria Police Department’s special victims unit meet girls believed to be involved in human trafficking at a local hotel. Officers offered the girls help and other resources. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
White Rock council voted unanimously to provide a letter of support to Cathy Peters of the Be Amazing campaign, which seeks to raise awareness of the human trafficking problem in B.C. (File photo)

Human trafficking on city’s doorstep campaigner warns White Rock council

Cathy Peters of Be Amazing gains support for bid to end exploitation

Operation No More saw members of the Victoria Police Department’s special victims unit meet girls believed to be involved in human trafficking at a local hotel. Officers offered the girls help and other resources. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
White Rock council voted unanimously to provide a letter of support to Cathy Peters of the Be Amazing campaign, which seeks to raise awareness of the human trafficking problem in B.C. (File photo)
White Rock council has unanimously endorsed calling on the federal government to sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons. (File photo)

White Rock joins cities’ collective call for nuclear weapon ban

Letter to federal government will urge ratifying UN treaty

White Rock council has unanimously endorsed calling on the federal government to sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons. (File photo)
City of White Rock council left open the possibility of building pickleball courts in Maccaud Park, which is located near 1475 Kent St. Coun. Scott Kristjanson says pickleball courts would address the need for recreational opportunities on the east side of White Rock as well as address drainage problems in the south section (pictured) of the park. (Google image)

Council divided on pickleball courts in White Rock’s Maccaud Park

Councillors leave open possibility of building courts to address recreation needs, drainage issues

City of White Rock council left open the possibility of building pickleball courts in Maccaud Park, which is located near 1475 Kent St. Coun. Scott Kristjanson says pickleball courts would address the need for recreational opportunities on the east side of White Rock as well as address drainage problems in the south section (pictured) of the park. (Google image)
Peace Arch Hospital has not had a COVID-19 outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, executive director of White Rock and South Surrey and Delta Health Services Carol Wiebe says. (File photo)

White Rock and South Surrey keeping pace with pandemic, council told

Health Services executive director says vaccinations, preventative measures on-track

Peace Arch Hospital has not had a COVID-19 outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, executive director of White Rock and South Surrey and Delta Health Services Carol Wiebe says. (File photo)
Frank Bucholtz Surrey column

AND FRANKLY: Rising taxes amongst reduced services a curious thing

Municipal services are significantly curtailed, but taxes keep going up, writes Frank Bucholtz

  • Mar 25, 2021
Frank Bucholtz Surrey column
Dogs are only allowed on the White Rock promenade from Oct. 1 to March 31. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Dog season on White Rock promenade approaching tail-end

City bylaw that allows dogs on walkway during offseason ends March 31, restarts in fall

Dogs are only allowed on the White Rock promenade from Oct. 1 to March 31. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Building heights in the ‘Waterfront Village’ area of West Beach and East Beach will be among topics when a discussion of a recent resident survey moves to the Land Use and Planning Committee next month. (File photo)

White Rock defers discussion of non-town centre heights

More time needed to ‘digest’ results of most recent public survey – councillor

Building heights in the ‘Waterfront Village’ area of West Beach and East Beach will be among topics when a discussion of a recent resident survey moves to the Land Use and Planning Committee next month. (File photo)
Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, provides a night-time extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey, but White Rock balked at providing a counterprt day-time shelter. (File photo)

White Rock nixes warming shelter for this season

City staff and Surrey staff to study all homeless needs

Peace Portal Alliance Church, at the corner of King George Boulevard and 152 Street, provides a night-time extreme-weather shelter for South Surrey, but White Rock balked at providing a counterprt day-time shelter. (File photo)
In 1980, the City of White Rock erected a cairn where Renee Maccaud-Nelson (right) used to lived in Maccaud Park. (Aaron Hinks photo/White Rock Museum and Archives photo)

Pickleball in White Rock park would be ‘terrible offence’ to Maccaud’s memory: former councillor

Vin Coyne says deal to keep green space passive was a ‘gentlemen’s agreement with a great lady’

In 1980, the City of White Rock erected a cairn where Renee Maccaud-Nelson (right) used to lived in Maccaud Park. (Aaron Hinks photo/White Rock Museum and Archives photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell and band councillor Joanne Charles, prior to the groundbreaking for long-awaited water/sewer infrastructure. (File photo)

SFN, White Rock re-establish water connection

City to provide some water and sewer services

Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell and band councillor Joanne Charles, prior to the groundbreaking for long-awaited water/sewer infrastructure. (File photo)
White Rock council has endorsed moving ahead with a Centre Street walkway. (City of White Rock rendering)

White Rock revives Centre Street walkway

Council votes to use CACs for hillside path

White Rock council has endorsed moving ahead with a Centre Street walkway. (City of White Rock rendering)