News Flash

Posted on: November 30, 2021

Bright Walk in White Rock lights up the White Rock Waterfront on Dec. 10

woman walking under Christmas lights drinking hot chocolate

The City of White Rock presents an evening of festive, family fun on Friday, Dec. 10.

The Bright Walk in White Rock inaugural light up event runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Park on Marine Drive. Join Mayor Darryl Walker and White Rock City Council for...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Winter Recreation in White Rock

2022 Winter Recreation Guide

The Winter 2022 Recreation Guide is now available. Click here to view all the available Winter programs including health, fitness and wellness courses. You won't believe all the things you can do!

Registration for Winter programs opens on Monday, ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2021

Holiday Events in White Rock

Holiday Events in White Rock

Check out these exciting free, or low cost activities taking place this holiday season around the community in White Rock.  

White Rock Museum and Archives' Christmas Craft Fair, Nov. 20 – Dec. 19 

Celebrate the magic of the season and see...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2021

2022 Council Meeting Schedule

white rock coat of arms in council chamber

Mark your calendars - The 2022 Council meeting schedule has been established.  Regular Council meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • January 10 & 24
  • February 7 & 28
  • March 7 & 28
  • April 11 & 25
  • May 9 & 30
  • June 13 & 27
  • July ...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 7 p.m.

2021 Council Meeting - Nov. 22

A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 7 p.m. Click here to download the meeting agenda and watch the livestream at 7 p.m. 

White Rock City Hall Council Chambers are now open for in-person meetings.  The City of...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Glass Collection Temporarily Suspended

glass collection suspended

The City of White Rock will be suspending the collection of Red Bin materials (glass bottles and jars) beginning Monday, Nov. 22 until further notice. 

Recycle BC, the organization managing glass collection for much of the province, has been impac...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Bright Walk in White Rock! – A Winter Lights Display at the White Rock Waterfront starts Dec. 10

White Rock Pier, lights in blue

Bright Walk in White Rock, a new winter light display will start at the White Rock Waterfront at Memorial Park this winter on Dec. 10, 2021.

As a City of White Rock event supporter, we express gratitude to the White Rock Lights Society for bringing the Fes...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2021

White Rock City Hall Closure Notice – Remembrance Day

White Rock City Hall

The City of White Rock will be observing Remembrance Day on Thursday, November 11. We honour the veterans who have served our country and those who are protecting our rights and freedoms today.

City Facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 11 and wi...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2021

White Rock RCMP Clothing Drive-Through Event Takes Place Nov. 27

boy wearing face mask donating clothing to santa claus

The White Rock RCMP, White Rock Community Policing and Victim Services, and Semiahmoo Community Safety Society are hosting the 4th Annual Children's Clothing Drive at the White Rock RCMP Detachment on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to support loc...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at 7 p.m.

2021 Council Meeting - Nov. 8

A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. Click here to download the meeting agenda and watch the livestream at 7 p.m. 

White Rock City Hall Council Chambers are now open for in-person meetings with limited capacity. ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Remembrance Day Ceremony in White Rock Returns to In-Person on Nov. 11

Remembrance Day wreaths and poppies

The City of White Rock will be supporting the White Rock Legion Branch 8 for an in-person Remembrance Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the Cenotaph at White Rock City Hall to honour the sacrifices made by Canadian war veterans.

The Remembran...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week: Prevent CO in Your Home

carbon monoxide awareness week, Nov. 1 - 7, 2021

British Columbia’s annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1 to 7 and White Rock Fire Rescue is reminding you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) build up in your home by properly maintaining all fuel-burning appliances and installing CO alar...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Weekday Free Parking Returns to White Rock Waterfront

free-waterfront-parking-weekday

The City of White Rock invites people to visit the Waterfront to support local businesses, enjoy restaurants and a variety of shops—all while parking for free during the week.

Free parking is available at the Waterfront, Monday through Friday from Nov. 1, ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Pick up your Annual Pay Parking Decals and Permits

parking lot with parked cars

The 2022 resident pay parking decals and resident parking permits are now available for purchase. 

Parking decals and permits can be purchased at:

  • City Hall – 15322 Buena Vista Ave. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (except statutory...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Double Vaccination Requirements for Recreation Programs starting October 24

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

The City of White Rock, following Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders, will require patrons 12 years and older to be fully vaccinated with two doses for access to certain activities and events starting October 24, 2021. 

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Stay Safe this Halloween from the City of White Rock

two girls holding pumpkins, halloween decorations

Stay safe this Halloween by following the City of White Rock’s rules for fireworks, and practice the suggested COVID-19 safety tips for trick-or-treaters of all ages. White Rock Fire Rescue is also reminding drivers, pedestrians and homeowners of safety t...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Help Clear Leaves and Catch Basins this Fall

red and yellow leaves on trees, Fall season

The Fall season is underway, which means additional rain and fallen leaves. The City of White Rock encourages residents to locate storm drains on or near their property or business and help keep catch basin covers free of leaves and debris to prevent road...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Water Main Flushing Program

water main flushing in White Rock

The City of White Rock’s annual Water Main Flushing Program takes place from Wednesday, Oct. 20 through to Tuesday, Nov. 30. Water main flushing is a common process to maintain a City's water distribution pipe system, it also increases the quality of the ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 at 7 p.m.

2021 Council Meeting Oct.25

A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 at 7 p.m. Click here to download the meeting agenda and watch the livestream at 7 p.m. 

White Rock City Hall Council Chambers are now open for in-person meetings with limited ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Mayoral addresses take place Nov. 16 in White Rock

2021-state-of-the-city

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, on behalf of City Council, will deliver the 2021 State of the City Address at a business brunch hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 16. Mayor Walker will also deliver a virtual address to t...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Last Week to Provide Feedback on White Rock’s Draft Transportation Plan

Crossing guard holding stop sign, parent walking across street with child

This is the last week to provide your feedback on White Rock’s draft Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan (ITIMP).

A public survey launched Sept. 23 on the Transportation project page at talkwhiterock.ca/transportation

The ful...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2021

City of White Rock thanks small businesses during Small Business Week

The City of White Rock Thanks Small Businesses this Small Business Week

The City of White Rock is thanking small businesses during Small Business Week from Oct. 17 to 23 for the critical role they play in serving the White Rock community.

White Rock has more than 300 small businesses, in addition to home-based businesses. Each...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Have you registered for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut?

ShakeOutBC Drop, Cover and Hold On

On Thursday, October 21 at 10:21 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.

More than 3,000 earthquakes occur in British Columbia each year. Most are too s...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2021

City Hall Closure – Thanksgiving Day

White Rock City Hall

Happy Thanksgiving from the City of White Rock.

White Rock City Hall Closure

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, October 11 for Thanksgiving Day.

All City facilities will be closed and will reopen on Tuesday, October 12. The facilities include:

  • Eng...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2021

City Seeking Input on Zoning Bylaw Review and Update

Zoning Bylaw Review

The City of White Rock is currently reviewing its Zoning Bylaw and is seeking public input. The existing Zoning Bylaw, No. 2000, was last adopted in 2013. 

A Zoning Bylaw sets rules that determines how land can be used and how much of that land ca...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 3 – 9, 2021

Fire Prevention Week 2021

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

White Rock Fire Rescue enc...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Regular Council Meeting on Mon. Oct. 4

A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Click here to download the meeting agenda and watch the livestream at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.

White Rock City Hall Council Chambers are now open for in-person meetings with limited ca...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - White Rock City Hall Closure

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30, the City of White Rock will commemorate National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Day, known in recent years as Orange Shirt Day. The City will be observing this day to honour the children who suffered in the residential school system, and...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Celebrate National Seniors Day on October 1

Senior couple walking holding hands

October 1 of each year is National Seniors Day. This is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate and recognize the contributions of seniors in our homes, communities and workplaces.

National Seniors Day is a great opportunity to demonstrate your appreciation...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Notice of Helicopter Flying at Low-Level over White Rock

Aerial Shoreline White Rock Beach

The City of White Rock has been notified that Talon Helicopters will be performing low level flying over White Rock on Friday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 (weather permitting) during daylight hours. The purpose of the low flying helicopter is for F...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Waste Collection Change: Week of Sept. 27

Waste Collection change week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2021

Garbage, recycling and green waste collection will be collected a day before regular schedule for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 due to the Truth and Reconciliation Day holiday.

Never miss a collection day

Keep track of your garbage, recycling and green was...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Regular Council Meeting takes place Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

White Rock Council Chamber - Council Meeting Mon. Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Click here to download the meeting agenda and watch the livestream at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20.

White Rock City Hall Council Chambers are now open for in-person meetings with limite...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2021

The City of White Rock wants your feedback on a 20-year transportation plan

2021-09-ITIMP

The City of White Rock is ready to share a draft of its Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan to help address current transportation challenges and help shape the future of transportation in White Rock.

An online survey, open from Decemb...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 13, 2021

White Rock recreation users must show BC Vaccine Cards starting Sept. 13

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

With the new BC Vaccine Card requirements as of Sept. 13 for some non-essential indoor public spaces, the City of White Rock has put new rules in place for visitors.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, all entrances to recreation centres will be opened for BC Vacc...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2021

White Rock Arts Festival Postponed to 2022.

City of White Rock - logo

The White Rock Arts Festival, scheduled for Sept. 24 to 26, 2021, has been postponed to September 2022 for the safety of residents and visitors, following the release Aug. 24, 2021, of a new order from the Provincial Health Officer,

For information on the ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Think you know White Rock? Get ready to ‘Search the Rock’ and win

Search the Rock - City of White Rock scavenger hunt #searchtherock

Get ready to explore White Rock, a popular seaside destination, while having fun with friends and family and winning prizes.

The White Rock online scavenger hunt, Search the Rock, begins on Sept. 1 and features prizes that include dinner for two at a local...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Residents, businesses invited to help shape White Rock’s post-pandemic economy

Uptown White Rock store fronts, pedestrian walking

The City of White Rock is hosting online workshops on Sept. 8 and 9 to invite residents and local businesses to provide input into a draft of the City’s post-pandemic Economic Development Strategic Plan.

The draft plan, to be shared at the workshops, comes...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Masks required in City buildings starting Aug. 25

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

As of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, the City of White Rock requires visitors to City buildings to wear a mask. This follows the release Aug. 24, 2021, of a new order from the Provincial Health Officer which requires people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2021

White Rock Community Policing host successful shred-a-thon

Whtie Rock RCMP shred-a-thon event

White Rock Community Policing, with the support of the Semiahmoo Community Safety Society and White Rock Baptist Church, held a successful Shred-a-Thon event on Sat. Aug. 14, 2021.  The event helped to promote fraud awareness by providing free sh...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Fall Recreation in White Rock: Guide Now Available

2021 Fall Recreation Guide - woman stretching at yoga

The Fall 2021 Recreation Guide is now available. Click here to view all the available Fall programs including health, fitness and wellness courses. You won't believe all the things you can do!

Registration for fall programs opens on Monday, Aug. 2...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 13, 2021

West Beach Parkade closed Aug. 17 for repair work

West Beach Parkade

The West Beach Parkade at White Rock’s waterfront will be closed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17 for repair work.

The 180-space, covered, four-storey lot at Vidal Street and Victoria Avenue is a spacious alternative to parking on Marine Drive...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Join the Virtual Global Block Party on Aug. 14

2021-global-block-party

Join the White Rock Multicultural Society and the City of White Rock, in celebrating the diversity of White Rock at the Virtual Global Block Party at 12 p.m. online on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021.

Performances include Shiamak Vancouver’s famous Bollywood dance...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Keep cool at the White Rock Community Centre

cooling centre wave 2 copy

With temperatures expected to top 30 C on Thursday and Friday, the City of White Rock is opening a cooling centre at the White Rock Community Centre on Thursday, Aug. 12 and Friday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come in, cool off,...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Have your say about the Marine Drive temporary lane closure

Marine Drive One Way

The City of White Rock is looking for public input into the temporary closure of one lane of Marine Drive this season to expand patio space for restaurants during the pandemic.

The lane closure took place from June 7 to Aug. 11 and was approved wh...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2021

White Rock Council adopts new Official Community Plan height, density and housing policies

Welcome to White Rock, City by the Sea

The City of White Rock’s Official Community Plan review has concluded after a two-year process. On July 12, 2021, White Rock City Council adopted the Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2387 (PDF), the bylaw that updates the City's OCP.

Ch...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 29, 2021

City of White Rock and CUPE 402-01 ratify two-year Collective Agreement

city hall copy flash

The City of White Rock and members of CUPE 402-01, municipal workers, have ratified a two-year collective agreement. CUPE 402-01 ratified the agreement on July 15, 2021, followed by the City ratifying on July 26, 2021.

The settlement includes wage increase...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Council voting records dashboard now available

Council Voting Dashboard

As part of its commitment to open government, the City of White Rock has introduced the interactive Council Voting Dashboard, which includes information about how individual members of City Council voted on a particular item.

The dashboard also includes to...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Regular Council Meeting takes place Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m.

2021-07-26-Council-Meeting

A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Click here to download the meeting agenda and watch the livestream at 7 p.m.

The City of White Rock is committed to the health and safety of our community. At this time, City Council m...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2021

City Hall Closure – B.C. Day

White Rock City Hall

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, for B.C. Day and will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

All City facilities will be closed on Monday, Aug. 2, and will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 3. These include:

  • Engineering and Municipal Operations – 877...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Marine Drive returns to two-way traffic on Aug. 12 following temporary lane closure

Marine Drive oceanfront

The City of White Rock will reopen two-way traffic on Marine Drive on Aug. 12, more than two months after temporarily closing the westbound lane of traffic to help restaurants by expanding patio space.

The temporary closure of the north lane from Vidal Str...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Celebrate Pride in White Rock

pride flag blue sky

Join the City of White Rock and the White Rock Pride Society for the Pride flag-raising ceremony at White Rock City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Ave.) on Friday, July 16 at 5 p.m.

Following the City Hall flag-raising, the White Rock RCMP will be holding a flag-...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Fraser Health and TransLink roll into White Rock with the Mobile Vaccine Bus

2021-mobile-vaccine-bus

This Wednesday, Fraser Health, TransLink and the City of White Rock are joining forces to help increase vaccine coverage in our communities by deploying the Mobile Vaccine Bus, a specially-equipped transit bus that will stop at ‘Vaccination Stat...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Marine Drive returns to two-way traffic as soon as Aug. 7 following temporary closure

Marine Drive One Way

The City of White Rock will reopen two-way traffic on Marine Drive as early as Aug. 7 after closing the westbound lane of traffic to help restaurants by expanding patio space.

The temporary closure of the north lane from Vidal Street to Maple Street began ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 9, 2021

The City of White Rock to receive $25,000 in Emergency Preparedness Funding

emergency prepardness

The City of White Rock has been approved to receive $25,000 in provincial emergency preparedness funding from the Province of B.C. to support the work of emergency operations centres.

The intent of this funding stream is to buy equipment and supplies to ma...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Special Council Meeting and Regular Council Meeting takes place Monday, July 12

Special and Regular Council Meeting on Mon. July 12

A Special Council Meeting has been called to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021, pursuant to the Community Charter.

This Special Council Meeting has been called for Council to hear from the business owners /operators of West Beach on Marine Drive in ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 7, 2021

The City Reminds Residents Stage 1 Water Restrictions are in Effect.

sprinkler on lawn

The City of White Rock is experiencing record water consumption with the ongoing warm weather and would like to remind residents that Stage 1 outdoor water restrictions are in effect.

The lawn watering regulations are in place to help significantly reduce ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2021

City of White Rock buildings to reopen July 19

2021-07-City-Hall

The City of White Rock will reopen City buildings to the public on July 19 following direction from the Provincial Health Officer that encourages a transition to normal beginning July 1.

The Province of British Columbia confirmed on June 29 that B...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Special Council Meeting takes place Mon. July 5 at 4 p.m.

Special Council Meeting - July-5, 2021 at 4 p.m.

A Special Council Meeting has been called to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2021, pursuant to the Community Charter.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for Council to hear from the businesses of East Beach along Marine Drive. With...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2021

City Hall Closure - Canada Day

White Rock City Hall

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Thursday, July 1, 2021, for Canada Day. We will reopen on Friday, July 2.

City facilities will be closed on Thursday, July 1, 2021, for Canada Day and will reopen on Friday, July 2. The facilities include:

  • Engineering ...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Wear orange on Canada Day in White Rock

2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay

The City of White Rock is encouraging people to wear orange on July 1 to remember the victims of residential schools across the country.

The City will present the second White Rock Virtual Canada Day by the Bay on July 1 through the City’s Facebo...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Cooling Station at White Rock Community Centre this weekend

cooling centre wave 2 copy

In response to Environment Canada’s heat warning issued for June 25 to 29, the City of White Rock will open the White Rock Community Centre as a cooling station on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

White Rock residents are welcome...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Waste Collection Changes – Canada Day

Garbage, waste, recycling bins - notice of collection change - Canada Day

Garbage, recycling and green waste collection will change for the week of June 28 to July 2 due to the Canada Day holiday.

Make sure your carts are out on the right days for pick up by following the below changes:

Sign up for collection change notifications...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2021

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Recognizing Semiahmoo First Nation

National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21, 2021

The City of White Rock and the Semiahmoo First Nation continue to build trust and forge a strong relationship, acknowledging their progress as they approach June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day.

White Rock is recognized as being located on the traditio...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 15, 2021

The City wants the community's thoughts on parking in White Rock

parking lot at White Rock waterfront

The City of White Rock is looking for public input to include in a citywide parking strategy that is being developed to improve parking management across the city.

The parking strategy, which will go before City Council for consideration in July, is being ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 11, 2021

City of White Rock’s 2020 Annual Report meeting on June 28

2021 City of White Rock Annual Report

The City of White Rock’s 2020 Annual Report is now available for public review on the City’s website or in print in the community.  

The report includes a summary of 2020 milestones, a progress report on the revised 2021-2022 Council Stra...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Residents invited to share their pandemic stories at COVID-19 Town Hall

2021 COVID19 Townhall

MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, MLA Trevor Halford and White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker are co-hosting White Rock’s COVID-19 Town Hall for residents on June 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

White Rock residents will be asked to share by email or telephone answers...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2021

White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay brings music and laughs

2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay July 1 at 1pm and 7pm

The City of White Rock presents the second White Rock Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1 with performances by country band The Heels, pop duo Fionn and comedy group Hilarapy.

The theme for 2021 is “White Rock Together.”...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Property Taxes Are Due July 2, 2021

townhouses with blue skies in White Rock - Property Taxes due July 2

The 2021 due date for property taxes is Friday, July 2, 2021. The 2021 property tax notices have now been mailed to all registered property owners. If you do not receive your notice by the second week of June, please contact the Financial Services Departm...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Temporary Marine Drive lane closure to expand patio space begins June 7

Marine Drive in White Rock on sunny day

The City of White Rock will temporarily close one lane of Marine Drive starting June 7, extending patio space to help Waterfront restaurants impacted by the pandemic.

City Council made the decision at a May 10 Council meeting, adding at a May 31 Council me...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Are you a renter? White Rock wants to hear from you on June 10

Are you a renter? The City of White Rock wants to hear from you! Vector illustration of White Rock

The City of White Rock wants to hear from renters or potential renters who can share their experiences about renting in White Rock during an online forum on June 10.

The City wants to hear from you regarding your experiences, as follows:

  • Are you able to fin...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2021

City of White Rock honours the 215 children lost at a Kamloops residential school

Every Child Matters

The City of White Rock is flying all City flags at half-mast for 215 hours to remember the 215 children whose remains were found at a former Kamloops residential school.

Here is a statement from Mayor Darryl Walker:

“The City of White Rock shares ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 20, 2021

City Hall Closure - Victoria Day

White Rock City Hall

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 24, 2021, for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 25.

City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 24, 2021, for Victoria Day and will reopen on Tuesday, May 21. The facilities include:

  • Engineerin...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 19, 2021

The Summer 2021 Recreation Guide is now available

2021 Summer Recreation Guide

The City of White Rock is proud to support and facilitate the active, healthy lifestyles of our residents and guests by offering classes for all-ages. Whether you're interested in sports, arts, fitness, health and wellness, or personal developmen...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Open-air burning, beach fires, not permitted in White Rock

Beach fires are banned in White Rock.

White Rock Fire Rescue is reminding visitors to the beach at the city’s Waterfront that beach fires put people at risk and can earn you a fine of $150 or more.

Each spring and summer, White Rock Fire Rescue and the White Rock RCMP respond to beach fires at...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 14, 2021

City of White Rock Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Committee Volunteers at table

Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community.  The City is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on the committees below:...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 11, 2021

White Rock to close one lane of Marine Drive to extend restaurant patio space

marine news flash

The City of White Rock will close one lane of Marine Drive this season to extend patio space for restaurants, which are financially struggling during the pandemic. 

City Council made the decision at a May 10 Council meeting. The Council motion is ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Regular Council Meeting takes place Mon. May 10 at 7 p.m.

White Rock Council Chambers, 2021 Council Meeting May 10, 2021 at 7 p.m.

A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Mon. May 10, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Click here to view the meeting agenda and watch the livestream at 7 p.m.

The City of White Rock is committed to the health and safety of our community.  In keeping with Health Min...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 5, 2021

White Rock welcomes local visitors, encourages others to enjoy being close to home

Stay Local. COVID-19 Travel Restrictions from the Province of B.C.

The City of White Rock is welcoming visitors from White Rock and South Surrey, encouraging others to stay close to home in line with the current Provincial travel restrictions.

Restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C. are in place until May 25 to help...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Vendor Applications Now Open for Stand-Up Paddleboard and/or Kayak Rental at White Rock Waterfront

paddle board activity at white rock waterfront

The City of White Rock is seeking stand-up paddleboard and/or kayak rental concession vendors in designated areas along the White Rock Waterfront from May 21 to Oct. 31, 2021.

There are three designated Stand-up Paddleboards and/or Kayak Rental concessions...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Engineer wins design award for 2019 repair of White Rock Pier

Construction on White Rock Pier

Westmar Advisors has won an award of merit from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of B.C. for its design work in repairing the White Rock Pier in 2019.

On Dec. 20, 2018, a powerful storm swept over B.C.’s Lower Mainland. ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2021

White Rock launches notification app during Emergency Preparedness Week

Alertable Emergency Notification App

During the week of May 2 to 8, National Emergency Preparedness Week, the City of White Rock is launching the use of a new app residents and visitors can use to get important notices in real time. The City will use “Alertable,” a mass n...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Special Council Meeting takes place Mon. May 3 at 4 p.m.

2021 Special Council Meeting on May3, 2021

A Special Council Meeting has been called to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021, pursuant to the Community Charter.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the impacts and considerations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and COVID-19 Proposed Prevention M...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Stage 1 Water Restrictions begin May 1

sprinkler on lawn

Outdoor water restrictions are automatically implemented each year. To support and promote sustainable water practices, outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect from May 1 to October 15.

STAGE 1 RESTRICTIONS | MAY 1

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Regular Council Meeting takes place Mon. April 26 at 7 p.m.

2021 City Council Meeting on April 26

White Rock City Council meet on Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. for a Regular Council Meeting.

Click here for the meeting agenda and watch the livestream at 7 p.m.

The City of White Rock is committed to the health and safety of our community.  In keepi...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 23, 2021

City of White Rock asks youngest residents to choose park playground equipment

Playground slide - Emerson Park

The City of White Rock is asking the city’s youngest residents to choose new playground equipment for Emerson Park, a small park in southeast White Rock.

Emerson Park is a neighbourhood park on Columbia Avenue at Lee Street. It serves nearby resi...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Special Council Meeting takes place Wed. April 21 at 5 p.m.

City of White Rock Coat of Arms - Special Counci Meeting on April21, 2021.

A Special Council Meeting has been called to begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, pursuant to the Community Charter.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the impacts and considerations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and COVID-19 Proposed Preven...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 18, 2021

National Volunteer Week - A Message from Mayor and Council

Mayor-and-Council-2018-2022

April 18 to 24, 2021 marks National Volunteer Week, Celebrating the Value of One, the Power of Many.

Volunteerism is important to our community. It builds a strong sense of belonging for volunteers and provides care for those in need.

Whether you volunteer ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2021

City Hall remains open, many services offered online, as pandemic continues

White Rock City Hall

The City of White Rock remains open by appointment, with essential services continuing and many services offered online, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The City has taken safety measures that include:

  • Employees working from home, when possible, and mee...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2021

2021 Sanitary and Storm Sewer Inspection Program

notice of work - sewer maintenance

The City of White Rock will be conducting inspections and maintenance of the Sanitary and Storm Sewer Infrastructure from April 12 to August 1, 2021 between Johnston Road and Stayte Road, south of Buena Vista Avenue and north of Marine Drive.  

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 9, 2021

City of White Rock mourns the loss of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

City of White Rock - logo

The City of White Rock joins countries and people from across the globe in mourning the loss of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has passed at the age of 99.

City Hall flags will fly at half-mast and the lights at the White Rock Pier will be lit in re...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Pay Parking Changes to Summer Season Rates on April 1

parking lot with parked cars

Pay parking in White Rock changes to summer season rates at all Waterfront parking locations starting April 1.

The hourly rate for all spaces is $3.75 an hour. A four-hour limit applies to parking from the White Rock Pier to Oxford Street. 

For all...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Hall & Facilities Closure and Waste Collection Schedule - Easter

White Rock City Hall Summer Day

City Hall & Facilities Closure

White Rock City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Avenue) and Engineering and Operations (877 Keil Street) will be closed on April 2, 2021 for Good Friday and April 5, 2021 for Easter Monday. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 6.

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2021

White Rock Recreation and Culture Spring Classes Paused

female senior sitting on yoga mat stretching - recreation classes cancelled due to COVID-19

In light of the updated public health order in effect March 29 at midnight to April 19, 2021, at midnight, White Rock Recreation and Culture has paused all indoor group fitness, dance, and yoga classes.  

The new Health Orders were issued...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Waste collection changes: March 29 to April 2

gargabe waste recycle on curbside for pick-up

Garbage, recycling and green waste collection has changed for the week of March 30 to April 2 due to the Easter holiday.

The schedule for this week is:

 

Please visit whiterockcity.ca/waste for more information, including a waste collection...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Dogs on White Rock’s Promenade season ends April 1, returns in October

Dog on leash walking on the waterfront Promenade

The City of White Rock reminds people to find alternative locations other than the waterfront walkway between April 1 and Sept. 30 to walk their dogs.

Dogs are not allowed on White Rock’s Promenade from April 1 to Sept. 30. Byla...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Semiahmoo First Nation, City of White Rock sign three utility service agreements

Semiahmoo First Nation and City of White Rock sign three utility service agreements

The Semiahmoo First Nation and the City of White Rock are pleased to announce that they have signed three utility service agreements, two for water supply and one for sewer services.

The City and the Nation meet regularly as Councils to discuss matters aff...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2021

New phone numbers for RCMP’s White Rock detachment

White Rock RCMP detachment

The RCMP’s White Rock detachment has changed its key phone numbers starting today (March 16) following a technology upgrade. The 911 emergency number is not affected. 

The new key numbers are:

The White Rock RCMP continues to provide the same profe...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

On Sunday, March 14, daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m., so get ready to put your clocks forward.

White Rock Fire Rescue wishes to remind residents of the importance of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors wh...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2021

City of White Rock is planning the 2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay

2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay

The City of White Rock is planning the 2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay and inviting the community to share ideas using an online guestbook.

With the COVID-19 pandemic expected to limit gathering this July 1, the City is working on details for a second o...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Spring Recreation in White Rock

2021 Spring Recreation in White Rock

The Spring 2021 Recreation Guide is now available. Click here to view all the available Spring programs from April to JuneYou won't believe all the things you can do!

Due to COVID-19, our programs have been designed to ensure all provin...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Notice of Work at Cypress Street entrance on Promenade

White Rock Promenade Cyspress Street entrance - Notice of Work

Recent storms at the Waterfront have damaged the shoreline and partially undermined the Promenade south of Cypress Crossing at East Beach.

Emergency repair is scheduled for the week of Monday, March 8, 2021 and is expected to be complete during the week of...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Poppy-like rose honouring military service will grow in White Rock

Liberty Rose

The Liberty Rose, created by acclaimed rose breeder Brad Jalbert of Langley, B.C. to honour those who have served, will brighten some White Rock streets starting this spring. 

Declining roses on Johnston Road and near White Rock City Hall are bein...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Residents encouraged to share comments on White Rock’s draft Financial Plan

City of White Rock Budget 2021

The City of White Rock invites residents to review the City’s draft financial plan and provide comments as the City prepares for a budget public meeting on March 8.

The City’s proposed 2021-2025 Consolidated Financial Plan will be presented to the City’s F...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Apply to be a food vendor along the White Rock Promenade

White Rock Promenade with White Rock Museum in background.

The City of White Rock is seeking food and beverage cart vendors to operate in designated areas along the White Rock Promenade from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Vendors will use carts only, no motorized vehicles, and will sell food and beverages only, ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Committee Volunteer Opportunity for the City of White Rock

Committee Volunteers

Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community.  The City is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on the committee below.

A...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Spring Break Camps open for registration

Young boy playing with LEGO

The City of White Rock’s Spring Break Camps Guide is now available, including soccer camps, tennis camps, LEGO camps, and more, offering choices for kids aged 5 to 12 starting on March 15, 2021.

Online registration is open at whiterockcity.ca/regi...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Survey responses will help shape White Rock’s future economic plan

Person using laptop to fill out survey - have your say!

The City of White Rock is updating its Economic Development Strategic Plan with a new vision, objectives and strategies based on current conditions and long-term trends affecting White Rock’s economic strength. 

The updated Econ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Happy Family Day: Stay Connected

Mother, Father and Child sitting on floor with laptop

Celebrate this Family Day on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 by staying local, practising physical distancing and connecting virtually this year.

White Rock Connects

The City has a selection of online activities and resources to enjoy while staying safe at home. Enjo...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Recognizing Black History Month - A Message from White Rock City Council

City of White Rock - logo

The City of White Rock recognizes the important contributions Black Canadians have made to Canada, beginning in the early 1600s with the first arrival of people of African descent. The story and history of Black pioneers is an important part of understand...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Waterfront Pay Parking Returns Feb. 1

parking lot with parked cars

The City of White Rock’s Waterfront lots, which provided free parking in November, December and January to help local businesses and encourage outdoor activity, return to pay parking starting Monday, Feb. 1.

Waterfront rates during the shoulder season—Feb....

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 25, 2021

White Rock weathers pandemic storm with refined Strategic Priorities

City of White Rock - logo

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the City of White Rock has refined Council’s Strategic Priorities, releasing the City’s top priorities for 2021 to 2022.

The six priorities approved by City Council in December 2020 include the Community, Enviro...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 20, 2021

White Rock is ready for snow, begins brining operations

snow truck clearing snow on roadway

The City of White Rock is ready for below-freezing temperatures and any potential snow falls this winter. The City has a snow and ice control plan in place and has road salt ready to use at the City’s works yard—ordering extra salt, just in case. ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Call for Civic Grant Applications

paint brushes and tools - civic grant applications

The City of White Rock is accepting applications for the 2021 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 ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Marine Drive stabilization construction finishes in January

Marine Drive Retaining Wall Stabilization Project - White Rock Waterfront

Construction to stabilize Marine Drive at White Rock’s Waterfront will be finished at the end of January, weather permitting, with the closed portion of the eastbound lane at “the hump” reopening for traffic.

The City of White Rock is performing retaining ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2021

2021 Parking Decals and Pay Parking Update

parking lot with parked cars

2021 Resident Pay Parking Decals and Resident Parking Permits are now available for sale. The 2019 and 2020 decals and permits expired Dec. 31, 2020.

Yellow Resident Pay Parking Decals are for use in any of the City’s pay parking areas—including the Waterf...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2021

The City of White Rock wants to hear from you

Person using laptop to fill out survey - have your say!

The City of White Rock wants to hear from you. Whether it’s housing needs, transportation issues and opportunities or building heights outside of the Town Centre, your opinion can help shape the future of our city.

Here are some opportunities to provide in...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Have ideas about the future of transportation in White Rock? Tell the City

motorcycle and truck driving down hill towards waterfront - transportation survey

White Rock residents are invited to begin giving input into the City of White Rock’s Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan.  

The City is developing the plan to help address the transportation challenges of today and sh...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Merry Christmas from White Rock City Council

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Holiday Messages from City Council

This holiday season, White Rock City Council is reaching out to the community virtually before the holiday season and is sharing inspiring, positive messages. Watch the videos here.

Helpful Links:

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

White Rock is ready for snow, begins brining operations

snow truck clearing snow on roadway

The City of White Rock is ready for below-freezing temperatures and any potential snow falls this winter. The City has a snow and ice control plan in place and has road salt ready to use at the City’s works yard—ordering extra salt, just in case. ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Polar Bear Plunge goes virtual for Jan. 1, 2021

Polar bear plunging into water - Polar Plunge 2021

The annual tradition of jumping into the cold waters of Semiahmoo Bay on New Year’s Day is taking a different turn during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The annual Polar Bear Plunge, like so many events in 2020, is going virtual instead of in-...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 18, 2020

What’s Open and Closed for the Holidays

city-hall-holiday-closure

Here is what’s open and closed at the City of White Rock for the holidays in December 2020 and January 2021.

White Rock City Hall

City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Ave., will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25 to Jan. 3, reopening on Jan. 4. City Hall is cl...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2020

COVID-19 Safe Holiday Events in White Rock

Holiday Events in White Rock

Check out these exciting activities taking place online, or in limited numbers with safe protocols in place, this holiday season.

Download the Holiday Events in White Rock PDF 

Winter Break Skates returns Dec. 21 to 31

The popular Winter Break Skate...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 15, 2020

2021 Council Meeting Schedule

White Rock City Hall

Mark your calendars for the City of White Rock’s 2021 City Council meeting schedule. Regular Council meetings will be held:

  • Jan. 11 and 25
  • Feb. 8 and 22
  • March 8 and 29
  • April 12 and 26
  • May 10 and 31
  • June 14 and 28
  • July 12 and 26
  • Sept. 20
  • Oct. 4 and 25
  • Nov. 8 and 22
  • D...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Happy Hanukkah from White Rock City Council

Happy Hanukkah from White Rock City Council

Happy Hanukkah. Warmest wishes from White Rock City Council. Stay safe and healthy this celebration.

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2020

City launches ‘Shop the Rock’ to encourage buying local in White Rock

Shop the Rock with shopping bag

As more people are shopping online or having items delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock City Council wants to encourage residents and visitors to buy from local businesses and “Shop the Rock.”

According to the White Rock B...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 3, 2020

City of White Rock approves policy against racism and anti-racist discrimination

City of White Rock - logo

The City of White Rock has approved a Human Resources policy that publicly acknowledges the existence of racism and commits to taking action to ensure an inclusive, respectful and welcoming environment.

City Council on Nov. 23 approved the Anti-Ra...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Update for the Marine Drive Stabilization Project

Marine Drive Retaining Wall Stabilization Project - White Rock Waterfront

The City of White Rock’s Marine Drive Stabilization Project is ahead of schedule. 

The project, planned for completion by the end of January 2021, will be substantially finished by mid-December with final road resurfacing in the spring. ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 27, 2020

New ‘Please wear a mask’ signs pop up around White Rock

Stay 2 metres apart and please wear a mask.

The City of White Rock is encouraging people to wear masks in outdoor spaces during the global pandemic when it’s hard to stay two metres apart from others.

The City has posted signs in public places, including in parks, on the White Rock Pier an...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Response from City of White Rock: Sales agents testing water in homes

sink faucet running water

The City of White Rock has received calls from residents who have been approached by sales agents who ask to come into their homes to test their water. The agents give the impression that they're from the City. 

The City conducts ongoing ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Committee Volunteer Opportunities for the City of White Rock

Committee Volunteers

Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community.  The City is currently accepting applications on the following committees:

  • Advisory Desig...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 23, 2020

The White Rock Museum & Archives presents: The White Rock History Quiz Episode 2

white rock museum news flash

The wait is over! Episode two is now here! The White Rock Museum & Archives is proud to present the second episode of a series of video quizzes being developed.

The second White Rock History Quiz can be found on YouTube.

White Rock Museum & Archives...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Cancellation of fitness, yoga and dance classes continues until further notice.

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

Following the Provincial public health order issued on Nov. 19, the City of White Rock’s indoor group fitness, yoga and dance classes will remain cancelled until further notice.

The City will send an update to all participants and will a...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2020

November 17 Wind Impacts in White Rock

Wind impacts in White Rock - Nov. 17, 2020

The City of White Rock is keeping an eye on extreme windy conditions today. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning, with possible gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour.

Currently closed:

  • Ravine trails
  • All public washrooms without power

Please use caution...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2020

City of White Rock launches housing survey aimed at future housing needs

Housing Needs Survey

The City of White Rock is asking all current and potential residents to complete a brief housing survey to help the City better understand housing needs.  

The City is preparing a Housing Needs Report that will go to Council in the summer or fall ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 7, 2020

White Rock indoor fitness and sports activities affected by new Provincial Health Orders

COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

The City of White Rock is responding to Provincial health orders issued today for the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions by cancelling all group fitness classes and sports competitions at all indoor City recreation facilities until Nov. 23...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 5, 2020

White Rock RCMP Clothing Drive a Drive-Through Event

clothes drive donation

White Rock Community Policing and White Rock RCMP are hosting this year’s Annual Children's Clothing Drive at the White Rock RCMP Detachment on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s event is going to be drive-thro...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2020

City of White Rock welcomes $3.8 million in funding for COVID-19 restart

City of White Rock waterfront and the White Rock

The City of White Rock will receive a grant of $3.769 million under the Provincial government’s COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant for Local Governments.

The City received a letter yesterday from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The Province is prov...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Water Main Flushing Program

water main flushing in White Rock

The City of White Rock’s annual Water Main Flushing Program takes place from Wednesday, Oct. 28 through to Friday, Dec. 11. Water main flushing is a common process to maintain the City's water quality and increase the capacity of the wa...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Park for free at White Rock’s Waterfront from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31

Free Parking at the White Rock Waterfront Nov. 1 - Jan. 31

The City of White Rock invites people to visit the Waterfront for  breathtaking sunsets, fabulous restaurants and a variety of shops—all while parking for free.

Free parking is available at the Waterfront, seven days a week, with a limit...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Stay Safe this Halloween

Boy and girl carving pumpkins for Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween. Follow the City of White Rock rules for fireworks, the  COVID-19 safety tips from the BC Centre for Disease Control and safety tips for drivers, pedestrians and homeowners from White Rock Fire Rescue.

Fireworks in White R...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Remembrance Day in White Rock goes virtual on Nov. 11

2020 Remembrance Day

The traditional Remembrance Day ceremony that takes place at the Cenotaph at White Rock’s City Hall is going virtual this year due to COVID-19.

The City is working with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, to record a ceremony, complete with the traditiona...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Outdoor table tennis a partnership with the City and Kent Street seniors

Councillor Johanson and members of Kent Street Activity Centre holding table tennis paddle boards

The City of White Rock, the Kent Street Seniors Society and the Kent Street Table Tennis Activity Group have partnered to offer outdoor table tennis outside of the Kent Street Activity Centre.

On Sept. 28, 2020, White Rock City Council approved the constru...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City of White Rock thanks small businesses during Small Business Week

City of White Rock waterfront and the White Rock

The City of White Rock is thanking small businesses during Small Business Week from Oct. 19 to 23 for the critical role they play in serving the White Rock community.

White Rock has more than 300 small businesses, in addition to home-based businesses. Eac...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Traffic Disruption at Thrift Avenue and Johnston Road

orange construction work sign and flag

The City of White Rock is aware of the traffic disruption caused by construction at Thrift Avenue and Johnston Road.

The City is working with the developer to ensure that line-painting on the road takes place as soon as possible to help reduce confusion. T...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 4 – 10, 2020

Fire Prevention Week Banner in-front of White Rock Fire Rescue

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.  According to the Office of the Fire Commi...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Businesses, parking lots open during City of White Rock construction on Marine Drive

City of White Rock Construction Sign

The City of White Rock will begin work to stabilize Marine Drive retaining walls at “the hump” starting Oct. 5, with businesses and parking lots remaining open during the construction.

A City report from July 27, 2020, states that the r...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2020

City of White Rock’s first Economic Development Officer starts Sept. 28

City of White Rock - logo

The City of White Rock has hired its first Economic Development Officer. Carolyn Latzen will lead the refresh of the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan and develop strategies to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Latze...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 18, 2020

The Fall 2020 Recreation Guide is now available online and registration starts Sept. 22

Fall Recreation Guide 2020

The City of White Rock’s Fall Recreation Guide is now available online, offering modified programs for people of all ages, including sports, dance, music, health, fitness, ice skating and more.

Online registration starts on Tues. Sept. 22 at 8:30...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Dogs on leashes allowed on White Rock’s Promenade from October to March

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

The City of White Rock will allow dogs on two-metre leashes on White Rock’s Promenade between Oct. 1 and March 31.

On Sept. 14, City Council voted to continue the bylaw approved in 2019 for the pilot project. The trial took place from Oct. 1, 201...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Video of White Rock’s Strategic Priorities discussion available online

City of White Rock - logo

The City of White Rock held Governance and Legislation Committee meetings on Sept. 3 and 4 to begin the process of updating Council’s 2018-2022 Strategic Priorities to ensure they meet the future needs of the community.

The recorded discussion is...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2020

City of White Rock 2019 Annual Report available for review

2019 Annual Report

The City of White Rock’s 2019 Annual Report is available for public review, giving the public 14 days to provide submissions and comments or ask questions in time for the City Council meeting on Sept. 14.

Under B.C.’s Community Charter,...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Sea creatures remind White Rock visitors to stay 2 metres apart

Blue heron sign at White Rock Waterfront reminding visitors to stay 2 metres apart.

Pacific harbour seals, blue herons and sea stars (starfish) are featured on signage that reminds visitors to stay two metres apart from others while enjoying the natural beauty of White Rock’s Waterfront.

The two-metre signs are among those remin...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2020

The White Rock Museum & Archives presents: The White Rock History Quiz

white rock museum news flash

August 19, 2020 – White Rock, BC: The White Rock Museum & Archives is proud to present to the community and beyond the first of a series of video quizzes that are in development. The first White Rock History Quiz can be found on YouTube at: ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Fall Recreation in White Rock

2020 Fall Recreation Guide

The Fall 2020 Recreation Guide is now available. Click here to view all the available Fall programs from August to OctoberYou won’t believe all the things you can do!

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place outside with physical d...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 31, 2020

White Rock revisits Strategic Priorities to meet community needs after COVID-19

City of White Rock - logo

The City of White Rock will revisit Council’s Strategic Priorities to ensure the future needs of the community are met during and after the COVID-19 global pandemic.

City Council voted July 27 to host workshops in September 2020 to make any neede...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Scheduled appointments available at City Hall

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White Rock City Hall has reopened for scheduled appointments, with safety and cleaning measures in place to protect employees and visitors from the spread of COVID-19.

City Hall was closed to the public starting in March 2020 to keep employees and visitors...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Let's Celebrate Pride Week

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The City of White Rock encourages the community to celebrate Pride Week with the White Rock Pride Society.

The Pride flag will be flown at City Hall starting July 24 and a rainbow of lights will be displayed on the White Rock Pier from July 19 to 25.

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 19, 2020

Tonight’s public hearing regarding a cannabis store proposal is cancelled

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MEDIA RELEASE

Tonight’s public hearing regarding a cannabis store proposal is cancelled 

WHITE ROCK, B.C.—July 20, 2020— The public hearing regarding an application for a temporary use permit to operate a cannabis stor...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Waterfront food carts return to White Rock beach with safety measures in place

White Rock Promenade

The City of White Rock is carefully and gradually reopening its Waterfront to residents and visitors, with five food cart vendors approved to begin selling food and drinks at the Waterfront starting July 15.

City Council approved the carts after confirming...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2020

City of White Rock announces new Deputy Fire Chief

White Rock Fire Rescue

The City of White Rock has announced that Acting Deputy Fire Chief Ken Molland is the successful candidate for the full-time position of Deputy Fire Chief with White Rock Fire Rescue.

Deputy Chief Molland has more than 30 years of experience in fire protec...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2020

City of White Rock seeking local artists for decorative street banners

Street banners against sunny blue sky.

The City of White Rock invites artists from the Peninsula and Semiahmoo First Nation to submit designs for the 2020/2021 street banners program with the theme My City by the Sea.” 

With over 150 banners, the exhibit aims to en...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Get ready for White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay, July 1

Virtual Canada Day by the Bay 2020

It’s time to get ready for White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration now with community activities and ways to livestream the event on July 1.

Visit the City of White Rock’s website to access activity kits for all...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Outdoor Fitness and Summer Camps available for Registration

Summer 2020 Recreation Guide - Kid eating watermelon, senior woman playing tennis

The City of White Rock Recreation and Culture is offering outdoor recreation opportunities with modifications to accommodate the need for physical distancing and other measures to ensure community safety this summer. A variety of children’s outd...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Semiahmoo First Nation and the City of White Rock Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21

The Semiahmoo First Nation and City of White Rock, which is recognized as being located on the traditional unceded territory of the Nation, are joining to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. Held annually on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day...

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City News & Announcements
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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 15, 2020

June 12 South Surrey and White Rock Chamber Town Hall on Diversity and Inclusion

COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker and Councillor Scott Kristjanson were featured in a special South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce virtual Town Hall focused on diversity and inclusion. The session included guest speakers who have experienced discr...

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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2020

The Washboard Union will headline White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay

Virtual Canada Day by the Bay 2020

The City of White Rock is excited to announce that country music favourite The Washboard Union will headline the Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1.

With its signature three-part harmony, The Washboard Union has become one of Canada&rs...

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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Regional coordination of re-opening dates

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Each municipality in Metro Vancouver is working diligently in re-opening parks, recreation, cultural and library services to our residents and patrons. We have learned a great deal with COVID-19. One lesson is to support each other by coordinating municip...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Property Taxes Are Due July 2, 2020

Streetview of Houses in White Rock, BC - 2020 Property Tax

The 2020 due date for property taxes is July 2, 2020. In order to provide financial relief to our residents, the last day for payment with no penalty is September 30, 2020. This change in penalty date will allow a 90-day extension to pay taxes wi...

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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Ludic, Mr. O Canada, part of the Canada Day celebration in White Rock

Virtual Canada Day by the Bay 2020

The City of White Rock is hosting a Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1 between 7 and 9 p.m., featuring an O Canada sing-along, an online marketplace, and two hours of entertainment that include comedy, music, trivia and prizes.

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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 29, 2020

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

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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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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 25, 2020

City of White Rock welcomes new Deputy Fire Chief

White Rock Fire Rescue

The City of White Rock today welcomed Norman MacLeod, former Assistant Fire Chief with the District of Mission, to serve as one of White Rock Fire Rescue’s two Deputy Fire Chiefs.

MacLeod has been a member of the fire service for 32 years and has...

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City 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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City 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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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 19, 2020

City flags at half-hast to honour Snowbirds

Flags at White Rock City Hall at half mast in memory of fallen snow birds pilot.

City of White Rock flags are lowered to half-mast following the tragic crash on May 17 involving the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, resulting in the loss of Captain Jennifer Casey of Halifax.

City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 15, 2020

City reopens tennis and pickleball at Centennial Park with safe guidelines

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Many public facilities in the City of White Rock were closed mid-March to keep residents safe and to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As we enter Phase Two as defined by the BC Restart Plan, the City has reopened the courts at Centennial Park at 14...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 15, 2020

City of White Rock launches online recreation videos

woman in orange yoga pants practicing ab crunches on a excersice mat.

Due to COVID-19, all City facilities are currently closed to the public, including fitness facilities. The City of White Rock is dedicated to helping our residents stay active and stay connected during this time.

The Recreation and Culture Department is pl...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 13, 2020

City of White Rock discourages visits to seaside city during May long weekend

East beach waterfront at White Rock with tide out and blue skies.

The City of White Rock is encouraging people not to visit White Rock on the May long weekend, and instead to stay in their own communities, as directed by the Province during the COVID-19 pandemic.

White Rock, known as the City by the Sea with its sunny we...

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City 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

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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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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Stage 1 Water Restrictions begin May 1

Water Sprinkler on a green Lawn

On May 1, White Rock will have Stage 1 watering restrictions in place. In order to support and promote sustainable water practices, outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect from May 1 to October 15.

Residential lawn sprinkling is permitted:

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City 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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City 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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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 27, 2020

City of White Rock announces new Chief of White Rock Fire Rescue

White Rock Fire Rescue

The City of White Rock today announced that Edward Wolfe, Deputy Chief of White Rock Fire Rescue, will become the City’s new Fire Chief starting May 30.

Wolfe began with White Rock in 1991 as a career suppression firefighter, became Captain in 20...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 20, 2020

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

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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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 17, 2020

White Rock Fire Rescue to parents: Don’t let your teens have fires on the beach!

Do not have bonfires on beaches.

White Rock Fire Rescue has a message for parents: Don’t let your teens have fires on the beach!

This is after four separate fires were started on the beach overnight April 16.

Firefighters need to be on standby for genuine emergencies right now, s...

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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City of White Rock mourns the loss of a person who passed in morning fire

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The City of White Rock is sending its thoughts and prayers to a family who lost a loved one today in a fire in the 1400 block of Foster Street.

The White Rock RCMP and White Rock Fire Rescue responded this morning shortly after 7:30 a.m. White Rock Fire ex...

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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2020

New City of White Rock CAO, current CAO at Town of Ladysmith, begins May 19

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The City of White Rock is pleased to announce that Guillermo Ferrero, currently the CAO of the Town of Ladysmith, will join the City of White Rock as CAO May 19.

Ferrero has been the CAO of Ladysmith since 2016. During that time, in partnership with Stz&am...

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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Supreme Court of B.C. supports City of White Rock building height decision

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The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled in favour of the City of White Rock with regard to a proposed 12-storey development in the Lower Town Centre, limiting the height of that project to six storeys.

The Supreme Court in Vancouver heard the appli...

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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2020

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

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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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2020

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

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 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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City 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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City 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.

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City 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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City 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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City 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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City 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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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Registration for Winter Recreation in White Rock starts Jan. 4

2021 Winter Guide

The Winter 2021 Recreation Guide is now available. Click here to view all the available Winter programs from January to March. You won’t believe all the things you can do!

Our programs have been designed to ensure all provincial health and safety requireme...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas - A Message from Council

White Rock City Council wishes you a safe and joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Helpful Links:

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Council Meetings in 2020

city-hall-summer

Mark your calendars - the regular Council meeting schedule for 2020 is as follows: 

  •     Jan. 13 and 27;
  •     Feb. 10 and 24;
  •     March 9 and 30;
  •     April 6 and 20;
  •   &...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah from White Rock City Council

Happy Hanukkah

Sunday, Dec. 22 will be the start of Hanukkah, which lasts until Monday, Dec. 30.

May you and your loved ones find peace, and may joy be yours this Hanukkah season and well into the New Year!

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2019

City installing new pay stations near Peace Arch Hospital

Pay Station

The City of White Rock is installing new pay stations around Peace Arch Hospital, replacing the single-space, coin-operated meters at the on-street City pay parking stalls.

The new pay stations will provide customers with a range of convenient payment opti...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2019

What’s Open and Closed for the Holidays

White Rock City Hall with Christmas lights

Here is what’s open and closed at the City of White Rock for the holidays in December 2019 and January 2020.

White Rock City Hall

City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Ave., will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1, reopening on Jan. 2.

Engineering and ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 27, 2019

White Rock is ready for snow, begins brining operations

White Rock snow clearing and priority routes

As weather forecasters predict below-zero temperatures for the Lower Mainland this week, the City of White Rock is ready for snow.

White Rock has a snow and ice control plan in place and has road salt ready to use at the City’s works yard—ordering extra sa...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Face-painting, Santa and crafts make White Rock holiday skates special

2019-20 Holiday Break Skates - Boy skating wtih helmet and gloves

Skate with Santa, clown around or wear your hockey jersey. It’s all part of the City of White Rock’s Holiday Break Skates from Dec. 21 to Jan. 5 at Centennial Arena.

Centennial Arena at 14600 North Bluff Rd. is featuring Stick ‘n Puck for parents and kids ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Jingle Bell White Rock brings Santa Claus, lights up the night, Dec. 7

Jingle Bell White Rock

The White Rock BIA, The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce, the White Rock Museum and Archives and the City of White Rock are presenting an afternoon of festive, family fun on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Jingle Bell White Rock runs from 2 to 6 p.m. at M...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2019

City and Museum apologize to Semiahmoo First Nation for 1990s’ incident

City of White Rock - logo

In a private ceremony on Nov. 21, 2019, the City of White Rock and the White Rock Museum and Archives apologized to the Semiahmoo First Nation for an incident that took place in the 1990s.

The Semiahmoo First Nation and the White Rock Museum and Archives m...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Have ideas for White Rock’s Waterfront? Attend an open house Nov. 24 or 26

OCP-waterfront-enhancement

The City of White Rock is hosting two open houses to provide an update about White Rock’s Waterfront Enhancement Strategy and to get community input into the draft strategy.

Help plan the Waterfront and Marine Drive in to the next 10 to 20 years. ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Pick up your 2020 Pay Parking Decals and Resident Parking Permits

parking lot with parked cars

The 2020 pay parking decals and resident parking permits are available for purchase.

The Pay Parking Decals are for use in any of the City’s Pay Parking Areas for up to four hours per day, and the cost is $48 plus GST. The Resident Parking Permits are for ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2019

White Rock Detachment of the RCMP welcomes new Commander

White Rock RCMP detachment

The City of White Rock is pleased to welcome Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls as the new commander of the White Rock detachment of the RCMP effective Nov. 18.

Staff Sgt. Pauls is a 15-year member of the RCMP, most recently as the Surrey detachment’s Strategic Plannin...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Get ready for some holiday magic by decorating your own living tree

christmas tree

This holiday season, the White Rock Festival of Lights Society, along with City of White Rock, the White Rock BIA and the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce, will host a magical holiday lights event on the waterfront in White Rock.

You can s...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2019

New management direction for the City of White Rock

City of White Rock - logo

White Rock City Council wishes to advise that it has decided to embark on a new direction for the management of its organization. With the assistance of the Chief Administrative Officer, Dan Bottrill, the City will undergo a transition period over the nex...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2019

The City of White Rock is keeping drinking water safe and clean

pouring water into a glass from a sink faucet to drink

The City of White Rock is committed to providing safe, clean drinking water to its 20,000 residents and to providing residents with water quality updates.

White Rock’s groundwater has elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic and manganese.

Arsenic is ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2019

City seeks public input to spend $7.78 million-plus on capital projects

2019-State-of-the-City

The City of White Rock will look for input from residents and businesses to determine how to spend from $7.78 up to $14 million in City capital funding.

The announcement was part of White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker’s State of the City Address, presented by t...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Remembrance Day - A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council

Remembrance day

Lest we Forget

On Nov. 11, we pause to remember the men and women who have served our country. On behalf of the City of White Rock, thank you to our veterans and to those currently serving. Your sacrifice makes it possible for Canadians to have the freedom...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2019

White Rock in November: Come for the free parking. Stay for the sunsets.

free-waterfront-parking-weekday

Come to one of Canada’s prettiest cities in November and get your parking – and the sunsets – for free.

The City of White Rock is waiving the cost of parking in November weekdays, Monday through Friday, to encourage people to come out in the fall and see w...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

change-the-clocks-check-your-smoke-alarms

On Nov. 3, your professional firefighters recommend that a good time to change your fire alarm batteries is when you set your clocks back for daylight time on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Did you know that more than 50 percent of home fire deaths are in houses with non...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 30, 2019

City encourages TransLink to consider feedback from Oct. 28 forum on Route 351

translink

More than 200 people attended the TransLink Forum on Route 351 presented by TransLink on Oct. 28 in White Rock following an invitation by White Rock City Council.

Route 351 connects White Rock, Ocean Park and Crescent Beach with Bridgeport Station.

The Tran...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Water Main Flushing Program: Fall 2019

Water Swirl

The City of White Rock’s annual Water Main Flushing Program takes place on Oct. 29 through to Nov. 29. Water Main Flushing is a common process to maintain the City's water quality and increase the capacity of the water system.

During flushing, residents ma...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Stay Safe this Halloween

Boy and girl carving pumpkins for Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween by following the City of White Rock rules for fireworks, and follow the suggested safety tips for drivers, pedestrians, and homeowners from the White Rock Fire Department and the BC RCMP.

Fireworks in White Rock

Fireworks a...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Halloween Skate in White Rock

Halloween Skate - Boy dressed as a pirate holding a jack-o-lantern

You're invited - Join us for a fun-filled Halloween family skate on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Centennial Arena.

Put on your best costume and receive FREE admission and skate rentals. We'll have special treats for you to enjoy, and PRIZES for the top three costume...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2019

TransLink Forum on Route 351 takes place Oct. 28 in White Rock

translink

WHITE ROCK, B.C.—Oct. 18, 2019— Representatives from TransLink will present an update on Route 351 and other proposed changes at a forum in White Rock on Monday, Oct. 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the White Rock Community Centre.

Route 351 connects White Roc...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Apply for your dog licence online with Dogs eApply

Dogs eApply - a new online service

Dogs eApply is the latest online service now available.

With Dogs eApply, you can:

  • Apply and pay for your dog licence or purchase a replacement tag
  • Update information about your pet, including a picture
  • Add additional dogs to your account
  • Receive the annual re...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2019

City of White Rock Plants Over 250 New Trees

The Lower Mainland Green Team - Volunteer removing invasive plants

The City of White Rock and the Lower Mainland Green Team will be working together to plant 250 - 300 trees on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Ruth Johnson Park.

The Lower Mainland Green Team will be planting native trees to the area and removing invasive plants from ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Have you registered for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut?

The Great BC ShakeOut 2019

On Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.

Stay safe by knowing what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Visit our emergency program reso...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Wifi in White Rock

Wifi in White Rock

Free WIFI is now available at Memorial Park at the White Rock waterfront.

This free service is provided to help our residents and visitors access information from the web when visiting the waterfront between the White Rock Museum and the head of the White ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Save the Date - State of the City and Mayoral Address to the Community

Save the Date - 2019 State of the City and Mayoral Address to the Community

State of the City Address

Join Mayor Darryl Walker at the annual State of the City address on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock (SSWR) Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor will speak on the Council Strategic priorities within th...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2019

It’s Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 6-12, 2019

Oct. 6 to 12, 2019 is Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 6 to 12, 2019 is Fire Prevention Week™ with this year's campaign, Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan & Practise Your Escape!™ works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them sa...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving – A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council

Happy Thanksgiving - A message from White Rock City Council

This weekend, as we all gather with family and friends, let’s be grateful for the blessings in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving from the City of White Rock.

City Hall and Facilities Closure

White Rock City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Ave.) and Engineering and Muni...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2019

City of White Rock celebrates newest public art: Stande

Stande

WHITE ROCK, B.C.—Oct. 2, 2019 — On Oct. 2, the City of White Rock celebrated its newest piece of public art called “Stande” to honour the contribution of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary to the Peace Arch Hospital over 70 years.

The dedication ce...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Dogs on leash allowed on White Rock’s promenade from Oct. 1 to March 31, 2020

Dogs on the Promenade - brown and white dog with collar, dog tag, and leash.

WHITE ROCK, B.C.—Oct. 1, 2019 — The City of White Rock is allowing dogs that are on a leash on White Rock’s promenade as part of a pilot project from Oct. 1 to March 31, 2020.

City Council approved a set of recommendations for the pilot project in...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Celebrate National Seniors Day

National Seniors Day is October 1

Our seniors contribute to our communities and workplaces with volunteer work, caregiving and more. Celebrate National Seniors Day (Oct.1) in White Rock with a variety of events.

Events:

CARP Flag RaisingDate: October 1, TuesdayTime: 3:30 p.m. – 4 p...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 26, 2019

5 Corners Buskers & Comedy Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 28

5 Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival - Saturday, Sept. 28

The 5 Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival brings fun and laughter to the Uptown and 5 Corners district of White Rock on Sept. 28 starting at noon, featuring family-friendly, free street performers during the day and indoor comedy shows for the grown-ups a...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 13, 2019

City of White Rock hosts official reopening of Canada’s longest pier on Sept. 21

Official Pier Reopening Event

You’re invited! Join the community at the official reopening of the iconic White Rock Pier, Canada’s Longest Pier.

Where:  West Beach, 15000 block of Marine Drive, (near the White Rock)  When:   Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2019

City Hall & Facilities Closure – Labour Day

White Rock City Hall Summer Day

White Rock City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Avenue) and Engineering and Municipal Operations (877 Keil Street) will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for Labour Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The City’s Recreation and Culture Facilitie...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2019

City of White Rock reopens Canada’s longest pier on Aug. 27

Pier-Reopening

The City of White Rock is pleased to announce the reopening of its iconic pier, the longest pier in Canada, after it was closed for major repairs following a devastating storm in December 2018.

The pier was battered and severed in half by a storm surge wit...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide Now Available!

2019 Fall Recreation Guide

The Fall 2019 Recreation Guide is now available online. Click here to view all the available Fall programs from September – December.You won't believe all the things you can do!

The Recreation Guide is also available for pick up at:

  • City Hall (15322 Buena V...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Pier Re-Opening on Schedule.

White Rock Pier Reconstruction

The White Rock Pier reconstruction is on schedule to reopen by August 31, 2019. 

The new section of the Pier will be more resilient against future storms or natural disasters as it has been reconstructed with steel piles and a concrete deck. Timbe...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Happy BC Day – A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council

Message from White Rock City Council - Happy BC Day

On behalf of White Rock City Council, we wish you and your families a Happy British Columbia Day.

We invite you to join us at the Semiahmoo Days movie night Friday, August 2 and the 70th Anniversary of the White Rock Sea Festival this August 3-4, 2019. Enj...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Council Meetings Break for Summer.

White Rock City Hall Summer Day

The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (15322 Buena Vista Avenue).

Council meetings are held Monday evenings at White Rock City Hall. Council meetings are held in the Coun...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - July 26, 2019

2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2019

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days returns Aug 2-4, 2019

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days

On August 3 and 4, join us for the 70th annual White Rock Sea Festival along the waterfront and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the weekend.

Semiahmoo days, presented by the Semiahmoo First Nation, kicks off the festival Friday, Au...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Smart Parking – City of White Rock Goes Live with a Modern Multi-Level Parkade

West Beach Parkade now open.

The core foundation for a city to be considered a smart city is connectivity and technology. Amongst a host of benefits, technology offers a real-time view of events and provides rich capabilities for insights into behaviours and trends which allows city ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 18, 2019

City Seeks Input at the Waterfront Design Workshop

Official Community Plan Review - Waterfront Workshop

This workshop-style event is a chance to roll up your sleeves and use your creative ideas to shape the future of the City's Waterfront / Marine Drive area, with a design team and other members of the community.

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

For Businesses:

Ti...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 17, 2019

City Council Community Forum - Affordable Housing

City Council Community Forum - Affordable Housing

Join White Rock City Council as they host a Community Forum regarding Affordable Housing in White Rock. Interact with City Council and ask questions and provide feedback during the Community Forum.

Date: Monday, July 29, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: White ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Reminder – Be Aware of Scams and Frauds

Reminder - Be aware of scams and frauds.

The White Rock RCMP want to remind residents of the City of White Rock, to be aware of scams and frauds. Recently there have been calls to residents regarding water filtration systems available to purchase. While aggressive sales techniques are not illega...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 9, 2019

City of White Rock Introduces New Waterfront Parking Rate Schedule

Free Waterfront Parking February 1 - March 31, 2019.

At the Monday, July 8 regular Council meeting, City Council gave final reading to “Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2019, No. 2298, Amendment No. 1, 2019, No. 2299” which will:

  • adjust the hourly parking rates and months along the waterfront effective immediately;
  • FR...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 4, 2019

City Seeks Input on Town Centre Design Workshops

Official Community Plan (OCP) workshops

Want to share your ideas for White Rock’s Town Centre? Participate in the two Town Centre Design Workshops:

  • Saturday, July 6 (1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.): Town Centre Design Workshop #1
  • Tuesday, July 9 (5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.): Town Centre Design Workshop #2

The Town ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Happy Canada Day – A Message from White Rock City Council

Canada Day message from Mayor and Council

This July 1st, people across the Nation will gather to celebrate Canada’s 152nd Birthday. Events commemorating the Country’s rich culture, history, and accomplishments will be held from coast to coast for everyone to enjoy.

We invite you to join us in expr...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Generations Playground Reopens

Generations Playground is now reopened

The Generations Playground is now reopened - Enjoy the fun and play outside at the City’s first all ages and all abilities playground!

The Generations Playground in Ruth Johnson Park has been upgraded with the installation of rubberized pathways to make th...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2019

East Beach Promenade Now Open

East Beach Promenade Now Open

The East Beach promenade is now open to the public. After a devastating windstorm on December 20, 2018, the East Beach shoreline and promenade was extensively damaged and destroyed.

The East Beach restoration included the replacement of:

  • picnic tables
  • benche...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2019

City of White Rock Announces Water Treatment Plant is Now Fully Operational

White Rock Water Treatment Plant

WHITE ROCK, B.C. – The City of White Rock’s Water Treatment Plant has completed construction and is now fully operational and is producing excellent water quality results.

Water services in White Rock had been privately owned and operated until th...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 20, 2019

City Council Community Forum

City Council Community Forum

Join White Rock City Council as they host a Community Forum to discuss Council’s accomplishments-to-date and their goals for their term in office.

Key topics that will be discussed include:

  • Council Accomplishments
  • Council Strategic Priorities 2018 - 2022
  • Capi...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 19, 2019

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Message from White Rock City Council - National Indigenous Peoples Day

Please join White Rock City Council for a respect for history and relationship- building ceremony this National Indigenous Peoples Day.

  • Date: Friday, June 21, 2019.
  • Location: Totem Plaza, Dedicated to the Memory of Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles
  • Time: 11...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Summer Camps for Kids!

Kids Camps for the City of White Rock

Join the fun and stay active over the summer break with White Rock Summer Camps for Kids. A variety of camps for kids (ages 3 to 17) are offered through the Recreation and Culture Department in White Rock.

Registration is Now Open!

View the Summer Day Camp ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 17, 2019

The City of White Rock launches an Official Community Plan Review

Official Community Plan (OCP) Review

Over the next two years (2019-2020), the City will be working with the public to get feedback and make sure the community's views are understood and shared with Council so any updates made to the Official Community Plan (OCP) reflect the long-term needs o...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Celebrate Canada Day by the Bay 2019

Canada Day by the Bay 2019

Join the City of White Rock for our annual Canada Day by the Bay celebration presented by Amica White Rock. A variety of family-friendly activities will be going on from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on West Beach, Monday, July 1! This annual event attracts th...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 13, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - June 13, 2019

2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • Property Taxes are due July 2, 2019.
  • The 2018 Annual Report is now available
  • The Official Community Plan review survey is now live!
  • Highlights from the reg...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Memorial Park is Now Open

Memorial Park, White Rock, B.C.

The City of White Rock is pleased to share that the Memorial Park revitalization project is now complete! The pier-side lawn and panoramic ocean views that Memorial Park offers make the park one of the City’s favourite gathering spaces. Memorial Park feat...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2019

The 2018 Annual Report is Now Available!

2018 Annual Report

The City of White Rock’s 2018 Annual Report is available!

How many program registrations do you think White Rock Recreation and Culture processed in 2018? Or, what was the total of Civic Grants-in-Aid awarded by the City? Find the answer, and so much more ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2019

2019 Property Tax Due Tuesday, July 2, 2019

2019 Property Taxes are due July 2, 2019.

PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE JULY 2, 2019

The 2019 property tax notices have now been mailed to all registered property owners. If you do not receive your notice by the second week of June, please contact the Financial Services Department at White Rock City Hall...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - June 5, 2019

2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • The Official Community Plan (OCP) review survey is now live!  It's your City by the Sea and we look forward to working with you.
  • Call for Commit...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Generations Playground Closed for Upgrades

Generations Playground

The City is upgrading the Generations Playground by installing rubberized pathways to make the playground more user-friendly.

Starting June 3, 2019, the playground will be closed to install the rubberized flooring and work will take approximately three (3)...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Council Strategic Priorities 2018 – 2022

Council Strategic Priorities 2018-2022

At the beginning of each Term in Office, White Rock City Council establishes a long-term vision and strategic plan for the duration of their term, through the Council Strategic Priorities Plan.

The Council Strategic Priorities document also lays the founda...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 17, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - May 17, 2019

2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • The opening of the West Beach Parkade
  • Council's Strategic Priorities for 2018 - 2022
  • Work begins on the iconic White Rock Pier
  • Highlights from Monday’s Cou...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 17, 2019

City Hall Closure - Victoria Day

White Rock City Hall

White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019, for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 21.

City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019, for Victoria Day and will reopen on Tuesday, May 21. The facilities include:

  • Engineerin...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 14, 2019

West Beach Parkade Now Open

West Beach Parkade now open.

The four-level parkade is now open at Victoria Avenue and Vidal Street to provide more parking options near the waterfront for residents and visitors.

The parkade features include:

  • Over 180 parking spaces
  • Seven (7) electric vehicle parking spaces
  • Four-levels ...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2019

City of White Rock receives $1-millon grant from Government of British Columbia

MLA Ravi Khalon and Mayor Darryl Walker

The Government of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, awarded the City of White Rock with a $1-million grant that will help repair waterfront infrastructure from storm damage along the promenade and White Rock Pier.

The...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 2, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - May 2, 2019

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Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • Updates on the Water Treatment Plant ??
  • Water restrictions are now in effect ?? which means summer is almost here!
  • Don’t miss the art exhibit ?? “Seriousl...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Stage 1 Water Restrictions begin May 1

Water Sprinkler on a green Lawn

On May 1, White Rock will have Stage 1 watering restrictions in place. In order to support and promote sustainable water practices throughout the hotter months of the year, outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect from May 1 to October 15. Click he...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Update on Water Testing

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The City of White Rock’s Water Treatment Plant is operational and will be fully commissioned by the beginning of May. The operational test period is now completed.

If there is any concern, please contact the Engineering and Operations Department at 604-541...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Notice of Parking Stall Painting at the Waterfront

Notice of Work

Starting on Monday, April 29, the pay parking stall lines and numbers are being re-painted at the waterfront. The contractor will begin the work from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29 and will continue until Thursday, May 2, 2019.

The work will b...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Happy Easter - A Message from Mayor and Council.

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On behalf of White Rock City Council, we wish you, your family and friends a very Happy Easter.

We hope that everyone takes this time of renewal and optimism to reconnect with family and friends and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather this Easter long weeke...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 16, 2019

City Hall & Facilities Closure and Waste Collection Schedule - Easter

White Rock City Hall

City Hall & Facilities Closure

White Rock City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Avenue) and Engineering and Operations (877 Keil Street) will be closed on April 19, 2019 for Good Friday and April 22, 2019 for Easter Monday. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 23, ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - April 12, 2019

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Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out - Highlights include:

  • Updates on the Pier restoration and re-opening date ??
  • Generations Playground ?? Open House is happening this Saturday, April 13!
  • Don’t miss the art exhib...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2019

National Volunteer Week - A Message from Mayor and Council.

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April 7-13, 2019 marks National Volunteer Week. White Rock City Council would like to recognize and express our gratitude to the many volunteers in our City by the Sea.

Volunteers provide tremendous contributions to our community by donating their time to ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2019

e-Billing now available on myWhiteRock

eBilling now available on myWhiteRock

The City of White Rock’s online service myWhiteRock now offers e-Billing for business licences.

myWhiteRock is an online service that lets property owners and businesses access information any time about their City of White Rock property tax, water utility...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Summer Parking Rates Now Applicable at the Waterfront.

Free Waterfront Parking February 1 - March 31, 2019.

Summer parking rates are now applicable at the waterfront parking lots and street parking.

Currently, summer hourly parking rates are $3.25. Pay parking is in effect from 10:00 A.M. to Midnight (12:00 A.M.). 

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Committee Volunteer Opportunities for the City of White Rock

Committee Volunteers

Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community.

The City is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on the following seven (7) Committe...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2019

UPDATE - Notice of Water Testing until April 15, 2019.

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UPDATE – Please be advised that the City of White Rock’s Water Department will continue to do operational testing for the Water Treatment Plant until April 15, 2019

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The City of White Rock’s Water Treatment Plant is ready to be fully operational...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 12, 2019

The Spring/ Summer 2019 Recreation Guide is now available!

White Rock Spring Recreation Guide cover with girl holding tennis raquet

The City of White Rock is proud to support and facilitate the active, healthy lifestyles of our residents and guests by offering classes for toddlers to excursions for those over the age of 55. Whether you're interested in sports, arts, fitness, health an...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Run a Food Cart on the Promenade!

People walking along the Promenade

The City of White Rock has a Food and Beverage Cart program in designated areas along the White Rock Promenade.

Vendors will be limited to carts only, no motorized vehicles, and will be limited to food and beverage vendors; no novelty items. Vendors will b...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

Special Council Meeting for March 13, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

A Special Council meeting has been called for 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in order to consider the majority of business that was deferred from the Monday, March 11, 2019 Regular Council meeting.  Click here to read the Monday Regular C...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Parking Lot East of Memorial Park Now Open on Weekends and Weeknights

Parking Lot East of Memorial Park

The parking lot East of Memorial Park is now open on weekends and weeknights for the public to use.

Between 5:00 PM and 5:00 AM Monday through Friday and all day on weekends, the parking lot will be open.

Please note that a few parking stalls will be used f...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2019

International Women’s Day - A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

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Today is International Women’s Day. For generations, women have played, and continue to play, a significant role in helping shape our policies that impact all our lives.

As your City Council, we have established new volunteer Advisory Committees and will b...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Starting October 1, 2019, Dogs are allowed on the promenade.

Dog on leash walking with owner

A trial program will allow dogs on the White Rock promenade starting October 1, 2019 until March 31, 2020. Until then, dogs are NOT ALLOWED on White Rock’s waterfront promenade.

At the February 11, 2019 regular Council meeting, City Council approv...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 28, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - February 28, 2019

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Stay Connected with the City of White Rock! The City Connects E-Newsletter is out! Highlights include:

 -Spring Break is coming ?? find info on Spring Break camps for kids ????

 - Don’t miss the art exhibit ?? “Our Pier: A Retrospective” f...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Happy Family Day - A message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

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We wish you and your family a healthy and happy Family Day! 

We hope you have the opportunity to reconnect with your family, to re-energize, refocus and share some quality time together...perhaps at Centennial Area for the City’s free Family Day s...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Notice of Work - Water Main Leak

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A water main leak is affecting residents from Foster Street to Dolphin Street and Marine Drive to Victoria Avenue. 

White Rock’s Water Operations crews are on scene working on emergency repairs. It is anticipated that the repairs are to be complet...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 14, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - February 14, 2019

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The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include information about how the City prepares for snowfalls, invitation to Our Pier: A Retrospective exhibit, Family Day message from Mayor and Council, and so much more!

Read the full newsletter here:&a...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Snow Clearing & Priority Routes

White Rock snow clearing and priority routes

How the City of White Rock Prepares for Snow & Ice Mitigation

The City of White Rock regularly monitors two major weather forecaster providers in order to have enough time to prepare our trucks and crews ahead of any storm. We dispatch equipment as nee...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Promenade West of the White Rock to Re-Open on February 7, 2019

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The City of White Rock is pleased to inform residents, businesses, and visitors that the Promenade, West of the White Rock (referred to by First Nations as P’Quals) will be open to the public by 12:00pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

The City’s Engineering...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Happy Lunar New Year - A message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

Message from Mayor and Council - Lunar New Year

On Lunar New Year, as you and your loved ones gather to say goodbye to the Year of the Dog, and welcome the Year of the Pig, we wish you a prosperous New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Council Strategic Priorities - Aligning Our Priorities

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On Friday, February 8, 2019, Council will be meeting to review the feedback provided by residents and business owners and discuss their strategic priorities for their 2018 - 2022 term.

Council Strategic Priorities Facilitated Session

Date: Friday, February ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 4, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - February 4, 2019

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The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include FREE PARKING at the waterfront, Lunar New Year message from Council, and more!

Read the full newsletter here: http://ow.ly/e0hH30nzXg6

Not subscribed? Never miss an issue by subscribing here: http:/...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Committee Volunteers

Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community. 

Currently, the City of White Rock is accepting applications for three committees:

1. Park...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Black History Month - A message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

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Over 20 years ago, in December of 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month, following a motion introduced by the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. The motion was carrie...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Free Parking at the Waterfront

Free Waterfront Parking February 1 - March 31, 2019.

From February 1 - March 31, 2019, parking will be free at East and West Beach along the waterfront. 

Please note that parking between Oxford Street and the Hump is restricted to a 4 hour maximum stay.

At the regular council meeting on Monday, Janua...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Notice of Special Council Meeting: Community Forum | Dogs on the Promenade

Special Council Meeting - January 30, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 a Special Council Meeting will be held at the White Rock Community Centre regarding Dogs on the Promenade. 

The meeting agenda can be found here: http://ow.ly/rVE630nv38P

If you have questions please contact clerksoff...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City Connects E-Newsletter - January 18, 2019

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The first City Connects E-Newsletter of 2019 is here! 

What you'll find in this edition: City Council wants your input on their Strategic Priorities for their term (link in e-newsletter), Council highlights (Question & Answer period returns Ja...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Council's Strategic Priorities Survey - Aligning Our Priorities

Survey - Aligning our priorities

At the beginning of each Term in Office, White Rock City Council establishes a long-term vision and strategic plan for the duration of their term, through the Council Strategic Priorities Plan.  

Have your say! Provide your input into Council’s St...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Latest Update Regarding East and West Beach, the Waterfront, and Pier.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 marked two weeks since the devastating windstorm swept through the City that resulted in extensive damage to the Pier, waterfront, and boats along the marina.

According to BC Hydro, the December 20, 2018 storm was the most damagin...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Updates on Waterfront Projects

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Storm 2018 Clean Up Work: Beaches and Promenade

Thursday, January 3, 2019 marks two weeks since the devastating windstorm swept through the City that resulted in extensive damage to the Pier, waterfront and boats along the marina.  BC Hydro report...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Request for Service

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If you notice problems like street flooding, fallen trees, or burnt streetlights, notify the City with Request for Service, our online platform for reporting non-emergency issues.

To use this service, we recommend that you have the following ready:

  • Have you...
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