Coronavirus: White Rock Pier reopens to the public

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White Rock strip businesses deal with ‘one-two punch’ of pier damage and COVID-19
Global BC's Jordan Armstrong checks in on businesses on the White Rock strip, which have been hit by the one-two punch of damage to their pier last year, and COVID-19 this year. – May 21, 2020

The City of White Rock is reopening its famous pier Wednesday morning after a nearly three-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, all waterfront parking lots will return to regular operation within a week.

The boardwalk reopened last month.

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The West Beach parking lot will remain closed for now.

“We are hoping that with the reopening of the White Rock Pier and a return to normal with parking, people will behave responsibly and safely and follow the guidance of our provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry,” Deputy Mayor Scott Kristjanson said in a release.

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On Tuesday, health officials reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and no new deaths.

-with files from Jon Azpiri

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