Happy Halloween - Be Safe
"where you can vacation and be home the same day"
The ANGELIC TEAPOT and Maureen Courolic return to uptown White Rock (from the waterfront) this weekend. MAUREEN would like you to stop in Saturday for a cup of tea and treats and to check out the wonderful ne location of White Rock's #1 tea and accessory shop.
BARNEY BENTALL is on stage this weekend at BLUE FROG, over at the Crescent Legion MURP! is on stage Saturday. Do you like Barbershop Choirs? One of the best is in Ocean Park this weekend
Sunday make sure you pop into the White Rock Farmers Winter Market in the Elks Hall on George Street
October 31, 2014
Co0me One Come All
The ALL CANDIDATES meeting for the candidates running for White Rock council and the Mayor's chair came together last night at the community centre.
(standing room only)
(sitting room only - no less than 17 candidates are vying for 6 council seats)
TEAM CHESNEY were on hand to welcome residents to the affair
l-r Kerlande Siouras, Claire Hancock, Al Lazare, Brenda Ryan and Diane Lazare
White Rock Gets Planting
The city of White Rock is in the process of planting over 100 trees throughout the city.
Here is a complete list of the variety of trees and the locations they are being planted (click here)
Surrey Light Rail One Step Closer
The City of Surrey has taken a positive step forward in securing federal funding for Light Rapid Transit. The City's application to the P3 Canada Fund has been granted "screened in" status. This means the City's application will move on to the next phase for further P3 federal funding consideration.
City staff will continue to work with TransLink to refine the LRT design and cost estimates for the project. The design work is also necessary to enable the preparation of a P3 business case for federal funding.
The City's objective is a funding arrangement for the Surrey LRT line of 1/3 federal, 1/3 provincial and 1/3 regional.
More information about the Surrey LRT Project can be accessed here (click here)
October 30. 2014
Mobile Fireworks Sales In Surrey - RCMP WARNING
During the Halloween season first responders see a spike in the number of fireworks related injuries and structure fires. In an effort to reduce these types of incidents, City of Surrey By-Law Enforcement and Surrey RCMP have been busy targeting illegal sales of fireworks and firecrackers. With just a few days to go before Halloween arrives, approximately $13,000 in illegal fireworks and firecrackers have been seized and $6,250 in fines have been issued.
With the selling of fireworks prohibited in the City of Surrey, some vendors have resorted to "travelling" firework sales in an effort to unload their product. The "travelling" fireworks sales people advertise via social media and meet with clients to make the sale. Often the customer turns out to be a City of Surrey By-Law Enforcement officer who then promptly issues the illegal fireworks vendor fines of up to $750. When appropriate, Surrey RCMP will also issue a Violation Ticket under the Explosives Act.
(Click Here) to read the safety warning issued by the RCMP for a safe Halloween
Decision 2014 Shaw Coverage of the Candidates speeches
Saturday November 15, 7:30pm to 11:30pm
Shaw TV, channel 4
Shaw Multicultural Channel, channel 116
October 28, 2014
Early Morning Shooting In Cloverdale Area
Surrey RCMP and the special IHIT unit were called Tuesday to a crime scene in Cloverdale following a number of shots fired calls to 911. The shooting took place in the 17900 block of 40th avenue.
Witnesses near the area are telling investigators the two injured males were transported to Surrey Memorial hospital then on to the Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster due to the severity of their injuries.
UPDATE - RCMP now believe the two men were shot during a grow op rip off.
The "Other" SUN Survey
The Vancouver Sun distributed a form for candidates in the upcoming civic election to fill out and return.
October 27, 2014
Running For Repairs
Hundreds of locals turned out Sunday to run or walk in the Peace Arch Hospital's Great Pumpkin Walk/Run.
All the money raised from donations will be directed to improving the Emergency Room at the local hospital.
Global TV's Kristi Gordon
KRISTI GORDON capably handled the Master of Ceremony duties. GORDON who grew up in Crescent Beach seems to be taking up the "local" slack for MARK MADRYGA who has carried the weight of the volounteer duties on his shoulders for years. We salute both these community builders.
October 26, 2014
Good Morning White Rock!!
Residents in uptown White Rock were jolted out of their sleep and beds Saturday morning at 7 a.m. when the demolition of the old Coast Capital building came thundering down.
Corner of Thrift & George in Uptown White Rock
The early morning work signifies Saltaire is readying the site for the construction of their high rise tower. Business is good.
Local Election Links
The White Rock BIA will host an ALL CANDIDATES meeting this evening (Thursday) at the White Rock Community Centre in the Bosa Towers. 7 p.m.
Full White Rock candidates and contact info (click here)
NOTE - MEET N GREET some of the White Rock Independent Candidates – Sat, Nov 1st at KENT St Centre from 1 pm to 4 – drop by for one on one time.
The local ALL CANDIDATES meeting for the Surrey candidates for council and mayor will be held at the Rotary Field House at the South Surrey Athletic Park Monday November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Full Surrey Candidates and contact info (click here)
October 25, 3014
Semiahmoo Shake up
MARY BRUNET the executive director of Semiahmoo Arts has resigned her position with the local arts group. The Board of Directors accepted BRUNET'S letter of resignation this past week. The search for a new director has begun.
In the event the neighbourhood kid's bicycle broke down, you might not have seen your Thursday copy of THE PAN. An incredibly detailed overview of what is on the minds of the electorate in the Lower Mainland. In particular the Surrey and White Rock numbers are rather telling.
If the polls are an accurate portrayal of how you the voters are feeling, get ready for some changes.
ROBERT GENN Honoured Nationally
The late ROBERT GENN'S art will be featured until November 1 at the White Rock Gallery on Johnston Road. The local art gallery joins studios in Banff, Kelowna and Toronto for this special offering of GENN'S paintings.
The show continues through to November 1. GENN'S popularity has sky rocketed with his recent passing.
ROBERT GENN and his daughter SARA in a wonderful video from an art retreat they hosted at Hollyhocks in 2013
Golden Anniversary For Local Businesses
COSMOS on the White Rock Waterfront
A number of White Rock businesses will be honoured at the next and final meeting of White Rock council on November 3.
How many businesses do you think have continually served our "city by the sea" for over 25 years?
Barney Bentall Tonight
"Pay Parking in White Rock? No one told me"
BARNEY BENTALL and band rock Blue Frog tonight.
MURP! at the Crescent Legion Saturday Night.
MURP! boasts an all star line up including MICKEY HOVAN from Wheat In The Barley/PETER TENNANT/JAY MACDONALD and ROB HARVEY.
NICOLE SCOFFIELD from the Wheat In The Barley will be the special musical guest. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are going quickly. Available at the Legion bar during the day time, or at the door Saturday night. Just $10.00
Real Estate Roundup
The final chapter in your 5 Part Home Buying Guide from your local real estate experts NEIL & SCOTT HIGGINS
Yell It Like It Is
Do you know who these people are?
We should be ashamed of ourselves
TNT The Naked Truth
Watch Your Step!
It's Election Time
The White Rock Social Justice Film Society is showing the film MISS REPRESENTATION on Friday at the First United Church in White Rock on Buena Vista Ave. The showing is at 7pm and is open to all by donation. We encourage parents to bring youth and teenagers to attend this important film.
The Vancouver Canucks bent against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, blowing a 2-0 third-period lead.
Unlike so many nights last season, however, they didn't break.
After getting caught on the ice when the Canadiens tied the game with 2:33 left in the third period, Henrik Sedin set up twin brother Daniel for the winning goal on a power play with 2:15 left in overtime to lead the Canucks to a 3-2 win at Rogers Arena.
Now a quick trip to THE CITY OF CHAMPIONS for a game with Edmonton tomorrowyou night, and back for Nashville on Sunday.
Next game for the Seahawks is Sunday afternoon when the Oakland Raiders come to The Jet City.
The B.C. Lions clinched a spot in the CFL playoffs on Saturday night with a 28-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers - but the win may have come at a cost.
Saturday the Lions are in Edmonton for a 4 p.m. game. Next home game is Calgary on November 7.
Halloween Howl at the South Surrey Arena tonight. The Penticton Vees come down the Hope/Princeton for a game with our Eagles @ 7 p.m.
Tickets at the door prior to game time.
Out of The Playoff Hunt
The Vancouver Whitecaps have been eliminated from the MLS post-season with a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas in the Western Conference knockout round. Erik Hurtado scored the lone goal for Vancouver.
Facts of Life
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.
There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.
Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are.
Drive carefully It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
A man who says marriage is a 50-50 proposition doesn't understand two things: 1 - Women, 2 - Fractions
We wrap up Barney Bentall week with the video from 1995's GIN PALACE album. "Do 'Ya" want to see a great concert tonight. BENTALL and a stellar back up band will be on stage at Blue Frog at 8 p.m. Slide into your Halloween costume and come on down for a fun night at Canada's premier live music venue.
Avoid disappointment get your tickets now (order them here)
We can't let Halloween pass without a little BOBBY "Boris PICKETT (click here)
Thought For The Day
Tomorrow In The Sun
Recipe of the Week
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