May 21, 2013, 4:37 pm
"where you can vacation and be home the same day"
The Naked Truth
Cloverdale may have hosted the rodeo this past weekend, but White Rock had a "round up" of its own recently.
Just two weeks left to catch the wonderful performances by this year's contestants in the DIAMOND IN THE ROCK youth talent search at The Roadhouse Grille. Tomorrow night 4 more amazing performers take the stage at The Roadhouse Grille in South Surrey. Come on down for a great dinner and some wonderful music.
This weekend CAROLE POPE performs at Blue Frog and the Camp Alexandra Festival will play host to crafts and entertaining artists.
MUMFORD & SONS rock Holland Park in Whalley Friday night. The LIVE NATION crew have been constructing the concert site since Saturday. SOLD OUT.
May 21, 2013
RCMP Searching For Person Who Attacked A Protestor at Cloverdale Rodeo
Surrey RCMP are asking the public's assistance in locating a female who verbally and physically attacked a femalel protestor outside of the Cloverdale Rodeo on Saturday.
If you witnessed the exchange between the two women please contact the Surrey RCMP 604-599-0502
WARNING RACIST AND CRUDE CONTENT (click here)
Crab Wars Brewing On Semiahmoo & Boundary Bay
STEVEN STARK a member of the Tsawwassen First Nations is in court in Bellingham today fighting for the right to crab & fish over the International Boundary in Semiahmoo Bay.
STARK who has been crabbing and fishing in Semiahmoo Bay since he was a child, had his professional crab boat and crab nets seized last year when Washington fisheries officials boarded him 500 metres into American waters in Boundary Bay.
Part of STARK'S defence is the Tsawwassen band is part of the Lummi Nation. The Semiahmoo First Nations are also known to be descendants of the Lummi First Nations.
May 20, 2013
Music By The Bay?
The RIX CENTRE FOR OCEAN DISCOVERIES in Bamfield on Vancouver Island features a scallop-shell shaped roof which flares out to the Pacific Ocean with a sheer wall of glass. Superb acoustics and the spectacular view of the west coast of Vancouver Island's mystic, bold Pacific right behind the performers make this truly the most inspiring venue anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
Wouldn't it be great for White Rock, the arts community not have a facility like this? (read more)
Legal Pot In Washington State? Not So Fast
This past week the preliminary report of introducing the legal sale of marijuana in Washington State was published. There is still a major hurdle before legal pot sales south of us can proceed. The Federal Justice Department
May 19, 2013
Up From The Farm Team?
Neighbouring Langley Mayor PETER FASSBENDER is just one of the newly minted Liberals who have civic government experience. Of the 25 recently elected Liberals no less than 15 of the new faces came from the local government level. Surrey councillor MARVIN HUNT was another local who has made the Liberal jump to the big time.
In other related election news re-elected MLA GORDON HOGG recently stated he has not been asked to step down to allow CHRISTY CLARK a safe seat to gain a seat in the legislature. Is White Rock a safe Liberal seat, or is it a safe Hogg seat?
Local Eagle Expert Finally Gets City's Attention
For years the White Rock Sun has been working with local wildlife advocate DAVID HANCOCK to develop the local eagle habitat.
With the destruction of the roosting fir trees on the city's road end, it would appear the city will finally become pro-active.
The White Rock BIA has a new Executive Director.
An announcement is forthcoming. The full time replacement for the part time interim executive director is expected to assume her duties in June.
May 17, 2013
Digging A Hole
Yesterday White Rock city officials and an independent contractor were on site of the city's road end that borders along a proposed development site on Victoria Avenue. (see story below)
Councillors LARRY ROBINSON and HELEN FATHERS converse with the city of White Rock's arborist ALECIA OTTO. Initial findings were it may be possible to develop the property and save the city's adjoining trees.
Update 4 p.m. May 17, 2013
Once the roots of the tree's roots were exposed the city of White Rock on the advice of a private arborist and the city staff a decision was made to remove the trees.
.....at 4 p.m. trees came tumbling down.
White Rock Mayor WAYNE BALDWIN was joined by Councillors HELEN FATHERS and GRANT MEYERS in a special ceremony Wednesday with MP RUSS HIEBERT. The federal government has allotted enough funds to pave over the grass on the small Bayview Park at West Beach in order to extend the promenade and extra 150 feet or so.
Mr. Hiebert said, "The funding provided today will be used to improve accessibility and enjoyment of the park through the installation of a new brick-paved walking trail, benches, and a gazebo. I know we will all look forward to seeing the results of this investment and the benefits that will come with it."
Meet The Neighbours
Meet LISA XIE. LISA and a few of her friends have a special day planned for White Rock next Saturday. All you have to do to participate is simply say "Hi."
The first annual Surrey Restaurant Week is happening May 24-June 2, 2013. Come out & dine at over 40 participating restaurants as they serve up delectable set menus for $20, $30 & $40. Whether you want to try Thai, go for a great curry, or check out a local brew pub, Surrey’s diverse dining scene will be sure to tantalize your taste buds. Check out some of the great dining options below & click to see available menus!
A farmer was driving along the road past White Rock City Hall with a load of fertilizer. Council was out front saw the farmer and called out, "What've you got in your truck?"
"Fertilizer," the farmer replied.
"What are you going to do with it?" asked the Councillors
"Put it on strawberries," answered the farmer.
"You ought to work here, we put sugar and cream on ours."
You stay classy now. ANCHROMAN II this summer
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Another election. Another win for Good Ole Gordie
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