You know that after the coldest and snowiest winter in decades here on the west coast, you'd think that the lousy weather would give us a break from some of the other crap we have to put up with here in the Great White North. Well, folks, make sure you put a big X on the calendar for the past Valentine's Day, which is synonymous with a big red heart because that is when mosquitoes once again put us blood pumping mammals living here in the Semi-pen back on the menu.
Fifth Earthquake Magnitude 5.7 earthquake off Vancouver Island Coast
The earthquakes were on the western side of the Explorer Plate, of of the tip of Vancouver Island where it borders the Pacific Plate. Each earthquake occurred within approximately 10 kilometres away from another event that occurred today.
Many of BC’s earthquakes in recent years have occurred within this area where the Explorer Plate is pushed by the Pacific Plate, forcing it to subduct under the North American Plate.
Thousands of tremors strike British Columbia every year, but only a handful measure a magnitude of 4 or greater which was the case this past week with all 5 earthquakes measuring over 4.
Maybe JIMMY BUFFETT Can Helps With Our OCP?
If there's one person in the world who knows how to kick back and relax, it's Mr. Margaritaville himself. Maybe that's why Jimmy Buffet partnered with Minto Communities to create a community for people 55-and-older in Daytona Beach, which promises to reflect the lifestyle embraced in Buffet's songs.
Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing male.
Michael FONTAINE is believed to have left his residence in the 2000 block of 156 street in Surrey, between 8 am and 6 pm on the 16th of February 2017. He has not been seen or heard from since.
He is described as a 62 year old Caucasian male, 5'10", 165 lbs with grey hair and blue eyes. He wears glasses and has a grey scruffy beard. (Please see attached photo). He is believed to be wearing black or grey sweat pants, a black vest and a grey or black hoodie, and blue slip on shoes. FONTAINE walks very slowly and is unstable on his feet. he uses a burgundy wood cane. FONTAINE has a medical condition for which he takes medication and it is not believed he has any with him. Police and family are concerned for his health and well-being.
It is very unusual for him to be away from home for this long. He is likely on foot and would not have gone too far.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this person is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2017-21512
Hockey Night In Surrey
OUR Surrey Eagles of the BCHL were defeated by Chilliwack last evening 4-3.
The Eagles wrap up their regular aseason schedule next week with games this Wednesday and Thursday.
Games 6:30 p.m. start. South Surrey Arena tickets at the door.
February 15, 2017
Does Blaine Know Something We Don't?
Our neighbour to the south Blaine WA has plans to install an emergency siren on the city's waterfront.
There are already sirens dotted around Northern Washington. Birch Bay, Point Roberts, Bellingham and Sandy Point all possess the emergency sirens to warn the public or tsunamis, earthquakes and other potential hazards such as a train derailment with hazardous goods.
Once installed the siren will be tested the first Wednesday of every month for 30 seconds. Keep your ears open for it.
Off The Record
l-r "Barometer" BILL FOX and host BILL HUGHES
For 45 years Bill Hughes did something parents tell their kids not to do. He talked to strangers.
It turns out almost all of them were friendly. Hughes broadcast more than 15,000 Roving Mike shows on CKNW that aired six times a week from 8:45 to 9 a.m. Most frequently he would climb aboard tour buses or those headed out of town and just begin asking questions.
White Rock History Club, Monthly Meeting
DATE Monday, February 27th, 2017
TIME 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE White Rock Public Library, upstairs Meeting Room, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock.
"Einstein's Life" by Herb Spencer is an illustrated talk (for non-scientists) to hear about the recently exposed secrets of the world's most famous scientist. Herb is retired theoretical physicist, who continues his basic research (as a hobby). He will share some of his life-long obsessions with Albert Einstein. The talk is based on two new books about Einstein. The meeting is open to the general public; admission is free
Driving through Cloverdale last summer I stopped at a vegetable stand. It was deserted except for a sleeping German shepherd.
I stepped over the dog, helped myself to some corn, then opened the cash box to pay.
Taped to the inside of the lid was this note: "The dog can count."
Video Of The Day
Canucks Fight song 70's.
Thought For The Day
Tomorrow In THE SUN
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The majority of Canada’s top advertisers will increase their digital marketing activities and budget in 2016, according to new statistics from AdGear by Ad Hoc research. While amazing progress has been made in recent years and growth has accelerated, this data indicates that digital advertising has yet to fully mature in Canada.
“The survey clearly indicates that there are as many companies that perceive themselves as leader of their industry (24%) as there are that see themselves as lagging behind (28%), with the bulk of them (43%) considering they are at par,” the report states.