painting by Chris McClure
where you can vacation - and be home the same day
Today & tomorrow Cloverdale fairgrounds become the "airgrounds." The high flying motocross bikes will be competing in the giant ARENA CROSS. Stop by and say hello to DON PITCAIRN at the Surrey Shirts booth.
This marks the second weekend of the month long Irish Festival in White Rock. On the music scene NEARLY NEIL Bobby Bruce's tribute to NEIL DAMOND comes to Sawbuck's Pub.
Recipe of the Week
Spice up breakfast with an order of Bean Chilaquiles with Avocado & Queso Fresco
March 08, 2014
Surrey Crime - #1 With A Bullet
Residents of Surrey are expressing a momentous level of concern over public safety in their community, while Vancouverites are primarily worried about housing, a new Insights West poll has found.
In the online survey of representative municipal samples, half of Surrey residents (51%) identify crime as the most important issue facing their city—well above transportation (18%), poverty (6%) and education (also 6%).
March 07, 204
Remember - Spring Forward
The clocks go forward one hour when you go to bed tonight. Daylight savings time couldn't come t better time.
Permission To Come Aboard
A salvage crew from BOAT SURVEY was successful in removing a sailboat that had been bouncing around against the rocks for a couple of weeks, on the beach between White Rock and Crescent Beach.
TONY TOXOPEUS and his crew figured out how to salvage the boat on Wednesday.
March 06, 2014
Surrey RCMP investigate shooting
Surrey RCMP were called to a crime scene after a male with a gunshot wound was located in the Bridgeview district of North Surrey in 13300 block of King George Blvd.
At approximately 01:20 AM Wednesday morning the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the Cedar Park Garden apartment complex in Surrey. Upon attending police located a male who had been shot and was suffering from a non-life threatening injury to his arm. The male victim has been transported to local area hospital.
Hard To Believe
Local resident JIM WIGMORE is fit to be tied. Nearly two years ago WIGMORE had his truck stolen from the parking lot at Crescent Beach Marina. He informed the RCMP and waited for word on the recovery. None was forthcoming.
Now comes word SURREY WIDE TOWING has been looking after his truck and wants $5,000.00 in storage fees. WIGMORE did not have theft insurance so ICBC was never involved. The RCMP apparently discovered the missing truck and had Surrey Wide Towing pick up the vehicle. Unfortunately the RCMP made a mistake when they filed the paperwork and got the registration # incorrect. As a result no one contacted WIGMORE until recently the problem was sorted out.
The RCMP is looking into the matter.
March 05, 2014
Things Quiet On The Labour Front - Too Quiet
City of White Rock Works Yard
Almost a month after workers in the City of White Rock voted 94 percent in favour of strike action if necessary, the union is discouraged by a lack of progress with the employer.
CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk is letting members know that they need to be prepared for job action, following a disappointing meeting this morning with employer representatives.
March 04, 2014
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March 02, 2014
When plans to move council to a new home in the church property the city of White Rock owns, like so many of us, it seemed like it was time to fix up the old abode.
The work crews have torn the old council chambers apart and major renovations are underway.
The new council chambers will see the mayor and council seated at the opposite of the council chambers in a horseshoe configuration at floor level with the audience. A completely overhauled audio video system will be installed. In the near future live streaming webcasts of council will be featured on the city's website.
In My Opinion
He's back, and we could not be happier. ROSS BUCHANAN after a brief absence has returned to White Rock and the pages of The White Rock Sun. BUCHANAN played the part of potential dragon slayer when he took on the insurmountable task of going head to head with Surrey First and Dianne Watts as he challenged for the mayoral seat in Surrey back in 2011.
BUCHANAN for the time being will be happy to tackle issues that need attention, in his opinion.
Tonight @ Sawbuck's
Irish Month Wrap-Up Concert
Going Going Gone
Our NIGHT OWL DOUG E is moving into the big city on March 15. So DOUG has decided there are a number of treasures he can part with. Today DOUG E is having a giant garage sale 9:00am to 4:00pm 828 Stevens St. just off of Marine Drive near Stayte Street on the waterfront in White Rock.
Now & Then
Deluxe Restaurant, Moby Dick, Indian Restaurant and Coney Island
The Red & White Grocery Store, a meat market and Charlie's Fish N' Chips
Do you have some old pictures of White Rock or Crescent Beach kicking around? We would love to have a copy of them for our files. Contact THE SUN - email@example.com
The annual Rotary Club book sale is on all week at the Semiahmoo Mall. Here are a few fun facts about this great community fund raising event.
-Throughout the year Rotary receives approximately 15500 books by donation.
-The Rotary warehouse has over 59,000 books in storage.
-The oldest book ever donated was from 1886.
-Books are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
The Canucks return home to begin a two-game home stand tonight when they host the Calgary Flames and the New York Islanders on Tuesday. I think we all remember what happened the last time Vancouver and Calgary played at Rogers Arena. It was a good fashioned donny brook from the get go.
The Langley Rivermen rode a dominant finish to a 6-3 win over the Eagles to take a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-seven Mainland division semi-final at the South Surrey Arena last night.
Game three of the series goes Saturday night at 7:00pm at the South Surrey Arena where the Rivermen can take a 3-1 series lead heading into game five Monday night at the Langley Events Centre.
With just over 24 hours until Vancouver Whitecaps FC kick off their 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, the club announced today that fewer than less than a thousand tickets remain for today's season opener against New York Red Bulls. Kickoff at BC Place is set for 4:30 p.m.
The 'Caps enter tomorrow's match with several new faces from across the globe. Former Welsh national team captain Carl Robinson takes the reigns as head coach after serving as Whitecaps FC assistant coach the past two seasons. Joining him are a number of exciting talents, including two new Designated Players. Argentine Matias Laba comes on board to bring tenacity to the midfield, while Chilean Pedro Morales brings an attacking flair to the 'Caps after most recently playing with Malaga in Spain's top tier La Liga. Adding to the South American show are Uruguayan duo Sebastian Fernandez and Nicolas Mezquida, two highly skilled playmakers. On the backline, 2012 MLS All-Star Steven Beitashour steps in at right back to replace South Korean icon Young-Pyo Lee before an expected call-up to play in this summer's FIFA World Cup with Iran.
Joke Of The Day
Q: What does a recent high school dropout and the Vancouver Canucks have in common?
A: They’re both young, have no goals and no good prospects.
Thought For The Day
There is nothing lost in translation here. A young lady wonders how her Dad is enjoying his new ipad?
Paint The Town Red, and white, and blue, and yellow and orange
Our waterfront commercial buildings re looking a little rough around the edges. Can you imagine what our beach front would look like it we splashed it with bright colours?
Burano is Italy's technicolour town, located in the same lagoon as Venice. Fishermen apparently decided to paint their houses with bright colors so that they would be easily distinguishable through the thick fog. Today, residents cannot paint their houses just any shade, if they want to repaint, they have to send a letter to the government, and officials will reply with a list of acceptable colors.
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