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Real Estate Roundup

No Vacation for Home Buyers in August. The market remains vibrant in the Lower Mainland.





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September 18, 2014

Former Councillor Throws Her Hat In The Ring

Lynne Sinclair

"After a lot of thought and much encouragement I have decided to run for Councillor. I wasn't going to but had a second look and decided to throw my hat in the ring. See you on the doorstep!"

Lynne Sinclair


Surrey Side

BARINDER RASODE is promoting a "special community event" this Saturday. It is believed the event will be used as her platform to announce she has assembled her team for a campaign to control Surrey city hall.


Hardly Breaking News

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts will seek federal Conservative nomination. Watts will run in the riding of South Surrey-White Rock. The next federal election is October 29, 2015.


September 17, 2014

Trails Not Trains!


Dozens of residents mainly from Crescent Beach turned out in force Tuesday morning to support Surrey mayoral candidate LINDA HEPNER'S announcement of her party's support for rail relocation.

HEPNER was joined by Crescent Beach resident and fellow councillor JUDY VILLENEUVE. HEPNER immediately stated she was not against business but was concerned about the issue of rail safety along the White Rock & South Surrey corridor. HEPNER'S #1 concern in her on words was slope stability long the foreshore between White Rock & Crescent beach.

HEPNER mentioned she was joining White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN'S recent announcement on applying to have the tracks relocated. Conspicuous by his absence, White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN told THE SUN he did not attend as he was not invited. The only elected official from White Rock that bothered to attend was councillor HELEN FATHERS.

Councillor VILLENEUVE is calling for trails not trains, imagining a cycling path through Crescent Beach all the way out to Delta.

Meet the newly minted SURREY FIRST team (click here)


Another Body Found In Surrey

Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. Surrey R.C.M.P. were advised that the body of an unresponsive younger person had been located in the area of the 14600 block of 66th Ave., Surrey, B.C. Members of the Surrey R.C.M.P. attended to the scene, and confirmed that the person was deceased. The Police are treating the death as suspicious at this time. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time. The identity of this person has not been confirmed. The investigation into this death is on going and is being handle by Surrey Serious Crime Investigators.


RCMP say the body found Tuesday night at 146th St and 66th Ave is that of missing teenager Serena Vermeersch. The death is considered suspicious.


Is DIANNE WATTS heading to Ottawa?

(see above story)

This realtor may spell her name with only one "N" but it sure has been drawing attention out front of her listing on Stayte Road.

Speaking of DIANNE WATTS, the Surrey mayor this week went for a ride with GLOBAL TV'S Squire Barnes in a take off of JERRY SEINFELD'S popular Comedians Going For Coffee.

(watch it here)


September 16, 2014

Stop the Radio Towers

“There is reason to believe that Sher-E-Punjab, Radio India and Radio Punjab may be carrying on broadcasting undertakings in whole or in part in Canada without licences in contravention of the Broadcasting Act,” writes the CRTC in a notice of hearing.

Many residents in the Lower Mainland think the three radio licenses listed above are skirting the laws of Canada by using the U.S. airwaves to broadcast into British Columbia.

(read more)

Surrey's South Asian radio station KRPI, AM 1550 has raised the ire of residents of Tsawwassen and Delta as it applies to the regulatory body in the United States (FCC) for a massive power increase and the relocation of their broadcast towers to Point Roberts. Concerned residents (pictured above) have another protest planned.

(backgrounder information).

September 09, 2014

All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe

Mobile Air Monitoring Unit

From September 8 to October 8, Metro Vancouver will be placing Mobile Air Monitoring Unit (MAMU) on the waterfront, just west of Oxford. They will be monitoring for coal dust, emissions, and weather related information.

(read the full statement from Metro Vancouver's Ken Reid (click here)



Yell It Like It Is

You know what your chances are of hitting the jackpot in LOTTO 649, right?

A couple million to one at best.

Unless you believe in unicorns and the tooth fairy what would make you think the rail line is moving out of White Rock any time soon. Let alone within 5 years?

(read more)


TNT The Naked Truth

How close has cancer hit to your life? I am betting you or someone close to you has lost a loved one to cancer. When those fateful words are spoken to a patient "You have cancer" a nuclear blast happens in their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

White Rock business owner RANDY CAINE & his daughter TARA are the spotlight today in The Naked Truth.

Their plans to open a medical marijuana compassion/information club in White Rock are proceeding. Perhaps you can be of assistance?



Night Owl

Guitar blues great KAL DAVID and MISS LAURI BONO live this weekend rockin' White Rock.

Plus Peninsula Productions makes a special musical addition to next weekend's GARY COMEAU concert.

(check out what is on this week, musically speaking)



Coming Events

Climate Change Knows No Borders. Sunday 1-3 p.m. citizens of Canada and the United States will join hand in hand across the border to bring awareness to the constant threat our home is under. For more information (click here)

(click here for details for other community events)




The Denver Broncos visit the Seahawks this Sunday in the Emerald City. Kick off 1:30



Second-half substitute Erik Hurtado scored his fifth goal of the season but it wasn't enough as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8W-7L-13D) fell 2-1 to FC Dallas (13W-9L-6D) yesterday at Toyota Stadium in Texas.

Despite the loss, the 'Caps are still fifth in the Western Conference - one point up on Portland Timbers, who they will meet next Saturday at Providence Park in Portland.


The Lions will welcome the Toronto Argonauts to BC Place on Friday night.


The regular season opens with the Eagles taking on the Chilliwack Chiefs at the South Surrey Arena September 27.



Joke Of The Day

Yesterday I got even with my dentist. When he was finished I said, "This may hurt a little, Doc...I don't have any money."


Video Of The Day

Good morning beautiful RAIN.


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