December 22, 2014, 6:41 pm
"where you can vacation and be home the same day"
TNT The Naked Truth
DON PITCAIRN'S annual gift giving for the local "movers and shaker.'
Not exactly a list you want to be on.
Surrey's own Singing Ranger ALBERTA SLIM who transported his trick horse Kitten in the back seat of his Cadillac to all his gigs.
December 16, 2014
Dreaming Of A White Rock White Christmas
A friend sent along this link that allows you to enter your address click your mouse and then sit back and look out the Weather Window and watch it snow in your front yard. It will be as close as we get to a White Christmas in White Rock this year.
December 21, 2014
Young Boy Abandoned At Bus Stop in Sullivan Area of Surrey
UPDATE - Surrey RCMP recommending charges
A young boy was left all alone at a bust stop in Surrey on Saturday morning.
Staff Sgt. Joe Johal confirmed that a young child, approximately 2-3 years old was found at a stop at 152nd Street and 64th Avenue around 11 a.m. yesterday.
Someone who noticed the boy took him to Berezan Liquor Store across the street where staff took care of him until authorities showed up.
Witnesses have told police a man was with the child but struck him before getting on a bus. This boy is now safely re-united with his mother and there has been an arrest made in association to the abandonment and assault of this young child.
Surrey R.C.M.P. are seeking the Public's assistance, and asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, are asked to call the Surrey R.C.M.P. at 604-599-0502 or to call Crime Stoppers.
December 20, 2014
Another Surrey Youth Fatally Injured
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in to lead a homicide which occurred on Thursday in the Fleetwood district of Surrey @ 16300 block of 88 Avenue.
Just after 2:00 p.m. the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a knife assault in progress at the said location.
The victim was able to run away from the scene and sought assistance from a nearby residence. He was then transported to the hospital but he succumbed to the injuries he sustained a short time later. The suspect fled the scene and there have been no arrests affected in connection to this homicide.
The next-of-kin has been notified and the identity of the victim has been confirmed to be 17 year old Jaylen SANDHU.
We are asking the public, who may have information about this homicide to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
December 19, 2014
White Rock Council Silences Tree Cutters
The newly minted White Rock council moved quickly to expand the current tree by-law across the entire city . White Rock early in the new year will issue a RFP Request For Proposal for to manage future tree removal on both private and public lands in the city. The proposed 20 year Urban Forest plan is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2015.
Message In A Bottle
THE SHANDROS of White Rock were walking along the beach in Tsawassen back in 2011 when their young son KRISTOPHER found a bottle with a note in it. Inside were the pictures of Emma and Chantele. The bottle also included a note from the two young girls
THE SHANDROS have now taken to social media and FACEBOOK to see if they can locate the two young ladies. Maybe you can help. Visit their FACEBOOK
White Rock Broad Daylight Shootout - No Charges To Be Laid
RASHID AHMAD A cab driver for Pacific Cabs will have to weigh out his options for a civil suit following the completion of the independent investigation which concluded two RCMP officers did not use excessive force during an incident last January.
Plainclothes RCMP officers opened fire after they cut AHMAD'S taxi off in front of a well known "crack house" located across from Peace Arch Hospital. There were no serious injuries suffered by AHMAD and the couple who were riding in AHMAD'S taxi on the morning of the incident. The plainclothes RCMP officers were members of a "flying squad" from outside of White Rock.
December 18, 2014
Local Newspaper Amalgamation
BLACK PRESS who own and operate the Surrey Leader and the Peace Arch News announced yesterday they have acquired ownership of The Surrey Now.
BLACK PRESS and GLACIER MEDIA are basically swapping ownership of a number of newspapers.
There is no word on how the ownership flip flops will affect staff at the numerous newspapers. Safe to say it won't be a very Merry Christmas for many.
December 16, 2014
Someone Knows Something
DARIO BARTOLI (Earl Marriott school picture)
DARIO BARTOLI has now been identified as the youth who was fatally stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning in Bakerview Park in South Surrey
The Surrey RCMP canvassed the neighbourhood all day Saturday trying to piece together what exactly happened. What is known is a group of youths gathered in Bakerview Park (located in the 15600 block of 18th avenue) on Friday evening. At some point it appears one group of the youths in the park attacked another group. BARTOLI and another youth aged 14 were stabbed and tried to escape by running east on 18th avenue. BARTOLI more severely injured collapsed on the street. The other youth pounded on a neighbourhood door and 911 was called. BARTOLI and the other youth were transported to Peace Arch Hospital. BARTOLI died late Sunday morning. The other youth was later released from the hospital.
Surrey RCMP are appealing to anyone who knows anything about this tragic incident to contact them. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact the RCMP through CRIMESTOPPERS.
IHIT is now in charge of the investigation. Read their official statement (click here)
Recipe Of The Week
This recipe takes the time honoured Brussel Sporuts to a whole new level.
Do you know someone in our community who will be alone on Christmas day? The First United Church will once again host a community Christmas dinner on December 25.
Today is the deadline to call 604-531-4850 to reserve a place at the Community Christmas Day Dinner at First United.
The Vancouver Canucks got a good break early and a good breakout late to beat the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena Saturday night.
After opening the scoring early on a puck Calgary shot into its own empty net, Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev finished it on a 3-on-2 rush with Henrik and Daniel Sedin 18 seconds into overtime to lead the Canucks to a 3-2 win against the Flames.
Next up on the schedule Phoenix tonight. After their domination of the Cardinals on Sunday night, the Seahawks can win the NFC West and possibly claim the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs by beating the St. Louis Rams next Sunday.The Canucks then take a Christmas break before heading to California on December 28.
Watch the Canucks Christmas video (click here)
After their domination of the Cardinals on Sunday night, the Seahawks can win the NFC West and possibly claim the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs by beating the St. Louis Rams next Sunday. In St. Louis.
In a game they had to have, the Seahawks had it all.
Like a franchise-record 596 yards in Sunday night’s nationally televised matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Like another suffocating performance by a defense that now has allowed 33 points during the team’s five-game winning streak and limited the Cardinals to 216 yards and a pair of field goals.
Put it all together, as the Seahawks obviously did, and it made for a 35-6 victory that lifted the Seahawks to 11-4 and allowed them to pull into a tie with the Cardinals for the NFC West lead. They also hold the tiebreaker
The Eagles hosted a couple visitors over the weekend. Friday they picked up 2 points with a win over Prince George, yesterday afternoon our Eagles went back to their losing ways. Victoria defeated the Eagles 6-1. Next home gaame for the Eagles will be on December 30 when Chilliwack comes to the South Surrey arena.
Joke Of The Day
Signs You're "All Grown-Up Now"
- You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
- 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
- You hear your favorite song on an elevator.
- You watch the Weather Channel.
Keith Richards turned 71 last week. I think TOM WAITS sums it up best;
"He's made out of something that music likes to be around."
Thought For The Day
Tomorrow In The Sun
The Night Owl
l-r JASON BUIE/ELLIE JOHNSTON/CONNIE ANDERSON
Check out pictures from Sunday's White Rock Blues Society Blues For Christmas.
Plus we have info on some of the New Years Eve shows around town
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