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Weekend Update

Check out all the events around the Semiahmoo Peninsula this weekend.

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I Boomer

You can start the caption contest now.

Next week ANDREW WEAVER Green Party leader will announce who the Greens will support.

In the meantime BOOMER checks the starting lineup. Who's batting cleanup?

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Local News

May 26, 2017

White Rock & Surrey Council - Monday

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May 25, 2017

Earlier this spring, more than 2,100 people provided valuable input into the new Parks, Recreation &, Culture Strategic Plan by completing the first survey and attending ideas fairs and workshops. Review the emerging ideas from this first round of activities and take our newest survey! Share what matters most to you!

(click here to be part of Survey #2)

 

May 23, 2017

Right Neighbourly

Monday afternoon emergency vehicles raced to the White Rock waterfront. A call had come in that a young girl was in trouble in the water off of Kwomais Point between White Rock & Crescent Beach. Once the emergency crews reached the young lady who was in distress they were faced with the task of how to transport her back to the ambulance.

That is where a BNSF freight train came in. The train was flagged down and the ambulance crew and the young lady an ambulance crew were transported back to the boat launch area on the beach.

The young lady was taken to hospital for observation and released.

 

White Rock BIA Announcement

The White Rock Business association proudly announce New Executive Director.

Jennifer Brandon.

Former Manager, Communications & Technologies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Former Communications & Public Relations Specialist at Prospera Credit Union
Lives in White Rock, British Columbia
From Burns Lake, British Columbia

 

May 22, 2017

New Off Leash Dog Park

Location 2955 160 St, Surrey

Wills Brook Park Wills Brook Park opened this weekend. This park is primarily a riparian area, protecting Wills Brook that flows north to the Nicomekl River. The park was acquired during the subdivision and development of the lands to the west. The plan for Wills Brook Park includes an off-leash area for dogs and some connecting paths including a bridge over Wills Brook to connect the dog off-leash area to the new development to the west. We'll also be constructing a path along 160th St to improve the walkability of the neighbourhood.

 

May 20, 2017

Hope we win but even if we don't,

I'm proud of our work and our courage.

Community & Coal founder Paula Williams

A FEW THOUGHTS AS OUR HEARING COMES TO A CLOSE:

Our days in court are now finished and I need to take a moment to thank Ecojustice for the thousands of hours they have put into our litigation. What makes the journey with you even better is that you are actually really great people and I know that you believe in the work you have done for us. Thank you Harry, Karen and Fraser and to all of your staff! It has been an honour.

Thank you to Christine Dujmovich for having the courage to stand up as an individual and put your name down as an applicant. This was not an easy decision, I'm sure. Thank you for standing up for what you believe in and for joining us in court.

Also, a huge thank you to Kevin Washbrook and his group, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change, for being so amazing, and also to Dogwood for your unwavering support. So great to have gotten to know all of you.

A huge thank you also to the thousands of people I have met over the last four years who want to see us succeed. Many of you donated to our legal challenge, and others donated by giving us your time and energy. Couldn't have gotten as far as we have without your help. Thank you!

In addition, the Cities of Surrey and New Westminster (who joined us as intervenors in court) have my utmost respect. Thank you for putting yourselves out there Mayor Hepner, Mayor Cote, and Council from both cities. Thank you also for your strong legal team who brought significant insight to our litigation. The efforts of Surrey and New Westminster say a lot about the integrity of both cities because you could have done nothing but instead you chose to take a different route and support your residents. Amazing.

Thank you also to the numerous municipalities, MLAs, MPs, scientist, doctors (especially Dr. Frank James), businesses and environmental groups, as well as the Health Authorities, who all stood up and spoke up. The world needs more of this. Let me repeat that: THE WORLD NEEDS MORE OF THIS.

And now we must wait for the judge to come back with his decision, which could take up to 6 months. Regardless of the outcome, we need to remember that Fraser Surrey Docks originally intended to begin construction of their coal terminal in 2014, and three years later, that construction has yet to start. Realistically, with the way the world is going, it may never be built but only time will tell...

 

May 19, 2017

Linda Hepner - State Of The City

Surrey a key driver of the Region’s economic development and investment

The City of Surrey continues to be a major driving force of economic development and investment in the Metro region. In the annual State of the City Address, Mayor Linda Hepner highlighted how the City is coming off a near record year where building permits nearly topped $1.5-billion and noted how high skilled and high paying jobs are transforming the local economy. Home to Innovation Boulevard and BC’s only Accelerator Centre for Health Technology Commercialization, an estimated 36,000 jobs will be created in Surrey’s innovation economy in the next 10 years.

“The City of Surrey has come a long way in the past few years and we are far from finished,” said Mayor Hepner. “While we certainly recognize the challenges that come with change and the kind of phenomenal growth we have seen recently, we are up to the task of shaping a city built on a foundation of innovation, education, and opportunity.”

Mayor Hepner also announced a number of city shaping projects to be fast tracked so they can come off the drawing board and into reality.

· SFU’s new Surrey Campus Expansion with the construction of the $126-million Energy Systems Environmental Building designed by Bing Thom Architects.
· The Legion Veteran’s Village that will include Legion space, veterans and market housing and a centre for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder research and treatment for veterans and first responders.
· Discussions underway with the Jim Pattison Development Group to bring a $150-million indoor water park and 400 room hotel family themed resort to South Surrey.
· Concord Pacific Development’s 41 storey LED tower Park Boulevard project. When completed it will be Canada’s first interactive illuminated residential tower, lighting up to mark the arrivals of SkyTrain at King George Station.
· Anthem Properties’ two million square feet development in City Centre which will transform King George Blvd and 102 Ave. with an innovative mixed use of seven residential, commercial, and office towers, retail shops, a restaurant row and vibrant urban green spaces.

The full State of the City Address presentation is available at www.surrey.ca.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT

Fraudulent Calls Likely Targeting Seniors


The City of White Rock is warning residents of individuals inquiring about their water consumption, age, whether they live alone and informing them they have won free water testing

White Rock, BC -- The City of White Rock has been alerted by a resident that received a phone call from an individual inquiring about their water consumption and needs. They asked the resident whether she lived alone, her age, and if she showered alone. She received a follow-up call informing her that she had won free water testing and that they will come to her home and take free water samples.

Please be advised that this is likely a scam targeting seniors. Should you get such a call, or if you have received a call like this, please report it to the RCMP. The non-emergency phone number for the White Rock RCMP is 778-593-3600.

 

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White Rock Eagle Cam - Live

The Hancock Foundation based in South Surrey has turned on the camera mounted above the eagle nest perched high above the cliffs in Ocean Park.

The pair of eagles are now the proud parents of two baby eaglets. Mom stays in the nest while Dad hunts for food.

(watch the amazing live broadcast - click here)

 

 

Sunday Funnies

This week's rib ticklers.

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Night Owl

The Wait Is Over

The summer event local music lovers wait for. Blue Frog presents a new twist on the annual summer blues weekend.

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Next Week - Roy Orbison Tribute

 

 

Yell It Like It Is

Tom Lavin "Doin' It Right"

Saturday night I went to a 10th Birthday Party. There was drinking, dancing and smoking hot blues bands.

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TNT The Naked Truth

How was your long weekend?

Don & Sheryl Pitcairn were on deck at the Cloverdale Rodeo all weekend with their Surrey Shirts booth.

Cowboys, Carnies, Creep Catchers, Cops and Cloverdale

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Now & Then

Now

Corner of Habgood Street and Marine Drive

Then

In 1963 White Rock welcomed the A&W to East Beach. Joining the other A&W's in the area in Langley and Whalley.

* These days every Wednesday evening from 5 - 8 p.m. a custom car cruise in is held at the new location on King George Highway (just south of 24th avenue)

A DJ is on hand every Wednesday night to play all your favourite cruising songs.

 

Coming Events

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Today's Video


A whale of a video. You won't believe your eyes.

 

Joke Of The Day

A grandmother overheard her 5-year-old granddaughter "playing wedding."

The wedding vows went like this:

"You have the right to remain silent, anything you say may be held against you, you have the right to have an attorney present. You may kiss the bride."

 

Thought For The Day

 

 

 

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