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Everyone needs a hero.

DON PITCAIRN explains how and why former Surrey councillor BOB BOSE has earned his high praise.

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Local News

June 29, 2015

Special Meeting of Council - Water News

TONIGHT (Monday)




Potential Purchase of Water Utility / Amendments to the 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan

NOTE: There will be opportunity for public comments regarding potential amendments to the 2015 - 2019 Financial Plan, in person or written submissions must be received by the conclusion of the June 29, 2015 Special Meeting.


Surrey Council tonight @ 7 p.m.

Read the agenda for Monday's meeting (click here)



In The Name Of The Father, The Son & The Holy Spirit

The Village Church which held their Sunday church services in the White Rock Community Centre for a number of years, gathered at the water last evening for a mass baptism. Forty members of the congregation which now meets in the Bell Centre in Surrey, washed away their sins in the baptism ceremony officiated by PASTOR JOHN.

Miller & Pastor John watch drone in action

MARK MILLER of Sugar Shark Productions in Gastown preserved the ceremony for posterity with the use of his high tech drone which circled the crowd in the water while Mark guided the photo shoot from the shore. The drone has a range of 4km and was recently used in a video shoot around, over and under the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver.


Surrey Pride Celebrations

Sgt Carr and Inspector Bhayani take in the festivities at the 16th Annual Surrey Pride event in Holland Park yesterday afternoon. Members of the RCMP were joined by members of Surrey council.

Surrey Pride has come a long ways from its early days of holding their celebration at the long gone Dell Hotel in Whalley. Yesterday hundreds took part in the rainbow event.


June 27, 2015

Surrey Teenager Loses Arm in Train Incident

A 19 year old Surrey woman has lost one of her arms following an accident early this morning. A large group of young adults were socializing at the north end of Yale Road & Timberland Road in North Surrey. The group of youths who the police believe were drinking decided to have some fun and jump a slow moving train that was switching tracks at 12:30 a.m. this morning.

The young lady lost her footing and slipped between the trains and suffered extensive damage to her arm. When paramedics arrived it was apparent the young lady must be transferred to hospital. Hours later doctors lost their bid to save her arm and proceeded with an amputation.


Beach Patrols Return To White Rock

With the arrival of the summer months and warmer weather, White Rock sees an influx of pedestrians and vehicles in and around the city, especially along the waterfront and Marine Drive. We also see more people enjoying our park and beach areas. Traffic safety and livability are priorities for the White Rock RCMP. Thousands of visitors are welcomed every year and, for the most part, drive and congregate responsibly. In addition to speed checkpoints, police conduct regular enforcement initiatives focussing on liquor violations, Fishery Act contraventions, distracted and impaired driving and vehicles with excessively noisy exhaust systems. This year we have included an enhanced park enforcement initiative with police patrolling through city parks and green areas. This will assist in dissuading people from consuming alcohol and loitering in the parks after dark. We hope to provide a highly visible police presence on our White Rock beaches, the Marine Drive corridor and park areas. Police will have minimal tolerance when detecting alcohol and drug offences as well as nuisance behaviour and disturbances. Over the years these initiatives have enabled the Marine Drive corridor to remain family oriented and welcome to visitors.
The White Rock RCMP want to wish everyone a safe and happy summer and we look forward to seeing you in our City by the Sea!


Honoured To Serve

l-r Joan Hart & Ellen Wilson Cosgrove

The White Rock Hospice Society honoured two volounteers at their AGM this week. JOAN HART and ELLEN WILSON COSGROVE were recognized for 25 years of serving the community through their work with hospice.

HELEN CAMERON, PATY PAYNE and CAROLE WHYNOT were inducted as Life Time Members for their continuous work with the White Rock Hospice Society.


Here is a very complete guide to festivals and fun summer events this year. Surrey, Langley and Aldergrove have a number of special events planned for the Fraser Valley.

(click here)


Payback Is Hell

The Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits has released their final report on spending limits that followed the November 2014 civic election.

White Rock councillors FATHERS & CHESNEY were two of the candidates that participated in the province wide survey. If the report is adopted things will be different for the civic elections in 2018.

CLICK HERE to read the report



Coming Events

Single Family Garbage, Recycling and Organics Collection Community Forum

Date & Time: June 30, 2015 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

This session will include overviews of the City's current practices and offer an opportunity to provide input on several options.

Date: Tuesday 30 June

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue

(click here for more community events)



History Lesson

These days you will find a used car lot on the corner of King George Boulevard and Crescent Road. In it's day the TARA SUPPER CLUB was a fine dining dance hall. The property was bought by Pete and Myrtle Simpson and Del and Margret Burch After the 2 men were discharged from the RCAF at the end of WW2. Tara was built by those 2 men and the lumber was sawn from the trees that came off the property. Tara was opened in 1946 by the Simpsons and the Burches. later for reasons unknown to me Pete and Myrtle Simpson ( my parents} bought out the Burch family and they continued operating the Tara until 1959 when Todd Spicer bought it. Tara indeed a landmark in the area and was they venue for many greater Surrey graduations and countless weddings and banquets. the property was originally 7 1/4 acres but was subdivided off when my parents built the existing " orange " house on the back 4 acres on a very short section of the famous Semiahmoo Trail ( an extension of the Oregon Trail leading to Vancouver }. my brother and I grew up in that house.

Submitted by TERRY SIMPSON

Over the ensuring years a number of name changes occurred including The Turkey House, The Islanders and Theodore's Steak & Schnitzel House. It as eventually destroyed by fire in 1981.



Joke Of The Day

Final Words

I'll get a world record for this.

It's fireproof.

He's probably just hibernating.

I'm making a citizen's arrest.

Are you sure the power is off?

I've seen this done on TV.

Let it down slowly.

This doesn't taste right.

Nice doggie.

I've done this before.

Well, we've made it this far.

Don't be so superstitious.


Video Of The Day


What a great weekend, don't you just love summer?

Thought For The Day



Tomorrow In THE SUN

Canada Day By The Bay

DANIEL WESLEY headlines an evening of great music on the beach in the parking lot by the museum.

Following WESLEY'S concert sit back and enjoy the Fireworks over Semiahmoo Bay

Happy Birthday to us Wednesday




Planning on heading to the beach at White Rock or Crescent Beach today? Check the tides.




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