December 19, 2013, 8:08 pm
photo courtesy Clayton Perry photography
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Meet The Neighbours
It's nice to know that corporations quietly go about giving back to the community.
Read how CHEVRON has given over $200,000.00 to local schools
December 19, 2013
The Federal Review Panel has approved the Enbridge pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat. The approval comes with conditions. The Review Panel has added the caveat of 209 conditions that they are asking Enbridge to im0lement if the pipeline proceeds.
No comment from Enbridge or the Provincial government has been made yet. Cabinet cannot change any of the conditions but the government can ask the Federal Review Panel to go back and reconsider some of the conditions.
December 18, 2013
Innovation Boulevard Runs Through Israel
Surrey Mayor DIANNE WATTS and city councillor TOM GILL are in Israel until next week attempting to lure cutting edge medical researchers to the newly created Innovation Boulevard, formerly Whalley Ring Road in North Surrey.
The trip has shocked many as the matter seemingly was not discussed with any city staff or city council. Watch the CTV report here
Charges Laid In Runners Hit & Run
Surrey RCMP have announced charges have finally been laid in the tragic hit and run accident of two female joggers in South Surrey a year ago at the intersection of 32nd Avenue and Johnston Road.
Surrey RCMP are assisting the IHIT team at the scene where a body was discovered at 11:30 Tuesday in the NW corner of Surrey above the Bridgeview district. There is now confirmation the victim is Surrey's 24th homicide of the year. A record number of homicides for B.C.'s second largest city. Vancouver our largest city has recorded just 6 murders this year. The deceased male is identified as 23 year old, Phillip Oun of Surrey.
"Mr. Oun was known to police and involved in criminal activity. This homicide is believed to have been a targeted attack and IHIT investigators along with the Surrey RCMP have resources in place and are working to determine the motive for the killing." says Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT.
Founder of Red Scorpions gang sentenced in Surrey Six murders
Eileen Mohan mother of one of the 6 slain
Michael Le has been given a 12-year sentence. He will serve just over three years with time served. LE can apply for day parole in one year's time. Last month he pleaded to conspiracy to commit murder.
EILEEN MOHAN the mother of Chris MOHAN who was an innocent bystander and members of ED SCHELLENBERG'S family who also lost a member of their family to the senseless killings were on hand but were not comfortable saying much about the sentence.
LE'S co-accused Matthew Johnston and Cody Haevischer's trial will continue in the new year.
Morning Commute Crash
Police, fire and ambulance services were all on hand Tuesday morning around 7:30 for a multi car crash at the intersection of 152nd and King George Highway. A SUV lost control and crashed into two other vehicles. Two passengers in the vehicles that were hit were transported to hospital with what is believed to be non life threatening injuries.
It's Back On
When the news the White Rock Monarch Lions Club was pulling out of hosting the White Rock Polar Bear Swim, the city of White Rock jumped in. Plans are being put together that will see the city host the event.
The popular event this year will celebrate its 44th year. Outside of the English Bay polar bear swim, the White Rock swim is the largest in Western Canada. Thousands of people will take the plunge into Semiahmoo Bay January 1.
White Rock RCMP are requesting the publics assistance in locating a missing male.
Hai Tao (David) LIU was last seen on the morning of December 12, 2013 and has not been heard from since that day. Police and family are concerned about LIU's well-being.
LIU is described as a 43 old Asian male, 5'10", 155 lbs, with short black hair. LIU was last seen wearing black frame glasses, a dark green jacket, blue jeans, yellow and white running shoes. (photo attached)
LIU is known to use public transit. LIU may be believed to be on the North Shore of Vancouver.
If you know the whereabouts of this person please contact the White Rock RCMP at 778-593-3600, call 911, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 quoting White Rock file number 2013-5928.
Translink Referendum Coming In 2014
Premier CHRISTY CLARK is already drawing the wrath of Mayors throughout the Lower Mainland over her announcement the November civic elections will include a referendum on how TRANSLINK will be funded in the future.
Lower Mainland residents are already paying a transit levy on their BC Hydro bills, tolls on the Golden Ears and new Port Mann bridges as well as extra fuel taxes when filling their cars up.
CLARK has not ironed out the details of the referendum yet but inside observers believe it will once again pit downtown residents against the valley residents aka the bridge and tunnel people.
Operation Red Nose is running again tonight! We will drive you home in your own vehicle for FREE, any donations go to youth amateur sports within the community. For Langley-Surrey you can reach us at 604-532-0888.
Local restaurants and bars have confirmed they will be hosting New Years Eve parties
Off The Record
Here is a collection of Christmas tunes to get you in the holiday mood
This is your last week to purchase one of a kind locally made Christmas gifts at the museum.
TNT The Naked Truth
DON PITCAIRN is not thrilled with the future operation of the Liberal Buy Way on the Fraser River
I have already made mine and am ready for 2014. I think this is going to be a fun idea as well as a GOOD IDEA.
To see the other "Good Ideas" we came up with for White Rock in particular (CLICK HERE)
The Canucks continue their three-game road trip tonight in Dallas.
Joke Of The Day
Why did Santa's helper see the doctor?
Because he had a low "elf" esteem!
The folks that brought us the hilarious video, How To Be Vancouverite, are back. How to be a Hockey Player.
Tomorrow In THE SUN
Besides your last minute running around getting ready for Christmas, we will have for you all the activities happening on the Semiahmoo Peninsula
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