Summer Is Finally Here - Get Out There and Enjoy It
Today - Sunny. High 23 except 27 inland. Humidex 26. UV index 9 or very high.
Monday - A mix of sun and cloud. High 23 except 27 inland. Humidex 28.
Tuesday - A mix of sun and cloud. High 24 except 28 inland.
Wednesday - A mix of sun and cloud. High 24 except 28 inland.
Thursday - Sunny. High 24 except 28 inland.
Blues & BBQ today.
Hope you can drop by.
......and great music everywhere we look.
Wasn't That A Party
The Washboard Union brought their "high octane hillbilly honky tonk" show to the White Rock waterfront last night.
They had them dancing in the streets. The hundreds in attendance will one day be able to say "Oh I saw them for free on the beach one night."
Off The Record
our L"Lad In Ladner" RAY RAMSAY returns with his tale of a trip to the Aldergrove Zoo.
Police seek public's assistance in locating 12-year-old Hailey Grace Elizabeth MCCLELLAND
White Rock, BC: White Rock RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing a 12-year-old girl. Hailey McCLELLAND was last seen in the afternoon of July 22nd but not reporting missing to police until 4 p.m. today.
Hailey McCLELLAND is described as a Caucasian female, 5’4 (163 cm), 106 lbs (48kg), brownish red long hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey shirt with mid-length sleeves, pink and grey shorts, and black and white slip on runners. She may be carrying a black and red square purse with an elephant on it.
Anyone with anyt information on the whereabouts of Hailey McCLELLAND is urged to contact White Rock RCMP at 778-593-3638.
Check out Team Canada today at 1 pm at Softball City as they take on Team Japan - winner goes on to the final against Team USA.
Come to the park early to get your seats, and watch Brazil versus Puerto Rico or Greece versus Austria at 10:30 am.
Canada's 8-2 victory over the Netherlands last night sets them up for their game against Japan. The winner will meet Team USA today @ 6 p.m.
Japan was defeated yesterday 4-3 by Team USA.
Homicide in Surrey
One man is dead after a double shooting on 90A Avenue in the Newton area of Surrey just after 10 p.m.
The other person is still in the hospital. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in.
July 20, 2016
One Shot Or Two Shots...ooops I mean scoops!
Thursday at approximately 3:45 P.M., Surrey R.C.M.P. received calls reporting that what appeared to an Ice Cream on Road sales truck was driving in an unusual manner traveling Northbound on 141st St., near 100th Ave., in Surrey, B.C. The persons reporting advised the Ice Cream Truck was driving erratically, and had struck several garbage cans that were along the edge of the roadway, and then driven into the ditch. Surrey Fire Department, B.C. Ambulance, along with the Surrey R.C.M.P. attended to the scene. The driver was examine by B.C. Ambulance service at the scene, but was not transported from the scene. There were no apparent injuries.
The driver, a 45 year old resident of Surrey was dealt with at the scene. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this incident. The matter is still under investigation.
Surrey R.C.M.P. are seeking the public's assistance and are asking that anyone that may have witnessed the Ice Cream Truck driving prior to it going into the ditch, or stopped to help at the scene are asked to call the Surrey R.C.M.P. at 604-599-0502 or to call Crime Stoppers.
Speaking Of Scoops
Under the sweltering summer heat, there’s nothing better than cooling down with a walk on the White Rock pier and an ice cold treat. Whether it’s gelato, frozen yogurt, or traditional ice cream you’re craving, this beach side city is a haven for icy desserts. Here are five must-try places.
The number of overnight international visitors coming to British Columbia grew significantly for the first five months of 2016, according to Statistics Canada. From January to May, 1,650,703 visitors came to the province, resulting in a 14% increase over the same period last year. In addition, 478,066 international visitors came to B.C. in May 2016, a 4.8% increase compared to May 2015.
There were increases in visitors from a number of markets in May over the same month in 2015, including:
Mexico up 29%
India up 11.7%
China up 10.2%
Europe up 5%
United States up 4.9%
Asia/Pacific up 2.3%
For the first five months of this year, visits from the U.S. were up almost 16% and visits from Mexico were up just over 38% over the same period last year.
Provincial tourism growth has also been helped by the low Canadian dollar, along with Destination BC’s new international marketing strategy.
July 20, 2016
TALL SHIPS TO VISIT BLAINE DURING DRAYTON HARBOR DAYS
The Drayton Harbor Festival, Blaine’s annual maritime celebration, will host the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain at Drayton Harbor Marina. The ships are scheduled to arrive August 4, and they’ll offer tours and sailing excursions over the festival weekend. New this year are special discounts for popular Battle Sails and the Sunday Adventure Sail.