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Sunday Funnies

The Hollyood Bowl which later became The Grooveyard on Carnarvon Street in New Westinster was the portal that introduced a generation of Lower Mainland kids to the sounds of sweet soul music.

(check out the rest of the cyber junk we picked up this week)



Recipe Of The Week

If you want to be guaranteed to be invited back to future Superbowl parties, come packing these ultimate nachos next week with you.

(get the recipe here)




Local News

January 25, 2015

Official Dedication of "The Passenger"

Right on cue the rain stopped yesterday afternooon for the dedication of the newly installed civic art installation "The Passenger" located in front of the White Rock Museum.

Artist DENNIS KLEIN of Nelson was hand to help White Rock mayor Wayne Baldwin officially cut the dedication ribbon.

Does "The Passenger" have a name? According to artist KLEINE his students at Selkirk College in the Kootenays, who helped with the construction, took to calling the sculpture "Tim or Timmy."

White Rock is planning on a Name The Passenger contest later this year.


January 24, 2015

White Rock Bank Robber

The White Rock uptown location of the HSBC bank was robbed Wednesday afternoon around 4:30 by a phony bearded bandit. If you noticed anything suspicious occurring in the vicinity of the bank that afternoon please contact the White Rock RCMP.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken, the robber claimed he had a gun but no weapon was seen by any of the staff.


White Rock Mayor Baldwin First Choice

METRO VANCOUVER has chosen Mayor Baldwin to sit as the representative as their representative on the executive of the Union of B.C. Municipalities. BALDWIN will replace outgoing president Surrey Mayor LINDA HEPNER.

The executive of METRO VANCOUVER chose BALDWIN over second term Surrey councillor BRUCE HAYNE.


January 23, 2015

Something Old - Something New - Something Blue

Mr. & Mrs. Breaks react to "The Blue Crew" wedding gift

Wedding bells broke the Maui, Hawaii silence last night at sunset, as Blue Frog owners KELLY BREAKS and JUANITA VANDERZALM exchanged monogrammed pukka shell necklaces while dining on Macadamia nut hors-d'oeuvres as the sun set into the Pacific.

Seriously we wish the new couple years of health and happiness.


January 22, 2015

A suspicious item found at a gas station in South Surrey created a bit of commotion Wednesday night. Staff at the Petro-Canada on 152 St and King George Highway called police just before 8:00 last night after the item was found. RCMP won’t say what it is; only that it is something that shouldn’t be there.

“The area was cordoned off, and the R.C.M.P. Explosive Demolition Unit was requested to attend, to deal with the suspicious item.” RCMP later identified the object as a pipe bomb.

The R.C.M.P. are seeking the public’s assistance, and are asking anyone who may have seen anyone that may have been hanging around the Petro-Canada station, or drop something off near the side of the building are asked to call police.


Dog Walker Likely Will Walk

Emma Paulsen leaving Surrey Provincial court

Scorned dog walker EMMA PAULSEN was in Surrey Provincial court yesterday for a pre-sentencing report. The Crown is asking for 6 months in jail, while her lawyer has asked for her time to be served in the community. The sentence will be handed don next week.

Last May, Paulsen reported six dogs stolen from the back of her pickup truck. At the time, she told police she went to use the washroom at a Langley, B.C., dog park and when she came back, the dogs were gone.

But an investigation later revealed that the dogs died in the back of her pickup truck while it was parked in Richmond, B.C.


RCMP Community Conversations

The Surrey RCMP launched their neighbourhood Safety Campaign Tuesday evening in the Sullivan district. Nearly 200 local residents turned out to engage in conversation with the RCMP dealing with their concerns. The Presentations are designed to address crime concerns in specific neighbourhoods, and provide residents with information to mobilize their community and enhance safety in their neighbourhood.

Residents were happy to have the opportunity to connect with officers face-to-face

The roving "Community Conversations: continues with a visit to South Surrey;

Morgan Crossing - February 12th at Morgan Elementary (6:30pm)

Register to attend (click here)




Night Owl

This Afternoon - White Rock First United Church

Tickets available at the door of the First United Church on Buena Vista next to the White Rock City Hall

(click for details)



Coming Events

The Next Meeting of WR History Club: Monday January 26, 2015 at 7pm in WR Library Meeting Room

"Rome - History & Life in Pictures" - Presented by David Cotton

When David gave his talk on the Legacy of Rome last year, the Club voted to see the illustrative pictures prepared by Gerry Porter in more detail. David will this month show the pictures again and accompany them with an unscripted and unprepared commentary on the history of the Roman Empire and on life at that time. Questions are invited - answers not guaranteed ! - and additional contributions welcome. Come and join in !

(click here for more community events)




The Canucks are now off until the Anaheim Mighty Ducks arrive at Rogers arena on Tuesday.


Seattle's 12th Man

Seattle vs New England Patriots

NFL Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, February 1, 3:30 PM

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona


The Eagles are home to the visiting Kelowna Warriors today.

REMINDER-Sunday games have a 4 p.m. start time.



Joke Of The Day

The Blind Date

After being with her all evening, ROB WAARWICK couldn't take another minute with his blind date.

Earlier, ROB had secretly arranged to have a friend call him to the phone so he would have an excuse to leave if something like this happened.

When he returned to the table, he lowered his eyes, put on a grim expression and said, "I have some bad news. My grandfather just died."

"Thank heaven," his date replied. "If yours hadn't, mine would have had too."


Video Of The Day

Do you think you could live in a 258 square foot condo?


Thought For The Day



Good Idea

We start off the New Year with another good idea that we would like to see somewhere on the Semiahmoo Peninsula.

Here is the current public washroom located at the White Rock pier. Now just imagine if we replaced the smelly old cement cinder block bunker with this.

Yes, a glass public washroom. What with the new public art installation of the "Railway Man" in front of the museum, this would be a real conversation piece on our waterfront. Come on City Hall let's have some fun. Time for some good news.

Here is what it looks like from the inside looking out.

+Congratulations to Joanne the only reader that identified the teaser we posted in yesterday's paper.



Tomorrow In THE SUN


Don Pitcairn


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