White Rock Family's Life Changes In The Blink Of An Eye
A father alleges he was violently assaulted in front of his teen stepchild at the PNE Saturday night.
Bryan Busby, age 44, had traveled to the PNE from White Rock to attend Fright Nights with his girlfriend and 13-year-old step-daughter. The family had parked their vehicle at one of the PNE lots at about 7 p.m. on Saturday when Busby claimed he was jumped from behind and sucker-punched several times in the face.
Surrey's new Public Safety Strategy, launched at a media only gathering at Surrey City Hall, is the result of work from dozens of staff members and over 1600 people across Surrey. It is built off of the completed Surrey Crime Reduction Strategy and outlines the purpose and scope of the plan, our public safety model, and how we consulted our community. It is based on the three guiding goals of public safety:
Increased feelings of safety in our community.
Improved quality of life for everyone.
Improved civic participation and engagement.
4 Key Priorities of Public Safety Strategy
Public consultation and meetings with groups, committees and key partners formed the goals and priorities of Surrey's Public Safety Strategy. The priorities reflect leading approaches to crime reduction, safe transportation and situational crime prevention, capacity building and education initiatives for early intervention, and integration of services that address the root causes of vulnerability in the community. The four priorities of Surrey's Public Safety Strategy are:
Prevent and Reduce Crime
Ensure Safe Places
Build Community Capacity
Support Vulnerable People
The official International Artist Day, which co-incidentally is Picasso’s Birthday, so we have set up a surprising closing celebration to allow our clients, artists and supporters to come and have their picture taken with Picasso!!
It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas
Christmas music already.... oh ppplease stop, it's way too early. My husband Dennis popped into HomeSense for me yesterday and came out
with a dissatisfied look on his face "they're playing Christmas music already" Can't we have some time for Halloween and Remembrance Day store Managers!!!!
October 24, 2016
Surrey and White Rock councils will be back behind their desks Monday evening.
The comments on GLOBAL'S website are polar opposites. Much like the public in general.
Judy Rilkoff · Hollingshead Business College Creep Catchers are doing a good job. In order for the police to be called, there has to be a victim. Why should a child be traumatized by a pedophile? Creep Catchers are catching these pedophiles before there is a victim. They are a necessary service to the community. They work from an angle that the police don't cover. And they are producing results. Good for them and good for the community. Keep up the good work!
Echo Walsh-Delorme So much for due process.. social media has now taken over for judge jury and executioner.. vigilante is not a good word.. back to the wild Wild West we go..
Halloween Weekend Fun For The Kids
WHITE ROCK & SOUTH SURREY! Canada's only Halloween Drive-In experience is haunting outside of Vancouver for one night only - this coming Saturday, October 29 - as South Surrey Smiles is pleased to present a family-friendly, pre-Halloween screening of MONSTERS INC. (G) at 6:15pm or HOCUS POCUS (PG) at 8:30pm at Semiahmoo Park parking lot on Marine Drive and Kent Street in White Rock.
Enjoy these two films from the comfort of your own vehicle! The shows are benefit screenings with proceeds going to the Sunnyside Elementary PTA. We hope YOUR family will come support this worthwhile event - carload parking pass tickets are available NOW at www.HalloweenDriveIn.ca
Thank yous all around to Kevin Basran and Semiahmoo First Nation for their wonderful support!
October 23, 2016
The Expo Line will now have two routes. One route will continue to travel between Waterfront Station and King George Station.
A second Expo Line route will run between Waterfront Station and Production Way–University Station.
The Millennium Line will run between VCC-Clark Station and Lougheed Town Centre Station, continuing on to the Evergreen Extension when it’s open.
View schedule information and an overview video of the changes at the Translink website.
IIO to File Report to Crown Counsel (IIO 2015-000107)
The Independent Investigation Office of B.C. will file a report to Crown Counsel in relation to a fatal shooting involving the Surrey RCMP.
The file relates to a male who was fatally shot outside the District 5 RCMP detachment in the 1800 block of 152nd street in South Surrey on July 18, 2015. Officers were responding to a male in distress and went outside the detachment where the male was confronted by police. The male was subsequently shot and did not survive his injuries.
The Chief Civilian Director of the IIO has completed his review of the investigative file and, pursuant to Section 38.11 of The Police Act, will forward a report to Crown for consideration of charges. This is required when the Chief Civilian Director considers that an officer may have committed an offence under any enactment.
The threshold for referral to Crown is lower for the IIO than for other law enforcement agencies in the province.
The IIO does not make a recommendation on whether charges should be approved. Under the Crown Counsel Act, the Criminal Justice Branch has jurisdiction over the charge assessment and charge approval process.
In approving charges, the Criminal Justice Branch must be satisfied not only that an offence may have been committed, but that the commission of an offence can be proven in court beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal Justice Branch policy provides that in making this assessment Crown counsel will apply a two-part test:
There must be a substantial likelihood of conviction based on the evidence gathered by the investigating agency.
A prosecution must be required in the public interest.
Under these circumstances, no public report will be issued by the IIO and no further information will be provided.
Jennifer Brooks mother of Hudson Brooks
" I have the best news!! The IIO is recommending CHARGES to Crown Counsel! Thank you Sandra Snider and your team at the IIO for your dedication and hard work for our Hudson. The IIO has told me many times that we are being heard. I want to thank you all for Standing with us on our campaign #JUSTICEFORHUDSON! I want to thank the media for being with us every step of the way. I want to thank Sargent Blais, Superintendent Carol, Inspector Andy for all your help and support to our family. We are halfway way there! We will not stop until Crown proceeds with charges. We love you Hudson thank you so much for your strength you give to me everyday."
October 21, 2016
Translink Wants Your Help
TRANSLINK has set out to create a 10 year plan for the development of the entire transit system in the Lower Mainland.
Have your say regarding how White Rock is going to look in the coming years. The City of White Rock has created a number of ways for you to have your input. The easiest and most convenient is to simply take 10 minutes to fill out the online survey
" We've had enough of BC Hydro's bullying and are now contemplating legal action against them due to unauthorized billing, harassment, undue stress, loss of enjoyment, reckless endangerment plus legal fees. Because they are a Crown Corporation, we have to file a written notice of claim of our intent, then wait two months before proceeding with court action against BC Hydro. We intend to file for a court order suspending the threatened electrical disconnection until this matter is resolved before a judge. "
BC BYDRO and our own DON PITCAIRN look to be headed for a showdown.