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Weekend Update

Today 1 p.m. White Rock Pier

Musical performance by PAT CHESSELL

Today is the Kick Off to Irish Month in White Rock. Join the fun at the pier.




Sunday Funnies

The information highway was full of all kinds of cyber junk this week.

Check out what we found that brought a smile to our faces

(click here)



Local News

February 28, 2015

Keeping The Faith Down At God's Little Acre

Surrey farmer JAS SINGH rose to prominence four years ago when he launched a very unique way to supply food banks with he believed they were lacking, fresh vegetables. Over the ensuing years SINGH supplied fresh vegetables to the Surrey, Maple Ridge and Vancouver food bank.

This year for the first time SINGH had been asking for donations through an online funding source. His hopes were to raise $50,000.00 for this years operation of the farm.

CBC TV last night ran the following story that may cause donors to second think their support for the farm.

(watch the CBC news report here)


Size Matters

Following a motion by myself (White Rock Councillor Chesney) requesting city staff to confirm or deny White Rock is home to Canada's Longest Pier, the country wide search has concluded we do not in fact possess Canada's Longest Pier.

In an email council received yesterday White Rock CAO Dan Bottrill noted city staff had come to the conclusion the MARINA DE PORTNEUF in Quebec located on "Rue Du Quai" (literal translation Road of the Dock) leading to the marina which 1 km long.

Welcome to Canada's Longest Pier?

(take a cyber trip down "RUE du Quai" to the Marina de Portneuf)

We tried. Stay tuned for more GOOD IDEAS.


Surrey RCMP Investigate Discovery of Body

Homicide detectives are probing a possible murder in Surrey after a body was found inside a vehicle yesterday morning just before 10 a.m.

Surrey RCMP say the grim discovery was made in the 9500-block of 139 Street just one block from the Surrey Memorial Hospital.

The cause of death remains unknown and officers are canvassing the area for potential witnesses.


February 27, 2015

West Van Sets Table For White Rock's Monster House Debate

17,000 sq foot home on Cliff Avenue / East Side White Rock

As new home construction in White Rock aims to go higher and denser, many in the existing neighbourhoods have said enough is enough. West Vancouver may be creating a template for the city of White Rock as they begin the creation of the city's new OCP Official Community Plan.

How are things done next door in Delta?

Delta Mayor Lois Jackson said her community limited the size of new North Delta homes to 3,552 square feet several years ago and feels the policy has worked well, with few complaints from builders or owners of would-be monster homes.

(read the West Van story - click here)


February 26, 2015

White RockTV host/realtor Sarah Daniels speaks out about sexual violence

Well known White Rock realtor and TV host Sarah Daniels opens up about her personal experience with sexual violence.

(watch here)


February 25, 2015

No Bullies Allowed At City Hall

(l-r) Lorraine Sym/Chris Magnus/CAO Dan Bottrill/Maureen Connelley

Wednesday was PINK SHIRT day across Canada. White Rock city staff sent a message loud and clear today, bullying at City Hall will never be tolerated.

For more information on PINK SHIRT DAY (click here)


Surrey Dog Thief Sentenced

A judge has given Janet Olson a 90-day conditional sentence. Olson stole dogs she considered to be mistreated out of their owners' yards. She originally faced 38 charges before pleading guilty to two counts each of theft and break-and-enter.


February 24, 2015

Who Spent What?

Elections B.C. has released the financial statements submitted to them by candidates in the recent civic election held on November 15, 2014.

The SURREY FIRST slate spent close to $1.2 million to win every seat on Surrey council.

In White Rock the WHITE ROCK COALITION spent $99,000.00 to elect four of their six candidates LYNNE SINCLAIR, BILL LAWRENCE, MEGAN KNIGHT AND GRANT MEYER.

To read the filing statement and dollars spent by each candidate simply click the link, and type in the last name of the candidate or slate/coalition IE: Surrey First or White Rock Coalition )you are looking for in the "Partial Filer Name" at the top of the form. (click here)

Check with Elections BC to ensure you are registered for the upcoming MAYORS COUNCIL REFERENDUM to fund Lower Mainland transit. ELECTIONS BC will be mailing residents that are registered the YES or NO forms commencing mid-March.

(click here)


February 23, 2015

Don't Fence Me In

The fencing along the White Rock waterfront at Finlay street is now close to completion. BNSF railway has made an attempt to limit access across their rail line along the Semiahmoo band land at the Western end of Semiahmoo Park on East Beach.

The access point has long been used by FERAL windsports for access to the beach for their paddle board rentals. It is also the main access point for dog owners to access the Lower Mainland's largest "OFF LEASH" dog beach located along Semiahmoo Park. There remains a convenient opening for dog owners to continue their visits to the beach where they can let Rover run.



Recipe Of The Week

Eggplant with mozzarella. Just like they serve in the restaurant. So easy to make at home.

(click here)



I Boomer

BOOMER PTaylor is not prepared to buy into the Mayors Council shell game when it comes to the upcoming 'YES" plebiscite that will cost you, the taxpayer, $250.00 annually. The Lower Mainland mayors with the exception of Burnaby Mayor DEREK CORRIGAN and West Van mayor MICHAEL SMITH want to shift the heavy lifting of voting on to the citizens of the GVRD.

(read more)



Real Estate Roundup

This Week's Feature Listing - The Sausalito on the White Rock waterfront

If you are selling your home you will have to fill our a Property Condition Disclosure Statement.

Let THE HIGGNS brothers help guide you through the paperwork.

(click here)



Good Idea

At no cost to the city of White Rock we continue on our journey of supplying the city with "good ideas." We like to think of it as a public service.

Wouldn't a gazebo look beautiful while serving a very practical purpose on the green space in front of Laura's Coffee Corner in the 5 Corners District of White Rock?

Local artists could display their work as well as it would provide a nice location for local musicians to busk and a gathering place for our community.

We could also work in a piece of history into the design. Pictured below are HUGH ELLENWOOD from White Rock Archives and MLA GORDON HOGG recently pictured with the cupola that adorned the roof of Semiahmoo Senior Secondary. This is a recent picture so we do know the cupola is still around.

In architecture, a cupola is a small, most often dome-like, structure on top of a building. Often used to provide a lookout or to admit light and air, it usually crowns a larger roof or dome.



Coming Events

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Today the St. Louis Blues here and the San Jose Sharks are up on the Canucks dance card Tuesday. Then the Canucks hit the road again for a quick two game down south to Phoenix Thursday and a rematch with San Jose Saturday.



Joke Of The Day


"What's your father's occupation?" asked the school secretary on the first day of the new academic year.

"He's a magician, Ma'am" said the new boy.

"How interesting. What's his favorite trick?"

"He saws people in half."

"Gosh! Now, next question. Any brothers or sisters?"

"One half brother and two half sisters."


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