September 17, 2014, 10:55 am
"where you can vacation and be home the same day"
Yell It Like It Is
You know what your chances are of hitting the jackpot in LOTTO 649, right?
A couple million to one at best.
Unless you believe in unicorns and the tooth fairy what would make you think the rail line is moving out of White Rock any time soon. Let alone within 5 years?
Wednesday September 17, 2014
September 17, 2014
Trails Not Trains!
l-r Surrey Councillors JUDY VILLENEUVE & LINDA HEPNER
Dozens of residents mainly from Crescent Beach turned out in force yesterday morning to support Surrey mayoral candidate LINDA HEPNER'S announcement of her party's support for rail relocation.
HEPNER was joined by Crescent Beach resident and fellow councillor JUDY VILLENEUVE. HEPNER immediately stated she was not against business but was concerned about the issue of rail safety along the White Rock & South Surrey corridor. HEPNER'S #1 concern in her on words was slope stability long the foreshore between White Rock & Crescent beach.
HEPNER mentioned she was joining White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN'S recent announcement on applying to have the tracks relocated. Conspicuous by his absence, White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN told THE SUN he did not attend as he was not invited. The only elected official from White Rock that bothered to attend was councillor HELEN FATHERS.
Meet the newly minted SURREY FIRST team (click here)
Another Body Found In Surrey
Last night at approximately 7 p.m. Surrey R.C.M.P. were advised that the body of an unresponsive younger person had been located in the area of the 14600 block of 66th Ave., Surrey, B.C. Members of the Surrey R.C.M.P. attended to the scene, and confirmed that the person was deceased. The Police are treating the death as suspicious at this time. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time. The identity of this person has not been confirmed. The investigation into this death is on going and is being handle by Surrey Serious Crime Investigators.
Is DIANNE WATTS heading to Ottawa?
This realtor may spell her name with only one "N" but it sure has been drawing attention out front of her listing on Stayte Road.
Speaking of DIANNE WATTS, the Surrey mayor this week went for a ride with GLOBAL TV'S Squire Barnes in a take off of JERRY SEINFELD'S popular Comedians Going For Coffee.
September 16, 2014
Mediator VINCE READY
At 4 a.m. yesterday morning mediator VINCE READY, BCTF President JIM ICKER and STEVE CAMERON the government's lawyer appeared in front of the media in a Richmond hotel for the first time together to announce a tentative agreement has been reached in the ongoing teacher's strike.
Details need to be finalized and then voted on by teachers
No date set for reopening of schools
Further details are expected to be released as the day proceeds. VINCE READY will be on an airplane at 8 a.m. this morning to fly to Toronto for another mediating session, which may have put pressure on both sides. Stay tuned.
Mini Tornado Hits Teacher's Picket Line
Watch this video of a freak wind storm that hit the teacher's picket line outside of QE High yesterday afternoon (click here)
Stop the Radio Towers
“There is reason to believe that Sher-E-Punjab, Radio India and Radio Punjab may be carrying on broadcasting undertakings in whole or in part in Canada without licences in contravention of the Broadcasting Act,” writes the CRTC in a notice of hearing.
Many residents in the Lower Mainland think the three radio licenses listed above are skirting the laws of Canada by using the U.S. airwaves to broadcast into British Columbia.
Surrey's South Asian radio station KRPI, AM 1550 has raised the ire of residents of Tsawwassen and Delta as it applies to the regulatory body in the United States (FCC) for a massive power increase and the relocation of their broadcast towers to Point Roberts. Concerned residents (pictured above) have another protest planned.
Body Found In Park.
Surrey RCMP have issued a statement that based on the evidence found at the scene foul play is not suspected in the death of a male who's body was discovered in a Surrey Park Monday morning.
Officers are working with the BC Coroner's Office to make a positive identification of the deceased male. No further details are available at this time.
September 15, 2014
A Single Dream. A World Of Hope
Mayor Baldwin and wife Jane
Hundreds of residents walked and ran in the annual TERRY FOX RUN yesterday. The local Terry Fox Run began and ended at the Rotary Field House in the South Surrey Athletic Park. WAYNE and JANE BALDWIN toured the Farmer's Market following their participation in the event.
September 09, 2014
All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe
Mobile Air Monitoring Unit
From September 8 to October 8, Metro Vancouver will be placing Mobile Air Monitoring Unit (MAMU) on the waterfront, just west of Oxford. They will be monitoring for coal dust, emissions, and weather related information.
TNT The Naked Truth
How close has cancer hit to your life? I am betting you or someone close to you has lost a loved one to cancer. When those fateful words are spoken to a patient "You have cancer" a nuclear blast happens in their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
White Rock business owner RANDY CAINE & his daughter TARA are the spotlight today in The Naked Truth.
Their plans to open a medical marijuana compassion/information club in White Rock are proceeding. Perhaps you can be of assistance?
Guitar blues great KAL DAVID and MISS LAURI BONO live this weekend rockin' White Rock.
Plus Peninsula Productions makes a special musical addition to next weekend's GARY COMEAU concert.
LEONARD COHEN returns with a new musical offering titled "Popular Problems"
Climate Change Knows No Borders. Sunday 1-3 p.m. citizens of Canada and the United States will join hand in hand across the border to bring awareness to the constant threat our home is under. For more information (click here)
There Goes The Perfect Season
The Denver Broncos visit the Seahawks this Sunday in the Emerald City. Kick off 1:30
Second-half substitute Erik Hurtado scored his fifth goal of the season but it wasn't enough as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8W-7L-13D) fell 2-1 to FC Dallas (13W-9L-6D) yesterday at Toyota Stadium in Texas.
Despite the loss, the 'Caps are still fifth in the Western Conference - one point up on Portland Timbers, who they will meet next Saturday at Providence Park in Portland.
The Lions will welcome the Toronto Argonauts to BC Place on Friday night.
The Langley Rivermen defeated our Eagles 3-1 in a pre-season game Friday night. The regular season opens with the Eagles taking on the Chilliwack Chiefs at the South Surrey Arena September 27.
Joke Of The Day
Things You May Hear Just Before Unemployment.....
- I don't know what we'll do without you, but we are certainly going to try!
- We told everyone you are leaving because of illness. The truth is, I'm sick of you.
- Its not that you aren't a responsible worker. In fact, you've been responsible for more disasters than any one else in the place.
- Today I'm going to mix business and pleasure. You're fired!
- I've got good news for you. You won't have to worry about being late for work 'ever again'.
- Tell me - how long have you been with us not counting tomorrow?
A Surrey school teacher takes her strike frustration out in a parody of the song "Fancy"
Thought For The Day
Tomorrow In THE SUN
Real Estate Roundup
The Brothers HIGGINS of HUGH & MCKINNON with our weekly look at real estate on The Peninsula.
NEIL HIGGINS feature this week is a stunning waterfront condo.
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