October 26, 2014, 1:48 am
photo courtesy Campbell McCubbin
"where you can vacation and be home the same day"
White Rock Art gallery presents a ROBERT GENN exhibition. The Elks club in uptown White Rock hosts an Irish Night tonight with PAT CHESSELL and the city of Surrey will host a family Pumpkin Festival today at the South Surrey Arts and Rec Centre.
Recipe of the Week
Next time you have a large hungry crowd to feed at breakfast, try this delicious baked french toast recipe.
October 25, 3014
MARY BRUNET the executive director of Semiahmoo Arts has left the organization in a very sudden fashion. Within hours of her departure from the local arts organization all information regarding her was quickly removed from the Semiahmoo Arts website.
In the event the neighbourhood kid's bicycle broke down, you might not have seen your Thursday copy of THE PAN. An incredibly detailed overview of what is on the minds of the electorate in the Lower Mainland. In particular the Surrey and White Rock numbers are rather telling.
If the polls are an accurate portrayal of how you the voters are feeling, get ready for some changes.
ROBERT GENN Honoured Nationally
The late ROBERT GENN'S art wil be featured this week at the White Rock Gallery on Jonston Road. The local art gallery joins studios in Banff, Kelowna and Toronto for this special offering of GENN'S paintings.
CTV's TAMARA TAGGART
Local news anchor TAMARA TAGGART (daughter in law of the late artist) will be in attendance at the White Rock Gallery showing with her mother in law CAROL.
The showing commencesx at 10 a.m. this morning.
Golden Anniversary For Local Businesses
COSMOS on the White Rock Waterfront
A number of White Rock businesses will be honoured at the next and final meeting of White Rock council on November 1.
How many businesses do you think have continually servied our "city by the sea" for over 25 years?
October 23, 2014
Election Sign Vandalism
Not in recent memory can anyone remember such extensive damage to literally every candidate and slate's election signs throughout Surrey. Almost daily dozens of signs are smashed and ripped down, causing campaign workers to constantly be out fixing up and erecting their party signs. To date White Rock has not had any such destruction to its candidates signs.
Bus Rider - I'm So Awful G#damned Glad I'm Not In Your Shoes/Guess Who
l-r White Rock mayor BALDWIN/MANDY & CHRISTINE (transit users) DAVID BRADSHAW candidate for mayor of White Rock/DOUG MCCALLUM Surrey mayoral hopeful and SHEILA SWIFT)
White Rock resident SHEILA SWIFT an advocate for better transportation on the Semiahmoo Peninsula hosted a gathering Wednesday evening at the White Rock library. The meeting was designed to bring together the stakeholders and elected officials and political hopefuls together for a round table on what can be done to improve the recently slashed local bus service. SWIFT and rider reps also endorsed a push for more bus shelters throughout the Semiahmoo Peninsula.
To register your concerns about service reduction in White Rock & South Surrey (click here)
What's For Lunch?
Retired doctor JEREMY JOHNSON and his golden eagle "Margaret" wowed the noon hour crowd at the Crescent LegionWeednesday. JOHNSON who possesses a license to keep this beautiful raptor enjoys visiting and talking with groups about these majestic birds.
The golden eagle according to JOHNSON has a usual life span of 20 years. Though in captivity the bird has been known to live up to 50 years. The golden eagle has a wing span of 7 feet, yet is more agile than a bald headed eagle.
October 22, 2014
Surrey RCMP and partners remind residents of fireworks bylaws
Surrey RCMP, Surrey Fire Service and Surrey Bylaws are reminding the public to have fun and be safe this Diwali and Halloween season, especially when it comes to fireworks.
The City of Surrey restricts the use of any type of fireworks all year round to only those who have applied for and been granted the appropriate permit by the Surrey Fire Service. Fireworks permit applications and all other required information must be submitted to the Surrey Fire Service a minimum of five business days prior to any scheduled event.
Individuals under the age of eighteen who are found in possession of fireworks without a permit may be susceptible to a $250 fine. Exploding fireworks without a permit can lead to a $500 fine, whatever your age.
For information on fireworks permits please visit the City of Surrey's website. For a full list of Halloween safety tips please visit the Surrey RCMP's website.
October 20, 2014
TURN IT OFF!!!
This week the new law kicked in that will see distracted rivers hit with 3 points on their drivers licenses and a $167.00 fine if they are caught driving while distracted texting, talking on the cellphone, tuning in some music. The graveyard is full of drivers who thought they could operate a vehicle while operating a cellphone.
Local RCMP detachments will be out in full force to implement the new law while sending a message to distracted drivers. This is serious.
October 19, 2014
Local Realtor's High Life Crashes
Local resident KRISTA BOSELEY worked as a realtor for Colonial Pacific Re-Max Realty in South Surrey until last year. BOSELEY was also an aspiring model and Playboy hopeful.
Today she is behind bars in Los Angeles. The 30 years old BOSELEY and her companion 61 year old GILLES LAPOINTE were busted on Thursday after they flew into Orange County airport just outside of Los Angeles. The local police were alerted to their activity. A subsequent search of the private plane they were travelling in, and their personal luggage a massive amount of illegal drugs were discovered.
October 15, 2014
The Local Elections Are Now Official!
The official nominations for White Rock and Surrey council are now a matter of record.
Read White Rock's full list of candidates for Mayor and Council (click here)
Read Surrey's full list of candidates for Mayor and Council (click here)
October 06, 2014
Important Dates For Upcoming Civic Elections White Rock/Surrey
Friday October 10 the nomination period closed and the final list of the candidates in the upcoming Surrey and White Rock civic elections on November 15 has been revealed.
The Elks Hall in uptown White Rock is a fun place on any night.
If you add PAT CHESSELL to the mix the fun factor goes off the scale.
Third Show SOLD OUT For 54-40
The popular West Coast rock band 54-40 has now sold out their third show on November 23 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. The band over the course of the weekend will record their three concerts for a future unplugged DVD and CD.
In My Opinion
At first many locals thought DAVID BRADSHAW running for mayor of White Rock might be a modern day version of DAVID vs GOLIATH.
Today Ross Buchanan has an opinion on that very topic.
Part 4 in our 5 part series aimed to help those of you considering a home purchase, please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any
questions about the current real estate market.
Yell It Like It Is
White Rock council is wrapping things up before we go to the polls next month. A number of councillors have been working on major projects which may or may not be shelved by the new council.
The "Biztalks" segment of the International Artist Day Festival has been cancelled.
The Colorado Avalanche cranked up what they expected to be a high-scoring attack for the first time this season last night and defeated the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 at Pepsi Center for their first home win.\
The Canucks return home for a game Sunday @ 6:30 vs Washington Capitals.
The Hawks look to get in the plus column with a game in Carolina tomorrow morning @ 10 a.m.
The Lions travel to Winnipeg today. A win tonight and the Lions are in the playoffs. In the West where they belong. If they lose all their remaining regular season games they still stand a chance to represent the Eastern Conference.?
Next home game is Calgary on November 7.
Still In The Playoff Hunt
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced yesterday that today's crucial final MLS regular season match against Colorado Rapids is sold out. This marks the 11th Whitecaps FC sell-out of the season at BC Place, a new club record since joining MLS in 2011. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. PT at BC Place
Joke Of The Day
There was this little guy sitting in The Sandpiper drinking his beer, minding his own business when all of a sudden this great big dude comes in and -- WHACK!! -- knocks him off the bar stool and onto the floor. The big dude says, "That was a karate chop from Korea." The little guy thinks "GEEZ," but he gets back up on the stool and starts drinking again when all of a sudden -- WHACK!! -- the big dude knocks him down AGAIN and says, "That was a judo chop from Japan." So the little guy has had enough of this... He gets up, brushes himself off and quietly leaves. The little guy is gone for an hour or so when he returned. Without saying a word, he walks up behind the big dude and -- WHAM!!!" -- knocks the big dude off his stool, knocking him out cold!!! The little guy looks at the bartender and says, "When he gets up, tell him that's a crowbar from RONA!"
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