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August 25, 2016

Super Opening

Highly anticipated Real Canadian Superstore® opens in South Surrey with an exceptional fresh offering

The Real Canadian Superstore® located at 2332 160th Street will open on tomorrow (Friday, August 26) at 7:00 a.m. The 119,000 square foot sizable store offers customers an extensive fresh offering and proudly supports Canadian growers with more than 100 fresh items grown locally in British Columbia or Western Canada. The store also carries more than 100 exotic multicultural fruits and vegetables from around the world including durian fruit from Thailand and lychee nuts from Asia.

In the bakery department customers will find more than 30 varieties of cake, including custom cakes and gluten-free options for anyone with food sensitivities. Customers will also have access to high quality artisan style breads and rolls, baked fresh in-store daily. The Meat Department includes an in-store butcher and a wide range of “Free From” chicken, beef and pork products that were raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones.


August 24, 2016

White Rock's 2018 Mayor?

Best wishes today to our current MLA and former Mayor, GORDON HOGG.

Is Gordon Hogg considering closing the chapter on Provincial politics and perhaps throwing his hat in the ring for mayor in the 2018 civic election?

Stay tuned.


Is The Langley Cruise - In / In Danger?

Just weeks before the 20th Annual Langley Good Times Cruise In is supposed to happen (September 10) organizers have announced the annual event may be in jeopardy this year.

The non profit society which stages the event received a bill from the city of Langley for $20,000.00 for additional policing during the one day event. Organizers claim they have been blindsided by the move on the city's part.

The custom car & hot rod cruise in is the largest in Canada and in the Top 5 in North America. Last year alone the event donated $90,000.00 to local charities.

Expect an announcement within days.


Through a series of miscommunications, there was talk that the 2016 Langley Good Times Cruise-in could be cancelled. I can confirm that the City will be supporting this key event by funding $66,945 (including policing) this year.
The Cruise-in has the full support of the City.

Langley City Councillor

Nathan Pachal


Water Water Everywhere - Next Year

The South Surrey Athletic Park will have a wonderful new addition in time for next summer.

The City of Surrey has issued a request for proposal for a new water park to be constructed at the popular South Surrey athletic field. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the little ones will be frolicking in the water park by June of next year.


Dumpster Death

Surrey RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are currently investigating a deceased male found in a donation bin in the Guildford area of Surrey.

On August 23, 2016, at 6:45am, Surrey RCMP was called to a donation bin near the intersection of 150th Street and 104th Avenue after a passer-by saw a male seemingly stuck inside the bin. Surrey Fire Department assisted the RCMP and the Coroners Service in the removal of the male. Unfortunately the male was pronounced deceased at scene.

Surrey RCMP’s General Investigation Unit is leading this investigation. At this point this sudden death does not appear suspicious and the male’s identity is still being determined. Officers will be conducting a neighbourhood canvass for witnesses and/or video surveillance.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or


August 23, 2016

Work is proceeding on schedule at the new location of Penguin Meats in uptown White Rock in the old Peace Arch News/Walk In Clinic location.

. The proposed opening date will be Tuesday September 06 following the Labour Day weekend


The Other Hilary

White Rocker Brings Home The Metal/Medal

White Rock's Hilary Caldwell

Twelve athletes from British Columbia are bringing home eight medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, including team medals in sports such as swimming, soccer, cycling, rugby and rowing.

A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports. Of those, provincially-affiliated athletes earned 50% of the Canadian Olympic Team’s total medal count: one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals.

Hilary Caldwell, White Rock – swimming – bronze (200 metre backstroke)

In total, Canada won 22 medals:

4 Gold

3 Silver

15 Bronze

Quick Facts:

314 athletes make up the Canadian Olympic Team.

142 of these athletes have a B.C. connection.

68 of them have their hometown in British Columbia.


Artist Call - Newport Public Plaza

The City of White Rock invites professional artists or artist teams to submit an application for a site-specific public art project at a new public plaza at Marine Drive and Oxford Street, White Rock.
Request for Proposals Closes: September 20, 2016

Download the Call for Artists


White Rock Al Fresco

WESTCOAST FOOD writer recently paid a visit to our "City By The Sea." Read what she like about her visit.

When the temperatures are warm, that’s your cue to take your dining experience outdoors. And what better place to dine al fresco than White Rock? Bordering the Semiahmoo Bay, White Rock is a stunning seaside city with a sandy beach that stretches eight kilometres across the city. From the oceanfront promenade to the grassy open spaces, there are plenty of places on White Rock beach to enjoy a bite to eat and the fresh, open air.

(click here)


Tour De White Rock 2011 Winner Medals In Rio

Jasmin Glaesser

Canada won its first cycling medal of the Rio Olympics on Saturday, with a bronze medal in the Women’s Team Pursuit. The team of Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Glaesser, Kirsti Lay and Georgia Simmerling beat New Zealand with a time of four minutes and 14.627 seconds for 4000 metres, which is a new Canadian record. Great Britain won the gold ahead of the United States in a world record time.

The Canadian team faced the defending Olympic champions, Great Britain, in the semi-final round in the morning session and lost when the British team set a new world record. However, the Canadians set the third fastest time of the session at four minutes and 15.636 seconds, to qualify for the bronze medal race.

In the medal final, Canada took control of the race from the start and were over six-tenths of a second ahead after the first 1000 metres. By the mid-point of the race the lead was above one second, and at the end the Canadian squad finished nearly four seconds in front of their opponents. The fifth member of the team, Laura Brown, rode in the qualifying round and also received the bronze medal.

Jasmin Glaesser, the only returning member of the bronze medal-winning team from the London Olympics, said “It was a great ride. Four years ago, it was a little bit of a surprise, but this time around [a medal] was our goal and focus, and this is the result of four years of hard work. To put it together on the day, when it matters, is an incredible feeling.


Stop That Grinnin' and Drop That Linen

Patrons of the South Surrey nude beach at Crescent Rock have grown tired of " lookie loos " who claimed they did not know they were walking into a clothing optional beach - that is until now.

Over the weekend a giant boulder was painted to inform one and all of the impending nudity ahead. The rock is located at the bottom of 1001 Steps in Ocean Park.




Night Owl

Up On Cripple Creek - Saturday Blue Frog

They are back. UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK will perform 2 two shows Saturday evening at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock.

The early show is SOL OUT but if you act quick you can still get tickets for the second show.

(check out all the music around the Semiahmoo Peninsula this week - click here)



Good friends & good times at the "Prettiest Little Ballpark" in the world.

(read more)



T.N.T. The Naked truth

Don Pitcairn




Coming Events

(click here for more upcoming community events)


Joke Of The Day

My wife had mentioned several times that she hoped I could get our grass mowed this weekend. Well, I procrastinated a bit too long and while I was watching football on TV, there was a 37 yard pass with a spectacular catch for a go ahead touchdown.

I jumped up and shouted, "Oh my GOSH! Did you see that?!?!"

And my wife said, "Yes, I see... what a lovely lawn they have."


Video Of The Day

Vancouver city time lapse Part II


Thought For The Day


Tomorrow In THE SUN

Weekend Update

Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to the market we go.

The White Rock Farmer's Market leads the list for what's happening around the Semihamoo Peninsula this weekend.




Check today's tide tables ( click here )




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