Sunday Morning Surrey RCMP were called to another shooting. The early reports to 911 were of shots fired just before 3 a.m. When police arrived on the scene they discovered a call that had crashed into a pole. The victim in the car was transported to Surrey Memorial where he passed away at 6 a.m. yesterday morning.
RCMP can’t confirm if this incident is connected to the 22 other shootings in Surrey and Delta in the past month and a half. IHIT is now in charge of Surrey's latest homicide investigation.
Real Life UP House
This is a wonderful story of a little house in Seattle that was small in size, but big in heart. Many people believe this home was the inspiration for the Disney movie, UP.
Friday afternoon the Surrey Fire Department called to advise that they had attended to a residence in the 16300 Block of 84th Ave., Surrey, B.C., responding to a residential fire inside. On entry into the residence, they extinguished the fire and discovered what appeared be a chemical drug lab. Surrey R.C.M.P. General Duty members attended to the scene, and confirmed that there was a Chemical Drug Lab. Surrey R.C.M.P. members are presently holding the scene. The E Division Clandestine Lab team has attended to the residence and a search warrant is being executed on the residence. Surrey R.C.M.P. will be remaining on the scene until the search warrant is completed. The investigation into this matter is still continuing.
April 15, 2015
The City of White Rock announced Monday the Honourable Mr. Justice Butler ruled in favour of the City with regards to a Petition brought against the City in the Supreme Court of British Columbia with respect to a Zoning Bylaw permitting the redevelopment of property at 1550 Oxford Street.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Butler concluded that the Zoning Bylaw that provides for an eight storey, 199 bed complex care facility constructed on the existing site for the Evergreen Baptist Campus of Care is consistent with White Rock's Official Community Plan. The facility will replace two existing older buildings that currently house 107 complex care beds. The Zoning Bylaw contains provisions that allow for the existing residents to remain in place while the new facility is undergoing construction.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Butler dismissed the Petition against the City and advised that the City is entitled to costs.
X Marks The Spot
The news is not good on the buy in from the public on the Mayors Council Referendum. Surrey, and Richmond are clocking in with just 8-13% returned ballots, Vancouver is leading the way with 13-20% of the ballots returned. White Rock is bringing up the rear with less than 5% involvement from the voters. These figures do not bode well for the referendum being passed.
Does the YES side have another 7 million taxpayer dollars to spend on advertising? Will it do any good?
Privatization of commercial and multi-family recycling and garbage collection
The direction to privatize commercial and multi-family recycling and garbage collection in White Rock effective July 1, 2015, originally announced earlier in January this year, was reaffirmed at the Special Council Meeting on Friday, April 10, 2015.
The City will be offering assistance to commercial and multi-family residents to support the transition from a public to private solid waste collection which will include:
- availability of staff to provide technical assistance, for example, to guide residents through a procurement process until a private waste hauler is selected
- providing education and awareness to all property owners regarding solid waste; and providing kitchen catcher containers to all residents to assist with organics collection.
- Detailed information for commercial and multi-family residents can also be found on the City of White Rock website at: www.whiterockcity.ca
'Soul2Sole' - Walking for White Rock All Abilities Park
Myra with son Evan
Join Myra Merkal on her "Soul2Sole" journey through the Camino routes to Santiago De Compostela in North West Spain!! Her spirited backpack journey starts in Pamplona and finishes in Santiago from May 20th - June 12th, 2015.
Merkal is tying up her laces and getting ready for a calorie crushing 500km walk to show her support for the construction of the White Rock firefighters "All Abilities Park’ here in White Rock. Myra will be covering her costs out of her own pocket. Give, give, give.
REAL SALT LAKE 0 - VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 1
Mattocks goal leads 'Caps to first win at Rio Tinto Stadium
Knock another first off the list.
A gritty performance on Saturday saw Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5W-2L-1D) earn their first ever victory at Rio Tinto Stadium, over Western Conference rivals Real Salt Lake (2W-1L-3D). With the win, Whitecaps FC remain first overall in the MLS standings, while Salt Lake were handed their first defeat of the season.
Next home game for The Caps is Saturday May 02 vs Portland @ BC Place.
Joke Of The Day
An old man was relaxing at his hundredth birthday party when a reporter went up to him. "Sir, what is the secret of your long life?"
The man considered this for a moment, then replied, "Every day at 9 PM I have a glass of port. Good for the heart I've heard."
The reporter replied, "That's ALL?"
The man smiled, "That, and canceling my voyage on the Titanic."
Video Of The Day
Thought For The Day
Tomorrow In THE SUN
The kids are alright.
JASON MITCHELL and RANDY SCHULTZ on stage @ FALCONETII'S over the weekend
...this weekend STEVE KOZAK brings his blues revue to Blue Frog