The Canadian Women’s National Team moved on at the WBSC Women’s World Softball Championship yesterday with a tight 4-3 win over China. Lauren Bay Regula (Trail, BC) and Sara Groenewegen (Surrey, BC) provided solid pitching while Victoria Hayward (Toronto, ON) delivered a clutch bases-loaded triple to lead Team Canada to victory, eliminating China from the event in the process.
With the win, Canada moves on to face to losing team from the game between Japan and Mexico scheduled for 5:00pm PDT. That game will take place at 12:30pm PDT on Saturday. Earlier on Friday, the Netherlands defeated New Zealand 8-2 to advance to face the losing team of the game between the United States and Venezuela which will take place tonight at 7:30pm PDT.
Thursday at approximately 3:45 P.M., Surrey R.C.M.P. received calls reporting that what appeared to an Ice Cream on Road sales truck was driving in an unusual manner travelling Northbound on 141st St., near 100th Ave., in Surrey, B.C. The persons reporting advised the Ice Cream Truck was driving erratically, and had struck several garbage cans that were along the edge of the roadway, and then driven into the ditch. Surrey Fire Department, B.C. Ambulance, along with the Surrey R.C.M.P. attended to the scene. The driver was examine by B.C. Ambulance service at the scene, but was not transported from the scene. There were no apparent injuries.
The driver, a 45 year old resident of Surrey was dealt with at the scene. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this incident. The matter is still under investigation.
Surrey R.C.M.P. are seeking the public's assistance and are asking that anyone that may have witnessed the Ice Cream Truck driving prior to it going into the ditch, or stopped to help at the scene are asked to call the Surrey R.C.M.P. at 604-599-0502 or to call Crime Stoppers.
Speaking Of Scoops
Under the sweltering summer heat, there’s nothing better than cooling down with a walk on the White Rock pier and an ice cold treat. Whether it’s gelato, frozen yogurt, or traditional ice cream you’re craving, this beachside city is a haven for icy desserts. Here are five must-try places.
This weekend, Surrey RCMP will be engaged in CounterAttack activities around the Semiahmoo Peninsula in addition to their regular traffic enforcement.
On July 23rd, 2016, the Surrey RCMP, in partnership with ICBC, will be conducting CounterAttack activities to help reduce the number of impaired related crashes. Our officers are always looking for impaired drivers throughout the year, however this weekend will include officers in several locations conducting roadblocks.
“Why risk injuring yourself or others,” says Corporal Scotty Schumann. “Forty six per cent of impaired driving related deaths occur during summer months in B.C. If you or your driver are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, make the right choice and don’t get behind the wheel. “
“If your summer activities involve alcohol, plan ahead for a safe ride home,” said Karen Klein, local ICBC road safety coordinator. “Arrange a designated driver, call a taxi or take transit – there are so many options to get home safe.”
Engllish Bay Celebration of Light Extra Transit Service Today
Transit customers can expect additional bus and train service on July 23, July 27, and July 30 to ensure safe and convenient access to the fireworks at English Bay.
SkyTrain Expo/Millennium/Canada Lines will run additional trains beginning mid-afternoon, at near-peak service levels lasting well past the end of the event. The last train on the Expo/Millennium Line will leave Waterfront for King George at 1:16 a.m., with connections to the Millennium Line at Commercial-Broadway. The last Canada Line train will leave Waterfront for Richmond-Brighouse at 1:15 a.m.
To avoid lineups at Compass vending machines, customers are encouraged to top up Compass Cards prior to traveling. Compass Ticket users are advised to purchase two tickets at once (one to get to the event and one for the return trip home) to avoid line ups after the fireworks.
Tourism Locally Is Up Up Up
The number of overnight international visitors coming to British Columbia grew significantly for the first five months of 2016, according to Statistics Canada. From January to May, 1,650,703 visitors came to the province, resulting in a 14% increase over the same period last year. In addition, 478,066 international visitors came to B.C. in May 2016, a 4.8% increase compared to May 2015.
There were increases in visitors from a number of markets in May over the same month in 2015, including:
Mexico up 29%
India up 11.7%
China up 10.2%
Europe up 5%
United States up 4.9%
Asia/Pacific up 2.3%
For the first five months of this year, visits from the U.S. were up almost 16% and visits from Mexico were up just over 38% over the same period last year.
Provincial tourism growth has also been helped by the low Canadian dollar, along with Destination BC’s new international marketing strategy.
July 21, 2016
Local Businessman Shows His True Colours
Local Businessman ADDISON HUBERT
On a recent trip to Softball City in South Surrey to catch some of the Women's World Softball Championship action we came across a wonderful "good news story."
ADDISON HUBERT a local businessman opened his wallet to pay for the air fares for the entire Venezuelan women's fast-pitch team to fly up here in order for them to compete in the Championships.
*Editors note - Unfortunately you have to be a subscriber to the Vancouver Sun in order to read the article
July 20, 2016
TALL SHIPS TO VISIT BLAINE DURING DRAYTON HARBOR DAYS
The Drayton Harbor Festival, Blaine’s annual maritime celebration, will host the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain at Drayton Harbor Marina. The ships are scheduled to arrive August 4, and they’ll offer tours and sailing excursions over the festival weekend. New this year are special discounts for popular Battle Sails and the Sunday Adventure Sail.
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