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Friday evening Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m.

From the mid-’80s to the early-’90s, The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes were responsible for some of the catchiest and most heart-felt singles and videos to come out of Canada at that time. Fast forward some 20 years later and the vocalist/guitarists from each of these bands find themselves living just blocks away from one another in Toronto.

This realization led to Bryan Potvin (The Northern Pikes) and Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath) getting together to hang out with a couple of guitars for some casual jams, and the conclusion: “This sounds good! Let’s do some shows!”

(click here to check all the great shows this weekend)



Local News

March 27, 2017

Spring Break Is Over

White Rock Council - Tonight's schedule;

6 p.m. - Land Use & Planning

7 p.m. - Regular council meeting

(watch last evening's meetings online)

NOTE - Surrey council returns to work next Monday April 03.


White Rock Social Media Reacts To Bicycle Road Paint

Jenn Leigh Dillon. After numerous unanswered messages left with the City, they proceeded with the bike route down Kent St. My husband and I just watched a family attempt the ride down our street (pacific &Columbia) that ended with the mother screaming "use your breaks!! Use your breaks!" to her children which ended in the family walking their bikes so that they didn't lose control before crossing Columbia street.

Michelle Young I saw them painting those everywhere today, I didn't really get the point of it

Arlene Soenso It also serves as a reminder to car drivers that there may be cyclists.

Sherry Jaehrlich I am so angry and befuddled by the bike signs and lanes in this area. I seriously doubt anyone in the planning depth got out on two wheels to give their routes a sanity check.

Nicole Hennelly I thought the purpose of a designated bike lane/path was to have space specifically/only for riders --these painted on bikes do nothing in my opinion other than to make an eyesore on the road.
What exactly is the point of this?

Montee Share Those glow tabs in the concrete will be installed shortly to keep you in traffic in its lane. The noise from them keeps the neighborhood from sleeping but no one gives a crap about people who live here. And you thought the train was hell. Just wait.


March 26, 2017

Province providing $750,000 to improve affordability in South Surrey

The Province is helping a non-profit society improve the afford-ability of their Surrey housing development by providing $75,000 per year over a 10-year period.

The development is Chorus Apartments, an affordable rental housing complex for people with low to moderate incomes and people with disabilities. The Semiahmoo House Society developed the Chorus Apartments in partnership with BC Housing. Tenants moved into the 71-unit development in fall 2016.

The Province has been working with the non-profit for several years to build and operate the Chorus Apartments, including a capital grant of $1.1 million toward the project.

The Semiahmoo House Society is a non-profit organization in Surrey/White Rock that provides services and support to people with disabilities and their families, helping them live self-directed lives in the community.

Applicants for subsidized housing programs are prioritized on a case-by-case basis. Several factors are considered including income and current housing situation.


Gordon Hogg, MLA for Surrey-White Rock –

This funding improves the afford ability for tenants over the long-term and provides people with disabilities more certainty by assisting them to live in an inclusive, supportive community, close to their families and their social networks. This provides peace of mind for everyone involved


March 26, 2017

Then There Was One

Media pundits wondered allowed how long Surrey would be home to two separate newspapers once Black Press took ownership of both newspapers.

Friday the answer came. Not Long.

As of April the British Columbia's second largest city will be home to just one weekly community newspaper which will be called d the SURREY NOW NEWS LEADER as of April 05. The merging of the two newspapers resulted in a number of layoffs.

The Surrey Now News Leader will publish every Wednesday and Friday.

the Peace Arch News which is owned by the same parent company has not been affected by the merger. PAN will continue to publish weekly on Wednesday and Friday.

March 24, 2017


Canada's happiest singles - White Rock Top 10

Want a happy relationship? Canada is a good place to look: World Happiness Day (March 20th) saw the release of the UNs World Happiness Report and, happily, Canada came 7th. But where in this happy nation can you find the happiest singles? EliteSingles found out.

• The happiest singles in Canada live in Orangeville, ON
• St Thomas, ON and Collingwood, ON are in 2nd and 3rd place
• 8/10 of the happiest places in Canada are in Ontario
• Leduc, AB and White Rock, BC are the only non-Ontarian cities in the top 10 study, conducted by premium dating site EliteSingles, used anonymous user data from 45,000 registered members to determine where Canadas happiest singles live.

By aggregating how strongly its members self-scored themselves on a happiness scale, then looking at the average result by location, the dating company found the 10 best places in Canada to meet happy singles:

The top 10 happiest cities in Canada.

1. Orangeville, ON
2. St Thomas, ON
3. Collingwood, ON
4. Leduc, AB
5. Aurora, ON
6. Barrie, ON
7. Oakville, ON
8. White Rock, BC
9. Welland, ON
10. Burlington, ON

(read the full report)



TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

This week's TNT is for the birds.

(read more)


Meet The Neighbours

The top news story this week was regarding a private citizen's attempt to have the Provincial Liberals curtail their/our ad dollar spending.

The action is headed up by White Rock resident DAVID TRAPP with the able assistance of two Vancouver lawyers.

(Read his story-click here)

(click here to read THE PROVINCE story)


History Lesson

Ian Hynds

Until the late 1960's I guess, this was solid vacant land including the north strip of Roper right down to Buena Vista. Everyone in the neighbourhood called the main portion Sully's Field, which was owned by Lynn/Linn Sully. It was a great neighbourhood place for us to play. Every summer the long grass was cut and bailed, then we kids would build big hay bail forts that we couldn't use because of the dust and summer heat. The Sully family lived down the block from us at Lee and Buena Vista in a house that had An "L" shaped window in front for Lynn. They also had a swimming pool where their daughter Jane gave swimming lessons.



Coming Events

Next Social Justice Film Society Presentation


(click here for more upcoming community events)



Today's Video



Joke Of The Day

In Catholic schools students are taught that lying is a sin. Instructors are also advised that using a bit of imagination is OK to express the truth differently without lying. This is a perfect example of this teaching: Getting a Hairdryer Through Customs.....

An attractive young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest beside her, 'Father, may I ask a favour?' Of course child. What can I do for you?'

I bought my mother an expensive hair dryer for her birthday. It is unopened but well over the customs limits and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through customs for me? Could you possibly hide it under your robes for me?' 'I would love to help you my dear but, I must warn you, I will not tell a lie. ‘With your honest face, Father, I'm sure that no one will question you'

When they got to customs, she let the priest go first. The official asked, 'Father, do you have anything to declare? ‘From the top of my head down to my waist I have nothing to declare.' The official thought this answer a little strange, so he asked, 'And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?'

'I have a marvellous instrument that has been designed for use on women, but which, to date, remains unused.'

Roaring with laughter, the official said, 'Go ahead, Father. Next please!’

courtesy carl bauer



Thought For The Day



Tomorrow In The Sun

Meet The Merchants

Last evening White Rock council unanimously approved the creation of a fully licensed lounge on the premises of the White Rock Beach Beer Company.

Tomorrow the BEER BRAT spotlights the addition of the company to White Rock's uptown district.




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