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Weekend Update


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5:30 Cooler Kings
6:00 Holly Arntzen
6:30 Lauren Webb
7:00 Jason Buie
7:30 Brandon Isaak
8:30 Harpdog Brown
9:00 Gale Force Blues Band
9:45 Blues Piggies


Sunday Funnies

This week its Round 2 of getting old and a few holiday funnies for good measure.

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Local News

December 04, 2016

Special Council Meeting - Tomorrow Evening

Date & Time: December 5, 2016 (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
A Special Council meeting has been called for Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.

The meeting will also be live streamed and available to view on the city's website. (click here @ 5 p.m.)

If you have any questions, please contact 604 541 2129.


Body Discovered On White Rock Beach

file photo

The coroners removed a body from the beach amongst the driftwood logs between the pier and the white rock just after noon today. There were several RCMP members there as well as two Coast Guard search and rescue vessels. The remains were located high of the tide line .

The man’s body has not yet been identified by RCMP, but officials told Global the death doesn’t appear suspicious.

The RCMP also said the body has been in the water for some time.

NEWSTIP by Gerry Berg


Deck the Malls

l-r White Rock Hospice Executive Director BETH KISH/MLA GORDON HOGG/Mayor WAYNE BALDWIN/ President of the White Rock Hospice Board of Directors ROBIN HARPER

The White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society launched their "Celebrate A Life" location in the Semiahmoo Mall. The annual event is a fund raiser to offset the cost of the new Hospice "Home For Hope" resource centre. The new building is under construction on 16a Avenue in South Surrey.

Drop by and say hello during mall hours. Honour the memory of a loved one on the Hospice Christmas tree. For a small donation you will be able to pick your favourite hand made Christmas dove to keep the memory alive in your home.

Prior to the official opening MLA GORDON HOGG spent a few moments with Santa Claus. HOGG asked Santa what he thought of the continuing rumours that he will seek the Mayor's seat on council in November 2018.

Santa was heard to say "Well Gordon things are not always black & white.


White Rock RCMP "Stuff The Cruiser"

Today from 1-4 p.m. members of the White Rock RCMP detachment will be out front of NATURE'S FARE in Central Plaza collecting toys for those in our community who might be going without this year.

The RCMP are asking for unwrapped toys (age young child - 17 years old).

If you can't make it by today the detachment will also host a drive thru in the lot behind the RCMP station between City Hall.

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (15299 Pacific Avenue)


Johnston Road Concept Options Open House

Three concept designs have been prepared for the revitalization of Johnston Road, from North Bluff Road to Roper Avenue. The designs are based on the feedback provided through the public workshop, community survey, and business consultation which took place earlier in 2016.

You are invited to provide input on the three options at an open house:

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: White Rock Community Centre, (Hall A & B)

Learn more at


December 02, 2016

Crab Fisherman Has Close Call

Wednesday evening around 7 p.m. crab boat with a one man crew was making its way from Crescent Beach to White Rock last night when it encountered a problem forcing the pilot of the boat to abandon the boat and jump into the chilly waters. The fisherman had a survival suit and was able to make it safely to shore. The tide was going out and the boat ran aground.

The boat was secured so as not to drift out on the tide change. Early Friday morning the boat was pulled to safety and towed into the dock.


White Rock Water Update - Wednesday

The City will be hosting a Water Quality Open House at the White Rock Community Centre to provide information and clarification on water in White Rock.

Date: Wednesday December 7, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue, (Hall A, B & C)
Learn more about water in White Rock at

White Rock partnered with RES'EAU-WaterNET, which is Canada's first and only non-profit research organization devoted exclusively to developing innovative, sustainable and affordable technologies for providing clean drinking water to small, rural and First Nations communities. This partnership will help ensure the City implements the right technology to reach its water quality goals.

Mayor Wayne Baldwin recently toured the facility located at the Merklin reservoir site.

(click here to watch the video)




Night Owl

Tonight @ The WRBS Food Bank Benefit - 7 p.m. JASON BUIE BAND

Afterlife Studio in Vancouver with producer/engineer John Raham, drummer John Hunter, Bass George Fenn and Jason Buie! This is a rough mix of a song Jason and John Hunter wrote called "Government Man".

(click here to preview the song)

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Meet The Neighbours

In this case a one stop shop for "meeting a lot of neighbours."

The White Rock/South Surrey Newcomers Club for women is a wonderful way for women to meet on a regular basis. The group has many activities, fun nights, pot luck dinners, movie outings and so much more. Interested?

Well lucky you. Their next meeting is coming up this Tuesday.

(find out more - click here)



Recipe of the Week

What's on your menu list for the weekend.

Over at our house Sunday dinner this week comes in a skillet.

(click here for the recipe)



Yell It Like It Is

"When it ships GOLD the story's been told - when it ships Platinum you know it's happenin'!

BARNEY BENTALL & The Legendary Hearts will always have a spot in my heart.

Flipping through my back pages.

David Chesney

(click here)



Coming Events

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Joke Of The Day

Two old men are drinking in a bar. One says, "Did you know that Lions have sex 10 to 15 times a day?"
"Aww, darn!" says his friend, "and I just joined Rotary!"


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