October 21, 2014, 8:28 pm
"where you can vacation and be home the same day"
The Elks Hall in uptown White Rock is a fun place on any night.
If you add PAT CHESSELL to the mix the fun factor goes off the scale.
October 20, 2014
Yellow tape went up around a home in the area of 126 street and 110 Avenue in North Surrey early yesterday morning. Surrey RCMP were called to a disturbance at the residence. Upon their arrival they discovered the body of a deceased male.
IHIT has been called in to handle the investigation.
UPDATE October 21 8 a.m.
The victim of the home invasion attack has now been identified as LARRY ROBERT MIZEN. MIZEN was well known in the Whalley low track area as a drug debt enforcer iwth many convictions for assault.
If you would like to watch last night's council meeting in White Rock (click here)
Up in North Surrey at the beautiful new city hall the Mayor and Council held their second to last council meeting (watch it here)
TURN IT OFF!!!
Today the new law kicks in that will see distracted rivers hit with 3 points on their drivers licenses and a $167.00 fine if they are caught driving while distracted texting, talking on the cellphone, tuning in some music. The graveyard is full of drivers who thought they could operate a vehicle while operating a cellphone.
Local RCMP detachments will be out in full force to implement the new law while sending a message to distracted drivers. This is serious.
The annual BC Country Music Awards were handed out at the Hard Rock Casino in Port Coquitlam Sunday evening. Congratulations to local promoter and artist manager ROB WARWICK on the win for his band ME AND MAE in the Ray McAuley Horizon Award category.
October 19, 2014
The Return Of Jason
When White Rock born and raised JASON GARRISON received a 6 year contract with the Canucks in 2012 his dream of playing for his home team came true. That dream came to a screeching halt this past summer when the Canucks asked him to waive his no trade contract. GARRISON at first balked but then relented and agreed to a trade.
Saturday night GARRISON and his new team skated on to the ice at Rogers Arena and left the Canucks stinging as the LIGHTNING emerged 4-2 winners.
GARRISON'S parents still call White Rock home.
Local Realtor's High Life Crashes
Local resident KRISTA BOSELEY worked as a realtor for Colonial Pacific Re-Max Realty in South Surrey until last year. BOSELEY was also an aspiring model and Playboy hopeful.
Today she is behind bars in Los Angeles. The 30 years old BOSELEY and her companion 61 year old GILLES LAPOINTE were busted on Thursday after they flew into Orange County airport just outside of Los Angeles. The local police were alerted to their activity. A subsequent search of the private plane they were travelling in, and their personal luggage a massive amount of illegal drugs were discovered.
The White Rock waterfront hosted its first annual Diwali Festival Saturday. The weather gods smiled down and a large crowd of "promenaders" stopped to take in the activities at the food trucks while watching the entertainment on stage.
photo courtesy Tom Saunders
The day long festival came to a thunderous conclusion as fireworks lit up the night over the Salish Sea.
October 17, 2014
Surrey Board of Trade - Report Card On Surrey Not Good
Safety - D+
Arts & Culture - C
Environment - C
Economy and Work - C
Getting Around D+
Surrey Mayor DIANNE WATTS was joined by the head of the Surrey RCMP BILL FORDY at the Surrey Board of Trade's breakfast meeting to speak to business owners on issues relating to crime in the city. The Surrey Board of Trade has brought business, government and the RCMP together in a collaborative, respectful way to focus on crime reduction solutions.
October 15, 2014
Restaurant Row Roulette
Uptown White Rock is now the new location for ANNA'S Ukrainian diner. ANNA this week moved her Hillside Plaza location across Johnston road into the old location of Sugar & Spice.
A few doors north from ANNA'S new location a sign has gone up in the window of the location which was the home of White Rock Garden Chinese restaurant for years. CAFE 8 will soon open offering diner/coffee shop menu items, It will be great to have a restaurant uptown that cracks eggs.
The Local Elections Are Now Official!
The official nominations for White Rock and Surrey council are now a matter of record.
Read White Rock's full list of candidates for Mayor and Council (click here)
Read Surrey's full list of candidates for Mayor and Council (click here)
October 06, 2014
Important Dates For Upcoming Civic Elections White Rock/Surrey
Friday October 10 the nomination period closed and the final list of the candidates in the upcoming Surrey and White Rock civic elections on November 15 will be revealed.
Community Shuttle Bus Rally Tomorrow Evening
Silent No More
Bus service is the essence and spirit of community … with a sense of belonging and the ability to fulfill personal responsibilities … be it business, schools, medical or social interaction … is paramount to social well-being.
Today our unique community of White Rock and South Surrey has been eroded by an already existing inadequate bus service.
As we enter major Christmas shopping and family gathering, AND winter weather approaching bus shelters are of a necessity.
An immediate action to stagger the departure times
Re: Translink Buses C50, C51, C52, C53,
PLEASE JOIN US AT THE WHITE ROCK LIBRARY
OCTOBER 22ND , 7 – 8:30 PM
15342 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock
TNT The Naked Truth
Chantal MacLean and Cody Kehler
"Poor Engineering & Bad Government Kills People" DON PITCAIRN
The Canucks head for their first extended road trip of the year with stops in Dallas tonight at 5:30, St. Louis and Colorado. Next home game is Sunday when Washington comes to town.
BACK TO BACK LOSSES! It happens folks
Yesterday the Seahawks dropped their second consecutive game and third in their past five, falling to the St. Luis Rams 28-26. At 3-3, the Seahawks have a worse record than the Buffalo Bills, the same mark as the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans and are stuck in a lowly third place in the NFC West.
Being 3-3 is hardly cause for alarm, particularly with games against Carolina, Oakland and the New York Giants coming in the next three weeks. It gets tougher after that though, with five games against NFC West opponents and trips to Philadelphia and Kansas City remaining.
The Lions travel to Winnipeg on Saturday. Next home game is Calgary on November 7.
In 3 of the first 6 games in the 2014 campaign, the Eagles have gone to overtime to decide the outcome of the game. Sunday the Eagles took the extra frame to defeat Coquitlam 4-3.
The two teams meet again at the South Surrey arena on Friday @ 7 p.m. Lots of tickets available at the door prior to game time.
Still In The Playoff Hunt
Whitecaps FC will look to secure their playoff berth Saturday in their regular season finale against Colorado. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. PT at BC Place. The match will also be “Fan Appreciation Night” and Jay DeMerit’s retirement ceremony will be held prior to kickoff.
Joke Of The Day
My lady was arrested for shop lifting. When Kerlande went before the judge he asked her, "What did you steal?" She replied: "a can of peaches." The judge asked her why she had stolen them and she replied that she was hungry. The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can. She replied 5. The judge then said, "I will give you 5 days in jail."
Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment the I couldn't help but speak up. The judge said, "What is it?"
I said, "She also stole a can of peas." That's when the fight began.
An elderley lady entertains bus riders at the bus stop.
Thought For The Day
Tomorrow In The Sun
Yell It Like It Is
Council Coles Notes
It was a busy night at Council last night as the reigning council ties up loose ends before the election in less than a month.
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