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August 29, 2014

Gordon Hogg - One Of The Chosen Ones

South Surrey/White Rock MLA GORDON HOGG was recently chosen as one of twenty participants to attend a conference on sports in communities. SPORTS MATTERS looks at the social change that can come through sports development in communities.

HOGG this week sat down with White Rock Reporter JOHAN SANDSTROM to talk about his trip to central Canada for the conference.

(listen here)


August 28, 2014

BOB BEZUBIAK the manager of the TD Bank in Central Plaza in White Rock not only took the ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE personally, but took it one step further by issuing a challenge to a number of people living on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. The mass dunking took place Wednesday afternoon and will raise over a $1,000.00 for this very worthwhile movement. If you are not sure exactly what the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE is about, please take a moment to watch the video link below.

Bob Bezubiak & Councillor Helen Fathers with daughter Ellie


The origin of the Ice Bucket Challenge (click here)




August 27, 2014

Mural Mural On The Wall

White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday of the ELIZABETH HOLLICK mural that now adorns the White Rock Playhouse Wall. A large crowd was on hand for the special dedication.

Councillors HELEN FATHERS and LOUISE HUTCHINSON of the city's Public Arts Committee were on hand beaming proudly. FATHERS reflects on how the finished product was a long time coming.

(Read Helen's Comments)


August 26

White Rock's New Park

White Rock has paid homage to MARGARET STAGER by dedicating a park in her memory for her many years of volounteering in the city. HUGH ELLENWOOD at the White Rock Museum (he knows everything) sent over the following information;

Margaret Stager came to White Rock with her family in 1934. She started the Girl Guides in White Rock in 1950 and was very involved for 10 years. A Margaret Lang Hastings article written in 1982 reads:

"It was during the late 1960s that she and her neighbours in the 15100 block [of Columbia Ave.] successfully petitioned the city to clean up the vacant strip along Columbia Avenue in front of their homes.

Not only was this done, but the work expanded into flowers, some lawn and a bench, for one more attractive green space in White Rock. Naming the new park was suggested by a neigbour who felt that Margaret Stager's years of work with the girls and her other community service deserved recognition."

The park possesses a breath taking vantage point of the ocean view afforded residents on the hillside. The park is located at the corner of Johnston Road and Columbia Avenue.


August 24, 2014

Thanks Translink

Those dependent on the Community Shuttle buses to get to work and to go shopping or visit the doctor are in for a big surprise. The C-51 buses will be reduced from half hour service to hourly service commencing this Monday. The C-52 & C-53 will remain with the same service for the time being.

Where was the community engagement for this major service cutback? Do any of the local politicians care? Do any of our local politicians actually use this life link in our community?


August 23, 2014

Request For Railing and Chain Link Mesh on White Rock Waterfront

The controversy over safety fences along the White Rock waterfront has been ramped up another notch by Transport Canada and BNSF railways. The city has been ordered to fill in the railing along the promenade on East Beach. Erect a fence at the top of the Coldicutt Ravine access point and re-design the crossing point at Findlay Street across on east beach. The city must also put meshing along the fence at the bottom of Bayview Park. Check out our GOOD IDEA below.

(see the diagrams of the area that will be affected)

TRANSPORT CANADA who are behind the safety measure upgrades on the White Rock waterfront are under huge public pressure following this week's report on the LE MEGANTIC rail disaster last year in Quebec which killed 47. (watch EVAN SOLOMON on CBC)


Vote today for White Rock or Surrey

Do you think where you/we live is the best place in all of Canada? Well then tell the rest of the country by casting your vote today.

(click here)


August 21, 2014

Swimmers Itch @ Crescent Beach

Signs warning of Swimmer's Itch have gone up along the beach in Crescent Beach. To date White Rock has not reported any problem swimming of of "the city by the sea." It is still possible to swim at Crescent Beach but be advised to wash off at the rest room area at the end of Beecher Street.



In My Opinion

This week ROSS BUCHANAN heads up to what he calls "The Bunker on Buena Vista" armed with nothing more than facts and figures.

(read more)



Real Estate Roundup

This week SCOTT HIGGINS (l) of Hugh & McKinnon Realty checks in with our weekly look at real estate on the Semiahmoo Peninsula

(click here)



Night Owl

This just in!

The regular Thursday night Coffee House at Camp Kwomais has found a new permanent home.

(details about what else is on musically speaking this week)



Coming Events

Former CFUN "Good Guy" RED ROBINSON fresh off of hosting the 50th anniversary of The Beatles performance at the PNE, makes his way to north Langley this weekend for a wonderful Western Art Show.

(click here for details on what else is coming up)





The fifth-place 'Caps remain two points up on Portland, who are set to meet Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday night. No matter the result of that game, there will be major playoff implications when the 'Caps and Timbers meet today , August 30 at BC Place. Limited tickets are still available at


Your BC LIONS are resting up this week. Next game is a road trip to the nation's capital September 05 - 4:30 p.m. our time.

Next home game is against Winnipeg Bluebombers Saturday September 13, BC Place 7 p.m.


Joke Of The Day

My friend asked me, "Why are you getting a divorce?" I responded, "My wife wasn't home the entire night and in the morning she said she spent the night at her sister's house." He said, "So?" And I responded, "She's lying. I spent the night at her sister's house!"


Video Of The Day

If you missed TROOPER in White Rock at the kick off to the Sea Festival, fear not. Tomorrow (Monday) the boys will be rocking Swangard Stadium in Burnaby at the big FREE labour rally. The music kicks of at 1 p.m.



Thought For The Day




White Rock tide tables



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