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October 27, 2021

With Halloween around the corner, we wish to remind our followers that lighting off fireworks is not permitted in Surrey.

They aren't just loud, they are also dangerous! For fireworks or firecracker complaints in Surrey, contact:

? Bylaws Call Centre at 604-591-4370 before 6:00pm

? RCMP non-emergency line at 604-599-0502 after 6:00pm

Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

 

October 26, 2021

Let's keep our Ghosts and Goblins Safe this Halloween

Talk about being 'street smart' before your children go out.

•Before the kids hit the streets, it is important that parents be aware of the route that their children plan to follow. 
•If you are unable to take them out yourself, consider asking another parent, an older sibling or babysitter to do the honours for you.
•Ensuring your child is wearing a watch also allows you to establish an agreed upon curfew.
•Teach your children to recognize the places along his/her route where they can obtain help: Police Station, Fire Station or any other well indicated public place.
•Stay on the sidewalks (If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left-hand side of the street facing traffic).
•Don't jaywalk. Use crosswalks whenever possible: Visit houses on one side of the street at a time and cross the street only at intersections or at marked crosswalks.
•Stop and check for cars before crossing the street.
•Discuss with your children what they should do to call home in case of emergency.
•Safety in numbers: Walk in groups and stay together.
•Stay on the outside: Never enter a house; only accept treats at the front door.

Download the RCMP Halloween Safety Tips here

 

WHITE ROCK COUNCIL Recap

It was a busy night for White Rock council last evening.

(click here if you would like to watch the meeting)

 

No One Overboard

Yesterday's high winds on the White Rock waterfront caused a sailboat to lose it's mooring in Semiahmoo Bay and wash ashore on East Beach in front of CONEY ISLAND fish n chips. City officials were quick to locate the owner of the boat who resides in Blaine. Due to the high winds a rescue of the craft was not able yesterday afternoon.

White Rock fire officials inspected the site and established there was no danger to the shoreline.

The boat will be removed today.

 

October 24, 2021

The Lower Mainland has been hit by a snow storm... of Snow Geese!!

Thousands of Snow Geese migrate each year from Wrangel Island in Russia, to their wintering grounds here on the Fraser River delta.

That's a 5,000 kilometre journey!! Impressive!

You can spot these beautiful birds hanging out on the fields along HWY 99 and around Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta and the surrounding farmers fields.

 

October 23, 2021

Tired Of Sitting In Traffic on HWY 99

There is one week left to participate in the engagement process for Transport 2050, the blueprint for regional transportation decisions over the next three decades. TransLink recently released a draft Transport 2050 strategy which lays out over 100 recommended transportation actions over the next 30 years. In this third and final round of engagement, we are asking for public input on the draft strategy before it is updated and finalized.

– There is one week left to participate in the engagement process for Transport 2050, the blueprint for regional transportation decisions over the next three decades. TransLink recently released a draft Transport 2050 strategy which lays out over 100 recommended transportation actions over the next 30 years. In this third and final round of engagement, we are asking for public input on the draft strategy before it is updated and finalized. There is one week left to participate in the engagement process for Transport 2050, the blueprint for regional transportation decisions over the next three decades. TransLink recently released a draft Transport 2050 strategy which lays out over 100 recommended transportation actions over the next 30 years. In this third and final round of engagement, we are asking for public input on the draft strategy before it is updated and finalized.

Some of the key recommended actions we are seeking input on include:

  • Quadrupling the rapid transit network.

    • Through constructing approximately 300 kilometres of new rapid transit, such as SkyTrain, subway, light rail, or bus rapid transit.

  • Completing an 850-kilometre traffic-separated Major Bikeway Network to connect communities with greener, healthier transportation options.

  • Promoting electric and shared vehicles such as bikes, scooters, and cars

The draft strategy was built through TransLink’s largest–ever public engagement, a two–year process which has collected over 36,000 surveys and over 4,000 ideas from people across the region at over 300 in–person or online events. During the previous rounds of public engagement, we engaged directly with Indigenous Nations, members of the public, representatives from all levels of government, and many more stakeholders throughout Metro Vancouver. Following this third and final round of engagement, the draft strategy will be updated and sent for final approval to TransLink’s board and the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation.

Members of the public are invited to learn more, complete a survey, or register for an online open house by visiting transport2050.ca.

 

South Surrey Traffic Stop leads to seizure of drugs, cash and a vehicle

Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit seized a large amount of drugs, cash and a vehicle during proactive patrols in South Surrey.

On October 8, 2021, at 5:00 pm, Community Response Unit (CRU) officers observed what was believed to be a drug trafficking transaction between the driver of a vehicle and a man on foot in the 3000 block of 152 Street. Officers conducted a roadside traffic stop with the vehicle, which lead to both occupants of the vehicle being arrested.

Police seized 151 oxycodone pills, 51 morphine pill, and 21 grams of cocaine, which was packaged for street level sale. In addition to the illegal drugs, officers seized $4685 in cash along with the vehicle being used to facilitate the offences.

The occupants of the vehicle, a 27-year-old Surrey man and a 25-year-old New Westminster woman were released at scene. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. 

Disrupting illegal drug distribution networks within the community is one of our strategic objectives. The Community Response Unit is one of our units that actively works to target drug trafficking in our city, says Media Relations Officer Constable Sarbjit Kaur Sangha. †This is just one of many investigations that highlights Surrey RCMP’s ongoing commitment to serving our community.

If you have any information on this matter, you are asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

Cash stash found in donated clothing

Surrey RCMP is trying to locate the rightful owner of cash found in a box of donated clothing.

On September 10, 2021, a substantial amount of cash was†found in a box of clothing that had been donated to a thrift store located in the 10600 block of King George Boulevard. The employee who located the cash suspected it was inadvertently donated, so they turned it into police.

The employee believed that the box of clothing was likely donated between July 1, 2021 and July 15, 2021.

If you can positively identify the amount of cash, denominations and what the money was stored in, please contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

October 21, 2021

Surrey Shuts Down Lawn Signs

Tuesday evening Surrey council voted 6-4 in favour of banning any political signs on lawns except during posted civic election dates. Critics have publicly voiced their disapproval, stating this new by law is directed at the KEEP RCMP IN SURREY movement.

The amendments were passed on a five-to-four vote, with Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and Safe Surrey Coalition councillors Allison Patton, Laurie Guerra, Mandeep Nagra and Doug Elford voting in favor and councillors Linda Annis, Jack Hundial, Steven Pettigrew and Brenda Locke voting against.

 

October 19, 2021

Does your neighbourhood participate in the Block Watch Program?

This program is hands down one of the most effective crime prevention tools us citizens can activate against property crime. While the days are getting shorter, there is no better time than now to have Block Watch set up in your neighbourhood. Block Watch is more than just signage on your street, its about a community making a clear and loud stand against crime in their area and committing to help reduce auto and residential break ins and thefts.

You will find the link below to Block Watch for more information and guidelines, take a read through and sign up today!

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TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

Keep Off My Lawn McCallum

Having run for public office several times and also volunteered to put up election signs for a former MP, I have done my share of political sign posting in Semiahmoo (aka South Surrey).  It was only four years ago that the City of Surrey allowed political signs on both city lands and private property.  

(read the full story)

 

Video Of The Day

Lotusland

A documentary will be showing at the Vancouver International Film Festival in November. If you plan to attend please check it out!

In 1986 the average home price in Vancouver was $180,000.00


 


Chesney's Chestnut

I love the fall. It gives me a chance to sit at home and watch the World Series.
Just like the Yankees.

 Something to ponder: 

“Why do we sing ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ when we’re already there?

 

Thought for the Day

 

 

As of Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, 89.6% (4,155,181) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 84.5% (3,918,385) have received their second dose.

In addition, 90.1% (3,896,273) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 85.2% (3,683,380) have received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 457 new cases of COVID-19, including 12 epi-linked cases, for a total of 202,973 cases in the province.

There are 4,829 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 195,646 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 390 individuals are in hospital and 155 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Note: Intensive care numbers are a subset of the total in hospital. They are not in addition to the number of people in hospital.

The new/active cases include:

  • 176 new cases in Fraser Health

    • Total active cases: 2,002

    61 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

    • Total active cases: 670

    83 new cases in Interior Health

    • Total active cases: 642

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: 

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
Or: www.bccdc.ca


During the Corona-virus (COVID 19) pandemic we will endeavour to keep you informed to what is taking place in our community of White Rock and South Surrey/

If you see or hear about someone or an organization that is doing good in our community please forward the information to me.?

Thank You

David Chesney/Publisher

 

Just wanted to ensure you knew about the upcoming business and community safety virtual series we are offering through our Chamber Chats. With the rise in concern from local businesses about crime and drug use, we wanted to bring some key people together to address this topic. Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link. 

  • Wed. Oct. 27th at 10am – 11am: Business & Community Safety with representatives from White Rock RCMP, Surrey RCMP and Crime Stoppers. To register, click here.
     

  • Wed. Nov. 24th at 10am – 11am: Surrey Police Service – Hear about the transition plan and what businesses and the community can expect from the organization and its future from Chief Norm Lipinski and Executive Director Melissa Granum. To register, click here.

The Chamber Chat series was introduced at the beginning of the pandemic to give our members an opportunity to connect weekly. We are now holding them monthly, as we are also starting to introduce live events. The Chamber Chats are free to attend for Chamber members. You are welcome to share the notice with others in your network. As always, there is a small fee for non-members to attend. 

 

 

? We've got your Halloween treats covered!

- Char-Spookerie Halloween Charcuterie platter

- Halloween Cookie Decorating Kits

- Witches Fingers

Order online and we'll have your order ready for pick up or take advantage of FREE delivery for any order $20+ to any address within 10km!

 

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