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Weekend Update

Something a little different this weekend. Show jumping at the beautiful Thunderbird Show Park

The Vancouver Canadians start a three day home stand @ Nat Bailey, and of course Sunday is just not Sunday without a visit to the White Rock Farmers Market

(find out what else is on this weekend)

 

Sunday Funnies

(more cyber space debris discovered this week - click here)

 

 

 


Local News

August 25, 2019

White Rock RCMP are seeking information

White Rock RCMP are seeking information with regards to an assault that occurred in the early morning hours of August 16th, 2019. Surveillance video has determined that the male in his 60’s left his residence around 2:30 a.m. wearing a distinctive yellow and black jacket with a camouflage ball cap. He was then seen in the 1600-block of 152 Street shortly before 3 a.m. CCTV footage at his residence showed the assault victim returning home at approximately 4:30 a.m. without his cap and with noticeable injuries.

Investigators believe the assault occurred sometime around 3 a.m. and are asking public assistance to pinpoint the exact location where the assault took place. The current location of the victim’s camouflage ball cap is unknown and anyone with information is urged to contact White Rock RCMP immediately at 778-593-3600.

 

Surrey Shooting

Friday evening around 9 p.m. a vehicle arrived at the emergency entrance of Surrey Memorial with a passenger who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The ER was immediately locked down for safety reasons. Surrey RCMP have not released any further details.

Two men injured in shooting in Whalley

Surrey RCMP is advising the public of a shooting which injured two men
in Whalley.

At approximately 7:59 pm, on August 23, 2019, Surrey RCMP responded to
a report of a shooting at a residence in the 13500 block of 96th Avenue
in Surrey. Both male victims were dropped off at local hospitals at
different times; both were suffering from gun-shot wounds. Both are in
stable condition.

Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is investigating. Early indications
are that this was a targeted incident and may be connected to drug
activity. It is believed at this time there is no risk to the public.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to
contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain
anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to
www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

OUTREACH - opportunity: Mix of residents, land owners,landlords, realtors, developers and non-profits would make for lively dialogue. The City of WHITE ROCK is currently recruiting for the Housing Task Force. (Up to 7 members): The Housing Task Force (The Task Force) is mandated by City Council to review background research on the City’s housing needs, analyze the strengths, weakness, threats, and opportunities that impact affordability in White Rock, review policies, tools and incentives for developing affordable and rental housing options, provide input into the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP), review existing rental housing policies, provide recommendations to Council in regards to residential rental tenure zones.
* deadline for the Housing Task Force is Friday, September 13, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Download and complete the application form available online. https://whiterockcity.ca/725/Application-for-BoardsCommittees

All applications should include a resume or cover letter.

 

 

August 24, 2019

Waterfront Brightened Up

Make sure you stop by the "selfie wall" on Marine Drive in White Rock this weekend.

Located across the street from the museum on Marine Drive, north side of the street where the old grocery store was next to the abandoned PEARL restaurant was.

 

August 23, 2019

It's A Go For Surrey Municipal Police Force

The B.C. government has given the City of Surrey the green light to establish its own municipal police force

A joint project team has been created to 'ensure all key issues are addressed,' 'facilitate an orderly transition'

The plan is to have a municipal police force in place in Surrey by April 2021

 The province has given the Surrey mayor’s long-awaited move to do away with the RCMP and switch to a municipal police force the green light.

The province says a joint project team has been created to “ensure all key issues are addressed and all complex details are in place to facilitate an orderly transition.”

Former B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal has been appointed chair of the new committee. He will be tasked with advising those involved, from the Director of Police Services to the Solicitor General throughout the transition process.

The team will be made up of staff from both the city and the province, as well as experts.

 

Gone But Never Forgotten

White Rock's oldest church the First United church is now a level parking lot, and will soon be home to a privately run seniors care facility. Once completed the church will move into a new venue in the basement at the back of the complex.

Here are a couple of comments from locals on the passing of the church.

DEAN BERKLEY Great picture, sad my pre-schooler days are now a long memory.

JAN COLLINS - I got married there.

JIM ULLIN - I got married there and it resembles my marriage!

 

Leaving Town

Withe a hidee hi ho the barge that supported the massive crane that fixed our pier, slowly sailed off into the grey rain skies of Semiahmoo Bay the other day. The crew now returns to Seattle where they are based. We thank you.

 

White Rock RCMP Reaching Out

The White Rock RCMP are reaching out to the community to gauge where some of the traffic hot spots are in out city. Call them on their non-emergency phone#;s

778-593-3600

...or click on the TWITTER link below.

Where are the problem traffic areas you would like enforced this week?

Comment here with the issue/location and we will gladly come out!

An example of reported hot spots:

Buena Vista & Finlay

Thanks for asking. Yes, Johnson road, from Thrift down to 5 Corners. Loud cars and motorcycles speeding in both directions, afternoons and evenings.

Marine Drive and 160 th no one goes 30 kmh

 

Are You Worried About Bus Service on the Semiahmoo Peninsula?

Shape the future of how we move. And live. TransLink has launched its largest public engagement in history. Take the survey at www.transport2050.ca #Transport2050

TransLink is leading the development of Transport 2050, a new Regional Transportation Strategy. The new strategy will help lay out future options for getting around in Metro Vancouver, guiding transportation decisions for decades to come.

 

 

Recipe(s) of the Week

Have you ever wondered how the chef at COSMOS makes those wonderful Greek lemon potatoes.

Wonder no more, and guess what?

We have been cooking corn all wrong.

(get the recipes

 

Chesney's Chestnuts

We bald men don't spend all our time shampooing and rinsing our hair. It's one of the many selfless acts we bald men perform every day to make our world a better place. The bald also don't have use for plastic combs, or no hair dryers either so that's gotta save on electricity. Come on. We have got to go bald - all of us. Walking around with a full head of hair is like driving an SUV or dumping toxic sludge into a river. It's irresponsible. Hey, you hair people, shame on you!
Larry David

 

Thought for the Day


Video Of The Day

Got your tickets for SUMMERSET yet?

(click here)


They're coming home!


 

Community Calendar

(click here for more community events)

 

Tide Tables

Wondering if the tide is going in our out

(Click Here)

 

Tomorrow In THE SUN

TNT The Naked Truth

Don "The Rifleman" Pitcairn

 

 

 

 

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