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Fall leaves on sidewalk by Semiahmoo Mall yesterday - Staff photo

"Where You Can Vacation & Be Home The Same Day"

 

 

 

Weekend Update

Hockey You Can't Afford...to miss

The White RockWhalers host the Langley Trappers Saturday night Centennial Arena.

Tickets at the door

(check out the other weekend events on around The Semiahmoo Peninsula this weekend)

 

 

 


Local News

October 18, 2019

White Rock Council - Monday Schedule

4:00 p.m. GOVERNANCE & LEGISLATION MEETING

6:00 P.M. LAND USE & PLANNING

7:00 P.M. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

 

SURREY COUNCIL - REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

(click here for more information)

 

City of White Rock Plants Over 250 New Trees

The inclement weather yesterday did not seem to bother members of the Lower Mainland Green Team as they descended on Ruth Johnson Park in Centennial Park to plant over 250 trees.

The Lower Mainland Green Team planted native trees to the area and removing invasive plants from the park. The Team works together to increase community engagement, raise environmental awareness, and increase the capacity to improve local parks and riparian areas.

Trees help to make White Rock a healthy, beautiful city. The tree planting event is in part of increasing the tree canopy coverage discussed in the “Tree Canopy Plan” corporate report from the Sept. 9 Regular Council Meeting.

 

An increase in overnight residential break and enters reported in Surrey



Surrey RCMP is advising the public of a recent rise in the number of residential break and enters in Surrey.

The Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) noted an increase in the number of break and enters to residences which rose from 13 incidents in July, 2019, to 26 and 24 incidents in August and September. Many of these incidents occurred while residents were at home, often overnight between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am.

The majority of the break and enters occurred after suspects accessed a garage door opener stored in a vehicle parked on the driveway of residence. Once inside the garage, suspects were able to gain access the home through unlocked doors or using spare keys stored within the garage. Some incidents involved suspects gaining access to residences through windows that had been left open.

Residents are encouraged take measures which can help reduce their chances of becoming a victim of a break and enter:
Ensure your garage door closes tightly and keep it locked at all times.
Do not leave your garage door opener inside your vehicle.
Chose a garage door opener with a rolling code system.
Install a deadbolt on the door from the garage into the house.
Record serial numbers of tools and valuables.
Make a routine of securing all doors and windows before going to bed.
For more tips please visit the Surrey RCMP website for information on Home Security.

 

October 17, 2019

 City of White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker will provide an update to the community. 

Members of City Council will be there.

Come have a coffee or tea and hear about the accomplishments of the City of White Rock. All are welcomed to attend this free event. 

White Rock Community Centre
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 
6p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

One year ago today the Canadian government legalized the sale and possession of cannabis in it's raw forms. Today new legislation went into effect that will cover edibles, extracts and topicals.

To date to illustrate the major problem with legalization there are no cannabis stores in White Rock, Surrey, Delta and or either of the Langleys. The rest of the Fraser Valley is in a similar situation. Vancouver for instance has only licensed 3 stores.

Locally INDIGENOUS BLOOM which opened 5 months ago on the Semiahmoo First Nations Land (beneath the Washington Avenue Grill) has been selling edibles and extracts since they opened their doors.

 

Bus Riders Unite

If you use public transit on the Semiahmoo Peninsula it is mandatory you attend this forum and have your views hears. TRANSLINK rattled their sabers last year about ending the 351 @ White Rock centre outside of the two peak rush hours.

TransLink Forum on Oct. 28 in White Rock.

TransLink will present a Transit Forum in White Rock on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave.

More details will soon be available.

 

October 16, 2019

Turn Your Lights On

With the grey weather and continuous rain you can make one simple choice to increase your safety.

 

Out For A Walk

Since White Rock has started their "dogs on leash" on the promenade, it seems other animal owners are taking advantage of the relaxed by-law.

 

October 15, 2019

Coming Soon To Blaine

The first fish cannery in northern Washing was located in Blaine. The Semiahmoo was the first cannery which opened in 1881. Soon a giant mural on a wall in downtown Blaine will honour The Semiahmoo cannery.

The label, from a can of Fraser River salmon canned by Martin & Tarte, was placed on cans sometime between 1881 and 1884, said Richard Sturgill, founding director of Drayton Harbor Maritime, a local maritime history group. John Martin and James Tarte opened the Martin & Tarte cannery in 1881.

“It’s just going to be kind of an iconic label that marks the beginning of the fishing industry here,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a nice visual reminder of our maritime heritage in the harbor.”

Martin & Tarte sold the cannery a few years later, and the cannery at that location eventually became part of the Alaska Packers Association, which operated for nearly 80 years at the site of present-day Semiahmoo Resort. 

The mural will be installed in early November once the building is complete, Peterson said. The 20,600-square-foot, $3.4 million weblocker building is a storage facility to replace a similar building near Jorgenson Pier, in the industrial part of Blaine Harbor.

 

October 13, 2019

Beach Happenings

Three ladies visiting from Sweden decided to leave their mark on our East Beach on Friday. The young boy in the picture was simply passing by. When quizzed about the design the ladies said it was a symbol of peace and love for Mother Nature. The young boy asked if he could help. Wonderful

Meanwhile over at Corry's Cove

The Vancouver Aquarium was at Crescent Beach Saturday morning for a release of seas they had nursed back to life. The aquarium reps said they don't publicize the events as too many people turn up and the seals being returned to the wild get spooked.

Fortunately for us photographer CK was passing by just as the release was set to begin. Children that just happened to be in the area were asked to assist in opening the pens/cages.

 

Clayton Killing



Surrey RCMP early yesterday (Saturday) morning the RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious death in the 18300-block of Fraser Highway.

On October 12th, 2019 at 4:40 am, police were called to the 18300-block of Fraser Highway by BC Ambulance
where a 47 year-old man was in medical distress following an alleged assault. Despite life saving measures being
implemented, the man died at the scene. One man has been arrested in relation to the incident and remains in custody. Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit will
be working with IHIT to continue the investigation.

Police believe the two men were known to each other and that there is no ongoing concern for public safety at this time. There is no indication that this incident is related to gang involvement.

All further media requests should be made to IHIT Communications.

 

 

 

Night Owl

(check out what else is on this week)

 

Yell It Like It Is

Meet Canada's Prime Minister.

(read more)

 

Off The Record

Gene MacLellan and Anne Murray

Gene MacLellan wrote Annre Murray's biggest hit "Snowbird." She was set to record another song of Gene's called Put Your Hand IN The Hand.

For her follow-up album, Murray didn’t have to look far for more material. “We actually sang (“Put Your Hand”) on Singalong. After that, Brian (Ahern, her producer) said ‘Wow, that would be a great one to record.'” That was in the fall of 1970, while Murray was still riding high on “Snowbird.” U.S. television shows were clamouring for her to appear, and Murray had become a semi-regular on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. She sang her new song on Campbell’s program, and on the Christmas special for The Johnny Cash Show, the Man In Black chose “Put Your Hand In The Hand” for a big segment, and Murray joined Cash, June Carter, Merle Haggard, Carl Perkins and the Carter Family for a monumental version.

(read more)

 

TNT The Naked Truth

THE SUN'S Don Pitcairn guns down a new NRA record in Washington State before setting his sights on a billion light-years from home.

(click here for the full story)

 

Chesney's Chestnut

Q: What do you get when you cross a Cocker Spaniel,
a Poodle and a ghost?
A: A cocker poodle boo.

Q: What kind of dessert does a ghost like?
A: I scream!

 

Thought for the Day

 

Video of the Day

Millions of monarch butterflies travel as far as 3,000 miles from Canada and the United States to reach the forest in Michoacán, Mexico.

For a creature so small to be able to travel so far is simply amazing.


 

Community Calendar 

What? Craft & Bake Sale
When? Friday, Nov. 15th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where? Centre for Active Living
1475 Anderson Street
White Rock, B.C.
(home of the Curling Rink, next to the Centennial Arena).
All Proceeds go towards Stroke Recovery of White Rock/South Surrey.

(click here for details on other community events)

 

Tomorrow In THE SUN

Recipe(s) of the Week

Spicy ginger lemon chicken soup

There is only one thing better than a pecan pie. A DEEP dish pecan pie.

 

 


 

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