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Church Ladies With Typewriters

They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins!
Thank God for the church ladies with typewriters.
These sentences(read carefully)actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services.

 

 

 

Local News

April 22, 2018

Temporary Closure Notice of White Rock Promenade on Wednesday, April 25, 2018


On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 communication conduits along the Promenade walkway will be installed. As a result, the Promenade will be temporarily closed on April 25, between 8:00am - 4:00pm.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as crews work to complete this task which is part of the Memorial Park & Pier Washroom Upgrades project.
To learn more about the Memorial Park & Pier Washroom project, please go to www.whiterockcity.ca/memorialpark.

Uptown Traffic Control

 

April 20, 2018

IOC declares White Rock weightlifter Christine Girard will receive gold medal from 2012 London Olympics


Girard originally placed third but the top two finishers — Kazakhstan’s Maiya Maneza and Russia’s Svetlana Tzarukaeva — were later stripped of their medals after a 2016 re-test of samples taken in London. The IOC has said their samples contained evidence of steroids.

 

April 18, 2018

For many thousands of years, Vaisakhi has been the time when farmers have put their sickles to harvest and celebrated the coming of a new year. Since 1699, the Sikhs have had a further reason to celebrate at this time of the year. Now Vaisakhi is celebrated with even more energy, pomp and fanfare. It has become a holy day to mark the birth of the Khalsa fraternity. And so 300+ years on, this tradition continues with much gaiety, vigour and enthusiasm. Sikhs worldwide will spend much time remembering this most important day in their religious calendar – the day the Khalsa was created.

Vaisakhi Parade, which begins at the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple (12885 85th Avenue in Surrey). The parade, which features a variety of floats, community groups, live music and dancers and performers travels along 124th Street, turns left onto 75th Avenue, continues on 76th Avenue, onto 128th Street, then back to the Temple.

A number of road closures will be taking place in the City of Surrey this weekend due to the parade. Police ask that members of the public make arrangements to use alternate routes.

Road closures will be in place from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm on the day of the parade. Delays may be expected for travel between 72nd Avenue to 88th Avenue, and Scott Road to King George Boulevard.

For a full list of road closures and route details please visit the City of Surrey’s website.

(click here for Vaisakhi Parade website)

 

April 16, 2017

No One's Home

A BC-CTV investigative report reveals startling facts on empty homes in our city.

In Surrey, there were 11,195 homes deemed non-resident occupied in the 2016 census. There were 5,829 in Burnaby, 4,021 in Richmond, and 3,068 in Coquitlam.
Some municipalities saw dramatic increases last year: 27 per cent in North Vancouver, 35 per cent in White Rock and 79 per cent in Delta.
White Rock and North Vancouver are among the suburbs with the highest percentages of non-resident occupied homes.

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April 15, 2018

Surrey RCMP Investigating Sexual Assaults @ Local Spa

The incidents allegedly happened at Iris Day Spas located at 1620 152 Street and 10160 152 Street between 2016-18.

Victims were allegedly sexually assaulted by an employee as they received massages, the RCMP said in a news release.

The RCMP arrested 58-year-old Rongxian Li in connection with two incidents that happened in December 2017 during the investigation.

He’s been charged with two counts of sexual assault in relation to those incidents, and he’s expected in court on April 19.

Surrey RCMP believe four former employees of the local day spa chain sexually assaulted their clients while giving them massages, and investigators are asking for other alleged victims to come forward.

Police continue to investigate three other incidents. One is alleged to have taken place in 2016 and two more are alleged to have happened in 2018.

 

Come On & Take A Free Ride

 

The City of White Rock will launch a courtesy waterfront shuttle service to help people move along the waterfront on Marine Drive during the revitalization of Memorial Park and construction of the new parkade.

The free shuttle service will run from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week from April 6 to September 30, with stops along Marine Drive. The shuttle will make approximately 3 round trips per hour, traffic dependent.

The shuttle will run in conjunction with the free trolley service that begins on the Victoria Day Long weekend in May. Stay tuned for more details!

 

MISSING PERSON:

Langley RCMP need your help finding missing 46-year-old Jonny Droege.

Droege is from White Rock and was last seen on April 12th at his mother's home in Langley. Police say his Ford F-150 was found parked in the area of 204A Street and 20th Avenue.
He's described as a Caucasian man with a medium build, brown hair and blue eyes. Droege is about 5'10" tall, weighs 180 lbs, is clean shaven and balding.

A search is being requested of the Campbell Valley Park area today.

You're asked to contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 if you know where Droege is or if you have any information on his whereabouts.

 

Our Own DON PITCAIRN Stirs Up Shoreline Dump Site

Following a recent slide on the BNSF rail line between White Rock & Crescent Beach White Rock Sun columnist sent out a press release to all the Lower Mainland media regarding how BNSF dealt with the rubbish on their rail line. Dump it on the beach?

Today LARRY PINN of The Province newspaper joins the discussion.

(click here to read PYNN'S story)

 

With both White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN and Surrey mayor LINDA HEPNER announcing they will not be seeking re-election this October in the civic election, the Peace Arch News is running an online poll.

QUESTION
Will you vote for a slate or individuals in the next civic election?

Voting is closed. The results of the vote should come as no surprise to anyone living in White Rock.

SLATE - 15%

INDIVIDUALS - 85%

 

 

 

Recipe of the Week

Carrot & ONion Fritters

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Yell It Like It Is

Cue The Eagles "New Kid In Town"

A grassroots electoral organization is gaining strength in advance of the upcoming civic election in October.

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Video of the Day


Animal Encounters On The Golf Course



An entertaining look at the Top 10 Animal Encounters on the golf course that both golfers and animal lovers will enjoy watching. These top 10 moments from the PGA Tour include encounters with everything from alligators to turtles that make for some interesting situations for the golfers and caddies.

 

Chesney's Chestnut

Do Something Nice

Unable to attend the funeral after his Uncle Charlie died, a man who lived far away called his brother and told him, "Do something nice for Uncle Charlie and send me the bill."

Later, he got a bill for $200.00, which he paid. The next month, he got another bill for $200.00, which he also paid, figuring it was some incidental expense.

But when the $200.00 bills kept arriving every month, he finally called his brother again to find out what was going on.

"Well," said the other brother, "you said to do something nice for Uncle Charlie. So I rented him a tuxedo."

 

Thought For The Day

 

Community Events

Shred-a-Thon

April 21 - 10:00am-2:00pm
Semiahmoo Shopping Centre
1710 152 Street, Surrey

The Surrey RCMP and Super Save Shredding invite you to a free Shred-a-Thon. Bring your documents for on-site shredding and get information on preventing identity theft. Donations of cash or non-perishable food for the Sources South Surrey Food Bank are welcome.

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