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Miki Dawson's aerial photo from helicopter tour of the Peninsula

Where You Can Vacation & Be Home The Same Day

 

 

 

Weekend Update

With just only 8 White Rock Summer Farmer's Market left - this will be a great weekend to stroll through the wonderful array of stalls as you stop to chat with friends and neighbours.

See you there. Uptown White Rock by the world famous Wyland whale wall 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. today.

Who is at the White Rock Farmer's Market This Weekend? Over 80 vendors to serve you (click here for complete list)

 

 

Sunday Funnies

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Local News

August 28, 2016

Head On

A head on crash on the King George Blvd. overpass above Hwy. 99 at 3:30 p.m. on Sat. cosed traffic in both directions, snarling traffic and transit buses for hours.
A blue sedan heading southbound appears to have lost control, crossed the concrete median and slammed head-on into a northbound SUV. According to Surrey RCMP still on scene three hours after the crash, there were very serious injuries involved and police were waiting for the Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) to gather evidence as to the cause of this crash.

 

12 Hour Police Standoff

Surrey RCMP say one man is in custody and a home on the 142-hundred block of Melrose Drive is being held for investigation.

This following an incident earlier today where a 27-year-old man barricaded himself inside the home.

Officers were called in at 10:30 Saturday morning and were forced into negotiation to get the man to come out and speak with police

 

August 27, 2016

Jellyfish Warning

Lion's Mane jellyfish are now washing up on the shores of White Rock & Crescent Beach. Visitors to the beach should be aware and in particular warn children to not try to pick them up.

Most encounters cause temporary pain and localized redness.[10] In normal circumstances, and in healthy individuals, their stings are not known to be fatal. Vinegar can be used to deactivate the nematocysts, but due to the large number of tentacles medical attention is recommended after exposure.

 

August 26, 2016

Douglas Smith Resigns as Executive Director of White Rock BIA

Douglas Smith announced today, Thursday, August 25th 2016, that he has officially resigned from his position as Executive Director of the White Rock Business Improvement Association.

Douglas has worked alongside the Board using his time, passion, and energy in managing and operating the BIA. He has been an advocate for stakeholders, developed promotional activities for businesses, and coordinated festivals and events that promote business activity in the four BIA districts.

On behalf of the business community of White Rock, the Board wishes to thank Douglas for his role as Executive Director. For further information please contact the BIA office (604-354-8852) and a Board Member will get back to you.

 

What Would You Call This?

You might be interested in these numbers courtesy of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Last year in South Surrey from August 1, 2015 to August 24, 2015, 115 detached homes were sold.
This year in South Surrey from August 2, 2016 to August 24, 2016, 32 detached homes were sold. There are currently 637 homes for sale.

In your City by the Sea there has been 6 homes sold so far in August versus 16 for the same period last year. Currently 166 homes are for sale in White Rock proper.

There is a normal August slowdown as we all enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer, but the new Non Resident Tax has impacted significantly on sales activity. These numbers indicate a 75% +/- drop in sales year over year. If this continues we can expect large price declines as a large number of properties seek out a diminishing number of buyers.

Not a bad thing all in all. The market was crazy and too many people were excluded but this shock to the market will hurt a lot of people, not just the non-resident types that were targeted.

 

Watch Out For The IRSU..They're Watching For You

Those people here who think they can get away with impaired driving mid-week are in for an expensive and nasty surprise. The Integrated Roadside Safety Unit (IRSU) were out in force on Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. blocking both directions of one of the major roadways in the Semi-pen. While we don't want to give out the exact location, once you were stopped in the line of vehicles there was no turning around or escaping the roadblock.

Police officers were checking for impaired driving, asking questions of drivers and ensuring folks were belted for their safety. With BC's low .05 mg of alcohol threshold it doesn't take much to get your car impounded as several drivers had already found out. The IRSU is made up of over 100 traffic enforcement officers from the RCMP and Municipal Police agencies across the province, with their mandate to improve traffic safety and reduce harm on BC roadways.

The officer in charge at the roadblock promised more IRSU traffic enforcement in the future for this region. Stay focused, drive safe and sober, and for more information on the IRSU click the following link:

http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=23&languageId=1&contentId=5137

 

August 24, 2016

Stop That Grinnin' and Drop That Linen

Patrons of the South Surrey nude beach at Crescent Rock have grown tired of " lookie loos " who claimed they did not know they were walking into a clothing optional beach - that is until now.

Over the weekend a giant boulder was painted to inform one and all of the impending nudity ahead. The rock is located at the bottom of 1001 Steps in Ocean Park.

 

 

 

Night Owl

BOBBY BRUCE STARRING AS NEARLY NEIL
Thursday, Sept.1 | Doors 9:00pm | 9:30pm

One-Night Only. Join us for a world-premiere event – International Tribute Artist – Bobby Bruce as “Nearly Neil” will be performing Neil Diamond’s most treasured music supported by grand piano, and a beautiful string quartet of violins, viola and cello, you will be able to hear every nuance on stage at the intimate Blue Frog Studios.

(tickets selling quickly - click here)

 

 

Letters

Metro Vancouver residents may grow to regret foreign ownership sales tax

News reports this morning are citing real estate sales are down 86% year to year in the Lower Mainland.

Former Premier BILL VANDERZALM felt compelled to put pen to paper and send along his opinion.

 

 

Recipe of the Week

South of the border Mexican chicken taquitos - slow cooker style.

(click here)

P.S.

An insider tip on how Clamato Juice can be used for something you would never have imagined.

Well at least we were surprised.

Coming Events

(click here for more upcoming community events)

 

 

Joke Of The Day

If Men Got Pregnant...

Maternity leave would last for two years...with full pay.

There'd be a cure for stretch marks.

Natural childbirth would become obsolete.

Morning sickness would rank as the nation's number one health problem.

All methods of birth control would be improved 100 percent effectiveness.

They wouldn't think twins were quite so cute.

Fathers would demand that their SONS be home from dates by 10:00pm.

Men could use THEIR briefcases as diaper bags.

They'd have to stop saying, "I'm afraid I'll drop him."

Paternity suits would be a line of clothes.

They'd stay in bed for the entire nine months.

Menus at most restaurants would list ice cream and pickles as an entree.

 

 

Video Of The Day


Redneck car repairs. Some good ideas here guys.

 

 

Thought For The Day

 

 

Tomorrow In THE SUN

T.N.T. The Naked Truth

..Don Pitcairn

 

 

Check today's tide tables ( click here )

 

 

 

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fish head

 

 






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