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Today is the shortest day of the year

On the bright side beginning tomorrow the days get longer

"where you can vacation and be home the same day"



Sunday Funnies

Surrey's own Singing Ranger ALBERTA SLIM who transported his trick horse Kitten in the back seat of his Cadillac to all his gigs.

(see the other cyberjunk we picked up this week)



Recipe Of The Week

This recipe takes the time honoured Brussel Sporuts to a whole new level.

(click here)




Local News

December 21, 2014

Young Boy Abandoned At Bus Stop in Sullivan Area of Surrey

Surrey RCMP are trying to locate the family of a toddler who was left alone at a bus stop yesterday morning.

Staff Sgt. Joe Johal confirmed that a young child, approximately 2-3 years old, is in custody of the Ministry of Children and Family Development after he was found at a stop at 152nd Street and 64th Avenue around 11 a.m. yesterday.

Someone who noticed the boy took him to Berezan Liquor Store across the street where staff took care of him until authorities showed up.

Witnesses have told police a man was with the child but struck him before getting on a bus. This boy is now safely re-united with his mother and there has been an arrest made in association to the abandonment and assault of this young child.

Surrey R.C.M.P. are seeking the Public's assistance, and asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, are asked to call the Surrey R.C.M.P. at 604-599-0502 or to call Crime Stoppers.


December 20, 2014

Another Surrey Youth Fatally Injured

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in to lead a homicide which occurred on Thursday in the Fleetwood district of Surrey @ 16300 block of 88 Avenue.

Just after 2:00 p.m. the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a knife assault in progress at the said location.

The victim was able to run away from the scene and sought assistance from a nearby residence. He was then transported to the hospital but he succumbed to the injuries he sustained a short time later. The suspect fled the scene and there have been no arrests affected in connection to this homicide.

The next-of-kin has been notified and the identity of the victim has been confirmed to be 17 year old Jaylen SANDHU.

We are asking the public, who may have information about this homicide to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



December 19, 2014

White Rock Council Silences Tree Cutters

The newly minted White Rock council moved quickly to expand the current tree by-law across the entire city . White Rock early in the new year will issue a RFP Request For Proposal for to manage future tree removal on both private and public lands in the city. The proposed 20 year Urban Forest plan is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2015.


Message In A Bottle

THE SHANDROS of White Rock were walking along the beach in Tsawassen back in 2011 when their young son KRISTOPHER found a bottle with a note in it. Inside were the pictures of Emma and Chantele. The bottle also included a note from the two young girls

THE SHANDROS have now taken to social media and FACEBOOK to see if they can locate the two young ladies. Maybe you can help. Visit their FACEBOOK

(click here).


White Rock Broad Daylight Shootout - No Charges To Be Laid

RASHID AHMAD A cab driver for Pacific Cabs will have to weigh out his options for a civil suit following the completion of the independent investigation which concluded two RCMP officers did not use excessive force during an incident last January.

Plainclothes RCMP officers opened fire after they cut AHMAD'S taxi off in front of a well known "crack house" located across from Peace Arch Hospital. There were no serious injuries suffered by AHMAD and the couple who were riding in AHMAD'S taxi on the morning of the incident. The plainclothes RCMP officers were members of a "flying squad" from outside of White Rock.


December 18, 2014

Local Newspaper Amalgamation

BLACK PRESS who own and operate the Surrey Leader and the Peace Arch News announced yesterday they have acquired ownership of The Surrey Now.

BLACK PRESS and GLACIER MEDIA are basically swapping ownership of a number of newspapers.

There is no word on how the ownership flip flops will affect staff at the numerous newspapers. Safe to say it won't be a very Merry Christmas for many.

(read more)


Train In Vain

The train has not stopped in White Rock for years, but SHARON OLDAKER Executive Director of the White Rock Museum and RICE HONEYWELL museum board member seem intent on waiting for the next train, on the newly erected sculpture on the promenade out front of the museum

The metal sculpture is part of the local arts beautification program undertaken by the city of White Rock this year. Watch for more public art in the coming years.


December 17, 2014

Winner of Store Front Decorating Contest

The White Rock Business Improvement Association has announced the winner of the Christmas Store Front Decorating Contest for BIA member businesses. She's Some Kind of Wonderful located in Hilllcrest Mall was selected as the Judges Award Winner by a panel of judges including Mayor Wayne Baldwin, TV personality Sarah Daniels, artist Mary Batut and floral designer Tony Graaf.

As contest winner, Nancy Holt, owner of She's Some Kind of Wonderful, will be presented with a Whistler Weekend Getaway package compliments of the White Rock BIA.


December 16, 2014

Someone Knows Something

DARIO BARTOLI (Earl Marriott school picture)

DARIO BARTOLI has now been identified as the youth who was fatally stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning in Bakerview Park in South Surrey

The Surrey RCMP canvassed the neighbourhood all day Saturday trying to piece together what exactly happened. What is known is a group of youths gathered in Bakerview Park (located in the 15600 block of 18th avenue) on Friday evening. At some point it appears one group of the youths in the park attacked another group. BARTOLI and another youth aged 14 were stabbed and tried to escape by running east on 18th avenue. BARTOLI more severely injured collapsed on the street. The other youth pounded on a neighbourhood door and 911 was called. BARTOLI and the other youth were transported to Peace Arch Hospital. BARTOLI died late Sunday morning. The other youth was later released from the hospital.

Surrey RCMP are appealing to anyone who knows anything about this tragic incident to contact them. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact the RCMP through CRIMESTOPPERS.

IHIT is now in charge of the investigation. Read their official statement (click here)



Night Owl

The White Rock Blues Society step up to help members of our community who may be a little down on their luck this Christmas.

The old adage "go with what you know" perfectly applies to these music makers. This year's line up of talent might be their strongest ever over the 8 years.

Musician Schedule
4:15 Jason Buie Band
5:00 Ellie Johnson
6:00 James Buddy Rogers
6:45 Blue Voodoo
7:30 Ben Dunnill
8:15 Cooler Kings

(click here for your weekly live music listings)



Coming Events

Do you know someone in our community who will be alone on Christmas day? The First United Church will once again host a community Christmas dinner on December 25.

Monday is deadline to call 604-531-4850 to reserve a place at the Community Christmas Day Dinner at First United.

(click here for more community events)



Jeff Tedford, a former Canadian Football League quarterback and NCAA head coach, is the new head coach of the B.C. Lions.


The Vancouver Canucks got a good break early and a good breakout late to beat the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena last night.

After opening the scoring early on a puck Calgary shot into its own empty net, Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev finished it on a 3-on-2 rush with Henrik and Daniel Sedin 18 seconds into overtime to lead the Canucks to a 3-2 win against the Flames.

Next up on the schedule Phoenix on Monday. The Canucks then take a Christmas break before heading to California on December 28.

Watch the Canucks Christmas video (click here)


Seattle's 12th Man Group

The final two games of the regular season for The Hawks are the Cardinals today and then Sunday December 28 it is the St. Louis Rams.


The Eagles got a rare win Friday night with a 3-1 victory over Prince George.

Victoria arrives tomorrow @ (4 p.m.)


Joke Of The Day

Signs You're Drinking a "Woman's Beer"

- Every time you have to go to the bathroom, you find yourself asking a friend to come along.

- After two of them, you find yourself arguing that figure skating actually *is* a sport.

- Your belches come out potpourri-scented.

- The label boasts that it's this month's recommendation from Oprah's Beer Club.


Video Of The Day

Just me, CORB LUND and the ponies this Christmas.


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