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October 19, 2018

Final Chance - Meet The White Rock Candidates

Watch the election platforms of the various White Rock mayoral candidates as well as the issues of the election plaforms for the majority of the candidates in the Saturday civic election. JUST VOTE!

(click here)




Former Surrey Mountie to serve jail term in the community

Dario Devic's four-month sentence is to be served in the community. He will then spend 12 months under probation.


Fraser Focus

JOY - TV'S roving report LEAH BOLTON goes one on one with Surrey mayoral candidate BRUCE HAYNE.

Surrey is poised to become British Columbia's largest city.


October 16, 2018

Traffic along Johnston road in uptown White Rock returned somewhat to normal last night. Work crews finished up work around 5 p.m. and took down the barriers. There is still [plenty of work to do on the "beautification" re-do but traffic will now flow smoothly in and out of our City by the Sea.

New trees have arrived and will be planted in the silva cells, which are modular pavement systems that hold lightly compacted soil that support healthy tree growth. These cells will also allow trees to spread their roots without disrupting sidewalk safety.


October 15, 2018

You Be The Judge


a. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement


Over the weekend THE WHITE ROCK COALITION group who are running behind the leadership of GRANT MEYER who is vying for the mayor's chair in White Rock, took to social media (at this point) with the above posting/ad.

Is HOGG endorsing THE COALITION? You be the judge.

When the blow-back hit HOGG over the weekend he informed THE COALITION the messaging needed to be changed. This is the new version. In your mind is it any better?

Is it an endorsement?



FYI October 19, 2018

There is nothing in the LGA that would prevent another elected official from endorsing a local government candidate. This is pretty common practice in many places throughout the Province.


Scott Leitch | Governance Analyst
Governance and Structure Branch | Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing


October 12, 2018

Possible voter manipulation in more Metro Vancouver cities

The City of Vancouver says it's investigating in conjunction with the cities of Richmond and Burnaby. It has notified the VPD. This comes as Mounties in Surrey confirm dozens of absentee ballot applications are fraudulent, more than a week before voters head to the polls.


The investigation into concerns of possible wrong-doing in Surrey’s mail ballot registration process for the 2018 Civic Election is progressing.

To date, 69 out of 73 people whose personal information was used to complete the application to vote by mail have been interviewed. (Note: Previously, Surrey RCMP stated 72 vote by mail applications were being investigated; this number should be corrected to 73 applications identified by Surrey’s Chief Elections Officer as having irregularities.) The investigation revealed that 67 of these applications were fraudulent, in that they were not completed or signed by the voter listed on the application. Two of these applications requested ballots be sent to addresses that were not associated to the named applicant; the other 65 applications listed the applicant’s correct address for delivery of the voting ballot.

It should be noted that no ballots were sent out to any individuals or residences based on the fraudulent applications. The process to apply for a mail ballot was amended by the Chief Elections Officer on October 1st to preserve the integrity of the election.

To date, the investigation team has not found any evidence to link any candidate or party to the fraudulent applications.

At this time, the investigation has not revealed any indication that people were induced or intimidated in any manner to provide their personal information or to vote for a specific candidate.

Investigators have identified and interviewed two persons of interest in this investigation, however further investigation will be required to determine if criminal charges or charges under the Local Government Act are warranted.

On October 3, 2018, the Surrey RCMP set up a dedicated phone line for this investigation. To date, a total of six calls have been received on the tip line with two of those calls requiring follow-up by investigators which has been completed.

Concurrent to the investigation of the vote by mail applications, Surrey RCMP was made aware of third hand information regarding international students providing personal detail in exchange for money. Thus far, investigators have not located any evidence to substantiate these claims nor have any victims come forward to police.

It is important for the public to recognize that measures were taken by Chief Elections Officer to amend the application process to preserve the integrity of the election process. It is also important to recognize that no ballots were delivered to voters as a result of the fraudulent applications.

While the police do not routinely release details of on-going investigations, this update is being provided to reassure the public and allow for transparency in the election process.

The Surrey RCMP is asking anyone who believes they have been or may have been induced or intimidated for votes or personal information for voting purposes, to report it directly to the police through our dedicated phone line for this investigation at 604-599-7848.


Known To Police

Yesterday afternoon just before 2:00 p.m., the Surrey RCMP was called to the 6700-block of 130 Street for a report of a shooting. Responding members located the victim and attempted life-saving measures until the BC Ambulance Service and Surrey Fire Department took over, however the male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at scene.

IHIT is working closely with its partners including the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit, Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

In order to further the investigation, IHIT is confirming the victim as 30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa of Surrey. Mr Randhawa was known to police.

“This is believed to be a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict and anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT” says Detective Lara Jansen of IHIT.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



Welcome to the City of White Rock's Construction Information Portal!

This area acts as a one-stop-shop ‘portal’ where residents and businesses can get up-to-date and at-a-glance information about major private sector construction projects (with approved zoning) happening in our City.

To find out more about various City capital projects relating to beautification, revitalization, and infrastructure upgrades (e.g. the Johnston Road Gateway Streetscape Project, the Memorial Park Upgrade, etc.), you can find out more at our City Projects webpage.





Night Owl

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Yell It Like It Is

Yesterday Canada became only the second country in the world to legalize the commercial sale of marijuana.

Did your life change?

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TNT The Naked Truth

Speed Kills, Duh

I'm glad the B.C. (Beyond Corrupt) Liberals were kicked to the curb by the NDP/Green coalition for a large number of reasons. More than anything it was their out-of-the-blue decision to increase speeds on rural highways throughout much BC that was number one in my book.

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Eve Lees

Meditation is ‘exercise’ for the brain – and it can train you to control your thoughts, especially to be able to stop the constant mind-chatter of senseless worrying. Meditation develops the ability to look inward and change an emotion you may not want to feel: anger, unhappiness, etc.

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Video of the Day

Don’t Worry Be Happy

The Bobby McFerrin classic song “Don’t Worry Be Happy” performed by kids around the world in this entertaining music video from Playing For Change. Music is truly the language that is spoken around the world.


Chesney's Chestnut

Waking in the middle of the night, a wife wakes up and finds that her husband is not in bed.
Putting on a robe, she goes downstairs and finds her husband sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of cocoa in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall when she notices him wipe a tear from his eye.
"What's the matter, hon, why are you down here at this time of night?"
The husband looks up from his drink, "It's the 20th anniversary of the day we met!"
She can't believe he remembered and starts to tear up herself.
"Do you remember 20 years ago when we started dating?" he says. "I was 18 and you were just 15."
Once again the wife is brought to tears as she remembers and says "Yes, I do."
The husband pauses.... the words were not coming easily. "Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?"
"Yes, I do," said the wife, as she lowers herself into a chair.
"Do you remember when he shoved a shotgun in my face and told me that if I didn't marry his daughter he would make sure that I spent the next 20 years in prison?"

"Yes, I remember that too," she said.
He sighed as he wiped another tear from his eye and said, "I would have got out today!"


Thought For The Day


Community Calendar

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Tomorrow In THE SUN

Recipe of the Week

Brussels Sprouts Skillet with Crispy Pancetta-Garlic Bread Crumbs



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