July 28, 2014, 11:48 am
Saturday Evening in THE RCO - photo courtesy Lynne Sinclair
"where you can vacation and be home the same day"
TNT The Naked Truth
South Surrey resident Jocelyn Hallier was seriously injured three weeks when she was struck by an out of control vehicle on King George highway. DON PITCAIRN reports on the up side, Jocelyn has recovered enough that she has been moved to Peace Arch Hospital. On the down side DON wonders where are the kids that were in the vehicle that crushed Jocelyn and killed her dog in this mess?
July 28, 2014
Johnston Road Tree Protest @ Council
Hundreds of local residents have signed a petition urging White Rock to exhaust all avenues to save the trees that line Johnston Road between Thrift avenue and North Bluff (16 ave). Organizers of the petition will appear before council tonight.
Tonight's agenda for White Rock council meeting (read the agenda)
Thursday evening there will be a special council meeting to deliver the city's Annual Report (read the report here)
Rail Safety In The Lower Mainland Spreads
The Georgia Straight on Thursday jumped on the story of the dangerous goods moving through cities in the Valley and Vancouver. White Rock mayor WAYNE BALDWIN and Surrey mayor DIANNE WATTS were heavily quoted.
Meanwhile - Train carrying crude derails in Seattle.
July 27, 2014
We checked in on the White Rock eagle nest the other day and INDY & JULES the two eaglets born in the nest this year are now leaving the nest and spreading their wings. Here there are with Dad returning to the nest to chow down on a fish Dad brought to the nest
July 25, 2014
Johanna Ward host of GO VANCOUVER visited White Rock recently. Mayor Baldwin took Johanna for a walkabout of our waterfront.
Do you feel guilty disposing all those free newspapers that turn up on your doorstep? Here are a number of ideas to dispose of those unwanted paper papers.
July 18, 2014
Nothing But A HOUND DOG
Do You Recognize Him?
Surrey RCMP need our assistance in locating a suspect in a brutal attack on a dog this past Monday. Around 7:30 a white male was cutting through a private yard when the owner's dog started barking and protecting his domain. The youth took out a knife and stabbed the dog a number of times around the face before the owner could get out into the yard to apprehend him.
Investigators have been unable to identify the suspect thus far and are now appealing to the general public for their assistance.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Trying to end the week on a high note.
In My Opinion
Against the background of all of the threats to the quality of life in White Rock you would think that council needs to be focused on protecting and preserving all of the great things we have going for us in White Rock, rather than contributing to the erosion and destruction of White Rock wouldn’t you? Ross Buchanan
Now that the excitement of Brazil hosting the World Cup, BOOMER suits up and weighs in on the game of "footie"
A sold-out crowd of 21,000 was treated to a thrilling 2-2 draw between Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6W-4L-10D) and FC Dallas (8W-7L-6D) Sunday on a sunny afternoon at BC Place.
Jamaican striker Darren Mattocks and Budweiser Man of the Match Pedro Morales, who had a career-high 12 shots, provided the scoring for Whitecaps FC. Mattocks has now scored in three straight games for the first time in his career, while Morales' tally was his team-leading seventh of the season.
It was a dominating performance from the Blue and White, who outshot their Western Conference rivals 30-10 en route to their third consecutive draw. Vancouver's 30 shots set a new club record in Major League Soccer - only one other MLS side has recorded as many shots in a single game over the last four seasons.
The result moves Vancouver up to fifth place in the Western Conference with a 6W-4L-10D record - the 'Caps are one of four teams who have lost just four matches this season.
After a short stop in Vancouver, the 'Caps are back in the road next week as they visit Eastern Conference side Chicago Fire on Wednesday at Toyota Park. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. PT. The Blue and White return to BC Place on Sunday, August 10 to host defending MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City. Tickets are still available at whitecapsfc.com/tickets.
Next home game for our BC LIONS is Friday August 8 when the Hamilton Tigercats are in town. This week the Lions head for Calgary to take on the red hot Stampeders. The lions are 2-4 on the season.
Joke Of The Day
WHITE ROCK RCMP STATION BREAK IN
Did you hear that someone broke into the White Rock RCMP station and stole the toilet?
Right now the cops have nothing to go on.
He is coming to White Rock "as a man of renown". Let's hope he plays "A Rock N' Roll Song"
Thought For The Day
Tomorrow In THE SUN
VALDY is coming to Blue Frog Studio in White Rock.
We have the details tomorrow as our night owl swoops in.
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