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Today - Mainly sunny. High 24 except 29 inland.

Tomorrow - Sunny. High 25 except 30 inland.

Friday - Sunny. High 25 except 29 inland.

Saturday - Jul A mix of sun and cloud. High 23.

Sunday - A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 21.

Monday - A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.




Will Sanders' Supporters Still Try to Disrupt DNC Even After Bernie's Impassioned Speech for Hillary?
Wide-eyed hopes and nuts-and-bolts inside plays.

(click here)





July 26, 2016

Residents Up In Arms - Over Helicopter Up In Air

Residents of White Rock spent the day yesterday contacting the media, White Rock & Surrey city hall and Transport Canada to register their displeasure of the sudden appearance of a helicopter tour company operating out of Semiahmoo Park located in the East Beach district of White Rock.

TRK helicopters of Langley recently entered into an agreement with the Semiahmoo First Nations (the owners of the park) to operate a helicopter tour operation on the weekends throughout the summer.

Randy Marks owner of TRK said in a phone interview Monday " Everything we are doing here is on the up and up.  This is something that is helping to support Semiahmoo First Nations."


Layla, I'm begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind.

" Why do I refer to Surrey as an oligarchy? Because the definition of the words fits so damn well: “oligarchy: small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.”

Surrey blogger/commentator LAILA YUILLE takes a parting shot at Surrey council.

(read it here)


Call To Order

Premier Clark & Governor General Judith Guichon with John Mann

In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 16 exceptional civic leaders were recognized today at Government House with the Province’s highest honour, the Order of British Columbia.

“For 27 years, the Order of British Columbia has recognized exceptional individuals whose hard work, generosity of spirit and outstanding achievements have contributed immeasurably to the wellbeing of our communities,” Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon said. “I extend my congratulations to this year's recipients and thank them for inspiring all of us with their efforts to build a healthy, diverse and inclusive province for generations to come.”

“British Columbia's greatest strength is British Columbians – people who use their talents and passions to make a difference both here at home and, in many cases, around the world,” Premier Christy Clark said. “On behalf of all British Columbians, I want to thank this year's recipients for their dedication, and everything they do to make B.C. a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.”

Boys in the 60's

Local acclaimed international diving judge and diving coach Beverley Boys joined well known broadcaster RED ROBINSON and Spirit of the West singer JOHN MANN at yesterday's ceremony in Victoria.

Beverly Boys represented Canada in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1968. She won a total number of three medals (two silver, one bronze) at the Pan American Games (1967 and 1971).

Now retired, Boys resides in Surrey and maintains a heavy involvement with BC Diving. She now coaches competitive divers at iDive at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre and White Rock Divers, and continues to organize and judge diving competitions throughout British Columbia.


July 25, 2016

Taking Pride In Our Community

Ernie Klassen President of the White Rock Business Improvement Association

A large crowd was on hand Monday morning in front of White Rock city hall as the Pride flag was raised on the city's flag pole. The flag will be displayed leading up to the Vancouver Pride Parade this weekend.

The BIA led initiative of flying the pride flag will now be an annual event in White Rock.


Monday Council

Last council meeting before summer holidays

(watch last evening's council meeting)

Monday Night Council Briefs

Council welcomed three presentations/delegations:
The White Rock BIA requested that the City match funding for the revitalization of Terry Parr Plaza. Council referred this to staff for a report.
Representatives from Metro Vancouver presented on regional initiatives and collaborations.
Peace Arch Hospital & White Rock and South Surrey Health Services spoke on community partnerships and health services.
Council honoured Heather Crawford, better known as Korki the Clown, for her 14 years of entertainment that she has brought to the White Rock Sea Festival and other events in the City.
Council directed staff to engage in initial community consultation regarding the creation of an all-abilities playground at Centennial Park.
Council Policy 146 - Use of City Flag Pole, Financial Policy 302 - Grants-in-Aid, and City Operations Policy 611 - Tree Management on City Lands were endorsed by Council.
A series of recommendations from the Memorial Park Committee were endorsed by Council. For more information, please view the agenda.


Surrey Council

Surrey council also meets for the final time before summer break. See you in September.

(watch last evenings council meeting - click here)


July 25, 2016

Memphis Bound For The Memphis Sound

Congratulations to the winners of the White Rock Blues Society's 7TH Annual Blues Challenge.

BRANDON ISAAK and CHIP HART from The Twisters were crowned the winners in the duo / solo category yesterday at the day long blues-fest at the Pacific Inn

HARPDOG BROWN took the top honours in the band category.

Both acts have now earned the privilege of representing British Columbia in Memphis in January at the International Blues Challenge.

Do us proud boys, and we know you will.

Thank you to the White Rock Blues Society all their volounteers and to everyone that came out on a beautiful sunny afternoon, to support live music.



Night Owl

The POWDER BLUES blues band return to the shores of Semiahmoo Bay for a free concert Saturday night.

There is a whole weekend of great free music all part of the 67th annual White Rock Sea Festival.

(we have all the details)


T.N.T. The Naked Truth

"Don't Fence Me In"

This week all DON PITCAIRN had to do to cover a news story - was walk across the road.

(read more)


History Lesson

In the 90's and early 2000's "Nick" Domanic Andrews ( Chief Nick ) would set up his carving station at the foot of the stairs on the White Rock pier and carve beautiful cedar masks which he sold for a fraction of their worth.

Ask me if I am still kicking myself for not buying a couple.

CHRIS MacCLURE charcoal image



Coming Events

The 67th Annual White Rock Sea Festival - It's The Place To Be This Weekend

(click here for all the details and events)

(click here for more upcoming community events)


Joke Of The Day

The Sponge

In the doctors office two patients are talking.

"You know, I had an appendectomy last month and the doctor left a sponge in me by mistake."

"A sponge!" exclaims the other. "Does it hurt much?"

" pain at all," says the first, "but...boy, do I get thirsty!"


Video Of The Day

This could very well be the very first rock n' roll corporate sponsorship deal.

Thought For The Day



Tomorrow In THE SUN

Meet The Neighbour

Most people living on the Semiahmoo Peninsula recognize BILL HAWKE photographs. After tomorrow we will now recognize the man.

Meet the man behind the lens. Meet your neighbour BILL HAWKE




Check today's tide tables ( click here )




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