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In My Opinion
He's back, and we could not be happier. ROSS BUCHANAN after a brief absence has returned to White Rock and the pages of The White Rock Sun. BUCHANAN played the part of potential dragon slayer when he took on the insurmountable task of going head to head with Surrey First and Dianne Watts as he challenged for the mayoral seat in Surrey.
BUCHANAN for the time being will be happy to tackle issues that need attention, in his opinion.
March 07, 204
Permission To Come Aboard
A salvage crew from BOAT SURVEY was successful in removing a sailboat that had been bouncing around against the rocks for a couple of weeks, on the beach between White Rock and Crescent Beach.
TONY TOXOPEUS and his crew figured out how to salvage the boat on Wednesday.
March 06, 2014
Surrey RCMP investigate overnight shooting
Surrey RCMP are on scene after a male with a gunshot wound was located in the Bridgeview district of North Surrey in 13300 block of King George Blvd.
At approximately 01:20 AM the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the Cedar Park Garden apartment complex in Surrey. Upon attending police located a male who had been shot and was suffering from a non-life threatening injury to his arm. The male victim has been transported to local area hospital and police remain on scene with this investigation. The immediate scene has been contained and Officers are on scene interviewing potential witnesses and canvassing the area for more information.
Local resident JIM WIGMORE is fit to be tied. Nearly two years ago WIGMORE had his truck stolen from the parking lot at Crescent Beach Marina. He informed the RCMP and waited for word on the recovery. None was forthcoming.
Now comes word SURREY WIDE TOWING has been looking after his truck and wants $5,000.00 in storage fees. WIGMORE did not have theft insurance so ICBC was never involved. The RCMP apparently discovered the missing truck and had Surrey Wide Towing pick up the vehicle. Unfortunately the RCMP made a mistake when they filed the paperwork and got the registration # incorrect. As a result no one contacted WIGMORE until recently the problem was sorted out.
The RCMP is looking into the matter.
March 05, 2014
Things Quiet On The Labour Front - Too Quiet
City of White Rock Works Yard
Almost a month after workers in the City of White Rock voted 94 percent in favour of strike action if necessary, the union is discouraged by a lack of progress with the employer.
CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk is letting members know that they need to be prepared for job action, following a disappointing meeting this morning with employer representatives.
March 04, 2014
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March 02, 2014
When plans to move council to a new home in the church property the city of White Rock owns, like so many of us, it seemed like it was time to fix up the old abode.
The work crews have torn the old council chambers apart and major renovations are underway.
The new council chambers will see the mayor and council seated at the opposite of the council chambers in a horseshoe configuration at floor level with the audience. A completely overhauled audio video system will be installed. In the near future live streaming webcasts of council will be featured on the city's website.
February 28, 2014
Last night we kicked off the fourth annual DIAMOND IN THE ROCK Youth Talent Contest at the Roadhouse Grille. Find out who moves on to the finals.
Yell It Like It Is
Sunday's travelling Heritage Classic hockey game which featured a game between the Canucks and the Ottawa Senators once again drove home the fact professional sports is eating its young.
Off The Record
JOY DAVIES has nothing to hide. She is a proud advocate and promoter of the use of medical marijuana for a variety of medical uses.
DAVIES along with thousands of other users of medical marijuana are gravely concerned what may happen if the Conservative government brings in their sweeping legislation over who, how, when and where medical marijuana will be distributed and governed. Life could become very difficult for thousands of Canadians if we proceed with this stupid "reefer madness."
Vancouver Police Department this week announced they would not be shutting down any medical marijuana dispensaries come April 1, 2014
Now & Then
Deluxe Restaurant, Moby Dick, Indian Restaurant and Coney Island
The Red & White Grocery Store, a meat market and Charlie's Fish N' Chips
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TNT The Naked Truth
White Rock wants to spend $1.8 million to make the BNSF tracks safer. The Rail Safety Committee struck by the City of White Rock under the leadership of councillor GRANT MEYER has heard strong opposition to this expenditure.
Don Pitcairn thinks he can accomplish the same thing for less than $300 a train with the railways paying the freight.
The annual Rotary Club book sale is on all week at the Semiahmoo Mall. Here are a few fun facts about this great community fundraising event.
-Throughout the year Rotary receives approximately 15500 books by donation.
-The Rotary warehouse has over 59,000 books in storage.
-The oldest book ever donated was from 1886.
-Books are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
If there was one silver lining on Thursday night, it was that the Canucks were far, far away from Vancouver. Otherwise it's hard to imagine what the fan backlash would have been had the game been played at Rogers Arena.
In their second game since dealing away franchise netminder Roberto Luongo to the Panthers, the Canucks proceeded to drop an embarrassing 6-1 decision to the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center to conclude a winless two-game road trip.
The Canucks return home to begin a two-game home stand on Saturday when they host the Calgary Flames and the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
The Surrey Eagles split the firts two games of the playoffs with Langley this week. With the best of seven series tied 1-1 the two teams play Friday and Saturday at the South Surrey Arena. Game 5 is back in Langley and Tuesday the action returns to Surrey for game 7. If a game 7 is necessary it will be played back in Langley at the Events Centre.
Saturday, March 8
Whitecaps vs. New York Red Bulls: 4:30 p.m. at BC Place, Vancouver, BC
Joke Of The Day
Fixing Broken Computers
An office technician got a call from a user. The user told the tech that her computer was not working. She described the problem and the tech concluded that the computer needed to be brought in and serviced.
He told her to "Unplug the power cord and bring it up here and I will fix it."
About fifteen minutes later she shows up at his door with the power cord in her hand.
Thought For The Day
If you find yourself in Phoenix this weekend pop by the hockey arena and catch yourself a little beaver rock. For all the snowbirds hanging out in the desert the Coyotes hockey team thought they would bring a little touch of the great white north to the desert. LOVERBOY and TROOPER will join a re-jigged BTO now just working under the moniker of BACHMAN TURNER. Let's go back to the early 80's and listen to BTO's manager BRUCE ALLEN yell the band on stage.
Paint The Town Red, and white, and blue, and yellow and orange
Our waterfront commercial buildings re looking a little rough around the edges. Can you imagine what our beach front would look like it we splashed it with bright colours?
Burano is Italy's technicolour town, located in the same lagoon as Venice. Fishermen apparently decided to paint their houses with bright colors so that they would be easily distinguishable through the thick fog. Today, residents cannot paint their houses just any shade, if they want to repaint, they have to send a letter to the government, and officials will reply with a list of acceptable colors.
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