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Mainly BLUE FROG alumni, which means they are world caliber.

Three days of jazz & blues in British Columbia's first capital. - FREE

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TNT The Naked Truth


We decided to take a break and head down to Los Angeles to visit a friend who lives in nearby Corona, California for an extended weekend of fun in the sun. Part of the itinerary was a trip to the coast to spend some time at the beach in San Clemente, a quaint little seaside village that I like to call White Rock South. The town is built onto a hill facing the water with fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and amazing sunsets.

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Local News

July 23, 2019

Surrey mayor names members of Police Transition Advisory Committee.


Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum has revealed the names of the city councillors that will sit on the committee that will oversee the transition from RCMP to a municipal police force, including Doug Elford, Allison Patton, Mandeep Nagra, Laurie Guerra and the mayor.

Councillors PETTIGREW, LOCKE, HUNDIAL and ANNIS that have distanced themselves from the mayor were not included

 

Surrey Fusion Festival Celebrates 12th Annual Event

........What A Weekend

Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, took place at Holland Park this weekend for its 12th annual year.
The two-day festival saw participation from over 50 cultural pavilions and seven stages of live entertainment including headliners K’NAAN,
Mankirt Aulakh, Busty and the Bass, Random Recipe and Alex Cuba.

Partial funding for Fusion Festival was provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage to bring together cultural communities from across
the Lower Mainland to celebrate each other's history, heritage, and traditions. The Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism
Initiatives Program works to build on Canada's strength as a diverse and inclusive society.

For more information visit www.surreyfusionfestival.ca

F#@K Cancer

Our volunteers are THE BEST! It was a long and sweaty day on the field but they all did an incredible job. Many of them wouldn’t even take proper breaks as they didn’t want their fellow volunteers to get overwhelmed at their station once it got busy. It was pretty cool to witness this. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! We love the hell out of you!

We saw a ton of high fives and compliments flying across the bar to our volunteers. Thank you all for that!

The generosity this year was next level! Tip jars were full, merchandise sold out before sundown and you almost drank our taps dry!

We never imagined our little backyard BBQ could turn into something this size. We are so thrilled to announce Gone Country #7 raised $822,000!!!

Thank you all for supporting us idiots and our fight against cancer. ♥️

~The TCF Family.

 

July 22, 2019

The Sandcastles Are Back

....just not in White Rock

Over the weekend Birch Bay hosted their annual Sand Sculpture Competition.

ROLLBACK WEEKEND also featured custom cars/hot rods and live music on the bay front.

 

Don't Leave Them In The Car

GREAT NEWS! Now you can bring your furry best friend with you to THE BENNETT! Leashed, friendly pets are welcome on the patio from open until close!! Get down here. It’s a spectacular day for a frosty beer on the patio!!

 

Missing persons to locate – SCURR & PROVENCHER

Richard Scurr

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing male Richard SCURR
SCURR was last seen at 12:30 pm on 17 July 2019 in the 16400 block of 23 A Avenue in Surrey. He was seen getting into a 2019 white jeep Cherokee with his friend Ryan PROVENCHER. Richard SCURR has not been seen or heard from since.


Richard SCURR is described as a 37 years old athletic built Caucasian male, 6’ 04” tall, 220 lbs, with brown brush cut hair and brown eyes. (Please see attached photo). The vehicle has been since located near Logan Lake without occupants. There is no clothing description, as that may have changed in past two days. Police and family are concerned for his health and well-being.

It is out of character for this person to be out of touch this long

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this person is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2019-108904.

 

July 21, 2019

Double Down Double Up

TransLink first announced it was adding double-decker buses to its fleet in March 2018, after the success of a four-month pilot project. The double-deckers served seven bus routes in Vancouver, Langley, Surrey, White Rock and Delta during the pilot.

survey from the pilot found that 75 per cent of customers would be more likely to take transit if it was a double-decker.

People also said the buses offered a “smooth ride.”

Double-decker buses were also a hit with bus operators, scoring well in drivability, ease of maintenance and fuel economy.

Twenty-seven of the double-deckers will replace aging Orion buses and five will expand the fleet.

 

 

Next time you are at our Farmers Market or simply shopping uptown White Rock, stop into White Rock Beach Beer, have a tall cold one and leave knowing a portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to rebuilding Canada's Longest Pier.

 

July 21, 2019

It’s a bird, it’s a plane......

........it’s a new RCMP Chopper - Air 5..... and it’s landed at the RCMP BASE in Langley.

Air 5’s registration, C-FDJB, was chosen to pay tribute to civilian pilot David John Brolin, who died during a training exercise on a previous version of Air-5. Its the latest and the greatest in technology.... Some of the tactical equipment that the H145 is equipped with include a Trakka A800 searchlight, an Enhanced Reality System, a Health Monitoring System (HMS), a forward-looking infrared system (FLIR), night vision goggles, a four-axis autopilot and a tactical officer workstation. The H145’s internal long-range tanks will allow the RCMP to deploy its Emergency Response Team province-wide.....

(submitted by Langley's Gerry Thompson former RCMP reserve)

 

City of White Rock Introduces New Waterfront Parking Rate Schedule

At the Monday, July 8 regular Council meeting, City Council gave final reading to “Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2019, No. 2298, Amendment No. 1, 2019, No. 2299” which will:

  • adjust the hourly parking rates and months along the waterfront effective immediately;
  • FREE parking during the winter months on weekdays; and
  • introduce a daily rate at the West Beach Parkade and Montecito Parkade.

Starting Tuesday, July 9, there will be two new parking rate zones – High Demand Zones will be $3.75 per hour, and Value Priced zones will be $3.25 per hour from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Midnight), seven days a week during the summer months of April to September.

High Demand Zones include all street and parking lot locations and the parkades east of Oxford Street. Value Priced Zones include all street and parking lot locations west of Oxford Street. (Map Below). Parking Zones are only active during the summer months.

There is also a new daily rate of $15.00 at the Montecito Parkade and West Beach Parkade valid all day during the summer months.

FREE parking will return during the winter months of November, December and January on weekdays (Monday – Friday). On weekends (Saturday and Sunday) rates will be $2.00 per hour and the parkades will have a daily rate of $7.50.

During the months of October, February and March, the hourly rate is $2.00 for all waterfront parking locations, and the daily rate is $7.50 for the Montecito Parkade and West Beach Parkade.

Where does parking lot revenue go?

Did you know that parking lot revenue is used to pay for parking related costs?  The City does not generate a profit from parking.  Above is a breakdown of where every dollar of waterfront parking lot revenue goes.


 

July 20. 2019



At approximately 7:03 PM on July 19th, 2019 Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Mud Bay Park off of Colebrook Road.

Officers attended to the park and located evidence to support that shots had been fired in the area .
At the same time attendance was made to the 17300 block of 56 Avenue where the caller stated he was and police located a subject suffering from a gun shot wound.
This person was transported to area hospital for treatment.

At 7:20 pm Langley RCMP responded to a report of a party walking in to Langley Memorial Hospital suffering from a gun shot wound.
It was determined that this subject was associated the shooting at Mud Bay Park as well and all information has been passed on to the Surrey RCMP.

Surrey Serious Crime Unit has taken over the investigation in to this matter.

The investigation is still in its early stages and investigators are reviewing all available details to determine exactly what happened and what lead up to these events.
It is too early to say if these events have any links to any other ongoing events in the Lower Mainland.

Mud Bay Park and a section of Colebrook Road will be closed for an unknown period of time while police continue the investigation.

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

TransLink releases new details on Surrey Langley SkyTrain

Estimated cost of the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is $3.12 billion



TransLink has released new details and cost estimates for the proposed Surrey Langley SkyTrain project. Three staging scenarios have been developed and could be fully constructed within five-and-a-half years from a full project approval date.

Currently there is approximately $1.6 billion available in funding, which is enough to see the project reach Fleetwood. These funds had previously been allocated to the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit Project. Any work beyond this amount is unfunded and would require contributions from other sources.

TransLink’s analysis shows the project performs well against objectives the public and stakeholders were consulted on. The benefit-cost ratio of the entire project is 1.24, which is comparable to previous SkyTrain business cases: the Canada Line (1.25) and Evergreen Extension (1.27). All major projects undergo this form of analysis to determine whether an investment represents good value.

Per the direction of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, work has been undertaken to provide options for rapid transit along 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard. The shortlist of options available are dependent upon how much funding is available. Further consultation is proposed to occur this fall.

TransLink will recommend that a full business case be developed for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project by early next year. The Mayors’ Council will consider the findings and this recommendation at their meeting on Thursday, July 25.r.

 

July 19, 2010

White Rock Goes To Court

UPDATE: Yesterday

Both lawyers were in attendance at the Courts yesterday morning , the case was scheduled for 10.00am with no judge assigned. This seems to be a regular occurrence ( almost like over booking of flights ).
The case has been postponed until Tuesday / Wednesday 23/24 July but will likely be postponed again until August 25/26.

It's Off To Court White Rock Goes

The city of White Rock's lawyers and the legal counsel for GSR Capital Group will walk into BC Supreme Court tomorrow and Friday for the beginning of what might well be a long prolonged court case.

GSR is claiming the newly elected city October 2018 city council had no right to downsize their development located @ 1310 Johnston Road which resulted when the new council unanimously endorsed an Official Community Plan review. Council voted 5-2 to not approve the Lady Alexandra development as the property had not had a building permit and now was caught in limbo with the call for the OCP review. Councillors FATHERS and MANNING voted against the motion.

 

 

July 18, 2019

Surrey Councillor Steps Aside

Jack Hundial

JACK HUNDIAL yesterday became the third Surrey city councillor to step aside from the Safe Surrey Coalition that up until recently held every seat on Surrey council. The exact reason for his departure has not been made public. HUNDIAL was a retired member of the RCMP. HUNDIAL has now joined councillors STEVEN PETTIGREW and BRENDA LOCKE who have disassociated themselves with Safe Surrey First over the course of the last month.

Concerns over the planned transition from the RCMP to a municipal police force are at the heart of Hundial's decision, he says.

 

Not So Happy Anniversary

July 18th was the fourth anniversary of the tragic fatal shooting of HUDSON BROOKS outside of the South Surrey RCMP detachment. The shooting involved Const. Elizabeth Cucheran who has been on leave since the incident. The trial was scheduled to start this week but it has now been delayed until August 08.This is the fifth delay in the start of the trial. HUDSONS mother, family and friends are upset by yet another delay.

Last week another delay seemed to catch the family bu surprise. Prosecutor HEATHER MAGIN claimed the judge and jury trial could take up to six weeks. Currently the trial cannot even begin until the Fall of 2020.

 

Chesney's Chestnuts

A balding man went into a barber’s shop and asked how much it would be for a haircut.

“Twenty-five dollars,” said the barber.

“Twenty-five dollars, that’s crazy!” exclaimed the man. “I’ve hardly got any hair. How can it be that expensive?”

The barber explained, “It’s $5 for the actual cut and $20 for the search fee.”

 

Thought for the Day


Video Of The Day

White Rock's FLINNWEST SOLUTIONS Brooke Godin is back "On The Streets" with another inspirational look at our City by the Sea.

 

Community Calendar

City Seeks Input at the Waterfront Design Workshop.

This workshop-style event is a chance to roll up your sleeves and use your creative ideas to shape the future of the City's Waterfront / Marine Drive area, with a design team and other members of the community.

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

For Businesses:
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm,
Location: White Rock Community Centre – Gallery Room
15154 Russell Avenue White Rock

For All Public:
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: White Rock Community Centre - Halls A/B/C
15154 Russell Avenue White Rock, B.C. V4B 1Y6

For more information, please visit talkwhiterock.ca/ocp-review

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Tide Tables

Before heading to the beach find out if the tide is going to be in, or out.

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