West Van Sets Table For White Rock's Monster House Debate
17,000 sq foot home on Cliff Avenue / East Side White Rock
As new home construction in White Rock aims to go higher and denser, many in the existing neighbourhoods have said enough is enough. West Vancouver may be creating a template for the city of White Rock as they begin the creation of the city's new OCP Official Community Plan.
How are things done next door in Delta?
Delta Mayor Lois Jackson said her community limited the size of new North Delta homes to 3,552 square feet several years ago and feels the policy has worked well, with few complaints from builders or owners of would-be monster homes.
A judge has given Janet Olson a 90-day conditional sentence. Olson stole dogs she considered to be mistreated out of their owners' yards. She originally faced 38 charges before pleading guilty to two counts each of theft and break-and-enter.
February 24, 2015
Who Spent What?
Elections B.C. has released the financial statements submitted to them by candidates in the recent civic election held on November 15, 2014.
The SURREY FIRST slate spent close to $1.2 million to win every seat on Surrey council.
In White Rock the WHITE ROCK COALITION spent $99,000.00 to elect four of their six candidates LYNNE SINCLAIR, BILL LAWRENCE, MEGAN KNIGHT AND GRANT MEYER.
To read the filing statement and dollars spent by each candidate simply click the link, and type in the last name of the candidate or slate/coalition IE: Surrey First or White Rock Coalition )you are looking for in the "Partial Filer Name" at the top of the form. (click here)
Check with Elections BC to ensure you are registered for the upcoming MAYORS COUNCIL REFERENDUM to fund Lower Mainland transit. ELECTIONS BC will be mailing residents that are registered the YES or NO forms commencing mid-March.
The fencing along the White Rock waterfront at Finlay street is now close to completion. BNSF railway has made an attempt to limit access across their rail line along the Semiahmoo band land at the Western end of Semiahmoo Park on East Beach.
The access point has long been used by FERAL windsports for access to the beach for their paddle board rentals. It is also the main access point for dog owners to access the Lower Mainland's largest "OFF LEASH" dog beach located along Semiahmoo Park. There remains a convenient opening for dog owners to continue their visits to the beach where they can let Rover run.
Yell It Like It Is
"you can't fight city hall - but you can buy it"
Computers and phone lines around British Columbia on Monday were all a tither following the release of the campaign contributors in the recent 2014 civic elections.
Blue Frog Studios has received approval to build a condominium above the studio. Last night JIM BYRNES and The Sojourners started work by raising the roof. BYRNES and THE SOJOURNERS continue their run of sold out shows tonight and tomorrow.
Check out the Blue Frog website to find out about the big St. Patrick's Day Dance coming up on March 14 with the PAT CHESSELL BAND.
At no cost to the city of White Rock we continue on our journey of supplying the city with "good ideas." We like to think of it as a public service.
Wouldn't a gazebo look beautiful while serving a very practical purpose on the green space in front of Laura's Coffee Corner in the 5 Corners District of White Rock?
Local artists could display their work as well as it would provide a nice location for local musicians to busk and a gathering place for our community.
We could also work in a piece of history into the design. Pictured below are HUGH ELLENWOOD from White Rock Archives and MLA GORDON HOGG recently pictured with the cupola that adorned the roof of Semiahmoo Senior Secondary. This is a recent picture so we do know the cupola is still around.
In architecture, a cupola is a small, most often dome-like, structure on top of a building. Often used to provide a lookout or to admit light and air, it usually crowns a larger roof or dome.
The Buffalo Sabres overcame the loss of their top-two scorers and ended a five-game home losing streak.
Torrey Mitchell scored two goals, including the game-winner, to help give the Sabres a 6-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks at First Niagara Center on Thursday.
Sunday St. Louis is here and the San Jose Sharks are up on the Canucks dance card Tuesday. Then the Canucks hit the road again for a quick two game down south to Phoenix Thursday and a rematch with San Jose Saturday.
Joke Of The Day
The 10 Best Caddy Replies
# 10 - Golfer: "Think I'm going to drown myself in the lake." Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long?"
# 9 - Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course." Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth."
# 8 - Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?" Caddy: "Yes sir, you miss the ball much closer now."
# 7 - Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?" Caddy: "Eventually."
# 6 - Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world." Caddy: "I don't think so sir. That would be too much of a coincidence."
(The Top 5 tomorrow)
Video Of The Day
Thought For The Day
Tomorrow In THE SUN
Recipe Of The Week
Don't wait to be dining out to enjoy Eggplant Parmesan. It is so easy to make at home
BOOMER PTAYLOR looks to get a window seat on the "NO Translink Tax" gravy train