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Weekend Update

Things are a little quiet around the Peninsula this weekend.

Let's pack up the station wagon and head on out to Mission to check out the Folk Festival.

In downtown Vancouver tomorrow night the skies will explode with North America's premier fireworks exposition!

It's free- Take transit.

(your weekend guide is here)



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

(here is my opinion)




Local News

July 25, 2014

Johanna Ward host of GO VANCOUVER visited White Rock this past week. Mayor Baldwin took Johanna for a walkabout of our waterfront.

(Sit back and enjoy the profile on our City by the Sea)



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.

(click here)


July 22, 2014

Councillor On Hot Seat

White Rock councillor AL CAMPBELL head of the Johnston Road Task Force has felt the brunt of criticism from residents and commercial business owners over the planned re-design of uptown White Rock's streetscape. Two of the original proposals are now under further review. The metal fence down the median of Johnston road from Thrift to North Bluff is off the table. The other hot spot is the sidewalk out front of Penguin Meats which leads into Central Plaza is now a major stumbling block. What to do with the sidewalk and left turn will need further discussion according to CAMPBELL.

There will be another public session announced in the near future.


July 21, 2014

It Is Now Attempted Murder

Narinder Kaur Kalsi

The wife of BALDEV SINGH KALSI was taken off life support over the weekend. BALDEV is believed to have passed away from the injuries she received as a result of a domestic dispute with her husband BALDEV SINGH KALSI.

BALDEV KALSI was removed as the head of the Brookside Temple in Surrey as a result of the incident and his subsequent incarceration.


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.


July 16, 2014

Lyn Hellyar Passes

LYN HELLYAR the former director of the White Rock Business Improvement Association has passed away. HELLYAR recently left her position with the White Rock BIA for medical reasons. HELLYAR who had moved back to Vancouver from White Rock, was found deceased in her suite by her landlord on Monday.


July 15, 2014

High Profile RCMP Member Faces More Sex Assault Charges


A new round of disturbing charges have been levelled against one time RCMP spokesperson TIM SHIELDS. Though the RCMP kept SHIELDS in a high profile position as media liaison following the first set of allegations, it is expected SHIELDS will now be re-assigned to another position with the force until the outcome of the case is settled.

Read the statement of claim.

(click here)


Yell It Like It Is

The City of White Rock recently struck a number of task forces headed up by Councillors. The Johnston Road Beautification Task Force headed up by councillor AL CAMPBELL and the Centre Street Road End Task Force chaired by councillor HELEN FATHERS had to very different methods of community engagement. At the end of the day the outcomes were very similar. So what to do?

(read more)



Real Estate


Hugh & McKinnon's NEIL & SCOTT HIGGINS weekly overview of the local real estate market

(click here)



Night Owl

Saturday evening in Cloverdale they'll be kicking up their cowboy boots country style.

(read what else is on this week)

Arrive at the TROOPER show next Friday (August 1) in a bright white sports car.

Tune into LG104.3 to win



Off The Record

Country music has taken over as "the new rock" appealing to 20 somethings and younger - "This ain't your Daddy's Country." Vancouver based ME AND MAE are doing a great job of creating a kickin' country sound with a nice mix of traditional instruments.

Next Friday (August 1) ME AND MAE open the TROOPER concert at White Rock's Star of the Sea Hall. It's going to be the party of the summer!

SHAWN MEEHAN cofounder of the group checks in from the road.

(click here)

Check out ME AND MAE'S video for the debut single from their CD (click here)


Naked Truth

When DON PITCAIRN alerted us he was thinking of doing a commentary on "the full moon" we got a little nervous. Thankfully it was the above picture we received.

(read about the supermoon)



Coming Events

(see what else is coming up)




A Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6W-4L-9D) side mixing in a group of fresh faces after playing their second match in four days held Real Salt Lake (7W-4L-8D) to a 1-1 draw Saturday on a hot and humid evening at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Jamaican striker Darren Mattocks scored in his second straight match to give Vancouver a 1-0 lead in the 73rd minute, but Joao Plata equalized late to secure the draw in a heated Western Conference encounter that saw seven players booked.

It was an impressive road performance from the Blue and White, who had a total of six new faces in their starting lineup after a midweek draw with Toronto FC.


After their 41-5 in over Montreal on the weekend the Lions hope to take that momentum into tonight's game at BC Place against Winnipeg.



Joke Of The Day

Even though both Israel and Hamas fired on one another during the five-hour humanitarian period yesterday, the U.N. secretary general said both sides "mostly respected" the cease-fire. That's like leaving the house without pants and saying you're "mostly dressed."

Video Of The Day

Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember...



Thought For The Day



Tomorrow In THE SUN

Recipe of the Week BOOMER on Brazil



White Rock tide tables


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