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Weekend Update

Our community walks for others tomorrow. The Surrey Eagles wrap up their home season and in Vancouver it is time for the annual Home & Garden Show.

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Local News

February 22, 20

NEB greenlights Trans Mountain project

The National Energy Board has given its approval to the controversial pipeline expansion project. The board was required to better consult with Indigenous communities and do more analysis on how the project would impact endangered southern resident killer whales. The future of the pipeline is now back in the hands of the federal government.

 

White Rock Council - Monday Agenda

4 p.m. Governance & Legislation (read agenda)

7 p.m. Regular Council Meeting (click here for agenda)

Public Hearing - 7:10 p.m.

  1. Public Hearings with respect to proposed Bylaws 2289 and 2290 (1300 Block and 1310 Johnston Road).


Peace Arch Hospice Society

Wednesday evening th South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce  presented us with the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award. We are so honoured to be recognized among all the other amazing recipients and nominees from our community.

This achievement would not have been possible without the help of our incredible supporters and team of compassionate volunteers. We cannot thank everyone enough for their support!

...also

White Rock Beach Beer picked up the award for Small Business of the Year. Congratulations to Bill Haddow and Peter Adams and their fine staff.

 

An environmentally friendly hydrogen powered passenger train connecting the Pattullo Bridge in Surrey to Chilliwack

Instead of dreaming about high speed rail from Seattle to Surrey and or moving the BNSF tracks off the Semiahmoo waterfront, let's consider a transportation option that is sitting right in front of us.

Hydrogen Powered Passenger Train

The South Fraser Community Rail Task Force is a group dedicated to providing information to the public and political leaders in each community along the inter-urban rail route from Surrey to Chilliwack. We propose a state of the art, emission-free passenger train using hydrogen fuel cell technology to produce electrical power to connect these communities.

Existing Track with Passenger Use Rights

The 99km passenger rail service will use existing track already servicing the communities from Surrey to Chilliwack. This existing rail line is available for passenger use at no cost due to a right-of-way owned by the people of BC

(click here to read the extensive full report)

 

February 21, 2019

You've Got Mail!

Most residences in White Rock & South Surrey received this postcard in the mail this week.

Not what anyone wants to see as homeowners rush to try to catch a diminishing high point on a sinking real estate market.

 

He's Back!

Brooke Colby

Tireless promoter BROOKE COLBY appears not ready to take no for an answer. COLBY you may remember back in December when our pier was destroyed in a winter storm, came up with the idea of having an Evil Knievel motorcyclist jump the gap in the pier.

The city of White Rock to say the least was not impressed, mainly in that they heard about COLBY'S idea only after it hit the media. Since then COLBY has met with White Rock mayor DARRYL WALKER and has appeared before council to explain is his vision.

IN case you missed it, last month the CBC television show THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES had a little fun with the idea.

(watch the video - click here)

COLBY plans on taking another run at White Rock council in the coming weeks.

 

Download the New Spring Guide
Registration Begins at 9pm on March 3, 2019
Whether you're interested in arts and general interest programs, heritage activities, adapted programs, personal development opportunities, dance, crafts, 55+ bus trips, sports or fitness classes, our new Recreation Guide is sure to put a spring in your step. Registration begins March 3 but you can start planning your spring activities today.

(download here)\

 

What Are They Smoking In South Langley?

Just got word AL NEMETH former owner and operator of Holy Smoke Coffee tee pee on the King George Highway, is just back from Mexico and he is in need of some coffee so he is roasting up a batch this weekend.

Hi Everybody
I'm Roasting up some very special coffee this weekend if you need any please text me @ 604-780-4659 or call me to order..

Regards Al

 

February 20, 2019

South Surrey Crime Map - January 2019

Blue Dots - Auto Theft

Mustard Triangles - Theft from autos

 

Blue - Business Break & Enter

Red - Residence Break & Enter

 

Smarten Up Dog Owners

photo courtesy Garry Wolgemouth

White Rock council recently unanimously approved a "trial period" of 6 months to allow dogs on leash on the promenade. The trial period BEGINS October 01, 2019.

It has been reported on social media all weekend by the anti dog brigade that the promenade is now very busy with people walking their dogs. Keep it up folks and that trial period could disappear as quickly as it was invoked. If you see ANYONE walking their dogs on the promenade please inform them of the official start date and reinforce they are in danger of losing the trial period by ignoring the current by law of NO DOGS on the promenade!!!!

 

 

 

Night Owl

Tonight (Friday) - Club 240 Crescent Beach

The Semiahmoo Music Consortium Proudly Presents March Hare's Swingin' Sixties Show

Doors at 7:00 pm, Show at 8:00 pm
$20 Cover.

Advance Tickets Available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the Legion Box office daily from 4 to 9 pm.

(check out all the great live entertainment this week - click here)

Canadian Premier

Brand new song from THE WASHBOARD UNION


 

 

Yell It Like It Is

DONALD TRUMP is dead wrong if he thinks he is going to scare a nation of "wall builders."

(read more)

 

TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

Today (Tuesday) should be a great day for you to check out this latest innovation from the City of Surrey. A snowfall warning was issued by Environment Canada at
21:43, Monday, 18 February, 2019 that reads as follows:
SNOWFALL WARNING IN EFFECT. 5 to 10 cm of snow for Metro Vancouver eastern suburbs and Western Fraser Valley on Tuesday.
A frontal system will cross the south coast on Tuesday. Snow will begin Tuesday morning. The snow may become mixed with rain Tuesday afternoon and early evening before changing back to snow Tuesday night. The eastern suburbs of Metro Vancouver and Western Fraser Valley can expect snowfall accumulations of 5 to 10 cm through Tuesday night. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. The snow will taper off early Wednesday morning.

(read more)

 

Video of the Day


Admit it, we all look at ourselves when we pass a mirror. Seems animals are just as vain.

 

Chesney's Chestnut

Two Irishmen went down to Centrelink pretending to be deaf, in order to get disability money from the government.

The next day they have to go to the hearing centre for a test.

The first Irishman walks into the office, and the audiologist says "Hello, come in, and shut the door behind you".

He shuts the door and takes a seat.

The audiologist says "You're not deaf. I just asked you to shut the door behind you and you shut it. So you can hear perfectly fine, now get out!"

On his way out he says to the second one in the waiting room "Now whatever you do, don't shut that door, he's trying to trick you"

So the second one walked in and the audiologist said "Shut the door behind you"

"Shut it your effing self!"

 

Thought For The Day

 

Community Calendar

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Tomorrow In THE SUN

Recipe of the Week

Pushing the pot pie boundaries.

Chili Pot Pie?

 

 

 

 

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