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Painting from the White Rock Tourism calendar available at many shops in White Rock

Where You Can Vacation - And Be Home The Same Day



Night Owl

VALDY arrives on the Semiahmoo Peninsula this Friday evening for a "house concert" at the home of PAUL BEATTY in Crescent Beach.

House concerts have risen in popularity over the past number of years. A very intimate setting to see an artist of VALDY'S stature perform.

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Real Estate

Scott/Neil Higgins

NEIL HIGGINS with his weekly look at the local real estate market.

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Local News

January 29, 2015

One For The Ages - Fiery Fatal Accident Closes HWY 99 for whole day

A Southbound gravel truck jumped a cement median on HWY 99 flipping over and crashing into two Northbound vehicles just as rush hour was beginning yesterday morning. Investigators kept both directions of the major artery closed all day.

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January 28, 2015

Dog walker who let six die in her care sentenced

Emma Paulsen/file photo

Emma Paulsen has been sentenced to six months in jail. She pleaded guilty last year to animal cruelty and public mischief for letting six dogs die in her hot truck, and then dumping them at a location. She initially told police and the media the animals had been stolen.


January 27, 2015

More Newton Gunplay

Sunday evening at approximately 10:15pm, Surrey RCMP received reports of shots being fired in the 13000 block of 73rd Avenue. Upon attendance officers located evidence of a shooting on the roadway, but were unable to locate a victim. Officers conducted neighbourhood canvassing and spoke with several witnesses to obtain further information. At approximately 10:30pm, Surrey RCMP was advised by local area hospital that a 17 year old victim had driven himself to hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim is currently in serious, but stable condition and is expected to survive.

Officers are still in the early stages of their investigation, but believe the two incidents are related. Initial indications are that the shooting is targeted.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP General Investigations Unit at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or

.....then yesterday

Monday (26) at approximately 1:30pm, Surrey RCMP received reports of a male threatening a female in the 12800 block of 100th Avenue. Upon attendance officers located a female with injuries inside a residence. She has been transported to hospital in serious condition. This male was located and arrested near the location, unarmed and without incident.


January 26, 2015

White Rock Council

COUNCIL COLES NOTES / January 27, 2015

Last evening White Rock council;

-renewed the White Rock Business Improvement Association for 5 years

- hosted a presentation by Mike Guraliuk head of the White Rock civic workers CUPE union regarding proposed privatization of the city's garbage pick up.

- honoured the Earl Marriott Mariners football team on a successful season

- responded to noise complaints and will direct the White Rock Farmer's Market to open one hour later in the 2015 season in Miramar Plaza. Staff will also report back on the opening of Russell Avenue to traffic causing the market to explore other area for those displaced vendors.

- endorsed a motion to have staff confirm White Rock is home to Canada's longest pier. With the possible direction to create and erect a sign on the pier head to note the fact.

You can watch the full Tuesday council meeting streaming live on the web (click here)

The online proceedings of Monday night's council meeting will also be used by Shaw Cable 4 for their regular 9 p.m. Tuesday broadcast.

Read last night's agenda (click here)


Surrey council will next meet on Monday February 02, 2015


Size Matters

Whalley's 53 suite developmental by Charan Sethi

Whalley is now home to two innovative condo developments that are offering condos priced from $100,000.00 to $180,000.00 depending on the size of suite you are interested in. The suites in the above development range from 290 - 653 square feet.

In the same area of Whalley BOSA Properties is also offering affordable living spaces, complemented by ergonomic design and furnishing.

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Recognize Anyone?

Over the weekend the clothing apparel shop Ephin Lifestyle located in the Guildford area of Surrey, was broken into in the early hours of the morning, by the group of individuals picture above. If you have any information please contact the Surrey RCMP.


January 25, 2015

Official Dedication of "The Passenger"

Right on cue the rain stopped yesterday afternoon for the dedication of the newly installed civic art installation "The Passenger" located in front of the White Rock Museum.

Artist DENNIS KLEIN of Nelson was hand to help White Rock mayor Wayne Baldwin officially cut the dedication ribbon.

Does "The Passenger" have a name? According to artist KLEINE his students at Selkirk College in the Kootenays, who helped with the construction, took to calling the sculpture "Tim or Timmy."

White Rock is planning on a Name The Passenger contest later this year.


January 24, 2015

White Rock Bank Robber

The White Rock uptown location of the HSBC bank was robbed Wednesday afternoon around 4:30 by a phony bearded bandit. If you noticed anything suspicious occurring in the vicinity of the bank that afternoon please contact the White Rock RCMP.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken, the robber claimed he had a gun but no weapon was seen by any of the staff.


RCMP Community Conversations

The Surrey RCMP launched their neighbourhood Safety Campaign Tuesday evening in the Sullivan district. Nearly 200 local residents turned out to engage in conversation with the RCMP dealing with their concerns. The Presentations are designed to address crime concerns in specific neighbourhoods, and provide residents with information to mobilize their community and enhance safety in their neighbourhood.

Residents were happy to have the opportunity to connect with officers face-to-face

The roving "Community Conversations: continues with a visit to South Surrey;

Morgan Crossing - February 12th at Morgan Elementary (6:30pm)

Register to attend (click here)



TNT The Naked Truth

Social Media = Social Justice?

DON PITCAIRN questions the current method of keeping in touch with the community.

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January 12 column "Only In Surrey"


I believe that Sinisa has already confirmed with you that 'Reverse Curve' warning signs are being installed in both directions in advance of the new horizontal curves on Colebrook Rd east of 131A Street and that 'Chevron' signs will be installed on top of the existing guardrail to warn motorists of this alignment. If not already in place, they will be shortly.
With respect to the installation and commissioning of gates/lights at the 160 Street rail crossing, we have gotten confirmation that the contractor (PNR) expects to complete the construction work by Feb 10 and commissioning by Feb 24.

Jaime Boan / City of Surrey


Coming Events


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The Canucks have a nice home stand on now. Buffalo is here Friday night and then they wrap up the weekend with a game against the Minnesota Wild.


This Sunday It's GO TIME!!!

Seattle vs New England Patriots

NFL Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, February 1, 3:30 PM

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Down Bellingham Way

92.9 KISM invites you to be a part of history, while showing your support for the Seattle Seahawks and their run for back-to-back Championships.

KISM is calling all ’12’s’ to Civic Stadium in Bellingham for a Super Blue Friday to “Light the 12″.  Bring any battery operated lighting device and shine your support while being a part of a huge, human 12.

Gates open at 5 with lighting of the ’12’ at 6pm.

The group picture will be snapped at approximately 6:12pm and will be available for download shortly after.

Before the Seahawks play in the Big Game, show your support on Blue Friday at Civic Stadium (1355 Civic Field Way) and be part of the largest human 12 in the Northwest.


The Eagles host Prince George Saturday @ 7 p.m. Tickets at the door of the South Surrey Arena prior to the game.



Joke Of The Day

The devout cowboy lost his favorite Bible while he was mending fences out on the range. Three weeks later, a eagle walked up to him carrying the Bible in its mouth. The cowboy couldn't believe his eyes. He took the precious book out of the eagle's mouth, raised his eyes heavenward and exclaimed, "It's a miracle!"

"Not really," said the eagle. "Your name is written inside the cover." 

Video Of The Day

By the magic of the internet let's travel to the far East coast and visit Newfoundland and Labrador.



Tomorrow In THE SUN


Tomorrow evening the White Rock Social Justice Film Festival concludes their season with CHASING ICE.

CHASING ICE is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. CHASING ICE depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.



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