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The Old Bay Motor Hotel - Now home to the Ocean Promenade Hotel

Where You Can Vacation & Be Home The Same Day




Weekend Update

Its a fun day at Surrey City Hall tomorrow for the annual Party for the Planet

Locally the Kent Street Activity Centre host their annual plant and bake sale Saturday



Real Estate Roundup

Just when you thought the local real estate market couldn't get any hotter. It jumps up to a new level. NEIL HIGGINS this week looks at March's market.

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Local News

April 24, 2015

White Rock Eagle Cam - LIVE

Congratulations. Two baby eaglets have been born in the White Rock nest. Perched high in a giant Douglas fir tree overlooking Boundary Bay the eagle's nest gently sways in the cool ocean breeze.

Here is your opportunity to observe nature up close and personal. Check out the Hancock Wildlife eagle cam.

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Oxford Twin Towers Open House

l-r Bel Air Condos / Evergreen Care Centre / Elegant towers / Royce condos on Thrift

The development group behind the proposed twin towers on Oxford Street hosted an open house Wednesday evening at the White Rock Community Centre. A number of local residents were in attendance to ask questions of the number of experts on hand.

The promoters of the development assured those in attendance the project would not be bringing the development before White Rock council for approval until the new OFFICIAL Community Plan has been created.

It could well be upward or a year before the community consultation is completed and the new OFFICIAL Community Plan is created.


See Tracks, Think Train - Rail Safety Week

Rail Safety Week events are scheduled across Canada from April 27 to May 3, 2015. In British Columbia the BC Committee on Rail Safety - comprised of Transport Canada, BC Safety Authority, Operation Lifesaver, rail companies and UBCM - has joined together to promote rail safety by coordinating public outreach efforts.

Through school presentations and flyer distributions at a number of busy, high-risk rail crossings, the message is clear, where you see tracks, think train; and stay safe.

Surrey and White Rock will be involved in local activities.


April 23, 2015

White Rock Gets Earth Day Gift

The B.C. government has provided three grants totalling over $600 000 to Surrey, Delta and White Rock in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities.

“With Earth Day celebrated worldwide yesterday, it is important to recognize community efforts to reduce carbon emissions,” said Surrey-Panorama MLA Marvin Hunt. “Our municipalities are working hard to reduce their environmental footprints and create a cleaner future for residents.”

“The City of White Rock has demonstrated its commitment to decreasing the negative impacts of climate change through the development of a transportation plan, and a commitment to increasing green space,” said Gordon Hogg, MLA for Surrey-White Rock. “The climate action grant provided by the provincial government will support White Rock’s continued efforts to reduce carbon emissions.”


Air Traffic Control

Yesterday in the dinner hour a single person ultralight airplane was forced to make an emergency landing on Highway #91 / The Connector between 64th avenue and 72 avenue.

The lone middle aged occupant was not seriously injured but taken to hospital for observation. Mechanical failure is believed to be the reason the plane was brought down.


The pilot of the ultralight has been told he is no longer welcome to store his plane at the King George Ultra Light airfield at the bottom of Woodwards Hill on King George Highway.


April 22, 2015

Hometown Hamburglar

Andrew Hammond

The Ottawa Senators avoided early elimination last night in the first round of the playoffs. The Senators scored one goal and that was enough to take the fourth game in their series with Montreal. Game 5 is today at 4 p.m. our time in Montreal.

ANDREW HAMMOND of the Ottawa Senators who was featured here in The White Rock Sun / Naked Truth column by DON PITCAIRN way back on March 16.

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HAMMOND was given the nickname of Hamburglar in part because of his incredible rookie season play this year. He single handily carried the Senators into the playoffs with a record setting performance for a rookie NHL goalie.

Local Angle To The Playoffs

ANDREW'S brother MATT owns Morrison's Cafe in the Ocean Park Mall next to Safeway. Since ANDREW'S run for the roses began the restaurant has become a shrine to The Hamburglar who was born and raised in South Surrey. He stopped for the proverbial cup of coffee with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL on his rise through the ranks.

Brother MATT still has confidence.



Rail Spray

Despite a clear warning to DO NOT ENTER THE TREATED AREA (until dry or 12 hours after the spraying) the White Rock beach as wide open all day Tuesday. The rain late in the day will somewhat mitigate the impact on the air on the waterfront.

On the downside the GLYPHOSATE will have soaked into the soil and eventually leaching into the ocean.

On 20 March the World Health Organization reached a decision that strikes at the heart of the company. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that glyphosate was "classified as probably carcinogenic to humans." This is just one step below the risk designation of "known carcinogen."
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, which was primarily responsible $5.1 billion of Monsanto's revenues in 2014. But that's not all. The herbicide is used to support Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops, which comprise the vast bulk of the balance of its revenue stream.


Streets On Fire

Sunday morning Surrey RCMP were called to another shooting. The early reports to 911 were of shots fired just before 3 a.m. When police arrived on the scene they discovered a call that had crashed into a pole. The victim in the car was transported to Surrey Memorial where he passed away at 6 a.m. Sunday.

The victim of the shooting has now been identified as ARUN BAINS the nephew of local Liberal MLA HARRY BAINS.

The community is reeling with nearly two dozen blazing gunfights in the streets of Surrey over the past month.

The city of Surrey and the Surrey RCMP co-hosted a Community Forum last evening @ Tamanawis Secondary School (12500-66 Avenue/Surrey)

The school auditorium was packed to capacity as the community came together to find out what they can do, and what the RCMP are doing.




Night Owl

In Sunny Surrey THE BEATEN PATH spend the weekend at the White Rock Legion #008

(check out what else is on this weekend)

Dennis & Joni

Hi Friends,
After 6+ years and about 300 Sunday Nights, the final curtain has fallen on the "Uli's Sunday Night Open Mic/jam Night".
We are done, fini, kaput. One might even say that "This Open Mic is no more. It has gone to sing at the Almighty Open Mic in the Sky.

We've had so many great nights, great performances and talented guests! Thanks for your support! Thanks for the Memories!



Yell It Like It Is

"Arun Bains is known to be associated to the people connected to the street level drug trade conflict," Sgt. Stephanie Ashton, spokeswoman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said earlier this week.

Arun Paul Singh Bains, Surrey's latest shooting victim, was not a criminal or a gangster. That's what his grieving family wants the public to know. Among them is Surrey-Newton NDP MLA Harry Bains, Arun's uncle......... THE SURREY NOW

There is an old adage "It doesn't take a big man to pull a trigger." Gone are the days when beefs between individuals in Surrey were settled with "fists or feet"

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The Naked Truth

Surrey hosted it's first Rod & Gun Show over the weekend.

DON & SHERYL PITCAIRN thought it would be a great opportunity to show off their line of Surrey Shirts

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History Lesson

(courtesy TOM SAUNDERS)

Now you know some of the history of THE WHITE ROCK SUN.

The electronic version you are reading will celebrate it's 10th anniversary this June 02. You are reading CANADA'S FIRST Internet Newspaper.

Thank You

Publisher /David Chesney



Coming Events

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The Vancouver Canucks avoided elimination from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by playing their best game against the Calgary Flames. Now they need to do it two more times.

DANIEL SEDIN scored the go-ahead goal 1:47 into the third period to lead the Canucks to a 2-1 win against the Flames in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at Rogers Arena on Thursday.
The Flames have two more chances to finish the job. The series is now 2-3 for the Flames. With Game 6 tomorrow at 6 p.m. our time from Calgary.


Keep Up to date on all the playoff games right here. One stop sports shopping.

Click here for your full schedule and scores in all the series.


The Caps hope to continue their winning ways Saturday night in Portland when they take on The Timbres. 7:30 p.m. start.

Next home game for The Caps is Saturday May 02 vs Portland @ BC Place.



Joke Of The Day

During my prostate exam I asked the doctor, "Where should I put my pants ?"

"Over there by mine," was not the answer I was expecting.


Video Of The Day



Mission's "Call Me Baby" CARLY RAE JEPSEN is back with a new song, with a little help from TOM HANKS.


Thought For The Day



Tomorrow In THE SUN

Spanish Tortilla Breakfast Pie

Taste tested in the Gentlemen of Leisure Kitchen.





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