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TNT The Naked Truth

It is time that the Provincial and Civic governments look at this issue and instead of only raising the Home Owner's Grant threshold, they also need to increase the actual grant itself to match the staggering increases in property tax that homeowners are being subjected to. I say we give bigger grants to those who actual live in their homes and stick it to wealthy foreign investors and those who purchase residential real estate property and simply leave them empty. If you want to get an idea of how many homes are vacant in your neighbourhood, simply watch who does not put out garbage cans every week or when it snows, which driveways are not shoveled and have no tire tracks. The number will likely surprise you once you start paying attention.

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Local News

January 22, 2018

Stormy Weather

Shelagh Bouttell photos

Visitors to the White Rock waterfront yesterday were treated to Mother Nature at her full force. Unfortunately the high winds overnight Saturday left the promenade littered with debris causing the city to close the walkway.

Large logs actually were thrown up onto the promenade causing concerns for public safety.


They Saw The Light!

CK photo

The city of White Rock received such positive response from the beautiful holiday season lights on the city's promenade, the lights will remain.

Great news for people who enjoy walking along the beach at night. The city a few years back removed the original lights in the trees when residents on Marine Drive complained about light pollution. Following the move East Beach was plunged into total darkness. The street girths East of the pier have provided light for walkers on the Eastern portion of the city's popular promenade.


January 19, 2018

Surrey RCMP Looking For Suspect following South Surrey Attack

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect after a reported sexual assault last week in the south Surrey area.

A week ago on Friday January 12 at approximately 10:20 pm, officers were dispatched to the 15300 block of 21st Avenue. A woman reported that she had been attacked and groped by a male. The victim screamed and pushed the attacker away and then he fled the area on foot. Patrol officers located and detained a man in the area with a similar description shortly after the incident. The subsequent investigation resulted in the release of that person with no charges.

The suspect was described by the victim as 5'7" to 5'8" tall, wearing a grey hoody and a grey looking back pack.

Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit officers are leading this investigation and are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the suspect being identified.

Thankfully the victim was not physically harmed, says Corporal Scotty Schumann. Investigators are hoping someone may have spotted a similar looking person in this area and come forward with that information. Any detail, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be what solves a crime.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, and quote file #2018-5683.


January 18, 2018

Knock Knock. Who's There?

Surrey RCMP is advising the public to consider checking the credentials of persons claiming to be police officers who are not wearing a full uniform.

On December 2nd and 19th, 2017, Surrey RCMP was called after a man claiming to be a police officer allegedly stole from his victims. In both cases a South Asian male entered the victim’s home with consent as the victim believed he was a police officer. When the opportunity presented itself, the suspect stole cash and credit cards from the victim and then fled.

The suspect is described in both instances as a South Asian male, 20–40 years old, 6’0” tall, clean shaven, and wearing all black clothing. A police artist has produced a composite sketch of the suspect using details from the victims (see attached). Police are not able to say at this point if the suspects from the two incidents are one in the same.

“It is perfectly acceptable to ask someone identifying themselves as a police officer for their credentials, like a badge and photo ID card,” says Corporal Scotty Schumann. “If you’re not satisfied with the information provided, you can contact the police of jurisdiction to confirm the officer’s attendance. Dispatchers will be able to tell you if an officer is at your door.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file #2017-172145/180525.


January 17, 2018

Bridging The Gap

!52nd Overpass

King George Bailey Bridge

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has determined a schedule for repairing the 152nd St. underpass at Highway 99 and replacing the Bailey Bridge on King George Boulevard in Surrey.

In the coming weeks, crews are expected to begin repairs at the 152nd St. underpass. Work will involve removing and replacing the damaged girders, and demolishing and reconstructing the deck over the damaged area. New girders are currently being fabricated and will arrive on site in February, and repair work is anticipated to finish in April.

The ministry thanks motorists for their continued patience while these extensive repairs are completed. Every attempt is being made to manage traffic volumes and to minimize disruption to travelers. Please watch for construction workers, traffic controllers, signs and changing traffic patterns, and get the latest traffic advisories by visiting and by following @DriveBC on Twitter.

To keep traffic flowing and minimize delays, the Bailey Bridge replacement project on King George Boulevard in south Surrey will begin once the 152nd St. underpass has been repaired, and all lanes on Highway 99 and 152 St. have re-opened. A new steel structure will replace the one-lane northbound bridge and will eliminate the need for a vehicle-weight restriction. Work is tentatively scheduled to occur May through June, and the adjacent two-lane structure on King George Boulevard will remain open to traffic during construction.



Sunday Funnies

This week a shout out to all our musician friends.

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Recipe of the Week

Zucchini Noodles / Creamy Avocado-Basil Sauce

So you’ve decided to give Paleo (aka “the caveman diet”) a go?

While the idea of ditching grains, legumes, processed foods and most dairy may seem daunting, there are actually plenty of delicious, satisfying and easy-to-make options available.

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Video of the Day

A New Day Is A New Opportunity
If you’re feeling down and out take a break for a few minutes and watch this inspiring video featuring the song “A New Day” from Ernesto Cortazar. I firmly believe that each new day we have is an opportunity to improve upon something in your life. Of course it’s also an opportunity to do the opposite so you have to want to make something good come of the day. Live, Love, Laugh and make the most of the time that you have been given

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Joke Of The Day

I had a knock at my door earlier, it was a policeman…

“Mr. Chesney?”

“Yes,” I replied.

“I’m afraid your dog has just been reported to have chased someone on a bike.”

I said, “That’s not possible, my dog doesn’t have a bike.”


Thought For The Day


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