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Going To The Beach Today?

Check out today's tide tables - CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Weekend Update

Sample the music and foods of the world at the Surrey Fusion Fest.

The Mission Folk Festival is renown for its beautiful surroundings and incredible musical acts.

(click here for more weekend events)

 

 

 

Local News

July 21, 2017

White Rock Council - Monday

( Click on each line for agenda )

3:30 Land Use & Planning

6 p.m. Public Hearing RE: Bylaws 2156 & 2157 Finlay & Russell, Oveido Development)

7 p.m. Regular Council Agenda

 

Surrey Council - Monday

(click here for Monday's agenda)

 

Blood Donor Clinic Today

Date & Time: Today (Friday) 12 noon - 7 p.m. Your chance to donate and save a life!

Kent Street Activity Centre Donor Clinic, 1475 Kent Street, White Rock.
Book your appointment today and see if you are eligible to donate at Canadian Blood Services. Walk-ins also welcome.

 

 

Canadian Forces Arrive To Assist In Wildfires


In response to the minister of public safety and solicitor general’s request for Canadian Armed Forces support to assist British Columbia's work on the wildfires, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth expressed his gratitude and thanks for the Forces' agreement to help.

“This is an unprecedented emergency, and it’s a welcome relief to get more boots on the ground from the Canadian Forces to support the enormous amount of provincial resources going into managing this event with the RCMP, wildfire fighters, EMBC and literally thousands of volunteers working as hard as they possibly can,” said Farnworth.

At the request of the commanding officer, RCMP, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have been asked to assist the RCMP with some very specific duties in B.C. communities that are dealing with wildfires, such as the ground evacuation of persons in distress, delivery of essential aid such as food and supplies by land and by air, and to help the RCMP maintain road checkpoints throughout the areas affected by the fires. The Province's request for military support does not include deployments in an armed or law-enforcement capacity.

Approximately 150 CAF personnel have been deployed to Williams Lake and the surrounding area to support emergency management efforts. The additional 225 announced today brings it to a total of 375 CAF personnel deployed.

 

Our Secret Is Out

The Carvery has been serving gourmet sandwiches and meals from their slightly off the beaten path, located in a strip mall in South Surrey.

The DAILY HIVE in Vancouver recently did a major spread on this hidden gem located at 24th avenue and King George Highway in the old Sheila's Catering location.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM TO 4PM. CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS.

(read the review then head out for lunch)

 

Thank You White Rock - Good Night

Pitcairn Photo

The White Rock Concerts @ The Pier drew a massive crowd to the promenade last evening for the Eagle tribute band " EAGLE EYES."

A beautiful evening, stunning sunset and if you closed your eyes you would swear you were actually hearing the real band.

Next up LED ZEPAGAIN honours the song catalogue of Led Zeppelin. Thursday @ 7 p.m.

 

July 20, 2017

Make Yourself At Home

Left over from the 38th Annual Tour De White Rock.

It didn't take the riders who were in White Rock for the big race, to figure out LAURA'S COFFEE CORNER was the hub for action, food and cold beverages.

 

Party On the Patio

Kara Butler & Jason Motte

We have winners! Congratulations to Kara Butler and Jason Motte the winner of this year's TOUR DE WHITE ROCK "Party on the Patio." Residents along the criterium race route along Pacific Avenue were encouraged to decorate their patio, turn up the tunes, shake the cowbells and have a few friends over for the big race.

When the smoke cleared the judges felt Kara and Jason did the best job. They will receive gift certificates from Five Corners Vietnamese, Ronnie G's, Laura's Coffee Corner and Ashberry and Logag florists.

 

 

Buck Naked @ The Beach

Bathers at Crescent Rock (clothing optional beach) south of Crescent Beach had a visitor the other evening. A young fawn pranced by totally oblivious to the nude sunbathers.

 

July 19, 2017

Two Years - Too Long

Two years, too long was the rallying cry for the group of protesters in front of the South Surrey RCMP sub-station last evening.

Jennnifer Brooks

JENNIFER BROOKS the mother of HUDSON BROOKS led a rally last night of a supporters who want answers to what happened that fateful morning two years ago to the date when HUDSON was fatally wounded by a gunshot during an altercation with the RCMP.

JENNIFER BROOKS is growing more frustrated as she waits for the response Crown Counsel will take following the IIO (Independent Investigation Office) recommending charges to proceed against the RCMP.

 

Horgan's Heroes

JOHN HORGAN leader of the Provincial NDP was sworn in as the 67th Premier of British Columbia at a ceremony in Victoria yesterday. HORGAN quickly go to to work appointing various MLAS to cabinet positions. Surrey being a stronghold of NDP support in the North saw three MLAS get the nod.

Jinny Sims, MLA for Surrey-Panorama is minister of citizens’s service

Surrey-Whalley MLA Bruce Ralston is minister of jobs, trade and technology

Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains is minister of labour

 

Butt Out!!

With the dry conditions in our city, the potential for brush and grass fires has increased significantly. In just the past ten days the Surrey Fire Service has responded to 59 brush and grass fires bringing the total to 203 such calls since May 1st. The majority of these fires in the City of Surrey have been carelessly caused by discarded cigarettes and could have been easily prevented.

The City of Surrey Fire Service, Parks and Bylaws will be taking the following steps to educate the public about the fire risk and if necessary enforce in order to reduce the risk.

· Fire risk signage will be posted near parks and some fire halls. These signs show the current fire risk rating.

· Safety patrols within our parks looking for anyone burning, smoking, or camping.

· Mapping locations of known camping areas for regular inspection.

· Handing out fire safety brochures at or near City of Surrey parks.


Follow these simple rules to enjoy the hot weather and help prevent brush/grass fires:
· NEVER dispose of cigarette butts out vehicle windows or on the ground - it is a ticketable offence. Any burning or smoking related offences carry a fine of $200.

· There is no burning, smoking or camping permitted in City of Surrey parks.

· Open burning/backyard fires are not allowed in the City of Surrey.

· Charcoal barbeques are prohibited in City Parks and on City Beaches.

City of Surrey By-law Officers and Firefighters are on duty 7 days a week.
· If you see a fire - dial 911.

· For any by-law related issue contact 604-591-4370.

 

Two White Rock Restaurants - Top 150

 

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Great White North and to help Canadians celebrate, we’re thrilled to announce the 150 Best Neighbourhood Gems in Canada 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 480,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada.

The list of the 150 Best Neighbourhood Gems in Canada 2017 is generated solely from more than 480,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “neighbourhood gem” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 150 Best Neighbourhood Gems in Canada 2017 according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

 

Hop On/Hop Off

The City of White Rock in their ongoing efforts to move people to the waterfront from uptown have joined forces with the White Rock BIA to provide a free shuttle each summer weekend. Plus during special events.

Download the route guide: http://ow.ly/QWg030dBJG6

 

 

Night Owl

Tonight The Barrelhouse Will be Rollin'

Direct fro Europe "Mr. Boogie Woogie" takes to the stage in Blue Frog Friday evening.

(click here for all your entertainment needs)

 

TNT The Naked Truth

DON PITCAIRN goes for a "walk in the park."

In this case its Surrey's newest nature park, and you have driven by it hundreds of times.

(click here to find out where)

 

History Lesson

Courtesy Tom Saunders

1933 - The building on the right is what we remember as the Ocean Beach Hotel. At the time it was the Blue Moon Cafe on the bottom and the Blue Moon Dance Hall on the second floor, with the open windows at the front. Vancouver band leader Dal Richards says that this was the first paying gig he played as a teenager.

 

Movie Of The Week


Baby Driver

Ansel Elgort takes the wheel for a generation as Baby, a brilliant getaway driver looking to recapture a bit of the past in Edgar Wright’s seductive, three-ply retread

(read the full review @ Ex-press.ca)


Coming Events

(click here to check out what else is on around town)


Today's Video


If you don't think these ladies rock, well you just don't have a chance of a roll.

 

Joke Of The Day

Death and taxes are inevitable...

But at least death doesn't get worse every year!

 

Thought For The Day

 

Tomorrow In THE SUN

Recipe(s) of the Week

Why turn on the oven when the weather is hot?

Slow Cooker Heaven - slow cooker Thai chicken and pulled pork tacos done in the slow cooker.

 

 

 

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