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Sign of the Times

For the past month we have been inundated with the constant talk about foreign ownership of real estate in the Lower Mainland. It is sighted as the main reason the market has blown through the stratosphere. Quite coincidentally I had a luncheon booked with a friend who operates a land assessment company in the Lower Mainland. When I put the question to him of how big of a proble is it really, he crunched the numbers with an associate and came up with the fact that 70% of their business in the Lower Mainland including White Rock & South Surrey is being done with Asian investors.

This Just In. The sun comes up in the East every morning.

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February 11, 2016

Check YOUR Pulse

Surrey's new radio station PULSE FM has annoounced the lineup for their morning radio show which will be hosted by a pair of radio veterans

l-r Terry Reid / Jack Marion

TERRY REID & JACK MARION first worked at CKLG in the 70's & 80's and again together in the 90's at KISS-FM in Vancouver. REID currently makes his home in Delta, while MARION resides in Tsawwasse.

There is no official word on when the radio station will go live on the air but they are testing their signal with music at 107.7 FM.


Our Metal Queen Lee Aaron Debuts New Album

LEE AARON Canada's reigning "Metal Queen" a title she earned by topping the music charts in the 80's, returns with new music this month. AARON and her husband JOHN CODY have made their home in South Surrey for over a decade. Their two young children attend a local elementary school.

AARON will release a new album, ‘Fire And Gasoline on March 25th via her Big Sister Records label, with worldwide distribution through ILS/Caroline. ‘Fire And Gasoline’ is Aaron’s first album since 2004’s jazz-infused, ‘Beautiful Things’, and her first true rock album since 1995’s ‘2preciious’.


White Rock Photo Goes Worldwide

Taken in White Rock by Rob Leslie. Today he's got the National Geographic photo of the day and it's the 6th most popular photo of the year. It was taken at sunset at the moment a rock was thrown in the water.


February 10, 2016

Bog Dog Alert

Cougar Creek in Surrey

Cougar Creek rises in the West Newton neighbourhood of Surrey, with headwaters emerging from culverts (rainwater drainage pipes) to the north on Strawberry Hill at approximately 122nd Street and 75th Avenue, to the east under the BC Hydro powerline right-of-way at approximately 125th Street and 69th Avenue, and to the south at approximately 122nd Street and 68th Avenue.

The headwaters join together at the southwest corner of Cougar Creek Park, and then flow west through man-made stormwater (rainwater) retention ponds, which compensate only in very small part for the loss to development of a marsh and lake that used to extend across what is now Scottsdale Mall and adjacent commercial and residential areas.

From the ponds, the creek flows westward in a straight and narrow man-made channel between two condo complexes, then through a large culvert under Scott Road (120th Street) and into North Delta adjacent to 6905 Scott.


Bee Vigilant


Do not, I repeat, do not buy plants treated with neoniconoids. Bees take the pollen back to the hive and feed it to the brood.
This is the number one cause of colony collapse!
Neoniconoids are banned in Europe!
Please! Don't buy these plants!feel free to share!


February 09, 2016

Everybody Loves - A Good News story

l- r Jason Webb & Jason Buie

MUSICIANS, it never hurts to carve your name in your instrument. I carved mine into my 1973 Fender Strat when I was just 19 years old....I played this guitar most my life (from the time I was 15). On July 17th 2010 my home in White Rock was broken into and this guitar was stolen. I was certain I'd never see it again. It broke my heart, I had quite a few of my guitar hero's sign sign the instrument, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Jeff Healey and Otis Rush. Besides being a fantastic guitar there was also alot of memories/sentiment tied to this instrument.

I received a msg on FB last Sunday morning from a gentleman saying "I have a Fender Stratocaster here you may be interested has your name carved in the back" He text me a few pics...and YES, it was my 1973 Fender Stratocaster. We made arrangements to meet in Vancouver to retrieve the guitar. I couldn't think of a more fitting place to do the exchange than the newly renovated Yale Hotel.

He explained several years ago he was on the town in Vancouver one night. After the club let out a less desirable character came up and offered him the guitar "cheap". He purchased the guitar, took it home and stowed it away. The guitar has sat for 4-6 years I presume. Recently he pulled it out, noticed my name carved in the back...went online, found my FB page and msg'd me. All the signatures are intact, no damage has been done. He didn't want to take anything for a reward or repayment, said "I just wanted it back in the hands of the rightful owner." We had a nice dinner at The Yale, a few beverages, good conversation and i walked out with my old guitar. I feel very grateful, fortunate and appreciative. Thank You, Jason Webb!!

Bluesman Jason Buie


February 07, 2016

GLOBAL TV is profiling White Rock on their small town feature this Saturday. If you have any beautiful pictures you would like to submit,

Somoeone get Bill Hawke on the phone.

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February 06, 2016

Something In The Water?

Two White Rock residents had very special birthdays this week.

MARGARET NORTH and MARGARET MAINWARING celebrated their 105th birthdays yesterday (Friday).

Some think it might be something in the water, others simply think if your name is Margaret and you live in White Rock, you have a long life ahead of you.

Happy Birthday to both these wonderful ladies.



TNT The Naked Truth

Well, well, well, Wasn't that a beautiful day?

BC FAMILY DAY could not have been better according to our Surrey scribe DON PITCAIRN.

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Meet The Neighbours

Meet The Artist Today @ the White Rock LIbrary

The old adage "Every Picture Tells A Story" certainly holds true when talking about DON WELSH.

The local artist captures our history in beautiful pen & ink artwork that will be displayed this week in White Rock.

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Coming Events

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Joke Of The Day

A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates: “You may visit this store but ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increases as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!”

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 – These men Have Jobs. She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads: Floor 2 – These men Have Jobs and Love Kids. “That’s nice’” she thinks, “but I want more.”

So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 – These men have Jobs, love Kids, and are extremely Good Looking. “Wow”. she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads: Floor 4 – These men have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework. “Oh, mercy me!” she exclaims, “I can hardly stand it!”
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads: Floor 5 – These men have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak. She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor , where the sign reads: Floor 6 – You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

To avoid gender bias charges, the store’s owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.
The first floor has wives that love sex. The second floor has wives that love sex, have money and like beer. The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.
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