where you can vacation - and be home the same day
In My Opinion
ROSS BUCHANAN came away from The Oxford public Town Hall/Open House feeling a little dirty. But always wanting to remain positive BUCHANAN sees there are a number of advantages to densifying White Rock.
April 19, 2014
White Rock's beautiful world famous "Wyland Whale Wall" received an addition this week. A realty company didn't think twice about fastening this FOR LEASE sign on to the surface of the marine mural.
White Rock city hall and officials were made aware of it on Wednesday by THE SUN. Hopefully they are speechless as well and this wil be remedied immediately if not sooner.
April 17, 2014
FIRST To Leave?
SURREY FIRST councillor BARINDER RASODE
BARINDER RASODE in an email to her fellow SURREY FIRST councillors yesterday, stated she has every intention of running as an independent candidate in the upcoming November civic election.
In the email RASODE identified three areas of concern with her fellow SURREY FIRST councillors.
1. The approach taken toward public safety and fighting crime.
2. Spending at City Hall.
3. Community consultation.
Will other SURREY FIRST councillors follow RASODE'S move? Will DIANNE WATTS live up to her statement that the maximum term a civic official should serve is three terms? Stay tuned.
April 16, 2014
White Rock's world famous pier turns 100 this year. In addition to a giant "party on the pier" in the summer, the city's various shopping districts on May 1 will be festooned with beautiful street banners honouring the special date.
The White Rock Sun's crack investigative team has discovered a little know fact about our pier. The city of White Rock can now lay claim to having the longest pier in Canada. If it was not for Oceanside, California we would be able to wear the crown of the longest pier in North America.
Biggest in Canada suits us just fine!
Give Me My Money PLEASE!!!!
This past weekend a bombshell rocked the Provincial government as well as ICBC. It has now come to light ICBC had incorrect vehicle inspection descriptions which resulted in millions of dollars in overpayment. Are you one of the thousands of British Columbians that have been overcharged.
Local Eatery Wins
Best Sandwich Shop - Beast & Brine #1
A food blog out of Vancouver "vancouver eater.com" compiled a list of the top 24 sandwiches you must try before dying.
Sandwich Pick: Beast It!
This place is worth the drive out of the city and just so happens to be only a few minutes from the beautifully scenic Crescent Beach, which is a great place you could go with your delicious sandwich from Beast and Brine. Design your own sandwich with basically any item they stock, check out the daily featured sandwich, or just trust them and get them to “Beast it” for you.
Congrats to TYSON and the gang.
April 15, 2014
White Rock Sun EXCLUSIVE
For years all levels of government in Canada and the United States have vehemently denied the release of chemical sprays over the heads of residents in many cities across North America.
The Lower Mainland is one of those selected areas. Despite numerous requests over the years from The White Rock Sun, officials simply dismissed the inquiries as based on nothing more than conspiracy lunacy.
Thankfully former Premier BILL VANDERZALM knows what buttons to push and how to maneuver through the political maze.
Now Why Didn't We Think Of That?
The City of White Rock seems to have solved the problem of those pesky view blocking trees on the hump of Marine Drive between East & West Beach.
MOW 'EM! Work crews were busy doing just that yesterday as they cut down the recently installed new railings in order to easier access those damn invasive bushes along the hillside. The thought being, while we are here, let's mow the trees as well. Makes perfect sense don't you think?
Concerns on how the trees looked like crap after the job was done were met with an easy solution. Wait a month and the leaves will grow in and cover this mess up.
Now why didn't we think of that?
Would The White Rock RCMP Ever Do This?
West Vancouver and White Rock have both been dealing with a similar problem pertaining to the use of long boarding on city streets. Watch this GLOBAL TV video of how a member of the West Vancouver Municipal Police dealt with a recent infraction of long boarding on city streets.
April 14, 2014
Bel Aire Residents Cry Foul Over City of White Rock's Methods
Last month when the city of White Rock issued a building permit for the expansion of the Evergreen Baptist Care Facility. most casual watchers thought work would begin this Spring on the new tower.
That was not the case with every resident of the Bel Aire building located next door to the proposed development. The group filed papers in Provincial court on March 20. White Rock's lawyer is scheduled to respond this week to the charges the Bel Aire residents have identified.
April 11, 2014
White Rock To Open Up Road Ends
White Rock has struck a task force to develop a plan to promote the existence of a well kept secret in the city, road ends. The city has no less than 5 large vertical prime pieces of property along the city's hillside that for the most part have been ignored. That is about to change. The first road end to be discussed is Centre street which runs between Columbia avenue and Marine Drive.
The idea is to turn these spectacular green spaces into green spaces/parks to be used by all members of the community. Step 1 of the public phase was held last night to engage residents that live directly adjacent to the first road end (Centre Street) from there the city will move to phase 2 of creating the template for the other 4 road ends.
Now that the residents next to Centre street have had their say, it is your turn. Come to the public Open House May 8, 7pm at the White Rock Community Centre. The only bad idea is the one you don't share!
Yell It Like It Is
It's election year again in White Rock and Surrey, for that matter civic elections extend right across the Province. Elections BC has been presented with a number of proposed changes from various civic officials and civic groups, the feeling being, we can do better. Well WE might be able to do better, but it doesn't appear many elected civic officials are willing to change.
The old Rhumba Room will have to live up to its name tonight. The dance floor will be jumping when Jimmy "D" Lane returns to rock THE ROCK.
Diamond In The Rock 2014
Four talented young ladies battled it out Wednesday night at The Roadhouse Grille in this years Diamond in the Rock Youth Talent Search. The fourth annual talent search from The White Rock Sun & The Roadhouse has just one week left. Which one of these girls will be heading to the finals at Blue Frog?
Meet The Neighbours
Meet JOHN MALKIN. He has a famous name and is a man that runs like the wind. Someone must have thought he ran like a roadrunner, because friends call him THE BIRD.
Now & Then
He/she is back! Thanks to the Semiahmoo First Nations Band, the old metal four seater horse ride from Semiahmoo Park has been preserved.
For years the horse stood near the front of the park by the washrooms, next to a spinning metal wheel. The original horse was mounted on what looked like coil springs out of a big rig. The horse rocked back and forth and it usually took a few kids to get it in motion. One of the drawbacks of riding the horse was you had to be on the lookout for "big kids" who would run up and grab the front and back and really start to rock the horse back and fort reaching dizzying heights. Looking back it may have been the inspiration for the mechanical bulls popularized in the 80's. No one really seems to know when the horse appeared and when it disappeared. We're just glad it is back. And back is in front of the Semiahmoo Band office on the reserve. Take a walk over the bridge at the foot of Stayte Street go up the hill and take a ride.
(photo courtesy Tom Saunders bon vivant and part time historian)
It you are aan artist that lives in the White Rock/South Surrey area, Semiahmoo Arts wants to enroll you in a free public mural class. White Rock has $150,000.00 dedicated to wall mural paintings. They will be looking for qualified outdoor artists.
Catch The Wave
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2W-2L-2D) came out on the attack against perennial MLS Cup contenders Los Angeles Galaxy (2W-1L-1D) Saturday, but ultimately fell 1-0 in the first of consecutive matches against their Western Conference competitors. The ‘Caps host the Galaxy Saturday in a rematch at BC Place.
Joke Of The Day
Kids on the Subject of Love
WHAT MOST PEOPLE ARE THINKING WHEN THEY SAY "I LOVE YOU"
"The person is thinking: Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope he showers at least once a day." (Michelle, 9)
HOW A PERSON LEARNS TO KISS
"You learn it right on the spot when the gooshy feelings get the best of you." (Doug, 7)
"It might help to watch soap operas all day." (Carin, 9)
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
"It's never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you...That's why I stopped doing it." (Jean, 10)
HOW TO MAKE LOVE ENDURE
"Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work." (Tom, 7)
"Don't forget your wife's name...That will mess up the love." (Roger, 8)
"Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the garbage." (Randy, 8)
Cat. Dogs. Hip hop music. what could go wrong?
Thought For The Day
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