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Monday's sunrise over Mount Baker - John B Vye photo


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Yell It Like It Is

Do you know who these people are?

We should be ashamed of ourselves

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Local News

October 28, 2014

Early Morning Shooting In Cloverdale Area

Surrey RCMP and the special IHIT unit were called yesterday to a crime scene in Cloverdale following a number of shots fired calles to 911. The shooting took place in the 17900 block of 40th avenue.

Witnesses near the area are telling investigators the two injured males were transported to Surrey Memorial hospital then on to the Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster due to the severity of their injuries.

UPDATE - RCMP now believe the two men were shot during a grow op rip off.


The "Other" SUN Survey

The Vancouver Sun distributed a form for candidates in the upcoming civic election to fill out and return.

Click here to read the White Rock candidates responses

Click here to read the Surrey candidates responses


October 27, 2014

Running For Repairs

Hundreds of locals turned out Sunday to run or walk in the Peace Arch Hospital's Great Pumpkin Walk/Run.

All the money raised from donations will be directed to improving the Emergency Room at the local hospital.

Global TV's Kristi Gordon

KRISTI GORDON capably handled the Master of Ceremony duties. GORDON who grew up in Crescent Beach seems to be taking up the "local" slack for MARK MADRYGA who has carried the weight of the volounteer duties on his shoulders for years. We salute both these community builders.


October 26, 2014

Good Morning White Rock!!

Residents in uptown White Rock were jolted out of their sleep and beds Saturday morning at 7 a.m. when the demolition of the old Coast Capital building came thundering down.

Corner of Thrift & George in Uptown White Rock

The early morning work signifies Saltaire is readying the site for the construction of their high rise tower. Business is good.


Local Election Links

The White Rock BIA will host an ALL CANDIDATES meeting this Thursday evening at the White Rock Community Centre in the Bosa Towers. 7 p.m.

Full White Rock candidates and contact info (click here)

NOTE - MEET N GREET some of the White Rock Independent Candidates – Sat, Nov 1st at KENT St Centre from 1 pm to 4 – drop by for one on one time.


The local ALL CANDIDATES meeting for the Surrey candidates for council and mayor will be held at the Rotary Field House at the South Surrey Athletic Park Monday November 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Full Surrey Candidates and contact info (click here)


October 25, 3014

Semiahmoo Shake up

MARY BRUNET the executive director of Semiahmoo Arts has resigned her position with the local arts group. The Board of Directors accepted BRUNET'S letter of resignation this past week. The search for a new director has begun.



In the event the neighbourhood kid's bicycle broke down, you might not have seen your Thursday copy of THE PAN. An incredibly detailed overview of what is on the minds of the electorate in the Lower Mainland. In particular the Surrey and White Rock numbers are rather telling.

If the polls are an accurate portrayal of how you the voters are feeling, get ready for some changes.

(read the study here)


ROBERT GENN Honoured Nationally

The late ROBERT GENN'S art will be featured until November 1 at the White Rock Gallery on Johnston Road. The local art gallery joins studios in Banff, Kelowna and Toronto for this special offering of GENN'S paintings.

The show continues through to November 1. GENN'S popularity has sky rocketed with his recent passing.

ROBERT GENN and his daughter SARA in a wonderful video from an art retreat they hosted at Hollyhocks in 2013

(click to watch)


Golden Anniversary For Local Businesses

COSMOS on the White Rock Waterfront

A number of White Rock businesses will be honoured at the next and final meeting of White Rock council on November 1.

How many businesses do you think have continually served our "city by the sea" for over 25 years?

(click here for the full list)


October 22, 2014

Surrey RCMP and partners remind residents of fireworks bylaws

Surrey RCMP, Surrey Fire Service and Surrey Bylaws are reminding the public to have fun and be safe this Diwali and Halloween season, especially when it comes to fireworks.

The City of Surrey restricts the use of any type of fireworks all year round to only those who have applied for and been granted the appropriate permit by the Surrey Fire Service. Fireworks permit applications and all other required information must be submitted to the Surrey Fire Service a minimum of five business days prior to any scheduled event.

Individuals under the age of eighteen who are found in possession of fireworks without a permit may be susceptible to a $250 fine. Exploding fireworks without a permit can lead to a $500 fine, whatever your age.

For information on fireworks permits please visit the City of Surrey's website. For a full list of Halloween safety tips please visit the Surrey RCMP's website.



Night Owl

Here's an idea?

Are you looking for an affordable Christmas party for your group?

How about taking a group out to Blue Frog for one of the upcoming Christmas concerts?

(click here for your full musical listings around The Semiahmoo Peninsula this week)



Tonight @ 5 Corners Bistro

Rice Sr's last "Smooth Wednesday" appearance at the Bistro this year. The popular "Smooth Wednesday" at the Bistro is seeing one of it's own take flight and head to Arizona for the winter. Come on down tonight to send "Smooth Daddy" Rice Honeywell Sr off in fine style.
Tonight at 7:00pm
Five Corners Bistro


MURP! at the Crescent Legion Saturday night.

MURP! boasts an all star line up including MICKEY HOVAN from Wheat In The Barley/PETER TENNANT/JAY MACDONALD and ROB HARVEY.

NICOLE SCOFFIELD from the Wheat In The Barley will be the special musical guest. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are going quickly. Available at the Legion bar during the day time, or at the door Saturday night. Just $10.00




TNT The Naked Truth

Watch Your Step!

It's Election Time

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In My Opinion

At first many locals thought DAVID BRADSHAW running for mayor of White Rock might be a modern day version of DAVID vs GOLIATH.

Today Ross Buchanan has an opinion on that very topic.

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Coming Events

The White Rock Social Justice Film Society is showing the film MISS REPRESENTATION on Friday at the First United Church in White Rock on Buena Vista Ave. The showing is at 7pm and is open to all by donation. We encourage parents to bring youth and teenagers to attend this important film.

(click here for full details)




Vancouver Canucks goaltender RYAN MILLER took his time before peeling off the tools of his trade, carefully writing "300th win" over blue tape along the edge of the game puck before removing his pads to talk to the waiting media at Rogers Arena.

Nothing was going to ruin Miller's milestone win Tuesday, not even a late goal by Jiri Tlusty that spoiled his shutout bid. After making 29 saves to become the 30th NHL goalie to reach 300 career wins with a 4-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Montreal is in town tomorrow night at Rogers Arena.


Russell Rescues Seahawks

The Seahawks used a fourth quarter touchdown from Russell Wilson to Luke Willson to earn a 13-9 road win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 8, upping their record to 4-3 on the season.

Next game for the Seahawks is Sunday afternoon when the Oakland Raiders come to The Jet City.


The B.C. Lions clinched a spot in the CFL playoffs on Saturday night with a 28-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers - but the win may have come at a cost.

The Lions (9-7) lost starting quarterback Kevin Glenn to a big hit from Bombers' Johnny Sears. Next home game is Calgary on November 7.


Coquitlam defeated our Eagles on Friday night 5-2. Next home game for the Eagles is Halloween October 31 when Penticton comes to town. Game time is 7 p.m. at South Surrey Arena. Plenty of tickets at the door prior to game time.


Still In The Playoff Hunt

The 'Caps now shift their focus to FC Dallas, who they will meet on Wednesday at Toyota Stadium (6 p.m. PT, TSN1) in the Western Conference Knockout Round. For more playoff information, visit



Joke Of The Day

A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss the use of the car. His father took him to his study and said to him, "I'll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your bible a little and get your hair cut and we'll talk about it."

After about a month the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss use of the car. They again went to the father's study where his father said, "Son, I've been real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you've studied your bible diligently, but you didn't get your hair cut!"

The young man waited a moment and replied, "You know Dad, I've been thinking about that. You know, Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair...."

To which his father replied... "Yes, and they WALKED every where they went!"



Video Of The Day

Videographer Trey Ratcliff  used a drone to capture this amazing aerial footage of Beijing. It would have been longer if it wasn’t that his equipment was confiscated by the police. The title of this video “Beijing from Above” and it shows the beauty if this stunning city.


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