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Sunday Funnies

To acknowledge the 2021 World Series, we dug out a collection of old baseball t-shirts.

The Seattle Pilots were an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington during the 1969 Major League Baseball season. During their single-season existence, the Pilots played their home games at Sick's Stadium and were a member of the West Division of Major League Baseball's American League.

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Recipe of the Week

Forget DOOR DASH, you can whip up this simple Chinese Honey chicken dish at home.

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Local News

October 24, 2021

WHITE ROCK COUNCIL - MONDAY'S AGENDA

5-6:30 p.m. IN Camera meeting

7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting (click here for agenda)

 

The Lower Mainland has been hit by a snow storm... of Snow Geese!!

Thousands of Snow Geese migrate each year from Wrangel Island in Russia, to their wintering grounds here on the Fraser River delta.

That's a 5,000 kilometre journey!! Impressive!

You can spot these beautiful birds hanging out on the fields along HWY 99 and around Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta and the surrounding farmers fields.

 

October 23, 2021

Weather Warning

4:54 AM PDT Saturday 23 October 2021
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Metro Vancouver - central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster

  • Metro Vancouver - North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

  • Metro Vancouver - southwest including Richmond and Delta

Very windy conditions are forecast to begin Sunday for Vancouver Island and neighbouring regions along the Strait of Georgia. The strong winds will continue into Monday.

Locations: West Vancouver Island, North Vancouver Island, East Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, Southern sections of Howe Sound, Southern Gulf Islands, Greater Victoria, Metro Vancouver - Southwest, Central, North Shore especially over exposed coastal areas.

Time span: Sunday morning to Monday afternoon.

Remarks: A rapidly deepening low pressure system from the Pacific will approach Vancouver Island on Sunday. Rain and strong winds will begin on Sunday morning.

Southeast winds of 70 to 90 km/h with gusts possibly exceeding 100 km/h are expected over West and North Vancouver Island. Easterly winds of 60 km/h with possible gusts to 90 will develop over East Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and over southern Vancouver Island near Juan de Fuca Strait. Winds will ease near Juan de Fuca Strait by Sunday afternoon but persist elsewhere.

As the low pressure system moves closer Sunday night, the strong winds will strengthen over the inner south coast on Monday morning. Western sections of Metro Vancouver and southern sections of Howe Sound will have their strongest winds Monday morning with gusts to 80 km/h before easing Monday afternoon.

As of now, there is good confidence for the strongest winds to be over West Vancouver Island and that the low pressure system will track across northern Vancouver Island on Monday. Wind warnings for most of the south coast will likely be issued later today.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

 

Tired Of Sitting In Traffic on HWY 99

There is one week left to participate in the engagement process for Transport 2050, the blueprint for regional transportation decisions over the next three decades. TransLink recently released a draft Transport 2050 strategy which lays out over 100 recommended transportation actions over the next 30 years. In this third and final round of engagement, we are asking for public input on the draft strategy before it is updated and finalized.

– There is one week left to participate in the engagement process for Transport 2050, the blueprint for regional transportation decisions over the next three decades. TransLink recently released a draft Transport 2050 strategy which lays out over 100 recommended transportation actions over the next 30 years. In this third and final round of engagement, we are asking for public input on the draft strategy before it is updated and finalized. There is one week left to participate in the engagement process for Transport 2050, the blueprint for regional transportation decisions over the next three decades. TransLink recently released a draft Transport 2050 strategy which lays out over 100 recommended transportation actions over the next 30 years. In this third and final round of engagement, we are asking for public input on the draft strategy before it is updated and finalized.

Some of the key recommended actions we are seeking input on include:

  • Quadrupling the rapid transit network.

    • Through constructing approximately 300 kilometres of new rapid transit, such as SkyTrain, subway, light rail, or bus rapid transit.

  • Completing an 850-kilometre traffic-separated Major Bikeway Network to connect communities with greener, healthier transportation options.

  • Promoting electric and shared vehicles such as bikes, scooters, and cars

The draft strategy was built through TransLink’s largest–ever public engagement, a two–year process which has collected over 36,000 surveys and over 4,000 ideas from people across the region at over 300 in–person or online events. During the previous rounds of public engagement, we engaged directly with Indigenous Nations, members of the public, representatives from all levels of government, and many more stakeholders throughout Metro Vancouver. Following this third and final round of engagement, the draft strategy will be updated and sent for final approval to TransLink’s board and the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation.

Members of the public are invited to learn more, complete a survey, or register for an online open house by visiting transport2050.ca.

 

South Surrey Traffic Stop leads to seizure of drugs, cash and a vehicle

Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit seized a large amount of drugs, cash and a vehicle during proactive patrols in South Surrey.

On October 8, 2021, at 5:00 pm, Community Response Unit (CRU) officers observed what was believed to be a drug trafficking transaction between the driver of a vehicle and a man on foot in the 3000 block of 152 Street. Officers conducted a roadside traffic stop with the vehicle, which lead to both occupants of the vehicle being arrested.

Police seized 151 oxycodone pills, 51 morphine pill, and 21 grams of cocaine, which was packaged for street level sale. In addition to the illegal drugs, officers seized $4685 in cash along with the vehicle being used to facilitate the offences.

The occupants of the vehicle, a 27-year-old Surrey man and a 25-year-old New Westminster woman were released at scene. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. 

Disrupting illegal drug distribution networks within the community is one of our strategic objectives. The Community Response Unit is one of our units that actively works to target drug trafficking in our city, says Media Relations Officer Constable Sarbjit Kaur Sangha. †This is just one of many investigations that highlights Surrey RCMP’s ongoing commitment to serving our community.

If you have any information on this matter, you are asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

Cash stash found in donated clothing

Surrey RCMP is trying to locate the rightful owner of cash found in a box of donated clothing.

On September 10, 2021, a substantial amount of cash was†found in a box of clothing that had been donated to a thrift store located in the 10600 block of King George Boulevard. The employee who located the cash suspected it was inadvertently donated, so they turned it into police.

The employee believed that the box of clothing was likely donated between July 1, 2021 and July 15, 2021.

If you can positively identify the amount of cash, denominations and what the money was stored in, please contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

October 21, 2021

Surrey Shuts Down Lawn Signs

Tuesday evening Surrey council voted 6-4 in favour of banning any political signs on lawns except during posted civic election dates. Critics have publicly voiced their disapproval, stating this new by law is directed at the KEEP RCMP IN SURREY movement.

The amendments were passed on a five-to-four vote, with Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and Safe Surrey Coalition councillors Allison Patton, Laurie Guerra, Mandeep Nagra and Doug Elford voting in favor and councillors Linda Annis, Jack Hundial, Steven Pettigrew and Brenda Locke voting against.

 

October 19, 2021

Does your neighbourhood participate in the Block Watch Program?

This program is hands down one of the most effective crime prevention tools us citizens can activate against property crime. While the days are getting shorter, there is no better time than now to have Block Watch set up in your neighbourhood. Block Watch is more than just signage on your street, its about a community making a clear and loud stand against crime in their area and committing to help reduce auto and residential break ins and thefts.

You will find the link below to Block Watch for more information and guidelines, take a read through and sign up today!

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History Lesson

DID YOU KNOW? When Captain George Vancouver entered Semiahmoo Bay in June of 1792, to start mapping the Lower Mainland, he looked south to Birch Point, and called its high, white cliffs, “South Bluff.”

He wrote, “At the northern extreme of the continental shore was a low bluff point.”

This, he named “North Bluff.” Capt Vancouver's designation is also shown on this map made by the members of the H.M.S. Plumper in 1858.

courtesy Tom Saunders

 

Video Of The Day


 

Chesney's Chestnut

Fool me once....shame on you

Fool me twice.....shame on me

Fool me 365 days a year....shame on the weatherman

(sorry Mark Madryga)

 

Thought for the Day

 

 

 

NEXT UPDATE Monday 3 p.m.

As of Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, 89.4% (4,145,426) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.9% (3,891,058) have received their second dose.

In addition, 89.9% (3,887,545) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 84.6% (3,659,100) have received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 649 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 200,898 cases in the province.

Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

There are 5,106 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 193,325 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 365 individuals are currently in hospital and 143 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Note: Intensive care numbers are a subset of the total in hospital. They are not in addition to the number of people in hospital.

The new/active cases include:

  • 281 new cases in Fraser Health

    • Total active cases: 2,051

    61 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health

    • Total active cases: 693

    88 new cases in Interior Health

    • Total active cases: 778

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: 

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
Or: www.bccdc.ca


During the Corona-virus (COVID 19) pandemic we will endeavour to keep you informed to what is taking place in our community of White Rock and South Surrey/

If you see or hear about someone or an organization that is doing good in our community please forward the information to me.?

Thank You

David Chesney/Publisher

 

 

 

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