GERRY O'DAY was a welcome guest in a lot homes in the Lower Mainland for a number of years. First as a disc jockey at CFOX-FM and later morning host for a number of years at CISL 650 playing the soundtrack of our lives.
Our "Lad In Ladner" RAY RAMSAY steps up to salute our friend and to wish him the best of luck on his nomination for Most Popular radio host at the upcoming B.C. Country Music Awards.
Washington state police continue their manhunt today for a man who walked into MACY'S in the Cascade Mall last evening (located between Bellingham and Seattle) and opened fire with a high power rile killing 4 women and 1 man. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
The lone gunman according to witnesses walked in to the busy store at 7 p.m. and opened fire with a high powered rifle before leaving on foot. The police have not released any information on the motivation for the random attack.
The mall is a popular destination for cross border shoppers from British Columbia.
Image of shooter released by Washington police.
Update on Washington State mall shooting
Person of interest has been arrested following mall shooting in Burlington, Washington last night. Five people were killed.
September 23, 2016
Cops For Cancer Coming To White Rock
Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley RCMP members will join fellow riders from law enforcement and emergency service agencies throughout the region on a grueling nine-day ride covering 800 kilometres.
Tour de Coast ride will be staged September 21-29, and will take riders from Maple Ridge to Pemberton. The Tour de Valley begins September 22-30 and will take riders on an 800 km trek north from Langley to Boston Bar, then south to Tsawwassen and White Rock rolling through White Rock Wednesday (September 28.)
Cops for Cancer tours support the Canadian Cancer Society and police officers raise money to participate in the ride. Donations go to leading pediatric cancer research that develops treatments and furthers research into childhood cancers. Donations also go to support Camp Goodtimes, which supports families living with cancer.
l-r MLA Amrik Virk/Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner/Skydance CEO David Ellison
Surrey Mayor LINDA HEPNER officially opened Surrey's major entry in to the North American film industry. SKYDANCE MEDIA'S founder DAVID ELLISON was on hand to sing the praises of the location and support industry in place. The new film studio will create 400 jobs for trades, production and technical staff.
The first major production set to begin filming at the end of this month will be ALTERED CARBON a NETFLIX series which will see the first episode directed by MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK who this past week picked up an EMMY for his work on Game of Thrones.
Future sound-stage for ALTERED CARBON'S street-scape depicting San Fransisco in the year 2516.
One of five sound-stages located in SKYDANCE that will be dedicated to filming ALTERED CARBON.
Mayor LINDA HEPNER at the launch noted Surrey has opened a film liaison office in Los Angeles headed up by STEVEN FUNK who was on hand at the official opening. To date this year Surrey has issued 150 film permits. If the rate continues the city will have doubled the number of productions filming in the city over last year.
September 20, 2016
Win A Free Whale Watching Trip For Two
White Rock Sea Tours has a very special offer. Win a pair of tickets (value $350.00) for a trip out to see the whales.
Simply visit White Rock Sea Tours FACEBOOK to enter.
White Rock's most famous author WP KINSELLA passed away last week. WP had not lived in White Rock for years but his passing caused me to turn back the hands of time to the early 80's when we were both dawn-breakers.
Posthumously he has been described as unique, creative. a dedicated storyteller, performer, curmudgeon, irascible, difficult and outrageously opinionated man.
We exchanged a lot of words during those early morning encounters.