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Did you see last night's Semiahmoo Sunset?

Corry Kriticos did.

"Where You Can Vacation - And Be Home The Same Day"





Night Owl

Multiple Maple Blues Award winner HARPDOG BROWN & his travelin' blues show Friday night @ Blue Frog. If you love the blues, this is your "concert of the year."

Saturday evening Ms. DIANE LINES presentsd her JUMP review on stage in White Rock.

(check out all the great entertainment this week on and around the Semiahmoo Peninsula)





Local News

November 21, 2017

Peninsula Students Clean Up

Congratulations to Semiahmoo Secondary’s Hugo Yin and his teammates for their success at the SHAD John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup. Hugo Yin and his teammates explored the research behind colour-changing chemicals and created a roof shingle designed to trap or repeal heat depending on the season. Their invention is named ‘Kameleon’ and the colour-changing technology turns the shingles white when it’s warm outside to reflect sunlight, and black when it’s cold outside to absorb heat. This colour-changing paint could be used in practical applications as a way of reducing the cost to heat a home.

For the first time in the history of SHAD, Hugo’s group received five awards including best application of theme, best application of scientific principles, best business plan, best prototype, and SHAD Innovators of the Year.

I’d like to congratulate Hugo Yin and his teammates on this achievement, and the 10 other students from Semiahmoo Secondary, Earl Marriott Secondary, and Elgin Park Secondary that participated in this competition.

Tracey Redies


It's Official!

With the close of nominations for candidates in the S. Surrey-White Rock Federal by-election on Monday, November 20, the ballot is suddenly getting rather full.
Here is the full list of candidates who have been confirmed as of Sunday night

Larry Colero, Green Party of Canada
Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Conservative Party of Canada
Gordie Hogg, Liberal Party of Canada
Michael Huenefeld, Progressive Canadian Party
Jonathan Silveira, New Democratic Party
Donald Wilson, Libertarian Party of Canada

Don Pitcairn


November 20, 2017

White Rock Council

(click here to watch Monday's White Rock council meeting)


Surrey Council Watch Last Night's Council Meeting Online

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City Contracted crews will be line painting centre lines, parking triangles, and other markings throughout the City from 5:00 p.m. to midnight tonight, Monday, November 17, 2017.

Please respect the barricades and obey the no parking signs.

Maintaining the visibility of lines and road markings is vital to pedestrian and road safety. We appreciate your understanding as we work to complete this important work with as little disruptions as possible.


November 19, 2017

Then There Were Three

The Progressive Canadian Party in South Surrey-White Rock and Interim Leader, former Progressive Conservative MP for Niagara Falls, Joe Hueglin are pleased to announce that the PC Party candidate in the 2017 South Surrey-White Rock By-Election is Michael Huenefeld,

Elections Canada confirmation will follow review of all required nomination papers.

The South Surrey-White Rock By-Election was called following the resignation of former MP Dianne Watts from the Parliament of Canada after only two years in national politics (2015-2017) to pursue career ambitions toward the leadership of a provincial party, the BC Liberals. Ms Watts is a former Surrey mayor.

Michael Huenefeld wass the 2011 Progressive Canadian candidate-of-record in Vancouver Centre. He was a long-time political activist and organizer with the Progressive Conservative Party. He is currently a member of the Progressive Canadian Party National Council. His political philosophy is moderate/classical conservatism in the tradition of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

The other two confirmed candidates are

LIBERAL - Gordie Hogg

CONSERVATIVES - Kerry- Lynne Findlay

The GREEN PARTY and the NDP have apparently selected their candidates but have yet to make public their choices. The by-election is December 11. Advance polls will take place December 1-4. Exact dates and times will be made public in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

November 19, 2017

Arrive In Style

TransLink today launched a pilot project to test double‑decker buses on long-distance commuter routes, as part of our commitment to exploring new options to better meet customers’ needs and the region’s transportation goals.

The two buses, supplied at no charge by British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, will begin service next week on routes traveling toward Vancouver from Langley, Surrey, White Rock and Delta, including:

301 – Newton Exchange to Brighouse Station
311 – Scottsdale Exchange in Delta to Bridgeport Station
351/354 – White Rock/South Surrey to Bridgeport Station
555 – Carvolth Exchange in Langley to Lougheed Station
601/620 – South Delta/Tsawwassen Ferry to Bridgeport Station

Buses on these routes are often overcrowded at key times of day. Customers on the 555 and 351 in particular may have encountered packed buses at peak periods and shoulder periods on weekdays. People traveling on the other routes in this trial also often encounter crowded buses especially at peak periods during the week.

To meet our growing ridership into the future and continue to make transit an attractive option for commuters across the region, we are experimenting with new fleet options to serve longer-distance routes where people’s trips often exceed 40 minutes. These buses will help ensure people not only get a spot on the bus, but that more of them also get a seat.

The double-decker buses in this pilot project can seat 80-86, up to 83% more seating than the older highway coaches, and have double the overall capacity. This pilot program will allow us to see how double-decker buses fare in the lower mainland, both from a customer experience and operational standpoint, and to evaluate bus depot requirements.

Double-decker buses are used successfully in cities across the globe, including Ottawa, Toronto, Seattle and even as close to home as Victoria.

Features of these double-decker buses include:

o Double the capacity of a conventional bus
o Panoramic views from the top deck
o A wide, well-lit staircase with handrails to maximize safety
o A screen that allows riders to see vacant seats up top before going upstairs
o Full accessibility with a low step, flat floor and ramp for boarding

As part of fleet purchases outlined in the 10-Year Vision, TransLink plans to procure 32 double-decker buses for its fleet by 2019.


November 17, 2017

Paint The Town Red

A red tsunami of Liberal support washed over the Semiahmoo Peninsula yesterday afternoon with the arrival of Prime Minister JUSTIN TRUDEAU. TRUDEAU. The prime minister paid a two hour visit to our city to show his support for GORDON HOGG'S run for the vacated federal seat in South Surrey/White Rock. The by-election made necessary with the departure of Conservative MP DIANNE WATTS will take place on Monday December 11.

The massive crowd around LAURA'S COFFEE CORNER began to build at noon in anticipation of TRUDEAU'S arrival. The Prime Minister running late due to a press conference in Vancouver to expand on Canada's peace keeping role to the United Nations. The crowd was jovial and excited as they waited.

Once the Prime Minister's motorcade arrived HOGG & TRUDEAU waded into the sea of supporters and began to make one on one contact with school children from White Rock elementary. TRUDEAU posed for hundreds of "selfies" as he and HOGG glad handed those in attendance.

Once inside it was time for a group photo with the Grande dame of LAURA'S with hubby GLEN and daughter SOPHIA


l-r Semiahmoo Chief HARLEY CHAPPELL/PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU/Liberal candidate GORDON HOGG/White Rock city councillor DAVID CHESNEY

I was honoured to be asked to join HARLEY CHAPPELL for the welcome to White Rock.

The whirlwind tour wrapped up with a visit to the FIVE CORNERS DINER where TRUDEAU & HOGG posed with Cathy/Barb & Shannon

*Previous Prime Minister Visits To White Rock


Did you know that half of all Prime Ministers visiting White Rock have gravitated to Five Corners? John Diefenbaker spoke at the Star of the Sea Hall, Pierre Trudeau opened French Immersion at White Rock Elementary, and today Justin Trudeau visited Laura's Coffee Corner and Five Corners Cafe. The rest, of course, visited the beach - Brian Mulroney came in on a hovercraft for a sandcastle competition, Kim Campbell ate at Charlie Don't Surf, and Jean Chretien visited the White Rock Museum & Archives.


November 15, 2017

Surrey Tops List of Best Place to Invest in Real Estate in BC

...White Rock fails to make Top 10

A new report released today ranks Surrey as the best place for real estate investment in British Columbia. The report entitled Top 10 Towns and Cities – British Columbia, is produced by the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) an independent research and analysis firm that has been producing reports on housing markets across Canada for 25 years.

“I am pleased that Surrey takes the top spot, but I am also not surprised when you factor in Surrey’s planned growth and close proximity to critical trade and transportation routes,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “As a City Council, we have worked hard to create a business friendly climate that will attract a diverse economy, while balancing the demand for a broad spectrum of viable housing options for our residents.”

The study looks at 36 economic and market factors, and identifies B.C. real estate markets that are best positioned to outperform over the next five years.

B.C. cities ranked in order of potential for housing market strength over the coming five-year period:

New Westminster
The Tri-Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody


November 13, 2017

Every Bus Rider's Nightmare

Mid afternoon yesterday an accident occurred between a 351 bus and an RV camper on HWY 99. The Accident occurred northbound on HWY 99 one kilometer south of the HWY 91 connector to the Alex Fraser Bridge.

No injuries were reported, traffic was backed up for hours as the wreckage was removed.

November 08, 2017

Can You Help?

I am collecting items for the homeless that will be distributed directly to those in need.

Do you have extra blankets, adult sized rain coats, winter jackets, sweaters, polar fleece anything? Please drop CLEAN items at my house. If I'm not home, put the item (s) into a garbage bag and place at my front door (under cover from the rain) I am also collecting NEW warm socks. If you don't have any, you can send me a couple of $ and I will purchase for you to donate.

No time to drop off? I will pick up, just let me know when and where. I am only interested in collecting items suitable for COLD weather

ALL items collected will be delivered directly to those in need within the next few weeks.

Need more info? Email me at this address.

Thanks everyone !

Nicole Carrie



TNT The Naked Truth

"Good Old Gordie" & "Just Justin"

Our little city by the sea is still buzzing from the excitement of Prime Minister Trudeau dropping by last week to show his support for the federal Liberal candidate GORDON HOGG.

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Video Of The Day

Coming Events

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Joke Of The Day

Dementia Test

Test for Dementia Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK? Let's find out just how clever you really are.

First Question:

You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second! To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question.

Second Question:

If you overtake the last person, then you are...?

Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?

Third Question:

Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it. Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000 Now add 10. What is the total? Scroll down for answer.

Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. Don't believe it? Check with your calculator!

Fourth Question:

Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Answer: Nunu?

NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again...


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