I Must Go Down To The Sea Again...Corry Kriticos photo
Where You Can Vacation And Be Home The Same Day
Former White Rock MLA and White Rock alderman KEN JONES shares his personal journey through the troubling medical condition of Tinnitus.
Tinnitus (TIN-ih-tus) is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder
*in the pink (of condition) and *in the pink (of health)
Fig. in very good health; in very good condition, physically and emotionally.
White Rock city staff, a member of council and members of the White Rock fire and rescue crew came together yesterday to pledge their support to do away with bullying on the job and in our community.
February 22 is Canada's annual PINK SHIRT DAY.
February 22, 2017
Courtesy ace cub reporter KB
It was a special day yesterday at White Rock's SUPERFLUITY store.
Staff and shoppers gathered to honour DIANE PERRIE for her 45 years of volounteering at the Peace Arch Hospital's turnabout store on Prospect Avenue.
DIANE can still be found manning the checkout counter at the popular second hand store Tuesday mornings.
Surrey's Pulse FM drops Kash
PULSE FM made an abrupt change in their daily programming last week. One time Liberal MLA KASH HEED was informed by management his contract would not be renewed.
The reason? Radio blog PUGET SOUND has the back story (click here)
DAVE SHELDON most recently at CKPM Tri Cities Radio 98.7 FM assumes the morning show duties with White Rock's NEIL MORRISON ping ponging back to the afternoon drive show 3-8 p.m.
Meanwhile White Rock's favourite rock n roll queen CASEY WHITE joins CKPM holding down the afternoon drive show 3-6 p.m.
She's Like A Bird
“Surrey will be celebrating the best of our country and our people. I am delighted that our signature events will have major headliners who are not only first-rate artists in their own right, but they are all homegrown talent from BC,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “Celebrations like this truly make our city and our country so magnificent by bringing families and our community together. Our events, as always, are free to the public and tailor made for festival goers of all ages.”
Featured Canada 150 performers and events:
· July 1 - Western Canada’s largest Canada Day Concert featuring national pop sensation Hedley.
· July 22-23 – Fusion Festival featuring Victoria’s Nelly Furtado.
Both shows are free. From your friends at City Hall
The Food Trucks Are Coming
The Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival is fun for the whole family!
Featuring 25 Hand Picked Food Trucks from the Greater Vancouver Area we are sure there will be a meal for you.
Music will be supplied by The Pop Junkies!
Lots of fun for the kids with Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Henna, Sand Art & More!
And do not forget about our Local Artisan Market that featured local makers and their hand crafted products!
This event is Free to all!
July 1, 2017 – White Rock Canada Day at the beach
February 21, 2017
Surrey Gets New Water Hook Up
After almost six years of construction, Metro Vancouver’s $240-million Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is now delivering clean, safe drinking water to residents south of the Fraser River.
Located more than 30 metres under the Fraser River bed, the new tunnel more than doubles the capacity of the old water main and provides enhanced earthquake and river erosion resiliency to help ensure the continued delivery of drinking water to Metro Vancouver residents.
The Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel consists of two 60-metre deep shafts – one in Coquitlam and another in Surrey – connected by a one-kilometre-long, 3.5-meter-diametre tunnel housing a 2.1-meter-diametre steel water main. A new valve chamber was built at the top of each shaft to allow the new tunnel to connect with the existing land-based water mains on either side of the river.
Construction started in the spring of 2011, when ground was broken for the south shaft. Tunnelling began in February 2014 and achieved breakthrough in June 2015. Installation of the water main inside the shafts and tunnel was completed in July 2016 and the valve chambers were finished in January 2017.
The tunnel had to be located deep underground to maximize its earthquake resilience, and tunnelling 30 metres below the bed of the Fraser River posed significant challenges. Engineers had to overcome difficult soil conditions and the highest groundwater pressures ever observed in Canadian soft ground tunnelling.
John B Vye photo
White Rock's waterfront will be busy again today (Thursday) as filming for the movie of the week LIKE CATS & DOGS comes to town.
The film crews will be concentrating on ULI'S restaurant and the White Rock Museum.
There are no planned road closures during filming.
February 15, 2017
Does Blaine Know Something We Don't?
Our neighbour to the south Blaine WA has plans to install an emergency siren on the city's waterfront.
There are already sirens dotted around Northern Washington. Birch Bay, Point Roberts, Bellingham and Sandy Point all possess the emergency sirens to warn the public or tsunamis, earthquakes and other potential hazards such as a train derailment with hazardous goods.
Once installed the siren will be tested the first Wednesday of every month for 30 seconds. Keep your ears open for it.
The Levee Breaks Tonight in Langley!!!!
This week's pair of concerts with LED ZEPAGAIN in White Rock sold out in a heartbeat.
If you hurry you can still get tickets for Thursday's show in the beautiful Summit Theatre @ Langley's Cascades Casino.
You know that after the coldest and snowiest winter in decades here on the west coast, you'd think that the lousy weather would give us a break from some of the other crap we have to put up with here in the Great White North. Well, folks, make sure you put a big X on the calendar for the past Valentine's Day, which is synonymous with a big red heart because that is when mosquitoes once again put us blood pumping mammals living here in the Semi-pen back on the menu.
Store owner: "Thank you for your patronage. I wish I had twenty customers like you."
Customer: "Gosh, it's nice to hear that, but I'm kind of surprised. You know that I argue every bill and always pay late."
Store owner: "I'd still like twenty customers like you. The problem is, I have two hundred customers like you."
Video Of The Day
Through a technical glitch we lost this video from yesterday's edition.
You will have a hard time not smiling when you watch this.
Thought For The Day
Tomorrow In THE SUN
Find out what's happening this weekend around The Semiahmoo Peninsula
Last Chance Last Dance
The Eagles wrap up their season tonight with a final home game.
Games 6:30 p.m. start. South Surrey Arena tickets at the door.
Third straight year of no play off action for THE EAGLES. Next year?
The majority of Canada’s top advertisers will increase their digital marketing activities and budget in 2016, according to new statistics from AdGear by Ad Hoc research. While amazing progress has been made in recent years and growth has accelerated, this data indicates that digital advertising has yet to fully mature in Canada.
“The survey clearly indicates that there are as many companies that perceive themselves as leader of their industry (24%) as there are that see themselves as lagging behind (28%), with the bulk of them (43%) considering they are at par,” the report states.