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White Rock's East Beach 1960

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

 

 

 

TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

If you make frequent shopping trips to America, you may be a victim of a little known tax grab.

Well, little known until now!

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Night Owl

INCOGNITO "In Concert"

Friday @ Club 240 in Ocean Park.

(Click here to check all this week's fin local entertainment)

 

 

 

 

 

Local News

MAY 20, 2018

78th Annual Cloverdale Rodeo

Clover Valley (176th street) in downtown Cloverdale hosted the 78th Annual Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. Thousands lined the route.

ML Stephanie Cadieux was decked out in blue jean attire. She was joined in the horse and carriage by MLA's Tracey Re4dies and Marvin Hunt.

Kelowna made the trip south with their beautiful float to participate in the event. White Rock's float was not in attendance.

 

GRANDIEW CORNERS Cyclist Struck Motor Vehicle Collision



Surrey RCMP is currently on scene at a cyclist struck motor vehicle collision in the South Surrey area.

On May 19th at approximately 2:33 pm Surrey RCMP responded to a cyclist struck collision at the intersection of 154 Street and 32 Avenue. .
Initial indications are that there may be serious injuries involved in this collision.

Traffic in the area will be affected for an undetermined time as officers continue their investigation. The east bound lanes of 32 Avenue will be closed between 152 Street and 154 Street. Traffic will also be closed at the intersection of 28th Avenue and 156 Street for all traffic wishing to take Croydon Drive. The public is requested to avoid the area until further notice.
If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

White Rock Railway Crossing Upgraded Continue


Next year once the upgrades are completed on the six level crossings along the White Rock waterfront, all crossings will have:

- Flashing lights

- Warning bells

- Wooden barrier arms

The city is hopeful they will be able to have the bells lowered in decibels as none of the crossings will be for cars and the thought is walkers will be able to hear the bells much easier. If not the complaint letters from Marine Drive residents will be pouring into city hall.

 

May 18, 2018

Democracy Direct Announce First Candidate

Democracy Direct the ad hoc group of disgruntled residents of White Rock and South Surrey announced Wednesday evening DARRYL WALKER is their choice for a run up to the mayor's chair in the upcoming October 20 civic election.

Darryl Walker was elected president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union in 2008, and was re-elected to that position in June 2011. The BCGEU represents over 65,000 women and men in more than 450 bargaining units in B.C.'s public service, broader public sector and the private sector. Walker was the BCGEU president until 2014.

Walker has worked as a health care worker and activity worker at the Forensic Psychiatric Institute and Riverview Hospital since 1973, where he was responsible for coordinating group programs and providing support for people with mental illness in a secure setting.

A BCGEU activist since 1982, Walker became a job steward and took an active role in the Operation Solidarity campaign to oppose the Social Credit government's program of severe cuts to public services.

Democracy Direct is expected to announce their full slate of 6 candidates for White Rock council in the coming weeks.

 

May 17, 2018

Johnston Road Streetscape Construction Notice

The City would like to inform residents and businesses of the upcoming construction work starting this week on Johnston Road from North Bluff Road to Russell Ave.

The construction work involves the reconstruction and beautification of Johnston Road’s streetscape, which includes safer new sidewalks, convenient crosswalks, rain gardens and treed seating areas, to name a few exciting upgrades that will take place.

We are striving to minimize public impact over the long term and will take this opportunity to simultaneously upgrade the critical water and sewer infrastructure on this block and the block to the south a thereby ensuring capacity and reliability for this growing neighbourhood.

There will be partial road closures along Johnston Road between North Bluff and Russell during this time.

Signage and certified traffic control people will be in place. The work will begin on May 16, 2018 from 7:30am - 7:00pm.

(click here for more details)

 

May 16, 201

Cleaning Up Their Act

TransLink announced yesterday (TUesday) that the first of 106 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses have arrived and will begin serving customers on Surrey streets this week, with full roll out of the new clean energy buses by the end of the year.

Once all the new buses are in service, it will mean more than half the 209 buses in the Surrey fleet will be new, providing a better customer experience.

Benefits of the new CNG buses include:

· Reduced greenhouse gas emissions – 13-21% less than diesel buses
· Fuel cost savings – 60% less than diesel (saving $2.1 million annually)
· Longer engine life – additional 200,000 kms (compared to typical diesel fleet)
· Improved safety – All buses will have an operator safety barrier installed

With the addition of these new buses, more than half of TransLink’s conventional bus fleet will run using clean energy, and will include:

· 262 electric trolley,
· 252 compressed natural gas, and
· 252 hybrid diesel buses

The total cost of the CNG bus purchase, along with upgrades to the Surrey Transit Centre that includes a new fueling facility and other works to accommodate the new buses, is approximately $86 million. Of this, about 80% of the total comes from the federal gas tax, allocated by the Metro Vancouver board of directors. The remainder is funded by TransLink.

 

Free Uptown - Waterfront Shuttle Returns

 

May 15, 2018

Second Anniversary Five Corners Fire

White Rock RCMP classify the file on the Five Corners Fire May 15, 2016 as active.

(Click here to read the May 20th story on the series of events that led to the fire that roared through the condo development under construction and the units on Pacific Avenue. There were no injuries as a result of the fire)


 

Sunday Funnies

Sit back, enjoy your morning wake up drink and scroll through our funny look at nostalgic items that once were commonplace in our lives.

(click here and scroll on)

 

Yell It Like It Is

White Rock mayor slams dis-invitation ‘conspiracy’
Baldwin denies there was ‘meddling from higher up,’ questions which First Nations to invite to city events

Peace Arch News headline May 16, 2018

Despite dozens of residents, committee members and city staff Mayor Wayne Baldwin insists the city never instructed anyone or any organization to "uninvited" Semiahmoo First Nations leader Harley Chappell at city events.

(read more)

 

Recipe(s) of the Week

Jonny Queso Cups and Peanut Butter Cornflake cookies.

(click here for recipes)

 

Video of the Day


The Treehouse Hotel In Sweden
If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling to Sweden for a vacation you might consider a stay at a unique treehouse hotel in the forest of Lappland. Located in Harads, Sweden these cool treehouses are far enough north to see the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun, and some amazing stars in the night sky.

 

Chesney's Chestnut

One night at the dinner table, the wife commented, "When we were first married, you took the small piece of steak and gave me the larger. Now you take the large one and leave me the smaller. You don't love me any more?"

"Nonsense, darling," replied the husband, "you just cook better now."

 

Thought For The Day

 

Community Events

(click here for more upcoming events)

 

(click here to check today's tide table)

 

The White Rock Eagle Cam is Back

Thank you to the Hancock Wildlife Group for posting the link to the eagle cam they have installed in the trees overlooking Mud Bay near Ocean Park.

 

 

 

 

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