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Tour De White Rock volounteers 2018

Next July White Rock will host the 40th annual TOUR DE WHITE ROCK.

Will you be here?

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Local News

July 18, 2018

Vanessa Ybarra

Tune into PULSE FM (107.7) this morning @ 7;15 a.m.

Morning show co-host VANESSA YBARRA talks parking and waterfront development in White Rock.

(click here to listen live online)


No Surprise Here

Former Surrey mayor DOUG McCALLUM has announced he will seek the mayor's chair in the upcoming October civic election. McCALLUM will be in a head to head battle with TOM GILL current Surrey First councillor who hopes top move into the big chair with Mayor LINDA HEPNER retiring.

McCALLUM was mayor of Surrey from 1996-2005 when he was defeated by upstart DIANNE WATTS.

McCALLUM had served one term as a councillor in Surrey from 1993-1996.


Red Rover Red Rover We Call Over.....

Surrey First councillor BARB STEELE has now split from the Surrey First party to join breakaway Surrey First councillor BRUCE HAYNE who has set his sights on the mayors chair in Surrey. The infighting amongst the Surrey First candidates continues. Mayor LINDA HEPNER on Wednesday came out and said STEELE was not going to be a candidate on the Surrey First ticket.

HAYNE/GILL & now MCCALLUM . This is shaping up to be a battle royal!


July 17, 2018


The replacement of the Pattullo Bridge, which will make moving across the Fraser River safer for all bridge users, is one step closer to completion.

A request for qualifications (RFQ) has been released to identify a contractor to design, build and finance a new Pattullo Bridge.

The new four-lane crossing will provide improvements for everyone using the bridge, including people who are driving, cycling or walking, as well as communities on either side of the bridge in New Westminster and Surrey.

Opened in 1937, the Pattullo Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in Metro Vancouver. The bridge was designed for a 50-year life, which has been exceeded by 30 years.

The new bridge will have modern, wider lanes, separated by a centre median barrier, and dedicated walking and cycling lanes, separated from traffic by a barrier on both sides of the structure.

As part of a competitive procurement process, the RFQ is an invitation for bidders to submit their qualifications. The RFQ will close in September 2018. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will select up to three respondent teams to participate in the next phase of the competitive selection process, which is the request for proposal stage.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019. The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic in 2023. Once the new bridge is open, the existing Pattullo Bridge will be removed.


Looking For Loopholes?

Surrey mayor LINDA HEPNER and the Surrey First electoral party have raised the ire of city hall watchers.

This Thursday Surrey First will execute what they believe is a way around limiting corporate sponsorship of electoral groups in the upcoming civic election.

(read the full story)


Holy Smoke - Fresh Roasted Coffee

For everyone that used to love coffee from the Holy Smoke Teepee on King George Highway. July batch is now ready.


Just roasted up some fresh Organic coffees..........
This week I’m roasting my light & luscious Costa Rican,
also a med. mellow Mexican from Oaxaca
and my dark & delicious Guatemalan......
Please order soon.
Call me al @ 604-780-4659 or .. ..
....................NEXT ROAST MID AUGUST ........
Please Share so other Coffee Lovers can LIKE My Legendary Coffees


July 15, 2018

Johnston Road Traffic Update


Starting today (July 16) the intersection of Johnston Road and North Bluff Road will be controlled by flag persons for three weeks, from July 16 to August 3 during the hours of 5:00am to 7:00pm Monday-Friday. The interruption at the intersection is for excavation, pipe and manhole installation, and backfill.



Night Owl

This evening - DANIEL WESLEY

(Read our exclusive preview interview with DANIEL WESELY in advance of his summer concert "Near The Pier")


Friday/Saturday - KAL DAVID/LAURI BONO


Sunday - Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson SURREY FUSION FESTIVAL

check, check, check

(click here for details and show-times)


Off The Record

Hold The Mullet Jokes

Barney Bentall/Yours Truly

Well alright, you asked for it, here it is. When people discover my music industry past they constantly say "Oh man you should write a book." Little do they know the highway of life is littered with Rock N Roll Babylon tell all books about happenings backstage in hotel rooms.

I was honoured to recently be featured by industry veteran JIM JOHNSON in his JJ's 365 blog postings. JOHNSON who while running CFOX/CKNW and CFMI radio, made his home here in White Rock down on Victoria avenue overlooking East Beach.

Publisher David Chesney

(click here for JJ's look back)


TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

I'm sorry that this TNT was a little late but my activity and social calendar the past week left little time to pen this column. For those wondering, we did stand proudly outside the gates of Buckingham palace, but didn't receive an invite from the Queen to join her for tea. This was probably for the best as I would have referred to her Majesty as Liz or simply Queeny.

(click for the full story)


History Lesson

It was called the "Minnie Ha Ha Tea Room." Minnehaha is a fictional Native American woman documented in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 epic poem The Song of Hiawatha. As you can see in the picture below, the Minnie Ha Ha Tea Room was located across the street from the train station, at the west end of it. (That's the Central Hotel on the right)


Video of the Day


Chesney's Chestnut

HR: "This is your revised salary. We recommend you keep it confidential."

Employee: "Don't worry, I'm equally ashamed of it.


Thought For The Day


Community Events

Mom, do you have your tickets yet for you and your princess?

(click here for more upcoming events)


(click here to check today's tide table


Tomorrow In THE SUN

Weekend Update

This weekend dozens of artists will set up their easels throughout White Rock to capture the beauty of our "city by the sea."

All of the paintings will be sold at a special showing. We have the details.




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