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Is The Tide In or Out?

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Now & Then

Kudos to the new owners of the DEW DROP INN now open in the old location of JIMMY FLYNN'S. When it came time to decide on a name for the new Brit Pub restaurant the owners walked down the street to the White Rock Museum and poured over some old images.

That is when they came across this old photo of the original Dew Drop Inn from the 1920's. The original Dew Drop was located at the corner of Balsam and Marine Drive.

Marine Drive in those days was known as Washington Avenue.

 

 

Local News

August 16, 2017

B.C.'s minimum wage will increase starting September


Minimum wage in BC will be going up by 50 cents to $11.35 starting September 15th.
Labour Minister Harry Bains says BC will have the third highest minimum wage in Canada once implemented.
During the election campaign, the New Democrats promised to raise the rate to $15 an hour over four years.

 

Fresh Jerseys - Fresh Start

Our White Rock Little League ALL STARS pictured in their Canada jerseys as they get ready for the World Little League World Series in Willimasport PA.

The local team's first game is tomorrow (Thursday) vs the Europe/African team @ 2 p.m. our time.

ESPN & ESPN 2 will televise all the games. TSN will carry the final championship game on Sunday August 27.

 

Who's Moving To White Rock?

Scott Brown, President & CEO of Fifth Avenue Real Estate talks about who the new development Foster Martin will appeal to.

“There is a built-in community in White Rock and South Surrey that lives in large homes around golf courses or ocean views that are aging and want to stay in this community for the next 10 to 15 years that want something smaller, but won’t buy anything less than 1,000 square feet,” said Brown. “In the last six years there has been no new supply of any meaningful scale or height offered in White Rock, so Foster Martin meets that demand.”

(click here to read the full story)

Have You Heard The Call?

 

LIBRARY DAY AT THE FAIR AT THE PNE


On August 23, show your FVRL library card and get into the Fair for $5.

Abbotsford, B.C. – Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is excited to participate in Public Library Day at the Fair at the PNE. Thanks to a partnership between the Fair and Public Library InterLINK, fair-goers can get into the Fair for only $5 on Wednesday, August 23 by presenting an FVRL library card! The Fair is always free for children under the age of 13.

FVRL will participate alongside InterLINK member libraries in onsite activities from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on August 23. Fair-goers are invited to stopover in the Library Zone near Toon City and Gate 4 for lively activities, or simply, to take a break. Members of the Vancouver Canucks will be performing scheduled storytimes at the Toon City Stage and after, will sign autographs in the Library Zone. FVRL will feature its Library Live and On Tour (LiLi) vehicle, Sphero SPRK+, ukuleles, and green screen. There will also be impromptu storytimes, maker activities, games, and more!

“Like the Fair, our public libraries are a favourite place for families to visit, and an essential part of summer in BC,” says Public Library InterLINK Executive Director Michael Burris. “Library Day at the Fair at the PNE provides an opportunity to highlight some of the engaging activities that families can expect when they visit their local library – there is something for all ages.”

Presenting a BC public library card grants one cardholder admission for $5 (one card must be shown per person to receive the discount).

 

August 15, 2017

Buy - Low Goodbye

Customers of the BUY-LOW in Hillcrest Mall knew it was coming, but the official closing date has now been announced. There is no other retail outlet in White Rock besides Penguin Meats that has served this community so long and so well. To say the store will be missed is an understatement.!

 

How To Avoid Solar Eclipse Glasses

On Monday the Lower Mainland will be able to see a partial eclipse of the sun.

Vancouver should see 88%, Victoria 91 per cent of the sun obscured by the moon, Monday between 9:10 &11:37am. Middle of eclipse is 10:20am. PLEASE AVOID VIEWING WITHOUT CERTIFIED ECLIPSE VIEWERS. Approx. 15 minutes before and after check for changes in brightness and horizon colour changes. If you know a reputable welder, ask for a welders glass #14. Only that number is safe to observe the sun directly. Locally LONDON DRUGS has a stock of certified glasses (click here)

(click here for the ABC News story on how to identify the right eclipse glasses)

 

August 14, 2017

Now it's even more convenient for you to shop with a social purpose. When you purchase a Gift Card, 17% of it's value will be going towards Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank at NO ADDITIONAL COST to you!

For a full list of approved vendors, please visit: http://ow.ly/4EOU30dZrh5

 

August 13, 2017

Local Swim Competition Returns After 40 Year Absence

Members of the Crescent Beach Swim Club hosted the return of the Semiahmoo Cup competition with the White Rock Amateur Swim Club. The race took place yesterday morning under ideal conditions at Crescent Beach. The race was a relay from the swim tank in the ocean down to Crescent Beach mini pier, and then on to the club's pool facility at Blackie Spit.

Both clubs pose for photo prior to race

 

Police Seek Witnesses

White Rock RCMP are looking for witnesses to a serious assault that occurred early yesterday morning at 0150 hours in the 15000 block of Marine Drive, White Rock. Police were called to a fight in progress and located a male bleeding from multiple lacerations. The 26 year old male victim was rushed by BC Ambulance to an area hospital where his condition has been upgraded from serious to stable.

A 21 year old male from Abbotsford, BC, has turned himself in to the Abbotsford Police.

Anyone who has information regarding this serious assault is asked to contact the White Rock RCMP at 778-593-3600 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text BCTIP to 274637 www.solvecrime.ca

 

South Surrey House Party Stabbing

Surrey RCMP continue their investigation into a stabbing which occurred at a house party Friday evening. One person is in hospital in stable condition another individual was treated for minor injuries. Police were called to a home near 20th avenue and 134th street early Saturday morning after a fight broke out between partygoers.

Despite dozens of individuals tho witnessed the fight, police do not have any anyone in custody.

 

August 11, 2017

Sea Of Stories

Peninsula Productions Canada 150 offering "Sea of Stories" opened Friday at the White Rock Playhouse. A stellar cast well directed in a beautiful play of a small town growing up, and growing up in a small town.

The play touches lightly on White Rock's history, while playing heavily on the history of the Semiahmoo First Nat6ions. Don't go expecting a history lesson.

Sea Of Stories on now until August 26 and well worth a trip out to the playhouse.

(purchase your tickets here)

 

 

Hop On/Hop Off

The City of White Rock in their ongoing efforts to move people to the waterfront from uptown have joined forces with the White Rock BIA to provide a free shuttle each summer weekend. Plus during special events.

Download the route guide: http://ow.ly/QWg030dBJG6

 

Night Owl

PLATINUM BLONDE closes out the 2017 Concerts At The Pier series SATURDAY EVENING.

(click here for all this week's entertainment news)

 

Local old-timers are quick to tell of seeing country superstar LORETTA LYNN perform on numerous occasions at Bill's (later Bob's) Tavern in Blaine Washington. LYNN and her husband MOONEY made their home with their children just east of here in Custer, Washington. Her first record "Little Darling" on ZERO records was financed by a group of local investors and supporters.

Now comes the back story of Loretta Lynn’s connection to a Vancouver chicken coop

Unbelievable but true stories shared at Museum of Vancouver this Thursday evening.

(Read the full story here)

 

Off The Record

CHRIS DUNCOMBE co-founder of THE WASHBOARD UNION

This evening the city of White Rock is proud to present and host a fun filled Canada 150 party on the beach.

THE WASHBOARD UNION the hottest country act around pays a return visit to the stage in our "city by the sea." Show time is 8 p.m.

In an exclusive interview CHRIS DUNCOMBE talks about the band's music, touring and plans for the next album.

(click here to read the interview)


Coming Events

(click here to check out what else is on around town)

 

 

TNT - Naked Truth


To show you the power of the Internet, I received the following manuscript from a man in Ottawa who frequently reads my TNT column and mailed it to my parents in Chilliwack. It is a history of Hall’s Prairie written by Margaret M. Stewart that was forwarded to him by Don Monroe, the Postmaster in White Rock in the 1950’s, who was his father’s close friend. As requested, a copy will be sent to Vin Coyne, the editor of the former White Rock Sun printed newspaper, with the original document then donated to the White Rock museum. This will be a three part series detailing frontier life in the Semiahmoo peninsula. I hope you enjoy this trip back in time.

Don Pitcairn

Today's Video


I have no idea how we missed this video, but it is perfe3ct timing for tonight's CANADA 150 party in White Rock. Enjoy.

 

Joke Of The Day

Strong Sunblock

We use a really strong sunblock when we go to the beach with the kids...

It’s SPF 80...

That means you squeeze the tube, and a sweater comes out.

 

Thought For The Day

 

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