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TNT The Naked Truth

Don Pitcairn

What The Firetruck?

Q. What word begins with "F" and ends with "UCK"?
A. Why "Firetruck" of course.

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Local News

November 19, 2018

White Rock Council

(preview tonight's council agenda - here)

The regular council meeting will be preceded by an IN CAMERA session

 

Surrey Council

(click here for tonight's agenda)

 

New Pub Application - Uptown White Rock

Three Dogs Brewing who were just nicely settling into their new home last year in the Royal Bank Plaza, when word came down the plaza had been sold. It appeared that the craft brewery would have to move out of White Rock due to the lack of a suitable location.

The closing of the grocery store located on Johnston Road @ Russell avenue turned out to be very fortuitous for Three Dogs. The capacity in the new location would be considerably more and the owners propose a large outdoor patio on Johnston Road.

 

November 18, 2018

How Hot Was It?

Well as White rock recorded Canada's high temperature Friday (15.7 Celsius) , a city worker in White Rock decided the lawn needed a trim.

...but up at SAVE ON they have winter on their mind. Do they know something we don't?

 


November 17, 2018

South Surrey King George Traffic Change Next Week

Crews will be repairing the single-lane Bailey Bridge crossing of the Nicomekl River in south Surrey and northbound traffic will be diverted onto the adjacent two-lane structure from Nov. 19 to Nov. 26, 2018.

For up-to-date traffic information, follow @DriveBC on Twitter or visit: www.DriveBC.ca

November 16, 2018

Shut It Down!

At its first meeting since the civic elections last month, the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation has endorsed the City of Surrey’s decision to cancel light rail and switch the technology to SkyTrain.

“Surrey has long been a full partner in building rapid transit transportation for the rest of the region and Surrey has been waiting a long time for its turn,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “I commend the members of the Mayors’ Council who supported the resolutions for their foresight and recognition that the residents of Surrey have said unreservedly that the best rapid transit option for our city is SkyTrain. This is a golden opportunity to move forward and start building.”

On November 5th, after taking the Oath of Office, Surrey City Council convened a Regular Council meeting where a motion was introduced and passed unanimously to cancel the Surrey Newton Guildford LRT project and to begin work on extending the existing SkyTrain network in Surrey from King George Station to Langley City. The City’s Engineering and Transportation staff have already started work on the SkyTrain project in Surrey.

“Just as Surrey City Council has moved quickly on the wishes of our residents, I want to thank the members of Mayors’ Council for dealing with this important issue in such a timely manner,” said Mayor McCallum. “Today’s decision at Mayors’ Council fits well with the Mayors’ Council’s 10 Year Plan, which the City of Surrey fully supports, as SkyTrain is a known and proven technology and is the only rapid transit technology deployed in the entire Metro Vancouver region.”

The decision made today at the Mayors’ Council’s meeting is a significant step forward in realizing a new SkyTrain rapid transit line in Surrey. The Mayors’ Council’s report on “South of Fraser Rapid Transit” can be viewed in its entirety here.

 

Surrey Tops List

- Canadian cities get failing grades on financial transparency. The C.D. Howe Institute compared the budgets and year-end financial reports of 31 of Canada’s largest municipal and regional governments, and 16 of them got grade of D or F.

(read the full report)

 

Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Wednesday evening at supper time a pedestrian was struck near the intersection of 176th street & 8th Ave near Campbell Valley General Store. Witnesses on the scene reported the individual that was struck was crossing mid-block in the dark.

The pedestrian suffered very serious injuries and was flown by helicopter to hospital.

 

November 15, 2018

White Rock Is A Dangerous City?

The current edition of MacLeans Magazine on newstands now ranks Canadian cities and how safe each city is.

White Rock ranks in the top most dangerous cities to live. White Rock ranked in the Top 100 dangerous cities. It would appear our ranking ratings were high due to an above average incident of fraud based largely on part on our above average senior population.

(see the full report here)

 

Professional Basketball Comes To The Fraser Valley

Thursday night is set to be ‘Basketball Night in Abbotsford’ starting in May. Tickets go on sale today.

The Canadian Elite Basketball League  released its inaugural schedule earlier today, and eight of the Fraser Valley Bandits home games will occur on Thursday nights.

The Bandits first-ever home game occurs on Thursday, May 9, when the Guelph Nighthawks come to the Abbotsford Centre. The Hamilton Honey Badgers then come to town on Wednesday, May 22, and the Saskatchewan Rattlers are welcomed by the Bandits on Thursday, June 13..

Following the regular season schedule, the top four teams will advance to a championship weekend tournament at a location to be determined.

Season tickets for the Bandits are expected to go on sale later this month.

For more information on the team, visit thebandits.ca.

 

November 14, 2018

Shooting at Short Term Rental


On (Sunday Morning) November 11th, 2018 at 00:04 hrs, White Rock RCMP received several reports of shots fired in the 15500 block of Columbia Avenue. Callers reported hearing 3-6 loud pops from outside a residence, which was later determined to be a short term rental property. Police were advised that there were approximately 30 people partying and that they were fleeing the residence following the loud pops.

Police arrived and located a male victim a short distance away from the house, who had suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. This male was treated at hospital and was subsequently released. He is not cooperating with the police investigation at this time.

Police initially arrested two adults and one youth who fled from police as they attempted to stop their vehicle leaving the scene of the shooting. The investigation has now cleared the males of being involved in the shooting and they have subsequently been released without charge.

The investigation is ongoing and police are canvassing the area for video surveillance. White Rock RCMP are requesting if you have any information regarding this investigation to please contact Cst. Laura Shaw at 778-593-3632.

 

Surrey councillor resigns from AutismBC after anti-SOGI backlash

Laurie Guerra has stepped down from her position as a director of AutismBC. A petition called for her resignation, following a NEWS 1130 exclusive story about Guerra and another newly elected Surrey councillor attending a secret anti-SOGI meeting

 

 

(click here to read the full story)

 

 

Recipe(s) of the Week

Tomato Pie. Tasting is believing.

...plus pull apart pizza bread.

(get the recipes - click here)

 

Video of the Day

The Island Of Hawaii


“The Big Island” is a captivating short film that takes the viewer on a quick tour of Hawaii. Tyler Fairbank took photos of the various terrains and astonishing landscapes shown in the video and then edited the raw images together to make this video.

 

Chesney's Chestnut

BARBER: (To a long-haired teenager) You're next.

TEENAGER: I'm not waiting for a haircut.

BARBER: What are you waiting for?

TEENAGER: Nothing. My Dad's looking for me and this is the last place in the world he would look.


Thought For The Day

 

Community Calendar

Tonight Monday November 19

November Audition Notice - A Comedy of Tenors

The White Rock Players’ Club is excited to announce auditions for A Comedy of Tenors!

Audition dates are Monday, November 19 and Monday, November 26, 7-9 PM at the Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Road, White Rock)

Performance dates are February 6 – 23, 2018 at the Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock.

(click here for more community events)

 

Tomorrow In THE SUN

Night Owl

ANGEL FORREST Canada's undisputed Queen of the Blues returns to Blue Frog

 

 

 

 

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