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News about Surrey for the week ending August 3, 2014

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending August 3, 2014

Rats, Man dies in transit police custody, Crime statistics, Mayoral campaigning, Cinema closes and more

Here's what was compiled from the Surrey B.C. news source compilation: news, civic and blogging sources from and about Surrey, B.C. Canada.

A few caveats: there are several streams in this compilation, including news alert feeds, which may lead to some duplication of stories. I try to remove marketing materials and the odd story about that other Surrey (in England), but sometimes things can slip through.

 

  • Spike in Surrey vehicle theft News1130 RCMP Sergeant Dale Carr says the numbers don't tell the whole story and can be misleading. “Auto theft can often be a skewed number. We can have a great deal of crimes committed by one person or a small group of individuals.” “When we find that ...
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    Man snuck up behind 16-year-old girl, put arms around her neck CBC.ca Surrey RCMP is asking the public to help identify a suspect involved in an assault that happened on a pathway near Clayton Heights Secondary school on Sunday, July 27. Police say that at around 2 p.m. PT, a 16-year-old girl was was walking on a pathway ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey looks to Metro Vancouver to attack its rats Vancouver Sun Surrey is looking to other Metro Vancouver cities, particularly Burnaby, in hopes of handling its rat problems. The move comes after longtime Newton resident Dan Goy complained to the city and Fraser Health Authority that rats were scurrying across his ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Watchdog investigating death of man arrested by Transit Police in Surrey Vancouver Sun A news release from the department initially said the IIO was notified just after midnight and declined to take the case, which was then forwarded to Surrey RCMP for investigation. But that changed later Friday. "When the chief civilian director of the ...
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    The Province Property crime up in Surrey , violent crime down The Province Surrey RCMP say there has been a regional increase in property crime and Surrey is no exception. Last quarter, there was a 25-per-cent increase in property crime. Only two types of property crime decreased: business break-ins and theft over $5,000.
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    Straight.com IIO investigate in-custody death for Transit Police Surrey Now Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan said the man, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act for “irrational behaviour” on a Coast Mountain bus at the Surrey Central bus loop at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Watchdog investigating after Surrey man dies in Transit Police custody The Province Surrey man dies in Metro Vancouver Transit Police custody Straight.com Surrey Mounties investigate…
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    Surrey mayoral candidates trade barbs over closed-door meetings Surrey Now SURREY — With the Surrey election months away, the mudslinging has already begun. In a statement released Thursday, candidate Doug McCallum slammed his Surrey First opposition Linda Hepner and Barinder Rasode — who has yet to announce ...
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    Man dies in transit police custody in BC The Globe and Mail A release from the department says the 41-year-old Surrey man was arrested late Thursday night at the Surrey Central bus loop, while he was aboard a Coast Mountain bus. Transit Police officers say they determined the man was acting irrationally and ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey RCMP to investigate man's death in Transit Police custody Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER — Transit police have asked the Surrey RCMP to investigate an in custody death early Friday morning. Spokeswoman Anne Drennan says at 11:30 p.m., on Thursday officers arrested a 41-year-old Surrey man under the Mental Health Act for ...
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    The Province Watchdog investigating after Surrey man dies in Transit Police custody The Province The Independent Investigations Office wil probe the death of a man who died after being arrested by Transit Police. Late Thursday night, Transit officers arrested a 41-year-old Surrey man who was acting erratically on a bus at the Surrey Central bus loop.
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    While enforcement will still be part of Friday evening’s event, officers will also be identifying drivers who are helping their friends or family get home safe by choosing to be the designated driver, and thanking them with a $2 coffee card.
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    Surrey mayoral candidates trade jibes over closed-door meetings Vancouver Desi In a statement released Thursday, candidate Doug McCallum slammed his Surrey First opposition Linda Hepner and Barinder Rasode — who has yet to announce whether she is running for mayor or an independent councillor — for “hypocrisy.” McCallum ... Surrey could have its very first Mayor of South Asian descent CanIndia News Useless Poll Of 507 Online People Which Doesn't Include Rasode Doesn't ... South Asian Link…
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    BC Hydro says its smart meters safe after fires force SaskPower to pull meters The Globe and Mail Len Garis, Surrey's fire chief and a researcher who worked on the reports, said BC Hydro's safety checks could be behind the decrease in fire risk. “When they deployed smart meters they actually inspected the meter bases,” Chief Garis said. “If the ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun 'Positive ticketing' in Surrey means a free coffee for designated drivers Vancouver Sun "Too many innocent people are being injured or killed in collisions related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs," said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet on Thursday. "We are looking forward to being able to reward people who are choosing to ... and more »
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    Summer is in full swing. Family vacations, summer camp, beautiful weather and oodles of community activities. If you’re free next week on Saturday, August 9th,...
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    EVENTS GUIDE for July 31 to Aug. 6 ( Surrey , White Rock and North Delta) Surrey Now “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged”: Fighting Chance Productions and White Rock Players' Club present fast-paced comedy Aug. 6 to 23 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, starring Tom Gage, Ryan Mooney, Christopher Nash, ...
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    Vancouver Sun Curtain call for Surrey's historic Cloverdale cinema Vancouver Sun CLOVERDALE — The Clova Cinema, as its known to its patrons, is closing its doors for good this weekend with a series of events to cap the theatre's 67-year run. The building was sold to Crossridge Church which, until recently, rented the space for ... and more »
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    Canada's hot streak continues at Commonwealth Games The Globe and Mail Australia leads with 106 medals, one more than England. David Tremblay of Windsor, Ont., won gold in the men's 61-kilogram wrestling category, Dori Yeats of Montreal won the women's 69-kg title and Arjun Gill of Surrey , B.C., won gold in the men's 97 ... and more »
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    BC police arrest three members of 856 gang, seize $400000 in drugs The Globe and Mail He said the shootings of six people in a Surrey high-rise at the height of the gang war was also a deterrent. “A lot of the main gangs are very well entrenched here. I don't think it would be a shock to any of us that something like the Surrey Six ...
  • The Province Four taken to hospital after Surrey house fire The Province SURREY — Four members of a Surrey family were taken to hospital early Wednesday morning after a house fire erupted in Fraser Heights. Five people were in the house, at 111th Avenue and 153rd Street, at the time. It's believed the fire might have ... and more »
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    Have you ever wondered what policing is really like? Did you know there’s more to it than the patrol officer you see on the road? Apply to join the Surrey RCMP’s Citizen Police Academy!
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    The Province Three workers rescued from Surrey trench collapse The Province Three workers were rescued in Surrey after a trench collapsed on Tuesday. The incident took place at a work site located near 158th Street and 104th Avenue just after noon. Two of the workers were pulled out by co-workers, but the third was reportedly ... and more »
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    The Province Rats ravaging Surrey neighbourhood The Province NEWTON — A Surrey man says rats are plaguing his Newton neighbourhood. "It's Rats R Us," said Dan Goy. The longtime resident is frustrated that while he filed complaints to Fraser Health and Surrey's bylaws department in late June, the problem persists. and more »
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    The Province Surrey's Holland Park hosts Movies Under the Stars starting Saturday The Province The 10th anniversary of Movies Under the Stars in downtown Surrey kicks off Saturday night with a screening of Despicable Me 2. The family-friendly series in Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Rd.) starts at 5 p.m. with pre-show entertainment and the movie ... and more »
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    On July 28th at approximately 12:00 pm, Surrey RCMP officers responded to a report of a male acting irrationally inside a grocery store located in the 10300 block of King George Blvd.
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    Vancouver Sun McCallum, Hepner attract similar support from Surrey voters: poll Vancouver Sun Surrey mayoral candidates Doug McCallum and Linda Hepner have attracted similar support so far among voters, according to a new Insights West poll. The poll found that 40 per cent of respondents were either “very likely” or “moderately likely” to vote ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey Mounties jolt man with Taser Vancouver Sun RCMP officers arrived at the store in the 10300 block of King George Blvd. around noon after receiving with reports that the man was aggressively confronting customers and staff, said Cpl. Bert Paquet, a Surrey RCMP spokesman, in a news release. and more »
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    Upon investigation by By-law Officers, the voluntary compliance in the City of Surrey continues to remain at a high rate. Between April 1st and June 30th, the By-law Enforcement Division reports a voluntary compliance rate of 95%. This is an increase from the voluntary compliance rate of 90% reported in the first quarter of 2014.
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    On Saturday, residents celebrated of the opening of West Newton Community Park, a new 3.5 hectare community space featuring a playground, walking loops, park shelters, and Surrey’s first cricket field with natural grass wickets.
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    For Immediate Release July 28, 2014   Surrey Board of Trade Police Officer of the Year Award Finalists Announced!   Surrey, B.C. - The Surrey Board of Trade is proud to announce the finalists for the 18th Annual Police Officer of the Year Awards.  Winners in the below eight categories will be announced at the gala event taking place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey (15269-104 Avenue) from 6-9:30pm .   The Surrey RCMP along with Surrey’s Auxiliary…
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    Vancouver Sun Bitcoin ATM unveiled in Surrey Vancouver Sun SURREY — Eight months after Vancouver's first Bitcoin ATM was unveiled to the public, Surrey now has one to claim as its own. Situated at the newly opened Beta Collective, a co-working space in Whalley, the ATM opens the doors for residents south of ... and more »
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    Ryan Mooney leaves theatre group after 2009 sex-assault sentence brought to light
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    Recreational, commercial fishermen gear up for big Fraser River salmon run
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    Man believed to have grabbed 16-year-old girl in Cloverdale and ran when she screamed.
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    With strike pay headed to parents and rec centres gearing up for fall programs, BCTF is going back to the table
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    Surrey community doubles other neighbourhoods in sex assaults, with a total of 60 so far this year.
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    Half have lived in same city for a decade or more, regional homeless count shows
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    Surrey man, 41, was arrested by Transit Police under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital, where he died.
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    Court upholds verdict that Charles Kembo killed his wife, step-daughter, mistress and business partner.

 

 

 

 

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