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News about Surrey for the week ending August 24, 2014

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending August 24, 2014

Police budget cuts, homes as banquet halls, dock expansion approved 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.

 

  • Prof urging people to stop Fraser Surrey Docks expansion immediately News1130 DELTA (NEWS1130) – Coal is a fuel of the last century according to one expert who says the fight against expansion at Fraser Surrey Docks needs to continue. This comes as the project got approval from Port Metro Vancouver yesterday. SFU health sciences ...
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    Surrey Night Market set to cap off debut summer Surrey Now CLOVERDALE — With two weekends left for the Surrey Night Market, organizer Satbir Cheema said he's learned a lot in the six or so weeks since it debuted. Having opened to what he described at the time as “an overwhelming response” by the public, ...
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    Surrey Fraser coal terminal approved by Port Metro Vancouver CBC.ca Port Metro Vancouver has granted a permit for the Fraser Surrey dock to be expanded to export four million tonnes of coal per year, saying it will not harm the environment or local residents. Vice president Peter Xotta says the decision followed a two ... and more »
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    BC's College of Naturopathic Physicians claim Sarge Sandhu and Sam Samrai ... CBC.ca B.C.'s College of Naturopathic Physicians claims the owners of a Surrey clinic are improperly giving injections and claiming to be physicians. The college has filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court against the husband and wife who run South Point ... and more »
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    Illegal wedding houses face crackdown, Surrey promises CBC.ca The City of Surrey says bylaw officers are trying to crack down on homes being rented out for multi-day wedding celebrations, but it's not easy. Residents of some neighbourhoods have been complaining about loud noise and traffic on their streets due to ... and more »
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    BC RCMP budget cuts 'unacceptable,' says acting Surrey mayor Hepner Surrey Now Linda Hepner, who is currently acting mayor, told the Now she was “astonished at the provincial cuts,” seeing as she and Surrey RCMP's Officer in Charge (OIC) had no notice they were coming. Hepner, who is running for mayor in the upcoming election ...
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    The City of Surrey is offering daycamps to support parents and children in the event of the Teachers' Strike continuing into September.
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    Coal-shipping facility on Fraser River in Surrey gets go-ahead The Globe and Mail Port Metro Vancouver, Canada's largest port, said on Thursday it has approved a new facility to transfer coal from trains onto barges at Fraser Surrey Docks, following lengthy public scrutiny of the project's environmental and health impact. After a ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Fence to keep homeless away from vacant Surrey lot leads to increased crime ... Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — A fence recently erected by the City of Surrey around a vacant lot frequented by homeless people has led to an increase in crime for the Whalley Legion. According to the Legion's Robin Reid, since the city installed a fence around a ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Port Metro Vancouver okays controversial coal shipping facility at Fraser ... Vancouver Sun Port Metro Vancouver has approved a controversial $15-million coal-loading facility at Fraser Surrey Docks despite concerns for human health and the environment. Peter Xotta, the port's vice-president of planning and operations, told a news conference ...
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    Surrey Fraser coal terminal decision due from Port Metro Vancouver CBC.ca The fate of a controversial coal terminal proposed for the Fraser River in Surrey , B.C. will be revealed by Port Metro Vancouver officials Thursday morning. Fraser Surrey Docks has asked Port Metro Vancouver for permission to add a coal shipping ...
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    But environmental groups argue falling coal prices may put plan in jeopardy
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    South Surrey fire destroys abandoned home CBC.ca A large fire has destroyed an abandoned home in a forested section of 16 Avenue, just west of 176 Street in South Surrey , B.C. on Thursday morning. The fire is now under control, and there are no reports of any injuries, but fire crews say they are ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun South Surrey house fire closes part of 16th Avenue Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - Fire crews have extinguished a fire that gutted a house in South Surrey this morning in a heavily wooded area on 16th Avenue. Surrey Fire Service Battalion Chief Steve Zecchel said no one was inside the home when the blaze broke ...
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    EVENTS GUIDE for Aug. 21 to 27 ( Surrey , White Rock, North Delta) Surrey Now Toopy and Binoo in “Fun and Games,” a new musical production from Koba Entertainment, at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Oct. 11 as part of a 52-date tour of Canada. Show integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia ... and more »
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    BC cities organize day camps in case of continued teachers strike The Globe and Mail The City of Surrey is also offering daytime camps and has scheduled programming – including swim and skate camps at arenas and even a drop-in hockey camp – until the end of September. Registration for those programs is open. Jim Tyler, acting manager ... and more »
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    BC cuts anti-gang budget in austerity drive The Globe and Mail Barinder Rasode, a Surrey city councillor poised to launch a bid to be the city's next mayor, said she was very concerned about the cuts and would try to change the province's decision if she is elected to lead the city, which has been hard hit by gang ... and more »
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    BC cities steer towards Vancouver's car-share model The Globe and Mail “We get access to the their unused inventory during the day, it's off-peak times, and we get a vastly reduced rate,” said Surrey Councillor Bruce Hayne, chair of the city's environment committee. Surrey has an agreement that its staff have access to ...
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    Vancouver Sun Man arrested in Surrey stabbing case Vancouver Sun "It is the duty of the IHIT investigators to work with the Surrey RCMP in order to keep the community safe," Pound said in a release Wednesday (Aug. 20). "Although an arrest has been made, IHIT will continue to aggressively investigate this homicide
  • The Province Man charged in July 25 Surrey stabbing death The Province “It is the duty of the IHIT investigators to work with the Surrey RCMP in order to keep the community safe,” said Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound. “Although an arrest has been made, IHIT will continue to aggressively investigate this homicide as we believe ...
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    There is a wide-range of government and government-funded programs available that are supporting innovative companies across the province. Programs include: Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative . WINN’s first intake resulted in support for 27 projects in western Canada, with 12 B.C. companies receiving over $8 million in funding commitments Public Works and Government Services Canada’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) . The most recent BCIP call for…
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    Surrey’s newly formed “Local Immigration Partnership” (LIP) Council has appointed Surrey Councillor Judy Villeneuve and Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman as its co-chairs for the 2014-2016 term .  The LIP Council has been tasked by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to develop a strategy to strengthen the role of local communities in integrating newcomers .    “We want to ensure immigrants and refugees who chose to settle in Surrey lead successful and productive lives.  It…
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    Surrey RCMP are investigating a sex assault that occurred last night in the South Surrey area. The victim and suspect were not known to each other and the suspect is still at large.
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    The Province (blog) Surrey has 'completely dropped the ball' over homes being used as banquet ... The Province (blog) Campbell says as far as he can tell, the city has "completely dropped the ball." Jas Rehal, Surrey's bylaws manager, said the city has been aware of the issue for more than six months and that it's a complicated matter. The activity, if confirmed, is ... and more »
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    Surrey sex assault could be linked to earlier attack CBC.ca Surrey RCMP have issued a warning following an alleged sex assault in South Surrey Monday night that they say bears striking similarities to another attack in White Rock 11 days ago. Last night's alleged attack took place on a trail in the Alderwood ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey RCMP issue warning after woman knocked down in sexual assault near ... The Province Mounties are warning women in the South Surrey and White Rock area after two recent sexual assaults. A woman was knocked down and assaulted at about 9:40 p.m. Monday near Alderwood Park in South Surrey , said RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr in a release. and more »
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    Driver of stolen vehicle leads officers to bigger loot
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey RCMP hunt for sex assault suspect in South Surrey Vancouver Sun Shortly before 10 p.m., police received a call about a sex assault in the area of Alderwood Park in South Surrey . Investigators say a 38-year-old South Surrey woman was walking along a trail in Alderwood Park near the tennis courts when she was ... Surrey RCMP issue warning after woman knocked down in sexual assault near ... The Province all 15 news articles »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey resident frustrated homes used as wedding 'banquet halls' Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — A resident in Surrey's Panorama Ridge area says big parties in the neighbourhood are driving locals crazy. But they're not the kind of parties you might imagine. "There are two houses on the ridge that are used as banquet halls," ... and more »
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    Surrey’s newly formed “Local Immigration Partnership” (LIP) Council has appointed Surrey Councillor Judy Villeneuve and Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman as its co-chairs for the 2014-2016 term. The LIP Council has been tasked by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to develop a strategy to strengthen the role of local communities in integrating newcomers.
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey teen charged in convenience store robberies Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — A 16-year-old male from Surrey has been charged in relation to two convenience store robberies earlier this month in the Guildford area. According to Surrey RCMP, the youth is now facing two counts of robbery and one count of ... and more »
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    Surrey RCMP advises that a 16 year old male from Surrey has been charged with two counts of Robbery and one count of Possession of a Weapon for dangerous purposes in relation to two separate convenience store robberies that occurred earlier this month in the Guildford area.
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    We’ve all heard the phrase – the sky’s the limit, or the Virgil quotation “They are able who think they are able.” I particularly like...
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    Surrey RCMP police cruiser in rollover accident CBC.ca Surrey RCMP are investigating a serious rollover accident involving a police cruiser. Fortunately the officer involved sustained only minor injuries and has since been treated and released from hospital. RCMP says the police cruiser was northbound on ... and more »
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    Seven men detained after altercation in Whalley on Saturday morning.
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    The proceedings for Red Scorpions member, formerly of Abbotsford, are set to begin May 4
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    Surrey politicians say the timing is bad for slices to organized crime fighting.
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    A Langley man arrested in South Surrey Wednesday is facing assault and firearms charges in connection with a July incident in Cloverdale.
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    Fraser River facility will unload trains to travel through White Rock and South Surrey to a shipping facility at Texada Island.
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    Police seize thousands of dollars in merchandise, including a Jaguar and a motorhome; Looking for rightful owners.
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    Man sprays people with mace before taking off with undisclosed amount of money.

 

 

 

 

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