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News about Surrey for the week ending August 31, 2014

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending August 31, 2014

Cat crisis, Coal reactions, sex assault, Ferris wheel 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.

 

  • Call-in meeting to talk Surrey transit Surrey Leader Are the answers to Surrey's woeful transit problems a rapid bus, or community shuttles, or Light Rapid Transit, or all of the above? Those are some of the questions discussed in a telephone town hall meeting Wednesday, hosted by Surrey councillor and ...
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    Surrey manhunt continues after sexual assault of 9-year-old CBC.ca A manhunt continues in Surrey after a nine-year-old girl was lured to a nearby park from her home and sexually assaulted. Police dogs and their handlers were active in Robson Park in the Cedar Hills neighbourhood Friday as police continued to look for ... and more »
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    'Cat crisis' erupts in Surrey , where strays number in the thousands CBC.ca Animal welfare groups say the population of stray and feral cats at least one Metro Vancouver city has ballooned out of control. The Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association, or VOKRA, estimates that there are 20,000 stray cats in Surrey alone. "It's ...
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey manhunt continues after sexual assault of 9-year-old CBC.ca A manhunt continues in Surrey after a nine-year-old girl was lured to a nearby park from her home and sexually assaulted. Police dogs and their handlers were active in Robson Park in the Cedar Hills neighbourhood Friday as police continued to look for ... Surrey girl, 9, lured out of open bedroom window and sexually assaulted Vancouver Sun UPDATES: Nine year old Surrey girl snatched from bed and sexually assaulted CKNW News…
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    Two abandoned houses set on fire on Surrey development property early Saturday The Province Police are investigating two suspicious fires set at abandoned houses in Surrey . Shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday firefighters were called to what initially appeared to be a fire in a townhouse complex in the 12100-block 66th Avenue. When they arrived ... Suspicious fire destroys abandoned house in Surrey CKNW News Talk 980 all 4 news articles »
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    4 new school projects to tackle chronic overcrowding in Surrey CBC.ca Four new school projects, including a new high school costing $55 million, has been announced for Surrey , B.C, in a bid to ease enrolment problems. The new secondary school will be in the Clayton North area of the city, and will have places for 1,500 ...
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    BC districts hold off telling parents school cancelled due to teachers' strike The Globe and Mail Jordan Tinney, superintendent of the Surrey School District, has written a letter to parents, saying his district could still manage to open schools if a deal is reached as late as Monday evening. “If there is a deal even at the last minute, we will do ... and more »
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    Surrey school district ready to open if late deal reached Surrey Now SURREY — If a last-minute deal is struck between teachers and the government, Surrey schools will be able to open on time. That was the word from district superintendent Jordan Tinney Friday in a letter to parents. "Even if we heard about a deal as ...
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    Surrey school district advises parents to make childcare arrangements Surrey Now But with the BCTF and government seemingly still at odds and time fast-running out, Surrey Teachers Association (STA) President Jennifer Wadge said it's unfortunately looking like the district's 5,000 teachers will merely be resuming their strike ... Arrange childcare, Surrey School District tells parents Peace Arch News Many educators feeling anxious about their financial situation: teachers ... News1130 all 6 news…
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    Surrey girl, 9, lured from home and sexually assaulted CBC.ca Police are hunting for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl after luring her from her home in Surrey , B.C., on Wednesday night. The girl's mother called police at around 10:40 p.m. PT to report her daughter had been lured from ...
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    An overnight abduction and sex assault of a 9 year old girl has police issuing a warning to the Surrey Central Community. Suspect not in custody.
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey girl, 9, lured out of bedroom window and sexually assaulted Vancouver Sun A nine-year-old girl was abducted from her north Surrey home Wednesday night and then sexually assaulted before being released, police said Thursday. Surrey RCMP say the little girl was lured out of her bedroom where she was sleeping by an unknown ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey girl, 9, abducted from her bedroom and sexually assaulted The Province Surrey RCMP went door-to-door Thursday to seek witnesses after a nine-year-old girl was lured from her bedroom, sexually assaulted in a nearby park, and left in a neighbour's yard. Sgt. Dale Carr said police believe the crime happened some time between ...
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    Vancouver Sun Four school construction projects announced in Surrey Vancouver Sun "Early this year, our board wrote to the minister offering to contribute funding in order to speed-up the process and address over-capacity issues at Adams Road and the South Surrey elementary schools, so we are thrilled to be able to now move ahead ...
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    Vancouver Sun Editorial: Coal to Surrey docks can be monitored Vancouver Sun Port Metro Vancouver's recent decision to approve coal exports from Fraser Surrey Docks is a sensible one. A review by engineering and environmental services company Golder Associates preceding the controversial approval found “there are no significant ... and more »
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    Surrey real estate firm shut down News1130 SURREY (NEWS1130) – A real estate company in Surrey has been shut down and its bank accounts frozen by industry regulators who will hold a hearing into the firm. The Real Estate Council of BC says it closed 8th Avenue Elite Realty because the public ...
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    The Province Serial rapist asks Surrey court to let him avoid long-term offender designation The Province “I'm not the same person I was two years ago being released from the penitentiary, or one year ago,” Jefferson said Wednesday at his sentencing hearing in provincial court in Surrey . “I'm changing and maturing. This is an upward progression for me.”. and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey RCMP arrest two after mobile phone store robbed Vancouver Sun Police are recommending charges of robbery and assault with a weapon against the two suspects, who are Surrey residents aged 20 and 16. On Aug. 26 before 6 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of a robbery at a mobile phone store in the 18600-block of ...
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    EVENTS GUIDE for Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 ( Surrey , White Rock and 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 ... No arrests after pair of assaults reported Peace Arch News all 2 news articles »
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    Surrey RCMP advises that two suspects have been arrested following a robbery and an assault at a mobile phone store last evening.

 

 

 

 

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