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News about Surrey for the week ending September 14, 2014

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending September 14, 2014

Teacher strike, open data, car thieves caught, new interchange 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.

 

  • The Province (blog) News – Surrey farm school a hit during teachers' strike The Province (blog) As the teachers' strike enters its third week, God's Little Acre Farm in Surrey is turning its fields into a classroom. God's Little Acre donates most of its produce to food banks and soup kitchens, so kids learn about local food while helping others ... and more »
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    Canada finishes runner-up at Men's World Amateur Team Championship The Globe and Mail Barry University's Adam Svensson of Surrey , B.C., made a birdie for Canada, and McCarthy had a bogey for the U.S.. McCarthy played the first eight holes in 8 under with an eagle, six birdies and a par. He broke the tournament nine-hole record at 8 ... and more »
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    International students kept busy for time being in Surrey , Delta Surrey Now SURREY — With no end in sight to the teachers' dispute, the Surrey school district's is providing an “extended orientation” period for its 850 or so international students. According to district spokesman Doug Strachan, international students receive ...
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    Vancouver Desi Kids attending Surrey farm school likely helping to feed some striking ... Vancouver Desi Instead of pencils and books, kids took up carrots and cucumbers Thursday at “farm school.” As the teachers' strike stretches on, the fields and market at God's Little Acre Farm in Surrey have become a classroom for 30 students from across the Lower ... and more »
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    Vancouver Desi Six people arrested after Surrey Mounties recover five stolen vehicles Surrey Now Last Friday, Mounties staked out a home on the 7100 block of 151st Street for two and a half hours before raiding it with the help of Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, police dogs and Air 1 helicopter, according to a Surrey RCMP news release. Half dozen Surrey men nabbed in auto theft Surrey Leader Money for a tow? Clean-cut South Asian young man scamming elderly residents ... Vancouver Desi Charges laid…
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    Simon Fraser University News SFU Surrey student awarded $80000 scholarship Surrey Now SURREY — A Surrey whiz-kid known for his leadership skills is being recognized by the Seymour Schulich Foundation with an $80,000 scholarship. First-year student Raaj Chatterjee, who's studying mechatronics systems engineering at SFU's Surrey  ... Scholarships recognize student pair for leadership Simon Fraser University News all 3 news articles »
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    Canada tied for third at World Amateur Team Championship The Globe and Mail Adam Svensson of Surrey , B.C. had six birdies and a single bogey to pace the Canadian attack with a round of 66 while Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont. had an eagle, four birdies and a pair of bogeys for a round of 67. Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill ...
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    Watch: Lest We Forget Sukh Johal from Surrey604 visits the 9/11 Memorial in Holland Park and reminds everyone to think about the brave men and women who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.
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    Kids attending Surrey farm school likely helping to feed some striking teachers The Province Instead of pencils and books, kids took up carrots and cucumbers Thursday at “farm school.” As the teachers' strike stretches on, the fields and market at God's Little Acre Farm in Surrey have become a classroom for 30 students from across the Lower ... and more »
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    The Province Parents of murdered teen behind new Surrey park and public art piece The Province The grand opening of a Surrey playground and unveiling of a new public art piece next Saturday will mark an important milestone for the parents of a murdered teen. Since Devon Allaire-Bell was stabbed to death — and his friend seriously injured ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey RCMP charge six locals after spate of car thefts from Surrey and Whiterock The Province Six Surrey residents, including four minors, have been charged following an investigation by the RCMP's High Risk Target Team involving various property crimes and stolen cars. Mounties began surveillance a property in the 7100 block of 151st Street in ...
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    Vancouver Sun Six people arrested after Surrey Mounties recover five stolen vehicles Vancouver Sun Last Friday, Mounties staked out a home on the 7100 block of 151st Street for two and a half hours before raiding it with the help of Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, police dogs and Air 1 helicopter, according to a Surrey RCMP news release.
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    Surrey Board of Trade offers free classes during teachers' strike CKNW News Talk 980 The Surrey Board of Trade is stepping in to help out kids grounded by the public teachers' strike. The board and its partners are offering a variety of free classes, including math for kids Grades 1 through 12. They will be taught by private companies. and more »
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    The start of the school year is a critical time for students. We know that with the continuing teacher strike, you may be looking at options for your children. To help you, the Surrey Board of Trade’s strategic plan includes a strong focus on education for our youth, which will benefit our workplaces today and tomorrow. They are our future entrepreneurs and workers. The Surrey Board of Trade offers the following options for your children through innovative and generous partnership arrangements. Consider…
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    Surrey RCMP’s High Risk Target Team (HRTT) has arrested and charged six Surrey males in connection to an investigation involving multiple stolen vehicles and property crimes in the City of Surrey.
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    BC unions rally behind teachers' strike The Globe and Mail Her brother, who is a teacher in Surrey , has started working in construction, “hauling five-gallon buckets of concrete for eight hours.” Carolee McGillivray, a guidance counsellor, had to cancel her summer vacation with her son. She says she has had to ... and more »
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    A new six-lane interchange was unveiled today along Hwy 99 and 16th Ave.
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    Former mayor adds heft to campaign with Safe Surrey Coalition The Globe and Mail Surrey's former mayor is making crime the No. 1 issue in his campaign to return to his job, saying that the region's biggest suburb “is in the midst of a crime wave” that he will dedicate the city's resources to fighting. To do that, Doug McCallum ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey break-in suspect identified as man found dead under Abbotsford security ... Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — A suspect in a series of South Surrey break-ins was found dead inside an Abbotsford restaurant last month. The man, a 33-year-old Surrey resident, was found around 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 stuck underneath a security gate inside a ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun South Surrey break-in suspect found dead Surrey Now SURREY — A suspect in a series of South Surrey break-ins was found dead inside an Abbotsford restaurant last month. The man, a 33-year-old Surrey resident, was found around 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 stuck underneath a security gate inside a restaurant ... South Surrey break-in suspect found deceased Peace Arch News all 5 news articles »
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    Vancouver Sun Doug McCallum's 'Safe Surrey Coalition' introduced, plans to double police on ... Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Surrey mayoralty candidate Doug McCallum revealed a $21-million six-point public safety platform Tuesday morning while introducing four city council running mates. Seeking office as the Safe Surrey Coalition, they are small ... and more »
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    The Province Mayoral contender Doug McCallum forms Safe Surrey Coalition with four council ... Straight.com “People are fearful in neighbourhoods across Surrey , and are looking for leadership, detailed proposals, and most importantly, a plan for action on the issue of public safety,” McCallum said in a news release. “The Safe Surrey Coalition represents a ... Former mayor adds heft to campaign with Safe Surrey Coalition The Globe and Mail McCallum's 'Safe Surrey Coalition' introduced,…
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    Surrey RCMP is alerting the public and requesting their assistance in identifying a fraudster who has been recently preying on elderly people and their generosity. 
  • The City of Surrey’s top police officer, Chief Superintendent W.C. (Bill) Fordy awarded the Order of Merit medal.
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    The City of Surrey launched its open data program today as part of its commitment to an open, transparent and accessible government.
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    Surrey RCMP advises that the 53 year old female who was reported missing on September 4th, 2014 has been located. Thank you to the media the the public for their assistance.
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    On Thursday, September 11th, the Surrey Board of Trade hosted the 8 th  Annual Surrey Environment and Business Awards Lunch, featuring a Waste Management Solutions Panel. The panelists spoke to topics such as Multi Material BC (MMBC), Organics Waste, and Bylaw 280 – Regulation of Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials. The five panelists were: Mayor Derek Corrigan,  Vice Chair of the Zero Waste Committee, Metro Vancouver Neil Hastie,  Global Product Stewardship Council Candace Le Roy,  Director, SFU…
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    Vancouver Sun Young Surrey man shot in probable targeted act Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - A 19-year-old Surrey man was shot in what appears to be a targeted act in the area of 134th Street and 90th Avenue Sunday evening and RCMP investigators are looking for the public's help with their investigation. Police received ... and more »
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    Punjabi radio stations operating in BC face CRTC ban The Globe and Mail Also operating out of Surrey , Radio India has an agreement with the licensee of KVRI 1600 AM in Blaine, Wash., which transmits its programming, according to the CRTC. Its website says its programs can be enjoyed “in the lower mainland of British ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey man battles to be The Biggest Loser Vancouver Sun Alicandro, a sales manager who lives in Surrey , said the moment he found out he was going to be a dad that something had to change. The stars aligned when he was selected to be a contestant on The Biggest Loser, an American reality TV show that pits ... and more »
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    William James Bolender sold drugs to an undercover officer in 2012.
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    Six men were arrested and five vehicles recovered in one swoop this month.
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    Findings by Auditor General for Local Government to be withheld during municipal election campaigns
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    First responders and guests honour those who perished in terrorist attacks in the U.S.
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    Surrey District Parent Advisory Council calls on parents in Surrey and across B.C. to contact parties directly, and to turn out at rally.

 

 

 

 

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