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News about Surrey for the week ending September 7, 2014

Leaves backlit by the late afternoon sun in Tynehead park

 

The week in review » news reported during the week ending September 7, 2014

Rail corridor project complete, new bus over Port Mann, counterfeiting at bus loop 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.

 

  • On Friday, September 5, at the Surrey Public Library, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander spoke with an invitation-only roundtable. Given Surrey’s large multicultural community and its direct line to Surrey’s economy, the Surrey Board of Trade focused on Canada’s immigration system as it evolves starting January 2015. The federal government will introduce a new application management system for selecting and processing economic immigrants: The Expression of Interest (EOI) system.  …
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    Police search for missing Surrey man CKNW News Talk 980 Mounties are asking the public to help find a Surrey man who went missing while camping in Nelson. 56-year old Paul Tayes arrived at the Kokanee Provincial Campground around 8:30pm on Tuesday after travelling from Cranbrooke. Police say he paid for ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Vancouver Aquarium meets Science World in planned Surrey ecology centre Vancouver Sun SURREY — As a child, the only technology Gary Oliver had was a black-and-white TV. He recalls faithfully watching Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom as a youngster, inspiring him to spend his life studying, rescuing and working with animals. And he hopes ... and more »
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    Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a high risk missing female. Thi Lan NGUYEN was reported missing September 4th, 2014 and is believed to have left her residence in the 14900 block of 101A Avenue to do some shopping and never returned. She has not been seen or heard from since.
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    Photo exhibit at Surrey funeral home marks World Suicide Prevention Day (with ... Surrey Now SURREY — An art exhibit of photographs from men who have experienced suicidal thoughts will be featured at a local funeral home. The single-day event, on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Valley View Funeral Home in Surrey , will mark World Suicide Prevention ... and more »
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    The Province Man who suckerpunched Surrey bus driver, breaking his nose, gets two years in ... The Province A man who punched a bus driver in the face as he drove down a busy Surrey street has been sentenced to two years in jail. Sean Tyler Quaye, 26, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm after hearing just 90 minutes of testimony at his trial in B.C ... and more »
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    Alleged counterfeiter Gerald Doyle busted at Surrey bus loop CBC.ca Transit police in Metro Vancouver busted an alleged counterfeiter who was printing fake money right at the Surrey Central Bus Loop. Officers were first called to the bus loop on Aug. 28 after transit users reported the suspicious activity. When they ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey man gets nearly nine years in jail for killing grow-op caretaker The Province A Surrey man who admitted to fatally shooting the caretaker of a South Langley marijuana grow operation has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison. Jesse River Jordan Hill pleaded guilty in June to a charge of manslaughter with a firearm. He was ...
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    EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 4 to 10 ( Surrey , White Rock, North Delta) Surrey Now Surrey Youth Fest: Event on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St., Surrey , featuring breakdance battle, skateboard and BMX demos, bands and DJs, food trucks, sumo wrestling, obstacle course, more. Free shuttle. 604-591-4793 ... and more »
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    The Province Port Mann 555 bus adds Surrey stop to its route The Province Patient Surrey commuters finally have a long-promised route over the new Port Mann Bridge. A Surrey stop opened Tuesday allowing commuters to board the 555, a Rapid Bus connecting Langley to the Braid SkyTrain station in New Westminster. and more »
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    The City of Surrey is offering daycamps to support parents and children during the ongoing Teachers' Strike.
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    Vancouver single-family detached homes hit record high prices The Globe and Mail The benchmark home price index hit $984,300 last month for detached properties sold in Greater Vancouver, up 6.6 per cent from August, 2013. In the Fraser Valley, which includes the sprawling and and less-expensive Vancouver suburb of Surrey , the ... and more »
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    Surrey jail warden leaves post Am730 Vancouver Traffic News Staff at the Surrey Pretrial Centre confirm Gordon Davis is no longer in charge, but they won't say why. When asked for an explanation, Cindy Rose with the BC Corrections Service sent CKNW the following statement: “Due to privacy laws, BC Corrections ... and more »
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    Counterfeiting suspect caught printing $20 bills at Surrey Central bus loop ... The Province The ride is over for a man who was allegedly printing funny money at a Surrey bus loop. Much to the astonishment of Metro Vancouver Transit Police, the man was observed standing over a printer plugged into an electrical outlet that was believed to be ...
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    The Province Surrey mom charged after her toddler was found starving to death The Province SURREY — Mounties have arrested a Surrey mother accused of failing to care for her toddler after he was found starving to death. The 23-year-old woman, who was arrested over the weekend, has been charged with failure to provide the necessities of life ...
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    Surrey RCMP advises that charges have been laid in a child neglect investigation.
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    Expired Scratch & Win tickets anger Surrey's Steve Hildebran CBC.ca A Surrey man is furious with a local lottery retailer after he bought Scratch & Win tickets, and found out later they had already expired. Steve Hildebran says he recently bought two of the B.C. Lottery Corporation's Blackjack Scratch & Win tickets at ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Mother charged after starving toddler found in Surrey Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - The mother of a two-year-old child in Surrey has been charged with neglecting the toddler. RCMP say they became involved after the child was brought to a hospital. Charges of failure to provide the necessities of life and criminal ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey bus commuters finally given option to travel over new Port Mann Bridge The Province Patient Surrey commuters finally have a long-promised route over the new Port Mann Bridge. A Surrey stop opened Tuesday allowing commuters to board the 555, a Rapid Bus connecting Langley to the Braid SkyTrain station in New Westminster.
  • The Province Man, 23, arrested in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault of nine-year ... The Province A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged after a young Surrey girl was lured from her room and sexually assaulted in a nearby park, RCMP announced Tuesday. Donovan Adams was arrested by patrol officers in Surrey's city centre area on ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Donovan Adams arrested in sex attack on 9-year-old Surrey girl CBC.ca A nine-year-old girl who was lured from her bedroom last week, abducted and then sexually assaulted provided some of the evidence that helped police identify a suspect, Surrey RCMP say. 'This young girl was very brave. She helped us catch this man' ... Surrey luring and abduction suspect arrested near crime scene Surrey Now Arrest made in sexual assault of nine-year-old girl in Surrey Vancouver Sun UPDATED:…
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    Vancouver Sun Arrest made in sexual assault of nine-year-old girl in Surrey Vancouver Sun Donovan Adams was arrested by patrol officers in Surrey's city centre area on Thursday last week, just one day after the nine-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from her bedroom at her home in the 9900-block of 128 Street. After she was assaulted ... and more »
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    Surrey RCMP has arrested a 23 year old Surrey man following the sexual assault of a nine year old girl on August 27th (see original release).
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    Dear Teachers, Parents and Students, This government must resolve this labour dispute in our public education system as soon as possible. The minister has delayed and obstructed talks with teachers all summer. Despite saying repeatedly the government is willing to … Continue reading 
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    The Province Surrey RCMP arrest man in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault of nine ... The Province A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged after a young Surrey girl was lured from her room and sexually assaulted in a nearby park, RCMP announced Tuesday. Donovan Adams was arrested by patrol officers in Surrey's city centre area on ...
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    Donovan Adams arrested in attack on 9-year-old Surrey girl CBC.ca A 23-year-old Surrey man is facing charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and sexual interference in connection with a sexual assault on a nine-year-old girl who was lured out her bedroom window last week. Speaking at a news conference this afternoon, ...
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey man went missing on way to work Vancouver Sun Trevor Crofton, 21, was last seen Saturday leaving a friend's house at around 8 a.m. in the 17900 block of 20th Avenue in Surrey . He never arrived at work for his shift that day and police say it is unusual for Crofton to be out of contact from his ... and more »
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    It’s that time of year when the beaches are empty and the nights are noticeably cooler. Fall will soon be here and that means winter...
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    Alex Tagliani has learned valuable lessons in 25 years of racing The Globe and Mail Scott Hargrove, of Surrey , B.C., who finished second overall in the Pro Mazda Series championship after a heartbreaking mechanical failure in the season final handed the tile to another driver, took the 2014 Ultra94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge title on ... 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 in 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.
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    Surrey and Delta school districts confirm strike closures Surrey Now In a letter posted on the Surrey school district's website, superintendent Jordan Tinney says while they had hoped that a deal could have been reached before Tuesday with mediator Vince Ready at the table, his declaration of an impasse dashed all hopes ... Surrey school officials: brace for long disruption Am730 Vancouver Traffic News all 4 news articles »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey woman dies when vehicle overturns off Nova Scotia highway Vancouver Sun SYDNEY, N.S. — Police in Nova Scotia say a woman from British Columbia has died in a single-vehicle crash in Cape Breton. Officers responded early Monday to reports that a vehicle had left the road and flipped over while travelling on Highway 125 in ... and more »
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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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  • Local advocate helped speed the creation of a stop for the #555 into Vancouver.
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    The Cloverdale office of local MLA Stephanie Cadieux was the site of an MLA Playdate protest Thursday morning.
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    Sean Tyler Quaye also can't take transit for three years.
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    Education Minister could make Grade 12 students 'whole' by adding days to calendar or carving into holidays
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    Electronic billboards to warn motorists trains are arriving are still coming but traffic patterns to be monitored first.
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    Jesse Hill was sentenced to 107 months in jail for killing a Delta pastor's son in a Langley grow rip. 
Alice Ehaloak went missing on Monday, Sept. 1 from her home in Clayton.

 

 

 

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