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News about Surrey for the week ending October 5, 2014

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending October 5, 2014

Surrey Six verdict, Mayoral race, counterfeit Oxycontin, 'Take back Surrey' rally 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.

 

  • Surrey Now Surrey RCMP seize $350k worth of counterfeit Oxycontin Surrey Now SURREY — Local police are issuing a public warning after uncovering a "significant amount" of counterfeit prescription Oxycontin pills last month. The 4,700 tablets were seized by the Surrey RCMP's Drug Section from two locations in Surrey on Sept.
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    Surrey Now Surrey optometrists join campaign to raise $1 million for global eye health Surrey Now FYidoctors in Surrey have supported the fundraising efforts for the past six years and will be participating again this year, throughout the month of October, and on World Sight Day on Oct. 9. Local optometrists Dr. Angela Hern, Dr. Nixon White, Dr ...
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    Vancouver Sun (blog) Despite convictions in gang cases like Surrey Six, kids still lured by gang life Vancouver Sun (blog) Former solicitor general Kash Heed credits investigators for the progress made in gang cases like Surrey Six, where two Red Scorpions were convicted Thursday of executing six men on Oct. 19, 2007. Two of those slain were innocent bystanders caught in ...
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    Surrey Six verdicts won't keep teens from gangs: Kash Heed News1130 VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Guilty verdicts and life in prison for Cody Haevishcer and Matthew Johnston and the upcoming murder trial for Jamie Bacon isn't enough to keep teenagers from getting into what they perceive as a glamorous gang lifestyle ...
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    EDITORIAL: Surrey Six conviction sends a strong message to gangsters ... Coquitlam Now Yesterday, the sad saga that was the " Surrey Six" murder case came to what, at minimum, could be called a positive conclusion. Two men charged with executing six people in a Surrey apartment building back in 2007, including two victims who just ...
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    CKNW News Talk 980 No injuries after drive-by in Surrey CKNW News Talk 980 Police say luckily no-one was hurt after shots were fired at a home in the 1-2-500 block of 53rd avenue. People were inside at the time, but no one was hit. Officers are investigating, and say it's too early to determine a motive. They do say none of ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Surrey 6 murders: Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston found guilty CBC.ca Two members of a B.C. drug gang, Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston, have been found guilty of six counts of first-degree murder for the 2007 underworld slayings of six people in a Surrey , B.C., highrise. After B.C. Supreme Court Judge Catherine ... and more »
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    Smitten by a humble South Indian diner The Globe and Mail Owned by Selvam Mariappan, who hails from Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Dosa Corner celebrated its first anniversary this week. Before moving to Vancouver, the genial proprietor ran a similar restaurant in Surrey called Dosa Grill for seven ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey Six: Young people still lured into gang lifestyle, despite carnage and ... Vancouver Sun Former solicitor general Kash Heed credits investigators for the progress made in gang cases like Surrey Six, where two Red Scorpions were convicted Thursday of executing six men on Oct. 19, 2007. Two of those slain were innocent bystanders caught in ...
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    Suspect arrested in Surrey over June sex assault on Vancouver Island Vancouver Sun LANGFORD — Mounties have arrested a 20-year-old man in Surrey for a summertime sexual assault on a popular southern Vancouver Island walking trail. The female victim was walking down the Galloping Goose Trail in Langford early June 26 when she ... and more »
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    By Amy Judd  Global News VANCOUVER – There is more controversy tonight over Translink’s Compass Card program. Testing was supposed to wrap up a year ago but the system is still not in operation and it is millions of dollars over budget. … Continue reading →
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    Surrey Six: Reform needed on mega-trials, former BC attorney general says ... Vancouver Sun Oppal believes the public loses confidence in the system when people accused of crimes await trial for several years — particularly in so-called mega-trials like the Surrey Six murder case. “When it takes so long to get disclosure, to bring people to ...
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    Surrey Six judge rejects evidence from alleged killer (with video) Vancouver Sun Red Scorpion gang founder Michael Le got a “sweetheart deal” — a murder charge against him was dropped in exchange for his testimony as a Crown witness at the Surrey Six case. But on Thursday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge rejected all ... and more »
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    CKNW News Talk 980 BC's top doc refutes rumours of Ebola case in Surrey CKNW News Talk 980 BC's Chief Medical Health Officer says rumours of Ebola making its way into this province are just that, rumours. “There are obviously quite a number of irresponsible people out there who love trying to spread the rumour mill, and we've got ever more ... and more »
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    Few teachers to be hired in Vancouver, Surrey despite overcrowding The Globe and Mail Despite complaints of overcrowded classrooms, administrators in B.C.'s two largest school boards say only about 28 new teachers will be hired for the next school year as Surrey and Vancouver scramble to spend extra money made available after the ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey mayoral candidate proposes new approach to crime Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - Surrey mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode has enlisted the help of Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford — known for his model of “no call too small” — to devise a similar plan to tackle crime in B.C.'s second largest city. The “360-degree ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey Six judge rejects evidence from alleged killer Vancouver Sun Red Scorpion gang founder Michael Le got a “sweetheart deal” — a murder charge against him was dropped in exchange for his testimony as a Crown witness at the Surrey Six case. But on Thursday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge rejected all ... Video: Murder Verdict - Surrey Six – What happened the day of the massacre The Province Two found guilty on conspiracy, first-degree murder in Surrey Six executions…
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    Families of Surrey Six victims moved to tears by guilty verdicts for BC men The Globe and Mail The families and friends of six men found executed in a British Columbia apartment seven years ago erupted into tears and applause on Thursday as a judge declared two men accused of the murders guilty. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge ... and more »
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    Surrey Six Trial: By The Numbers The Province ... — The complex trial began on Sept. 30, 2013. — There were 73 witnesses called to the stand over 80 days of testimony. — The key witness for the Crown included a man who can be identified only as Person Y. The amount paid in benefits to Person Y ...
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    News 1130 Hayley Cooper September 28, 2014  Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains says people are being ignored. “People make phone calls to police and they have no resources to come and respond to it. People see drug dealing going on, no one … Continue reading →
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    CBC.ca OxyContin lookalike pills prompt warning in Surrey , BC CBC.ca Police in Metro Vancouver are asking drug users to be cautious after officers seized thousands of counterfeit OxyContin pills within the past month. Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said approximately 4,700 of the fake OxyContin tablets, with a street ... and more »
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    The Province Video: Surrey Six murder convictions handed down in gangland slayings The Province B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge found Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston each guilty of six counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.  
  • Surrey Six: Two men convicted of first-degree murder in BC's worst gangland ... Vancouver Sun All three turned away from their gang and to police after the unprecedented mass murder on the penthouse floor of Surrey's Balmoral Tower on Oct. 19, 2007 of drug dealer Corey Lal, his brother Michael, associates Ryan Bartolomeo and Eddie Narong, and ...
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    Video: Eileen Mohan reacts to Surrey Six verdict The Province ... verdict of Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston in the Surrey Six murder trial. Eileen Mohan, mother of innocent victim Christopher Mohan, speaks to reporters after the guilty verdict of Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston in the Surrey Six murder ...
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    Surrey RCMP is issuing a public warning after a significant amount of counterfeit OxyContin pills were seized by the Surrey RCMP’s Drug Section earlier this month.
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    Surrey 6: Decision being read at trial of Cody Haevischer, Matthew Johnston CBC.ca A B.C. Supreme Court justice has begun delivering her decision in the so-called Surrey Six trial in Vancouver this morning. Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston have spent the past year on trial for six counts of first-degree murder related to the 2007 ...
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    CBC.ca Surrey crime: Barinder Rasode says she can make city 'among Canada's safest' CBC.ca Another mayoral candidate in Surrey , B.C., has made crime the focus of the upcoming election campaign. Surrey city councillor and mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode unveiled Thursday what she called her 'ten point plan' to crack down on crime, and make ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Live: Kim Bolan tweets from the Surrey Six verdict Vancouver Sun 0. Story; Photos ( 1 ). Live: Kim Bolan tweets from the Surrey Six verdict. Vancouver Sun reporter Kim Bolan covers the Surrey Six verdict. Photograph by: .. , PNG files. Read Vancouver Sun reporter Kim Bolan's tweets from today's Surrey Six trial ...
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey mayoral candidate outlines plan to tackle crime Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - Surrey mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode has released a 10-point plan to crack down on crime in a city with the highest rate of violent crime in Metro Vancouver. In a statement Thursday, Rasode said her “360-degree plan” includes ...
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    BC lawyers set to resume protest of 'lack of funding' for legal aid The Globe and Mail ... the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C.'s legal aid action committee, said the protest will resume next week, and will continue for the first full week of every month. And, Ms. Eder said, the withdrawal of services will expand to courthouses in ... and more »
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    Regina Leader-Post Surrey Six: Reform needed on mega-trials, former BC attorney general says Vancouver Sun Oppal believes the public loses confidence in the system when people accused of crimes await trial for several years — particularly in so-called mega-trials like the Surrey Six murder case. “When it takes so long to get disclosure, to bring people to ... Pair found guilty in Surrey Six trial Regina Leader-Post Two found guilty on conspiracy, first-degree murder in Surrey Six executions Canada.com…
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    When we see suspicious activity it is often our first instinct to think of an excuse as to why we shouldn’t report it.  This however,...
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    The Surrey Board of Trade Manufacturing Industry Reception takes place on Thursday, October 2nd where we officially launch, with the Canadian and Manufacturers & Exporters Association, Manufacturing month, as we network with local manufacturers , government officials, education and business representatives. Over 150 representatives will be in attendance. Enjoy appetizers and refreshments, and learn more about the industry that has the largest economic footprint in B.C.! Thank you to our…
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    The City of Surrey, in partnership with Shaw Communications Inc., will be providing City Wide Wi-Fi service coverage at all recreation centres and at a number of parks, civic buildings and public spaces.
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    The Surrey RCMP recently hosted its monthly Block Watch training at the Newton District Office, with 33 new Block Watch Captains and Co-Captains from the community in attendance.
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    The Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) is re-appealing for public assistance in a hit and run incident that occurred two years ago this past Monday.
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey Six: a timeline Vancouver Sun Oct. 23, 2007: Homicide investigators search suite 1601 of the Stanley Apartments, 10082 148th Street in Surrey , where Cody Haevischer had been living with his girlfriend before the Surrey Six murders. March 12, 2008: The Integrated Homicide ... and more »
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    Three young people hurt in Surrey crash Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — A young man is fighting for his life and two others are recovering from injuries in hospital after after the car they were in slammed into a pole at King George Highway and 64th Avenue in Surrey on Sunday night. The driver and both ... and more »
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    At the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting (AGM), held Sept. 28-29, 2014 in Charlottetown, P.E.I, the Surrey Board of Trade submitted a resolution,  Reforming Canada's Child Care Plan.  The Surrey Board of Trade received the unanimous support from the nation's business leaders to have the Canadian Government: 1. Work with the provinces and territories to fully examine the potential impact on productivity and the Canadian GDP of a countrywide system of child care with possible…
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    Family of murdered Surrey girl salutes community activism The Globe and Mail The family of a 17-year-old girl murdered as she walked home in suburban Surrey is saluting the activism to make the city safer that the “unacceptable” tragedy has prompted. Serena Vermeersch's family made the point in a statement read out Sunday at a ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Serena Vermeersch homicide prompts 'Take Back Surrey ' rally CBC.ca A citizens rally organized on Facebook to give residents a voice in the wake of Serena Versmeersch's homicide is demanding change and greater attention to community safety. Residents say sub-standard housing, flophouses and drug dealing are ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Serena Vermeersch's murder highlights lack of community, says Surrey mom CBC.ca A Surrey mom whose children went to school with Serena Vermeersch says neighbours need to do more to keep each other safe and prevent crime as the community undergoes rapid changes. "She was a lovely girl. It's so tragic," said Kristina Notting. "I ... and more »
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    Surrey Mounties seized thousands of tablets from two locations, and tests found it fentanyl and caffeine
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    Cody Haevischer and Matt Johnston convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to murder in notorious Whalley massacre.
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    Surrey First claims Barinder Rasode's plan unfunded and dangerous.

 

 

 

 

 

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