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News about Surrey for the week ending October 12, 2014

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending October 12, 2014

Election excitement, civic treasures, top cops, teen tosses bag of cash 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 Surrey's 'Sandwich Nazi' has donated over 128000 sandwiches to Vancouver's ... The Province Salam Kahil, who lives in the poverty-stricken neighbourhood and owns La Charcuterie Delicatessen in Surrey , has brought sandwiches to his hungriest neighbours every month since making a promise to feed them in 1986, but now he's helping more than ... and more »
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    Surrey Libraries and the BC Genealogical Society (BCGS) present Brick Walls 2 at the Cloverdale Library on Saturday, November 1st  from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. The panel of family history experts including Diane Rogers, Brenda L. Smith, and Peter Whitlock, will share strategies on overcoming tough genealogy research obstacles.  Special guest Eunice Robinson will give a talk on Planning a Trip to Salt Lake City. A light meal is included with the $20 ticket price.  There are door prizes to be won like a one-year…
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    Public art the theme at Surrey's first PechaKucha Surrey Leader Surrey Civic Theatres launches a PechaKucha Night series next week focussing on the theme of public art. Artists, architects, directors and coordinators will inform and entertain attendees with short, fast-paced presentations about local and ... and more »
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    Surrey Now Twenty three running for Surrey school trustee Surrey Now SURREY — With the nomination period now closed, there are officially 23 candidates running for one of six school Surrey school trustee positions. The seventh position on the Surrey Board of Education is reserved for a White Rock-elected trustee, as ...
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    Sentencing in ' Surrey Six' case set for December as defence attempts to toss case The Globe and Mail A sentencing hearing for two gang members convicted in a mass killing in the Vancouver area may happen in early December, but only if the court refuses to hear a defence application to have the case tossed out. Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston ... and more »
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    Surrey Now Political opponent crying foul after Surrey First signs erected Surrey Now SURREY — Mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode is crying foul after seeing Surrey First election signage up before city guidelines state they can be installed. Rasode said she received a number of calls from residents about the Surrey First signs on Thursday.
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    Surrey Now Vancouver cop joins Barinder Rasode's One Surrey team in run for council Surrey Now Kal Dosanjh, a Vancouver police officer of 15 years, will be joining her One Surrey team. “He's one of the community leaders that is spoken so highly of in Surrey and I think he just completes the One Surrey team,” Rasode said Thursday. “It's perfect ... Higginbotham drops Surrey council bid Cloverdale Reporter Electon 2014: Independents join Surrey mayoral race Surrey Leader Grant Rice is…
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    The Province Toronto lawyers will hear Surrey Six allegation of police misconduct The Province The judge hearing the Surrey Six murder case has appointed two lawyers to help the court deal with a defence application that alleges police misconduct. On Friday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge agreed to the appointment of the Toronto ... and more »
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    Surrey Now Surrey's top cops, volunteers celebrated at awards gala Surrey Now Summers has dedicated 22 years to being an Auxiliary Constable and is called the “unsung hero” of the Surrey RCMP Auxiliary Constable program. Since joining the program, she has been a regular volunteer at community events and since has helped ...
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    Surrey Civic Treasure recipients for 2014 named Peace Arch News South Surrey potter and ceramics teacher Don Hutchinson, Crescent Beach-based fabric artist, dancer/mentor and educator Elizabeth Carefoot and former Surrey Arts Council director and president Eileen Gratland were selected as this year's medal winners.
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    Surrey's top police officers recognized Surrey Leader Surrey RCMP Cpl. Allison Douglas is Police Officer of the Year as nominated by the community. Nominators said she embodies the definition of hard work and is a team player. Douglas has played an integral part in the Surrey Coalition Against Domestic ... Cloverdale volunteer recognized at Surrey's Police Officer of the Year Awards Cloverdale Reporter all 3 news articles »
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    On October 9, 2014 the Surrey RCMP along with its volunteers, municipal staff, volunteers, and community partners were recognized at the Surrey Board of Trade’s 18th annual Police Officer of the Year Awards for their dedication to law enforcement and public safety.
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    Endurance has opened a new manufacturing facility a stone’s throw from the border
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    Vancouver Sun Opponent crying foul after Surrey First signs erected Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode is crying foul after seeing Surrey First election signage up before city guidelines state they can be installed. Rasode said she received a number of calls from residents about the Surrey First signs ... and more »
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    A panel of eight Fraser Valley mayors fielded questions about housing and employment at an Urban Development Institute lunch on October 8
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    Two significant projects launched today in Surrey is further evidence of the City’s transformation into Canada’s innovation gateway.
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    Surrey Six case: Crown agrees appointment of lawyer could help court deal with ... The Province On Wednesday, Crown counsel Mark Levitz told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge that Toronto lawyer Anil Kapoor, who was involved in pre-trial hearings in the Surrey Six case, has something to offer the court during upcoming arguments on the ... and more »
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    Surrey mayoral candidate blasts Doug McCallum for 'miracle math' The Globe and Mail It's lacking in vision for what this city is on the road to becoming,” said Linda Hepner, the mayoral candidate for Surrey First – the party that has a majority on council and was founded by departing mayor Dianne Watts. Mr. McCallum, a former mayor ... and more »
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    The Province Teen driver in Surrey hit-and-run allegedly tossed bag stuffed with cash at ... The Province SURREY — Police are thanking a pair of quick-acting young men for bringing a 16-year-old driver back to the scene of a collision Monday morning. It was around 11:30 a.m. when a teenager was headed westbound on 88th Avenue at 140th Street in a 2004 ... and more »
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    Surrey woman admits she tried to hire a thug to beat man she said owed her ... The Province According to court records, during an appearance Tuesday in provincial court in Surrey , Tsui Yin Cherie Wong admitted to counselling to commit offences — aggravated sexual assault, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement — that were not ...
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    Surrey’s cultural and business community gathered yesterday evening at the 11th Annual Business & the Arts Reception & Surrey Civic Treasures Award Ceremony to honour and celebrate outstanding contributors to Surrey’s cultural sector.
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    Vancouver Sun Daphne Bramham: Medical detectives rescue Surrey and Abbotsford's human ... Vancouver Sun At first, forensic nurse examiners Tara Wilkie, Aimee Falkenberg and Larena Dodd didn't know exactly what they were seeing in the emergency rooms at Surrey Memorial and Abbotsford General hospitals. They knew it was domestic violence and sexual ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Surrey scores D+ for safety in Vital Signs report card CBC.ca A new liveability report has provided a grim snapshot of what Surrey residents think of their city, on issues ranging from safety to the economy. The Vital Signs report, released on Tuesday by SurreyCares, in partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade
  • The Province Surrey given a 'C' in quality of life report card The Province Vital Signs, a national initiative by Community Foundations of Canada, measures the vitality of communities across Canada each year, and this year was the first time the program was brought to Surrey . It was presented by SurreyCares and the Surrey ... and more »
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    VITAL SIGNS LIVABILITY REPORT REPORT SOURCES SURREY, BC (October 7, 2014) --- SurreyCares, in partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, released the results of Surrey’s first Vital Signs study this morning. The report investigated updated statistical data as well as public opinion on issues ranging from crime to the economy. “This reports gives the laser-like focus needed to create a more vibrant, livable city,” states Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “We were surprised by…
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    October 5-11 is Fire Prevention Week.  This years theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives:  Test Yours Every Month!” Working smoke alarms can help you to...
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    ' Surrey Six' defence lawyers allege police misconduct, want mistrial The Globe and Mail Two gang members convicted of the execution-style murders of six men in a Surrey , B.C., apartment are asking the court to declare a mistrial over the alleged mishandling by police of a confidential informant. Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston were ... and more »
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    Tackling crime key to election campaign in Surrey Vancouver Sun 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 plan," released ...
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    The Surrey Board of Trade is asking business leaders, their staff, and the community to meet Surrey Mayor and Council Candidates in advance of the November 15th, 2014 election. Two free sessions will take place.   Councillor All Candidates Dialogue Date: Wednesday, October 29th Time: Registration - 5:30pm; Panel session - 6:00-8:30pm Location: Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey) Admission: Free - advance registration is requested. Co-hosted with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. Mayoral All…
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    Vancouver Sun Sentencing in Surrey Six murder trial will have to wait while lawyers argue ... The Province It will be a while yet before two men convicted in the Surrey Six murder trial get sentenced. That became clear during an appearance in court Monday by lawyers for the accused and the Crown. Lawyers for Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston are arguing ... Surrey Six defence lawyers allege police misconduct, want mistrial Vancouver Sun all 25 news articles »
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    City of Surrey: Grant Rice and John Wolanski have both run unsuccessfully for office before.
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    Lack of evidence cited by defence counsel on outstanding charges against South Surrey's Janet Olson.
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    Alleged attack took place on July 27 in the 7600 block of 120 Street.
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    Individuals named in nine categories at the annual Police Officer of the Year Awards.
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    Cloverdale businesses are urged to step up with parade sponsorships to cover security and lighted big rig truck costs.
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    City's quality of life is average and needs improvement, study suggests.
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    Mayors from Surrey to Chilliwack questioned at Langley forum hosted by Urban Development Institute

 

 

 

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