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News about Surrey for the week ending November 30, 2014

Roots dangle from a tree growing out of a nursing stump in Tynehead park

 

The week in review » news reported during the week ending November 30, 2014

Surgery delays, Tree lighting, new RCMP memorial 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.

 

 

  • Vancouver Desi Surrey Memorial tops surgical wait times exceeding one year, could be fined ... Vancouver Desi And as of Oct. 9, Surrey Memorial made up 226 of those cases, well above the second most wait times of 143 at Burnaby General. In a Nov. 4 memo to surgeons across the Fraser Health region, Fraser Health's medical director of surgery Dr. Peter Blair ...
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    Surrey Now Surrey author gets Bone Deep in latest young adult novel Surrey Now ... interview at the Guildford Library. The writer, who began her career as a journalist for the Peace Arch Newsand later became a reporter at the Surrey Leader, is a teacher for a private Montessori school in Coquitlam. She also holds a degree in ...
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    Surrey's 'choice' program registration simpler, but fight for school spots ... Surrey Leader Erin McCall had her daughter Elle on a waiting list for months for a French immersion class in Surrey before she got in this fall. McCall welcomes changes to the registration system, but says the school district still needs to make more classroom ... and more »
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    New Surrey RCMP memorial installed Surrey Leader Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts helped RCMP members Chief Supt. Bill Fordy, Chief Supt. Dan Malo and Staff Sgt. Major Aaron Paradis unveil a new rebuilt public memorial cairn at Surrey RCMP's main detachment at Highway 10 and 144 Street Nov. 14.
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    The Province North Surrey Eagles: Don't mess with these 13-year-olds, some weigh up to 230 ... The Province It's championship weekend all across B.C., and another group of hardscrabble youth have a tale of their own: the junior bantam Eagles from North Surrey Minor Football. It's the first time in 18 years that a team from North Surrey has been in a junior ...
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    MassLive.com Weekly rallies supporting rebuilding of Cathedral High School planned for ... MassLive.com SPRINGFIELD - A group fighting for the rebuilding of Cathedral High School on Surrey Road plans to hold weekly rallies at the site, beginning this Sunday. The rallies, called Sundays on Surrey Road, will be held each Sunday at 5 p.m. on the grounds of ... and more »
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    On November 28th and December 5th, the Surrey RCMP will be inviting the community to help “Pack the Police Car” with non-perishable food, gifts, cash donations, and other needed items in support of the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program.
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    The Surrey Board of Trade wants the federal government to reinstate the mandatory Long-Form Census Questionnaire in the 2016 census. In a policy resolution to the federal government, the Surrey Board of Trade indicates that in April 2014, Statistics Canada announced that it is gearing up for the 2016 Canadian Census. As in 2011, there will be a short, mandatory census questionnaire for all Canadians, and a voluntary household survey for 1 in 3 households. In 2010, over the objections of a very broad…
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    On November 26th, 2014 the Surrey RCMP wrapped up its inaugural Citizen Police Academy with a special ceremony for all participants acknowledging their completion of the program.
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    Surrey youth recognized Peace Arch News Seven Surrey youths were recognized for their dedication to the community at the fourth annual Service Above Self Surrey Youth (SASSY) Awards last Friday. Surrey students aged 15 to 21 who are making a difference in the community by demonstrating the ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Black Friday sales in Surrey fight to keep shoppers from crossing border CBC.ca Retailers in Surrey are fed up at losing out on business to Black Friday sales south of the border, and are holding their own sales this year to compete. "It really drives me crazy when there are such long line-ups at the U.S. border for consumers ... and more »
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    The Province Homegrown Terror series wraps up with public forum in Surrey The Province Local experts will gather Friday night to discuss issues of security and homegrown terrorism in the wake of last month's two deadly attacks on Canadian soldiers. This forum is the culmination of a four-part series in The Province that examined, among ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Best friends from Surrey to do battle in Grey Cup Vancouver Sun CLOVERDALE — The B.C. Lions might not be playing in the Grey Cup game Sunday at BC Place, but there will be a decision for local fans on which Surrey player to cheer for. Adam Berger of the Calgary Stampeders and Kyle Miller of the Hamilton ... and more »
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    The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased to welcome 3 new staff members to their team. Craig Amundsen and Anne Peterson have been hired as the Surrey Board of Trade’s Government Advocacy Manager’s. Dave McGrath has been hired as the Business Innovation and International Trade Centre Manager. “As the organization grows, more staff resources are needed to support Surrey Board of Trade members, promote economic development and government advocacy. I anticipate even more exciting announcements in 2015. I am…
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    On November 26th, 2014 at approximately 1:50am, Surrey RCMP received a 911 call advising that a male was getting into a taxi in the 7400 block of 121A Street and was bleeding quite badly from a wound to his neck.
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    The Province Driver who killed Surrey senior at bus stop granted full parole after serving ... The Province Gurjit Singh Dhillon was convicted in B.C. provincial court in Surrey in November 2012 of dangerous driving causing death and sentenced in April 2013 to one year in jail followed by two years of probation. He is also subject to a five-year driving ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Man in hospital with neck wound in Surrey after early-morning incident Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - Surrey RCMP say a man is in hospital after he was found early Wednesday morning with cuts to his neck. Shortly before 2 a.m., Mounties received a 911 call about a man bleeding badly from a wound to his neck getting into a taxi in ...
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    Vancouver Sun (blog) Murder in Langley today; Charges in Sunday's murder in Surrey Vancouver Sun (blog) I'm trying to get information about a murder near 248th and Highway 1 in Langley today. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called out to the scene. We have no details beyond the fact IHIT is investigating. If anyone knows anything ... and more »
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    We are so lucky to live in this great Province.  As British Columbians we enjoy some of the best health outcomes in the Canada including...
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    Two men charged after RCMP cruisers rammed in Surrey The Province SURREY , B.C. — Two people have been charged following an incident that prompted RCMP officers to open fire on a fleeing vehicle. The confrontation happened last Friday in Surrey , where plain clothes officers used their cruisers to box in a suspect ...

 

 

 

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