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News about Surrey for the week ending January 11, 2015

Hawthorne Park slough, with a duck house

 

The week in review » news reported during the week ending January 11, 2015

'Only in Surrey' FB page, Lawsuits over City Hall, Roving thugs 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.

 

  • CBC.ca French immersion wait lists in Surrey 'too long' CBC.ca A group that advocates for French education says the Surrey School Board needs to provide more access to French immersion programs. Canadian Parents for French says with only 15 schools of 120 in the district offering programs, there aren't enough ...
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    Enbridge Volunteers Install Surrey Skating Rink KXNet.com Putting their oil industry know-how to use creating an outdoor space for the Surrey community. Enbridge employees and Surrey High School shop students gathered Friday to install a community ice rink and warming house. The energy company encourages ...
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    Globalnews.ca Surrey police concerned about outbreak of street robberies Globalnews.ca If you're walking late at night in Surrey , using your phone but not paying attention to your surroundings, police say you're at risk of being robbed. Over the past six weeks, over 20 people in Surrey have been robbed on the street at various places ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Off-duty RCMP officer rescues toddler from Surrey house fire Vancouver Sun A Surrey woman is thanking her mother and an off-duty police sergeant for getting her two-year-old child out of a burning Surrey home Thursday. Firefighters say what Sergeant Derek King did that afternoon was a heroic act, and it is one that may have ... Off-duty Surrey cop saves two-year-old from house fire Globalnews.ca Off-duty Mountie rushes into smoke-filled home to rescue two-year-old girl ... The Province Off…
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    Man in serious condition after being struck by car in Surrey News1130 SURREY (NEWS1130) – A man is in serious condition after being hit by a car on Fraser Highway near 192nd in Surrey late Friday night. He has several fractures and a head injury. RCMP tell us the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing, he was not in the ...
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    The Province Surrey Six killers appeal murder convictions in mass execution The Province A judge concluded Haevischer, Johnston and another man shot six people in a highrise condo unit in Surrey , B.C., in October 2007. The Crown's theory at trial was that the Red Scorpions gang plotted to murder a rival drug trafficker, but that five ... and more »
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    CKNW News Talk 980 Surrey Six convicted murderers Cody Haevischer, Matthew Johnston appeal ... CBC.ca A judge concluded Haevischer, Johnston and another man shot six people in a high-rise condo unit in Surrey , B.C., in October 2007. The Crown's theory at trial was that the Red Scorpions gang plotted to murder a rival drug trafficker, but that five others, Surrey Six killers file notice of appeal CKNW News Talk 980 Surrey Six killers appeal their convictions Vancouver Sun (blog) all 21 news articles »
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    Haevischer, Johnston appeal Surrey Six murder convictions The Globe and Mail A judge concluded Haevischer, Johnston and another man shot six people in a high-rise condo unit in Surrey , B.C., in October 2007. The Crown's theory at trial was that the Red Scorpions gang plotted to murder a rival drug trafficker, but that five ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey RCMP concerned about recent spate of robberies Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Surrey RCMP is increasingly concerned about a number of robberies in recent weeks in which electronic devices have been largely targeted. Police said Friday that since December, there have been over 20 similar robberies at ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Weekend extra: Surrey's My Shanti sparkles among new restaurants for 2014 Vancouver Sun The opening of a destination restaurant in Surrey marked 2014. Yes, one worthy of a drive from restaurant-rich Vancouver. You can of course, have a comparable experience at Vij's in Vancouver because My Shanti (“my peace”) is run by Vikram Vij. ===VIEW ...
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    If you’ve been anywhere near a Lower Mainland liquor store or cold beer & wine store in the last year, an attractive young lady has undoubtedly caught your eye – not a cashier but rather a saucy redhead on a bicycle, batting her eyelashes up at you from the beer shelf. Her name might be […]
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    The Province Only in Surrey : Unflattering Facebook page upsets civic leaders The Province The anonymous Facebook community page titled, “Only in Surrey ” — which has garnered more than 8,000 likes — has been posting photos of crime and drug use from around Surrey for the past year. Its posts range from pictures of discarded condoms and ... and more »
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    Did you overspend during the holidays? Is your goal to eat more healthy this year? Check out the Food and Finance workshop on Thursday, January 22nd, 2 – 4 pm at the City Centre Library and learn how to create healthy and frugal meal plans. Presented by Surrey Libraries and Credit Counseling Society. Register at 604-598-7426. Free. City Centre Library 10350 University Drive Dr. Ambedkar Room (Rm 418 – 4th Floor)
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    Am730 Vancouver Traffic News 'Only in Surrey ' Facebook page pokes fun at municipality's woes Vancity Buzz It is no secret that the City of Surrey is often the butt of jokes in the Metro Vancouver region, and now there is an entire Facebook page dedicated to mocking the city's misfortunes and woes. The page titled “Only in Surrey ” points out the city's ... 'Only in Surrey ' Facebook page takes a shot at the city, ruffles official feathers Surrey Now all 7 news articles »
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    The Surrey Board of Trade was present at today’s announcement at BCIT/VCC Campus – Annacis Island where Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Canada Apprentice Loan program. “This will enhance the much needed support for skilled trades training, ensuring our industries and resource sectors have the skilled labour that they need. If Canada is to successfully tackle its skills gap and ensure its economic growth, we have to give special attention to the largest cohort of labour force entrants…
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    The Province Three men accused of manipulating Surrey -based mineral company's share ... The Province The B.C. Securities Commission found the manipulation occurred between June 15 and July 6, 2009 and affected share prices for Sungro Minerals Corp., which was incorporated in Nevada and had a head office in Surrey , B.C.. The panel found that at the ... and more »
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    Surrey RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 21 year old missing male who was last seen on January 2nd has been located. Thank you to the public and media for their assistance.
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    Globalnews.ca 'Only in Surrey ' Facebook page not so funny to city officials Globalnews.ca WATCH: When it comes to making headline the city of Surrey is no stranger to the spotlight. And while many are working to change its reputation – a new social media site isn't exactly helping. Elaine Yong explains. When it comes to making headlines ...
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    Vancouver Sun Paris attack brings back memories of Surrey assassination Vancouver Sun 26, 1988, a gunman entered the Surrey office of Tara Hayer's Indo-Canadian Times newspaper and shot him several times. The outspoken journalist was paralyzed in the attack, but continued to write against the terrorists behind the 1985 Air India bombing. and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Thirty-six Surrey restaurants closed for health violations in 2014 Vancouver Sun Other Surrey restaurants with several health code violations included Mughal Gardens Banquet Hall, Non Stop Pizza and Vancouver Veggie Pizza #2. Two of these restaurants also had pest issues and all were cited for concerns of sanitary conditions. and more »
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    Surrey RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the victim of an attempted vehicle theft that occurred this past weekend.

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 

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