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News about Surrey for the week ending January 18, 2015

Trees in Cedar Grove park look ready to amble away now that their nurse stumps have rotted away

 

The week in review » news reported during the week ending January 18, 2015

Mini-meth lab, boy shot in bum, SMH congestion, baby saved 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.

 

  • Globalnews.ca Car crashes in Surrey after driver fails to stop for police Globalnews.ca Police are recommending charges in relation to a crash near Surrey City Hall where the driver failed to stop for officers. The incident began around 1 a.m. Sunday when police spotted a vehicle that may have had stolen licence plates. When police tried ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey Memorial Hospital hit by crowding and C.difficile outbreak The Province SURREY , B.C. — Surrey Memorial Hospital is grappling with its highest-ever volumes of emergency patients and an outbreak of the potentially deadly C.difficile, according to an internal bulletin. The bulletin obtained by The Canadian Press informed ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey Memorial Hospital hit by unprecedented crowding The Province SURREY , B.C. — Surrey Memorial Hospital is grappling with its highest-ever volumes of emergency patients and an outbreak of the potentially deadly C.difficile, according to an internal bulletin. The bulletin obtained by The Canadian Press informed ...
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    CBC.ca Surrey Memorial hospital reporting unprecedented patient backups CBC.ca "Every patient on every unit is being reviewed daily for potential discharge," says the bulletin. It asks staff to share their ideas for better "patient flow" and support management strategies for dealing with the congestion. The Fraser Health ... Surrey Memorial has record number of emergency patients without beds Globalnews.ca Unprecedented patient volume reported at Surrey Memorial Hospital News1130 Surrey…
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey Memorial Hospital faces 'unprecedented congestion', multiple infection ... Vancouver Sun “This wasn't the BCNU jumping up and down raising red flags, this was a Surrey Memorial Hospital document,” she said, adding that the union is hearing that patients are waiting up to 45 minutes to be triaged, that the old emergency has been reopened ...
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    Vancouver Sun 'Unprecedented congestion' and multiple infection outbreaks at Surrey Memorial ... Vancouver Sun There was some concern last summer that the new emergency department at Surrey Memorial may already be over capacity. From October 2013 to July 2014, the number of patients seeking treatment at Surrey's ER jumped 27.5 per cent, compared to the ...
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    CKNW News Talk 980 Surrey stabbing victim staying mum about the attack CKNW News Talk 980 The victim of a Surrey stabbing Friday night isn't saying much to RCMP about the attack that left him with non-life threatening wounds to his arm, back and neck. RCMP responded to the Husky Station at 132 St and 108 Ave after receiving a call of a male ... and more »
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    Surrey Now Newborn saved as car bursts into flames on Surrey road CBC.ca It's the stuff of parents' nightmares. Cynthia Janisse and Cole Iszak were driving along a road in Surrey , B.C., last night with their three-week-old son Jasiah in the back seat, when they noticed a funny smell. The smell was quickly accompanied by ... Surrey family escapes with newborn before BMW catches fire Surrey Now Surrey parents save newborn baby, seconds before car bursts into flames Globalnews.ca Baby rescued from…
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    KFYR-TV Surrey School Board Approves Open Enrollment KFYR-TV There are about 42 students from the Nedrose School District who attend class at the Surrey Public School. Until the end of this year, Nedrose has paid Surrey tuition fees for those students. But, as Nedrose transitions to a K-12 school next year, they ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Vancouver, Surrey mayors lead way for Yes campaign in transit plebiscite Vancouver Sun After weeks of backroom negotiations, the mayors of Vancouver and Surrey have wrested control of the regional mayors' council ahead of a contentious vote this spring on a proposed "congestion" tax to fund transportation. Vancouver Mayor Gregor ... and more »
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    Mayor Hepner will be taking on a pivotal role on the Mayors’ Council in leading the Yes campaign in this spring’s Transportation and Transit Plebiscite. Mayor Hepner was voted in as the vice-chair along with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson who was voted in as the new chair of the Mayors’ Council at today’s meeting.
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    The Province Surrey , Duncan men charged in guns-trafficking probe The Province Charges have been laid against two men in a pair of related 2013 gun trafficking investigations. In August 2013, a 42-year-old man was arrested by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. while walking out of his Surrey home with two bags ...
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    CBC.ca Mould problem at Surrey home: tenant says landlord not doing enough CBC.ca A Surrey , B.C. father says his landlord is not doing enough to protect his family from a serious mould problem in his house. Neal Horton says he first saw the problem garage of his rental home just before Christmas, when a leak from the outdoor balcony ...
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    Vancouver Sun Former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts named CEO of new health-tech foundation Vancouver Sun In September Watts announced her intention to seek the Conservative MP nomination in South Surrey -White Rock, a riding currently held by Conservative MP Russ Hiebert, who is not seeking re-election. The federal election will be held later this year. and more 
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    CBC.ca 'Only in Surrey ': Mayor, businesses want Facebook page taken down CBC.ca The Surrey Board of Trade is standing by its calls for a Facebook page to be taken down, saying it paints a negative picture of the city. The Only In Surrey page anonymously posts photos taken around Surrey , showing people sleeping in public spaces, ... LETTER: Photos on 'Only in Surrey ' Facebook page reflect city's reality Surrey Now all 4 news articles »
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    The Province Surrey Mounties investigate after boy, 16, shot in rear The Province A Surrey teen ended up with a literal pain in the butt after an incident near an elementary school Monday evening. Around 6:30 p.m., Surrey RCMP received 911 calls about shots being fired near Spenser Drive and 148th Street. Witnesses heard several ... and more »
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    Businesses are invited to attend the Regional LNG Energy Information Session hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade and the Province of BC. Find out more about BC’s natural gas sector on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 6-8pm at the Sheraton Hotel (15269-104 Avenue). There is no cost to attend – the Surrey Board of Trade is offering this exclusive opportunity. BC Government staff will be on hand to answer questions. LNG-Buy BC representatives will provide information to businesses. 

 

 


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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