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News about Surrey for the week ending February 8, 2015

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending February 8, 2015

New domestic violence unit, One man allegedly robs four banks, Dog killer commentary 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.

 

  • Crosswalk is finally in place on 72 Avenue Surrey Leader A crosswalk with pedestrian-controlled flashing lights has been installed on a risky stretch of road shared by Surrey and Langley Township. The city of Surrey website said the crosswalk was installed at the intersection of 196 Street and 72 Avenue on Jan. and more »
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    Surrey women's advocate lauds new domestic violence unit CKNW News Talk 980 A Surrey women's advocate says she's hopeful the city's new domestic violence unit will save lives. Sonya Boyce of the Surrey Women's Centre says by integrating police and support services can have a real impact on women's safety. “These relationships ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey House of Horrors killer back in jail after routine SkyTrain fare check Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — A routine SkyTrain fare check has landed a convicted Surrey killer in some more hot water with the law. Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan said police officers checking fares at Gateway SkyTrain Station in Whalley in the ... and more »
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    BC government pours proceeds of crime into fighting domestic violence The Globe and Mail “I don't intend to play a role in directing the RCMP about how they're going to deploy what are increased resources,” she told reporters gathered at the main detachment of Surrey RCMP. The premier said she didn't want to be critical of the force, but ... and more »
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    The Violence Free BC (VFBC) strategy, as announced on February 6th by Premier Christy Clark in Surrey, focuses on reducing domestic violence with five key priorities: ·       Challenging beliefs and behaviours ·       Ensuring services are responsive, innovative and coordinated ·       Supporting women as they rebuild their lives ·       Addressing violence against Aboriginal women ·       Fostering strong relationships and new partnerships “Domestic violence is not only…
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    The Province Surrey driver: Scots got bridge tolls banned, so why can't we? The Province Drivers in Scotland succeeded in getting bridge tolls banned seven years ago — and now a local man wants to do the same here. “Scottish drivers had the strength to do something,” said Gary Hee, 70, of Surrey on Friday. “Here, Canadians are very ... and more »
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    Surrey Now Christy Clark unveils Violence Free BC strategy in Surrey Surrey Now Premier Christy Clark was in Surrey to unveil the province's new strategy to combat domestic violence and violence against women. SURREY — Premier Christy Clark was in town Friday to unveil a new Violence Free BC strategy to combat violence against ... Surrey domestic violence advocates pleased with new BC plan News1130 Clark unveils anti-violence campaign Surrey Leader New Domestic Violence Unit launches in Surrey CKNW…
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    Surrey Now Top cop says new Domestic Violence Unit for Surrey will be a 'lifeline' for ... Surrey Now Surrey's DVU will be the sixth of its kind in the province and will bring police investigators, community-based victim services and ministry child protection workers together under one roof to collaborate on the highest-risk cases. Chief Supt. Bill ...
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    Top economic forecaster predicts Surrey will shine in the midst of national ... Business in Vancouver “ Surrey has a lot of things going well for it right now, with its population increase, location close to the border and affordability in terms of real estate,” said Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director for BMO Capital Markets. Porter ...
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey newspaper apologizes for writer's 'insensitive' comments about dogs Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER -- The Surrey Now newspaper has apologized for a column written by one of its writers asserting that a six-month sentence for dog walker Emma Paulsen for her part in the deaths of six dogs was unwarranted. “The column contained ... Surrey Now newspaper apologizes for dog column 'insensitivity' The Province all 20 news articles »
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    24 Hours Vancouver Surrey gets Transit Watch program 24 Hours Vancouver Transit Police and the Surrey Crime Prevention Society are teaming up to launch a new program aimed at improving security at the city's various transportation hubs. Set to roll out at the end of the month, Transit Watch will see volunteer patrols armed ...
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    CBC.ca Emma Paulsen, dog killer, deserves sympathy, says Surrey Now columnist CBC.ca A column in a local B.C. newspaper, expressing sympathy for convicted dog-killer Emma Paulsen, is causing outrage among animal lovers. In an opinion piece published Wednesday, The Now newspaper staffer, Adrian MacNair, writes he felt sympathy for ... Surrey Now newspaper apologizes for dog column 'insensitivity' The Province Surrey newspaper apologizes for “insensitive” editorial about dead dogs CKNW News Talk…
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    The stars were always going to align for Steven and Lynn. Hailing from very different parts of Vietnam, both relocated to Canada with their families when they were young. Meeting years later couldn’t be anything but chance but beautiful things can happen from happenstance – not only did they fall in love but twenty years […]
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    The Surrey Board of Trade strongly supports a YES vote for the Transit Plebiscite. The decision for support was made at the January board meeting, as improvements within the Mayors’ plan will benefit Surrey’s businesses and residents. The Surrey Board of Trade is a supporter of the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition and has long led the charge for Light Rail for Surrey. “The infrastructure projects planned for Surrey such as Light Rail, the Pattullo Bridge, and road improvements are urgently…
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    Surrey property crime soars Surrey Leader Property crime jumped 24 per cent in Surrey last year as compared to 2013, according to year-end crime statistics released Friday by the Surrey RCMP. Theft of motor vehicles skyrocketed 54 per cent and fraud was up 58 per cent. Incidents of stolen ...
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    The Province Busy night for Surrey responders with three separate injury crashes The Province It was a busy shift for first responders in Surrey with three crashes Wednesday night that left several in hospital. Police were called to a single-vehicle crash around 4 p.m., where a 53-year-old man was found trapped in his pickup truck after it left ...
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    Two injured in Surrey pickup truck rollover that pinned passenger Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - Mounties say two people are injured after a pickup rolled down an embankment in Surrey and a man was pinned underneath the vehicle. Police say three people were in the truck when it went off a roadway, turned over and rested ... and more »
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    2 pedestrians struck in Surrey The Province Two pedestrians in Surrey are in hospital with possible broken bones after being struck by a pick-up truck on Wednesday night. The incident happened at around 7:30 p.m. in the 12200-block of 90th avenue, according to Surrey RCMP. One of the pedestrians ... and more »
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    CBC.ca BC soccer coach arrested for allegedly trying to meet 12-year-old girl for sex ... CBC.ca A 47-year-old volunteer Surrey , B.C., soccer coach has been arrested in the United States after allegedly trying to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Kuldip (Kelly) Singh Mahal crossed the border in Blaine ... and more »
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    The Province Blind woman files complaint after Surrey hotel clerk turned her away because ... The Province A blind woman has filed a human rights complaint against a Surrey hotel after she was denied a room because she was travelling with a guide dog. Quyn Le of Powell River said she had paid online for a room for two nights at the Days Inn on King George ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey youth soccer coach arrested in Washington for allegedly pursuing 12 ... Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - A 47-year-old youth soccer coach from Surrey was arrested in Washington state Tuesday for allegedly pursuing a 12-year-old girl for sex, say U.S. officials. Kuldip (Kelly) Singh Mahal was arrested after crossing the border at Blaine, ... Surrey soccer coach arrested in U.S. after allegedly trying to link up with girl The Province all 90 news articles »
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    Just as B.C. continues to benefit from the lasting legacy of the largest, most successful sporting event in B.C. history – the 2010 Olympic and... The post Sport brings individuals and communities together    appeared first on MLA Stephanie Cadieux 

 


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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