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News about Surrey for the week ending February 22, 2015

Not the most inviting image: boarded-up house in Whalley 

 

The week in review » news reported during the week ending February 22, 2015

Dog tortured, Safety patrols should be scrapped, motorcycle on the escalator 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.

 

  • ‪Meri Awaaz (My Voice) International Women’s Day will be held on March 8, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm at Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus. The purpose of the event is to work collaboratively with local women’s organizations/groups to produce a public engagement workshop/ symposium on International Women’s Day that aids in awareness, focused dialogue, and empowerment on the topic of abuse and South Asian women. Please RSVP here… Social Media for Meri Awaaz Facebook Twitter Instagram Please, note…
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    Calgary Sun RCMP seek motorcyclist who rode through Surrey's Guildford Town Centre Vancity Buzz Earlier in the afternoon, just before 2 p.m., Surrey RCMP also responded to a report of a motorcyclist riding erratically through city streets. He was last seen riding through 192nd Street and 96th Avenue, around the Langley/ Surrey municipal border ... Man wanted after riding motorcycle through Surrey , B.C. shopping mall Calgary Sun Man Apparently Road Through Surrey Mall on Motorcycle KelownaNow Mall…
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    Man in wheelchair claims Surrey bus driver mistreated him CKNW News Talk 980 A man in a wheelchair who tried to board a bus in Surrey says he's disappointed in the way he claims he was treated. When Marco Pasqua tried to catch his bus home at the Surrey skytrain station, he says he was told he couldn't get on. “I said to the ... and more »
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    Fort McMurray's Muslim community plans an ambitious, multicultural mosque The Globe and Mail The imam. Fort McMurray's imam, Abdurrahmann Murad, has come full circle: Born in Surrey , B.C., he left Canada at 19 to study at a university in Riyadh. “It's one of the most prestigious institutions that teaches sharia,” he explains of the Saudi ...
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    Vancouver Sun 'Yes' campaign plans to target drivers, Surrey mayor says Vancouver Sun The mayors' council is promising more road maintenance, as well as road widening and extensions of streets, if Metro Vancouver residents support a 0.5-per-cent sales tax hike in the plebiscite. Other promises include light rail for Surrey , a Vancouver ... Poll gives No side big lead in Metro Vancouver transit referendum Burnaby NewsLeader all 31 news articles »
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    Man sentenced to 3 years for break-in, traumatizing young Surrey girl The Province A man who broke into a Surrey house while an 11-year-old girl was home alone has been sentenced to three years in prison. James Dale McDonald, 38, was convicted of break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence following a trial in August ...
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    Vancouver Sun 'Yes' campaign plans to target drivers, Surrey mayor says Vancouver Sun The mayor of Surrey , B.C.'s second largest city, says the Yes campaign will have to target drivers in a bid to win the upcoming transportation plebiscite after the latest poll suggests motorists are most likely to vote No this spring. But the push is ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Mouldy rental suite turned tenant's life into a nightmare CBC.ca A 51-year-old Surrey man is seeking damages from a former landlord because, he says, the mould-ridden suite he was renting made him so sick, he could no longer speak or walk properly. Ismail Abdirahman, who was forced to leave his job as a bus driver ...
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    Vancouver Sun Motorcyclist rides bike down Surrey Walmart escalator Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Shoppers at Guildford Town Centre in Surrey got a bit of a surprise Friday afternoon when a motorcyclist rode down an escalator outside the Walmart store before fleeing the scene. The motorcyclist, who is being sought by Surrey  ... and more »
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    Surrey advocate links automobile dependence to poverty Business in Vancouver Approximately 83% of employees in surrey use a vehicle to get to work compared with 71% across Metro Vancouver. Only 13% use public transit compared with the regional average of 20%, according to Statistics Canada's 2011 National Household Survey.
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    Raw video: Surrey house fire Vancouver Sun A home in Surrey was badly damaged by fire early Friday morning. At its height, 20 firefighters battled the blaze. All occupants escaped. Cause of the fire is under investigation. © Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun. E-mail this Article · Print this ... and more »
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    Surrey grad student wins $3300 Weather Guarantee jackpot News1130 “I can't believe it! This is the first time this has happened! I've been trying and trying. I feel so good,” she says. She's a grad student so she says the cash will really help. “My next term I have to pay up front, so, I am going to use this money ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Video: Which is faster? Car vs. Transit from Surrey to downtown Vancouver Vancouver Sun If you wanted to go from 68th Avenue and 132 Street in Surrey to Waterfront Station, what would be faster. Driving or transit? To test the possibilities, the Vanocuver Sun's video department set up a challenge. A rush-hour trip from Newton to downtown ...
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    CBC.ca Surrey community safety patrols should be scrapped, says RCMP CBC.ca A community safety patrol program set up in the aftermath of the slaying of Surrey hockey mom Julie Paskall last year has proven to be expensive and ineffective, according to the RCMP. In a report to the mayor and council, chief of Surrey RCMP Bill ...
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    Surrey Now Stephen Harper promises LNG tax breaks at Surrey appearance Business in Vancouver Harper, who was appearing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Surrey campus, said the tax breaks would apply to any assets acquired as of Thursday. The tax relief would extend until 2025. The cuts are expected to reduce federal corporate income tax ... Harper announces tax breaks for LNG in B.C. Surrey Leader Stephen Harper makes LNG announcement at Kwantlen Surrey Now Federal tax credits target LNG investment…
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    The Province Surrey man who tried to fly with 4 kids to Egypt loses appeal The Province A Surrey man who tried to fly his children to Egypt without the consent of his wife has lost the appeal of his conviction for child abduction. The man, who can only be identified by the initials M.E.H. due to a publication ban, took the four kids away ...
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    You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk? If the answer is yes, then why aren’t you at Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino RIGHT THIS MINUTE? Horse Racing. Even if you’re not a regular at the track, it’s most likely been in your life peripherally via the big […]
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    The Province Ryder's road to recovery: Surrey family reeling after lost dog tortured The Province SURREY — When a family pet goes missing, one's mind often imagines the worst-case scenario. One Surrey family found themselves living a nightmare over the weekend as they learned their lost dog had been tortured. What he endured was so brutal they ... and more »
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    Surrey Board of Trade head says transit plebiscite a mistake The Globe and Mail The head of the Surrey Board of Trade says the transit plebiscite is a mistake, but the only choice now is to secure a Yes vote to bring about the buses, light rail and subways that the Lower Mainland – and Surrey in particular – needs. Anita Huberman ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey RCMP look to end extra patrols Vancouver Sun Surrey's police chief doesn't want to renew the contract, but city council said the public seems to take comfort in having more eyes on the street. 
  • Vancity Buzz Dog found brutally tortured and 'barely alive' in Surrey Vancity Buzz Ryder, a black lab, underwent emergency surgery yesterday after he was found by RCMP at a home in Surrey . Police were called to the house on 146 Street on Sunday morning when reports came in that a woman had been attacked by a dog. Rather than ... Surrey dog recovering from torture attack after arrest of blood-soaked woman CBC.ca Surrey family horrified after dog found stabbed, beaten CKNW News Talk 980 Ryder's…
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    “The Surrey Board of Trade applauds the BC Government for delivering a balanced budget in an unstable economy. The surplus of $878 million and the forecast of increasing surpluses for the next three years will serve the Surrey business community and our residents well,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “Now the government needs to clarify their strategic investments in Surrey.” GOOD FOR BUSINESS - GOOD FOR COMMUNITY Balanced Budget Fiscally responsible, a good foundation…
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    On Thursday, March 5, 2015, the Surrey Board of Trade will host the  6 th  Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon , with Presenting Sponsor  Vancouver City Savings Credit Union.   This event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community.  We will be joined by keynote speaker Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, and MP for Papineau, Quebec. Steve Darling of Global BC is back as Master of Ceremonies! Date: Thursday, March 5,…
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    Vancouver Sun Updated: Surrey woman sent for psych assessment after lost dog stabbed, beaten Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — A two-year-old black lab named Ryder is recovering at home after being found in a stranger's home after being repeatedly stabbed, rings being stuffed into his eyes and being forcefully fed jewelry. The lost dog was found in a Surrey  ... Lost dog found in Surrey basement suite suffered 'brutal' treatment, says vet The Province all 38 news articles »
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    What is the Speech from the Throne some ask? It’s an important part of our democratic process that lays out the governments agenda for the... The post Throne Speech 2015   appeared first on MLA Stephanie Cadieux .
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    CBC.ca Surrey dog recovering from torture attack after arrest of blood-soaked woman CBC.ca RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said police were not looking for the dog when they were called to a home in the 7600 block of 146 Street in Surrey . "A neighbour called us reporting a suspicious occurrence, had also found a female covered in blood, which was ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Family Day in BC should be moved, says Surrey Board of Trade CBC.ca If the Surrey Board of Trade had its way, today would be a holiday, according to its CEO Anita Huberman. That's because the board wants B.C.'s Family Day, moved from the second Monday in February to the third, to match the rest of the country and the U ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey woman sent for psych assessment after lost dog stabbed, beaten Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — A lost dog was found in a Surrey basement suite early Sunday morning that had been repeatedly stabbed and beaten. The dog was "covered in blood," said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. "It's very sad." The lab, a two-year-old ...
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    The Province Surrey substitute teacher leaves those kids alone, gets reprimanded The Province A Surrey substitute teacher whose classes descended into chaos has been reprimanded for his lack of leadership. In a 'consent resolution agreement' from the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation, David Lee Burns has agreed to the reprimand on the ... and more »
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    The Province Teen stabbed at Surrey's Gateway SkyTrain station The Province A 17-year-old boy was stabbed Sunday evening during an altercation between two groups of teens in Surrey . The incident happened around 6 p.m. and started at the Gateway SkyTrain station. The stabbing took place in the area near the Chuck Baily ... Teen beaten, stabbed in altercation near Surrey park Vancouver Sun all 7 news articles »
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    CBC.ca Surrey dog recovering from 'horrific' beating CBC.ca A Surrey , B.C., man says he is horrified after his dog was brutally beaten and abused by someone after it ran away over the weekend. Ryan Westaway says his three-year-old black Labrador named Ryder ran away on Saturday after his three-year-old son ...
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    The Province Surrey toddler's parents say no foul play involved in daughter's death The Province The parents of a Surrey toddler whose death is being probed by homicide detectives said there was no foul play involved in their daughter's death. The three-year-old, identified in media reports as Charlee Johanson, died Saturday, three days after she ... and more »
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    Pollster says Mayor Linda Hepner's light rail 'Plan B' has fed opposition in Surrey to the proposed sales tax increase for transit
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    Gurdev Singh Dhillon did jail time and was deported for a sex assault he didn't commit.
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    Prime Minister Stephen Harper was at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Cloverdale campus today.
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    Community has raised more than $30,000 for medical care for Ryder, who was found abused in Surrey.
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    Anita Huberman says politicians elected to lead on issues 'too complex' for public
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    James Conway was arrested by transit police in Surrey after allegedly breaching his conditions of release.

 

 


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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