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News about Surrey for the week ending April 5, 2015

Accents of yellow and orange: new construction near King George Skytrain station

 

The week in review » news reported during the week ending April 5, 2015

Drive-by shootings, wine in grocery store, car crashes, a biodome 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.

 

  • Castanet.net Car crash kills driver Castanet.net ... a black car that had apparently struck a tree alongside 88th Avenue, just west of 156th Street. Police say the driver of the car sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey RCMP or ...
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    Vancouver Sun One person dead in Surrey collision Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — One person is dead after a single vehicle crash Saturday in Surrey . Surrey RCMP say officers responded to a collision shortly before 6 a.m. on 88 Avenue just west of 156 Street. The only occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. and more »
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    News1130 Surrey RCMP officer involved in serious crash News1130 SURREY (NEWS1130) – A Surrey RCMP officer has minor injuries after being involved in a serious crash at the intersection of Fraser Highway and 88th Avenue. At about 9:30 a.m., a police cruiser was broadsided by a Toyota 4 Runner. Both cars were badly ...
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    CBC.ca Woman dies in Surrey car crash CBC.ca Surrey RCMP said a woman has died following a car accident on 88 Avenue, just off Fraser Highway, on Saturday morning. Police said the driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle. Judy Unger was just arriving for her shift at a nearby Tim Hortons, when ... and more »
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    Vancity Buzz Surrey man admits to killing three people Vancity Buzz A Surrey man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and one count of manslaughter. Early last year, 34-year-old Sarbjit Bains was charged for the manslaughter death of Amritpal Saran, who was found severely burned on Colebrook Road ... Surrey man pleads guilty to three homicides Surrey Leader Surrey man pleads guilty to killing three people Vancouver Sun (blog) Man from Surrey , BC, pleads homicide and second-degree…
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    News1130 Surrey's mayor refuses to comment following 12 shootings in one month News1130 SURREY (NEWS1130) – People want to hear from the mayor. Shots have been fired a dozen times in Surrey over the last month but Mayor Linda Hepner is refusing to talk about it. When News1130 tried to get a hold of Hepner, we were referred to the RCMP.
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    The Province Surrey man gets year in jail for attacks on sex trade workers The Province A Surrey man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old sex trade worker nearly 20 years ago and mistreated four other prostitutes, including breaking the wrist of one them during a fee dispute, has been sentenced to a year in jail. Shalendra Kumar Sharma ...
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    CBC.ca Sarbjit Bains pleads guilty in connection with 3 slayings in 2013 CBC.ca Sarbjit Bains, a 34-year-old Surrey , B.C. man, has pleaded guilty in connection with three slayings in 2013, including the deaths of two New Westminster escorts. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Bains has pleaded guilty to one count of ... and more »
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    The Globe and Mail In photos: Images from the Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver The Globe and Mail The Capture Photography Festival is back, and it's huge, with over 100 exhibitions, public art projects and events and 45 galleries participating around Metro Vancouver. We highlighted seven of the must-see shows. 1 of 7 Next Prev. Kim Teske, 52, is ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey man pleads guilty in deaths of man and two escorts The Province A Surrey man charged in the deaths of a man and two female escorts entered a guilty plea this week, investigators announced Thursday. Sarbjit Bains, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of manslaughter in the death of Amritpal Saran, and two counts ... and more »
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    The Surrey Board of Trade will be hosting the Leadership Surrey Dialogue Series on Health Care and Business. These free breakfast dialogues will engage businesses and community leaders on a range of subjects in the next few months. The first session focuses on Primary Care focuses on the need for primary care physicians for Surrey’s residents and employees. The panel, comprising of primary care specialists and community members, will discuss what currently exists, and what could be developed to meet…
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    We don’t need to tell you that Surrey is growing. If you’ve been in the city centre recently you’ll have noticed that big things are happening here. Like, BIG. Literally. Construction for Surrey’s 3 Civic Plaza has been under way for only six months, and already it’s being touted as the next downtown hub. So, […]
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey schools win SFU education prize Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - The Surrey School District's use of new technology for reporting students' progress won a Simon Fraser University prize for education innovation. Several Surrey schools use FreshGrade, software that allows real-time sharing and the ... and more »
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    THREE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK in Surrey , White Rock, North Delta Surrey Now 1. SURREY MUSEUM'S EASTER FAIR: Animal-rescue groups are the focus of the museum's annual event (pictured), which aims to teach children and their parents about the "real Easter Bunny" and other animals. Special guests Vancouver Rabbit Agility ... and more »
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    The Globe and Mail Surrey supermarket marks debut of wine sales in BC grocery stores The Globe and Mail The B.C. government has launched an era of wine sales in grocery stores with a pilot project in a Surrey supermarket touted for being convenient to customers, but criticized as a measure that will doom independent liquor retailers. The pioneering ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey turns to biogas to reduce waste, fuel its vehicles Vancouver Sun The City of Surrey has kicked off its experiment in turning organic waste into biogas fuel for its fleet of collection trucks, municipal vehicles and city operations with the hope it might serve as a blueprint for reducing the garbage. Municipal ... and more »
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    Indian Prime Minister coming to Surrey on April 16 Surrey Now Modi will visit Surrey's Laxmi Narayan Temple on April 16, in an outdoor event hosted by the Vedic Hundi Cultural Society and Hindu Sikh Forum of Canada. “I think this is a historic moment. It's the first time ever any prime minister from India is ...
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    Backyard plastic bubble in Surrey is Canada's first biodome Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER -- The 3,000-square-foot plastic bubble in Tom Colclough's Surrey yard is packed with 6,000 strawberry plants that require no soil and use one-tenth the water of conventional farming. Canada's first agricultural “biodome” is made from ... and more »
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    Vancity Buzz Police investigate Surrey's 12th drive-by shooting since March Vancity Buzz Surrey RCMP are investigating the city's 12th drive-by shooting since the beginning of March after shots were allegedly fired from a vehicle Wednesday morning in Newton. At approximately 11:40 a.m. on April 1, police received several reports of shots ... Mounties on scene after shots fired from car in Surrey The Province Witnesses report shots fired from a vehicle in Surrey News1130 Shots fired from one vehicle…
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    On April 1st at approximately 11:40 am, Surrey RCMP received several reports of shots being fired from a vehicle near the intersection of 128th Street and 64th Avenue.
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    Vancouver Sun 'People are very, very frightened,' Surrey MLA says after 12th drive-by shooting Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Surrey Mounties are investigating the city's 12th drive-by shooting since the beginning of March after a gunman in a silver car opened fire on a black Honda Wednesday morning in Newton. "This is just frickin' outrageous," said Sue ... and more »
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    The Province Mounties on scene after shots fired from car in Surrey The Province Shots were fired in Surrey just before the lunch hour Wednesday. Surrey RCMP said they received several reports of shots fired from a silver car towards a black Honda near 128th Street and 64th Avenue at 11:40 a.m.. Both cars were headed southbound on ... and more »
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    Vancity Buzz Save-On-Foods in Surrey first BC grocery store to sell wine Vancity Buzz It's official: The Save-On-Foods in South Surrey will be the first grocery store to sell wine under the province's new liquor laws.  

 

 


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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