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News about Surrey for the week ending April 12, 2015

A tree overhangs a creek in Green Timbers Urban Forest

 

The week in review » news reported during the week ending April 12, 2015

Hit-and-run, micro condos, plebescite, no comment on crime 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 Drive-by shooting in Surrey CBC.ca Surrey RCMP are looking for two cars involved in a drive-by shooting Saturday night. Several people called 911 a little after 7 p.m., reporting somebody in a silver sedan firing shots at a small red car on 128 Street at 60 Avenue, according to police. Shots fired in Surrey CKNW News Talk 980 Shooting in Surrey's Royal Heights neighbourhood Vancity Buzz Police searching for cars involved in Saturday Surrey shooting The Province Vancouver Sun (blog)  - Surrey Now…
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    Castanet.net Cheap condos cause frenzy Castanet.net Out of 406 homes, about 80 were microsuites – most were gone by the end of the day. The cheapest was listed for $93,900. The tower is going up in Surrey's West Village, which is expected to become a major hub for the city in coming years. More than 2 ... and more »
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    The Province Police searching for cars involved in Saturday Surrey shooting The Province Surrey RCMP say they received several 911 calls at approximately 7:20 p.m. Saturday night, reporting shots fired near 128th Street and 60th Avenue. Callers said a silver four-door sedan pulled alongside a small red car driving northbound on 128th ... and more »
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    Two months ago, the name Andrew Hammond was an unfamiliar name for people outside of British Columbia, but now every hockey fan knows the name of “The Hamburglar”. Hammond has gone a miraculous run since being called in to action two months ago when Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner went down with injuries. Since then, Hammond has gone a 20-1-2 run to send the Ottawa Senators towards the Stanley Cup. When Hammond was called up, the Senators had no idea they would soon be headed to the playoffs. Hammond,…
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    Surrey Golf Club bought by company that just sold Westwood Plateau Vancouver Sun (blog) Surrey Golf Club has become the second Metro Vancouver course to be sold this year. And it has been bought by the same Rev's Entertainment company that sold Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam to undisclosed buyers last month. Surrey  ...
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    APRIL 1, 2015  Families right across British Columbia are left wishing it was an April Fools’ Day joke as they face bigger bills delivered to their mailboxes starting April 1, say New Democrats. Read More
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    How to save on a mortgage—or save a whole house
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    Business in Vancouver Health Tech Innovation Hub launched in Surrey Surrey Now SURREY — From surgical training apps to airbags for wheelchairs, the Health Tech Innovation Hub lived up to its name during the official launch on Friday. CEO and former mayor Dianne Watts cut the ribbon to officially open the hub, situated across ... Surrey's Health Tech Innovation Hub gives way to 'mind-blowing' advancements Business in Vancouver all 3 news articles »
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    Vancouver Sun Shots fired at home near Surrey /Delta border Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Shots were fired at a house early Friday morning in the 11700-block of 96th Avenue at the Surrey /Delta border. No injuries have been reported. It's the 13th shooting in Surrey since the beginning of March. Police are looking for a ... and more »
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    Surrey parks bylaw faces court challenge Surrey Leader A Surrey bylaw is under attack on the basis that it violates fundamental Canadian rights. Christopher Lewis has been warned and fined for walking in Surrey parks at night. The city has ramped up its enforcement of the bylaw, issuing 16 tickets in 2005 ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey mayor says new strategy not to comment on crime Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner has been wondering out loud these days why it is that whenever crime breaks out on her city's streets, news reporters have her on speed dial. The Mayors of Vancouver, Burnaby and other nearby cities ... 'I am not the sheriff' says Linda Hepner, in response to Surrey shootings News1130 FOCUS: Surrey mayor says new strategy is not to comment on crime Surrey Now COLUMN:…
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    The Province Aerial spraying of pesticide in Surrey -Delta next week to combat gypsy moth ... The Province Helicopters will spray a pesticide over areas of Surrey and Delta next week to remove destructive gypsy moths. The aerial spraying will take place from April 15 to 18 between 5:20 and 7:30 a.m., weather permitting, B.C.'s Ministry of Forests, Lands and ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner now 'refusing' to comment on crime The Province Surrey mayor Linda Hepner has been wondering out loud these days why it is that whenever crime breaks out on her city's streets that news reporters have her on speed dial. The mayors of Vancouver, Burnaby and other nearby cities and municipalities do ... and more »
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    The City of Surrey announced today details of its fifth annual Party-for-the-Planet to be held at City Hall Plaza on April 25, 2015.
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    Surrey is in competition to be named the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year after being selected as one of the Top 7 finalists by New York-based think tank the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).
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    As a wife, mom, and entrepreneur, Raj Thandhi has a lot on her plate. She’s the brains behind Pink Chai Media, a full service social media agency based in Surrey. She also runs (and is a founding member of) North America’s first South Asian Bloggers network. Raj runs her own successful blog, Pink Chai Living, […]
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    CBC.ca Surrey hit and run leaves senior with serious injuries CBC.ca Surrey RCMP want the public's help in identifying the driver of a vehicle that hit an 85-year-old man then allegedly fled from the scene of the collision, leaving the senior seriously injured. According to the press release, a police officer was ... and more »
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    The Globe and Mail Hot Ticket: Surrey Art Gallery The Globe and Mail With just a few hundred fluent speakers remaining, Gitxsanimaax – like thousands of native tongues around the globe – is a language at risk of extinction. And what we stand to lose is the focus of Anspayaxw, a powerful installation by renowned ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey cops ask public help in identifying driver who left scene of accident ... The Province Surrey RCMP are asking for the public's help to identify the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run accident on Monday. The accident left an 85-year-old man lying on the road suffering injuries that police called “serious.” He is recovering in ... Police continue to search for driver in serious hit and run in Surrey Vancouver Sun all 11 news articles »
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    The Province Police continue to search for driver in serious hit and run in Surrey Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - Surrey RCMP have released a photo of a silver Honda believed to be involved in the hit and run of an elderly man in Surrey on Monday. RCMP spokesman Cpl. Bert Paquet said that investigators have confirmed that the vehicle is a ... Surrey cops ask public help in identifying driver who left scene of accident ... The Province all 11 news articles »
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    Vancity Buzz Vaisakhi Parade Surrey 2015 Vancity Buzz The event has been held in Surrey for the past 12 years bringing together over 200,000 people as one of the world's largest parades of its kind outside of India. It is an occasion with vibrant performances, live music, decorated floats, and ... and more
  • CBC.ca Narendra Modi's visit to Surrey , BC, prompts tight security CBC.ca Thousands of people will be put through security checks before they are allowed to hear India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in Surrey next week. Modi will visit the Sikh temple on Ross Street in Vancouver on Thursday, April 16. He will then ... and more »
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  • The ninth annual South Fraser Regional Science Fair will take place April 9-10 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey Campus. Science is one of the most... The post The 2015 South Fraser Regional Science Fair appeared first on MLA Stephanie Cadieux .
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    Surrey, B.C. – On Friday, April 24, the Surrey Board of Trade will host Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy, Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP, in his annual luncheon address. Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy will provide an update on crime in Surrey, his plans for Surrey under his leadership of the Surrey RCMP and the relationship between the RCMP and Surrey’s business community. The event will also feature an update on the results of Surrey’s Crime Reduction Strategy by the City of Surrey. In…
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    The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased to be a sponsor of the 1 st North Surrey Secondary School Invitational (NSSSI) Business Case Competition taking place this Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9:00am-5:00pm at 15945-96 Avenue, Surrey BC. “This is a business case competition involving secondary schools throughout Surrey and the Lower Mainland.  Business case competitions are typically done at the university level but we are starting a movement in BC to bring a similar experience to high school students,”…
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    The Globe and Mail Yes side rapidly running out of track in BC transit plebiscite The Globe and Mail One of those is Surrey , a city that stands to gain the most if the referendum is approved. No one is precisely sure why backing for a tax measure to finance public transit has nosedived so precipitously there. However, some in the Yes camp suspect ... and more »
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    The Globe and Mail Indian PM Modi to meet with pension funds, banks during visit to Canada The Globe and Mail Vinay Sharma, vice-president of the Vedic Hindu Cultural Society in Surrey , B.C., said the temple Mr. Modi will visit was overwhelmed with demand for the event. “We opened [registration] Wednesday and closed it Friday. In three days, 5,000 people ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey police seek hit-and-run driver The Province Surrey police are asking for the public's help in locating a driver suspected of a hit-and-run Monday evening in Whalley. RCMP responded to calls just after 5 p.m. of a male pedestrian being struck in the intersection at 92nd Avenue and 128th Street ... and more »
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    CBC.ca FreshGrade offers digital report card for Surrey , BC students CBC.ca Schools in Surrey , B.C. are gaining recognition for scrapping traditional letter grades and using a digital tool to tell parents how their students are doing. The Surrey School District won the very first Cmolik Prize for Enhancement of Public ...
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    The Globe and Mail Vancouver's tiny condos filling a bigger market niche The Globe and Mail In Surrey , an investor can get greater returns on microsuites than in pricey Vancouver. As well, Vancouver doesn't allow condos smaller than 398 square feet anywhere outside of the Downtown Eastside, which Mr. Stovell sees as an impediment to providing ...
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    Friday's incident is the 13th shooting in Surrey since early March
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    Resident says legislation banning park use at night violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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    Group says too few Fraser River sockeye spawned last year as conservation took back seat to catch
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    The war over the transit plebiscite for more funding revs up as city pulls opposition signs from public property
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    Andrew Henry Ostrowski will be sentenced next week for impaired crash that took life of Sergio Martinez in 2011.
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    The board of directors votes to postpone its two of Cloverdale's largest community events due to financial constraints.
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    Mounties release photo of the vehicle believed to have hit an elderly pedestrian in North Surrey on Monday. 

 

 


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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