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News about Surrey for the week ending April 19, 2015

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending April 19, 2015

Vaisakhi parade, visit by Indian PM, shootings investigation 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.

 

  • News1130 Homicide in Surrey News1130 Police investigating Friday night gunfire in Surrey after a spate of shootings · Shooting in Surrey hours after Mounties declare 'turf war' · Torrent of targeted shootings new gang war east of Vancouver: RCMP. SURREY (NEWS1130) - One person is dead ... and more »
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    South Asian Link Surrey man wanted in connection to dial-a-dope bust Surrey Leader A dial-a-dope drug line that operated in Surrey and Richmond has been busted and charges have been laid against 11 people, including four from Surrey and two from Delta. Last June, Richmond RCMP's organized crime unit targeted the drug ring, which ... Richmond To Surrey Drug Line Snares 8 Alleged Criminals, Including Two ... South Asian Link all 2 news articles »
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    Health tech hub opens in Surrey Surrey Leader A surgeon turns from his patient in the midst of his procedure, and waves his hands through a blue beam of light beside him. The motion triggers a series of menus, allowing the doctor to manipulate real time images, providing a 3D look at the catheter ... and more »
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    Tickets on sale for Surrey Children's Festival Surrey Leader Tickets for the 11th-annual Surrey International Children's Festival are now on sale at the Surrey Arts Centre box office. This year's festival is being held May 21–23, with seven ticketed headline performances over three days. Tickets are $10 each. A ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Surrey RCMP investigating after shots fired, car crash CBC.ca Surrey RCMP are investigating another apparent shooting that took place early Sunday morning. Police say they received a call of "shots fired" just before 3 a.m. PT at 126 Street and 88a Avenue in Surrey , B.C.. A car could be seen crashed into a pole ... and more »
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    Straight.com Surrey Vaisakhi parade takes place after Narendra Modi inspires patriotic wave ... Straight.com It's also the day when hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Surrey for the annual Vaisakhi parade. Vaisakhi is the traditional harvest festival in Punjab celebrated by people of different faiths. But it carries special significance for Sikhs ... Surrey Vaisakhi parade draws hundreds of thousands CBC.ca Surrey Vaisakhi parade to pack streets on Saturday Surrey Leader Road closures and…
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    Vancity Buzz Police investigating another Surrey shooting Vancity Buzz RCMP are investigating the latest shooting in the Surrey , possibly the latest incident in the drug turf war among a young group of individuals of South Asian and Somali descent. Witnesses reported hearing several shots being fired near 65th Avenue and ... More shots fired in Surrey Vancouver Sun Surrey RCMP investigating after shots fired, car crash CBC.ca Police investigating Friday night gunfire in Surrey after a spate of shootings…
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    The Province Photos: Surrey Vaisakhi parade 2015 The Province Thousands of celebrants take part in the Surrey Vaisakhi parade on the streets of the Newton area on Saturday, April 18, 2015. DOUBLE TAP TO VIEW IMAGES FULL SCREEN. © Copyright (c) The Province. E-mail this Article · Print this Article; Share this ...
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    Surrey Vaisakhi parade draws hundreds of thousands CBC.ca Equip children with some form of identification and contact information; Point out the Surrey RCMP's missing children's tent and emergency services personnel; Keep a current photo of your child with you in case you need to describe them to police; Keep ... and more »
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    The Province Vehicles flee after shots fired in Abbotsford and Surrey The Province Police are investigating two separate incidents of shots being fired and cars seen fleeing the scene in Abbotsford and Surrey . On Thursday evening around 7:30 p.m., Abbotsford police were called to the 4000-block Clearbrook Road after gunshots were ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun More shots fired in Surrey Vancouver Sun Investigators brought in police dogs to search the area and have spoken to several witnesses, who describing hearing shots, and observing vehicles driving away quickly from the area. Surrey RCMP say officers checked vehicles and residences in the area, ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Twelve Surrey high school students disciplined for sharing nude photos Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Twelve senior Surrey high schools students at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary are facing disciplinary action after another student reported they were circulating inappropriate photos of other senior students. Surrey School District ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun (blog) Surrey hosting community forum on shootings and gang prevention Vancouver Sun (blog) Police and city officials in Surrey have organized a public forum to provide information about a string of high-profile shootings involving young drug dealers. Surrey RCMP said Friday that the forum would be held Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at ... Another overnight shooting in Surrey Vancity Buzz City of Surrey , police and school district plan forum in wake of shootings Surrey Now all 12 news…
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    Here are some tree-relevant extracts from Surrey’s Sustainability Charter. If you read this, you expect something like Portland. In practice, well, see my latest blog for an example. At least they know what we want! I looked up their 2013 annual report, and I don’t see any progress in reaching these goals, though I’m sure … Continue reading Surrey BC’s Sustainability Charter →
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    The Globe and Mail Russell Smith: Who needs nagging parents when there's CareerCast? The Globe and Mail All you have to do is go out to Markham/ Surrey /Bedford… You try to cheer CareerCast up a little that you say, “Look, it could be worse – I could be a Canadian short-story writer!” That's a job so bad it doesn't even exist. CareerCast is a little ...
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    CBC.ca Former gangster blames shootings on dial-a-dope dealers CBC.ca A former gangster says the recent shootings in Surrey and Delta are connected to street-level dial-a-dope dealers, not organized crime. Amir Javid, Program Facilitator at Touchstone Family Association, says that while the drugs come from gangs, there's ...
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    The city of Surrey just had a great open house about some parks they’re planning near the new Sunnyside Elementary School (159th St and 28th Ave). They have the information boards and a survey available online! Do take a look and fill out the survey. Actually, the survey is a word document and might be … Continue reading Urbanization of forested land near Sunnyside Elementary →
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    The Globe and Mail Indian PM Modi attracts protesters at BC stop The Globe and Mail ... the first bilateral visit by a sitting Indian Prime Minister in 42 years, which was marked earlier by thousands of cheering Indo-Canadians at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Mr. Modi stopped at a historic Sikh temple in Vancouver and a Hindu temple ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Delta police officer charged with firearm offence after Surrey incident Vancouver Sun "The charge arises from an on-duty incident involving contact on the date in question between police and the occupants of a vehicle in the area of 108th Avenue and 148th Street in Surrey ," MacKenzie said. "It is alleged that in the course of the ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Vancouver, Surrey (with video) Vancouver Sun Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Vancouver and Surrey today as he wraps up his three-day Canadian visit. Modi, who will be accompanied by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, will make appearances at Vancouver's Ross Street Temple (8000 Ross ... and more »
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    You know what feels good? Throwing a party for someone who deserves it. Like, really deserves it. Someone who doesn’t always get the recognition she deserves. Someone who at times, has been dealt a pretty bad hand. That’s why we can’t wait for Surrey’s 5th annual Party for the Planet on April 25th. It’s an […]
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    Minister Findlay will highlight the Government’s commitment to creating jobs and growth. Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015 
  • CBC.ca Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Vancouver, Surrey today CBC.ca Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Vancouver and Surrey , B.C., this afternoon, for his last stop on a three-day tour of Canada. Thousands are expected to turn out to watch the so-called rock-star politician and Prime Minister Stephen Harper ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Surrey looks to Portland for ideas on light rail transit CBC.ca If you are wondering what Surrey's light rail transit system will look like when it is up and running, take a trip to Portland. Surrey's proposed three lines, which will run from the City Centre area to Newton, Guildford and eventually Langley, will ...
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    The Province Surrey mayor's gala at unfinished city hall cost taxpayers $450000, court hears The Province An extravagant mayor's gala held on the unfinished job site of Surrey's “palatial” city hall — a project that appears to be running up to $50-million over budget — cost taxpayers at least $450,000 according to a new lawsuit against the city. The ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey mayor's gala at unfinished city hall cost taxpayers $450000, court hears The Province An extravagant mayor's gala held on the unfinished job site of Surrey's “palatial” city hall — a project that appears to be running up to $50-million over budget — cost taxpayers at least $450,000 according to a new lawsuit against the city. The ... and more »
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    On Saturday, April 18th the Surrey RCMP will be participating in this year’s Surrey Vaisakhi Parade, one of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations in the world outside of India.
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    What to expect and how to prepare for Surrey’s most colourful event Vaisakhi is a century-old holiday that’s celebrated by Sikhs around the world. The holiday marks a number of things including the spring harvest, the Punjabi New Year, and the birth of Sikhism in 1699. Having grown up in Surrey, I’ve seen the annual […]
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    Gang victims allegedly won't co-operate, so Surrey RCMP release photos CBC.ca RCMP in Surrey , B.C., have taken the unusual step of releasing the names and photographs of men it alleges are contributing to a gang war that has resulted in at least 17 shootings in the city, and three in Delta since March 9. At a news conference on ... and more »
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    Opening Reception: April 17, 2015 from 6 to 9pm at Beaumont Studios Exhibition features Juss Kaur’s Pointillism artwork which critically explores spirituality and reframes the identities and experiences of South Asians who celebrate Vaisaikhi. Juss Kaur’s Unfolding Consciousness” exhibition opening reception takes place on Friday, April 17, 2015 6-9pm Beaumont Studios at 316 West 5th Vancouver, BC. The exhibit is timely – with Vaisaikhi occurring only a few days before the opening and two Nagar…
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    The Province Even the wounded won't help Surrey , North Delta cops investigate drug dealers ... The Province Two groups of young drug dealers who have been shooting at each other in public places have refused to co-operate with police, even when they've been wounded by flying bullets, Surrey's top cop said Tuesday. Surrey RCMP Chief Supt. Bill Fordy released ... Man injured in 17th recent shooting in Surrey and Delta Vancouver Sun all 101 news articles »
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    On April 16, 2015 Surrey RCMP will be closing 140th Street between 72 Avenue and 88th Avenue from 10:00AM to approximately 6:00 PM to facilitate security measures for the visit of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to the Lakshmi Narayan Temple in the 8300 block of 140th Street.
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    Today the Surrey RCMP and Delta Police held a press conference at the Surrey RCMP Main Detachment to provide citizens and media with an update on the shootings that have happened in both cities over the past five weeks.
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    On Wednesday, May 20th , join Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner for her first Annual State of the City Address. The presentation will feature a discussion on Surrey’s Economic Outlook and plans for the coming year.   Hosted by: the Surrey Board of Trade, the Cloverdale BIA, the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Surrey BIA, the Newton BIA, the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Surrey. Co-Presenting Sponsor: McQuarrie Hunter LLP Supporting Sponsor: Port Metro…
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    The Surrey Board of Trade invites members only to attend a private roundtable meeting with Canada's International Trade Minister Ed Fast hosted by the Surrey Board this Friday on April 17, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. A light lunch will be provided. Minister Fast will discuss boosting exports to the Asia-Pacific and will also answer your questions on their trade related issues. Date: Friday, April 17, 2015 Time: Please arrive by 11:15am - Program is from 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Surrey Board of…
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    Vancouver Sun Loud noise from Port Mann demolition work startles Surrey residents Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - A loud bang that jolted some Surrey residents from their slumber early Tuesday morning was caused by demolition of the old Port Mann Bridge. Surrey RCMP received several calls about the noise around 3:30 a.m.. “We did receive a ... and more »
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    Throughout the month of April, South Asians around the world are celebrating Vaisakhi, the time of harvest, time to appreciate the fruits of labour, and... The post Happy Vaisakhi and Lakh Lakh Vi Dai! appeared first on MLA Stephanie Cadieux .
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    The Province Surrey student says anti-pot T-shirt got him and two others hauled into vice ... The Province High school student Connor Fesenmaier says he's unsure why school administrators at Surrey's Princess Margaret secondary asked him to consider removing the anti-pot T-shirt he wore to classes on Monday, given the anti-drug message the school ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Man hospitalized after 15th reported Surrey shooting since start of March The Province A man was hospitalized with gunshots wounds Sunday evening following a shooting in Surrey , the third in the city in as many days. According to a report by Global News, Surrey RCMP said the victim was found injured at 5 p.m. in the 7000-block 130th Street. Shots fired at home near Surrey /Delta border Vancouver Sun all 32 news articles »
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    Eleven charged after eight-month investigation in Surrey and Richmond.
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    Premier Christy Clark invited to World Bank meeting where finance ministers seek strategies for Paris climate talks
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    More than 250,000 people expected to celebrate faith, family and food.
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    Thousands gather at Hindu temple to greet recently elected Narendra Modi and celebrate Canada-India ties
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    Action of 12 senior students at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary investigated
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    Protestors gathered to greet the prime minister, at the Sikh Ross Street temple in Vancouver and the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu temple in Surrey.
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    Cop facing one count of careless use of a firearm in connection with 2013 incident.

 

 


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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