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News about Surrey for the week ending April 26, 2015

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending April 26, 2015

22 shootings, MLA's nephew killed, plebiscite, clean tech 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.

 

  • Vancouver Sun Surrey's top cop defends decision to release names, photos of shooting victims Vancouver Sun SURREY , B.C. — Surrey RCMP's top cop is sticking to his guns over his decision to release to the public the names and photos of gunfire victims related to a series of shootings in Surrey and North Delta since the beginning of March. Concern was raised ... and more »
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    WATCH: Join Daman at Party for the Planet 2015 – British Columbia’s largest Earth Day celebration is a FREE event for the whole family which features a day of live entertainment, exciting eco-information and interactive activities, and highlights of the City’s great green initiatives. The event unites the community to inspire awareness for the earth’s natural environment in an enjoying and fun-filled atmosphere. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend this event at the Surrey City Hall Plaza,…
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    Surrey is leading the clean technology revolution Surrey Leader Clean technology may not yet be widely recognized, but the municipality of Surrey is already embracing the concept. That's according to Foresight Clean Tech Accelerator Centre Managing Director Neil Huff who, when looking to relocate his facility, did ...
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    The Globe and Mail Death toll continues to climb after massive Nepal earthquake The Globe and Mail Mr. Neil, a retired Surrey man, wasn't just worried about himself. His 21-year-old daughter was in an intensive care unit in a local hospital after suffering swelling of the brain during a high-altitude trek in the Annapurna area. A few hours after the ... and more »
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    The Province Surrey's top cop defends decision to release names, photos of shooting victims The Province SURREY , B.C. — Surrey RCMP's top cop is sticking to his guns over his decision to release to the public the names and photos of gunfire victims related to a series of shootings in Surrey and North Delta since the beginning of March. Concern was raised ... and more »
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    CBC.ca John Volken Academy addiction recovery centre opens in Surrey CBC.ca The John Volken Academy, which started as a tiny addiction recovery facility in Surrey years ago, has grown into a brand new, state of the art recovery centre with 150 beds. The facility for men and women aged 19 to 32 is the biggest of its kind in ... and more »
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    Publishing names of people shot at in Surrey could put RCMP at risk of a ... News1130 SURREY (NEWS1130) – Mounties in Surrey have put themselves at risk of potentially facing lawsuits as a result of a decision to identify people they believe are involved in the recent violence, claims a local civil liberties group. Under federal privacy ... and more »
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    The Globe and Mail In Vancouver, developers' plans hinge on plebiscite results The Globe and Mail Mr. Heeney and Mr. Yan were involved in the community plan for Surrey City Centre, which is a success story largely because of the SkyTrain station. When the university campuses began opening there, they initially worried that students would fill the ... and more »
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    CBC.ca Privacy and public interest at odds in Surrey shooting investigation CBC.ca CBC News agreed not to identify the woman, who says she fears for her family's safety after Surrey , B.C., RCMP took the unusual step of releasing photographs of men who are allegedly refusing to co-operate with investigators trying to solve a spree of ...
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    The Province 'The Bud Busters': Surrey teens protest marijuana legalization at Vancouver's ... The Province VANCOUVER — There was a new voice at the annual 4/20 pot protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery this year: Three Surrey high school students who weren't there to light up. Wearing anti-pot T-shirts and sporting gas masks, twins Duncan and Connor ... and more »
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    April is Auto Crime Enforcement Month and, while auto crime continues to be a problem across the Lower Mainland, the Surrey RCMP has a team dedicated to identifying, tracking, and incarcerating the city’s most prolific auto crime offenders.
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    CBC.ca Surrey MLA Harry Bains devastated by death of nephew CBC.ca Does that fairly describe how you were feeling about the situation playing out in Surrey that morning before you knew it was your nephew? Yes. I was very angry that at this time a family will mourn another loved one because a person was taken away ... and more »
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    The Province MLA Harry Bains says family 'totally devastated' after fatal shooting of his ... The Province When Harry Bains woke up last Sunday morning, he quickly heard the news about another overnight shooting in crime-ravaged Surrey . He posted the news to his 1,700 Twitter followers — “Another day, another shooting” — not realizing it was his own ... and more »
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    Oh the sweet, sweet signs of spring… The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the nature-lovers can be found outside, drinking in as much fresh O2 as possible. Surrey is abounding with beautiful parks, perfect for hiking or biking. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to venture a little farther for that vitamin D fix. […]
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    Surrey shootings show Indo-Canadian community needs a wake up call: former ... News1130 SURREY (NEWS1130) – A wake up call is what a former BC attorney general says the Indo-Canadian community needs after several shootings in Surrey and Delta. Wally Oppal says there are two big problems — one is holding sons in such high regard and ...
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    The Globe and Mail Vancouver plebiscite on transit financing sees large response The Globe and Mail Upgrades over that decade would include a new east-west subway in Vancouver and light rail in Surrey , B.C., as well as stepped-up bus service across the region. Elections BC spokesman Don Main declined to comment on the significance of the new data. and more »
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    Surrey shootings leave community concerned over gun violence CBC.ca "It pains me [that] a life has been lost amid this senseless violence ... and it has to stop," says Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner, who attended the community meeting. "The full weight, all agencies are doing significant priority work on this file ... The ... and more »
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    The Province Car slams into Surrey Starbucks, two taken to hospital The Province The photo may appear to show a new takeout window at Starbucks, but it's not. Surrey RCMP are investigating after a car slammed into a Starbucks outlet and sent at least one person to hospital on Wednesday. The accident occurred about 12:45 p.m. at a ... and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Customer injured when car crashes into Surrey Starbucks Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER -- One person was taken to hospital Wednesday afternoon after a car crashed through the front door of a Starbucks coffee shop at King George Boulevard and 104th Avenue in Surrey . 
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    CBC.ca Stop gypsy moth spraying in Surrey and Delta, on-line petition asks CBC.ca "The health risk to residents outweighs any of the reward of killing this pest," said Ryan Bennett who launched the on-line petition called Stop gypsy Moth Spraying in Surrey /Delta. "Here we are after precedent being set ... here we are still being ... and more »
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    National Post Surrey , BC, children kept indoors after outbreak of drug-linked shootings National Post VANCOUVER — Normally, there are a handful of kids riding their bikes or playing soccer outside Karn Dhillon's house on 88A Avenue in Surrey , the quickly growing suburb south of Vancouver. But ever since a 22-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday ... 'Arun was not a criminal': Bains family says Surrey shooting victim wasn't a ... The Province Hundreds attend Surrey forum on gun…
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    The Province 'Arun was not a criminal': Bains family says Surrey shooting victim wasn't a ... The Province There has been a total of 22 shootings in Surrey and Delta since early last month. Mounties have determined that least 14 of those shootings are related to a clash between a South Asian group and a Somali group fighting for control of the drug trade. and more »
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    Last week – April 12th to 18th – was National Volunteer Week — a time to recognize and celebrate our volunteers and the commitment they... The post Cheers to Volunteers! appeared first on MLA Stephanie Cadieux .
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    On Friday April 17th, the Surrey RCMP, City of Surrey, and Surrey School District hosted a Youth Showcase at Surrey City Hall that highlighted the various ways local youth “stepped up” to create positive change in their communities and schools.
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    CBC.ca Dario Bartoli's mother wants cameras installed in Surrey park after teen's death CBC.ca The mother of Dario Bartoli, the 15 year old who was killed in South Surrey last year, says surveillance cameras in parks might have helped solve her son's death. June Iida wants to see surveillance cameras installed at the entrances of parks ...
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    The Globe and Mail Surrey mayor urges gangs to end deadly turf war The Globe and Mail The mayor of Surrey has urged gangs to end a turf war after a spate of shootings that has again brought questions about the community's safety to the fore. “This has to stop before any more lives are lost. I am imploring those that have been involved ... and more »
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    Today the Surrey RCMP, RCMP Lower Mainland District and the City of Surrey announced the creation of a tip line dedicated to gathering information about the shootings that have occurred in Surrey and Delta over the past six weeks.
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey mayor, police offer condolences, reassure public after fatal shooting Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Police and Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner expressed condolences Monday to the family of murder victim Arun Bains while assuring the public there's a plan to deal with rampant gun violence. Bains, the nephew of Surrey -Newton MLA ... Man killed in Sunday morning Surrey shooting linked to recent spree of violence The Province all 127 news articles »
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    CBC.ca Surrey RCMP investigating another shooting death CBC.ca IHIT is now on scene and has taken over the investigation. It's the 23rd shooting in Surrey and North Delta since March 9. Last week, Surrey RCMP released photos of gang shooting victims, whose lack of cooperation they said was endangering public safety. and more »
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    Vancouver Sun Man killed in Sunday morning Surrey shooting linked to recent spree of violence The Province A shooting death early Sunday in Surrey has been linked to the recent spree of shootings in the community, police said Sunday. Arun Paul Singh Bains, 22, was identified as the man found at 126th Street and 88A Avenue in Surrey and is known to be ... More shots fired in Surrey Vancouver Sun all 140 news articles »
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    Deepak Chopra among the notables at the official opening of Welcome Home on Friday morning
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    The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs & Black Press
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    Federal Coast Guard and National Energy Board officials on defensive at Metro Vancouver
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    Education minister Peter Fassbender responds to concerns that proposed legislation erodes elected trustees' autonomy.
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    Finance Minister Mike de Jong releases details of two-year surplus land sale that helped him balance two provincial budgets
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    Regional district concerned about proposed location of hazardous waste recycling plant in Chilliwack near Fraser River
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    Police believe small aircraft lost power, forcing it to land on Highway 91.
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    Land in Coquitlam, Surrey and Victoria could have fetched more if left on the market longer, but political need came first
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    Police believe the accident was caused by driver error and charges are not expected.
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    Researchers find high levels of flame retardants in Lower Mainland raptors

 

  

 


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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