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News compilation for the week ending October 14, 2012

What news was reported on during the week ending October 14, 2012?

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.

A few caveats: there are several streams in this compilation, including news alert feeds, which may lead to some duplication of stories. Sources are truncated to a maximum of 5 articles, so heavy posters may be under-represented. Some sources don't publish very often, so there may be some cross-over from previous weeks' compilations. I try to remove duplicates and the odd story about the English Surrey that works its way through but make no claim for perfection.

 

Surrey's Daniel “Danny” Michael Perrault, sometimes referred to as the “baby-faced killer,” will be released from Kent maximum-security prison Oct. 22. According to parole board documents, Perrault, now in his late 30s, is a sexual sadist with a ... See all stories on this topic »

 

SURREY – After a big Lotto Max win – Brian Dass is thinking about early retirement. The 60-year-old Surrey man bought a ticket for the Oct. 5 Lotto Max draw while he was in Victoria. He was back home and on a lunch break from work when he checked it. See all stories on this topic » South Asian Link

 

 

SURREY – On October 13th 2012 the Bell Performing Art Centre, Surrey will be holding a special tribute celebration to the legendary singer Kishore Kumar – the man that was known to be Bollywood's greatest showman! The date will mark exactly 25 years ... See all stories on this topic » South Asian Link

 

 

SURREY – A South Asian Landlord lost his fight against Surrey because the Judge said the man did not file his claim within the two month time period allowed under the Local Government Act 286(1). Abbas Khani-Hanjani claimed that City of Surrey staff ... See all stories on this topic » South Asian Link

 

 

 
SURREY – Surrey area employers anticipate a favourable hiring climate for the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. “Survey data shows that 17 per cent of employers intend to hire while none expect cutbacks ... See all stories on this topic » South Asian Link

 

 

Boy airlifted to hospital after being hit in Surrey . SURREY (NEWS1130) - The driver involved in a hit and run in Surrey that sent an 11-year-old boy to hospital yesterday has turned himself in. RCMP have seized the 19-year-old's vehicle for forensic ... See all stories on this topic »

 

 

SURREY (NEWS1130) - The driver involved in a hit and run in Surrey that sent an 11-year-old boy to hospital yesterday has turned himself in. RCMP have seized the 19-year-old's vehicle for forensic inspection. It's unclear whether charges will be laid. See all stories on this topic »

 

 

Surrey -White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg (left) and Langley City Mayor Jack Froese (far right) look on as Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender unveil signage detailing $60.5 million in capital projects planned for Surrey , Langley ... See all stories on this topic »

 

 

The Surrey Board of Trade has received $5,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) to go toward its innovation roundtable. www.biv.com/.../sbot-receives-funding-to-help-surrey-entrepr...

 

 

The Surrey Christmas Bureau is gathering and training elves to help out with the holidays.

 

 

So what does it take for a small business to thrive for 50 long years, weathering recessions, big-box competition and other challenges life might throw your way?

 

 

Canadian and U.S. law enforcement officers will team up in the waters around White Rock and South Surrey following the announcement of a cross-border initiative known as Shiprider.

 

 

Surrey Mounties continue to investigate a mysterious foot shooting in Newton.

 

 

The driver involved in a hit-and-run that sent an 11-year-old boy to hospital Thursday has turned himself in.

 

 

By Jeff Nagel - Surrey North Delta Leader Published: October 12, 2012 11:00 AM Updated: October 12, 2012 12:04 PM. Metro Vancouver will set a lower bar for emerging waste-to-energy technologies to be considered when it calls for bidders to build a new ... See all stories on this topic »

 

 

In a video re-enactment, Roy Thielen matter-of-factly described for police how he and Robert Bradshaw carried out the murders of two people in Langley and Surrey three years ago. The footage was played for a jury in B.C. Supreme Court in New ... See all stories on this topic »

 

 

Businesses and visitors have weighed in on the recent changes to White Rock's waterfront pay parking and the results are in: people remain divided over the decision to increase some rates while lowering others.

 

 

SURREY (NEWS1130) - Investigators with the Surrey RCMP are hoping the driver involved in a hit and run near an elementary school yesterday comes forward. News1130 hit the streets this morning, asking parents what they think about this incident. See all stories on this topic »

 

 

A packed house with standing room only at last night's meeting. Last night I was a speaker and panellist at a public meeting hosted by the Fort Langley Community Association about new development proposals in the Fort. The meeting was packed. While there were four proposals that were up for conversation, the real focus of the evening was on the Coulter Berry Building which is a proposed mixed-use development. Most people in the room last night seemed to support the Coulter Berry Building proposal as it…

 

 

Shane Woodford | Email news tips to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 10/11/2012. As mounties get set to move into their new $1.2 billion headquarters in Surrey both provincial and local governments remain in the dark about how much of the bill they will foot. See all stories on this topic » CKNW News Talk 980

 

If you're thinking about suing City Hall for damages you might want to bone up on time limitations to file a claim, as outlined in the Local Government Act.

 

The head of Surrey's waste management program said the first week of garbage, recycling and organics collection has come and gone relatively smoothly.

 

 

Surrey International Writers Conference, Darts Hill Fall Garden Tour, Step It Up for Sophie's PlaceAutumn Activities October 11-25 - Darts Hill Garden Fall TourOctober 13, 2012Darts Hill Garden (http://www.tourismsurrey.com/art-amp-culture/outdoor-space/darts-hill-garden-park)11am-3pmRoam through the picturesque Darts Hill Garden, and enjoy the crunching leaves underfoot and gorgeous fall colors in the trees above you. Be sure to bring your camera to catch birds snacking on berries…

 

 

The Surrey Urban Mission in Whalley was humming Wednesday morning as dozens of homeless people, and those close to the edge, partook in a variety of services donated by more than 45 social help organizations.

 

 

The Be Active Challenge is underway for its second year.

 

 

The Fort Langley Community Association will be hosting a public information meeting on Thursday, October 11th at 7:30pm in the Fort Langley Community Hall . This will be an information meeting about redevelopment in the commercial core of Fort Langley. There will be a chance to learn about current development plans in Fort Langley, the history of planning in the area, and sustainable community design. I’m sure that this meeting is a result of projects like the proposed Coulter Berry Building . This…

 

 

Surrey604 is proud to be the official Digital Media Sponsor for the 2012 SAFF Canada‘s South Asian Film Festival.  The first ever South Asian Film Festival will take place in Surrey, Vancouver, and Abbotsford from October 31st – November 4th 2012. Countries with submissions this year include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and ...

 

 

In a bid to keep Canadian dollars at home, the Surrey Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are calling for the federal government to ensure ... www.biv.com/.../surrey-board-of-trade-fights-cross-border-sh...

 

 

The Surrey Board of Trade has received $5,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) to go toward its innovation roundtable. www.biv.com/.../sbot-receives-funding-to-help-surrey-entrepr...

 

 

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board has awarded the City of Surrey with four commercial building awards.

 

 

The City of Surrey has been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and has been recognized as a national leader in helping college and university students make the transition from school to work.

 

 

Back in August fellow Civic Surrey blogger Kenneth Souder posted about the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society’s (FVHRS) move from Sullivan Park to Cloverdale. The FVHRS’s goal is to run a weekend tourist tram service during the summer along the … Continue reading →

 

 

The Surrey Board of Trade has received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), a federal agency that works with companies to help find high-qualified people and advance Research & Development. This federal agency has funded the Surrey Board of Trade’s Innovation Roundtable in the amount of $5,000.00. The Surrey Board of Trade’s Innovation Strategy is: (a)   Identify and showcase Surrey’s innovative companies that create opportunities for research…

 

 

Reports that the City of Surrey, the Province and TransLink have agreed to fund the design work for an interchange at 16 th Avenue and Highway 99 have been greeted as very good news for Surrey as well as the whole of the south Fraser region. We have been lobbying, along with the Lower Mainland Chambers Transportation Panel, to develop an upgraded direct route across the southern part of the region to link Highway 99 with the Abbotsford International Airport. The Lower Mainland Chambers’ Transportation…

 

More space for park-and-ride commuters promised, as officials announce $60.5 million in planned infrastructure improvements.
 
Car struck 11-year-old boy walking in front of a school bus.
 
Declining waste flows stabilize in Metro Vancouver

 

New lanes, interchanges and a South Surrey park and ride expansion get green light

 

 

Surrey man, 44, was shot in the foot in his home on Friday morning.

 

 

Green energy project for the Delta School District touted to reduce emissions and save $180,000 a year

 

 

Qualifications debated for new waste-to-energy plant

 

 

Typical home to pay regional district $448 next year, up $4

 

 

Fleetwood residents worry a greenway path will increase crime in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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