Tag Archives: Surrey

Life on 135A street, or, The little Pop-up Soup Kitchen that could

“Compassion is not just feeling with someone, but seeking to change the situation. Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action!” Desmond Tutu … Continue reading

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Hepner unwittingly calls into question Community Safety Patrols done by Commissionaires.

It’s been said that Surrey politics is the one to watch this year and certainly it never fails to provide fodder for ample discussion. Mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode released her crime plan yesterday,one crafted in part in consultation with soon … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a problem: hardly anyone votes in Surrey

I tweeted out some stark reminders of Surrey’s last election today: Population of Surrey: approx. 472,000, estimated to grow by about a 1000 every month Number of registered voters : 279,051 as per the last election in 2011 Number of … Continue reading

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And so it begins.

It was of no surprise to anyone in Surrey yesterday that Barinder Rasode finally announced that she is running for mayor. After months of meeting with residents from every community in the city, she had already been acknowledged as a … Continue reading

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Did you see anything?

*******UPDATED 9/21/2014 http://www.news1130.com/2014/09/21/arrest-made-in-connection-with-death-of-surrey-teen/ SURREY (NEWS1130) – An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a Surrey teen. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the identification of the accused can’t be released due to a publication ban. It … Continue reading

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Access to Information documents show an average of 46.3 founded “shots fired” calls between 2007-2012 in Surrey, B.C.

The news yesterday out of Surrey BC was no surprise to anyone who lives here, or to the many people who are now following politics in the city : Surrey is once again, home to the most violent crimes in … Continue reading

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Guest post: “Vote Wisely in the next election”

Because  schools out for summer, that means I am juggling summer vacation along with my other commitments… and finding concentrated time to blog is difficult at best. So, over the summer I promise I will find time to do an … Continue reading

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“Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.” Ambrose Bierce

Normally at this time of year, political chatter dies down as politicians and media take their vacations and give everyone a much needed break. In Surrey however, the political scene just keeps heating up, as former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum … Continue reading

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“Communication leads to community: that is, to mutual understanding, and mutual value.” ~ Rollo May

As  I write this, it is now 11:24 on Friday June 27th, 2014. I missed the report on Global earlier this evening of an alleged swarming attack at The Grove in Newton, and over the last few hours have talked with other community … Continue reading

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We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~ Herman Melville

A wise man once said that as soon as you see a mistake and don’t fix it, it becomes your mistake. Surrey city mayor and councillors would do well to hold this proverb close to their hearts. Never could that … Continue reading

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