Tag Archives: Surrey

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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And the total cost of the new Surrey city hall/civic plaza/ parkade is….. ( drumroll please…) $138 million plus.

Much more than the $97 million dollars borrowed by the city to build the city hall : http://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/BYL_17231.pdf What no one from the city has mentioned yet, is that the building cost of the parkade that services the City Hall … Continue reading

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Things that matter.

The Newton Community Association held a public forum today to follow-up the public meeting from January. Great dialogue from the community and I’ll have more observations on that soon, but tonight I have some writing to do for a deadline, hopefully … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: B.C. premier should get rid of referendum and work out a proper transit deal

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on marijuana laws was Laila with 61%. This week’s topic: Should the premier cancel the transit referendum and leave planning and … Continue reading

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“You are what you do…not what you say you will do.” ~ Carl Jung

“We tend to treat politics as a game, as if the people living and dying by the policies set by those in power are less important than the stories generated by colorful characters…” ~ Tyler Clark I’ll never profess to … Continue reading

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BC Liberal property ‘fire sale’ begins in Surrey

Residents in the Sullivan/Panorama area of Surrey were all abuzz about the new sign from Colliers International listing a government property once earmarked for an expansion of Surrey Memorial Hospital. http://www.collierscanada.com/11954#.UsbXe9GA2M8 The property in question is being listed as a: … Continue reading

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“We don’t need more task forces, we need results” -Esmir Milavic

Strong words from Community Relations Strategist at @Surrey604, Esmir Milavic, on how to address the issue of violence and safety in Newton, as the community copes with the tragic death of Julie Paskall. I agree with Esmir completely. And this … Continue reading

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