When growing pains become intolerable, the community needs to act.

This... is my Surrey. Beautiful, yes? We have beaches and sunsets to take your breathe away, parks and trails, farms that grow incredible local produce and fruits and fields of daisies to lay down and dream in. "Communities in fear"  And with summer upon us and school out the end of next week, thousands of … Continue reading When growing pains become intolerable, the community needs to act.

But I thought we are all safe, Chief Supt. Bill Fordy?

In January of this year, I wrote a post highlighting the ridiculous, public relations driven position Bill Fordy had taken with regards to yet another shooting in Surrey. While other police spokespersons in the lower mainland were making clear the inherent danger the public faces in any brazen shooting, Fordy was telling the people of … Continue reading But I thought we are all safe, Chief Supt. Bill Fordy?

“Brightening deadly road wasted effort” ~ Michael Booth, Surrey Now.

While two weeks of spring break is taking my attention elsewhere, I'll be spending less time blogging, and concentrating more on a number of stories needing investigation. The BC Liberals seem to be up to more than a few of their old tricks with the Massey Tunnel replacement issue- I'm working on this story currently -  and of course, SNC Lavalin is … Continue reading “Brightening deadly road wasted effort” ~ Michael Booth, Surrey Now.

City staff listen to Surrey residents and say no to increase in monster homes

However, there is a catch, albeit one I think many Surrey-ites can live with. In last nights council meeting, city council said no to the proposed increase requested by the Surrey Ratepayers Association, and told city planners to approach a neighbourhood by neighbourhood zoning approach. In this manner, anybody wishing to increase the home size … Continue reading City staff listen to Surrey residents and say no to increase in monster homes

This is what’s wrong with our “Justice” system

Earlier this year, on March 13th, I blogged about a shooting that had occurred in broad daylight, in a residential cul-de-sac where children play freely. Some men were arguing in front of one of the homes. The verbal disagreement became a physical fight and at that time another man puled out a gun and shot … Continue reading This is what’s wrong with our “Justice” system

Criminals facing trial applaud VANOC’s commandeer of the RCMP for 10 weeks during 2010

If you don't follow David Berner's  blog now, I suggest that you do. He writes and comments and talks about various important issues facing those of us in Lotusland, and often touches on items that would otherwise escape the scrutiny of the public. Imagine my surprise when scrolling through his feed this morning, to see … Continue reading Criminals facing trial applaud VANOC’s commandeer of the RCMP for 10 weeks during 2010

BREAKING NEWS 9:40 pm March 3rd: RCMP investigate reports of shots fired in Newton – again.

The second period  of the Canucks game had just started  at about 8pm, as the sound of shots rang loud and clear as if outside my door. I froze in disbelief and shivered as I listened in shock. 4 shots in quick succession, followed by perhaps another 4, slower and more deliberate . Making sure … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS 9:40 pm March 3rd: RCMP investigate reports of shots fired in Newton – again.

Stabbing in Newton sends one to hospital- right in front of me.

One young man is in hospital with what are described as non- life threatening injuries, and police are searching for  a single male suspect who fled the scene on foot. This, after I found myself smack dab in the middle of a police incident at the Newton Wave pool and Recreational Centre this evening. As I made my way through the crowd, two officers halted one male youth in … Continue reading Stabbing in Newton sends one to hospital- right in front of me.

324 weapons seized in 2008 – in good ole’ Surrey

You can do the math here- there is nearly one weapons seizure every day in Surrey, and rest assured - this is the mere tip of the proverbial iceberg. The Surrey RCMP have  just created a Gun Enforcement Team with 17 officers that will be targeting the people who have more than one gun possession … Continue reading 324 weapons seized in 2008 – in good ole’ Surrey

Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

  “While there are some concerns about safety after dark in the city as a whole, most people feel quite safe in their own neighbourhoods. “ - Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts responding to a 2007 Crime Survey in which 71% of respondents said they don't feel safe at night.  Diane Watts believes it’s a case of … Continue reading Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.