The million dollar question in Surrey.

( More to come on Hydro this week,but today,recent events & conversation prompts this)   Earlier this year I had an admittedly uncomfortable conversation online with a long time Surrey advocate who would send me every link to every news story about every shooting or violence in the city, particularly in Newton. As someone who's …

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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 …

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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 …

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Time for Wally Oppal and Gordon Campbell to go.

 Even though I've been on an Oprah boycott forever, I recently blogged about a portion of her commencement speech that  was damn good advice to anyone in dealing with people. I'll be damned if that quote doesn't apply to Gordon Campbell and Wally Oppal. " When people show you who they are, believe them, the …

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