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Why Surrey shouldn’t hold its breath on B.C. Liberals' $217 million school funding promise

Will government keeps its funding promise for new Surrey schools? Let's see what happened with their 2013 promises.

Forty years of flying experience brings happy end to B.C. plane crash saga

The trio took off at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, and everything went well until they misjudged their position and angled into a valley far south of their destination.

Man sentenced to less than a year for role in B.C. 'Surrey Six' gang murders

VANCOUVER — A man who arranged a fateful meeting that ended with the execution-style shootings of six men in a Surrey, B.C., highrise will serve less than a year for his role. Sophon Sek pleaded...
Syrian refugees, Syria, refugee crisis, migrants, Vancouver, Surrey

Access Gallery accepting donations for Syrian refugees in Surrey

Roughly 3,000 asylum-seekers will pour into B.C. over the next few weeks — desperately in need of household items, clothing, and toiletries.
Typical lineup at crowded UBC campus bus loop

Mayors, premier led us into transit purgatory

Our communities are held hostage by this demoralizing and exhausting political game.
Crime, Surrey, Gang war, RCMP, Surrey shootings, U.S. Preventive Services Task F

Feds approve 100 new RCMP officers as Surrey gang war rages

SURREY, B.C. — The federal government has pledged 100 new Mounties to the Metro Vancouver city in the middle of a spasm of gun violence and added $3.5 million to extract those vulnerable to becoming...

Straw poll shows divided support for $480 million Metro Van garbage incinerator

What some politicians are really saying (and not saying) behind the scenes at Metro Vancouver, as bureaucrats continue to push forward with plans for a new garbage incinerator.

Hundreds protest against Port Metro Vancouver for closed door decision making” on proposed coal port

"Why do want to escalate health care costs and give asthma to our children for a few jobs?" a physician at the rally asked.

Local teens use theatre to raise money for Ugandan girls

High school is a time when most teens are finding themselves. They are finding what inspires them, moves them; creates their passions. But it is also a time when we start paying attention to the...

St. Patrick's Day and the art of beer making

St. Patrick’s Day is the biggest and best day of the year for a lot of pubs and breweries. One such place is Central City Brewhouse. Located at SFU Surrey, across from Surrey Central SkyTrain, they...