Dianne Watts

New B.C. Mayors Win Exciting Races

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

There were a few surprises in Saturday's civic elections in B.C., with some mayoral upsets and one supposedly close race that turned out to be a blowo...

B.C. Teen's Accused Killer Was Worried About Harming Someone

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - In the years before Raymond Caissie was freed from prison, he told a parole officer that he feared he would harm someone if released.Caiss...

'You Know He's Going To Re-Offend'

CBC | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Mayor Dianne Watts of Surrey, B.C., says she is outraged a convicted high-risk sex offender who was released into her community last year has now been...

Convicted Rapist Charged In B.C. Teen's Killing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A convicted rapist deemed a high risk to re-offend has been charged with killing a 17-year-old girl in Surrey, B.C. Raymond Lee Caissie, 43, is acc...

'One Tough Mother' Runs For Surrey Mayor

CBC | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Surrey city councillor Barinder Rasode announced today she will be running for Mayor of Surrey in the upcoming municipal election.  Rasode launched...

Outgoing Surrey Mayor Wants To Join Harper's Team

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - The outgoing mayor of British Columbia's second-largest city says she hopes to run for the federal Conservative party in the next elect...

Former Surrey Mayor Running For 4th Term

CBC | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum will run for a fourth term of Mayor of Surrey. McCallum's intention to stand was inadvertently leaked in adva...

Leaving Your Dog In A Hot Car Could Cost You $500

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Leaving your dog in a hot car in Surrey could cost you $500. Surrey city council has voted to amend the city's dog responsibility bylaw so that enf...

Three-Term Surrey Mayor Won't Run Again

CBC | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts announced her departure from city politics Saturday afternoon at the grand opening celebration for the new city hall complex...

Significant Progress In Solving Hockey Mom Slaying: Mayor

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - The mayor of Surrey, B.C., says the police have done a considerable amount of work investigating the murder of a mother who was attacke...

My 10 Favourite Things About Living In Downtown Surrey

Alex Sangha | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

I grew up in Newton and recently moved to Surrey City Centre from North Delta. My Vancouver friends thought I committed geographic suicide. It's been over six months since I settled in the heart of downtown Surrey and I want everyone to know about my 10 favorite things about my new hood.

Time To Bite Bullet On Metro Vancouver Regional Police Force

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

If British Columbians pay the same bucks as Ontario and Quebec for policing, has fewer cops and a higher crime severity index, what gives?

Most Homicides In Surrey EVER

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An unidentified man has been found dead in Surrey, B.C., marking the city's 22nd homicide of the year — the most in the city's history. ...

That's Garbage!

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Recycling costs and pickup of material at curbsides across British Columbia is expected to be among the hottest topics at a gathering of l...

What B.C. Mayors Think Of Dix

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - NDP Leader Adrian Dix may not get a warm reception when he speaks to the B.C. Mayor's Caucus in Prince George, B.C., later today...

Why Surrey's Mayor Wants $3 Million

CBC | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Mayor of Surrey says the return to the Provincial Sales Tax is costing her city, and other cities, millions of dollars, and she wants the province...

Can You Hear Me Now?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s fastest growing city has launched a new website for residents to share their opinions and feedback with city hall on topics ranging from new de...

Have Your Say On Surrey Casino

CBC | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Surrey city council has decided to hold a public hearing next month on a controversial casino proposal, after hundreds of supporters and detractors pa...

RCMP Pay Hikes Stuns Local Politicians

CBC | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Several municipalities in British Columbia are raising the alarm over what they say are completely unexpected pay raises the federal gove...