B.C. Muncipal Elections: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Saturday was a good day for local democracy in B.C. As one person noted online: "First time in my life I've had to wait to vote in a local election....What the hell is going on?" What was going on was that voters were coming out of the woodwork by the thousands in towns and cities across B.C. and it seems that those who skipped 2011 had one thing on their mind this time.

5 Ways To Enhance Local Government And Democracy In Surrey

Alex Sangha | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

Surrey needs to return to the ward system. A candidate doesn't need thousands of dollars to run a city-wide campaign or to seek the nomination of a political slate. Independents would have a good chance of getting elected. This is because the elections would be held in smaller neighbourhood districts or wards. This would give Surrey the same representation as Vancouver -- which is more than appropriate considering the growing size and stature of Surrey.

The Best Restaurants In Surrey Are..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

What kind of food comes to mind when you think of Surrey, B.C.? Perhaps Indian, but the fast-growing city actually has a lot of great — and varied ...

Surrey Report Card Shows Room For Improvement

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Residents of Surrey give their home an overall C grade, according to the city’s first report card. According to a new report from the non-profit ...

My Top 10 Dream Wish List For Surrey

Alex Sangha | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

Now that the civic election is around the corner, here is my top 10 wish list of everything I dream of having for my hometown of Surrey. Let's see if our political leaders can actually work with all levels of government to make it happen.

Timeline: Surrey Six Shooting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Significant dates in the case of a gang shooting that killed six people, including two innocent bystanders, in Surrey, B.C.:Oct. 19, 2007:...

Teen's Homicide Prompts 'Take Back Surrey' Rally

CBC | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A citizens rally organized on Facebook to give residents a voice in the wake of Serena Versmeersch's homicide is demanding change and greater att...

'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...

Surrey Man Charged After 9-Year-Old Lured From Bedroom

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - A 23-year-old man has been charged with the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl who police allege was lured out of her open bedroom ...

Surrey Homes Shouldn't Be Used As Banquet Halls: Resident

Surrey Now | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A resident in Newton's Panorama Ridge area says big parties in the neighbourhood are driving locals crazy. But they're not the kind of parties you ...

WATCH: Every City Needs A Superfan Like This Guy

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Surrey, British Columbia — one of Canada's fastest growing cities — has an image problem. But Amrit Bains may just have shattered the city's reput...

Wife Of Surrey Sikh Temple Leader Dies, Murder Charge Laid

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - A charge of second-degree murder has now been laid against a community leader in Surrey, B.C.Baldev Singh Kalsi is accused of the July ...

Surrey Sikh Temple Leader Charged In Wife's Assault

CBC | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The president of Brookside Sikh Temple in Surrey, B.C., has been charged with aggravated assault, while his wife remains on life support after being a...

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...

Can Surrey Learn From A British System Of Local Government?

Alex Sangha | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

Democracy and governance in Surrey is essentially at a crisis. It is not very responsive to the needs of the citizens and the system is becoming less and less accessible for the average citizen. So what is a potential solution.

Vikram Vij Debuts New Restaurant in the Suburbs

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

The celebrity chef's newest enterprise opened on June 2 and for the time being it needs its owner's attention. "It's like a baby," he says of the 130-seat restaurant with an exterior so eye-catching you'll think it belongs in Times Square, not a suburban strip mall.

Police Looking For Surrey Homicide Suspect

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - Homicide investigators say a deadly, late-night shooting in Surrey, B.C., was targeted, but is not gang-related.Integrated Homicide Inv...

Let's Shake Up Civic Elections, Starting With Surrey

Alex Sangha | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

Now that the civic election is coming up, I would like to propose electoral reform of local government for big cities in British Columbia, especially my hometown of Surrey. It's the ideal place for a mixed "at-large" and "ward system" of electing city councillors and the mayor.

'Soul-Touching' Gift For Shoeless Transit Rider

Vancouver 24Hrs | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

One bus driver has had his faith in people restored after witnessing a rider with plastic bags on his feet instead of shoes given a surprising gif...

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.

$15,000 Reward In Bus Driver Attack

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - 1:51 p.m.: A 23-year-old man from Surrey has been arrested in the case, said Transit Police. Officials said he is well-known to them includin...

Machete Attack Awakens Neighbourhood

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Several people in a Surrey, B.C. neighbourhood rushed to call 911 on early Monday to report a group of people attacking a man with a machete. RCMP ...

Nothing But Silence Since Mom Beaten To Death

CBC | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Julie Paskall was beaten to death outside a Surrey, B.C., hockey arena three Sundays ago and, so far, no one has been arrested for the crime. Polic...