B.C. Teen Dies After Attack By Group

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - Police in B.C. have identified a 15-year-old boy who has died after being assaulted by a group of people in Surrey.The Integrated Homic...

Mom Arrested After Child's Body Found In Car In Surrey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - Homicide investigators in Surrey, B.C., say they have arrested a woman believed to be the mother of a child who was found dead in a veh...

Mother Arrested After Child's Body Found In Car Trunk In Surrey

CBC | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Police have found the body of a child in the trunk of a car in Surrey, B.C., and arrested the female owner of the car. Sgt. Jennifer Pound, media ...

Shoplifting, Stabbing, Carjacking Ends In Vancouver Arrest

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A crime spree comprised of shoplifting, stabbing, and carjacking ended with an arrest in Vancouver on Friday morning. Surrey RCMP responded to a re...

Surrey School District Blamed For Boy's Fall From Roof

CBC | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling assigning 75 per cent of the blame to the Surrey School District for an accident in which a 12-year-old b...

When It Comes To B.C. Local Elections, Standing Out Isn't A Good Thing

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

For the last six weeks, deep in the B.C. legislature, eight MLAs have been toiling away at trying to set spending limits for municipal parties and their candidates in 2018, as well as third parties. It's been an oddly quiet discussion, given that their recommendations might restore a modicum of faith in local democracy. Might.

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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 11.29.2014 | 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.