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.
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.
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.
One bus driver has had his faith in people restored after witnessing a rider with plastic bags on his feet instead of shoes
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.
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
Several people in a Surrey, B.C. neighbourhood rushed to call 911 on early Monday to report a group of people attacking a
Julie Paskall was beaten to death outside a Surrey, B.C., hockey arena three Sundays ago and, so far, no one has been arrested
When I review the list of action by municipalities here in Canada and around the world -- some innovative and creative, some simply based on practical common sense -- it reminds me that we are not helpless bystanders, watching climate change unfold. The future is ours to make.
TransLink -- everyone's favourite whipping boy in the Lower Mainland -- is about to be put to the electoral test and it promises not to be pretty. The fate of TransLink's future funding will be decided in the midst of the introduction of the Compass card, and Lower Mainland residents know full well how that initiative has been going as of late. It doesn't bode well for the vote.