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Business Community Applauds Anti-Gang Efforts

The organization that represents 2,400 businesses in Surrey says it is pleased with the progress being made to combat gang activity in the city. According to Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, the ability to reduce this kind of serious crime plays a crucial role in helping businesses succeed. “If a community has a lot of crime, then business is going to move out of the city,” she said. “And if they don’t see any opportunities for improvement by the different stakeholders then business is going to lose faith.” There’s a lot going on in Surrey on...

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Creating an Oceanic Legacy from a Surrey Home Base

A Surrey organization is revolutionizing the way we deal with the vast quantities of ocean junk washing up on the coast. The Ocean Legacy Foundation has formed alliances with the key players trying to give the bits of plastic and other garbage a second chance at life, and its wants average Surrey residents to be aware of how their everyday decisions impact the environment. “When people go to Tim Hortons and buy a cup of coffee, what happens to that lid?” said executive director and co-founder Chloe Dubois, bringing up the kind of question she says locals need to...

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Surrey Art Gallery’s Extraordinary Examination of Motion and More

Flip through any snowboarding magazine and you’ll see complex maneuvers broken up into a series of frames, frozen in time. Open your Facebook and you may see one of your friends posted a colourful picture of hula hooping or fire spinning, captured through a time-lapse effect. Sip your coffee from a clay mug that was crafted with steady hands, carefully. Each of these actions reveals everyday themes contemplated by the latest show mounted by the Surrey Art Gallery, which rolled out several different exhibits in one commanding package January 21. “That’s a mix of milk and cranberry juice,” said...

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Surrey’s Bill for DNA Analysis Jumps 1/3rd

Cities still hoping the province will be persuaded to pay for “critical” police tool DNA Analysis has become a vital component of many police investigations. As the quality of forensic policing increases with tech advancements, so does the cost. When the Surrey budget was approved last month the impact of government downloading came starkly into focus, with council agreeing to pay a third more this year for DNA analysis. Since general property taxes went up $72 for the average single family dwelling specifically to deal with increased public safety costs, Coun. Dave Woods says its fair to say residents...

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Surrey events calendar: October 23rd – October 31st

Published 10/23/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey events calendar:
October 23rd – October 31st

Halloween Activities
Sibling Rivals Halloween Ripper
Join us at Ocean Park Hall on October 28th for the best Halloween Party in the ‘hood!

Legion of Sound is proud to present for a special Halloween Ripper one of the peninsula’s own notorious bands – The Sibling Rivals, featuring White Rock legends Jim and Rice… read more ❯

Meet Surrey Girl, Kristy Powers

Published 10/21/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Photographer & Co- Owner of The Local Space
Grew up in: Guildford | I love SO many things about this city! As an adult I’ve lived in the Clayton/ Cloverdale area for the last decade, but growing up, Guilford was… read more ❯

Women Economic Forum-British Columbia Canada 2017 16th -19th November 2017 in Surrey, BC

Published 10/21/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

The WEF is happening in Surrey from November 16th -19th November 2017 in conjunction with the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival: “Women Leading New Global Thinking & Change”

Women… read more ❯

Western Canada’s Only Immersive Men’s Grooming Lounge Calls Vancouver Home

Published 10/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Western Canada’s only immersive men’s grooming Regal Grooming Lounge has found its home in the historic Vancouver Heritage District. A one-stop shop destination for the stylish man, Regal’s roster of services includes traditional specialty services such as hot towel shaves, fresh cuts, shoe shines, beard trimming and shaping, line-ups, and fades, as well as eyebrow shaping, sports… read more ❯

Who’s Up For A Surrey City Award This Year? We Have The Scoop!

Published 10/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

Reg Natarajan, Whalley, City Awards, Surrey, Taslim Jaffer

image credit: Reg Natarajan
As Surrey residents, you know that there is a lot to boast about our beautiful city – and a large part of our pride rests on our business and community leaders. In an evening of recognition, the Surrey City Awards program will honour finalists and winners from 7 major categories who each contribute to our progressive and dynamic corner of the world. We are excited to… read more ❯

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