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Major Concerts You Can’t Miss This Year

If you thought 2016 was an epic year for music concerts in British Columbia, you haven’t seen anything yet. Out of all the Canadian Provinces, BC is one of the places that most A-list entertainers don’t miss. As you start making plans with family and friends on what to do this year, take out a pen and paper because we have the top artists you need to see in 2017. Lady Gaga Lady Gaga had a whirlwind of a year in 2016 after calling it quits with her fiancé Taylor Kinney and coming back with a new album titled...

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The Rise of Technology Firms in Surrey

Surrey is becoming one of the top cities in Canada where technology firms from around the world want to do business. More specifically, the Health and Technology District is booming on Innovation Boulevard near Surrey Memorial Hospital. About 20 companies have signed up to relocate to this location. Also, City Centre 1 Building has an extensive list of businesses that are expected to move in once construction is complete by the end of the year. Lark Group’s City Centre 1 Building During my interview with Rowena Rizzotti, the Vice President of Healthcare and Innovation at Lark Group, she stated...

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Top Real Estate Market Locations in Surrey and Surrounding Cities

After 2011, the census statistics show that about 17,000 people that lived in Vancouver and surrounding areas moved to Surrey. After speaking to Cameron Muir, the Chief Economist of the British Columbia Real Estate Board mentioned he mentioned that the overall, sales activity has stabilized in Surrey and an average price for a townhouse is $350,000. “An apartment is affordable for first-time buyers and are priced between $235,000 – $240,000.” Whether you are searching for a new house to buy or rent, here are the top areas to invest in and why: Squamish What you can expect in Squamish...

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Why Dog Owners Need to Take New Regulations Seriously

We have all lived out this story before; you are walking down the street on a hot summer day, and out of nowhere an angry dog runs to a neighbor’s fence. You may not have been the victim of a dog bite, but if you have noticed on the news over the years, it has become a big problem in Surrey. In discussion with Jas Rehal, the Manager of Bylaws and Licensing with the City Of Surrey, he stated, “the Bylaw was approved during the first reading on February 6, 2017. We wanted to set clear expectations to pet...

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$217 Million Approved to Improve Student Space in Surrey Schools

The reality of overcrowded schools in Surrey continues to be a concern for many students and parents. After all, every child deserves an opportunity to learn in an environment that is safe and comfortable. In total, 275 portables were added to primary educational institutions although 71,000 children make up the population. Furthermore, since 2001 there has been an increase in enrollment by 20 percent, and according to forecasts, 1,000 new students will add to the community every year. The Government of British Columbia has recognized the need to create change and will be pledging $217 million to construct new...

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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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